How To Do Laundry & Clothes Washing Without Electricity

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Maybe you’re planning an extended off-grid stay somewhere or maybe you’re planning for what you would do during a long grid-down situation. Eventually you will want to wash your dirty clothes! But how? Those here who are preparedness-minded and into higher levels of being prepared, have you thought about this? Whether you have or haven’t, it’s today’s topic and food for thought.   What do you need to do laundry? 1. Water 2. Soap 3. Agitation That’s it! Even without soap, you can get clothes cleaner by water-soaked agitation. There are a few clever inventions that may assist you in

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Lithium Iron Battery For Solar Off-Grid Alternative Energy Systems

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The Lithium Iron battery from Iron Edison has significant advantages for solar panel alternative energy storage. Consider these benefits over Lead Acid: 1. SAFE. Unlike lithium-ion ‘cobalt’ batteries that you may have heard about (catching fire in laptops, mobile phones), the Lithium Iron phosphate battery from Iron Edison (made in Denver Colorado) will not explode or catch fire. It’s thermal stability makes it safe. No thermal runaway. 2. MORE ENERGY. Its electrochemical capacity allows it to store more energy than lead acid. Thus the ability to design smaller more efficient battery sizes. Typically 1/4 the size and weight of lead

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Can YOU Survive A Month Without “Outside” Help?

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Here’s a preparedness question for you, “Could you go a whole month without ANY external source of help or supplies?” I’m not talking about just food, but everything and anything that you would need to survive for a month. There would be no going out to get (buy) anything. Not only that, but take it to the next level and add this factor: No electricity. We’ve talked about this many times here on Modern Survival Blog, but this time I’m challenging you to think of your own personal situation. Your own current readiness. Not just hypothetical. Lets brainstorm on some

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Caution: Smoke Detectors Have A Shelf Life

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Smoke detectors expire. Over time they lose sensitivity. The last thing you want is a weak smoke detector in your room while sleeping soundly at night. Here’s what you need to know… The smoke detector ‘works’ largely unnoticed while on the ceiling or walls while it constantly and continuously measures the air around it – just waiting to alarm. It works hours, days, weeks, months, years – never ending. At least until one of two things happen… 1. The batteries run dead. 2. It’s shelf life expires. Note: A good habit to get into for replacing smoke detector batteries is

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-6-16)

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  This Saturday post is your weekly open-forum for: – Preparedness accomplishments this week – Off-topic conversation throughout the week   SUPPORT MODERN SURVIVAL BLOG If you like it here, to help assure that we stay on-the-air: 1. If you’re running an ad blocker, add ModernSurvivalBlog.com to your whitelist. Revenue from our non-intrusive ads help bring you this free premium content. 2. Visit these advertiser sponsors and generate traffic from our site: Humless Solar Power Kits ReadyMadeResources Camping Survival GunMagWarehouse AugasonFarms GoldenEagle ReadyMan IronEdison FireSteel IHKnives 3. Start your Amazon shopping (HERE). A portion of your purchase will help support

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Can You Even Imagine The Pioneer Family Surviving The Frontier?

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If you’re a homesteader or preparedness “lifestyler” (just invented that word 😉 ), can you even imagine the life of the American pioneer family? From their first arrival in Massachusetts in the 1600’s, early pioneer settlers pushed westward behind a constantly moving frontier. Just think about it… Setting out into the frontier with a covered wagon and whatever food and gear that would fit. They would travel across wilderness and undeveloped terrain with no previous knowledge of the area. Zero external support systems. They entirely relied on their own skills, tenacity, and thought out (and limited) supplies brought with them

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Being Around A Chronic Complainer Is Bad For Your Health

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“The world has doesn’t care about you, me, or anyone else. It’s up to each and everyone of us to dictate our own path.” That quote from a recent MSB comment says it all. It’s so true. I learned that lesson a very long time ago. Interestingly, although the statement is very logical and common sensible, lots of people just don’t get it. They apparently do not realize that to complain does no good whatsoever and will NOT change one’s position in life. Not at all. In fact, it will likely worsen one’s position in life! What they don’t realize

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Do You Feel Like You’re Being Positioned For What May Come?

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How many of you have a “sixth sense” that what you are doing (preparedness) is as though you’re being positioned for what may come? Do you feel that what you’re doing is “meant to be”? Guided? Is it as though unseen forces or intuition is leading you to be ready for something that’s coming, or that could come? Despite how things may seem to be going along smoothly right now, is your gut instinct messaging your brain that you still need to be getting ready? I’ve asked the question in several different ways… I’m after your opinion whether or not

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The Great Divide In America: There’s No Discussion: “You’re An Idiot”

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Have you noticed? There’s a Great Divide in America, perhaps as extreme as it has been since Civil War I. There’s little or no civil discourse about it. There’s no discussion about it, except, “You’re and idiot!”   You all know what I’m talking about, because it has seemingly affected everyone… The great political divide. But it goes beyond political. It’s more of an outlook on life. Core belief stuff… It touches on many things. I don’t like to label it as left vs. right, but that’s easiest I suppose. Short one syllable words. However it’s more complicated than that.

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Is The Prepper Movement Pendulum Swinging The Other Way?

