Survival in the city can be a challenge – from where to store supplies to how to prepare your dwelling for the increased pressure of a survival setting.
Here are some tips on how to get started.
Limited Space – A Problem for Apartment Preppers
The average apartment in the United States is only about 1,000 square feet. As a prepper, you’re going to need to learn how to utilize every inch of space you have. Just know that it’s not impossible to prep inside a small apartment. From food rotation storage shelves, to storing things under your bed, you’ll need to utilize a lot of creativity to make it happen.
Home Defense – A BIGGER Problem for Apartment Preppers
I’ll be the first to warn you: defending your home in a post-crisis world is going to be tough. Unlike a regular house, you’ll have limited control over how to barricade your living area.
Not only will you need to defend against people who live outside your apartment complex, you’ll also need to defend against people who live IN your apartment complex.
How to Fortify Your Apartment
• Secure Your Entries: Start by upgrading your doors and windows. All hinges, bolts, locks, and door material can be upgraded to make them virtually impenetrable. Make sure that you’re not breaking any apartment complex rules by doing this.
• Install Security Cameras: Depending on your apartment complex, having these outside your door may or may not be allowed. However, when SHTF, I highly doubt it will matter. By having security cameras located outside your door, you’ll have more time to prep for an impending break in. Security cameras don’t cost that much money either.
Tight on Money? Read This
The excuse I hear the most is, “Since I’m living in an apartment, I obviously don’t have much money, so it’s impossible to prep”. Hold it right there. This simply isn’t true. There are ways to prep on a budget. Even if you’re only able to afford $50 to $100 per month in supplies, that’s better than having nothing at all.
Urban Gardening – The Basics
Why buy food when you can grow it in your apartment? In theory, it sounds nice, right? Being able to grow vegetables while living in an apartment would be a dream come true. And guess what? It’s possible for anyone to do. Even if you live in an apartment with limited space, you can start your own urban garden so you can have your own food supply.
Utilizing every square inch of your apartment or condominium for preparation for a survival incident is probably not realistic – but you can take measured steps to make yourself safer and more prepared.
The key is that you get started.
For more information on how to prepare for a survival situation if you live in the City, please visit Truth Survival.