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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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Quick Review of the Gerber Bear Grylls Knife Sharpener

by suburban April 1, 2013 Bear Grylls
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I picked this up over the weekend because when I was out at the family home / Bug Out Location, I realized I forgot a knife sharpener.  So, when I ran out to pick a couple items up for the family dinner, I also picked up the Bear Grylls Knife Sharpener.  Not unlike the Bear […]

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New Jersey Preparedness and Alternative Energy Show – April 20th, in Woodbury, NJ

by suburban March 27, 2013 Gear
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I just got off the phone with Steve Schanne over at Off Grid Warehouse, a NJ based provider of preparedness gear and supplies.  Steve has been promoting a FREE, Yes FREE Alternative Energy and Preparedness Expo.  The Expo is being held in Woodbury, NJ on April 20th, 2013 in a 20,000 foot facility.  There will […]

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My Business Travel Carry On – Altoid Kit Contents

by suburban January 24, 2013 EDC
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One of my buddy’s asked what I bring with me when I travel on business.  I made a small video for him from my iPhone, but I thought I would publish contents of the Altoid kit that gets on the plane with me every time I fly.  It is TSA friendly, but lacks a blade […]

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Hurricane Sandy, Five Days Without Power, Three Weeks Later, and the Gear That Made My Life Easier

by suburban November 23, 2012 Gear
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This is my (Suburban’s)  slightly overdue postmortem of Hurricane Sandy.  It’s Thanksgiving day as I write this, and I want to say thank you again to all of you, my readers, as well as a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.  My thoughts this holiday weekend are with those who’s homes and lives have […]

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Hurricane Sandy, a Review, by a Contributing Author from Long Island

by suburban November 13, 2012 Bug In
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A contributing writer to the Suburban Survival Blog, and lives on Long Island hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.  I’ve asked him for his post mortem recount of the hurricane, what worked and what did not work for him during the storm, power outage, and overal disaster here in the Northeast.  By the time this is […]

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The Modular Survival Kit, Cache Valley Prepper

by Mr-Jones August 1, 2012 Bug In
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The Modular Survival Kit is a fairly simple concept.  And one that I know that the military is familiar with, but not one that I’ve heard get much attention in the prepping community.  Once I had built up my kit, as any aspiring survivalist would do, I did a few practice bug-outs in the form […]

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Surplus Rifles

by shanethenurse July 20, 2012 Gear
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As one of my previous articles shared, I love the Mosin -Nagant surplus rifles. The Mosin is not my only surplus rifle. I also have a good collection of Carl Gustavs Swedish Mausers in 6.5x55SE. I must confess theses are my favorite rifles. The 6.5x55SE is a fairly easy load that I or my wife […]

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I’m Different… An Observation(s) from the Field of Life

by suburban April 1, 2012 EDC
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I’ve been on a long overdue vacation this past week.  Several years overdue, in fact.  But I learned something quite by accident that I would like to share.  While traveling with a group of friends outside the United States, one of which was getting married (I and two other friends were groomsmen), that of many […]

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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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