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Survival & Preparedness Guest Post Writing Contest

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Warm up those keyboards folks! The current ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest started March 15th and continues through May 15th. Have a guest post you want to enter? Send in to emergencycd(at)gmail.com.

Some great prizes are lined up –  this is looking to be the biggest ever!! 

 

Prize List

First Place will receive:

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: $249.00 A $200 Gift Certificate from PatriotAmmoSupply.com

Total Prize Value in excess of

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Select a Tactical Knife

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TEOTWAWKI Bartering (A different look!)

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By “The Coach”

            There have been many articles written on “Survival Bartering”. Most are very well written. However, in this article I plan on taking a different look at “Survival Bartering” post TEOTWAWKI.

            Post Hurricane Katrina in the New Orleans metro area, no merchant would accept credit cards, debit cards or checks of any type. The electricity and telephones were not working and merchants did not have a way to verify if credit cards, debit cards or checks were valid. Merchants also did not have a way to find out what gold or silver was

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Video of the Week: Chinese Crossing Mexican Border Into USA

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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. 

 The following video – sent in by Panhandle Rancher – shows some good tactics using flashlights (both handheld and weapons mounted). Interesting……

 

 

 

Sustainable Livestock for SHTF……SHEEP

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By P Tabakaru

Do your prep plans include the addition of a small flock of sheep for fresh, meat, milk and or wool, for creating fabrics? The addition of just a few could mean the difference between life and death. They are great multipurpose animal that requires just a little care.

You have to ask yourself what would you like the most, meat, milk, wool? There are certain breeds that are specific, and there are dual purpose breeds, but in a SHTF situation any breed will do.

If you aren’t interested in wool (merino, Romney, Columbia, Lincoln breeds) then

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NEW ModernSurvivalOnline Facebook Page

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I have recently launched the NEW ModernSurvivalOnline Facebook page. If you are not a Facebook user – no problem. If you are please visit the page HERE and Like and Share the page, and let me know what you think. 

I am excited with this new way to interact with like-minded folks. Using the MSO Facebook as a portal, visitors can see recent important news, preparedness information from around the internet, participate in giveaways, and much more. I am even planning a “Q&A” session one evening which should be pretty cool.

If you go over

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The Panhandle Rancher speaks……Re: Essentials of Prepping

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Re: Essentials of Prepping

Prepping and praying and pass the bullets please.

I strongly suspect prepper burnout is a direct result of new found awareness of how vulnerable we are both as individuals and as a nation. It is this very awareness that drives many to prepare for exceedingly remote happenstances. In a way, this is like asking how many cartridges are enough, 100, 1000, 10,000? If a hundred rounds will get you through the week and 10,000 a lifetime, then what about your children’s lifetime? Why not then stock a million rounds?  Insidious? You bet it is and

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News you Need to Know……

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 The news is presented in an effort to provide information related to current events that may effect our lives in one way or another. Government intrusion and its efforts to demean the United States Constitution are often highlighted. Other news which may be related in one way or another to the many reasons we prepare are also showcased in an effort to keep you informed….and possibly motivated.

Another installment of “News You NEED To Know”, via 

MSO News Correspondent Hunter.

 

Sorta news, I am a fan of the book series 299 days, they are

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Infographic: You Have the Right to Stay Out of Jail

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Source: Online-Paralegal-Programs.com 

 

Through The Eyes Of A Young Prepper

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By TP

As a teenage prepper, who has scoured the immense depths of the internet to view many of the available prepping forums and how-to’s, read every survival book that I could get my hands on, and also has spoken to quite a few outdoor enthusiasts…I would like to discuss a couple of topics that have caught my attention about that the prepper community as a whole, which I have observed within the community that these topics have either been overlooked or in some cases have not had an agreed consensus amongst the prepper community on

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Hostage Rescue by SUREFIRE

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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. 

 The following video – sent in by Panhandle Rancher – shows some good tactics using flashlights (both handheld and weapons mounted). Interesting……

 

 

 

Wilderness Treatments for Burns

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By Rose Cceberio, RN, BSN 

Today, if one is out and about camping, hiking, or on a dry run or for real “Bug Out” route, one can encounter a few things alone the wilderness path that can cause bodily harm. Unless you thought of everything and you’re hiking with a 100 lb backpack, even then, anything can happen and you may be fresh out of supplies other than Old Mother Nature can provide.  If so, never fear, for if you get hurt, there are plenty of ways to treat yourself and others, if you are calm, confident

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Integration of hand, knife and gun in grid down

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By Bret Gould

 

Unless one lives under a rock, we have seen the dawn of the police state.  An overbearing mailed fist that will use Homeland Security, private contractors and Russian troops to disarm us and subjugate us.  In this time we will have to use every means at our disposal to survive and thrive.  Thus will will have to harken back to skills from a bygone era.  We will have to acquit ourselves on the field by hand , knife and gun.  The question is how? The reason is, like it or not, we have a storm

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POLL: Do you use Facebook?

