October 17, 2018

Three Ways Thieves are Targeting You

This past week we had three news items that grabbed my attention:  potential ways that you could be robbed while going about your day: 1.  Thieves called “Sliders” can steal your purse or emergency backpack right out of your car while you’re filling up your tank I’ve talked about things I’ve witnessed in the gas station before; another thing I noticed was many people do not bother to lock their cars when they get out to pay and pump gas.   […]

Apartment Hardening

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I saw an interesting segment on Apocalypse 101, a new survival show featuring the team at Forge Survival Supply.   I’ve only caught parts of the show, but this one caught my attention, because it was about an apartment dweller in Manhattan who lived in the second floor.  She wanted to bug in and barricade herself in the apartment, in the event of TEOTWAWKI.  The team showed her how to harden her apartment so […]

Stun Gun Vs. Taser

 stun gun This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com With all the talk about personal defense, it seems even tasers are being debated in one state.   The article got me thinking about people who are not comfortable with firearms or are not licensed to carry concealed, but may still want some kind of personal defense options.   We covered pepper spray in a previous post; today we’ll talk about stun guns and tasers. Stun Gun vs. Taser I used to think […]

8 Ways to Protect Your Home or Apartment from Threat

8 Ways to Protect Your Home or Apartment from Threat is a Guest Post by Tracy Meyers* It’s always important to be active in your own home security. There are plenty of ways we protect ourselves from the damages we incur after a tragedy, such as renter’s insurance or home insurance for fire or break in. Hiring a security company is another great way to be proactive and put your money where your mouth is when it comes to home […]

Would Your Car Doors Protect You from Bullets while Driving?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A couple of weeks ago, when the Los Angeles police were searching for Christopher Dorner, the ex-cop who went on a shooting rampage, they mistakenly shot at innocent civilians who had a similar truck to the suspects.  See a photo here.   This incident made me think about how much protection your car really gives you, should you get shot at while driving.  In the same way, I wondered about bullets and apartment walls, […]

You’re in Control: DIY Apartment Security Systems of Today

You’re in Control: DIY Apartment Security Systems of Today, Guest Post by Jay Harris Home security options are at an all-time high. With the advent of technological advances such as apps for your smartphone and remote-controlled access to your entire system, monitoring your home’s security is easier than ever. The desire for safety and security does not depend on the type of residence you inhabit – we all want to feel safe in our homes! However, if your home is […]

Is Defense the Biggest Hole in Your Preps? Read “Prepper’s Home Defense” by Jim Cobb

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com When starting the preparedness journey, most people focus on storing food, water and first aid supplies.  But there is one aspect of preparedness that should not be ignored, and that is defense.  You need to be able to protect yourself and your family during normal times; if a collapse happens, defense would become even more critical. Prepper’s Home Defense contains a lot of useful information without being overwhelming.   It even includes a list […]

Things Burglars Don’t Want You to Know

The following is a guest post by Roger Gallager We shouldn’t take safety as an aside. Nowadays, burglars had become more strategic than ever. They take locked doors as merely a given and going past through it for them is only a piece of cake. You may have the most intricate home security installed in your house, but still they’re going to find ways to work around it. Nothing is better than guessing what your opponent will do and beating […]

Low Tech Door Security Idea

Only got time for a quick post today, but I had to share this door security idea, for anyone looking for a low cost, low tech method to secure a door. All you need are a couple of large eye screws and a recycled metal bar or stick that is long enough to reach across with several inches clearance on each side.  The metal bar must be sturdy and kept centered at all times. If you are a renter, first […]

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