August 2011

Hurricane Irene, What I Missed, What I Didn’t, and What I Learned.

by suburban August 31, 2011 Bug In
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Admittedly, I missed the “center” of Hurricane Irene. Rather, I missed the heart of the storm. I made my way west to Pennsylvania, not to bug out, but to a good friends bachelor party.  The upside is that I was going to be west of Irene.  The downside, if there is one, is that (in […]

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Hurricane Irene: Observations From The Front Line (Proud To Be A Prepper!)

by ST August 30, 2011 Bug In
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As of writing this Hurricane Irene is forecast to hit Long Island starting mid-day tomorrow (Saturday) and last through at least Sunday evening.  I’m writing and queuing this for posting on Friday since I don’t know if I’ll have power or internet when it comes. Opinion various but the main two forecasts show the storm […]

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Gear Review – Duracell Powerpack 600

by suburban August 29, 2011 Bug In
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I recently purchased the Duracell Powerpack 600.  It’s powered by a rechargeable 28AH battery and provides up to 600 watts of AC power. This device is primarily designed as and for jump starting cars but has several great features.  I purchased it primarily as a portable renewable energy source for my apartment or to go […]

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Saturday Videos

by suburban August 27, 2011 General
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Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex. Ron Paul Music Video (Entertaining) NY Earthquake Commentary by Brooklyn Prepper Living Off Preps – Week Two Prepping, Family Values & Social Media  City Survivalist and Gavkoo Meet Up Talking Steel, Prepping and More …

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The Two Most Common Ways of Purifying Water Post Man Made or Natural Disaster

by suburban August 26, 2011 Preparedness
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Purifying water in an urban or suburban environment after a natural or man-made disaster When disaster strikes, the first thing on most people’s minds is the wellbeing of their loved ones and their own personal safety. Humans are pretty resourceful creatures and can survive with very little if forced to do so, but there are […]

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Suburban’s Updated Travel EDC

by suburban August 25, 2011 Crime
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As promised, this is my post about my expanded Travel EDC.  It seems the more I travel, the more I think I need when on the road.  I am finding there is a fine balance between having what you think you might need in an emergency, and just packing your whole Get Home Bag in […]

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Gear Review, the Gerber Camp Axe

by suburban August 24, 2011 Gear
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Back from another trip to the camp site, I had occasion to put a couple pieces of gear to use this weekend.  One of which i use regularly and the other that I recently acquired that I’ve been looking forward to using. Gerber Camp Axe First, I carry my Gerber Camp Axe in my truck […]

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A Question of Education?

by ST August 23, 2011 General
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It is a common theme on many prepper sites and in prepping videos that all that needs to be done is to educate your family and friends as to why they need to prep. Once they see the light they too will take the responsible road and make at least some level of preparation for […]

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Please Welcome The Berkey Guy and Directive21 to the Suburban Survival Blog.

by suburban August 22, 2011 General
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Please welcome The Berkey Guy of Diretive21.com to the Suburban Survival Blog family.  I’ve been talking with Jeff the Berkey Guy for a couple weeks now, and has decided to help support our efforts here on the blog.  Please visit Directive21.com by clicking the link and/or clicking the ad to the right.  For those of […]

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Saturday Videos

by suburban August 20, 2011 General
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Custom Kydex by Campfire Talk The Yankee Prepper Interview Urban vs. Suburban Survival “Navigating The Nutnfancy Project” by Nutnfancy  Home Security Upgrades Zmodo 8 Camera Surveillance System  Survivalist Review of 20 Years After (2008)  Bug out bag questions and answers – typical forum thread  How To Build An Easy To Build Grow Light System For […]

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