January 16, 2018

Money Mondays: Can a Crisis Like Venezuela’s Happen Here?

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com You can’t help but feel bad about the citizens of Venezuela, as they suffer under miserable economic conditions:  People waiting in lines all night and day to buy basic necessities, formerly middle class people having to hunt dogs and cats in their neighborhood for their next meal, with widespread rioting and looting. But can it happen here?  This post certainly got my attention Coming Destruction? Alan Greenspan Warns “Venezuela Under Martial Law […]

5 Easy Things You Can Do This Weekend to Become Better Prepared

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Getting started with preparedness can be overwhelming.   Most people immediately focus on how much gear they need, and how much they don’t have.  Then you worry about how much this is all going to cost and where the money is coming from.  It does not have to be like that. Here is a list of five easy and free activities you can do this weekend, and you will instantly be a lot […]

The Cost of Not Prepping

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Last month I mentioned my friend who got into debt – she has now put her prepping plans on hold, which is unfortunate.  I am concerned there are lots of others out there who feel the need to prepare for emergencies but have convinced themselves to put it off for one reason or another.  Let’s think it through and see if it would really cost less to NOT prep. The true cost of […]

Easy Prepping Activities to Do at the End of the Year

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Now that 2015 on the wane, it’s a good time to evaluate how we did as we look forward to 2016. Evaluate how much supplies you have stored up.  How much water and food have you managed to store so far?  For us, due to space issues, we have about a couple week’s worth of water, and about 10 weeks worth of food, including the refrigerator and pantry.  We have a ways to […]

Money Saving Tips for Building a First Aid Kit

Building a First Aid kit does not have to be cost prohibitive.  You can assemble it as inexpensively as possible with the following tips: Reuse or recycle.  Use a recycled or re-purposed item as your main container Check Goodwill or discount stores for a handy bag or box that has lots of room such as a backpack, video camera case, tackle box, etc. Stock it with freebies.  The last time we went to the doctor’s office, they were giving out […]

How to Avoid Getting Trapped in Your Office Building

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I work in a high rise building downtown.  The other day I had the terrifying experience of getting trapped in an elevator with six other people.  It was lunch time and two out of four elevators were not working.  A crowd was forming to get on the two remaining elevators.  When I finally got my turn, six other people came in with me.  I already felt closed in, being in such tight quarters.  […]

Start Prepping! by Tim Young – Book Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com This past week I finished reading Start Prepping by Tim Young.  Tim writes the Self Sufficient Man website and has written a number of books on preparedness and homesteading. Start Prepping includes many easy and doable steps to start preparing.  The author included a variety of survival stories that keep the reader interested and engaged.  The chapters are well-organized and the advice is solid.  When I read books on preparedness and survival, I […]

How To Prep Like A Spartan

Written by Chris Ruiz This post originally appeared in The Bug Out Bag Guide The Spartans were renowned throughout the ancient world for their military prowess and disciplined lifestyle. They did not win every battle, but they did beat back larger forces to defend their homelands time and time again. This ability came down to their dedication to preparedness, their whole society was geared towards it. Spartan men and women were trained from a young age to respect the community […]

10 Skills That Urban Preppers Should Learn

By Tess Pennington This article originally appeared in Ready Nutrition Skills are a major part of prepping. Although it is important to have supplies in place; the belief is that skills, and not supplies, will give you a greater survival advantage during a long term emergency. Learning new survival skills and abilities creates a new platform of knowledge to draw on when times get tough. There are many preppers who taking the time to make skill building a priority. The […]

Why You Need Gloves for Your Emergency Kit

I never thought much about gloves until I started preparing.  At the most I had a pair of rubber gloves for washing dishes.  Now I have several types. Disposable gloves Disposable gloves can be used for quick and dirty jobs such as cleaning up messes, pet waste, handling contaminated surfaces to avoid infection etc.  However these are generally very flimsy.  Thankfully, they are not very expensive.  I got a 10 pack at the 99 Cents Only store, but a box […]

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