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The California drought and what it means for you

by Cameron Green of GAPP April 10, 2015 Food
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California is facing one of the worst droughts the state has ever seen…. it is not the first drought, but based on the water levels (and projected water levels) the state is in dire need of water and water conservation. Governor Brown and the California legislature recently enacted water rationing measures trying to prolong the […]

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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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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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Hurricane Sandy… Two Years Later

by Cameron Green of GAPP March 23, 2015 Bug In
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The events of October 2012  in the NY/NJ area are well known to the nation.  Hurricane sandy made landfall and wreaked havoc on many towns.  Being one of the most densely populated areas on the planet, the damage was in the billions.  Major parts of the NY and NJ infrastructure were damaged including railways, roads, […]

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No More Apartment Prepping… Any advice?

by suburban May 12, 2014 Personal
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Well, it seems I usually start out a post with, “It’s been a while, but…”  In this case, I can say that it’s been just about two months; it’s been stressful, rewarding, expensive, and much more.  Anyway, as the title says, I’m out of the apartment into a house.  There is a LOT more space. Any […]

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Inexpensive DIY Tin Can Lighting and Cooking

by suburban February 4, 2014 Cooking
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As a life prepper and survival expert in the high desert there are certain things that I center on when it comes to my families safety, comfort and survival. The concentration for todays article is on DIY light. Contrary to popular myth the high desert of Arizona and New Mexico does not always have a […]

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Pets and Prepping, My Thoughts On the Subject

by suburban January 14, 2014 Pets
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Pets are a staple all around the world.  They’re part of the family.  They’re used for hunting, security, service for handicapped & our military, in law enforcement.  As you can see I am leaning towards discussing “man’s best friend.” They are prevalent from the time we wake to the time we go to sleep at […]

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Dehydrating Black Beans for Storage

by suburban January 7, 2014 Food
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So, I didn’t even know you could dehydrate black beans.  I suppose in the back of my mind, I knew it, but thought since I was jumping back on the band wagon again, that I would try some experimentation as well.  That said, I used four cans of black beans, a colander to rinse the […]

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Personal 2013 Year in Review

by suburban January 2, 2014 Personal
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2013 was an interesting year for me.  I didn’t blog as much as I have blogged in the past, and I think that was apparent to everyone.  I prepped less this year than I have in the past.  In fact by comparison to the past several years, it was mostly nonexistent.  So what didn’t I […]

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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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