December 10, 2016

Solo Stove Titan Review

April 8, 2016 aptprepper 3

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I am always looking for a lightweight, portable stove that can be used for emergencies as well as for backpacking, so I was excited to try the Solo Stove Titan and matching Solo Pot. What is the Solo Stove? The Solo Stove Titan is a wood-burning stove.  It is larger than the Solo Stove Lite which I tested years ago.  You can use biomass such as small twigs dried leaves etc. as fuel […]

Lowa Men’s Renegade GTX Hiking Boot Review

January 13, 2016 aptprepper 0

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Produced in collaboration with SoleLabz.com, where James and colleagues review trail and tactical footwear. A few words about LOWA (the company) Being founded in the 1920s, Lowa Company is one of the oldest in the field. It all started in a village of Jetzendorf in Germany when Lorenz Wagner started producing its Brogue Oxford Shoes. The manufacturing process stemming from Bavarian mountains paired with the quality offered in well-stitched Norwegian shoes turned […]

Polar Pure Water Disinfectant Review

June 5, 2015 aptprepper 4

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received a review sample of Polar Pure Water Disinfectant.  It is an iodine water disinfectant that kills viruses, living organisms (including Giardia cysts) and bacteria in the water. Polar Pure has been around for years, and has been well regarded by campers, backpackers and preppers.  Unfortunately, it went off the market around 2010 because meth cookers reportedly used the iodine crystals to manufacture methamphetamine.  This resulted in more stringent laws involving iodine […]

Keep Bugs Away: Sawyer Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent Trigger Spray

May 29, 2015 aptprepper 0

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I mentioned the bug population in our area has exploded, and when this happens you need to do whatever you can to protect yourself.  I had the opportunity to try out the Sawyer Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent Trigger Spray. The Sawyer Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent Trigger Spray is used by spraying it on clothing, socks, shoes and other gear such as tents and sleeping bags. It forms a protective barrier so fleas and […]

SunJack Waterproof Lightstick Review and Giveaway

April 24, 2015 aptprepper 29

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I am always on the lookout for good backup lighting and when I found out the SunJack Waterproof Lightstick can also charge devices, I was even more interested.  It is made by the makers of the SunJack Solar Charger which I have previously reviewed.  The box comes with: SunJack® LightStick Mini-USB cable 2 Lanyards User manual The first thing I did after examining the items was to charge the lightstick.  Using the mini-USB […]

Review of Mr. Beams Ultrabright Weatherproof LED Lantern

November 14, 2014 aptprepper 4

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I had the opportunity to test out Mr. Beams Ultrabright Weatherproof LED Lantern. The box came with instructions but it is easy enough to figure out and set up.  Just unscrew the bottom lid, open the battery housing unit and insert the batteries.  I tried to turn it on without screwing the bottom lid back on but found you need to screw the lid on shut before it will turn on.  I then […]

Review of LUCI Solar Lantern

October 17, 2014 aptprepper 6

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Having very little space,  I am always interested in checking out products that are lightweight, space saving, and energy efficient.  I wanted to see if the LUCI solar lantern would deliver these potential benefits. Here is my review of Luci Solar Lantern with photos: The LUCI Lantern came in a very small mailing envelope.  It came intact and well packaged.  Here’s what it looked like right out of the mailing package. I opened […]

SunJack Solar Charger – Product Review

September 5, 2014 aptprepper 7

I had the opportunity to test out the SunJack portable solar charger.

What is the SunJack?

It is a portable solar charger by GigaWatt that can charge any USB device – phones, tablets, GPS, cameras, speakers, lights, and more. […]

Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool – Does it Work?

July 5, 2014 aptprepper 0

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we are reviewing the Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool, a little gadget that has multiple uses. According to the package, it can be used as: Carabiner Box Cutter Bottle Opener Wrench Ruler Flat Head Screw Driver The Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool is small enough to place in your key ring. I tested out its uses and found it to be sturdy enough to perform its intended uses.  I also like that […]

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