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

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As our current Administration continues to celebrate in their efforts to make “deals” with Iran – Iran relishes in calling for the death and destruction of America in addition to Israel.

It remains frustrating to see the general “sheeple” citizen with their head in the sand on matters that affect the welfare of this country.

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I do not like clowns. Never have. Never will.

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18 things every child should be taught

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There are things that every kid should learn as they grow up. Some of these things are simple matters of convenience. Others may just save a few dollars. More importantly – some may just save the kids life.

As a parent – or maybe a grandparent – it is your responsibility to make sure that kids are prepared for life. With that in mind here are 18 things that each kid should be taught:

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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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REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount

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The folks over at “Mike the Gardner” are offering ModernSurvivalOnline readers 25% off their Seeds of the Month Club.

Promo code MODERNSURVIVAL25

Joining the Seeds of the Month Club – you will receive seeds every month of the year year round and also 25% off vegetable seeds in their online store.

Your Membership Includes ONLY $3.70 PER MONTH! (25% discount not included) 8 packs of seeds your

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From the Desk of John Rourke – April 20th, 2015

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Watching one of those cop shows yesterday there was a story of a guy riding down the street on a bike and he gets pulled over(don’t remember why). He was searched and they found $200 in 5’s and 1’s, and a Hi-Point 9mm pistol. He had no ID therefore no permit. Here is what I wanted to pass on about the show – the officer investigating checked the magazine and saw the hollow points. He

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The Patriots goes live…..

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I am pleased to announce that the Patriots is now live.

The Patriots is a membership program which was developed to provide an avenue for people who wished to support ModernSurvivalOnline. Members receive access to member-only articles, downloads, and discounts to many online vendors. Becoming a Patriot is an inexpensive way to help support what we are doing here.

I have worked hard over the past few weeks to get everything “launch-ready” and the

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By Brad M

After getting home from a 12 hour work day, shoveled the snow off of your driveway and walks, and find that you are tired and hungry. You decide you want a plate of Nacho’s, so you make them for yourself. Just as you are walking to your couch to sit down and enjoy your Nacho’s while you watch the big game, your doorbell rings. You answer it and it is a

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Terror Threats Mounting ISIS Calls For Attacks in the U.S. and Europe

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Rourke: Here is the latest update from AlertsUSA. Concerning……

 

Late last week the Islamic State released a new propaganda video (GRAPHIC)entitled ‘We Will Burn America” within which threats of another 9/11 style attack are made, and which calls on supporters here in the U.S. homeland to carry out their own attacks.

“America thinks it’s safe because of the geographical location. Thus you see it invades the Muslim lands, and it thinks that the army

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got Baofeng?

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A fellow group member just became the owner of a Baofeng UV-5R. I told him that he should read this post and I figured many may not have seen it the first time around. It was published originally HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.

HAM radio is one of those mysterious phenomenon that most people ignore because they just don’t understand it. I totally identify with that as I was in that same boat for years. Reality smacked

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REMINDER: TechEyes.com – special limited time pricing for MSO readers

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TechEyes.com is a new sponnsor here on ModernSurvivalOnline.com and they are offerring some very special EOTech pricing for MSO readers. This is a limited time, unadvertised offer.

 

Here are the specials:

 

L3 EOTech EXPS3-0 HWS Extreme Red Dot Sight, Night Vision Compatible – EXPS3-0 https://techeyes.com/index.php/l3-eotech-exps3-0-hws-extreme-red-dot-sight-night-vision-compatible-exps3-0.html?acc=c9f0f895fb98ab9159f51fd0297e236d 6 in stock Normal pricing: $629; Sale Price: $560 COUPON CODE: EOTECH3 EOTech EXPS3-2 Holographic Sight – EOEXPS3-2 https://techeyes.com/index.php/eotech-exps3-2-holographic-sight.html?acc=c9f0f895fb98ab9159f51fd0297e236d 1 in stock Normal Pricing: $629; Sale price:

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

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SCORE!!!!!Picked up a couple boxes of .22 Magnum Critical Defense ammo. $14.99 a box is not bad in today’s market.

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I grew up having some of the first movies I ever saw being JAWS, Rocky – and Star Wars. As a kid of the 70’s and early 80’s I was a Star Wars nut collecting every figure and vehicle I could find. I just watched the new Star Wars trailer

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Indoor Gardening 101: 3 Basic Tips for Urban Gardeners

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By Cherie

Whether you’re living in an urban environment without the space to create an outdoor garden or if you want to grow seedlings from the inside of your home, you can bring your green thumb inside with these indoor gardening tips:

Start Small

Unlike traditional outdoor garden plots, indoor gardens are much smaller. Use small containers — no more than three to four inches across — like yogurt cups, recycled cell-packs or pots from

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From the Desk of John Rourke – April 16th, 2015

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I continue to be impressed with the Kelly Kettle Trekker. Not the smallest emergency cook stove but it works great. Love the fact that you can cook and boil water at the same time. My youngest son cooked a hot dog on it and he said it was really fun. Somehow that hot dog tasted better cooking it outside in the Kelly Kettle.

