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Top 10 Survival Items for a Survival Kit

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This is a popular topic among survival & preparedness forums all over the ‘net. The list of items and different ways of ranking them are probably endless. There are a huge variety of factors that could go into deciding on what to include in a survival kit -including but not limited to weather, geographical region, hostile terrain or not, length of “event”, etc. Figured I would post my list here.

1. fire starting kit 2.

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Smith & Wesson M&P9 9mm Pistol

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It cannot be overstated the need to be able to defend not only yourself and your family – but your property/supplies after TSHTF. Those who have failed to prepare will reach a level of desperation where they very well may come to take from you (and your loved ones). You have no choice but to stop them. Having a reliable pistol should be part of your defensive system.

I have owned a Smith & Wesson

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Amazon sale on Buck Hoodlum knife

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Alright folks – I do not post on special sales from Amazon due to their prices always seem to go after I make an announcement. Well – as of Saturday afternoon at 2:28 EST – the price is down to $117.99 – which is excellent.

Click HERE to check it out.

I like this knife so much I bought two.

Rourke

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Bartering after TSHTF

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In the event that there is some type of cataclysmic situation that reduces society and the economy back to the stone ages (or close to it) – bartering will become a common method of commerce. With that in mind – I have been putting some additional items in my preps with “barter” in mind.

Here is a list of worthy additions to a “barter list”:

Seeds Bottled water Food of any kind

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Welcome new sponsor…….GotPrepperSpray.com

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I am pleased to announce that we have a new sponsor here at ModernSurvivalOnline – GotPepperSpray.com.

GotPepperSpray.com carries a large assortment line of self defense products such as stun guns and of course pepper spray. They also carry a variety of other items including WISE Food Storage products, survival kits, slingshots, blowguns, stun guns, and even self defense DVD’s.

Jim Drummond – owner of GotPepperSpray.com has a

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Preparedness: Things you can do right now

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Many people are becoming more and more concerned with the future. At this same time they are discovering an interest in preparedness – or as many call it – “prepping”. If you are new to prepping – or even if you are experienced – I would like to make a few suggestions to “sure up” some of your supplies now…..while there is still time.

Stock up on food – Every time you go to the

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Getting Started with Survival Preparations

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There are many people that are just now looking into “survival”. Many of these new “preppers” have become interested due to severe economic situations in this country as well as uncertainty throughout the World. Many people are having their eye’s opened due to the reality of the situation.

Now, I am not going to get into all the in’s and out’sof the economic situation – I will however express my opinion that it is SEVERE

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Review: Midland ER102 Multi-band radio

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I recently posted about 5 radio’s for emergency preparedness. I own several of those radio’s including the Midland ER102. The Midland ER102 Emergency Radio has a lot of bang for the buck and Midland has long been a big name in communications for years.

On with the review –

First – a quick summary of the specs:

Emergency radio with all 7 NOAA weather channels and an alert override

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Top 50 Budget Preparedness Items on Amazon

Frequent readers will know that I am a huge fan of Amazon.com for purchasing preparedness stuff – as well as all kinds of other items. Low prices, huge selection, and Free Shipping on most orders is what has be coming back month after month. Amazon offers a Prime membership for $99 a year which provides benefits such as free 2 day shipping on most orders and thousands of TV and movies that can be watched

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Ready Made Resources…..

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Ready Made Resources was one of my very first sponsors. As a longtime leader in the preparedness market these folks don’t just preach preparedness – they practice it. Owner Robert Griswold lives on a 25 acre homestead in the heart of the Smokey Mountain. Whether it is a complete off-grid solar system or preparing for any conceivable disaster they can help.

The ReadyMadeResources.com website has recently been redesigned and is absolutely beautiful. It is user

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CampingSurvival.com announces special sale…..

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Most of us take more time to plan our vacation than to plan for the survival of our family or friends during an emergency. We wait too long or for Black Friday or Cyber Monday hoping to get the best deal. This year we are presenting……

 

Camping Survival Weekend!

