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Raise Your Hand if You’ve Ever Used Your Fish Mox

by suburban March 11, 2014 Health
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Two weeks ago I traveled for work.  Over the weekend, I felt myself starting to feel like crap.  By Monday I felt like I had strep throat and bronchitis.  having both of them in the past I basically self diagnosed.  I was going to dive into my stash of Amoxicillin, however, as a prepper, I […]

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Review: Where There Is No FEMA, Survival for Normal People in (Very) Abnormal Times, by Richard Bryant

by suburban March 2, 2014 Books
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I was asked to review the book “Where There Is No FEMA.”  I’ve been turning down many book reviews lately for two reasons.  First, because my time has been very limited with work, and second, because I find many books on the Prepper genre strikingly similar in content.  When I was asked to review “When […]

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New Orleans City Tour. Artifacts of Katrina, 10 Years Later

by suburban February 25, 2014 Preparedness
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Hey everyone.  This weekend I am in New Orleans for the very first time for a work conference.  I am fortunate enough to have my significant other with me to enjoy the weekend with.  We’re having a good time.  Dinner, & a couple drinks on Bourbon Street, etc. Yesterday we took a city tour.  It […]

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Inexpensive DIY Tin Can Lighting and Cooking

by suburban February 4, 2014 Cooking
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As a life prepper and survival expert in the high desert there are certain things that I center on when it comes to my families safety, comfort and survival. The concentration for todays article is on DIY light. Contrary to popular myth the high desert of Arizona and New Mexico does not always have a […]

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Review of the Anker Astro for Your Mobile Devices

by suburban January 28, 2014 Gear
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A few months ago I set out on a quest to find a recharging device to take with me on the road and to have in the event of a SHTF of any kind.  I wanted a battery device that could recharge my mobile phone or pad device several times if the power were out, […]

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Protection From Looters

by suburban January 21, 2014 Personal Security
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It’s an unfortunate reality that there will be looters any kind of major emergency. What they’re after may change with the severity and type of emergency, but their intentions are the same universally. To take advantage of the chaos in order to take things that doesn’t belong to them. On top of that there are […]

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Reading Disaster Signs from the Animals

by suburban January 17, 2014 Guest Post
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There is no shortage of people that are happy to tell you their predictions about major disasters, or even the end of the world. Just check the headlines on any number of small blogs or the tabloids, and you will find at least a handful of people at any given time predicting our demise or […]

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Pets and Prepping, My Thoughts On the Subject

by suburban January 14, 2014 Pets
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Pets are a staple all around the world.  They’re part of the family.  They’re used for hunting, security, service for handicapped & our military, in law enforcement.  As you can see I am leaning towards discussing “man’s best friend.” They are prevalent from the time we wake to the time we go to sleep at […]

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Dehydrating Black Beans for Storage

by suburban January 7, 2014 Food
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So, I didn’t even know you could dehydrate black beans.  I suppose in the back of my mind, I knew it, but thought since I was jumping back on the band wagon again, that I would try some experimentation as well.  That said, I used four cans of black beans, a colander to rinse the […]

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Personal 2013 Year in Review

by suburban January 2, 2014 Personal
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2013 was an interesting year for me.  I didn’t blog as much as I have blogged in the past, and I think that was apparent to everyone.  I prepped less this year than I have in the past.  In fact by comparison to the past several years, it was mostly nonexistent.  So what didn’t I […]

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