June 20, 2018

Don’t Forget Gloves for your Emergency Kit and Bug Out Bag

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I never thought much about gloves until I started preparing.  At the most I had a pair of rubber gloves for washing dishes.  Now I have several types. Disposable gloves Disposable gloves can be used for quick and dirty jobs such as cleaning up messes, pet waste, handling contaminated surfaces to avoid infection etc.  However these are generally very flimsy.  Thankfully, they are not very expensive.  I got a 10 pack at the […]

Rare Virus could become Widespread after a Disaster

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Everyone saw the news report about visitors at Yosemite National park who stayed at tent-style “signature” cabins in Curry Village becoming exposed to the Hantavirus.   Hantavirus causes Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) which attacks the lungs and can be fatal.  The disease is carried in the urine, saliva or feces of deer mice and other rodents.  In this particular case, the rodents nested in between the double walls of the cabins, and thus unknowing […]

Can You Evacuate Your Home in 90 Minutes?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Listening to the news today about flooding in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, we heard about residents near Lake Tangipahoa Dam in Mississippi being ordered to evacuate, due to damage to the dam and possible flooding.  About 60,000 people were affected.  Fortunately, as of this writing, the dam has not failed as emergency management personnel are trying to patch it. Mr. Apt Prepper and I had a long discussion about what we would […]

Help your College Student Prepare for Emergencies

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Back to school season is in full swing, and these last few weeks were spent preparing kids for the first day of school. We have a couple of nieces and nephews who are going away to college in a few weeks.  This got me thinking what can be done to at least get them prepared for emergencies.   I’ve listed a three layered approach, with the third choice is the most extensive but also […]

What You Need to Know about Water Contamination

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com If the power grid were to go down for a period of time, municipal water filtration systems may not function properly.  Most of us have heard of “Boil water” ordinances in our own cities when a section of town gets a water main break.  That’s because the water in the area becomes contaminated and is no longer safe to drink.  This can happen in a widespread area if the power grid were to […]

Two E-books that Can Really Help You

Survival Doctor James Hubbard, MD has started an E-book Series and I was fortunate to read both:  The Survival Doctor’s Guide to Wounds and The Survival Doctor’s Guide to Burns. Just as the titles say, you will learn how to deal with wounds and burns, when no doctor is available.  Of course certain types of injuries are best referred to a doctor as soon as possible but in an emergency when there is no one available, it is a good […]

Don’t Get Locked out at the Next Blackout

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com This is a true story that shows how the simplest thing can derail you. It was one of the hottest weeks of the summer, with temperatures getting up to the 105 degrees and there were rolling blackouts throughout the city. We lost power in our office building, and without air conditioning, staying inside would become unbearable. Not knowing when the power would come back on, I opted to leave right away. I took […]

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 […]

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