September 11, 2018

Money Mondays: What Really Happens in an Economic Collapse

Editor’s Note:  Today we have a special Monday Mondays post, written by  J.G. Martinez D, who has experienced the collapse of the Venezuelan economy first hand.  His post reveals some distressing aspects, but that is the reality of a total economic breakdown.  This post originally appeared in The Organic Prepper. This Is the Reality of the Venezuelan Collapse by J. G. Martinez D. Sometimes, even regular journalists, who are used to write about bad stuff as much as writing about […]

Should You Store Plastic Bottled Water in Your Car?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We all know you should have some water stored in your car for emergencies or in case you get stranded.  A lot of readers wonder, “Should you store plastic bottled water in your car?” Issues regarding storing water bottles BPA Water itself does not expire, according to the FDA.  However, common plastic water bottles contain BPA.  BPA stands for bisphenol A, a chemical used in producing plastic and resins. It can leach into water especially […]

Survival Uses for Junk Food

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Junk food is much maligned when it comes to nutrition – too much sugar, salt, high in calories and low in nutrients etc.  But if you consume it in moderation, it can be both satisfying and comforting.  I’ve seen emergency food lists that only include staples such as beans and rice, canned meats and vegetables.  There is nothing wrong with these bare-bones lists, however, it can get boring very quickly.  That’s why I […]

Are you Prepared for a Chemical Attack?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I read an article in Newsweek that the Department of Homeland Security is planning drills to simulate chemical warfare this month.   According to the article, DHS is planning to release inert chemicals into the atmosphere near an abandoned school in Newkirk, Oklahoma. The purpose of the drill is to determine how these chemicals travel when airborne, and whether they can enter structures where people may be sheltering during an attack.  The agency assures the town that […]

How to Stay Warm Without Turning up the Heat

  Are you tired of high heating bills every winter?  Try the tips featured in my latest article in The Allstate Blog: 4 Ways to Stay Toasty Without Turning Up the Heat:   4 Ways to Stay Toasty in Your Apartment Without Turning Up the Heat Keeping your home warm and cozy in winter can be tricky, especially for apartment dwellers who generally have limited options when it comes to altering a unit. But, there are still some things renters […]

Preparedness Activities You Can Do during the Holidays

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com With many people taking a break to enjoy the holidays, prepping takes a back seat to all the hustle and bustle of the season.  This is understandable.  But there are also opportunities to get a few things done. Discover old recipes and back them up I was looking through my recipe binder while choosing menu items and came across some very old recipes hand-written by friends and family members whom I haven’t seen […]

7 Overlooked Things You Can Find in the Trash that Can be Used for Survival

Editor’s note:  I’ve written about finding alternate uses for things that are normally thrown in the trash.  The article below provides survival uses for things often found in the garbage. Written by Conrad Novak All too often preppers place their focus almost exclusively on the pregame stages of bugging out. This makes a great deal of sense since the better prepared you are, the more likely you are to survive during a disaster. However, that does not mean you should […]

Tips on How to Survive a Sniper Attack – Advise from Selco who Lived through SHTF

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com After the Las Vegas shooting tragedy, a lot of people have been wondering what would they do if they were in a situation like that.   What happened was a horrific situation, one that we cannot even imagine.  I thought I’d ask our previous guest Selco, founder of SHTFSchool, who has lived through a SHTF situation himself.  Selco lived through the Bosnia collapse in 1992, suffering for a year in a city with no […]

How to Break in your Emergency Shoes

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com In my post “What if You Have to Walk Out of the City”  I mentioned you should break in your walking shoes well before any emergency happens.  This may sound unimportant and boring, but believe it or not, your survival could depend on your ability to walk for a long period of time, and shoes that do not fit could delay or prevent you from getting to safety. One problem that ill-fitting shoes […]

Can You Live without Electricity?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com After multiple hurricanes devastated areas in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, many residents have had their electricity interrupted.  Some people are still suffering without power after several weeks, as recovery can be slow. Threats to the Power Grid Besides natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and snow storms, there are other threats to the power grid.   In his book, Lights Out, Ted Koppel discusses the threat of cyber-attack and the far reaching […]

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