Water

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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Back to the Basics

by Prepperjim March 7, 2012 Preparedness
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I’ve been prepping for about 18 months now and have kind of lost the spark that drives me to keep going. I really have not done anything for the past two months other than listen to The Survival Podcast and some other “small” projects (subject of future posts). So, I figure it is time to go […]

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Hydration for Children, by ShaneTheNurse

by suburban November 14, 2011 first aid
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One of the common mistakes that people make is to treat a dehydrated child in the same manner as a dehydrated adult. For a child that is severely dehydrated this will most likely mean death. I have been an ER nurse since the 1990’s and I cannot tell you how many times I have treated […]

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Hydration for Adults, by ShaneTheNurse

by suburban November 10, 2011 first aid
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We have all heard the phrase “hydrate or die.” unfortunately most Americans fail to heed this advice.  When I was working the Arizona desert I noticed an increase in the incidence of pulmonary embolisms. So I did a small study and found that every single person was chronically dehydrated. Most of them had been in […]

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Saturday Videos

by suburban October 8, 2011 Politics
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2 Activists Not Sure on Communist Solution SHTF CREW TAG The Day of Darkness Came Surviving Hypothermic Conditions Live, Laugh, Prepare… WROL Spring Development    

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September is National Preparedness Month

by Prepperjim September 14, 2011 Cooking
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Our government has designated September as “National Preparedness Month“. This contrasts with the FBI’s profiling preppers as potential terrorists. I imagine the message is “be prepared”, but don’t be too prepared. We still want you dependent upon the government, so don’t become independent! So, what skill do you want to develop for National Preparedness Month? […]

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The Two Most Common Ways of Purifying Water Post Man Made or Natural Disaster

by suburban August 26, 2011 Preparedness
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Purifying water in an urban or suburban environment after a natural or man-made disaster When disaster strikes, the first thing on most people’s minds is the wellbeing of their loved ones and their own personal safety. Humans are pretty resourceful creatures and can survive with very little if forced to do so, but there are […]

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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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Saturday Videos

by suburban December 11, 2010 General
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First, I want to apologize for the lack of posts this week.  It is unusual for me not to have or to make the time to post something for you, or learn something for myself for that matter.  I am drinking from a fire hose at my new job.  They threw me right in and […]

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Saturday Videos

by suburban November 6, 2010 General
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Airsoft Training with Central Axis Relock – CAR System from Paul Castle Canteens (Urban Survival) Another Way To Use a Double Poncho Tent, and a Swiss Volcano Stove PRACTICAL UNARMED COMBATIVES VOLUMES 1 & 2: Critical Skills of Damithurt Silat Digging Stick – Because you don’t always need or want a shovel for the job…

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