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Integration of hand, knife and gun in grid down

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By Bret Gould

 

Unless one lives under a rock, we have seen the dawn of the police state.  An overbearing mailed fist that will use Homeland Security, private contractors and Russian troops to disarm us and subjugate us.  In this time we will have to use every means at our disposal to survive and thrive.  Thus will will have to harken back to skills from a bygone era.  We will have to acquit ourselves on the field by hand , knife and gun.  The question is how? The reason is, like it or not, we have a storm

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Guest Post: Essentials of Prepping – Reiterating the Essentials for Survival

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It’s easy to go overboard when it comes to prepping. But with all the movies and other entertainment out there, why wouldn’t it be? Movies such as Mad Max and The Book of Eli come to mind, in addition to shows Falling Skies or video games like Fallout 3. How far is too far, though? Should you start planning on how you’ll loot supply lines or defend your home against invaders? Probably not but it is easy (and enjoyable) to ponder similar topics. Prepping is a slippery slope and sometimes it’s easy to forget the fundamentals.

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Things you may not think of…

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By TekkieFae

I do things differently than most. I spread my perspective in hopes to assist and inspire others. I only list the things I do here that aren’t often or aren’t mentioned at all in most ‘prepper’ or ‘survival’ circles.

 

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* My favorite prep item is my library. I have been collecting books ever since I had access to bookstores, not only for fun and survival, but almost as a cultural ‘ark’ of sorts. My private library consists of over 1000 books. I have books on homesteading, natural medicine, midwifery and childbirth, survival, ho-to’s, nature and wildlife

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The Psychology of Survival

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For many in dire circumstances, just living day-to-day is very difficult.  Working in a low-income area with many who are homeless, I routinely see examples.  Others I know are unemployed, or if they work, they do so part time and/or below their skill or education level – just to survive.  Although these people have roofs over their heads, they also face day-to-day financial challenges.  Fortunately for now, most of us in this country still have jobs/income, homes, and food on the table.    Psychologists tell us there is a natural tendency for us to compare ourselves to others.  Studies

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Top 4 Tactical Conferences and Exhibits You Shouldn’t Miss

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This year’s SHOT Show was a blast for all law-enforcers!

Exhibitors received a lot of attention at the 2014 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas where overall attendance hit a record this year. Visitors, in turn, were overwhelmed by the huge numbers of amazing products, which included the latest tactical gear developments. Guns, knives, boots, bags, watches, pants – you name it – the best gear new and old was all there and worth seeing.

If you missed the SHOT show (see highlights here), but can’t wait until next year to get your

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4 Ways to Financially Survive a Natural Disaster

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Natural disasters can be devastating on many levels. The physical and emotional trauma often affects hundreds, if not thousands, of victims, and can be an overwhelming experience for many. After the dust has settled, communities are left to pick up the pieces. The financial toll of these events can become an enormous burden. To better prepare yourself against catastrophe, consider the following tips on how to financially survive a natural disaster. 

Protect the Essentials

Natural disasters can have devastating effects on your home and personal belongings. We have seen the outcome of this many times, such as Hurricane Sandy and

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FutureMe.org – interesting website

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FutureMe.org is a website where you can send yourself an email to be delivered to your email address at some future date be that two days from now or anytime in the distant future.  I have utilized this site to send myself several emails and I am always surprised when they are delivered.  They also can be very prophetic in hindsight.  Today I am sending the email below to be delivered on December 31, 2014.

 

Dear FutureMe: Just thinking out loud.

On this date of February 26, 2014 the market is at 16,195, Gold is $1,329, Silver @ $21.30, oil @ 102.79,

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Body Armor is Legal for Civilians to Own

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There are many homeowners who make the mistake of assuming that body armor can only be owned and worn by civil servants, such as police officers and members of the military. That is not the case at all though. Every citizen has a legal right to be able to own body armor. Body armor for civilians has been legal for many years because the government knows that people have a right to protect themselves, their property, and their family. If you are injured or killed, your family will have to fend for themselves, which can create a horrible situation.

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Alternative uses for common items; an exercise in frugality.

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By P. Tabakaru

In a post-apocalyptic world there will be no more running to the store for items.

As a modern world species we have become complacent in a comfortable life style of readily available items and services. Truth of the matter is, all it will take is the power grid to go down to send us all back into the 19th century.

Here is an exercise in frugality that might just save your life.

Take a look around your home, or surroundings and try to find alternate uses for items you see.

Let your imagination run wild, once

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Oral Health and Baking Soda

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This post was originally published over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen HERE in its original format.

