The following post originally appeared HERE. It has been edited due to its age. – Rourke
There are many people that are just now looking into “survival”. Many of these new “preppers” have become interested due to severe economic situations in this country as well as uncertainty throughout the World. Many people are having their eye’s opened due to the reality of the situation.
Regardless of the record heights the stock market is reaching – our governments fiscal policy has placed the United States in a serious debt crisis – one which is doubtful we can recover. Many experts believe at some point sooner
Continue reading Getting Started with Survival Preparations
I spend a decent amount of time on YouTube. There is such a wide variety of content available and numerous Channels I often go back to. I figured I would feature a few recent favorites.
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You know…..the government taxes the living $#*% out of us and continues to spend more and more money while taking more and more. It is a never ending cycle of irresponsible fiscal policy that is happening right n front of the American people and there is hardly an uproar. Sure – there are some of us who speak the truth and there are groups (like the Tea Party) as well – but just look at the election results and who continues to get reelected. Pathetic.
Check out this infographic below but be prepared to get pretty frustrated….if you aren’t already.
Continue reading Infographic: Foreign Aid Around the World
My wife and I used to have three cars until my 91 Ford Ranger P.O.S. bit the dust. Three cars for two working adults. It was not an uncommon event to ask me why was owned three cars. My answer was simple – “Just in case – you never know.” Now I am down to two and I feel nervous as it will be a serious pain if something happens to one of them. Oh well – will look for a cheap one.
It just kinda clicked this morning that cars are not the only thing I
Continue reading Questions of redundancy…..
Every so often I express my views regarding politics here on ModernSurvivalOnline. Almost every time I do I get a negative comment or two – as well as a few emails stating that they do not like me offering my opinion on a preparedness site. The reasoning is generally two fold:
1. First and most often is the reader has a different opinion and is on the opposite side of the political spectrum.
2. Second, some readers just do not see the relationship between politics and preparedness.
I respect everyone’s opinion but as far as #1 goes
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Every month Emergency Essentials puts many of their products on sale. Often these highly reduced items can receive even a larger discount when bought in quantities of 6 or more.
Here are a few highlighted items for January -
Peanut Butter Powder – 44 oz. cans – Regular Price: $16.75
SPECIAL SALE: $13.39 (only $12.99 when ordering 6 or more)
Gourmet Freeze Dried Pet Food with Real Beef – 13 oz – Regular Price: $29.99
SPECIAL SALE: $19.99
Freeze Dried Garden Vegetable Combo - Regular Price: $46.80
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Happy New Year everyone!!!
The year is now 2014 and it is the first day of the rest of your life. If you have preps to make for uncertain times in the future – now is the perfect time to start. Get out a pad of paper and start brainstorming your ideas and make some plans.
Let’s make this year a great one!
Take care everyone.
Continue reading Happy New Year!!
As I write this, I stare out my window at the minor destruction caused by the recent thunderstorms that ripped through the Midwest over the past few days. It always amazes me what Mother Nature is capable of. At the same time I find it a shame we can’t avoid the rain while the southwest can’t get a drop. But, my problem isn’t with Mother Nature, it’s with human nature.
The problem is what to do with those unprepared family and friends that have willfully or ignorantly choose not to prepare themselves who WILL show up on my doorstep
Continue reading “Sorry, Bob. Go Die Somewhere Else.”
by MSO News CorrespondentHunter
I stumbled across this and got to thinking. OK, the supposed experts that are in charge of this train wreck are saying that they are expecting anywhere from 2 to 3 million people to sign up or have signed up by the end of the year. A goal of 7 million people by March 31 of 2014 and at an estimated cost of 2.6 trillion over the next decade. Oh, and you will most likely be taxed to death on top of it if your employer provides you insurance that you
Continue reading Obamacare? A total waste of money!
Below is an excerpt from thenewspaper.com……
North Carolina Appeals Court Allows HOAs To Arrest For DUI North Carolina Appeals Court allows armed HOA security guards to conduct traffic stops that would be illegal for police to make.
Rental cops hired by homeowners associations (HOA) can conduct traffic stops that would be unconstitutional if performed by an actual police officer, according to a ruling handed down last week by the North Carolina Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel took up the case of Frederick Lloyd Weaver Jr, who was stopped on April 20, 2012 by an armed security guard employed
Continue reading We continue to lose our rights……
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This post was originally published here on ModernSurvivalOnline as an entry to one of our Guest Post Writing contests. It can be seen HERE in its original format. – Rourke
by Wolf Grulkey
15 years ago I bought 13 acres of cedar forest in NW Arkansas with the idea of building a self sufficient homestead/retreat. The first thing was to organize a water supply. There had been a well drilled on the property so I called the local driller to come do a clean out on the well to rid it of debris. With
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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.
