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How to Avoid Contaminating your Family with Colds and Flu

January 8, 2015 aptprepper 1

Cold and flu season is in full swing and I am no stranger to the misery involved.  I still have posts going up, but have been absent from social media as I have been laid up with body aches, sneezing, coughing for the last few days.  Fortunately, no one else in our household has caught this.  During my last sleepless night, it occurred to me a lot of people must be in the same predicament:  if you are not careful, […]

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. […]

10 Preparedness Steps for the New Year

December 31, 2014 aptprepper 3

As we look forward to 2015, we continue to improve on our preparedness skills and supplies: Here are 10 preparedness steps to take Power outage supplies  We checked our supply of batteries, matches, flashlights, camping stove and lanterns as well as solar chargers in case the power gets interrupted. Evaluate how long you can last without going to the store.  How much water and food have you managed to store so far?  For us, due to space issues, we have […]

Should You Answer the Door When a Stranger Knocks?

December 4, 2014 aptprepper 14

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com During the holidays you may notice an increase in people coming up to your door:  leaving flyers, selling something or just being neighborly.  But you never know what their intentions are. The local constables in our area have been warning people to be more vigilant due to a rising number of burglaries.  One of the more controversial questions is whether you should answer the door when a stranger knocks or pretend you’re not […]

Cheap Food Storage Items this Thankgiving Week

November 25, 2014 aptprepper 3

When I went grocery shopping today I noticed a lot of sales for items that can be used for food storage. I always encourage anyone starting their food storage plan to set aside a small amount, say $5.00 and pick up a few things every week. You can easily supplement your emergency food supplies by picking up a few extra cans or boxes. […]

Book Review The Guardians: The New Homefront Volume 2

November 21, 2014 aptprepper 1

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I previously reviewed The Last Layover:  The New Homefront Volume 1 by Steven C. Bird as part of Survivor Jane’s preparedness books blog tour. The Guardians is the second book in the Homefront series.  The story continues to cover the main families from the first book, and introduces two sons of one of the original female characters. Without giving away too much, one portion of the book deals with fighting the Mexican cartels […]

20 Tips on Staying Safe During the Holiday Season

November 19, 2014 aptprepper 11

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away and the Christmas season will soon be in full swing.  Theft and other crimes seem to increase when people are out and about shopping or partying and not paying much attention to anything else. The other day the management company left a flyer on our door about a “Resident Meeting” regarding apartment safety. I was concerned enough that I attended the evening meeting after work. A […]

How to Keep Your Apartment Warm

November 12, 2014 aptprepper 16

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com This week, a cold front, AKA polar vortex is coming to town.  Indeed, it was much colder getting out of work this afternoon than it was early this morning. Our apartment windows are very flimsy.  They are single paned aluminum windows that let in the frigid air.  You can really feel the cold air seeping in as you get closer to the windows.  We had to come up with ideas to keep the […]

Substitutes for Toilet Paper

November 4, 2014 aptprepper 52

I recently posted about being off-grid for 48 hours, and using a lot of baby wipes due to the lack of water during our adventure.  One thing that would run out quickly in a survival situation if you did not have a huge stockpile would be toilet paper.  Not having a lot of space we have about three months worth on hand right now, but that can run out quickly.  Also, a large stockpile of toilet paper is not portable […]

Reader question: How Do you Protect your Emergency Supplies from Pests?

October 22, 2014 aptprepper 5

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I get a lot of emails on Apartment Prepper, and I always respond to readers’ questions.  Here is an excerpt from a recent email from reader “S.”  (I have removed any personal references.)  “S” provided actual photos. I had some bad luck recently. My car broke down coming home from work.  As a result I had to leave the car at a mechanic for a week to fix a now bigger problem & […]

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