January 25, 2020

Would You Eat Crickets?

As I was paying for gas the other day, I noticed the items being sold near the check register included “chili-flavored crickets.” They looked like actual crickets covered in seasonings. I wasn’t ready to buy one but it made me think about crickets as survival food. Why consider crickets as food? From what I understand, 80% of the world eats some kind of insects. In the U.S. we tend to shy away from eating insects but they are supposed to […]

Four Easiest Ways to Purify Drinking Water

Written by Travis Noonan Whether you’re a seasoned prepper or new to the scene, this is practically a law of the universe itself: You need a method for making clean drinking water above and before all else. When disaster strikes – be it a natural event or manmade – conventional sources of clean water disappear. Public infrastructure often fails. Stores get cleaned out. No glass to fill under the tap, no 24-pack to snag at the local grocer. Panic not: […]

Money Mondays: Uses for Condiment Packets

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A while back I saw a story about an Oregon man who got stranded with his car stuck in the snow for five days. When rescuers came, he told them  he survived by periodically turning on his car for warmth and eating Taco Bell Fire Sauce packets.  I remembered the story when I came across a drawer at work that was full of leftover condiment packets – ketchup, mustard, parmesan cheese, chili flakes, […]

Lessons Learned After Getting Stuck in a Freeway Shut-down

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just before New Year, we went on a road trip to visit family. After checking traffic and weather conditions, and finding no issues along the route, we set out. While driving on the freeway, we noticed traffic began to slow down. We thought it was typical holiday delays until the traffic stopped completely. We checked Google Maps and it showed a slowdown, a red area, in front of us. The automated voice said […]

Are One Year Old Frozen Tamales Still Edible?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Many families have their own special tamale recipe that is traditionally made during the holidays. We usually make several dozen, split among family members. Normally they are eaten within a three months at the most. But I wanted to see if tamales could stay edible for a year so we stored some for a taste test. What we did The tamales we made last year were pork tamales. As soon as they cooled, […]

How Do You Find the Best Home Warranty on the Market?

(Editor’s note: A few months ago, my Dad’s air conditioning unit stopped working. I thought he would be very worried about the expense as he is on a fixed income. Turns out he had a home warranty plan that covered the expense of repairing it, except for a small deductible. Since many of our readers are home owners or intend to buy a home after living in an apartment, it is worthwhile to know about home warranties just in case […]

10 Fantastic Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I had stocked several bottles of 3% hydrogen peroxide and a couple of them were about to expire. So I brought them out of storage and started using them. What is hydrogen peroxide? Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound H2O2 which is water (H2O) with added oxygen. It works by releasing oxygen when applied. Wound care Originally, I only used hydrogen peroxide for cleaning wounds. However, recent information indicates that it is not […]

Happy New Year 2020!

This year, 2020, is a special year for me.  It’s been 10 years since I started this blog! When I started writing about preparedness while living in a small space, I had no idea anyone would be interested, let alone follow along. It turns out there are a lot of us! Thank you very much for visiting and sharing your experiences with me. I’m still learning as well; we all are. Blog plans this year I hope the blog continues […]

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