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10 Survival Preparedness Reference Books

10 Survival Preparedness Reference Books

The results are in from our 2014 poll question of your recommended survival preparedness reference books. (See the results for 10 Survival Novels).   These 10 survival reference books received the most votes from our 2014 poll results: SAS Survival Handbook Newly...

TERK AM Radio Antenna Advantage

TERK AM Radio Antenna Advantage

The TERK AM-radio antenna may be the best portable indoor AM-radio antenna today; an antenna which does not require external power to amplify - making it a favorable prep for when the power goes out and you need to pull in distant stations for news and information....

Fear Can Be A Good Thing

Fear Can Be A Good Thing

As a survival-preparedness blog, we are sometimes dealing with subjects of fear. We don't stick to just fluff or only topics which are safe and comfortable to cope or interact with. Sometimes subjects may even seem outrageous -- and some really are just that... As for...

RFID Tracking Chip In Your Drivers Licenses and Clothes?

RFID Tracking Chip In Your Drivers Licenses and Clothes?

Image: michigan.gov There is a billion dollar 'RFID' industry that probably has tracker 'bugs' all around you right now, and you may not even know it... Radio Frequency Identification (RFID): What is it? and Why should I care?   Radio Frequency Identification...

Little Known Search Engine Doubles Web Traffic After NSA Scandal

Little Known Search Engine Doubles Web Traffic After NSA Scandal

Web-users who want to protect their privacy have been switching to a small unheard of search engine in the wake of the government's NSA 'PRISM' revelations. DuckDuckGo, a little known U.S. company in Pennsylvania, sets itself aside from its giant competitors such as...

Americans Don’t Trust News Institutions

Americans Don’t Trust News Institutions

It's not a big surprise to many of us, but apparently the majority of Americans don't trust Newspapers and Television News. A question is... how much to blame are the main stream news institutions for enabling the decay and corruption that is apparently all around us...

How To Search The Internet Without Big Brother Watching

How To Search The Internet Without Big Brother Watching

Given the new knowledge that our government is watching us on the internet (and elsewhere), and given that the those who have the majority share of search engine traffic (the big G) are participating in the NSA surveillance program (PRISM), I thought you might like to...

Communications During A Terrorist Attack

Communications During A Terrorist Attack

During a terrorist attack, there is a U.S. Government plan that will adversely affect your ability to communicate with your family/friends/co-workers. You will be completely cut-off. You need to know this...   The U.S. Government has in force a plan that, in the...

Browsing the Internet Anonymously

Browsing the Internet Anonymously

Many of you may be concerned about the unseen tracking that happens when you browse the internet. Much or most of this is fairly innocuous; for example the majority of online tracking is used by marketing and advertising companies for the purpose of serving relevant...

English Shortwave Broadcasts to America

English Shortwave Broadcasts to America

I have assembled two charts from raw data of English broadcasting shortwave stations that target the America region; one for the UTC time span of 0000-1200 and the other for 1200-2400 UTC. The charts graphically illustrate the shortwave radio stations in a time scale...

Doomsday Preppers (Season 2 Preview)

Doomsday Preppers (Season 2 Preview)

The folks at National Geographic sent us a 2-episode screening for the next season of their TV show, "Doomsday Preppers". The new season begins Tuesday, November-13. From NatGeo, "About The Show", Doomsday Preppers explores the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans...

Shortwave Radio Bands 101

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...

How To Get IP Address Of Websites

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),...

Top 20 Survival Preparedness Books

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...

Simple Antenna For Better Shortwave Radio Reception

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...

‘Compassion’ Is Also a Survival Skill

‘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...

Your Survival Books

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....

General Motors, Tracking and Selling Your Movements

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...

Keep A Hard-Copy Contacts List

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...