Now, a couple of months after settling into my apartment, I have a 6-month stockpile of shelf-stable food, 200 pounds of dog food, 80 gallons of stored water, and other essential gear. I created a small patio garden from which I'm harvesting some salad greens and herbs. I'm well outfitted with other supplies too.
In this article, I want to invite you into my home and show you around. I hope it provides some ideas for small space prepping.
Most of my furniture was chosen very deliberately for a combination of comfort, low cost, storage space, and a small profile. I purchased a bed frame new and on sale, and everything else either came from Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or the trash. Yep, I'm a proud curbside trash picker.
Because of my credit rating, I was able to rent my apartment without putting down a deposit. I used the money I would have spent on a deposit to furnish my home and start my stockpile.