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Friday’s Steals and Deals

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Friday’s Steals and Deals contains great deals offered by many of our advertisers and official affiliates.

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Olight Flashlight Specials from GearBest.com

These specials are for a very limited time and may end shortly.

Olight OPEN Mini Torch Cree XP-G2 180 Lumen Penlight – Reg. $78.99 SALE: $22.94

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7 Essentials During a Power Outage

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by Lee Flynn

The grid disruption database from Inside Energy compiled their data and found an average of 200 reported grid outages per year from 2010 to 2013. This numbers continues to increase. There is not always an impending storm or a sudden natural disaster to warn that a power outage may be in the future. Therefore, it is essential that everyone be, at least minimally, prepared for the loss of power before

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I Was Born Into The Cold War……

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In case you missed it – this post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

by Guy Spotts

 

I was born into the cold war between the United States and the old Soviet Union, my parents had grown up in the great depression. I don’t remember if it was the Cuban Missile Crisis or if it was before then when my father started to prep but with a weekly pay check of

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Vehicle Maintenance Advice

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By: Tony D

 

As an auto technician and PREPPER, I would like to share some of my expertise in the automotive field. I have been “turning wrenches” for over 25 years, and have amassed quite a bit of knowledge. I often see vehicles in my shop that are in such poor shape, I can just imagine them clogging the roadways in a SHTF situation. I think that some folks just don’t care. But

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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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16 Surprising Places to Find Water When Everyone’s Dying of Thirst

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There’s no need to remind you that you can’t survive for more than 3 days without water; the rule of threes is something every prepper learns early on. In fact, some of you are probably smiling right now thinking: Well, I’m covered for a lot more than 72 hours!

In theory, yes…. provided you bug in when disaster strikes. But what if you need to bug out, how long will the water

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Hunting Skills for Preppers

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by SP

Many preppers invest a lot of time and money into food storage. I have seen and read many instances where some folks have been able to accumulate as much as 50,000 pounds of food. Although this is admirable, and a good way to prepare, I tend to lean towards an old saying that says: “If you bring a boy a fish, you will feed him for a day. If you teach

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Friday’s Steals and Deals

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Emergency Essentials Freeze Dried Meat Basics Combo – reg. $344.94 SALE: $219.99

Emergency Essentials Freeze Dried Monterey Jack Cheese – 30 oz. – reg. $48.49 SALE: $29.99

Emergency Essentials

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Guest Post: The Most Important Lesson Scouting Taught Me

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Rourke: This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

Written by Ken

 

I am part of the two percent.

 

Out of the 83.5 million Scouts who have been through the Boy Scouts program, only two percent have ever attained the rank of Eagle Scout. I am one of the few who earned this honor.

 

I learned a lot in Scouting…how to make a fire without matches, how to construct an emergency

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A Basic Bug-In Plan

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Rourke: This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

by Jon in Colorado Springs

All you ever read about is bugging out, and bugging-out if the ‘’Stuff Hits The Fan’’ or ‘’It’s The End Of The World As We Know It. Whether your plan is to bug-out to your second home in the country, your cousin’s farm that you visited once when you were eleven, or some random spot in a

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Creating a raised bed garden

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Rourke: This post originally appeared HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

I recently made a second raised bed garden to add to my fruit and vegetable growing capabilities. Living in a typical suburban neighborhood my space is limited. In this particular case I built this raised bed for blueberry and blackberry plants.

Blueberries ready for planting.

I purchased some blueberry plants at SAM’s – hoping they survive the project.

All side

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Homemade MRE?

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First off – let me say that what I am about to describe does not replace a military-type MRE. Military MRE’s are superior to “home made” MRE’s in many ways.

For those on a budget – there is an alternative to military MRE’s – and they are sitting on your local grocery store shelf. They are called Hormel Compleats Meals.

Hormel Compleats are a tub-packed fully cooked food item. They can be eaten directly from

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Budgeting for Supplies – The 60% Solution

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Rourke: This post originally appeared HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

By Bernie Carr http://apartmentprepper.com/

One of the issues to consider when preparing for a disaster is where to focus your spending:

Do you focus most of your money on buying supplies to prepare your house or apartment (Shelter in place)?

