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20+ Reasons Why You Need Food Storage

20+ Reasons Why You Need Food Storage

Why do we need to store food? Here are 20+ reasons for food storage. Let me know if you agree, and add your own reasons too. Firstly, it sure is convenient!

Gamma Seal Lids | Are They Worth It?

Gamma Seal Lids | Are They Worth It?

Gamma Seal Lids for easy access to 5 gallon buckets (and other sizes). Spin-on lids with O-rings make an air tight seal to keep contents fresh. Read more…

Drinking Water Storage – How Long In Plastic Containers?

Drinking Water Storage – How Long 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.). I have spent time researching the general subject of various plastics versus their apparent safety for...

Rats – Mice – Insects After SHTF – What To Do About It

Rats – Mice – Insects After SHTF – What To Do About It

In every major disaster, in most of recorded history, and all of prehistory, rats, mice, and insects may have been the number one most common cause of death. You must be adequately prepared for them. They can very easily become the major problem that kills you, your...

Best Water Bottles – Plastic, Stainless Steel, Glass, Aluminum ?

Best Water Bottles – Plastic, Stainless Steel, Glass, Aluminum ?

Which water bottle is the best, or the safest? What about choices of materials? Here are a few thoughts.   BPA-Free Plastic Water Bottles Plastic water bottles are a good choice for many short term uses. They are convenient and available in most stores. Store...

P 38 or P 51 Can Opener – Simple Essential for Compact Emergency Kit

P 38 or P 51 Can Opener – Simple Essential for Compact Emergency Kit

The P 38 (or the P 51), "the best Army invention ever." It's a great add-on to one's emergency survival kit. Especially for a smaller, lighter, compact kit. You can attach it to a keychain using the small punched hole. Here's how it works:   The P 38 and the P 51...

Categories Of Prepping & Preparedness – Start With These

Categories Of Prepping & Preparedness – Start With These

The following list of survival & preparedness category groups are intended to encompass higher level tiers from which we could drill down into more detail. One effective method for deciding upon preparedness supplies is to think about each of the groups or topics...

Black Berkey Red Dye Food Coloring Test – Does it Work or Not?

Black Berkey Red Dye Food Coloring Test – Does it Work or Not?

I have heard conflicting reports about the validity of the "red dye test" (food coloring) for the Black Berkey water filter elements. Some have said that it's a valid test to indicate or verify that the filter is still 'good'. Others have said, no, it's not an...

Water Purifier or Water Filter – Which is Best?

Water Purifier or Water Filter – Which is Best?

To know which one is the best (a water filter or water purifier), it's about the phrasing, words, and how it relates to water treatment standards. The term 'water filter' is broadly used to describe many water filtration devices. But did you know that not all water...

How To Clean Berkey Water Filters in the Sink or a Bucket

How To Clean Berkey Water Filters in the Sink or a Bucket

How To Clean Berkey Filters (Sometimes called black Berkey filters, filter elements, ceramic filters, or candles) If you have a countertop / tabletop water filter system such as the Berkey or other brands that use 'filter candle' elements, every once in awhile you...

Survival Priority #1 – Water or Shelter?

Survival Priority #1 – Water or Shelter?

Survival priorities. What comes first, next, and so on. Many of you know the rule of three: 3 - Minutes without air Hours without shelter (body core temperature) Days without water Weeks without food The Rule of Threes Aside from air (ability to breathe), I've heard...

Oil Lamp For Preparedness – Quality Matters, Safety, Tips

Oil Lamp For Preparedness – Quality Matters, Safety, Tips

An oil lamp (hurricane lamp) is a unique low tech emergency preparedness asset for a power outage event. It will also provide a unique ambiance for occasional use and enjoyment during non-emergencies. There's nothing like the light of a flame. It's a practical source...

Best Dehumidifier For Gun Safe (or any Safe!) Here’s Why I Like It

Best Dehumidifier For Gun Safe (or any Safe!) Here’s Why I Like It

I just renewed my dehumidifier for my gun safe. It inspired me to refresh and update this article which I originally wrote a few years ago (but is still quite valid!). (Renew means the occasional drying of the internal silica. Read on for the review and details...)...

10 Most Popular Tools For Outdoor Survival

10 Most Popular Tools For Outdoor Survival

The following is a list of 10 popular 'tools' (things, items) (in order of popularity) to be used for outdoor survival. The list is based on input from preppers themselves, from a poll conducted awhile ago. These might be part of what you might keep in a bug out bag,...

Medicines Best for Barter after System Collapse?

Medicines Best for Barter after System Collapse?

Hypothetical situations for the sake of preparedness are good to ponder. Let's think about medicines. The medicines that would be good to have on hand for YOU, and/or for barter & trade. Lets say that you are living in a time of societal collapse. People are no...

The Most Valuable Items For Barter After The Collapse

The Most Valuable Items For Barter After The Collapse

We had previously polled our Modern Survival Blog readers to input their own thoughts on items for barter after SHTF collapse. Nearly 9,000 votes later from nearly 500 readers, I captured the barter list and I'm re-posting them here for your information.   The...

Other Uses For A Toilet Wax Ring

Other Uses For A Toilet Wax Ring

Guest article by Bogan: One of the themes in Modern Survival Blog is “improvise, adapt, overcome”, borrowed from the US Marines but so fitting for many of us as we try to approach a self-sufficient lifestyle. This thinking can be in big doses or small. For example, ...

We Don’t Drink Enough Water During The Winter

We Don’t Drink Enough Water During The Winter

Do you drink enough water? You may be surprised but believe it or not, more people suffer from dehydration during the winter months than the summer months! During the summer, it's hot. We sweat. Our body responds. We get thirsty. We drink water. During the winter,...

Christmas Gift Ideas for Preparedness

Christmas Gift Ideas for Preparedness

Tis the season for Christmas shopping. I thought it would be fun to have a conversation about preparedness gift ideas for the prepper in your life. Maybe it's the excuse you've been waiting for to buy that 'thing' for yourself. You could gift it to your significant...

The Best Survival Bicycle Transportation

The Best Survival Bicycle Transportation

A bicycle will be a valuable asset during a survival or disaster situation when ordinary transportation may be difficult or impossible. If we are ever to face collapse conditions, times will become tough and modes of transportation may become diversified. Bicycle...

What If My Water Filter Freezes, Will It Be Damaged?

What If My Water Filter Freezes, Will It Be Damaged?

The answer is yes, it could. The water filter cartridge could freeze and become damaged as a result of freezing temperatures. Many of us have at least one portable water filter. We might take them along while hiking, camping, on a hunting excursion, or dedicated to a...