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DVD Pick: I Want Your Money


I watch a decent amount of TV while trying to relax and especially like educational documentaries.

I came across a documentary that I thought was just fantastic. The title is “I Want Your Money“. Both funny and educational – here is a summary:

“Drawing on presidential speeches, comic animation and graphics, this rousing political documentary examines the U.S. economy and holds the government accountable, with Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama pitted as

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Preparedness: Things you can do right now


Many people are becoming more and more concerned with the future. At this same time they are discovering an interest in preparedness – or as many call it – “prepping”. If you are new to prepping – or even if you are experienced – I would like to make a few suggestions to “sure up” some of your supplies now…..while there is still time.

Stock up on food – Every time you go to the

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North American Alert Map


The following link will take you to the Emergency and Disaster Information Service(EDIS). This emergency information service is provided free of charge and is operated out of Hungary. The link provided goes to the North American map, however other maps are also available.

What is really cool is the ability to zoom in close to an area. As of this writing – zoom in to Dallas, TX. No doubt many

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The Preparedness Review #4 is now available… download!


I recently received notice that the Fourth installment of The Preparedness Review is now available for download.

TPR4 is a collection of 17 articles and 1 Bug Out template in a small 3.45mb downloadable PDF. Articles are written by a variety bloggers and cover such topics as Coffee, Mylar, Wound Infections, Being Frugal, Urban Hunting….and much more.

To get your own copy of this latest release visit

Oh by the way

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A couple of my favorite things: NETFLIX and the Kindle


Figured I would say a few words on two of my favorite things…..Netflix and the Kindle.

I have been user of Netflix for several years now – going from receiving DVD’s in the mail to now only streaming movies. At around $10 per month for unlimited streaming of the thousands of movies, TV shows, documentaries, etc. it is a great deal. Many of you may remember a few months ago that I got rid of

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Letter Re: Reading When TSHTF

Hello Rourke, Nice post on e readers BH. Hard copy is no doubt the best for a static situation. A few studies seem to show retention is better when working with paper rather than electronic format. I have a large regular book library of several thousand titles and three kindle readers. I study history and read a lot (well I suppose that’s understated) and enjoy reading on the small backlit kindle at night. The adjustable

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Knowledge is Power!

Knowledge is Power!


“The Coach”

Editor At Large

In today’s world knowledge is power. Too many people get all of what they think they know by watching the TV news, listening to the radio or reading the news papers. The TV, radio and news papers slant what they want you to know by what the editor and/or owners believe in. This way they can slant the American

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A free offer……….

Rod Davidson is a family man and survival expert.

He’s dedicated the last decade to perfecting his survival and prepping skills.

He’s created an exclusive Free Family Survival Plan that will help your family survive in the event of a crisis.

Get Your Plan By Clicking Here.

It could be an economic collapse, it could be war…it could be a freak storm or hurricane.

No matter what triggers the crisis you can

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Free offer from Rod Davidson……

Hi Fellow Patriot, Rod Davidson here.

Tensions with North Korea are at an all time high.

There are reports that Kim Jong-un has started mobilizing missiles and moving them to the coast.

Never in recent memory has there been a more important time to prepare yourself and your family for the worst.

If a strike does happen people will be in a complete panic…running around like headless chickens

Make sure you not one of

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Life’s Lessons Learned……THE CHRONICLES OF HAROLD

This incredible post was originally publish over at MSOnline’s sister site – It can be seen in its original form here – Thank you Harold for sharing.

Life’s Lessons Learned

By Harold, Editor-At-Large –



The War Years

Just a history in chronicle form of my life, as I have lived it as near as I can remember after

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Like guns? Check out RECOIL Magazine


At my local newsstand the other day a new magazine caught my eye – RECOIL.

RECOIL was published on January 31st and is impressive. Oversized compared to most gun magazines like Guns & Ammo – RECOIL features some of the best firearm photography and graphics I have seen. The magazine promotes that it is for the “Gun Lifestyle” including gear, technology, sport, outdoors, home and personal defense. All stuff I like.


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Avoiding Prepper Burnout…………..


