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Summer’s Here, Work, Future Plans, and Prepping

by suburban June 25, 2013 Bug Out Vehicle
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Well, summer is officially upon us.  When it came it came with heat and humidity.  With that there are supposed to be severe thunder storms all week here in NJ.  I’m getting used to the rain, and am going to start calling New Jersey, “New Seattle” shortly.  Heck, I’ve only been camping twice all season, […]

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The Get Home Bag for the Girlfriend and Her Impending Education

by suburban February 12, 2013 Bug Out
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As I mentioned in a previous post, I was concerned about making sure my girlfriend was prepared for an emergency, primarily to get to my domicile in the event of an impending or happening disastrous situation.  I hope to make sure she is safe as well as her dog, whom I have become very fond of, despite […]

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I Forgot My EDC…

by suburban February 12, 2012 EDC
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Well, I am in Florida on business. I’m here for a week. Maybe longer. I’m happy to be here, because it seems winter has finally met with the Northeast. However, I feel naked. I left my travel EDC kit in my my GHB accidentally, in the trunk of my car. All I have is a […]

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Prepper Evangelical

by Prepperjim September 5, 2011 EDC
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I read ST’s post from last week and started thinking about how to convert people to our preparedness mindset. To be frank, I think it is almost impossible to change people’s ideas on just about any subject. Their opinions have been formed over countless hours of careful conditioning. In our case, in our time, in this country, […]

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Review of Ron Hood’s Urban Master DVD “Away From Home”

by suburban November 16, 2010 Gear
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As many of you know, I do a lot of traveling for work.  In fact, one of my concerns is always security and possible SHTF when I travel.  I don’t think there can be a much worse situation than being without any of the gear you are familiar with than when the SHTF and you […]

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My “Get Home Bag” Replacement Contents.

by suburban November 5, 2010 bug out bag
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Well, as many of you know, about a week ago or so my “Get Home Bag” from my truck was stolen from the parking lot where I had been parking my car for two plus years.  In hind sight, I think it was my fault for assuming that there was ample security.  Rather, I became […]

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Saturday Videos

by suburban October 23, 2010 General
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Before I drop in the videos for you this morning, don’t forget to visit CampingSurvival.com and use the 5% discount code “suburban” when you order your gear from them! Note: if the videos are not playing or do not come up, it seems youtube.com has been having issues this morning… How to Start a Fire […]

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Simple Inexpensive Lighting When There Is No Power

by suburban July 16, 2010 Bug In
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So, I was walking through Walmart one day getting ready to pick up a new football to play catch with on a camping trip, when I walked past the outdoor patio stuff, and it hit me… Cheap lighting for home.  Renewable, too… Hmmm… Solar lawn lighting.  I went over and there was a six pack […]

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My Urban Get Home Bag

by suburban June 3, 2010 Bug Out
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When I worked in NYC and live in NJ, Post 9/11 I had a GHB in my file cabined drawer. 1. 1 Bottle Potassium Iodide Tablets (inexpensive and figured it was good to have in the event of a dirty bomb) 2. 2 x Small Bottle of hand sanitizer (60% alcohol / 40% aloe – […]

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