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Peek Concepts: The Urban Prepper Blog

Peek Concepts Guide to Vacuum Sealing and Sous Vide

Sous Vide is a French term, that can be translated as “under pressure”. It’s a bit of a misnomer since it can be a source of great pressure relief. Sous Vide cooking takes all the pressure off knowing when something is the right temperature. A medium rare steak is the perfect temperature every time, because it can’t be over cooked under the sous vide method. To finish it, you just need to sear it in a pan for a few seconds on each side. There are myriad cookbooks on the sous vide method and many creative ways of using the...

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Peek Concepts: The Urban Prepper's guide to typhoon preparation and survival

Helping urbanites and city dwellers prep for emergencies such as pandemics, typhoons and other such disruptions

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Best Baby Sleep Routine

The Peek Routine: When should your baby sleep, feed and play? This blog post is focused on the importance of following a good routine. I share the routine that worked wonders for my family. It's a quick read. I know you're tired and time constrained!

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Understanding Hong Kong's air pollution

Hong Kong's air is often polluted. However, it’s bewildering knowing what the air quality index means, how the different scales compare and what it means in terms of altering our daily schedules. Often information is written too scientifically, too abstract and just way too many words. I’m going to cut through all that and write in plain English with no whittering and warbling. I’ll explain what the numbers mean. I’ll cover the health impacts of this invisible killer. I’ll help you make an informed decision on whether your kids should be taken to the outside playground today or switch it to a playdate at home. You’ll be able to decide for yourself when to turn on / turn up your air purifier and when to flush the rooms clean by opening the windows. As individuals, we don’t have control over the pollution itself but we can certainly control how much exposure our family has to it, without having an unrealistic impact on our busy lives.

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How to stop your kids waking you up too blimin' early

Imagine being woken at 6am (or much earlier as used to be the case in our family!!) by your overly energetic toddler who wants to start the day, while there is no need to get up for another hour…This is where sleep trainers come to the rescue.

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