October 2, 2019

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, […]

How to Stay Safe in Church and Other Places of Worship

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com It is a sad state of affairs that we now have to discuss ideas about staying safe in places of worship. But with the recent shooting at a synagogue in California, the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, the ChristChurch shooting in a mosque in New Zealand and other mass shootings in places of worship, it is  a subject that we need to consider. Churches traditionally have an open door policy, as anyone […]

Money Mondays: 5 Easy Ways to Secure an Apartment on a Budget

Written by: Sage SingletonSage Singleton   Whether you live alone, with a partner, or share with multiple roommates, it’s important for your apartment to feel safe. However, because renters typically can’t have wired security systems or elaborate devices drilled into the walls, you have to get creative with securing your apartment.   Luckily, you don’t have to own your space or have a big budget to boost your apartment’s security. The following are a few inexpensive and easy ways you […]

What to Do If Your Apartment No Longer Feels Safe

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A while back, our management company left a flyer on our door about a “Resident Meeting” regarding apartment safety.  I was concerned enough that I attended the evening meeting after work.  A couple of policemen and the building management were in attendance. The meeting was to discuss a shooting that occurred in the complex.  Management wanted to reassure the residents that it was not a random event but a shooting between acquaintances, a […]

Worried about Safety While Attending Crowded Events – Part 2

Last week in Worried about Safety While Attending Crowded Events – Part 1, we discussed staying safe at church services, concerts, amusement parks with James DeMeo, subject matter expert about event security and author of new book called “What’s Your Plan? A Step by Step Guide to Keep your Family Safe During Emergency Situations,” Today we continue our discussion and cover other safety concerns that a lot of people are thinking about. Staying safe in a knife attack Many areas […]

Worried about Safety While Attending Crowded Events?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com During the holidays, people congregate and celebrate together.   There are church services to attend, Christmas parties and all sorts of gatherings.  Unfortunately, crowded events also become targets for violence, such as the San Bernardino Christmas party shooting in 2015, church shootings in Charleston and Sutherland Springs.  These are not just limited to the U.S.  As I write this, new incidents are being reported: there has been a shooting at a cathedral in Brazil […]

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