April 7, 2018

Short on Cash for Preps this Month? Here are a Few Ideas

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I had to do a double take when I noticed my paycheck this year has gotten much smaller. No, I am not working less hours, in fact, I have had to put in some late nights finishing up projects.  I compared the deductions line by line to see what had changed from last year:  health insurance went up, and mostly, taxes went up.  The country may have stepped away from the dreaded fiscal […]

Win a Copy of The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency

I am excited to announce our February Giveaway at Apartment Prepper.   This month we are giving away a copy of The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency, by Anna Hess.  I am reading a copy of this book as well, thanks to the publisher, Skyhorse Publishing.   I am sure to try one or more projects described in the book, and I will let you know how it went. The book will help you try your hand at various projects […]

Experimenting with the Easiest Homemade Laundry Detergent

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I had been wanting to try making my own homemade laundry detergent, but wanted an easy one.  Many recipes require grating soap, or boiling the soap mixture, which I wanted to avoid. Then I found a super easy laundry detergent recipe over at Backdoor Survival.  Survival Woman’s recipe, found in The No Mess No Fuss Method of Making DIY Laundry Detergent did not involve grating soap or boiling ingredients.  The best part was, […]

Low Tech Door Security Idea

Only got time for a quick post today, but I had to share this door security idea, for anyone looking for a low cost, low tech method to secure a door. All you need are a couple of large eye screws and a recycled metal bar or stick that is long enough to reach across with several inches clearance on each side.  The metal bar must be sturdy and kept centered at all times. If you are a renter, first […]

Book Review: 299 Days

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received review copies of 299 Days:  The Preparation and 299 Days:  The Collapse by Glen Tate, and now making progress on my fall reading list.  These are the first two installments of a book series about the challenges and struggles of Grant Mason, a suburban dweller who awakens to the need to become prepared for the difficulties ahead. The story’s premise of a gradual collapse of the country’s economy due to […]

How Preppers Help their Communities

Today as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day our thoughts turn to Dr. King’s life and legacy.   I wanted to focus on what  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Unlike other holidays, the King holiday is celebrated as a day of service.  Not just a day off from work to sleep late and go shopping, it is a time to remember King’s dream for all people […]

Preparing for Data Loss Disasters

The following is a guest post by Wes Burns Data loss is no longer a concern restricted to the computer geeks of the world. In fact, I’d be willing to bet good money that 90% of the people reading this post have at least one important document or treasured family photo sitting on the hard drive right now. Some of that data is quite important, so it only makes sense to prepare for the worst case scenario. I’ll be the […]

The Portable Potty Bucket

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Five gallon buckets are not only great for long term food storage, they are also great for other emergency items such as personal care, and health supplies.  We posted a non-threatening way to get them to prep and clever reader Ginger came up with her gift idea to give her family this year:  the portable potty bucket.   Ginger did some research on what to include  in the buckets (here’s the You Tube […]

Can the Internet Collapse? “Broken Web” Explains

  I just finished reading the book “Broken Web The Coming Collapse of the Internet” by George A. Ure, who runs the widely popular UrbanSurvival website. Before I go into my review, a quick background story.  To be honest with you, the book was on my “read sometime in 2013” list, but I had not planned on reading it right away.  Until I lost my home internet connection for two and a half weeks that is.  That’s right, the last […]

Homemade MREs

Editor’s note:  Today we are happy to feature a guest blog post from From Julie Languille, Author of The Prepper’s Pantry and the soon to be released Meals in a Jar: Quick and Easy, Just-Add-Water, Homemade Recipes Thanks, Apartment Prepper, for inviting me to write a guest post about Homemade MREs. I am passionate about food storage and my first book, The Prepper’s Pantry  is all about setting up food storage with both a deep larder of long term storage […]

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