Prepping For 1 Week -Water and Food

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Storing an amount of extra water and food to be prepared for 1-week is smart and cheap preparedness insurance for many of the “most likely to happen” disruptions that you may encounter one day. You may be surprised that the majority of Americans apparently do not have a solid 1-week supply of food at home, […]

Prepping and Preparedness 2 -Overview

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“Prepping and Preparedness 2” is a level of being prepared for 1-month. Level-2 builds upon the topics discussed in Level-1 and I will not be repeating those details with the exception of expanding the topics where necessary. “Prepping and Preparedness 1” That said, there are a few additional preparedness topics that I will include here […]

Green Coffee Beans for Long Term Storage

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Green coffee beans are best for long-term storage whereas roasted coffee beans have a limited shelf-life — they comparatively won’t retain their fresh flavor for too long. The shelf life of ground coffee is even less – making both roasted coffee beans and ground coffee poor choices for long term storage. For those who are […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-5-20)

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photo taken during a hike earlier this week   This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, concerns, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness. The more who comment, the more who benefit from the discussion… First timer? Lets hear from you […]

How Do I Get Prepared?

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The following is a comment from our very own ‘NRP’ here on the blog who was responding to an article that I wrote awhile ago entitled, “Getting Started With Survival Preparedness” I felt that his comment was perfect for a subsequent article, especially geared towards those who may be just starting out in prepping / […]

Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone To Grow As A Human Being

All too many of us are nice and comfy in our “comfort zone”, remaining there whenever possible. You might ask “What’s wrong with that?” Well, here’s what I think…   “Wrong” is not the right word. There’s nothing wrong with that in the sense of right and wrong. However here’s what I know as a […]

Retirement May Be Your Own SHTF If You Are Not Prepared For It

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  Guest article, by ‘NRP’ Do you believe that someday TS-will-HTF ? Well then you are absolutely correct. We sometimes talk of how an EMP, economic-crash, WW III, Cyber Attack, Pandemic, so-on, will change the world (your life) forever, and/or bring it crashing down. Retirement IS an event that will totally disrupt your current life […]

Home Canning Tips And Lessons Learned

Looking for home canning tips? I thought one of the best ways to discover some of the lessons learned would be to hear it straight from others who have some experience with home canning and their own trial-and-error discoveries. Recently someone on the blog wrote the following comment, “Literally, everything we’ve ever canned is in […]

Home Canning Tips And Lessons Learned

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Looking for home canning tips? I thought one of the best ways to discover some of the lessons learned would be to hear it straight from others who have some experience with home canning and their own trial-and-error discoveries. Recently someone on the blog wrote the following comment, “Literally, everything we’ve ever canned is in […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-5-13)

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  This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, concerns, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness. The more who comment, the more who benefit from the discussion… First timer? Lets hear from you too 😉   ———————————– Note: We appreciate that […]

List The Most Important Preps That You Own

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I was sitting here thinking about my preps – something that I do from time to time while reassessing my readiness. You might ask, “Readiness for what?”, and I would answer, “Just about anything”. One’s readiness and preparedness might be as small or as large as you make it to be. Sometimes there are limiting […]

Without Electricity Most Of The Population Will Not Survive

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It really is incredible when you start to think deeply about our reliance upon electricity and the terrible disastrous consequences of being without it for a long period of time. Heck, even a relatively short period of time without electricity will likely result in people “losing it”… How long will it take without electricity until […]

Will A Triggering Event In North Korea Change What You Are Doing?

