July 15, 2018

Five Habits that Will Help you Prepare for Most Emergencies

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Many people are still reeling from the after-effects of the last disasters.  Nearly  10 months after Hurricane Harvey, I still see piles of debris from devastated neighborhoods.  This time around another active season is predicted, while a new storm has already hit in Florida.  Many residents in the Big Island of Hawaii are threatened by the erupting volcano and many neighborhoods have had to be evacuated.  People are taking a fresh interest in […]

The Best Plants for a Happy and Healthy Home

Written by Sarah Smith Today, more than ever, a majority of the population lives a very disconnected life from nature. It’s no secret that many of us fill our homes with synthetic furnishings, buy food loaded with preservatives, and live a very sedentary lifestyle compared to the generations that came before us. A majority of this can be blamed on today’s technology and improvements to manufacturing that make it easy to rely on store bought goods or medicines to make […]

Money Mondays: How to Cope with High Gas Prices

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Gas prices seemed to increase almost daily this past week.  The combination of tighter supplies by OPEC, lower U.S. inventory, high demand and the U.S. getting out of the Iran deal seems to have caused the highest gas prices since November 2014.  Texas has lower gas prices than many states, but even we’re seeing some drastic increases, causing a drain on the pocketbook. A firm that tracks gasoline prices, GasBuddy has predicted gas prices […]

Prepping for Disaster: 10 Must-Have Items Everyone Forgets

Written by Kylie Sophia Fitch Emergency preparedness is more important than ever. You don’t need to live in Tornado Alley to prepare for a disaster or home emergency—they can strike anyone, anywhere. In fact, a survey conducted by Allstate in 2014 found that 92% of Americans have survived a natural disaster of some kind. But despite the frequency of these events, fewer than 10% of Americans have taken basic preparedness steps like practicing an evacuation. After a disaster strikes, it’s […]

Got 10 Minutes to Spare? Try a DIY Survival Project!

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I always recommend taking small steps toward preparedness to avoid getting overwhelmed.  That’s why I like fast doable projects that you can finish during your spare time. Damian Brindle, editor of reThinkSurvival.com, a long-standing survival blog has released his latest survival book, 47 Easy DIY Survival Projects:  How to Quickly Get Your Family Prepared for Emergencies in Only Ten Minutes a Day.  From what I have seen, these projects can be completed with materials […]

Hurricane Season Begins This Week. Start your Survival Kit Now!

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Enduring last years’ hurricane is still fresh in my mind but a new season is already upon us.  Hurricane season starts this Friday (June 1 – November 30).  As I write this, the first named storm of the 2018 season has already formed.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting there is a possibility it will be an active season.   Last year was certainly an active one.  We still have people who lost everything during Hurricane […]

Remember our Heroes

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   Today, Memorial Day 2018, I’d like to take a moment to pause and honor our heroes who have given the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.  We are forever grateful.        

5 Natural Insect Repellents

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Living in a warm, humid environment, we are always dealing with a lot of insects.   We can have our apartment treated for pest control, but we all know insecticides can be harmful in the long term.  So we keep chemical insecticide use to a minimum.   When we do use them, we use a non-toxic spray. You can also make insect deterrents from readily available items. Here are my 5 favorite natural insect repellents: […]

How to Repackage Salt for Long Term Storage

Because salt is one of those essential ingredients with multiple uses, I make sure I a good amount stored away.  I recently opened some of my stores that were packaged back in 2010 and the salt was as fresh as the day I bought it.  Now I need to replenish my stored supply so I bought a huge bag of salt at Costco. It will keep well in the pantry for a while, but, over time, the salt will clump up […]

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