December 3, 2018

First Line of Defense against Identity Theft

Identity theft is so widespread these days, almost everyone including me, has been affected at one time or another.  (See previous article:  Prepare Now Before this Happens to You  http://wp.me/p1dmhM-2o) When it does happen, it is hard to discover how exactly it happens, but the sooner you discover the better.  This way you can close the affected accounts before too much damage is done. Besides being vigilant about shredding your sensitive documents, there is one important area that I did […]

Trying Out Twitter

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 https://twitter.com/AptPrepper Check it out! Follow @AptPrepper

Pressure to Go Paperless

Every time I pay a bill, or check my account balances online, I get messages from the financial institution to “Go Paperless!”   They’ve tried various tactics: Contest opportunities and prizes Money, such as a one time check for $5 Scare tactics about identity theft Guilt trip route- “Go green” or “Save the environment.” I have not given in.  I am still resisting the idea to go completely electronic, as I like to see proof. In a previous post, I talked […]

If Your Partner Doesn’t Want to Prep

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com For many reasons, the majority of the population is not concerned about preparedness.  Even when faced with facts and news about what happened to other people who had been in disasters, they refuse to do anything to prepare.  There are a lot of reasons for this: Prevailing attitude that someone (government, family) will be around to help Wanting to live for the moment, unconcerned about the future Does not want to think about […]

Avoid a Hard Drive Disaster

We are having a spectacular thunderstorm as I write this.   A flash of lighting, followed by a loud thunderclap…  Then the lights flickered, I heard a loud ZAP! and my computer turned off.  My heart raced in a panic, as I envisioned my hard drive getting fried from the huge power surge that just happened.  I have a surge protector but somehow it failed me.  A few more angry beeps came out of my CPU.  I restarted my computer and […]

Ever Tried Powdered Eggs?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I have to admit I was very skeptical about this latest food experiment.  I can always tell by the spongy look when those free breakfast buffets at the hotel are serving powdered eggs.   So when my husband suggested we try opening up emergency can to make sure we can eat it I was very hesitant about it. Today I finally got around to trying it.   The instructions say, mix 1/4 cup of powdered […]

Supply Check

After you have been accumulating supplies for a few months, it is a good idea to do a supply check:  take a few minutes to look over your supplies and check your equipment to make sure they are in working order. We went through a large Rubbermaid container of miscellaneous emergency supplies and found some items no longer worked or were improperly stored.  We had a Coleman lantern that I liked, since it gave off a pretty good light when […]

One for the Summer Reading List: American Apocalypse

Summertime is a great time to catch up on reading.  I just finished reading a book of fiction, American Apocalypse:  The Collapse Begins by author Nova.  It is the first book in a series of four books.  I read it in two days; I was quite riveted with the story. The book centers around a young man who finds himself homeless, trying to stay alive in a suburb of Washington, D.C.   Much of the country has fallen into anarchy following […]

Basic Recipe: Plain White Rice

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received an email from reader Angela from Italy who had a some great suggestions for future articles:  back to basics recipes, and cooking over an open fire.   Because of my living accommodations, I can’t always cook over an open fire (except at a campground), but I do plan on improving that skill.  This time I wanted to cover a very basic recipe for an item most of us keep in our emergency […]

If You Haven’t Started Preparing by Now

I was chatting with the owner of our neighborhood pizza restaurant last night when he switched subjects and told me he was fearful of the the future of his business.   We are not close friends, he knows me as the regular customer who normally orders the same pizza special with coupons.   He said he no longer sees his lunch and dinner time regulars and orders from company catered lunches have all but disappeared.  He is now barely breaking even.  But […]

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