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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

Continue reading GARDENING: Raised bed update….. HUGE Mountain House sale…..and free ice cream!


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.

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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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A few random thoughts…….


“A few random thoughts”……..

Survival Weekend: This past weekend I attended a shortened version of a planned “Survival Weekend”. Although the original plans were changed a bit I had a great time. It was not easy and in fact it was downright tough. Next week I am going to write up a summary of what happened and provide a few pictures. I am looking forward to doing something similar again.

Sleeping Quarters

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Enter New Contributing Editor: Archer Garrett


Hi, I’m Archer. First off, thanks to Rourke for inviting me to contribute to MSO. I’m honored, my friend. I’ve followed your blog long before we ever spoke.

John has given me freedom to write about whatever I see fit, so chances are we’ll cover a lot of ground. I intend for my posts to be colloquial and informal, like a couple of old friends and a pot of coffee on a back porch, listening

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I am not a fisherman

No Trespassing largemouth bass

As the title states – I am not a fisherman although I have hauled in a few.

As a kid living in Athens, Georgia I would walk to a local pond with a few buddies hoping to catch one of the “monster” large-mouth Bass. Countless casts with a small Diawa reel brought in many Brim – which always went back. There was this one large Bass that I would see in the shallows on the

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Black Berkey Primer just released……


Just received word from loyal MSO sponsor The Berkey Guy of this new accessory that is a welcome sight to me and other Berkey owners: The Black Berkey Primer.


Check out the FAQ below for more information.

1. What is the Black Berkey Primer™ & what does it do?

The Black Berkey Primer™ is a hand-powered priming pump that makes it possible to prime Black Berkey™ Elements easily offline, without

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Politics and ModernSurvivalOnline


I have recently been talking with a few people about the direction of ModernSurvivalOnline. I want to reach out to as many people as possible and deliver some quality content assisting others in a variety of ways. One aspect of “reaching” others is related to politics. More than one suggested I stay away from politics (and religion I might add) as it is controversial and may push some people away. I appreciate that advice however

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Defending your property during WROL involving walls


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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Another reason why I’m not a Republican


I’m sure you’ve heard about Cantor’s election loss to David Brat, whose main financer was an auto repair shop. The experts are busy interpreting what this must mean, as usual they get it mostly wrong. I think a slight rewrite of Thomas Jefferson’s famous quote fits well “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of incumbents”. Cantor’s loss is being portrayed as “extremist TEA PARTY growing pains” by

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Picture of the Day

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It is happening right now.


Kissing Freedom Goodbye


This article was originally published over at It can be seen HERE in its original format.

You can kiss freedom in America goodbye unless those who say they know and love God stand together against the forces of deception and destruction. If we don’t act now, it will be too late to halt evil’s intent, which is the destruction of meaningful life and freedom. This has always been Satan’s goal,

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The Left’s Self Destruction Continues


The following post was originally published on May 29th over at The Warriors Place. It can be seen in its original form HERE.

I’ve been staying away from politics this year. What with the remodel and trying to acquire a modicum of competence at competition shooting I haven’t really had the time. Plus the fact that I’m pretty sick of the whole thing. But I can’t help chuckling from time to time at the obtuseness

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Raspberries – A Primer


The following post was originally published at It can be seen in its original form HERE.


By Bev

When I was a little girl a yearly ritual was when my Mother took us all out to hunt for blackcaps. Blackcaps are those delicious little wild berries that pop up everywhere. We always took the dogs because it could be dangerous if you ran into rattlesnakes – which it seemed we always did. The

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Disposal of Human Corpses Part One & Two


This post was originally published back in March of 2013. Part One HERE & Part Two HERE. It’s a long one…..

by Harry

The radio next to Brandon’s sleeping bag squawked bringing him instantly awake. He heard his oldest son, “Dad, Dad, we have visitors, lots of them, and they are armed”. For several weeks he had observed a number of roving bands scavenging in the neighborhoods at the

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Another great sale at Emergency Essentials….


Emergency Essentials is having another great monthly sale. This month they have numerous food storage products at great prices as well as a few other preparedness items.

Here are a few examples:

Freeze-Dried Organic Blackberries Regular: $35.99 SALE: $16.99

Freeze-Dried Beef Dices Regular: $59.99 SALE: $32.99

Katadyn Hiker Microfilter Regular: $79.99 SALE: $49.99

Freeze-Dried Green Bell Peppers Regular: $29.99 SALE: $13.99

MRE One-Week Food Supply

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