December 2, 2016

How to Make a Realistic Urban Bug in Plan

November 29, 2016 aptprepper 2

Written by Dan Stevens, Modern Survival Online It is said urbanites cannot bug in. Bugging out seems to be the first choice for people who are trapped in cities that will become death traps. Bugging in seems to be a luxury if you either live in the burbs, a small town or the wilderness or… if you’re willing to move there. Allow me to prove those people wrong. Well, in part, because there are limits to what you can do […]

Urban Survival: When the Cities Fall Apart, These Strategies Will Keep You Alive

May 4, 2016 aptprepper 0

Urban Survival: When the Cities Fall Apart, These Strategies Will Keep You Alive Written by Tess Pennington This article originally appeared in Ready Nutrition Collectively speaking, there are many of us who have been preparing for emergencies and have read our fair share of prepper fiction and watched enough apocalyptic thrillers to know that the higher the population density, the more dangerous it can be in a disaster. As well, when resources like food and fuel have to be transported from outside […]

Survival Advice that Won’t Work for a City Dweller

October 29, 2015 aptprepper 18

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com There is a lot of advise about preparing for disasters that may not be helpful to city folks, especially an apartment dweller, if taken at face value.  To make them work, you’d have to rethink the advice and modify it for your needs. 1.  Bury a cache of emergency items in a secret location This is bad idea, possibly even dangerous within an urban area.   You never know when there are hidden pipes […]

Apartment Prepping Mistakes to Avoid

May 14, 2015 aptprepper 11

 This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I started this blog just a few months after I started my journey into preparing for emergencies.  Now that I’ve had a little bit of time trying things out, I thought I’d share some of our less than stellar results.  Hopefully you will avoid some of the mistakes that we’ve made. Not keeping track of expiration dates.  I feel I have to keep reminding myself and others to keep track of those expiration […]

10 Skills that Urban Preppers should Learn

January 10, 2015 aptprepper 2

  By Tess Pennington This article first appeared in Ready Nutrition Skills are a major part of prepping. Although it is important to have supplies in place; the belief is that skills, and not supplies, will give you a greater survival advantage during a long term emergency. Learning new survival skills and abilities creates a new platform of knowledge to draw on when times get tough. Skills are a major part of prepping. Although it is important to have supplies […]

Dog Attacks are Common in Cities: How to Protect Yourself

May 7, 2014 aptprepper 4

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Now that the weather is getting warmer, a lot more people are running or walking outdoors.  We hear about at least one case on the news every week: a person walking or jogging passes by a loose dog, and he or she gets attacked with dire, sometimes fatal consequences.   I didn’t really think about dog attacks that much, until one day recently, I was walking our dog Miller at a park trail when […]

Food for Thought from Selco Who Lived Through SHTF

November 27, 2011 aptprepper 7

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A couple of weeks ago, I recommended the link to SHTF Survival Q&A: A First-Hand Account of Long-Term SHTF Survival.  I was fascinated by the first hand account by Selco, a man who lived through a SHTF scenario during the Bosnia collapse in 1992.  He described what it was like to live for a year in a city with no infrastructure:  no running water or sewer, trash pickup, no electricity; no food available, […]