November 13, 2019

Are Things Actually Getting Better?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Welcome to our Saturday post, where we are discussing good news for a change. Keeping abreast of current events is normally a good thing – we always want to know what’s going on, so we can plan ahead. If a hurricane is about to hit, I sure would want to know about it, so I can be ready. That’s not what we are talking about here. If you turn on the news at […]

Five Antibiotics You Already Own (in Your Kitchen)

Editor’s note: Knowledge of natural antibiotics can be vital in the event of a long term grid down disaster when access to medical care may be limited. Today’s guest post provides a selection of remedies that are commonly found in many kitchens. This is not meant to be medical advice – speak to your doctor about your interest in natural antibiotics to see if they are right for you. Written by Travis Noonan If disaster strikes, infrastructure may fail. Clean, […]

Do You Have a Plan if a Disaster Occurs While the Kids are at School?

This post is by Bernie Carr   Just a quick post today… I am sure y’all have been hearing about tropical storm Imelda that has caused massive flooding in Southeast Texas, including Houston.  Many homes are still flooded, a painful reminder of the terrible destruction wreaked by Hurricane Harvey just a couple of years ago. But there was one story that caught my eye, one that I always warn readers could happen:  students stuck at school for hours after the […]

Money Mondays: Find Cheap Emergency Lighting Under $20

by Bernie Carr Anytime a major natural disaster occurs, the aftermath usually includes a power outage. Just look at a few recent reports: Canada: Hurricane Dorian’s sting in the tail leaves 500,000 without power Thousands still without power Monday after powerful storms rake Dallas-Fort Worth Over 5 million people without power across Ohio Avoid being stuck in the dark by preparing your light sources ahead of time. Build your lighting collection using these two tips These tips are from Ron […]

Visit these Countries at Your Own Risk

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today’s post is a quick one to share something I came across that we can chat about. Although it’s not about preparedness entirely, it’s about travel safety, which is another one of my interests. Australian YouTubers arrested in Iran I did not see this report in mainstream media – this Australian couple visiting Iran got arrested a few weeks ago near the Iranian capital. They were detailing their adventures via Instagram and YouTube.  […]

HeadLamp 330s – Part 3 of BioLite Solar Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A week ago, I unpacked the BioLite’s Prep Kit – Apartment Edition. In Part 1 of the series, I reviewed the Solar Home 360 which includes the solar panel, Control Box, 2 Hanging Lights, 1 Security Light. Read all about it here.   Part 2 covered the Sunlight Portable Solar Light here. Today, I am reviewing another part of the kit, the Headlamp 330, a headlamp and Light Diffusing Stuffsack that turns it into […]

Popular Heartburn Medicine May Have Cancer Causing Chemical

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has recently found that a popular heartburn drug, Zantac, and its generic equivalents may contain cancer causing chemicals.  Just to be clear, I am not a medical professional and this article is not to be taken as medical advice.  Just sharing this info as I know a lot of people who take these over-the-counter medications as well as stock up on them in their emergency supply stash. According […]

Money Mondays: Consumers Who Filed a Claim for the Equifax Settlement May Not Get $125

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   A few weeks ago, I shared some information about the Equifax breach settlement. Since then new requirements have been announced for anyone who filed a claim. According to USA Today, “Originally, consumers were told they could receive free credit monitoring for 10 years or up to $125. But on July 31, the FTC warned that the payouts would be “nowhere near the $125 they could have gotten if there hadn’t been such […]

How will the Newest Tariffs Affect You?

by Bernie Carr, https://apartmentprepper.com As the trade war between the U.S. and China continues, both sides have issued tariffs on goods. Whenever I listen to the news, I always look at the bottom line on how things will affect me personally. These tariffs have been going on for months. Back in May, it was reported that tariffs imposed then affected prices on clothing, furniture and electronics. What products are impacted? According to Fox Business, The latest round will cause an […]

SunLight Portable Solar Light (Part 2 of BioLite Solar review)

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A few days ago, I unpacked the BioLite’s Prep Kit – Apartment Edition. In Part 1 of the series, I reviewed the Solar Home 360 which includes the solar panel, Control Box, 2 Hanging Lights, 1 Security Light. Read all about it here. Today, I am reviewing another part of the kit, called Sunlights, solar-powered lights that you can take anywhere.  The Prep Kit includes two Sunlights.  I am not affiliated with BioLite […]

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