August 21, 2018
Emergency Preparedness

Money Mondays: Good Food Storage Sources Besides the Grocery Store

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com  When you start a food storage plan, whether for emergencies or money-saving reasons, you should avail yourself of various sources besides the supermarket. Food Storage Sources Try using various sources including but not limited to: Online Stores I’ve had great success buying bulk items such as rice, flour, coffee, sugar via Amazon and other online stores such as Emergency Essentials. Warehouse stores* Sam’s and Costco are good sources for food storage. If you partner […]

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Money Mondays: Good Food Storage Sources Besides the Grocery Store

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com  When you start a food storage plan, whether for emergencies or money-saving reasons, you should avail yourself of various sources besides the supermarket. Food Storage Sources Try using various sources including but not limited to: Online Stores I’ve had great success buying bulk items such as rice, flour, coffee, sugar via Amazon and other online stores such as Emergency Essentials. Warehouse stores* Sam’s and Costco are good sources for food storage. If you partner […]

Emergency Preparedness

How Car Burglars Choose Their Targets

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com This past week I found out there were several car break-ins in our neighborhood.   All the tenants in our building got an announcement from management to be vigilant and lock our cars etc. and many neighbors just shrugged it off.  But I looked into it further and found out some interesting details.  The local constable actually released a statement about the crime wave after they caught a couple of suspects. How they chose […]

Emergency Preparedness

Money Mondays: Preps You Can Afford Even if You’re Low in Cash

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A lot of people feel prepping is expensive and that stops them from getting started with even basic supplies. Emergency Supplies Here are 10 emergency items you can easily acquire even if you feel you don’t have much cash to spare: Water People living in the U.S. are fortunate to have running tap water.  We take it for granted that anytime we turn on the faucet, clean water comes out.  But an emergency […]

Balcony Garden

Plants that Repel Mosquitoes for Your Balcony Garden

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Editor’s note: Since we live in an area that is considered one of the worst cities for mosquitoes, we are at risk for mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile virus, Zika, chikungunya, malaria, and many others. So you can’t have enough ways to repel mosquitoes.  I like the idea of planting mosquito repelling plants in your apartment garden and here is an article to give you some ideas. Plants that Repel Mosquitoes Written by Jessica Santos There’s nothing better than spending […]

Apartment Living

Money Mondays: What Renters Should Know About Apartment Insurance

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I was watching the morning news and one of the stories covered was an apartment fire.  Many tenants were evacuated; fortunately, no one was hurt.  However, a few families lost all their belongings.  One of the victims interviewed was very distraught.  She said they lost everything, and did not have any insurance.  I felt bad hearing about this and thought it’s about time I write about this boring but necessary subject for apartment dwellers. […]

Apartment Living

How to Hide Your Emergency Supplies During an Apartment Inspection

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com There it was, a note taped to our door:  “You are scheduled for the annual mandatory apartment inspection per the terms of your lease.  You need not be home for the inspection.”  The note went on to specify the week the inspection was being conducted, and the block of hours. At the time, I had just finished packing the 5-gallon buckets of staples, and they were all over the dining room.  I called […]

Emergency Preparedness

Money Mondays: How to Start a Food Storage Plan If You are on Public Assistance

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Everyone goes through a financial rough patch now and then – a job loss, business failure, disability etc.   A lot of readers have asked me the question whether someone on public assistance can start a food storage plan.  Sure, it is possible to start a food storage plan if you are on SNAP benefits, or if you have limited income coming in. Here is an infographic on getting started.  

Emergency Preparedness

What You Can Do With Food If Your Fridge Stops Working

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A couple of weeks ago, we were discussing the cyber threat to the public infrastructure.  If you were to have a power outage, would you know what to do with the food in your refrigerator and freezer?  I created the infographic below to give you a few things to think about:     For more information, here are a few articles: Fridge Items that May Last through a Power Outage Beliefs About Fridge […]

Apartment Living

Money Mondays: Moving Tips for Apartment Preppers

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com For most renters, moving to another place to live is not only a big ordeal, it can also be costly.  Since it is an inevitable part of an apartment dweller’s life, we might as well find a few ways to make it easier and less painful on the pocketbook. Here are a few tips that I have learned over the years: Declutter Pare down your belongings as soon as you know you are […]

Disaster Preparedness

Supplies that Quickly Sell Out Before a Hurricane

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  Written by Jack Billington   A few years ago I found myself on the receiving end of an inbound hurricane, a first for me. I have experienced minor earthquakes, tornados, wildfires, ice storms, blizzards, and a variety of strong storm systems before but this was the first time that I was on an island, with nowhere to go, waiting for a swirling mass of mother nature named Iselle to inflict her damage on us. (We were fortunate, the hurricane […]

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