August 4, 2017

How to Avoid Getting Trapped in Your Office Building

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I work in a high rise building downtown.  The other day I had the terrifying experience of getting trapped in an elevator with six other people.  It was lunch time and two out of four elevators were not working.  A crowd was forming to get on the two remaining elevators.  When I finally got my turn, six other people came in with me.  I already felt closed in, being in such tight quarters.  […]

How to Prepare for Emergencies While Living in a Dorm

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com This year, we have a number of kids in our family who will be going to college in the fall.  In a few weeks, they will be leaving their homes to move to their dorm rooms, causing additional stress to their parents.  So I thought I’d write a post offering some quick tips about how to prepare for emergencies while living in a dorm. The best way to deal with this worry is […]

25 Must Have Survival Foods: Put Them In Your Pantry Now

By Tess Pennington This article first appeared in ReadyNutrition.com    One of my favorite phrases that I tell new preppers is that “your preps are your lifeline.” We must put measures in place before a disaster is upon us in order to have these lifelines available to us when we need it the most. Building an emergency pantry is one of those lifelines that takes both time and planning to make it fully functional. Ideally, you want to store shelf […]

Worried You Haven’t Prepared Enough?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Lately there has been a lot of bad news from all over the world:  large scale natural disasters, economic turmoil, terrorism fears, rioting in the cities, you name it, lots of worrisome things are going on.  If you have started preparing, but fear you have not done enough, you are not alone. Here are my suggestions to help you along: 1.  If you haven’t started already, start your family’s emergency preparedness plan.  Read […]

Monday Musings: 3/30/2015 Spam Teriyaki Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Welcome to another Monday Musings, where we share interesting links about all things preparedness, as well as updates on the blog. First the blog updates… Can you believe March is almost over?  I’m already planning the April reviews and giveaways for the blog. Spam Teriyaki Review  Spam is a great addition to the survival pantry, and I am quite fond of it for regular use.  I like the plain one the best, but […]

How to Get Your Teen to Appreciate Prepping

I’ve talked to a few preppers who feel they are all alone in their efforts and are having a tough time getting their family involved.  We’ve focused on partners not wanting to prep, younger children; today we’ll look at the teens in your life. Anyone who has dealt with teens know they are a tough bunch.  It is hard enough to get them to make their beds, much less get them interested in prepping so good luck with that.  But […]

10 Preparedness Steps for the New Year

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com As we look forward to 2015, we continue to improve on our preparedness skills and supplies: Here are 10 preparedness steps to take Power outage supplies  We checked our supply of batteries, matches, flashlights, camping stove and lanterns as well as solar chargers in case the power gets interrupted. Evaluate how long you can last without going to the store.  How much water and food have you managed to store so far?  For […]

Are You Prepared for a Cyber Attack?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Years ago, I watched the movie Live Free or Die Hard which dealt with the hero, John McClane (Bruce Willis) versus a team of cyber criminals who were trying to bring down the country’s financial, transportation and power infrastructure.  At that time the idea was scary but seemed farfetched;  these days, it seems a lot more plausible.  Cyber attacks are increasingly common these days, from almost daily reports of department stores being hacked […]

Treats and Snacks in Your Food Storage

In the movie Zombieland, one of the goals of Woody Harrelson’s character had was to find a store that had Twinkies. He was obsessed with getting a hold of a Twinkie stash he wouldn’t let anything, including a bunch of zombies get in his way. It might have been just some product placement but they still had a valid point – a disaster does not make you stop craving for treats. […]

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