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Obama places a bullseye on American soldiers backs

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Captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was traded for five Gitmo Taliban detainees. Now – these were not just a bad guys suspected of a wee bit of terrorist activities. No – these guys were the worst of the worse. In fact, the Taliban has tried to get them released for close to a decade. These guys have been considered extremely high risk detainees and believed that if ever released would pose a threat to wage

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Build Your Own Woodstove For $100

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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.

 

 

From the Supply House: Here are a few popular survival & preparedness items available at deep discounts on Amazon. Many items are available with Free Shipping

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New “raised” bed added to the garden

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This past weekend I completed a project I had wanted to do for some time: I built a new raised bed to add to my gardening. Certainly not an architectural masterpiece I had a bunch of scrap wood that a friend gave me when he replaced his deck. Seeing gardening beds like this before I wanted to give it a shot. Especially useful for those that have bad backs – the gardening area is actually

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HOW TO DETERMINE FREQUENCY OF AN AC GENERATOR (alternator)

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The AC mains frequency in the US is 60 Hertz (cycles/second). AC mains frequency elsewhere may be 50 Hertz. The following calibration is intended for 60 Hertz devices. If your generator engine runs too fast, the AC output frequency will be too high. Clocks and AC motors will run faster than designed; the converse is true if the engine runs too slow. Transformers and electric motors operating out of designed frequency may be not

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Picture of the Day

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Truth……..

The Federal Government is out of control and there is no solution in sight.

 

 

 

Video: Water Purification and Filtration

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Great video from ModernSurvivalOnline sponsor – CampingSurvival.com. Short discussion on different options to handle water purification and filtration.

 

 

Surviving in the Open Water

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Finding oneself stranded in open water is a terrifying scenario and among the most challenging to survive. How do you navigate when distances are vast and landmarks are few? How do you withstand the tests of scarce resources and a finite timeline when you can’t walk more than a few steps in every direction? These questions are exactly what make preparation even more crucial. Below you’ll learn about prepping for open water survival; if you

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Unprepared

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The following post comes from the excellent website The Woodpile Report. Truer words have never been said. – Rourke

You know the question:

If you’re not preparing for the worst, what are you preparing for?

You know the answer: avail thyself of long-term food stores, good water, viable food production, shelter and meds and supplies and security. You know the list of doomsdays too: financial collapse,EMP, pandemic—MERS or Ebola or worse,

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Winners of latest contest

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The latest ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest finished up May 15th. Judging is complete and the following are the results:

 

First Place goes to: The Psychology of Survival

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:

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Federal government knowingly releases dangerous criminals as part of immigration enforcement

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The Obama administration has not hid the fact that they are soft on illegal immigration and a recent report provides proof that in 2013 their policies allowed for the release of murders, drunk drivers, assaults, drugs, weapons – and even “flight escape”. “Flight escape”? Seriously? An illegal immigrant designated a flight risk is chosen as a good candidate for early release? Unbelievable.

From WashingtonTimes.com:

Immigration officials knowingly released dozens of murderers and thousands of drunken

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Video of the Week: Tomato Fertilizing Tips – Quick, Simple, Inexpensive

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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.

This is a great video on fertilizing tomato’s using fish fertilizer and epsom salt. Great information in preparation for a survival garden. Time for me to

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NEW BestPreparednessDeals.com Facebook page

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Hello all –

Check out the new BestPreparednessDeals.com official Facebook page.

I post a variety of news items and special deals that are not published anywhere else. I would really appreciate it if you are a Facebook user if you would “Like” us and “Share” to spread the word.

Thanks!

Rourke

 

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Memorial Day…….remember

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I never served in the military and it is one of my true regrets in life. Pictures like the one below awakens the emotions in me about this day. We live in a great country and experience a level of freedom that most on this planet will never see. This freedom is protected by the men and women of our Armed Forces – and I thank them for their service, and sacrifices.

There is

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Garden looking good so far…..

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The garden is looking good so far this season. In previous years I tended to overpack my gardening space with plants. I guess my thoughts behind this was to try to get the maximum harvest possible as if it was a survival situation. I did use a decent amount of fertilizer (Miracle Grow) so the plants never seemed to suffer from malnutrition.

This year I planted the least amount

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Picture of the Day

It is amazing some of the things that both President Obama AND his wife have said and the mainstream media give them a complete pass. If a Republican had stated that they believed that some rights could just be thrown to the side when the timing seemed right the news would be all over it.

In todays world a politician on the Left side of an issue can say most anything and get away with

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“Thank You” Contest Sponsors…….

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The latest ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest just finished up and the judging is underway. I just want to give a big “THANK YOU!” to all of this rounds contest sponsors.

If you have an opinion on which entry should be considered please leave a comment and let me know.

Here is the available prizes:

 

Prize List

First Place will receive:

Inergy has donated their “Lion” Ultralight, Portable

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The First Step to being a True Prepper – Emerging from Debt

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Until the event, life will continue to plug along as normal. When SHTF – and we don’t know exactly when that’ll be, prepare yourself like it’ll happen tomorrow. Free yourself from the chains of society, also known as debt. More than 40% of the country is considered to be “in debt” and spending more than they make. Debt is a tool used by the rich to subdue the rest of the population.

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SHTF ONE GUN DEFENSE

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****This post originally appeared over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen in its original form HERE.

 

BY GREG RENTCHLER, Editor at Large

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I’ve been spending a lot of time at my BOL thinking about a one-gun solution for defending the family in time of SHTF. After much discussion with my survival family and colleagues, we collectively concluded that there is no such thing as

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Free Shipping for ModernSurvivalOnline readers…..

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Ready Reserve Foods is running a sale on many of their survival & preparedness products AND offering FREE SHIPPING to all ModernSurvivalOnline readers.

Ready Reserve Foods is a leading supplier of emergency preparedness products and a sponsor of this website. Their current sale has featured items such as food storage products, ammunition, Potassium Iodate tablets, seeds, and more.

Here are a few examples (supplies are limited):

 

5.56x45mm NATO 62 Grain

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Are you prepared for the things that go Bump in the night?

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This post was originally published December 3rd, 2013. In case you missed it….. here it is again.

– Rourke

Firearms training is likely one of the most ignored aspects of preparation for most preppers. They spend tons of money of guns and ammo – and consider punching holes in paper sufficient training to ward off the hordes of zombies waiting for them. It is an easy situation to fall into as people want

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Re: Cheap Survival Gardening

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Back on April 29th an article titled “Cheap Survival Gardening” was published. Several follow up comments were left including a request for pictures of the garden. Well – author “JP” has obliged and sent some pictures in.

To see the original article click HERE.

Thanks JP!!

 

 

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Mountain House freeze dried food sale…..25-30% OFF

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Emergency Essentials is having one of those great sales that is too good to ignore. Mountain House freeze dried foods are an excellent food for long term storage. Offered is a huge variety of meats, fruits, vegetables, and more.

Mountain House Freeze Dried Food at 25 – 30% Off.

Click on the banner below to go check out the prices!!

 

 

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Video of the Week: Art of the Mag Flip – Hilarious!!!

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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.

This video is hilarious and spoofs some popular firearm experts and their training. Just flat out funny.

 

 

 

 

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Poetry: I am the Sheepdog!

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Special thanks to BW for sending this poem in. Pretty cool! – Rourke

 

I am not the wolf, nor am I the sheep.

I am both and yet I am neither.

I am hated by the sheep, for I do not look nor think like them.

I am hated by the wolf, because I know how and why they think like they do.

I am out cast from the sheep, and I hate and

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