July 6, 2020

What You Need to Know about Body Armor

Body armor is recommended by many survival sites and books.  Some of our readers who are further along in their preparedness journey have asked how they might have a degree of protection from bullets flying, especially since apartment dwellers cannot make changes to their walls or structures.  In terms of survival needs, this falls under the “security” category, but like choosing weapons for survival, it is strictly a personal choice.  For those preppers who are already confident in their amount of […]

Top 5 Online Tools for Backing Up Documents

You probably get at a minimum one important document every single day in the mail or online. These documents can range from things like different bank account information to up to date insurance cards and keeping these documents safe can mean keeping your identity and your loved ones safe, so it’s of the utmost importance that you find a way to make sure that they’re tucked away and protected. So how do you do that? One way to do so […]

A Review of Holding Your Ground: Preparing for Defense if it All Falls Apart

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I just finished reading Holding Your Ground:  Preparing for Defense if it All Falls Apart.  I can safely say I have never read a book like it.  It is a manual on how to defend your home and your family in the event of a breakdown.  When I first started preparing I first focused on water, food and shelter; I will admit that defense was not on the top of my list.  Holding […]

Cost-Effective Home Security Measures for Apartments

This is a guest post by Madison Parker. The holiday season is upon us and many apartment dwellers are heading out of town to go spend time with family and friends. Despite the apartment dweller’s best intentions to be as inconspicuous about leaving their home unattended as they think they can, a burglar knows that his odds are much greater that not only will there be nobody home at an apartment during the holidays, but that these domiciles will most […]

Make your Apartment Doors and Windows More Secure

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com In my post Five Free Things You can Do Now to be More Prepared, one of the recommended steps was to evaluate the safety of your home or apartment.  If the doors and windows don’t seem too secure to you, now is the time to reinforce them. Apartment dwellers have the additional challenge of not being able to make major alterations to their structure.  Some apartments allow the residents to obtain their own […]

Can Helping Out be Hazardous?

I was reading Arsenius post over at Living Out There blog (update:  blog is no longer published), in which he describes passing by stranded motorists on the freeway, and feeling bad about not being able to help out because of safety concerns.  This is such a valid concern these days, I felt compelled to write a post about it. Last week in the local news there was a story about three female criminals who were using their kids to get […]

Tips to Avoid Fraudulent Home Security Deals

With uncertain times upon us, homeowners and apartment dwellers alike are becoming more concerned about their home security.  Many big city and suburban communities are targeted by burglary rings.  Some residents opt for home security systems.  The following article contains helpful tips when shopping for a home security security system. Tips to Avoid Fraudulent Home Security Deals Consumers who are shopping for a home security system should definitely steer clear of the overpriced contract deals. When shopping for a home […]

Threatening Flash Mobs Becoming More Common

When the first stories about flash mobs first came out, they seemed harmless enough, just people suddenly breaking into dance, singing or making a statement.  The latest stories about flash mobs seem to have taken a more sinister angle.  The recent story about the Maryland flash mob that robbed a 7-Eleven store in less than a minute caught my eye. There have also been a few other stories about random beatings and other robberies.  The mayor of Philadelphia recently announced […]

First Line of Defense against Identity Theft

Identity theft is so widespread these days, almost everyone including me, has been affected at one time or another. When it does happen, it is hard to discover how exactly it happens, but the sooner you discover the better.  This way you can close the affected accounts before too much damage is done. Besides being vigilant about shredding your sensitive documents, there is one important area that I did not mention:  develop strong passwords.  Coming up with good passwords consistently […]

Pressure to Go Paperless

Every time I pay a bill, or check my account balances online, I get messages from the financial institution to “Go Paperless!”   They’ve tried various tactics: Contest opportunities and prizes Money, such as a one time check for $5 Scare tactics about identity theft Guilt trip route- “Go green” or “Save the environment.” I have not given in.  I am still resisting the idea to go completely electronic, as I like to see proof. In a previous post, I talked […]

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