September 30, 2016

Failures of Imagination by Michael McCaul – Book Review

September 9, 2016 aptprepper 0

This post is by Bernie Carr, Fifteen years ago on 9/11/01, the world as we knew it, changed for our nation.  Everyone can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they got the news.  Now we worry about dark and dangerous things that we previously thought could never happen in our own country.  Because no one foresaw the attacks on September 11, the 9/11 Commission Report deemed it as a “failure of imagination.” Today we […]

Prepper’s Communication Handbook – Review and Giveaway

May 13, 2016 aptprepper 8

This post is by Bernie Carr, Today we are looking at Prepper’s Communication Handbook by Jim Cobb.  Jim has been featured on Apartment Prepper a number of times, as he has written many books on preparedness: Prepper’s Survival Hacks: 50 DIY Projects for Lifesaving Gear, Gadgets and Kits.  Countdown to Preparedness, Prepper’s Long Term Survival Guide just to name a few.  You can also find him in Prepper’s Communication Handbook deals with a subject that is often left out of […]

Aftermath II – Review and Giveaway

May 6, 2016 aptprepper 7

This post is by Bernie Carr, Today we are featuring Aftermath II by L. M. Edmondson.  We previously featured the first book in the series, Aftermath. Here is a quick description from Amazon: A world-changing event has taken place and with seventy percent of the world’s population believed to be dead, the first winter after IT happened will prove to be a bigger challenge to survive than the disaster itself. Jimmy Walker has banded together with other survivors in […]

Know What to Do in a Bug-Out? Check out Driven from Our Homes – The Survival Guide

April 1, 2016 aptprepper 4

This post is by Bernie Carr, Many discussions in survival/preparedness sites are devoted to what to pack in a bug out bag, when is the right time to bug out, what vehicle to use etc.  Without having experienced the real thing (and we hope not to have to), all we can do is prepare and wonder about possible scenarios.  Have you considered the following possibilities? How to react under fire How to do a long range recon, hasty ambushes, […]

Book Review Plus Giveaway: Behold, Darkness and Sorrow by Mark Goodwin

March 18, 2016 aptprepper 7

This post is by Bernie Carr, I’ve been listening to the audio version of Mark Goodwin’s latest book, Behold, Darkness and Sorrow Seven Cows Ugly and Gaunt. What’s the book about?  Hard-working college student Daniel begins to have prophetic dreams.  The dreams are deeply disturbing.  One of the dreams tells of an EMP threat that takes out the electric grid as well as computers.  Such an event would send the country into a horrific grid down disaster.  If he […]

A Book About What to Do In the Event of a Mass Shooting

February 26, 2016 aptprepper 1

This post is by Bernie Carr, A local news story last week featured a local martial arts training school that started classes on taking down a mass shooter.  There was a lot of interest in the neighborhood, the school instructors decided to expand the number of classes.  Ever since the attack last December in San Bernardino, California, people have been thinking it can happen anywhere, anytime.   Unfortunately, another shooting has occurred in Kansas. This past week, I re-read […]

Practical Tips to Prepare Your Family for Survival

February 12, 2016 aptprepper 7

This post is by Bernie Carr, I am excited to feature Prepare your Family for Survival: How to be Ready for any Emergency or Disaster Situation, a book by Linda Loosli, founder of Food Storage Moms ( The first thing I noticed when I received the book is the overall production quality.  It is a nice looking book with glossy pages and full color illustrations.  I also like the highlighted “STORE THIS ADVICE” banners that give you handy tips […]

Prepper’s Survival Hacks – Review and Giveaway

December 10, 2015 aptprepper 20

This post is by Bernie Carr, Today we are featuring Jim Cobb’s latest book, Prepper’s Survival Hacks: 50 DIY Projects for Lifesaving Gear, Gadgets and Kits.  In case you are not familiar with Jim Cobb, he has written numerous books such as Countdown to Preparedness, Prepper’s Long Term Survival Guide and many more.  You can also find him in As regular readers know, I like DIY projects and Prepper’s Survival Hacks delivers just what is says.  You will find […]

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Survivor Jane’s Latest Book

October 8, 2015 aptprepper 1

I had the opportunity to read a review copy of Survivor Jane’s latest book, What Could Possibly Go Wrong? The book is chock full of information for about all things preparedness, from preparing for pandemics, super storms, nuclear fallout and much more. Reading the book makes you feel like you are talking to your best friend who happens to know about this subject, and who also cares about getting you as prepared as possible. Yes, Jane does know of what […]

Start Prepping! by Tim Young – Book Review

September 5, 2015 aptprepper 2

This post is by Bernie Carr, This past week I finished reading Start Prepping by Tim Young.  Tim writes the Self Sufficient Man website and has written a number of books on preparedness and homesteading. Start Prepping includes many easy and doable steps to start preparing.  The author included a variety of survival stories that keep the reader interested and engaged.  The chapters are well-organized and the advice is solid.  When I read books on preparedness and survival, I […]

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