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Guest Post: What you should take into account before buying a hunting knife?

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Currently there are tons of different hunting knives on the market. In this post we are going to talk about few things you should take into account before making a purchase.

#1: Do you want a folding or fixed blade?

Both folding and he fixed blade has its pros and cons.

Let’s start with the folding blade:

Advantages: The folding blade is compact and easy to carry around. Some brands actually

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National Weather Service Huntsville, Alabama Part 2

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From Rourke: The following post was previously published on ModernSurvivalOnline. It can be seen in its original format HERE. Everything that follows is 100% true.

by BePrepared, see Part 1 here

I’m guessing around this time EMA declared this tornado scene an MCI (Mass Casualty Incident). This is akin to the scene in the movie “The Professional” where Gary Oldman’s character turns to the cop next to him and says,

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Half The Country Makes Less Than $27,520 A Year And 15 Other Signs The Middle Class Is Dying

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This was was originally published over at the excellent website – The Economic Collapse.

by Michael Snyder

If you make more than $27,520 a year at your job, you are doing better than half the country is. But you don’t have to take my word for it, you can check out the latest wage statistics from the Social Security administration right here. But of course $27,520 a year will

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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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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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Learning How to Store Your Documents Securely

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If you’ve been reading the news recently, you might think that corporate America is doing its best to thwart NSA surveillance. But….you have that nagging feeling in your stomach…or the hairs on your neck are standing up every day when you hear about the government’s ability to spy on you. You know by now that any e-mail or file that isn’t encrypted traverses the Internet in clear text that can easily be viewed with

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Disaster Preparedness: How Group Psychology Plays a Role in Survival

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When disaster strikes, you need to be prepared. What would you do if you had to live off the grid for a couple weeks? How about a month? Are you ready? Often those in subjected to extraordinary circumstances in an emergency bond together to form small groups who work together – and group psychology tends to play an important role in survival. So, whether you are technically a “prepper” or not, every person

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Review: Lee Hand Loader

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I have used all types of reloading equipment on up to the Dillon progressives with all of the bells and whistles. I have a Dillon 550 with a dozen drop in heads, a couple Lyman presses, a Lee Load All and MEC for 12 gauge, brass tumbler, dozens of dies and bullet casting factory at the retreat. The fact remains, as wonderful and efficient as they are, they are not very practical,

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Reviews: Emberlit titanium, Deadwood stove, ultra-mini propane, and Coleman two burner dual fuel

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These stoves/cookers run the gamut of brand new (the Emberlit) to ages old (the coleman) which I have used for decades, although my storage stove one is new.

The old Coleman helped me through 14 days of no water or power after a Florida Hurricane ripped through. I set it up on the catwalk of my condo and fed myself and adjacent neighbors for those two weeks. I also used

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Why Choose An Authorized Home Generator Dealer

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There are a lot of places you can go to buy a new home generator — big box retailers, Internet wholesalers, even your Uncle Jeb who swears his works “just fine.” But for such a big investment, which option is best?

Well, truth is that none of those are where you’d want to look in order to buy your home generator. Instead, by purchasing your generator from an authorized home generator

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Who am I?

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Please allow me to introduce myself,

My father was born as a subject to the King of England. He survived the Battle of Britain and watched daily as bombers flew over his home on their way to drop bombs. Early in the war by the Nazi’s bombing London and then later, when the Allies bombed Germany. After the war my father’s parents moved their family to the United States of America. In America

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Building your own gun for SHTF

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In prepping there are few things more important than protecting the lives of yourself and your loved ones. It’s your duty to ensure their safety by any means necessary even in the toughest of times. As a prepper you probably own a firearm (or several) as a means of defense for you and your family.

What happens however, when the government comes to take away your guns? How will you protect the

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5 Medical Tips When You’re Off the Map

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Many people who are well prepared in other ways overlook the importance of being able to handle a medical emergency when venturing off the beaten path. Remote areas, especially mountainous ones, can present a challenge. Both weather and distance may make it impossible to leave the area for help. An injury to a limb or an illness could be dangerous and put a person’s first aid skills to the test. Here are five tips

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Sustainable Livestock for SHTF……SHEEP

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By P Tabakaru

Do your prep plans include the addition of a small flock of sheep for fresh, meat, milk and or wool, for creating fabrics? The addition of just a few could mean the difference between life and death. They are great multipurpose animal that requires just a little care.