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Here’s a serious question for you all. Comment below with your opinion. Do you believe that the prepper movement is fading? Are fewer people into preparedness these days? If yes, then why?   Confidence I am of the opinion that the pendulum has been swinging the other way these past few years. More people are feeling confident about their situation and fewer are concerned about being prepared or prepping. The Economy This is logical I suppose in the sense that “the economy” has at least on the surface improved the past year or two. I know the numbers are fudged,

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-06-09)

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  This weekly post is an open-forum, though preferably focusing on what we all did this week for our prepping & preparedness. Comment and voice your thoughts, opinions, accomplishments, concerns, or questions for others on any general topic of preparedness. This weekly open-forum is for any off-topic conversation during the week. Keep up to date with Recent Comments from ALL articles (here).     SUPPORT MODERN SURVIVAL BLOG Important: To help assure that we stay on-the-air: 1. If you’re running an ad blocker, add ModernSurvivalBlog.com to your whitelist. Revenue from our non-intrusive ads help bring you this free premium content.

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Vegetable Garden Yields To Expect On Average Per 100′ Row

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How much will I get from my vegetable garden? If my garden rows are ‘x’ feet long (see chart below) how much yield should I expect? If you’re trying to figure out how much yield that you might get from your vegetable garden, I found a list from LSU AgCenter. I found the garden yield list while searching for how many ears of corn I might expect in my garden rows. I needed to figure that out first so I could estimate how many pints (or quarts) of home canning that may result.   Expected yields from a good vegetable

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Rechargeable Batteries Solar Charger For AA, AAA, C, D, & USB

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The following solar powered battery charger (pictured above) is a practical preparedness item to have for charging typical consumer-size AA & AAA batteries including C & D. When the power grid goes down, the sun keeps shining. We can harness that energy. And in this case as a rechargeable batteries solar charger: Solar 11-in-1 Battery Charger I have two solar battery chargers that look nearly identical to this one (except they’re an older version that don’t have the built-in meter gauge). They are still working perfectly and I have used them countless times in the sun to recharge batteries for

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Israeli Bandage – How To Use It To Stop Traumatic Bleeding

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The ‘Israeli Bandage’ is highly recommended for First Aid Kit trauma preparedness. It has a large sterile non-adherent pad surface to cover the wound, and is attached to a length of elasticized material (like an ‘ACE’ bandage). It uniquely wraps to a hemorrhaging wound with a built-in pressure applicator. The device can potentially save life between time of incident to urgent care…   (UPDATED) It’s one thing to have the Israeli Bandage, however, – Know what it looks like after being removed from its vacuum sealed packaging – Know how to use it (it’s easy, but you should see it

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Best Ways To Invest Your Money Rather Than The Bank

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Dennis recently said, I retired 13 years ago. That first year, I purchased 45 acres adjoining my homestead for $500 an acre. Total investment-$22,500. When I retired, I left $400 in a savings account at my employee credit union, just to keep the account active. Thirteen years later the land I purchased for $500 an acre is surrounded by land that sold recently for $2,000 an acre. A 400% increase in value. The savings account increased to a total of $459. A 15% increase. – Dennis (a MSB contributor)   Here’s the question, Because banks don’t provide any resemblance of

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5 Methods of Home Food Preservation

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The following five methods of home food preservation will enable you to not only be frugal (obtaining and preserving bulk foods on sale) but will help you build a food storage inventory (along with your dry goods and other foods).   CANNING ‘Canning’ is a process in which foods are placed in jars or cans and heated to a temperature that destroys microorganisms and inactivates enzymes. The heating (and subsequent cool-down) forms a vacuum seal against the lid which prevents other microorganisms from contaminating the food within the jar or can. Most popular pressure canner: Presto 23-Quart Pressure Canner Acid

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The World Doesn’t Have To End For Self Sufficient Living To Save Or Improve Your Life

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Truer words never written, “The world doesn’t have to end for self sufficient living to save or improve your life.” “The more self sufficient I become and the more I get back to basics, the more grounded I feel.” “All the tech and modern amenities can’t center you,” responds a MSB reader to the statement above… I’ve written about this in a number of different ways. Today’s title is sourced from a comment that I read here on the blog and is succinct in its message. I felt compelled to post it. As many of you already know, prepping –

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-06-02)

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  This weekly post is an open-forum, though preferably focusing on what we all did this week for our prepping & preparedness. Comment and voice your thoughts, opinions, accomplishments, concerns, or questions for others on any general topic of preparedness. This weekly open-forum is for any off-topic conversation during the week. Keep up to date with recent comments from ALL articles (here).     SUPPORT MODERN SURVIVAL BLOG Important: To help assure that we stay on-the-air: 1. If you’re running an ad blocker, add ModernSurvivalBlog.com to your whitelist. Revenue from our non-intrusive ads help bring you this free premium content.

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Do You Taste Plastic From Bottled Water Kept In A Hot Car?

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How many of you have kept plastic water bottles in your car during the summer? What does the water taste like after sitting in the heat of a warm or hot vehicle (even after it has cooled down)? Answer: Plastic. Even though today’s plastic water bottles are BPA free, the fact that you can taste plastic after it has warmed up is probably not a very good thing. When these plastic water bottles heat up, something happens which apparently causes molecular leaching into the water to some extent. Note: I’ve never noticed the taste of plastic in water bottles that

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Unexplained Booms & Mysterious Sounds – What Are They?

