How to Make Hot and Cold Packs for First Aid

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Being prepared includes getting into shape.  I started exercising at the gym and found myself feeling sore after a workout.   A hot or cold pack can usually help with minor sore muscle aches. Having a well-stocked first aid kit is great to have, but if you don’t happen to have a hot or cold pack, you can make them with common household items. Hot Pack Materials Tube socks 2 cups uncooked rice Microwave The post How to Make Hot and Cold Packs for First Aid appeared first on Apartment Prepper.

Steam Canning – State Extension Approved? Cool!

Utah state extension has tested steam canning. Learn more here. Read Experienced canners comments

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-8-19)

; This weekly post is an open-forum, though preferably focusing on what we all did this week for our prepping & preparedness. Voice your thoughts, opinions, concerns, or questions for others to comment on general topics of preparedness. Because the more who comment, the more who will benefit from the discussion… Are you a first timer? Let’s hear from you too! ; ———————————– Note: For articles posted during the week we appreciate that you stay on-topic with your comments. For off-topic comments, post them in the most recent Saturday open-forum: What …

Lesson to First Responders and Situational Awareness

Today I’ve got some great information to share with you regarding first aid training as a first responder–after all, we’re ALL first responders–and situational awareness.  For those of you who aren’t aware, typically the term “first responders” is referring to the rescue teams, EMTs or the firefighters or even law enforcement who arrive on the scene in which help is needed. Most…

What Did You Do To Prep This Week?

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How to Filet a Fish

Do you like fish?  We do.  We like fishing and eating what we catch.  Most times we are just fishing for lake or river trout, which we don’t filet, but sometimes we get fish that are bigger or hard scaled, and those are perfect for fileting!  This filet method works great on a variety of …

How You Can Prevent (and Treat!) Venomous Snake Bites

If there’s one thing that is guaranteed to send shivers down the spine of even the most experienced trekker, it’s the sight of a venomous snake. Every year in North America, there are a reported 8,000 bites by venomous snakes – and the figures unreported bites are thought to be much higher. This might sound like a startlingly large number, however, the truth is that very few of these bites result in death. In fact, it is estimated that there just five fatalities per year. To put things into perspective, you are nine times more likely to be killed by lightning than a snake. That said, it doesn’t mean you should become complacent around snakes, as they are…

Dealing with Dental Abscesses Off The Grid

Many readers of our Survival Medicine Handbook are surprised to find entire chapters devoted to the treatment of dental problems. Visitors to our store are likewise surprised to find dental supplies in some of our medical kits. Why is it so important for the survival medic to be “dentally” prepared as well as medically prepared?. . . Read More

Tips to Prepare Your Family from Home Invasion

Chain Castle Burglar Closed Close Metal Stainless Home invasion should never be taken lightly. It can terrorize your family, lead to physical abuse or cause the loss of a loved one. Although there are measures you can do to prevent unwanted people from getting inside your home, you should still be prepared in case an invasion does happen. If you are unsure about what you need to do, here are some tips you can use to prepare your family in the event of a home invasion. Start with a plan You should establish a plan long before an invasion happens. Since panic and stress can easily fog your thinking, having a good plan can keep you aware of what you…

“Refuse Fascism” Communists Meet to Plan November Sedition, Riots to End Trump-Pence “Regime”

Sometimes, you don’t need a crystal ball to see the future. Sometimes, the future says, “Hey, I’m planning for all hell to break loose on this date.” And then you … Read the restThe post “Refuse Fascism” Communists Meet to Plan November Sedition, Riots to End Trump-Pence “Regime” appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

5 Home Remedies that Really Work

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Being prepared for emergencies includes having knowledge of common home remedies for simple ailments from hiccups to sore throats.   I am not a medical professional, but a mom who knows a few homemade cures that work.  Your results may vary, and if your problem persists, please consult a doctor. Nose or Chest Congestion  One of my kids recently had severe congestion and this remedy really helped. You will need:  Small pot with water The post 5 Home Remedies that Really Work appeared first on Apartment Prepper.

The Pickle Pipe; Fermenting lid that makes ferments so easy anyone can do it.

Pickle Pipe, a review and comparison to other fermenting lids.

Lesson to First Responders and Situational Awareness

Today I’ve got some great information to share with you regarding first aid training as a first responder–after all, we’re ALL first responders–and situational awareness.  For those of you who aren’t aware, typically the term “first responders” is referring to the rescue teams, EMTs or the firefighters or even law enforcement who arrive on the scene in which help is needed. Most…

What did you do to prep this week?

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What Are Survival Optics and Why You Need Them?

The use of optics on rifles and shotguns has become standard in the tactical realm, and for a good reason. An optic can: increase the accuracy of a shooter decrease the time it takes to get on target make transitions between targets substantially easier In 2005, the Marines entering Iraq were equipped with ACOG rifle combat optic and were massively successful. So much that there was a congressional investigation regarding the number of headshots that the Marines were making. Optics increase the ability of any shooter and are a substantial force multiplier. Optics and Prepping It’s easy to dismiss optics, especially modern tactical optics, as being unneeded on combat rifles. They can often be seen as …

How to Filet a Fish

Do you like fish?  We do.  We like fishing and eating what we catch.  Most times we are just fishing for lake or river trout, which we don’t filet, but sometimes we get fish that are bigger or hard scaled, and those are perfect for fileting!  This filet method works great on a variety of …

A Trip Down Prepper Blogging Memory Lane

I was perusing various prepper websites to see what’s happened during the last week, who has written what, and what’s worth linking to. While people have generated more content, there wasn’t anything exceptionally new or interesting that caught my attention. That’s when I got to thinking. I’ve been writing about prepping for … gosh, going. . . Read More The post A Trip Down Prepper Blogging Memory Lane first appeared on Backdoor Survival.

