December 9, 2016

We’re Still Talking to Nobody – Part 2

June 1, 2012 aptprepper 7

Today we continue with our interview with Joe Nobody, author of multiple survival books.  If you didn’t catch the first part, please visit the previous post. 4. What are some key features that you look for in a bug out location?  A: Here is what I look for in a BOL: – Is there good water and the potential for non-linear food sources (fishing, hunting, gardening, fruit trees)? – Does the location support hiding in plain sight? Stealth is always […]

Apartment Prepper Talks to Nobody – Part 1

May 30, 2012 aptprepper 9

The following is Part 1 of Apartment Prepper’s Interview with Joe Nobody I have read Joe Nobody’s books, Holding Your Ground and Holding Their Own and found both to be well written and full of information for any prepper. Before we go any further, here is a quick background on Joe Nobody from the biography on Amazon: Joe Nobody (pen name for the author who wishes to keep his identity confidential) has provided systems, consulting and training for the U.S. […]

Don’t Wait ’til Springtime to Do This

January 9, 2012 aptprepper 2

It’s January, the season when it’s customary to make lofty, yet unattainable New Year’s resolutions, then inevitably break them…  I’ve done it year after year.  This year, let’s just skip the self defeating process and do something different. Let’s put our well-meaning intentions to good use:  Instead of waiting until spring to do spring cleaning, do it in January.  Whether you are just getting started to prepare for emergencies or a veteran prepper, you are bound to acquire additional supplies.  […]

The Fine Line between Redundancy and Clutter

November 2, 2011 aptprepper 6

“Two is one and one is none” is a survival maxim that we picked up early on when we started finding out about preparedness.   The saying applies to keeping a backup for a tool or item at all times.   For example, what if you only have one can opener, and a disaster happens.  You need to open some canned food to feed your family, but your one and only can opener breaks.  How are you going to open the canned […]

Revisiting the Balcony Garden

October 17, 2011 aptprepper 4

I posted a while back my balcony garden did not fare so well in the intense heat we had the last several months. Now that the fall weather is finally upon is, I have another chance.  Experienced gardeners tell me Texas actually has two growing seasons, one in the spring, and one in the fall.  We’re down to 80 degrees in the daytime, and mid-50s at night. So I decided to give the garden another shot.  This time I am […]

Can You Rely on Your Neighbors?

October 4, 2011 aptprepper 33

I am currently in the middle of reading Lights Out about how some families and their neighborhood cope with the aftermath of an EMP attack.  I’ll save the main discussion of the book for after I finish it, but the book has got me thinking about the neighbors around me, and what would they be like in the event of a large scale disaster. I had previously posted about my “Un-Neighborly Neighbors” in a previous article.  I will give you […]

Decluttering Distractions

August 6, 2011 aptprepper 10

Feeling the lack of space is hindering my ability to add to my emergency supplies, I restarted my decluttering efforts.  I went to the garage and found two large boxes of files and miscellaneous items that have been sitting there for two years.  Why haven’t I gone through them before?  Procrastination, that’s why!  I dread going through these boxes because I don’t want to deal with what’s inside. I finally made myself open them and deal with the contents. Old resumes and […]

A Casualty of the Drought

July 9, 2011 aptprepper 10

I was full of hope when I started the balcony garden in the early spring.  I had started growing herbs, tomatoes, peppers and zucchini, mostly from seed. After last year’s gardening lessons, I knew what to do.  (See Growing Vegetables in a Balcony  http://wp.me/p1dmhM-v)  I did not expect to get all my vegetables from the garden, but I did count on a harvest or two. Well, my hopes have been dashed, as the plants all dried out.  Alas, the plants […]

Danger in Unexpected Places

June 12, 2011 aptprepper 8

Early this morning Apt Prepper Son went to throw out the trash.  There is a designated trash dumpster a few paces away from our unit.   I saw him throw the bag on to the bin; as he walked back he winced in pain and clutched his arm.  When he returned he said he felt a sharp stab of pain under his forearm close to his elbow as he threw the bag. He had gotten stung by something.  Apt Prepper Son […]

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