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Being reported all around the country (and parts of the world) are mysterious booms and strange mysterious sounds, often in the middle of the night. Many people have described the sounds in various ways. Some describe them like very low frequency pressure waves, booms, bangs, groans, rumble, whines, grinding, metal scraping sounds, trumpets, hums, even explosions. All of it seemingly loud and massive with such apparent intensity such that a very large force must be causing it. I have read various reports of these mysterious sounds over recent times, and this morning’s report on ZeroHedge of “Mystery Booms Across Pennsylvania”

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Best Vehicle Choices For Preparedness

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I recently received the following email from a MSB reader: Ken, Have you and/or your readers reviewed/commented on vehicle choices for preparedness/emergency? I am looking to replace a 2005 Accord sedan and the current thoughts are a Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV-4, or Subaru Forester (Outback also under consideration). None of these are full up SUV or pickups, however they seem reasonable for my suburban lifestyle. Current nod is to the Forester due to driver disability. I would be interested in what you and your blog followers think about these choices, or other choices. Thanks.   What an excellent topic! If

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Memorial Day Weekend Thoughts

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(lowered my flag to half mast this weekend) While giving thought to the purpose of Memorial Day during the weekend we honor it, remember those who have died serving in this country’s armed forces. Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Some veterans had the fortune of coming home. Others did not. Regardless of the reasons for war, the politics of war, or whether it was right or just, the fact is that many, many have sacrificed their lives in doing so. Memorial Day we reflect on those sacrifices:     “All gave

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-05-26)

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Food In Your Vehicle – What’s Best For 72 Hour Survival Kit?

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Do you keep any ‘survival’ food in your vehicle? Is it more than just a few snacks for while on the road? I’ve posted a number of articles on 72-hour kits to be kept in one’s vehicle along with suggestions for items that you might include. One important item is food. While the vast majority of circumstances will benefit from simply having a snack, you don’t want to overlook having some substantial food too. There are some hypothetical scenarios whereby you might not have the luxury of stopping at a fast food joint, grocery store, or other establishment to get

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“OPSEC” (Operational Security) on the World Wide Web

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Guest post by ‘restoringBrad’ World Wide Web- Buckle up, it could be a bumpy ride! ISP: ISP (Internet Service Provider) It’s the company you pay to provide you with access to the internet. Some ISP’s will record, to some degree, everything you do. Some state they do this in order to provide you with better service, a more personalized experience, etc. Some may be recording everything you do. IP Addresses (Dynamic vs. Static) Shortly after we got onto the internet back in the 1990’s (yep- the stone age of the web) we switched from dial-up to broadband. Every time we

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“OPSEC” (Operational Security or Operations Security)

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Guest post by ‘restoringBrad’ What is OPSEC Basically, OPSEC is used to describe a means of keeping sensitive or potentially sensitive information “secure” or private. This prevents said information from being used to your disadvantage by others. Most of us have heard the advice about what to do if we’re going on vacation… arrange for a trusted neighbor to pick up the mail and the newspapers, don’t get on social media and tell the world that you’re going on vacation, use timers to turn lights on and off, etc. We know that we shouldn’t put the boxes that our televisions,

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Propper Tactical Pants Lightweight For Summer – Wear Them All Day

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I have been wearing Propper tactical pants for 9 years and counting. Propper is a particular brand which I originally researched years ago which had all of the functionality that I was looking for. I still find them to be one of the best. For many years I’ve rarely worn any other type of pants. While others may think I’m boring in this regard, they’re perfect so there’s no reason to change my style 😉 One of the many reasons that I like them is they have lightweight and heavyweight pants for both summer and winter. I’ve recently switched over

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4 Ways How To Tell If A Dented Can Of Food Is Safe To Eat

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If a can of food is dented, it may be unsafe to eat its food contents, and may need to be discarded. But not all dented food cans are ‘bad’ – some of them may be perfectly safe. Here’s how to tell the difference if a dented can of food is safe to eat or not…   Tip: Knowing how to tell the difference between a safe or otherwise unsafe dented can of food may even save you money by purchasing these (dented) cans which may be on sale for a fraction of the price. There are four simple ways

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-05-19)

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What Has Changed In Society Making School Shootings Common Place?

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Here we go again, another school shooting. Santa Fe, Texas, a small city just south of Houston. Something surely has changed over these past few decades making school shootings more common place. Yes? I read this comment from one of the online reports: Schools from my era where not fenced, no security or law enforcement was present {didn’t need to be}. No metal detectors, or “active shooter drills’. And yet, guns were just as prevalent, if not much more so. Now, our schools have taken on the look of a maximum security prison. That right there should tell you something.

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What Goes In Your ‘Plan B’ Cache (e.g. Olive Barrel)?

