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Food Storage for 30 Days

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Rourke: The following was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

by Harry

I’m an Engineer and really like solving problems. Especially, when there are lots of variables leading to a number of potential solutions. That allows me to put some of my personal preferences into the mix and develop what I believe is the best solution.

One of my sons asked me to put together a food plan for him out

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And the winners are…….

Winners

As usual judging for this most recent writing contest was extremely difficult. I wish I could offer something to all those that participated as so many quality posts were sent in. Well – it had to be done. I placed a premium on the level of “How To” information as well as overall knowledge derived from each post. Honestly there were several articles that could have placed in the top 3 positions. It’s all perspective.

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The “Knaw”

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By The Coach, Contributing Editor

I carry a small pocket survival kit that I put together, in a “Tobacco” tin, when I go into the woods for any reason. I always carry a quality sheath knife with me in addition to my pocket survival kit. However, knives have been known to become lost or misplaced while in the woods. I wanted to add some type of cutting edge that was very flat and

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Metal Gear XL-M Extreme 618 Lumen LED Flashlight Review

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By John Rourke

I make no effort to hide the fact that I have a huge infatuation with flashlights. Ever since my youth flashlights have represented safety and security. Something goes “bump” in the night? Well, grab the handy dandy flashlight and scare it away.

My most recent flashlight acquisition comes from a company called Dorcy. Specifically – the model is called the “Metal Gear XL-M Extreme“. It is promoted as a high performance “next

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Equipment Review: Goal Zero Guide 10 Adventure Kit with 4 Goal Zero AA Batteries

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This post was previously published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

I recently purchased a Goal Zero Guide 10 Adventure Kit with Battery Pack. Over the past two weeks I have had an opportunity to trial it several times and so far am very impressed.

The Guide 10 Adventure Kit combines a small dual solar panel kit with a multi-purpose battery charging system. The complete kit provides a solution to those who look to charge cell phones, batteries

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Campers As A Bug Out Vehicle

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This post originally appeared over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen HERE in its original format. – – Rourke

 

By the WE2’s

To us, having our travel trailer is a must. Not only do we love to travel and camp, it just sort of “feels good” to know we pretty much will always have a roof over our heads and the taxes are cheap since it’s taxed as personal property rather than real estate.

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Review: Baofeng GT-3 Handheld Ham Radio

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The importance of communication in preparedness cannot be overstated. If it all comes crashing down and normal methods of communication are thrown out the window Ham radio is one solution. Ham radio has been as mystifying to me over the past several years as trying to read hieroglyphics off an Egyptian pyramid wall. Talking to a lot people, reading a few articles, and watching a ton of video’s has helped a lot. It is all

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Water Consumption is highly underestimated

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By Flying Harley

This article is directed to those that choose or for other reasons need to shelter in place. The water requirements for those bugging out vs. sheltering in place are vastly different. The biggest needs of water for sheltering in place are sanitation and food preparation. If you live in the city either large or small your problems are much larger and require a great deal of planning and preparation. Living in a

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Dangers In Your Backyard

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Most people feel safe and secure in their own homes. In their neighborhood they live in. In fact 81% of all Americans live in cities or suburbs. Nothing wrong with that, I live in a suburb myself. That being said, what kind of dangers are lurking in your backyard? I’m glad you asked. Let me start with a few things. I am a 12 year veteran firefighter for a suburban/rural fire department. Full

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….On practical IFAKs

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There is a dearth of useful information out there on practical useful IFAKs(Individual First Aid Kit). Most of what is offered amount to a “Boo-Boo” kit. They do not remotely address the most common of life threatening wounds encountered in a combat situation.

Outside of EMS/EMT training there is minimal information on the use and application of the equipment and materials required to address these wounds. There are a few DVDs available

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Standardize and “Super-Size” in order to survive

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How to Take Advantage of your Group’s Purchasing Power

By R Walker

If you are blessed to be part of a group of like-minded people that you meet with on a regular basis, count yourselves among some of the most fortunate few in the preparedness world. Our small, , group meets regularly to pray for each other and this country and to discuss what needs to be done, in order to survive

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Keeping Life Clean in Volcanic Ash

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Here in the Pacific Northwest we know about volcanoes. Many people who live here remember the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens in 1980. That is the last major eruption we’ve had in the continental United States. Then we get reports of that same volcano showing eruption activity in 2004 and geologists say it’s the most likely volcano to erupt again in our lifetime. Plus, most of us in the Puget Sound area have a

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New Years Resolutions – January 2nd, 2015

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I am looking to make some serious strides in preparedness in 2015. Ryan does a great job of posting up his list and then following up on it. I am going to give a shot myself.

