I enjoy a lot of diverse types of music. Until today, Disturbed wasn’t included in my list of “likes”. Sure, they have some catchy tunes and big beats, but I don’t like profanity and swearing. Then I heard something amazing from Disturbed‘s frontman, David Draiman, a cover of a song I’ve enjoyed for many, many years…. Read more »
The “coincidences” just keep piling up. Today, September 25th, 2015, John A. Boehner announced that he will resign one of the most powerful positions in the world – Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Background In these United States, national government is divided into three branches: The Executive Branch: the President of the United States… Read more »
Some years ago a song by Green Day was popular – “Wake me up when September ends”. It was a somber song. Summer has come and passed The innocent can never last Wake me up when September ends Like my father’s come to pass Seven years has gone so fast Wake me up when September… Read more »
Today is the 266th day of the calendar year. It’s the day Pope – the 266th Pope – meets with the President of the United States of America. Is that a coincidence? Or is there something more going on? Pope Francis Pope Francis is the current Pope of the Catholic Church, ex officio Bishop of… Read more »
Everyone loves chocolate, right? But if you had your choice between a chocolate bar and a silver bar, which would you pick? That’s exactly the question put in front of a bunch of random people in front of a coin shop. “You’re a winner today! We’re offering a free Hershey bar, right out of the… Read more »
After the China stock market crash, the situation might be a lot worse that it initially looked – which was already pretty bad. If things continue on the path they’ve been taking, China will show its third consecutive quarter of negative GDP growth. Some are downplaying these figures, but once adjusting for inflation the picture… Read more »
Yesterday we told you about a some troublesome events over the past several days. Today further details about one of those events is starting to surface – and it’s not looking good! While we’re all looking at the collapse of the economy in Greece and people banning the Confederate flag, the stock market in China… Read more »
Remember the story of the grasshopper and the ant? No, not the movie, the children’s story that teaches to prepare for Winter unless you end up freezing in the cold, with no food or fuel to survive. Many “preppers” have been advocating doing this for quite some time, with the mainstream dismissing their calls to… Read more »
GREAT NEWS! Though it was too late to get pictures, my boys and I were able to pick up two starter hives, truck them ~80 miles North, and install them last night! We didn’t look for queens, we just checker-boarded some empty foundation frames in, added a deep super, and refilled their feeders. One of… Read more »
Why should you grind your own wheat now?
Everyone always says you should store wheat as part of your long-term food storage. It’s cheap, it’s got a lot of uses, it stores for decades under the right conditions. Could there possibly be a down-side? Yes. Most people don’t use wheat. Sure, they eat it, but they are eating the processed form of the… Read more »Posted on June 5, 2012 by Joe
Rest in Peace, Dad
My Dad, Lawrence Leo Damewood, Sr., passed away in his sleep one year ago. He taught me many, many things about taking care of a yard and garden, and how to make do with what you have — things I hope to share with you in many of the posts that follow. Lawrence Leo Damewood,… Read more »Posted on June 3, 2012 by Joe
How to plan a raised-bed garden
“Winter” has left most places in the United States, and it’s time to turn our eyes to gardening. Many people have pre-established gardens that they’ve tended over the years, others have never tried their hand at gardening, and still more have tried, but failed. For each of these types of people, Raised Bed Gardening can… Read more »Posted on May 21, 2012 by Joe
Are you a Walmartian?
Walmartian (noun) = A person who is reliant upon the system, and doesn’t know that’s a really bad situation. I can’t take credit for coining the phrase, but I do subscribe to its definition. My kids come home from school with stories about other children (some not as young as you might think) that are… Read more »Posted on April 30, 2012 by Joe
An interesting story about smoking
One of my Twitter friends replied to a previous article with the following: @joelevi Nice article. But, have you ever notice most environmentalists are smokers? #irony Oh how very true! But rather than just smile and laugh about the irony, let’s look at why it’s ironic — and stir up a little controversy in the… Read more »Posted on April 7, 2012 by Joe
Stuff my dad taught me: How to plant a tomato
My dad has had a large garden for as long as I can remember. He grows carrots, red beets, yellow crook-neck squash, and tomatoes, amongst other plants. He uses a planting technique that would seemingly defy conventional logic. He buys the biggest plants he can find from one of the local greenhouses. Then he pinches… Read more »Posted on April 6, 2012 by Joe
Are preppers the new tree-huggers?
Some say that extreme, radical views are what’s needed to correct the “collision course” that we’re on with “climate change”. While we don’t disagree with them entirely, we think a more practical approach will have a much more effective impact than a radical approach. Don’t get us wrong, a lot of what we’ll share with… Read more »Posted on April 4, 2012 by Joe
Why should preppers be concerned about gardening?
Preppers, in general, prepare for the unexpected. Whether that’s a disaster, an emergency, or simply un- or under-employment. Planting a garden can help provide food when store-bought food may be scarce. Additionally, a core tenant of prepping is self-sufficiency — gardening is a means to that end. Many people have pre-established gardens that they’ve tended… Read more »Posted on April 3, 2012 by Joe
What Happened to the ‘Warmest Year on Record’?
You may think it’s odd that a “prepping” website would be anti-“global-warming”. I hope I don’t lose half my audience by exposing my opinions on the matter… but here goes. I’ve looked at the data associated with “global warming”, you know, the same stuff Al Gore based his “Inconvenient Truth” upon. He said that there… Read more »Posted on April 2, 2012 by Joe
Thoughts on Silver and Gold
Since this is my first “Precious Metals Prices” article on this site I thought I’d take a moment and introduce why I’m including this type of information on Suburban Prepping. Prepping isn’t just about reducing your carbon footprint or even making a smaller impact on the world around you. One of the core pillars of… Read more »Posted on March 31, 2012 by Joe