Northwest Survival Retreat Ideal Population Map
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Northwest Survival Retreat Ideal Population Map

Click here for full resolution map I put together this map awhile ago which illustrates perimeter regions surrounding population centers in the northwest. City regions containing populations of 50,000 (red circles) and those with 200,000 (blue circles) in the states of Montana, Idaho, eastern Washington, and eastern Oregon. The purpose of building the map was…

Small Town Retreat
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Small Town Retreat

Assuming you’ve made reasonable preparations, the greatest single danger to your survival when ‘the’ crisis strikes will be your proximity to concentrated masses of systems-dependent people. Even living in a relatively out of the way place in a high population density area is extremely hazardous when it comes to ‘the’ crisis. The major consideration for…

Best Place To Live with a Survival Context
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Best Place To Live with a Survival Context

Recently having received an email from a Reader who asked for an opinion of where is the best place to live from the standpoint of survival interests and preparedness, here are a few considerations… (this pertains to the US) The criteria from the Reader are as follows: -Well developed agriculture for plant based diet -Well…

Bug-Out with Tent? Trailer? Other?
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Bug-Out with Tent? Trailer? Other?

Guest Post: by Hal Modern motor homes can cost several thousand dollars. Travel trailers, especially some of the fifth wheelers can go for the price of an inexpensive home. With the slide-outs and other amenities they will provide a high level of luxury to the owner. But, they are not realistic answers to a survival…

Self Sufficient Living, Is it Possible?
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Self Sufficient Living, Is it Possible?

In a practical sense, no, not really, it would be near impossible to live self-sufficient. We will nearly always need a product or service provided by someone else. I suppose that in a very caveman way, some of us could be self-sufficient with the right knowledge and skills – but day-to-day life would be filled…

To Bug-In or To Bug-Out
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To Bug-In or To Bug-Out

During a serious threat situation or disaster, and while enacting your emergency / preparedness plan of action, you may decide to either ‘bug-in‘ or ‘bug-out‘. Bug-In: To ‘dig in’ and remain where you are (or at your normal place of residence) Bug-Out: To ‘get the heck out’ and leave your location (or your normal place…

The Big Move to a Survival Retreat Location
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The Big Move to a Survival Retreat Location

Permalink Of the survival minded community, there is no doubt a percentage of those who fantasize about living at their own survival retreat full time. Maybe a log cabin in a location protected from the anarchy that would result from a major disaster such as a large scale power grid failure (e.g. from a severe…

30 Acres for Self Sufficiency
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30 Acres for Self Sufficiency

Permalink I received an informative email from “Smitty” regarding the opinion that 30 to 50 acres of land may be ideal for complete rounded self-sufficient survival living after a worst case doomsday scenario. Make no mistake about it, true self-sufficient living requires a tremendous amount of work and enough people to make it happen. Here…

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What Is Modern Survivalism?

Modern Survivalism is a way of life, a process that will liberate you from the shackles of the system that is holding you down. Modern Survivalism is a new way of thinking, a completely liberating view of our lives, our time, and our values. It is a process that will open your eyes to what…

Modern Survival Blog Mission statement
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Modern Survival Blog Mission statement

Modern Survival Blog Mission Statement: It’s simply this: To provide information and ideas of preparedness in a modern world of uncertainty. To provide survival preparedness information while helping others to be better prepared for the dangers and risks that we face in our modern world. To live a simpler, more self-sufficient and rewarding life, and…