October 17, 2018

Money Mondays: Savings Tips for Buying in Bulk

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 […]

Why You Need Binoculars for your Bug Out Bag

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 […]

Money Mondays: Would You Shop in an Unsafe Area to Save a Few Bucks?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   Now that gas prices have been rising, many of us are looking for ways to save money.  Well, that was the idea I had in mind the other day when it was time to fill up my gas tank. Looking for a cheap gas station I thought I’d try finding a cheaper gas station than the one in my area by using one of those gas price shoppers.  The gas station in […]

10 Everyday Uses for Lemons besides Lemonade

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com The old saying “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” rings true, but I say lemons can be used for a lot of things besides lemonade.  I include lemons in my grocery list on a regular basis and I use every part. Here are my favorite uses for lemons: Seasoning Besides using in recipes that require lemons, I also use lemon juice on: Cucumber:  Add lemon juice and salt to taste and a […]

Money Mondays: Recession Fears and What You Can Do About It

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Hardly a day passes that we don’t see an article forecasting another recession.   Even though the economy appears to be healthy, with unemployment being the lowest it has been in years, several economists are forecasting that a downturn is inevitable. For some people, the scars of the last financial crisis back in 2007-2008 have never completely healed.  Many lost their savings, retirement funds and homes.  I did not weather that downturn unscathed, as […]

How to Store Junk Food for Emergencies

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Disasters are difficult on everyone and having treats available when you are stressed and anxious can be comforting.  I know you need to have healthy foods in storage, but including a small amount of snack foods that everyone enjoys does not hurt anyone and can be a way to keep things feeling normal.  In a previous post, we covered Survival Uses for Junk Food.   Today we will look at how we would store […]

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Three Easy Pest Repellents for Your Home and on the Go

Written by Mindy Laughton If you live in Virginia or another part of the world with hot and humid parts of the year, everywhere you go, you’re under constant threat and surveillance from millions of bloodthirsty assailants. We’re talking, of course, about mosquitoes, biting flies, and ticks, to name a few. These insects are constantly seeking to feast on you and your unsuspecting loved ones. Not only do they sting and cause annoying itching, they also harbor many deadly diseases, […]

7 Lesser-Known Survival Supplies You Need to Make It Off the Grid

Written by Mindy Laughton As the world becomes more tumultuous, cyber attacks become more frequent and natural disasters become more intense, a lot more people are stocking up on basic survival supplies. For apartment preppers that understand off-grid living could last longer than a few days or a week, those supplies are the bare minimum. You’ve probably already got freeze-dried food that will last a decade, gallons of water, a hand-crank radio and fire-making tools. But what about the lesser […]

Money Mondays: How I Save More Money at Costco

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve gone several years without a Costco membership, but restarted my membership.  It is actually worth it, even if I live in a small space.  I am not affiliated with Costco and I have no financial interest in the company.  Just wanted to share a few tips I learned: Membership cost I scoured my employee benefit site and found out my employer offers an employee discount for a new membership so I took […]

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