6 Tips for Apartment Living Preppers
When living in an apartment, space is very limited. Even though that is the case, it is still possible. It is essential to plan.
Being aware also of the potential scenarios that are most likely to happen is also good to understand.
If at any point it is possible to get out of the situation, then do so. But, it also is very likely that you could be stranded in some kind of way. This article will, hopefully, bring a helpful insight into how to prep with limited space.
1. Have a Fire Plan
When things go wrong with your home, and it’s in an apartment complex. Your apartment will most likely have a set plan that is meant to be followed.
It could be as simple as a map to all the emergency exits. If you can check if they will provide you with a fire extinguisher. Safety measures that you can set up are smoke detectors and a carbon monoxide sensor if needed.
2. Add Security
A security door for an apartment is a good extra barrier of safety between you and an unwanted visitor and with one entrance into your apartment it may as well be substantial.
A security door can be designed similar to a screen door but, the screen is built of a heavy gauge grid or screening. There are other options such as putting a floor locking foot stop also.
3. Have candles and alternate forms of light
When there is even a slight chance of a power outage it’s a good secondary option to have something that doesn’t run on batteries.
It may be a long while before the lights will be on. You could have solar-powered lights of some kind but, with limited sunlight, it may not work as well. But, the simpler the solution, the better.
4. Water Storage and Water Filter
This is a two-fold point because of the equal necessity for both water that is drinkable and can be stored for a long time.
The key is keeping it dispersed enough in your bathroom and kitchen where it would last for a while. You could buy jugs of water or accumulate your own through whatever means. But the more high-quality and clean it is the farther it will go.
The different ways to consider could be a five-stage filter, iodine, and for a more unconventional option finding a copper-made water bottle or food grade container that can clean and neutralize pathogens.
Although that may need more research as to how effective it is for long-term use, it can work overnight in most cases if it’s a high-quality copper.
5. Food for the long term
Another great solution is learning how to can food and get a longer shelf life out of food that you grow (More on growing food in an apartment later). It is also a possibility to get emergency food but, it may not be as delicious as you are used to. Even getting storage containers is good such as Mylar bags which have a very dense protective layer from light and moisture.
6. Grow vegetables
Did you know you can grow food in a small indoor space? Yes, it is possible. And even growing outdoor on a small balcony or patio is just as possible. It’s all about sun exposure. All you might need is fertilizer and depending on the space and number of plants you would need a half bag from a 30-pound bag.
It’s a greatly concerning time for many but, it’s important to understand and acknowledge that there is always a solution, even in a small place. Do whatever you can that works for you, whether it’s conventional or unconventional management.
Start asking yourself how important are certain things. Even with the consideration of how expensive an apartment can be, you can still manage and create your resources.
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