December 5, 2018

Would Your Car Doors Protect You from Bullets while Driving?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A couple of weeks ago, when the Los Angeles police were searching for Christopher Dorner, the ex-cop who went on a shooting rampage, they mistakenly shot at innocent civilians who had a similar truck to the suspects.  See a photo here.   This incident made me think about how much protection your car really gives you, should you get shot at while driving.  In the same way, I wondered about bullets and apartment walls, […]

You’re in Control: DIY Apartment Security Systems of Today

You’re in Control: DIY Apartment Security Systems of Today, Guest Post by Jay Harris Home security options are at an all-time high. With the advent of technological advances such as apps for your smartphone and remote-controlled access to your entire system, monitoring your home’s security is easier than ever. The desire for safety and security does not depend on the type of residence you inhabit – we all want to feel safe in our homes! However, if your home is […]

Food Insurance Freeze Dried Food Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received a couple of samples of freeze dried meal entrees from Food Insurance:  lasagna and beef stroganoff.  Pictured above are the contents of the packets as you open them.  They come with an oxygen absorber which I removed promptly.  (Tip:  Remove these before you forget, I’ve done it.) The instructions are simple:  Just add a cup of boiling water, mix well and seal.  Leave it alone for 9-10 minutes and it is […]

Common Prepping Supplies that Don’t Last Very Long

After prepping for the last couple of years, I am starting to discover some items in the emergency kit or bug-out bag do not last as long as I thought.  Not only do you need to track your food storage, you also need to pay attention to your non-perishables.  I am not saying you should avoid stocking these items, but I do recommend you rotate these supplies often. Batteries I made the mistake of leaving batteries inside flashlights and lanterns […]

What to Do if Your Bug Out Vehicle is Too Small

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Prepping in small spaces is a topic we’ve discussed, but we have not discussed space issues in a bug out vehicle. Many city dwellers are trying to save on gas, and are downsizing to a smaller vehicle.  Several relatives have switched to small economy cars or hybrids after getting tired of high gas prices.  If you live in a city, there is always a chance you may need to get out, hopefully you […]

Things Burglars Don’t Want You to Know

The following is a guest post by Roger Gallager We shouldn’t take safety as an aside. Nowadays, burglars had become more strategic than ever. They take locked doors as merely a given and going past through it for them is only a piece of cake. You may have the most intricate home security installed in your house, but still they’re going to find ways to work around it. Nothing is better than guessing what your opponent will do and beating […]

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 […]

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