May 15, 2017

If You Have to Evacuate, What Would You Grab First?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Most people are not prepared to evacuate on a short notice.  Yet there have been recent instances when people have had to leave their homes in a hurry.  Mandatory evacuations are ordered due to tornadoes, fires, floods, chemical or radiation leaks etc. Think about this situation for a moment:  You get awakened at 2 a.m.  The fire department is knocking on your door telling you to get out within 15 minutes.  You get […]

Money Mondays: Can a Crisis Like Venezuela’s Happen Here?

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com You can’t help but feel bad about the citizens of Venezuela, as they suffer under miserable economic conditions:  People waiting in lines all night and day to buy basic necessities, formerly middle class people having to hunt dogs and cats in their neighborhood for their next meal, with widespread rioting and looting. But can it happen here?  This post certainly got my attention Coming Destruction? Alan Greenspan Warns “Venezuela Under Martial Law […]

How to Choose a Survival Kit that’s Best for You

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Hurricane season starts next month (June 1 – November 30), and one of the recommended steps to prepare is to have a survival kit. You have a couple of options:  make your own OR buy a pre-assembled survival kit.  You also need to decide how much money and how much time you want to spend. Here are a couple of factors to consider: Number of people in your household Number of days you […]

Living Ready Pocket Manual: Book Review and Giveaway

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Survival Doctor James Hubbard, MD has written a new book, Living Ready Pocket Manual – First Aid: Fundamentals for Survival. This book will give you knowledge and skills to potentially save a life during an emergency or disaster.   Dr. Hubbard gives easy to follow step by step directions on what to do in such situations as: choking severe wounds bites burns dehydration hyperthermia and hypothermia poisoning broken bones and joints In high stress […]

Build your Grab and Go Binder

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com If you haven’t done is already, now is a good time to build your “grab and go binder.” This is your handy document keeper that you keep in a safe but accessible place that you can easily grab in the event of a dire emergency and you need to run out of the house. If you’ve already got one, it’s time to review and update it.  Lots of new documents may have been […]

What if Your Preps Outlive You?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Two unrelated stories caught my attention this week, which prompted me to write this article.  One story was about a California couple who found an underground 1960s fallout shelter in their backyard and the other story was about a woman who had a baby and soon found her husband mistakenly sold a box where she had stashed her wedding ring. These stories have nothing to do with each other, but they both got […]

How to Build a Survival Cache in Case of an Emergency

The following article is a guest post by Sam Peters A survival cache is a container of items that will be useful for survival in the midst of an emergency situation. It is a good idea to build one ahead of time in case of a natural disaster or other emergency that would force you to evacuate your home or apartment. Including enough supplies for you and your family is important to ensure that everyone will be able to survive in […]