March 25, 2017

5 Myths about Apartment Break-Ins

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A few days ago, we got a notice from the apartment manager that one of our neighbor’s units got broken into.  I went to the leasing office to find out the scoop.  Our leasing manager has worked there for 25 years so I knew I could get some information. Some of the most common widely held beliefs about burglaries in apartments turned out to be myths. 5 Myths about Apartment Break-Ins: Burglaries happen […]

How to Keep a Low Profile in Urban Situations

Written by Dan Stevens, Modern Survival Online Spoiler alert: keeping a low profile in urban settings is a lot harder than if you lived in a small town. The bigger the head count, the more likely it is to be spotted, attacked and so on. Nevertheless, there are ways to become a gray, as us preppers like to say. There are a number of things you can do and they aren’t hard but need to be practiced. Keep in mind […]

Watch Your Back Book Review and Giveaway

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Every year, as we get closer to the holidays, we hear news reports about people being victims of crime.  We are also hearing about possible terror threats.  With all these possible hazards, I thought this book is worth a look:  Watch Your Back:  How to Avoid the Most Dangerous Moments in Daily Life by Roger Eckstine. What is the Book About? The author presents various potential risky situations that come up in every […]

Five Habits that Help Improve Your Survival Chances in a Random Attack

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com In the past couple of weeks, there have been several attacks where innocent people going about their day got hurt or killed. Minnesota mall knife attack – On Sept. 17, a 22 year old man stabbed 10 people in a Minnesota mall before police killed him as he tried to lunge. Washington mall shooting – On Sept 23, a 20 year old man went on a shooting rampage and killed four women and […]

Security and Home Alarms for Your Apartment

I mentioned a while back that there had been a couple of burglaries in our apartment complex.  I spoke to building management to get the scoop on the latest one.  He said there is usually an increase in theft during the summer months, especially when there are teens with nothing better to do so be on the lookout.    He said tenants  are responsible for making their apartments more secure as long as the changes don’t violate the terms of the […]

How to Think Like a Thief and Save Yourself

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve been receiving emails from the building manager regarding other tenants who have been robbed this past week.  We live in a gated community, in a quiet neighborhood, yet burglaries still happen.  I’ve written about this subject before, but the issue has surfaced yet again.  One tenant’s car was stolen right in the parking lot by our building, and another unit got broken into in the middle of the day. Building management […]

How to Blend into Your Surroundings for Safety

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com While looking out a window one day I witnessed this lizard change color three times right before my eyes.  It started out with a grayish tinge while sitting on grey cement; then it jumped on a mossy pavement and turned green.  When it jumped on a brown brick and turned brown, I lost sight of it.  I was quite fascinated with the skill and got to thinking we can learn from this. Many […]

Are Gated Apartments Safer?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com In the local news yesterday, the lead story was about a man who was accosted by a robber as he exited his car in his apartment parking lot around midnight.   His wife and baby were still in the car when this happened:  the robber demanded cash and when the man reached for his wallet, the criminal shot him in the chest.   The only witness did not get a good look at the shooter.  […]

Operational Security for Safety

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Operational Security (OPSEC) is a term that is frequently used in preparedness sites.  What does it mean?  The term originated in the military, and loosely means protecting critical pieces of information about yourself, so that it is not used against you.   This information can be small pieces of seemingly irrelevant information that can be grouped together and used to make conclusions about you. Why does this matter? We hear a lot about home […]

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