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Safe Temperature For Cooking Meat

February 1, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Safe cooking is essential in preventing foodborne illness. You can’t see, smell, or taste harmful bacteria that may cause illness, so cook all meat to these minimum internal temperatures to destroy germs and pathogens as measured with a food thermometer before removing food from the heat source:

What temperature is meat safe to eat:

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What Happens When People Can’t Get The #1 Most Prescribed Drug In The World After TSHTF

January 31, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


If the shite hits the fan in a big way – a major collapse – not only will most people be in an extreme world of hurt due to their dependencies upon the systems that are relied upon today, but a stunning number of them are on prescription drugs – which could conceivably become difficult or impossible to get.

What will they do and what affects will that have on the rest of us trying to survive?

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Preparedness Supply List For A ‘Typical’ Disaster

January 30, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


For ‘ordinary’ preparedness at home, there are supplies that you might acquire that will get you comfortably through most ‘typical’ emergency/ disaster situations which may endure for hours to perhaps days or even a week.

Whereas there are more involved and deeper levels to preparedness for worse situations, the following list of preparedness supply categories will set you up for success with a short term mild to moderate disaster encounter (which occur much more frequently than the potential for a severe or SHTF event).

Here’s the list:

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New Hampshire Proposes Ban on ‘Police State’

January 29, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


With exception to arming the state’s National Guard, New Hampshire House Bill 407 — the Police Equipment and Community Engagement Act — would bar officials from possessing any military equipment “not readily available in an open national commercial market.”

New Hampshire’s HB407 would effectively bring the state’s participation in the 1033 program to an end. The program has supplied New Hampshire localities with more than $6,000,000 in military gear, the legislation’s text states. However…

“New Hampshire cities and towns are required to repair and maintain this additional military grade hardware that consumes limited town and city funds that are needed for other functions.”

In response to increasing police militarization in the US and the cost of doing so, legislation proposed in the New Hampshire state House would implement a ban on state and local officials obtaining or using certain military weaponry acquired from the Pentagon or other sources.

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Body Armor

January 29, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Is it legal to own body armor in the U.S.?

Yes, for the time being, it is widely legal to wear and purchase body armor. As long as you are a U.S. citizen living in the country and a non-felon (some felonies disqualify), you can own body armor.

I say ‘for the time being’ because congressional bill H.R.378 has just been introduced (JAN-2015) by three democrats who are proposing to ban certain body armor nationwide (level III or better), except of course for themselves, govt agencies and ‘officials’ – and the police.

Current prohibition: Residents of Connecticut are prohibited from buying body armor.

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Safe Jerky Temperature In A Home Dehydrator

January 28, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Dried dehydrated meat (jerky) has traditionally been made by drying meat at low temperatures (140°F – 170°F) for a long period of time. These processing conditions can make it difficult to assure a safe end result, including using a home dehydrator. It is important to reach a sufficient temperature in the jerky drying process to kill pathogens (e.g. Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7).

Here are some safety tips how to jerk safe dehydrated meat in your home dehydrator…

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Survival Preparedness Resources

January 28, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Consider shopping for some of your preparedness supplies from our sponsor vendors listed below who help support this website. Without their paid advertisements, I would not be able to do this on a daily basis.

The following vendors who advertise on Modern Survival Blog, offer an array of preparedness products that you might be interested in:

Updated: JAN 28, 2015
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