 

Starting today – Friday November 21st

You now have the chance to get ahead

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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

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Books

Outdoor Life Ultimate Survival Manual

Prepper’s Long Term Survival Guide

Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag

 

Food Storage

Emergency Essentials Peanut Butter Powder

Mountain House Freeze Dried Food Essentials Bucket

Survival Seed Vault Heirloom Seed Bank

 

Video’s

Ammo Carry for Tactical Shotguns

Steve Watts’ Classic Camping Setup

PVC Truck Tent

“Solvent Trap Cleaning System” Silencer Mod

 

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Special Labor Day Sale for MSO readers…..

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Our friends at Survival Store are holding a 10% Labor Day Weekend special for Modern Survival Online readers only.

 

Get a 10% off of all your purchases this weekend. That includes knives, backpacks, survival gear, hydration tools…EVERYTHING Simply head over to http://survivalstore.co and use the coupon laborday2014 with your purchases. This offer expires Monday at midnight so you better hurry!

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REMINDER: Free Shipping for ModernSurvivalOnline readers…..

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Ready Reserve Foods is running a sale on many of their survival & preparedness products AND offering FREE SHIPPING to all ModernSurvivalOnline readers.

Ready Reserve Foods is a leading supplier of emergency preparedness products and a sponsor of this website. Their current sale has featured items such as food storage products, ammunition, Potassium Iodate tablets, seeds, and more.

Here are a few examples (supplies are limited):

 

5.56x45mm NATO 62 Grain

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Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Eleven

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

Eleven Cylume LightsticksTen 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.

If you get underwear for Christmas, that means you stopped believing in Santa.

 

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Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Six

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

Six Trustfire LED FlashlightsFive pairs Mechanix GlovesFour Fishing KitsThree LifeStraw Water FiltersTwo Midland GMRS Radiosand a Cold Steel Recon Tanto in a Condor Assault Pack.

“Santa! Come in Santa!…..Hope you have your Magpul reindeer poop deflector installed.”

 

 

 

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Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Five

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

Five pairs Mechanix GlovesFour Fishing KitsThree LifeStraw Water FiltersTwo Midland GMRS Radiosand a Cold Steel Recon Tanto in a Condor Assault Pack.

Hey Santa, How about a Phased Plasma rifle in the 40-watt range?

 

 

 

 

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Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Four

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

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

Come on Santa! How about a Tavor or twelve?

 

 

 

 

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REMINDER: Preparedness stuff for Christmas…..

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Each year I throw out a few ideas for preparedness items to give away to friends and family…..or maybe even for yourself. Assuming the world doesn’t end prior to Christmas – here is this years line up:

 

Books: fiction and non-fiction

 

 

 

Knives:

 

Flashlights:

 

 

 

Movies/DVD’s/Blu-Rays:

 

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10 Preparedness Supplies bought for less than $10.00 each

From Rourke: This post was originally published over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen in its original format HERE.

 

It doesn’t take a ton of money to get prepared. Many of us – “seasoned citizens” or not – live on a tight budget. I took a trip to my local Wally-World to check out some inexpensive supplies that can be purchased for less than $10.00.

Here are a few:

Batteries – Needed for flashlights,

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Guest Post: I must be going crazy

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I must be going crazy. Hours spent researching solar water heaters, how to build game traps, how to make gunpowder. Sleepless nights spent worrying about how to get to my bug-out location that does not yet exist. Stressing over how to provide for my family when things get really bad and I don’t have enough food or water. Just as I felt my sanity slipping away I had an epiphany. I have

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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,

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Recent preps……

What a stressful week. Flew by and now the weekend is almost over. Spent Saturday running kids around and then out for dinner with friends – then the “after-party”. I pretty much got nothing done that I had hoped for.

I have recently connected with a group of 5 like-minded individuals. We have met on a few occasions and will be doing so again this week. I am hoping that the five of us will

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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.

 

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