What to do with $1000 right now

A little while back I read a post over at IfItHitstheFan.com concerning a recommendation on where to spend $900 on survival & preparedness preps. I love thinking about stuff like this. It is sorta like “What would I do if I won the lottery?” Back to reality. There are many people across this great country … Read more

Growing Potatoes in Buckets

bucket potatoes

Over the past few years I have tried growing potatoes. Not wanting to use precious garden space for experimenting with potato’s – I tried growing them in containers. I found it surprisingly easy. In the Spring of 2010 I planted 27 buckets and had great success. Potatoes are generally started in cooler weather. For those … Read more

Equipment Review: Solo Backpacking Stove

I was recently contacted by the folks at SoloStove.com about testing out one of their Solo Backpacking Stoves. Of course I said “Yes!” and within days arrived at my door was a small cardboard box containing the stove.   Upon initial inspection the fit in finish was immaculate. I deal with Quality Control in my regular job … Read more

Changes at ModernSurvivalOnline

It is with a heavy heart and a healthy dose of excitement that I announce ModernSurvivalOnline is under new ownership. A few weeks ago I was approached about selling it. The decision was not easy. Since May 29th, 2010 I have put countless hours into this website and passing the torch onto someone else was not … Read more

Videos of the Week: Chuck Woolery and his wisdom…..

YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.  I am a huge Chuck Woolery fan. Here are a few video’s from his YouTube … Read more

Terrorist Cell in Heart of United States?

Evidence is mounting that there is a possible terrorist cell operating in the Columbia, Missouri area. Over the past several days local Walmarts have reported having multiple incidents where men are purchasing large quantities of prepaid cell phones and paying with cash. These “throw aways” are often used by terrorists and criminals for communication purposes due … Read more

Allergy or Side Effect?

This post was originally published HERE on DoomandBloom.net.   A medical caregiver has many responsibilities in a disaster. Everyone knows that their duty is to deal with injuries and illness, but few are aware of their obligation as medical archivist; that is, they are responsible for knowing the medical history of the people under their … Read more

Everyday Items You Should Have on You to Withstand an Apocalypse

By Cherie In the event of an apocalypse, you want to be fully equipped with tools that increase your chances of long-term survival. Prepare yourself through tactful outfitting of everyday accessories that can withstand harsh conditions. Many of the devices you use are powered by battery or electrical energy, which may not be at your … Read more

From the Desk of John Rourke – December 8th, 2015

Great responses to the SHTF Scenario published yesterday. Each and every person reading the scenario is envisioning their own personal interpretation of circumstances, environment, threat level, and events that have transpired over the past 24 hours. 24 hours into a grid down situation brought on by terrorist attacks a man knocks on my door asking … Read more

SHTF Scenario: Armed man knocks on door and asks for food

Scenario’s are valuable tools to get you thinking about possibilities and corresponding decisions/actions BEFORE being confronted with an actual situation. By reviewing and processing a scenario over and over again in your head the ability to process a real event becomes much less stressful. Less stress = a better chance of making the right decisions. … Read more

Efforts in preparedness organization

Organizing supplies is going well but taking longer than I would like. Trying to use some common sense in placing those items used more frequently to be most accessible while those rarely needed stuck in the back behind something. I have ammunition housed in ammo cans and labeled by caliber and quantity. Those are meant … Read more