The following comes from a comment posted by Dr. Allen in response to a recent post – Survivalist First Aid Kits: What Do I Need? I appreciate Dr. Allen’s willingness to share his thoughts and expertise. – Rourke
The postings for a “first aid kit” have been of interest with some of them of concern.
Only FYI and substantiation: my training/experience has been rather extensive both in years (13 in training and (37) “on site application” years in in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, on site in Mexico missions to the “shack” and “garbage dump” patients; Haitians just after
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For those new to preparedness the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website might be a first stop in their quest to get information. There are actually some good materials there.
One downloadable file provided is the PDF called “Food and Water in an Emergency“. In this 15 page document the basics of disaster preparedness are covered fairly well. Of course subjects such as firearms and personal defense are not covered but the foundations of survival are – food and water. The creation of a disaster survival kit is also discussed with a decent content list.
If every citizen read and
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The stock market has crashed. Grocery stores have closed. Gas stations have run out of fuel. People are growing more and more desperate by the day. Being in such a critical state groups begin to form. There are safety in numbers and people begin to hear of increasing violence. People no longer walk the streets by themselves as they are more likely to fall victim to violent crime.
What role will race play when things go bad?
Look at Hurricane Katrina. There were many accounts of white on black and black on white crimes after the hurricane hit. Of these
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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!!
First Place will receive:
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: $249.00 A $200 Gift Certificate from PatriotAmmoSupply.com
Total Prize Value in
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I have been hearing more and more about a possible EMP attack and have decided to start specifically preparing for such an event. Preparing for an EMP event has not been a major part of my preps. My emphasis has been putting away food, water, firearms, ammunition, etc. to prepare for what is most likely. I am now reaching the point in my preps that I have started putting a few things away in case of a solar or EMP event.
I already have some steel ammo boxes of varying sizes and have started securing
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When you think of emergency preparedness, food, water and cash are probably the first things you think of. However, having the right clothing and tools is equally important in order to keep you and your supplies safe from the elements. Most of us have a wardrobe full of cotton, which is not the best fabric for staying dry and warm, so be sure to stock up on the following fabrics in order to be fully prepared should a disaster strike.
Technically paracord is a type of cord, but it is an extremely useful emergency tool that is commonly
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Priorities by “The Coach”
So you call yourself a “prepper”? You have done the usual and started stockpiling food, water, firearms, ammo, etc. and maybe went for some professional training. But are your priorities in the right order?
Your main goal as a prepper is to keep you and your family alive in whatever situation you are preparing for. However, what happens if something happens that you are not prepping for.
Let’s take a look at what it takes to stay alive!
If you cannot breathe, you have approximately three (3) minutes before brain damage
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I would like to begin by thanking the thoughtful people who have commented on my posts. I read your comments whenever I have time and may respond to questions within the comment section of a particular post. Having read the responses to my recent post on leaving Texas, several readers posed questions that require longer answers. The retreat and relocation book I referenced is RAWLES ON RETREATS AND RELOCATION (http://www.amazon.com/Rawles-Retreats-Relocation-James-Wesley/dp/B002A6E7Q0/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390402893&sr=1-1-fkmr1&keywords=jw+rawles%2C+retreats ). This book is not an end all but a starting place. Rawles writes about traffic flow in addition to resources and population pressure. I considered using his relocation
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7 Last Minute Ways to Prepare for an Emergency
When tornado season arrives, it’s important to make sure that you and your family know what to do when a twister strikes. If you’re caught off-guard, the results can be tragic. Even a little bit of warning can save lives. So if you find yourself with a little bit of time to prepare, here are seven ways to get you ready.
Establish Your Shelter Spot
Tornadoes can leave one house virtually untouched while it flattens the one next door. Since you never know for certain the level of damage
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The following article was originally published back in July of 2011 – it can be seen in its original form HERE. This is another examples of some of the best articles published over the past few years here on ModernSurvivalOnline. Readers requested me to bring back some “Blasts from the Pasts”….here we go. - – Rourke
One of the basic needs for any survival situation is a means of cooking food.
The most abundant fuel available is wood. There are many ways to use wood to cook food…the most common being a camp fire or the “rocket stove”.
