July 9, 2020

The Threat of Cyber Attack has Increased During the COVID-19 Crisis

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We have enough to worry about during this time of COVID-19 spread, sheltering in place, possible recession. But it seems that the threat of cyber attack has increased. It was happening before Before the coronavirus started to spread, many towns and cities were already getting cyber-attacked: 22 Texas towns were affected by ransomware back in August 2019 according to NPR Many government facilities including cities, towns, school districts were all being targeted throughout […]

Easy Projects You Can Do with Your Kids While Schools are Closed

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A lot of parents are likely wondering how to keep their kids busy while schools are closed for several weeks during the COVID-19 outbreak. They may still be taking their classes online, but there is additional downtime since they are spending more time at home instead of school. Why not do some easy DIY projects with them? Here are a few ideas that: Don’t cost a lot of money Don’t need a lot […]

Advice for these Uncertain Times

Editor’s note: The President declared a National State of Emergency and invoked the 1950 Defense Production Act to mobilize industries to accelerate the production of medical supplies to fight the coronavirus. Things are changing daily – COVID-19 is spreading, many businesses have shut down, jobs are being lost, and cities are going on lockdown. A lot of people are stressed and don’t know what to do. The post below was written in a Facebook post by my fellow blogger, Daisy […]

How to Store Ammunition

Written by Loyal Brezny Both components and finished ammunition need to be correctly stored There is a major misconception regarding firearms ammunition that it will get old and become useless after a period of time, and also that in a fire the product will cause massive explosions. Neither of these old wives tales is correct, as well as a number of other myths regarding ammunition. Shelf life for storing ammo From the day a round of ammunition is manufactured, it […]

How to Get Started with Prepping

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com With all the recent disasters – wildfires, floods, tornadoes, and now the coronavirus spread, I am seeing more people becoming concerned about preparing.  Within the last month or so, I have been seeing more visits resulting from readers looking for information on prepping or becoming more self sufficient while living in an apartment. One of the most frequently asked questions is how does someone get started. I don’t claim to be an expert […]

Worried about Running out of Toilet Paper? Here are some Alternatives

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com So many people are panic buying toilet paper that many supermarket shelves are cleaned out. If your toilet paper stock is running low you may be worried about what if toilet paper temporarily runs out? Here are a few ideas. Use less You might remember the Seinfeld episode, The Stall.” Elaine found herself in a restroom stall that was out of toilet paper so she asks the person using the stall next to […]

Should You Avoid Corn Sugars in Foods?

March is National Nutrition Month. In today’s guest post we look at whether we should avoid corn sugars in our diet as well as food storage. Should You Avoid Corn Sugars in Foods? Written by Dan Vale All kinds of sugars, especially High-Fructose Corn Syrup, when consumed in excess, can cause tooth decay, obesity, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, a fatty liver, and inflammation. In addition, excessive sugar consumption also can cause mental problems such as depression, anxiety, and […]

Create your Child’s Emergency Backpack

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com An emergency can happen while your child is away at school, traveling with you on the way to a sports event or spending time with a relative who may not be as prepared as you’d like. Not too long ago, heavy flooding from a storm in Houston prevented parents from picking up their children. They were stuck at school as late as 11 pm. An emergency backpack would come in handy for such […]

Have Survival Kits become Trendy?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just a quick Saturday post… to share something interesting I came across. I’ve been writing this blog for 10 years, and have seen peaks and valleys in the of realm of preparedness. After the Great Recession, people were feeling unsure about the future and their finances.  Many were just looking for a way to increase security in times of uncertainty. Then came 2012 with the Mayan prophesy and the hysteria that accompanied that.  […]

An Entire City was Under a Boil Water Order

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I wanted to share with you a story that shows us why we all need water storage for emergencies, even if a disaster doesn’t happen. What happened? If you’ve lived in Houston for any amount of time, you know the city streets flood on a regular basis, even after a minor rainfall.  Many areas experience water interruptions due to broken pipes. I used my Berkey year round, because one of the neighborhoods I […]

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