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Lifestack Storage Containers Review

January 8, 2016 aptprepper 2

  When I first heard about Lifestack Storage Containers I was immediately interested on how they would work.  Living in an apartment presents challenges for water and food storage due to limited space and I am always looking for solutions. What are Lifestack Storage Containers? They are watertight, stackable 1 gallon containers that store food and water.  The containers are BPA free, and can be filled with either water or storable bulk items such as sugar, salt etc. The plastic […]

Mainstay Energy Bars Product Review

September 1, 2011 aptprepper 8

By:  Clay Good day fellow preppers. Bernie has been so gracious to allow me to post reviews on products and ideas to help fellow apartment preppers. I myself live in a small apartment in a very populated urban environment and have been prepping for some time. I have been financially prepping longer than with supplies, but all the same I have been researching and continuously revising several plans for different scenarios. I have learned through my hunting, fishing and outdoor […]

Decluttering Distractions

August 6, 2011 aptprepper 10

Feeling the lack of space is hindering my ability to add to my emergency supplies, I restarted my decluttering efforts.  I went to the garage and found two large boxes of files and miscellaneous items that have been sitting there for two years.  Why haven’t I gone through them before?  Procrastination, that’s why!  I dread going through these boxes because I don’t want to deal with what’s inside. I finally made myself open them and deal with the contents. Old resumes and […]

Extreme Couponing to Boost Your Supplies

June 6, 2011 aptprepper 7

I’ve been watching that show Extreme Couponing on AMC and have to admit I am fascinated.  The show is somewhat critical of the habits of the extreme couponers, almost akin to Hoarders, but I’ve been talking to several people who have become interested in adapting some of those habits to save money or to start a stockpile.  I think many people are taking notes instead of turning their nose up at these techniques. I know some of these measures go […]

Coffee Prices are about to Rise Again

May 30, 2011 aptprepper 6

We have seen coffee along with overall food prices increase over the past year and I had mentioned it last fall (See Food Prices are Going Up http://wp.me/p1dmhM-80).  It looks like there is no relief in sight.   Due to a couple of years of bad crops in coffee growing countries such as Columbia and Indonesia, along with the rising demand for coffee in a growing population like China, prices are sure to increase.  Major brands such as Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts […]

The Health Supplies Bucket

March 6, 2011 aptprepper 1

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com If you have been reading my posts for a while you know we had set aside a few bulk food storage items in 5 gallon buckets.  If you have not seen the post, check out Survival Food Storage. We had one bucket left and no more bulk foods to pack so we decided to pack Health and First Aid supplies in the last bucket.  Here is what it contains: Aspirin and acetaminophen Zyrtec […]

Offsite Storage

February 22, 2011 aptprepper 4

One huge challenge to preparing in an apartment is the storage issue.   What if there is absolutely no room left in the apartment for storage; after you have purged stuff and added creative space savers, what else can you do for storage?  One possible solution that may work for some is to rent a storage unit. The storage unit must be: Easy to access.  You must be able to get to the unit quickly in an emergency. Clean.  Inspect the […]

Frequently Asked Question – How Do You Get Started with Prepping?

January 11, 2011 aptprepper 2

I am starting to see more people becoming concerned about preparing.  Within the last month or so, I have been seeing more visits resulting from readers looking for information on prepping or becoming more self sufficient while living in an apartment.  I am glad more of us are starting to prepare.  One of the most frequently asked questions is how does someone get started. I don’t claim to be an expert on the absolute best way, but I can speak […]

Survival Food Storage

November 17, 2010 aptprepper 12

After shopping around for bulk survival food and storage materials, I am finally ready to start storing. First, I gathered up all my supplies on the dining table: Food items such as rice, pasta, pinto beans, etc. 5 gallon food grade buckets 1 gallon size mylar bags oxygen absorbers (300 cc) measuring cup iron masking tape and sharpie marker for labeling cardboard to place over the table (under the iron) airtight jar to keep extra oxygen absorbers bay leaves to […]