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‘NH Michael’ is an advocate of having a ‘Plan B Olive Barrel’ and recently said the following: I remember my Drill SGT saying the more you Sweat in Training (and Preparing) the less you bleed. It’s hard to prepare for what you refuse to consider. It’s a lot of Sweat to do Midnight Gardening as to have an effective Plan B Olive Barrel set aside with some “Beater Firearms” shelter tools and materials and supplies. If you do a Plan B Olive Barrel START with the Assumption you have been driven from the burning ruins of your house wearing bloodied

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Gallons of Rainwater Collection from a Tarp or other Square Footage

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When it rains, there’s a stunning amount of water that falls from the sky! Rainwater collection adds up very quickly for every square foot that you’re able to capture from water runoff. To put it in perspective I’m going to use an ordinary Tarp of various sizes to give you an idea how much rainwater that you could potentially collect.   Note: A great prep item is an ordinary tarp (lots of uses). Even a small 5×7 foot tarp can collect a lot of rain! For example, by using a few lengths of cordage, tie up the tarp corners to

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Surge Protector For High Value Electronics (One of the Best)

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Preparedness / Protection for your electronic equipment with a quality surge protector is a form of ‘modern survival’ 😉 I want to share with you what I have determined to be a very high quality choice for effective surge protection (not the cheap protection that you might find in your typical ‘power strip’). I have been using this brand for years, and I can attest to the fact that my various electronic equipment has not blown up through the fiercest of thunderstorms! (Hopefully I didn’t just jinx myself.) Okay, enough teasing. You want to know what it is? In case

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10 Tornado Signs – How To Know If A Tornado Is Coming

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What are the signs of a tornado? How do you know when a tornado is forming or approaching? Here are 10 signs that a tornado may be imminent: (UPDATED)   1. The Cloud Base is actually rotating (EVEN IF SLOWLY). Look at the bottom of the cloud base which normally would just be gliding along. 2. A Wall Cloud, a large lowering cloud formation. Look for a lowering of the storm cloud base to what is called a wall cloud. This is a potential tornado sign. 3. Whirling dust debris above the ground (similar to a ‘dust devil’ but bigger).

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Food Independence, No Debt, and a Paid-For House

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I believe that working towards these three goals will change your life. 1. Food Independence (or at least working on it) 2. No Debt 3. Paid-For House A MSB regular commenter (Lauren) mentioned these three points not too long ago and I felt compelled to post it separately for your consumption and comment. I can tell you without a doubt that achieving these goals will free your soul from DEPENDENCE if you let it. You have the opportunity to become truly liberated from a system that’s designed to hold you down.   Food Independence Okay, maybe literal food independence is

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Survival Knife with Fire Starter and Sharpener on Sheath

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A survival knife along with a fire starter is a highly recommended combination for bushcraft, wilderness activities, hiking, camping, and general survival preparedness. Some may prefer a survival knife combination where the sheath includes a holder for a fire starter such as a firesteel / ferro (ferrocerium) rod. Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Steel Knife with Fire Starter (The spine of the knife serves as a striker for the fire starter rod.) The survival knife shown above is manufactured by world renown Swedish manufacturer, Morakniv (often called a ‘Mora’ knife). Here are the attributes of this particular Mora knife design: (UPDATED 2018

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-05-12)

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  This weekly post is an open-forum, though preferably focusing on what we all did this week for our prepping & preparedness. Comment and voice your thoughts, opinions, accomplishments, concerns, or questions for others on any general topic of preparedness. This weekly open-forum is for any off-topic conversation during the week. Keep up to date with recent comments from ALL articles.   Support Modern Survival Blog Important: To help assure that we stay on-the-air: 1. If you’re running an ad blocker, add ModernSurvivalBlog.com to your whitelist. Revenue from our ads help bring you this free premium content. 2. Visit our

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Solar Cooker, All American Sun Oven

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This post originally aired years ago when we lived in ‘sunny’ California. I wanted to re-post it and discover if any of you currently have a solar oven or live in a climate where it would be useful more than just a few months a year 😉 We will be taking ours out pretty soon and start using it again… Here’s the original article:   I enjoy experimenting with all things related to harnessing energy from the sun. Living in a part of California where the sun shines all summer long, I use solar energy to produce electricity, heat water,

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Solar Cooker, All American Sun Oven

This post originally aired years ago when we lived in ‘sunny’ California. I wanted to re-post it and discover if any of you currently have a solar oven or live in a climate where it would be useful more than just a few months a year 😉 We will be taking ours out pretty soon and start using it again… Here’s the original article:   I enjoy experimenting with all things related to harnessing energy from the sun. Living in a part of California where the sun shines all summer long, I use solar energy to produce electricity, heat water,

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Solar Cooker, All American Sun Oven

This post originally aired years ago when we lived in ‘sunny’ California. I wanted to re-post it and discover if any of you currently have a solar oven or live in a climate where it would be useful more than just a few months a year 😉 We will be taking ours out pretty soon and start using it again… Here’s the original article:   I enjoy experimenting with all things related to harnessing energy from the sun. Living in a part of California where the sun shines all summer long, I use solar energy to produce electricity, heat water,

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For Socialism and then Communism To Flourish…

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There is most certainly a faction, a percentage, who wants socialism in the U.S. for a variety of apparent reasons, some of which might be mentioned below. My personal opinion is that of small government, a laughable concept today. Given the ‘borrow & spend to oblivion’ attitude of our present government (and the negligible resistance to curtail it), it’s no wonder that it has grown into the behemoth we see today. And many people want MORE of it… After reading the following comment the other day, I felt compelled to post it:   from MSB regular, ‘Dennis, Socialism and communism,

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Face To Face Communications – Talk Time Together

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Guest article by ‘CD in Oklahoma’ Most of us are aware of how important communications, or intel, is and will be during an event that could impact our lives, whether it be world-wide or local. There are many articles here on MSB pertaining to radios, phones, and receivers to help us keep in touch and provide us the communications needed for us to react to or monitor events around us. But there’s another type of communication that doesn’t seem to get as much attention, and I wonder if we truly appreciate how important it is and could be to our

