September 17, 2019

Bushnell BackTrack D-Tour GPS Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I had an opportunity to test out a personal locator, the Bushnell Back Track D-Tour GPS thanks to Johnson over at Optics Planet Inc.   I wanted to see if this device can help you find your way home in case of emergency or when out in the country.   Set Up Mr. Apt Prepper and I did the test and followed the Quick Start Guide to set it up.  Here’s what we did: […]

Entertainment for an Emergency

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com One of the things I remember during the last hurricane when we lost power for an extended time was being bored from having nothing to do.  We listened to the radio a lot for news about what was happening in the area, did a bit of reading, while there was enough light, but what about when it gets dark?  Kids get bored very quickly, especially being unable to go outside and with no […]

Survive an “American Blackout” in an Apartment

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I got a chance to see “American Blackout” on Nat Geo a few days ago.  If you have not heard of the program, here’s a quick summary from their website: American Blackout imagines the story of a national power failure in the United States caused by a cyber attack told in real time, over 10 days, by those who kept filming on cameras and phones. You’ll learn what it means to be absolutely […]

An Easy Way to Cook Beans

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we’ll take a look at a prepper’s staple:  dried beans.  It is an inexpensive source of protein, tasty and filling.   Many people settle for canned beans, thinking it is too hard to make it yourself.  It is actually very easy. How Much Dried Beans to Use 1 cup dried beans = 3 cups cooked beans Since I like to make a large enough batch to last for a few meals, I use […]

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, […]

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