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Perennial Vegetable and Fruits in a Permaculture Garden


This post was published previously here at It can be seen HERE.

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By Bev, Executive Editor –

I recently saw a guest post on about survival gardening and how a garden may not feed you all that much compared to the work you

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Have You Thought Of?



by “The Coach” (Contributing Editor)


How well have you thought out what to bring/pack with your gear should you have to evacuate or bug out of your residence in an emergency or imminent major disaster?

Sure you have a well thought out Bug Out bag or similar named bag that you can grab and go. You may even keep a well-stocked bag in your vehicle at all times. These bags should have EVERYTHING

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Rourke on Camouflage


This post was previously published on MSO – it can be seen HERE.

When most people hear the word “camouflage” they think of the typical Army soldier in woodland fatigues. In a survival situation – one which perhaps you do not want your location advertised to the rest of the world – camouflage could become very important.

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Why? If you have “bugged out” from an area congested with desperate ill-prepared people

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5 things on my mind…..


1. HAM radio can be very aggravating to those who are unfamiliar. Working on it.

2. I am going to the North Carolina mountains to a men’s retreat with my church. This will be my third time attending and this time I have volunteered to be a “Platoon Leader”. I can’t wait. I have no been feeling very close to God lately and I need this.

3. I have been seeing prices on ammunition drop

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Product Evaluation: Powdered Gatorade



By “The Coach”

(Contributing Editor)

Recently I took my grandsons on a weeklong camping trip. We were going to be camping in a tent, in central Mississippi during the month of June. The weather forecast said that the temperature would be in the mid 90 degree range with 70 to 90 percent humidity all week long.

I learned a long time ago about the importance of staying hydrated. Many years

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As so many go out about their business today considering such important life factors such as what flavor coffee they should buy – remember. Remember the events of September 11th, 2001 and the days and weeks after. Consider the families – the husbands, wives, sons and daughters that were lost.

There are those out there wishing to do us harm, wishing to make 9/11 look like a mere fender bender. We must remain strong

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Emergency Essentials celebrates September as Preparedness Month

I have posted about past Emergency Essentials special sales previously – for good reason: They offer up some of the best bargains in survival and preparedness products…..PERIOD!

For the month of Preparedness they have outdone themselves with their LARGEST monthly sale ever. Over 170 items on sale.

Here are a few examples:

Mountain House® Freeze Dried Oriental Style Spicy Chicken with Vegetables – only $24.99

IOSAT™ Potassium Iodide Tablets – only $8.99

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Picture of the Week: Whitetail Deer


Images of whitetail deer always remind me of the Fall and coming Winter. Nature is a beautiful thing and I feel no better than when I am surrounded by it. I am long overdue for a visit. I really hope to get some time in the woods with my rifle this hunting season.


4 Foot Gardening Guide……worth the $7



Hello all – a reminder……

Like me you have probably come across one of those “video advertisements” that try to scare the crap out of you and then sell you something. The vast majority of times I click out of these types of ads and move on to something else. Recently I came across one of these ads on small area gardening and watched it all the way through – and for $7 bucks

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Wound Infections


The following post comes courtesy of It can be sen in its original format HERE. – Rourke


As a physician, I have on occasion dealt with infected wounds, sometimes from injury and also after surgical procedures. In a survival setting, most wounds will be contaminated with debris, dirt, and bacteria. Therefore, anyone who will be medically responsible after a disaster occurs may expect to deal with wound infections. The ability to

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“Who” is ModernSurvivalOnline?


ModernSurvivalOnline is owned and run by John Rourke. He pays the bills, edits, publishes – and everything else involving the upkeep and maintenance of this website. In addition to Rourke – several Contributing Editors provide great information whenever they find the time in their busy lives.

So….this is who ModernSurvivalOnline is:

My name is Rourke and I have been interested in survival, preparedness, and weapons for over 20 years. I have some very strong opinions

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Re: Are people digging in?



Rourke, Digging in? Some of us never really dug out. I, like you Rourke, am a child of the Cold War. The Russian Bear and global communism were rampant. Terrorism was everywhere.

Let’s take at step back to the early 80’s shall we? Increasing tensions between Ukraine and Russia and Russia and the United States. Remember when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan? I do. Why did they do it? To help the

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Bewildered by Evil


This post appeared originally at Check it out HERE.

