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Body Armor is Legal for Civilians to Own

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There are many homeowners who make the mistake of assuming that body armor can only be owned and worn by civil servants, such as police officers and members of the military. That is not the case at all though. Every citizen has a legal right to be able to own body armor. Body armor for civilians has been legal for many years because the government knows that people have a right to protect themselves, their property, and their family. If you are injured or killed, your family will have to fend for themselves, which can create a horrible situation.

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The Deadwood Rocket Stove as a Convection Heater

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Another awesome post from SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen in its original form HERE. – Rourke

 

By Beverly Sandlin

With heating bills skyrocketing I have cut back my thermostat and need an inexpensive auxiliary source of heat. When I was playing around with cooking on the Deadwood indoors, I decided to try making it into a convection heater like we posted a little while back.

I am unbelievable impressed with the Deadwood as a convection heater and have set it up in my living room on a semi-permanent basis – until spring – with Mylar reflective backing and beneath.

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Plutonium Release at U.S. Nuclear Facility: “We Don’t Know What Happened”

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As a subscriber to the “Threat Journal” I received an alert on February 22nd stating there was a release of radiation from an underground nuclear waste storage facility near Carlsbad, NM. Several days after the radiation release the facility remained closed as continued increased levels were detected. As of this publishing I do not know if it has reopened.

Here are a few excerpts from the story:

Known as the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the facility is the nation’s only licensed deep geological nuclear waste repository. Located approximately 26 miles east of Carlsbad, New Mexico, the

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The Deadwood Rocket Stove for Cooking Indoors

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

 

By Beverly Sandlin

You all  know I am a fan of the Deadwood Stove for camping and by my grill, because I wrote about it in 2012. I even have two Deadwood Stoves! These are, to my mind, mini-wood stoves that are so well built they will be passed down for generations.

With the bitter cold winter we have had this year and the electric going on and off, I got to thinking about the Deadwood for interior cooking as well.

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Washington Times reports soldiers have to modify M4 to make it reliable

The M4 is a fantastic weapon and many thousands of soldiers and contractors use and love it. Regardless – there is evidence that many soldiers are modifying their weapons to make them more reliable and accurate depending upon the conditions of use. I have heard of military policies disallowing the use of high quality accessories such as Magpul PMAG magazines – and NOT allowing our servicemen the best equipment to do their jobs.

The Washington Times article is reporting that there is evidence that M4 carbines manufactured by Colt  provided sub-par performance. Even with this knowledge –

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Guest Post:HAM RADIO

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            I was rereading through suggestions from your readers as to what articles they would like to see on your website. One person mentioned learning more about Ham Radios. I have been a ham radio operator for about 2 years and would be glad to share what I know a about them.

Ham Radio, also called Amateur radio, is licensed by the FCC, who reserves certain radio frequency bands for use by Ham Radio operators exclusively. BTW, Ham Radio is completely different from CB radio and operates on different frequencies, and it is illegal to

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Alternative uses for common items; an exercise in frugality.

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By P. Tabakaru

In a post-apocalyptic world there will be no more running to the store for items.

As a modern world species we have become complacent in a comfortable life style of readily available items and services. Truth of the matter is, all it will take is the power grid to go down to send us all back into the 19th century.

Here is an exercise in frugality that might just save your life.

Take a look around your home, or surroundings and try to find alternate uses for items you see.

Let your imagination run wild, once

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Survivalist first aid kits: What do I need?

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In the modern world there are no shortage of threats to our personal freedoms and the society we live in. Terrorist attacks, the threat of nuclear war, global warming, or even far out apocalyptic scenarios that have found their way into the global consciousness. As such, preparation is something we all must consider in case the worst were to happen, and how we would protect our loved ones. Medical care is certainly a hot topic with that in mind, but what can you do to be ready for a major disaster?

First aid kits are very much the optimum

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Video of the Week: Budget AR15 For $458.98 Complete 2013

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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. 

 

For those interested in putting together an AR on a budget – this is certainly an interesting project. I am getting ready myself to start my first AR build. What is featured in the video is not the ultimate AR – but just a good demonstration of what possible. – Rourke

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Blast from the Past: Interview – YouTube’s Sootch00!!!

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It is my pleasure to present an interview with Don (aka sootch00) – the owner of one of my favorite survival & preparedness YouTube Channels. This interview was originally published back in 2010. It can be seen HERE in its original format.

Sootch00 advertises the channel as “Fun Gun Reviews” and “Sensible Survival” – very accurate terms and describes the video’s well. I have been watching Sootch00 video’s for the past few months and have been very impressed. What I like most is to me Don’s video’s are meant for everyone. From beginners to those that have been

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Mississippi passes pro-gun rights laws

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On February 12, 2014 the Clarion Ledger reported that the Mississippi House “passed a trio of gun-rights bills — one to prevent local governments from buying guns to destroy them, another to make clear local governments can’t seize guns during states of emergency or martial law and one clarifying state gun laws preempt local ordinances.“

 

This is evidence that who is elected locally and in state elections matter. We need to continue to support Conservative candidates that support the Constitution as it was intended by the Founders. If the candidate does not support lower taxes, less government and

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Blast from the Past: Interview – The Retreat’s BadVooDooDaddy……

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The following interview was originally published back in 2012.  The Retreat is a survival and preparedness website run by BadVooDooDaddy and he posts a few times a month. Check it out. – Rourke

 

  Those who have hung around the halls here at ModernSurvivalOnline Institute for Preparedness Studies(M.I.P.S.) are likely familiar with the name….BadVooDooDaddy. This fine gentleman often comments on posts and engages in discussions providing his expert analysis and dazzles us with his vast knowledge.

 

OK – I am laying it on pretty thick.

