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Hygiene In the Field, or Bug Out Hygiene

by suburban September 6, 2012 Bug Out
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I’ve done a lot of camping this summer, and with the drought, you can imagine it was pretty hot out there.  I can attest that it was.  At our camp site we cut a lot of wood, and we used much of it for the camp fire.  Those were hot days swinging an axe, and […]

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It’s the Small Stuff

by Prepperjim June 22, 2011 Health
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When thrust into a survival situation, it is often the small things that make the difference between success (survival) and failure (death). Often, having a sense of comfort makes all the difference in your mental attitude. With so many prepper words devoted to guns, knives and bags, I started to think of some small things […]

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Disposing of Human Waste in the Suburbs During a SHTF

by suburban June 3, 2011 General
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It’s summer here in the Northeast, and it is getting hot quickly.  Honestly, I love it.   It’s June, and in the mid 80′s and as I was watching a movie this evening on TV, it hit me.  What happens if the power goes out.  And, what if it stays off for a day or […]

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The Mobile Washer

by suburban November 23, 2010 hygiene
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So, I just got my Mobile Washer.  Primarily I purchased it for camping trips next year so that I could wash the smoke and body odors out of my clothes while camping for a few days, and decrease the number of clothing items I bring.  It looks like a nifty little item that allows you […]

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Favorite New Additions to My Bug Out Bag

by suburban September 5, 2010 Bug In
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I have been eying up no rinse shampoo and no rinse body bath for some time on Amazon.com.  This week I bought them and they came in… I have to tell you, I think they are going to be outstanding additions to my Bug Out Bag and for Camping. If you follow this blog, then […]

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Independence Day Weekend at the Camp Site

by suburban July 14, 2010 hygiene
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Well, last weekend was a good one.  Not only because I celebrated Independence Day, it was also my Mother’s birthday (she turned 65), but I was able to get out and do a little camping too.  It was a hot and long one as well…  It was more of a maintenance weekend than a full […]

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DIY – Solar Water Heater for Your Bug Out Location (Parts 1 – 28) – Updated with 29+

by suburban July 6, 2010 Bug Out Location
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Quite by accident, I came across video number seven of this series… I quickly found this project fascinating and had to share it with everyone… Following these words you will find 28 YouTube videos chronicling the project of building a solar water heater for a home.  The video list is long, and you will need some time […]

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DIY – Field Sink Project

by suburban July 1, 2010 DIY
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On the heals of the DIY Washing Machine, I thought this would be a cool project that would work as well…  It is a DIY sink that you can build to keep things clean, including your mess kit, yourself, etc…  Have fun and enjoy. Field Sink – More DIY How To Projects

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DIY – Hand Clothes Washer and Video

by suburban June 29, 2010 Clothing
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On the heels of my post regarding the SHTF DIY washing machine, I found this tool this morning on EmergencyEssentials.com. Check it, and the video out here. Mobile Washer (Hand Operated Washing Machine)

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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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