How to Prepare for a Flu Pandemic

How to Prepare for a Flu Pandemic by Tara Dodrill for The Survivalist Blog Flu pandemics can affect a significant portion of the population before a government health agency even realizes the cases of a rapidly spreading illness are connected. Even a mild to moderate level pandemic can spiral out of control quickly during (or after) a SHTF event. During normal times, a flu pandemic has the capability to kill tens of thousands of people over the course of a few short weeks or months. During a long-term disaster, the…

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Can You Live Without a Fridge?

Can You Live Without a Fridge? by Megan Stewart for The Survivalist Blog Can you live without a fridge? I posed this question to my teenage daughter and her immediate response was, “why would someone want to live with no fridge?” I imagine many people might respond the same way. But there are people doing it. Some by choice, some not. Many people in impoverished countries live without a fridge every day. And yes, there are some people choose to live without traditional refrigeration simply because they can. So it…

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Nickel Iron Battery Off Grid Energy Storage | Last One You’ll Ever Need

Nickel Iron Battery Off Grid Energy Storage | Last One You’ll Ever Need by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog The Nickel Iron battery from Iron Edison of Denver, Colorado, is an updated version of Thomas Edison’s battery design that he considered to be nearly perfect. For Off-Grid energy storage and renewable energy systems, this battery will likely be the last one you’ll ever buy. Why? Because it’s nearly indestructible and lasts up to 30 years! (UPDATED 2019) COST ANALYSIS (further down the page) Edison’s battery recipe used iron oxide and nickel…

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Bulk Freeze Dried or Dehydrated Food Storage | Eat It! Test It!

Bulk Freeze Dried or Dehydrated Food Storage | Eat It! Test It! by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog This weekend Mrs.J and I went through some of our bulk emergency food storage for preparedness. You should do this on a semi-regular basis. Here’s why: Eat some, and be sure that you like it. Food Rotation so it doesn’t go bad Eat Your Freeze Dried Food What if you don’t like it? Does it taste off or bad? Is it getting way beyond it’s recommended use-by date? Most freeze dried or…

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How to Stock a Prepper Pantry

How to Stock a Prepper Pantry by Tess Pennington for Ready Nutrition Those of you who plan to take the first steps toward preparing for emergencies may feel a bit overwhelmed at first. Here is a pantry primer on the easiest course to get started in creating a well-stocked emergency food pantry. The overall goal of our emergency food pantry is to have a wide array of nutritious foods stored away in order to carry us through an emergency. In my book, The Prepper’s Cookbook, I wrote how firmly I believe…

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Natural Poison Ivy Remedies

Natural Poison Ivy Remedies by: Off The Grid News Beautiful weather means outdoor time. Gardening. Hiking. Camping. While these adventures leave lasting memories, you often can end up with a bad souvenir, in the form of a poison ivy rash. It only takes one tiny drop of oil from poison ivy brushing up against the skin to create a body full of itchy red bumps. Luckily, as nature facilitated this reaction, nature can fix it. Here are some of the best remedies. Remedy #1: Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) ACV is…

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Use-by, Best-by, Sell-by | Food Expiration Dates

Use-by, Best-by, Sell-by | Food Expiration Dates by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog What do Expiration Dates Mean? Many are confused about what these ‘Use-by’, ‘Best-by’, and ‘Sell-by’ dates really mean. Use-by and Best-by Dates The ‘Use-by’ and ‘Best-by’ dates are intended for consumer use. It is the date the manufacturer deems the product reaches peak freshness. It’s NOT a date to indicate spoilage, nor does it necessarily signal that the food is no longer safe to eat. Sell-by The ‘Sell-by’ date is only intended to help manufacturers and…

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2019 Amazon Prime Day Deals for Preppers

2019 Amazon Prime Day Deals for Preppers by Daisy Luther for The Organic Prepper If you’re not yet a member, you can rectify that right here. Eve without Prime Day, I’d be a member because the benefits of Prime are free two-day shipping, free streaming of thousands of movies and tv shows, and free Prime music. (And lots more – they just keep adding stuff.) You can find Prime Day Headquarters right here. If there are products you’re interested in, put them on your personal watchlist and you’ll be notified when they…

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A Look at Finland’s EXTENSIVE Disaster Preparedness Plans

A Look at Finland’s EXTENSIVE Disaster Preparedness Plans by Daisy Luther for The Organic Prepper During World War II, the city of Helsinki Finland was bombed relentlessly, leaving the tiny country with a death toll of more than 90,000 people. It is due to these devastating losses that the Nordic nation has one of the most comprehensive preparedness cultures on the planet. Although it’s ranked as the 14th safest country in the world, Finland prepares its people for everything from natural disasters to terror attacks to war. For example, every…

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Nuclear Radiation Shielding Protection

Nuclear Radiation Shielding Protection by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog Radiation shielding is a mass of absorbing material placed between yourself and the source of radiation in order to reduce the radiation to a level that is safer for humans. The effectiveness of the material depends on: – the type of radiation itself – properties of the shielding material – the shielding strength or thickness of that material. (UPDATED) More Shielding Materials Listed Below Different types of radiation behave in different ways: According to the NATO Handbook On The…

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