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Hurricane Sandy, Five Days Without Power, Three Weeks Later, and the Gear That Made My Life Easier

by suburban November 23, 2012 Gear
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This is my (Suburban’s)  slightly overdue postmortem of Hurricane Sandy.  It’s Thanksgiving day as I write this, and I want to say thank you again to all of you, my readers, as well as a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.  My thoughts this holiday weekend are with those who’s homes and lives have […]

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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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Hurricane Sandy Updates via Facebook

by suburban November 1, 2012 Preparedness
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Hey everyone, I just want to let you all know that I am making personal updates about Hurricane Sandy on my facebook page and will be putting together more comprehensive posts for the blog later.  Please check out the page if you have not at www.facebook.com/SuburbanSurvivalBlog. Thanks and for those that can get to the page […]

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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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Pandemic Thoughts, and How’s Your NBC & Quarantine Gear?

by suburban March 23, 2012 Pandemic
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As I spend time writing this post, I am on a plane watching the film Contigion. If you have not seen it, it’s a film about a pandemic that started and begins to be widely spread by those traveling. As the film progresses, it is found that the pandemic is a deeply deadly virus. The […]

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SouthernPrepper1 on Suburban Security

by suburban March 5, 2012 Preparedness
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This was sent to me by a friend, and if you have not seen it, I think it is worth it…  I thought I would share. Suburban Security, Part One  

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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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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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