Note: Everything listed below is in addition to current supplies, skills levels, etc.

 

Shooting – This category relates to anything gun related.

Training

Run & Gun Course (Trainer: http://www.wolf-fire.com)

Additional Ammunition

.223/5.56 ammunition – 2000 rounds 9mm

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Prepping for the Future

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By B.W.

As preppers, or survivalists if you will, most of us are prepared for grid down/shtf events of various durations, ranging from several days to a year or more. Some of us have even put our training and prepping into practice during what have been essentially short term events. We have bullets, beans and bandages, water and the means to purify more, and possibly a stock of first aid/medical supplies far beyond a first

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Some Thoughts on SOLAR and WIND POWER VULNERABILITIES

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RE: Questions in response to Prepping for Seniors article by Coach

The typical off grid system consists of a PhotoVoltaic (PV) array (solar cells); diode back charge protection that may be incorporated in the PV frame, wiring, or charge controller; a charge controller that monitors battery charge condition; battery bank; inverter and battery charger connected to battery bank, generator, AC load center; and DC load center.

EMP vulnerabilities in such a

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When “The Fan” has a date…..

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by GrammaMary

 

December 5, 2014, at age 63, I received a layoff notice from my long term employer. It was not a surprise. At several points over the last 8 years outsourcing of our entire department was considered (at a great cost savings to our employer) but graciously and miraculously 27 of us were kept on till the final implementation of a medical record system called EPIC on December 4. These years for me

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Have You Thought Of?

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By “The Coach” (Contributing Editor)

 

How well have you thought out what to bring/pack with your gear should you have to evacuate or bug out of your residence in an emergency or imminent major disaster?

Sure you have a well thought out Bug Out bag or similar named bag that you can grab and go in an emergency/disaster. You may even keep a well-stocked bag in your vehicle at all times. These bags should

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35 Manual Kitchen Tools and Gifts for Peppers

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By K.I.

I ran across a post on one of the blogs I get digests for titled ‘35 Manual Kitchen Tools and Gifts for Peppers’. Now, being as I collect kitchen gadgets and other tools, of course, this caught my eye. ’35 manual tools and gifts’ ought to have some good ideas, yes? Um….well….no, not really. I already have all of those items, or things that I can use in place of them that work

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Terrible Tuesday……

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My interest in survival began on September 10, 1979. On that day a massive tornado, actually 4 tornadoes coming together to form a monster, hit Wichita Falls, Texas. My wife had asked me over and over that day to take her to Sykes Center Mall in Wichita Falls and I told her there were storm warnings and that it was silly to make the 10+ mile trip. Sykes Center Mall took a direct hit –

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The Reason For The Season

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By The Coach – Contributing Editor

 

We are now in the Christmas Season of 2014.

My entire family are Christians. I make no apologies for saying that and am VERY proud that we practice our religion.

I will start by telling you that the below idea was NOT mine. I give my daughter, who now has her own family, full credit for it.

On my

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Prepping for Seniors

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By The Coach, Contributing Editor

 

I wrote this article for senior citizens who are just getting started in prepping. This article is NOT written for someone who has been prepping for years. However, you may pick up some useful information.

There are many articles written about all of the aspects of prepping. However, there are very few articles written with the senior prepper in mind.

I am sixty-four (64) years young and know the

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Our Grandchildren, Our Future!

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By “The Coach” (Contributing Editor)

 

Our grandchildren and children are our future. If we do not teach them what they need to know, other people will, but it may not be what you want them to learn!

I remember my grandpa very fondly. I still love him very much and miss him greatly to this day. He taught me about knives, firearms, camping, hiking and many, many other practical things. As grandparents and

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Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Twelve

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On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…….

Twelve Holy Bibles……..

Eleven Cylume Lightsticks Ten SOG Tactical Tomahawk’s Nine cases of MRE’s Eight P-51 Can Openers Seven cans of Freeze Dried Chicken Patty Chunks Six BaoFeng UV-5R Two-Way Radio’s Five pairs Mechanix Fast-Fix Gloves Four Emergency Space Blankets Three Frontier Emergency Water Filters Two OD Paracord

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Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Eleven

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On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me…….

 

Eleven Cylume Lightsticks Ten SOG Tactical Tomahawk’s Nine cases of MRE’s Eight P-51 Can Openers Seven cans of Freeze Dried Chicken Patty Chunks Six BaoFeng UV-5R Two-Way Radio’s Five pairs Mechanix Fast-Fix Gloves Four Emergency Space Blankets Three Frontier Emergency Water Filters Two OD Paracord Bracelets and a

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