October 30, 2018

Growing Vegetables in the Balcony

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com To become more self sufficient, a common piece of advice is to grow your own vegetables.   Ideally, you would have a nice sized backyard to start your garden, but apartment dwellers have very limited space.  So we decided to try growing some vegetables in the balcony.   I don’t have a lot of plants:  just a few tomatoes, peppers, mint, rosemary, basil, green onions, parsley and cilantro. Here are some ideas to get […]

Start a Food Storage Plan Painlessly

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A few people I know have nearly no food stored at home.  They eat out on a regular basis and therefore feel no need to have food around the house except for a gallon of milk and some orange juice.  I’ve tried to bring up the subject tactfully, and they do realize they need to have some emergency food. One of the challenges of building up food storage is just getting started […]

Can You Use a Fuel Generator if You Live in a High Rise?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I recently received a reader question about whether it is advisable to use a generator while living in a high rise.  If you’ve been visiting the blog a while, you may recall I tested a gas powered generator a couple of years ago.  The reader was considering options for backup power in case of an extended power outage. At the time I wrote the generator review, I was living in a ground floor […]

Apartment Prepping Tips from Readers

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com From time to time, helpful readers send me their best tips.  I thought I would share a variety to them so everyone can benefit. General Prepping Tips Firestarter Source:  My wife and I live in a tiny apartment with no washer/dryer.   As such, we have to use the wash station in the complex.  Something that I’ve done for a while now is when I open up the dryers, I clean out the lint […]

10 Skills That Urban Preppers Should Learn

By Tess Pennington This article originally appeared in Ready Nutrition Skills are a major part of prepping. Although it is important to have supplies in place; the belief is that skills, and not supplies, will give you a greater survival advantage during a long term emergency. Learning new survival skills and abilities creates a new platform of knowledge to draw on when times get tough. There are many preppers who taking the time to make skill building a priority. The […]

Evacuate your Home in 10 Minutes

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Recent disasters worldwide such as the Chile volcano eruption and the Nepal earthquake remind us that disasters can happen at any time.  You might think, those are far away places, they can’t possibly happen to me; however, emergencies such as chemical spills, wildfires and flooding have been known to cause localized evacuations.  Fires are not uncommon in apartment homes or condominiums, many residents may have only minutes to evacuate.  Circumstances may force you […]

10 Unusual Foods You Should Have in Your Pantry

 By Lisa Bedford, The Survival Mom This post original appeared in The Survival Mom Modern Americans probably have more food choices than any other group in the history of the planet Earth. I was told about a Japanese student who went to an American grocery store for cereal. Seeing the selection in the aisle was so overwhelming they went home without it that day. For people used to such plenty and variety, beans and rice alone is clearly not a […]

Monday Musings 3/2/2015 Update on Selling CDs Online

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Welcome to another Monday Musings, where we share interesting links about all things preparedness, as well as updates on the blog. First the blog updates… Why I’ll be busy for the next couple of months I’m working on my next book, The Penny-Pincher Prepper: Save More, Spend Less and Get Prepared for Any Disaster due out this October.   I’m excited that it is now listed on Amazon, driving me to work harder on […]

Is Expired Food Safe to Eat?

Written by Julie This post originally appeared in Home Ready Home Last week, I went through my pantry, trying to get an idea of how much food storage I have. By the time the organizing session was complete, a dozen or so “expired” items sat on my kitchen counter. In the past, I didn’t hesitate to throw a can in the trash if it was expired. And according to an article on Urban Survival Site, I’m not the only one tossing […]

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