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Unprepared

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The following post comes from the excellent website The Woodpile Report. Truer words have never been said. – Rourke

You know the question:

If you’re not preparing for the worst, what are you preparing for?

You know the answer: avail thyself of long-term food stores, good water, viable food production, shelter and meds and supplies and security. You know the list of doomsdays too: financial collapse,EMP, pandemic—MERS or Ebola or worse,

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Winners of latest contest

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The latest ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest finished up May 15th. Judging is complete and the following are the results:

 

First Place goes to: The Psychology of Survival

Inergy has donated their “Lion” Ultralight, Portable Lithium Power System including a 20 watt semi-flexible solar panel and two 5 Watt LED Lights. Total Value: $560+ Forge Survival Supply is providing an awesome Parry Blade “Hunter” Knife. Value:

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Federal government knowingly releases dangerous criminals as part of immigration enforcement

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The Obama administration has not hid the fact that they are soft on illegal immigration and a recent report provides proof that in 2013 their policies allowed for the release of murders, drunk drivers, assaults, drugs, weapons – and even “flight escape”. “Flight escape”? Seriously? An illegal immigrant designated a flight risk is chosen as a good candidate for early release? Unbelievable.

From WashingtonTimes.com:

Immigration officials knowingly released dozens of murderers and thousands of drunken

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Video of the Week: Tomato Fertilizing Tips – Quick, Simple, Inexpensive

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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.

This is a great video on fertilizing tomato’s using fish fertilizer and epsom salt. Great information in preparation for a survival garden. Time for me to

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NEW BestPreparednessDeals.com Facebook page

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Hello all –

Check out the new BestPreparednessDeals.com official Facebook page.

I post a variety of news items and special deals that are not published anywhere else. I would really appreciate it if you are a Facebook user if you would “Like” us and “Share” to spread the word.

Thanks!

Rourke

 

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Memorial Day…….remember

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I never served in the military and it is one of my true regrets in life. Pictures like the one below awakens the emotions in me about this day. We live in a great country and experience a level of freedom that most on this planet will never see. This freedom is protected by the men and women of our Armed Forces – and I thank them for their service, and sacrifices.

There is

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Garden looking good so far…..

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The garden is looking good so far this season. In previous years I tended to overpack my gardening space with plants. I guess my thoughts behind this was to try to get the maximum harvest possible as if it was a survival situation. I did use a decent amount of fertilizer (Miracle Grow) so the plants never seemed to suffer from malnutrition.

This year I planted the least amount

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Picture of the Day

It is amazing some of the things that both President Obama AND his wife have said and the mainstream media give them a complete pass. If a Republican had stated that they believed that some rights could just be thrown to the side when the timing seemed right the news would be all over it.

In todays world a politician on the Left side of an issue can say most anything and get away with

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“Thank You” Contest Sponsors…….

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The latest ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest just finished up and the judging is underway. I just want to give a big “THANK YOU!” to all of this rounds contest sponsors.

If you have an opinion on which entry should be considered please leave a comment and let me know.

Here is the available prizes:

 

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First Place will receive:

Inergy has donated their “Lion” Ultralight, Portable

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The First Step to being a True Prepper – Emerging from Debt

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Until the event, life will continue to plug along as normal. When SHTF – and we don’t know exactly when that’ll be, prepare yourself like it’ll happen tomorrow. Free yourself from the chains of society, also known as debt. More than 40% of the country is considered to be “in debt” and spending more than they make. Debt is a tool used by the rich to subdue the rest of the population.

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SHTF ONE GUN DEFENSE

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

 

BY GREG RENTCHLER, Editor at Large

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I’ve been spending a lot of time at my BOL thinking about a one-gun solution for defending the family in time of SHTF. After much discussion with my survival family and colleagues, we collectively concluded that there is no such thing as

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Free Shipping for ModernSurvivalOnline readers…..

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Ready Reserve Foods is running a sale on many of their survival & preparedness products AND offering FREE SHIPPING to all ModernSurvivalOnline readers.

Ready Reserve Foods is a leading supplier of emergency preparedness products and a sponsor of this website. Their current sale has featured items such as food storage products, ammunition, Potassium Iodate tablets, seeds, and more.

