December 2, 2016

Are you Ready for a Hurricane?

October 6, 2016 aptprepper 3

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Hurricane season began June 1st, and lasts until November 30th, with the peak between August and October. As long time readers know, I started this blog soon after I experienced Hurricane Ike, when I got caught up in long lines at the grocery and gas station, the day before the hurricane hit.  I never want to experience that craziness again, with wall to wall people racing against each other to grab the last […]

Five Survival Lessons Learned from Star Trek Beyond

July 28, 2016 aptprepper 2

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 […]

50 Survival Tips and Tricks for the Outdoors

October 10, 2015 aptprepper 2

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 […]

10 Household Items You Can Make at Home

April 15, 2015 aptprepper 1

Since I started writing this blog, I’ve encouraged my readers to take small steps to becoming more self sufficient.  Being able to make things yourself helps you save time, money and allows you to be less dependent on store bought items.  Living in a small space should not stop you from trying do it yourself projects.  That’s why I enjoyed this article from LeAnn who writes The Homestead Dreamer. 10 Things I Stopped Buying at the Store  by LeAnn, The […]

Sharpen a Knife Using a Common Household Item

February 25, 2015 aptprepper 4

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com 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 is why I am obsessed with always having sharp knives, and a knowing a few ways to sharpen knives comes in handy. I […]

10 Skills that Urban Preppers should Learn

January 10, 2015 aptprepper 2

  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 […]

Off Grid Tip: How to Tell How Much Daylight is Left

July 16, 2014 aptprepper 5

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I mentioned a while back that we “unplugged” from devices at our recent camping trip:  no GPS, no cell phones or laptops.  The kids felt strange at first, but eventually got used to it. Apt Prepper son used this trick he learned watching Les Stroud, Survivorman – to find out how much time is left until the sky goes completely dark.  It was around 7 pm or so at the time, and he […]

Tightening the Belt Mentally and Physically Ahead of any Possible Disaster

June 7, 2014 aptprepper 1

This article first appeared in Preparing with Dave Article by Dave at preparingwithdave.com Our Personal Actions: Here at the Preparing With Dave homestead, we keep tightening our belts around here figuratively in preparation, ahead of any possible disaster that closes the stores and strains emergency services. Nothing severe in starving, but merely changing the sources of food we eat and the need for many conveniences, both in supplies and stimulation of the mind. This action is to lesson the amount […]

DVD Review: Introduction to Candle Making

June 6, 2012 aptprepper 0

I tried my hand at candle making years ago, before I started my quest for emergency preparedness.  I wanted to make candles for the home, or possibly give as gifts.  I got a couple of kits from the hobby store and tried them out.  The project didn’t turn out so well, and it was messy too.  I have been reticent to try candle making since.  When we ran our readers’ tips, making candles at home was suggested and I thought […]

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