October 24, 2016

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 Doomsday Films and Shows do for Preppers

October 15, 2013 aptprepper 8

There have been a variety of doomsday movies recently:  World War Z, This is the End and The World’s End just to name a few.  Some are action-adventure, suspense or even comedy, but the theme is the same:  the end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI).  In addition, there are a number of reality shows such as Doomsday Preppers,  Doomsday Castle and others that deal with people trying to prepare for disasters. These type of shows are so […]

Welcome New Readers

August 16, 2011 aptprepper 2

Welcome to the site!   I noticed some readers from Donna Freedman’s article on MSN Money “Survive a disaster–in your condo” http://money.msn.com/family-money/survive-a-disaster-in-your-condo-freedman.aspx?scptb=t If you are new to preparedness, there is a “quick start” plan under the Getting Started tab.  Under the Recommended Sites tab, you will find a lot of good information on surviving and thriving in any situation.  For specific subjects of interest, you can search by topic under  Categories or Archives on the right side bar. I am delighted you […]

Even when the News Improves, Prepare Anyway

August 9, 2011 aptprepper 10

There was much rejoicing in Wall Street today, after the Federal Reserved announced that interest rates will stay low for an “extended period,” and the Dow closed with a 429-point gain.  I am sure investors are feeling a degree of relief after two days of free falling.  Does this signal that things are looking up and good times are here again?  Not so fast.  Even the Fed indicated the economy will remain weak for two more years, or longer than […]

Did You See “Doomsday Preppers?”

June 29, 2011 aptprepper 9

I watched the show “Doomsday Preppers” on the National Geographic Channel. It aired Monday night at 9 pm.  It showed four American families and their preparedness lifestyles. Each family focused on a specific aspect of preparedness: One family was focused on preparing for a coronal mass ejection that would bring down the power grid and cause a nuclear meltdown. It was interesting to see how he converted an old swimming pool into an aquaponics garden and tilapia farm. Survival Mom […]

What Would You Grab First?

June 28, 2011 aptprepper 6

I was thinking about the recent instances when people have had to leave their homes in a hurry: evacuations due to wildfires, floods, chemical or radiation leaks etc. I could not help but wonder whether it’s happening more frequently or I am just noticing it more.  I have not checked any statistics, so this is purely speculation on my part. But I wondered how many people are prepared to evacuate on a short notice. To me, anything under an hour […]

Media Now Recommending Stockpiling Food

March 2, 2011 aptprepper 6

Last week, one of our local channels had a segment on stockpiling food by using coupons.  A local coupon expert was featured; the interviewer followed her around the grocery store as she picked up sale items and combined coupons for impressive savings.  The segment concluded that we should all use coupons and store sales to stockpile food as a hedge against inflation. Today Fox News featured Tess Pennington of Ready Nutrition.  The report recommended that anyone can start their emergency […]