December 9, 2016

Apartment Prepping Mistakes to Avoid

May 14, 2015 aptprepper 11

 This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I started this blog just a few months after I started my journey into preparing for emergencies.  Now that I’ve had a little bit of time trying things out, I thought I’d share some of our less than stellar results.  Hopefully you will avoid some of the mistakes that we’ve made. Not keeping track of expiration dates.  I feel I have to keep reminding myself and others to keep track of those expiration […]

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 […]

The #1 Rule to Avoid Being a Victim of Sliders

October 2, 2014 aptprepper 3

This morning our local news reported that several women all over town have been victimized by the latest crime wave, called “sliders.” I mentioned this a while back as a local crime, but the incidence of these crimes have become more widespread. It is happening in cities all over the country. […]

How to Avoid Getting Hurt in a Riot

August 16, 2014 aptprepper 2

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com If you live in a large city, the risk of a riot is always present.  Riots can be triggered by many reasons, from rowdy festival goers, the aftermath of a big game, , dissatisfaction with election results or a verdict, and many others.   Even people who are lawfully congregating or holding a peaceful protest can unintentionally be swept up in a riot. How do you avoid getting hurt in a riot? There is […]

Dog Attacks are Common in Cities: How to Protect Yourself

May 7, 2014 aptprepper 4

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Now that the weather is getting warmer, a lot more people are running or walking outdoors.  We hear about at least one case on the news every week: a person walking or jogging passes by a loose dog, and he or she gets attacked with dire, sometimes fatal consequences.   I didn’t really think about dog attacks that much, until one day recently, I was walking our dog Miller at a park trail when […]

Food for Thought from Selco Who Lived Through SHTF

November 27, 2011 aptprepper 7

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A couple of weeks ago, I recommended the link to SHTF Survival Q&A: A First-Hand Account of Long-Term SHTF Survival.  I was fascinated by the first hand account by Selco, a man who lived through a SHTF scenario during the Bosnia collapse in 1992.  He described what it was like to live for a year in a city with no infrastructure:  no running water or sewer, trash pickup, no electricity; no food available, […]

Welcome New Readers

August 16, 2011 aptprepper 2

Welcome to the site!   I noticed some readers from Donna Freedman’s article on MSN Money “Survive a disaster–in your condo” http://money.msn.com/family-money/survive-a-disaster-in-your-condo-freedman.aspx?scptb=t If you are new to preparedness, there is a “quick start” plan under the Getting Started tab.  Under the Recommended Sites tab, you will find a lot of good information on surviving and thriving in any situation.  For specific subjects of interest, you can search by topic under  Categories or Archives on the right side bar. I am delighted you […]

Havoc from One Broken Stoplight

May 16, 2011 aptprepper 2

Today on our early morning commute, it seemed like it was taking forever to get out of our street.  We sat and sat while traffic was at a standstill.   Drivers were getting impatient, honking at each other.   Then someone rear ended the car in front, from accelerating too fast before the traffic line inched along.   This caused even more problems.  We could not even tell what was causing it until we finally got past the gridlock just to get out […]