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There just might be hope…..

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Recently in my efforts to understand the declining quality of humanity – I have not seen much to be positive about. Most people in the United States continue to have their world revolve around “Dancing with the Stars”, “what can I get that makes me look important”, and a total disregard of what should be truly cherished in life. “Patriotism” for many means nothing and is lacking in much of the population. The unity felt

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REMINDER: BIGGEST EVER Mountain House Food Sale!!

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The entire month of July Emergency Essentials is having the biggest Mountain House Freeze Dried Food sale ever. Incredible savings of 30-50% off on Mountain House #10 cans.

If freeze dried food is part of your food storage program or you have been thinking about it now is the time. A buddy of mine and I are going in together and placing an order to take advantage of these ultra-low prices.

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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 and demonstrations will include emergency medical supplies, natural and homeopathic remedies, long-term food storage and food preparation, solar energy, outdoor and primitive

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Agenda: Grinding America Down

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I just got finished watching the documentary Agenda: Grinding America Down for about the 12th or 13th time. Back in February of 2013 I wrote the words below. Thought I would mention it again as it is very enlightening and really gets you thinking. I highly recommend it:

Below is a trailer for a movie/documentary called Agenda: Grinding America Down. It is controversial, but from my perspective very enlightening as to what has been happening

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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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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: How to Adjust Your Backpack

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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.

 

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Remembering the S&W 686 Classic Hunter

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Years ago when guns were a lot cheaper and I had a lot less gray I bought a Smith & Wesson 686 Classic Hunter. I was living in the small town of Franklin, New Hampshire at the time and purchased it from a tiny gun shop in town. I believe I paid $280 for it. Man, those were the days.

If unfamiliar the 686 Classic Hunter is a .357 Magnum revolver with a 6″ barrel.

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Special discount for ModernSurvivalOnline readers……

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The folks over at “Mike the Gardner” are offering ModernSurvivalOnline readers 25% off their Seeds of the Month Club.

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Joining the Seeds of the Month Club – you will receive seeds every month of the year year round and also 25% off vegetable seeds in their online store.

Your Membership Includes ONLY $3.70 PER MONTH! (25% discount not included) 8 packs of seeds your

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Want the Foxfire series? Download before it is too late

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I have just recently discovered the Foxfire series of books. I guess I am pretty late to the party as so many have told me about them but alas I have arrived.

The Foxfire Books are a compilation of articles written by high school students for a magazine called Foxfire. The project was started back in 1968 in an effort to preserve the knowledge and traditions of the people of Appalachian Mountains(Ruban Gap, NC to

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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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The Obama Administration has a plan to pay off the $17 Trillion in US Debt.

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The Current administration has unveiled a plan to settle 100% of the US debt, most notably the $1.28 Trillion owed to China. Sen. Reid (Nevada) & Sen. Pelosi (CA) fully support this revolutionary Debt Elimination Amendment. The plan helps explain why the US Government was so determined to seize the open land used by cattle farmers in Nevada and Texas over the past several years. It also explains why the EPA is working so close

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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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Picture of the Day: Fishing and Enjoying Nature

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I have the pleasure of living near a large river that traverses through my town. Every time I visit it the beauty of nature is astounding. The power of that nature and the bountiful of life that is not only in it but that surrounds it just amazes me. I recently took my family fishing at the river and had a great time.

We did not have much luck catching fish. I caught a single

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Welfare. What is the answer?

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A popular topic on many of the blogosphere regarding survival and preparedness is the ability to defend yourself and those you love from the ‘golden horde’ in the event of an economic, social, or other type of collapse. In recent years the silver screen has even portrayed cannibalism as a real possibility in such times. The answer seems to be to either bug in or bug out with your ample food stores, and then to

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Poem from the movie “Act of Valor”

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I just got finished watching the movie Act of Valor again – great movie. Acting was not award winning but lots of action and should give viewers a greater appreciation for those that serve. Anyways – in the movie there is a poem recited that I was pretty impressed with. One of those “life lessons” and “gets you thinking” kind of things. The poem was part of a letter written to the child of a

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Independence Day……

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I wrote this a couple years ago. Still holds true today……

Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays and this one seems even more meaningful. I have always identified July 4th with the signing of the Declaration of Independence; declaring freedom and independence from the control of Britain across the ocean.

Why is this Independence Day so meaningful to me? Just look at what has happened to this great country in the past decade

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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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New Book Released: Forsaking Home by A. American

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Forsaking Home: Book 4 of the Survivalist Series which started with Going Home has just recently been released. For those that been around here for a while may remember that Going Home is one of my all time favorite books. I have started reading the rest of the series and need to catch up.

Here is a brief summary of Book 4 Forsaking Home from the publisher…..

They survived the collapse, but can

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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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BIGGEST EVER Mountain House Food Sale!!

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The entire month of July Emergency Essentials is having the biggest Mountain House Freeze Dried Food sale ever. Incredible savings of 30-50% off on Mountain House #10 cans.

If freeze dried food is part of your food storage program or you have been thinking about it now is the time. A buddy of mine and I are going in together and placing an order to take advantage of these ultra-low prices.

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Picture of the Day: Build Your Food Storage Only $5 a Week

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I don’t know where this came from but it is a pretty good guide to go by especially for those on a budget. Heck – if someone did this for a year they would be much better off than most people.

Myself – I have started stocking up on freeze dried foods a lot more. Some pouches – but trying to budget in #10 cans.

On with the picture….

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Review: Magpul MOE Grip for AR Platform

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To be honest I often scoffed at the idea of spending my hard earned money on an aftermarket grip for my AR. I mean – it’s a just a grip, right? The standard AR grip has been around for decades and should be just fine. Well – several months ago I happen to have a few extra bills padding my wallet(rare occurrence) and was down in Columbia, SC at Palmetto State Armory. They had an

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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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