June 12, 2018

Make Mouthwash from Common Ingredients

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. […]

Aquaponics for Small Spaces

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

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

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

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

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 […]

10 Skills that Urban Preppers should Learn

  By Tess Pennington This article first 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. Skills are a major part of prepping. Although it is important to have supplies […]

Step into Herb Gardening

I have planted herbs in both a garden plot and in containers. For the most part, I prefer planting herbs in containers. This way I can bring them in easily, if the weather warrants it. Some of my herbs have successfully overwintered because I can keep them in a protected porch area. […]

Easy Marinated Mushrooms Recipe

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Due to lack of kitchen space I have not taken up canning, but it is definitely in my “to do” list.  But I have tried a few ways to preserve food, such as drying without a food dehydrator.  Today I will show you a very easy way to make marinated mushrooms.  It  is a variation of the recipe that appears in my first book, The Prepper’s Pocket Guide. I love the ones they […]

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