September 2011

Carbines, Shotguns, Rifles, and The New Prepper, Part Two, Contributed by Cameron Green of GAPPNJ.COM

by suburban September 29, 2011 Guns / Weapons

This is the second 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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Solar Oven Fail

by Prepperjim September 28, 2011 Cooking

This weekend I had an “epic fail” (as the kids say) with my new solar cooker. I tried to make a simple dish, Arroz con Pollo (chicken with rice), but did not get past 100F. Why? The sun! As it turns out, Saturday morning and afternoon was the time mother nature chose to break its […]

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Promises To Keep : Your New Post-SHFT Credit Card

by ST September 27, 2011 Barter

There is no honor among thieves. But, thankfully, most people aren’t thieves. Even in a SHTF scenario, with some exception (e.g. Katrina), most people do behave well. For the most part. Living in or near a big city it can be hard to understand that a persons’ word still holds value for a large number […]

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Saturday Videos

by suburban September 24, 2011 General

Metal shipping containers used for a survival retreat. SHTF LONG TERM FOOD STORAGE IN AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT Preview of Gardening without Watering How to make a survival knife by hand (This is great) Firearms Training and Women SHTF Deals Of The Week Part…..Who Knows?  Complete Preparedness Guide For a Get Home or Bug Out Vehicle 

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A Quick Update…

by suburban September 21, 2011 General

Hey guys, sorry there hasn’t been a ton of new content lately.  I have been swamped at work and have not had the time northe mind-share to put forth new blog posts lately.  Once the month is over things should slow a little and I should be avle to resume a regular pace again…

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Rural Land for Bug Out Location: A Response to Suburban

by ST September 20, 2011 Bug Out

This article is a response to Suburban’s May 31st article “Thinking About Buying Rural Land for Your Bug Out Location”. A good article certainly. I too have been looking into the possibility of buying some undeveloped (“raw” as Suburban puts it) land, both as a BOL and simply a second get-a-way home for the family. […]

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September is National Preparedness Month

by Prepperjim September 14, 2011 Cooking

Our government has designated September as “National Preparedness Month“. This contrasts with the FBI’s profiling preppers as potential terrorists. I imagine the message is “be prepared”, but don’t be too prepared. We still want you dependent upon the government, so don’t become independent! 😉 So, what skill do you want to develop for National Preparedness […]

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The $5.00 Tipping Point?

by ST September 13, 2011 Bug Out

As of writing this crude oil is still flowing in the Middle East and through the Suez Canal (as well as other products) in spite of the chaos in Egypt. Will that last is the question. And yet even with the continuation of oil world prices for crude are rising as is gasoline at the […]

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Prepping on Twenty Five Dollars a Week, Increasing Your Budget Slightly, Increases Preps Exponentially

by suburban September 12, 2011 Food

I am going to try to be realistic here.  There are posts all over the Web on preppers sites about starting your prepping for $5.00 a week.  But what does $5.00 really buy these days.  In my case $5.00 can buy: – 3 – 4 cans of soup, – 3 – 4 cans of tuna, […]

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Please Never Forget This Day, and Take a Moment To Remember and Reflect.

by suburban September 11, 2011 Personal

This day, is not unlike Pearl Harbor or ANY other day where American blood was shed unnecessarily or to save the life of another human being in another country around the world.  I will never forget where I was, that day.  No one will.  It went in slow motion for me, as it did for […]

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