July 26, 2018

Why You Need Food Storage Even if You have a Garden

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   Every year I start an apartment garden with the best of intentions.  Some seasons I get a great result, but other times, the results are less than stellar. What happened to my garden? The plants have been attacked by these black caterpillars that eat through all the leaves and even soft branches (see title image).  They grow big and fat then turn into these ugly moths.  Ugggh!!  Between the 106 heat and the […]

Hurricane Season Begins This Week. Start your Survival Kit Now!

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Enduring last years’ hurricane is still fresh in my mind but a new season is already upon us.  Hurricane season starts this Friday (June 1 – November 30).  As I write this, the first named storm of the 2018 season has already formed.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting there is a possibility it will be an active season.   Last year was certainly an active one.  We still have people who lost everything during Hurricane […]

10 “Must Have” Emergency Gear for Apartment Dwellers

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Several months ago we covered 10 Fast Track Tips for the Single Apartment Prepper; this week we’ll talk about tools you should have in your apartment in case of emergency. One of the advantages of living in an apartment is that most repairs and maintenance are covered by management.  All you have to do is make a call.  However, this does not mean that you should take things for granted and be completely […]

A Quick Start Guide to Emergency Preparedness for Apartment Dwellers

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com If you live in an apartment and want to prepare for a disaster, you may initially feel overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done, and the feeling worsens when you hear about what other people are doing and you haven’t even started yet. Don’t let all this worry get you down; the most important thing to do is to get started.  Whether you live in a small apartment or a small home, […]

Money Mondays: Prepare for Emergencies on a Small Budget

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Getting started with preparedness can seem expensive and daunting.   You see those ads for a year’s worth of food costing hundreds or more dollars and it seems out of most people’s reach.  That could not be further from the truth.  It is easy to get started, even on a small budget. Prioritize First Water and food are usually first on the list.  Next comes gear such as water filter, power outage supplies, first […]

Build your Grab and Go Binder

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com If you haven’t done is already, now is a good time to build your “grab and go binder.” This is your handy document keeper that you keep in a safe but accessible place that you can easily grab in the event of a dire emergency and you need to run out of the house. If you’ve already got one, it’s time to review and update it.  Lots of new documents may have been […]

Monday Mondays: Extreme Couponing to Prepare for Emergencies

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I caught a few episodes of Extreme Couponing on TLC and have to admit I am fascinated.   Although there has been some criticism of some of the featured measures that go the “extreme,”  this could be a way to save money or to start an emergency stockpile.   If done in moderation, and never to the point of obsession, I can see how using coupons, combining deals and taking advantage of store sales could really […]

5 Home Remedies that Really Work

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Being prepared for emergencies includes having knowledge of common home remedies for simple ailments from hiccups to sore throats.   I am not a medical professional, but a mom who knows a few homemade cures that work.  Your results may vary, and if your problem persists, please consult a doctor. Nose or Chest Congestion  One of my kids recently had severe congestion and this remedy really helped. You will need:  Small pot with water […]

Spring Cleaning for Preppers

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Whether you are just getting started to prepare for emergencies or a veteran prepper, you need to declutter in order to make room for emergency supplies. Why you should de-clutter To motivate you, think of all the advantages you gain by de-cluttering now: Sell unwanted but usable items and get extra money for your emergency fund or for preparedness supplies.  Even kids get excited about getting rid of unwanted books and toys if […]

Many Preppers Fail to Do this One Thing

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A lot of people are paying attention to prepping.  We’re even seeing articles in the mainstream media that more and more “regular” people are getting involved.  I’m glad about that. But after a recent visit forums and review boards, I know there is one step that’s not being done.  People get all excited about getting gear for emergencies, maybe even do a ton of research before purchasing.  Then they stash it away.  They […]

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