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Three years, thousands of rounds, and lots of fun – the S&W M&P15-22 Carbine

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Three years ago I bought my Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 and have enjoyed it ever since. In fact -I am planning to buy another. This semi-automatic, magazine fed, AR-clone has served me well. I have found it to be accurate and extremely reliable.

 

When thinking back to the many times I have shot the M&P15-22 the first thing that comes to mind is accuracy. I have never mounted an optic so the original factory open sights have been used exclusively. I cannot tell you my 100 yard group size, or 50 – or any other distance. I have shot

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TRUTH: It is time to mourn a friend…..

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An Obituary printed in the London Times…..Absolutely Dead Brilliant!!

 

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

– Knowing when to come in out of the rain; – Why the early bird gets the worm; – Life isn’t always fair; – And maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by

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Emergency Essentials sale almost over……

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Emergency Essentials is a legend in the preparedness industry. They have been supplying emergency preparedness supplies to concerned individuals for years offering not only great products and prices – but excellent customer service as well. I am very glad to have them as a sponsor here on ModernSurvivalOnline.

Every month they offer up some great products with special sales and promotions. This month is no different. 

Here are a few of their sale items:

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$269.89

 

 

Additional sale items from Emergency Essentials: 

 

Freeze-Dried Cooked Shrimp - $39.99

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Review: Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 .22LR Semi-Auto

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This post originally appeared back in May of 2011. I will be posting an UPDATE tomorrow on how my M&P15-22 has performed over the past three years. The original review can be seen HERE. – Rourke

I love the .22LR .

Over the years I have had a variety of .22LR pistols and rifles. From the Ruger Mk II pistol to a Squire Bingham M16R – I have shot thousands of rounds of .22LR and had a ball doing it. Ever since seeing pictures of the Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 – I have wanted

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REVIEW: Hiperfire HIPERTOUCH 24 Drop-In AR-15 Trigger

I have owned my Stag Model 2L for several years now and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Modification have consisted of some furniture upgrades, optics – and that is about it. I recently came across a review on the Hiperfire line of AR aftermarket triggers and became very intrigued. I contacted the company and they agreed to send me their HIPERTOUCH 24 Drop-In Trigger for evaluation.

Yes – I received the Hipertouch 25 Trigger at no charge. As always – an honest opinion you will receive.

Let me make a couple of honest admissions here:

#1. I have never installed any

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CampingSurvival.com Sale on Mountain House foods

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Just got word CampingSurvival.com is having a special sale on Mountain House freeze dried foods from April 20th through till the 26th. All #10 cans are 25% off while the pouches and buckets are 15% off. Looking to stock up? Now would be a good time.

For more details visit http://www.campingsurvival.com/mthouseb.html.

Rourke

 

 

 

News you NEED to know…..

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 The news is presented in an effort to provide information related to current events that may effect our lives in one way or another. Government intrusion and its efforts to demean the United States Constitution are often highlighted. Other news which may be related in one way or another to the many reasons we prepare are also showcased in an effort to keep you informed….and possibly motivated.

Another installment of “News You NEED To Know”, via 

MSO News Correspondent Hunter.

 

10 foods americans should not eat.

http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/11944-banned-foods.html/?c=lara

Hypocrisy at its best. Including

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Building your own gun for SHTF

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In prepping there are few things more important than protecting the lives of yourself and your loved ones. It’s your duty to ensure their safety by any means necessary even in the toughest of times. As a prepper you probably own a firearm (or several) as a means of defense for you and your family.

What happens however, when the government comes to take away your guns? How will you protect the ones you care about the most? Most preppers will not last very long without an effective way to protect their lives.

As you probably know, you

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Survival & Preparedness Guest Post Writing Contest

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Warm up those keyboards folks! The current ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest started March 15th and continues through May 15th. Have a guest post you want to enter? Send in to emergencycd(at)gmail.com.

Some great prizes are lined up –  this is looking to be the biggest ever!! 

 

Prize List

First Place will receive:

Inergy has donated their “Lion” Ultralight, Portable Lithium Power System including a 20 watt semi-flexible solar panel and two 5 Watt LED Lights. Total Value: $560+ Forge Survival Supply is providing an awesome Parry Blade “Hunter” Knife. Value: $249.00 A $200 Gift Certificate from PatriotAmmoSupply.com

Total Prize Value in excess of

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The Power of the Cross

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If you do not want to read about religion – then skip this post. Though, even if you do not – you may just get something out of it. The following article was published over at James Robison website. It can be seen in its original format HERE.

 

This week, a disturbing video surfaced showing what CNN calls the “largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years.” The terrorist leader proclaimed to hundreds of gunmen, “We must eliminate the cross.”

I am here to declare that they will fail. No man can eliminate the cross of Calvary. Terrorists

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5 Medical Tips When You’re Off the Map

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Many people who are well prepared in other ways overlook the importance of being able to handle a medical emergency when venturing off the beaten path. Remote areas, especially mountainous ones, can present a challenge. Both weather and distance may make it impossible to leave the area for help. An injury to a limb or an illness could be dangerous and put a person’s first aid skills to the test. Here are five tips for taking care of an injured individual when medical help is not available.

1. Make splints out of branches.

Losing mobility in

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A couple of my favorite things: NETFLIX and the Kindle

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Figured I would say a few words on two of my favorite things…..Netflix and the Kindle.

I have been  user of Netflix for several years now – going from receiving DVD’s in the mail to now only streaming movies. At around $10 per month for unlimited streaming of the thousands of movies, TV shows, documentaries, etc. it is a great deal. Many of you may remember a few months ago that I got rid of my cable/satellite services to reduce monthly expenses. I can honestly say I am not missing it at all. One of the reasons is my monthly

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Infographic: The Art of War

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Why Are Dozens Of High Ranking Officers Being Purged From The U.S. Military?

