April 22, 2019

Fire Safety Tips for Apartment Living

By Bernie Carr This article first appeared in The Allstate Blog Fires are the most common disaster people are likely to experience yet many Americans underestimate the risk, according to the American Red Cross. Apartment fires, much like house fires, are caused by mishaps involving everyday activities such as cooking, heating, using appliances and electrical malfunctions, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). The good news is, most residential fires are preventable. Creating a fire preparedness plan can help keep you and […]

Common Survival Myths

Written by Jennifer Moran, The Prepared Bee When good weather starts in a few weeks, it’ll be a great time to go out and do outdoor activities. There are a lot of threats that can endanger you in the wild so you want to make sure you are knowledgeable in case trouble comes along. Thanks to some television shows that portray such survival tactics there may be some misinformation about survival.  Here are a few MYTHS about survival you may […]

What to Do If Your Apartment No Longer Feels Safe

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A while back, our management company left a flyer on our door about a “Resident Meeting” regarding apartment safety.  I was concerned enough that I attended the evening meeting after work.  A couple of policemen and the building management were in attendance. The meeting was to discuss a shooting that occurred in the complex.  Management wanted to reassure the residents that it was not a random event but a shooting between acquaintances, a […]

How to Survive Extreme Cold Weather

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com By the time I post this, the polar vortex has already caused damage to the northern parts of the Midwest and East Coast. Businesses and even the Postal Service ground to a halt.  The dangerously cold weather even caused multiple deaths.  Utilities were warning that they were overburdened.  Even cities that are accustomed to cold weather had not seen the likes of this historic cold.  Fortunately, temperatures are expected to steadily warm up. […]

Quick Updates for You

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Hello everyone!  Quick post today to highlight a couple of new info that’s good to know. New Berkey site The Berkey Guy, a long-time friend of Apartment Prepper blog, has a new website for Berkey filters: https://www.usaberkeyfilters.com/  Today’s the grand opening and they have lots of specials.  So if you are looking for a Berkey water filter, check out the new site.  Tell them Apartment Prepper sent you! Great Food Storage Book […]

5 Home Remedies for Cough that Work

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Coughing is a normal reflex that protects your lungs and windpipe – it is supposed to get rid of irritants like mucus, dust you inhaled or food that went the wrong way.  Coughs are commonly triggered by colds and flu, and that is the type of cough we are looking at today.  Everyone knows getting a bad cough can be tiring and unpleasant.  You can’t sleep well since the cough actually wakes you […]

Save Money with an Extreme Frugality Mindset

I am excited to introduce today’s guest post by Erica N of Living Life in Rural Iowa.  She offers tons of actionable tips on how to make ends meet.  They may seem extreme to some people, but they are simple and actionable. Start Saving Money By Having A Poverty Mindset! Learn 25 Ways to Extreme Living and Saving! Written by Erica N This post first appeared in Living Life in Rural Iowa We all want to save money, but sometimes […]

How to Keep Your Plants Alive When You Move

  Editor’s note:  During my last move, all my plants wilted in the Houston heat and humidity.  One of these plants had been with me for 11 years.  I had to start over after I got settled in.  Today’s article gives a lot of good tips to avoid killing your plants at your next move. The Ultimate Survival Guide to Transporting Plants in Your Car You are finally moving out of your old place and looking ahead to new beginnings. […]

Money Mondays: How to Get Free Classic Books for Download

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We all know we can borrow books from the public library to read them for free, but here a way to actually own the books without having to return them. Public Domain In case you haven’t heard, 1/1/2019 was not only New Year’s Day, it was also Public Domain Day. What is Public Domain Day? A quick history:  Back in 1999, works from 1923 were already set to become public domain, based on […]

How To Survive When A Bear Gets Into Your Perimeter

  Written by Chris Browning If you were to make a list of the top 10 ways you thought you might die while hiking or hunting in the woods, it is likely that being mauled by a grizzly bear would not be on your top 10. The truth is every single year millions of people head to national parks and forests. Very few individuals run in to bears. When they do, the encounter is uneventful at best. Bears are just […]

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