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 […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-2-25)

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I couldn’t resist taking this picture comparing 9mm ammo with 45-70 ammo for my ‘big bore’ Marlin 1895SBL Lever Action 😉   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 […]

New Hampshire Is Now A Constitutional Carry State

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As a New Hampshire resident I am pleased that the current state government saw fit to align with the U.S. Constitution and its 2nd Amendment. Governor Chris Sununu Signs Constitutional Carry Legislation Concord, NH – Governor Chris Sununu today signed Senate Bill 12, Constitutional Carry legislation, into law. Governor Sununu delivered the following statement: “SB […]

Best Canned Meat For Your Deep Pantry Food Storage

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The RDA (Recommended Daily Allowances) for daily intake of protein is 56 grams for men and 46 grams for women. In other words that’s approximately several ounces per person per day. Note that these min. requirements do not factor laborious working conditions. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends that 10–35% of your daily calories […]

Think Again If You Feel Stuck And Cannot Prepare

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Often times on preparedness websites (including ours) there are articles and discussions having to do with deep levels of being prepared. Regular visitors and many of those who comment may be well on their way to ‘Preparedness 401’ and may themselves be already living ‘the lifestyle’ in near optimum conditions to take on SHTF… For […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-2-18)

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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 […]

How Much Are Your Property Taxes?

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We’ve recently touched upon things to do before you retire (5 Steps BEFORE You Retire) which included investigating the property taxes of a potential retirement location (because property taxes are always due, and they NEVER go down – only up). There certainly are parts of the country with much higher property taxes than others and […]

When Inflation Causes Mortgage Rates To Spike…

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I couldn’t help but correlate what I recently read over on ZeroHedge to the reality that many people are ‘on the edge’ (paycheck to paycheck) with being able to pay their mortgage (“Mortgage Delinquencies Rise Most In 7 Years As Rates Spike”), indicative of the fragility that exists within the structure of our debt burgeoned […]

Is The Economic Melt-Up About To Melt-Down?

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“STOCKS AROUND THE WORLD CONTINUE TO ADVANCE. The trend remains upward and although nearly ever method we know of for measuring market sentiment is preposterously over-extended to the upside, and although nearly every method we know of to measure relative value is equally over-extended to the upside, the great game of investment musical chairs continues.” […]

Best Assets To Buy That Are Inflation Proof

Inflation is pretty much a built-in part of our current economic system, and every dollar that comes into existence is borrowed from somewhere – eventually leading up to the ‘Federal Reserve’ – a private entity which collects interest on ALL U.S. dollars. Since more dollars are always coming into the system (the system would actually […]

Best Assets To Buy That Are Inflation Proof

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Inflation is pretty much a built-in part of our current economic system, and every dollar that comes into existence is borrowed from somewhere – eventually leading up to the ‘Federal Reserve’ – a private entity which collects interest on ALL U.S. dollars. Since more dollars are always coming into the system (the system would actually […]

You Are What You Eat Including Food Additives And Chemicals…

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Guest article, by ‘NRP’… You ARE what you EAT. We use approximately 275 chemical food “additives” in this country: The short list: Azodicarbonamide, calcium carbonate, calcium sulfate, ammonium sulfate, DATEM, sodium stearoyl lactylate, potassium iodate, ascorbic acid, Tartrazine, Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), Propyl gallate, Sodium nitrite, TBHQ (tert-Butylhydroquinone), Silicon dioxide, silica and calcium […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-2-11)

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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 […]

Domestic Terrorists Attack Free Speech & First Amendment Rights

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New York Times Headline – Anarchists Vow to use Violence to Stop Free Speech – 2/3/2017   Violent radical left-wing rioters are part of ‘the enemy within’ and are themselves domestic terrorists aimed towards destroying our Constitutional Republic.   “These people are calling for open violence against the President and anyone else that gets in […]

Surviving Haiti – A Real World SHTF Environment

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Eric Borton relates and reflects upon his personal experiences in a real-world SHTF environment (Haiti) while pointing out some of his ‘lessons learned’ such as “being prepared is more than just having the gear or the guns” and “surviving in that environment was more about awareness, mental and physical preparation, and avoidance”. Awareness was the […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-2-4)

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I saw this UFO cloud at sunrise this morning.   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 […]

Best First Aid Kit 2017

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The best first aid kit of 2017, decided by customer reviews, ratings and popularity, has been around the top for several years in a row – which is adding to it’s credibility. Whenever anyone says ‘best’ or in this case,’best first aid kit’, it is entirely subjective. This particular kit while not designed for professional […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-1-28)