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I recently received an email from someone who expressed the following conern: “I’m getting a bit antsy about a potential triggering event in North Korea that might lead to a wider situation, for which we as a nation are not yet ready.” And here’s the topic launch, a hypothetical: “What if you came upon evidence […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-5-6)

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  This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, concerns, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness. The more who comment, the more who benefit from the discussion… First timer? Lets hear from you too 😉   ———————————– Note: We appreciate that […]

Birch Bark Fire Tinder

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Birch Bark is one of the best tree barks for fire tinder and it will light even when it’s damp. Why? Because the natural oils in birch bark is very flammable. For a successful “survival” fire, preparation is critical. Most all of the work is done prior to sparking or lighting the fire. Other than […]

Tornado Alley, Tornado Facts, And How They Form

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Full Size image   Tornadoes occur mostly in the United States. On average, 1,200 tornadoes cause 1,500 injuries and 65 fatalities per year in the U.S. (source: spc.noaa.gov) Here’s more about “tornado alley”, tornado facts, and how they form:   Where is Tornado Alley? Tornado Alley is an area of the United States where tornadoes […]

Does Your Spouse Or Partner Agree With Your Prepping?

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Lets face it, not everyone is on the same page with regards to all things. When it comes to a spouse or partner at home, certainly there are disagreements between each-other having to do with various issues and life’s activities (this is normal!). The specific question though, “Is your spouse or partner on-board with it? […]

A Survivalist’s Motto

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“If you don’t prepare, you could lose everything. If you prepare for the worst and nothing happens, you’ve lost nothing.” Given the dangers and risks in the world today, it just makes sense to prepare. The prepper / preparedness movement has gained a-lot of traction over the years, and it has been happening for a […]

When Is It Safe To Plant?

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image: FarmersAlmanac   When is it safe to plant garden vegetables? Is it simply after the last frost date for your area? And if that’s correct, then how do you find out when is that last Spring frost date? Can you plant some vegetable crops before the last frost date?   The Farmers Almanac defines […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-4-29)

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What’s wrong with this picture? 😉 Saw this during our road-trip – a tanker truck filled with coffee?! And a flammable sign posted on the back?! That’s some potent blend! Actually it was just an advertisement, pretty funny though at first glance.   This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-4-22)

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Mountains in Utah off I-15 after the sprawl of Salt Lake City   This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness, or perhaps what you have done to convert your ‘fiat’ (paper) currency into tangible […]

Vitamin Supplements Guide List

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Preppers will store up a supply of food, but have they considered the nutritional balance of the foods they’ve stored versus what the body needs? Vitamins are necessary for our general nutrition and good health. Although they do not directly contribute to energy or body-building materials, they are important to form complex chemical compounds that […]

Ten Concealed Carry Mistakes

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(Doesn’t look like a concealed carry mistake, but I couldn’t resist 😉 )   The following list of ten concealed carry mistakes will hopefully get those of you who carry a handgun – thinking and doing something about it… Feel free to add you own considerations to the list…   1. Not Practicing Drawing Your […]

Lightning Facts and Fiction

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Thunderstorm cloud, central Kansas   Observing the lightning within a thunderstorm, especially a severe thunderstorm is an awesome site to behold. A few nights ago while staying in central Kansas I had the opportunity to view several simultaneous severe thunderstorms which were producing stunning lightning in a continuous non-stop light show. I observed the enormous […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-4-15)

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Bryce Canyon, Utah   This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness, or perhaps what you have done to convert your ‘fiat’ (paper) currency into tangible assets 😉 The more who comment, the more that’s […]

World War 3 Will Turn Nuclear

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I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. -Albert Einstein   The worldwide military industrial complex (MIC) has thousands upon thousands of nuclear weapons under the umbrella of various nations and various leaders of varying temperaments. Nuclear bombs come in […]

Preparations And Survival For Nuclear War

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Image: WikiHow The immediate psychological effects of a thermonuclear explosion – a surface burst of a nuclear weapon (or weapons) that suck millions of tons of pulverized and radioactive earth into the air – will be outright terror.   Stunned terror, confusion and panic – primarily because it will be an event that is so […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-4-8)

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April Showers Bring May Flowers   This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness, or perhaps what you have done to convert your ‘fiat’ (paper) currency into tangible assets 😉 The more who comment, the […]

POLL: What May Happen As A Result Of US Missile Attack In Syria?

