Protection From Looters

by suburban January 21, 2014 Personal Security
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It’s an unfortunate reality that there will be looters any kind of major emergency. What they’re after may change with the severity and type of emergency, but their intentions are the same universally. To take advantage of the chaos in order to take things that doesn’t belong to them. On top of that there are […]

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Reading Disaster Signs from the Animals

by suburban January 17, 2014 Guest Post
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There is no shortage of people that are happy to tell you their predictions about major disasters, or even the end of the world. Just check the headlines on any number of small blogs or the tabloids, and you will find at least a handful of people at any given time predicting our demise or […]

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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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You’re NOT Welcome Here!

by suburban December 31, 2013 Bug Out
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This is what hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people who own property in the New York Catskill mountain area were told in 2011. Local residents as well as state police turned legal property owners away from access to their land in the fall of that year. But allow me to digress for a moment before the […]

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Sucker Punched

by suburban December 30, 2013 Health
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You’re going along in life.  Everything is going well.  Then *WHAM!!*  Something small, silly yet devastating happens that knocks the wind out of your sails. So it was for me the week before Thanksgiving this year. The Monday the week before Thanksgiving somewhere in my day I ate something my entire digestive system didn’t like […]

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The EBT Scare, Panic, and the Lesson

by suburban October 14, 2013 Economy
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Over the weekend you no doubt heard about the EBT outage that bright the system to a halt.  If you don’t know what EBT is, it means “Electronic Benefits Transfer” and is the electronic version of the “Food Stamp Program.”  So, this means that  instead of receiving paper food stamps and paper checks, you are issued […]

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Budget Ham Radio

by suburban August 30, 2013 Communications
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This article is by Cameron Green, of Green Academy of Personal Protection (GAPP). In 2003, the northeast of the United States (as well as parts of the midwest and Canada) suffered a severe power outage.  Traffic lights were not working so gridlock was rampant…. the subways and other  mass transit were not working so peoples […]

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Everyday Carry Items To Be Used For Personal Protection

by suburban August 2, 2013 EDC
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This article is by Cameron Green, of Green Academy of Personal Protection (GAPP). The key to everyday carry (or EDC) is not burdening yourself with too much nonsense but still having the necessary tools to take care of yourself whether they be weapons, survival equipment, or luxuries.  Putting it bluntly, if you carry too much […]

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