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Prepping, Moving, and Lots of Stuff

by suburban September 19, 2015 Bug In

Well, after many years in the 1 – 1/2 bedroom apartment in Northern NJ, Ms. Prepper and I recently moved in together, and into a new home.  Anyone that has accumulated any amount of stuff, knows that the mere act of packing your stuff and moving it can be a daunting task.  In this prepper’s case, […]

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The Gray Man Concept, Podcast Episode 2

by suburban April 16, 2015 Gear

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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New Jersey Preparedness and Alternative Energy Show – April 20th, in Woodbury, NJ

by suburban March 27, 2013 Gear

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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Swiss Army Knives. The Almost Forgotten Survival Tool, by Me….

by suburban March 8, 2013 EDC

I almost forgot about them.  I did.  I had a couple of them as a kid, that sadly were misplaced.  I’m talking about the Swiss Army Knife.  With multi-tools being so popular for various reasons I literally have not given the Swiss Army Knife a look in several years.  I have two or three multi-tools. […]

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Review of “Without Rule of Law, Advanced Skills to Help You Survive: Hide, Evade, Scavenge, and Infiltrate”

by suburban February 20, 2013 Civil Unrest

This review is probably months overdue. I’ve had “Without Rule of Law: Advanced Skills to Help You Survive” for months. It also took me a couple months to get through because I picked it up just every now and then to read it when I had a spare moment. To be sure I did not […]

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A Flashlight Review, The HybridLight Company

by suburban February 2, 2012 Preparedness

I was recently contacted by The HybridLight Company.  I traded emails with them for a day or two and asked them about a hybrid solar/battery powered flashlight they sell.  Honestly, at first, I wasn’t that enthusiastic about reviewing a flashlight.  Everyone has their preference of brands.  To me they are a lot like a pocket […]

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Add One of These Budget Knives To Your Kit(s)

by suburban January 26, 2012 bug out bag

In a short sighted ambitious attempt to think about learning more skills, I wanted, and continue to want to learn how to make a knife out aof a blank piece of steel.  It is something that I have wanted to do for a long time, as does a buddy of mine.  While watching City Survivalist’s […]

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The Interesting Road to Actually Bugging Out, Thoughts During a Mandatory Evacuation

by suburban September 3, 2011 Bug Out

Yesterday, I received an email, and text message from the local emergency system I was signed up for.  The mayor of my town, and the county, I believe, instituted a mandatory evacuation of homes due to flooding from the Passaic River.  As I got the text and email, I thought about it for a while. […]

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Suburban’s Updated Travel EDC

by suburban August 25, 2011 Crime

As promised, this is my post about my expanded Travel EDC.  It seems the more I travel, the more I think I need when on the road.  I am finding there is a fine balance between having what you think you might need in an emergency, and just packing your whole Get Home Bag in […]

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Gerber Profile Knife Review

by suburban August 1, 2011 Gear

A couple years ago, I purchased a Gerber Profile Fixed Blade Knife Drop Point.  I generally take it camping with me, but have never thought of reviewing it.  In fact, I am not a knife afficiando.  However, I’m going to give it a shot here. Like I said, I have had this knife for a couple […]

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