July 13, 2020

5 Types of Safes for Budget Oriented Preparedness Plans

In essence, what all of us involved in preparedness activities do is to anticipate a danger so that when the time comes we come out of it unharmed. In times of need you’ll want a place to hide your valuables and one of the most reliable spots is a good old SAFE. This article introduces several types of safes that are useful in an apartment setting and their function in protecting two important elements of every preparedness plan: 1) Protecting […]

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 […]

What You Need to Know about Water Contamination

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com If the power grid were to go down for a period of time, municipal water filtration systems may not function properly.  Most of us have heard of “Boil water” ordinances in our own cities when a section of town gets a water main break.  That’s because the water in the area becomes contaminated and is no longer safe to drink.  This can happen in a widespread area if the power grid were to […]

Product Review: E-Foods Creamy Potato Soup

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve had a few Hits and Misses with long term storage foods, so I am always wary when anticipating a new product tryout.  I never know how it will turn out.  I received a sample of E-Foods meals.  (Note: Apartment Prepper is not affiliated with E-foods; just providing an independent review.)  The package contained three entrees:  Creamy Potato Soup, Chicken Tortilla Soup, and Chicken and Rice Soup, with each packet containing about four servings. […]

Two E-books that Can Really Help You

Survival Doctor James Hubbard, MD has started an E-book Series and I was fortunate to read both:  The Survival Doctor’s Guide to Wounds and The Survival Doctor’s Guide to Burns. Just as the titles say, you will learn how to deal with wounds and burns, when no doctor is available.  Of course certain types of injuries are best referred to a doctor as soon as possible but in an emergency when there is no one available, it is a good […]

Don’t Get Locked out at the Next Blackout

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com This is a true story that shows how the simplest thing can derail you. It was one of the hottest weeks of the summer, with temperatures getting up to the 105 degrees and there were rolling blackouts throughout the city. We lost power in our office building, and without air conditioning, staying inside would become unbearable. Not knowing when the power would come back on, I opted to leave right away. I took […]

Product Review: Legacy Premium Beans and Rice Enchilada

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received a sample of Legacy Premium’s Beans and Rice Enchilada entree. Here is what is looks like in the package. The instructions look easy enough:  Boil water, stir in the product, lower the heat and let it simmer for 12-15 minutes, stirring every few minutes. I followed the instructions and tested it after 15 minutes.  I prefer a softer texture so I left it simmering for five more minutes.  Then I let it […]

Book Review: Without Rule of Law by Joe Nobody

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today I wanted to share my review of Without Rule of Law, by Joe Nobody.  I’ve read a couple of his other books:  Holding Your Ground and Holding Their Own.  I also had the opportunity to interview Joe Nobody not too long ago. The title, Without Rule of Law:  Advanced Skills to Help you Survive is aptly titled – it is really for the “advanced” level of prepping.  The skills taught in the […]

What Expired Coffee Tastes Like

I was looking through my stored items and noticed my Starbucks instant coffee stash had expired.  I started accumulating supplies a couple of years ago, and sure enough, some of those expiration dates are starting to creep up.  This one expired in October 2010.   The package felt hard and dried and it seemed there were clumpy bits of instant coffee.  Normally being the coffee snob that I am I would have tossed it.  But what if that is all […]

Hot and Rainy Summer Reading List

Between working full time, spending time with family and writing this blog, there’s little time for much else.  But summer is still the perfect time to catch up so I’m making my way slowly through the reading list.  I’ll be posting reviews on some of these books sometime, but for now I thought I’d share what’s on my shelf for those weekend days when it’s either too hot or too rainy to venture outside. Non-fiction Without Rule of Law by […]

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