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How Grants.gov Can Help Fund Your College Education

How Grants.gov Can Help Fund Your College Education
(ModernSurvival.org) – For many, a college education serves as a doorway to better professional employment and a good living. Unfortunately, the cost of attending college continues to rise, placing locks on the door to future success that many don’t know how to open. For those with limited financial means, this seems like an insurmountable obstacle. […]

FBI Warns of Resurgence in Dangerous Scam

FBI Warns of Resurgence in Dangerous Scam
(ModernSurvival.org) – It seems as though there is no low that criminals won’t sink to in order to steal from an unsuspecting mark. These morally bankrupt individuals target anyone who may fall for their schemes, and their victims are often the most vulnerable members of society. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning Americans […]

Does Buying in Bulk Really Save You Money?

Does Buying in Bulk Really Save You Money?
(ModernSurvival.org) – Buying goods in bulk quantity has gained traction and become more popular than ever in recent years. Products such as toilet paper, paper towels, personal care items, and foods with a long shelf life tend to top the list of bulk purchases. The general consensus is that buying large quantities of these items […]

Want to Buy a Home? These Down Payment Assistance Options May Help

Want to Buy a Home? These Down Payment Assistance Options May Help
(ModernSurvival.org) – Becoming a homeowner is a dream shared by many Americans. Unfortunately, the costs associated with purchasing a home often push this dream just out of reach. One of the most significant issues potential buyers face is the cost of a down payment. Many believe that a 20% down payment is required to purchase […]

Bug Out Location Not in the Budget? Go Here Instead

Bug Out Location Not in the Budget? Go Here Instead...
(Modern Survival.org) – Every prepper dreams of one day owning a piece of property where they can build the ultimate bug out destination. Unfortunately for many, this is a lofty goal. For those who can’t afford to buy a survivalist’s paradise, what other options are there when forced to leave home? City Prepping has created […]

What to Do If a Violent Fight Breaks Out Next to You

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(ModernSurvival.org) – Anyone who has been in a real fight, or even witnessed one, can tell you it is far different than what you see on television. There aren’t any choreographed moves and no back-and-forth punching for minutes on end. Generally, a real fight is quick and brutal. When a fight breaks out nearby, be […]

Common Survival Shelter Mistakes That Could Be Deadly

Common Survival Shelter Mistakes That Could Be Deadly
(ModernSurvival.org) – With everything going on in the world today, many people are looking at the idea of survival shelters in a new light. Since the cost of pre-built shelters and bunkers often starts in the tens-of-thousands-of-dollars range, most elect to go the do-it-yourself route. While building a DIY survival shelter is an excellent option […]

How Radiation Poisoning Affects the Body

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(ModernSurvival.org) – During a nuclear detonation, ground zero of the blast reaches millions of degrees Fahrenheit, instantly incinerating everything nearby. The resulting shockwave travels great distances as well, and people up to five miles away may still suffer third-degree burns from the heat. Even if one doesn’t die in the initial explosion of an atomic […]

How to Grow Your Home’s Defenses, Literally

How to Grow Your Home’s Defenses, Literally
(ModernSurvival.org) – Fortifying your home is an essential step on the path to survival. Be it a home invasion, or a horde of zombified survivors looking for food in a SHTF scenario, you want to be sure your home and family are protected. What can you do to ensure a potential prowler thinks twice about […]

Reasons to Prep… Even if Nothing Ever Happens

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(Modern Survival.org) – For people who don’t understand prepping, it all seems like a giant waste of time. Such individuals can become mocking and sometimes downright obnoxious in their efforts to poke fun at preppers. After all, why should anyone spend time and money stockpiling supplies if nothing major ever happens? At first glance, this […]

Simple Tips to Save Money on Gas

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(ModernSurvival.org) – Gas prices are on the rise across the nation. Cash is already tight thanks to soaring inflation, and many Americans are struggling to fill their tanks. While there isn’t much one can do to stop the price of gasoline from going through the roof, there are some ways to lessen the impact of […]

One Simple Trick to Prevent Car Theft

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(ModernSurvival.org) – As technology advances, making life more comfortable — and seemingly safer — for the world’s population, so do the tactics criminals employ to take advantage of the unwary. Unfortunately, these thieves adapt quickly to changes in technology, finding sneaky ways to steal what isn’t theirs. While many survivalists focus their efforts on protecting […]

How to Locate Government Assistance Opportunities

How to Locate Government Assistance Opportunities
(ModernSurvival.org) – Sometimes people need a helping hand to combat hard times. The federal government has many options available to assist those struggling to make ends meet, but it isn’t the only source of help. Individual states have programs of their own as well. This is where Benefits.gov comes in. What is Benefits.gov? Benefits.gov serves […]

