Preparedness

Raise Your Hand if You’ve Ever Used Your Fish Mox

by suburban March 11, 2014 Health
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Two weeks ago I traveled for work.  Over the weekend, I felt myself starting to feel like crap.  By Monday I felt like I had strep throat and bronchitis.  having both of them in the past I basically self diagnosed.  I was going to dive into my stash of Amoxicillin, however, as a prepper, I […]

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Review: Where There Is No FEMA, Survival for Normal People in (Very) Abnormal Times, by Richard Bryant

by suburban March 2, 2014 Books
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I was asked to review the book “Where There Is No FEMA.”  I’ve been turning down many book reviews lately for two reasons.  First, because my time has been very limited with work, and second, because I find many books on the Prepper genre strikingly similar in content.  When I was asked to review “When […]

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New Orleans City Tour. Artifacts of Katrina, 10 Years Later

by suburban February 25, 2014 Preparedness
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Hey everyone.  This weekend I am in New Orleans for the very first time for a work conference.  I am fortunate enough to have my significant other with me to enjoy the weekend with.  We’re having a good time.  Dinner, & a couple drinks on Bourbon Street, etc. Yesterday we took a city tour.  It […]

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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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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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My Guerrilla Berkey Water Filter Project in 20 Minutes or Less

by suburban July 13, 2013 Bug In
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As far as I am concerned, this project has been well overdue.  Especially in the wakes of both hurricanes Irene and Sandy.  With hurricane season just barely upon us, and the loss of power, etc. last year, I thought it was time to prepare a bit for what might be to come.  In hindsight, this […]

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Are Pre-2011 Nickels Worth the Hedge?

by suburban June 29, 2013 Economy
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It has been argued by those in the prepper and survival community that because nickels (pre-2011ish) contain 75% copper and 25 % nickel will appreciate with inflation and/or precious metals.  It’s been said that the price of the nickel will go up in a post economic collapse scenario.  My own preliminary research says this is debatable.  I’m […]

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