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Coming soon……Preparedness Expo: August 16-17, Hagerstown Maryland

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If you live anywhere near Boonsboro or Hagerstown, Maryland I have some great news for you. On August 16th and 17th at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center there are going to be two days of “back to basics”: demonstrations, exhibits, and entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere.

 

Exhibits/demonstrations will include food preparation and storage, communication, emergency medical supplies, physical and emotional well-being, water purification, alternative energy, gardening, personal safety, martial

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Getting A Spouse To Believe!

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by “The Coach”

Contributing Editor

There are many physical things that we as “Preppers” need and want. All of them we believe we needed or want in order to survive a TEOTWAWKI situation. However, none of them is as important as having a spouse that is understanding, agreeable and works with you toward a common goal with your beliefs on preparing for whatever disaster, nature or manmade, that you are preparing for. Notice that

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ENTER: The Coach….new Contributing Editor

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I am pleased to announce that we have a new Contributing Editor – The Coach. The Coach may not be unfamiliar to long-time readers as he has already contributed several articles in the past. As I continue to solidify experts in a variety of prepper-related subjects and fields I am pleased that The Coach has come on board.

Here is a short bio:

The Coach was in the U. S. Coast Guard for

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Picture of the Day: Basic Supplies

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Came across the picture below and corresponding article while on Pinterest the other day. “Pinterest?” you ask? Yes – it is not just for women anymore. There are tons of pretty cool things over there related to preparedness, shooting, gardening, camping, knives, etc. Anyways, I saw the picture of the well organized supply cabinet and it got me thinking – my organization stinks.

Yeah – I admit it I am unorganized. I keep trying and

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Gault on……bob’s Fallback

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In a recent post about stockpiling food preps a reader calling himself bob left the following comment;

 

“I’m good. I have an acre of land that I use for gardening that I tend daily, plus I can fish, I can hunt and I’m surrounded by freshwater. If that fails, I’ll take what I need. With force if necessary. I’ll spend this $260/yr on ammo. =)”

 

The 1st part of his comment about

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Announcement: John Gault joins ModernSurvivalOnline as Contributing Editor

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I am very pleased to announce that frequent commenter and sometime contributor John Gault has joined ModernSurvivalOnline as a Contributing Editor. His first post as Contributing Editor is also being publish today. Check it out.

So – who is John Gault? What follows are a few words that should provide some insight:

In March of 2011 my wife and I quit our jobs, cashed in our chips and left the big city

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Video of the Week: Chicken Coop Ideas

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YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.

Raising chicken are becoming more and more popular. In this video Becky from Becky’s Homestead shows a few different types of coops to consider. I really like

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Enter New Contributing Editor: Wolf

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ModernSurvivalOnline has a new Contributing Editor – Wolf. I am very thankful and encouraged to have Wolf on board. I know Wolf personally and he is a Patriot, a Sheepdog, and the epitome of what being a Minuteman is all about..

Wolf is a native of NC. After graduation high school, he joined the US Army where he qualified for his “Jump-Wings” and Air Assault Badge. He also qualified as an “Expert” with the Rifle,

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Like Westerns? Check this out…….

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OFFICIAL MODERNSURVIVALONLINE SPONSOR: True Story Of Kill Or Be Killed In The Real Old West If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to strap on a six-gun in the real Old West and have a face-off-in-the-street gunfight where only the fastest gunslinger walks away – – then this recently discovered memoir by one of the Old West’s most feared (but virtually unknown today) gunfighter’s and lawmen puts you

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GARDENING: Raised bed update…..

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The raised bed I built a few weeks ago is doing well. The cucumber plant has climbed the cage I surrounded it with and is reaching out the top. There are approx. 1 “boatload” of mini-cucumber growing on the vine. If we do not get rain I water it every day or so. There are a few pepper plants in the bed as well and they also are growing just fine.

Having the bed and

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5 items for sanitation after the SHTF

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I have been thinking a bit about sanitation lately. Grid down and no public utilities – How would sanitation be handled? Not often discussed and often ignored sanitation is not only a health concern but influences morale as well. Having a group of 4-6 people huddled up in some form of shelter – doing lots of manual labor – could create some serious body odor.

Here are five things I have

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Enter New Contributing Editor: Archer Garrett

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Hi, I’m Archer. First off, thanks to Rourke for inviting me to contribute to MSO. I’m honored, my friend. I’ve followed your blog long before we ever spoke.

