Modern Survival Tips

Our mission and purpose at Modern Survival is to help people prepare for the unknown. Modern Survival helps keep its members informed, protected, happy and healthy no matter what they encounter. Enjoy these tips as you prep for the future. To Your Survival!

The Dangers of Felling a Leaning Tree

( – Cutting down a tree, whether for landscaping or for firewood, is dangerous when a person doesn’t know what they are doing. A leaning tree, however, can be downright deadly. Before breaking out the chainsaw and going to town on a leaning tree, it’s a good idea to know what could go wrong once […]

New FEMA Guidelines Released

( – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released a new set of guidelines for sheltering-in-place during a variety of disaster scenarios. In prepper terms, this is known as bugging in. While the pamphlet is written for the layman, there are still some nuggets of knowledge that can be gleaned from examining what the […]

Deadly Mistakes Made on the Trail

( – Nature is a wonderland of gorgeous views and exciting locations to explore. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people head out on the trails to enjoy time in the wild. Unfortunately, not all of them are adequately prepared for the potential dangers they may face — and some don’t make it out alive. […]

Is Your Home Defendable?

( – Home is where the heart is. It’s where the family lives, where memories are made, and where a person is supposed to be safe. But is the average home really defendable? The following video from Survival Dispatch explains how to analyze a home’s perimeter defenses: The first step in determining a home’s defensibility […]

Signs of Women Having Heart Attacks

( – The leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States is heart disease. In fact, 655,000 people die from heart disease each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That is one death every 36 seconds attributed to cardiovascular disease. These statistics are perfect examples […]

Staying Safe with Wildlife

( – The great outdoors is a wonderful place to visit, whether for a quick hike or a weekend camping trip. For many, the appeal of getting out in nature is to catch a glimpse of the wildlife that dwells there. Unfortunately, too many people don’t show the local animals the respect they are due, […]

How to Get the Most Out of Fresh Produce

( – Wasted food is a massive problem in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), somewhere between 30 and 40 percent of the US food supply is wasted each year. In 2010, roughly $161 billion worth of food was wasted. While these statistics are taken from every stage of the […]

How to Adjust Sights on a Handgun

( – Adjusting the sights on a firearm is a relatively easy task. However, for beginners, the terminology associated with the task can be confusing at first. Once a person has a basic understanding of the terms, the whole process becomes far less intimidating. Basic Terminology There are a few terms that everyone should know […]

Don’t Let Mother Nature Rain on Your Parade

Don’t Let Mother Nature Rain on Your Parade
( – Whether during a camping trip or a survival scenario, a turn of the weather can create a potentially deadly situation. While rain does nourish the earth and provide precious water for plants, animals, and people, it can also be incredibly destructive — often more so than most people realize. How Rain Can Be […]

Avoid This Plant at ALL Costs

Avoid This Plant at ALL Costs
( – There are plenty of plants in the wild that survivalists should steer clear of when foraging. For example, poison ivy and poison oak are famous for causing rashes and irritation, but generally, they aren’t deadly. Other plants, on the other hand, can kill. Let’s take a look at one of them. Cicuta Douglasii […]

Face a Feral Boar and Survive

( – Feral boars have become quite the problem across the globe, destroying crops and even moving into cities where they damage property and invade garbage cans. In the United States, boars cost the country approximately $1.5 billion each year, and are now found in at least 39 states. Boars have become such a problem […]

How to Preserve Your Income in an Unstable Economy

( – The potential for an economic crash is ever-present. In fact, the idea of a crashing economy is the reason many people choose to become preppers — they know another Great Depression is a real possibility. Thankfully, not every recession or economic slowdown will be that catastrophic, but it could definitely hit a person’s […]

6 Common Weeds You Can Eat to Survive

6 Weeds You Can Eat to Survive
( – Weeds are considered to be unwanted, undesired, ugly nuisances that diminish the sterile beauty of lawns. People spend countless hours and large sums of money pulling and killing weeds every year. But what if all that time, energy, and money are being used to remove a valuable resource? As the following video by […]

What You Need to Know About Identity Theft

( – Crime has likely been a part of human existence for as long as humans have been on the planet. Unfortunately, as the world continues to blossom into the technological age, criminals are learning new and terrifying ways of abusing their victims. Beyond theft of personal possessions such as a wallet or purse, now […]

How to Keep Your Wallet Safe

( – For most people, keeping valuables in a wallet or purse is an everyday fact of life. Cash, identification and credit cards are all stored safely away, or are they? Unfortunately, there are people out there who survive by stealing these items from others. While cash can be replaced, it can be far more […]

