October 16, 2017

Huge Cybersecurity Breach at Equifax – See if You are At Risk

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just a quick post today before I go to work.  Did not hear about this in mainstream TV news, but you should know Equifax has been hacked.  Because they are one of the three main credit reporting companies, this may impact all of us. Find out More See Equifax reveals hack that likely exposed data of 143 million customers. Then check if you are at risk at Cybersecurity Incident & Important Consumer Information.  If […]

Communicating During a Disaster

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve had a major hurricane and extensive flooding in Texas, wildfires in California and Oregon, and now a Category 5 hurricane is threatening Puerto Rico and Florida.  September happens to be National Preparedness Month and it is very timely to discuss various aspects of preparedness. Communications is Crucial In an emergency, it is important to have a way to communicate – you need it to contact emergency services as well as with friends and […]

Why Everyone Should Have a Cash Stash

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   A lot of people no longer use cash and rely on debit or credit cards for all purchases.  I understand using cards is so much more convenient but consider having a set amount of cash on hand to help you get out of a bind. The following article by Donna Freedman, one of my favorite personal finance writers, explains it all: Why You Need a Cash Cache Everyone should have some cash […]

Top 7 Knots You Should Know For Survival

Being prepared includes supplies as well as survival skills.  It doesn’t cost anything to learn new things, and acquiring skills can greatly enhance your survival changes.  Here’s an article to help you gain knowledge about knots you can use in daily, as well as emergency situations. Top 7 Knots You Should Know For Survival Written by: Tom Sheppard For survival, it’s very important that you not only have the right gear, but also have the right skills and knowledge so […]

Five Prepper Must-Haves for SHTF Hygiene

Whether you live in an apartment or home in the city, or a rural retreat, hygiene is a necessity for survival.  Hygiene items are currently much needed by victims of Hurricane Harvey. Today’s article gives us five items to consider including in a disaster preparedness kit: Five Prepper Must-Haves for SHTF Hygiene by James Walton Survival hygiene may be one of the least sexy topics in existence. That is because hygiene itself is very personal and nearly taboo. Those things […]

Hunkering Down with Hurricane Harvey – Update

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just a quick update about how we’re doing since my previous post http://apartmentprepper.com/hunkering-down-a…hurricane-harvey/ ?.  Hurricane Harvey is now a tropical storm but it is still hitting Houston quite hard.  I am sure you are all getting up to the minute news from various channels, but I just wanted to give you my perspective, as someone who is in the midst of it. Though we have had some street flooding, we are fortunate our […]

Hunkering Down Awaiting Hurricane Harvey

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just a quick post today…  As I write this, The National Weather Service has upgraded Hurricane Harvey to a category 3 hurricane.  It is now considered a major hurricane, capable of damaging small homes and buildings.  In contrast, Hurricane Ike, which got me started on emergency preparedness was a category 2 storm, and the damage was bad enough. We do not have an evacuation order, but businesses and schools have already announced closures […]

5 Sneaky Storage Spaces for Supplies in a Small Apartment

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com One of the biggest challenges in preparing for emergencies in an apartment is finding storage space.  You also need spaces to hide things away from prying eyes. Here are a few sneaky storage ideas I’ve tried myself, or sent in by readers: Over the door shoe organizer You don’t necessarily have to use it for shoes: Store extra reserves such as bottled water, food, toilet paper and power outage needs such as batteries, […]

5 Bottle Uses in a Survival Scenario

I am always interested in reusing or repurposing common household items, especially in survival situations.  Below is an interesting article on emergency uses for  apartment and urban dwellers. 5 Bottle Uses in a Survival Scenario by Almo Gregor When you find yourself in a survival situation, it is vital that you use all of the resources at your disposal. One of the first actions I suggest is slowing down to assess the resources you have. This can be especially difficult […]

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