January 16, 2017

Prepare to Help Your Community in an Emergency

January 5, 2017 aptprepper 0

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com There have been several large disasters in recent memory – Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, the 2016 Louisiana floods, tornadoes, ice storms, where hundreds of people lose vital infrastructure, or are displaced.  It take several weeks or months to recover.    Even though a state of emergency is declared, sometimes even ahead of the event, people bemoan the fact that the government wasn’t around to provide much needed help.  Well, the truth of the […]

Best Way to be Prepared While Traveling: Advice from Scott Finazzo, Author of Prepper’s Guide to Knots

December 22, 2016 aptprepper 0

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we are featuring Scott Finazzo’s latest book, Prepper’s Guide to Knots. Prepper’s Guide to Knots  provides clear directions on tying various knots to help you in survival situations such as: Creating shelter Transporting an injured person Moving logs Protecting your home against intruders Hanging food bags to store or keep dry Except for using paracord, I have to admit I have not spent much time tying knots until I read this book.   […]

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 […]

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