How To Remember Things The Easy Way

How To Remember Things The Easy Way by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog Sometimes there’s too much to remember! The easy way to remember things is to write them down! I suppose it’s sort of cheating… but hey, who cares – it works. It’s especially useful during times when you’re preparing for a big project or event with lots of things going on or to deal with. You might think of things during any time of the day (or night!). The thing is, how to remember things… and to be…

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The #1 Most Neglected Survival Prep: Fatigue Management

The #1 Most Neglected Survival Prep: Fatigue Management by Grizzlyette Adams for The Organic Prepper Dealing with a disaster is often exhausting and staying alert can be especially challenging during a prolonged crisis. However, strategies to stay in top form during and after calamities are not something that most people think to include in their emergency preps. Sleep deprivation, stress, and other issues that are commonly associated with disasters often lead to survivor’s burnout.  If not properly managed, this fatigue can compound existing problems when the crisis lingers for days,…

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Do You Enjoy Last Minute Preparedness Right Before A Storm?

Do You Enjoy Last Minute Preparedness Right Before A Storm? by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog How many of you are like this? I know that it’s true for me… When there’s a potentially major storm coming (usually having been forecast), I enjoy the last minute preparations and the event itself. Why is that? There’s an amount of excitement during the last minute process of readiness before a storm. Maybe it’s a winter snowstorm that’s going to dump a lot of snow. Or maybe a high wind event. A…

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How To Prepare For Sleeper Cells

How To Prepare For Sleeper Cells by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog Current Events: Top Iranian General Salami Soleimani Terminated in US Drone Strike. Following this event, many believe that embedded Iranian backed terrorist “sleeper cells”[1] here in the United States may receive their “go” orders. And if that is true, you as a preparedness-minded person may wonder what, if anything, you can do to further prepare. So I’m going to suggest a few things to think about. What Will The Terrorists Do? We must consider the possibilities. You need to hypothesize what…

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Solar AA Battery Charger | 2 Good Choices

Solar AA Battery Charger | 2 Good Choices by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog I will suggest two choices for a solar aa battery charger. One is a nice standalone unit. The other, though more expensive, is a more powerful folding solar panel. A separate aa charger accessory plugs right in. It charges USB too — iPhone, Android, etc.). Solar Battery Charger | AA, AAA, C, D First, the following solar powered battery charger (pictured above) is a practical preparedness item to have. It will charge typical consumer-size AA &…

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Living Off The Grid

Living Off The Grid by V.F. for Survival Blog When I was a child, my mother moved to a very remote area of Eastern Washington and we lived off the grid. This was long before the term had been coined, as far as I know. The property did not have a house. We lived in a little travel trailer. We went to town once a month and did laundry at the laundromat. We boiled water from the creek to wash dishes. The creek was also our refrigerator. We ran a…

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Survival Hunting – Lessons Learned

Survival Hunting – Lessons Learned by O.V. for Survival Blog I’ve hunted since the late 1970s and I thought I’d pass along some knowledge I’ve accumulated albeit not in a polished format, but more of a “if you just want the answer to the test format.” It will probably come across a little bit choppy reading, but I want to hit the high points and mention the low hanging fruit. And by the way the SurvivalBlog readership wants TEOTWAWKI usefulness, so that’s the slant of this article. First off are a couple…

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Safe Ice Thickness | When Is Ice Safe?

Safe Ice Thickness | When Is Ice Safe? by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog When is ice safe? There is no for-certain absolute answer. Really, ice should never be considered safe. Though there are some ice thickness safety guidelines to follow (listed below). Ice Safety You can’t judge the strength of ice just by its appearance, age, thickness, temperature, or whether or not the ice is covered with snow. Ice strength is based on ALL these factors — plus the depth of water under the ice, size of the water body,…

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Planning Your Escape

Planning Your Escape by JMD for Survival Blog In a previous article in SurvivalBlog I wrote about things you could do to help you survive when you’re on the road and traveling. The focus of that article was on what skills, supplies and activities you should consider to increase your chances of surviving while you’re away from home for any period of time, but I received feedback from several folks that the article didn’t really provide much information about how to actually get back home if an event did occur. The goal…

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