November 14, 2019

5 Ways to Have a Hot Meal When the Power Goes Out

Written by Annabelle Short If the power goes out before you prepare a hot meal, you will need to find other means of making the meal. You might think of using an emergency generator to power your electric stove or microwave, but this will not be an economical allocation of resources. These electric stoves use a lot of power within a short time. As such, the most practical way is to heat your food using other means. A standard gas […]

Thank You to All Our Veterans

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’d like to thank all our veterans for your service to our country. We also appreciate the commitment and sacrifices your families and loved ones have endured. I’d like to step back and consider the freedom and opportunities we have in this country that are often taken for granted. Because of your service, we are able to live freely. You have sacrificed a lot for our country and we are forever grateful.  

Pregnant Mom Protected Her Family with an AR-15

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I came across this story a couple of days ago and thought this is a great one to share and discuss with y’all. Here’s what happened According to BayNews9,  The incident happened around 9 pm on a Wednesday night. Two masked men with pistols broke in through the back door of the home and immediately attacked the dad and his 11-year old daughter. He was pistol whipped and kicked repeatedly in the head, […]

This Shows Civility will Break Down in a Disaster

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com As we know California residents have seen their share of troubles in the past few weeks – earthquakes, homelessness, huge wildfires and more. The most recent source of frustration has been the widespread power outages imposed by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), their main electricity provider. People are unhappy their power is being suspended for hours at a time. But PG&E maintains the power outages are necessary to prevent wildfires. Unfortunately, a recent […]

How to Prep When Applying For Workers’ Compensation

(Editor’s note: A family acquaintance recently filed a worker’s comp claim as she was injured on the job. It took months to get her benefits. In today’s guest article we look at tips when applying for worker’s compensation.) Written by: Kayla Matthews You got your job because you’re great at what you do, but the future is unpredictable. You never know what’s going to happen day to day. You may go through your daily routine and something comes up that […]

Being Prepared is Good But Use Common Sense

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today is just a quick post so I can share an interesting article I came across. Living in isolation for nine years The story I heard was about the Dutch family waiting for the end of time for 9 years. Apparently the father, and his children with ages ranging from 18 to 25 had lived in isolation at a farm for nine years, waiting for the end of time. They were self-sufficient, with […]

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 […]

Money Mondays: 5 Frugal Hacks I did this Weekend to Save Money

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com With the budget being tight, I normally find various things to do to save a buck or two on a regular basis. This past weekend was no exception. Here are five frugal things I did. Cut the dryer sheets in half I know that vinegar is a natural alternative to dryer sheets but the family cannot stand the smell.  I’ve also tried cutting out dryer sheets altogether but there is too much static […]

How to Plan the Perfect Fishing Trip this Season

Editor’s note: In many states, autumn is a wonderful season for outdoor activities. The air is crisp and the leaves are changing colors in the most spectacular way possible. Why not schedule time in the outdoors before it gets too cold?  Fishing is a great way to relax and acquire a new skill. You may even have food to take home for dinner. Today’s guest post provides some great tips to plan your fishing trip. How to Plan the Perfect […]

5 DIY Firestarters from Common Ingredients

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com If you had to cook outdoors over an open flame, using a firestarter would make the process so much easier. Sure, you can just buy firestarter, such as Instafire, which works very well.  But knowing how to make your own is a valuable skill. You’ll save money next time you need firestarter for camping, and you’ll know how to make them yourself in case you’re in an emergency. Here are a few easy […]

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