10 Ways to Stay Cool during a Summer Power Outage

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Power outages are common during the summertime – they can be caused by wildfires, thunderstorms or an over-loaded electricity grid. For the majority of people, extreme heat can be very uncomfortable, but for some, it can be life threatening. If your power goes out, are you prepared to stay cool without air conditioning? These tips are quick and easy and do not require any long term changes such as planting trees or upgrading

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Bubonic Plague Case has been Confirmed in China – Should We be Worried?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I heard on the news yesterday that a case of bubonic plague has occurred in China’s Inner Mongolia region. Yes, it’s the same plague that caused the Black Death that killed over 50 million in Europe back in the Middle Ages. The disease is transmitted between animals by fleas, and can be transmitted from animals to humans. Before you say, “not another 2020 disaster!” let’s look at the facts. What happened? According to

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How to Relieve Skin Rashes from Poisonous Plants

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I was checking social media posts when I came across a friend’s update indicating she was exposed to poison ivy during the lockdown and did not have any first aid supplies to deal with it.  When you spend time outdoors – hiking, gardening, taking your dog for a walk – there is always a chance you will get exposed to a poisonous plant.  It’s a common occurrence year-round but especially during warm weather.

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12 Emergency Uses for Rubbing Alcohol

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Rubbing alcohol is of the items that ran low a couple of months ago during panic buying spurred by COVID-19. Diabetics, who needed rubbing alcohol and alcohol swabs for use with their insulin shots were having a difficult time finding what they needed. A friend of mine ran out of Lysol spray and antibacterial gel. So she filled a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol (containing 70% alcohol) and used it for anything she

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The Pros and Cons of Nest/Ring Doorbells

Written by Martin Banks The world can be a scary place. With rising tensions around the globe, home security is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Thankfully, modern technology means we have more than just barred windows and deadbolted doors to keep us safe. Networked video-capable doorbells like the ones manufactured by brands like Nest and Ring are growing in popularity. What are the pros and cons of these smart doorbells, and should you be considering one for your home?

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Preparing For the Second Wave of COVID-19 In the Midst of the First

I see the phrase “second wave” a lot. This bothers me. As much as I hate to say it, we are still well within the first wave of COVID-19 regardless of how serious of a pandemic or health crisis you … Continued

The SHTF Emergency Coffee and Tea Kit

Coffee and tea are both things that should be in your food stockpile. A short to long emergency can be hard enough without being forced to do without something you are used to having. Consider that coffee and tea are … Continued

Deadly “Bunny Ebola” Rapidly Spreading Across the SW United States

by Cassius K.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released an interactive map, which shows the alarming spread of a rabbit hemorrhagic disease, allegedly caused by a virus that … Read the rest

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An Average Day in the Life of a Refugee

by J. G. Martinez D.

For those of you wondering how my life is, I have written this article to give you an idea of what it’s like living as Read the rest

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Here’s What 75 Preppers Learned During the Lockdown

by Daisy Luther

The lockdown that recently took place due to the pandemic was like a practice run for a bigger SHTF event. Many of our prepper theories played out Read the rest

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SELCO: Adapt Early to the “New Rules” If You Want to Survive

by Selco Begovic

Survival is constant learning, for me and for you, for everybody, no matter how “tough” you think you are, or resilient or smart. As soon as you … Read the rest

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Here’s How COVID Is Affecting the Food Supply

by J G Martinez D

I am writing this article with the intent to share my knowledge with my readers, not to trigger alarms or increase anxiety. There is too … Read the rest

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Here’s What We’re Eating Seasonally on the Homestead in July

by Kara Stiff

The hot weather is definitely here in North Carolina, in spite of an oddly slow start to the summer. All our usual steamy heat appears to have … Read the rest

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SELCO: People with a “Perfect Solution” Will Use Our Hard Times to Take Control

by Selco Begovic

In the last few months, I saw several people dying from COVID. The last one that I saw was a big man in his 50s. He did … Read the rest

