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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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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

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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