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Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Ten

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On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me……

 

Ten SOG Tactical TomahawksNine Israeli Battle DressingsEight Preparedness BooksSeven Fresnel LensesSix Trustfire LED FlashlightsFive pairs Mechanix GlovesFour Fishing KitsThree LifeStraw Water FiltersTwo Midland GMRS Radiosand a Cold Steel Recon Tanto in a Condor Assault Pack.   

Why ten Tactical Tomahawks? Well…..Christmas Zombies of course!!

 

 

 

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Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Three

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On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me……

 

Three LifeStraw Water FiltersTwo Midland GMRS Radiosand a Cold Steel Recon Tanto in a Condor Assault Pack.   

 water filters, walkie-talkies, and an awesome blade…….oh yeah!!

 

 

 

 

Continue reading Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Three

A couple reminders…….

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If you haven’t made your way over to BestKnifeDeals.com and BestPreparednessDeals.com give ‘em a shot. Both feature daily deals – Monday thru Friday.

BestKnifeDeals.com features – you guessed it…knives. A wide variety of knives from utility, hunting, pocket and even swords are showcased every day at the nest possible prices.

BestPreparednessDeals.com presents a different preparedness item every day. All kind of stuff like flashlights, batteries, water filters, firearm accessories, food storage products, cooking equipment, books, knives, and more. 

Anyway’s  - check them out and subscribe to receive the daily deals in your email.

Rourke

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Some items that most preppers ignore

The following is another entry into the ModernSurvivalOnline Preparedness Guest Post Contest running through the end of July. Prizes include:

First Place winner will receive - The Power Pot V Thermoelecric Generator from Directive21.com, a Deadwood Cook Stove from Deadwood Stove Company, a Paladin Go Bag provided by SurvivalGearBags.com, CampingSurvival.com is providing the following: eGear Ready Kit 300 Survival Kit  , one eGear Jolt USB Mini-Light , and an eGear 10 Day Lantern. Total value over $400.

Second Place will receive - EndlessSunSolar.com is providing a NOMAD 5 Thin Film Solar Charger, Prepper Press - 5 preparedness books of your choice, Old West Lawman’s Forgotten Memoir courtesy of http://www.oldwestlawmansforgottenmemoir.com/, and one American Firearm Gun Oil Lubricant Boxed Set from American Gun Oil Company. Over $225 in prizes!!

Third Place will receive - Two Grow Buckets Kits from Choate Machine and Tool. Each kit

Continue reading Some items that most preppers ignore

WTSHTF emergency shopping list

The following is another entry into the ModernSurvivalOnline Preparedness Guest Post Contest running through the end of July. Prizes include:

First Place winner will receive - The Power Pot V Thermoelecric Generator from Directive21.com, a Deadwood Cook Stove from Deadwood Stove Company, a Paladin Go Bag provided by SurvivalGearBags.com, CampingSurvival.com is providing the following: eGear Ready Kit 300 Survival Kit  , one eGear Jolt USB Mini-Light , and an eGear 10 Day Lantern. Total value over $400.

Second Place will receive - EndlessSunSolar.com is providing a NOMAD 5 Thin Film Solar Charger, Prepper Press - 5 preparedness books of your choice, Old West Lawman’s Forgotten Memoir courtesy of http://www.oldwestlawmansforgottenmemoir.com/, and one American Firearm Gun Oil Lubricant Boxed Set from American Gun Oil Company. Over $225 in prizes!!

Third Place will receive - Two Grow Buckets Kits from Choate Machine and Tool. Each kit

Continue reading WTSHTF emergency shopping list

Recent preps……

My weeks are usually busier than a one-arm paper hanger, this week has been no different.

Ammunition seems to becoming a little more available – at least .223 and 5.56. In the past week or so I picked up close to 400 rounds averaging $10 for a box of 20. Cost is higher than several months ago – but cheaper than many places. I also picked up one box of 50 rounds 45 ACP. 

I put a Para Expert 1911 .45 on lay-a-way at my local gun shop. I love Glocks, XD’s and M&P’s – but nothing quite feels like

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CampingSurvival.com Mountain House 25% Off Sale

ModernSurvivalOnline.com sponsor CampingSurvival.com just informed me that they started carrying Mountain House Freeze Dried Food.

