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The Top Gear That You Would Buy For Survival & Preparedness

I would like our readers to respond in the comments below to the following question: “If you didn’t have to worry about the money, what gear would you buy as it relates to survival & preparedness”? This is sort of like a poll, except you are creating the list. I...

Will SHTF Bug-out be Fun and just like Camping?

Here’s something to think about. Camping is fun, right? Untold numbers of people take a camping vacation each year. It’s a enjoyable experience to get away from work and out of suburbia – to relax while “getting back to nature”, feeding our “cave man” calling, right?...

8 Things That Attract Mosquitoes

Whether out in the woods, camping, hiking, or at home in the backyard, mosquitoes are not equal opportunity biters. Some people seem to actually attract mosquitoes and are constantly bit while others not so much. Why is that? Particularly with the health risks...

Concealed Carry with an Empty Chamber is Safer | Myth

For some it is an accepted situation for ‘everyday concealed carry’ to use a semi-auto with an empty chamber. If and when the time comes, the slide of the pistol will need to be racked to chamber a round. The problem is this: criminal attacks will usually happen very...

How to Recognize Bad People who aren’t obviously Bad

It may come as a surprise, but, there are bad people out there. Not only that, but some bad people are well disguised. They may seem like regular people with regular jobs and activities, but are crooked and up to no good. Some are actually sociopaths ( 3 to 5 percent...

Burglar Entry Through 1st Floor Window Air Conditioner

Window Air Conditioner Security During the summer months, air conditioner security is important. One easy way that a burglar might gain access to your home is through the window after pushing in the air conditioner unit on the 1st-floor. Or the burglar might just...

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...