September 19, 2019

Can You Live without a Refrigerator?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Having a refrigerator in the house is one of those conveniences that we take for granted.  Most homes and apartments come with a fridge, and if it didn’t, most everyone would get one right away. Why even consider living without a fridge? Long term power outage Personal emergency:  your fridge breaks and you can’t afford another one right Living in a downsized space such as boat or RV.  Many boat and RVs have […]

What To Do If You Cannot Grow A Garden

This post originally appeared in The Rural Economist I am blessed, because nearly everyday I come in contact with someone who tells me they’re starting their first garden ever. But every now and then, someone tells me that they cannot have a garden because of where they live. They want to have a garden, but do not know how to do it without getting in trouble. So I ask myself,” How would I go about starting a garden with these […]

Setting Up the Sun Oven for the First Time

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I mentioned a few days ago I have been waiting for sunny weather to set up my Sun Oven.  We’ve had several cool and cloudy days this spring, and now we’re finally getting some sun.  I also had to find space to do the set-up.  We don’t have a lot of space around our unit, so I opted to try the Sun Oven at my sister-in-law’s house, as they have a lot more […]

Dog Attacks are Common in Cities: How to Protect Yourself

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Now that the weather is getting warmer, a lot more people are running or walking outdoors.  We hear about at least one case on the news every week: a person walking or jogging passes by a loose dog, and he or she gets attacked with dire, sometimes fatal consequences.   I didn’t really think about dog attacks that much, until one day recently, I was walking our dog Miller at a park trail when […]

Do Homemade Waterproof Matches Work?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve seen instructions in various survival sites regarding waterproofing matches.  Recently, I saw a link on Survival Blog on the same topic with Jim Rawles saying if you’re going to do this, you must cover the entire match with nail polish. Being a type personality I still had some questions in my mind: – Does it have to be wooden matches, or can you use paper matches that you get for free in […]

Make Your Own Moisturizing Salve

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I have been looking for a homemade moisturizer recipe in a long time when I came across the recipe for Miracle Healing Salve over at Backdoor Survival. But I delayed in trying it out right away because I first had to gather up the ingredients (I’m on a budget) and I had a little mishap with essential oil that made me a bit shy about proceeding. After reading up on the proper ways […]

Book Review: The Shadow Patriots by Warren Ray

Today we are featuring The Shadow Patriots by Warren Ray. What is the book is about?    The country is in a crisis as the government breaks down and violent riots become commonplace with police firing on citizens.  The Chinese invade California prompting the military to send all their troops west, but the war is a disaster.  As the casualties mount, the government calls for volunteers.  The hero of the story Cole Winters, a middle aged guy, answers the call […]

How an Average Person can Prepare for a Pandemic

I’ve been seeing several news reports of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and got to thinking about pandemics in general. Lots of people fear a global pandemic. If you had to rank a list of super scary threats, pandemic would be pretty high on the list. We’ve all seen movies like Contagion, which is scary enough. We also associate pandemic with nightmarish throngs of zombie like disease ridden creatures. But let’s pull back to reality and get some sense of what is a pandemic and whether they can happen. […]

ALTAI Tactical Boot – Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We got an opportunity to try out the new ALTAI MF Tactical Boot. What are ALTAI MF Tactical Boots? They are lightweight boots that are built to be sturdy and comfortable at the same time.  They are water resistant and have non-slip soles. Here is the box they came in. Construction The upper portion of the boot is made with “Superfabric” which is a breathable material that is sturdy and durable at the […]

Downsize Before You Have To

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I don’t know about you but my finances have been feeling the pinch lately.  I’m not even talking about all the dire economic warnings, but on a personal level, it feels more of a struggle this year than last year.  For one thing my paycheck is smaller:  health insurance premiums as well as taxes increased.  When I go grocery shopping, the same budgeted amount of money buys less food – beef prices have […]

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