Currently all of their offerings are 25% off. Check out their current line up here - http://www.campingsurvival.com/freezedriedfoods.html.

 

Good deals!

- Rourke

FREE SHIPPING now at SurvivalGearBags.com

I just received some news that I wanted to pass on to everyone. Longtime ModernSurvivalOnline.com affiliate SurvivalGearBags.com just informed me they are now offering FREE SHIPPING on ALL orders.

 

In my discussions with Kelley over at SurvivalGearBags.com I made some suggestions on ho to reach out to more potential customers – including offering free shipping. Well – I know I am the all mighty and powerful John Rourke but he actually took me up on it.

Cool!!

 

SurvivalGearBags.com offers up a huge line of bags, backpacks, and bug out bags in addition to other preparedness supplies such

Continue reading FREE SHIPPING now at SurvivalGearBags.com

Flashlight Review: Mini 400 Lumens CREE Q5 LED Flashlight

I have a huge flashlight fetish. They are all over my house. They vary in size and power and battery size. Ever since I was a kid and my dad gave me this cool looking metal flashlight, silver in color with a switch on the side that had a button that I could press to create light – I was hooked.

Nowadays – LED rules that day. Most of all my flashlights run on AA, AAA, or CR123 batteries. Technology continues to produce brighter flashlights that run longer on smaller batteries.

Someone sent me an email and recommended one of these super

Continue reading Flashlight Review: Mini 400 Lumens CREE Q5 LED Flashlight

Emergency Essentials Cyber Monday Sale!!!!

Emergency Essentials continues their incredible holiday sales by hosting a limited time Cyber Monday Sale – today only.

 

Check out the details below. Click on the picture to visit the Emergency Essentials website and take advantage of the awesome deals.

 

Guest Post: Of preps, plans and a reality check…….

Of preps, plans and a reality check

By Dyers Eve

 

Before I get into my post, I wish to preface my following statements. I am a 43 year old veteran that grew up in a small North Central Central Florida town. Having lived a fairly poor childhood and in a hurricane hotspot most of my life has made me a prepper by default. The advantage to growing up poor (I say poor but I really never knew it that way until I was older), is that I learned to be resilient and have always been able

Continue reading Guest Post: Of preps, plans and a reality check…….

In case you missed it: Preparedness stuff for Christmas?

 

 

Each year I throw out a few ideas for preparedness items to give away to friends and family…..or maybe even for yourself. Assuming we make it past December 21st – here is this years line up:

 

Books: fiction and non-fiction

 

 

 

 

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Knives:

 

 

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Flashlights:

 

 

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Movies/DVD’s/Blu-Rays:

 

 

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Misc Preparedness Stuff:

 

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Anyone looking to get themselves something special for Christmas?

Rourke

 

Continue reading In case you missed it: Preparedness stuff for Christmas?

Preparedness stuff for Christmas?

 

 

Each year I throw out a few ideas for preparedness items to give away to friends and family…..or maybe even for yourself. Assuming we make it past December 21st – here is this years line up:

 

Books: fiction and non-fiction

 

 

 

 

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Knives:

 

 

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Flashlights:

 

 

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Movies/DVD’s/Blu-Rays:

 

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Misc Preparedness Stuff:

 

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  Anyone looking to get themselves something special for Christmas?

Rourke

 

Continue reading Preparedness stuff for Christmas?

Guest Post Writing Contest……….

Below is information on the current Guest Writing Contest…… Need Preparedness Supplies?

 

I am excited to announce another Survival & Preparedness Guest Post Writing Contest will be running from October 7th until November 30th. The best articles during the approx 8 weeks published will be rewarded with the following:

- – -GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE – – -

 

Dr Bones and Nurse Amy: Medium Trauma Bag (value $219 plus $15 shipping) and a Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Handbook (value $35 plus $3 shipping) for a total of  $272.00!!

 

Continue reading Guest Post Writing Contest……….

One preppers survival kit/bug out bag system…..

