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Supplements as part of your food storage program

Back in the late 80′s I was big into bodybuilding. No ‘roids here – but I tried numerous nutritional supplements trying to get that “edge” to build more muscle – faster. Back then like a typical teenager I really didn’t think about health so much as my looks. Today at almost 44, I Crossfit and run for health reasons and all the while HOPING that looking better will be a benefit as well. 

I have a few select supplements that I use to assist in workout recovery and solidifying an environment that my body can build muscle

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Fitness and Survival

The following is another entry into the ModernSurvivalOnline Preparedness Guest Post Contest running through the end of July. Prizes include:

First Place winner will receive - The Power Pot V Thermoelecric Generator from Directive21.com, a Deadwood Cook Stove from Deadwood Stove Company, a Paladin Go Bag provided by SurvivalGearBags.com, CampingSurvival.com is providing the following: eGear Ready Kit 300 Survival Kit  , one eGear Jolt USB Mini-Light , and an eGear 10 Day Lantern. Total value over $400.

Second Place will receive - EndlessSunSolar.com is providing a NOMAD 5 Thin Film Solar Charger, Prepper Press - 5 preparedness books of your choice, Old West Lawman’s Forgotten Memoir courtesy of http://www.oldwestlawmansforgottenmemoir.com/, and one American Firearm Gun Oil Lubricant Boxed Set from American Gun Oil Company. Over $225 in prizes!!

Third Place will receive - Two Grow Buckets Kits from Choate Machine and Tool. Each kit

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Fitness and survival……..

There are tons of article written on which caliber is best for survival. Same goes for how much water you should have and which water filter is the best. Let’s throw in the countless opinions on why you should own this knife or that knife above all others. Know what I rarely hear about? Fitness as related to survival.

I am no exercise or fitness expert – but in my 43 years I have spent much of it “trying” to get fit and looked for workout programs to survive a SHTF situation. Right now I am in the best “fitness

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Part One: Crossfit and Paleo……a journey into health and fitness


Part One: Crossfit


In most any survival situation health and fitness are factors that are extremely important. Several years ago I read a book written by Sylvester Stallone and he made the statement that once you turn 40 – it’s decision time. He said that around the age of 40 if you don’t start taking health and fitness seriously things can go downhill quickly. Back then I agreed with him and set out to try to change my life so I could stick around as long as possible.

Since my teenage years I have lifted weights

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Survival Fitness…..Welcome to Crossfit


Fitness has always been something that I have thought about since being a teenager (now 41). Over the years, like many others, I have joined gyms and worked out for a few months – and then returned to a sedentary lifestyle.

A little history -

At the age of 16 I discovered bodybuilding. Reading Muscle & Fitness magazine – I was amazed at the condition that people could get into. I began working out with weights and reading everything I could on nutrition as well as bodybuilding. For the next few years I trained very hard and certainly changed

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Video of the Week – Physical Fitness

Here is the first installment of a new regular feature here at ModernSurvivalOnline – Video of the Week. Every Friday a new video will be featured.

Now – this doesn’t mean that there won’t be video’s on other days – but every Friday for sure.

Here is the first:


He is absolutely right – fitness is important.

Time to go do some push ups……


Guest Post: The Low Carb Prepper

by James Nelson


While in many ways we prep just like everyone else. We are well armed with guns, the related skills and ammo. The Big Berkey is backed up with 40 gallons of stored water. We have various methods of cooking and heat, everything from home made stoves burning wood, rocket and wood gasification types with stored fuel, alcohol stoves of various types, and commercial stoves burning butane and propane. The 6 hour chafing dish alcohol burners work really well and cases prices at Sam’s run a little over a dollar each, and we have a

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Guest Post: The Skinny on Preparedness

There is a joke I like to tell people about my weight.  It’s my little way of saying “I’m just big boned!”  I always say that in addition to storing food, I am also storing fat so that my body will have something to live off of in hard times.  Now, while, it may be a cute little self-deprecating joke, what it really hides is my growing uneasiness about my weight when looked at in the light of preparedness.  I have thought about this essay and started and restarted it for several weeks now.  Frankly, embarrassment has been the source

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Guest Post: SHTF, Salt Hurts The Future


When considering food storage, one is supposed to eat what one stores.  One should also eat in a way that is beneficial to healthy living.  Salt is over abused today in the standard American diet.  The average American consumes as much as 8,000 mg of sodium a day.  You only need 200 mg to survive and it is recommended you only have an intake of 2000 mg per day.  Excessive salt intake is a major contributor to health problems.

Many folks have #10 cans of food items stored for emergencies.  Take a look at the label

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Health – Important now for survival later

I have not been the epitome of fitness for a long time – could be a lot worse though. As a teenager I was heavily involved in weightlifting/bodybuilding. I was very interested in nutrition and its effect on the human body’s performance. I also spent some time in college studying nutrition. That was 20 years ago.

Today like many other people  – I have somewhat caved to the stresses of having a family, a career, and normal “life problems”. I find myself stuck going through the drive through in the morning getting a bacon-egg-cheese biscuit because I am

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Survival of the fittest

I have posted before about my desire to improve my physical conditioning. I recently took some actions to get me on my way. Also – I do not consider myself in bad shape – just want to get better.

First – a little history:

Hurt my back 3 years ago playing basketball – lower back pain ever since – every so often. In and out of weight lifting/bodybuilding for the past 25 years. Have participated in several types of martial arts over the past 25 years including jiu-jitsu and stickfighting. Went to college studying sports nutrition.

My desire is to

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TSLR’s Basic Beginning Running Plan for me

Ryan over at the Total Survivalist Libertarian Rantfest came up with a running program for me. I work out regularly with weights, and take Filipino stickfighting (7 years so far) – and could loose about 15-20 pounds.

I am going to give it a shot. Will keep everyone updated.

Time to sweat  -


Health, Fitness and Survival

Like most people – I would like to be in better shape. I have spent most of my life involved in the martial arts and weight lifting. As a teenager I was very into bodybuilding and even went to college studying nutrition – I wanted to be a sports trainer.  To sum it up – I know what I am doing when it comes to exercise and nutrition – it’s just a matter of getting it done. I just joined back to my local YMCA and have gone to a few “getting back into it” sessions and will be increasing

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