August 4, 2017

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 […]

Bug Out Bag Checklist: What are the Most Important Items?

Written by The Tenth Man, A B.O.B. List What do they know that we don’t?  For those unaware , it was reported in December of 2014, in both mainstream and alternative news outlets that the US Treasury Department put out for bids to purchase $200,000 in Bug Out Bags for over 3800 federal bank examiners. The story doesn’t stop here.  Recently, the Federal Reserve put out a job request for Emergency Specialists with experience in emergency preparedness, Homeland Security directives […]

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 […]

Substitutes for Toilet Paper

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I recently posted about being off-grid for 48 hours, and using a lot of baby wipes due to the lack of water during our adventure.  One thing that would run out quickly in a survival situation if you did not have a huge stockpile would be toilet paper.  Not having a lot of space we have about three months worth on hand right now, but that can run out quickly.  Also, a large […]

The #1 Rule to Avoid Being a Victim of Sliders

This morning our local news reported that several women all over town have been victimized by the latest crime wave, called “sliders.” I mentioned this a while back as a local crime, but the incidence of these crimes have become more widespread. It is happening in cities all over the country. […]

What would You Do if Ebola Were to Spread in Your City?

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is still very much in the news. Most news articles keep stressing that it is unlikely to reach the U.S. and downplay any threats. On the other hand, the CDC has released guidelines for hospitals should an infected person were to present himself. New projections estimate that 500,000 may be infected by the end of January. (Note: Since the article was written, the estimates have now been revised to 1.4 million)
Consider for a moment what could happen when a person who appears to have flu-like symptoms but has Ebola were to go the emergency room. […]

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