October 17, 2017

Five Prepper Must-Haves for SHTF Hygiene

Whether you live in an apartment or home in the city, or a rural retreat, hygiene is a necessity for survival.  Hygiene items are currently much needed by victims of Hurricane Harvey. Today’s article gives us five items to consider including in a disaster preparedness kit: Five Prepper Must-Haves for SHTF Hygiene by James Walton Survival hygiene may be one of the least sexy topics in existence. That is because hygiene itself is very personal and nearly taboo. Those things […]

Does the Travel John Work?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com My last post discussed possible alternatives for dealing with liquid waste while trying to bug out without having to stop.  We found the Travel John, a popular product among campers, online.  Before I recommend anything I always try out the item to make sure it works. What is the Travel John? It is a disposable urinal that is portable, is said to be leak proof, and odor free. The box came with 18 […]

Dealing with Liquid Waste While Bugging Out

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Close to a year ago, while we were focused on building our home preparedness items, I wrote about toilet paper substitutes in this post.   These days we are focusing on “bug out” supplies. Houston residents still talk about their nightmare trips right before Hurricane Rita, when people were trying to leave the city all at once.  Thousands of people were stuck in traffic for hours, as freeways turned into parking lots.  Drivers just […]

Epic Wipes Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I am always on the lookout for products that can help you maintain good hygiene in an emergency.  When a representative from Epic Wipes contacted me with an offer for a sample, I thought it would be a good fit for a review. Here is what a box of 10 and an individual packet looks like:   What are Epic Wipes? Epic Wipes are individually wrapped wet wipes that are 16 times larger […]

Dealing with Trash in a Disaster

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A couple of weeks ago, trash pickup in our apartment complex was suspended for two days due to severe storms.  The trash compactor area quickly filled up and people were leaving trash outside the enclosed area.  The whole place was filthy and reeked of rotting garbage.  It only takes a couple of days between pickups for those apartment bins to fill up to overflowing.   It got me thinking that garbage would be a […]

Assemble a Personal Care Bucket

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Five gallon buckets that are commonly used for food storage can be used to organize and store other non food items.  They are very convenient and portable, and they stack well if you get the same types.  I find they are great storage containers for small spaces. In an emergency, hygiene and personal care still need to be maintained for health reasons as well as morale.  Even if you never have an emergency, […]

Substitutes for Toilet Paper

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I recently posted about being off-grid for 48 hours, and using a lot of baby wipes due to the lack of water during our adventure.  One thing that would run out quickly in a survival situation if you did not have a huge stockpile would be toilet paper.  Not having a lot of space we have about three months worth on hand right now, but that can run out quickly.  Also, a large […]

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 One Soap Do It All? Product Review: Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap

I originally picked up the unscented version of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap for backpacking.  It was highly recommended by experienced campers and backpackers because it is organic, bio-degradable, packed in recycled plastic AND not tested on animals.  Mainly, I picked it because I did not want to attract bears. Being the skeptical person that I am, I was  suspicious about how good it really is.  Because the product is a low suds soap, I was not convinced about its cleaning […]