December 3, 2018

Money Mondays: Homemade Cards and Gifts

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com The day after Thanksgiving, we started decorating for Christmas.  This year, we are reusing decorations from previous years.  I also started to make Christmas gifts and cards. Cards We grew up thinking that store-bought cards are better, but over the years I found handmade cards are appreciated by the recipients.  I like to draw Christmas images free-hand, but for variety, I am also trying these ideas out:  Fingerprint Christmas lights card and Copy […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Start a Prepper Notebook

Editor’s Note:  The following article by Todd Sepulveda describes why a notebook is an essential tool for  preppers.   Todd runs the wildly popular Prepper Website and Ed That Matters among others. Five Reasons Why You Should Start a Prepper Notebook and What Should Go In It! written by Todd Sepulveda Preppers value information.  You read articles, listen to podcasts, buy books, watch videos and create lists.  All the information that you gather is useful.  But where do you store […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”   – Philippians 4:6-7   This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It is a day of celebration with no pressure to buy gifts, put on a costume or be the perfect host if you don’t […]

The Fastest Way to See a Doctor – the Virtual Doctor Visit

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Part of being prepared is taking care of medical issues as soon as possible.  A lot of people put off consulting with a doctor because they are worried about the cost and the time commitment involved.  But there is now an option that eases those hurdles.  Today I’d like to talk about a healthcare option that is gaining popularity:  the virtual doctor visit, also known as telemedicine.   I was intrigued when I found […]

7 Unusual Foods to Pickle [and why you should]

(Editor’s note:  Pickling is one homesteading activity that can easily be done in an apartment.  I had pretty good results making Marinated Mushrooms, so I think I am going to try making some of these recipes myself.   If you have any great pickling recipes to share, please let us know in the comments!) Written by Shelle, Rockin W Homestead Pickling may be the new Kale! I’ve been on a pickling kick the past month or so and discovered several fun […]

Money Mondays: How to Eat Healthy When You’re Broke

Editor’s note:  Let’s face in, most of the low priced food we immediately find at the grocery store are laden with unpronounceable ingredients representing artificial colors, preservatives, additives.   But you don’t have to give up eating healthy when your finances are challenged.  In today’s post, by Daisy Luther of Organic Prepper, we look at how to go about eating healthy when you are low on funds.  Is it possible to keep eating food that’s good for you even when […]

A Remedy for Prepper Envy

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com When you first start looking at survival and preparedness websites or even read posts on Facebook groups, you see how much people have done to prepare.   You can’t help but be impressed at their extensive stockpiles, skills and survival retreats.  Then comes the inevitable downer:  you compare your puny one month worth of food to their one year’s worth of food and feel like you haven’t made any progress at all. I know […]

Money Mondays: 10 Ways to Avoid Wasting Bread

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   I always feel bad having to throw out stale bread so I started finding ways to make it last longer or re-purpose it.  Here are a few ways that have worked well for me:  Freeze it  If I have extra, I just keep a few slices on the counter and freeze the rest.  I thought I’d be able to tell the difference in quality but there really was no noticeable difference in […]

Building a Minimalist Shemagh Pack with the Right Survival Gear

(Editor’s note:  Today we have an interesting article from our guest contributor, James Walton.  The shemagh is similar to a large heavy duty scarf, measuring 42 by 42 inches.  It originated from the Middle East and used by military troops all over the world.  The shemagh (pronounced “schmog”), has multiple uses, one of which is described in the following article.) Written by James Walton The market is flooded with incredible backpacks. It seems like every day another great EDC pack or […]

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