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From the Desk of John Rourke – June 30th, 2015

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I have put this out there before and made some contacts: If you are in the York County, SC area and interested in joining a MAG send me an email. A local group there is looking for potential members. emergencycd(at)gmail(dot)com

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Yesterday Glenn Beck commented on the situation in Greece. Listen to it below. Very interesting. About 8 minutes:

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Video of the Week: How To Set Up Your Plate Carrier

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YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.

For those of us who have plate carriers the decision on exactly how to set it up can create sleepness nights and fights with the spouse.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – June 29th, 2015

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Just a reminder: Several weeks ago something happened and many of the first 2 years of published posts disappeared. I ended up finding them. Rather than republishing them all at once I sometimes pick one here and there and bring it back to current. If you see something and it looks familiar – this might be the reason.

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There are a series of buttons at the bottom of each post

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I can see it coming…..

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I can see it.

I can see the countless stories of kids lemonade stands being shut down due to local governments requiring permits. I can see towns fining people who back into their driveways rather than pull in to expose their license plate. Of course the town officials must make sure that all vehicles are registered and not left just sitting in the home owners driveway.

I can see tax bills arriving to the

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Emergency Essentials sale almost over!!

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ENDS TOMORROW!!!! For the month of June Emergency Essentials has several items on sale at deep discounts that you may find attractive. Emergency Essentials has been an industry leader and long time supporter of this website. Great company! Here are a few examples: Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Ham and Peppers Reg. $35.99 SALE: $21.49 Mountain House Breakfast Skillet Reg. $36.99 SALE: $19.99 ​ Emergency Essentials Diced Freeze Dried Chicken Reg. $54.99 SALE: $29.99 Emergency

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Why do I Prepare…….. by Blueridgeprepper1

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This post originally appeared HERE on MSO.

Have you ever thought to yourself, “This country has lost its moral core”? Do you believe that because of liberal influences and a misguided Supreme Court we now live in a country that has Freedom FROM Religion, rather than Freedom OF Religion? If so, you are not alone. For many years I have noticed the decay of our society. Many in our nation no longer believe that you

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From the Desk of John Rourke – June 26th, 2015

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My nephew just picked up an AR. Even better is he is asking about training – which I am very happy about. Far too often a checkmark is placed in the box next to “defense” just because a firearm is bought. I have made a lot of strides in my ability to put rounds down range, moving, reloading, etc – but have a long ways to go.

Hopefully my nephew and I will get a

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Watch this…….something to consider

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This video shows what the first 12 hours of a US Dollar collapse might look like.

Let’s hope not!!

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From the Desk of John Rourke – June 25th, 2015

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A new video has been added to the Patriots membership area. I have several more planned as well as additional articles and downloads. I am also negotiating with a few more online vendors for more discounts.

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Just ordered a 2-meter J-pole antenna for ham radio use. Thing gets great reviews on YouTube and I am looking forward to setting it up.

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The town I live

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7 Essentials During a Power Outage

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by Lee Flynn

The grid disruption database from Inside Energy compiled their data and found an average of 200 reported grid outages per year from 2010 to 2013. This numbers continues to increase. There is not always an impending storm or a sudden natural disaster to warn that a power outage may be in the future. Therefore, it is essential that everyone be, at least minimally, prepared for the loss of power before

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From the Desk of John Rourke – June 24th, 2015

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This past weekend “The Group” went camping. The Group is the MAG survival group I belong to. Great group of guys and truly feel that we are turning into a Band of Brothers that can be there for each other whenever needed. Camping was good although the heat was. Some of us brought our kids and I brought Christopher – my 12 year old. Did a little fishing and canoeing.

Saturday night

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I Was Born Into The Cold War……

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In case you missed it – this post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

by Guy Spotts

 

I was born into the cold war between the United States and the old Soviet Union, my parents had grown up in the great depression. I don’t remember if it was the Cuban Missile Crisis or if it was before then when my father started to prep but with a weekly pay check of

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From the Desk of John Rourke – June 23rd, 2015

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There has been an onslaught of rimfire pistols and rifles coming online over the past couple years. With .22LR becoming more widely available these firearms are looking more attractive. The .22LR is my favorite caliber. Why? It represents so much fun for very little money.

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Looks like the Progressives have totally taken over Tylenol from what I have seen of their recent marketing efforts.

