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A couple updates….

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Just picked up a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm pistol. I haven’t even shot it as of this writing nor do I have a holster yet. Handling wise? Love it. More to report soon.I looked at many compact pistols but could not find the right combination. I like the trigger pull, slim grip, and grip which provides support for all four fingers.

This past

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Letter Re: Food storage and vermin

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I don’t think that the importance of keeping your food stores safe from all sorts of vermin has been discussed here on this forum. I really never thought about it truthfully. I have been gathering long term stores, inventorying them, rotating my stock, refreshing my water every 6 months and fleshing out my medical kits and emergency lighting. I have faithfully vac packed my pasta, my matches and boxes of oatmeal. My grains are

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Final Call……Preparedness Expo: August 16-17, Hagerstown Maryland

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If you live anywhere near Boonsboro or Hagerstown, Maryland I have some great news for you. On August 16th and 17th at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center there are going to be two days of “back to basics”: demonstrations, exhibits, and entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere.

 

Exhibits and demonstrations will include emergency medical supplies, natural and homeopathic remedies, long-term food storage and food preparation, solar energy, outdoor and primitive

Continue reading Final Call……Preparedness Expo: August 16-17, Hagerstown Maryland

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever: Something does NOT add up!

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever:

Something does NOT add up!

By

“The Coach”, Contributing Editor

Today is Saturday, 8/2/2014. If you have been following the Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever virus outbreak in West Africa, like I have, maybe you have picked up on something’s like I did. However, unless you pay very close attention you may have missed it.

Something just does not make any sense to

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Picture of the Day: Muslims helped make this country great?

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When I recently read a news article with quotes from President Obama where he gave credit to American Muslim’s for helping build this country. Here is the quote:

“Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy”

It appears that rappers and Liberal talk show hosts are not the only ones doing

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Dr. Bones: Ebola Update

Unbelievable Headlines in Monrovia, Liberia

The following article is extremely timely as the Ebola virus is all over the news. Dr. Bones (Contributing Editor here at MSO) just recently edited and published this article. It can be seen in its original format HERE.

(DR. BONES SAYS: This article has been expanded to reflect some of the latest news)

Several countries in West Africa are in the throes of an epidemic of Ebola virus. Over

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Flashlight mounts for Mountain Bikes

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Riding mountain bikes on trails is one of my favorite activities and it is something I do not get to do often enough. Riding at night has proven difficult in total darkness. In order to facilitate my riding I have used small bungee cords to wrap a flashlight around my handlebars. Does it work? Sometimes. Unfortunately a good solid bump will jar the light loose and then I find myself riding blind and trying to

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Looking for a red dot sight? Great deal!

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Hey all –

Just saw that Amazon has a great deal on the Vortex Strikefire – a red dot site ideal for an AR-platform. I have owned one of these for the past several years and they have been a very reliable and accurate sight.

Regularly found over $160.00 – as of this writing Amazon has it for $127.00 with Free Shipping. Amazon changes their prices often so there is no telling how long it

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Gault on……Preserving The Harvest

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Home canning has been around since the mid 1800s. That’s when a tinsmith named John L. Mason invented the Mason Jar. For most of its existence canning was done by the “open kettle method”, but with the advent of the “pressure canner” canning became more useful and more broadly used. With the spread of supermarkets and the industrialization of food production, but for a few diehards, canning faded from our culture, at least

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Welcome Dr. Bloom and Nurse Amy!

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It is my honor to announce that Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., aka Nurse Amy have come on board ModernSurvivalOnline as Contributing Editors. I know you will welcome them with open arms.

Dr. Bones is an M.D. and fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of OB/GYN. He has contributed to Survivalist Magazine, Backwoods Home, Self Reliance Illustrated, and Survival Quarterly, and has written a chapter

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Reminder……Preparedness Expo: August 16-17, Hagerstown Maryland

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If you live anywhere near Boonsboro or Hagerstown, Maryland I have some great news for you. On August 16th and 17th at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center there are going to be two days of “back to basics”: demonstrations, exhibits, and entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere.

 

Exhibits and demonstrations will include emergency medical supplies, natural and homeopathic remedies, long-term food storage and food preparation, solar energy, outdoor and primitive

Continue reading Reminder……Preparedness Expo: August 16-17, Hagerstown Maryland

Learn Discipline Now Instead of Later

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Nothing comes for free. That includes good habits like discipline. The more disciplined we are now the better off we will be when the next emergency situation comes along. But wouldn’t it be better to learn to do without now as opposed to later when you are struggling to deal with a new reality?

