July 15, 2020

Three Herbs Even a Non-Gardener can Grow

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com When I look at my apartment complex, I see that only a couple of balconies contain any plants.  I would have to conclude the majority of apartment dwellers do not even try to grow anything.  If you are a prepper living in an apartment, I would encourage you to try and grow a few herbs that are hardy and low maintenance.  If you have kids, it’s a fun activity for them as well.  […]

Take Care of Health Issues before SHTF

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com At this week’s Monday Musings I mentioned I was taking care of an elective, pre-emptive health issue.  I had been putting this off for several months now, and finally decided now is the time to do it.  I guess announcing it helped me move it along. What was it? I finally went ahead and had my last wisdom tooth pulled out.  I had three impacted wisdom teeth taken out back in my twenties, […]

Small Space Safe-Keeping: How to Store and Hide Valuables in a Tiny Space

If you live in a small apartment or dorm room, you may find it challenging at times to stow away your personal valuables. Yet, this is especially important if you bunk with others, have room-mates who like to snoop, or reside in a building that lacks security. Having a spot to hide personal and valuable items should be a priority. Fortunately, there are some clever options that work great in small spaces, for keeping your personal items safe and out […]

If You are Looking for a CCW Holster, this one is Worth a Look

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received a review sample of ULTRA Model Concealed Carry Holster for Firearms from Deep Conceal, LLC.  While I personally do not have a CCW license currently, I intend to obtain one.  Mr. Apt. Prepper does have his license and I have seen him try out a lot of different holsters.   It is not easy to find out that is both comfortable and easy to reach.  There are many options:  ankle, front […]

Confessions of a Bread Machine Convert

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   We eat a lot of bread at the Apartment Prepper household so one of the first “self sufficiency” skills I tried out was making your own Artisan Bread.  I had a pretty good result with the making my bread from scratch but continued to buy packaged bread for sandwiches. First, a story from the past.  I actually had a bread machine years ago, in my “pre-prepping” days.  But I didn’t have the right […]

This $6 Item Will Help you Prepare for the Next Power Outage

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Hurricane season has started on June 1st and we always update our supplies at this time.  It’s always a good idea to check your inventory, check for expiration dates for food and battery supplies. We’ve lost a lantern and other gear from leaking and corroded batteries, and have learned to remove batteries when storing for long term. We have a fairly large supply of batteries from a couple of years ago.  We could […]

MRE and Food Storage Questions Answered

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Please see my previous MRE post to find out how these questions came about.  To find out the answers, I reached out the Freeze Dry Guy website and sent an email.  Apartment Prepper has no affiliation with Freeze Dry Guy- I just wanted to see if they would be kind enough to provide some information.  They were.  Here are the questions and responses I received from Mr. Jason: First, an introduction:  My name […]

Five Ways to Thwart Looters After a Disaster

It comes when you least expect it. Any home can have a natural or man-made tragedy strike at any time, but the challenges are multiplied if you live in an apartment. Apartment living may be commitment-free, but you do not have control over when repairs are completed, which contractors are used, or how secure your apartment is during the process. While empty apartments are easy targets for professional and amateur burglars when an entire building has to be evacuated in […]

See What’s Inside an MRE (Meals Ready to Eat)

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Two years ago, we bought a few MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) as part of our food storage plan.   Because they come with a heating unit, MREs offer the convenience of being able to eat a hot meal in an emergency.  They also stack well in a small space. Later on, I found out about LRPs which are lighter and more portable than MREs, and stocked a few of those as well. We […]

Balcony Garden Struggles

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com It’s not even summer yet and the balcony garden is showing signs of difficulty.  The above photo shows the cilantro after a day of 95 degree heat. I will need to start watering twice daily instead of once to see if I can save this one. The mint leaves which were lush and healthy just a few days ago seem to have gotten attacked by some kind of pest that is eating the […]

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