The crisp fall weather has not yet appeared where I live. It still feels like summer and we are still seeing stinging bugs such as wasps. I wrote about Apt Prepper son got stung before and it is not pleasant. Back then I did not know about natural remedies or essential oils. They really work! DIY Remedies for Stings, Bites, Scratches, and Sunburns Here’s a neat infographic from Fix.com (shared with permission) that gives some great tips. Source: Fix.com […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com To become more self sufficient, a common piece of advice is to grow your own vegetables. Ideally, you would have a nice sized backyard to start your garden, but apartment dwellers have very limited space. So we decided to try growing some vegetables in the balcony. I don’t have a lot of plants: just a few tomatoes, peppers, mint, rosemary, basil, green onions, parsley and cilantro. Here are some ideas to get […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I had tried using deodorant substitutes before, and reported the results on the blog. I thought it would be interesting to try out a actual recipe and see if it would work. I found the original recipe on the Root Simple blog. Deodorizing Spray Ingredients: 1 tablespoon Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) Tea tree oil and Eucalyptus oil (I used Eden’s Garden but any brand should work) 1 cup of water Spray bottle In […]
Since I started writing this blog, I’ve encouraged my readers to take small steps to becoming more self sufficient. Being able to make things yourself helps you save time, money and allows you to be less dependent on store bought items. Living in a small space should not stop you from trying do it yourself projects. That’s why I enjoyed this article from LeAnn who writes The Homestead Dreamer. 10 Things I Stopped Buying at the Store by LeAnn, The […]
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… Thanks to everyone who entered The Prescott Bag Giveaway – a winner has been and notified. This was the last giveaway of the year, but expect you can expect giveaways to start up again in January. As for what I’ve been up to… Sourdough Starter Test After reviewing […]
I have planted herbs in both a garden plot and in containers. For the most part, I prefer planting herbs in containers. This way I can bring them in easily, if the weather warrants it. Some of my herbs have successfully overwintered because I can keep them in a protected porch area. […]
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. […]
Written by Mike Podlesny Just because you lack large amounts of space does not mean that you cannot grow a lot of the fresh fruits vegetables and herbs you consume. As long as you have an area that receives at least 4 hours of sunlight daily, is easy for you to water, you should be good to go. Here are a few tips to help you get great results with small space gardening: GROW UP One of the best tips […]
Onions are a great crop for your home vegetable garden. You have plenty of choices, and they are very easy to grow directly from seed. Onions are also an excellent candidate to grow in containers, as some varieties such as the bunching types, take up very little space.
Tips for starting your fall onions […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Due to lack of kitchen space I have not taken up canning, but it is definitely in my “to do” list. But I have tried a few ways to preserve food, such as drying without a food dehydrator. Today I will show you a very easy way to make marinated mushrooms. It is a variation of the recipe that appears in my first book, The Prepper’s Pocket Guide. I love the ones they […]