8 Apr

Living in a small space? You can still be prepared in an emergency.
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Hello everyone!

I’m starting this blog because I’m moving from my comfy suburban residence to a small apartment in a city due to work requirements.  As someone who grew up in the woods of Pennsylvania, the idea of being constantly within a stones throw of several thousand people is a little scary.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to get myself, my car, and my apartment ready in case of an emergency (be it a power outage, natural disaster, or terrorist attack).  Unfortunately, my most reliable source of information (a quick Google search) yielded few useful ideas for people living in small spaces. My apartment is about 800 square feet in a high rise building. I don’t have a yard or a terrace. Storage space is at a premium, and I already have a LOT of clothes and books that are fighting for their spots on my shelves.  So what can I do?

The extremists – survivalists, preppers, or whatever you may call them – favor living on large tracts of land, living “off the grid,”, and becoming as self-sufficient as possible in terms of resource production and storage. I think that these are all fantastic ideas, and I applaud those that can live in this manner! Unfortunately, my lifestyle just doesn’t allow me to have a 3 acre garden, raise chickens, or keep a years supply of water and food close at hand.

So here I am – doing my best, where I am, with what I have. If you’re in a similar situation, or just want to hear my unique perspective on these topics, then please read along!  I’d love to hear your thoughts and advice, so comment freely and I’ll respond as soon as I can.

Be smart,



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