June 21, 2020

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 […]

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Survivor Jane’s Latest Book

I had the opportunity to read a review copy of Survivor Jane’s latest book, What Could Possibly Go Wrong? The book is chock full of information for about all things preparedness, from preparing for pandemics, super storms, nuclear fallout and much more. Reading the book makes you feel like you are talking to your best friend who happens to know about this subject, and who also cares about getting you as prepared as possible. Yes, Jane does know of what […]

How to Avoid Getting Trapped in Your Office Building

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I work in a high rise building downtown.  The other day I had the terrifying experience of getting trapped in an elevator with six other people.  It was lunch time and two out of four elevators were not working.  A crowd was forming to get on the two remaining elevators.  When I finally got my turn, six other people came in with me.  I already felt closed in, being in such tight quarters.  […]

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 […]

Start Prepping! by Tim Young – Book Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com This past week I finished reading Start Prepping by Tim Young.  Tim writes the Self Sufficient Man website and has written a number of books on preparedness and homesteading. Start Prepping includes many easy and doable steps to start preparing.  The author included a variety of survival stories that keep the reader interested and engaged.  The chapters are well-organized and the advice is solid.  When I read books on preparedness and survival, I […]

This is What Happens During a Food Crisis

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentpreppper.com These last few weeks, I have been seeing some dire warnings from economic forecasters, about risks of another financial disaster, in spite of good economic news from main stream sources.  However, a large segment of our society still seems to be oblivious to the need to prepare.  They have no clue what happens when truck deliveries stop, or when grocery stores run out of food. What happens during a food crisis? To find […]

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 […]

How to Get Your Teen to Appreciate Prepping

I’ve talked to a few preppers who feel they are all alone in their efforts and are having a tough time getting their family involved.  We’ve focused on partners not wanting to prep, younger children; today we’ll look at the teens in your life. Anyone who has dealt with teens know they are a tough bunch.  It is hard enough to get them to make their beds, much less get them interested in prepping so good luck with that.  But […]

20 Tips on Staying Safe During the Holiday Season

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away and the Christmas season will soon be in full swing.  Theft and other crimes seem to increase when people are out and about shopping or partying and not paying much attention to anything else. The other day the management company left a flyer on our door about a “Resident Meeting” regarding apartment safety. I was concerned enough that I attended the evening meeting after work. A […]

How to Keep Your Apartment Warm

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com This week, a cold front, AKA polar vortex is coming to town.  Indeed, it was much colder getting out of work this afternoon than it was early this morning. Our apartment windows are very flimsy.  They are single paned aluminum windows that let in the frigid air.  You can really feel the cold air seeping in as you get closer to the windows.  We had to come up with ideas to keep the […]

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