July 12, 2020

Bubonic Plague Case has been Confirmed in China – Should We be Worried?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I heard on the news yesterday that a case of bubonic plague has occurred in China’s Inner Mongolia region. Yes, it’s the same plague that caused the Black Death that killed over 50 million in Europe back in the Middle Ages. The disease is transmitted between animals by fleas, and can be transmitted from animals to humans. Before you say, “not another 2020 disaster!” let’s look at the facts. What happened? According to […]

10 Ways to Stay Cool during a Summer Power Outage

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Power outages are common during the summertime – they can be caused by wildfires, thunderstorms or an over-loaded electricity grid. For the majority of people, extreme heat can be very uncomfortable, but for some, it can be life threatening. If your power goes out, are you prepared to stay cool without air conditioning? These tips are quick and easy and do not require any long term changes such as planting trees or upgrading […]

Stay Out of Trouble this 4th of July Weekend

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com My previous 4th of July posts were usually about remembering and being grateful for the freedoms that we enjoy in this country. But this 4th of July weekend coming up makes me feel a bit more anxious than in years past.  There are more threats to pay attention to, and many people are worried about how it will turn out. Violence I think one of the threats you should be aware of is […]

Prepare for a Second Wave of COVID-19

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com In many areas, face masks are mandated when out in public places. When I went grocery shopping, I’d say only 50% wore masks, and even fewer were social distancing. I also see a lot of people pull their masks down as soon as they start talking to someone. Technically, they can say they are wearing a mask, and they don’t care if they use it improperly. It seems people are starting to take […]

10 Protein Sources When Meat is Scarce

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com At my last grocery shopping trip, I noticed that meat has gotten very expensive, and in some cases hard to find. Many meat processing plants have shut down due to workers becoming ill from COVID-19, causing a meat shortage. Hopefully, this is a temporary situation, but in the meantime, we all have to cope with the high prices of meat. We already know we can always use less meat, buy cheaper cuts or […]

5 More Risks You Need to Watch for Besides COVID-19

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just a quick post today to discuss some risks we all need to be aware of, in addition to COVID-19. This year has certainly provided a lot of challenges and threats. As we have passed the halfway mark of the year, there are plenty more risks to watch out for. Severe weather Several states are experiencing severe weather. From Colorado to Virginia, severe storms are bringing damage and even death.  These storms bring […]

Is Your Hand Sanitizer Poisoning You?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just a quick post today as I wanted to remind you to check the hand sanitizer you are using as well as your emergency supply, in case you happened to purchase certain hand sanitizers that have been found to be toxic. Why are they toxic? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that these hand sanitizers contain methanol, also known as wood alcohol, which is known to be toxic when ingested or absorbed […]

How to Plan an Emergency Evacuation

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Seeing riots and civil unrest unfold in many cities across the country shows us that areas can become unstable within a matter of hours. We also know that natural disasters can occur that may force us to evacuate our home even if we didn’t want to. In a previous post, we discussed tips on choosing a new apartment if you had to move right now.  But what if you can’t move permanently at […]

What you Need to Know about Preparing for Disasters if You are Diabetic

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com According to a new 2020 report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 34.2 million Americans—just over 1 in 10—have diabetes.  If you or a family member are managing diabetes, you need to include specific supplies in your emergency kit. Another situation you should know about is a bug-out situation and a diabetic person needs to travel away from their home base. I am not a medical professional so I thought it would […]

Shortages Will Get Worse – Prepare Now

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just when we thought that store shelves were beginning to get replenished, I went to my local grocery store yesterday and found that many shelves were once again empty. The toilet paper shelf was starting to get restocked a few weeks ago, but this week it was empty again.  Other sections that were lacking were canned foods and pasta shelves. The meat aisle was also not very plentiful. What’s causing these shortages? Coronavirus […]

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