John has given me freedom to write about whatever I see fit, so chances are we’ll cover a lot of ground. I intend for my posts to be colloquial and informal, like a couple of old friends and a pot of coffee on a back porch, listening

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Politics and ModernSurvivalOnline

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I have recently been talking with a few people about the direction of ModernSurvivalOnline. I want to reach out to as many people as possible and deliver some quality content assisting others in a variety of ways. One aspect of “reaching” others is related to politics. More than one suggested I stay away from politics (and religion I might add) as it is controversial and may push some people away. I appreciate that advice however

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Disposal of Human Corpses Part One & Two

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This post was originally published back in March of 2013. Part One HERE & Part Two HERE. It’s a long one…..

by Harry

The radio next to Brandon’s sleeping bag squawked bringing him instantly awake. He heard his oldest son, “Dad, Dad, we have visitors, lots of them, and they are armed”. For several weeks he had observed a number of roving bands scavenging in the neighborhoods at the

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Built a rotating compost bin

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I just completed another project building a rotating compost bin out of scrap deck wood. I am no carpenter and focus more on utility than appearance (obviously ). I have had a compost bin located in my garden for several years and wanted another. Originally I created a couple of circular enclosures with some fencing but my dog was enjoying pulling out my discarded scraps and running off with them.

My solution was to build

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Project: Country Retreat

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I have a dream of having a place in the country – a retreat. Maybe not an entire side of mountain and not a massive underground complex with blast -proof doors and an underground stream running through it. I am talking a few acres down a country road with living quarters not visible when driving by. I have a limited budget and my timeframe is 3-4 years away before funding would be possible. This is

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How the California Drought Will Affect our Food Prices and Availability

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by Arlene

The drought in California is the WORST it’s been in 500 years. The Weather Channel will be offering a special program soon entitled Cracked : The Soil in California.

 

Stock up now on the items that are produced primarily in California. as soon they may be extremely cost prohibitive or non-existent. California produces approximately 3/4 of all vegetables, nuts and fruits grown in the USA.

In California the

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Build Your Own Woodstove For $100

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YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.

 

 

From the Supply House: Here are a few popular survival & preparedness items available at deep discounts on Amazon. Many items are available with Free Shipping

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New “raised” bed added to the garden

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This past weekend I completed a project I had wanted to do for some time: I built a new raised bed to add to my gardening. Certainly not an architectural masterpiece I had a bunch of scrap wood that a friend gave me when he replaced his deck. Seeing gardening beds like this before I wanted to give it a shot. Especially useful for those that have bad backs – the gardening area is actually

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HOW TO DETERMINE FREQUENCY OF AN AC GENERATOR (alternator)

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The AC mains frequency in the US is 60 Hertz (cycles/second). AC mains frequency elsewhere may be 50 Hertz. The following calibration is intended for 60 Hertz devices. If your generator engine runs too fast, the AC output frequency will be too high. Clocks and AC motors will run faster than designed; the converse is true if the engine runs too slow. Transformers and electric motors operating out of designed frequency may be not

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Unprepared

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The following post comes from the excellent website The Woodpile Report. Truer words have never been said. – Rourke

You know the question:

If you’re not preparing for the worst, what are you preparing for?

You know the answer: avail thyself of long-term food stores, good water, viable food production, shelter and meds and supplies and security. You know the list of doomsdays too: financial collapse,EMP, pandemic—MERS or Ebola or worse,

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Winners of latest contest

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The latest ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest finished up May 15th. Judging is complete and the following are the results:

 

First Place goes to: The Psychology of Survival

Inergy has donated their “Lion” Ultralight, Portable Lithium Power System including a 20 watt semi-flexible solar panel and two 5 Watt LED Lights. Total Value: $560+ Forge Survival Supply is providing an awesome Parry Blade “Hunter” Knife. Value:

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Memorial Day…….remember

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I never served in the military and it is one of my true regrets in life. Pictures like the one below awakens the emotions in me about this day. We live in a great country and experience a level of freedom that most on this planet will never see. This freedom is protected by the men and women of our Armed Forces – and I thank them for their service, and sacrifices.

There is

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SHTF ONE GUN DEFENSE

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****This post originally appeared over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen in its original form HERE.

 

BY GREG RENTCHLER, Editor at Large

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I’ve been spending a lot of time at my BOL thinking about a one-gun solution for defending the family in time of SHTF. After much discussion with my survival family and colleagues, we collectively concluded that there is no such thing as

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