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Review of the Anker Astro for Your Mobile Devices

by suburban January 28, 2014 Gear
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A few months ago I set out on a quest to find a recharging device to take with me on the road and to have in the event of a SHTF of any kind.  I wanted a battery device that could recharge my mobile phone or pad device several times if the power were out, […]

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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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Quick Review of the Gerber Bear Grylls Knife Sharpener

by suburban April 1, 2013 Bear Grylls
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I picked this up over the weekend because when I was out at the family home / Bug Out Location, I realized I forgot a knife sharpener.  So, when I ran out to pick a couple items up for the family dinner, I also picked up the Bear Grylls Knife Sharpener.  Not unlike the Bear […]

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

by suburban March 8, 2013 EDC
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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
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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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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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The ASCELLA Emergency Light Bulb / Flashlight

by suburban August 30, 2012 General
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UPDATE: 02/20/2014.  It looks like 1-800-Prepare is no longer carrying the Ascella Flashlight Lightbulb.  However, I found it on Amazon.com for you here. Well, I’ve been talking to one of the guys over at 1-800-Prepare about a new product they brought on.  It’s a light bulb.  No, it’s a flashlight.  No, it screws into my […]

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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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