By Tess Pennington This article first appeared in ReadyNutrition.com One of my favorite phrases that I tell new preppers is that “your preps are your lifeline.” We must put measures in place before a disaster is upon us in order to have these lifelines available to us when we need it the most. Building an emergency pantry is one of those lifelines that takes both time and planning to make it fully functional. Ideally, you want to store shelf […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Lately there has been a lot of bad news from all over the world: large scale natural disasters, economic turmoil, terrorism fears, rioting in the cities, you name it, lots of worrisome things are going on. If you have started preparing, but fear you have not done enough, you are not alone. Here are my suggestions to help you along: 1. If you haven’t started already, start your family’s emergency preparedness plan. Read […]
I’ve talked to a few preppers who feel they are all alone in their efforts and are having a tough time getting their family involved. We’ve focused on partners not wanting to prep, younger children; today we’ll look at the teens in your life. Anyone who has dealt with teens know they are a tough bunch. It is hard enough to get them to make their beds, much less get them interested in prepping so good luck with that. But […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com As we look forward to 2015, we continue to improve on our preparedness skills and supplies: Here are 10 preparedness steps to take Power outage supplies We checked our supply of batteries, matches, flashlights, camping stove and lanterns as well as solar chargers in case the power gets interrupted. Evaluate how long you can last without going to the store. How much water and food have you managed to store so far? For […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Years ago, I watched the movie Live Free or Die Hard which dealt with the hero, John McClane (Bruce Willis) versus a team of cyber criminals who were trying to bring down the country’s financial, transportation and power infrastructure. At that time the idea was scary but seemed farfetched; these days, it seems a lot more plausible. Cyber attacks are increasingly common these days, from almost daily reports of department stores being hacked […]
In the movie Zombieland, one of the goals of Woody Harrelson’s character had was to find a store that had Twinkies. He was obsessed with getting a hold of a Twinkie stash he wouldn’t let anything, including a bunch of zombies get in his way. It might have been just some product placement but they still had a valid point – a disaster does not make you stop craving for treats. […]
A grid down scenario doesn’t have to be a massive EMP that detonates over the middle of the country, throwing us back to the 1800s. It can be as simple (and likely) as a winter storm, a hurricane, or a computer issue at your local power station. While this is a fairly common occurrence, many people still seem taken completely by surprise when it happens. Without back-up heat, cooking methods, and lighting, the unprepared family could be in for a very unpleasant time until the lights come back on. Every family should be prepared for a minimum of two weeks without power. Nearly 2000 families were still without power 94 days after Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast.
Here’s why you should test your preps. […]
Although we have a lot of discussions about family preparedness, we also have many Apartment Prepper readers who are couples with no kids. Here are 10 easy ideas to prepare for disasters when you are a couple.
I’ve been reading a lot about the trend to build and move into a tiny house and I am fascinated by the stories. I’m no stranger to downsizing, having lived in a 4,200 square foot home in a different time. Now that I rent, I haven’t lived in anything above 1,400 square feet in a few years. […]