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Medical Week: My philosophy on preparedness, and an MD perspective on wound closures

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When I reflect on what drives me to prep, I realize that this motivation was born long before I actually started prepping. In fact, it was something that was forged through my life experiences beginning as early as childhood. My parents divorced when I was young, and with that I spent the good portion of my life experiencing what it is like to be financially limited. Although difficult, I never felt like my

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I Was Born Into The Cold War……

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In case you missed it – this post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

by Guy Spotts

 

I was born into the cold war between the United States and the old Soviet Union, my parents had grown up in the great depression. I don’t remember if it was the Cuban Missile Crisis or if it was before then when my father started to prep but with a weekly pay check of

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Vehicle Maintenance Advice

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By: Tony D

 

As an auto technician and PREPPER, I would like to share some of my expertise in the automotive field. I have been “turning wrenches” for over 25 years, and have amassed quite a bit of knowledge. I often see vehicles in my shop that are in such poor shape, I can just imagine them clogging the roadways in a SHTF situation. I think that some folks just don’t care. But

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What Makes Stab and Spike Vests Resistant?

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By Chris Taylor

Stab proof vests provide the wearer some protection that bullet proof vests don’t– protection from knife attacks. Knives and needles have sharper points than bullets and require a different kind of material construction. Stab proof vests protect from slashes and jabs, preventing sharp-edged weapons from penetrating more than a few millimeters.

Most stab proof vests are made from a material called Kevlar. Kevlar is very resistant

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The Evolution of Night Vision Technology

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By Cherie

Invented in the 1930s, night vision was just one of the many modern innovations brought to life by German inventors. Shortly after the first night vision devices (NVD) were developed, American military scientists began working on their own versions of night vision technology, which made a debut during World War II and later again during the Korean War. Night vision was a massive advancement in wartime technology, but a lot has happened since

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Stock Your Ride: Must-Haves to Prepare for Anything on the Road

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By Cherie

Prepper lists are officially out of hand. Articles like “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” are fun to read, but escaping imminent death in a $1.5 million Bugatti Veyron is not a realistic option. Anyone who can spend seven figures on a car probably has a place in the billionaires bunker already.

There’s nothing wrong with preparing for all possible, even if improbable, scenarios. There are several reasons why a zombie apocalypse

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Guest Post: The Most Important Lesson Scouting Taught Me

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Rourke: This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

Written by Ken

 

I am part of the two percent.

 

Out of the 83.5 million Scouts who have been through the Boy Scouts program, only two percent have ever attained the rank of Eagle Scout. I am one of the few who earned this honor.

 

I learned a lot in Scouting…how to make a fire without matches, how to construct an emergency

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Guest Post: The Necessary 72 Hour Kit

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From Rourke: The following post was previously published here on ModernSurvivalOnline. It can be seen in its original format HERE.

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I have been into emergency preparedness for more than 14 years. It all started when a family member asked if we wanted her friend’s #10

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Surviving in the Open Water

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Finding oneself stranded in open water is a terrifying scenario and among the most challenging to survive. How do you navigate when distances are vast and landmarks are few? How do you withstand the tests of scarce resources and a finite timeline when you can’t walk more than a few steps in every direction? These questions are exactly what make preparation even more crucial. Below you’ll learn about prepping for open water survival; if you

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Poetry: I am the Sheepdog!

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Special thanks to BW for sending this poem in. Pretty cool! – Rourke

 

I am not the wolf, nor am I the sheep.

I am both and yet I am neither.

I am hated by the sheep, for I do not look nor think like them.

I am hated by the wolf, because I know how and why they think like they do.

I am out cast from the sheep, and I hate and

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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

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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

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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.

Off-grid supplies:

* 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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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