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I work from home remotely from my company’s office.  It is a curse and a blessing.  I can get a LOT done in a shorter period of time because almost as soon as I wake up, wipe the sleep out of my eyes, I am at work… When I need some flex time to go to the doctor, pick up something at the post office, etc. it’s a dream.  Working from home helps me to be much more productive in my life.  My commute is literally one bedroom to another bedroom converted into an office, which incidentally houses some of my food storage, office supplies, etc.  The commute is 10 steps from bedroom to bedroom… A far cry from commuting to and working in NYC and walking an average of two to three miles a day for what I will call passive exercise.  Ms. Prepper works in NYC and has the commute from hell twice daily.  I do not envy her.  When I worked in NYC, the walking from place to place alone helped to keep 10 – 15lbs lighter on my feet.  When I started working from home in 2008, in just a few months, I put 10lbs on, and I can tell you it wasn’t muscle weight.  I continued eating at the same rate as I was when I was running around NYC, and it has been a real challenge over the past several years to keep the weight off, and to lose it because my lifestyle has become more sedentary.

I think it took six months of working from home, and I was 20lbs heavier.  Seriously.  Crazy, right?  10 steps and sitting [click to continue…]

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Prepping, Moving, and Lots of Stuff

by suburban September 19, 2015 Bug In
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Well, after many years in the 1 – 1/2 bedroom apartment in Northern NJ, Ms. Prepper and I recently moved in together, and into a new home.  Anyone that has accumulated any amount of stuff, knows that the mere act of packing your stuff and moving it can be a daunting task.  In this prepper’s case, […]

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Character Matters

by suburban August 26, 2015 Preparedness
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In 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 […]

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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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