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Bartering after TSHTF

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In the event that there is some type of cataclysmic situation that reduces society and the economy back to the stone ages (or close to it) – bartering will become a common method of commerce. With that in mind – I have been putting some additional items in my preps with “barter” in mind.

Here is a list of worthy additions to a “barter list”:

Seeds Bottled water Food of any kind

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Friday’s Steals and Deals

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Friday’s Steals and Deals contains great deals offered by many of our advertisers and official affiliates.

Click on the following website links to be directed to the offers from the featured companies. Deals and prices were accurate at publishing time.

Here we go…..

 

Olight Flashlight Specials from GearBest.com

These specials are for a very limited time and may end shortly.

Olight OPEN Mini Torch Cree XP-G2 180 Lumen Penlight – Reg. $78.99 SALE: $22.94

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The Necessary 72 Hour Kit

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This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.

by Jeff

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 cans of wheat. It wasn’t just a few cans either. We accepted and have since added to it again and again.

As part of our preparedness plan, we have a well stocked 72 hour kit. This

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Emergency Essentials sale almost over!!

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ENDS TOMORROW!!!! For the month of June Emergency Essentials has several items on sale at deep discounts that you may find attractive. Emergency Essentials has been an industry leader and long time supporter of this website. Great company! Here are a few examples: Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Ham and Peppers Reg. $35.99 SALE: $21.49 Mountain House Breakfast Skillet Reg. $36.99 SALE: $19.99 ​ Emergency Essentials Diced Freeze Dried Chicken Reg. $54.99 SALE: $29.99 Emergency

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Why do I Prepare…….. by Blueridgeprepper1

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This post originally appeared HERE on MSO.

Have you ever thought to yourself, “This country has lost its moral core”? Do you believe that because of liberal influences and a misguided Supreme Court we now live in a country that has Freedom FROM Religion, rather than Freedom OF Religion? If so, you are not alone. For many years I have noticed the decay of our society. Many in our nation no longer believe that you

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7 Essentials During a Power Outage

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by Lee Flynn

The grid disruption database from Inside Energy compiled their data and found an average of 200 reported grid outages per year from 2010 to 2013. This numbers continues to increase. There is not always an impending storm or a sudden natural disaster to warn that a power outage may be in the future. Therefore, it is essential that everyone be, at least minimally, prepared for the loss of power before

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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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Left-handed or Right?

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I am left handed for most things that I do. Just recently I began doing common everyday tasks using my right hand – and was amazed at how difficult some things were.

Tonight when I made myself a bowl of Cheerios I carried the bowl into the living room with my right hand. Of course – I usually use my left. This is really not a huge feat but felt very weird. Why am I

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Hunting Skills for Preppers

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by SP

Many preppers invest a lot of time and money into food storage. I have seen and read many instances where some folks have been able to accumulate as much as 50,000 pounds of food. Although this is admirable, and a good way to prepare, I tend to lean towards an old saying that says: “If you bring a boy a fish, you will feed him for a day. If you teach

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Welcome new sponsor…….GotPrepperSpray.com

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I am pleased to announce that we have a new sponsor here at ModernSurvivalOnline – GotPepperSpray.com.

GotPepperSpray.com carries a large assortment line of self defense products such as stun guns and of course pepper spray. They also carry a variety of other items including WISE Food Storage products, survival kits, slingshots, blowguns, stun guns, and even self defense DVD’s.

Jim Drummond – owner of GotPepperSpray.com has a

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Friday’s Steals and Deals

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Friday’s Steals and Deals contains great deals offered by many of our advertisers and official affiliates.

Click on the following website links to be directed to the offers from the featured companies. Deals and prices were accurate at publishing time.

Here we go…..

