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Top 4 Tactical Conferences and Exhibits You Shouldn’t Miss

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This year’s SHOT Show was a blast for all law-enforcers!

Exhibitors received a lot of attention at the 2014 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas where overall attendance hit a record this year. Visitors, in turn, were overwhelmed by the huge numbers of amazing products, which included the latest tactical gear developments. Guns, knives, boots, bags, watches, pants – you name it – the best gear new and old was all there and worth seeing.

If you missed the SHOT show (see highlights here), but can’t wait until next year to get your

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Don’t Wait to Build Your Survival Kit

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The predominant culture often views those who value disaster preparedness as fanatical and irrational. Their predictions may sometimes sound apocalyptic; their preparations, drastic. The idea of an implosion of the national infrastructure and financial system simply strikes some as the stuff of fantasy. An honest look at the numbers, however, reveals that survival planning is actually a wise and prudent endeavor. In fact, academic research, practical business experience and good old common sense corroborate the very real possibility that such national and global dysfunction is real, and growing more likely every day. Taking steps to ensure the safety of

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A little off-grid cooking……

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A buddy of mine and I recently got together for a little “off grid” cooking. Several methods of cooking were represented including a using a Deadwood Stove, a small backpacking stove, and an “expedient” stove made from a cinder block.

On the menu was an assortment of Mountain House Freeze Dried Foods. The Deadwood Stove worked well as usual. I used some cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly to get the fire going. Like all stoves operating on the “rocket stove” theory the sticks/wood had to be pushed into the lower burn chamber quite often. Worked great and I downed

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“A Survival Story” now available for the Kindle

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My fictional preparedness book A Survival Story is now available on the Kindle. The Kindle version has been edited and slightly updated. 

 

I started ASurvivalStory.com a  yearscouple ago just to try something different. If you are not aware – A Survival Story reads like a daily journal written by “Jed” and documents the struggles of a small neighborhood after the collapse of the United States. With electricity out, law enforcement quickly disbanding, stores closed and food in short supply – Jed works to organize his neighborhood to tackle the challenges that lay before them. Overall I am pretty happy with how Part

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Dr. Allen shares his thoughts…………

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The following comes from a comment posted by Dr. Allen in response to a recent post – Survivalist First Aid Kits: What Do I Need? I appreciate Dr. Allen’s willingness to share his thoughts and expertise. – Rourke

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The postings for a “first aid kit” have been of interest with some of them of concern.

 

Only FYI and substantiation: my training/experience has been rather extensive both in years (13 in training and (37) “on site application” years in in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, on site in Mexico missions to the “shack” and “garbage dump” patients; Haitians just after

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4 Ways to Financially Survive a Natural Disaster

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Natural disasters can be devastating on many levels. The physical and emotional trauma often affects hundreds, if not thousands, of victims, and can be an overwhelming experience for many. After the dust has settled, communities are left to pick up the pieces. The financial toll of these events can become an enormous burden. To better prepare yourself against catastrophe, consider the following tips on how to financially survive a natural disaster. 

Protect the Essentials

Natural disasters can have devastating effects on your home and personal belongings. We have seen the outcome of this many times, such as Hurricane Sandy and

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Review: Waka Waka Power – light and solar charger

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Right off I have to mention that this post has nothing to do with Fozzie from The Muppets. Those old enough to remember might recollect the fuzzy bear saying “Waka Waka” whenever he really liked something. No – the Waka Waka Power is a really unique product that combines the following – a solar charger, a built-in battery, and a light source.

In any emergency situation having light when the power is out not only is helpful for safety reasons but is a huge morale booster in what is likely a very stressful time. The Waka Waka

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VIDEO: I Fought For You

An incredible, moving video of Patriotism and Respect for the brave men and women of our armed forces.

Thank you all that have served – and sacrificed……

Thanks Dick for sending it in.

Rourke

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest coming March 15th.

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Warm up those keyboards folks! The next ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest will start March 15th and continue 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

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FEMA – Emergency Food and Water in an Emergency

For those new to preparedness the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website might be a first stop in their quest to get information. There are actually some good materials there.

One downloadable file provided is the PDF called “Food and Water in an Emergency“. In this 15 page document the basics of disaster preparedness are covered fairly well. Of course subjects such as firearms and personal defense are not covered but the foundations of survival are – food and water. The creation of a disaster survival kit is also discussed with a decent content list.

If every citizen read and

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Could a SHTF event create a race war?

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The stock market has crashed. Grocery stores have closed. Gas stations have run out of fuel. People are growing more and more desperate by the day. Being in such a critical state groups begin to form. There are safety in numbers and people begin to hear of increasing violence. People no longer walk the streets by themselves as they are more likely to fall victim to violent crime.

What role will race play when things go bad?

