August 27, 2016

SunJack Waterproof Lightstick Review and Giveaway

April 24, 2015 aptprepper 29

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I am always on the lookout for good backup lighting and when I found out the SunJack Waterproof Lightstick can also charge devices, I was even more interested.  It is made by the makers of the SunJack Solar Charger which I have previously reviewed.  The box comes with: SunJack® LightStick Mini-USB cable 2 Lanyards User manual The first thing I did after examining the items was to charge the lightstick.  Using the mini-USB […]

Review of LUCI Solar Lantern

October 17, 2014 aptprepper 6

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Having very little space,  I am always interested in checking out products that are lightweight, space saving, and energy efficient.  I wanted to see if the LUCI solar lantern would deliver these potential benefits. Here is my review of Luci Solar Lantern with photos: The LUCI Lantern came in a very small mailing envelope.  It came intact and well packaged.  Here’s what it looked like right out of the mailing package. I opened […]

Bargain E-book for a Long Lasting Emergency Light

September 14, 2013 aptprepper 3

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I purchased a copy of The Amazing 2000-Hour Flashlight by Ron Brown.  It’s a manual that shows you how to add a 30-cent resistor to a $5 flashlight, to create a light that will run for 2000 hours on the same battery.   The e-book contains step by step instructions and includes illustrations.  You can’t buy such a light from a store; you have to make it yourself. I first heard about the author, […]

How to Make a Bacon Grease Emergency Lamp

March 29, 2013 aptprepper 3

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I couldn’t resist making this Bacon Grease Candle after I saw it on Willow Haven Outdoor.   After all, bacon is my favorite breakfast food.  I wanted to find a use for all that bacon grease, and as tasty as it is, I never use much of it.  I’ve made other lamps before, and I wanted to see how if this one would work.  Though the original instructions are in Creek Stewart’s article, I […]

Incredibly Simple and Cheap Emergency Lamp

December 28, 2012 aptprepper 2

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com It’s been a couple of months since my last homemade lamp creation, and it continues to be a very popular post.  I thought it’s about time to try making an even simpler one, with items that can be found in most homes.  This lamp, as my previous one, was learned from reading  Lanterns, Lamps & Candles by Ron Brown, which contains a wealth of information about emergency lighting. The items needed for this […]

How to Make an Emergency Lamp from Common Household Items

October 19, 2012 aptprepper 8

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I followed instructions given in the Non Electric Lighting series, on how to make this vegetable oil lamp.  What got me interested in trying this out was, all the materials are items most people have readily available at home. Materials: Vegetable oil Baby food jar or votive candle jar (I got mine from Goodwill) Table salt wooden toothpick cotton (must be 100% cotton, not a blend) nail polish remover matches Directions: 1.  Fill […]

Learn about Lanterns, Lamps and Candles before the Next Power Outage

September 25, 2012 aptprepper 0

I recently finished reading Lanterns, Lamps and Candles:  A User’s Guide by Ron Brown.  It is an e-book that is available on CD.  The book delivers just what the title says:  everything you need to know about lanterns lamps and candles.  It tells you the various types of emergency light, fuel types, safety tips, complete with instructions on how to make your own. I learned a lot about emergency lighting from reading this book.  It was interesting to find out […]