November 20, 2019

What are LRPs?

Everyone has heard about MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) as storage food used by the U.S. military.  I recently came across an alternative, called LRPs (pronouced “lurps”) that are supposed to be even more portable than MREs. What are LRPs?  Basically, it’s a freeze dried food packet used by the military. LRP stands for “Long Range Patrol.”  They are “extended life” rations intended for military personnel who are usually sent into out in the field.   Since they may be carried […]

The Herb that was Grown from Trash

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com This year I am going to make an effort to avoid wasting food.  I made a salad and had used up a bundle of scallions, except for the root which I had left in the refrigerator for a couple of days.  I was about to toss these soggy roots into the trash when I decided to see if they would grow back: If you have never used scallions, they have a mild onion […]

A Vaccine that can Protect You if SHTF

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Many moons ago, before I became the Apartment Prepper, I had an early Monday morning mishap.  I was preparing breakfast for the family, getting ready for work and getting the kids rounded up for school.  Yes, I was multi-tasking, something I highly recommend against doing, but that is for another post.   The night before, I had gone to a Pampered Chef party (I got some free stuff) and I was going to try […]

Preparedness and Providence

I read with interest the story about the Texas family who got trapped beneath a snow drift in New Mexico. From what I read in the story, the family appeared to have come prepared.  They had plenty of water, food, and warm clothing; supplies that any of us would have acquired.  However, as time went on, they began to lack the most crucial, yet least controllable item in the survival rule of three: air.   Luckily, they were rescued before they […]

Cost-Effective Home Security Measures for Apartments

This is a guest post by Madison Parker. The holiday season is upon us and many apartment dwellers are heading out of town to go spend time with family and friends. Despite the apartment dweller’s best intentions to be as inconspicuous about leaving their home unattended as they think they can, a burglar knows that his odds are much greater that not only will there be nobody home at an apartment during the holidays, but that these domiciles will most […]

A Food Storage Mishap that may Require a Haz Mat Suit

Several months ago, my friend Em (name has been changed to protect the not so innocent) and I recently got to talking about stocking up on food and she told me she was pretty confident she had enough food stored up.   Em has one of those large walk-in pantries that can be filled from floor to ceiling, something alien to us apartment preppers.  She is quite preparedness-minded herself; she’d been carrying around a full suitcase of backup clothes for the […]

A Review of Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters

I finished reading Scott B. Williams’ latest book, Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters.  Scott B. Williams is no stranger to the preparedness world:  along with writing Bug Out Survival blog, he as previously written Bug Out:  The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It’s Too Late and Getting Out Alive: 13 Deadly Scenarios and How Others Survived.  To be honest with you, prior to reading this book, I had not given bug out vehicles much thought.  In the back […]

A Jolt that Shook Things Up

We had a rain storm a few days ago which caused some flooding and a number of accidents on the roadways.  I delayed driving in to work, as I heard on the traffic report that a major freeway was shut down, and even the alternate routes were congested.  I was waiting until the storm abated before venturing out. In the meantime, I thought I could get some work done by checking my work email remotely.  Just as I logged on, […]

Taste Test: THRIVE Freeze Dried Ground Beef

Today I am going to review a popular Thrive freeze dried item, the ground beef.   Misty Marsh over at Your Own Home Store kindly sent me a sample a while back, but I had not gotten around to posting the result due to work schedules getting in the way. I use a lot of ground beef chuck in my everyday cooking, as it is less expensive than steak and can be used in a variety of menu items: tacos, burritos, […]

Feast or Famine

After all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales activity, it seems there was a lot of optimism about people being willing to open their pocketbooks and spend their money.  There was such a frenzy of crazed shopping, akin to “running of the bulls” that mobs were running rampant and people got hurt trying snag “hot deals.” In the next day or so, the media was joyfully reporting that sales records were topped as a record number of shoppers opened […]

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