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 feel the need to be more prepared for possible emergencies. I started searching the internet for tips on preparedness, and found a wealth of information on “prepping.” Reading these posts have made me feel like I am not alone, with many others sharing the same fears and need to be self-sufficient. At the same time, reading about farmland retreats, and hidden caches of stored goods in the mountains makes me feel woefully unprepared, as we are a family living in the middle of a metropolitan area, in a large apartment complex with only one compact car.
From this vantage point we start our prepping adventure, as apartment dwellers, new to prepping, trying to be frugal and doing what we can to be more self-sufficient.