October 14, 2017

Hot and Rainy Summer Reading List

Between working full time, spending time with family and writing this blog, there’s little time for much else.  But summer is still the perfect time to catch up so I’m making my way slowly through the reading list.  I’ll be posting reviews on some of these books sometime, but for now I thought I’d share what’s on my shelf for those weekend days when it’s either too hot or too rainy to venture outside. Non-fiction Without Rule of Law by […]

Take Care of Health Issues before SHTF

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com At this week’s Monday Musings I mentioned I was taking care of an elective, pre-emptive health issue.  I had been putting this off for several months now, and finally decided now is the time to do it.  I guess announcing it helped me move it along. What was it? I finally went ahead and had my last wisdom tooth pulled out.  I had three impacted wisdom teeth taken out back in my twenties, […]

This $6 Item Will Help you Prepare for the Next Power Outage

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Hurricane season has started on June 1st and we always update our supplies at this time.  It’s always a good idea to check your inventory, check for expiration dates for food and battery supplies. We’ve lost a lantern and other gear from leaking and corroded batteries, and have learned to remove batteries when storing for long term. We have a fairly large supply of batteries from a couple of years ago.  We could […]

We’re Still Talking to Nobody – Part 2

Today we continue with our interview with Joe Nobody, author of multiple survival books.  If you didn’t catch the first part, please visit the previous post. 4. What are some key features that you look for in a bug out location?  A: Here is what I look for in a BOL: – Is there good water and the potential for non-linear food sources (fishing, hunting, gardening, fruit trees)? – Does the location support hiding in plain sight? Stealth is always […]

Apartment Prepper Talks to Nobody – Part 1

The following is Part 1 of Apartment Prepper’s Interview with Joe Nobody I have read Joe Nobody’s books, Holding Your Ground and Holding Their Own and found both to be well written and full of information for any prepper. Before we go any further, here is a quick background on Joe Nobody from the biography on Amazon: Joe Nobody (pen name for the author who wishes to keep his identity confidential) has provided systems, consulting and training for the U.S. […]

Does Makeup Have a Place in your TEOTWAWKI Preps?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com As I got ready for work, putting on lipstick, I got to thinking whether makeup has a place in my preps.  I have some lip balm and lotion in the go-bag, but not much else in terms of adornment.   As it is, my makeup style is on the minimalist side, but I do have some basic items that I keep around:  lipstick, face powder and occasionally, pencil eye liner.  Ladies, you all know […]

Quick Emergency Prep Project: Build a Texting Tree

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A few weeks ago, we posted a guest post on having a meeting place in times of emergency, which covered having multiple backup plans in place where your family can congregate.  At the same time, when a disaster occurs, we would also want to reach out to loved ones to communicate our situation or inform them of our next move.  In recent emergencies, it was widely observed that while land lines did not […]

Having A Meeting Place In Times Of Emergency

There are two overriding worries that we inevitably have during a time of danger and emergency. First, we want to know that we are safe. (Are we at risk? What should we do? Where should we go?) Second, we want to reassure ourselves of the safety of others – especially, of course, of our closest friends and family members. Many people look to address both of these concerns with one simple rule: when a disaster or an emergency strikes, every […]

A Review of Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst Case Scenarios

I was excited to receive my review copy of Survival Mom:  How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst Case Scenarios by Lisa Bedford.  I know you’re supposed to be neutral before you start reading, but I will admit I had high expectations for this book.  Having visited The Survival Mom blog for a couple of years, I know it is my “go-to” place to find out about survival issues for a mom such as myself. The book […]

Pest Control – a Necessary Part of your Prepping Efforts

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Pest control is not probably not one of the top ten survival and preparedness steps you will take to get started but it is still an unavoidable part of any prepper’s plan.  In a grid down situation, the presence of pests can only get worse, as sanitation worsens when trash pickup gets interrupted and vacant buildings and homes become more common.  Pests can carry diseases cause allergies for many people and can ruin […]

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