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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 of experiences with raising chickens for eggs.  This writeup is not comprehensive about raising chickens… if nothing else, it can give you an idea where to start and let you know that yes, even you can do it.

I currently have three chickens… 2 Australorps and 1 Wyandotte.  My daughter has been [click to continue…]

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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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Worrying about the “New” Tick Borne Disease? Read Up On The Hype Here.

by Cameron Green of GAPP April 18, 2015 Bushcraft
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You may have heard in the news recently about the tick borne virus, Powasson, being spread in the north east and the great lakes region. Warnings released from several health officials have prompted news outlets to pick up the story… but the headlines, and even the articles, are very misleading. A prime example is this […]

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The Gray Man Concept, Podcast Episode 2

by suburban April 16, 2015 Gear
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Welcome to episode two of the Suburban Survival Blog Podcast.  Today we chat about the Gray Man concept, and why it’s important to the preparedness mindset. Also please welcome Titan Concealment as our newest sponsor.  Titan Concealment is a holster and sheath maker located in New Jersey where they make excellent quality holsters and sheaths […]

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Precision Rifles for the New Gun Owner

by Cameron Green of GAPP April 13, 2015 Gear
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This is the final installment in a series of articles designed to introduce a new or novice firearm owner to the weapons they should have and be comfortable using for a SHTF scenario.  The other installments covered carbine, shotgun, handgun, and plinker platforms…and now with precision rifle, we finish out the five guns that should […]

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The California drought and what it means for you

by Cameron Green of GAPP April 10, 2015 Food
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California is facing one of the worst droughts the state has ever seen…. it is not the first drought, but based on the water levels (and projected water levels) the state is in dire need of water and water conservation. Governor Brown and the California legislature recently enacted water rationing measures trying to prolong the […]

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Getting Started in Ham Radio

by Cameron Green of GAPP April 6, 2015 Communications
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Here is a long overdue write-up on ham radio… I have quite a few friends that need help getting started and without a direction or some background knowledge, its daunting.  Keep in mind, this isn’t comprehensive, but it’s a good start.  I may expand this write-up in the future….any changes or additions I make will […]

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Maintenance of Everyday Items

by Cameron Green of GAPP April 3, 2015 EDC
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One of the constants of the universe is Murphys Law… if something can go wrong, it will.  And along those lines, if something isn’t maintained properly it will fail at the worst time.  Everyone remembers maintenance on their cars, on their house, and other big ticket items….and we all maintain/charge the batteries in our phones, flashlights, […]

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