OR

Do you spend money on gear so you can leave your area when disaster hits (Bugging Out)?

We’ve struggled with this question ourselves. Naturally you

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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

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Every week I throw out a few recommendations on things such as movies, books, knives, flashlights – all kinds of stuff. Some of these are not related to preparedness whatsoever – rather, just stuff I like. Most are available on Amazon but not all. I have a particular fondness for movies as one of my favorite things to do is to sit back and watch a good one.

So – for this week……here is my

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North Korea launches ballistic missile from submarine

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North Korea launched a ballistic missile from a submarine in a show of strength to the world. While most do not consider North Korea a threat to the United States they continue to make gains in technology and military might. This latest demonstration is concerning. Consider EMP. A North Korean sub parks itself off the coast of Washington and launches a missile above the United States.

It detonates.

“Impossible” you say?

Watch

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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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3 Fixes to Make Your Home Tornado-Resistant

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By Cherie

Data compiled by the Insurance Information Institute found that the years between 2008 and 2013 represented the five highest years of insured losses due to tornadoes in U.S. history. A 2013 report by U.K. insurance firm Lloyd’s of London concluded that the atmospheric phenomena known as El Nino and La Nina contributed to increased tornado activity in those years and beyond. The report, however, did not directly correlate climate change and recent

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REVIEW: Kelly Kettle Trekker

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Most every prepper in existence has at least one – if not a dozen – ways to cook in the absence of electricity. Whether on the go or sheltering in place, cooking and boiling water are right up there on the “list of important things” that must be done. There have been a multitude of cook systems developed over the years to accomplish just that. Some use canned or bottled fuel, others use fuel

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Panhandle Rancher speaks……Marine Accessories for the Prepper

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For someone raised far from the ocean, I have always loved the water. Perhaps it was the lack thereof… As a youth, I even managed to co-opt a planetarium operator to help me learn celestial navigation and of course I just had to have a Cassens and Plath sextant. I remember my first look at the USS Forrestal and thinking the anchor chain links was as big as my automobile. I have

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By Brad M

After getting home from a 12 hour work day, shoveled the snow off of your driveway and walks, and find that you are tired and hungry. You decide you want a plate of Nacho’s, so you make them for yourself. Just as you are walking to your couch to sit down and enjoy your Nacho’s while you watch the big game, your doorbell rings. You answer it and it is a

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Flashlight Review & Test: UltraFire versus TrustFire

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This post was previously published HERE on MSO.

I love flashlights and have since I was a kid. With today’s technologies flashlights are brighter, lighter, and cheaper than ever before. LED technology has taken flashlight brightness to a level never seen before. I have flashlights I have paid over $60 for and I have some I have paid as little as $1.00. When it comes to preparedness supplies the flashlight is probably one of the

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Are you saving seeds?

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We spend tons of money on guns, ammunition, knives, backpacks and all kinds of things labeled “tactical” – but what about seeds? Many of us that prepare for “bad times” ahead consider gardening an integral part of our systems. Seeds are ultra-inexpensive and readily available most anywhere.

I am not going to get into the whole Heirloom versus Hybrid debate. Why? It’s pointless. Why again? Because most of the vegetables seeds that are available locally

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Gault on……Preserving The Harvest

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Home canning has been around since the mid 1800s. That’s when a tinsmith named John L. Mason invented the Mason Jar. For most of its existence canning was done by the “open kettle method”, but with the advent of the “pressure canner” canning became more useful and more broadly used. With the spread of supermarkets and the industrialization of food production, but for a few

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Survival Gardening: Squash and Zucchini

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This post was previously published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.

Spring is fast approaching and many will start gardens for the very first time. Wanna have guaranteed (well…..almost) success? Over the years I have found it incredibly easy to grow both zucchini and crookneck summer squash. I have grown these in containers, raised beds, as well as in the ground.

Provided there is decent soil, water and sunlight – throw the seeds in

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