December 4, 2018

Money Mondays: Prepare for a Cyber Attack on Your Bank

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com In the last few weeks, we’ve seen news reports that U.S. banks are facing an increased risk of cyber attacks.  We’ve been warning about this for some time now, but the threat seems to be escalating that federal officials are now warning banks to closely monitor hacking attempts. According to Fox Business news:  Financial institutions are attractive targets to hackers because of their wealth of sensitive consumer information. Moreover, a successful attack on […]

7 Things You’ll Realize After Living Without Electricity

      Editor’s note:  We are so reliant on the power grid, it would be disastrous to lose electricity even for a few days.  Looking at how much we depend on electricity may help us better prepare for a long term power outage. Written by Scott Matthews Electricity is one of the greatest inventions ever, without which we’d barely survive today’s times. We’re living in a world in which almost everything is functioning on electricity, an aspect that made […]

Money Mondays: Shopping for Emergency Foods at Winco

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A while back I posted about great sources for food storage items.  Today I have a new store I’d like to tell you about, and it happens to be a grocery store as well.  I recently shopped a Winco Foods while visiting some relatives.  They told me Winco is their favorite store.  I love the HEB stores in Texas so I wasn’t convinced I would be very excited about another supermarket.  I checked […]

The Reality of Bugging Out

Editor’s Note: A few months ago, we posted about What Really Happens in an Economic Collapse. Today we are looking at a real life bug-out situation.  It is my hope we never have to evacuate our homes, but hearing such a story from someone who has been there gives us a glimpse of what it’s really like so we can better prepare ourselves.  This post originally appeared in The Organic Prepper.   What Bugging Out from Venezuela Is Really Like by […]

Money Mondays: Savings Tips for Buying in Bulk

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Buying in bulk is certainly a way to save money on groceries, prepping items and other supplies but there is also the possibility of overspending.  Through trial and error, I’ve learned a thing or two when trying to buy in bulk to save money. Here are a few bulk buying tips: Membership clubs Before spending that $60 or so to join Sam’s or Costco, consider how much you will be shopping at those […]

Why You Need Binoculars for your Bug Out Bag

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   I’ve seen a lot of articles about what to include in a bug out bag, but there is one item that is often left out of BOB lists, and that is a pair of binoculars. Why do you need binoculars? Scouting If you are on the move, binoculars will help you spot potential hazards such as blocked roadways, predators such as bears or hostile parties ahead of you, as well as find […]

Money Mondays: Would You Shop in an Unsafe Area to Save a Few Bucks?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   Now that gas prices have been rising, many of us are looking for ways to save money.  Well, that was the idea I had in mind the other day when it was time to fill up my gas tank. Looking for a cheap gas station I thought I’d try finding a cheaper gas station than the one in my area by using one of those gas price shoppers.  The gas station in […]

10 Everyday Uses for Lemons besides Lemonade

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com The old saying “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” rings true, but I say lemons can be used for a lot of things besides lemonade.  I include lemons in my grocery list on a regular basis and I use every part. Here are my favorite uses for lemons: Seasoning Besides using in recipes that require lemons, I also use lemon juice on: Cucumber:  Add lemon juice and salt to taste and a […]

Money Mondays: Recession Fears and What You Can Do About It

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Hardly a day passes that we don’t see an article forecasting another recession.   Even though the economy appears to be healthy, with unemployment being the lowest it has been in years, several economists are forecasting that a downturn is inevitable. For some people, the scars of the last financial crisis back in 2007-2008 have never completely healed.  Many lost their savings, retirement funds and homes.  I did not weather that downturn unscathed, as […]

How to Store Junk Food for Emergencies

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Disasters are difficult on everyone and having treats available when you are stressed and anxious can be comforting.  I know you need to have healthy foods in storage, but including a small amount of snack foods that everyone enjoys does not hurt anyone and can be a way to keep things feeling normal.  In a previous post, we covered Survival Uses for Junk Food.   Today we will look at how we would store […]

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