April 2, 2020

Why You Need Legal Protection if You Own a Gun or Knife for Self-Defense

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A record number of people have been purchasing guns in recent weeks since the coronavirus pandemic has started spreading. Gun stores all over the country have empty shelves and ammunition is also being bought out. With a lot of new people buying guns, it is my hope that new gun owners will practice safety. Many people also carry a knife for protection. It is always good to have something to defend yourself with, […]

How to Get Started with Prepping

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com With all the recent disasters – wildfires, floods, tornadoes, and now the coronavirus spread, I am seeing more people becoming concerned about preparing.  Within the last month or so, I have been seeing more visits resulting from readers looking for information on prepping or becoming more self sufficient while living in an apartment. One of the most frequently asked questions is how does someone get started. I don’t claim to be an expert […]

Assemble your Pet Emergency Kit

(Full disclosure: This article has affiliate links. This means that if you purchase via a link, I may receive a small percentage. This doesn’t cost you anything extra but helps the blog out. Of course it is always your choice if you want to click through any of my links.) This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com In the event of an emergency, your pets will continue to rely on you for care and feeding.  The day before a hurricane […]

Money Mondays: Frugal Homeowner’s Guide to Saving Money with a Home Warranty

(Editor’s note: Many apartment dwellers plan to buy a home at some point in their lives. When you own a home, repairs are unavoidable. In today’s article we look at how a home warranty plan can help a homeowner save money.) Written by Guest Author When you live frugally, you need to manage the resources you have with extreme care and to invest in services that can help you save them in the future. Home warranty plans are one of […]

Do You Have a Plan if a Disaster Occurs While the Kids are at School?

This post is by Bernie Carr   Just a quick post today… I am sure y’all have been hearing about tropical storm Imelda that has caused massive flooding in Southeast Texas, including Houston.  Many homes are still flooded, a painful reminder of the terrible destruction wreaked by Hurricane Harvey just a couple of years ago. But there was one story that caught my eye, one that I always warn readers could happen:  students stuck at school for hours after the […]

Protect your Kids with a Secret Code Word

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Now that school is back in session for many families, it’s time to update your emergency contact records at school, update your texting tree, as well as have conversations with your kids about safety. One of the safety measures we used with our kids is the secret family code word. What is the secret code word for? In the event of an emergency, disaster or in any situation where you are unable to […]

What would You Do if Ebola Were to Spread in Your City?

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is still very much in the news. Most news articles keep stressing that it is unlikely to reach the U.S. and downplay any threats. On the other hand, the CDC has released guidelines for hospitals should an infected person were to present himself. New projections estimate that 500,000 may be infected by the end of January. (Note: Since the article was written, the estimates have now been revised to 1.4 million)
Consider for a moment what could happen when a person who appears to have flu-like symptoms but has Ebola were to go the emergency room. […]

5 Summer Survival Threats You Should Look Out For

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I love summertime, a chance to kick back and take some time off.  Kids are out of school for the summer and the pace has slowed down.   The summer also signals a slowdown in preparedness – I know… even blog visits get a bit slower.   People go out of town, go on vacation and relax, which is just fine.  But summer also has its own share of dangers that are often overlooked in […]

Money Mondays: Will Your Preps Outlive You?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I was having a conversation with one of my elderly neighbors and the subject of downsizing and giving away their survival supplies came up.  She felt at her age she preferred to give some of her surplus emergency supplies to a younger family.  The conversation reminded me of an article I read a few months ago:  Survivalist spent decades stockpiling food then gave it to hungry hurricane victims  As you can see from the […]

Worried about Finances?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com As I write this, the stock market has just experienced its largest sell-off in history.   The negative sentiment was echoed around the world, and today the market is in for a wild ride, according to market analysts.  The experts are saying it due to worries about rising interest rates, inflation, and should stabilize.  People can’t help but feel jittery.   Though there is nothing we can do about the markets, we can focus on […]

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