October 9, 2019

10 Biggest Bug Out Bag Mistakes

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com When I started being interested in preparedness, I read everything I could in books and blogs to find out what I need to do.  For the purpose of this article, the bug out bag is the one you will take with you to get out of your home in a disaster, not knowing if you are coming back anytime soon. I had the strong desire to prepare all at once, and as soon […]

Find Cheap Emergency Lighting Before the Next Power Failure

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A couple of weeks ago, the main energy provider for the city had two transformers blow up and over 13,000 residents in one part of town suddenly lost power.   It happened right around dinnertime – I am sure a lot of people were caught unawares. So I thought, why not take a weekend and put together a bin or bucket of emergency lights, so you are ready for the next power outage. […]

Avoid Boring Survival Food: Include Spices and Seasonings in Food Storage

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Once you’ve stored at least a couple of weeks worth of food and water, you’ll want to store a few of your favorite spices and seasonings.  Though it would not be life threatening to leave them out, your survival storage diet would become quite monotonous without a few basic spices. Start with the basics such as salt, sugar, pepper.  Then add a variety of spices and seasonings such as: cinnamon, garlic powder, onion […]

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 […]

Spam for Survival Storage

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com For anyone who has never tried Spam, it is a canned meat by Hormel, made of pork shoulder and ham.  It looks like a pink brick when you first take it out of the can.  A lot of people hate it, but there are a great number of fans out there.   My parents actually introduced me to Spam.  Since they were kids during World War II, they grew up eating Spam as a […]

Will You be Stuck in a Traffic Nightmare?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We all heard about the gigantic traffic jam in Atlanta a few weeks ago that resulted from the unexpected snow storm.   You can’t really point a finger at one specific cause.  A number of factors contributed to the snafu, including lack of planning on the part of city officials, freakish weather, and some articles even blamed the problem on high dependence on automobiles.  Whatever it was, I felt bad for the residents that […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I spot a lot of mushrooms when taking walks and always wonder whether these wild mushrooms are safe to eat.  Now there is a handy book, The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms by Pelle Holmberg and Hans Marklund, that will tell you which ones are edible or inedible. The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms contains helpful tips for picking, cleaning and preparing mushrooms, nutrition value, varieties and a large section on edible and […]

Entertainment for an Emergency

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com One of the things I remember during the last hurricane when we lost power for an extended time was being bored from having nothing to do.  We listened to the radio a lot for news about what was happening in the area, did a bit of reading, while there was enough light, but what about when it gets dark?  Kids get bored very quickly, especially being unable to go outside and with no […]

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