October 2011

And Then There Was a Dinner Meeting

by suburban October 31, 2011 Bug In
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Last week, I had dinner with three other preppers.  One was new, and the two others I have been in touch with for some time.  We all live in Northern NJ, and are concerned with the economy, job growth, Bugging In, Bugging Out, etc.  The conversation twisted and turned in many directions.  We talked about […]

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Saturday Videos

by suburban October 29, 2011 General
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Imran Khan – Why Muslims Hate The United States 1 of 2 Imran Khan – Why Muslims Hate The United States 2 of 2 Oakland Police Officer Flash Grenades Crowd Helping Injuered Protester – WTF!! SOG Agency: “Legacy of Fight” by Nutnfancy Could You Live With Out Today’s Technology ? You Must Know Your Enemy […]

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Euro Fails, Europe Fails

by Prepperjim October 28, 2011 Economy
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I read this news story and don’t know what to think. Here is the money quote. “Nobody should take for granted another 50 years of peace and prosperity in Europe. They are not for granted. That’s why I say: If the euro fails, Europe fails,” Merkel said, followed by a long applause from all political […]

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Budget Faraday Cage for Small Electronics

by suburban October 27, 2011 Electro Magnetic Pulse
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I took on a small project this evening, and it was dead simple…  I have been thinking about building a faraday cage for my small electronics, or the small electronics I am going to want in the event of an EMP.  I was at the Army Surplus store in Hackansack, NJ the other day, and […]

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Service Interruption

by suburban October 26, 2011 Personal
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I wish to apologize to all the readers who came to our site and there was a service interruption today.  Rackspace, our host, has moved us to another server, and service was restored…  We are sincerely sorry for any inconvenience.

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Project Update

by Prepperjim October 26, 2011 Personal
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I lamented two personal prepper issues here and here. A week after the solar oven fail, I successfully made the Arroz Con Pollo in about five hours in the sun. My lot’s shady profile presented a challenge, but I made it work. The only issue was I had to put it in the oven for […]

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Endless Fall – Part 2: A Time To Be Thankful?

by ST October 25, 2011 Economy
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Note: The following is the second installment of a series that represents a first-hand chronicle of a fictional economic collapse in the United States. This series is to be viewed as only one possible scenario.   November 13 – 35 days after Black Swan Day   My Dearest Children – It is an ill wind […]

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Review of 5-Minute Microwave Canning

by suburban October 24, 2011 Food
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First, this is an interesting book…  I 5-Minute Microwave Canning to see if there was a shortcut  to canning, and to help me understand if you could can/jar using a microwave.  If so, what foods you can can/jar.  My first disappointment was not with the book itself. It was because you could not can or […]

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Saturday Videos

by suburban October 22, 2011 General
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Water Filter for Bug Out Bag – Urban Survival OCCUPY Wall Street: NYC – Real, Informed, Justifiably Angry Americans International Travel EDC Canning – 27 Meals under $15 bucks HARBOR FREIGHT Combination 4″ x 36″ Belt/6″ Disc Sander REVIEW http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJzZtrXmuTk Preparing Your Bug Out Bag, BOB http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHgCgNjv0rs  

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The Time Is Now, and It’s Not Too Late

by suburban October 21, 2011 Economy
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I’m sitting in another damn airport.  Not bitching, however, just another damn airport.  I have to rant a bit.  The time is now.  The time is now if you are not a prepper to prep.  The conversations I have had with friends who are in the real world (Middle America) verifies that now is the […]

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