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April 27, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Survival. What do you need to survive? That depends…

What are the circumstances? What are you trying to survive? Where are you right now? What preps are available to you right now? How far away are you from help or home? Are you prepared here? Are you prepared there? Can you get there from here? Are you already at home? What are your skills? Lots of questions…

While thinking about the many emergency or disaster scenarios from minor setbacks to major doom, I considered if survival in general could be summed up to just a few high-level statements – with all else falling beneath them. What is at the root of one’s ability to survive?

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Water Brick (WaterBrick) For Long Term Storage And More

April 27, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


As most of you know, WATER is a top priority when considering one’s survival. While we cannot survive without air for more than several minutes, we cannot survive without water for much more than several days.

Even though water may seem plentiful in your region, you should really ‘think through’ the scenarios which could leave you without – even if only temporarily – and what you can do to remedy that…

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2015-04-25)

April 25, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

Yes, it snowed again this morning… It’s almost May, correct??

I decided to give this a try… every Saturday I’m going to post this question to the Modern Survival Blog community, “What did you do for your preparedness this week?”, with the aim towards encouraging conversation – while also providing my own input.

M.D. Creekmore has been doing this on his site ( for a long time, and I think it’s a great idea which should inspire discussion and reflection on one’s own preparedness goals. So I suppose I’m copying his concept while crediting him for the idea 😉

That said, let’s hear from you…
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Best Dehumidifier For A Safe Or Gun Cabinet

April 24, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Best is subjective, I know, however I’ve had this particular ‘wireless’ (don’t have to plug it in) dehumidifier for several years and have been using it in my safe with great success.

Here’s what I like about this mini dehumidifier and why I think it’s one of the best:

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Tornado Season

April 23, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Have you ever wondered when is ‘tornado season’ for different parts of the country?

Tornado season occurs at different times for different regions of the United States. The season typically shifts northward from early spring into the mid summer months.

The important thing to remember is that a tornado can happen any time of the year if the conditions are right.

That said, the following regions of the United States will experience ‘tornado season’ during these months:

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Tornado Myths

April 23, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

Tornado Myths

There are many myths about tornadoes. Do any of these sound familiar?

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Thermal Slow Cooker by Thermos

April 22, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Cooking requires fuel, and fuel consumption depends upon efficiencies of the cooker (and what your cooking and how you’re cooking it). Awhile ago I acquired a relatively small thermal cooker (an ordinary but well insulated thermos) which I’ve used for slow cooking rice and other such things. Given the success I’ve had with it, I decided to go big – and bought a purpose-designed bigger thermal cooker, and I have been very impressed by its ability to require very little fuel compared to traditional methods of cooking a pot full of ‘stew’ on the stove.

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