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The Power Of The Media Is Dwindling Rapidly

from MSB regular, ‘Dennis’, I personally believe the power of the media is dwindling rapidly. Minds have been made up for quite some time now and most folks are not going to change their mindset based on what they see or hear in the media, especially in today’s plethora of alternative outlets. I question the validity of everything coming from any so called news source, whether the New York Times or Zero Hedge, Fox News or CNN. Every publication or broadcast station caters to an audience of true believers in both ends of the political spectrum. They tend to disseminate

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The Power Of The Media Is Dwindling Rapidly

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from MSB regular, ‘Dennis’, I personally believe the power of the media is dwindling rapidly. Minds have been made up for quite some time now and most folks are not going to change their mindset based on what they see or hear in the media, especially in today’s plethora of alternative outlets. I question the validity of everything coming from any so called news source, whether the New York Times or Zero Hedge, Fox News or CNN. Every publication or broadcast station caters to an audience of true believers in both ends of the political spectrum. They tend to disseminate

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Do You Have Any Food Producing Trees On Your Property?

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“The best time to plant a tree was 10 years ago and today.” If you’re even a little bit into the concept of self sufficiency, I highly recommend planting a food producing tree (or several) on your property. Why? Because it’s free food! How bout that for a bit of self sufficiency?! Are you a procrastinator? Have you put off the idea because it might take many years before a new tree bears fruit? Well, don’t procrastinate. Like I said a moment ago, the best time to plant a tree was 10 years ago, and today! Years ago we lived

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-05-05)

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-05-05)

  This weekly post is an open-forum, though preferably focusing on what we all did this week for our prepping & preparedness. Comment and voice your thoughts, opinions, accomplishments, concerns, or questions for others on any general topic of preparedness. This weekly open-forum is for any off-topic conversation during the week. Keep up to date with recent comments from ALL articles.   ( Support Modern Survival Blog ) Important: To help assure that we stay on-the-air: 1. If you’re running an ad blocker, add ModernSurvivalBlog.com to your whitelist. Revenue from our ads help bring you this free premium content. 2.

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Personal Financial SHTF Plan B

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Guest article by ‘CD in Oklahoma’ In the event of a Financial SHTF as an individual, do you have a “Plan B” if your normal stream of income is suddenly interrupted? Loss of personal income can be very much of a disaster for nearly anyone whether you’re working for others, retired, or are a small business owner. (My definition of a Financial SHTF is any event that affects my financial well-being, regardless of whether it affects anyone else or not.)   What If Let’s say that today you’re still in the workforce and your job ends. Are you planning on

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Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits For Your Health

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Apple Cider Vinegar. Perfect taken 3 times daily… upon rising, mid-morning, and mid-afternoon. “1 to 2 teaspoons (Bragg) Organic Vinegar in 8 oz Glass Purified Water and sweetening (optional) to taste, 1 to 2 teaspoons Organic Honey, 100% Maple Syrup, Blackstrap Molasses or 4 drops herb Stevia.” The recommendation above is from the label of a bottle of… Bragg – Organic Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother ( I don’t add sweetener. I just take it diluted with water. )   What’s the difference between Apple Cider and Apple Cider Vinegar? It’s the process of fermentation creating probiotics, enzymes,

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Garden Vegetable Calories

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While deciding which vegetables to grow in your ‘survival garden’, among the many things to consider might be the number of calories that you will get in return for the vegetables that you choose to grow. In an environment in which you are doing your best to procure calories, this will be especially important as you seek to maximize your caloric return for your time and effort. When it comes to survival & level 4 preparedness (self sufficiency), your gardens will need to produce calories. Lots of vegetables are low in calories, but there are some which carry a fairly

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Companion Planting Chart For 10 Popular Vegetables

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Did you know that… – Some vegetable garden plants should NOT be planted next to each other. – Other vegetables LOVE to grow next to each other… Certain plants, when grown together, improve each other’s health and yields. For instance, some plants attract beneficial insects that help to protect a companion, while other plants (particularly herbs) act as repellents. Additionally, plants that require a lot of the same nutrients as their neighbors may struggle to get enough for themselves, producing lackluster crops. – Farmers Almanac   Tip: Flowers, especially Marigolds are as good as gold when grown with just about

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Paraffin Candle & Standard Road Flare for Fire Starter Kit

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Excerpts from a comment by ‘Mountainmanrick’: I am a very practical outdoors man with 50 years experience. I have lived outside everywhere from the deserts of Baja Mexico to the High Sierras to the soaking tundra of Alaska. I chime in here because of this: Emergency fire starting does not take place under ideal conditions! When you are so cold and wet your fingers don’t work anymore and your own thoughts betray you, you don’t need gimmicks. You need a way to get a roaring fire burning when everything in your environment has been dampened by rain and fog for

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The Parable of the Little Brown Bird

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post by MSB reader, ‘CaliRefugee’   The Parable of the Little Brown Bird that I tell to all new employees as they near the end of their orientation: There was a little brown bird that waited until November to fly south for the winter. This bird found a group to fly south with and took off flying on a cold day when the skies looked gunmetal gray. As the day went on, the little brown bird became tired and hypothermic and was falling behind the rest of the flock. The little brown bird half fell / half fluttered into a

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-04-28)

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How To Determine When It’s REALLY SHTF instead of a ‘blow over’

