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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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News you NEED to know…..

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 The news is presented in an effort to provide information related to current events that may effect our lives in one way or another. Government intrusion and its efforts to demean the United States Constitution are often highlighted. Other news which may be related in one way or another to the many reasons we prepare are also showcased in an effort to keep you informed….and possibly motivated.

Another installment of “News You NEED To Know”, via 

MSO News Correspondent Hunter.

 

 

 

Mexico urges vigilantes to stand down.

http://news.yahoo.com/mexico-urges-vigilantes-stand-down-drug-gang-conflict-002249123.html

 

 

Youth participation low in Obamacare

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Mountain House Taste Test…..Chili Mac with Beef

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Have you ever tried freeze dried food? Over the years I have tried many different brands and flavors – some good, some bad. As I continue to add long term freeze dried foods to my system I have found it very useful to try smaller pouches before spending the money on larger #10 cans. Hey – why buy foods that you and your family don’t like and will not eat? 

I recently ordered several Mountain House varieties to try including Chili Mac with Beef which sounded good. I chose Mountain House as past experience showed they offered excellent quality and

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The Panhandle Rancher speaks….and responds to questions

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I would like to begin by thanking the thoughtful people who have commented on my posts. I read your comments whenever I have time and may respond to questions within the comment section of a particular post. Having read the responses to my recent post on leaving Texas, several readers posed questions that require longer answers.   The retreat and relocation book I referenced is RAWLES ON RETREATS AND RELOCATION (http://www.amazon.com/Rawles-Retreats-Relocation-James-Wesley/dp/B002A6E7Q0/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390402893&sr=1-1-fkmr1&keywords=jw+rawles%2C+retreats ). This book is not an end all but a starting place. Rawles writes about traffic flow in addition to resources and population pressure. I considered using his relocation

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Welcome Sun Solar!!

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ModernSurvivalOnline.com just signed on a new sponsor and we are pleased to welcome SunOven.com to the family. 

SunOven.com specializes in sun ovens which use solar energy to bake, boil, and steam. These solar ovens are awesome for off-grid cooking, power outages, or for fun!. They can reach temperatures upwards of 360-400 degrees. No electricity, no charcoal, no propane. The sun provides an endless source of energy which to cook……well….anything you would normally cook at home.

Through January 31st they are offering ModernSurvivalOnline.com readers a special discount. Just click on the picture below and see the limited-time

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Gun control efforts are not over

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Yesterday there was another terrible shooting involving multiple victims in a public place. Three people dead including the shooter at a mall in Maryland. On January 9th a student was shot in a high school in Tennessee. On January 13th a 71 year old ex-cop shot a man for texting in a movie theater. The next day a student at a Middle School shot two of his classmates with a shotgun. On the same day a student was shot near Albany High School in Georgia.

2013 no doubt will bring back many memories of mass shootings.

Many of these are

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Update on West Virginia water contamination problems

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Below is an update from Warren who has documented the water contamination issues in West Virginia. 

Officially, all of the water has been cleared and most people are once again bathing and cleaning with it, me included.  A lot are not drinking it yet however.  I suspect that will go on for a long time.  The water company president drank a big glassful on tv the other night to prove it is ok but the Governor said he wasn’t going to say it was safe…that’s not his call.  A lot of people are pissed at the Governor for saying that

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Equipment Review: Solo Backpacking Stove

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This post was originally published back in July of 2012. It can be seen HERE in its original format.

I was recently contacted by the folks at SoloStove.com about testing out one of their Solo Backpacking Stoves. Of course I said “Yes!” and within days arrived at my door was a small cardboard box containing the stove.

 

 

Upon initial inspection the fit in finish was immaculate. I deal with Quality Control in my regular job and am used to looking at  things with great detail. I was pretty impressed.

 

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Do You Have What it Takes to Raise Backyard Chickens?

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by Nate Smith

The simple fact that you even find yourself reading this article probably means that you satisfy the first requirement of raising backyard chickens: desire. Obviously, without a strong desire to keep chickens the occasional hassles and burdens of doing so would quickly become overwhelming, leaving you wondering why you ever got started with such a silly idea in the first place! So let’s go back to assuming that you do at least want to have and raise chickens, whatever your reason may be (and the reasons can be many). There are a few more requirements

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How Solo Stoves work…..

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I recently came across this picture that shows how a Solo Stove works. I own one and love it. Not just because the Solo Stove is a sponsor of mine but the thing is just great. Lightweight, portable, and easy to use – the Solo Stove is an excellent backpacking stove to have in a survival kit or get home bag. 

