June 17, 2019

10 Skills that Urban Preppers should Learn

  By Tess Pennington This article first appeared in Ready Nutrition Skills are a major part of prepping. Although it is important to have supplies in place; the belief is that skills, and not supplies, will give you a greater survival advantage during a long term emergency. Learning new survival skills and abilities creates a new platform of knowledge to draw on when times get tough. Skills are a major part of prepping. Although it is important to have supplies […]

Off Grid Tip: How to Tell How Much Daylight is Left

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I mentioned a while back that we “unplugged” from devices at our recent camping trip:  no GPS, no cell phones or laptops.  The kids felt strange at first, but eventually got used to it. Apt Prepper son used this trick he learned watching Les Stroud, Survivorman – to find out how much time is left until the sky goes completely dark.  It was around 7 pm or so at the time, and he […]

Tightening the Belt Mentally and Physically Ahead of any Possible Disaster

This article first appeared in Preparing with Dave Article by Dave at preparingwithdave.com Our Personal Actions: Here at the Preparing With Dave homestead, we keep tightening our belts around here figuratively in preparation, ahead of any possible disaster that closes the stores and strains emergency services. Nothing severe in starving, but merely changing the sources of food we eat and the need for many conveniences, both in supplies and stimulation of the mind. This action is to lesson the amount […]

DVD Review: Introduction to Candle Making

I tried my hand at candle making years ago, before I started my quest for emergency preparedness.  I wanted to make candles for the home, or possibly give as gifts.  I got a couple of kits from the hobby store and tried them out.  The project didn’t turn out so well, and it was messy too.  I have been reticent to try candle making since.  When we ran our readers’ tips, making candles at home was suggested and I thought […]

Artisan Bread Update

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I posted about making homemade bread a few days ago.  The recipe indicated the dough can be kept in the refrigerator and used to make subsequent loaves.  I wasn’t so sure how it would turn out so I am writing an update. I stored the dough in the same bowl I mixed it in, covered by a sheet of aluminum foil in the refrigerator.   The 2nd time I made it, I tore another […]

Breadmaking is Not So Complicated After All

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com It took me a while but I finally got around to trying my hand at baking bread from scratch.  It’s been a goal of mine (See Small Steps to Learning Survival Skills) for a while now, but I  was a bit intimidated about trying it at first.   I’ve had a few failures in the past; I even owned a bread machine at one time.   Due to one of the failures, my dough overflowed […]

My New Hobby

I found a new and relaxing hobby! Several months ago I posted about “Items I Carry Daily” which included a photo of my paracord bracelet that Mr. Apt. Prepper gave me as a stocking stuffer. Paracord is very useful to have around- you can use it as replacement shoelaces, to secure items to your car or backpack; anything you that rope is used for.  Wearing a paracord bracelet is a handy way to carry it.  If you ever need it, […]

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