Irish-7 was nice enough to share his survival kit/bug out bag system with all of Rourke’s Patriot’s – that’s you. He sent this in response to my article http://modernsurvivalonline.com/redoing-my-get-home-bags/.

 

Thanks Irish-7!!!

 - Rourke

 

 

As mentioned in my post, attached is the listing of the different size kits that I put together in the past 18 months. Some things to keep in mind:   1) My Survival Kits are backpack / rucksacks with mainly camping items. 2) My Bug Out Bags are mainly food and clothing, as if we would be staying indoors. 3) Webgear /

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Preparedness Production of the Week: Streamlight PolyTac LED Flashlight

Product of the Week sponsored by BestPreparednessDeals.com:

 

 

Streamlight 88851 Coyote Tan PolyTac LED Flashlight

 

Regular $65.00  On Sale……only $19.95

 

 

 

The PolyTac is a super bright and compact personal light available with either the latest in power LED technology or Xenon bulb. C4 LED technology produces 2 to 3 times the output of previous high flux LEDs. Uses CR123A Lithium primary cells.

 

120 Lumens C4 LED Features Solid State Power Regulation that provides maximum light output throughout battery life Run time up to 3

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New Preparedness Guest Post Writing Contest Starting soon……

 

Below is information on the current Guest Writing Contest…… Need Preparedness Supplies?

 

I am excited to announce another Survival & Preparedness Guest Post Writing Contest will be starting the October 7th and will last until November 30th. The best articles during the approx 8 weeks published will be rewarded with the following:

- – -GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE – – -

 

Dr Bones and Nurse Amy: Medium Trauma Bag (value $219 plus $15 shipping) and a Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Handbook (value $35 plus $3 shipping) for a total

Continue reading New Preparedness Guest Post Writing Contest Starting soon……

Special sale and discount from Ready Reserve Foods…….

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The folks over at Ready Reserve Foods have a special offer for ModernSurvivalOnline readers in celebration of National Preparedness Month. 

 

 

 

 They are offering a 10% off of any order of $50 or more through the end of this month. A special coupon code to use at checkout has been created to get the discount.   Simply enter “SEPMSO” and the 10% discount will be given. 

 

This code is good through the month of September and can be used on orders placed over the phone as well. 

 

Check out there large line of

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CampingSurvival.com offers new products…….

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ModernSurvivalOnline.com sponsor CampingSurvival.com recently started carrying some new products that I wanted to pass on to everyone:

 

 

Future Essentials Canned Organic Green Costa Rican Monte Crisol Coffee Beans

 

 

Survive2Thrive 40 Days/Nights 100% Organic Food Supply

 

 

 

Future Essentials Long Grain White Rice

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Welcome Ready Reserve Foods……

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I am very excited to announce that ModernSurvivalOnline has obtained a pair of new sponsors – Ready Reserve Foods and Ready Reserve Ammo.

Here is some additional information on this long standing supplier of preparedness products:

 

 

Ready Reserve Foods is your source for emergency preparedness products, including disaster survival food and water supplies. Emergency preparedness means being ready for the unexpected with emergency supplies and survival kits.

 

Ready Reserve Foods, Inc. is here to help. With the most knowledgeable staff in the business and years upon years of experience, we can assist you with getting

Continue reading Welcome Ready Reserve Foods……

Guest Post: Ways We Are Creating Money in our Budget for Prepping

The following submission is part of an ongoing Guest Post Writing Contest.

 - – – Rourke

 

Ways We Are Creating Money in our Budget for Prepping

By Gilfner

I thought maybe people with a like mindset would be interested in what works for my family to have more money each month for prepping.  Maybe its stuff you haven’t thought of and maybe it will spark discussion that will lead to finding other ways to spend wisely.

 

TV – We only pay for streaming Netflix, $7.99/mo.  If you are serious

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Being away from home when the SHTF……

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As I write this I am sitting in a hotel room approx 160 miles from home. I considered the question – “What if the SHTF while I was away from home?”

There are more questions going through my mind.

- What could the SHTF event be?

- Would phone lines or email still be up so I could contact my family?

- Would there be electricity?

- Would the person I drove here with be able to drive back home? Would the roads be passable?

- Would marshall

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