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A MSB reader recently said, Where I live Semi Rural there is enough currently reported lawlessness, illegal drugs and people living paycheck to paycheck unable to replace a flat tire IN THE MIDDLE of Winter driving on a donut spare… to give me reason to be concerned. Most “Well Off” I see are living by the Credit Cards and minimum payments. When the SNAP Cards and such stop it will NOT BE PRETTY. For MYSELF the big concern is deciding when to raise the drawbridge. To know enough to act decisively to the level of committed defensive actions. – from

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The Best Way To Store Fuel

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Reader question: “What is the best way to store fuel, gasoline or kerosene?  I was thinking of burring a 55 gallon drum with the top at ground level, with a hand pump for access.  Do you paint the drum with tar?  What do you suggest on both issues?” (This article was originally posted during 2012, but I’ve updated it for your reading pleasure and further comment)   Gasoline is difficult to store for a long time. It will go stale. Gasoline has a high vapor pressure (which means it evaporates quickly) and will also begin to go stale in a number

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Gasoline Siphon Pump – 3 Excellent Choices

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How many of you at one time or another wished you had a gasoline siphon pump? Ever got a mouthful of gas doing this? Read on… There are plenty of scenarios where it may be useful to transfer gasoline from one tank to another. – Siphon or pump the gas from another tank – Winterizing / drain gas tanks / run engine till stall – Lawn mowers, tractors, snow blower, ATV, etc.. – Get gas from another vehicle – Transfer gas from car to can or lawn mower – Empty stale gas – Siphon gas from car into your generator

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Any Short Term Event Is Survivable – But Long Term For The Unprepared?

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“Any short term event is very survivable, even for the unprepared. Only the very stupid or very unlucky will die in a short term event.” That quote was from a comment here many years ago regarding items that would disappear first following a SHTF event. It got me to thinking about the following question: If the event that occurs will clearly result in long term SHTF (even clearly realized by the unprepared), what will be the likely order of unfolding events and timeline? What will be the items to disappear first? What will “the unprepared” and the mainstream population do

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Suburbs & Rural Paradise Being Overrun By Exodus Out Of Blue Cities?

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I just read an article over on TheHill talking about “The great exodus out of America’s blue cities”. It got me to wondering about the general exodus of people leaving their cities, their regions, their states, in search of lesser cost of living, lesser tax burden, lesser regulations, and better quality of life. Are these people trending towards particular areas, regions, or states where they may inadvertently (or on purpose) ‘push’ their city ideals in their new locations? Eventually, city and state taxes, fees, and regulations become so burdensome that people and corporations jump ship. The nation’s blue states, cities

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Camping Gear List & Checklist of Necessary Things + Nice To Have

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When you go camping, what gear do you take with you? I know that some of your camping gear list choices will vary depending on what kind of camping you’re doing (self contained multi-day hiking excursion vs. ‘base camp’). But that’s okay. I’m curious to put together a general camping gear list, including necessary things (and also things that may not be ‘necessary’ but nice to have!). Plus, regardless of whether you’re tent camping or ‘roughing it’ in a trailer 😉 there are lots of common items to take along. When all suggestions are in, I’ll make a camping gear

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-04-19)

  This weekly post is an open-forum, though preferably focusing on what we all did this week for our prepping & preparedness. Comment and voice your thoughts, opinions, accomplishments, concerns, or questions for others on any general topic of preparedness. This weekly open-forum is for any off-topic conversation during the week. Keep up to date with recent comments from ALL articles.   (Support Modern Survival Blog) Important: To help assure that we stay on-the-air: 1. If you’re running an ad blocker, add ModernSurvivalBlog.com to your whitelist. Revenue from our ads help bring you this free premium content. 2. Visit our

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-04-19)

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Hardiness Zone Map and Frost Dates for your Growing Season

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Your growing season is basically determined by your climate. Growing season factors include your geographical location, elevation, temperature range, first and last frost dates, daylight hours, and rainfall. The growing season is often summarized as the days between first and last frost. In parts of the northern United States this might be roughly April/May to about October. In milder regions it might be roughly February/March to November or longer. Here are a few online tools to help determine finer details of your growing season.   Planting Zones The USDA Agricultural Research Service updated and revised their Hardiness Zones Map for

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They Always Find A Way To Screw Us…

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Okay. Today I noticed yet another way that they are apparently screwing us. And this new way has to do with TP, toilet paper. So, Mrs.J opens up a new pack of TP from our well stocked supply, and low and behold she notices an obvious difference between previous TP and this one… The cardboard inner roll diameter is HUGE compared to a ‘normal’ roll of TP. I just had to take a picture of it. See picture above. (Note: some TP has been ‘used’ off that roll – the original outer diameter was larger). So, while not having taken

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They Always Find A Way To Screw Us…

Okay. Today I noticed yet another way that they are apparently screwing us. And this new way has to do with TP, toilet paper. So, Mrs.J opens up a new pack of TP from our well stocked supply, and low and behold she notices an obvious difference between previous TP and this one… The cardboard inner roll diameter is HUGE compared to a ‘normal’ roll of TP. I just had to take a picture of it. See picture above. (Note: some TP has been ‘used’ off that roll – the original outer diameter was larger). So, while not having taken

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They Always Find A Way To Screw Us…