 

Food Storage

Emergency Essentials Freeze Dried Meat Basics Combo – reg. $344.94 SALE: $219.99

Emergency Essentials Freeze Dried Monterey Jack Cheese – 30 oz. – reg. $48.49 SALE: $29.99

Emergency Essentials

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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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From the Desk of John Rourke – June 3rd, 2015

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Saw that Palmetto State Armory now has an AK with their name on it. Can’t find a price anywhere but it looks to be a very nice rifle. 100% American made.

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I am up to Episode 145 of the old television series M.A.S.H. . Great show.

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Pretty tired of hearing Bruce Jenner being hailed as some kind of hero. The men and women in our

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The Panhandle Rancher shares……

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The Panhandle Rancher sent in a couple of pictures to share with everyone.

It is often discussed what to take with you when traveling. I find myself feeling very uneasy when traveling far from home due to scenario’s running in my head related to some unfortunate event occurring and I am away from supplies and/or family.

PR shares the following:

 

All of the non firearm items other than the

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Preparedness: Things you can do right now

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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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Letter Re: Homemade MRE

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Rourke: In case you missed it reader Karen left some great info ina comment related to my recent post “Homemade MRE“: Thanks Karen!!

I’ve come up with a list of quick protein meals, with the caveat that these are not good for long-term storage, but they will save you in a pinch. I’d really like to get a list of those items which contain more calories, and are more healthy than than the items on

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From the Desk of John Rourke – May 28th, 2015

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I have found Facebook as a very useful tool for finding great deals on used stuff. I belong to several area groups targeting general merchandise or firearms. Keeping an eye on deals will bring up a great bargain once in a while. Don’t use Facebook? No problem. That is a choice everyone makes for themselves.

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Appreciate the responses to my question about Rock Island 1911’s. I am not a huge

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A Basic Bug-In Plan

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

by Jon in Colorado Springs

All you ever read about is bugging out, and bugging-out if the ‘’Stuff Hits The Fan’’ or ‘’It’s The End Of The World As We Know It. Whether your plan is to bug-out to your second home in the country, your cousin’s farm that you visited once when you were eleven, or some random spot in a

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Flashlight Review: The Sunwayman C22C

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I am a flashlight junkie. With the continued improvements in LED technology and power efficiencies lights are getting more powerful and and lasting longer. This bodes well for those of us who prepare for power failures and grid down events.

I received an offer to review the Sunwayman C22C from GearBest.com. It was provided to me free of charge to perform test and evaluation. When I review a piece of equipment I review it honestly

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Creating a raised bed garden

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Rourke: This post originally appeared HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

I recently made a second raised bed garden to add to my fruit and vegetable growing capabilities. Living in a typical suburban neighborhood my space is limited. In this particular case I built this raised bed for blueberry and blackberry plants.

Blueberries ready for planting.

I purchased some blueberry plants at SAM’s – hoping they survive the project.

All side

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Memorial Day…..

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Thank you to all that have served and sacrificed for me, my family, and my country. 

 

 

Video of the Week: EMP Trash Can Faraday Cage Testing in Lab

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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.

Capt. Michaels recently suggested this YouTube regarding EMP protection. Good stuff as it suggests an inexpensive but apparently effective method for protection. Here is the thing though

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Budgeting for Supplies – The 60% Solution

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Rourke: This post originally appeared HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

By Bernie Carr http://apartmentprepper.com/

One of the issues to consider when preparing for a disaster is where to focus your spending:

Do you focus most of your money on buying supplies to prepare your house or apartment (Shelter in place)?

OR

Do you spend money on gear so you can leave your area when disaster hits (Bugging Out)?

We’ve struggled with this question ourselves. Naturally you

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Using Antibiotics Wisely

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Rourke: This post was originally published HERE over at DoomandBloom.net.

 

Antibiotics are essential tools for success in long-term survival, but the government, the food industry, and some physicians and patients are fostering widespread resistance to many of the standard drugs. More than 2 million diagnosed cases of antibiotic resistance were reported in the United States in 2013, leading to 23,000 deaths and costing 30 billion dollars.

 

 

As a physician, I was often

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