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Inexpensive DIY Tin Can Lighting and Cooking

by suburban February 4, 2014 Cooking
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As a life prepper and survival expert in the high desert there are certain things that I center on when it comes to my families safety, comfort and survival. The concentration for todays article is on DIY light. Contrary to popular myth the high desert of Arizona and New Mexico does not always have a […]

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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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A Few of the Many Reasons I Love LifeHacker.com

by suburban August 6, 2012 General
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Do you know about LifeHacker.com?  It’s a very popular website that is about “Tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done.”  It is simply that.  I like it because every now and then they have cool DIY and MacGyver tips that I think relate to prepping and preparedness in general.  If this list doesn’t make […]

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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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What Boy Scouts (Sorry Ladies) is to Preparedness.

by suburban May 2, 2011 Preparedness
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When I was visiting family two weekends ago, I was sitting at the kitchen table chatting with my mother. I happened to lok down at the table and a brochure caught my eye. This brochure was for my old Boy Scout troop. It was their 100th anniversary of existance, and they were being honored locally […]

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The High Level Plan to Preparedness

by suburban April 5, 2011 Bug In
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Well, after last evening’s interview with Doctor Prepper, I thought I would write up a few thoughts on planning for your preparedness goals.  This will probably appeal to novice preppers, but it got me thinking about a few points of discussion around how to get the ball rolling and keep your head on straight at the same […]

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Teamwork for Suburban and Urban Survival – Part Four

by suburban January 25, 2011 Preparedness
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Okay, in part four Teamwork for Suburban and Urban Survival, today we talk about a list of skills that we may think are important for you, your friends, and team to know in a short or long term survival situation.  As I scour the Internet for lists of essential skills to pick and choose from, […]

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Teamwork for Suburban and Urban Survival – Part Three

by suburban January 19, 2011 Preparedness
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Yesterday, I finished up the post by illustrating the old west.  Wouldn’t it be great to roll up on a small town that is isolated from the rest of society, is self sufficient, has a great agricultural community, steel mill, power plant, honest people with good skills, etc.  Good luck.  No such place that I […]

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Teamwork for Suburban and Urban Survival – Part Two

by suburban January 18, 2011 Preparedness
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Did you give some thought yesterday to who your friends are and what skills they have?  Are they doctors, lawyers, blacksmith, veterinarian, pharmacist, construction workers, etc?  How about yourself?  What skills do you have?  What skills can you teach, barter, or sell if had to?  Let’s look at several more primitive skills.  Do you have […]

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Teamwork for Suburban and Urban Survival – Part One

by suburban January 17, 2011 Preparedness
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Is it inevitable; A disaster of catastrophic proportion that changes everyone’s living situation going forward for good?  Is living post disaster just an unforeseen reality that many of us have not experienced yet?  Look at Haiti just over a year ago.  Look at Australia with flooding that has destroyed homes and lives. One thing is […]

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