January 11, 2020

Lessons Learned After Getting Stuck in a Freeway Shut-down

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just before New Year, we went on a road trip to visit family. After checking traffic and weather conditions, and finding no issues along the route, we set out. While driving on the freeway, we noticed traffic began to slow down. We thought it was typical holiday delays until the traffic stopped completely. We checked Google Maps and it showed a slowdown, a red area, in front of us. The automated voice said […]

Should You Store Plastic Bottled Water in Your Car?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We all know you should have some water stored in your car for emergencies or in case you get stranded.  A lot of readers wonder, “Should you store plastic bottled water in your car?” Issues regarding storing water bottles BPA Water itself does not expire, according to the FDA.  However, common plastic water bottles contain BPA.  BPA stands for bisphenol A, a chemical used in producing plastic and resins. It can leach into water especially […]

Survive Being Stranded: Build a Car Survival Kit

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Since many city dwellers spend a lot of time in their cars, it makes sense to keep a well stocked emergency kit.  Most of these items are easy to find:  you may already have many of these items around your house.  Just fill in what you’re missing. Basic car kit “Fix-a-Flat” or some kind of tire sealant – this has helped me on a couple of occasions.  Replace it as soon as you […]