September 5, 2019

DIY Natural Bug Sprays You Can Make this Summer

Summertime is here, which means it’s time to open the windows, get some fresh air, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors! Unfortunately, there may be one small thing you’re dreading about summer time: bugs. If you’re a mosquito magnet, you know how hard it can be to stay itch-free while camping, hiking, or swimming. Bugs are everywhere, and they sure love you. If there’s nothing you want more than to enjoy the summer sun without getting bitten at every turn, this […]

How to Soften Hard Honey

This post is by Bernie Carr, Honey is a staple for food storage as it has a lot of uses and lasts for a very long time. In fact, jars of honey that were found in Egyptian tombs dating back 3,000 years were still edible.  Of course, a lot depends on the quality and purity of the honey you have stored. Years ago, before I learned about storing and using honey, I found a jar of honey in the […]

Join our Apartment Prepper Coffee Club on Patreon!

This post is by Bernie Carr, I’ve been writing Apartment Prepper since 2010 and lots of things have changed in the prepping/blogging world since then. In fact, many of the bloggers I started out with are no longer writing or have sold their site. I get offers to sell the blog on a regular basis. But I have continued to maintain and write the blog through thick and thin. I like interacting with ya’ll and keeping Apartment Prepper a […]

A Threat You May Not Want to Think About: Workplace Shooting

This post is by Bernie Carr, On Friday, May 21, there was a shooting in Virginia Beach inside a municipal building. 12 people were killed and four people were hospitalized with injuries. The shooter was a disgruntled employee who went on a shooting rampage. The victims were innocent, everyday people just doing their job, going about their business. Just a few weeks ago, my employer sent everyone to attend a mandatory class on workplace violence. I have to admit, […]

Hurricane Season 2019 is Here – Are you Ready?

This post is by Bernie Carr, The 2019 hurricane season officially starts this Saturday, June 1st and runs until November 30th.  Now is the time to get ready. What is predicted for hurricane season 2019? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an average or near normal hurricane season: 9 to 15 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 2 to 4 […]

How to Survive Getting Lost While Hiking

This post is by Bernie Carr, You’ve likely heard the story of Amanda Eller, the hiker in Maui who went missing and was later rescued after 17 days. Because she had only intended to take a quick walk, she did not bring her cell phone or any other supplies with her.  Sure, she made some mistakes but the story is a remarkable one, as she kept her wits about her during her ordeal.  Her strong will to survive kept […]

Remember our Heroes

This post is by Bernie Carr,   Today, Memorial Day 2018, I’d like to take a moment to pause and honor our heroes who have given the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.  We are forever grateful.    

What to Do If You Get Bitten by a Tick

This post is by Bernie Carr, Outdoor season is here and one of the dangers we need to watch out for is getting bitten by a tick. Ticks carry a lot of diseases and many of them, such as as Lyme disease are hard to diagnose. What if, in spite of all your precautions, you find a tick on your body?  Knowing what to do will help you to get ahead of the problem. Things you must do as […]

A Quick and Easy Way to Make Beef Jerky

This post is by Bernie Carr, A couple of weeks ago, I posted about trying to dehydrate food for the very first time with my new dehydrator. It turned out so well that I made a new goal to make beef jerky. Why make your own jerky? Making your own jerky is a great way to preserve meat if you have a surplus, or if you just want to make quick, healthy snacks. A lot of commercially prepared beef […]

6 Survival Skills to Practice Regularly

Written by Jay Jones from Blueridge Survival Knowing something is one thing, practicing and being familiar with it is another. In a stressful situation, you don’t want to have to struggle your way through basic survival skills. Being familiar with the following skills will give you the confidence you need to make it through any survival scenario. You should try to practice them at least once a month and the easiest way to do it is to simply use them […]

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