December 9, 2016

Up Close Reminder to Continue Prepping

January 8, 2014 aptprepper 11

This past weekend I decided to do a few errands around town to get ready for the week ahead.   We had been busy during Christmas and had not had much time for prepping activities. I went to Sam’s Club to buy a few staples and was passing by the prepared foods section when I heard a commotion.  I looked over to see what was going on and found out a few people were upset that the rotisserie chickens had run […]

Prepper Guilty Pleasures

November 27, 2013 aptprepper 7

Most of the time, prepping articles deal with very serious matters, and why not, emergencies and disasters can be grim subjects.  On the other hand, prepping does have a lighter side. Let’s look at a handful of prepper guilty pleasures… Good eats    Opening up a bag of dehydrated fruit, and, unexpectedly finding that it’s so good you finished the whole bag.  This happened to me as I opened a bag of dehydrated pineapple.  Before I knew it, I had eaten […]

Be Ready for Anything

August 24, 2011 aptprepper 7

Just when the news seemed to be settling down from the recent stock market roller coaster, the ground started rolling in a couple of areas that hardly ever experience earthquakes:  Colorado had a 5.3 magnitude quake on Monday night, then soon after, on Tuesday morning, the East Coast had a 5.9 quake centered around Virginia.  DC Josh of Metro Survival blog experienced the quake and posted about it.  See “Washington D.C. Earthquake” Adding to the worries was the epicenter of […]

If You Haven’t Started Preparing by Now

July 17, 2011 aptprepper 9

I was chatting with the owner of our neighborhood pizza restaurant last night when he switched subjects and told me he was fearful of the the future of his business.   We are not close friends, he knows me as the regular customer who normally orders the same pizza special with coupons.   He said he no longer sees his lunch and dinner time regulars and orders from company catered lunches have all but disappeared.  He is now barely breaking even.  But […]

What is “Normal?”

March 30, 2011 aptprepper 12

The ongoing crisis in Japan is getting a lot of people thinking and talking about preparedness.   Sitting around the lunch table recently, some co-workers were talking about possible disasters, and their take on preparedness. Two ladies mentioned they had bought handguns and were starting to go to the gun range.  This produced an amused, slightly nervous reaction from the table, as someone chimed in, “Well if things fall apart, we are going to your house!”  One guy mentioned he is […]

Are There Advantages for Apartment Preppers?

February 16, 2011 aptprepper 10

Now that I have been preparing for a few months, I am well aware of the disadvantages for us apartment dwellers in the big city:  lack of space is a big one, followed by management rules and inspections, overcrowding, crime, massive traffic, partnered with the ever looming possibility of getting trapped in a chaotic city when the SHTF.  The list is long, something we just have to deal with on a daily basis, so I had to pause and tell […]

How it all Started

May 1, 2010 aptprepper 3

The day before Hurricane Ike was predicted to reach Houston, I was talking to co-workers on what to expect, as this was going to be our first hurricane.  We had recently moved to Houston due to a job transfer.  Several people described the horrors they experienced trying to leave the city for Hurricane Rita, about getting stuck in freeways that turned into parking lots, so most people were staying put.  I left work early thinking I would stop by the […]

Welcome!

April 30, 2010 aptprepper 1

Welcome to the apartment prepper’s blog.  I am new to prepping AND new to blogging.  Watching the news lately I have started feeling a general sense of unease and helplessness–concerned about the state of the economy, with so many middle class Americans becoming unemployed and homeless; recent disasters such as the Haiti and Chile quakes; multiple perils such as the swine flu epidemic, tornadoes and floods have occurred “too close for comfort” To feel more secure and in control, I […]