July 3, 2020

Stay Out of Trouble this 4th of July Weekend

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com My previous 4th of July posts were usually about remembering and being grateful for the freedoms that we enjoy in this country. But this 4th of July weekend coming up makes me feel a bit more anxious than in years past.  There are more threats to pay attention to, and many people are worried about how it will turn out. Violence I think one of the threats you should be aware of is […]

How Do You Prepare for Riots and Civil Unrest?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com No doubt you have been seeing that riots have been happening across many cities across the country. The killing of George Floyd while in custody of members of the Minneapolis Police Department has sparked widespread protests, leading to civil unrest. What causes civil unrest? According to the US Army Civil Disturbance Operations Manual: In these modern times, demonstrations, civil unrest, public disorder, and riots happen for a number of reasons. Some of these […]

Man Protects His Family from Home Invaders Wearing Coronavirus Masks

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just one of my quick Saturday posts, where I share news stories that caught my attention. Homeowner stops two home invaders This incident happened in Arlington Heights, a suburb of Chicago. Two armed robbers went up to this man’s front door wearing coronavirus protective gear – masks and gloves. The homeowner thought they were landscapers. As soon as the door was opened, the pair rushed in and a scuffle resulted. The homeowner shot […]

Are You Unknowingly Inviting Thieves to Rob You?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve been warning readers to stop leaving purses and packages in plain view inside their cars for years now. Police send out announcements in the neighborhood every time the holidays come around. People are listening for the most part, but thieves seem to have adapted their tactics. Now they are breaking vehicle windows hoping to find weapons hidden under the seat or glove compartment. What are thieves doing? According to Click2Houston, they scour […]

Bugging In: How to Barricade Your Apartment

The need to protect your home during a disaster or mass civil unrest could become very real in a hurry. The goal of fortification is to deter conflict and prying eyes and prevent forced entry. We’re going to teach you how to barricade your apartment the right way. […]

Visit these Countries at Your Own Risk

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today’s post is a quick one to share something I came across that we can chat about. Although it’s not about preparedness entirely, it’s about travel safety, which is another one of my interests. Australian YouTubers arrested in Iran I did not see this report in mainstream media – this Australian couple visiting Iran got arrested a few weeks ago near the Iranian capital. They were detailing their adventures via Instagram and YouTube.  […]

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 […]

5 Habits that Help Improve Your Survival Chances in a Mass Shooting

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com In the past couple of weeks, there have been several attacks where innocent people going about their day got hurt or killed. A shooter in Ohio killed nine people and injured 27 in a popular entertainment district during the early morning hours of August 4th 2019. Not even 24 hours prior to the Ohio shooting, a shooter killed 20 and injured 26 others in a Walmart in El Paso. On July 28, just […]

A Threat You May Not Want to Think About: Workplace Shooting

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com On Friday, May 21, there was a shooting in Virginia Beach inside a municipal building. 12 people were killed and four people were hospitalized with injuries. The shooter was a disgruntled employee who went on a shooting rampage. The victims were innocent, everyday people just doing their job, going about their business. Just a few weeks ago, my employer sent everyone to attend a mandatory class on workplace violence. I have to admit, […]

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