October 24, 2016

How to Explain Emergency Preparedness to Kids

September 16, 2016 aptprepper 4

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Being prepared for emergencies involves the whole family, whether you are buying supplies and gear, or developing new skills.  Young children quickly notice a change in routine or behavior.  They will become curious about what’s going on.  Kids get anxious whenever anything interrupts the familiar schedule.  If there is an impending emergency such as an ice storm or hurricane, they may become fearful. Here are a few tips on explaining preparedness to kids: […]

The Cost of Not Prepping

March 7, 2016 aptprepper 6

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

December 30, 2015 aptprepper 4

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 […]

Monday Musings 12/7/2015: Health Benefits to Use Before the End of the Year

December 7, 2015 aptprepper 2

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Welcome to another Monday Musings, where we share interesting links about all things preparedness, as well as updates on the blog.  Can you believe it’s the last month of 2015?  It feels like 2015 just got started, now it has flown by.  It’s time to think about year-end activities again. First the blog updates… Health Benefits to Use Before the End of the Year  Part of year end planning is to assess your […]

How to Create a Safe Room in Your House or Apartment

June 12, 2015 aptprepper 7

By Daisy Luther This article originally appeared in The Organic Prepper The homes of many rich, famous people have a secret hidden within them.  Somewhere, in the depths of the home, is a secure room to which the residents can retreat in the event of a home invasion or violent intruder.  A safe room was carved into the original house plan, and many of these are state of the art.  Features might include a bank of monitors for viewing what’s going […]

The Survival Savvy Family: Book Review and Giveaway

May 8, 2015 aptprepper 12

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I had the opportunity to read The Survival Savvy Family by Julie Sczerbinski.  Julie is  the creator of the blog, Home Ready Home.com which helps average families become more knowledgeable about survival and self-reliance. The book covers the various aspects of preparedness, such as creating a family emergency plan, getting ready for natural disasters, financial readiness, first aid, fire safety and much more. I like that the author also goes a step further […]

Evacuate your Home in 10 Minutes

April 29, 2015 aptprepper 1

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Recent disasters worldwide such as the Chile volcano eruption and the Nepal earthquake remind us that disasters can happen at any time.  You might think, those are far away places, they can’t possibly happen to me; however, emergencies such as chemical spills, wildfires and flooding have been known to cause localized evacuations.  Fires are not uncommon in apartment homes or condominiums, many residents may have only minutes to evacuate.  Circumstances may force you […]

How to Get Your Teen to Appreciate Prepping

January 10, 2015 aptprepper 4

I’ve talked to a few preppers who feel they are all alone in their efforts and are having a tough time getting their family involved.  We’ve focused on partners not wanting to prep, younger children; today we’ll look at the teens in your life. Anyone who has dealt with teens know they are a tough bunch.  It is hard enough to get them to make their beds, much less get them interested in prepping so good luck with that.  But […]

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 […]

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