August 16, 2018

Money Mondays: What Renters Should Know About Apartment Insurance

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I was watching the morning news and one of the stories covered was an apartment fire.  Many tenants were evacuated; fortunately, no one was hurt.  However, a few families lost all their belongings.  One of the victims interviewed was very distraught.  She said they lost everything, and did not have any insurance.  I felt bad hearing about this and thought it’s about time I write about this boring but necessary subject for apartment dwellers. […]

Money Mondays: Moving Tips for Apartment Preppers

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com For most renters, moving to another place to live is not only a big ordeal, it can also be costly.  Since it is an inevitable part of an apartment dweller’s life, we might as well find a few ways to make it easier and less painful on the pocketbook. Here are a few tips that I have learned over the years: Declutter Pare down your belongings as soon as you know you are […]

Why You Need Food Storage Even if You have a Garden

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   Every year I start an apartment garden with the best of intentions.  Some seasons I get a great result, but other times, the results are less than stellar. What happened to my garden? The plants have been attacked by these black caterpillars that eat through all the leaves and even soft branches (see title image).  They grow big and fat then turn into these ugly moths.  Ugggh!!  Between the 106 heat and the […]

10 Best Tips for Storing Emergency Supplies in a Small Space

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Of all the challenges faced by apartment dwellers, the issue of storage seems to be in the top category.  It is compounded when you are trying to find spaces to hide emergency supplies.  We polled the readers for what methods worked for them and here are the top ten: Think vertically. Utilize the space on top of your refrigerator – you can store organizers and fill them with canned food, pasta, and other […]

Hurricane Season Begins This Week. Start your Survival Kit Now!

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Enduring last years’ hurricane is still fresh in my mind but a new season is already upon us.  Hurricane season starts this Friday (June 1 – November 30).  As I write this, the first named storm of the 2018 season has already formed.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting there is a possibility it will be an active season.   Last year was certainly an active one.  We still have people who lost everything during Hurricane […]

Would Your Apartment Walls Stop a Bullet?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine we shall call Jim sent me a text message he had to leave his apartment in a hurry as he heard about ten gunshots in quick succession from the apartment building behind his complex.  He thought they sounded like 9mm gunshots.  Jim lives a few blocks away from me, in a street that is dotted with large apartment complexes. He called 9-1-1 and […]

10 “Must Have” Emergency Gear for Apartment Dwellers

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Several months ago we covered 10 Fast Track Tips for the Single Apartment Prepper; this week we’ll talk about tools you should have in your apartment in case of emergency. One of the advantages of living in an apartment is that most repairs and maintenance are covered by management.  All you have to do is make a call.  However, this does not mean that you should take things for granted and be completely […]

A Quick Start Guide to Emergency Preparedness for Apartment Dwellers

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com If you live in an apartment and want to prepare for a disaster, you may initially feel overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done, and the feeling worsens when you hear about what other people are doing and you haven’t even started yet. Don’t let all this worry get you down; the most important thing to do is to get started.  Whether you live in a small apartment or a small home, […]

Build your Grab and Go Binder

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com If you haven’t done is already, now is a good time to build your “grab and go binder.” This is your handy document keeper that you keep in a safe but accessible place that you can easily grab in the event of a dire emergency and you need to run out of the house. If you’ve already got one, it’s time to review and update it.  Lots of new documents may have been […]

Money Mondays: Health Benefits to Use Before the End of the Year

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Now that December has started, it’s time to think about year-end activities. Health Benefits to Use Before the End of the Year  Part of year-end planning is to assess your health benefits and figure out what you may lose out when the year ends.  Look at your health plan and review your benefits closely.  A lot of people don’t use their benefits and can possibly lose these opportunities to get healthy or boost […]

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