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My Guerrilla Berkey Water Filter Project in 20 Minutes or Less

by suburban July 13, 2013 Bug In
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As far as I am concerned, this project has been well overdue.  Especially in the wakes of both hurricanes Irene and Sandy.  With hurricane season just barely upon us, and the loss of power, etc. last year, I thought it was time to prepare a bit for what might be to come.  In hindsight, this […]

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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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My Food Storage is Changing, an update on Apartment Prepping…

by suburban September 24, 2012 Bug In
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As my time prepping matures, and living in an apartment, I am also finding that my prepping is starting to morph a bit.  As I prep for food, most specifically, I find that cans of food are becoming cumbersome.  Specifically, soups, tunas, canned chicken (which is a personal favorite of mine), etc.  I also find […]

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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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Test Cooking with Preps, Breakfast for Dinner, Part One

by suburban February 10, 2012 Bug In
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I like breakfast for dinner.  I do.  I have James Bond’s fetish for scrambled eggs.  Give me scrambled eggs, an omelet, or frittata any day of the week and I am a happy guy.  So, tonight, we make breakfast for dinner.  I have picked up some tester / samples from various vendors and I am going […]

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And Then There Was a Dinner Meeting

by suburban October 31, 2011 Bug In
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Last week, I had dinner with three other preppers.  One was new, and the two others I have been in touch with for some time.  We all live in Northern NJ, and are concerned with the economy, job growth, Bugging In, Bugging Out, etc.  The conversation twisted and turned in many directions.  We talked about […]

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Lessons Learned from Hurricane Floyd Employed in Hurricane Irene

by suburban October 5, 2011 Bug In
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This generous post was contributed by Cameron Green, of Green Academy of Personal Protection.  Cam has contributed several other posts, and I continue to value his help and contributions.  Please visit his Website at GAPPNJ if you live in the NY, NJ or PA area, and are looking for certification for CCWs, or learning how […]

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Repacking Some Core Preps for Portability, Ease of Use, Care Packaging, and Rotation

by suburban September 8, 2011 Bug In
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We talk an awful lot about how to rotate your canned, jarred, and other preps for freshness.  We also talk a lot about storage, how to store, what to store, etc.  Yesterday, I undertook a small job of repacking some of my “basic” preps.  What are some of my most basic preps.  Well, rice and […]

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Hurricane Irene: A Preppers’ Postmortem

by ST September 1, 2011 Bug In
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The storm has come and gone. Your experiences all depends on where you were at the time. Some places by me got hit hard (and are still without power as I write this). Others like my immediate area got away pretty cleanly (unless you were right on a canal). Even house by house was different. […]

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Hurricane Irene, What I Missed, What I Didn’t, and What I Learned.

by suburban August 31, 2011 Bug In
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Admittedly, I missed the “center” of Hurricane Irene. Rather, I missed the heart of the storm. I made my way west to Pennsylvania, not to bug out, but to a good friends bachelor party.  The upside is that I was going to be west of Irene.  The downside, if there is one, is that (in […]

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