The man in black hid behind a balaclava as he pronounced a death sentence over journalist Jim Foley, but we know the face that lurks behind the mask. It is the face of evil.

Relativism in our society today purposely blurs the distinctions between good and evil. But horrific actions, as we recently witnessed, snap us

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16 Apocalyptic Quotes From Global Health Officials About This Horrific Ebola Epidemic


This post was originally published over at the excellent The Economic Collapse. It can be seen HERE.

Ebola continues to spread an an exponential rate. According to the World Health Organization, 40 percent of all Ebola cases have happened in just the last three weeks. At this point, the official numbers tell us that approximately 3,500 people have gotten the virus in Africa and more than 1,900 people

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Are people digging in?

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I am hearing from a growing number of people so concerned with current world events they are stepping up their preps and getting ready to “dig in”.

These people are not quitting their jobs or bugging out however they are taking significant actions to put back more food, medical supplies, firearms – and those items which would be needed related to what they feel is coming. What is it that is concerning people? Well –

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PICTURE OF THE DAY: Harry Reid – corrupt

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This picture represents the problem with Congress – and it happens on both sides of the aisle. Harry Reid in particular is the worst of the worst representing large corporations, possibly foreign governments and companies, and special interests above the people of Nevada whom he represents.

He – like many other of the corrupted in Congress – play games with their power and our money.

Consider your vote, and your voice – a powerful tool

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Video of the Week: Ebola


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.


Ebola Outbreak : Survival Medicine with Dr. Bones


Ebola Treatment Zmapp:

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Why should I get Dog Tags?


By “The Coach” (Contributing Editor)


The earliest mention that I can find about dog tags is of the soldiers in the U. S. Civil War placing their personal identifying information on pieces of paper or writing their names inside of their uniforms. This way if they were killed in action, someone would know who they were and their address to notify their families.

Around 1906, a circular aluminum disc was suggested to the U.

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Any auto mechanics out there?

This may seem like an odd request for a preparedness site but hey, I am willing to give it a shot. My wife drives a 2007 Ford Expedition XLT. It is the 4×4 model. A few weeks ago the vehicle started running extremely rough. I know little about cars but I felt it was obvious it was not firing on all 8 cylinders. I had the check engine light check and it came back a

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September is National Preparedness Month


Ever since I was a kid this time of the year always put me in “prep” mode. A few days of cooler weather hints that Fall and Winter are approaching – and hunting season. Being from the northeast the winter provided snow storms and power outages.

I remember one particularly large winter storm – possibly 1977. We woke up in our single story home to find snow drifts keeping us prisoner. From what I remember

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Have a Kindle? One Second After only $2.99


At the time of this publishing the classic prepper fiction book “One Second After” is available on Amazon for only $2.99 (Kindle Edition).

If you have a Kindle and have not read One Second After – I highly recommend it.

Here is a summary from

In this entertaining apocalyptic thriller from Forstchen (We Look Like Men of War), a high-altitude nuclear bomb of uncertain origin explodes, unleashing a deadly electromagnetic pulse that

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MSO participates in “expert roundup”……..


I recently participated in an “Expert Roundup” of sorts over at Check it out HERE. As part of the roundup I answered the following question:

“What was the single most useful tool you’ve ever used while outdoors?”

The single most useful tool I have ever used was a knife.

To be more specific – it was a Gerber BMF (Basic Multi-Function). See attached picture.


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Special Labor Day Sale for MSO readers…..


Our friends at Survival Store are holding a 10% Labor Day Weekend special for Modern Survival Online readers only.


Get a 10% off of all your purchases this weekend. That includes knives, backpacks, survival gear, hydration tools…EVERYTHING Simply head over to and use the coupon laborday2014 with your purchases. This offer expires Monday at midnight so you better hurry!

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American Veteran writes letter to ISIS….”Do you really think you stand a chance?”


Over at the Warfighter blog they published a letter to ISIS written by Marine Veteran Nick Powers. I think he pretty much tells it like it is. ~ Rourke

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“As I sit here constantly hearing and watching you execute innocent men, women and children in the Middle East I chuckle. Why do I

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