Prepper Burnout?


Ever look at your efforts in preparedness and think to yourself – “Self, is this all just a waste of time?” Ever think about the hours spent reading blogs, visiting preparedness forums, and making plans and consider that all of that time could have been spent doing something more “important?” I mean – that awesome AR-15 that you finally got off of layaway could have afforded the family a nice vacation

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Welcome Prepper Press!!


I am very pleased to announce that Prepper Press has become a sponsor of ModernSurvivalOnline.

Prepper Press is a newer independent book publisher who specializes in books and information for preppers. What a great idea!

Directly from

We are an independent publishing house specializing in books and information that serve preppers, those preparing for events that could disrupt life as we know it

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My thoughts on the Kindle Fire……


I have no delusions that an electronic device is going to play a major role in my and my family’s survival if TSHTF. With that in mind – I love my Kindles.

I enjoy the many conveniences that technology today can provide. This includes GPS, hi-tech cell phones, Blu-Ray, and the Internet. Over the past year I have been using an Amazon Kindle-keyboard for reading several books. I have found the Kindle

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Do you have an Emergency Fund?


I am not the most financially sound person in the world. One thing I do know – is just when things seem to be going well something unexpected always seems to happen where money is suddenly needed.

I make decent money and typically have “disposable” income to pick up a little of “this” or a little of “that“. Typically go out to eat once a week, and pick up some preparedness supplies.

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The ultimate survivalist……


We humans like to think of ourselves as the epitome of evolution – the supreme being on the face of the planet. We have conquered and inhabited the four corners of this planet and have ruled over all other species to the point that some have gone extinct. Man continues to dominate Earth – however, man is not the ultimate survivalist.

I believe that distinction goes to the cockroach. Yes…..I believe the

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Ron Hood Special Edition of Survival Quarterly Magazine


I just received an email notifying me that a new copy of Survival Quarterly Magazine is being released on November 1st and it is a tribute edition to Ron Hood. If you are not familiar with Ron Hood – he is a legend when it comes to wilderness survival and being prepared. Visit for more information on Ron.

I own all 4 previous issues of Survival Quarterly Magazine that

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Rawles “Survivors” book released……


SurvivalBlog guru James Wesley, Rawles had his latest survival-fiction book “Survivors” released yesterday October 4th. I had pre-ordered mine and received it yesterday.

Beautiful cover – I am really looking forward to reading it. If you are unaware – here is a summary:


The America we are accustomed to is no more. Practically overnight the stock market has plummeted, hyperinflation

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Let’s have some fun…….

Let’s see what people are thinking.

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Charlotte NC area Prepper meeting?


There are a couple of local preppers that I meet for lunch every so often. It is great getting together with fellow preppers and having discussions that you just can’t have with most co-workers and friends.

I have had a couple of requests to plan a get together in the Charlotte NC area. I certainly would like to do this – however I am really not interested in any kind of seminar

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Special announcement………….

Country Retreat

I am very excited to announce that myself and David Kobler – aka SouthernPrepper1 from YouTube have teamed up to work on a special new project………

a book on retreat defense.

As the world today becomes a more dangerous place which to live – people more and more are beginning to prepare for the uncertainties which lay ahead. Part of this preparation involves the establishment of a retreat which one can go to live and

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Book Review: The Prepper’s Pocket Guide


Several weeks ago I found out that my fellow blogger Bernie Carr (The Apartment Prepper) was having a book published – and I thought that was really cool. I mean – maybe someday that could be me!

Well – Bernie was nice enough to send me a copy and I have just got finished reading it.

I am impressed. When I first saw the title – The Prepper’s Pocket Guide – 101 Easy Things You

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The Self-Sufficient Gardener Garden Club


I was excited to find out recently that Jason over at The Self-Sufficient Gardener has made some changes to his website – and is now offering a rather unique membership opportunity. This Garden Club Membership in very inexpensive and has a lot of great content. Check out the info below. Another huge benefit…well, just kidding….is every sale of the membership provides some loose change to this website.

Check ’em out.


What do you get

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