Happy New Year!

Fireworks from FreePhotoBank,orgAs we celebrate the beginning of the another year, I’d like to thank you for making Apartment Prepper a part of your day.  I am grateful to be able to write and share what I’ve learned about preparing for emergencies.  In turn, I’ve also learned a lot from our community of readers.  Though my original intent for this blog was preparing for disasters in an apartment, it has grown to encompass a lot more:  healthy living, frugality, self-sufficiency and many other aspects of a prepper’s lifestyle.

It is my hope that we can all help each other be prepared and cope with whatever difficulties come up, large or small.

I wish you and your family a healthy and prosperous 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emberlit Stainless Steel Stove Giveaway

Emberlit stainless steel stove

LPC Survival, aka The Berkey Guy is sponsoring our new giveaway:  Enter to win an Emberlit Stainless Steel Stove by submitting your entry below.  Here’s a description from the website:

The Emberlit Stove weighs less than 11.3 oz (316 g) and is constructed of rugged stainless steel. Compare that to a full canister of fuel and burner! The stainless steel EmberLit is impervious to corrosion and remarkably strong. The EmberLit will hold the weight of any pot or pan that will sit securely without wobble. Like the rest of the EmberLit line, this stove comes with a lifetime guarantee because you are never going to wear it out. 

This’ll make a great bug-out bag or backpacking stove.

You can enter between May 6 until Saturday, May 11, 2013.  Lots of ways to enter!

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Win a Copy of The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency

Weekend HomesteaderI am excited to announce our February Giveaway at Apartment Prepper.   This month we are giving away a copy of The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency, by Anna Hess.  I am reading a copy of this book as well, thanks to the publisher, Skyhorse Publishing.   I am sure to try one or more projects described in the book, and I will let you know how it went.

The book will help you try your hand at various projects to get you on the road to self-sufficiency without getting you overwhelmed.  It is an attractive book, with full color photos, glossy pages and is packed with information.  You will learn to cut your grocery bills, eat healthier and learn new skills whether you live in an apartment, suburban home or acres of farmland.

To enter, just leave a comment below on one of these topics:

  • the most recent prepping or self sufficiency skill you have tried out OR
  • what self-sufficiency project you are most interested to try out this year and why.

The winner will be chosen at random on Saturday, February 9th at 8 pm Central.  Good luck!  I look forward to learning about your new skills!

This giveaway has ended.

Get the real deal. Whether bugging out or sheltering in place, you can never have enough clean water for survival: For your water purifier needs, please visit:

 For beginning preppers

 

Announcing the Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Mel B who won the random drawing for the 3 Berkey Sport Bottle giveaway, sponsored by LPC Survival.

The winner has been notified via email.

I’ll be working on the next giveaway and will announce the details soon.

Our thanks to The Berkey Guy for sponsoring the giveaway and a big thank you everyone for entering!

 

 

Get the real deal. Whether bugging out or sheltering in place, you can never have enough clean water for survival: For your water purifier needs, please visit:

 For beginning preppers

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Hot and Rainy Summer Reading List

Between working full time, spending time with family and writing this blog, there’s little time for much else.  But summer is still the perfect time to catch up so I’m making my way slowly through the reading list.  I’ll be posting reviews on some of these books sometime, but for now I thought I’d share what’s on my shelf for those weekend days when it’s either too hot or too rainy to venture outside.

Non-fiction

Without Rule of Law by Joe Nobody

 

 

 

The Survival Doctor’s Guide to Burns: What to Do When There Is No Doctor by James Hubbard, MD- Kindle e-book*

 

 

 

The Survival Doctor’s Guide to Wounds: What to Do When There Is No Doctor by James Hubbard, MD- Kindle e-book*

 

 

 

The Prepper Next Door by Charlie Palmer

 

 

 

Fiction

Holding Their Own II: The Independents  also by Joe Nobody

 

 

 

The Pulse by Scott B. Williams

 

 

 

The Western Front (Part 1) by Archer Garrett  Kindle e-book*

 

 

 

* I don’t own a Kindle but was delighted to find out you can download e-books to your PC.

What’s in YOUR  reading list?  Happy summer reading!

 

 

 

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