Urban Survival

NYC Evacuation Plan to NJ

by suburban September 2, 2014 Bug Out
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Recently, Ms. Prepper and I have been discussing the recent events by ISIS, impending terror threats around the world, unrest in Israel, the lack of interest by our own elected officials, etc.  We came to the conclusion that it was time to build on the small emergency kit she keeps in her drawer at work, […]

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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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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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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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Pandemic Thoughts, and How’s Your NBC & Quarantine Gear?

by suburban March 23, 2012 Pandemic
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As I spend time writing this post, I am on a plane watching the film Contigion. If you have not seen it, it’s a film about a pandemic that started and begins to be widely spread by those traveling. As the film progresses, it is found that the pandemic is a deeply deadly virus. The […]

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2011 Urban Farming in Review

by ST December 13, 2011 Gardening
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2011 was a pretty good year farming wise at home. For an urban (I do consider myself urban) backyard container farm we did pretty good. And more importantly, we learned a lot to apply for next year. Starting out we added several new containers to our farm. I was surprised my wife went along with […]

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