Most Popular Articles on MSB During 2014


The following articles were among the most popular on Modern Survival Blog during 2014. Visit any of them and continue to the discussion if you’re interested…

Disinfectant Bleach-Water Ratio
Bleach is one of the most widely available and affordable disinfectants on earth. Clorox® brand liquid bleach was introduced in 1913 and has played a critical role in helping to protect public health by killing germs that cause illness.

Long Term Drinking Water Storage
Water is THE most important resource for survival. Period. We take it for granted that we will always have a supply of water to drink at our disposal and we barely give it a second thought to take precautions and perhaps store some of it for a SHTF scenario…

How Long To Boil Drinking Water?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that 90 percent of the world’s water is contaminated in some way. There are a variety of microscopic organisms that can contaminate water supplies and cause potentially serious, even fatal, illnesses among wilderness travelers.

21 Things For Pandemic Survival
A pandemic may incapacitate (and/or terminate) a significant portion of the population, crippling the infrastructure due to lack of manpower and possibly leaving you without groceries, utilities and other services for the duration (months or longer).

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

Four Survival Guns
Owning a gun, or variety of guns, is not only your Constitutional right, but is a core element to ultimate personal protection and compliments the lifestyle of ‘survival living’ as a practical tool.

Only One Gun in a Survival Situation
If you could only have one gun in a SHTF survival situation, would it be this one?

Off Grid Living: Propane Gas
Propane gas is a stand-alone energy system that will provide heat, hot water, cooking, and whatever else is adapted to it. There’s a certain peace-of-mind that goes along with it.

Rice and Beans, A Survival Combination
Rice is rich in starch, and an excellent source of energy. Beans are rich in protein, and contain other minerals. The consumption of the two together provides all the essential amino acids and it is no wonder that this combination is a staple of many diets throughout the world.

Short List Of Fast Growing Vegetables
Fast vegetable crops are good to grow because they provide some food on the table in the shortest period of time. They are a good jump-start to the growing season after a winter of grocery store produce.

After the EMP comes Nuclear Meltdown
An EMP (electro magnetic pulse), if strong enough (regardless of the source – weaponized or solar), will potentially fry electronic systems within its invisible sphere of destruction. Many expert opinions and reports suggest that our electrical power grid could go down.

8 Things That Attract Mosquitoes
Whether out in the woods, camping, hiking, or at home in the backyard, mosquitoes are not equal opportunity biters. Some people seem to attract them more than others…

How Long Can You Store Water In Plastic Containers?
A-lot of people are apparently concerned about the (health) effects of plastic as it pertains to drinking water storage (‘bottles’, jugs, containers, barrels, etc.), and I thought I would give my opinion on the subject as it relates to survival and preparedness…

10 Things People Will Miss Most Without Electricity At Home
To go without electricity for a couple of hours is a bad enough experience for most, but imagine the horror if the power grid were to stay down for days, or even weeks!

Safer Survival Distance From USA City Hordes
I built the following map of the United States identifying the 276 cities in the United States with populations greater than 100,000 people. I then drew a 300 mile diameter zone circled around each city (150 mile radius). Here’s why…

Food Storage 101: What To Store
The first real tip here for ‘Food Storage 101′ is this: Store what you will eat! You can spend lots of time analyzing calories, nutritional content, and other factors, but I think the bottom line here is if you store what you eat on a daily basis, I think you’ll be just fine.

The Warmest Survival Blanket – Wool Or Polar Fleece?
Have you ever wondered what is the best survival blanket to have — either in your car as part of a basic survival kit, or in your home, or in a bug-out bag, etc.?

Beneficial Companion Plants for Tomatoes
Companion planting, when applied throughout the garden or landscape, is an effective form of pest management, allowing nature to do its’ job.

Best Wood For Heating
Have you ever wondered what is the best wood to use for heating and burning in a wood stove? Ever wondered how much heat that a particular wood species will provide when burned?

Five Benefits of Paracord
Paracord is a highly versatile multi-filament nylon cord with nearly unlimited uses, applications and benefits, and is a must have for any survival and emergency preparedness kit.

Safe Jerky Temperature In A Home Dehydrator
Here are some safety tips how to jerk safe dehydrated meat in your home dehydrator…

Bleach – Water Ratio For Drinking Water
If your water source is uncertain, you should treat it first before drinking it.

How To Tell How Full (or Empty) Your Propane Tank Really Is
Nearly everyone has the typical 20-pound (5-gallon) barbeque grill propane tank, and many preppers have stocked up with extra tanks for various reasons – but how do you accurately know how empty or full your tank really is?

Bullet Resistant Wall Construction
For those who are concerned about their security in this regard (bullet resistance of their walls), you may be interested to know the details of their method.

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

List of ‘Collapse’ Medical Supplies
Here is an extensive list of First Aid preps and medical supplies to consider, especially for SHTF collapse when medical help may not be readily available as we’re accustomed to today.

Ways To Preserve Meat
The problem of storing meat for use all year round is an old one. While examining your food storage preparedness with regards to meat, consider these ways to preserve meat.

United States Aquifer Locations
An aquifer is the saturated zone beneath the water table, and they are huge storehouses of water – a primary resource for human survival.

The Four Essentials Of Off Grid Solar
An off-grid solar (photo-voltaic) electric power system is an ideal prep for modern survival in that it can partially or totally relinquish you from dependence upon other systems, which themselves are vulnerable to disruption or breakdown.

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