June 6, 2019

My Every Day Carry Items

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A while back, I realized I had a Gap in my preparedness.  An emergency can happen anywhere, anytime and you may have to cope with only the items you happen to be carrying with you. Over the years I have changed a few things on my everyday carry (EDC) list.  On one hand, I don’t want to be carrying a huge purse that attracts thieves; on the other hand, I like to be […]

Emergency Uses for Old Socks

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Some of the most commonly thrown out items of clothing are old socks.  Even if you are careful about keeping them together, invariably, one will get lost.  Don’t throw them out – there are some good emergency uses for old socks.  I keep a bag of clean, mismatched socks for cleaning. Here are a few more ideas: Dusting Instead of using paper towels, save a few tube socks and use them for dusting. […]

What if Your Apartment has Ebola?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com There are still a lot of worries about the Ebola virus right now, with the latest one being the doctor in NYC who tested positive for the virus after having returned from treating patients in Guinea. Before being diagnosed, he visited a coffee stand, a restaurant, took three subway lines, ran in a park and went to a bowling alley. Officials are saying these places have been cleared and are safe. It was […]

Book Feature: Liberators and Interview with James Wesley Rawles

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we are featuring James Wesley Rawles’s latest book, Liberators.  As you know Mr. Rawles is the author of several books, and is the founder of SurvivalBlog, one of the first survival and emergency websites. What is Liberators about? America has experienced a socio-economic collapse that spreads throughout the world.  Looting and rioting affect all major cities.  The book follows Afghanistan War vet Ray McGregor as he makes his way from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula […]

How to Avoid Getting Hurt in a Riot

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com If you live in a large city, the risk of a riot is always present.  Riots can be triggered by many reasons, from rowdy festival goers, the aftermath of a big game, , dissatisfaction with election results or a verdict, and many others.   Even people who are lawfully congregating or holding a peaceful protest can unintentionally be swept up in a riot. How do you avoid getting hurt in a riot? There is […]

“If the Ebola Threat were to Escalate, Isolation would be Key” — Jim Cobb, Author of Countdown to Preparedness

Today we are featuring Jim Cobb’s latest book, Countdown to Preparedness:  The Prepper’s 52-Week Course to Total Disaster Readiness. I had the opportunity to read Countdown to Preparedness and found lots of helpful advice.  It breaks down the idea of preparing for both short term disasters into manageable steps that can be done in 52 weeks.  Of course you can take shortcuts if you are able to or stretch out the time period according to your finances and time constraints.  […]

Off Grid Tip: How to Tell How Much Daylight is Left

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I mentioned a while back that we “unplugged” from devices at our recent camping trip:  no GPS, no cell phones or laptops.  The kids felt strange at first, but eventually got used to it. Apt Prepper son used this trick he learned watching Les Stroud, Survivorman – to find out how much time is left until the sky goes completely dark.  It was around 7 pm or so at the time, and he […]

Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool – Does it Work?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we are reviewing the Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool, a little gadget that has multiple uses. According to the package, it can be used as: Carabiner Box Cutter Bottle Opener Wrench Ruler Flat Head Screw Driver The Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool is small enough to place in your key ring. I tested out its uses and found it to be sturdy enough to perform its intended uses.  I also like that […]

11 Emergency Food Items That Can Last a Lifetime

This article originally appeared in Ready Nutrition By Tess Pennington Did you know that with proper storage techniques, you can have a lifetime supply of certain foods?  Certain foods can stand the test of time, and continue being a lifeline to the families that stored it.  Knowing which foods last indefinitely and how to store them are you keys to success. The best way to store food for the long term is by using a multi-barrier system.  This system protects […]

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