We are Tribal at our Core

We are Tribal at our Core

We are inherently tribal, characterized by a tendency to form groups or by strong group loyalty. Globalism may be incompatible with our core being.

Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Requirements & Commentary

Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Requirements & Commentary

I love the Scout motto, Be Prepared! It fits right in with the theme of our site here on Modern Survival Blog and the things we often talk about. Lets have a look at their Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge. Why? Because I think it’s cool that they have such a merit badge topic and I’ll…

Best States To Live A Preparedness Lifestyle

Best States To Live A Preparedness Lifestyle

UPDATE: Poll results are in: (Jump to results) Many of us live a preparedness lifestyle to varying extents. Some casually, others more seriously. What is a preparedness lifestyle? From small increments all the way to large effort, it’s basically a lifestyle that integrates: – aspects of self sufficiency, self reliance – general preparedness for systemic…

Urbanites Moving to Rural Paradise Ruining It for the Natives

Urbanites Moving to Rural Paradise Ruining It for the Natives

People from the city regions with their urban ideas can make it difficult or disrupt the way of life for those who live rural. What do I mean by that? In my view there are two primary contributing factors: Cities Control Political Direction 1. The cities constitute the political direction of a region. Even a…

When Did You First Become Interested In Survivalism & Preparedness?

When Did You First Become Interested In Survivalism & Preparedness?

(image: survivalism & preparedness is a long and winding road…) When did you first become interested in survivalism? What kindled your interest at first? Was it a friend, an external event, or just survival instinct? First, I would say that I’ve always had a sort of independent spirit. I suppose that has to do with…

A Lifetime Of Time – Our Most Precious Commodity

A Lifetime Of Time – Our Most Precious Commodity

Guest article, by ‘NRP’ Time is all there is. This past weekend I got into a “funk” thinking about ‘where did the Month go’. That grew into ‘where did the Year go’ and of course next ‘where did all the Time go’? So I wanted to present an article about ”Time” with the idea of…

Survival Retreat Population Density

Survival Retreat Population Density

Population density and survival retreat location are inversely proportional. That is, most survival retreat locations will tend to be located in low population density areas. Survival Retreat Whether you live there full time, as a 2nd ‘home’, or a bug out location, it’s a place outside and away from the main stream population. It is…

What Is The Truth?

What Is The Truth?

What is the truth? How do you know that it’s true? What mechanisms do you use to determine the truth? Is truth subjective to an extent? Depends on the subject I suppose… Does truth discovery necessitate that people “think”? To be able to think critically? Yes, I believe so. I believe it also requires a…