November 12, 2019

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 […]

Substitutes for Toilet Paper

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I recently posted about being off-grid for 48 hours, and using a lot of baby wipes due to the lack of water during our adventure.  One thing that would run out quickly in a survival situation if you did not have a huge stockpile would be toilet paper.  Not having a lot of space we have about three months worth on hand right now, but that can run out quickly.  Also, a large […]

Treats and Snacks in Your Food Storage

In the movie Zombieland, one of the goals of Woody Harrelson’s character had was to find a store that had Twinkies. He was obsessed with getting a hold of a Twinkie stash he wouldn’t let anything, including a bunch of zombies get in his way. It might have been just some product placement but they still had a valid point – a disaster does not make you stop craving for treats. […]

National Preparedness Month: Put Your Preps to the Test with 24 Hours Unplugged

A grid down scenario doesn’t have to be a massive EMP that detonates over the middle of the country, throwing us back to the 1800s. It can be as simple (and likely) as a winter storm, a hurricane, or a computer issue at your local power station. While this is a fairly common occurrence, many people still seem taken completely by surprise when it happens. Without back-up heat, cooking methods, and lighting, the unprepared family could be in for a very unpleasant time until the lights come back on. Every family should be prepared for a minimum of two weeks without power. Nearly 2000 families were still without power 94 days after Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast.
Here’s why you should test your preps. […]

How to Avoid Getting Hurt in a Riot

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com If you live in a large city, the risk of a riot is always present.  Riots can be triggered by many reasons, from rowdy festival goers, the aftermath of a big game, , dissatisfaction with election results or a verdict, and many others.   Even people who are lawfully congregating or holding a peaceful protest can unintentionally be swept up in a riot. How do you avoid getting hurt in a riot? There is […]

“If the Ebola Threat were to Escalate, Isolation would be Key” — Jim Cobb, Author of Countdown to Preparedness

Today we are featuring Jim Cobb’s latest book, Countdown to Preparedness:  The Prepper’s 52-Week Course to Total Disaster Readiness. I had the opportunity to read Countdown to Preparedness and found lots of helpful advice.  It breaks down the idea of preparing for both short term disasters into manageable steps that can be done in 52 weeks.  Of course you can take shortcuts if you are able to or stretch out the time period according to your finances and time constraints.  […]

Start Now for Fall Onions

Onions are a great crop for your home vegetable garden. You have plenty of choices, and they are very easy to grow directly from seed. Onions are also an excellent candidate to grow in containers, as some varieties such as the bunching types, take up very little space.
Tips for starting your fall onions […]

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