November 19, 2019

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 […]

Jake and Miller’s Big Adventure is Out!

I’m excited to announce that my new book, Jake and Miller’s Big Adventure:  A Prepper’s Book for Kids has been released!  It is now available on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. I wrote the book to show young children that it is fun to be prepared, and not scary at all.  A couple of reviews have been posted: http://laughingbearventures.com/lbb/2014/04/30/a-tool-to-help-you-help-your-children-get-ready/http://foodstorageandsurvival.com/jake-and-millers-big-adventure-review/   I’ve started a Facebook page for Jake and Miller, and I’ll be posting fun facts about the book, as well […]

How an Average Person can Prepare for a Pandemic

I’ve been seeing several news reports of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and got to thinking about pandemics in general. Lots of people fear a global pandemic. If you had to rank a list of super scary threats, pandemic would be pretty high on the list. We’ve all seen movies like Contagion, which is scary enough. We also associate pandemic with nightmarish throngs of zombie like disease ridden creatures. But let’s pull back to reality and get some sense of what is a pandemic and whether they can happen. […]

Using Four Year Old Rice

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We are rotating the first batch of rice we stored away and replacing it with the new batch.  I bought the rice back in April 2010 but did not repackage it for for long term storage until November 2010.  Usually, rice that is left in a pantry with no special packaging will last one to two years. Since this is the first time I am using my rice storage I was really curious […]

Will You Need Companions During a Collapse?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A few months ago we traveled with another family to enjoy the snow for a few days.   Each family took their own vehicle.   On the day we were scheduled to leave, it snowed heavily the night before.  We were apprehensive we would not be able to get to the road without a snow plow, and there were none available.  Our vehicle made it just fine, but our friends’ car got stuck in the […]

Surviving an Economic Collapse – Advice from Mark Goodwin, Author of The Economic Collapse Chronicles

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Mark Goodwin, who runs Prepper Recon has written two books in The Economic Collapse Chronicles:  American Exit Strategy and the recently released American Meltdown.  With all the fears about economic collapse, I was glad to have the opportunity to interview Mark about his thoughts on the best way to prepare. 1.   What do you think are the most likely disasters to prepare for and what is the best way for a beginner to […]

Having Gear Does Not Guarantee Preparedness

This article is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   One of the first things people do when they get interested in prepping is going out and buying gear.  It is great to have a list and just check off items you already just purchased.  Whew!  Got the stuff, now I’m prepared.  Well… sort of.  There is one critical step that is being missed. Use it! I’ve heard and read comments from people who, on one hand, have made the commitment to […]

What NOT to Do with Essential Oils

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com As long time readers know, I always try things out before recommending them.  Most of the time they turn out well, such as the expiration date experiment, powdered milk experiment; I even know what expired coffee tastes like.  Sometimes I had mixed results as when I tried shampoo substitutes.   This time around, I had headache but thought I should try something different before I took a pain reliever.  I decided to try a […]

Going Home by A. American: Book Review

If the power grid were to collapse while you are far from home on a road trip, how would you handle it?  That is the premise of Going Home:  A Novel of Survival by A. American.  Going Home is the first book of the series, followed by Surviving Home and Escaping Home. Going Home has a very believable story.  Morgan Carter, the main character, thought he was going on a quick business trip and was on his way home when […]

Prepper Guilty Pleasures

Most of the time, prepping articles deal with very serious matters, and why not, emergencies and disasters can be grim subjects.  On the other hand, prepping does have a lighter side. Let’s look at a handful of prepper guilty pleasures… Good eats    Opening up a bag of dehydrated fruit, and, unexpectedly finding that it’s so good you finished the whole bag.  This happened to me as I opened a bag of dehydrated pineapple.  Before I knew it, I had eaten […]

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