May 19, 2019

Beware these Pitfalls when Using Pepper Spray

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We keep prepper spray as part of our overall defense strategy.   We have tiny key chain  sprays, as well as bear spray which we purchased for camping.   Pepper spray comes with expiration dates because of the likelihood that the nozzle will clog and no longer work when you need it. Because the bear spray canisters are now a couple of years old, and well past expiration, we decided to test whether the spraying […]

Storm Preparation Tips

Although we’re in the midst of summer and storms are not foremost in our minds right now, storm and tornado season is in full swing.  Each year, the United States gets an average of 5.9 hurricanes, 1,000 tornadoes and 10,000 severe thunderstorms. Storms can be as scary as they are unpredictable and cause immense damage. But, rather than fear the unknown, it is best to put worries aside and be prepared. The following are some important steps for ensuring you […]

SAS Desert Survival

As I mentioned a few months ago, I am working my way through the reading list. I just finished  SAS Desert Survival by Barry Davies, which is part of a series that also includes SAS Jungle Survival and SAS Mountain and Arctic Survival.   Because of the climate where I live, I chose to read this one. “SAS” stands for Special Air Service, a regiment of the British Army.  SAS personnel operate worldwide, often in hostile conditions, and they are thoroughly […]

Cooking with Dehydrated Food

    Today I’d like to share my experience of actually cooking a dish from dehydrated food.  One of our sponsors, Mother Earth Products sent me some samples that included a crock pot recipe for Chicken Vegetable Soup. Now that we are starting to feel the heat of summer I am trying to avoid cooking methods that will heat up the kitchen such as frying or baking, so the crock pot is perfect.  I have never really cooked with dehydrated […]

The Truth about Doing Laundry Off-Grid

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I thought it might be a good exercise to try doing laundry without using the washing machine and dryer.  Whenever there is a hurricane approaching one of the preparation chores that I do (in addition to making sure there is enough water, food and supplies for several days) is to do the laundry while power is available.  Ideally, you’d already have clean clothes available, but what if there is an extended power outage? […]

8 Everyday Tips For Frugal Apartment Living

 A Guest Post by Mark Russell In this economy, everyone is thinking about saving more money and spending less. Whether you are a millionaire or a starving artist, times are probably tougher than they were ten years ago. This has led a lot of people to try to pick up extra work here and there, doing odd jobs like babysitting for the neighbor or gardening for the man down the street. In addition to trying to earn more, other people […]

Is Expired Bottled Water Safe to Drink?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I enjoy receiving emailed questions from our readers and try to respond as promptly as possible.  Here is a great question (photo enclosed by reader) that I am sure we’ve all wondered about at some point:   “I have a water storage question. I was clearing out boxes from a recent move & found these bottled waters that I had originally stored at the office in case of emergency. But as you can […]

Kevlar vs. Carbon Fiber for the Top Body Armor Material

Guest post by Anthony McGrath Carbon fiber and Kevlar are materials that are used for making bulletproof vests protective inserts. They are known to be the most composite materials that are strong and function extremely well. They have been used frequently used in different areas like sports cars, aviation, and body armors. These two materials are mostly used for similar purposes but they differ in some important aspects. Kevlar Kevlar has been a revolutionary material and has been used for […]

The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide: Review and Giveaway

I received a review copy of Creek Stewart’s latest book, The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide.   I had read his first book, Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag and reviewed it previously.   I had great expectations for the second book, and I was pleased to read it. It is well known that The Hunger Games books and movie had a lot of survival type situations and this book relates how one might actually survive when faced with such difficult […]

A Life-Saving Item You Should Keep with You

Apt Prepper Daughter was driving around with a friend, on their way to the beach.  It was a perfect spring day, with a nice breeze and low humidity so they drove with their windows down. While stopped at a light, a bee suddenly flew into the car and stung Apt Prepper Daughter in the upper arm just as the light changed.  The sting didn’t hurt that much at first, but she pulled the car over and checked the site.  There […]

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