Hardening Your Apartment
We do, however, understand that each person’s situation is different, and sometimes, because of circumstances you just can’t move. We feel your pain, and the reason you signed up for this information is not so that we could tell you to do things that are impossible – it is so that we could show you how to make the best of a situation you are more or less stuck with. So that’s exactly what we’re going to do – show you how to harden your apartment. Sure, it’s not ideal, but the place is home for now, and you’ll have to make do.
The very first thing you need to establish is an exit plan. While we can show you how to harden your apartment well enough for prepper purposes, an apartment still fundamentally represents a major disadvantage during a survival situation. Dozens of people competing for the same resources in close proximity means that apartment complexes will be pandemonium during a major disaster.
If you live in an apartment, your bug out plan needs to be firmly fleshed out, developed, and tested. As a matter of fact, you can’t not have a bug out plan in place if you are an apartment dweller! We have covered bugging out extensively in our other guides, so we won’t dwell too much on it here; suffice to say your cars need to have basic supplies within and prepositioned for you to bolt when it looks like it will get ugly.