 

Unfortunately our country in no way, shape, or form promotes discipline. An old sage piece of advice goes

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Gault on…..Problems at the CDC

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…..OOPS!

 

With all the international news stealing most of the headlines you may have missed the comedy of errors that’s been going on the last few months at the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in Atlanta Ga.

 

Note: My permanent base of survival operations is located approximately 85 miles down wind of the CDC… oops!

In March, one of the CDC’s labs “accidentally” contaminated

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Bugging out? Don’t leave the bicycle behind……

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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

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Thug Nation….

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The following article was published over at The Pigeon Pages by Sally LeMaster. Miss LeMaster is an investigative reporter who is on an endless pursuit for the truth – in an effort to get this country back from the clutches of those who are in the process of destroying it. The world of this article are right in line with my thinking. – Rourke

 

“In my opinion, Gennifer Flowers was telling the truth; so

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Help for minor burns

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Several years ago I worked for a metal plating business and worked around soldering irons. It was a frequent occurrence that workers – including myself – would get burns on our fingers and hands. As you may know getting burnt on the pad of your fingers is extremely painful and the pain can last for quite a while.

The standard treatment for these burns was an immediate cold water flush and then

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Prepper Survival 1962

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The following article has some unfortunate relevance as tensions grow between the United State and Russia. Many believe that numerous events are signs we are in the midst of a new Cold War. Here is the article. This was originally published back in 2012. It can be seen in its original format HERE.

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LAST CALL: BIGGEST EVER Mountain House Food Sale ending soon!!

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Ending July 31st Emergency Essentials is having the biggest Mountain House Freeze Dried Food sale ever. Incredible savings of 30-50% off on Mountain House #10 cans.

If freeze dried food is part of your food storage program or you have been thinking about it now is the time. A buddy of mine and I are going in together and placing an order to take advantage of these ultra-low prices.

I am

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The Panhandle Rancher speaks….Christianity and Prepping

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Regarding the recent post entitled, “Interesting Question from Reader” (Regina), those of you who are familiar with my scribblings would likely agree that my views fall in line with the first part of Grammyprepper’s response to same:

 

While I have no clue what your nephew’s life path has encountered, I would share with him that prepping IS Biblical…Proverbs 27:12

“A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions.

The simpleton goes blindly on

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Reminder……Preparedness Expo: August 16-17, Hagerstown Maryland

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If you live anywhere near Boonsboro or Hagerstown, Maryland I have some great news for you. On August 16th and 17th at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center there are going to be two days of “back to basics”: demonstrations, exhibits, and entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere.

 

Exhibits and demonstrations will include emergency medical supplies, natural and homeopathic remedies, long-term food storage and food preparation, solar energy, outdoor and primitive

Continue reading Reminder……Preparedness Expo: August 16-17, Hagerstown Maryland

Enjoyable day on a 4×4 ATV…

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This past Sunday I borrowed a friends ATV to go off-roading with a longtime friend. This was not my first time on an ATV and it was an absolute blast.

I pulled the KINGQUAD 400 to Carolina Adventure World here in South Carolina. Place is awesome. They have tons trails with difficulty levels that run from relaxing to extremely difficult. Recent rain provided some big puddles to run through. Unfortunately one “puddle” ended up being

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Row Gardening: Easier & More Bountiful than Square Foot Gardening

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From Rourke: This post was originally posted over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen HERE.

By Beverly Sandlin

For all of the hype about square foot gardening and raised beds, when two of my sisters, both avid and experienced gardeners (better than I am) stopped by last week, we had a little discussion and all decided that raised beds and square foot gardening is less productive and harder than the time tested standard row garden.

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What will it take? Part #2

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By “The Coach”, Contributing Editor

Part 1 can be seen HERE.

 

I am writing this article on Wednesday, 7/16/14. I am writing this article because NO main stream news service is covering ANY of these stories. These news articles are evidence that we continue to lose our constitutional rights and the main stream news media does NOT even cover it.

I found all of these articles on the “Drudge Report”.

This article was written

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AGENDA: GRINDING AMERICA DOWN

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Note from Rourke: Many may read the following review of the documentary AGENDA: Grinding America Down and laugh at the suggestion that Communism has any influence on current events today. There is a strong parallel between the modern Progressive movement and Communism. Skeptical? Visit the Communist Party USA website – http://www.cpusa.org/ and see for yourself.

 

by Irish-7

As mentioned in my comment the other night, I took notes while viewing the documentary AGENDA: Grinding

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