Here are a few examples (supplies are limited):

 

5.56x45mm NATO 62 Grain

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Are you prepared for the things that go Bump in the night?

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This post was originally published December 3rd, 2013. In case you missed it….. here it is again.

– Rourke

Firearms training is likely one of the most ignored aspects of preparation for most preppers. They spend tons of money of guns and ammo – and consider punching holes in paper sufficient training to ward off the hordes of zombies waiting for them. It is an easy situation to fall into as people want

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Re: Cheap Survival Gardening

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Back on April 29th an article titled “Cheap Survival Gardening” was published. Several follow up comments were left including a request for pictures of the garden. Well – author “JP” has obliged and sent some pictures in.

To see the original article click HERE.

Thanks JP!!

 

 

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Mountain House freeze dried food sale…..25-30% OFF

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Emergency Essentials is having one of those great sales that is too good to ignore. Mountain House freeze dried foods are an excellent food for long term storage. Offered is a huge variety of meats, fruits, vegetables, and more.

Mountain House Freeze Dried Food at 25 – 30% Off.

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

 

 

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Video of the Week: Art of the Mag Flip – Hilarious!!!

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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.

This video is hilarious and spoofs some popular firearm experts and their training. Just flat out funny.

 

 

 

 

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Poetry: I am the Sheepdog!

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Special thanks to BW for sending this poem in. Pretty cool! – Rourke

 

I am not the wolf, nor am I the sheep.

I am both and yet I am neither.

I am hated by the sheep, for I do not look nor think like them.

I am hated by the wolf, because I know how and why they think like they do.

I am out cast from the sheep, and I hate and

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Pull them suckers from the crotch….

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If you thought the title had anything to do with anything other than pruning tomatoes then your mind must be in the gutter. Removing “suckers from the crotch” is a pruning technique for tomato plants that can help grow more fruit and less plant.

First off – What is a “sucker“? A sucker is a growth that occurs in the crotch (area between the stem and branch). Why remove the sucker from the crotch? The

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Off Grid Survival Weekend coming up…..

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The group I am in is planning a “survival weekend” soon. I am really looking forward to this. Basically we are getting together on a Friday night after work and heading to a piece of land that has a run down barn on it. The barn will serve as a shelter and base of operations. There is no electricity although I am bringing a few small solar solutions to charge cell phones, batteries, etc.

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MAT-Mods: Enhancements for the Dakota Alert MURS Alert Transmitter

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Unless you’re new to survivaldom then you already know about the “Dakota Alert” MURS products and their uses for home and retreat security, both before and after the SHTF. This article focuses specifically on one of the Dakota Alert products, the “MURS Alert Transmitter”, and how it can be modified to expand its functionality and usefulness for both security and as a force multiplier.

 

For the benefit of anyone that

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DO YOU TRULY KNOW YOUR ENEMY? WSHTF FROM A CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE………

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Let me preface myself with this, in case the word “Catholic” leads you to disconnect without a fair read- Blessed Bishop Fulton Sheen, a godly Catholic man who had a weekly tv program in the 60’s and 70’s, who was respected, watched and enjoyed by people of all faiths, once remarked: “There are not 100 people in the world who hate the Catholic Church, but millions who hate what they mistakenly think She

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Looking for .223 ammo?

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The Sportsman’s Guide offers quite a variety of ammunition at some excellent prices. One of the .223 Remington options that often sells out at several of my areas local stores is the American Eagle AR .223 Remington 55 grain round. Currently in stock at only $8.99 ($8.54 for Members) for a 20 round box – this is one of the less expensive brass case choices.

As an official Sportsman’s Guide affiliate – any purchases made

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‘Tis the season……to Garden!!

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So far the my gardens are looking good. My main, largest garden has vegetables such as Crookneck Summer Squash, Pickling Cucumbers, Zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, onions, watermelon, cantaloupe, and more. I planted everything using seeds and transplants and also staggered planting times over the past 5 weeks. By using transplants and seeds AND spreading out the planting times I will extend the harvesting times.

Other raised bed gardens contain more of the same – peppers,

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INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Ways Paracord Can Help You In a Pinch

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Information Courtesy of: Backdoor Survival