 

By Beverly Sandlin,

Baking soda is a saliva buffer and neutralizes plaque acids, remember that it has a very alkaline pH of about 8 with 7 being neutral.

I can tell you these things from personal experience, and of course not everyone is the same.

Teeth whitening – Try it! Give it just 3 days twice a day and you will see brighter white teeth! Honest!

Toothpaste – It is often recommended that you mix 1:1 baking soda and

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Thoughts on preparedness….

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The post below is an entry into the ModernSurvivalOnline Preparedness Guest Post Writing Contest. This post was originally submitted for a previous contest but was somehow missed. Bunker Billy references a previous post which can be read HERE.

 

Hey Rourke,

          I enjoyed the article by Viper117.  Gold Bond (Gotta get that), Wipes (Got those), Maxi-Pads (Gotta get that) but I think I will stick with Deep Woods and mosquito coils.

          I’m going to take a little different tact here.  Like many Preppers’ I have guns, ammo, not a year’s supply of food but much more than most and a decent first

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Mandatory Evacuation (Part 2)

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Mandatory Evacuation (Part 2) by “The Coach”

 

On Sunday, August 31, 2008 at approximately 7:15 A.M., my wife arrived home from working the midnight shift. We finished securing our home, said a prayer for our safe evacuation and left shortly after.

            My wife had her pistol with her in her vehicle and I had my pistol with me in my vehicle. We both have permits to carry those pistols concealed and we have trained with them extensively. We both carried Leatherman, multi-tools on our belts. During Hurricane Katrina, we found multi-tools very useful.

            We decided

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An Easy Way To Be Taken More Seriously When Writing Prepper Articles or Posting Comments

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The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest. I am guilty of many of the thngs the author points out. – – Rourke

 

An Easy Way To Be Taken More Seriously When Writing Prepper Articles or Posting Comments

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Unfortunately many readers discount articles or posts that are full of errors in grammar or word usage.  Wait, don’t close this article yet!  All of us are judgmental regarding various issues. Many folks who have had grammar or proper word usage drummed into them by teachers or parents cannot help gut level reaction to

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Paper Shredders

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The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest.

 

Paper Shredders by “The Coach” 

I have a lot of personal information such as credit card statements, bank statements, sales receipts, bills of sale, paper checks, personal information, computer printouts, etc. on paper. I had been throwing away all of this paperwork in the trash. I realized that anyone could read these items without any trouble at all. I knew I had to do something to protect my personal information.

          If someone steals your identity, it can cost you thousands of dollars, a

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Lessons from The Twilight Zone on Civilzation Post-IHTF

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The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest.

 

 “In order for civilization to continue, man must remain civilized” – Rod Serling

Lessons from The Twilight Zone on Civilzation Post-IHTF by Flutterby

I was watching TV. last night, a 1961 episode of “The Twilight Zone” titled, “The Shelter”. Well, of course, this grabbed my attention!

The story line is a group of friends gathered in the home of a doctor/friend in order to celebrate his birthday. Apparently, this group is comprised of all close neighbors and they get together on a regular basis, so,

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Reading when TSHTF

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The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest.

 

Reading when TSHTF

With the advent of e-readers in recent years, the landscape of reading and of books has changed dramatically. What’s not to like about the ability to carry numerous books on one device? But in an EMP or similar scenario in which power is out for a prolonged period of time, what will become of e-readers? What could be better than a good book when there’s nothing else to do, but it is not accessible because it was only located on an e-reader?

 

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I am not Surprised…

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The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest. It was written in response to my request for more guest posts for the current ongoing contest as I have not received very many entries.

Summer Rose October 11, 2013 Well, I am not surprised there is a dearth of guest posts for the writing contest on MSO.  It could be a case of sheer overwhelm and overload. There is so much coming to a head and converging,  and things are changing so rapidly, it is breathe taking. Where does one focus first?   I have been anticipating this

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Prepping Doesn’t Have to Drive You Crazy!

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The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest.

by Leslie

Prepping can be overwhelming; I know it has been for me. Where to start? What to buy? How much is enough? Am I missing something my family will need in a crisis? These questions circulate through my brain constantly, and I have been prepping for a while now. I remember how intimidating it was in the beginning. That is why I came up with a plan and would like to share it with those who might need a simple method for organizing your efforts. I

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Some items that most preppers ignore

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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Slightly Different Twists Around the Subject of Prepping – A Single Woman’s Perspective

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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God and Smart beats Evil and Stupid any day…..

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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Wake up women who still believe there are no shortages

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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LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT

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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5 Crucial Skills for Survival Amplified with Military Gear

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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