August 4, 2017

Five Survival Lessons Learned from Star Trek Beyond

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I am a huge Star Trek fan and did not miss my chance to see Star Trek Beyond on its opening weekend. We already know that a lot of new developments we use now were inspired by Star Trek, but watching the movie got me thinking about survival.   After all, getting through seemingly impossible situations happens a lot in both the TV series and the movies, so there had to be some tips […]

Money Mondays: Should You Pack Emergency Gear While on Vacation?

Many people prepare for emergencies at home, but decide to forgo prepping while on vacation. After all, being on vacation means being carefree, and no one really wants to think about disasters while on vacation. Should you pack emergency gear while on vacation? The inescapable fact is, you shouldn’t leave home without at least a minimum amount of emergency supplies.  Pack items you already own to minimize on cost. Of course, your emergency kit would have to be portable, inconspicuous […]

How to Prepare for Extreme Heat

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com When making a list of disasters to prepare for, few people would include extreme heat as a potential emergency.   As I write this, it is 83 degrees outside.  Combined with the humidity, it feels like it’s still in the 90s, at 9:00 pm.  There is no relief even in the evening hours.  It is only June, with the hotter months yet to come in Texas.   Many areas in the country are sweltering as […]

How to Avoid Getting Lyme Disease When You Go Outdoors this Summer

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   A friend of ours took his family on a camping trip for some summer fun.  They were enjoying the outdoors, taking hikes when he suddenly had to cut his trip short – he ended up in the hospital.   As he was hiking, he brushed against a bush that was infested with hundreds of ticks that embedded themselves all over him.  Apparently it was so bad the family could not get the ticks […]

Four Axes That Every Prepper Should Own

This post was originally published in Surviving Prepper Written by Marc When the SHTF and there is no electricity or fuel, hand tools and the knowledge of how to use them, will be incredibly important. When you escape to the woods the almighty axe is the go-to tool. Axes can be used to fell a tree, build a shelter, chop firewood, and even defend yourself if needed. There are many different types of axes. Some have very specific purposes, while […]

Surviving a Terrorist Attack in a City

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com The U.S. State Department has just issued a worldwide travel warning, due to increased terrorist threats.  This comes as we approach the busiest travel season with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up. For the past couple of weeks, many people have been worried about the increased terror threat since the Nov. 13th attack in Paris, and the Mali hotel attack. Terrorists by their very nature, tend to strike where many people congregate, typically cities, […]

Survival Advice that Won’t Work for a City Dweller

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com There is a lot of advise about preparing for disasters that may not be helpful to city folks, especially an apartment dweller, if taken at face value.  To make them work, you’d have to rethink the advice and modify it for your needs. 1.  Bury a cache of emergency items in a secret location This is bad idea, possibly even dangerous within an urban area.   You never know when there are hidden pipes […]

50 Survival Tips and Tricks for the Outdoors

This article was shared with us by Alex, owner of Authorized Boots and Featured Blogger on US Patriot Tactical – The Military Guide – Survivalist Boards (and more) 50 Survival Tips and Tricks for the Outdoors When it comes to survival, the more you know, the better. While you can’t possibly prepare for every single thing that is out there, you can try your best to be as aware of many of them as you can. Sometimes these bits and […]

How to Prepare for Emergencies While Living in a Dorm

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com This year, we have a number of kids in our family who will be going to college in the fall.  In a few weeks, they will be leaving their homes to move to their dorm rooms, causing additional stress to their parents.  So I thought I’d write a post offering some quick tips about how to prepare for emergencies while living in a dorm. The best way to deal with this worry is […]

Polar Pure Water Disinfectant Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received a review sample of Polar Pure Water Disinfectant.  It is an iodine water disinfectant that kills viruses, living organisms (including Giardia cysts) and bacteria in the water. Polar Pure has been around for years, and has been well regarded by campers, backpackers and preppers.  Unfortunately, it went off the market around 2010 because meth cookers reportedly used the iodine crystals to manufacture methamphetamine.  This resulted in more stringent laws involving iodine […]

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