I am constantly trying to get organized and I think the case shown in this video would be a great way to store some supplies - especially in a vehicle.
Husky Storage/Organizer Bin
Continue reading Video of the Week: Husky Storage/Organizer Bin
This post was originally published as part of a Survival & Preparedness Guest Post Writing Contest here on ModernSurvivalOnline.com. It can be seen in its original format HERE. – Rourke
As I learned from working in the areas ravaged by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and several others, cell phones and land-line telephones are basically useless. It became obvious very quickly that I could not call home from most areas due to the telephone lines and cell towers being “down” or busy. Fortunately, I was prepared by having a 2-meter, a 10-meter (both now
Continue reading Emergency Communications
The following post was originally published as part of a ModernSurvivalOnline Guest Post Writing Contest. It can be seen in its original format HERE.
THE UN-THOUGHT OF
The author has collected a small group of like- minded and recently moved from a major metropolis to the country six miles from a small rural agro-city. The retreat has multiple water sources, a solar system, several back-ups and an Aquaponics fish farm. The other members practice food storage and pre-positioning. He does not believe in bugging-in for no other reason than the high risk of
Continue reading THE UN-THOUGHT OF……….
Merry Christmas everyone…..stay safe and enjoy the day.
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.
Snowden has keys to the kingdom
Raw milk should be banded
Continue reading News you NEED to know……..
The following article was originally published on April 12th, 2012 and won 1st Place in a past MSO Guest Post Writing Contest. It can be seen in its original format HERE.
When I reflect on what drives me to prep, I realize that this motivation was born long before I actually started prepping. In fact, it was something that was forged through my life experiences beginning as early as childhood. My parents divorced when I was young, and with that I spent the good portion of my life experiencing what it is like to be financially limited. Although difficult,
Continue reading My philosophy on preparedness, and an MD perspective on wound closures
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me……
Twelve Holy BiblesEleven Cylume LightsticksTen SOG Tactical TomahawksNine Israeli Battle DressingsEight Preparedness BooksSeven Fresnel LensesSix Trustfire LED FlashlightsFive pairs Mechanix GlovesFour Fishing KitsThree LifeStraw Water FiltersTwo Midland GMRS Radiosand a Cold Steel Recon Tanto in a Condor Assault Pack.
12 Holy Bibles? Absolutely…..share them!
Continue reading Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Twelve
Whether you go to see your doctor for a cure for the flu, joint pain or some other ailment that doesn’t quite having you feeling like your normal self, you usually leave the office with that familiar paper with illegible scribbling– another prescription. If you’re among the 48% of Americans who have at least one prescription, you’ve likely complained about the rising costs within the past few years, especially if you don’t have health insurance.
Saving money is tough in the U.S. economy right now, and the rest of the world could probably agree with that. Did you know that
Continue reading The Prescription Drug Price Tsunami – Are We Powerless?
Hello all -
Hope this finds everyone doing well. The rest of this week I am going to be somewhat “off the grid” and will be publishing a mix of new and old posts here on ModernSurvivalOnline. I will check comments and email daily – but don’t be surprised if it takes a bit to get back to you.
I want to take this opportunity to say “Thanks” to everyone that takes any amount of their valuable time and spends it here. I truly enjoy the interaction and appreciate the loyalty many have shown.
I recently asked for suggestions on
Continue reading Upcoming week….
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me……
Eleven Cylume LightsticksTen SOG Tactical TomahawksNine Israeli Battle DressingsEight Preparedness BooksSeven Fresnel LensesSix Trustfire LED FlashlightsFive pairs Mechanix GlovesFour Fishing KitsThree LifeStraw Water FiltersTwo Midland GMRS Radiosand a Cold Steel Recon Tanto in a Condor Assault Pack.
If you get underwear for Christmas, that means you stopped believing in Santa.
Continue reading Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Eleven
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me……
Ten SOG Tactical TomahawksNine Israeli Battle DressingsEight Preparedness BooksSeven Fresnel LensesSix Trustfire LED FlashlightsFive pairs Mechanix GlovesFour Fishing KitsThree LifeStraw Water FiltersTwo Midland GMRS Radiosand a Cold Steel Recon Tanto in a Condor Assault Pack.
Why ten Tactical Tomahawks? Well…..Christmas Zombies of course!!
Continue reading Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Ten
Take a look at this video. Although it is rather humorous it does provide some insight to the passive nature of citizens and shows how uninformed the public is (which keeps voting these crooks in). Thanks “D.” for sending this in.