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Wood Ash for Survival Gardening

Wood Ash for Survival Gardening

(Modern Survival.org) – Which vegetable could be harmed by adding wood ash to the soil? Broccoli Carrots Lettuce Potatoes Answer: Potatoes Spreading the ash from hardwood in your survival garden can be very beneficial to many plants, but doing so may harm your potatoes. Here’s why… Wood ash has a variety of uses in your […]

Defend Yourself When Mobs Come Knocking

How to Defend Yourself When Mobs Come Knocking

(Modern Survival.org) – If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that the fabric of American society is much more fragile than originally thought. Some major cities have experienced riots for eight weeks so far. You need to know what to do, and how to do it in order to protect yourself and your family. Just […]

Stay Gray in Urban Environments

Stay Gray in Urban Environments

(Modern Survival.org) – Which of these could break your gray man status in an urban environment? Camo shirt Local Team Hat Combat Boots Backpack Answer: Camo Shirt A camo shirt is most likely to break your gray man status in an urban environment. Here’s why… The concept of the gray man is to blend in […]

Beware new COVID Scams

Beware new COVID Scams

(Modern Survival.org) – A pandemic is enough for people to worry about. Unfortunately, there are people out there that see this as an opportunity — looking to turn a profit off of others who are likely suffering as it is. Watch out for this nasty new trend in robocall scams: Can you believe robocall scammers […]

Hangover Remedies Based on Science

Hangover Remedies Based on Science

(Modern Survival.org) – With the 4th being yesterday, it’s likely some people woke up feeling under the weather. Don’t worry, it’s probably not COVID-19, but could have been avoided. Kicking back with your friends and family and having a cold beer seems like a great way to celebrate your independence, but going too far can […]

COVID Safety on Independence Day

COVID Safety on Independence Day

(Modern Survival.org) – It’s a holiday weekend and many Americans are going to celebrate it with their families. With COVID-19 still prevalent in the US it may be harder to have a get-together. Make sure to be responsible and follow guidelines to help keep you, your family, and your friends safe. Many communities have canceled […]

Discreet Self Defense Tools for EDC

Discreet Self Defense Tools for EDC

(Modern Survival.org) – What item is the most commonly used everyday carry (ECD) self-defense tool? Flashlight Pen Umbrella Magazine Answer: #1 Flashlight Flashlights are severely underestimated self-defense tools. Not only can they allow you to see in low light situations, but they double as a weapon. They can be carried just about anywhere and can […]

How to Survive an Encounter With a Bear

How to Survive an Encounter With a Bear

(Modern Survival.org) – What is the first action you should take if you encounter a bear in the wild? Run for your life Play dead Attack Identify the bear Answer: Identify the Bear The first thing you should do when you come into contact with a bear is to identify what kind it is. This […]

Prepare for Financial Collapse With This

Prepare for Financial Collapse With This

(Modern Survival.org) – Financial collapse: it’s not a question of if it will happen, but when. The truth is a collapse is bound to happen eventually; no country or civilization in history has been immune to it. So, how can you prepare for the inevitable? City Prepping on youtube gives valuable insight into preparing for […]

How to Analyze Your Home’s Perimeter Defenses

How to Analyze Your Home's Perimeter Defenses

(Modern Survival.org) – The truth is you can plan and prepare all you want, but without proper defense, your preparation can all be for nothing. If you have weak defenses, you’re more likely to be targeted by burglars (or raiders in a SHTF scenario). Charley Hogwood, from Survival Dispatch, breaks down ways to analyze your […]

Survival Caches: How to Bury Emergency Supplies

Survival Caches: How to Bury Emergency Supplies

(Modern Survival.org) – A big reason bugging out isn’t ideal is because of the lack of supplies available. You can only carry so much, and that means you can’t take a whole lot with you without tiring easily. A good way to get around this is by establishing caches. Karl and Randy, both retired Green […]

Top 3 Reasons To Consider Ditching Bug-Out-Bags

Top 3 Reasons To Consider Ditching Bug-Out-Bags

(ModernSurvival.org) – During a societal collapse or an end-of-the-world scenario, there really aren’t many options. You can bug out or bug in. Both have their own pros and cons depending on the situation, but there are times when bugging out can be riskier. Warrior Poet Society explains in this video. The first reason to ditch […]

Global Killer: Doing This Right Is Key

Global Killer: Doing This Right Is Key

(ModernSurvival.org) – The president touts one treatment, his opposers another. And there are a wide variety of suggestions in between. The one thing we can all agree on is that cleanliness is a key element. And yet, even that can take a wrong turn — but, it doesn’t have to. Sing all the songs you […]

COVID Stimulus: Top 5 Items to Consider Buying

COVID Stimulus: Top 5 Items You Should Consider

(ModernSurvival.org) – People are excited about receiving their COVID Stimulus check from the government. Unfortunately, many see it as an extra bit of money to go out and blow on whatever shiny item that catches their eye. Before rushing out to buy something we might not really need, we should consider a few things first. […]

Top 3 Survival Garden Plants

Top 3 Survival Garden Plants

(ModernSurvival.org) – Gardening is a favorite pastime for many Americans, but it can be so much more than that. Growing your own food can be essential to survival, especially in times like these where many stores are running low on fresh produce due to coronavirus panic buying. Yes, there are many plants you can grow […]

