December 3, 2016

Money Mondays: Take Advantage of National Preparedness Month Sales

September 5, 2016 aptprepper 0

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just a quick post on this Labor Day holiday.  I hope everyone is taking a day off to unwind, spend time on fun things like hobbies or any end of summer festivities. September is  National Preparedness Month A lot of people take a break from preparing for emergencies during the summer.  That’s not a bad thing at all.  Sometimes, it’s a good idea to take some time to relax and not feel burnt […]

How to Avoid Getting Lyme Disease When You Go Outdoors this Summer

June 23, 2016 aptprepper 7

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   A friend of ours took his family on a camping trip for some summer fun.  They were enjoying the outdoors, taking hikes when he suddenly had to cut his trip short – he ended up in the hospital.   As he was hiking, he brushed against a bush that was infested with hundreds of ticks that embedded themselves all over him.  Apparently it was so bad the family could not get the ticks […]

Uses for Paracord You Didn’t Know About

May 11, 2016 aptprepper 1

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com What is paracord? Paracord is often cited as an essential item in a prepper’s tool box. It is a lightweight nylon cord that was used for parachutes in World War II. It is also known as 550 cord, as it is rated to hold up to 550 pounds. Paracord is somewhat elastic; it is composed of inner strands and an outer nylon sheath. Paracord has multiple emergency uses such as stringing tarp […]

Bugging Out with Your Pet

April 1, 2015 aptprepper 0

It is a sad fact that many pets get separated from their owners in the aftermath of a disaster, as we have found out from many accounts after Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, Japan earthquake and many others.  Many pets become injured, lost or killed during the chaos of a disaster.  The family may have the best of intentions, but may not have control over events that befall them.  That is why it is important to include pets in your emergency […]

Can You Prep if You Live in a Tiny House?

September 11, 2014 aptprepper 9

I’ve been reading a lot about the trend to build and move into a tiny house and I am fascinated by the stories. I’m no stranger to downsizing, having lived in a 4,200 square foot home in a different time. Now that I rent, I haven’t lived in anything above 1,400 square feet in a few years. […]

What to Do If You’re Worried about Ebola

August 3, 2014 aptprepper 6

We’ve been watching the news about the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa for months now. As I write this, a lot of people are concerned that the virus is making it’s way to the U.S. as two of the victims, American health workers who have contracted the disease are being brought to a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) in a recent speech, stated, “…this outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to control it. If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives but also severe socioeconomic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries.” […]

Survival Tin Party Favor

July 9, 2014 aptprepper 3

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I got this heart tin as a wedding party favor.  Originally it contained mints but after they were gone, I kept the container. I thought it would be fun to use it as a survival tin, as I had done a while back with my pocket sized first aid kit.  Instead of giving out candy, why not include items that could one day help someone out in an emergency.  It’s useful, handy and […]

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 […]

Downsize Before You Have To

April 16, 2014 aptprepper 12

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I don’t know about you but my finances have been feeling the pinch lately.  I’m not even talking about all the dire economic warnings, but on a personal level, it feels more of a struggle this year than last year.  For one thing my paycheck is smaller:  health insurance premiums as well as taxes increased.  When I go grocery shopping, the same budgeted amount of money buys less food – beef prices have […]

Find Cheap Emergency Lighting Before the Next Power Failure

April 9, 2014 aptprepper 12

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A couple of weeks ago, the main energy provider for the city had two transformers blow up and over 13,000 residents in one part of town suddenly lost power.   It happened right around dinnertime – I am sure a lot of people were caught unawares. So I thought, why not take a weekend and put together a bin or bucket of emergency lights, so you are ready for the next power outage. […]

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