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

April 22, 2016 aptprepper 3

  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 […]

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.  […]

10 Things to Do if You are Worried about the Stock Market

August 27, 2015 aptprepper 7

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Earlier this week U.S. stocks had some huge declines leaving many people worried about their 401ks, investments and the economy in general.  On Tuesday, I checked my retirement account and bank account online and found both websites to be down at the the same time.  I felt a moment of panic at that point but I forced myself to calm down.  It may have been a coincidence, but it did not help my […]

How To Prep Like A Spartan

August 7, 2015 aptprepper 3

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 […]

My Every Day Carry Items

February 17, 2015 aptprepper 0

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com An emergency can happen anywhere, anytime and you may have to cope with only the items you happen to be carrying with you. Over the years I have changed a few things on my every day carry (EDC) list.  On one hand, I don’t want to be carrying a huge purse that attracts thieves; on the other hand, I like to be prepared.  I like to make sure each item is useful enough […]

The One Simple Secret to Surviving any Crisis

February 14, 2015 aptprepper 3

Written by Daisy Luther This article first appeared in The Organic Prepper When disaster strikes, will you be ready? Will you be organized, calm, and ready to adapt to whatever the situation brings? Sometimes we have some warning, and sometimes things happen out of the blue. There is one simple secret that will allow you to sail through nearly any crisis. It doesn’t cost a lot of money, or take up an entire roomful of storage space. It’s your ability to accept […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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