September 25, 2019

Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool – Does it Work?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we are reviewing the Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool, a little gadget that has multiple uses. According to the package, it can be used as: Carabiner Box Cutter Bottle Opener Wrench Ruler Flat Head Screw Driver The Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool is small enough to place in your key ring. I tested out its uses and found it to be sturdy enough to perform its intended uses.  I also like that […]

Downsize Before You Have To

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I don’t know about you but my finances have been feeling the pinch lately.  I’m not even talking about all the dire economic warnings, but on a personal level, it feels more of a struggle this year than last year.  For one thing my paycheck is smaller:  health insurance premiums as well as taxes increased.  When I go grocery shopping, the same budgeted amount of money buys less food – beef prices have […]

Find Cheap Emergency Lighting Before the Next Power Failure

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A couple of weeks ago, the main energy provider for the city had two transformers blow up and over 13,000 residents in one part of town suddenly lost power.   It happened right around dinnertime – I am sure a lot of people were caught unawares. So I thought, why not take a weekend and put together a bin or bucket of emergency lights, so you are ready for the next power outage. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Don’t Become a Boiled Frog – The Need to Respond Appropriately to Problems

     It is said that if you slowly increase the water temperature, a frog won’t notice and will eventually and passively die in the pot.   The following is a guest post from David Spero at Code Green Prep. Yesterday, Bernie wrote about Five Reasons Why You May Have to Bug Out Even Though You Don’t Want To.  It is very important to realize that sometimes we need to bug out, but our inertia, our fear of change, and […]

How to Make an Emergency Lamp from Common Household Items

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I followed instructions given in the Non Electric Lighting series, on how to make this vegetable oil lamp.  What got me interested in trying this out was, all the materials are items most people have readily available at home. Materials: Vegetable oil Baby food jar or votive candle jar (I got mine from Goodwill) Table salt wooden toothpick cotton (must be 100% cotton, not a blend) nail polish remover matches Directions: 1.  Fill […]

Help your College Student Prepare for Emergencies

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Back to school season is in full swing, and these last few weeks were spent preparing kids for the first day of school. We have a couple of nieces and nephews who are going away to college in a few weeks.  This got me thinking what can be done to at least get them prepared for emergencies.   I’ve listed a three layered approach, with the third choice is the most extensive but also […]

Does Makeup Have a Place in your TEOTWAWKI Preps?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com As I got ready for work, putting on lipstick, I got to thinking whether makeup has a place in my preps.  I have some lip balm and lotion in the go-bag, but not much else in terms of adornment.   As it is, my makeup style is on the minimalist side, but I do have some basic items that I keep around:  lipstick, face powder and occasionally, pencil eye liner.  Ladies, you all know […]

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