April 22, 2019

5 Reasons Why You May have to Bug Out Even Though You Don’t Want to

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com One of the most hotly argued points in the prepping community is whether it is advisable to “shelter in place” or stay in your home or bug out when there is an emergency.  Many preppers would readily choose to shelter in place to be close to their emergency supplies.   Staying put would also be easier if you have no bug out retreat or destination.  I say it really depends on the type of […]

Bartering For Preppers

Bartering for Preppers is a Guest Post by Robert Creech As everyone who engages in some form of prepping knows, it’s expensive. Most of us will never have all of the gear and resources we want, instead we prioritize and get by with what we can. However I’ve found that many people are leaving money on the table, so to speak, because they have skills (and maybe resources) that they aren’t fully utilizing. Yes, I’m talking about bartering. You have […]

A Review of No Rinse Personal Care Products

I received an assortment of No Rinse personal care products for review.  No Rinse is a line of “waterless” personal care products, hair care, body wash, bathing wipes etc. It is made by CleanLife Products LLC, which has been in business since 1948.  No Rinse has been used by NASA, military personnel, hospitals, home health agencies, and for disaster relief. The Test To properly test No Rinse, I skipped taking a shower on a Saturday, then again on Sunday.  I […]

Other Uses for Homemade Laundry Detergent

In a previous article, I posted about trying out Survival Woman’s super easy homemade detergent recipe. It turns out to be even more useful than originally thought.  I was cleaning the toilet and needed a little extra help scrubbing with the toilet brush.  Normally I use plain bleach but decided to try something different.  (Note:  I don’t use any other chemicals in the toilet such as leave-in bowl cleaners.   If you are using them, do not mix in other chemicals.)  […]

Would Your Car Doors Protect You from Bullets while Driving?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A couple of weeks ago, when the Los Angeles police were searching for Christopher Dorner, the ex-cop who went on a shooting rampage, they mistakenly shot at innocent civilians who had a similar truck to the suspects.  See a photo here.   This incident made me think about how much protection your car really gives you, should you get shot at while driving.  In the same way, I wondered about bullets and apartment walls, […]

You’re in Control: DIY Apartment Security Systems of Today

You’re in Control: DIY Apartment Security Systems of Today, Guest Post by Jay Harris Home security options are at an all-time high. With the advent of technological advances such as apps for your smartphone and remote-controlled access to your entire system, monitoring your home’s security is easier than ever. The desire for safety and security does not depend on the type of residence you inhabit – we all want to feel safe in our homes! However, if your home is […]

Food Insurance Freeze Dried Food Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received a couple of samples of freeze dried meal entrees from Food Insurance:  lasagna and beef stroganoff.  Pictured above are the contents of the packets as you open them.  They come with an oxygen absorber which I removed promptly.  (Tip:  Remove these before you forget, I’ve done it.) The instructions are simple:  Just add a cup of boiling water, mix well and seal.  Leave it alone for 9-10 minutes and it is […]

Common Prepping Supplies that Don’t Last Very Long

After prepping for the last couple of years, I am starting to discover some items in the emergency kit or bug-out bag do not last as long as I thought.  Not only do you need to track your food storage, you also need to pay attention to your non-perishables.  I am not saying you should avoid stocking these items, but I do recommend you rotate these supplies often. Batteries I made the mistake of leaving batteries inside flashlights and lanterns […]

What to Do if Your Bug Out Vehicle is Too Small

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Prepping in small spaces is a topic we’ve discussed, but we have not discussed space issues in a bug out vehicle. Many city dwellers are trying to save on gas, and are downsizing to a smaller vehicle.  Several relatives have switched to small economy cars or hybrids after getting tired of high gas prices.  If you live in a city, there is always a chance you may need to get out, hopefully you […]

Things Burglars Don’t Want You to Know

The following is a guest post by Roger Gallager We shouldn’t take safety as an aside. Nowadays, burglars had become more strategic than ever. They take locked doors as merely a given and going past through it for them is only a piece of cake. You may have the most intricate home security installed in your house, but still they’re going to find ways to work around it. Nothing is better than guessing what your opponent will do and beating […]

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