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precious-metalsI have a somewhat skewed view of precious metals. I believe that in a post SHTF situation people will not just turn to precious metals as currency.  The average person will raid their change jar and use whatever cash they have on hand to pay for goods until they run out of that fiat currency.  They have no choice. It’s all they know.  Additionally, being a fiat currency, it’s worthless (the US Dollar), backed by nothing, and it’s value is clearly only perceived after the SHTF. They’ll use what they have until what they have is gone, and then they get desperate or get smart about what they have in their personal inventory; alcohol (beer, wine, & liquor), fuel, food, ammo, soap, jewelry, etc… It becomes their [click to continue…]

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Sensible Mountain Preparedness Seminar III – “EMP Keynote: Dr. William R. Forstchen”

by suburban December 22, 2014 Electro Magnetic Pulse
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This seminar happened about a year ago, but this keynote was just brought to my attention.  I thought I would share it.  William Forstchen is the author of “One Second After.” Part 1 Part 2  

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NYC, MRAPs, Humvees, Protests, Hooray!

by suburban December 8, 2014 General
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I had a friend in town this weekend from Florida. Ms. Prepper and I went into NYC last night to go to dinner. While in the cab downtown on the lower east side, as we were driving around the 20th street area, wasn’t I surprised to see an MRAP (https://www.leidos.com/sites/default/files/u14/mrap1.jpg) parked on the uptown side of the street, […]

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Simple Preparedness Lesson – Gun Maintenance

by suburban November 9, 2014 Guns / Weapons
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Just a quick note here.  Learned a valuable lesson about spare parts, guns, shooting, etc.  I was out with my firearms instructor from GAPP a couple weeks ago doing some basic pistol training.  When I started using my CCW firearm, which is a Kel-Tec PF9.  I probably have about 500 rounds through it at various ranges. […]

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Ebola, Ebola, Ebola, What I Am Doing To Prepare

by suburban October 27, 2014 Bug In
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How many times in the last several weeks have you heard about Ebola?  Too many?  Me too.  Some may say I am crazy, some may say I am cautious, and some are walking around living in their bubble of life without a clue. It was only a few weeks ago, when I published a booklet […]

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Technical Issues

by suburban October 7, 2014 Preparedness
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We are having some technical issues, please stand by while we spend the next couple of days figuring it all out.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

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NYC Evacuation Plan to NJ

by suburban September 2, 2014 Bug Out
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Recently, Ms. Prepper and I have been discussing the recent events by ISIS, impending terror threats around the world, unrest in Israel, the lack of interest by our own elected officials, etc.  We came to the conclusion that it was time to build on the small emergency kit she keeps in her drawer at work, […]

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No More Apartment Prepping… Any advice?

by suburban May 12, 2014 Personal
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Well, it seems I usually start out a post with, “It’s been a while, but…”  In this case, I can say that it’s been just about two months; it’s been stressful, rewarding, expensive, and much more.  Anyway, as the title says, I’m out of the apartment into a house.  There is a LOT more space. Any […]

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Raise Your Hand if You’ve Ever Used Your Fish Mox

by suburban March 11, 2014 Health
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Two weeks ago I traveled for work.  Over the weekend, I felt myself starting to feel like crap.  By Monday I felt like I had strep throat and bronchitis.  having both of them in the past I basically self diagnosed.  I was going to dive into my stash of Amoxicillin, however, as a prepper, I […]

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Review: Where There Is No FEMA, Survival for Normal People in (Very) Abnormal Times, by Richard Bryant

by suburban March 2, 2014 Books
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I was asked to review the book “Where There Is No FEMA.”  I’ve been turning down many book reviews lately for two reasons.  First, because my time has been very limited with work, and second, because I find many books on the Prepper genre strikingly similar in content.  When I was asked to review “When […]

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