Northwest Survival Retreat Ideal Population Map

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…

What Items Might Survive an EMP?

What Items Might Survive an EMP?

Identifying the systems that would probably fail if there were a strong-enough EMP from either a massive solar CME, a nuclear EMP weapon, or a tactical EMP bomb, is easier to speculate thanĀ  items that might survive an EMP. There are some obvious items that would survive, but many are not that obvious. An EMP,…

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…

7 Billion People On Earth, OCT-31, 2011

7 Billion People On Earth, OCT-31, 2011

The Los Angeles Times headlines, “World population hits 7 billion on Oct. 31, or thereabouts”, serves to remind us that every day there is more and more demand for resources as humanity remains on a steep growth curve. We have added 1 billion more living people during the past 12 years. That means that the…

Fractional Reserve Currency: A Scam, A Pyramid Scheme

Fractional Reserve Currency: A Scam, A Pyramid Scheme

Our current ‘fractional reserve’ currency system is DEPENDENT upon more debt in order to grow. It’s a statement that may sound crazy, but it’s true. If there is less debt in the system, the system itself becomes deflationary, and begins to collapse. Sick, isn’t it? Every single dollar is borrowed into existence, and it’s owed…

Small Town Retreat

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…

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…

Survival Preparedness for a Broke College Grad?

Survival Preparedness for a Broke College Grad?

Maybe you’ve taken out a college tuition load (or maybe you haven’t), you’ve completed four years of college, have a Bachelors degree, and can’t find a job that pays anywhere near what you expected. Or maybe you can’t find a job at all? You have come to realize the state of the world that we’re…

Definition of an EMP

Definition of an EMP

electromagnetic pulse (EMP): The electromagnetic radiation from a nuclear explosion or a suddenly fluctuating magnetic field. The resulting electric and magnetic fields may couple with electrical/electronic systems to produce damaging current and voltage surges. A broadband, high-intensity, short-duration burst of electromagnetic energy. In the case of a nuclear detonation, the electromagnetic pulse consists of a…

‘How-To’ Canning Guides for Garden Harvest

‘How-To’ Canning Guides for Garden Harvest

It’s garden harvest season, and what to do with all of that bounty? You can only eat so much of it while it’s still fresh, you may give some of it away, but don’t forget about the best of all – preserve it for later! I came across some resources from the University of Gerogia…