Best Food Storage: Canned or Freeze Dried?

Best Food Storage: Canned or Freeze Dried?

Reader Question: I’d like to hear opinions on canned vs freeze dried food in an area where clean water would not be abundant in a disaster, Southern California. Answer: The thought that immediately comes to mind is find a way to store more water! Not only would you need water to rehydrate your food, but…

Top-5 Things For Survival Preparedness

Top-5 Things For Survival Preparedness

Assuming that you are currently living somewhat ‘normally’, that is, you have shelter and the typical things one has today, then the top five things (categories?) you could have for survival preparedness can be found in the following list. 1. good quality water filter 2. food storage 3. defense 4. communications equip 5. first-aid  …

Be Prepared For Survival… With… Beer?

Be Prepared For Survival… With… Beer?

Guest post: by ‘buk’ from Maui I stocked up with 40 cases of Tecate beer, 45 cases of Heineken lite beer, 39 cases of Coors lite, and 55 cases of Bud light. Because all bars will be shut down, got to have my beer for survival. Ken adds: When I received Buk’s email, I laughed…

How To Get Through 1 Year of Tough Times

How To Get Through 1 Year of Tough Times

The scenario: You want to get a few ideas of how you would handle ‘tough times’ for a year, if it were upon you. What should you do now, while things are relatively good, to prepare for tough times? First, let’s make a few assumptions… Assumptions: You already have the basic needs and supplies that…

Best Tire Air Compressor Pump

Best Tire Air Compressor Pump

Several years ago I purchased what I believed to be the best 12-volt tire air compressor pump for-the-money on the market. Today, I still believe it to be true. UPDATE – Since the original publish date of this article, their current equivalent is this model: SuperFlow Portable Air Pump by Q-Industries UPDATE – If you’re…

Organize and Rotate your Food Supplies

Organize and Rotate your Food Supplies

Until recently, I thought we were organized with our food storage and rotation. I discovered that there is room for improvement! We’ve been going through and packing all of our ‘stuff’ during the past month as we get ready to move to another area. We’re not on a schedule so we have been going through…

Food, Supplies, and Preps

Food, Supplies, and Preps

Polling on Modern-Survival-Blog.com reveals that when it comes to survival preparedness, not only are most folks mostly concerned about the economy, but because of that concern… they are mostly buying food and supplies, followed by being frugal, reducing debt, and saving cash. These are all strong indicators that consumers remain unsure of their future and…

Preparedness Items For Social Unrest

Preparedness Items For Social Unrest

There are many survival preparedness items that you can store now, to be used later, or to be carried with you for preparedness sake, as insurance for varying degrees of an emergency. The following are suggested items that you can store and have ready for… Social Unrest, Social Upheaval, Social Chaos, Riots Before determining what…

What is a Good Travel Trailer?

What is a Good Travel Trailer?

msb-note Question: What in your opinion is a good travel trailer? This question is directed at you, the Reader. Those of you who own or have knowledge about travel trailers, we would love to hear from you. Mostly looking for opinion regarding trailer manufacturers, models, who’s good, who’s not so good, what to be wary…

Break in those new Boots

Break in those new Boots

During the winter I had bought a nice pair online to replace my old worn out boots (the soles were literally coming off). I received the new boots promptly, I tried them on, loved them, and then put them in the closet. That’s pretty much where they’ve been during the winter and early Spring. Around…