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Looks

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Vehicle Maintenance Advice

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By: Tony D

 

As an auto technician and PREPPER, I would like to share some of my expertise in the automotive field. I have been “turning wrenches” for over 25 years, and have amassed quite a bit of knowledge. I often see vehicles in my shop that are in such poor shape, I can just imagine them clogging the roadways in a SHTF situation. I think that some folks just don’t care. But

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From the Desk of John Rourke – June 22nd, 2015

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It was recently suggested to me that I periodically change the format of my “From the Desk of….” posts to video. Maybe a video a week. Interesting idea and not overly difficult to do.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

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Keeping an Emergency Cash Fund accessible is important. This fund should NOT be at a bank or credit union. If something should happen and access to ATM’s and banks are not available

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Left-handed or Right?

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I am left handed for most things that I do. Just recently I began doing common everyday tasks using my right hand – and was amazed at how difficult some things were.

Tonight when I made myself a bowl of Cheerios I carried the bowl into the living room with my right hand. Of course – I usually use my left. This is really not a huge feat but felt very weird. Why am I

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Your SHTF “Go To” Gun Contest

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Here is a simple contest……..send me a picture of your SHTF “Go To” gun and the best one will win a case of MRE’s from MealKitSupply.com.

The collapse has happened. There is no rule of law. There are roving bands of brigands and gangs. What will you use to defend your family and supplies? I am not looking for a picture of your AR-15 leaning up against your refrigerator. Somehow make it unique and interesting.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – June 19th, 2015

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Couldn’t decide if I was going to write this or not. Its late and I am supposed to get up and work out in the morning.

Charleston.

It’s everywhere. The tragedy of 9 innocent people being murdered in a church. It’s terrible. Let me tell you what else is a tragedy…….the main stream media.

Everywhere the fact that the killer is white and the victims are black are being broadcasted. Gun control is being mentioned

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Friday’s Steals and Deals

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Friday’s Steals and Deals contains great deals offered by many of our advertisers and official affiliates.

Click on the following website links to be directed to the offers from the featured companies. Deals and prices were accurate at publishing time.

Here we go…..

 

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Alocs Alcohol Stove – very nice – only $22.05 Free Shipping

NEW Drop Leg 1911 Pistol Holster – SALE: $27.12 Free Shipping

3 Hole Rope Guideline Buckle – Cool! Just

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Getting Your Kids Involved By Making It Fun

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by The Proud Father

 

I would not put myself in the class of a “Doomsday Prepper” in any way not that there is anything wrong with that, but I do prepare for unseen events that could happen. I do lean more towards survival however, which does link with preparedness. My family and I love the outdoors whether it be; fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, or any number of other outdoor activities. I believe

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From the Desk of John Rourke – June 18th, 2015

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Week of July 5th will be “Medical Week” here on MSO. Medical info might not be as exciting as guns and ammo but essential nonetheless. Stay tuned!

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The news coming out of California with this drought is incredible. Areas have had their water rights revoked in an effort to conserve as much water as possible. Within days they will run out of water unless alternate suppliers can be found.

In

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What Makes Stab and Spike Vests Resistant?

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By Chris Taylor

Stab proof vests provide the wearer some protection that bullet proof vests don’t– protection from knife attacks. Knives and needles have sharper points than bullets and require a different kind of material construction. Stab proof vests protect from slashes and jabs, preventing sharp-edged weapons from penetrating more than a few millimeters.

Most stab proof vests are made from a material called Kevlar. Kevlar is very resistant

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From the Desk of John Rourke – June 17th, 2015

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Appreciate all the concern about my blood pressure. It will be fine. I am on my meds and only need to tweak it down a bit. Follow up appointment end of July.

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Capt. Michaels left a link to this video yesterday in a comment. I have seen it several times and it brings tears to my eyes every time. Yup – tears. My man card remains intact regardless.

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16 Surprising Places to Find Water When Everyone’s Dying of Thirst

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There’s no need to remind you that you can’t survive for more than 3 days without water; the rule of threes is something every prepper learns early on. In fact, some of you are probably smiling right now thinking: Well, I’m covered for a lot more than 72 hours!

In theory, yes…. provided you bug in when disaster strikes. But what if you need to bug out, how long will the water

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