August 30, 2016

Beliefs about Fridge and Freezer Storage – are They True or Not?

July 14, 2016 aptprepper 6

I was was helping with the after dinner cleanup at my cousin’s home last Christmas and as we were putting leftovers away, she asked me to check to make sure all leftovers were completely cool before putting them in the fridge.  She said you should never place foods in the refrigerator until the food is completely cool or it will surely spoil. Much of our everyday food storage is either in the fridge or freezer and we’d all like to […]

Money Mondays: Use Prepper Skills to Avoid Food Waste

May 2, 2016 aptprepper 1

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I was catching up on my article reader and found these two articles about food waste that riled me up: About 40 Percent Of All Food In The United States Is Thrown In The Garbage  and Top 20 Foods Wasted It is such as shame that so much food is wasted while other people are going hungry.   We can’t do anything about industrial food waste, but we can certainly minimize throwing away good […]

Fridge Items That May Last Through a Power Outage

March 9, 2016 aptprepper 4

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com After a power outage that lasts for a few hours, many people toss out everything that was in the refrigerator.  I always toss out milk, leftovers and meats.  However, not everything in the fridge spoils right away and there are several items that stay shelf stable. Here is a list of items that do not spoil right away if you have a power outage: Eggs – Most people store eggs in the […]

10 Ways to Avoid Wasting Bread

April 6, 2015 aptprepper 6

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Living in a hot and humid climate, I noticed that bread goes stale a lot quicker than when a lived in a dry area.   I always feel bad having to throw out stale bread so I started finding ways to make it last longer or re-purpose it.  Here are a few ways that have worked well for me:  Freeze it  If I have extra, I just keep a few slices on the counter […]

Can Food Shortages Happen Here?

January 14, 2015 aptprepper 1

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve been seeing news articles about the food shortages happening in Venezuela:  people standing in line for hours just to get their basic necessities, their National Guard closely watching shoppers to prevent fights from breaking out, and rows of empty shelves inside the stores. This got me thinking, what would happen if there were food shortages here?  Can you imagine having to get in line just to enter the grocery store?  Or […]

Emergency Uses for Old Socks

January 2, 2015 aptprepper 9

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Some of the most commonly thrown out items of clothing are old socks.  Even if you are careful about keeping them together, invariably, one will get lost.  Don’t throw them out – there are some good emergency uses for old socks.  I keep a bag of clean, mismatched socks for cleaning. Here are a few more ideas: Dusting Instead of using paper towels, save a few tube socks and use them for dusting. […]

Use Up that Mushy Watermelon – Watermelon Slushie

September 27, 2014 aptprepper 1

Every time I buy a watermelon half of it gets mushy in the refrigerator before it gets eaten. I end up throwing it away and I hate wasting food. Learning how to use leftovers is a good self-sufficiency skill and also a wise use of resources.

One day I decided to experiment with the leftover watermelon. I froze the mushy watermelon (seeds removed) chunks. […]

When There is No Coffee

August 6, 2014 aptprepper 22

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve had a splitting headache since this morning.  I’ve tried natural cures, then taken Excedrin for Migraine, then later Aleve, but nothing has helped.  I was thinking “Why do I have this headache?,” then I realized I got busy and didn’t get my coffee this morning.  I always have two cups.  Now I am paying for my oversight. This got me thinking, if there is a disaster and we can’t get our morning […]

15 Ways to Repurpose Old Nylons

June 18, 2014 aptprepper 4

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Nylons aka pantyhose, stockings, tights or even knee highs are some of the most commonly discarded items. It is easy to ruin a pair of nylons as soon as you open the package.  Before you toss them out, you may be able to get some other uses out of them. If one pair develops a run on one leg, cut off that leg but keep the good one. When another pair springs a […]

Having Gear Does Not Guarantee Preparedness

February 8, 2014 aptprepper 3

This article is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   One of the first things people do when they get interested in prepping is going out and buying gear.  It is great to have a list and just check off items you already just purchased.  Whew!  Got the stuff, now I’m prepared.  Well… sort of.  There is one critical step that is being missed. Use it! I’ve heard and read comments from people who, on one hand, have made the commitment to […]

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