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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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NYC Blizzard Bust 2015

January 27, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Although eastern New England was dumped on with heavy snow, it looks like the forecast Armageddon for those of the Mid Atlantic, New York City and New Jersey was a bust. The mainstream news and weather media blew it on yet another hyped up snowstorm that was to affect 60 million people. It was to be so bad, that the National Guard was called up (along with a near total mandatory shutdown of transportation costing untold tens of millions of dollars).

This time I even heard yet another new ‘dramatic’ weather term introduced to the public for this one (via NBC’s Brian Williams and Al Roker who were whipping the New Yorkers into a frenzy last night on the news) – a supposed ‘BOMBOGENESIS’, pronounced ‘Bomb Bo Genesis’. What?? Are you scared yet?

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Northeast Snowstorm And The Governors And Mayors Who Eagerly Ban Travel

January 27, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


For the past several days the national and local mainstream news media has hyped to the max the northeast ‘Blizzard of 2015′. Well before the first flakes settled, several northeast state governors and mayors were in a race to out-do each-other to see who would be first to play ‘Nanny’ and BAN all sorts of travel and movements of the citizen sheeple.

I believe that NYC mayor Bill de Blasio may have been first to preemptively BAN travel on roads, shut down the subways and public transportation, airports, and apparently ordered citizens to shelter in place ($300 fine for being caught out on the sidewalk..? Really?)…

The governor of Connecticut and the governor of Massachusetts both BANNED travel on ALL roads.

Here’s my beef…

Snowstorms have been occurring every winter in the northeast since the beginning of time. Some of them big. North-easterners have fared well enough and have made it through winter storm after winter storm – throughout their entire lives. Why is it that suddenly there has been literal ‘banning’ of travel – even though the citizenry has managed to survive these major storms throughout all of history on their own?

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