July 17, 2018

Do You Have Apartment Insurance?

This is a boring but necessary subject for apartment dwellers. Homeowners are required by the bank to carry homeowner’s insurance, but apartment insurance is something that is completely optional for us renters.  I actually did not have apartment insurance at one time, thinking it was an unnecessary expense. Until I started thinking about what would happen to the family if we lost my belongings for some reason or other. I did not really want to think about it, but it […]

I Read The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse

  I finished reading The Modern Survival Manual:  Surviving the Economic Collapse by Fernando “Ferfal” Aguirre.  He runs the Surviving in Argentina Blog (I don’t know him personally, just giving credit.) An economic collapse is one our our fears; this is a book written by someone who has already experienced it.  Argentina, a once prosperous country, went through its economic collapse in 2001 and it has never been the same since.  Mr. Aguirre describes in detail the aftermath of the […]

How Do You Get Started with Prepping?

I am starting to see more people becoming concerned about preparing.  Within the last month or so, I have been seeing more visits resulting from readers looking for information on prepping or becoming more self sufficient while living in an apartment.  I am glad more of us are starting to prepare.  One of the most frequently asked questions is how does someone get started. I don’t claim to be an expert on the absolute best way, but I can speak […]

Apartment Inspection Time – What was that Really About?

Another note from building management was stuck to our door when I got home today:  “Tenant is hereby informed that your lease and security deposit is hereby transferred to blah blah blah…”    Our building just got sold! I immediately called the property manager to confirm.  Yes, our apartment just got sold, but building management and everything else stays the same for now. Now we know the real reason for the second round of inspections.  This was not just a […]

Avoid Holiday Food Waste

During the holidays food all around us.  Generally, food is plentiful, but there may come a time when it may not be so.  Since I started preparing, I have become more conscientious about avoiding waste.  Let’s face if you stop throwing out rotten produce, stretch your leftovers, you will need to buy less, eat out less, leaving with more cash for your emergency fund, buy storage foods or build up for your supplies. Here are some of the habits I […]

My First Rifle

Today my family and I went target shooting at a local gun range.  I finally got to try out my new rifle, the U.S Survival AR-7 rifle. Why did we choose this rifle?  I admit, I am no expert with firearms.  The truth is, my husband actually did all the research about the various rifles to choose from.  After he looked at all the choices, he narrowed it down and we talked about features.  The main reasons we decided on […]

Can a Bank Glitch Ruin Your Weekend?

A few days ago, millions of people in Australia could not get access to their own money for a whole weekend.   According to news reports, a computer glitch at National Australia Bank, one of Australia’s largest banks, caused ATMs to freeze.  See article What does this have to do with us here in the US?   This can happen anywhere.  Many people rely on using debit or credit cards for daily transactions.  I used to rely on them as well.   Think […]

Is Ignorance Bliss?

While I was away on a recent business trip I met a lot of colleagues from various states.  Spending a week sequestered with these folks in conference rooms morning til night, you can’t help but get to know a few details about each others’ lives. Since we traveled up north to a state known for snow storms, I was very concerned about the weather and watched the morning and evening news on a regular basis.  However, I cannot say the […]

Welcome to the new home of The Apartment Prepper’s Blog!

Welcome to my new site!  This is the self hosted version of The Apartment Prepper, originally found on http://apartmentprepper.wordpress.com/. I am still working on the finishing touches, but I will soon be posting my new articles here.  When I became interested in preparedness while living in a small apartment earlier this year, I found that many established preparedness experts write about preparing in a bug out retreat or their own home.  There is a lot of good information out there, […]

What “The Walking Dead” Can Do for You

We started watching the new zombie series on AMC called “The Walking Dead”  I actually found out about it from reading the Walking Dead post over at TEOTWAWKI website.  Please know that the series is very intense, with much blood and gore, especially the 2nd episode.  We had the kids play in another room as the show is not appropriate for children. Now that I have covered that disclaimer, I have to admit, I actually like the show.  We had […]

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