December 3, 2016

Money Mondays: How to Get Free Containers for Emergency Storage

June 27, 2016 aptprepper 5

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com If you are trying to build up your emergency food storage, you may be concerned about the costs associated with storage containers along with the food itself.  There is some expense involved, but it does not have to break your budget.  There are free or inexpensive ways to obtain emergency storage containers. Here are a few tips: Water Containers You don’t have to spend a lot of money on water containers. 2-liter soda […]

Hide your Emergency Supplies from Strangers

November 20, 2013 aptprepper 15

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Living in an apartment, you frequently have strangers coming to your space:  the “once a year” inspection, fire and smoke alarm inspection, pest control and let’s not forget the maintenance guy coming in to change vent filters and what not.  Apartment dwellers are not the only ones who have visitors, anyone can have pizza delivery, cable installer, plumber and other repair technicians may enter your house. Emergency supplies are your own business, and […]

Extreme Couponing to Boost Your Supplies

June 6, 2011 aptprepper 7

I’ve been watching that show Extreme Couponing on AMC and have to admit I am fascinated.  The show is somewhat critical of the habits of the extreme couponers, almost akin to Hoarders, but I’ve been talking to several people who have become interested in adapting some of those habits to save money or to start a stockpile.  I think many people are taking notes instead of turning their nose up at these techniques. I know some of these measures go […]

Offsite Storage

February 22, 2011 aptprepper 4

One huge challenge to preparing in an apartment is the storage issue.   What if there is absolutely no room left in the apartment for storage; after you have purged stuff and added creative space savers, what else can you do for storage?  One possible solution that may work for some is to rent a storage unit. The storage unit must be: Easy to access.  You must be able to get to the unit quickly in an emergency. Clean.  Inspect the […]

Minimalism and Preparedness

January 26, 2011 aptprepper 3

Our apartment is getting smaller!  Or it seems that way anyway.  The more emergency supplies we acquire, the less free space we have.   So I started paring down on items again.  This past weekend I donated a box of stuff to Goodwill:   outgrown children’s clothing, kitchen gadgets I rarely use, books and CDs that I did not get a chance to sell on Ebay. I’ve been reading a few sites on minimalism.  Some of them seem very drastic:  living on […]