July 27, 2018

What You Can Do With Food If Your Fridge Stops Working

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A couple of weeks ago, we were discussing the cyber threat to the public infrastructure.  If you were to have a power outage, would you know what to do with the food in your refrigerator and freezer?  I created the infographic below to give you a few things to think about:     For more information, here are a few articles: Fridge Items that May Last through a Power Outage Beliefs About Fridge […]

Can You Live without Electricity?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com After multiple hurricanes devastated areas in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, many residents have had their electricity interrupted.  Some people are still suffering without power after several weeks, as recovery can be slow. Threats to the Power Grid Besides natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and snow storms, there are other threats to the power grid.   In his book, Lights Out, Ted Koppel discusses the threat of cyber-attack and the far reaching […]

8 Ways to Charge your Phone When the Power is Out

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A few weeks ago, we had a power outage when a transformer in our neighborhood blew out.  At the time my phone was low on battery life and needed to be charged.  I wasn’t too worried about it, since I have a few sources of backup power.  With our reliance on smart phones, I thought it would be helpful exercise to figure out ways to charge the phone in an outage. Portable charger […]

Lights Out! NW Houston Edition: Lessons for Non-Preppers!

A few weeks ago, Northwest Houston experienced a large power outage.  Thousands of homes lost power for several hours.  While my area was not affected, I wondered how the residents of the area fared during the blackout.   The following article by Todd Sepulveda describes exactly what happened and some lessons we can all learn from it.  Todd runs the wildly popular Prepper Website and Ed That Matters among others.   Lights Out! NW Houston Edition: Lessons for Non-Preppers! by Todd […]