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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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Book Review: The Frugal Survivalist, Disaster Preparedness Under $500.00, by James Dakin

by suburban December 1, 2011 Books
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For those of you that do not know him, James Dakin, authors, Bison Survival Blog, is rather outspoken Prepper Survivalist that has STRONG opinions about preppers in urban and suburban areas.  In fact, he calls us “Yuppie Preppers.”  I find his blog full of entertainment, interesting paranoia, frugal prepper and survivalist information, and touches of […]

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Book Review: The Survival Template, by Captain John A. Heatherly

by suburban November 21, 2011 Books
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When I picked up the book “The Survival Template,” I thought it was going to be something different than what it was.  I thought it was going to be instruction in something different.  Upon further reading I found that it was a John’s high level philosophy on how to prepare “yourself.” for life’s challenges or […]

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Book Review: Surviving the Economic Collapse

by Prepperjim November 9, 2011 Barter
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I recently heard of a man called Fernando “Ferfal” Aguirre from Jack Spirko over at The Survival Podcast. Ferfal is from Argentina and has lived through their economic crash from December 2001 until today. He wrote a booked about his experience called Surviving The Economic Collapse. He also has a blog called The Modern Survivalist. I […]

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Holy Survivalist / Prepper Resource List!!!

by suburban October 19, 2011 Books
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http://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/index.html  http://www.manytracks.com/lathe/default.htm  http://www.jungletraining.com/resources.htm  http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/education/pdf/Mapreadingmadeeasy.pdf http://www.survivalistboards.com/downloads.php  http://www.mainepatriot.net/id49.html  http://www.canadianwildernesssurvival.com/Free%20Books%20&%20Manuals%20Index.html  http://www.ahrq.gov/prep/  http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media_index.php?cat=6&start=0o  http://usrsog.org/forum/index.php?sid=daf5574a91722e009f22760de4cb4c3b  http://phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/library/erg  http://www.survivalbound.com/manuals/military.html  http://www.thebusinesslibrary.com/cd/mcdisas.php  http://www.shtfinfo.com/shtffiles/  http://www.pandemicreferenceguides.com/  http://www.pep-c.org/homepage/  http://www.all-hazards.com/LGP/library.htm  http://www.endtimesreport.com/library.html  http://www.aussurvivalist.com/downloads.htm  http://www.green-trust.org/freebooks/  http://www.codenameinsight.com  http://www.doomguide.com/  http://www.survival-training.info/library.htm  Not technically survival stuff, and there are certainly newer versions of most of these PDFs, but some of you might find a nugget or two you hadn’t seen elsewhere:  http://www.90thidpg.us/Reference/Manuals/index.html  and heres […]

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Review of “The Prepper’s Pocket Guide, 101 Easy Things You Can Do To Ready Your Home For A Disaster.”

by suburban July 28, 2011 Books
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You know how you scour the Internet for information on prepping?  Do you know how you tell yourself you need to print out and create a manual for emergencies?    Do you know how you keep telling yourself you are going to organize those ideas some day, and make sure that everyone in your home […]

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A Review of “Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat, One Man’s Solution” by M.D. Creekmore

by suburban July 13, 2011 Books
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So, I finally had time to sit down and read M.D. Creekmore’s book, ”Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat, One Man’s Solution.”  I’ve actually had the book for sometime, but have been so busy just have not had the time to read it.  The book itself is short, and not full of fluff once you start digging into it. […]

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Obscure Book and Movie Recommendations

by suburban March 11, 2011 Books
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Obscure Book and Movie Recommendations, as provided to me by an anonymous reader and contributor Survival blogs and websites are full of reviews about this or that book for preparation and/or outdoor survival skills. Or how a popular movie or TV show exemplifies this or that aspect of preparation and survival. That is not the […]

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Review of “Urban Survival Guide: Learn The Secrets Of Urban Survival To Keep You Alive After Man-Made Disasters, Natural Disasters, and Breakdowns In Civil Order”

by suburban February 18, 2011 Books
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There aren’t too many books I buy where you get the opportunity to sit down to read them, and they are exactly what I was looking for.  However, in David Morris’s book “Urban Survival Guide: Learn The Secrets Of Urban Survival To Keep You Alive After Man-Made Disasters, Natural Disasters, and Breakdowns In Civil Order,” that is […]

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Les Stroud, “Will To Live, Dispatches From The Edge Of Survival”

by suburban February 2, 2011 Books
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Well, this review comes one day after his new book was released.  I actually had an advance copy of it from the publisher, and struggled to get through it; but not why you might think.  I have been super busy with work and at the end of the day it has just been hard to […]

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