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From the Desk of John Rourke – September 1st, 2015

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Every so often I throw up some pics from my Instagram account. I enjoy Instagram due to its simplicity. Simply – people post pictures of “whatever” and you follow people that post things you may be interested in. About once a day I log in and scan through all the pictures that people post. Guns, camping, sports, shooting, hunting, nature – all kinds of stuff.

You can see my full Instagram

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Mylar packing food for long term storage

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Rourke: This post was originally published here on ModernSurvivalOnline.com. It is just as relevant today.

 

Storing food continues to be my main priority in gathering survival supplies. Canned goods are the mainstay of much of my stockpile along with some freeze-dried. Over the past few months I have added some additional food via storing them in mylar bags.

Mylar packaging has been around for many years. Used for many different products – mylar has

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From the Desk of John Rourke – August 31st, 2015

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Ben Carson is gaining in the polls. I like it. I like that there are several candidates in the running that are NOT career politicians. For years people have said they wished a non-politician would run. Well – here we are.

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Just picked up a Sawyer Mini Water Filter. Have heard many good things about this filter. High volume life and super portable and lightweight. Looking forward to testing and

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“Fear the Walking Dead” Episode 1 and 2 Review

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The Walking Dead TV series has been one of the hottest phenomenons to hit entertainment in years. Why? Don’t know. Guess it is the combination of story lines within show. There is suspense, action, thrills – and even a little romance now and again. Character development has been phenomenal as longtime viewers can attest to. Over several season characters change – they adapt and relationships develop with other characters. They even die regardless of their

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My bucket list…….

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Back in 2011 I wrote about my bucket list. In case you don’t know – a Bucket List is a list of things that you want to do before you…..”kick the bucket“.

There was a movie called Bucket List that was pretty good – worth watching. It has been a few years and to be honest I have not put forth much effort towards accomplishing items on my list.

Lets take a look. Those items

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Emergency Essentials monthly sale for August – ALMOST OVER!!

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Almost over the August special sale from Emergency Essentials. This month the sale focuses on Mountain House Freeze Dried Food. I have put back a substantial amount of common, everyday foods and am now focusing on Mountain House freeze dried products.

Mountain House freeze dried foods have been proven to store up to 25 years. They are incredibly easy to prepare by simply adding water – then heat as needed. Mountain House foods are extremely

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Dehydrated Meals Can Be Delicious

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By Lee Flynn

 

Why keep dehydrated food on hand?

There are a lot of good reasons to dehydrate and store foodstuffs, and it is something that everyone can do with a little bit of practice. Dehydrated food takes up less space and weighs less for camping trips. For those who want be prepared for any contingency, dry goods and dehydrated foods are stored along with potable water in case of a food shortage or

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From the Desk of John Rourke – August 28th, 2015

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This week has been a roller coaster ride of stock market turmoil and dangerous news from around the world. So, what has been happening?

– The stock market plummeted early this week after a downward end of last week. Volatility has been the word of the week as the market has had down numbers such as – 531(Friday), -588, -205 and then rebounded to +619, and +369. What the future holds no one

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Review: Ruger BX-25 Factory High Capacity Magazines

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Rourke: This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline. I have continued to use my Ruger BX-25 magazines with great success.

I love shooting the .22LR – low recoil, low noise, cheap and fun. The Ruger 10/22 is probably the most popular .22 ever made. I have had several and loved them all. Currently my 10/22 is set up in a more “tactical” nature – and is great fun. The biggest

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Special deals from GearBest.com

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Here are a few special deals I have partnered with GearBest.com for ModernSurvivalOnline.com readers:

Remember – all order have Free Shipping.

 

Flashlights / Lights

CooYoo Quantum 130 Lumen Mini LED Flashlight

Stainless model – $21.99 w/coupon code: cyss Brass/Red Copper – $25.99 w/coupon code: cycobr Metal/Sandblasting/Bluing – $31.99 w/coupon code: cycobr

UY Q7 350 Lumen IPX8 Waterproof Camping Light – $25.49

 

Knives / Multi-Tools

Ganzo G704 Folding

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GIVEAWAY: SUNWAYMAN C22C LED Flashlight – Limited Time!

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GIVEAWAY: I have partnered with GearBest.com and they have provided a Sunwayman C22C LED high performance flashlight as a giveaway item. I reviewed the C22C a little while back and it is highly recommended.

Here are some of the main features of the C22C:

– Main light Cree XM-L2 U2 LED, side Light Cree XP-G2 R5 LED, with a lifetime of up to 50000 hours – Slightly depress the side switch to turn

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Camping Tips for Beginners

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By Jules

If you are reading this, chances are you understand that there is a chance we will all have to fend for ourselves, without the safety and protection of infrastructure and local law enforcement. If that day comes, those who know how to live “off the grid” will be much better positioned than those who never bothered to learn how to be self-sufficient.

