May 30, 2016

Fridge Items That May Last Through a Power Outage

March 9, 2016 aptprepper 4

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com After a power outage that lasts for a few hours, many people toss out everything that was in the refrigerator.  I always toss out milk, leftovers and meats.  However, not everything in the fridge spoils right away and there are several items that stay shelf stable. Here is a list of items that do not spoil right away if you have a power outage: Eggs – Most people store eggs in the […]

10 Ways to Avoid Wasting Bread

April 6, 2015 aptprepper 6

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Living in a hot and humid climate, I noticed that bread goes stale a lot quicker than when a lived in a dry area.   I always feel bad having to throw out stale bread so I started finding ways to make it last longer or re-purpose it.  Here are a few ways that have worked well for me:  Freeze it  If I have extra, I just keep a few slices on the counter […]

Can Food Shortages Happen Here?

January 14, 2015 aptprepper 1

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve been seeing news articles about the food shortages happening in Venezuela:  people standing in line for hours just to get their basic necessities, their National Guard closely watching shoppers to prevent fights from breaking out, and rows of empty shelves inside the stores. This got me thinking, what would happen if there were food shortages here?  Can you imagine having to get in line just to enter the grocery store?  Or […]

Emergency Uses for Old Socks

January 2, 2015 aptprepper 9

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Some of the most commonly thrown out items of clothing are old socks.  Even if you are careful about keeping them together, invariably, one will get lost.  Don’t throw them out – there are some good emergency uses for old socks.  I keep a bag of clean, mismatched socks for cleaning. Here are a few more ideas: Dusting Instead of using paper towels, save a few tube socks and use them for dusting. […]

Use Up that Mushy Watermelon – Watermelon Slushie

September 27, 2014 aptprepper 1

Every time I buy a watermelon half of it gets mushy in the refrigerator before it gets eaten. I end up throwing it away and I hate wasting food. Learning how to use leftovers is a good self-sufficiency skill and also a wise use of resources.

One day I decided to experiment with the leftover watermelon. I froze the mushy watermelon (seeds removed) chunks. […]

15 Ways to Repurpose Old Nylons

June 18, 2014 aptprepper 4

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Nylons aka pantyhose, stockings, tights or even knee highs are some of the most commonly discarded items. It is easy to ruin a pair of nylons as soon as you open the package.  Before you toss them out, you may be able to get some other uses out of them. If one pair develops a run on one leg, cut off that leg but keep the good one. When another pair springs a […]

Using Four Year Old Rice

April 5, 2014 aptprepper 16

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We are rotating the first batch of rice we stored away and replacing it with the new batch.  I bought the rice back in April 2010 but did not repackage it for for long term storage until November 2010.  Usually, rice that is left in a pantry with no special packaging will last one to two years. Since this is the first time I am using my rice storage I was really curious […]

Read this Before you Toss out Expired Medications

March 13, 2014 aptprepper 3

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I mentioned a few weeks ago I’d be clearing out and rotating my supplies.  Upon opening the first aid bucket, we found a lot of over the counter medications that were at or have reached their expiration dates.  The boxes and seals were unopened, so I was hesitant about throwing them all out.  So I reached out to our community experts, Dr. Joe Alton, aka Dr. Bones of www.doomandbloom.net and Dr. James Hubbard […]

Are We Headed for Economic Hard Times?

December 5, 2013 aptprepper 7

Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of dire predictions about the economy.  Whether they happen as predicted or not, it’s a good idea to pay attention to these signs. This article for Modern Survival Blog caught my eye: Major Stock Market Crash In January If you look at the chart, the patterns between today’s stock market and the time period leading up to the Great Depression (1928-29) look uncomfortably similar. Then I saw this one from SHTFPlan.com: 15 Signs That […]

Reusing Zipper Plastic Bags

November 30, 2013 aptprepper 8

Just a quick post for today’s self-sufficient Saturday. Part of becoming self sufficient is learning to make things last as long as possible, so you don’t have to keep buying replacements. I like the convenience of zippered plastic bags, but don’t like the expense.  I resisted rewashing them because they took so long to dry and there is a chance for mold during our humid summers.  So I figured a way to let them air dry the quickest way possible. […]

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