October 22, 2018

What to Do If Your Partner Thinks Prepared = Paranoid

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com On a beautiful day such as the one pictured above, it’s hard to even imagine a natural or even a man-made disaster disrupting things.  If you even mention something about being prepared, your relatives or friends will say “you are just being paranoid.”  I have heard this so often among people who want to prepare; even one of our readers has brought it up in a comment. Should you forget about being prepared […]

10 Prepping Tips for New Parents

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com On one of of the blog comments, a new mom expressed her concern for the safety of her young child in the event of a disaster.  It is bad enough worrying about yourself in an emergency; it is only natural for a new Mom or Dad to have extra concerns about protecting their young children. If you are a parent of young children, here is a quick list of actionable steps that will […]

Will You be Stuck in a Traffic Nightmare?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We all heard about the gigantic traffic jam in Atlanta a few weeks ago that resulted from the unexpected snow storm.   You can’t really point a finger at one specific cause.  A number of factors contributed to the snafu, including lack of planning on the part of city officials, freakish weather, and some articles even blamed the problem on high dependence on automobiles.  Whatever it was, I felt bad for the residents that […]

Hide your Emergency Supplies from Strangers

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Living in an apartment, you frequently have strangers coming to your space:  the “once a year” inspection, fire and smoke alarm inspection, pest control and let’s not forget the maintenance guy coming in to change vent filters and what not.  Apartment dwellers are not the only ones who have visitors, anyone can have pizza delivery, cable installer, plumber and other repair technicians may enter your house. Emergency supplies are your own business, and […]

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 […]

Assemble your Pet Emergency Kit

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Many families have a family pet or two, and they will also need supplies in the event of an emergency.   The day before a hurricane or flood would not be a good time to run out of pet food or other supplies.  You don’t have to get everything together all at once, but today is a good time to get started. The kit does not need to be in a fancy container – […]

How People May React

This morning I was pulling into a gas station pump when I witnessed an occurrence that was disturbing after I thought about it.  The gas station was crowded, with every row filled with a customer.  The station also had parking spots facing the convenience store.  A woman, driving this huge Suburban (let’s call her (“Suburban Driver”) with kids in the back seat, was backing out of one of the convenience store spots got very close to hitting the minivan at […]

Big City Obstacles to Getting Home in a Disaster

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Soon after the Boston Marathon bombing, the city went on lockdown.  A relative who lives a mile or so away from the blast site was visiting a friend at the time.  He texted the family that he could not leave his friend’s house for hours because entire neighborhoods were on lockdown.  This got me thinking about what could potentially keep you from getting home in the event of a disaster.  You can have […]

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 […]

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