December 16, 2018

Bug Out Bag Checklist: What are the Most Important Items?

Written by The Tenth Man, A B.O.B. List What do they know that we don’t?  For those unaware , it was reported in December of 2014, in both mainstream and alternative news outlets that the US Treasury Department put out for bids to purchase $200,000 in Bug Out Bags for over 3800 federal bank examiners. The story doesn’t stop here.  Recently, the Federal Reserve put out a job request for Emergency Specialists with experience in emergency preparedness, Homeland Security directives […]

Substitutes for Toilet Paper

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I recently posted about being off-grid for 48 hours, and using a lot of baby wipes due to the lack of water during our adventure.  One thing that would run out quickly in a survival situation if you did not have a huge stockpile would be toilet paper.  Not having a lot of space we have about three months worth on hand right now, but that can run out quickly.  Also, a large […]

Survival Tin Party Favor

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I got this heart tin as a wedding party favor.  Originally it contained mints but after they were gone, I kept the container. I thought it would be fun to use it as a survival tin, as I had done a while back with my pocket sized first aid kit.  Instead of giving out candy, why not include items that could one day help someone out in an emergency.  It’s useful, handy and […]

Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool – Does it Work?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we are reviewing the Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool, a little gadget that has multiple uses. According to the package, it can be used as: Carabiner Box Cutter Bottle Opener Wrench Ruler Flat Head Screw Driver The Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool is small enough to place in your key ring. I tested out its uses and found it to be sturdy enough to perform its intended uses.  I also like that […]

Do Homemade Waterproof Matches Work?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve seen instructions in various survival sites regarding waterproofing matches.  Recently, I saw a link on Survival Blog on the same topic with Jim Rawles saying if you’re going to do this, you must cover the entire match with nail polish. Being a type personality I still had some questions in my mind: – Does it have to be wooden matches, or can you use paper matches that you get for free in […]

Having Gear Does Not Guarantee Preparedness

This article is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   One of the first things people do when they get interested in prepping is going out and buying gear.  It is great to have a list and just check off items you already just purchased.  Whew!  Got the stuff, now I’m prepared.  Well… sort of.  There is one critical step that is being missed. Use it! I’ve heard and read comments from people who, on one hand, have made the commitment to […]

Prepper Guilty Pleasures

Most of the time, prepping articles deal with very serious matters, and why not, emergencies and disasters can be grim subjects.  On the other hand, prepping does have a lighter side. Let’s look at a handful of prepper guilty pleasures… Good eats    Opening up a bag of dehydrated fruit, and, unexpectedly finding that it’s so good you finished the whole bag.  This happened to me as I opened a bag of dehydrated pineapple.  Before I knew it, I had eaten […]

The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide: Review and Giveaway

I received a review copy of Creek Stewart’s latest book, The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide.   I had read his first book, Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag and reviewed it previously.   I had great expectations for the second book, and I was pleased to read it. It is well known that The Hunger Games books and movie had a lot of survival type situations and this book relates how one might actually survive when faced with such difficult […]

What to Do if Your Bug Out Vehicle is Too Small

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Prepping in small spaces is a topic we’ve discussed, but we have not discussed space issues in a bug out vehicle. Many city dwellers are trying to save on gas, and are downsizing to a smaller vehicle.  Several relatives have switched to small economy cars or hybrids after getting tired of high gas prices.  If you live in a city, there is always a chance you may need to get out, hopefully you […]

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