suburban survival

No More Apartment Prepping… Any advice?

by suburban May 12, 2014 Personal
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Well, it seems I usually start out a post with, “It’s been a while, but…”  In this case, I can say that it’s been just about two months; it’s been stressful, rewarding, expensive, and much more.  Anyway, as the title says, I’m out of the apartment into a house.  There is a LOT more space. Any […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thoughts on a Storage Unit as a Fallback Shelter or Bug Out Location

by suburban May 17, 2012 Bug Out
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This is a response to @Alex516 who asked the following question, which made me think a little deeper on the subject, and I thought it would make a good post: @Alex516 asked: “I’d be curious about your thoughts for using a storage unit as a layover. I’m thinking about caching some supplies in one on […]

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