July 27, 2016

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

April 19, 2016 aptprepper 1

  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

June 6, 2014 aptprepper 11

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

April 19, 2013 aptprepper 2

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

March 23, 2013 aptprepper 1

     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

March 22, 2013 aptprepper 22

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

February 13, 2013 aptprepper 14

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 […]

Can You Evacuate Your Home in 90 Minutes?

August 31, 2012 aptprepper 6

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Listening to the news today about flooding in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, we heard about residents near Lake Tangipahoa Dam in Mississippi being ordered to evacuate, due to damage to the dam and possible flooding.  About 60,000 people were affected.  Fortunately, as of this writing, the dam has not failed as emergency management personnel are trying to patch it. Mr. Apt Prepper and I had a long discussion about what we would […]

Help your College Student Prepare for Emergencies

August 20, 2012 aptprepper 2

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Back to school season is in full swing, and these last few weeks were spent preparing kids for the first day of school. We have a couple of nieces and nephews who are going away to college in a few weeks.  This got me thinking what can be done to at least get them prepared for emergencies.   I’ve listed a three layered approach, with the third choice is the most extensive but also […]

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