April 25, 2017

Does the Travel John Work?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com My last post discussed possible alternatives for dealing with liquid waste while trying to bug out without having to stop.  We found the Travel John, a popular product among campers, online.  Before I recommend anything I always try out the item to make sure it works. What is the Travel John? It is a disposable urinal that is portable, is said to be leak proof, and odor free. The box came with 18 […]

Dealing with Liquid Waste While Bugging Out

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Close to a year ago, while we were focused on building our home preparedness items, I wrote about toilet paper substitutes in this post.   These days we are focusing on “bug out” supplies. Houston residents still talk about their nightmare trips right before Hurricane Rita, when people were trying to leave the city all at once.  Thousands of people were stuck in traffic for hours, as freeways turned into parking lots.  Drivers just […]

How to Choose the Best Air Mattress for Your Bug Out Shelter

  Written by James After spending about 10 hours in total putting together this guide about sleeping arrangements for your bug-out shelter (air mattresses to be specific)…I spent 5 minutes researching what happened across the USA in those 10 hours. Here are a few events that struck us while I was hitting the plastic buttons on my keyboard: Major eruption of the Pavlof volcano near Anchorage Alaska A tornado in Louisiana Earthquake in Oklahoma So, before sharpening our blades and […]

10 Biggest Bug Out Bag Mistakes

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com When I started being interested in preparedness, I read everything I could in books and blogs to find out what I need to do.  For the purpose of this article, the bug out bag is the one you will take with you to get out of your home in a disaster, not knowing if you are coming back anytime soon. I had the strong desire to prepare all at once, and as soon […]

Why Books Should Be Part of Your Bug Out Bag

Why Books Should Be Part of Your Bug Out Bag, Guest Post by Chris Are you prepared for disaster? Do you think you will cope if the ‘big one’ strikes tomorrow? If you have answered ‘yes’ to those questions you most likely already have a ‘bug out bag’, a pack containing everything that you might need in the event of a catastrophe; food, water and emergency supplies to last for up to 72 hours following the breakdown of urban infrastructure. […]

Don’t Become a Boiled Frog – The Need to Respond Appropriately to Problems

     It is said that if you slowly increase the water temperature, a frog won’t notice and will eventually and passively die in the pot.   The following is a guest post from David Spero at Code Green Prep. Yesterday, Bernie wrote about Five Reasons Why You May Have to Bug Out Even Though You Don’t Want To.  It is very important to realize that sometimes we need to bug out, but our inertia, our fear of change, and […]

5 Reasons Why You May have to Bug Out Even Though You Don’t Want to

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com One of the most hotly argued points in the prepping community is whether it is advisable to “shelter in place” or stay in your home or bug out when there is an emergency.  Many preppers would readily choose to shelter in place to be close to their emergency supplies.   Staying put would also be easier if you have no bug out retreat or destination.  I say it really depends on the type of […]

What to Do if Your Bug Out Vehicle is Too Small

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Prepping in small spaces is a topic we’ve discussed, but we have not discussed space issues in a bug out vehicle. Many city dwellers are trying to save on gas, and are downsizing to a smaller vehicle.  Several relatives have switched to small economy cars or hybrids after getting tired of high gas prices.  If you live in a city, there is always a chance you may need to get out, hopefully you […]

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