September 19, 2019

Shoppers Turning into Savages over a Sale

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com It seems that every Black Friday there is some incident that leaves me wondering how people can go wild and out of control over store sales.  The latest craziness happened in Los Angeles when a woman sprayed pepper spray at other shoppers so she can snag the sale items. The scene described in the article indicates that people were already pushing and shoving even before the pepper spray occurred.   They were tearing off […]

Not Good News – Price for Peanut Butter is Going Up

I just heard over the radio today that peanut prices are about to jump up this year, and with that, the price of a staple at our house, peanut butter.  Of course, this does not apply to you if you or someone in your family has a peanut allergy, but for thousands of households, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are some of the cheapest, fairly nutritious food that kids love to eat. The reasons for the price hike are two […]

My Week of No TV

We made a change in our cable TV provider, as we switched to a lower priced deal.  This caused an interruption of service, so we had no TV in the house for a week. I figured, good practice for when there is no TV.  A few years ago, I watched a lot of shows.  But these days, I am not a huge TV watcher, with a full time job, family, kids, maintaining this blog, and preparedness activities that occupy most […]

Be Ready for Anything

Just when the news seemed to be settling down from the recent stock market roller coaster, the ground started rolling in a couple of areas that hardly ever experience earthquakes:  Colorado had a 5.3 magnitude quake on Monday night, then soon after, on Tuesday morning, the East Coast had a 5.9 quake centered around Virginia.  DC Josh of Metro Survival blog experienced the quake and posted about it.  See “Washington D.C. Earthquake” Adding to the worries was the epicenter of […]

If Your Partner Doesn’t Want to Prep

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com For many reasons, the majority of the population is not concerned about preparedness.  Even when faced with facts and news about what happened to other people who had been in disasters, they refuse to do anything to prepare.  There are a lot of reasons for this: Prevailing attitude that someone (government, family) will be around to help Wanting to live for the moment, unconcerned about the future Does not want to think about […]

If You Haven’t Started Preparing by Now

I was chatting with the owner of our neighborhood pizza restaurant last night when he switched subjects and told me he was fearful of the the future of his business.   We are not close friends, he knows me as the regular customer who normally orders the same pizza special with coupons.   He said he no longer sees his lunch and dinner time regulars and orders from company catered lunches have all but disappeared.  He is now barely breaking even.  But […]

Did You See “Doomsday Preppers?”

I watched the show “Doomsday Preppers” on the National Geographic Channel. It aired Monday night at 9 pm.  It showed four American families and their preparedness lifestyles. Each family focused on a specific aspect of preparedness: One family was focused on preparing for a coronal mass ejection that would bring down the power grid and cause a nuclear meltdown. It was interesting to see how he converted an old swimming pool into an aquaponics garden and tilapia farm. Survival Mom […]

What “The Walking Dead” Can Do for You

We started watching the new zombie series on AMC called “The Walking Dead”  I actually found out about it from reading the Walking Dead post over at TEOTWAWKI website.  Please know that the series is very intense, with much blood and gore, especially the 2nd episode.  We had the kids play in another room as the show is not appropriate for children. Now that I have covered that disclaimer, I have to admit, I actually like the show.  We had […]

How I Got Started

The day before Hurricane Ike was predicted to reach Houston, I was talking to co-workers on what to expect, as this was going to be our first hurricane.  We had recently moved to Houston due to a job transfer.  Several people described the horrors they experienced trying to leave the city for Hurricane Rita, about getting stuck in freeways that turned into parking lots, so most people were staying put.  I left work early thinking I would stop by the […]

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