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NYC, MRAPs, Humvees, Protests, Hooray!

by suburban December 8, 2014 General
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I had a friend in town this weekend from Florida. Ms. Prepper and I went into NYC last night to go to dinner. While in the cab downtown on the lower east side, as we were driving around the 20th street area, wasn’t I surprised to see an MRAP (https://www.leidos.com/sites/default/files/u14/mrap1.jpg) parked on the uptown side of the street, […]

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Summer’s Here, Work, Future Plans, and Prepping

by suburban June 25, 2013 Bug Out Vehicle
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Well, summer is officially upon us.  When it came it came with heat and humidity.  With that there are supposed to be severe thunder storms all week here in NJ.  I’m getting used to the rain, and am going to start calling New Jersey, “New Seattle” shortly.  Heck, I’ve only been camping twice all season, […]

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Review of Smith’s Diamond Precision Knife Sharpening Kit

by suburban September 4, 2012 DIY
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Those of you that really know me, know I cannot sharpen a knife worth a damn.  I’ll get it right on one side of the blade, and  on the other side mangle the angle so badly you would assume the blade is worthless afterwards, if you just give me a sharpening stone and honing oil. […]

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The ASCELLA Emergency Light Bulb / Flashlight

by suburban August 30, 2012 General
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UPDATE: 02/20/2014.  It looks like 1-800-Prepare is no longer carrying the Ascella Flashlight Lightbulb.  However, I found it on Amazon.com for you here. Well, I’ve been talking to one of the guys over at 1-800-Prepare about a new product they brought on.  It’s a light bulb.  No, it’s a flashlight.  No, it screws into my […]

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A Few of the Many Reasons I Love LifeHacker.com

by suburban August 6, 2012 General
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Do you know about LifeHacker.com?  It’s a very popular website that is about “Tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done.”  It is simply that.  I like it because every now and then they have cool DIY and MacGyver tips that I think relate to prepping and preparedness in general.  If this list doesn’t make […]

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Filling a Hole In My Preps, Fruits, Vegetables, and the New Dehydrator

by suburban June 18, 2012 DIY
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I always knew I had a damaging hole in my food preparations. I have quite a few proteins. In fact I consistently rotate my proteins because I use them in every day life. I also need to boost some of the protein preps, as an aside. However, what are/were missing are critical preparations because they […]

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The Final Preparation – Part 3: Trust Worthy

by ST January 24, 2012 General
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 In the first two parts of this series I discussed many of the misconceptions and blatant head-in-the-sand reasons people offer for not doing any estate planning and we discussed an overview use of a Will (Last Will & Testament). In the final part of the series I want to discuss one of the most misunderstood […]

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The Final Preparation – Part 2: Where There Is A Will…

by ST January 17, 2012 General
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In the first part of this series it was pointed out many of the ridiculous and frankly lame excuses people often give for not preparing (“getting their affairs in order” as the old saying goes) for their ultimate demise. Regardless of a disaster, we are all going to meet the same fate in the end. […]

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The Final Preparation – Part 1: Dare to Consider

by ST January 10, 2012 General
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Death and taxes. The two things the old joke says can’t be avoided (and these days I often think the order of those two should be reversed!). No matter how fit we are, how healthy a life style we live, no matter how great our healthcare is, it doesn’t matter. Sooner or later, as the […]

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National Traffic System – A Good Resource to Know!

by ST January 3, 2012 Civil Unrest
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No, this isn’t about driving or getting from A to B. The National Traffic System (NTS) is a network of amateur radio operators around the country (there is similar operations internationally but with different rules) that in times of emergencies can rely brief messages into and out of a disaster location. Organizations such as the […]

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