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In this image released by the US Navy, the USS Ross fires a tomahawk land attack missile at a Syrian airfield. PHOTO: ROBERT S. PRICE/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES   In case you haven’t heard, the United States has launched a missile attack within Syria in retaliation for the apparent chemical weapons attack there. The Wall Street […]

Insect Killing Repellent For Your Clothing And Gear

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I just wanted to fill you in on a tip how to keep insects such as ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, and mites off your clothes and your body… This stuff is also effective against the Yellow Fever Mosquito, which can transmit the Zika Virus. It is completely odorless after drying and ideal for any outdoor activity […]

Room Darkening Material For Windows And Your Security

Not only will room darkening materials keep outdoor light from getting in but will also keep indoor light from getting out. Why might this be important and how does it relate to preparedness? Answer:   Keeping indoor light from being visible to the outdoor world might be a concern and a high level consideration for […]

Your Favorite Small Pocket Knife

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A small pocket knife is likely an every-day carry item for most who are reading this, and they are a great little tool for a multitude of uses. Chances are you also have more than just a “small” pocket knife to choose from, however you probably carry that one particular special little knife because…it’s small! […]

A Solar Energy System That Works At Night

Solar energy is power from the sun. But what about power during the night? Here’s how it’s done:   Batteries! Solar energy is radiant energy collected from the sun. Not only can it be harnessed and converted immediately to household electricity, but it can also be harnessed and stored in special batteries to be used […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-4-1)

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Not something I’m used to seeing… Several Peacocks walking around while visiting friend in SoCal   This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness, or perhaps what you have done to convert your ‘fiat’ (paper) […]

LED Grow Lights For Indoor Plants

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LED grow lights are made up of light-emitting diodes, and are advantageous over other methods of plant lights because they consume much less electricity and the typical LED has a life span of 50,000 hours (if on a 12 hour timer, 11 years). If you use an alternative energy source in your home (e.g. solar […]

A Small Bullet Space Pen For Everyday Carry

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I just wanted to fill you in on something that I carry in my pocket as part of my everyday carry items. It is something that you might consider to be “old school” and something that might not be recognized by many people today, especially those of the smart phone or tablet generation… 😉 It’s […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-3-25)

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Humphreys Peak in Arizona – 12,633 feet   This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness, or perhaps what you have done to convert your ‘fiat’ (paper) currency into tangible assets 😉 The more who […]

The Grand Canyon Is Both Humbling And Inspiring

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(Grand Canyon at South Rim – larger image) The Grand Canyon is one of the Earth’s most powerful, inspiring landscapes and overwhelms our senses when standing there at the rim. While a picture of the Grand Canyon might itself appear remarkable (I snapped the image above during yesterday’s visit), when you physically stand there looking […]

Meteor Crater Near Winslow Arizona A Reminder Of Asteroid Impact Dangers

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Meteor Crater: Winslow, Arizona (full size image)   Wow, just wow… We recently visited the meteor crater near Winslow, Arizona (for the purpose of this post!) and it was an awesome visual reminder of the devastating potential from asteroids (becoming meteors when they enter our atmosphere) smashing into our planet.   50,000 years ago, a […]

The Mainstream Analogy With A School Of Fish Moving In Synchronicity

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As I drove from east to west today across the state of New Mexico on our current trip, Mrs.J and I were talking. One of the subjects had to do with the political and ideological division in this country, and how there are incredible and powerful efforts underway to undermine the nationalist movement within the […]

Trump Assassination Will Likely Ignite Civil War II

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I recently received an email from the American Redoubt outlining the possible and perhaps likely scenario that would take place following a Trump assassination. I have thought about such consequences myself, particularly given some of the vocal left who are actually publicly calling for his assassination (why are they not being prosecuted?!). While I do […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-3-18)

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  This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness, or perhaps what you have done to convert your ‘fiat’ (paper) currency into tangible assets 😉 The more who comment, the more that’s spread around for […]

