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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 31st, 2014

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! If you are looking for a scary movie to watch tonight – or over the weekend – check out Incidious: Chapter 2. It is on Netflix and can be rented at a local Redbox. No need to see the first one – it stands alone just fine. I saw it in the theater – very scary and well done. The Conjuring is another good one if you haven’t seen it.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 29th, 2014

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I am about done reading Day by Day Armageddon. Next up is The Remaining – a sorta “zombie” book recommended by longtime reader “Fred”. After reading the more than 1,900 positive reviews I am really looking forward to get my hands on it.

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A friend of a friend of my wife’s posted on Facebook about how she is mad at one of the local grocery stores. Why? Glad you asked.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 28th, 2014

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The “lone wolf” attacks that ISIS is calling for – and it appears to be getting – is another solid reason to carry a firearm at all times. Exercise your 2nd Amendment Rights if local laws allow. If local laws do not allow – well then, you have a decision to make.

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Work on my homemade HAM radio repeater is progressing. Once I have started testing I will write up

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 27th, 2014

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Getting ready to get back to my Filipino Stickfighting class. They are Thursday nights at 8:00pm but the last couple months I have missed them due to my son’s football games. Have been taking Balintawak for 10 years. This is a single stick art and it has improved my hand speed tremendously.

Yeah – I can punch an ISIS terrorist three times in the chest and then reach in….pull his heart out…and show it to

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 24th, 2014

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BREAKING NEWS: Confirmed Ebola infection in New York City.

The 33 year old man is a doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa. He reportedly began to experience a fever and gastrointestinal problems and sought medical attention. The doctor placed himself in quarantine once he started feeling poorly however just prior to that he had ridden the subway and gone bowling.

Concerning is that once again people are allowed in this country after possible

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 23rd, 2014

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Last year I went to the Uwharrie National Park on an off-road trip with some friends. I drive a stock Jeep Wrangler 2-door and was told we were going to stick to the easy trails. Well – once we started out it wasn’t bad but soon the one-way trail turned a lot rougher than I wanted to take my daily driver. You know what? NO PROBLEM! Took it slow and was just amazed at what

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 22nd, 2014

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I appreciate you stopping by and visiting here on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

Took the family to my brothers place in Georgia for the weekend. If you are not a long time reader you may not be aware that my brothers place is my bug out location. My overall plan is to stay at home – in place. If for some reason I need to move the family I have two options – one approx 30 miles away

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – October 22nd, 2014

From the Desk of John Rourke – October 21st, 2014

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I am hoping to get a new Guest Post Contest going soon. I am currently securing sponsors. If you have something to share go ahead and warm up that keyboard. Submissions can be sent to emergencycd at gmail dot com.

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Wanted to remind everyone that BestPreparednessDeals.com remains very active. Daily deals on survival & preparedness products at great prices. If you ever know of a good deal please pass it

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 20th, 2014

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Saw several types of .22LR at Wal-Mart on Saturday – CCI Mini-Mag 40-grain Standard Velocity boxes of 100 for $7.97 which is a good price but I didn’t want standard velocity. They also had 50 round boxes of Remington Yellow Jackets for $4.99 – too rich for my blood and I have not had a lot of luck in semi-auto’s with Yellow Jackets.

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This past weekend my trip

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 18th, 2014

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I am mostly AFK (away from keyboard) this weekend at my brothers place in Georgia. If you are not aware he lives on 42 acres out in the country. Planning on doing some shooting and testing a few things. Stay tuned.

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I just ordered the book The Ebola Survival Handbook after hearing some good reviews including from frequent reader and commenter Arlene. Should arrive next week. Hopefully the information won’t

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 17th, 2014

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My desire to have a place out in the country – a weekend getaway – is pretty much driving me crazy. I have been planning on sitting down with my wife to discuss finances and goals – but so far this week it hasn’t happened. I want to have some time with just the two of us without the kids fighting and causing distractions.

