October 21, 2018

Having A Meeting Place In Times Of Emergency

There are two overriding worries that we inevitably have during a time of danger and emergency. First, we want to know that we are safe. (Are we at risk? What should we do? Where should we go?) Second, we want to reassure ourselves of the safety of others – especially, of course, of our closest friends and family members. Many people look to address both of these concerns with one simple rule: when a disaster or an emergency strikes, every […]

A Review of Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst Case Scenarios

I was excited to receive my review copy of Survival Mom:  How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst Case Scenarios by Lisa Bedford.  I know you’re supposed to be neutral before you start reading, but I will admit I had high expectations for this book.  Having visited The Survival Mom blog for a couple of years, I know it is my “go-to” place to find out about survival issues for a mom such as myself. The book […]

Pest Control – a Necessary Part of your Prepping Efforts

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Pest control is not probably not one of the top ten survival and preparedness steps you will take to get started but it is still an unavoidable part of any prepper’s plan.  In a grid down situation, the presence of pests can only get worse, as sanitation worsens when trash pickup gets interrupted and vacant buildings and homes become more common.  Pests can carry diseases cause allergies for many people and can ruin […]

Readers’ Entries Part 2: A Variety of Tips for Prepping in an Apartment

Here is the final set of miscellaneous readers’ tips.  I had grouped the Storage Tips in the previous installment; these cover everything else.  There were a wide variety of topics; I hope you will find some that work for you! General Prepping My preparedness tip is to make having a good supply of water a top priority. Have several large size rigid (bpa free) water containers filled and ready as well as have bottles wtaer in your bug out bag. […]

Ten Fast Track Tips for the Single Apartment Prepper

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Nearly a year ago when the Fukushima earthquake occurred last March I recall many apartment dwellers in Tokyo highrises posted videos about the experience.  Many of them indicated they did not have much food or water at all in their apartments, as they went out to eat all the time.   Some even showed empty refrigerators with nothing but a bottle of soda or a jar of pickles.   I would hope that more people […]

A Jolt that Shook Things Up

We had a rain storm a few days ago which caused some flooding and a number of accidents on the roadways.  I delayed driving in to work, as I heard on the traffic report that a major freeway was shut down, and even the alternate routes were congested.  I was waiting until the storm abated before venturing out. In the meantime, I thought I could get some work done by checking my work email remotely.  Just as I logged on, […]

Feast or Famine

After all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales activity, it seems there was a lot of optimism about people being willing to open their pocketbooks and spend their money.  There was such a frenzy of crazed shopping, akin to “running of the bulls” that mobs were running rampant and people got hurt trying snag “hot deals.” In the next day or so, the media was joyfully reporting that sales records were topped as a record number of shoppers opened […]

Shoppers Turning into Savages over a Sale

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com It seems that every Black Friday there is some incident that leaves me wondering how people can go wild and out of control over store sales.  The latest craziness happened in Los Angeles when a woman sprayed pepper spray at other shoppers so she can snag the sale items. The scene described in the article indicates that people were already pushing and shoving even before the pepper spray occurred.   They were tearing off […]

The Fine Line between Redundancy and Clutter

“Two is one and one is none” is a survival maxim that we picked up early on when we started finding out about preparedness.   The saying applies to keeping a backup for a tool or item at all times.   For example, what if you only have one can opener, and a disaster happens.  You need to open some canned food to feed your family, but your one and only can opener breaks.  How are you going to open the canned […]

Prepare for a Power Outage

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com As I write this post, 1.6 million people are still without electricity in the Northeast, due to an unseasonable winter storm.  A fierce snowstorm, usually expected much later in the winter, hit right before Halloween.  Many people were caught unprepared, resulting in traffic snarls, numerous accidents, fights breaking out and overcrowded emergency shelters. With the strange weather patterns that have been occurring in the country in recent months, it is a good idea […]

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