Shortwave Radio Bands 101
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Shortwave Radio Bands 101

Understanding the concept of bands If you are new to shortwave radio, then the first thing you need to understand is the concept of radio bands. If you have ever listened to AM or FM radio, then you already know what a band is. The AM band is the frequency range from 530 to 1710…

How To Get IP Address Of Websites
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How To Get IP Address Of Websites

When you type into your web browser the name of a website, for example www.ModernSurvivalBlog.com, before you actually get to the site there is a process that takes place in the background that translates the name of the site to the IP address of the site (a number), like 184.168.238.139 The number itself (the IP…

Top 20 Survival Preparedness Books
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Top 20 Survival Preparedness Books

The following list of survival & preparedness books are the top twenty purchased through MSB book links during 2012. (UPDATE) Even years later, they are still great choices. More: Important Survival Preparedness Books To Have On Your Bookshelf More: 10 Survival Novels   1. Encyclopedia of Country Living, 10th Edition   2. Basic Butchering of…

Simple Antenna For Better Shortwave Radio Reception
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Simple Antenna For Better Shortwave Radio Reception

For those of you who have purchased a portable shortwave radio for either your own interests or for the sake of survival preparedness (gaining information about the disaster, after the disaster), you may be interested in getting the longest range reception as possible. The best way to achieve that is to use an external antenna….

‘Compassion’ Is Also a Survival Skill
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‘Compassion’ Is Also a Survival Skill

So, let me start by saying that appearances can be very deceiving. Here is a little story that I have to share that will confirm what I just said about appearances being deceiving. As many of you are aware, Ken and I have recently moved. As we are getting settled, I think about what we’ve…

Your Survival Books
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Your Survival Books

What are some of the survival preparedness books that you have on your bookshelf? Regardless of the specific sub-category, we would be curious to know some of your favorites, even related novels or reference books that would be useful during times when or after TSHTF. Add your comment on your suggested survivalist or preparedness related…

General Motors, Tracking and Selling Your Movements
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General Motors, Tracking and Selling Your Movements

  OnStar General Motors ‘OnStar’ GPS-Navigation systems have been available in new vehicles for a number of years. Many of you already know what it is; that is, a mapping-tracking-emergency response system built into the vehicle. A big difference however between this GPS navigation-tracking system and an over-the-counter GPS that you might purchase separately or…

Keep A Hard-Copy Contacts List
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Keep A Hard-Copy Contacts List

I’m serious, to help ensure timely communications during disruption, everyone should have a hard copy of all their contacts from their electronic devices – PDA, iPhone, Blackberry, cell phone, computer email programs, etc… Despite the incredible convenience of these modern-day communications devices, there are a number of circumstances that could render them useless, circumstances in…