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Built a rotating compost bin

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I just completed another project building a rotating compost bin out of scrap deck wood. I am no carpenter and focus more on utility than appearance (obviously ). I have had a compost bin located in my garden for several years and wanted another. Originally I created a couple of circular enclosures with some fencing but my dog was enjoying pulling out my discarded scraps and running off with them.

My solution was to build

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Welcome CBMint.com!

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I am very pleased to announce that we have a new sponsor – CBMint.com.

CBMint offers a wide range of precious metal products including gold and silver. Regardless of what you see the stock market doing – this economy is in trouble. Investing in gold and silver offers protection against a US dollar that is nothing but a piece of paper with no real value behind it.

My own interests have been peaked recently regarding

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Picture of the Day

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Truth……

It is sickening to see the number of BLATANT people with the entitlement mindset. There are people that are down on their luck and I have no problem giving them a hand, but the government needs to stay out of it. The other morning on the way to work there was a guy standing at a set of lights with a sign that said “HOMELESS VET – PLEASE HELP”. I called the guy

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Want to Build a Fallout Shelter? Here are a few ideas……

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Here are a few old Civil Defense fallout shelter plans. I love old Civil Defense-era material. I remember as a kid going to the local City Hall and picking up brochures and booklets as I wondered if there would be a nuclear war some day. I was just a kid back then but reading through those pamphlets somehow made that kid feel safer. I imagine that my parents thought I was one weird 5th grader

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Next week at ModernSurvivalOnline…..

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I will be AFK “away from keyboard” next week and will be posting a combination of new and old posts – and maybe a few from other sites. Email will be checked periodically so if you need to let me know something – feel free.

Email address is emergencycd(at)gmail.com.

Take care all -

Rourke

Project: Country Retreat

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I have a dream of having a place in the country – a retreat. Maybe not an entire side of mountain and not a massive underground complex with blast -proof doors and an underground stream running through it. I am talking a few acres down a country road with living quarters not visible when driving by. I have a limited budget and my timeframe is 3-4 years away before funding would be possible. This is

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How the California Drought Will Affect our Food Prices and Availability

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The drought in California is the WORST it’s been in 500 years. The Weather Channel will be offering a special program soon entitled Cracked : The Soil in California.

 

Stock up now on the items that are produced primarily in California. as soon they may be extremely cost prohibitive or non-existent. California produces approximately 3/4 of all vegetables, nuts and fruits grown in the USA.

In California the

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New book released…..Sanctuary

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The 3rd book in G. Michael Hopf’s New Word Series of apocalyptic fiction has just been released. If you are a fan of “prepper fiction” then you may want to take note and check out Sanctuary.

Here is a brief summary:

Surviving the attack proved to be more than they could have imagined…

Months after a super-EMP attack devastated the United States, the country is now unrecognizable. Major cities

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Obama places a bullseye on American soldiers backs

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Captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was traded for five Gitmo Taliban detainees. Now – these were not just a bad guys suspected of a wee bit of terrorist activities. No – these guys were the worst of the worse. In fact, the Taliban has tried to get them released for close to a decade. These guys have been considered extremely high risk detainees and believed that if ever released would pose a threat to wage

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Build Your Own Woodstove For $100

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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.

 

 

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New “raised” bed added to the garden

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This past weekend I completed a project I had wanted to do for some time: I built a new raised bed to add to my gardening. Certainly not an architectural masterpiece I had a bunch of scrap wood that a friend gave me when he replaced his deck. Seeing gardening beds like this before I wanted to give it a shot. Especially useful for those that have bad backs – the gardening area is actually

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HOW TO DETERMINE FREQUENCY OF AN AC GENERATOR (alternator)

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The AC mains frequency in the US is 60 Hertz (cycles/second). AC mains frequency elsewhere may be 50 Hertz. The following calibration is intended for 60 Hertz devices. If your generator engine runs too fast, the AC output frequency will be too high. Clocks and AC motors will run faster than designed; the converse is true if the engine runs too slow. Transformers and electric motors operating out of designed frequency may be not

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Truth……..

The Federal Government is out of control and there is no solution in sight.

 

 

 

Video: Water Purification and Filtration

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Great video from ModernSurvivalOnline sponsor – CampingSurvival.com. Short discussion on different options to handle water purification and filtration.

 

 

Surviving in the Open Water

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Finding oneself stranded in open water is a terrifying scenario and among the most challenging to survive. How do you navigate when distances are vast and landmarks are few? How do you withstand the tests of scarce resources and a finite timeline when you can’t walk more than a few steps in every direction? These questions are exactly what make preparation even more crucial. Below you’ll learn about prepping for open water survival; if you

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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:

 

Prize List

First Place will receive:

Inergy has donated their “Lion” Ultralight, Portable

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