How to Stop Irritating Robocalls

( – Getting spam calls or robocalls can be an irritating waste of time at best. At worst, one can fall victim to dangerous scams that wreck their bank accounts. So how can a person go about stopping these calls? Read on to find out. What to do When Answering a Robocall While it’s best […]

Red Flags to Avoid With the TSA

Avoid These TSA Red Flags
( – Traveling can be stressful. The planning, packing, and bustling from one location to another is overwhelming at times. Running late throws a wrench in the whole process, especially when trying to catch a flight before it takes off. Getting flagged by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) is a good way to make matters […]

How to Speed Up a Compost Pile

( – Compost, sometimes referred to as black gold, is a valuable addition to any garden. When added to the soil, compost replenishes nutrients and introduces beneficial microbes, which help plants grow. The better the soil, the faster and bigger plants grow — ultimately leading to more fruits and vegetables for the gardener to enjoy […]

How to Relieve Depression After SHTF

( – Surviving in the aftermath of an apocalyptic event would be rough on even the grittiest of survivalists. No matter how well prepared a person may be, the harsh realities of living in a new world devoid of electricity, modern medicine, and the conveniences of the old world would take a toll on anyone’s […]

Beware of the Black Swan

( – For those who have never heard the term “black swan event” before, it might sound strange. But for survivalists, black swan events are the stuff of nightmares — and they have nothing to do with the animal (or could they?). What is a Black Swan Event? The term “black swan” comes from Juvenal, […]

Signs You Have Mold in Your Home

Signs You Have Mold in Your Home
( – Mold is commonly found in buildings, including homes. Growing in damp areas, such as around leaky pipes, windows and roofing, mold can cause some nasty health issues. So how does one protect themselves and their home from mold? Read on to find out. What’s the Deal With Black Mold? The term “black mold” […]

How to Prepare Your Pet for a Disaster

( – People who live in areas threatened by natural disasters have a lot to contend with. Not only do they have to deal with the disasters themselves, but also with preparation, possible evacuations, and the aftermath. Anyone who has watched the news following a tornado or hurricane knows these extreme events are capable of […]

How to Open the Airway in an Unconscious Person

( – Knowing how to help a person during an emergency is a critical component of survivalism. One can never know when they might be called upon to save another person’s life. Not every life-threatening situation is going to be obvious. A person who has fainted, for example, may be in a lot more danger […]

How to Safely Hand Over a Firearm

How to Safely Hand Over a Firearm
( – Safety is the most important aspect of owning, and especially handling, a firearm. Unfortunately, many people who handle guns have never taken a single course on proper conduct when holding or passing one. While it seems obvious to keep the barrel of a gun pointed in a safe direction at all times, the […]

Fight an Infection Naturally

( – In modern times, fighting an infection usually comes in the form of prescription antibiotics. While these modern medicines are great, those with a survivalist mindset know a time could come when such treatments will no longer be available. Unfortunately, in such an event, infections will pose an even greater threat. Avoid Getting Infections […]

How to Choose a Gun

( – Purchasing a gun can be an overwhelming concept for someone who doesn’t have a lot of experience with firearms. While there are many factors to consider when deciding which make and model of gun is best for them, one aspect should be considered first: the intended purpose of the firearm. Why Purpose? There […]

The Warning Signs of Heat-Related Illness

( – Summer is around the corner, and with it comes more time spent enjoying the outdoors. Many people will begin camping, swimming, and working in the sun, leaving them exposed to searing heat (and in some locations, high humidity). Unfortunately, this doesn’t always end well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Backyard Burn Pile Safety

( – Burn piles are a traditional way to get rid of brush, lawn trimmings, and downed tree limbs, at least for those who live in rural areas. When starting a burn pile, there are some protocols that are necessary to ensure the fire doesn’t get out of control. No one wants to be responsible […]

Is Prepping Good for Your Health?

( – The prepping lifestyle is meant to prepare a person to face an emergency situation and come out alive. Obviously, prepping will be good for one’s health in the event of an actual disaster, but what about in the meantime? Does the act of prepping create any benefit to a person’s physical and mental […]

Calling for a Pizza Could Save Your Life

( – In an Abusive Situation at Home, What is the Fastest Way to Get Help Without Making Things Worse? Stay Silent Order Pizza Scream Loudly Cry Answer: Order Pizza, Here’s why… Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes, from large-scale disasters to more personal threats at home, such as domestic abuse. When trouble erupts in […]

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