July 15, 2019

What Doomsday Films and Shows do for Preppers

There have been a variety of doomsday movies recently:  World War Z, This is the End and The World’s End just to name a few.  Some are action-adventure, suspense or even comedy, but the theme is the same:  the end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI).  In addition, there are a number of reality shows such as Doomsday Preppers,  Doomsday Castle and others that deal with people trying to prepare for disasters. These type of shows are so […]

Self-Sufficient Saturdays: How to Make Banana Muffins without an Electric Mixer

Welcome to the latest Self-Sufficient Saturdays feature, where we try out projects that can easily be done in an apartment. Breakfast muffins are a staple at our house for busy weekday breakfasts.  I used to buy them at the store until I found out how easy it is to make muffins yourself.  There are no special ingredients, and you can rescue overripe, black bananas from getting thrown out. Just one problem:  my cheap hand mixer that I’ve had for six […]

How to Brew Coffee without Electricity

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We all have our preferred morning beverage; for me, the daily cup of coffee is a must.  A coffee drinker who is missing his or her daily coffee knows a caffeine withdrawal headache is coming.   That’s why I made sure I include coffee in my emergency supplies.  A few options for storage: Instant coffee – the “just add a heaping teaspoon to hot water” kind that comes in a jar (not my preferred […]

Home Remedy for Sinus Allergy Sufferers

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com My allergies have started bothering me, with itchy, watery eyes, early morning congestion, sneezing, signaling the start of the fall allergy season. At my last physical check-up my doctor asked me if I’ve had any health issues bothering me, and I did mention my sinuses bother me every fall and spring.  I can always tell the seasons by my chronic sinus congestion.  I told him I already take antihistamines, but sometimes they don’t […]

Bargain E-book for a Long Lasting Emergency Light

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I purchased a copy of The Amazing 2000-Hour Flashlight by Ron Brown.  It’s a manual that shows you how to add a 30-cent resistor to a $5 flashlight, to create a light that will run for 2000 hours on the same battery.   The e-book contains step by step instructions and includes illustrations.  You can’t buy such a light from a store; you have to make it yourself. I first heard about the author, […]

Why Storing Peanut Butter is a Must for Preppers

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com In the previous article, the giveaway question is asking readers what are their favorite protein sources for food storage.  I can tell you that one of my favorites is peanut butter. Unless someone has a peanut allergy in the family, peanut butter makes a great storage food: –inexpensive –filling – “sticks to your ribs” –protein rich and calorie dense –can be used in a variety of ways such as as sandwiches, sauces, cookies, […]

Assemble your Pet Emergency Kit

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Many families have a family pet or two, and they will also need supplies in the event of an emergency.   The day before a hurricane or flood would not be a good time to run out of pet food or other supplies.  You don’t have to get everything together all at once, but today is a good time to get started. The kit does not need to be in a fancy container – […]

The Prepper’s Cookbook by Tess Pennington: Recipe Test

I received a review copy of The Prepper’s Cookbook:  300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals by Tess Pennington. In it you will find 300 recipes using common food storage items, many of which you may already have in your kitchen shelves.  The recipes are easy to follow, and require no special equipment. The book includes practical tips for starting, building and using your emergency pantry.  I liked the section on making your own seasoning […]

Survival Lessons Learned from Discovery Channel’s “Naked Castaway”

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com One of the shows I caught this summer was a three-part series called Naked Castaway from the Discovery Channel. The show features British adventurer Ed Stafford as he tries to survive for 60 days in a South Pacific islands with nothing.  The film crew dropped him off in a Fiji island with no tools or supplies, no crew and no clothes.  He did all the filming himself, has he deals with extreme heat, […]

Three Ways Thieves are Targeting You

This past week we had three news items that grabbed my attention:  potential ways that you could be robbed while going about your day: 1.  Thieves called “Sliders” can steal your purse or emergency backpack right out of your car while you’re filling up your tank I’ve talked about things I’ve witnessed in the gas station before; another thing I noticed was many people do not bother to lock their cars when they get out to pay and pump gas.   […]

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