Everyday Carry For Self Defense

(ModernSurvival.org) – Violent crime has always been a serious threat to personal safety. In bygone times, warriors used swords and axes to defend against those who would seek to harm them or others. While the days of carrying a sword for self-defense may be gone, the need to defend oneself hasn’t gone anywhere. In fact, […]

How to Safely Hand Over a Firearm

How to Safely Hand Over a Firearm
(ModernSurvival.org) – 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 […]

Survival Applications for Sodium Bicarbonate

(ModernSurvival.org) – Sodium bicarbonate, better known as baking soda, is an item commonly found in most households. For most people, baking soda is used for exactly that — baking. For others, baking soda was a key component in a messy school science project. What most people don’t know is that baking soda has a variety […]

How to Protect Yourself From This Dangerous Criminal Trend

How to Protect Yourself From This Dangerous Criminal Trend
(ModernSurvival.org) – Across the nation, Americans starting their vehicles are receiving a shock as their cars begin making strange sounds. The reason? Sneaky thieves are stealing their catalytic converters during the night. But why are these specific parts targeted, and more importantly, what can a person do to stop them from being taken? Why Catalytic […]

FBI Tips for Detecting Deception

How to Tell When Someone is Lying to You
(Modern Survival.org) – Becoming a well-rounded survivalist goes far beyond the ability to start a fire or purify water. Yes, these skills can be vital to facing an emergency and coming out alive, but what about the abilities necessary to live day-to-day? One such skill that can be incredibly important to survival in the urban […]

Simple Survival Hack for Your Freezer

Simple Survival Hack for Your Freezer
(ModernSurvival.org) – Modern appliances make prepping for a “rainy day” much easier than it used to be. For instance, refrigeration allows one to store food for much longer periods of time. Toss some meat in the icebox, and it stays good for months. Unfortunately, technology isn’t infallible; if the power goes out, all that food […]

Is an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) a Viable Threat?

Is an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) a Viable Threat?
(ModernSurvival.org) – Anyone who has spent time around survivalists or preppers has likely heard the term “EMP” tossed around. An EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, is an intense surge of energy that overloads and destroys fragile electrical components in the surrounding environment. The aftermath of an EMP leaves the hardware in electrical devices damaged and inoperable. […]

How to Increase the Odds of Surviving a Plane Crash

(ModernSurvival.org) – The once impossible dream of taking to the skies became an everyday occurrence thanks to the Wright brothers back in 1903. Since then, mankind has come a long way in its mastery of flight. Unfortunately, nothing is perfect, and, on occasion, planes do come crashing down. Being trapped within a metal monstrosity as […]

How to Escape From Zip Ties

Escaping Zip Ties
(ModernSurvival.org) – Zip ties are commonly used to restrain victims during home invasions and kidnappings. They’re cheap and hard to break out of — making them a top choice for criminals. However, zip tie restraints can be broken with the proper know-how and a little effort. To show us how it’s done, BlackScoutSurvival has provided […]

How to Comfort Someone After They Lose Everything

(ModernSurvival.org) – Following a devastating loss, people can easily fall into despair, and saying or doing certain things may make matters worse for them. On the flip side of this coin, those suffering often truly need support and help. So how can one be there for someone after they lose the life they previously knew? Do […]

Fight an Infection Naturally

(ModernSurvival.org) – 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 […]

Why You Should Stop Wearing Shoes In Your Home

(ModernSurvival.org) – Many cultures around the world have a practice of removing their shoes when entering a home. While this habit might seem strange to some, it may actually be a good idea — especially when one considers all of the gross places and things shoes encounter daily. You May Not Want to Know… Ever […]

How To Survive A Falling Elevator

(ModernSurvival.org) – Every day, millions of people use elevators to travel up and down high rises, hospitals, and office buildings. While an elevator’s most common safety threat is becoming stuck, there is a chance the elevator could go into free-fall, leading to a nasty crash on the ground floor. Thankfully, How to Survive has provided […]

Emergency Food Prep: Canned vs. Dry

(ModernSurvival.org) – Food is one of the most important staples to include in a prepping stockpile. It’s essential to choose foods that can be stored long-term without spoiling. A common debate within survivalist circles is whether canned food or dry food is most appropriate for long-term storage. The truth is both canned and dry foods […]

Seasonal Home Maintenance Tips

Seasonal Home Maintenance
(ModernSurvival.org) – Home is where the heart is. As such, you need to keep it in shape and protect it from harm. Changing seasons unleash forces that can play havoc on your house. Luckily, there are several preventative measures you can take to help keep your home in tip-top shape. Spring Cleaning Once the winter […]

