July 2010

Hitting the Camping Trail for Saturday Evening

by suburban July 31, 2010 Personal
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Weather looks good for Saturday evening.  Think I’m going to hit the camping trail, try out my new chinook Thermopalm 50 degree sleeping bag, It compresses down to something just larger than a football, and a new bivy tent I picked up not too long ago at Sportsman’s Guide.   I can no longer find […]

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Boiling Water in a Plastic Bottle.

by suburban July 31, 2010 Bushcraft
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Okay, I just saw something on the Discovery show Man, Woman, Wild I thought was pretty cool…  I am sure this is not good for the long term, but for a short term survival situation, pretty cool. I am a fan of Myke Hawke.  I have his book “Hawke’s Green Beret Survival Manual.” I just […]

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I Just Finished “Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It’s Too Late”

by suburban July 30, 2010 Books
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I recently finished Scott B. Williams, “Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It’s Too Late.” First, I would like to say that I have a ton of respect for Scott.  I follow his blog at scottbwilliams.com and bugoutsurvival.com.  Scott has a history of weathering the harshest conditions for fun and […]

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DIY – Alternative Method of Baking / Cooking – The Cardboard Box Oven

by suburban July 30, 2010 Cooking
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I am always looking for alternative methods of cooking if the grid goes down, the gas stops flowing to my stove, or the SHTF in general.  I came across this cardboard box oven post and thought I would share it. Here is the post: http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-make-cardboard-box-oven.html

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Using the Right Water Bottle?

by suburban July 29, 2010 EDC
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Here is my ignorance showing.  I thought most water bottles I purchased in the camp or outdoor stores were safe for water consumption.  I guess not.  According to Green-Trust.org and Test Freaks that not all water bottles are made the same.  In fact, I know that reusing the plastic water bottle you buy in the convenient store […]

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ModernSurvivalBlog.com talks about “Survival Retreat Land Size and Considerations”

by suburban July 29, 2010 Bug Out
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A couple weeks ago, well maybe a month ago I talked about my thoughts on criteria for a Bug Out Location.  This morning I came across a great post by ModernSurvivalBlog.com on Survival Retreat Land Size and Considerations.  ModernSurvivalBlog.com uses a few use cases for the property as well as discusses the pros and cons […]

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20 Simple Steps to Basic Preparedness from Jack at The Survival Podcast

by suburban July 28, 2010 Preparedness
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Just listening to this now while I bang out some emails for work.  A couple days ago, Jack Spirko at The Survival Podcast published a podcast about the “20 Simple Steps to Basic Preparedness.”  So far pretty good, and I am learning a few things. Here is the content of the Podcast: Step one – […]

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4 x 32 Scope For My Henry AR-7

by suburban July 28, 2010 bug out bag
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The Henry AR-7 comes with a small rail on top of the receiver for a scope.  As I am not thrilled with the rear peep site, I have had this on my list to purchase for about a month or two.   This past weekend, I spent a few dollars on a 4 x 32 […]

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Another Post on EMP Attack

by suburban July 28, 2010 Electro Magnetic Pulse
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I will probably write about EMP attacks more than other types of attacks.  The reason is that I think that this is one of the most viable attacks from a foreign power that we could see in the future.  I also think that it is one of the most dangerous attacks that we could see […]

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Looking Forward to The Colony

by suburban July 28, 2010 Entertainment
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So the new season of “The Colony” starts tonight on the Discovery Channel.  Last season there was a lot of chatter about The Colony in the survivalist circles and in the forums.  Personally, I liked it.  It was innovative, new, and from my perspective (suburban and urban survival) about as accurate as you could get […]

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