Preparation Planning: 3 Essentials To Your Family Emergency Plan

geralt / Pixabay You never know when an emergency situation may occur. According to FEMA, 80% of Americans live in a location that has been impacted by a disaster related to weather. However, you can do your best now to plan for as many types of disasters as possible. While there are several different components to an emergency plan, let’s take a look at a few universal items that everyone needs to be ready for the worst. Make Sure That You Can Communicate It is critical that you have the means to communicate with your family members in the event of a fire, flood or other emergency. Therefore, you should have a cell phone that is fully charged and has plenty of minutes on it. You may…

Is World War 3 Inevitable?

Survival Saturday is a round-up of the week’s news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News This week, it seems inevitable that … Read the restThe post Is World War 3 Inevitable? appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

Alien Gear Cloak Tuck In the Waist Band Holster Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we are reviewing Alien Gear’s Cloak Tuck 3.0 Inside the Waist Band (IWB) Holster. What the Package Includes The holster itself is in black leather, with a neoprene padding in the back.  A Parts Pack, which helps you customize the holster, also came with it.  It contains:  screws, rubber spacers, T-nut, washer and hex key. Alien Gear holsters are made in the U.S. Trying out the Holster We tried the holster on The post Alien Gear Cloak Tuck In the Waist Band Holster Review appeared first on Apartment Prepper.

Lesson to First Responders and Situational Awareness

Today I’ve got some great information to share with you regarding first aid training as a first responder–after all, we’re ALL first responders–and situational awareness.  For those of you who aren’t aware, typically the term “first responders” is referring to the rescue teams, EMTs or the firefighters or even law enforcement who arrive on the scene in which help is needed. Most…

Canning Tomatoes, Step by step instructions and recipe for raw pack method.

Canning Tomatoes whole or halved, raw pack. How to can with either waterbath or pressure canner.

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-7-29)

This weekly post is an open-forum, though preferably focusing on what we all did this week for our prepping & preparedness. Voice your thoughts, opinions, concerns, or questions for others to comment on general topics of preparedness. Because the more who comment, the more who will benefit from the discussion… Are you a first timer? Let’s hear from you too! ; ———————————– Note: For articles posted during the week we appreciate that you stay on-topic with your comments. For off-topic comments, post them in the most recent…

What Did You Do to Prep This Week?

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What Are Survival Optics and Why You Need Them?

The use of optics on rifles and shotguns has become standard in the tactical realm, and for a good reason. An optic can: increase the accuracy of a shooter decrease the time it takes to get on target make transitions between targets substantially easier In 2005, the Marines entering Iraq were equipped with ACOG rifle combat optic and were massively successful. So much that there was a congressional investigation regarding the number of headshots that the Marines were making. Optics increase the ability of any shooter and are a substantial force multiplier. Optics and Prepping It’s easy to dismiss optics, especially modern tactical optics, as being unneeded on combat rifles. They can often be seen as an aid or a…

Best Manual Grain Mills for Milling at Home

Grain stores much longer than flour, so its natural for many preppers to prefer to stock up on years worth of grain over the flour itself. By doing this, you also save a pretty penny. But, when SHTF and it is time to open up your five-gallon buckets of grain, you aren’t ready to cook.. . . Read More The post Best Manual Grain Mills for Milling at Home first appeared on Backdoor Survival.

How to Filet a Fish

Do you like fish?  We do.  We like fishing and eating what we catch.  Most times we are just fishing for lake or river trout, which we don’t filet, but sometimes we get fish that are bigger or hard scaled, and those are perfect for fileting!  This filet method works great on a variety of …

Make Sure You’re Securing Your Garage Door

Pexels / Pixabay A garage door is an inviting target for thieves to enter your home. On the outside, a closed garage door looks secure, but it can be anything but. Thieves like to try garage doors because too many people leave them unlocked to make it easy to get in and out. Garrett Waldrop, founder of National Garage Doors of Atlanta, says “Garage doors can be secured, but many homeowners don’t take the time to secure their garage doors. Forgetting to lock the door is common, and some people even leave it open all the time. This is an invitation for thieves.” Securing your garage is easier than you might think. The fundamental step in any…

This Week on the Washington DC Reality Show

Survival Saturday is a round-up of the week’s news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week’s Episode… Washington, DC. That place of pomp and dignity, … Read the restThe post This Week on the Washington DC Reality Show appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

Reuse and Repurpose: Alternate Uses for Common Household Items

Reusing and repurposing items are great ways to save money and help the environment.  These skills can also come in handy during hard times or in a survival situation. The following infographic shows 38 clever uses for household items: Source:  https://www.cashnetusa.com/blog/38-alternative-uses-unused-household-items/ ; The post Reuse and Repurpose: Alternate Uses for Common Household Items appeared first on Apartment Prepper.