September 5, 2019

15 Foods That Last Forever

  Editor’s note:  Today we have a post by my fellow blogger Linda who writes Food Storage Moms. Spoilage is a constant issue with food storage, but it’s good to know there are foods that last a lifetime. 15 Foods That Last Forever Written by Linda Loosli This articled first appeared in Food Storage Moms Food Storage Moms When you are on your food storage journey you may want to add these 15 foods to your stash that last forever. […]

10 Emergency Uses for Rubber Bands

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com My Dad always keeps rubber bands, and he often has a couple around his wrist when working around the house. This got me thinking that rubber bands have a lot of uses and can come in handy in an emergency. Open a jar The other day I was having a hard time opening a jar of mayonnaise. The lid was just so slippery and I was worried I’d accidentally break the jar before […]

How To Be Prepared For A Disaster When Also Being A Minimalist

Written by Andrés Berte Sandy. Katrina. Hazel. What do these three names have in common? They are the names of previous natural disasters. Before the occurrences of said catastrophes, there were always people scrambling around trying to prepare themselves for these kinds of events, and after the catastrophes, individuals and society as a whole do what they can to stabilize the environment. While disasters are the main point of issues, the problem also lies in inefficient prepping. When done properly, […]

Money Mondays: What’s in Your Ground Beef?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com You may remember back in 2012 when ABC news reported on lean, finely textured beef” and called it “pink slime.” There was a lot of backlash about it.  People were outraged, meats containing the product were pulled from shelves and several food companies disavowed the use of it. According to Food and Wine, the manufacturer, Beef Products, Inc, BPI, sued ABC news for lost income due to bad publicity resulting from the derogatory […]

Food Storage for Special Diets

A lot of readers wonder how to store foods when someone in the family is on a special diet. Diabetes and high blood pressure are common conditioners that cause restrictions on food choices. People with food allergies also have to be selective on food. “Store what you eat and eat what you store” is something we all need to remember when choosing emergency foods to stock up. This podcast from James Walton who runs Prepperbroadcasting.com and has guest posted on […]

Money Mondays: 10 Ways to Avoid Shopping on Impulse

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We’ve all done it – spent more than we should have at the store and our budget suffers as a result. You may even have the best of intentions. Trying to prepare for emergencies, you go to a warehouse store so you can stock up. When you get home you notice out your bought too many snacks but not enough bulk food supplies. How do you avoid impulse buying?  Here are 10 ways […]

Fire Safety Tips for Apartment Living

By Bernie Carr This article first appeared in The Allstate Blog Fires are the most common disaster people are likely to experience yet many Americans underestimate the risk, according to the American Red Cross. Apartment fires, much like house fires, are caused by mishaps involving everyday activities such as cooking, heating, using appliances and electrical malfunctions, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). The good news is, most residential fires are preventable. Creating a fire preparedness plan can help keep you and […]

Common Survival Myths

Written by Jennifer Moran, The Prepared Bee When good weather starts in a few weeks, it’ll be a great time to go out and do outdoor activities. There are a lot of threats that can endanger you in the wild so you want to make sure you are knowledgeable in case trouble comes along. Thanks to some television shows that portray such survival tactics there may be some misinformation about survival.  Here are a few MYTHS about survival you may […]

What to Do If Your Apartment No Longer Feels Safe

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A while back, our management company left a flyer on our door about a “Resident Meeting” regarding apartment safety.  I was concerned enough that I attended the evening meeting after work.  A couple of policemen and the building management were in attendance. The meeting was to discuss a shooting that occurred in the complex.  Management wanted to reassure the residents that it was not a random event but a shooting between acquaintances, a […]

How to Survive Extreme Cold Weather

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com By the time I post this, the polar vortex has already caused damage to the northern parts of the Midwest and East Coast. Businesses and even the Postal Service ground to a halt.  The dangerously cold weather even caused multiple deaths.  Utilities were warning that they were overburdened.  Even cities that are accustomed to cold weather had not seen the likes of this historic cold.  Fortunately, temperatures are expected to steadily warm up. […]

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