How to Speed Up a Compost Pile

How to Speed Up a Compost Pile
(ModernSurvival.org) – 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 Create a Dog Out Bag

How to Create the Ultimate Dog Out Bag
(ModernSurvival.org) – Dogs make excellent companions and can bring a great deal of joy to their humans’ lives. They can also be staunch protectors when it comes to defending their families. So it makes sense that they should be brought along with the family in the aftermath of a disaster. But how can a person prepare […]

Signs You Have Mold in Your Home

Signs You Have Mold in Your Home
(ModernSurvival.org) – 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 Family Against a Home Invasion

(ModernSurvival.org) – Home invasions most often occur when everyone is out of the house. That said, there are instances in which a burglar breaks into the home while an individual or family is inside. It’s essential to prepare for a potential invasion scenario in order to protect the family. The most important step is to […]

OPSEC: How To Keep Your Preps Safe

(ModernSurvival.org) – During World War II, the U.S. Office of War Information began distributing posters with the slogan “loose lips might sink ships.” These posters served as a public warning against careless talk that could be overheard by spies hidden within the U.S., then used against troops. Decades later, the slogan has been picked up […]

3 Social Security Programs You Should Know About

3 Social Security Programs You Should Know About
(ModernSurvival.org) – Most Americans know the United States government provides monthly payments to retirees from the Social Security Administration (SSA). This money is collected from workers through the money they earn over the years of their employment. In addition to retirement payments, the SSA distributes income to those whose income falls below the poverty line […]

How to Get Big Savings With a Medicare OTC Drug Card

How to Get Big Savings With a Medicare OTC Drug Card
(ModernSurvival.org) – Millions of Americans spend their hard-earned money on over-the-counter (OTC) medications such as ibuprofen. According to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, customers make roughly 3 billion trips to the store annually to purchase OTC medication. Unfortunately, many of these consumers don’t know they could save a considerable amount of money at the pharmacy […]

Basic Firearm Safety Rules Everyone Should Know

(ModernSurvival.org) – With so many examples of poor firearm safety in the news, now is a good time to cover some basic safety rules for firearms. In the following video from Brownells, Inc., Jeff Gonzales from Trident Concepts outlines four important gun safety rules: All guns are always loaded. Even if you know for certain […]

Are Loved Ones Liabilities?

Are Loved Ones Liabilities?
(ModernSurvival.org) – In the survivalist community, there is a lot of emphasis placed on keeping prepping on the down low. Terms like “OPSEC” and “gray man” get tossed around a lot, leading many to believe that prepping needs to be a top-secret practice hidden from friends and family alike. But is that really the case? […]

Dangers of Cooking After a Disaster

(ModernSurvival.org) – When a large-scale disaster occurs, be it manmade or an act of nature, life gets turned upside down for everyone in the affected area. Oftentimes, the aftermath of these cataclysmic events is just as bad as (if not worse than) the initial event. Water becomes contaminated, power goes out, and food begins to […]

Self-Defense Techniques Anyone Can Use

Self-Defense Techniques Anyone Can Use
(ModernSurvival.org) – While it is always good to avoid a fight if possible, sometimes an aggressor just refuses to be talked down. They could be drunk, under the influence of mind-altering narcotics, or simply having a bad day and looking to take it out on someone. Regardless of why the person is attacking, knowing some […]

Tips for Bartering in a Collapsed World

(ModernSurvival.org) – Bartering, or trading goods and services, has been practiced since the beginning of recorded history. Before monetary systems were developed, ancient cultures used bartering to get the food, items, and weapons necessary for survival. While cash may be king now, it will quickly become worthless should the economy come crashing down or society […]

How To Choose The Right Clothing For Survival

Survival Clothing
(Modern Survival.org) – Each day, when you venture out into the world, your first line of defense against any unforeseen emergency is the clothing you’re wearing. Your clothes shield you from the elements. They also help determine how much attention you draw to yourself as you go about your day. For these reasons, the attire […]

Beware of the Black Swan

(ModernSurvival.org) – 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, […]

Prepping Basics: 12 Fundamentals of Survival

(Modern Survival.org) – For many, the last few years have cemented the fact that prepping is essential. If the recent health crisis wasn’t enough to convince the masses that preparation is a necessity, the fluctuating shortages of essential goods and skyrocketing prices likely have. The problem facing new survivalist “converts” is knowing where to begin […]

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!

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