How to Boost Morale Under Lockdown

How to Boost Morale Under Lockdown

(ModernSurvival.org) – With spring arriving and warmer weather approaching, being stuck inside can be very depressing. The country is on lockdown and the coronavirus is wreaking havoc everywhere. During times like these, it may seem impossible to get away from stress and worry. So, how can we keep our spirits up and beat this bleak […]

Lockdown Supplies Targeted: Protect Your Home

Lockdown Supplies Targeted: Protect Your Home

(ModernSurvival.org) – With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing by the day, so are the number of things you can’t find in stores. Essential items such as toilet paper, rice, meat, disinfectant, and many other supplies are flying off the shelves. Sadly, those aren’t the only things disappearing. People are becoming desperate, so much so […]

Helping Children Cope With Coronavirus Fear

Helping Children Cope With Coronavirus Fear

(ModernSurvival.org) – The novel coronavirus is creating chaos in our lives. Between people losing their jobs, stores selling out of many items, and lockdowns in place over much of the country, stress levels are high. Unfortunately, it isn’t just affecting us. Our children are also being forced to deal with the repercussions of this pandemic. […]

DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipe (CDC Formula)

(ModernSurvival.org) – Hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes are currently sold out in most stores, but there’s no need to worry. You can easily make your own. The CDC recommends washing your hands with antibacterial soap and water whenever possible. But what should you do when soap and water are not available? Any hand sanitizer with […]

OPSEC: Keeping Your Preps Safe

OPSEC: Keeping Your Preps Safe

(ModernSurvival.org) – Have you ever heard the term “Loose lips sink ships?” Information is one of the most dangerous weapons in the world, so it’s important that we limit what we put out — intentionally or otherwise. City Prepping is giving us a brief introduction to Operations Security (OPSEC) here, and how we can apply […]

15 Tips For Using This Household Staple In a Survival Situation

15 Tips For Using This Household Staple In a Survival Situation

(ModernSurvival.org) – If you’ve never heard of it, Sodium bicarbonate sounds slightly intimidating. It’s a very common product almost everyone has in their home though, better known as baking soda. Here, SensiblePrepper is showing us 15 uses for baking soda that many people may be unaware of. The product is rather coarse, making it a […]

Bartering in a Collapsed World

Bartering In Collapsed World

(ModernSurvival.org) – In the event of a major economic collapse, or any other “the end of the world as we know it” (TEOTWAWKI) crisis, money isn’t going to hold its value for long. You’ll need to find other avenues for trade. In this video, Prepper University has provided us with their top ten items for […]

Survival Cooking – Create a Stove From a Soup Can

Survival Cooking - Create a Stove From a Soup Can

(ModernSurvival.org) – You’re probably wondering “A stove made out of a soup can, really?” Yes really, and it’s actually pretty easy to do — taking around 5 minutes to create. The video above shows how you can achieve making a stove from a soup can. All you need is a can of average size (if […]

Surviving a Moose Attack

Surviving a Moose Attack

(ModernSurvival.org) – When facing a moose in the wild, what shouldn’t you do? Make yourself look big Run away from animal Hide behind a tree Stay 50′ away ANSWER: Make Yourself Look Big If you find yourself facing a moose in the wild, you do not want to make yourself look big or try to intimidate […]

What Is the Best Target to Kick in a Fight?

What Is the Best Target to Kick in a Fight?

(ModernSurvival.org) – Fights in the real world are rarely anything like what you see in the movies: they aren’t choreographed, they aren’t pretty, and they’re generally brutal. If you ever find yourself in a real fight, you want to end it as quickly as you can to preserve your health. In this video, Fight SCIENCE […]

This Car Feature Could save Your Life

This Car Feature Could save Your Life

(ModernSurvival.org) – You’re driving your car down the road, when suddenly a deer jumps out of the woods. While in reality, you shouldn’t swerve to miss it, most people do. Without realizing it, they put themselves at even more risk by doing so. The least of their problems from here on out is that insurance […]

DIY Quarantine Room

DIY Quarantine Room

(ModernSurvival.org) – If a pandemic were to break out in your area, would you know how to isolate sick members of your family? Disclaimer – the information presented here is not for a professional-grade quarantine room. Few people have the resources to set up high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters or negative air pressure environments in […]

Wolf Attacks Family… in Their Tent!

Wolf Attacks Family... in Their Tent!

(ModernSurvival.org) – Nature can be a beast. One family found this out first hand, as a wolf entered their tent and launched an attack… "I immediately regretted kicking it… I felt like I had kind of punched someone that was way out of my weight class." — Russ Fee, on stopping a wolf attack in […]

Three Hours to Survive… Quick Shelter Options

Three Hours to Survive... Quick Shelter Options

(ModernSurvival.org) – In a survival situation, you only have three hours out in the elements before you’re in serious danger of falling victim to the forces of nature. To help ensure we’re able to live to see the light of a new day, Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) has provided us with a few quick shelter […]

Can You Prepare for a Global Pandemic?

Can You Prepare for a Global Pandemic?

(ModernSurvival.org) – Should a pandemic sweep over the globe, do you have the skillset to survive? According to the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), there is a growing risk of a global pandemic that could potentially kill tens of millions of people. Luckily, our friend Canadian Prepper has some tips that can help us better […]

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Dems Investigate Meddling of CDC Reports

Dems Investigate Meddling of CDC Reports

Democrats are always quick to investigate something they think might bring down President Trump. Honestly, it’s a very sad truth. The Left has announced...