December 3, 2016

How to Avoid Getting Trapped in Your Office Building

October 1, 2015 aptprepper 8

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.  […]

Navigation During a Disaster

April 22, 2015 aptprepper 1

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Emergencies don’t happen only during convenient times.  What if something happens and we are at work, school or some other location?  Our family has discussions about what we would do if an event were to happen and we are nowhere near each other.  We have to make sure we know how to get back together no matter where we are. Most people rely on their cars’ GPS device or mapping app on their […]

Big City Obstacles to Getting Home in a Disaster

May 8, 2013 aptprepper 5

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Soon after the Boston Marathon bombing, the city went on lockdown.  A relative who lives a mile or so away from the blast site was visiting a friend at the time.  He texted the family that he could not leave his friend’s house for hours because entire neighborhoods were on lockdown.  This got me thinking about what could potentially keep you from getting home in the event of a disaster.  You can have […]