Sharpen a Knife Using a Common Household Item

February 25, 2015 aptprepper 4

A friend told me about this knife sharpening method and I got really curious I had to try it myself. Dull knives are dangerous!  I’ve cut myself a few times by using a dull knife – instead of cutting properly, dull knives will skip or slip and cut you.  That […]

Substitutes for Toilet Paper

November 4, 2014 aptprepper 52

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 […]

SunJack Solar Charger – Product Review

September 5, 2014 aptprepper 7

I had the opportunity to test out the SunJack portable solar charger.

What is the SunJack?

It is a portable solar charger by GigaWatt that can charge any USB device – phones, tablets, GPS, cameras, speakers, lights, and more.

Why You Should Keep Tarp in Your Survival Kit

July 31, 2014 aptprepper 5

A few weeks ago, we took a day trip to a wilderness area for a picnic. There was no rain in the forecast that day, and there were no clouds in the sky when we set out. After an hour’s drive, we arrived and scoped out a spot by some trees. A couple of hours later, the clouds started coming in. Pretty soon the sky was dark and you could just feel a slight cool down in the temperature, which signifies rain. The wind came in and we knew we were about to have a downpour.

Survival Tin Party Favor

July 9, 2014 aptprepper 3

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I got this heart tin as a wedding party favor.  Originally it contained mints but after they were gone, I kept the container. I thought it would be fun to use it as a survival tin, as I had done a while back […]

Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool – Does it Work?

July 5, 2014 aptprepper 0

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we are reviewing the Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool, a little gadget that has multiple uses. According to the package, it can be used as: Carabiner Box Cutter Bottle Opener Wrench Ruler Flat Head Screw Driver The Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool […]

Do Homemade Waterproof Matches Work?

April 30, 2014 aptprepper 9

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve seen instructions in various survival sites regarding waterproofing matches.  Recently, I saw a link on Survival Blog on the same topic with Jim Rawles saying if you’re going to do this, you must cover the entire match with nail polish. Being a […]

What to Do if Your Bug Out Vehicle is Too Small

February 13, 2013 aptprepper 14

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Prepping in small spaces is a topic we’ve discussed, but we have not discussed space issues in a bug out vehicle. Many city dwellers are trying to save on gas, and are downsizing to a smaller vehicle.  Several relatives have switched to small […]

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