November 13, 2019

5 DIY Firestarters from Common Ingredients

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com If you had to cook outdoors over an open flame, using a firestarter would make the process so much easier. Sure, you can just buy firestarter, such as Instafire, which works very well.  But knowing how to make your own is a valuable skill. You’ll save money next time you need firestarter for camping, and you’ll know how to make them yourself in case you’re in an emergency. Here are a few easy […]

5 Tips to Survive a Fall From Big Heights

Written by: Dave Sherman The odds of surviving a long fall can be slim. However, there are a few ways that you increase your odds of making it out alive. There are quite a few stories of people who were able to somehow survive these drops, which means that it is indeed possible. After recovering from a big fall, you should take it easy and do non-strenuous activities like Bingo – click here to read more about the history of […]

The Importance of Sleep for Survival

Editor’s note: Today we are discussing an aspect of survival that we have not covered before: sleep. Even though sleep is not immediately associated with survival and preparedness, it is actually critical you get a good night’s sleep to be able to function properly. The high stress involved in an emergency or disaster can rob you of sleep and cause more health problems and misery. The following article has some great tips that can help you get a good night’s […]

APOCABOX – Handpicked Survival Tools – Review and Giveaway

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’d love it if you can help support Apartment Prepper on Patreon to help keep this site free. But it’s all up to you, I’ll still post articles as normal whether you do or not 🙂   I got an invitation to try out the Apocabox and I gladly accepted. I was excited to receive the June package with the theme of “Get outside!” which is right up my alley. What is the […]

How to Survive Getting Lost While Hiking

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com You’ve likely heard the story of Amanda Eller, the hiker in Maui who went missing and was later rescued after 17 days. Because she had only intended to take a quick walk, she did not bring her cell phone or any other supplies with her.  Sure, she made some mistakes but the story is a remarkable one, as she kept her wits about her during her ordeal.  Her strong will to survive kept […]

What would You Do if Ebola Were to Spread in Your City?

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is still very much in the news. Most news articles keep stressing that it is unlikely to reach the U.S. and downplay any threats. On the other hand, the CDC has released guidelines for hospitals should an infected person were to present himself. New projections estimate that 500,000 may be infected by the end of January. (Note: Since the article was written, the estimates have now been revised to 1.4 million)
Consider for a moment what could happen when a person who appears to have flu-like symptoms but has Ebola were to go the emergency room. […]

What to Do if SHTF in Your City

Editor’s note:  There is no doubt that surviving in an urban area in a major, grid down disaster would present some tough challenges for average people. Today’s guest post about what to do if SHTF in your city illustrates some good points about surviving in any major city if SHTF. Written by Bunker Bob There are many appeals to living in a big city. Cities are centers of commerce, offer the luxury of convenience, and are often the location of […]

Common Survival Myths

Written by Jennifer Moran, The Prepared Bee When good weather starts in a few weeks, it’ll be a great time to go out and do outdoor activities. There are a lot of threats that can endanger you in the wild so you want to make sure you are knowledgeable in case trouble comes along. Thanks to some television shows that portray such survival tactics there may be some misinformation about survival.  Here are a few MYTHS about survival you may […]

How to Survive Extreme Cold Weather

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com By the time I post this, the polar vortex has already caused damage to the northern parts of the Midwest and East Coast. Businesses and even the Postal Service ground to a halt.  The dangerously cold weather even caused multiple deaths.  Utilities were warning that they were overburdened.  Even cities that are accustomed to cold weather had not seen the likes of this historic cold.  Fortunately, temperatures are expected to steadily warm up. […]

How To Survive When A Bear Gets Into Your Perimeter

  Written by Chris Browning If you were to make a list of the top 10 ways you thought you might die while hiking or hunting in the woods, it is likely that being mauled by a grizzly bear would not be on your top 10. The truth is every single year millions of people head to national parks and forests. Very few individuals run in to bears. When they do, the encounter is uneventful at best. Bears are just […]

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