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Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

Open forum for off-topic conversation throughout the week – preparedness accomplishments – sitting around the campfire with fellow MSB’rs.

Water Sources for Remote Property

Water Sources for Remote Property

Are you thinking about a remote property? Away from the conveniences of built-in infrastructure such as a municipal water supply?

A Robin And Her Three Baby Robins

A Robin And Her Three Baby Robins

Sometimes it’s good to look for the “good”. It exists in nature all around us. Here’s my short story about the Robins…

We are Tribal at our Core

We are Tribal at our Core

We are inherently tribal, characterized by a tendency to form groups or by strong group loyalty. Globalism may be incompatible with our core being.

Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Requirements & Commentary

Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Requirements & Commentary

I love the Scout motto, Be Prepared! It fits right in with the theme of our site here on Modern Survival Blog and the things we often talk about. Lets have a look at their Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge. Why? Because I think it's cool that they have such a merit...

Best States To Live A Preparedness Lifestyle

Best States To Live A Preparedness Lifestyle

UPDATE: Poll results are in: (Jump to results) Many of us live a preparedness lifestyle to varying extents. Some casually, others more seriously. What is a preparedness lifestyle? From small increments all the way to large effort, it's basically a lifestyle that...

Urbanites Moving to Rural Paradise Ruining It for the Natives

Urbanites Moving to Rural Paradise Ruining It for the Natives

People from the city regions with their urban ideas can make it difficult or disrupt the way of life for those who live rural. What do I mean by that? In my view there are two primary contributing factors: Cities Control Political Direction 1. The cities constitute...

Self Reliance & Self Sufficiency – What’s The Difference?

Self Reliance & Self Sufficiency – What’s The Difference?

Self Reliance or Self Sufficiency, what's the difference? People tend to use these terms interchangeably. I have been guilty of it too. However if you dig into it a bit, there is a difference in their meaning.   Self Reliance Being self reliant is about not being...

When Did You First Become Interested In Survivalism & Preparedness?

When Did You First Become Interested In Survivalism & Preparedness?

(image: survivalism & preparedness is a long and winding road...) When did you first become interested in survivalism? What kindled your interest at first? Was it a friend, an external event, or just survival instinct? First, I would say that I've always had a...

Be Prepared. Not Fearful. Not Scared.

Be Prepared. Not Fearful. Not Scared.

Too often, the notion of being prepared, having a preparedness mindset, being a (gasp) 'prepper', is associated with fear, worry, or even paranoia. While some personalities do excessively give in to these emotions, I'm here to tell you that from my point of view...

A Lifetime Of Time – Our Most Precious Commodity

A Lifetime Of Time – Our Most Precious Commodity

Guest article, by ‘NRP’ Time is all there is. This past weekend I got into a “funk” thinking about ‘where did the Month go’. That grew into ‘where did the Year go’ and of course next ‘where did all the Time go’? So I wanted to present an article about ”Time” with the...

Survival Retreat Population Density

Survival Retreat Population Density

Population density and survival retreat location are inversely proportional. That is, most survival retreat locations will tend to be located in low population density areas. Survival Retreat Whether you live there full time, as a 2nd 'home', or a bug out location,...

What Is The Truth?

What Is The Truth?

What is the truth? How do you know that it's true? What mechanisms do you use to determine the truth? Is truth subjective to an extent? Depends on the subject I suppose... Does truth discovery necessitate that people "think"? To be able to think critically? Yes, I...

Persistence and Determination for Post Collapse Survival

Persistence and Determination for Post Collapse Survival

Persistence and Determination. They are often crucial & critical to success. I believe that it's actually the secret to success and can be applied to nearly anything, any goal, and most any situation. In today's topic I'm going to apply those two words to high level...

Group Unity Is Going To Be A Big Component In A Long Term Situation.

Group Unity Is Going To Be A Big Component In A Long Term Situation.

"Why can't we all just get along?" Answer: Because we're human. Unless you're young and naive, you know full well that there is seemingly an infinite personality variety among we humans. No two people are alike (in more ways than one!). A challenge can be "getting...

The Perfect Bug Out Location Survival Retreat

The Perfect Bug Out Location Survival Retreat

What makes for a perfect bug out location? I will throw out a few bullet points to get the conversation started. While there's probably no such thing in the real world as a perfect bug out location or a perfect survival retreat to call home, there certainly are things...

Realistic & Likeliest Preparedness Scenarios

Realistic & Likeliest Preparedness Scenarios

It's tempting for those of us who author survival & preparedness websites to gravitate towards worst case scenarios when we write articles. Yes it's more dramatic, scary, and shocking to focus on "Armageddon". It can be fun and interesting to delve into the...

The Reasons Why You Should Not Be Prepping From Fear Alone…

The Reasons Why You Should Not Be Prepping From Fear Alone…

Is fear a motivator for your prepping and preparedness? Fear can certainly be a powerful motivator and is used often (too often?) in the realm of prepping and preparedness. How many prepper and other websites are constantly filling their article titles with apparent...