Ending Homelessness With the Rapid Re-Housing Program

Ending Homelessness With the Rapid Re-Housing Program
(ModernSurvival.org) – Facing the possibility of homelessness is terrifying. Unfortunately, this is a very real issue, as hundreds of thousands of Americans live on the streets. To combat the homelessness epidemic, the U.S. government created the Rapid Re-Housing Program (RRH). What is RRH? The RRH program provides a tailored package to families and individuals facing […]

How to Prevent Gasoline Theft

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(ModernSurvival.org) – Gasoline prices are at a historic high in America, with no sign of coming back down anytime soon. It seems that the cost of nearly everything else is going up, too, as inflation skyrockets across the country. If that wasn’t bad enough, now police are warning of a disturbing trend on the rise: […]

Using Aluminum Foil for Survival

Using Aluminum Foil for Survival
(Modern Survival.org) – The difference between life and death in a survival situation can often come down to one skill: ingenuity. It’s the ability to think outside the box and utilize random items for tasks beyond their original purposes. The easiest way to build ingenuity is to learn how common, everyday items can be used […]

Don’t Let Your Brain Get You Killed

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(ModernSurvival.org) – Ask any survivalist, and they will quickly confirm that one’s mind is the greatest tool at their disposal, both in and out of an emergency. Unfortunately, this amazing biological computer can unknowingly deceive a person, putting them in grave danger. One must first understand how the brain affects our perception of some threats […]

How to Prepare for Nuclear War

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(ModernSurvival.org) – Gone are the days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when children were taught to hide beneath their desks in the event of a nuclear war. In fact, for the most part, preparation for a nuclear attack has become all but ignored in America. But with rising tension between Russia, China, and the United […]

Disposing of Human Waste in a Catastrophe

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(ModernSurvival.org) – In modern times, many luxuries have become so ingrained in society that most people take them for granted. For instance, consider what would happen in the aftermath of a catastrophe when human waste can no longer be flushed away. In urban and suburban areas, especially those with high population density, disruption of public services […]

Energy Assistance – What to Do If You Don’t Qualify for LIHEAP

Energy Assistance - What to Do If You Don’t Qualify for LIHEAP
(ModernSurvival.org) – A variety of options are available to help struggling Americans with their energy bills. From local services, agencies, and non-profit organizations to government programs, there are several ways to apply for assistance. One such program is the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) which provides government-funded cash grants to low-income families. Unfortunately, […]

Throwable Device Puts Out Fires Automatically

Throwable Device Puts Out Fires Automatically
(ModernSurvival.org) – For survivalists, fire can be a life-saving asset. It can boil water to make it drinkable, cook food, and provide warmth in cold environments. Unfortunately, fire can also create a survival situation when it gets out of control or erupts unexpectedly. In the world of preparedness, knowing how to eliminate threats is a […]

Do You Qualify For a Housing Choice Voucher?

Do You Qualify For a Housing Choice Voucher?
(ModernSurvival.org) – Section 8 housing is a major program offered by the federal government. The initiative allows qualified individuals to live in safe and sanitary residences of their choosing. The housing options include townhouses, apartments, and even single-family homes. Applicants are placed on a waiting list and must meet certain eligibility requirements before being selected. […]

Using Petroleum Jelly for Survival

Using Petroleum Jelly for Survival
(Modern Survival.org) – Multipurpose items are valuable in a prepper’s stockpile because they save space and, potentially, money. One multipurpose item—which also happens to be a common household item—is petroleum jelly. Traditionally, petroleum jelly is used for a number of tasks, including moisturizing skin, removing makeup, and preventing diaper rash. But for a survivalist, these […]

Sneaky Ways Grocery Stores Try to Trick Consumers

Sneaky Ways Grocery Stores Try to Trick Consumers
(ModernSurvival.org) – Most people become cost-conscious when shopping when times are tough. After all, every penny counts. This often includes using coupons or store apps that provide discounts on certain items. But when apps aren’t available, consumers should begin looking at unit pricing labels to get the best bang for their buck. Unfortunately, some companies […]

Watch Out for Widowmakers!

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(ModernSurvival.org) – To most people, the term “widowmaker” is associated with a massive heart attack. The phrase was coined to describe anything that could kill a man and leave his wife a widow, though it applies to anyone. In the survival world, however, widowmakers are something else entirely — but every bit as dangerous (hence, […]

How to Bury Emergency Supplies

Survival Caches: How to Bury Emergency Supplies
(ModernSurvival.org) – When a massive disaster strikes, many preppers plan to bug out to a predetermined location to escape urban populations. While this is generally a good plan, it can be difficult to make it to a bug-out location — especially when making the trek on foot. If the selected location is miles away, a […]

Everyday Carry For Self Defense

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(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

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(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 […]

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