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It has been quite awhile since I have posted here on I often consider getting the blog running again. I miss the community that was built here. Time and resources have to be provided to do it right...

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Adapting a Sawyer Mini Water Filter for Bucket Use

Rourke: The following post was originally published over at…….

Appreciate the interest that has been shown regarding the Sawyer Mini Water Filter Bucket Kit. I have enjoyed using the Sawyer...

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Hello all and “off topic”

Hi all – 

Hope everyone is doing well. I am sitting here watching the latest episode of The Walking Dead and listening to the ice fall outside. No – I didn’t get the snow I wanted but I feel like a little kid again with a little winter weather...

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Video of the Week: Get Ready Now!! Preparation Plans…..

Another featured video from YouTube. From preparedness to frugality, from gardening to self-reliance – YouTube has an enormous amount of information available.

Here is but a small eice we hope you find interesting, informative, and maybe even thought...

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Infographic: Camping Checklist

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Arlene has a question……

Frequent commenter Arlene recently asked the question:

“Does anyone have any advice re: Medicare. I am almost at the application age.”


Being that I am totally clueless to help I figured I would throw this out there.

So – any knowledge out there?


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Get ready folks – huge winter storm in New England

Stay safe out there folks and lets pray for everyone in New England effected by the storm heading in Monday night. The talk is big – possibly one of the largest storms ever on record.

Lets hope not.

Remember…..if you are in one of these areas:

  • Sta...
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Hello All and “Off Topic”

Hey everyone. Sorry it has been so long since I have posted. You are always welcome over at ModernSurvivalOnline. It’s been busy.

Terrorism: I saw Arlene just mentioned something in a comment about the recent terrorist activity in the world...

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4 Tips to Prepare Your Homestead for Winter

The Weather Channel is predicting colder than average temperatures through January for the Plains states and the area from southeast Texas to the Florida panhandle...

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Prepping for Seniors

Rourke: This post was originally published over at I thought it was certainly worthy of republishing here.

By The Coach, Contributing Editor


I wrote this article for senior citizens who are just getting started in prepp...

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What would a prepper do with the gifts from the Magi?

We probably all know that the three wise men brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, and most probably know that frankincense was traditionally used for incense or perfume and myrrh was used as an anointing oil for embalming purposes...

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Merry Christmas!!!

 I wish everyone a very sincere Merry Christmas.

Stay safe folks!



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Plan Ahead for Hot & Cold Environments

By Cherie

When it comes to prepping for a major disaster, not all plans are created equally...

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A FEW MORE EXTRA’S from the WE2’s

Rourke: The WE2’s sent this is a while ago and somehow it was misplaced – so my apologies but here it is. Thanks WE2’s!!!
This past few weeks we’ve added a few more extra’s to our “crisis management” supplies...
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Recipe for “Flu Soup”

From the WE2’s – 
No, we don’t have any colds or flu, but I usually make up several quarts of my “Flu Soup” just to keep on hand.  It’s worked so good for years to relieve any type of sinus/cold/flu or congestion etc...
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‘Tis the Season: A recipe to help colds and flu

The season of colds and flu will soon be upon us, (or maybe it’s already hit you). What could be better than something which is not only warm and comforting but which actual helps to relieve the symptoms?


I’m not a herbalist but this recipe wa...

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As a prepper, what would you think of the gifts on the 12 days of Christmas?

You would receive:

12 partridges in 12 trees – a useful start for your orchard but a bit monoculture – maybe you could swap a few of the trees for apples or plums.

11 ...

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YOUTUBE Video: Mr. Heater-Portable Buddy Heater Review

How many people travel every year in the frigid cold? Millions, right? How many travel via remote areas where if they broke down receiving help would not be the easiest thing? Lots of people...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Hello all – 

Want to wish everyone a very, very Happy Thanksgiving. 

My typical Thanksgiving will entail waking up to the smell of turkey cooking downstairs in the kitchen. Shower, brush my teeth, come downstairs and have some breakfast...

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Back problems – one solution…..

back pain, survival, fitness, preparedness

This was originally published back on May 4th, 2012

I have been battling lower back pain for close to five years. No one has been able to help me. I have visited regular doctors, ortho doctors, and chiropractors...

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Worst-Case-Scenario Survival: Water, Shelter & Communication


By Cherie

Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change...

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got winter? Send in those pictures….

Probably not really news to anyone that much of the United States is getting hit with fridged temperatures and snow – very early. Hey – if you have some pictures showing this winter weather please send them in and i will share.

Email to emergency...

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Safety Tips Especially for Women

Rourke:This post was originally published HERE on

Submitted by Greg at Southwest Tactical, Editor At Large

WRITTEN BY A COP: Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or a loved one’s life...

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In defense of your home…….

In a crisis situation it may become necessary to defend your home and proprieties from marauders who do not have good intentions. For many older folks, especially women, firearms are often strange objects that are feared and looked down upon...

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Cobb Cooking With the WE2’s

Not long ago we had the opportunity to purchase a Cobb Cooking Grill and we love it...

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