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Is Post-Disaster Bartering a Possibility?

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By BD

The answer to that question is a wholehearted YES. Whether you know it or not, the barter system you learned about oh so long ago is still up and running. You make use of it every single day to do a whole variety of things! The barter system (which is thought to have ended when we first used currency) is defined as an exchange of goods or services. This

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Everyday Items You Should Have on You to Withstand an Apocalypse

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By Cherie

In the event of an apocalypse, you want to be fully equipped with tools that increase your chances of long-term survival. Prepare yourself through tactful outfitting of everyday accessories that can withstand harsh conditions. Many of the devices you use are powered by battery or electrical energy, which may not be at your disposal in an emergency situation, so make sure you own devices that are sufficient enough to sustain power and support

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Five Things Larry Winget Is Doing Personally In Challenging Times

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This post orginally appeared on Larry Winget’s site – http://www.larrywinget.com/

by Larry Winget

I get a lot of questions and am interviewed on radio and television about what people should do in these troubling times. I decided this time to tell you what I am doing instead of just telling you what you should be doing. Maybe you will find something in what I am doing that can help you when making decisions

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Electromagnetic Pulse: One Day We Will Wake Up In An America Without Electricity And Society Will Totally Break Down

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This post originally appeared HERE over at The Economic Collapse Blog.

 

by Michael Snyder

What would you do if the power grid went down and never came back up? One of these days, and it could be a lot sooner than most people think, we will all wake up in a country without electricity. And considering how utterly dependent we have become on technology, that is a very frightening scenario to consider. How would

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night …. Our terrible, horrible, no-good

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Nights in our rural development are consistently peaceful. Each house sits on roughly an acre of land and there is no through traffic. On this particular night, our dogs were sleeping , as they usually do, on the screened porch overlooking our fenced yard. “Boomer Bob ” and I were slumbering peacefully upstairs. So it was especially unnerving to be suddenly awakened by frantic barking and yelping coming from the rear yard. This

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Preparing Kids for Their First Hunting Trip

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by Cherie

What do you remember about your first hunting trip? What do you want your son, daughter or grandchild to remember about theirs? Below are tips to keep young ones in high spirits and excited about their first hunting trip. From advances in bug repellent to clever strategies for teaching gun safety, you’re sure to have an unforgettable first hunt.

Eye and Skin Protection

Sunscreen and a hat are always a must in the

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The Essential Camping Checklist for the Prepared Parent

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by Cherie

You just can’t beat a family camping trip. While the world around grows more complex (for better or worse), nature always stays the same. A tent, campfire and a cooler of food is all you need to enjoy the great outdoors and bond with your family in a way that just can’t be done at Disneyland.

But while nature and the experience remains evergreen, the equipment we use to camp has come a

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Dr. Bones on……New Evidence on Expiration Dates

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This article originally appeared at http://www.doomandbloom.net/2012/10/new-evidence-on-expiration-dates-2.html. The information is extremely relevant to all of Rourke’s Patriots for consideration in their preparations.

– Rourke

 

Over the years, I have expressed my opinions on the bogus nature of the expiration dates stamped on medications in pill or capsule form. I have cited the findings of the Shelf Life Extension Program, a program meant to investigate the possible usefulness

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Medical Week: My philosophy on preparedness, and an MD perspective on wound closures

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When I reflect on what drives me to prep, I realize that this motivation was born long before I actually started prepping. In fact, it was something that was forged through my life experiences beginning as early as childhood. My parents divorced when I was young, and with that I spent the good portion of my life experiencing what it is like to be financially limited. Although difficult, I never felt like my

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Getting Your Kids Involved By Making It Fun

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by The Proud Father

 

I would not put myself in the class of a “Doomsday Prepper” in any way not that there is anything wrong with that, but I do prepare for unseen events that could happen. I do lean more towards survival however, which does link with preparedness. My family and I love the outdoors whether it be; fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, or any number of other outdoor activities. I believe

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Stock Your Ride: Must-Haves to Prepare for Anything on the Road

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By Cherie

Prepper lists are officially out of hand. Articles like “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” are fun to read, but escaping imminent death in a $1.5 million Bugatti Veyron is not a realistic option. Anyone who can spend seven figures on a car probably has a place in the billionaires bunker already.

There’s nothing wrong with preparing for all possible, even if improbable, scenarios. There are several reasons why a zombie apocalypse

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Rugged Vehicles to Help You Survive an Emergency

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By Cherie

The apocalypse may be far, but previews of it are happening all over the world right now. Both Japan and Nepal saw major earthquakes this year, California is facing its worst drought in more than a century and the world overcame an Ebola epidemic just last year. Combine that with political uncertainty in the United States and the need to prepare is more dire now than ever before.

So how can you

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Dry food Storage Using 2 and 3 ltr. Plastic Soda Bottles

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Over the years I have tried several different methods of dry food storage with varying degrees of success and cost. I’ve tried buckets, Ziploc bags, and canning jars. What I finally stumbled upon almost by accident was 2 and 3 liter soda bottles.

I like sodas but hate to throw the bottles away! I had been making whirly-gigs out of them for the garden to keep the birds away but there are only so many

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Indoor Gardening 101: 3 Basic Tips for Urban Gardeners

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By Cherie

Whether you’re living in an urban environment without the space to create an outdoor garden or if you want to grow seedlings from the inside of your home, you can bring your green thumb inside with these indoor gardening tips:

Start Small

Unlike traditional outdoor garden plots, indoor gardens are much smaller. Use small containers — no more than three to four inches across — like yogurt cups, recycled cell-packs or pots from

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Improving Your Hunt: Practice Makes Perfect

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By Cherie

Journalist and fitness enthusiast Christopher McDougall once said, “We’re designed for persistence hunting, which is a mix of running and walking. What’s built into that kind of running is a sense of pleasure. You are designed and built and perfect for this activity, and it should be enjoyable and fun.” For those who enjoy the thrill of the hunt during game season, it’s easy to forget that hunting takes more than enthusiasm throughout

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3 Keys For Locating, Developing Bug-Out Destination

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By Cherie

Those fortunate enough to have a bunker near their homes will be in good position to survive the storm. Everyone else should have a bug-out location already scouted and mapped out, but all places of refuge are not created equal. Keep the following three pieces of advice in mind when determining your SHTF location.

Logistics

When choosing a location to bug out, there are two very important factors that cannot be ignored. The

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The Right Way to Treat a Wound

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By Dave from PreppingPlans.com

We’ve all put on a band-aid sometime or other; but that’s not really wound treatment. In a survival situation, you’re probably going to be faced with much more serious wounds than that, requiring much more thorough wound treatment. Whether due to gunshot wounds or working with tools that most of us aren’t accustomed to using, the likelihood of serious wounds is much higher.

The other problem is that medical services will

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ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest

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Warm up those keyboards folks! The next ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest will start November 9th and continue through December 31st.. Have a guest post you want to enter? Send in to emergencycd(at)gmail.com.

Some great prizes are lined up!!!

 

– – 1st Place – –

OnPoint Tactical has donated one of their Urban Escape & Evasion classes. Value: $795

Class Summary: While on an international business trip, you

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Thoughts on Ebola

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Rourke: The following was sent in by “KAT” who works in the medical field.

There is very little real information because this virus has only recently received the level of attention it should have given its seriousness. Other hemorrhagic fevers include Marburg virus and Rift valley fever, all of which have been localized to Sub-Saharan Africa. This primitive is deadly, mammals have no natural resistance, deregulates the entire blood clotting system through the body.

There

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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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