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Survival Heater for Your Car, My Test

by suburban February 13, 2012 Fire
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I know. Everyone has done a YouTube lesson on how to build one of these inexpensive emergency heaters for your car. Honestly, I had to try it for myself to be sure that it “worked.” Many people use empty steel coffee cans, some people improvise and use what they might have in the garage as […]

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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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A Friend Has Lost Everything, Checked Into a Men’s Shelter…

by suburban September 9, 2010 Clothing
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This post is very close to my heart…  It pains me to write it, as it affects a friend of mine directly, that refuses help, as I will illustrate. I have a friend I got a call from this week.  He has lost his job, his apartment, much of his clothing,  his parents (family) lives […]

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Boiling Water in a Plastic Bottle.

by suburban July 31, 2010 Bushcraft
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Okay, I just saw something on the Discovery show Man, Woman, Wild I thought was pretty cool…  I am sure this is not good for the long term, but for a short term survival situation, pretty cool. I am a fan of Myke Hawke.  I have his book “Hawke’s Green Beret Survival Manual.” I just […]

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DIY – Make Charcloth for your Bug Out Bag

by suburban July 20, 2010 Bug Out
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I have not made any yet, but plan on it in short order.   Charcloth looks like it is an easy way to get an ember burning so that you can start a fire…

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My Survival and Outdoor iPhone Apps

by suburban June 20, 2010 Books
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When I bought my iPhone last year, I quickly realized it had the potential to be a survival tool  My search for iPhone apps under “camping, hiking, and survival” quickly returned many options for me.  I have tried a bunch of them, and am using the ‘best ones for me’ at the moment.  They may […]

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Five Dollar Preps You Can Make Weekly

by suburban June 4, 2010 Bug In
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I’m not exactly sure where I got this, but I have had a copy of it for some time now.  Maybe a year or two.  It is a list of $5.00 or roughly $5.00 items that you can buy weekly to increase your preps at home, or to get you started if money is tight, as I […]

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Car Preparedness, Part 5, Hygiene, Navigation, and Fire

by suburban May 23, 2010 Fire
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First, It has probably been a week since my last post.  So much for a post a day.  I was traveling this past week on business, and it was a busy week. Today we are going to talk about hygiene, navigation, and fire making products to keep in your car in your preparedness kit.  Here […]

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Car preparedness 2.1, make a survival heater for your car in an emergency.

by suburban May 11, 2010 Fire
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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xisVbmV48ug Here is a separate PDF I found online illustrating how to build a survival heater for your car.

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My EDC

by suburban April 18, 2010 Bushcraft
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So as a matter of explanation, I am going to list what I use for my EDC.  Keep in mind my EDC is banging around Northern New Jersey most of the time, and in PA and NY states on weekends some of the time…    I designed my EDC basically around what I think I would […]

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