Survivalism

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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Survival is a Fools Game; I Want to Live by Jesse Mathewson

by suburban November 20, 2012 Preparedness
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Jesse Mathewson is a contributing author to the Suburban Survival blog.  He is an individual who believes in Liberty, Non-Aggression, Self-Defense, Self-Ownership and a Free Market without state interference it is Jesse’s firm belief that we should all be better students in life. His autodactic education in American History, World Religious History, Government and accredited education […]

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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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100 Items a Prepper Must Have for Survival and Barter

by suburban October 7, 2011 Barter
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I was cleaning off the hard drive of my notebook computer, and found a list that I copied and pasted to Microsoft Word a few years ago.  I don’t know where I picked it up, but thought I would share it with everyone… Updated: 3/16/2014:  I am adding links to the products so you do […]

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Who Will Help me Eat My Bread?

by ST October 4, 2011 Barter
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There is an old children’s story about someone who asks “Who will help me make my bread?” No one helps. No one helps plant the wheat, harvest the wheat, mill the wheat, make the dough, or bake it. But at the end when it is asked who will help eat the bread everyone comes running […]

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Promises To Keep : Your New Post-SHFT Credit Card

by ST September 27, 2011 Barter
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There is no honor among thieves. But, thankfully, most people aren’t thieves. Even in a SHTF scenario, with some exception (e.g. Katrina), most people do behave well. For the most part. Living in or near a big city it can be hard to understand that a persons’ word still holds value for a large number […]

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Rant About the Main Stream Media, Post Hurricane Irene. Following a Post from Modern Survival Blog

by suburban September 2, 2011 Personal
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This post is probably more of a rant, and you will want to read the post over at Modern Survival Blog about Hurricane Irene: Main-Stream Slams Hurricane IRENE Preppers. Honestly, I am fired up.  How is it possible the main stream media say something like this?  Please read the Main-Stream Slams Hurricane IRENE Preppers post before reading my rant.  You will […]

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Benefits of CERT Training

by Mr-Jones August 5, 2011 CERT
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I live in a community of less than 10,000 people in rural Cache Valley on the ID/UT border with volunteer fire and ambulance service.  It’s been 8 months now since I joined my local Community Emergency Response Team.  Since then: I have completed CERT level I training (Taught by my city’s FD battalion commander) and […]

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Black Swans, Why We Prepare

by Prepperjim April 20, 2011 Personal
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A few years ago I read a book called The Black Swan, by Nassim Taleb.  While the book is primarily applicable to the financial crisis (it came out before the credit crisis hit and accurately predicted the issues), it also applies to low probability, high impact events that shape our lives and our world. Taleb […]

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Obscure Book and Movie Recommendations

by suburban March 11, 2011 Books
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Obscure Book and Movie Recommendations, as provided to me by an anonymous reader and contributor Survival blogs and websites are full of reviews about this or that book for preparation and/or outdoor survival skills. Or how a popular movie or TV show exemplifies this or that aspect of preparation and survival. That is not the […]

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