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Preparedness Beyond Just Short Term – Think Local…

September 30, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

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Preparedness ‘101’ is pretty simple. Enough food for several days or a week without resupply, some water storage in containers, a water filter, and other ‘ordinary’ preps for a short term disruption. Not too much skill is required here – just some extra supplies.

Preparedness ‘201’ builds on ‘101’ with more supplies and several definitive skills.
Preparedness ‘301’ gets advanced in both long-term supplies and important skill sets.
And then there’s Preparedness ‘401’…

‘401’ deals with survival in the long term aftermath of the collapse. It is a time when the great die-off has mostly passed and is a time for sustaining and rebuilding.

Very unlike today’s systems where nearly everything comes from far away, preparedness beyond just the short term will have lots to do with the word, ‘local’. In your vicinity.

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The Coming Societal Crush From Disintegration In The Global Financial System

September 29, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

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The coming banking collapses, and the coming failure and disintegration in the global financial system (monetary, credit, and financial asset meltdown), is going to be fast and chaotic — and will crush society and the way of life as we know it.

What will be the mechanism of the societal crush?

An intertwined systemic banking crisis coupled with a ‘just-in-time’ supply chain contagion.

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Modern Survival Blog Surpasses 30 Million Visitors

September 28, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

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I recently happened to check our ‘Google Analytics’ statistics to discover that ModernSurvivalBlog.com has just passed the 30 million visitor mark. Wow…

Thanks to you and all those who have happened across this site by way of relevant internet searches, links from others, etc., we’ve crossed a significant milestone.

While it’s just a number, it’s a big one! So I figured that I would toot my own horn 😉

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The Average Gallons Of Water People Consume Each Day

September 27, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

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The average daily water consumption by ordinary people living in the modern world may be more than you think!

The purpose of this post is to simply point out how much water we use every day, and how important it is in our lives.

Most everyone depends on a steady flow of clean water coming out of the faucet. If that flow ever stops… Well, I’ll leave it at that… (to get you thinking)

The numbers may be stunning…

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When Summer Ends, Replace The Food In Your 72-hour Vehicle Kit

September 26, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

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I ALWAYS have emergency food in my truck as part of my overall 72 hour emergency kit. Your vehicle is a logical place to keep extra food, especially since we spend so much time there (commuting, traveling, etc..).

A problem with storing food in a vehicle though is this — the shelf life of stored food will be reduced when it’s in an environment that is HOT (e.g. in a vehicle during the summer time).

In fact, for every 10 degrees C (18 degrees F) of temperature rise, the shelf life of food will generally be cut in half.
Temperature vs. Food Storage

The following is this year’s reminder to rotate out your summer food from your vehicle:

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2016-09-24)

September 24, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

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This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness, or perhaps what you have done to convert your ‘fiat’ (paper) currency into tangible assets 😉

The more who comment, the more that’s spread around for the benefit of all…

 
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The Number One Way NOT To Become A Victim On The Street

September 23, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

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I’ve posted a number of articles on the subject of personal security and situational awareness in the past. This one reinforces a message of how simple it is to avoid becoming a target, a victim, while on ‘the streets’.

While there are exceptions to every rule, this particular rule (a single word) will likely provide a 99% chance of NOT being a target while out and about on the streets or public places…

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