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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

 

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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 ✈ ✈ 

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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

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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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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.

 

Don’t believe the hype, word is the embargo won’t affect small arms ammo to

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NOOB Guide to Getting Started Being Prepared

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By TekkieFae Firstly and most important, DON’T PANIC!! Pay more attention to preps vs. threats to not get stressed and overwhelmed. 

Start small, and grow bigger as you go. Start with prepping for the most common and likely things that could go wrong, and worry about the bigger possibilities once the basics are mastered.

Common scenarios to prep for first:

Being stranded in your car. This has happened to myself, my family, and many others from floods, snowstorms, traffic or impassible roads, etc. One thing I do that’s different is to have toilet paper, a small plastic urinal,

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The Psychology of Survival

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For many in dire circumstances, just living day-to-day is very difficult.  Working in a low-income area with many who are homeless, I routinely see examples.  Others I know are unemployed, or if they work, they do so part time and/or below their skill or education level – just to survive.  Although these people have roofs over their heads, they also face day-to-day financial challenges.  Fortunately for now, most of us in this country still have jobs/income, homes, and food on the table.    Psychologists tell us there is a natural tendency for us to compare ourselves to others.  Studies

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Surviving a week in the Murder Capital of the World

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San Pedro Sula- Central America

Honduras, a country of some 8.5 million people, suffered an average of 19 murders each day in 2013, down from 20 the year before.

December 24, 2013- The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens that the level of crime and violence in Honduras remains critically high.  http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/honduras-travel-warning.html

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America and has the world’s highest murder rate. More than half of the population lives in poverty and per capita income is one of the lowest in the region.  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ho.html

While

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Another ammunition shortage coming? Shouldn’t be.

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There are rumors all over that Russian-made ammunition may be banned from importation. The root cause of this rumor is an Executive Order signed by Obama in an attempt to punish Russia for their actions in Crimea. This is what the EO states:

Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person (including any foreign branch) of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or

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REVIEW: ArmyTek Predator Pro v2.5 XP-G2 Flashlight

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Anyone that has read ModernSurvivalOnline for any length of time knows I have a serious flashlight fetish. Ever since I was a kid I have loved flashlights. I guess being able to see what goes bump in the night has always been important to me. As the years have past and technology has gotten better and better – flashlights have gotten more powerful and batteries are lasting longer.

I was contacted by a company called armyTek to review one of their products – the ArmyTek Predator Pro LED Flashlight. ArmyTek presented the Predator Pro as a incredibly high tech, bright,

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A few items every prepper should own now

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I was thinking over this past weekend about a few things that some preppers often overlook but are really good things to have. Of course every persons environment, geography, and situation is different.

Anyways, feel free to comment on the list or add to it. If you would recommend any brands, makes or models – please share as well.

Waterproof Boots – Whether they are designed for hiking or for hunting having a good pair of waterproof boots can make a lot easier in the rain or snow. You know what I hate? Walking into my kitchen and stepping in

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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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U.S. Risks National Blackout From Small-Scale Attack

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The following article was originally published here – – - http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304020104579433670284061220.

 

The U.S. could suffer a coast-to-coast blackout if saboteurs knocked out just nine of the country’s 55,000 electric-transmission substations on a scorching summer day, according to a previously unreported federal analysis.

The study by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concluded that coordinated attacks in each of the nation’s three separate electric systems could cause the entire power network to collapse, people familiar with the research said.

 

The U.S. could suffer a coast-to-coast blackout if saboteurs knocked out nine of the country’s electric-transmission substations on a summer day, according

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