Weather

Hurricane Sandy, Five Days Without Power, Three Weeks Later, and the Gear That Made My Life Easier

by suburban November 23, 2012 Gear
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This is my (Suburban’s)  slightly overdue postmortem of Hurricane Sandy.  It’s Thanksgiving day as I write this, and I want to say thank you again to all of you, my readers, as well as a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.  My thoughts this holiday weekend are with those who’s homes and lives have […]

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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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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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Survival Heater for Your Car, My Test

by suburban February 13, 2012 Fire
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I know. Everyone has done a YouTube lesson on how to build one of these inexpensive emergency heaters for your car. Honestly, I had to try it for myself to be sure that it “worked.” Many people use empty steel coffee cans, some people improvise and use what they might have in the garage as […]

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Hurricane Irene, What I Missed, What I Didn’t, and What I Learned.

by suburban August 31, 2011 Bug In
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Admittedly, I missed the “center” of Hurricane Irene. Rather, I missed the heart of the storm. I made my way west to Pennsylvania, not to bug out, but to a good friends bachelor party.  The upside is that I was going to be west of Irene.  The downside, if there is one, is that (in […]

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A Cold Winter in Urbania

by ST June 14, 2011 Economy
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It may not be the coldest winter on record but the winter of 2010/2011 sure felt like it was in the Northeast. And it is definitely one of the snowiest in living memory and on record. Pretty much every week since the beginning of the New Year has brought a snow storm. Fortunately the price […]

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Yesterday’s Mild TEOTWAWKI Moment at the Grocery Store

by suburban December 27, 2010 General
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It wasn’t really a TEOTWAWKI moment, but offered an interesting glimpse of what might be.  Perhaps, the ghost of Christmas future. There is a major snowstorm on the way to the northeast.  It is the first one of the season and the weather channels, news channels, and everyone is predicting 12 – 18 or so […]

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What Are We Talking Here, Man Made Disasters or Natural Disasters?

by suburban September 1, 2010 Personal
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Well, while I am semi watching a little TV this evening, I figured I would bring up a topic that I seldom discuss.  Natural disasters.  In the past couple years, natural disasters have been front and center to everyone, partially due to how swiftly the media can get data on situations and report on it. […]

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Independence Day Weekend at the Camp Site

by suburban July 14, 2010 hygiene
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Well, last weekend was a good one.  Not only because I celebrated Independence Day, it was also my Mother’s birthday (she turned 65), but I was able to get out and do a little camping too.  It was a hot and long one as well…  It was more of a maintenance weekend than a full […]

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Car preparedness for the urban or suburban dweller

by suburban May 9, 2010 Gear
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I wasn’t really sure how tittle this blog post this morning, so with luck I will be able to explain it in more detail to you.  First, I am good for at least one flat tire a year in an area where I may or may not have cell coverage, love to go camping, but sometimes have […]

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