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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 […]

15 Natural Remedies For Pain

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Pain management. When people can’t get the pain medication they need through their normal distribution channels, there are other alternatives that may help remedy their pain. Here are a few to consider:   Weight loss It all starts with your body. A healthy weight, and losing weight if necessary is a good start to eliminate […]

A Pack Of Predators Rely On Their Numbers To Prey On The Weak

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Predators run in packs. Predators will instinctively prey on the weak – especially those separated from the herd. Predators are opportunists looking for easy targets first. Not only is this true for the four legged predator but also the two legged variety. Again last night as I listened to the squealing and howling pack of […]

Things You Can Do For Prepping While Spending Little Money

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Yes indeed, prepping can get mighty expensive if you let it. There is a seemingly endless array of products to acquire for preparedness – some of which are quite useful. That said, there are LOTS of other preparedness related products that sure are “nice to have’s”, while still others are merely gimmicks and not so […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-1-21)

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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 […]

When People Within The Crowd Become A Mob

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When people are part of a large group of ‘protestors’ or a very large crowd where emotions are highly charged, these people as individuals will become vulnerable of losing their individuality. While a given person is physically him or herself, their thoughts, emotions, and actions can become highly influenced by the charge of the crowd […]

The Soft Coup Against Trump May Accelerate Hard

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It is a politically charged week for certain as we are truly living in historical times right at this very moment. Following yesterday’s heated discussion surrounding the question “Will Planned Chaos At Inauguration & US Streets Spiral Out Of Control?”, we will ask a new question “Will the furious actions to delegitimize Trump (an ongoing […]

Will Planned Chaos At Inauguration & US Streets Spiral Out Of Control?

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image: OathKeepers There is a highly organized plan that has been set in motion – a last ditch effort to disrupt and even stop the public inauguration of the next president of the United States. There is a clear and stated intention to trigger massive chaos and disruption in Washington DC and all around the […]

Remedies For A Dry Cough

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A dry cough may continue after other symptoms of a cold disappear and clear out. If this is you, remedies are likely on your ‘to-do’ list since the irritation of any dry cough is something that you’re hoping will go away soon. It can even keep you up at night (as many of you likely […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-1-14)

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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 […]

The Wind In The Trees

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During a particular cold snowy day as we eyed through the frosty edged windows, the house quivered and shook from the blasts of cruel winds. We are drawn to venture out into the powerful force, its grueling winds roaring through the forest of Spruce and Birch. Thoroughly rural, not another dwelling or soul around, we […]

New Improved Eneloop Rechargeable Battery AA & AAA

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There’s a new battery in town. It’s an improved ‘best’ new rechargeable battery (AA-size & AAA-size). It’s made by the same manufacturer of the previous ‘best’ rechargeable battery (Panasonic Eneloop), who has increased their battery performance such that their new ‘Pro’ version AA & AAA now holds more energy capacity than ever before. I have […]

The More Complex Our Society The More Vulnerable For Catastrophe

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At a bare minimum we have become more vulnerable for ‘disruption’ as our society has become more complex. But it doesn’t stop there. Perhaps more accurately we might say that ‘catastrophe’ or ‘meltdown’ are better words to describe our vulnerability from the systemic risks that are built-in to our modern way of life. Things, life, […]

Is A Devastating Economic Crisis In Our 2017 Future?

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I’ve got to say that the economic numbers, the markets, and the apparent enthusiasm seem quite out of place with economic reality. It is astounding how the controllers of today’s modern economic systems have not only staved off a complete crash during 2008, but have risked the system way worse than then while having also […]

Gloves With Thinsulate™ Insulation

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The other day I was reminded of how important it is to wear insulated gloves during the winter, and how Thinsulate™ insulation is something to look for when choosing winter gloves. Not only from a comfort standpoint, but from a preparedness point of view, insulated winter gloves (e.g. with Thinsulate™) of varying purposes and degrees […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-1-7)

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source: SpaceWeather.com, Aurora from Murmansk Russia   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, […]

Bug-Out And Survival In A Travel Trailer Or RV

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Ever thought about a ‘mobile’ bug-out with a travel trailer or RV? Pros? Cons? For many, purchasing another home or piece of property away from ‘the city’ or dense suburbs to have as a ‘bug-out location’ is unattainable. Given a worst-case-scenario whereby a bug-out to a safer location is or would be a matter of […]

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2016-12-31)

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Wishing you the best into the New Year…   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 […]