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Book Review: The Frugal Survivalist, Disaster Preparedness Under $500.00, by James Dakin

by suburban December 1, 2011 Books
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For those of you that do not know him, James Dakin, authors, Bison Survival Blog, is rather outspoken Prepper Survivalist that has STRONG opinions about preppers in urban and suburban areas.  In fact, he calls us “Yuppie Preppers.”  I find his blog full of entertainment, interesting paranoia, frugal prepper and survivalist information, and touches of […]

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Book Review: Surviving the Economic Collapse

by Prepperjim November 9, 2011 Barter
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I recently heard of a man called Fernando “Ferfal” Aguirre from Jack Spirko over at The Survival Podcast. Ferfal is from Argentina and has lived through their economic crash from December 2001 until today. He wrote a booked about his experience called Surviving The Economic Collapse. He also has a blog called The Modern Survivalist. I […]

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Holy Survivalist / Prepper Resource List!!!

by suburban October 19, 2011 Books
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http://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/index.html  http://www.manytracks.com/lathe/default.htm  http://www.jungletraining.com/resources.htm  http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/education/pdf/Mapreadingmadeeasy.pdf http://www.survivalistboards.com/downloads.php  http://www.mainepatriot.net/id49.html  http://www.canadianwildernesssurvival.com/Free%20Books%20&%20Manuals%20Index.html  http://www.ahrq.gov/prep/  http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media_index.php?cat=6&start=0o  http://usrsog.org/forum/index.php?sid=daf5574a91722e009f22760de4cb4c3b  http://phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/library/erg  http://www.survivalbound.com/manuals/military.html  http://www.thebusinesslibrary.com/cd/mcdisas.php  http://www.shtfinfo.com/shtffiles/  http://www.pandemicreferenceguides.com/  http://www.pep-c.org/homepage/  http://www.all-hazards.com/LGP/library.htm  http://www.endtimesreport.com/library.html  http://www.aussurvivalist.com/downloads.htm  http://www.green-trust.org/freebooks/  http://www.codenameinsight.com  http://www.doomguide.com/  http://www.survival-training.info/library.htm  Not technically survival stuff, and there are certainly newer versions of most of these PDFs, but some of you might find a nugget or two you hadn’t seen elsewhere:  http://www.90thidpg.us/Reference/Manuals/index.html  and heres […]

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Black Swans, Why We Prepare

by Prepperjim April 20, 2011 Personal
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A few years ago I read a book called The Black Swan, by Nassim Taleb.  While the book is primarily applicable to the financial crisis (it came out before the credit crisis hit and accurately predicted the issues), it also applies to low probability, high impact events that shape our lives and our world. Taleb […]

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Obscure Book and Movie Recommendations

by suburban March 11, 2011 Books
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Obscure Book and Movie Recommendations, as provided to me by an anonymous reader and contributor Survival blogs and websites are full of reviews about this or that book for preparation and/or outdoor survival skills. Or how a popular movie or TV show exemplifies this or that aspect of preparation and survival. That is not the […]

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Les Stroud, “Will To Live, Dispatches From The Edge Of Survival”

by suburban February 2, 2011 Books
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Well, this review comes one day after his new book was released.  I actually had an advance copy of it from the publisher, and struggled to get through it; but not why you might think.  I have been super busy with work and at the end of the day it has just been hard to […]

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My “Electronic” Survival Library

by suburban October 6, 2010 Books
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So, by electronic survival library, I mean readable in PDF, MS Word, or on my Kindle App on my iPad.  I currently have all my electronic books on the iPad, netbook, my laptop, and a couple of key chain USB keys (one of which is attached to my keys).  I keep them all segregated by […]

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I Just Finished Dave Canterbury’s Book, “The Pathfinder System, Survivability for the Common Man”

by suburban August 19, 2010 Books
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Well, I burned right through this book.  I actually finished it a week ago, Thursday.  It should really be called, Survivability for the Common ‘Sense’ Man.  Dave takes a no nonsense real common sense approach to the concept of ‘what if I get lost in the woods while taking a walk, hiking, camping, etc.‘  It […]

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Just Bought “Build the Perfect Survival Kit” by John D. McCann

by suburban August 17, 2010 Books
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So I just bought the book, “Build the Perfect Survival Kit” by John D. McCann.  It has been around for a few years, but I figured it was worth the read, and will write a review of it when finished.  I will let you know whether or not this book makes the cut for the […]

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I’ve Finished Dave Canterbury’s Book, and Will Review It This Week

by suburban August 14, 2010 Books
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I’ve finished Dave Canterbury’s book and will review it this week.  To give you a heads up, I really liked it. I don’t want to say anymore before I finish polishing the review, but, if you like Dave, you should pick up the book…  Now I have to finish one of Cody Lundin’s books and […]

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