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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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The Panhandle Rancher asks…..What has happened to this country?

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We are a nation of people who have forgotten how to work with together. We are a nation of people who are promise breakers and law breakers. We are a nation of people who do not trust their political leadership. We are a nation of people whose greed outshines morals and worship of the all mighty dollar outshines worship of the All Mighty God. We are a nation of people who would rather take a handout than to work, more so if the job is backbreaking and laborious. We are a nation of people who stink in the nostrils

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New SHTF movie…..Goodbye World

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Loyal reader MW sent me some information about an interesting new movie coming out – Goodbye World.

 

Here is a synopsis from MovieBox.net:

A computer virus has crippled the US government. Marshal Law is now in full effect. Panic is spreading like wildfire. But if you’re a friend of Entourage’s Adrian Grenier, there’s no need to worry ’cause he has the perfect place to hang out while the world goes kaput.

“Goodbye World” stars Grenier as a former tech guru who sold all his wealth to build a large off-the-grid castle, just in the

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A Few Random Thoughts and Site update

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A few random thoughts:

Bunker Billy sent in a link to a great article looking at different fuels for use in a grid down situation. Check it out here - http://www.prepperlink.com/index.php/prepare/getting-started/item/139-kerosene-bug-in

 

It is amazing how the White House and other Progressive politicians continue to spin “success” into the Affordable Healthcare Act (ObamaCare). Talk about putting lipstick on a pig and still having a pig.

 

I recently mentioned that I was looking at picking up a Ruger LC9 9mm pistol for concealed carry. I managed to check one out and pull the trigger – hate it. Trigger pull is long

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The Walking Dead starts tomorrow night

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One of my favorite shows starts back tomorrow night – The Walking Dead. I have been watching it since the very first episode and am addicted.

Here is just a taste of things to come for fans of The Walking Dead:

 

 

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Vote for ModernSurvivalOnline.com!!!

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Yes – this is a shameless request to ask you to take a few seconds and vote for this site – ModernSurvivalOnline –  over at TopPrepperSites.com. 

 If you appreciate the efforts here as we try to bring you daily thoughts on survival and the world today please click on the picture above and vote for MSO!

Thanks!

Rourke

 

Video of the Week: How to Defend Your Home & Family

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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. 

 

 

Mysterious Attack On California Power Station. Terrorism?

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What if I told you that last April there was an attack on an electrical power station in California? What if I told you this attack involved multiple people and it appeared very coordinated? What if this attack lasted close to one hour – and the attackers disappeared into the night just before law enforcement appeared? What if I told you the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said the attack was “the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred” in the U.S. ?

You probably wouldn’t believe me and I wouldn’t blame you. After

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Watch Out For Food Storage Lies

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The following post originally appeared over at The Berkey Buy Blog. The Berkey Guy carries more than just water filtration equipment. Check ‘em out. – Rourke 

 

I have noticed a trend over the last few years when it comes to food storage,  A lot of companies are claiming anything in order to get your business. I wanted to expose these things as food storage lies, whether intentional or not.

At the very least, they are misleading claims, but having received many calls and emails from food storage companies, I had to share this list of what I see as

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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 – 50% Off.

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

 

Small retreat…..reader shares one example

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The following was sent in by “Mo” who was responding to my question about people using sheds or small houses as retreats. This is pretty cool. Thanks Mo! – Rourke

My wife and I went the “shed” route due to county restrictions.  A shed means it has no permanent heating or plumbing.  That designation affects the tax burden.  We had other code requirements to meet regarding access and septic but even in our restrictive overly regulated state we were able to comply.

We looked at Home Depot/Lowes kits but decided that for about the same money we could buy the materials

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Personal Security for your Home when SHTF

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A home is not simply a place to sleep and watch mindless television episodes hour after hour. A home is a personal shelter for your home and family. Protecting those that you love and care about is something we can’t just play around with. We need to have systems in place that can withstand the best of times as well as the worst. I’ve been around the world and have found some very unique (and oftentimes disturbing) home security systems. If you really want to your home to be synonymous with a fortress, here is some

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Cold Steel GI Tanto update

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A few weeks ago I published a review the excellent knife – the Cold Steel GI Tanto. A great knife at a great price. The ONLY complaint I had was the handle was a little too slick. Compared to the rest of the knife and the sheath included – this is a minor concern. Regardless, I figured some modification was in order.

Quick and simple would be to just add some friction tape to the handle – which is exactly what I did. 

The addition of this tape to both side of the handle really made a

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Survival and Preparedness: Priorities

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Priorities by “The Coach”

            So you call yourself a “prepper”? You have done the usual and started stockpiling food, water, firearms, ammo, etc. and maybe went for some professional training. But are your priorities in the right order?

            Your main goal as a prepper is to keep you and your family alive in whatever situation you are preparing for. However, what happens if something happens that you are not prepping for.

 Let’s take a look at what it takes to stay alive!

            If you cannot breathe, you have approximately three (3) minutes before brain damage

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Oral Health and Baking Soda

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

 

By Beverly Sandlin,

Baking soda is a saliva buffer and neutralizes plaque acids, remember that it has a very alkaline pH of about 8 with 7 being neutral.

I can tell you these things from personal experience, and of course not everyone is the same.

Teeth whitening – Try it! Give it just 3 days twice a day and you will see brighter white teeth! Honest!

Toothpaste – It is often recommended that you mix 1:1 baking soda and

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Video of the Week: How to Grow Container Cucumbers by Nurse Amy

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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.

 

 

Quote……”Power concedes nothing without a demand.”

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Words of wisdom sent in from the Panhandle Rancher. Read it a couple times. It makes so much sense – 157 years ago as well as today.  -  - Rourke “The general sentiment of mankind is that a man who will not fight for himself, when he has the means of doing so, is not worth being fought for by others, and this sentiment is just. For a man who does not value freedom for himself will never value it for others, or put himself to any inconvenience to gain it for others…” “The whole history of the progress of

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The State of the Union…..

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If you watched President Obama’s State of the Union speech you likely saw what I saw: A ridiculous stream of biased and partisan rhetoric filled with half-truths or outright lies. Worst ever I have ever watched – regardless of the political party.

Man – it is frustrating but not surprising. This division in Congress and apparent division within the people of these United States is false. I have friends that are Democrats. We have far more in common than we do not. Sure we do not agree on all the issues however on many issues we do agree. You would

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Healthcare – a personal experiance

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The post below was written by me back in November of 2010. My mother has since passed however it is as relevant today as it was back then due to what I perceive as the degrading of our healthcare system due to Obamacare. What I and many others have experienced in the past is only going to get worse. This is another examples of some of the best articles published over the past few years here on ModernSurvivalOnline. Readers requested me to bring back some “Blasts from the Pasts”….here we go.  - – Rourke

 

My elderly mother has bone

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Face the Nation edits video to protect Obama

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Another example of the mainstream media twisting words and trying to control public opinion……

 

Energy – an important part of prepping

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Energy, an important part of prepping that usually is forgotten about. It’s something we take for granted right now, but in a SHTF scenario, we all will be thrust into a harsh new reality of a world without the grid. Everyone would like to think they could get by without continued power, and they very well might, but some power sure could make life a whole lot easier.

 

So the first question is, what exactly do I need power for in a SHTF scenario? More than you might think. First, the survival uses: water pumps, powering your

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