November 1, 2019

How to Make a Beer Bottle Lamp

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com This week we are trying a fun DIY project from the book, Olive Oil Lamps &c. by Ron Brown. The book includes a lot of ideas on making your own lamps from household items. Materials Olive Oil Lamps gives several options for containers, wicks and fuels – you are only limited by what you happen to have on hand. For today’s project I used the following materials: Container – I used an empty […]

SunLight Portable Solar Light (Part 2 of BioLite Solar review)

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A few days ago, I unpacked the BioLite’s Prep Kit – Apartment Edition. In Part 1 of the series, I reviewed the Solar Home 360 which includes the solar panel, Control Box, 2 Hanging Lights, 1 Security Light. Read all about it here. Today, I am reviewing another part of the kit, called Sunlights, solar-powered lights that you can take anywhere.  The Prep Kit includes two Sunlights.  I am not affiliated with BioLite […]

Super Simple and Cheap Emergency Lamp

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com My last homemade lamp creation continues to be a very popular post.  I thought it’s about time to try making an even simpler one, with items that can be found in most homes.  This lamp, as my previous one, was learned from reading  Lanterns, Lamps & Candles by Ron Brown, which contains a wealth of information about emergency lighting. Materials The items needed for this lamp are very easy to find: Cotton ball or […]

How to Make a Bacon Grease Emergency Candle

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I made a Bacon Grease Candle based on the instructions found in Willow Haven Outdoor.   After all, bacon is my favorite breakfast food.  I’ve made other lamps before, and I wanted to see how if this one would work. You will need Bacon grease   (If you don’t have bacon grease, lard, tallow or Crisco should work just as well.) String (I used a tampon string, but you can use other types such as cotton twine […]

How to Make an Emergency Light

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com When you live in a small space, you don’t have a lot of room to store a lot of supplies.  But you can learn an unlimited amount of survival skills and tips you can use if an emergency were to come up. If you find yourself in a power outage at home or at a friend’s house and you don’t have any candles or flashlights, here’s a quick way to make an emergency […]

Survival Hax Tactical Flashlight Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I had an opportunity to try a review sample of the Survival Hax Tactical LED Flashlight. What’s included? Flashlight Rechargeable 3.7v 18650 battery with plastic sleeve Charger AAA adapter How does it work? Operating the flashlight is very simple.  To turn it on and off, you simply press the green button at the bottom of the flashlight .  Lightly pressing the green button also allows you to switch among the following lighting modes: High […]

5 Ways to Make Candles Last Longer

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Candles are both decorative and functional.  We tend to use more candles beginning in Thanksgiving and throughout the fall and winter seasons.  They give a great ambiance at the dinner table or throughout the house, and can be used as emergency lighting in a power outage. Soy candles are said to last longer than regular wax candles.  Quick tip:  For emergencies, choose long lasting candles, and don’t forget to store matches next to […]

SunJack Waterproof Lightstick Review and Giveaway

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I am always on the lookout for good backup lighting and when I found out the SunJack Waterproof Lightstick can also charge devices, I was even more interested.  It is made by the makers of the SunJack Solar Charger which I have previously reviewed.  The box comes with: SunJack® LightStick Mini-USB cable 2 Lanyards User manual The first thing I did after examining the items was to charge the lightstick.  Using the mini-USB […]

Review of LUCI Solar Lantern

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Having very little space,  I am always interested in checking out products that are lightweight, space saving, and energy efficient.  I wanted to see if the LUCI solar lantern would deliver these potential benefits. Here is my review of Luci Solar Lantern with photos: The LUCI Lantern came in a very small mailing envelope.  It came intact and well packaged.  Here’s what it looked like right out of the mailing package. I opened […]

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