July 23, 2016

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

June 6, 2016 aptprepper 1

  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 […]

How to Stretch Ground Beef

December 12, 2014 aptprepper 7

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I have been on a tight budget lately, and one of our staple foods is ground beef.  Lately however, you can hardly call ground beef a bargain food.   The last time I went grocery shopping, I got sticker shock from the ground beef prices-the price has risen to over $4 a pound.  This is an all-time record high, according to this article  These prices used to be for organic or grass fed, but […]

So You Can’t Afford to Prep, Eh?

December 10, 2014 aptprepper 6

This article first appeared in Preparing with Dave Article by Dave at preparingwithdave.com Can you afford not to? Sadly enough, I feel like most of my time is spent trying to convince even preppers to prep. I hear many times that people cannot afford a necessary prep. A necessary prep means that if you don’t have it, you risk death in a survival situation. How could anyone not afford it? The answer lies in prioritizing one’s life and future. Many […]

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. […]

How to Survive a Personal Economic Collapse

June 14, 2014 aptprepper 2

  This post is originally appeared in The Organic Prepper by Daisy Luther With all that is being written about the national economic collapse, people seem to be waiting for some huge event. However, for many North Americans, the collapse is here. This isn’t relegated to only lower income neighborhoods. As an article from a Cinncinnati new station stated, “Hunger doesn’t know a zipcode.” How to survive a personal economic collapse For many people who were formerly financially comfortable, the […]

Downsize Before You Have To

April 16, 2014 aptprepper 12

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I don’t know about you but my finances have been feeling the pinch lately.  I’m not even talking about all the dire economic warnings, but on a personal level, it feels more of a struggle this year than last year.  For one thing my paycheck is smaller:  health insurance premiums as well as taxes increased.  When I go grocery shopping, the same budgeted amount of money buys less food – beef prices have […]

Homemade Dog Biscuits

February 1, 2014 aptprepper 9

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We were looking for all-natural, made in the U.S. dog treats at the pet store.  The affordable brands had a long list of unpronounceable preservatives and additives, and were made in China.   (I haven’t forgotten about Deaths of 500 dogs blamed on jerky treats, FDA says  so we don’t buy pet food from China.)  I found some that fit the bill at the farmer’s market, and at specialty stores, but they were too […]

Reusing Zipper Plastic Bags

November 30, 2013 aptprepper 8

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   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. […]

Prepping Items at the Dollar Store

November 14, 2013 aptprepper 17

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I passed by a new Dollar Tree so I thought I’d check it out.  I had visited the 99 Cents Only Store a while ago, and wanted to see if there were items I could pick up to add to the stockpile.  I took photos of various items that caught my eye. Water Spring water was going for $1 per gallon, which is cheaper than our supermarket, where a gallon is going for […]

Self-Sufficient Saturdays: How to Make Banana Muffins without an Electric Mixer

October 12, 2013 aptprepper 4

Welcome to the latest Self-Sufficient Saturdays feature, where we try out projects that can easily be done in an apartment. Breakfast muffins are a staple at our house for busy weekday breakfasts.  I used to buy them at the store until I found out how easy it is to make muffins yourself.  There are no special ingredients, and you can rescue overripe, black bananas from getting thrown out. Just one problem:  my cheap hand mixer that I’ve had for six […]

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