April 19, 2019

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 […]

Money Mondays: What Really Happens in an Economic Collapse

Editor’s Note:  Today we have a special Monday Mondays post, written by  J.G. Martinez D, who has experienced the collapse of the Venezuelan economy first hand.  His post reveals some distressing aspects, but that is the reality of a total economic breakdown.  This post originally appeared in The Organic Prepper. This Is the Reality of the Venezuelan Collapse by J. G. Martinez D. Sometimes, even regular journalists, who are used to write about bad stuff as much as writing about […]

Should You Store Plastic Bottled Water in Your Car?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We all know you should have some water stored in your car for emergencies or in case you get stranded.  A lot of readers wonder, “Should you store plastic bottled water in your car?” Issues regarding storing water bottles BPA Water itself does not expire, according to the FDA.  However, common plastic water bottles contain BPA.  BPA stands for bisphenol A, a chemical used in producing plastic and resins. It can leach into water especially […]

Survival Uses for Junk Food

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Junk food is much maligned when it comes to nutrition – too much sugar, salt, high in calories and low in nutrients etc.  But if you consume it in moderation, it can be both satisfying and comforting.  I’ve seen emergency food lists that only include staples such as beans and rice, canned meats and vegetables.  There is nothing wrong with these bare-bones lists, however, it can get boring very quickly.  That’s why I […]

Are you Prepared for a Chemical Attack?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I read an article in Newsweek that the Department of Homeland Security is planning drills to simulate chemical warfare this month.   According to the article, DHS is planning to release inert chemicals into the atmosphere near an abandoned school in Newkirk, Oklahoma. The purpose of the drill is to determine how these chemicals travel when airborne, and whether they can enter structures where people may be sheltering during an attack.  The agency assures the town that […]

How to Stay Warm Without Turning up the Heat

  Are you tired of high heating bills every winter?  Try the tips featured in my latest article in The Allstate Blog: 4 Ways to Stay Toasty Without Turning Up the Heat:   4 Ways to Stay Toasty in Your Apartment Without Turning Up the Heat Keeping your home warm and cozy in winter can be tricky, especially for apartment dwellers who generally have limited options when it comes to altering a unit. But, there are still some things renters […]

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