December 12, 2017

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 […]

How to Prepare for a Flooding Disaster

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com As you may have heard, our city experienced an unprecedented flooding disaster.  Last night, a severe storm dumped several inches of rain in a short amount of time.  Many people who were out and about – watching the Rockets game, attending graduations and proms etc. – were caught in the flood.  Many motorists were stranded in their cars all night as flood water prevented them from moving any further.  Some had to abandon […]

Apartment Prepping Mistakes to Avoid

 This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I started this blog just a few months after I started my journey into preparing for emergencies.  Now that I’ve had a little bit of time trying things out, I thought I’d share some of our less than stellar results.  Hopefully you will avoid some of the mistakes that we’ve made. Not keeping track of expiration dates.  I feel I have to keep reminding myself and others to keep track of those expiration […]

Worried You Haven’t Prepared Enough?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Lately there has been a lot of bad news from all over the world:  large scale natural disasters, economic turmoil, terrorism fears, rioting in the cities, you name it, lots of worrisome things are going on.  If you have started preparing, but fear you have not done enough, you are not alone. Here are my suggestions to help you along: 1.  If you haven’t started already, start your family’s emergency preparedness plan.  Read […]

10 Unusual Foods You Should Have in Your Pantry

 By Lisa Bedford, The Survival Mom This post original appeared in The Survival Mom Modern Americans probably have more food choices than any other group in the history of the planet Earth. I was told about a Japanese student who went to an American grocery store for cereal. Seeing the selection in the aisle was so overwhelming they went home without it that day. For people used to such plenty and variety, beans and rice alone is clearly not a […]

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