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The following article was originally published in February of 2011. It can be seen in its original format HERE. – Rourke
This is my 3rd year as a hobby beekeeper, I seriously love being a beekeeper and look forward to heading out to the apiary (technical name for where the beehives are) to see the girls buzzing in and out of their hives. If you look closely at each bee when it returns to the hive you can usually see mounds of pollen clumped to their back legs…sometimes its bright orange or yellow and sometimes its
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A couple months ago I bought the Cold Steel GI Tanto knife. I had been looking at this knife for quite some time as other Cold Steel offerings I have owned were quality items. Due to the low cost of the GI Tanto I kept my distance….until recently. I ordered one from Amazon for around $22.00 and hoped for the best.
The Knife: Once it arrived I opened the box and initial impressions were pretty good. I liked the black coating on the 7″ blade and the sheath was absolutely outstanding. The blade is full tang and
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The following post originally appeared HERE. It has been edited due to its age. – Rourke
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.
Regardless of the record heights the stock market is reaching – our governments fiscal policy has placed the United States in a serious debt crisis – one which is doubtful we can recover. Many experts believe at some point sooner
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As I write this, I stare out my window at the minor destruction caused by the recent thunderstorms that ripped through the Midwest over the past few days. It always amazes me what Mother Nature is capable of. At the same time I find it a shame we can’t avoid the rain while the southwest can’t get a drop. But, my problem isn’t with Mother Nature, it’s with human nature.
The problem is what to do with those unprepared family and friends that have willfully or ignorantly choose not to prepare themselves who WILL show up on my doorstep
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This post was originally published here on ModernSurvivalOnline as an entry to one of our Guest Post Writing contests. It can be seen HERE in its original format. – Rourke
by Wolf Grulkey
15 years ago I bought 13 acres of cedar forest in NW Arkansas with the idea of building a self sufficient homestead/retreat. The first thing was to organize a water supply. There had been a well drilled on the property so I called the local driller to come do a clean out on the well to rid it of debris. With
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The following post was originally published as part of a ModernSurvivalOnline Guest Post Writing Contest. It can be seen in its original format HERE.
THE UN-THOUGHT OF
The author has collected a small group of like- minded and recently moved from a major metropolis to the country six miles from a small rural agro-city. The retreat has multiple water sources, a solar system, several back-ups and an Aquaponics fish farm. The other members practice food storage and pre-positioning. He does not believe in bugging-in for no other reason than the high risk of
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The following article was originally published on April 12th, 2012 and won 1st Place in a past MSO Guest Post Writing Contest. It can be seen in its original format HERE.
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,
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On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me……
Twelve Holy BiblesEleven 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.
12 Holy Bibles? Absolutely…..share them!
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About 35 years ago I fled the VA system in fear of my life. I never refiled a rejected claim and swore I would never go back. I dealt with various PTSD demons on my own nickel and discovered both my cervical and lumbar spine was disintegrating from a severe mine incident in 1968. I have been crippled on and off for the last five years. I have worked and payed into the SS system since I was 14, rarely making more that $25K a year. All told I worked about 24 years in government service. When I retired early a
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The point of prepping is because you never know when something will go wrong. It could be a natural disaster like hurricane Katrina or a blackout. You should always keep a few items on yourself to ensure you’ll be ready for any disaster or storm that comes your way.
It’s always smart to have some sort of fire starter on hand. Example: Lighter, matches, flint… I personally prefer to always carry some flint on my person. Lighters are my second best choice as, unlike matches, they will still work if they get wet.
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What is a prepper? A prepper is foremost an optimist. He is self-reliant. He wants minimal governmental intrusion in his personal life. He just wants to be left alone, not bothering anyone and not being bothered. Which of course is increasingly difficult in these days of ‘governmental help’. My grandfather of the WWI generation and those before him were preppers of the like we cannot imagine today; self reliant, independent, proud, hard working. The Preamble states the purpose of our Declaration of Independence and proclaims, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they
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The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest.
Candida Yeast Infections by servantheart
The subject ain’t pretty…but you need to know this!
Skin fungus. We’d like to think we’d never have them. But, the truth is, I currently DO have one. I live in a part of the world that stays hot and humid more often than not. And post-IHTF, these nuisance skin conditions may very well become even more common, most likely in the form of foot fungus, i.e., athlete’s foot, etc. Why? Because people will be walking more; their footwear and socks
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It’s Time to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone Now
One day in May 2013, when I just couldn’t stand it anymore, I wrote a little piece and called it ” What Finally Has Me Shaking To The Core? Beyond Fear to Sadness”, and sent it to some friends . I had no intention of having it published anywhere online. I did not want want exposure, to be incriminated or ’marked’ , but I had to do something. Here is a small excerpt. “There has been fear in my heart for the direction of this country, that certainly escalated to new heights when our President signed the NDAA on
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