July 23, 2016

Can Apartment Preppers be More Self-Sufficient? Interview with Author LeAnn Edmondson

May 9, 2016 aptprepper 2

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Last week we featured a review and giveaway of Aftermath II, A Story of Survival. Today I am delighted to share an interview with the author, LeAnn Edmondson.  LeAnn writes the blog Homestead Dreamer.  Having been an apartment prepper herself, she knows all about the challenges of preparing for emergencies in an apartment, as well as some encouraging words for those of us who aspire be more self-sufficient. 1.  A person who is […]

Self-Sufficiency Skill: Basic Shoe Care

April 28, 2016 aptprepper 5

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com One of my earliest memories was of my grandfather showing me how to shine our “church shoes.”  He was very particular about his appearance, but was very frugal so he kept his shoes looking new for years.   In my free spending days, I never bothered to shine my shoes as I got rid of them as soon as they showed signs of wear.  I was not alone in this, as our […]

Make Your Own Deodorizing Spray

March 25, 2016 aptprepper 5

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I had tried using deodorant substitutes before, and reported the results on the blog.  I thought it would be interesting to try out a actual recipe and see if it would work.  I found the original recipe on the Root Simple blog. Deodorizing Spray Ingredients: 1 tablespoon Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) Tea tree oil and Eucalyptus oil (I used Eden’s Garden but any brand should work) 1 cup of water Spray bottle In […]

Make Mouthwash from Common Ingredients

February 10, 2016 aptprepper 2

I ran out of mouthwash. Instead of going to the store I decided to try making my own. I like a minty flavor so I started adjusting the mixture until I had the right taste.

Many of the mouthwash recipes I’ve seen uses mint essential oil but this recipe uses mint extract instead. I had a full bottle of mint extract in the kitchen that I never used so I thought I’d use it for this. […]

Monday Musings 11/30/2015: Homemade Cards and Gifts

November 30, 2015 aptprepper 4

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Welcome to another Monday Musings, where we share interesting links about all things preparedness, as well as updates on the blog. First the blog updates… The 7 P’s Of Survival podcast  Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 1st I’ll be chatting with Josh, host of The 7 P’s Of Survival podcast  http://prepperbroadcasting.com/the-7-ps-of-survival/ at 9 pm Eastern.  We’ll be talking about projects in my new book, The Penny-Pinching Prepper.  Stop by and visit!   You can log into […]

Aquaponics for Small Spaces

October 4, 2015 aptprepper 8

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve been fascinated with aquaponics for quite some time now and have been wanting to try it myself.  Now I finally have a small system set up. What is aquaponics? Aquaponics is a planting system wherein plants and fish are grown together in a way that they benefit each other:  the fish waste, consisting of ammonia and nitrates, fertilize the plants, the plants purify the water which is great for the fish. I […]

10 Skills That Urban Preppers Should Learn

June 19, 2015 aptprepper 1

By Tess Pennington This article originally appeared in Ready Nutrition Skills are a major part of prepping. Although it is important to have supplies in place; the belief is that skills, and not supplies, will give you a greater survival advantage during a long term emergency. Learning new survival skills and abilities creates a new platform of knowledge to draw on when times get tough. There are many preppers who taking the time to make skill building a priority. The […]

10 Household Items You Can Make at Home

April 15, 2015 aptprepper 1

Since I started writing this blog, I’ve encouraged my readers to take small steps to becoming more self sufficient.  Being able to make things yourself helps you save time, money and allows you to be less dependent on store bought items.  Living in a small space should not stop you from trying do it yourself projects.  That’s why I enjoyed this article from LeAnn who writes The Homestead Dreamer. 10 Things I Stopped Buying at the Store  by LeAnn, The […]

The Organic Canner – Interview with Daisy Luther and Giveaway

February 27, 2015 aptprepper 7

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we are featuring The Organic Canner by Daisy Luther.   For anyone who is not familiar with Daisy Luther, she runs The Organic Prepper and her articles are widely publicized in alternative media. I was excited to read The Organic Canner.  Canning is a great skill to learn for self-sufficiency, and it’s a way to add to your food storage supplies at a low cost.  Learning how to can has been in my […]

Monday Musings: 2/23/2015 Making Butter from Heavy Cream Experiment

February 23, 2015 aptprepper 2

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Welcome to another Monday Musings, where we share interesting links about all things preparedness, as well as updates on the blog. First the blog updates… Ready Made Resources Mountain House Sale  Our sponsor, Ready Made Resources is having a huge Mountain House Sale.  They are offering pre-1965 Silver dimes for every $100 worth of Mountain House ordered.  Plus free shipping!  Check it out, this is a good deal not to be missed! Giveaway […]

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