You have to ask yourself what would you like the most, meat, milk, wool? There are certain breeds that are specific, and there

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Through The Eyes Of A Young Prepper

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By TP

As a teenage prepper, who has scoured the immense depths of the internet to view many of the available prepping forums and how-to’s, read every survival book that I could get my hands on, and also has spoken to quite a few outdoor enthusiasts…I would like to discuss a couple of topics that have caught my attention about that the prepper community as a whole, which I have observed

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Wilderness Treatments for Burns

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By Rose Cceberio, RN, BSN

Today, if one is out and about camping, hiking, or on a dry run or for real “Bug Out” route, one can encounter a few things alone the wilderness path that can cause bodily harm. Unless you thought of everything and you’re hiking with a 100 lb backpack, even then, anything can happen and you may be fresh out of supplies other than Old Mother Nature

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Things you may not think of…

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By TekkieFae

I do things differently than most. I spread my perspective in hopes to assist and inspire others. I only list the things I do here that aren’t often or aren’t mentioned at all in most ‘prepper’ or ‘survival’ circles.

Off-grid supplies:

* My favorite prep item is my library. I have been collecting books ever since I had access to bookstores, not only for fun and survival, but almost as

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NOOB Guide to Getting Started Being Prepared

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By TekkieFae Firstly and most important, DON’T PANIC!! Pay more attention to preps vs. threats to not get stressed and overwhelmed.

Start small, and grow bigger as you go. Start with prepping for the most common and likely things that could go wrong, and worry about the bigger possibilities once the basics are mastered.

Common scenarios to prep for first:

Being stranded in your car. This has happened to myself, my family,

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The Psychology of Survival

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For many in dire circumstances, just living day-to-day is very difficult. Working in a low-income area with many who are homeless, I routinely see examples. Others I know are unemployed, or if they work, they do so part time and/or below their skill or education level – just to survive. Although these people have roofs over their heads, they also face day-to-day financial challenges. Fortunately for now, most of us in this country still

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Surviving a week in the Murder Capital of the World

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San Pedro Sula- Central America

Honduras, a country of some 8.5 million people, suffered an average of 19 murders each day in 2013, down from 20 the year before.

December 24, 2013- The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens that the level of crime and violence in Honduras remains critically high. http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/honduras-travel-warning.html

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America and has the world’s highest murder rate. More than half

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Survival & Preparedness Guest Post Writing Contest

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Warm up those keyboards folks! The current ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest started March 15th and continues through May 15th. Have a guest post you want to enter? Send in to emergencycd(at)gmail.com.

Some great prizes are lined up – this is looking to be the biggest ever!!

 

Prize List

First Place will receive:

Inergy has donated their “Lion” Ultralight, Portable Lithium Power System including a 20 watt semi-flexible

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Top 4 Tactical Conferences and Exhibits You Shouldn’t Miss

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This year’s SHOT Show was a blast for all law-enforcers!

Exhibitors received a lot of attention at the 2014 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas where overall attendance hit a record this year. Visitors, in turn, were overwhelmed by the huge numbers of amazing products, which included the latest tactical gear developments. Guns, knives, boots, bags, watches, pants – you name it – the best gear new and old was all

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Don’t Wait to Build Your Survival Kit

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The predominant culture often views those who value disaster preparedness as fanatical and irrational. Their predictions may sometimes sound apocalyptic; their preparations, drastic. The idea of an implosion of the national infrastructure and financial system simply strikes some as the stuff of fantasy. An honest look at the numbers, however, reveals that survival planning is actually a wise and prudent endeavor. In fact, academic research, practical business experience and good old common sense corroborate

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest coming March 15th.

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Warm up those keyboards folks! The next ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest will start March 15th and continue through May 15th. Have a guest post you want to enter? Send in to emergencycd(at)gmail.com.

Some great prizes are lined up – this is looking to be the biggest ever!!

 

Prize List

First Place will receive:

Inergy has donated their “Lion” Ultralight, Portable Lithium Power System including a 20 watt

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