December 4, 2018

Un-Neighborly Neighbors

Being in an apartment we’ve seen neighbors come and go, some good, some not so good, but you just learn to deal with it. A couple of new neighbors started out as “so-so” now are bordering on un-neighborly.   The new family moved in a couple of months ago; they seemed okay.  The issue started when they started parking their car in the driveway.  They have two cars, and everyone gets assigned two parking spaces, so it sounds like a no-brainer.  […]

My Pocket-Sized First Aid Kit

A few weeks ago I posted about “Items I Carry Daily”  which included a mini First Aid kit.  I can’t tell you how many times this little kit has come in handy for me, or anyone around me who happens to need something right away.  Here is what it looks like: I got the idea from my Mom who carries her first aid items in a small wallet.  The blue container started out as a coin purse that was given […]

Savings vs Safety

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Now that gas prices keep rising rapidly, most 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. I should mention that due to a preparedness mindset, I try not to go too far below half a tank of gas, maybe a quarter tank at the very least, when I go fill […]

Survivors TV Series (2008)

The family and I have been watching the “Survivors” TV Series on Netflix.  It was a British TV show that aired back in 2008 and lasted for two seasons.  From what I read, “Survivors” was actually a remake of a series that aired in the 1970s.  It is about a group of survivors coping with a world where 90% of the world population died from a deadly flu virus called the European flu. The main characters include Abby, the matriarch […]

Water Storage Failure

As you know I store supplies everywhere I can, and that includes my closet.  I am not new to water storage mishaps, see Clutter is Costly It seems having a gallon of water nearly fall on your head does not make you immune to the next misadventure.  I just found out those gallon water jugs are not very sturdy and can spring a leak at any time, even when left alone.  Lucky for me I had a plastic grocery bag […]

A Reader Told Me about this Book: The Walk by Lee Goldberg

One of the things I like about blogging is learning new stuff from readers’ comments.  A few weeks ago reader John N. recommended The Walk by Lee Goldberg.  Thanks John!  The book is about a guy who walks across Los Angeles after The Big Earthquake, the challenges he faces, various mishaps and what he ultimately figures out about his life. The Walk is work of fiction, but anyone who has experienced an earthquake can relate.  It’s not a “survival” book; […]

Items I Carry Daily

A little less than a month ago, I posted about “A Gap in My Preparedness”  http://wp.me/p1dmhM-iR when I realized an emergency can happen while I am far from my home where I have most of my preparedness supplies. Since then I have carefully chosen a few items to keep with me at all times.  Each item is useful enough to keep around, even if there is no emergency.  Here they are in no particular order: Solar watch – I decided […]

Treating Muddy Water with the LifeSaver Filtration Bottle

I posted about our water preparedness plan several months ago in the post “Insuring against 3 Days Without Water”.  For our main water purification system, we chose The Big Berkey.  It works very well but is not very portable.  If we were to shelter in place, the Big Berkey would be the one we’d use.  For a more portable water filter, we decided to try the Lifesaver bottle. Why did we pick the Lifesaver bottle? It is known to remove […]

What is “Normal?”

The ongoing crisis in Japan is getting a lot of people thinking and talking about preparedness.   Sitting around the lunch table recently, some co-workers were talking about possible disasters, and their take on preparedness. Two ladies mentioned they had bought handguns and were starting to go to the gun range.  This produced an amused, slightly nervous reaction from the table, as someone chimed in, “Well if things fall apart, we are going to your house!”  One guy mentioned he is […]

Bargain Shopping Tip

We are watching every penny these days, but still want to continue adding to our emergency supplies.  Before buying a new item, we compare prices between local area stores and internet sources like Amazon.  While we were at the store, I was starting to write all the items and prices down  when my husband came up with a good idea.  He said, “Why not use your cell phone and just take a picture of the item and price?”  I don’t […]

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