December 12, 2019

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 […]

An Ideal Stove for Outdoor Cooking: Solo Stove

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   What is the Solo Stove? It is a small, portable stove that uses biomass (twigs, dried leaves, etc) for fuel.  Not needing to bring special fuel is a big advantage:  since you can easily find branches and twigs, you are not adding weight to your bug-out bag. Assembly The stove is very easy to assemble:  just set the cooking ring on top of the stove so that the prongs are on top.  […]

BioLite CampStove Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received a sample of the BioLite Stove for testing and review.  The BioLite Stove is a portable stove that allows you to cook with wood, and charge small electronic gadgets at the same time.  As many long time readers know, I am always on the lookout for good portable chargers for emergencies as well as a good backpacking stove. This is what came in the box: The box contained the stove within […]

Don’t Forget Gloves for your Emergency Kit and Bug Out Bag

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I never thought much about gloves until I started preparing.  At the most I had a pair of rubber gloves for washing dishes.  Now I have several types. Disposable gloves Disposable gloves can be used for quick and dirty jobs such as cleaning up messes, pet waste, handling contaminated surfaces to avoid infection etc.  However these are generally very flimsy.  Thankfully, they are not very expensive.  I got a 10 pack at the […]

Help your College Student Prepare for Emergencies

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Back to school season is in full swing, and these last few weeks were spent preparing kids for the first day of school. We have a couple of nieces and nephews who are going away to college in a few weeks.  This got me thinking what can be done to at least get them prepared for emergencies.   I’ve listed a three layered approach, with the third choice is the most extensive but also […]

Mainstay Energy Bars Product Review

By:  Clay Good day fellow preppers. Bernie has been so gracious to allow me to post reviews on products and ideas to help fellow apartment preppers. I myself live in a small apartment in a very populated urban environment and have been prepping for some time. I have been financially prepping longer than with supplies, but all the same, I have been researching and continuously revising several plans for different scenarios. I have learned through my hunting, fishing and outdoor […]

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