May 31, 2016

ALPS Comfort Series Self-inflating Pad Review

May 18, 2016 aptprepper 1

  The review of the ALPS Comfort pad is a result of working with the team of 3Beds.com, a website that reviews airbeds and sleeping pads. A word about ALPS Mountaineering The Mountaineering is just one of the sub-brands of the ALPS company. It manufactures hiking and camping gear – anything from tents, chairs, tents to airbeds and sleeping pads. It was started by Denis Brune in the early 1990s, a guy who run the Kelty backpack company before starting […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

How to Avoid Getting Hurt in a Riot

August 16, 2014 aptprepper 2

If you live in a large city, the risk of a riot is always present.  Riots can be triggered by many reasons, from rowdy festival goers, the aftermath of a big game, , dissatisfaction with a verdict or official actions, and many others.   Even people who are lawfully congregating or holding a peaceful protest can unintentionally be swept up in a riot. How do you avoid getting hurt in a riot? There is no telling when a riot can happen.  […]

What to Do If Your Partner Thinks Prepared = Paranoid

July 2, 2014 aptprepper 11

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com On a beautiful day such as the one pictured above, it’s hard to even imagine a natural or even a man-made disaster disrupting things.  If you even mention something about being prepared, your relatives or friends will say “you are just being paranoid.”  I have heard this so often among people who want to prepare; even one of our readers has brought it up in a comment. Should you forget about being prepared […]

Tightening the Belt Mentally and Physically Ahead of any Possible Disaster

June 7, 2014 aptprepper 1

This article first appeared in Preparing with Dave Article by Dave at preparingwithdave.com Our Personal Actions: Here at the Preparing With Dave homestead, we keep tightening our belts around here figuratively in preparation, ahead of any possible disaster that closes the stores and strains emergency services. Nothing severe in starving, but merely changing the sources of food we eat and the need for many conveniences, both in supplies and stimulation of the mind. This action is to lesson the amount […]

Going Home by A. American: Book Review and Giveaway

December 4, 2013 aptprepper 27

If the power grid were to collapse while you are far from home on a road trip, how would you handle it?  That is the premise of Going Home:  A Novel of Survival by A. American.  Going Home is the first book of the series, followed by Surviving Home and Escaping Home. Going Home has a very believable story.  Morgan Carter, the main character, thought he was going on a quick business trip and was on his way home when […]

How People May React

May 15, 2013 aptprepper 14

This morning I was pulling into a gas station pump when I witnessed an occurrence that was disturbing after I thought about it.  The gas station was crowded, with every row filled with a customer.  The station also had parking spots facing the convenience store.  A woman, driving this huge Suburban (let’s call her (“Suburban Driver”) with kids in the back seat, was backing out of one of the convenience store spots got very close to hitting the minivan at […]

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