February 19, 2019

Book Review: 299 Days

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received review copies of 299 Days:  The Preparation and 299 Days:  The Collapse by Glen Tate, and now making progress on my fall reading list.  These are the first two installments of a book series about the challenges and struggles of Grant Mason, a suburban dweller who awakens to the need to become prepared for the difficulties ahead. The story’s premise of a gradual collapse of the country’s economy due to […]

How Preppers Help their Communities

Today as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day our thoughts turn to Dr. King’s life and legacy.   I wanted to focus on what  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Unlike other holidays, the King holiday is celebrated as a day of service.  Not just a day off from work to sleep late and go shopping, it is a time to remember King’s dream for all people […]

Preparing for Data Loss Disasters

The following is a guest post by Wes Burns Data loss is no longer a concern restricted to the computer geeks of the world. In fact, I’d be willing to bet good money that 90% of the people reading this post have at least one important document or treasured family photo sitting on the hard drive right now. Some of that data is quite important, so it only makes sense to prepare for the worst case scenario. I’ll be the […]

The Portable Potty Bucket

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Five gallon buckets are not only great for long term food storage, they are also great for other emergency items such as personal care, and health supplies.  We posted a non-threatening way to get them to prep and clever reader Ginger came up with her gift idea to give her family this year:  the portable potty bucket.   Ginger did some research on what to include  in the buckets (here’s the You Tube […]

Can the Internet Collapse? “Broken Web” Explains

  I just finished reading the book “Broken Web The Coming Collapse of the Internet” by George A. Ure, who runs the widely popular UrbanSurvival website. Before I go into my review, a quick background story.  To be honest with you, the book was on my “read sometime in 2013” list, but I had not planned on reading it right away.  Until I lost my home internet connection for two and a half weeks that is.  That’s right, the last […]

Homemade MREs

Editor’s note:  Today we are happy to feature a guest blog post from From Julie Languille, Author of The Prepper’s Pantry and the soon to be released Meals in a Jar: Quick and Easy, Just-Add-Water, Homemade Recipes Thanks, Apartment Prepper, for inviting me to write a guest post about Homemade MREs. I am passionate about food storage and my first book, The Prepper’s Pantry  is all about setting up food storage with both a deep larder of long term storage […]

How to Build a Survival Cache in Case of an Emergency

The following article is a guest post by Sam Peters A survival cache is a container of items that will be useful for survival in the midst of an emergency situation. It is a good idea to build one ahead of time in case of a natural disaster or other emergency that would force you to evacuate your home or apartment. Including enough supplies for you and your family is important to ensure that everyone will be able to survive in […]

A Non-Threatening Way to Get Them to Prep

One of the most common questions from readers is how to get their loved ones to prep.  Sometimes, you’ll find out by accident as I did while we were watching The Walking Dead; other times, you can approach the subject but no one wants to listen. If you want to take matters into your own hands, how about giving a prepper themed basket for the next special occasion?  Everyone enjoys receiving baskets and getting to know the contents is part […]

An Ideal Stove for Outdoor Cooking: Solo Stove

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   What is the Solo Stove? It is a small, portable stove that uses biomass (twigs, dried leaves, etc) for fuel.  Not needing to bring special fuel is a big advantage:  since you can easily find branches and twigs, you are not adding weight to your bug-out bag. Assembly The stove is very easy to assemble:  just set the cooking ring on top of the stove so that the prongs are on top.  […]

Quick Update on Berkey

I just received a notice from The Berkey Guy that they are now shipping the following Berkey Water Purification systems -Berkey Light®, Travel Berkey®, Go Berkey Kit®, Sport Berkey® The Black Berkeys® & PF2 Fluoride & Arsenic Reduction Elements to California residents, effective immediately.  This is great news for California residents who could not order these Berkey systems prior to this.   Get the real deal. Whether bugging out or sheltering in place, you can never have enough clean water […]

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