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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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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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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FoodSaver Canning: A Fast and Easy Food Preservation Method

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a Backdoor Survival reader asking my opinion on a device she had seen being promoted to preppers.  It was basically a vacuum sealer that could be used to seal up packages … Continued

How to Disinfect and Sterilize Medical Instruments in a Survival Situation

Do you know how to disinfect and sterilize medical instruments? In a survival situation, knowing when and how to do this will be a crucial skill when performing emergency medical procedures on wounds, whether in the field or at home. This is important information and the difference between sterile and clean may surprise you.

Why and How to Grow Black Beans

Black beans and legumes, in general, are very healthy food. They are loaded with fiber and have very little fat while offering a lot of calories – energy. A single cup of black beans that are raw have 662 calories … Continued

Vehicular Terror: The Easiest Blueprint To Create Mayhem

Note: This is an article first published by BDS in 2017 but it is worth revisiting.  In these days of smartphone distractions, you’re seeing more and more people oblivious to their surroundings. In the past, this might get you a … Continued

Hurricane Harvey vs Hurricane Katrina: History Repeated?

These two massive storms might be the most expensive to recover from in American history. Hurricane Katrina saw damage worth roughly $100 billion and she holds the top spot of all Atlantic hurricanes in cost– at least until Hurricane Harvey … Continued

Will Congress Bankrupt the Mom and Pop Landlord with This SOCIALIST New Bill?

by Diane Kennedy

Mom and pop landlords, defined as real estate investors who own 10 or fewer properties, own about half of all rental units nationwide. And, according to CoreLogic, … Read the rest

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Prepping with Powdered Milk: The Best Powdered Milk Options

Milk is a staple food in a lot of homes. During an SHTF scenario, however, your access to inexpensive and readily available liquid milk might quickly disappear. The supply chain is much more fragile than what many would imagine and … Continued

How To Prepare for Civil Unrest: 30 Steps You Can Take Now

BDS originally starting covering prepping for Civil Unrest years ago, but the threat of unrest remains and perhaps is heightened in the current political climate. These are still uneasy times.  The names and faces of the powers that be may … Continued

How to Use Pool Shock to Purify Water

There is much confusion surrounding the use of pool shock to purify water. In this article, the steps are broken down in an easy to understand manner.

Best Herbs and Spices for Preppers

Putting back food is an essential part of prepping. Spices may not have a lot of calories or nutritional value necessarily but they can go a long way towards making all those staple foods you have put back taste a … Continued

First MARCH 2020, Now APRIL 2020 | Record Gun Sales… Most EVER

Folks, something’s going on. Big time. Americans know that something’s not right. More so than ever before. Record gun sales. Could this be why?

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How to Grow Mushrooms and Preserve Them

My mushroom growing experience started many years ago when I learned how at the work college I attended. The Natural Resources Crew at Warren Wilson College had a Shiitake and Oyster mushroom project that allowed theme to make use of … Continued

High Yielding Crops for the Prepper Garden

Many preppers either have gardens or plan on having them in the future. This is understandable. Gardens can help provide extra high-quality food during good times and bad. It seems that seed companies are constantly offering more and more varieties. … Continued

How to Prepare for Nuclear War

Nuclear war is unlikely, but not impossible. And learning how to prepare for nuclear war can help you prepare for essentially every other long-term SHTF event. Even if you think that a nuclear war will never happen, you have to … Continued

How to Build a Simple Faraday Cage for EMP Survival

One of the more serious risks we face is an EMP. Learn how to build a simple Faraday cage and also what to store inside it.

Best Cheese Presses for Homemade Cheese Making

While soft cheeses do not need to be pressed, or should be pressed only lightly, hard cheeses need to be pressed to expel extra liquid and allow the cheese curds to “knit” together to form a lovely texture. The beginner … Continued

The Best Gas Masks for Preppers and What to Look For

A gas mask is technically a kind of respirator which focuses on filtering out chemicals and gases. They are a very specific tool, that won’t protect you from everything, and is definitely overkill for some hazards. Still, you can find … Continued

Cen-Tech 5 in 1 Portable Power Pack Review

For years, I have referred to Harbor Freight as the world’s best toy store for grown up boys.  Well I have news for you.  Prepper gals also drool over the goodies at Harbor Freight.  One of those “I have been … Continued

25 Must Have Items for Your Survival Hygiene Kit

During or following a disruptive event, life will be tough enough without having to worry about maintaining health and preventing disease. Why then, do I find the topic of a survival hygiene kit taking a backseat to articles about food, water, bug-out bags and life in the wilderness? Here is a list of must have items to keep me clean, healthy, and looking good.

Best Entrenching Tools For The Prepared

I have to admit I was surprised at how many uses a lot of the entrenching tools on the market today can offer the prepared person. The prices of the tools that follow varies a bit but I would go … Continued

A Parent’s Response To COVID-19 Prep In Richmond

The symptoms of starvation are things like withdrawal, apathy, listlessness and increased susceptibility to disease. So when my usually outgoing son, Carter, was crumpled up in our living room chair not engaging us it took my mind to dark places. … Continued

Improvised Weapons For Self Defense or A Long Emergency

There are many things around your home or that are easily obtainable that can be used as a weapon. In this post, we are going to talk about improvised weapons that can be made or found for little or nothing. … Continued

Bleach Shortage? Here’s How to Make Bleach from Pool Shock (and How to Purify Water With It)

by Cassius K. We’ve all seen photos of the empty shelves in stores across American, and one thing that has become increasingly difficult to find is bleach. Typically, a bottle … Read the rest The post Bleach Shortage? Here’s How to Make Bleach from Pool Shock (and How to Purify Water With It) appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

How to Tie A Monkey Fist Knot for Survival

The summer night was fresh and boisterous with the frogs leading its symphony. Maybe I should have paid more attention but I was learning about knots. I was not learning how to tie a noose and a monkey fist knot … Continued

Create your Child’s Emergency Backpack

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com An emergency can happen while your child is away at school, traveling with you on the way to a sports event or spending time with a relative who may not be as prepared as you’d like. Not too long ago, heavy flooding from a storm in Houston prevented parents from picking up their children. They were stuck at school as late as 11 pm. An emergency backpack would come in handy for such

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How to Tie a Noose and Money Fist Knot for Survival

The summer night was fresh and boisterous with the frogs leading its symphony. Maybe I should have paid more attention but I was learning about knots. I was not learning how to tie a noose and a monkey fist knot … Continued