May 2011

Rice and Beans? Beans and Rice?

by ST May 31, 2011 Cooking
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Rice and beans – unquestionably the top two items most often cited as “must-haves” in any preppers pantry. Even for non-preppers, when discussion of having a few extra food supplies on hand comes up (and this comes up a lot more these days in a great many venues) almost immediately someone says something like “I […]

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Thinking About Buying Rural Land for Your Bug Out Location

by suburban May 30, 2011 Bug Out
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Land in a rural area for a Bug Out Location is romantic thought for me, and recently I have been looking at prices within a couple hour drive of where I live in an area that is the polar opposite of where I live.  I make some notes about a year ago around the prices […]

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Saturday Videos

by suburban May 28, 2011 Personal
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Dental Health and It’s Role In Survival Dual Survival Season 2 Episode 5 & Special Episode Review, Equip 2 Endure 2011- The Year Of Reasons To Start Prepping. How To Make A Cache. “The .380 ACP Sucks” by Nutnfancy

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10 Things You Can Do Right Now To Become a Better Prepper or Get Started

by suburban May 26, 2011 Bug In
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Traveling again this week and short on time, but wanted to put something together for you… I was going over ways in my head to help me re-align some goals and thought I would share a few of them with you…  These are in no particular oder Plant a garden, any garden. Go get some […]

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Survival at Sea, 51 Days

by Prepperjim May 25, 2011 Personal
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Another survival story, attributed mostly to luck. A crewman on a commercial tuna-fishing boat was the first to spot it: something shiny and metallic in the water off the ship’s bow. The crewman alerted the navigator, and the 280-foot San Nikunau slightly altered course to avoid a collision. As the ship came closer, the object […]

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Man’s Best Friend? Or Worst Enemy?

by ST May 24, 2011 Civil Unrest
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An odd occurrence happened to me this winter. The short version: Late one cold evening we heard an odd sound at the front door. Our dog started barking. I didn’t see anyone at the door. No one rang the bell. So finally I carefully cracked open the door and a head started to stick its […]

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An SKS Transformation

by suburban May 23, 2011 Guns / Weapons
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Well, I was sitting around a couple weeks ago, cleaning one of my rifles when I took a close look at her and thought that I might want to give her a new look.  Basically replace the stock.  My issue, however was that being in NJ, I have to keep her NJ legal, which means, […]

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Carbines and The New Prepper, Part One, Contributed by Cameron Green of GAPPNJ.COM

by suburban May 20, 2011 Guns / Weapons
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This is the first installment in a series of papers to educate the new prepper about what weapons they should have on hand.  I’m approaching this from a SHTF scenario and while I’m not advocating using any firearm in an offensive manner, I stress that being able to use one to defend yourself is imperative… […]

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“Store what you eat, eat what you store”

by Prepperjim May 18, 2011 Food
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In the survivalist and prepper community, this is a mantra often repeated. Like any mantra or simplified rule of thumb, it serves its purpose up to the point. While having simple rules to follow is often a good thing, the devil is in the details. For me, this simple rule is not so simple to […]

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Reality check – Part 2: Hunting In A Post-SHTF World

by ST May 17, 2011 Personal
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Hunting in the forest or field for meat is a common theme in survival/prepping. Many preppers are already active sport hunters. Either as a supplement to limited commercial meat supplies or as the main or sole source of meat, the expectation to be able to hunt animals is a corner stone of many survival plans. […]

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