With a nearly endless fuel supply (wood) the Solo Stove can be relied upon to cook many meals. I reviewed one back in 2012 – check it out HERE.

For more info on the Stove – visit their

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Can I Keep Chickens in My Backyard?

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If you have made the decision that you would like to try your hand at keeping some chickens in your backyard, there are a few considerations that you might want to make first, and although you have probably thought of some of these, there just might be a few that might come as a surprise.

 

Legality of Raising Backyard Chickens

Probably the very first question you should ask yourself about raising chickens is, can I raise chickens in my backyard?’ You know, legally. I know, I know. If you are slightly stubborn like I tend to be you

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Ramblings from John Gault’s Homestead

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If you are a long time reader you may remember frequent commenter and sometime contributor John Gault. He comes around now and then but over the past couple years has written some fantastic stuff – and I thought I would share with those that maybe failed to read his work the first time around.

John Gault lives in Georgia on 40+ acres of country land. He left a good paying job and relocated to this small piece of paradise. John has been working his land and moving step-by-step towards building something he can not only call his own but provide

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The Panhandle Rancher speaks……Why I left Texas

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The following post is a continuation of On Government and Responsibility. 

As a native born Texan, there was never a doubt that ‘the eyes of Texas were upon me’ and that Texas was the best state in the union. Yet after retiring for the third time, I began to seriously think about becoming an expatriate. I owned a successful ranch in the in a lowly populated area in Panhandle of Texas. The ranch exported food and energy. I was secure in my person and secure in my finances.

 

One of my careers took me around the world, often to

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Preparedness, football and ……..whatever

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Looking ahead to the 2016 Presidential elections I am really curious to see what the Republican Party are going to offer up as a candidate. Chris Christy? Seriously? Sure – he would be better than Obama but is he going to guide this county in the right direction? I don’t think so. It is likely whomever is nominated for the Republicans will end up being the lesser of two evils….again. Hate to be negative and I hope I’m wrong but there are just too many uninformed voters out there – on both sides.

My Crossfit and dieting continue to

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Class warfare at its best

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The following came to me via a chain-email and thought it was great. Feel free to share it on Facebook, Tweet it, or send to all your friends via email. Rourke

 

The folks who are getting the free stuff don’t like The folks who are paying for the free stuff, because The folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer Afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.

And the folks who are paying for the free stuff Want the free stuff to stop.

And the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more Free stuff on top of the free stuff they are

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News you NEED to know…….

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 The news is presented in an effort to provide information related to current events that may effect our lives in one way or another. Government intrusion and its efforts to demean the United States Constitution are often highlighted. Other news which may be related in one way or another to the many reasons we prepare are also showcased in an effort to keep you informed….and possibly motivated.

Another installment of “News You NEED To Know”, via 

MSO News Correspondent Hunter.

 

 

 

EPA coming for your wood stove.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/07/epa-proposes-new-restrictions-for-new-wood-stoves/

 

 

Figures fall way

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Reminder: Special sale at Emergency Essentials

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Every month Emergency Essentials puts many of their products on sale. Often these highly reduced items can receive even a larger discount when bought in quantities of 6 or more.

Here are a few highlighted items for January - 

Peanut Butter Powder – 44 oz. cans – Regular Price: $16.75

SPECIAL SALE: $13.39 (only $12.99 when ordering 6 or more)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gourmet Freeze Dried Pet Food with Real Beef – 13 oz – Regular Price: $29.99

SPECIAL SALE: $19.99 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freeze Dried Garden Vegetable Combo  - Regular Price: $46.80

SPECIAL

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Food Storage Recipes….Part 3

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Here is the third and last part of a series of posts highlighting some awesome recipes using foods commonly found in prepper’s food stores.

Part One can be found HERE and Part Two HERE.

If anyone has any more feel free to send them in – emergencycd(at)gmail.com.

 

#11  Sun Baked Chicken and Lentil Stew

by Harry

 

Ingredients:

4 medium carrots or approx 2 cups of dehydrated carrots that have been rehydrated

1 medium onion or approx 1 cup of freeze dried onion that has been rehydrated

1 cup dry lentils (rinsed and drained) – I use red lentils,

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Guest Post: 7 Last Minute Ways to Prepare for an Emergency

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7 Last Minute Ways to Prepare for an Emergency

by LF

When tornado season arrives, it’s important to make sure that you and your family know what to do when a twister strikes. If you’re caught off-guard, the results can be tragic. Even a little bit of warning can save lives. So if you find yourself with a little bit of time to prepare, here are seven ways to get you ready.

Establish Your Shelter Spot

Tornadoes can leave one house virtually untouched while it flattens the one next door. Since you never know for certain the level of damage

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