May 28, 2019

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. […]

“Concerned about Deterioration of the Economy” Interview with Tess Pennington, Author of The Prepper’s Blueprint

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I had the opportunity to read The Prepper’s Blueprint written by Tess Pennington and edited by Daisy Luther.  This is a huge book and it give you a wealth of information about preparing for any disaster.  Becoming prepared can be overwhelming but this book will walk you through what you need to know. The Prepper’s Blueprint, offers a “no nonsense” guide to preparing for either short term or long term emergencies. The book […]

Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool – Does it Work?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we are reviewing the Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool, a little gadget that has multiple uses. According to the package, it can be used as: Carabiner Box Cutter Bottle Opener Wrench Ruler Flat Head Screw Driver The Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool is small enough to place in your key ring. I tested out its uses and found it to be sturdy enough to perform its intended uses.  I also like that […]

What to Do If Your Partner Thinks Prepared = Paranoid

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com On a beautiful day such as the one pictured above, it’s hard to even imagine a natural or even a man-made disaster disrupting things.  If you even mention something about being prepared, your relatives or friends will say “you are just being paranoid.”  I have heard this so often among people who want to prepare; even one of our readers has brought it up in a comment. Should you forget about being prepared […]

Tightening the Belt Mentally and Physically Ahead of any Possible Disaster

This article first appeared in Preparing with Dave Article by Dave at preparingwithdave.com Our Personal Actions: Here at the Preparing With Dave homestead, we keep tightening our belts around here figuratively in preparation, ahead of any possible disaster that closes the stores and strains emergency services. Nothing severe in starving, but merely changing the sources of food we eat and the need for many conveniences, both in supplies and stimulation of the mind. This action is to lesson the amount […]

What’s Your Threat: Economic Downturn

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com When I started my preparedness journey, I was mainly concerned about preparing for the next hurricane, but as time went on, I felt there may be a possibility for a major economic turmoil in our future. We already experienced “The Great Recession” back in 2009 when many people lost jobs and businesses.  We had our own share of financial troubles, and, have not fully recovered yet.  Although the media reminds us the economy […]

Dog Attacks are Common in Cities: How to Protect Yourself

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Now that the weather is getting warmer, a lot more people are running or walking outdoors.  We hear about at least one case on the news every week: a person walking or jogging passes by a loose dog, and he or she gets attacked with dire, sometimes fatal consequences.   I didn’t really think about dog attacks that much, until one day recently, I was walking our dog Miller at a park trail when […]

Tinctures, Salves, Poultices and More

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I have not given much thought to tinctures, salves and poultices until I read the e-book Home Remedies by Alex Smith.   We will get back to what they are in a bit. First, let’s talk about the book. Home Remedies is exactly that:  a book that gives cures for common ailments using easy to find household items.  The conditions are listed in alphabetical order, making things easy to find.  One thing I did […]

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