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Preparedness is Peace of Mind

August 30, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


When you make the decision to take that first step towards preparedness, you will experience a pleasant and powerful awareness of ‘peace of mind‘.

You will suddenly become excited about the prospect of taking personal control of your life’s needs. You will become self-empowered as your preparedness actions take form, and you begin to take steps towards personal responsibility for your survival without complete dependence upon external rickety systems stretched and squeezed to very thin margins of reliability.

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Portable AM Radio For Disaster Information

August 29, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


Reliable information during a disaster or escalating crisis is paramount to survival. People need to know the scope of the disaster. They need information.

Depending on the disaster, the communication systems we normally rely upon may become unusable. Home phones become overloaded or unusable in many disaster scenarios. Hurricanes and tornadoes (and other disasters) could cause power failures and your methods for gathering information or communicating will be ‘dark’.

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Credit Card Debt

August 29, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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Unfortunately (but by design) most Americans are saddled with a heavy burden of credit card debt. Having credit card debt, especially credit cards with high balances, will adversely affect your mood and your outlook (whether you realize it or not), and will remain a major obstacle that holds you down in life.

Having credit debt has very negative side effects including stress, hopeless feelings of being bound to seemingly endless payments, feeling trapped, and even relationship issues due to the financial strain.

If you would rather feel liberated from your debt, to feel in control of your life’s finances, then the answer is to adapt a new way of life – a new way of thinking that will eventually leave you debt free…

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

August 28, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


More than 90% of Americans throw out food prematurely, and 40% of the U.S. food supply is tossed out unused every year because of food dating.

Most people do not understand what ‘Use-by’, ‘Best-by’, and ‘Sell-by’ (so called ‘expiration’) dates really mean on their foods.

The fact that so much food is thrown out is stunning, and unbelievably wasteful…

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4 Ways How To Tell If A Dented Can Of Food Is Safe To Eat

August 28, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


If a can of food is dented, it may be unsafe to eat it’s food contents and should be discarded – but not all dented food cans are ‘bad’ – some of them may be perfectly safe.

Here’s how to tell the difference if a dented can of food is safe to eat or not…

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Uses For Duck (Duct) Tape

August 27, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


One prep with literally thousands of uses is Duck Tape (also called Duct Tape), a miracle tape created during World War II when the US military needed a flexible, durable, waterproof tape to use making repairs in the field. The GIs called it “duck tape” because it was waterproof, like a duck’s back.

Duck tape can be used under countless use-case-scenarios and is an excellent add-on to one’s overall preps. Here’s a list for some of them…

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Survival Preparedness Resources

August 27, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

Image: The Presidential Range – New Hampshire

If you’re looking to stock up on long term food storage from quality and substantial vendors such as Augason Farms, Mountain House, Wise Food, and others —

Or survival gear from Tom over at, a leading supplier of military 550 paracord (made-in-the-USA), LifeStraw, water filters, ‘fish’ antibiotics for SHTF —

Or maybe you’re a coffee drinker wishing to add Green Coffee Beans to your food storage from – who specializes in long term coffee storage —

Or maybe you’re looking to preserve some of your wealth by purchasing physical silver from or from any of our other supporting precious metals vendors —

And/or you’re you might simply be interested in all sorts and varieties of preparedness resources and supplies to become better prepared – from suppliers such as Emergency Essentials, Survival Based, Camping Survival …

The following vendors who advertise on Modern Survival Blog, offer an array of preparedness products that you may be interested in as you continue your prepping.

Updated: AUG 27, 2014
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