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Dehydrated Blueberry Muffin Syndrome: Survival Isn’t Always Comfortable

by Toby Cowern

One thing a lot of preppers overlook is the potential discomfort of a survival situation. They stock up and prepare as though everything will remain exactly as … Read the rest

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Alternative Transportation When the SHTF: Bicycle With a Pushcart

by J. G. Martinez

In one of my previous articles, I mentioned the importance of not being dependent on fuel, as it is now a commodity being controlled by the … Read the rest

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Building a Better Bug-Out Bag: You’re NOT Going on a Fun-Filled Camping Trip

by Daisy Luther

Based on the things I’ve learned from folks who have actually lived through survival situations and bugged out, I think that we need to revisit what bugging … Read the rest

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Is Your Hand Sanitizer Poisoning You?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just a quick post today as I wanted to remind you to check the hand sanitizer you are using as well as your emergency supply, in case you happened to purchase certain hand sanitizers that have been found to be toxic. Why are they toxic? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that these hand sanitizers contain methanol, also known as wood alcohol, which is known to be toxic when ingested or absorbed

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5 More Risks You Need to Watch for Besides COVID-19

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just a quick post today to discuss some risks we all need to be aware of, in addition to COVID-19. This year has certainly provided a lot of challenges and threats. As we have passed the halfway mark of the year, there are plenty more risks to watch out for. Severe weather Several states are experiencing severe weather. From Colorado to Virginia, severe storms are bringing damage and even death.  These storms bring

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10 Protein Sources When Meat is Scarce

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com At my last grocery shopping trip, I noticed that meat has gotten very expensive, and in some cases hard to find. Many meat processing plants have shut down due to workers becoming ill from COVID-19, causing a meat shortage. Hopefully, this is a temporary situation, but in the meantime, we all have to cope with the high prices of meat. We already know we can always use less meat, buy cheaper cuts or

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Prepare for a Second Wave of COVID-19

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com In many areas, face masks are mandated when out in public places. When I went grocery shopping, I’d say only 50% wore masks, and even fewer were social distancing. I also see a lot of people pull their masks down as soon as they start talking to someone. Technically, they can say they are wearing a mask, and they don’t care if they use it improperly. It seems people are starting to take

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Stay Out of Trouble this 4th of July Weekend

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com My previous 4th of July posts were usually about remembering and being grateful for the freedoms that we enjoy in this country. But this 4th of July weekend coming up makes me feel a bit more anxious than in years past.  There are more threats to pay attention to, and many people are worried about how it will turn out. Violence I think one of the threats you should be aware of is

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Dilly beans are a special treat that never last long on the shelf!

Dilly beans (AKA pickled beans) give you some variety in the pantry. Learn how to make and preserve dilly beans with this guide from SimplyCanning.com

Home Canning Equipment: Where’s the Best Place to Purchase?

Where to buy home canning equipment. Learn what options are best, and what things you need to watch for while purchasing products like jars, canners, and lids.

Home Food Canning: How long is it good? What’s the expiration date?

Home food canning expiration dates. How long are jars of food good for? Will they expire? What is the shelf life of home canned food?

How to can vegetables mix. Is it safe to add onions to green beans?

How to can vegetables in a mix of your choice. Learn the appropriate way to combine different vegetables in home canning.

Learn how to can meat from the freezer. Canning Tips Series

How to can meat cold from the freezer or refrigerator. Do this so that your cold meat doesn’t break your jars. Canning Tips series.

Pickling Recipes with Vegetables: Why are They Safe in a Waterbath?

Pickling recipes for vegetables are processed in a waterbath canner, but plain vegetables need the pressure canner. Find out why. What’s the difference?

Pickled beets don’t have to be boring! Change it up with some spices.

Pickled beets is something you either love or can’t stand. Try adding some spices to the mix and change things up! Safe to waterbath can. Let SimplyCanning.com show you how.

A pickle pipe makes fermenting just about anything a snap!

The pickle pipe has the SimplyCanning.com’s stamp of approval! We tested this item against the traditional method and an air lock when making sauerkraut. How did it stack up? Read on and see!