Guide to Hurricane Preparedness

Rourke: The following post comes directly from Reprinted with permission.

With the recent impact of Harvey and the ongoing cleanup still underway, the United States is once again in the sights of another storm...

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Dealing With A World Falling Apart

I’ve written previously that sometimes all the bad news just gets overwhelming. Every so often I have to take a break from watching the news, reading the political posts, and seeing the insanity that is engulfing this country.

It is easy to get pulle...

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Watch for Upcoming Sales

We are getting close to a time of the year where some good deals can be had. This takes a watchful eye and good timing.

School Supplies – Next month stores will be having huge sales to lure teachers and parents – and grandparents too – into stores t...

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Preserving Memories…..

I heard about a relative of a friend who lost their home in a house fire. Terrible. Beyond the loss of property and material things, I thought of family heirlooms that simply cannot be replaced. In particular family pictures.

For those using modern s...

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Self Defense for the “Seasoned” Citizen

It doesn’t take long watching the news to get depressed with reports of terrible crimes and violence. The morality of this country has no doubt fallen and seems to be continuously getting worse...

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Planning Resource for Older Preppers

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The American Red Cross does some fantastic work helping people across this country in time of disaster and strife. They also provide numerous resources to educate and prepare individuals for emergencies...

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Challenges of getting older

How many of us wake up after a long night’s sleep and make an assortment of noises just walking to the bathroom. This is the reality of getting older...

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VIDEO: The Garden – Sensible Survival

Hello folks! I hope this post reaches some of you out there. I am hoping to get the site going again and will be posting a couple times per week. If you come around and glad to be here – leave a comment and let everyone know! I would appreciate it...

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Visit us over at

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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Preparing for the Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us, and that means lots of time together with family and friends...

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Adapting a Sawyer Mini Water Filter for Bucket Use

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

Remember the days of drinking water through a garden hose in the middle of summer? Well – not all water is safe to drink...

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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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