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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

On Line Manuals

For information that's handy you can't beat online manuals. Some of these you may have seen, others are unique and some are new but all are useful.

Marine Corps Manuals

Military Manuals

Service (repair, not military) Manuals for just about everything.



Corpsman / Dentalman:

Metalworking and engines.

USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, 2009 revision

Random Manuals.

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

From the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management:
During his 2002 State of the Union Address, President Bush asked Americans to volunteer their services in order to improve and safeguard their country. Harnessing the spirit of cooperation that developed as a result of the tragic events of September 11th, he created the Citizen Corps Program to organize volunteer services in the areas of crime, natural disasters and terrorism. The Community Emergency Response Team or (CERT) is a part of the Citizen Corps Program.


The CERT concept dates back to 1985, when the Los Angeles Fire Department recognized that in the early stages of a disaster – earthquakes in particular – local emergency responders would be overwhelmed, and basic training in disaster survival and rescue skills would improve the ability of community members to survive until responders or other assistance arrived.

Recognizing the universal value of this program, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) worked in conjunction with the LAFD to make the CERT program applicable to all types of hazards and developed a CERT training program which could be used nationwide and adapted to meet local conditions when the need arose.

The tragic events of September 11 remind us that disaster can strike anywhere or anytime, and that basic safety and disaster survival skills can mean the difference between life and death. CERT training empowers community members to prepare responsibly and respond appropriately when emergencies occur.


CERT members give critical support to first responders in emergencies, provide immediate assistance to victims, organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site, and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.

READ MORE HERE: New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

List of NJ C.E.R.T.S from APN

County C.E.R.T. Coordinators

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

October in NJ

It's the second week of October and as fall creeps in it's a good time to take stock of your shelves and make use of the harvest season. In my neck of the woods (North West Morris County) tourists from the more urban sections of the state flock to get hay rides and pick pumpkins. But for those of us who live here there is a nice bounty of falls crops just begging to be put up for the winter dinner table.

Today the wife canned some Apple Butter and spent sometime in the back yard picking crab apples to make Crab Apple Jelly. These things aren't hard to do and it makes the house smell great. It's also a way to develop your prepper skills for cooking, canning and preserving food for future use. These skills have been lost over time and replaced with supermarkets. Should the world go in a negative direction, supermarkets won't be of much help and you'll need to have the ability to gather and store for yourself and your family.

As the fall closes in an opportunity arises for those that don't have a garden and that is farmers markets. These markets are chock full of great value for all your winter needs. Acorn and Bottleneck squash are inexpensive and store extremely well in a cool dry spot in your basement. As do potatoes, onions, gourds and those beloved pumpkins. Pumpkins are tremendously versatile for roasting, baking and lots of different Pumpkin Soups!

So do yourself a favor and get out the cookbook, do some foraging in your yards and local farmers markets and practice those canning and food storage skills.

Prepping in NJ, it's a way of life.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hello NJ Preppers

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Hi everyone. I'm a member of SurvialistBoards and decided to join up over here too. Im a 38 yo male located in way South Jersey near the shore. So it looks like there arent' many NJ people here... kinda sad really. Hope to learn alot here....

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Hello NJ Preppers, wonderful to be part of group from the great state of New Jersey, I am happy to see a group who are here for each other. Glad to be here

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