 

BadVooDooDaddy is the owner of the website –  The Retreat – Preparedness, Survival, and

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Reminder: Preparedness group looking for members – York County, SC…….

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I was recently contacted by a select group of preppers that are from the York County, South Carolina area. The have a fledgling MAG (mutual assistance group) and looking for new members in the York County area (or possibly south Charlotte).

If interested please send an email to emergencycd(at)gmail.com. Please provide some details on your general location, how long you have been prepping, any particular skills you may have that would make you attractive to the group, and what you are looking for in a group.

I can tell you that the group has specifically told me they want

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Blast from the Past: Interview with YouTube’s TheRoadWarri0r

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The following interview was originally published back in 2010. theroadwarrior channel has now been renamed SurvivalThinkTank. Although the name changed – still the same great stuff. Check it out. – Rourke

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I am very pleased to present this interview with theroadwarrior. theroadwarrior has a very popular presence on YouTube with almost 4000 subscribers. I have been watching his video’s for the past year or so – and find them entertaining as well as providing valuable knowledge. His concern over the future of this country and potential threat mirrors my own. I sent him

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REMINDER: Huge Mountain House sale at Emergency Essentials

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Emergency Essentials is having one of those great sales that is too good to ignore. The preparedness group that I am a member of is putting together a group purchase to take advantage of these great prices and split shipping.

Mountain House Freeze Dried Food at 25 – 45% Off. The 50% off product has been sold out.

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

 

Re: Douglas quote and comments

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Re: Douglas quote and comments

 

‘D’, I don’t subscribe to the notion that men of the 19th century were any more intelligent than those of the 21st or the 12th or any other century. The difference is the kind of education and experience. I graduated with several scientific/technical degrees and was not long in the world until encountering graduates of the liberal arts course of study. Fully committed with family and work, I embarked upon the University of Chicago’s wonderful GREAT BOOKS self study program and four years later, found myself well equipped with a superior liberal arts

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Blast from the Past: Interview – Bruce D. Clayton

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Another installment this week of past interviews. This Blast from the Past showcases Bruce D. Clayton and was originally published back in 2010. You can see the interview in its original form HERE. – Rourke

 

Nearly 25 years ago I read a book called Life After Doomsday written by Bruce D. Clayton.

Written during the Cold War, Life After Doomsday became one of the most read and studied books for those preparing for nuclear war – as well as other disasters. As a teenager I read Life After Doomsday and it was highly influential to my thoughts and interests in survival today.

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Blast from the Past: Interview – YouTube’s The Patriot Nurse

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The following interview was published back in 2011. The Patriot Nurse has continued to make fantastic video’s and has grown in popularity. Check out The Patriot Nurse on YouTube.

On the with interview:

ThePatriotNurse providing excellent advice.

Can you tell us a little about yourself and how did you became interested in survival/preparedness?

 I have been a nurse for 4 years, and in that time have worked in Orthopedic, Inpatient Psychiatric, and Labor and Delivery– So I guess you could say I’m a Jane of many nursing trades!  In 2008, I watched the

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Southern Snowmegeddon 2014

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Last week much of the Southeast was pummeled with snow, ice, and sleet. This highly unusual weather caused tremendous turmoil as many businesses and schools shut down and people were stuck inside their homes. In my area of South Carolina we received a total of approx 8-10 inches of snow along with periods of sleet and freezing rain. I am originally from New England so before anyone from areas that are used to getting significant snow start saying things like “Oh, those southerners just don’t know how to handle weather like that.” let me go ahead and go on

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Testimony on the IRS targeting of Conservative groups

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Thanks D. for sending this in. It still amazes and frustrates me the level of deception and corruption this current administration blatantly carries out – right in front of us. This is done right in front of us yet the vast majority of this county’s citizen are oblivious.

The IRS targeting of Conservative groups is appalling. The evidence is insurmountable that government agents treated Conservative groups differently than Progressive groups. Check out this video coming from another victim of this injustice.

Rourke 

 

 

The Panhandle Rancher speaks…..EMP and Caching

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How has it not happened? Perhaps some mad version of submarine launched mutually assured destruction could be part of the reason. Each day, I am grateful that our comfortable, convenient, existence continues unabated.

 

I have authored a couple of posts regarding EMP with Modern Survival, one had to do with protecting electronics and the other with vulnerabilities of tractor and UTX diesel engines. [Readers - see articles HERE and HERE....Rourke] Some readers may have read TM 5-690, chapter five on electromagnetic pulse protection, the Metatech report to Oak Ridge, Meta-R-320, “The Early-Time (E1) High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and

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EMP preparation efforts

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I have been hearing more and more about a possible EMP attack and have decided to start specifically preparing for such an event. Preparing for an EMP event has not been a major part of my preps. My emphasis has been putting away food, water, firearms, ammunition, etc. to prepare for what is most likely. I am now reaching the point in my preps that I have started putting a few things away in case of a solar or EMP event.

 

I already have some steel ammo boxes of varying sizes and have started securing

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What do you carry?

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by The Coach

Here is a question for you. What is the MOST important survival equipment that you have? Think about that question for a minute before you read on.

Here is the answer; the most important survival equipment that you have is the equipment that is on you when you need it! You can have everything to live like a king in a TEOTWAWKI situation but if you cannot get to that gear or do not have it when you need it, then it is no good to you.

This article is about what I carry on

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The Best Emergency Fabrics

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When you think of emergency preparedness, food, water and cash are probably the first things you think of. However, having the right clothing and tools is equally important in order to keep you and your supplies safe from the elements. Most of us have a wardrobe full of cotton, which is not the best fabric for staying dry and warm, so be sure to stock up on the following fabrics in order to be fully prepared should a disaster strike.

Paracord

Technically paracord is a type of cord, but it is an extremely useful emergency tool that is commonly

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