June 21, 2020

10 Biggest Bug Out Bag Mistakes

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com When I started being interested in preparedness, I read everything I could in books and blogs to find out what I need to do.  For the purpose of this article, the bug out bag is the one you will take with you to get out of your home in a disaster, not knowing if you are coming back anytime soon. I had the strong desire to prepare all at once, and as soon […]

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 […]

Will You Need Companions During a Collapse?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A few months ago we traveled with another family to enjoy the snow for a few days.   Each family took their own vehicle.   On the day we were scheduled to leave, it snowed heavily the night before.  We were apprehensive we would not be able to get to the road without a snow plow, and there were none available.  Our vehicle made it just fine, but our friends’ car got stuck in the […]

Survive Being Stranded: Build a Car Survival Kit

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Since many city dwellers spend a lot of time in their cars, it makes sense to keep a well stocked emergency kit.  Most of these items are easy to find:  you may already have many of these items around your house.  Just fill in what you’re missing. Basic car kit “Fix-a-Flat” or some kind of tire sealant – this has helped me on a couple of occasions.  Replace it as soon as you […]

What Doomsday Films and Shows do for Preppers

There have been a variety of doomsday films and shows in recent times:  World War Z, This is the End and The World’s End just to name a few.  Some are action-adventure, suspense or even comedy, but the theme is the same:  the end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI).  In addition, there have been a number of reality shows such as Doomsday Preppers,  Doomsday Castle and others that deal with people trying to prepare for disasters. These […]

SAS Desert Survival

As I mentioned a few months ago, I am working my way through the reading list. I just finished  SAS Desert Survival by Barry Davies, which is part of a series that also includes SAS Jungle Survival and SAS Mountain and Arctic Survival.   Because of the climate where I live, I chose to read this one. “SAS” stands for Special Air Service, a regiment of the British Army.  SAS personnel operate worldwide, often in hostile conditions, and they are thoroughly […]

Emergency Uses for Lipstick

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Many women carry at least one tube of lipstick in their purses.  I’ve admitted to having makeup in my bug out bag so I thought it would be interesting to figure out emergency uses for this ubiquitous item. Emergency firestarter Lipsticks main ingredients is petrolatum and this would make great firestarter.  I experimented with using lipstick to help start a fire and it worked. Write a message If you find yourself wanting to […]

Testing Your Emergency Plan

An emergency plan is an integral component of your overall urban survival skills. Yes, it’s great if you keep a first aid kit, MRE and water on-hand, but unless you’ve mapped out how you plan to use your supplies, you’ll be a lot less effective in helping yourself, your family or your neighbors to get through a natural disaster or civil emergency. An emergency plan is vital, and testing that plan is equally critical. When Hurricane Sandy hit the east […]

The Importance of Groups and Community in a Collapse

Today is Day Two of Preparedness Blog Crossover Week. The Question of the Day:  How critical will groups and community be during a WROL situation? If important, what suggestions do you have for fostering it? If there were some kind of societal collapse that results in a “WROL” (Without Rule of Law) situation, like-minded people will band together and form groups and help each other.  On one hand, communities may reach out and share knowledge, but unfortunately, on the other […]

Blog Crossover Monday Question of the Day: How Apartment Prepper got Started

Today is Day One of Preparedness Blog Crossover Week.  I will be answering a preparedness related question each day for five days, along with a few select blogs listed at the end of this post. Monday’s Question of the Day:  When did you start prepping and why? Having grown up in California, we always had a prepackaged “earthquake kit” that contained enough water and food for three days.  The kit also had matches, a flashlight, one roll of toilet paper […]

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