July 9, 2020

The Importance of Groups and Community in a Collapse

Today is Day Two of Preparedness Blog Crossover Week. The Question of the Day:  How critical will groups and community be during a WROL situation? If important, what suggestions do you have for fostering it? If there were some kind of societal collapse that results in a “WROL” (Without Rule of Law) situation, like-minded people will band together and form groups and help each other.  On one hand, communities may reach out and share knowledge, but unfortunately, on the other […]

Blog Crossover Monday Question of the Day: How Apartment Prepper got Started

Today is Day One of Preparedness Blog Crossover Week.  I will be answering a preparedness related question each day for five days, along with a few select blogs listed at the end of this post. Monday’s Question of the Day:  When did you start prepping and why? Having grown up in California, we always had a prepackaged “earthquake kit” that contained enough water and food for three days.  The kit also had matches, a flashlight, one roll of toilet paper […]

When TEOTWAWKI Worries Keep You Up at Night

Lately, it seems we have been inundated with so many disturbing news – the stalled economy, threats to world peace, bomb threats, droughts and natural disasters…  the list can be overwhelming.   Even a prepper who has done as much as he or she is able to, can’t help but worry if it’s enough.  These worries can lead to sleepless nights, filled with relentless, upsetting, doom-filled thoughts causing you toss and turn your way into the next morning. A lot of […]

Lots to Learn from The Prepper Next Door

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I just finished reading The Prepper Next Door:  A Practical Guide for Disaster and Emergency Planning by Charlie Palmer.  It is a manual that covers every aspect of survival that you can think of:  food, water, defense, sanitation, health… you name it.  It is packed with useful information from cover to cover. The book is written in a conversational tone, with plenty of anecdotal stories told along the way.  I really liked the […]

Five Tips for Barricading Yourself in your Apartment

This is a guest post by Mark Despite a plethora of options for preventing burglaries and apartment break-ins, the U.S. Justice Department still estimates that an American home is broken-into every 15 seconds, averaging in thousands of dollars lost per household as a result. But beyond the fear of losing valuable possessions, what can be most damaging is a loss of personal safety.   Below are five important tips for effectively barricading yourself in your apartment during an attack. 1. Start a […]

Don’t Forget Gloves for your Emergency Kit and Bug Out Bag

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I never thought much about gloves until I started preparing.  At the most I had a pair of rubber gloves for washing dishes.  Now I have several types. Disposable gloves Disposable gloves can be used for quick and dirty jobs such as cleaning up messes, pet waste, handling contaminated surfaces to avoid infection etc.  However these are generally very flimsy.  Thankfully, they are not very expensive.  I got a 10 pack at the […]

Learn How to Deal with the New Normal with this E-book: 11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life

I had the opportunity to read a review copy of the new e-book written by the two Gs:  Gaye Levy of Backdoor Survival and George Ure of Urban Survival:  11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life. I really did not know what to expect when I first received it.  I thought, “Who can really live a strategic life when there are so many pitfalls and variables ready to contend with?”  This economy alone has caused many reversals of fortune.  As […]

Rare Virus could become Widespread after a Disaster

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Everyone saw the news report about visitors at Yosemite National park who stayed at tent-style “signature” cabins in Curry Village becoming exposed to the Hantavirus.   Hantavirus causes Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) which attacks the lungs and can be fatal.  The disease is carried in the urine, saliva or feces of deer mice and other rodents.  In this particular case, the rodents nested in between the double walls of the cabins, and thus unknowing […]

Can You Evacuate Your Home in 90 Minutes?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Listening to the news today about flooding in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, we heard about residents near Lake Tangipahoa Dam in Mississippi being ordered to evacuate, due to damage to the dam and possible flooding.  About 60,000 people were affected.  Fortunately, as of this writing, the dam has not failed as emergency management personnel are trying to patch it. Mr. Apt Prepper and I had a long discussion about what we would […]

5 Types of Safes for Budget Oriented Preparedness Plans

In essence, what all of us involved in preparedness activities do is to anticipate a danger so that when the time comes we come out of it unharmed. In times of need you’ll want a place to hide your valuables and one of the most reliable spots is a good old SAFE. This article introduces several types of safes that are useful in an apartment setting and their function in protecting two important elements of every preparedness plan: 1) Protecting […]

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