November 11, 2019

This $6 Item Will Help you Prepare for the Next Power Outage

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Hurricane season has started on June 1st and we always update our supplies at this time.  It’s always a good idea to check your inventory, check for expiration dates for food and battery supplies. We’ve lost a lantern and other gear from leaking and corroded batteries, and have learned to remove batteries when storing for long term. We have a fairly large supply of batteries from a couple of years ago.  We could […]

Does Makeup Have a Place in your TEOTWAWKI Preps?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com As I got ready for work, putting on lipstick, I got to thinking whether makeup has a place in my preps.  I have some lip balm and lotion in the go-bag, but not much else in terms of adornment.   As it is, my makeup style is on the minimalist side, but I do have some basic items that I keep around:  lipstick, face powder and occasionally, pencil eye liner.  Ladies, you all know […]

Quick Emergency Prep Project: Build a Texting Tree

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A few weeks ago, we posted a guest post on having a meeting place in times of emergency, which covered having multiple backup plans in place where your family can congregate.  At the same time, when a disaster occurs, we would also want to reach out to loved ones to communicate our situation or inform them of our next move.  In recent emergencies, it was widely observed that while land lines did not […]

Top 5 Online Tools for Backing Up Documents

You probably get at a minimum one important document every single day in the mail or online. These documents can range from things like different bank account information to up to date insurance cards and keeping these documents safe can mean keeping your identity and your loved ones safe, so it’s of the utmost importance that you find a way to make sure that they’re tucked away and protected. So how do you do that? One way to do so […]

New Season of Doomsday Preppers Premiers February 7th

I received a preview copy of the first episode of Doomsday Preppers airing on Tuesday, February 7th.   I only saw one of the shows from the last season, and posted about it here. This premier episode that I took a peek at has the same format as last season’s.  Each prepper featured has a different philosophy. The first couple had a large home made out of shipping containers and had years of food and water stored away, living a near […]

A Jolt that Shook Things Up

We had a rain storm a few days ago which caused some flooding and a number of accidents on the roadways.  I delayed driving in to work, as I heard on the traffic report that a major freeway was shut down, and even the alternate routes were congested.  I was waiting until the storm abated before venturing out. In the meantime, I thought I could get some work done by checking my work email remotely.  Just as I logged on, […]

Feast or Famine

After all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales activity, it seems there was a lot of optimism about people being willing to open their pocketbooks and spend their money.  There was such a frenzy of crazed shopping, akin to “running of the bulls” that mobs were running rampant and people got hurt trying snag “hot deals.” In the next day or so, the media was joyfully reporting that sales records were topped as a record number of shoppers opened […]

Prepare for a Power Outage

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com As I write this post, 1.6 million people are still without electricity in the Northeast, due to an unseasonable winter storm.  A fierce snowstorm, usually expected much later in the winter, hit right before Halloween.  Many people were caught unprepared, resulting in traffic snarls, numerous accidents, fights breaking out and overcrowded emergency shelters. With the strange weather patterns that have been occurring in the country in recent months, it is a good idea […]

Can You Rely on Your Neighbors?

I am currently in the middle of reading Lights Out about how some families and their neighborhood cope with the aftermath of an EMP attack.  I’ll save the main discussion of the book for after I finish it, but the book has got me thinking about the neighbors around me, and what would they be like in the event of a large scale disaster. I had previously posted about my “Un-Neighborly Neighbors” in a previous article.  I will give you […]

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