One of the best ways to prepare — and have some

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Video of the Week: EMP Nightmare

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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.

EMP is probably the most mysterious and conflicting subject of preparedness. “Conflicting” as it causes conflict between individuals who state that if an EMP were to

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Giveaway from the Desk of John Rourke – August 26th, 2015

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The Sun Oven Webinar went great last night. Appreciate those of you that stopped by. A few people had some problems watching live. Not a problem! You can watch the entire webinar right now by visiting this link: http://events.instantteleseminar.com/?eventid=72956928 .

Sun Oven has also put together a very special package for viewers of the webinar at a great rice. This special last through September 4th at midnight.

I am working n a full review right

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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

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Every week I throw out a few recommendations on things such as movies, books, knives, flashlights – all kinds of stuff. Some of these are not related to preparedness whatsoever – rather, just stuff I like. Most are available on Amazon but not all. I have a particular fondness for movies as one of my favorite things to do is to sit back and watch a good one.

So – for this week……here is my

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Commentary – Why I zero my AR at 50 yards…….

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Rourke: This “Blast from the Past” was originally published HERE in ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

First off – my eye’s are not what they used to be. 100 yards with a non-magnified optic looks pretty far. 200 yards with a non-magnified optic or open sights is extremely far especially considering target identification. Anyways – back to why I zero my AR at 50 yards.

The M193 55 grain 5.56mm round – and similar loads – are very

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

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The DOW plummets close to 600 points and a barrel of oil is now below $39. Going to be interesting a month from now where everything will be sitting. Hey – no better time to put back some additional beans, bullets, and ban-aides then RIGHT NOW.

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I am truly surprised that Israel has not carried out an attack against Iranian nuclear targets at some point over the past few years.

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Tonight’s Sun Oven Cooking Seminar

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This is a quick reminder about our special seminar tonight with solar cooking expert Paul Munsen.

This interactive online class starts today at 7 p.m. Central, (8 p.m. Eastern / 6 p.m. Mountain / 5 p.m. Pacific)

 

Click Here to Attend: http://events.instantteleseminar.com/?eventid=72956928

 

See you there!!!

Rourke

Important Things to Know About Body Armor – a Guide for Survivalists

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By Chris Taylor

Even the most prepared Survivalist may not consider wearing body armor for a number of reasons; some simply do not consider its benefits, whereas others think that body armor is a paranoid purchase fit only for military and the ‘hardcore survivalist’. However, protective clothing in the form of a bullet proof vest is an invaluable purchase, and should be a central aspect of any survivalist’s preparation.

As any good survivalist knows preparation

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

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Late last week a mistrial occurred in the case of a white Charlotte, NC police officer being charged with the wrongful shooting death of an unarmed black man. There was a video showing the man running towards the officer and then a few seconds later you hear 4 shots – a pause – and then additional shots. The unarmed man was shot a total of 10 times.

I have read about the case and watched

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Survival Fishing and Snares

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Recently Rourke posed a question for his readers regarding inclusion of fishing tackle in the survival ruck. My thoughts follow.

Inclusion of fishing gear in your survival rucks is likely situationally dependent. If your primary/expected travels are all in desert regions, likely not – but living in a land of many lakes and abundant fish I include a minimal kit of fishing equipment. No rods or reels, these are primarily

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This 2 Day Stock Market Crash Was Larger Than Any 1 Day Stock Market Crash In U.S. History

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Rourke: This article was originally published HERE over at The Economic Collapse blog.

 

By Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse

We witnessed something truly historic happen on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 530 points, and that followed a 358 point crash on Thursday. When you add those two days together, the total two day stock market crash that we just witnessed comes to a grand total of 888 points, which is larger than

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Learn How to Cook With the Sun Oven

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On Tuesday August 25th Paul Munsen of Sun Ovens International will be joining me to teach an

online class and share the experience gained for 18 years of working with Sun Ovens all over

the world. This is a class you will not want to miss.

 

Sun Oven Cooking Essentials Class

Want to know more about how to cook with the power of the sun? The Sun Oven Cooking

Essentials Seminar will show

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From the Desk of John Rourke – August 21st, 2015

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The stock market really took a tumble yesterday. Over 300 points. It has been predicted for some tie that the market is too high and a correction is due. I suspect that more is in the works although the market will likely bounce back today with investors taking advantage of lower prices.

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Loyal reader Kevin left a comment related to making a decision on whether or not to cash in

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