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I am working on some ideas to increase traffic coming to ModernSurvivalOnline. One of the areas of marketing  I have not participated in very much is Social Media. If you would take a moment I would appreciate it if you would answer this simple question – Do you use Facebook?

I know many do not and that is totally fine. Fact is that many do and it is viable method to reaching new readers.

Thanks – Rourke

 

Take Our Poll

 

Mountain House releases new products…..

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I just received the following press release from Mountain House. If you are looking for long term freeze dried food – I highly recommend Mountain House. Easy to prepare and tastes great. Check our sponsors as many of them carry Mountain House Freeze Dried foods.

 

Leading Outdoor & Emergency Preparedness Food Provider Mountain House Satisfies Consumer Demand

with Four New Products

New comfort food products directly resulted from survey of outdoor enthusiasts

 

Albany, Ore. – March 26, 2014 – Mountain House, the leading provider of food for outdoor recreation and emergency preparedness, is adding

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Interview: John Hollerman, author – EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots

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I have a difficult time finishing a book once I start reading it. I am so busy and my mind gets distracted easily. EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots – With a Story of Survival was written by Jonathan Hollerman. It was absolutely an exception as I could not wait to turn the page to see what would happen next. Compared to many “prepper” fiction books I have read (or started to read) Equipping Modern Patriots was realistic and plausible.

 

Here is a summary of the book from Amazon.com:

EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots – With a Story

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Anyone wonder why CNN rankings are so low?

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 BREAKING NEWS PER CNN…….

✈✈ BOEING 777 WILL STRUGGLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE ONCE FUEL TANKS ARE EMPTY ✈ ✈ 

Wow!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gustatory Guidelines for the Unfortunate Survival Situation: Testing Plant Edibility

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According to the rule of three, you can survive without food for as long as three weeks. “Can survive…” Think what those words really mean though. We’re not talking a fairly comfortable three weeks of living spent under the shade of a desert boulder and then sudden death. This is intense hunger gnawing at your insides, extreme listlessness, irritability, increasing weakness (and no, I’m not talking about the way you feel when you first get up in the morning). We’re talking a miserable death-approaching state. You probably don’t even have three weeks if you’re planning to actively pursue getting out

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Guest Post: Essentials of Prepping – Reiterating the Essentials for Survival

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It’s easy to go overboard when it comes to prepping. But with all the movies and other entertainment out there, why wouldn’t it be? Movies such as Mad Max and The Book of Eli come to mind, in addition to shows Falling Skies or video games like Fallout 3. How far is too far, though? Should you start planning on how you’ll loot supply lines or defend your home against invaders? Probably not but it is easy (and enjoyable) to ponder similar topics. Prepping is a slippery slope and sometimes it’s easy to forget the fundamentals.

Three Central

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Like Westerns? Check this out…….

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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 behind a pair of Colt .45 six-guns and immerses you in what it was like to live and die in the real Wild West. 

But, you

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Cool Fire Starting Tricks

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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. 

 

 

 

Survival & Preparedness Guest Post Writing Contest

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Warm up those keyboards folks! The current ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest started March 15th and continues through May 15th. Have a guest post you want to enter? Send in to emergencycd(at)gmail.com.

Some great prizes are lined up –  this is looking to be the biggest ever!! 

 

Prize List

First Place will receive:

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: $249.00 A $200 Gift Certificate from PatriotAmmoSupply.com

Total Prize Value in excess of

Continue reading Survival & Preparedness Guest Post Writing Contest

Things you may not think of…

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By TekkieFae

I do things differently than most. I spread my perspective in hopes to assist and inspire others. I only list the things I do here that aren’t often or aren’t mentioned at all in most ‘prepper’ or ‘survival’ circles.

 

Off-grid supplies:

* My favorite prep item is my library. I have been collecting books ever since I had access to bookstores, not only for fun and survival, but almost as a cultural ‘ark’ of sorts. My private library consists of over 1000 books. I have books on homesteading, natural medicine, midwifery and childbirth, survival, ho-to’s, nature and wildlife

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S&W Shield 9mm……on the way

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I have been looking for a new pistol to allow for better concealed carry than my full size Smith & Wesson M&P9. I have really struggled making a choice. I tend to be too analytical making decisions. Possible candidates have included a Kel-Tec PF9, Ruger LCP in 9mm, and an assortment of Taurus models. Price range is in the $400 region which rules out most revolvers (which I am not really interested in), any 1911 compacts, and upper end models.

As I have gone through several offerings including those mentioned my biggest complaint has been around

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