Look at Hurricane Katrina. There were many accounts of white on black and black on white crimes after the hurricane hit. Of these

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FutureMe.org – interesting website

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FutureMe.org is a website where you can send yourself an email to be delivered to your email address at some future date be that two days from now or anytime in the distant future.  I have utilized this site to send myself several emails and I am always surprised when they are delivered.  They also can be very prophetic in hindsight.  Today I am sending the email below to be delivered on December 31, 2014.

 

Dear FutureMe: Just thinking out loud.

On this date of February 26, 2014 the market is at 16,195, Gold is $1,329, Silver @ $21.30, oil @ 102.79,

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Condition Factor Monitoring Level raised to Level 4

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Current CFM Level is “4″ with a total Factor Level of: 

 

“80″

 Although I am not going to get into the specific equation which is used to arrive at the current score of “80″ – the current score reaches that level due to several influencing factors including:

The conflict and apparent aggression by Russia in the Ukraine could cause an economic ripple across Europe and over to the United States. President Obama’s foreign policies have the United States looking very week – thus possibly inviting negative action against it. If sanctions are levied against Russia

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VIDEO: Top 5 Antibiotics for SHTF Storage

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I have posted this video previously  - quite a while ago. Antibiotics are something that I have been stocking up recently. My main source has been AquaticPharmacy.com. They seem to have very good prices and super fast shipping.

Rourke

 

Stock market crash of 1929 repeating?

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Please look at the graphic below which compares a period of time leading up to the 1929 Stock Market Crash, and recent market trends over the past few years. This information is circulating the Internet as a prediction that come this January the stock market will crash. Based on these trends Economic Collapse appears to be right around the corner. I have stared at those trends over and over again just wondering. Is this for real? How could something that happened decades ago actually repeat and happen again? I don’t have all the answers but I will be honest with

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Want bacon? CampingSurvival.com is giving it away…..

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Loyal MSO sponsor CampingSurvival.com is having a unique giveaway…..BACON!!!

Check out this video announcement:

 

From CampingSurvival.com: We are going to give away bacon every day. There will be a huge grand prize giveaway at the end of the month, along with great deals and specials. Don’t miss out on any giveaways or deals, make sure you follow our other Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/CampingSurvivalWomen and  http://www.pinterest.com/campingsurvival/ https://twitter.com/CampingSurvival https://plus.google.com/u/1/+Campingsurvival1/posts http://instagram.com/campingsurvival

also if you haven’t already, sign up for our newsletters at  http://www.campingsurvival.com/newsletters.html http://www.campingsurvival.com/teotwawki.html

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest coming March 15th.

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Warm up those keyboards folks! The next ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest will start March 15th and continue 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

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Want an AR-15 and on a budget?

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The AR-15 is an extremely desirable and frequent choice of survivalists and preppers. It has very low recoil, easy to operate with minimal training, excellent accuracy, and very reliable. The AR is typically light and maneuverable – compared to many hunting type rifles. Ammunition and magazines are widely available as well as numerous accessories to allow personal customization.

Years ago when looking to purchase an AR there were only a few manufacturers and costs were prohibitive (at least for me). Today is a different sorry. People can purchase and build an AR one piece at a time, or there are

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Video of the Week: The 80% AR-15 Lower Do it Yourself Instructions

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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. 

 Recently a video was published here showcasing one method to complete an 80% polymer AR lower. Here in this video an aluminum  80% lower is worked on to completion. 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

DHS Plan for national license plate tracking raises more privacy concerns.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/19/dhs-plan-for-national-license-plate-tracking-system-raises-privacy-concerns/?intcmp=latestnews

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5 Snares and Traps

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Today’s world grows more and more unstable. At any time the situation may arise that we won’t be able to go to grocery store to pick up milk and eggs. There may be a time when our electricity goes out, and we will need to survive on what we can catch and cook on a fire. It’s incredibly scary to think about, but there are a lot of things you can do to prepare for times like this. Brushing up on your survival skills and creating an emergency food storage will go a long way toward keeping you alive

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Video of the Week: Milling 80% Polymer Lower

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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. 

 

Building AR’s  from the ground up using non-registered  80% lowers is becoming more and more popular. Due to the ability to build a non-traceable firearm using this method – I would not be surprised if 80% lowers become a thing of the past.

Polymer lowers offer some intriguing possibilities as they are

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How to keep it together when the power goes out!

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With all of the recent whether upheaval causing power disruptions lately, it seems that now is an appropriate time to review what to do in the event of a power outage.

First, make sure the power is actually out by checking your fuse box to make sure none of the fuses are blown. If everything is fine there, then call your power company to report the outage and to get an estimated time it will be turned back on. Now you know the power is definitely out and will be for a while, so what do you do?

The

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Thoughts on the Gold Standard…..

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I realize that this will probably count as heresy in this company, but I feel it is time for me to explain at least an alternative standpoint. Maybe somebody can give me a concrete reason that validates the gold standard. The argument that it was historically always thus is not a real argument in my eyes.

 

In answer to everybody that demands a return to a gold standard for currency: Why is this any different to any other arbitrary valuation system? I agree that it has the one advantage that it has a finite supply, so it

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