July 5, 2019

The Organic Canner – Interview with Daisy Luther and Giveaway

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we are featuring The Organic Canner by Daisy Luther.   For anyone who is not familiar with Daisy Luther, she runs The Organic Prepper and her articles are widely publicized in alternative media. I was excited to read The Organic Canner.  Canning is a great skill to learn for self-sufficiency, and it’s a way to add to your food storage supplies at a low cost.  Learning how to can has been in my […]

Monday Musings: 2/23/2015 Making Butter from Heavy Cream Experiment

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Welcome to another Monday Musings, where we share interesting links about all things preparedness, as well as updates on the blog. First the blog updates… Ready Made Resources Mountain House Sale  Our sponsor, Ready Made Resources is having a huge Mountain House Sale.  They are offering pre-1965 Silver dimes for every $100 worth of Mountain House ordered.  Plus free shipping!  Check it out, this is a good deal not to be missed! Giveaway […]

10 Skills that Urban Preppers should Learn

  By Tess Pennington This article first appeared in Ready Nutrition Skills are a major part of prepping. Although it is important to have supplies in place; the belief is that skills, and not supplies, will give you a greater survival advantage during a long term emergency. Learning new survival skills and abilities creates a new platform of knowledge to draw on when times get tough. Skills are a major part of prepping. Although it is important to have supplies […]

Step into Herb Gardening

I have planted herbs in both a garden plot and in containers. For the most part, I prefer planting herbs in containers. This way I can bring them in easily, if the weather warrants it. Some of my herbs have successfully overwintered because I can keep them in a protected porch area. […]

Easy Marinated Mushrooms Recipe

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Due to lack of kitchen space I have not taken up canning, but it is definitely in my “to do” list.  But I have tried a few ways to preserve food, such as drying without a food dehydrator.  Today I will show you a very easy way to make marinated mushrooms.  It  is a variation of the recipe that appears in my first book, The Prepper’s Pocket Guide. I love the ones they […]

Can You Live without a Refrigerator?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Having a refrigerator in the house is one of those conveniences that we take for granted.  Most homes and apartments come with a fridge, and if it didn’t, most everyone would get one right away. Why even consider living without a fridge? Long term power outage Personal emergency:  your fridge breaks and you can’t afford another one right Living in a downsized space such as boat or RV.  Many boat and RVs have […]

Make Your Own Moisturizing Salve

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I have been looking for a homemade moisturizer recipe in a long time when I came across the recipe for Miracle Healing Salve over at Backdoor Survival. But I delayed in trying it out right away because I first had to gather up the ingredients (I’m on a budget) and I had a little mishap with essential oil that made me a bit shy about proceeding. After reading up on the proper ways […]

Hydroponics – A Small Garden with Big Benefits

(Editor’s note:  Today’s post is about a subject that interests me greatly:  hydroponics, because it works well in small spaces.  The post is written by Chris Wimmer, who writes at Health Smart Living What is Hydroponics? Hydroponics is generally translated from the Latin and Greek languages meaning “working water”.  The Greeks and Romans described this farming technique this way because the water was always in motion. A more modern way to explain hydroponics is growing plants without soil.  A variety […]

Update on Homemade Vanilla

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Back in November, I started my homemade vanilla project.  Now that it’s been three months, I wanted to let you know how it’s coming along. Every couple of weeks, whenever I remember to do so, I swirl the mixture around a few times. The mixture has now turned a much darker brown.  As far as smell, the vodka smell is still lingering, but the vanilla smell has gotten much stronger.   I don’t think […]

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