July 6, 2020

Is Defense the Biggest Hole in Your Preps? Read “Prepper’s Home Defense” by Jim Cobb

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com When starting the preparedness journey, most people focus on storing food, water and first aid supplies.  But there is one aspect of preparedness that should not be ignored, and that is defense.  You need to be able to protect yourself and your family during normal times; if a collapse happens, defense would become even more critical. Prepper’s Home Defense contains a lot of useful information without being overwhelming.   It even includes a list […]

Things Burglars Don’t Want You to Know

The following is a guest post by Roger Gallager We shouldn’t take safety as an aside. Nowadays, burglars had become more strategic than ever. They take locked doors as merely a given and going past through it for them is only a piece of cake. You may have the most intricate home security installed in your house, but still they’re going to find ways to work around it. Nothing is better than guessing what your opponent will do and beating […]

Low Tech Door Security Idea

Only got time for a quick post today, but I had to share this door security idea, for anyone looking for a low cost, low tech method to secure a door. All you need are a couple of large eye screws and a recycled metal bar or stick that is long enough to reach across with several inches clearance on each side.  The metal bar must be sturdy and kept centered at all times. If you are a renter, first […]

Win a Free Copy of The Home Schooled Shootist by Joe Nobody

Most of our long time readers are familiar with author Joe Nobody- See  Part 1 and Part 2 of our interview a few months ago.  I’ve read many of his books and a running theme is the importance of defense in a survival plan:  if people are feeling threatened and unsafe, they will not able to properly obtain water, food and other needs to survive. Prepper Press provided us with a giveaway copy of Joe Nobody’s latest book:  The Home […]

How to Escape from a Riot

Living in the big city, it is a good idea to think ahead and plan what you would do in the event of a riot.  You never hear about riots out in the wilderness or farming communities, since riots occur where crowds gather. We were living in Los Angeles when the 1992 Rodney King riots erupted, resulting in six days of arson, looting, beatings and murder.  A couple of innocent drivers who were stopped at intersections were pulled from their […]

Five Tips for Barricading Yourself in your Apartment

This is a guest post by Mark Despite a plethora of options for preventing burglaries and apartment break-ins, the U.S. Justice Department still estimates that an American home is broken-into every 15 seconds, averaging in thousands of dollars lost per household as a result. But beyond the fear of losing valuable possessions, what can be most damaging is a loss of personal safety.   Below are five important tips for effectively barricading yourself in your apartment during an attack. 1. Start a […]

5 Types of Safes for Budget Oriented Preparedness Plans

In essence, what all of us involved in preparedness activities do is to anticipate a danger so that when the time comes we come out of it unharmed. In times of need you’ll want a place to hide your valuables and one of the most reliable spots is a good old SAFE. This article introduces several types of safes that are useful in an apartment setting and their function in protecting two important elements of every preparedness plan: 1) Protecting […]

Small Space Safe-Keeping: How to Store and Hide Valuables in a Tiny Space

If you live in a small apartment or dorm room, you may find it challenging at times to stow away your personal valuables. Yet, this is especially important if you bunk with others, have room-mates who like to snoop, or reside in a building that lacks security. Having a spot to hide personal and valuable items should be a priority. Fortunately, there are some clever options that work great in small spaces, for keeping your personal items safe and out […]

Five Ways to Thwart Looters After a Disaster

It comes when you least expect it. Any home can have a natural or man-made tragedy strike at any time, but the challenges are multiplied if you live in an apartment. Apartment living may be commitment-free, but you do not have control over when repairs are completed, which contractors are used, or how secure your apartment is during the process. While empty apartments are easy targets for professional and amateur burglars when an entire building has to be evacuated in […]

Public Storage Facilities – How Safe and Secure Are They?

If you’re looking to use a public storage facility to store personal or business property, you’ll want to be sure that facility is safe and secure. Along with concerns about convenience, temperature controls, and accessibility, before selecting a storage facility, you’ll want to examine the security they offer and any information regarding security breaches. Security options for storage facilities should include burglar alarms, smoke alarms, restricted access guarantees, security cameras, and employee background assurances. Just as with a security system […]

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