Character Matters

by suburban on August 26, 2015 · 0 comments

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wolf-in-sheeps-clothingIn considering to form a survival group or just simply who you would allow to shelter with you in an SHTF/WROL emergency there are many articles, videos, books etc that discuss the type of people to seek for inclusion in such a group: A mechanic, a doctor/nurse/EMT, a farmer, a carpenter, a tactical person etc etc etc. Much can be discussed about whom to include based on formal skills and has been discussed at nauseum.

When considering who outside your immediate family you would want to include (or at least consider including) in your home/shelter during an emergency there is so much that [click to continue…]

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Jade Helm: Another Perspective

by suburban August 19, 2015 Preparedness
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By now if you’re a prepper (and even if not) you pretty much have to been living in a cave or under a rock not to have at least heard of Jade Helm. But for the benefit of anyone reading this who hasn’t very briefly Jade Helm is a very large scale military exercise happening […]

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Properly installing a CB radio Part 2

by Cameron Green of GAPP May 25, 2015 Bug Out Vehicle
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In part one of this article, we covered the gear and techniques necessary for a proper installation of CB radio in a vehicle…so now that the system is set up, lets learn how to optimize its transmission capability. In part two, we will discuss a few common problems that can create unwanted noise. This isn’t […]

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Properly installing a CB radio Part 1

by Cameron Green of GAPP May 18, 2015 Bug Out Vehicle
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Citizen band radio is free and requires no FCC license to operate so it is a good choice for local communication. If cell phones fail to work for whatever reason, it may be the best method for remote communication since its range is better than FRS and GMRS. When I installed my first CB in […]

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Travel EDC, Podcast Number 3

by suburban May 11, 2015 EDC
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This week Cam and I talk about Travel EDC.  It’s a concept that is close to me because I do a lot of traveling for work.  For instance, while I’m not a fan of traveling for work, I’m traveling for three weeks out of four in the month of April.  It makes for long days […]

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Square Foot Farming Part 3

by Cameron Green of GAPP May 11, 2015 Food
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This is the third part of a three part article sharing with you my experiences with square foot farming… well its not really farming but it involves both gardening and animal husbandry so it may as well be. In part one, I explained some of my experiences with gardening in small spaces… in part two, […]

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Square Foot Farming Part 2

by Cameron Green of GAPP May 4, 2015 Food
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This is the second part of a three part article sharing with you my experiences with square foot farming… its something most suburban dwellers can do and its an essential prepper skill. In part one, I explained some of my experiences with gardening in small spaces… in this part, I will share with you some […]

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Square Foot Farming Part 1

by Cameron Green of GAPP April 27, 2015 DIY
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This is the first of three articles geared toward helping a suburban or even an urban dweller become more food self sufficient. It doesn’t take a lot of space to grow food but it does take a different type of thinking than the traditional garden. I’ll break down my experiences into skills every square foot gardener […]

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Bear Encounters

by Cameron Green of GAPP April 24, 2015 Personal Security
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After the long winter we have had here in the northeast, springtime is a very welcome change of season. Spring is a time of new beginnings and this year is no different… but with the new beginnings comes wildlife interactions that suburbanites may not have had last year. Headlines and nixle alert like this one […]

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Dogs as prepper companions

by Cameron Green of GAPP April 20, 2015 Bug In
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In our modern world, preppers need to be concerned with guns, ammunition, food, gasoline, medical supplies… the list goes on and its daunting.  But don’t forget about the family pets. An often overlooked and very helpful resource to your preps is a dog.  In our everyday lives, a dog is a loyal companion, an early […]

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