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Picture of the Day: Basic Supplies


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


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?


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”


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……


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



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


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


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


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!!


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


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


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


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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I was just thinking….


Not really sure why I started thinking about this tonight. When I was 14 years old I was an avid reader of SURVIVE Magazine and American Survival Guide. Yeah – maybe being 14 and worried about a nuclear war between the Soviets and the United States was a bit unusual but I was not the usual teenager. Anyways I really looked forward to a new issue coming out every month,

I can still remember many

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Like Westerns? Check this out…….



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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Fitness, Health….goals


Was visiting over at Ryan’s site and saw another entry where he was discussing some of his lifts and personal records(PR’s). Over the past couple years fitness has become a major part of my life. I am 44 years old and feel like I am in the best shape of my life. Getting older scares the hell out of me and I guess I approach my health like I approach preparedness – I try to

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MILESTONE!!!! 500 follows on Twitter


I have recently become pretty active on Twitter. I know it is not for everyone and that is fine but I am really enjoying it. There is such a huge variety of information available and connecting with like-minded folks has been great.

I have had some interaction with a couple of my favorite actors/celebrities – James Woods and Chuck Woolery. Both these guys are avid Conservatives and Patriots.

So – I have 500 people following

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1,100 military Captains being eliminated


The following excerpt comes from Stars and Stripes – a website which provides independent news and information to the military community. The excerpt below comes from an article announcing another reduction in military personnel due to budgetary cuts. Special thanks to Panhandle Rancher for sending me the full article.

The Army drawdown continues this week, when about 1,100 Army captains will receive word that their military careers are about to end. Another 500

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My wife’s away……experimenting in the kitchen


My wife was working last night so I decided to try to make my favorite meal – Chicken Stir Fry. This absolutely is a meal that can be made from your food stores if the right items are put back. This meal provides lots of flavor and nutrition as well.

Here are the ingredients:

chicken yellow squash zucchini onions rice mushrooms corn salt/pepper Soy Sauce

To make my masterpiece I use a large frying pan

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GARDENING: Raised bed update…..


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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I just received word that is hosting a huge sale on Mountain House Freeze Dried Foods. They not only are discounting their regularly low prices but including a special offer of FREE ICE CREAM.

Check it out HERE.




5 items for sanitation after the SHTF


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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Picture of the Day


Political cartoons can provide a bit of humor at times – but this one pretty much summarizes the situation pretty well. The world is becoming more and more dangerous with each passing day. The Middle East is as unstable as it has been in quite some time. Tensions with Russia are higher now than they have been in in years. China is now the world largest economy. We have more illegal aliens and possibly terrorists

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Are you saving seeds?


We spend tons of money on guns, ammunition, knives, backpacks and all kinds of things labeled “tactical” – but what about seeds? Many of us that prepare for “bad times” ahead consider gardening an integral part of our systems. Seeds are ultra-inexpensive and readily available most anywhere.

I am not going to get into the whole Heirloom versus Hybrid debate. Why? It’s pointless. Why again? Because most of the vegetables seeds that are available locally

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