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, or what you might consider…

21 Personal Security Tips While You’re Out Shopping

21 Personal Security Tips While You’re Out Shopping

I’ve put together a list of personal security tips geared towards those who go out shopping. Actually this list was assembled awhile ago and I’ve given it a refresh (with more bonus tips and 3 personal real world examples). The fact is that trouble lurks just beneath the surface where criminals are looking for victims…

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 longer buying and selling with dollars as a…

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 what would be best bartering items for SHTF collapse. Nearly 9,000 votes later from nearly 500 readers, I captured the barter items list and I’m re-posting them here for your information. The ‘perceived’ value of any one thing at 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,  the variety of uses for vinegar, salt, soap,…

Survival Skill Sets for After The Collapse

Survival Skill Sets for After The Collapse

Survival skill sets will be crucial after society collapses into a heap of social chaos. Whether or not it actually will is not the thrust of this article. Lets just say that it will descend or fragment into varying degrees of collapse. SHTF Collapse Hypotheticals: – Our modern conveniences and technologies break down – Financial…

Alternative Energy for Preparedness or Off Grid Living

Alternative Energy for Preparedness or Off Grid Living

Alternative Energy. Alternative to what? For this post the context will be alternative energy for ‘getting things done’ that ordinarily rely upon the electrical power grid.   Solar Energy Solar energy for electricity Harnessing the sun’s energy with Solar ‘photo voltaic’ (PV) panels. I have been doing this for years. Love it! Most quality panels…

Garden Vegetable Calories List

Garden Vegetable Calories List

While deciding which vegetables to grow in your ‘survival garden’, among the many things to consider might be the number of calories that you will get in return for the vegetables that you choose to grow. During a time when you’re literally growing a vegetable garden to seriously help cut the grocery bill and/or ‘to…

Camping Gear List & Checklist of Necessary Things + Nice To Have

Camping Gear List & Checklist of Necessary Things + Nice To Have

When you go camping, what gear do you take with you? I know that some of your camping gear list choices will vary depending on what kind of camping you’re doing (self contained multi-day hiking excursion vs. ‘base camp’). But that’s okay. I’m curious to put together a general camping gear list, including necessary things…