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More instances of Russian aggression in the

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Flashlight Review & Test: UltraFire versus TrustFire

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This post was previously published HERE on MSO.

I love flashlights and have since I was a kid. With today’s technologies flashlights are brighter, lighter, and cheaper than ever before. LED technology has taken flashlight brightness to a level never seen before. I have flashlights I have paid over $60 for and I have some I have paid as little as $1.00. When it comes to preparedness supplies the flashlight is probably one of the

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From the Desk of John Rourke – April 15th, 2015

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HEADLINE: ISIS Camp a Few Miles from Texas, Mexican Authorities Confirm

ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector.

The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in

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Firestarters by Crayola

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Amazing the things that we all have laying around that have some really great uses and do not even know it. Take crayons for instance. I had read somewhere that they were good for starting fires. I was at Wally World picking up a few things and I told my wife I needed to go get something.

“What do you need to get?,” she asked.

“Crayons.”, I said.

Firestarters by Crayola

Question: Marine radar for land based surveillance?

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Thinking about adding radar surveillance to my mountain top retreat. Anyone know anything about using marine radars for land application? I am considering a Si-Tex radar, see:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/T-760-Compact-Color-Radar-With-4kW-18-Dome-7-Touchscreen-For-Any-Size-Boat-/221500929393?pt=Boat_Parts_Accessories_Gear&hash=item33927bf571&vxp=mtr

http://si-tex.com/brochure/1409155932T-760%20Literature.pdf

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Low end marine radar is now affordable! My goal with such would be to have an alarm sound when vehicles enter search area and even to plot their location relative to

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From the Desk of John Rourke – April 14th, 2015

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Amazon is running a special right now on select magazine subscriptions for only $5 for an entire year. This includes a couple that I like including Field & Stream and Men’s Journal. and Check ‘em out HERE.

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With some of the recent activity revolving around EMP I am stepping up my preps. High on the priority is refrigeration.

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Check out this video on North Korea’s

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3 Easy Tips to Improve Your Handgun Accuracy

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The ability to fire a handgun accurately is crucial to survival, not only yours, but that of innocent bystanders. Since many individuals opt to carry handguns for the purposes of self-defense, accuracy is also important in achieving that end. You may want to use lethal force in certain circumstances, but it isn’t always called for. In those situations, taking any life should not be an accident. While you want to protect yourself, disarming

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From the Desk of John Rourke – April 13th, 2015

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From arstechnica.com: A federal appeals court is asking the Obama administration to explain why the government should be allowed to keep secret its plan to shutter mobile phone service during “critical emergencies.”

The Department of Homeland Security came up with the plan—known as Standing Operating Procedure 303—after cellular phones were used to detonate explosives targeting a London public transportation system.

SOP 303 is a powerful tool in the digital age, and it spells out a

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The use of drones as a force multiplier in an emergency or disaster

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By Brad M

Last 4th of July, my family helped set up thousands of flags on a lawn by our City Hall to honor Veterans from our state who had given their last full measure for their country. While doing that I heard a buzzing sound and found it to be coming from a quad copter flying down the field with a camera under it, and found the pilot to be from the local

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ClassicFirearms.com now an official sponsor

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I am pleased to announce that Classic Firearms out of Monroe, NC is now an official sponsor of ModernSurvivalOnline.com. I became familiar with Classic Firearms after ordering a Bear Creek Arsenal upper to complete an AR build. Their customer service was excellent and the upper arrived with no issues.

Just recently I placed another order getting a Canik TP9 SA 9mm pistol. I talked on the phone with Janet who coordinated the firearms transfer to

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Site problems….

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Had some significant problems on Saturday with the website. For a period of time I was actually locked out. Once I was able to gain access many pages disappeared. I was able to retrieve them but some had changed – pictures disappeared and some text was gone. This is primarily on older pages in the download section.

Hopefully everything is back to normal. If you see anything out of the ordinary please send

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Retreat Security and Small Unit Tactics: The Book

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We all have a responsibility to protect ourselves, our families and our property. Police are at best minutes away and in a disaster or WROL situation they may not be coming at all. This book provides valuable information on securing your home(retreat) as well as small group security tactics.

Just to give you an idea what is covered in this book – here are a few chapters:

Common Sense Ways

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