August 24, 2019

Wildfires Can Happen Anytime – Are You Prepared?

    This post is by Bernie Carr, I’d love it if you can help support Apartment Prepper on Patreon to help keep this site free. But it’s all up to you, I’ll still post articles as normal whether you do or not ūüôā Yesterday, thousands of people in Maui were asked to evacuate as 3,000 acres burned. The fire was fueled by dry brush. According to the Maui News, “Power outages, along with internet, cellphone and landline service […]

5 Earthquake Preparedness Tips to Protect Your Home

This post is by Bernie Carr, I did not feel the July 4th earthquake but I sure felt the one on Friday night, July 6th.¬† We were not in the immediate area but were close enough to feel it.¬† This experience reminds us that preparedness is not something we should set aside as disasters can happen at any time.¬† Don’t wait until another one catch you unaware – try doing these five things right away for your safety and […]

What would You Do if Ebola Were to Spread in Your City?

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is still very much in the news. Most news articles keep stressing that it is unlikely to reach the U.S. and downplay any threats. On the other hand, the CDC has released guidelines for hospitals should an infected person were to present himself. New projections estimate that 500,000 may be infected by the end of January. (Note: Since the article was written, the estimates have now been revised to 1.4 million)
Consider for a moment what could happen when a person who appears to have flu-like symptoms but has Ebola were to go the emergency room. […]

What to Do if SHTF in Your City

Editor’s note:¬† There is no doubt that surviving in an urban area in a major, grid down disaster would present some tough challenges for average people. Today’s guest post about what to do if SHTF in your city illustrates some good points about surviving in any major city if SHTF. Written by Bunker Bob There are many appeals to living in a big city. Cities are centers of commerce, offer the luxury of convenience, and are often the location of […]

Natural Disasters: A Guide For Emergency Preparation

Originally published¬†here¬†on¬†, where you can find all the ammo you need   Every year,¬†nearly 200 million people¬†are impacted by natural disasters, another 99,000 are killed, and over $162 billion a year is spent on the emergency situations they create ‚Äď a staggering impact that is just the beginning of the far reach of natural disasters. Serious injury, displacement, loss of family, and even the effects PTSD are just a few of the traumatizing results that can be felt long after […]

Supplies that Quickly Sell Out Before a Hurricane

  Written by Jack Billington   A few years ago I found myself on the receiving end of an inbound hurricane, a first for me. I have experienced minor earthquakes, tornados, wildfires, ice storms, blizzards, and a variety of strong storm systems before but this was the first time that I was on an island, with nowhere to go, waiting for a swirling mass of mother nature named Iselle to inflict her damage on us. (We were fortunate, the hurricane […]

Money Mondays: Preparedness Tips to Save Money on Clothing

This post is by Bernie Carr, I received a great email from reader Linda who brought up an important aspect of preparedness:¬† clothing.¬† Well-made clothes can be expensive, yet necessary for survival.¬† If there is some kind of large-scale collapse, manufacturing and shipping may be interrupted, and clothes will be scarce. During the Great Depression, many people could not afford store-bought clothes and therefore had to make their own.¬† Many had to trade items for materials or cloth or […]

Build your Grab and Go Binder

This post is by Bernie Carr, 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 […]

Hurricane Preparedness: 6 Tips from a Hurricane Survivor

This post is by Bernie Carr, This year’s hurricane season has been one of the most active we’ve seen in years.¬† And it’s not even over yet; hurricane season ends November 3oth.¬† ¬†Well after the news have stopped covering the area, many people in Houston are still unable to return to their homes and are still suffering from the after effects of Hurricane Harvey.¬† ¬†All we can do is remember lessons learned and continue to be prepared in case […]

5 Things to Know about Apartment Flooding

This post is by Bernie Carr, Over 100,000 apartment units were flooded during Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.¬†¬† With Hurricane Irma now approaching Florida, many apartments are at risk for wind damage and flooding. Here are five things to know about what you can do if your apartment becomes flooded. Rent Hurricane Harvey drenched Houston on August 27th.¬† In the ensuing days, an unprecedented amount of rainfall caused massive flooding, rendering many displaced residents. The 1st of September arrived […]

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