March 22, 2020

How to Store Ammunition

Written by Loyal Brezny Both components and finished ammunition need to be correctly stored There is a major misconception regarding firearms ammunition that it will get old and become useless after a period of time, and also that in a fire the product will cause massive explosions. Neither of these old wives tales is correct, as well as a number of other myths regarding ammunition. Shelf life for storing ammo From the day a round of ammunition is manufactured, it […]

How to Get Started with Prepping

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com With all the recent disasters – wildfires, floods, tornadoes, and now the coronavirus spread, I am seeing more people becoming concerned about preparing.  Within the last month or so, I have been seeing more visits resulting from readers looking for information on prepping or becoming more self sufficient while living in an apartment. One of the most frequently asked questions is how does someone get started. I don’t claim to be an expert […]

Tips for Storing Supplies in an Apartment

Editor’s note:  I invited readers to share their favorite storage tips for emergency supplies in an apartment.  We got some great responses. Use every available space Always be on the lookout for somewhere to put more preps.  All the usual space is taken up, and if you are like me, you can always use more space for those goodies you want to stock for later. Think you are out of space? You have space under the bed, on the floor […]

10 Best Tips for Storing Emergency Supplies in a Small Space

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Of all the challenges faced by apartment dwellers, the issue of storage seems to be in the top category.  It is compounded when you are trying to find spaces to hide emergency supplies.  We polled the readers for what methods worked for them and here are the top ten: Think vertically. Utilize the space on top of your refrigerator – you can store organizers and fill them with canned food, pasta, and other […]

5 Best Emergency Gear Storage Containers

  Written by Harrison Chucks Are you looking for containers to store your emergency gear? Are you finding it difficult to accommodate all of that camping gear in your home? If yes, the 5 options which we would discuss today would be the perfect containers for storage.     Combination Lock Storage Box If you’re looking for something more high-tech, this one is combination lock storage box is for you. It has a programmable lock as well. This would ensure that whatever you […]

Get Rid of Paper Clutter

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Lack of space is hindering my ability to add to my emergency supplies so I restarted my de-cluttering efforts.  I have two large boxes of files and miscellaneous items that have been sitting around for two years taking up space.  Why haven’t I gone through them before?  Procrastination, that’s why!  I dread going through these boxes because I don’t want to deal with what’s inside. I finally made myself open them and deal with […]

Monday Mondays: Extreme Couponing to Prepare for Emergencies

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I caught a few episodes of Extreme Couponing on TLC and have to admit I am fascinated.   Although there has been some criticism of some of the featured measures that go the “extreme,”  this could be a way to save money or to start an emergency stockpile.   If done in moderation, and never to the point of obsession, I can see how using coupons, combining deals and taking advantage of store sales could really […]

5 Sneaky Storage Spaces for Supplies in a Small Apartment

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com One of the biggest challenges in preparing for emergencies in an apartment is finding storage space.  You also need spaces to hide things away from prying eyes. Here are a few sneaky storage ideas I’ve tried myself, or sent in by readers: Over the door shoe organizer You don’t necessarily have to use it for shoes: Store extra reserves such as bottled water, food, toilet paper and power outage needs such as batteries, […]

Spring Cleaning for Preppers

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Whether you are just getting started to prepare for emergencies or a veteran prepper, you need to declutter in order to make room for emergency supplies. Why you should de-clutter To motivate you, think of all the advantages you gain by de-cluttering now: Sell unwanted but usable items and get extra money for your emergency fund or for preparedness supplies.  Even kids get excited about getting rid of unwanted books and toys if […]

Lifestack Storage Containers Review

  When I first heard about Lifestack Storage Containers I was immediately interested on how they would work.  Living in an apartment presents challenges for water and food storage due to limited space and I am always looking for solutions. What are Lifestack Storage Containers? They are watertight, stackable 1 gallon containers that store food and water.  The containers are BPA free, and can be filled with either water or storable bulk items such as sugar, salt etc. The plastic […]

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