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Reminder: I’ll be on Get Real–Get Prepared with Vickilynn Haycraft, Preparedness Radio

April 27, 2012 aptprepper 2

Just a quick reminder, I will be on Get Real–Get Prepared with Vickilynn Haycraft by Preparedness Radio  The show starts at 6 pm, this Saturday 4/28/2012; I will be on from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Eastern.   Here is the hyperlink to the show. You can access it live at 6:00 PM or listen to it archived, anytime after 7:30 PM.

Ten Fast Track Tips for the Single Apartment Prepper

February 24, 2012 aptprepper 8

This post is by Bernie Carr, Nearly a year ago when the Fukushima earthquake occurred last March I recall many apartment dwellers in Tokyo highrises posted videos about the experience.  Many of them indicated they did not have much food or water at all in their apartments, as they went out to eat all the time.   Some even showed empty refrigerators with nothing but a bottle of soda or a jar of pickles.   I would hope that more people […]

Don’t Wait ’til Springtime to Do This

January 9, 2012 aptprepper 2

It’s January, the season when it’s customary to make lofty, yet unattainable New Year’s resolutions, then inevitably break them…  I’ve done it year after year.  This year, let’s just skip the self defeating process and do something different. Let’s put our well-meaning intentions to good use:  Instead of waiting until spring to do spring cleaning, do it in January.  Whether you are just getting started to prepare for emergencies or a veteran prepper, you are bound to acquire additional supplies.  […]

Feast or Famine

November 30, 2011 aptprepper 10

After all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales activity, it seems there was a lot of optimism about people being willing to open their pocketbooks and spend their money.  There was such a frenzy of crazed shopping, akin to “running of the bulls” that mobs were running rampant and people got hurt trying snag “hot deals.” In the next day or so, the media was joyfully reporting that sales records were topped as a record number of shoppers opened […]

Taste Test: THRIVE Freeze Dried Roast Beef

September 25, 2011 aptprepper 18

Today I got to test out something I have been curious about for quite some time:  freeze dried roast beef.  Misty McBride who runs Your Own Home Store blog sent me a sample of Thrive Freeze Dried Roast Beef and I am pleased to offer an objective taste test. For anyone like me who as never seen freeze dried roast beef, I took lots of pictures so you know what it looks like before and after cooking. Here is what […]

Prep for Now and Not Just for Later

September 19, 2011 aptprepper 9

Last night I had a jolting reminder about preparedness.   On the previous day, we restocked our water and toilet paper storage, so I felt comfortable we were keeping up with replenishing supplies as they run low.   For dinner, we went out to eat at one of those “hole in the wall” neighborhood restaurants, a place we’ve eaten at a hundred times before.  It is usually pretty good.  This time, the dining experience didn’t turn out so well.  Before going to […]

“The Prepper’s Pocket Guide” Giveaway at Surviving and Thriving Blog

September 3, 2011 aptprepper 4

Just a quick post this evening to let everyone know, Donna Freedman, who wrote the recent article on MSN Money “Survive a Disaster in Your Condo”  is hosting a giveaway of “The Prepper’s Pocket Guide” on her personal blog, “Surviving and Thriving”  Click on the link to her blog and you will find “Giveaway:  The Prepper’s Pocket Guide.” As an added bonus, the giveaway also includes a handmade (by me!) paracord bracelet, made according to the winner’s size. “What’s the […]

Even when the News Improves, Prepare Anyway

August 9, 2011 aptprepper 10

There was much rejoicing in Wall Street today, after the Federal Reserved announced that interest rates will stay low for an “extended period,” and the Dow closed with a 429-point gain.  I am sure investors are feeling a degree of relief after two days of free falling.  Does this signal that things are looking up and good times are here again?  Not so fast.  Even the Fed indicated the economy will remain weak for two more years, or longer than […]

Trying Out Twitter

August 5, 2011 aptprepper 4

Just a quick note to let readers know Apartment Prepper now has a Twitter account. Not sure what I will be doing with it yet; just started posting links to new posts.  It seems easy enough I may post quick things there as well. The main address is Check it out! Follow @AptPrepper

A Casualty of the Drought

July 9, 2011 aptprepper 10

I was full of hope when I started the balcony garden in the early spring.  I had started growing herbs, tomatoes, peppers and zucchini, mostly from seed. After last year’s gardening lessons, I knew what to do.  (See Growing Vegetables in a Balcony  I did not expect to get all my vegetables from the garden, but I did count on a harvest or two. Well, my hopes have been dashed, as the plants all dried out.  Alas, the plants […]

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