Okay. Today I noticed yet another way that they are apparently screwing us. And this new way has to do with TP, toilet paper. So, Mrs.J opens up a new pack of TP from our well stocked supply, and low and behold she notices an obvious difference between previous TP and this one… The cardboard inner roll diameter is HUGE compared to a ‘normal’ roll of TP. I just had to take a picture of it. See picture above. (Note: some TP has been ‘used’ off that roll – the original outer diameter was larger). So, while not having taken

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Selecting The Right Cable Size For Your Battery Bank

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Are you putting together a battery bank for an alternative energy system? If you are, then you might be thinking about the size of interconnecting cables between the batteries themselves and the charger / inverter. How big should the cables be? What size? More accurately, what gauge (AWG)? Read on… or go straight to the chart at bottom of page.   The Battery Bank A battery bank for an Off grid solar powered alternative energy system will consist of a number of batteries and their interconnecting terminal cables. The batteries will be connected together in various series-parallel configurations to achieve

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How Many Gallons of Propane in a 20 lb Tank

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How many gallons of propane to expect in a standard 20 lb tank (typical barbecue grill size) when it’s “full” – is a bit confusing. However I’m going to make it simple for you (as simple as I can). When you bring your empty 20 lb propane tank to get it refilled, you are most likely going to get 4 gallons of propane. The tank technically won’t be filled to capacity, but for safety reasons a 20 lb propane tank should only fill to 80% of it’s maximum. If you were somehow able to fill the tank completely (extremely unsafe)

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1816 – Year Without A Summer – Massive Crop Failure, Food Shortages

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A big preparedness lesson from history is the summer of 1816 – the year without a summer. Apparently Spring seemed normal that year. But as the calendar progressed into summer, the temperatures & weather began rolling back. Cold temperatures and nearly permanent overcast was the new normal. The weather in North America and Europe during 1816 never turned into summer. The cold and lack of sunlight was severe. There were widespread crop failures as farmers lost crops and food shortages were severe across the northern hemisphere. One Albany newspaper reported “There have been hard frosts in every summer month, a

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JimBob Got A Raise At Work

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JimBob got a raise at work. Not much, just $100 per month, but it’s a huge deal because JimBob and his family have been living paycheck to paycheck and have no money for anything extraneous. What does Jim-Bob do? (guest article by MSB contributor, ‘Lauren’)   As JimBob is a normal member of our society he dithers back and forth between paying off some of his credit card debt or buying that new bike he’s been wanting. He already pays for a gym membership, but he’s been wanting the bike, and staying in shape is important. At the bike store

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-04-14)

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  This weekly post is an open-forum, though preferably focusing on what we all did this week for our prepping & preparedness. Comment and voice your thoughts, opinions, accomplishments, concerns, or questions for others on any general topic of preparedness. This weekly open-forum is for any off-topic conversation during the week. Keep up to date with recent comments from ALL articles.   A Call To Action (Support Modern Survival Blog) As many of you know, the tech monopolies of the internet are quite actively engaging in political censorship. For websites and social media that express viewpoints counter to their own

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Emergency Communications If The Cell Network Went Down

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“Cell phones are great but before them people used CB’s (no license needed for CB), and today a lot of preppers are working on getting a ham license and buying a $30.00 radio.” says Chuck Findlay who recently commented here on MSB. It doesn’t take a Mad Max grid-down World to have the cell network go down. Any terror attack and it gets overwhelmed. I think I read that when the Boston Marathon bombing happened they shut down the cell network just in case there may have been cell phone bomb triggering devices. No one wants their cell phone shut

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The Russians Are Being Instructed To Prepare For Armageddon

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Evidently, the Russians are being instructed to prepare for Armageddon. Russia’s State TV is broadcasting instructions for survival in a bomb shelter. Will you ever hear or see this on American mainstream news? No. Never. However I found it surreal to watch/listen to what the Russians are telling their citizens today (actually yesterday). Yes this is really happening. (Read on for transcript translation)   First, The situation in Syria may soon turn into lots more that just a situation. Trump has promised missiles. Putin has promised to strike back. The MIC Deep State may have false flagged the trigger –

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How To Prep When You’re Broke

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For the preparedness minded / prepper, it sure would be easier to prep if you had lots of money wouldn’t it? I know what you’re going to say next — “You can prep by learning practical skills, having the right mindset and attitude, learning to adapt, practice situational awareness and all that…” Yes, that’ true. But seriously, part of prepping is acquiring some ‘stuff’. And like I said, wouldn’t it be so much easier if you had enough money to buy all that ‘stuff’ to apply towards preparedness? Of course it would be easier. But like most Americans, the majority

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How Much Worse Does It Have To Get Before You Act?

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People, like horses, can be led to water but you can’t make them drink … A paragraph from MSB contributor, ‘Bill Jenkins Horse’, I have been in SHTF MODE for almost 2 years. Have asked here many times how much worse does it have to get before you act? Never get responses. So, I guess the wolf has to be eating at the dinner table before people will take action. Really sad, many good people will fall by the sword due to indecision … – Bill Jenkins Horse   “How Much Worse Does It Have To Get Before You Act?”

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How Much Worse Does It Have To Get Before You Act?

People, like horses, can be led to water but you can’t make them drink … A paragraph from MSB contributor, ‘Bill Jenkins Horse’, I have been in SHTF MODE for almost 2 years. Have asked here many times how much worse does it have to get before you act? Never get responses. So, I guess the wolf has to be eating at the dinner table before people will take action. Really sad, many good people will fall by the sword due to indecision … – Bill Jenkins Horse   “How Much Worse Does It Have To Get Before You Act?”

