October 8, 2019

Does Makeup Have a Place in your TEOTWAWKI Preps?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com As I got ready for work, putting on lipstick, I got to thinking whether makeup has a place in my preps.  I have some lip balm and lotion in the go-bag, but not much else in terms of adornment.   As it is, my makeup style is on the minimalist side, but I do have some basic items that I keep around:  lipstick, face powder and occasionally, pencil eye liner.  Ladies, you all know […]

Quick Emergency Prep Project: Build a Texting Tree

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A few weeks ago, we posted a guest post on having a meeting place in times of emergency, which covered having multiple backup plans in place where your family can congregate.  At the same time, when a disaster occurs, we would also want to reach out to loved ones to communicate our situation or inform them of our next move.  In recent emergencies, it was widely observed that while land lines did not […]

A Review of Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst Case Scenarios

I was excited to receive my review copy of Survival Mom:  How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst Case Scenarios by Lisa Bedford.  I know you’re supposed to be neutral before you start reading, but I will admit I had high expectations for this book.  Having visited The Survival Mom blog for a couple of years, I know it is my “go-to” place to find out about survival issues for a mom such as myself. The book […]

Readers’ Entries Part 2: A Variety of Tips for Prepping in an Apartment

Here is the final set of miscellaneous readers’ tips.  I had grouped the Storage Tips in the previous installment; these cover everything else.  There were a wide variety of topics; I hope you will find some that work for you! General Prepping My preparedness tip is to make having a good supply of water a top priority. Have several large size rigid (bpa free) water containers filled and ready as well as have bottles wtaer in your bug out bag. […]

Ten Fast Track Tips for the Single Apartment Prepper

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Nearly a year ago when the Fukushima earthquake occurred last March I recall many apartment dwellers in Tokyo highrises posted videos about the experience.  Many of them indicated they did not have much food or water at all in their apartments, as they went out to eat all the time.   Some even showed empty refrigerators with nothing but a bottle of soda or a jar of pickles.   I would hope that more people […]

When Reading Gets in the Way of Doing

Years ago when I first got interested in frugality, a friend introduced me to the Tightwad Gazette books.  They are great resources for anyone learning how to pinch pennies.  I also immersed myself further by reading personal finance blogs.  Unfortunately, that’s all I was doing:  reading.  While I was spending all that time reading, I was still living beyond my means.  In other words, reading made me feel productive, but I wasn’t accomplishing anything.  It was just making me feel […]

A Prepper’s Pocket Guide Project in Action

Just a quick post today as we get ready for “Back to School” activities. Urbivalist Dan made the “hollowed out book safe” project # 60 from my book, The Prepper’s Pocket Guide.  He shows every step from start to finish, including shopping for the materials.  He did a great job with the finished product.  Check out the fun project at Daily Prep Episode 10:  Make a Hollowed Out Book Safe http://www.the-urban-survivalist.com/daily-prep-episode-10-hollowed-out-book-safe/ By the way, since there are lot of Back […]

Should You Prep while Deep in Debt?

According to creditcards.com, the average credit card debt per household that hold credit card debt is $15,799 for 2011.  This number does not include households that are credit card debt free, this is only households that hold credit card debt already.  If you are among the debt-free crowd, you have planned well.  However, if you feel you are in a lot of debt, you are not alone.  Many people are in denial about how much they owe, but a whole […]

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