Many people prepare for emergencies at home, but decide to forgo prepping while on vacation. After all, being on vacation means being carefree, and no one really wants to think about disasters while on vacation. Should you pack emergency gear while on vacation? The inescapable fact is, you shouldn’t leave home without at least a minimum amount of emergency supplies. Pack items you already own to minimize on cost. Of course, your emergency kit would have to be portable, inconspicuous […]
A few weeks ago, we took a day trip to a wilderness area for a picnic. There was no rain in the forecast that day, and there were no clouds in the sky when we set out. After an hour’s drive, we arrived and scoped out a spot by some trees. A couple of hours later, the clouds started coming in. Pretty soon the sky was dark and you could just feel a slight cool down in the temperature, which signifies rain. The wind came in and we knew we were about to have a downpour. […]
This post was originally published in Surviving Prepper Written by Marc When the SHTF and there is no electricity or fuel, hand tools and the knowledge of how to use them, will be incredibly important. When you escape to the woods the almighty axe is the go-to tool. Axes can be used to fell a tree, build a shelter, chop firewood, and even defend yourself if needed. There are many different types of axes. Some have very specific purposes, while […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received a review sample of Polar Pure Water Disinfectant. It is an iodine water disinfectant that kills viruses, living organisms (including Giardia cysts) and bacteria in the water. Polar Pure has been around for years, and has been well regarded by campers, backpackers and preppers. Unfortunately, it went off the market around 2010 because meth cookers reportedly used the iodine crystals to manufacture methamphetamine. This resulted in more stringent laws involving iodine […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com One of the most discussed pieces of gear in prepper sites is the knife. On any given day, you will find knife reviews, benefits of carrying knives and knives for everyday carry (EDC). After moving to Texas several years ago, we noticed a lot of people carry knives on a daily basis and we thought, “What a great idea!” and started carrying one ourselves. However, this is not the case in many states. […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A friend told me about this knife sharpening method and I got really curious I had to try it myself. Dull knives are dangerous! I’ve cut myself a few times by using a dull knife – instead of cutting properly, dull knives will skip or slip and cut you. That is why I am obsessed with always having sharp knives, and a knowing a few ways to sharpen knives comes in handy. I […]
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 […]
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 […]
I had the opportunity to test out the SunJack portable solar charger.
What is the SunJack?
It is a portable solar charger by GigaWatt that can charge any USB device – phones, tablets, GPS, cameras, speakers, lights, and more. […]