March 8, 2019

Have a Blessed New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope to encourage everyone to keep up your preparedness efforts and continue learning new skills.  If you are new, congratulations on getting started.  No matter where you are in this journey,  I welcome you to Apartment Prepper. Preparedness to me is living a life of being ready for whatever life throws at us.  No one sets out expecting bad things such as natural or man made disasters, financial upheavals, health threats, or civil unrest. But they […]

Money Mondays: How to Cope with Higher Food Prices

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Food prices are expected to rise this coming year.  Major food corporations have already announced they are raising prices, according Fox Business.  The USDA has also predicted a larger hike in food prices for 2019. Not everyone can readily increase their food budget.  It likely won’t happen all at once.  But if you start preparing now, your budget won’t suffer so much. Tips to help you cope with higher food prices Buy in […]

Merry Christmas from Apartment Prepper

  I wish you all a Merry Christmas!  Thanks for visiting and sharing with me.   And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.”  Luke 2:10    

Cold and Flu Season is Here – Are You Prepared?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Winter has officially started and so has the cold and flu season.  It usually peaks around January and February.   Are you ready? Prevention Ideally, we can all avoid catching the cold or flu.  A few precautions may help: Wash your hands frequently. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth or face. Avoid inhaling airborne germs with an N-95 mask or a BioScarf Get adequate rest and exercise Eat a nutritious diet Disinfect surfaces often […]

Worried about Safety While Attending Crowded Events – Part 2

Last week in Worried about Safety While Attending Crowded Events – Part 1, we discussed staying safe at church services, concerts, amusement parks with James DeMeo, subject matter expert about event security and author of new book called “What’s Your Plan? A Step by Step Guide to Keep your Family Safe During Emergency Situations,” Today we continue our discussion and cover other safety concerns that a lot of people are thinking about. Staying safe in a knife attack Many areas […]

Money Mondays: How to Avoid getting Fooled by Phishing Scams

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I got a notification that there is a phishing scam that looks so convincing even the techie folks at my job were taken in.  In this particular case, the email was created to look like it came from technical support, and it was letting everyone know “your computer is infected with a virus.”  The email then instructs the recipient to click on a link to get the fix. How does phishing work? Phishing […]

Worried about Safety While Attending Crowded Events?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com During the holidays, people congregate and celebrate together.   There are church services to attend, Christmas parties and all sorts of gatherings.  Unfortunately, crowded events also become targets for violence, such as the San Bernardino Christmas party shooting in 2015, church shootings in Charleston and Sutherland Springs.  These are not just limited to the U.S.  As I write this, new incidents are being reported: there has been a shooting at a cathedral in Brazil […]

A Scarf that Can Protect from Catching Colds and Flu: the BioScarf

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Now that flu and cold season is here, I try to protect myself by frequent hand washing, not touching my eyes and face and other precautions.  But have you ever been stuck next to someone who is coughing and sneezing?  You silently turn the other way and hope you somehow avoid breathing their germs.  You could wear a face mask but you may feel uncomfortable wearing one.  Wearing a regular N95 mask really […]

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