May 8, 2017

How Do You Get Started with Prepping?

I am starting to see more people becoming concerned about preparing.  Within the last month or so, I have been seeing more visits resulting from readers looking for information on prepping or becoming more self sufficient while living in an apartment.  I am glad more of us are starting to prepare.  One of the most frequently asked questions is how does someone get started. I don’t claim to be an expert on the absolute best way, but I can speak […]

Apartment Inspection Time – What was that Really About?

Another note from building management was stuck to our door when I got home today:  “Tenant is hereby informed that your lease and security deposit is hereby transferred to blah blah blah…”    Our building just got sold! I immediately called the property manager to confirm.  Yes, our apartment just got sold, but building management and everything else stays the same for now. Now we know the real reason for the second round of inspections.  This was not just a […]

What We Prepped in December

With Christmas over and the New Year almost upon us, I was trying to think if I got any prepping activities done this month.  I have been busy with work, and, like everyone else, shopping for gifts, getting ready for Christmas, but that is no excuse to slack off.  So I was trying to think what did I get done, and I realized that I did most of my prepping activities earlier this month: Took advantage of grocery sales and […]

Where did all the Freeze Dried Food Go?

I saw the article “Mountain House Confirms Freeze Dried Food Shortage” over in SHTFPlan  and read it with interest.  It mentioned that many small distributors are out of Mountain House #10 cans.  The large distributors have a few cans, however, many of the popular choices such as Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (shown in the photo above) are out of stock or back ordered.  So I thought, what about MREs?  Well, I found that MREs are also out of stock at […]

Can a Bank Glitch Ruin Your Weekend?

A few days ago, millions of people in Australia could not get access to their own money for a whole weekend.   According to news reports, a computer glitch at National Australia Bank, one of Australia’s largest banks, caused ATMs to freeze.  See article What does this have to do with us here in the US?   This can happen anywhere.  Many people rely on using debit or credit cards for daily transactions.  I used to rely on them as well.   Think […]

Is Ignorance Bliss?

While I was away on a recent business trip I met a lot of colleagues from various states.  Spending a week sequestered with these folks in conference rooms morning til night, you can’t help but get to know a few details about each others’ lives. Since we traveled up north to a state known for snow storms, I was very concerned about the weather and watched the morning and evening news on a regular basis.  However, I cannot say the […]

Welcome to the new home of The Apartment Prepper’s Blog!

Welcome to my new site!  This is the self hosted version of The Apartment Prepper, originally found on http://apartmentprepper.wordpress.com/. I am still working on the finishing touches, but I will soon be posting my new articles here.  When I became interested in preparedness while living in a small apartment earlier this year, I found that many established preparedness experts write about preparing in a bug out retreat or their own home.  There is a lot of good information out there, […]

Survival Food Storage

After shopping around for bulk survival food and storage materials, I am finally ready to start storing. First, I gathered up all my supplies on the dining table: Food items such as rice, pasta, pinto beans, etc. 5 gallon food grade buckets 1 gallon size mylar bags oxygen absorbers (300 cc) measuring cup iron masking tape and sharpie marker for labeling cardboard to place over the table (under the iron) airtight jar to keep extra oxygen absorbers bay leaves to […]

Food Prices are Going Up

If you are noticing the prices of your usual grocery items are creeping up, you are right.  Commodity prices for such items as wheat, corn, coffee, sugar, etc. continue to increase; we will soon see even higher prices at the grocery store than we are already seeing now.   At the same time, incomes are either getting slashed or staying flat, causing more pain in the pocketbook.  Just look at a few of these links:  Global Food Crisis Sweeps Commodity Markets; […]

What If Nothing Happens?

As we continue building our emergency supplies, a question that comes up frequently in conversations is, “What if nothing happens?”  Would this have all been a waste? Part of this question is rooted in the whole Y2K experience, where a number of people were expecting a big disaster to happen, only to wake up on January 1, 2000 with everything humming along normally, nothing to see here… move along…  Then the media publicized stories about the folks who had sold […]

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