September 26, 2016

Solo Stove Titan Review

April 8, 2016 aptprepper 3

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I am always looking for a lightweight, portable stove that can be used for emergencies as well as for backpacking, so I was excited to try the Solo Stove Titan and matching Solo Pot. What is the Solo Stove? The Solo Stove Titan is a wood-burning stove.  It is larger than the Solo Stove Lite which I tested years ago.  You can use biomass such as small twigs dried leaves etc. as fuel […]

Non-Stick Survival Cookware

January 20, 2016 aptprepper 2

Finding cookware that will cook food efficiently in any environment can be a challenge. It should cook food evenly, with all types of burners, whether you are using gas, electric or a campfire. It also needs to be sturdy and long-lasting. […]

Book Review: The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide

March 27, 2015 aptprepper 0

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I really did not know what to expect when I was invited to review The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse. But I was intrigued enough to want to read it so I agreed. I’m a fan of the zombie genre, enjoy watching The Walking Dead and read the book World War Z long before it was made into a movie. When I received my review copy I was pleasantly surprised with […]

10 Unusual Foods You Should Have in Your Pantry

March 5, 2015 aptprepper 4

 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 […]

Review of Beyond Basics with Natural Yeast

December 2, 2014 aptprepper 0

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received a review copy of Beyond Basics with Natural Yeast by Melissa Richardson.  For anyone who does not know about “natural yeast” vs. commercial yeast:  Yeast is a naturally occurring substance that is present everywhere.  Baking with natural yeast means cultivating your own “starter” dough and using it over and over.  Commercial yeast is what we all know and buy at the supermarket – Fleichmann’s or Red Star come to mind.  This […]

Monday Musings 12/1/2014: How to Cook a Perfect Steak in a Cast Iron Pan

December 1, 2014 aptprepper 0

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Welcome to another Monday Musings, where we share interesting links about all things preparedness, as well as updates on the blog.  I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving holiday.  It’s December – this year has been going so quickly! First the blog updates… This past week had me experimenting with using my cast iron pan to make the perfect steak.  Cooking steak is a hit or miss for me, with the steak coming […]

Can You Brew Coffee from Stale Green Coffee Beans?

November 7, 2014 aptprepper 3

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A few years ago, when I first started my emergency stash, I bought green coffee beans as I was learning to brew coffee off grid.  The beans were purchased in 2010, and were left in the original packaging for the last four years.  I should have repackaged them in mylar bags, but sometimes even a preparedness blogger slips up. I found them after we moved to a smaller space and was too cheap […]

11 Emergency Food Items That Can Last a Lifetime

June 11, 2014 aptprepper 4

This article originally appeared in Ready Nutrition By Tess Pennington Did you know that with proper storage techniques, you can have a lifetime supply of certain foods?  Certain foods can stand the test of time, and continue being a lifeline to the families that stored it.  Knowing which foods last indefinitely and how to store them are you keys to success. The best way to store food for the long term is by using a multi-barrier system.  This system protects […]

Emergency Food: How to Make Corn Tortillas

May 31, 2014 aptprepper 11

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Mr. Apt Prepper and I were talking out our emergency food supply which contains a lot of beans and rice.  For variety, we thought we should try making homemade tortillas. The instructions came from the corn masa flour package. How to make corn tortillas: 1 cup corn masa flour 2/3 cup water 1/8 tsp salt Other equipment used: Large bowl Zip-lock freezer bag Tortilla press (you can make them without one, this just […]

Spam for Survival Storage

March 11, 2014 aptprepper 13

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com For anyone who has never tried Spam, it is a canned meat by Hormel, made of pork shoulder and ham.  It looks like a pink brick when you first take it out of the can.  A lot of people hate it, but there are a great number of fans out there.   My parents actually introduced me to Spam.  Since they were kids during World War II, they grew up eating Spam as a […]

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