by suburban on April 25, 2010 · 10 comments


My name is Jack and I write The Suburban Survival Blog to put what I am learning about survival, prepping, and self reliance out there to help others prepare for what could be an uncertain future due to economic, weather, and other reasons.

I live just outside NYC in northern NJ, and it is quite suburban and only minutes from Midtown Manhattan.  With the economic climate, political issues, and uncertain future of our country going forward, I became very concerned about my own future.  As I researched and learned, I realized I was not the only one.  I  have spent the last year or so preparing for my own uncertain future.  I have spent a lot of money and probably more than I should have for items which I could have procured less expensively.  This is my journey, and hope that it helps others as I grow and learn.

This blog represents much of what I am learning, have learned, and my philosophy’s of prepping and survival in the urban and suburban areas which many of us live in the United States.  We are those that work hard (and I am sure everyone does), and like the suburban lifestyle, and dream of the rural change we can make.  But, this change comes with a price, as we are invested in the suburbs with mortgages that are out of control, families and those that are addicted to the urban and suburban lifestyle, etc.  This comes with it’s own challenges, and those challenges are the skill sets we either do not posses because we were not brought up with them, and must learn them, or we are completely ignorant to them and must research, learn, and practice them.

Another blogger, I read, calls us Yuppy Preppers, and he may be right.  But it is our right to preserve our life, and this is the chronicle I bring to you.  The SuburbanSurvivalBlog.com.

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Coraline October 19, 2010 at 12:09 am

Just found your blog and wanted to say I would much rather read your “yuppie” blog than the blog of that other guy. I’m new to preparedness and I live in the city so your blog is more helpful to me…and you don’t creep me out. Thanks for doing what you do. 🙂


suburban October 19, 2010 at 9:00 am

Coraline – Thanks for the kind words… It’s hard to keep consistent and posting something of value almost every day. So I appreciate your input!


Prepper April 16, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I just discovered your blog and wanted to stop and say “great job!” I am from the southeast, but am also a suburban prepper and face many of the same challenges and problems.

I just put a link to your blog on mine. Keep up the great work!


suburban April 16, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Thanks… I look forward reading your blog as well…


Gary September 11, 2011 at 8:01 am

Great site, one of my favorite. Just wanted to mention, that going to your home page locks up the browser (internet explorer) I get a message that states, “there is a script running, if it doesnt shut down it will freeze the browser” And it does. I dont know if anyone else is having this issue. I was able to get to the site through google search, and chosing a page other than the home page. Once in, if I click on home, the same isse occurs.I thought youd like to know


suburban September 12, 2011 at 2:26 pm

It may be some of the scripts running on the right of the page for facebook, etc… If you try upgrading to the latest version of Internet Explorer, it may fix it. If you use Firefox, or Chrome, it may fix the issue too. However, if you are running a tightly locked down PC for viruses, scripts, etc, then it may also update you when a script tries to run…


Jesse Mathewson January 24, 2012 at 11:00 am

Much love Jack, being the busy guy I am I havent had a chance to get over here in a bit…

Btw, next time your my way, stop out for some tactics and training 😉


suburban January 27, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Thanks Jesse… Next time I come out we’ll try to have to make some time to get together on the range…


Cache November 11, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Love what you’ve done with the site Jack! You have steadily made valuable contributions to the community and it is much appreciated by all of us!


suburban January 26, 2015 at 1:34 pm



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