November 12, 2018
Emergency Preparedness

Money Mondays: How to Eat Healthy When You’re Broke

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Editor’s note:  Let’s face in, most of the low priced food we immediately find at the grocery store are laden with unpronounceable ingredients representing artificial colors, preservatives, additives.   But you don’t have to give up eating healthy when your finances are challenged.  In today’s post, by Daisy Luther of Organic Prepper, we look at how to go about eating healthy when you are low on funds.  Is it possible to keep eating food that’s good for you even when […]

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Money Mondays: How to Eat Healthy When You’re Broke

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Editor’s note:  Let’s face in, most of the low priced food we immediately find at the grocery store are laden with unpronounceable ingredients representing artificial colors, preservatives, additives.   But you don’t have to give up eating healthy when your finances are challenged.  In today’s post, by Daisy Luther of Organic Prepper, we look at how to go about eating healthy when you are low on funds.  Is it possible to keep eating food that’s good for you even when […]

Beginner prepping

A Remedy for Prepper Envy

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com When you first start looking at survival and preparedness websites or even read posts on Facebook groups, you see how much people have done to prepare.   You can’t help but be impressed at their extensive stockpiles, skills and survival retreats.  Then comes the inevitable downer:  you compare your puny one month worth of food to their one year’s worth of food and feel like you haven’t made any progress at all. I know […]

Avoiding Waste

Money Mondays: 10 Ways to Avoid Wasting Bread

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   I always feel bad having to throw out stale bread so I started finding ways to make it last longer or re-purpose it.  Here are a few ways that have worked well for me:  Freeze it  If I have extra, I just keep a few slices on the counter and freeze the rest.  I thought I’d be able to tell the difference in quality but there really was no noticeable difference in […]

Emergency Preparedness

Building a Minimalist Shemagh Pack with the Right Survival Gear

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(Editor’s note:  Today we have an interesting article from our guest contributor, James Walton.  The shemagh is similar to a large heavy duty scarf, measuring 42 by 42 inches.  It originated from the Middle East and used by military troops all over the world.  The shemagh (pronounced “schmog”), has multiple uses, one of which is described in the following article.) Written by James Walton The market is flooded with incredible backpacks. It seems like every day another great EDC pack or […]

Cybersecurity

Money Mondays: Prepare for a Cyber Attack on Your Bank

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com In the last few weeks, we’ve seen news reports that U.S. banks are facing an increased risk of cyber attacks.  We’ve been warning about this for some time now, but the threat seems to be escalating that federal officials are now warning banks to closely monitor hacking attempts. According to Fox Business news:  Financial institutions are attractive targets to hackers because of their wealth of sensitive consumer information. Moreover, a successful attack on […]

Emergency Preparedness

7 Things You’ll Realize After Living Without Electricity

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      Editor’s note:  We are so reliant on the power grid, it would be disastrous to lose electricity even for a few days.  Looking at how much we depend on electricity may help us better prepare for a long term power outage. Written by Scott Matthews Electricity is one of the greatest inventions ever, without which we’d barely survive today’s times. We’re living in a world in which almost everything is functioning on electricity, an aspect that made […]

Emergency Preparedness

Money Mondays: Shopping for Emergency Foods at Winco

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A while back I posted about great sources for food storage items.  Today I have a new store I’d like to tell you about, and it happens to be a grocery store as well.  I recently shopped a Winco Foods while visiting some relatives.  They told me Winco is their favorite store.  I love the HEB stores in Texas so I wasn’t convinced I would be very excited about another supermarket.  I checked […]

Bugging Out

The Reality of Bugging Out

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Editor’s Note: A few months ago, we posted about What Really Happens in an Economic Collapse. Today we are looking at a real life bug-out situation.  It is my hope we never have to evacuate our homes, but hearing such a story from someone who has been there gives us a glimpse of what it’s really like so we can better prepare ourselves.  This post originally appeared in The Organic Prepper.   What Bugging Out from Venezuela Is Really Like by […]

Emergency Preparedness

Money Mondays: Savings Tips for Buying in Bulk

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Buying in bulk is certainly a way to save money on groceries, prepping items and other supplies but there is also the possibility of overspending.  Through trial and error, I’ve learned a thing or two when trying to buy in bulk to save money. Here are a few bulk buying tips: Membership clubs Before spending that $60 or so to join Sam’s or Costco, consider how much you will be shopping at those […]

Bug Out Bag

Why You Need Binoculars for your Bug Out Bag

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   I’ve seen a lot of articles about what to include in a bug out bag, but there is one item that is often left out of BOB lists, and that is a pair of binoculars. Why do you need binoculars? Scouting If you are on the move, binoculars will help you spot potential hazards such as blocked roadways, predators such as bears or hostile parties ahead of you, as well as find […]

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