Transporting Firearms Across State Lines

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The following information regarding transporting firearms across state lines was obtained from the NRA-ILA, and I thought that some of you might find it beneficial to know…   CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law. To […]

My Visit At Ready Made Resources

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Today I had the pleasure of meeting Bob (and his family and working crew) over at Ready Made Resources (ReadyMadeResources.com) located in the hills of eastern Tennessee. Ready Made Resources has been a long time advertiser and sponsor of ModernSurvivalBlog.com and it was great to get together… It is always a great feeling when able […]

Choosing a Hand Grain Mill

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How to choose which hand grain mill to buy? There is quite a range of prices for various hand grain mills (flour mills) and it may seem challenging to choose one that’s right for you. However you can narrow your choices by considering two basic questions… 1. Do you intend to grind/mill into fine flour […]

Cities Are Artificial And Only Exist At The Expense Of Resources From Elsewhere

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Modern cities are not natural in that they are artificial unnatural centers of human existence. Cities rely upon energy and resources from elsewhere to enable their existence and survival. These resources come from mostly invisible and intertwined complicated ‘just-in-time’ distribution networks and systems, and life in the city wouldn’t exist without them. Systemic risk? Yes, […]

Winter Blizzard Shuts Down Truckers And Exemplifies SHTF

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I am currently on a road-trip and ‘holed up’ in eastern Pennsylvania under a Blizzard Warning while the forecast 24+ inches of the white stuff is shutting down all trucker transportation (and the rest) for tens of millions in the northeast. As I was driving today I knew of the forecast for a potential record […]

Spices, Herbs, Seasonings With Your Long Term Food Storage

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Spices and seasonings added to a long-term food storage (deep pantry) will enhance what otherwise might be dull and mundane (with some of your ‘staple’ foods such as rice & beans, etc..), enhancing flavor and edibility. Spices may consist of dried seeds, fruit, roots, or bark of plants. Herbs are considered leafy parts of plants […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-3-11)

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Granny With A Gun (Beverly Hillbillies)   This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness, or perhaps what you have done to convert your ‘fiat’ (paper) currency into tangible assets 😉 The more who comment, […]

Travel Hotel Preparedness

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Some or many of you may travel once in a while (or more often) for work. Others will occasionally go on a trip, a visit, or a vacation where you will be staying in a hotel overnight. So the issue of the day is, How do you apply preparedness for an overnight stay in a […]

Modern Survival In Suburbia: The Intangible Prep

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by Eric E. Borton: INTRODUCTION Most of my friends and family live in subdivisions in suburban neighborhoods stretching from North Atlanta to Athens, Georgia. As turbulent times surround us, some of them are taking their preparedness more seriously. They’re beginning to understand that their absolute dependency on the grid, city utilities and services, and modern […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-3-4)

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Lots of Red Fox around this winter…   This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness, or perhaps what you have done to convert your ‘fiat’ (paper) currency into tangible assets 😉 The more who […]

OPSEC And Your Circle Of Friends

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OPSEC, or Operational Security can be so very, very important. What is OPSEC? In short, it is keeping certain things secret, or simply the purposeful action of not talking about something or avoiding the topic altogether. When it comes to prepping, preparedness, issues of security, and MANY other ‘things’, maintaining good OPSEC may be more […]

A Portable Shortwave Radio To Discover What Happened After SHTF

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Regarding a hypothetical nationwide ‘grid-down’ SHTF event while being 1000 miles away from home in your vehicle, I wrote, My very first action would be to deeply asses the situation as best I can, because further decisions will hinge greatly on that assessment, so it better be right (or close to right). “This involves verifying […]

Why Have The Trump Supporters Stopped Prepping?

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I don’t mean to lump everyone on the ‘right'(ish) side of the political spectrum as Trump supporters, however I believe that this broad-brush paints the picture well enough. I sense it, I see it, and there’s no doubt that many have stopped prepping since Trump won the presidential election. Certainly not all have stopped, though […]