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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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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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Solar Oven Fail

by Prepperjim September 28, 2011 Cooking
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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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September is National Preparedness Month

by Prepperjim September 14, 2011 Cooking
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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 Month? […]

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Rice and Beans? Beans and Rice?

by ST May 31, 2011 Cooking
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Rice and beans – unquestionably the top two items most often cited as “must-haves” in any preppers pantry. Even for non-preppers, when discussion of having a few extra food supplies on hand comes up (and this comes up a lot more these days in a great many venues) almost immediately someone says something like “I […]

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The Advantage of the Suburban Farmers Market

by suburban November 12, 2010 Cooking
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You might not think there is one.  At first glance you might say, the vegetables are not organic, they have less flavor because they are factory farm grown, they have steroids, etc.  But there is one advantage of the suburban farmers market.  They get fresh shipments of vegetables every day for purchase at a discounted price.  This […]

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Pigeon? For Dinner?

by suburban October 7, 2010 Cooking
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Okay, I was in the car for about four hours today… I had some time to think… My mind started to wander, and the gears were spinning.  I asked myself, if the S#!t has hit the fan while I was in Philadelphia, and I knew no one.  If food supplies are low and I was […]

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Lessons in Preserving Meats and Poultry

by suburban September 13, 2010 Cooking
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This past labor day weekend, a buddy and I went camping.  Not like real camping, however, in the woods with no facilities, and no one around for miles, but to a piece of property his family owns that he will likely use as a Bug Out Location.  It has a 5th Wheel on it, as […]

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Apartment Prepping for Fall and Winter

by suburban September 1, 2010 Bug In
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Well, the end of August is coming, and the weather is starting to change a bit; evenings are getting cooler, and days are starting to get a bit shorter.  This to me is a clear sign of a few things.  One, some of my Bug Out Bag contents need to be rotated out soon with […]

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Why I Write About Cooking and Food

by suburban August 24, 2010 Cooking
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I, like many others in our country, are VERY accustomed to just getting in the car, going to the grocery store and picking up our food for the week.  Honestly, I grew up this way.  While many of my friends and their families ran farms, I was a middle class kid with parents that worked, […]

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