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The post was originally published over at The American Dream. It can be seen in its original format HERE.

Since Barack Obama has been in the White House, high ranking military officers have been removed from their positions at a rate that is absolutely unprecedented.  Things have gotten so bad that a number of retired generals are publicly speaking out about the “purge” of the U.S. military that they believe is taking place.  As you will see below, dozens of highly decorated military leaders have been dismissed from their positions over the past few years.  So why is this happening? 

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Have a Kindle? One Second After only $2.99

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At the time of this publishing the classic prepper fiction book “One Second After” is available on Amazon for only $2.99 (Kindle Edition).

If you have a Kindle and have not read One Second After – I highly recommend it.

Here is a summary from Amazon.com:

In this entertaining apocalyptic thriller from Forstchen (We Look Like Men of War), a high-altitude nuclear bomb of uncertain origin explodes, unleashing a deadly electromagnetic pulse that instantly disables almost every electrical device in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world. Airplanes, most cars, cellphones, refrigerators—all are fried as the country plunges

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Guest Post: Why You Need To Garden Now

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This post was originally posted back in 211 and its contents still hold true. It can be seen in its original format HERE.

by J.Burk

It’s easy to find excuses not to garden: I’m too busy, I don’t want to ruin the lawn, I don’t have enough space, I’ll start when I move to the country. There might even be a few who bought a container of heirloom seeds, tossed it into the freezer and checked gardening off their to-do list.

 

The main fallacy in all these excuses is that you need all the experience

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The Panhandle Rancher speaks…..Prepping and praying and pass the bullets please

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Essentials of Prepping:   Prepping and praying and pass the bullets please

 

That great social democrat FDR once proclaimed, “All we have to fear is fear itself,” and that sentence galvanized the nation into action. Nowadays many of us have come to fear our blighted but powerful rich Uncle.

 

I have walked boldly through life sure in the knowledge that one day I shall die and after that, the judgment. God does not look at death the way man does. I repeat, God does not look at death the way man does. Recognition and acceptance of one’s own

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WalletSurvival.com offers special 30% discount to MSO readers

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Hey there fellow survivalists! 

Wallet Survival has joined the team at Modern Survival Online to bring you a special offer. As an exclusive member, for a limited time, you can have access to anything in the store for an additional 30% off. This discount is good for the ENTIRE ORDER! You can even like us on Facebook for future discounts and promotions.  

To receive the discount, put in the coupon code MSO30%OFF when prompted at the checkout. 

Visit the website at www.walletsurvival.com to check out all the products and get your discount!

 

The Credit Card Knife

 

The Credit Card Knife is a survival knife

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Tensions ease in Nevada

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It appears that the standoff in Nevada over cattle grazing, endangered tortoises, and owed grazing fees is over – at least for now. The Bureau of Land Management withdrew it agents and efforts to round up cattle due to a “serious concern” over the safety of its employees, and the public.

I am hoping that the entire matter is the last we will hear of it and a peaceful resolution can be found.

Just prior to the announcement from the BLM I came across a couple video’s from April 9th that I was going to share. No reason not

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Free solar panel promotion from Endless Sun Solar

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ModernSurvivalOnline sponsor EndlessSunSolar.co is having a special promotion giving away a portable solar panel with the purchase of qualifing items. 

Here are the details:

 ”We are currently running a limited time promotion for the beginning of the summer by offering a free 6.5w Solar Charger with any purchase of 30 watts or more of solar panels! This could be a single 30 or 55 Watt Military Grade Panel, two or more of our 15 Watt Military Grade Panels, or six or more of our 5 or 6.5 Watt Panels. We will include this automatically in every qualifying order, no coupon

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Video: Feds Taser Nevada Rancher’s Son During Tense Clash

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This post was published yesterday over at The Blaze. The events transpiring in Nevada are not only discomforting….but I believe a sign of the times as well as those to come. The article can be seen in its original format here – – – >http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/04/10/tense-video-feds-taser-pro-nevada-rancher-protester-during-clash/

 

The standoff between a Nevada rancher and the U.S. government escalated Wednesday when protesters confronted federal agents tasked with the chore of rounding up approximately 900 “trespass cattle.”

The confrontation, captured on video, resulted in one protester, the rancher’s son, being hit with a stun gun while another, the rancher’s daughter, was pushed to the ground. One

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Survival & Preparedness Guest Post Writing Contest

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Warm up those keyboards folks! The current ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest started March 15th and continues through May 15th. Have a guest post you want to enter? Send in to emergencycd(at)gmail.com.

Some great prizes are lined up –  this is looking to be the biggest ever!! 

 

Prize List

First Place will receive:

Inergy has donated their “Lion” Ultralight, Portable Lithium Power System including a 20 watt semi-flexible solar panel and two 5 Watt LED Lights. Total Value: $560+ Forge Survival Supply is providing an awesome Parry Blade “Hunter” Knife. Value: $249.00 A $200 Gift Certificate from PatriotAmmoSupply.com

Total Prize Value in excess of

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Select a Tactical Knife

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TEOTWAWKI Bartering (A different look!)

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By “The Coach”

            There have been many articles written on “Survival Bartering”. Most are very well written. However, in this article I plan on taking a different look at “Survival Bartering” post TEOTWAWKI.

            Post Hurricane Katrina in the New Orleans metro area, no merchant would accept credit cards, debit cards or checks of any type. The electricity and telephones were not working and merchants did not have a way to verify if credit cards, debit cards or checks were valid. Merchants also did not have a way to find out what gold or silver was

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