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Properly installing a CB radio Part 1

by Cameron Green of GAPP May 18, 2015 Bug Out Vehicle
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Citizen band radio is free and requires no FCC license to operate so it is a good choice for local communication. If cell phones fail to work for whatever reason, it may be the best method for remote communication since its range is better than FRS and GMRS. When I installed my first CB in […]

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Travel EDC, Podcast Number 3

by suburban May 11, 2015 EDC
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This week Cam and I talk about Travel EDC.  It’s a concept that is close to me because I do a lot of traveling for work.  For instance, while I’m not a fan of traveling for work, I’m traveling for three weeks out of four in the month of April.  It makes for long days […]

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Dogs as prepper companions

by Cameron Green of GAPP April 20, 2015 Bug In
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In our modern world, preppers need to be concerned with guns, ammunition, food, gasoline, medical supplies… the list goes on and its daunting.  But don’t forget about the family pets. An often overlooked and very helpful resource to your preps is a dog.  In our everyday lives, a dog is a loyal companion, an early […]

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The Gray Man Concept, Podcast Episode 2

by suburban April 16, 2015 Gear
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Welcome to episode two of the Suburban Survival Blog Podcast.  Today we chat about the Gray Man concept, and why it’s important to the preparedness mindset. Also please welcome Titan Concealment as our newest sponsor.  Titan Concealment is a holster and sheath maker located in New Jersey where they make excellent quality holsters and sheaths […]

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Precision Rifles for the New Gun Owner

by Cameron Green of GAPP April 13, 2015 Gear
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This is the final installment in a series of articles designed to introduce a new or novice firearm owner to the weapons they should have and be comfortable using for a SHTF scenario.  The other installments covered carbine, shotgun, handgun, and plinker platforms…and now with precision rifle, we finish out the five guns that should […]

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Getting Started in Ham Radio

by Cameron Green of GAPP April 6, 2015 Communications
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Here is a long overdue write-up on ham radio… I have quite a few friends that need help getting started and without a direction or some background knowledge, its daunting.  Keep in mind, this isn’t comprehensive, but it’s a good start.  I may expand this write-up in the future….any changes or additions I make will […]

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Maintenance of Everyday Items

by Cameron Green of GAPP April 3, 2015 EDC
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One of the constants of the universe is Murphys Law… if something can go wrong, it will.  And along those lines, if something isn’t maintained properly it will fail at the worst time.  Everyone remembers maintenance on their cars, on their house, and other big ticket items….and we all maintain/charge the batteries in our phones, flashlights, […]

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Plinker Choices for the New Gun Owner

by Cameron Green of GAPP March 30, 2015 Gear
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A necessary addition to any suburban survival arsenal is a plinking rifle.  You may be asking yourself, what is a plinking rifle?  Think of the rifle you would use to shoot tin cans off of a fence post in your backyard…. that is a plinking rifle.  The benefits of a plinker are 1) little or […]

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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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