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Scandinavian Grind Is Best Edge For A Bushcraft Knife

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What is a Scandinavian grind? A scandi grind (or V grind) (commonly found in Scandinavian knives) is a wide flat bevel that runs to the edge of the blade. The image above shows the shape of a Scandinavian knife edge. The Scandi doesn’t begin tapering until closer to the edge. There is no secondary bevel.   Advantages of the Scandinavian Grind (Edge) – The long flat edge provides excellent control of the cut. – Excellent control in woodcarving. – Scandi grind prevents the knife from slipping off easily. – Bites into the surface without getting stuck. – Can be sharpened

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Used Knives For Sale At A Fraction Of Retail Cost

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These used knives have been cleaned, lubricated, and sharpened. They can be purchased at a fraction the cost of new. Who cares if there’s a nick or scratch here and there, right? It’s a knife after all… it’s going to be ‘used’. I can tell you that when I look at any of my knives, they all have blemishes, some worse than others. That means that I’ve used them! They’re not ‘for show’. And that’s okay. The good thing is that ‘being used’ won’t affect the effectiveness or operation of the knife. It’s still the same knife! Why wouldn’t you

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-04-07)

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  This weekly post is an open-forum, though preferably focusing on what we all did this week for our prepping & preparedness. Comment and voice your thoughts, opinions, accomplishments, concerns, or questions for others on any general topic of preparedness. This weekly open-forum is for any off-topic conversation during the week. Keep up to date with recent comments from ALL articles.   A Call To Action (Support Modern Survival Blog) As many of you know, the tech monopolies of the internet are quite apparently actively engaging in political censorship. For websites and social media that express viewpoints counter to their

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D Size Battery Maglight

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Does anyone use the D size battery anymore? I was going through my battery storage container inventory the other day to see if I needed to buy any new batteries. I have a handful of D size battery rechargeables, and it got me to thinking about it… First, the energy storage capacity of a D size battery is enormous compared with the most common consumer battery (AA size). Sure, the D size is bigger, but it sure packs a punch. D size battery capacity is typically 12,000 mAh (Alkaline) AA size battery capacity is typically 2,700 mAh (Alkaline) More: New

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My Home Defense Nightstand

I can’t imagine a much worse scenario than being woken up at night by a noise in your house that an intruder is inside! The overwhelming feeling that someone actually is breaking into your house or someone already inside your home will be a shock to your system. Your heart will start pounding… The amygdala, an area of the brain that contributes to emotional processing, will send a distress signal. The sympathetic nervous system (which functions like a gas pedal in a car) will respond. Your body will suddenly be rushed with adrenaline – an experience that you may not

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My Home Defense Nightstand

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I can’t imagine a much worse scenario than being woken up at night by a noise in your house that an intruder is inside! The overwhelming feeling that someone actually is breaking into your house or someone already inside your home will be a shock to your system. Your heart will start pounding… The amygdala, an area of the brain that contributes to emotional processing, will send a distress signal. The sympathetic nervous system (which functions like a gas pedal in a car) will respond. Your body will suddenly be rushed with adrenaline – an experience that you may not

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How To Tie A Square Knot, Clove Hitch, & Bowline

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The following three knots are useful for survival, camping, general preparedness, and all sorts of practical knot tying tasks. It would be beneficial to practice tying these knots enough times so that it becomes muscle memory. After that, quiz yourself once in awhile and tie them again to stay refreshed. There are additional useful knots to know how to tie, but lets start with these…   Square knot is useful for quick and simple tying of things; also for joining two sections of rope or cordage together. Note this type of knot has the potential to slip, so do not

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How To Tie A Square Knot, Clove Hitch, & Bowline

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The following three knots are useful for survival, camping, general preparedness, and all sorts of practical knot tying tasks. It would be beneficial to practice tying these knots enough times so that it becomes muscle memory. After that, quiz yourself once in awhile and tie them again to stay refreshed. There are additional useful knots to know how to tie, but lets start with these…   Square knot is useful for quick and simple tying of things; also for joining two sections of rope or cordage together. Note this type of knot has the potential to slip, so do not

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LOCAL Foods – 5 Reasons To Buy Them

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Local Foods: Better Nutrition Typically the local produce that you buy locally (farmers markets, etc..) will have been recently picked or harvested. Fruits and vegetables start losing vitamins and other nutrients from the minute they’re picked. That short (local) travel time is important to their overall nutritional impact. They haven’t had a chance to start losing nutrients, so they are actually healthier for you than they would be if the foods had to travel for a week or more to reach you. Local Foods Taste Good! Locally grown fruits and vegetables generally end up in your hands at their peak

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This Is Extremely Dangerous To Our Democracy

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I have known this for years, however most people consider it ‘conspiracy’. What is it? America’s mainstream media outlets are merely ‘talking puppets’ that propagandize the distributed messaging points from the powers-that-be. (Watch the video below for evidence) I cannot tell you how many times that I’ve heard a new talking point or new phrase words that suddenly appear across the spectrum of mainstream news. Regardless of the source: local news, national news, mainstream news programs, they all start using the new talking point verbatim. A new phrase will pop up all over the country as though some sort of

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