September 7, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How People May React

This morning I was pulling into a gas station pump when I witnessed an occurrence that was disturbing after I thought about it.  The gas station was crowded, with every row filled with a customer.  The station also had parking spots facing the convenience store.  A woman, driving this huge Suburban (let’s call her (“Suburban Driver”) with kids in the back seat, was backing out of one of the convenience store spots got very close to hitting the minivan at […]

Don’t Become a Boiled Frog – The Need to Respond Appropriately to Problems

     It is said that if you slowly increase the water temperature, a frog won’t notice and will eventually and passively die in the pot.   The following is a guest post from David Spero at Code Green Prep. Yesterday, Bernie wrote about Five Reasons Why You May Have to Bug Out Even Though You Don’t Want To.  It is very important to realize that sometimes we need to bug out, but our inertia, our fear of change, and […]

How Preppers Help their Communities

Today as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day our thoughts turn to Dr. King’s life and legacy.   I wanted to focus on what  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Unlike other holidays, the King holiday is celebrated as a day of service.  Not just a day off from work to sleep late and go shopping, it is a time to remember King’s dream for all people […]

When TEOTWAWKI Worries Keep You Up at Night

Lately, it seems we have been inundated with so many disturbing news – the stalled economy, threats to world peace, bomb threats, droughts and natural disasters…  the list can be overwhelming.   Even a prepper who has done as much as he or she is able to, can’t help but worry if it’s enough.  These worries can lead to sleepless nights, filled with relentless, upsetting, doom-filled thoughts causing you toss and turn your way into the next morning. A lot of […]

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 […]

A Review of Holding Your Ground: Preparing for Defense if it All Falls Apart

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I just finished reading Holding Your Ground:  Preparing for Defense if it All Falls Apart.  I can safely say I have never read a book like it.  It is a manual on how to defend your home and your family in the event of a breakdown.  When I first started preparing I first focused on water, food and shelter; I will admit that defense was not on the top of my list.  Holding […]

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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