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Assemble a Personal Care Bucket

March 25, 2015 aptprepper 6

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, […]

Pest Control and Prepping

March 19, 2015 aptprepper 13

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Tomorrow is the official start of the spring season, and with the pretty flowers, spring showers come the bugs… lots of bugs.  I’ve seen some huge bugs here in Texas, and though I know many insects are helpful, and can even serve as food, I am not fond of bugs. Pest control is not probably not one of the top ten survival and preparedness steps you will take to get started but it […]

Reader question: How Do you Protect your Emergency Supplies from Pests?

October 22, 2014 aptprepper 5

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I get a lot of emails on Apartment Prepper, and I always respond to readers’ questions.  Here is an excerpt from a recent email from reader “S.”  (I have removed any personal references.)  “S” provided actual photos. I had some bad luck recently. My car broke down coming home from work.  As a result I had to leave the car at a mechanic for a week to fix a now bigger problem & […]

Other Uses for Homemade Laundry Detergent

March 2, 2013 aptprepper 0

In a previous article, I posted about trying out Survival Woman’s super easy homemade detergent recipe. It turns out to be even more useful than originally thought.  I was cleaning the toilet and needed a little extra help scrubbing with the toilet brush.  Normally I use plain bleach but decided to try something different.  (Note:  I don’t use any other chemicals in the toilet such as leave-in bowl cleaners.   If you are using them, do not mix in other chemicals.)  […]

The Portable Potty Bucket

January 16, 2013 aptprepper 6

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 […]

Rare Virus could become Widespread after a Disaster

September 3, 2012 aptprepper 4

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Everyone saw the news report about visitors at Yosemite National park who stayed at tent-style “signature” cabins in Curry Village becoming exposed to the Hantavirus.   Hantavirus causes Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) which attacks the lungs and can be fatal.  The disease is carried in the urine, saliva or feces of deer mice and other rodents.  In this particular case, the rodents nested in between the double walls of the cabins, and thus unknowing […]