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Saw some information

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 16th, 2014

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I have owned two Harbor Freight small 63cc generators – they both were terrible. The first one lasted approx 2.5 hours and then locked up. Harbor Freight sent me a second one for review and I was never able to even get it started. I know – Chinese made and you should expect much for $90 but I was hoping it would at least run. Guess you get what you pay for.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 15th, 2014

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Every so often a publishing company will send me a book to review. One example is Scott Hunt’s Practical Prepper’s Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness. If unfamiliar – author Scott Hunt is Engineer775 on YouTube. I have been reading through it – impressive. Water, food, shelter, power, medical, security, community – it’s all covered with down to earth information and suggestions. I have visited Scott’s property – this guy knows his stuff.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 14th, 2014

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Just started reading one of my favorite books – Day After Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne – for the 2nd time. This is a zombie apocalypse story written in a unique format – a handwritten journal detailing the events as they happen. If your a fan of The Walking Dead – you would like this book.

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Time to start stocking up on some of the small 1-lb cylinders of propane

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 13th, 2014

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Negativity runs through our society like a fire through a match factory. Listen to conversations all around you – someone is always criticizing something or somebody. They will talk on a subject as if they are an expert and could do better though they likely have no training or expertise. People talk about other people and what they do, how they look, and every aspect of their life.

The reality is this negativity is often

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 10th, 2014

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My youngest husky – 5 month old “Jake”, puked round worms the other day. Pretty damn gross if you ask me. He had been acting fine with no issues. This was on a weekend so my only option was to call the local 24/7 animal hospital. I had performed some research prior to calling and of course they said he needed to see a vet. I asked I could use something over the counter meds

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 9th, 2014

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I am hearing from friends that they are finding .22LR more and more frequently. Prices pretty much suck though. Even places like Academy Sports have a hefty premium on what I would call plain-jane lead .22LR 40-grain solid points. $4.99 for 50 rounds is cheaper than is was – but no where near “old” prices. Yeah – I know – supply and demand. Well – Wal-Mart sells pretty much at old prices(when you can find

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From the desk of John Rourke – October 8th, 2014

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Member of my preparedness group recently sent me a link to some information on making Mylar packed meals providing nutritious sustenance for long term storage – cheap. We are both going to do some experimentation and I will report the results – and recipes.

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I went and saw The Equalizer this past weekend. Fantastic movie – very entertaining. I was a huge fan of the old TV series and the

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 7th, 2014

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Special Edition of “From the Desk of…….” Here are a few pictures from my recent trip to Camp Harrison – Boomer, NC.

I went on a Men’s Retreat with guys from my church. What an incredible experience!

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View as I entered Camp Harrison – Boomer, NC

 

Road snakes its way to main living quarters.

 

From the Desk of John Rourke – October 7th, 2014

From the Desk of John Rourke – October 6th, 2014

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My wife and I continue to evaluate when we will get chickens. Looking like a Spring project. My HOA does not allow them however we think we can do it without getting caught. If we do not a big deal we’ll just give them away.

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If you are not aware I have decided to give up SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. Priorities. Life is to busy and I have to prioritize. I am hoping

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From the desk of John Rourke – October 2nd, 2014

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Pretty cool the “cloaking” technology recently revealed by scientists at the University of Rochester. It uses multiple glass lenses to bend light around objects thus making them appear invisible.

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Been working on trying to make a homemade repeater out of a couple of Baofeng UV-5R HAM radio’s. There are several video’s on YouTube showing how to do it plus devices on eBay. So far – no luck.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 1st, 2014

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It recently came out that the man that ran across the White House lawn and entered via an unlock door got much further than what was previously reported. Seems like everything associated with this Administration is an embarrassment.

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Muslim tries to convert co-workers to Islam, discusses that women should be covered and how stoning is OK, posts numerous anti-American things on Facebook, and cuts an ex coworkers head off. Hmmmm….terrorist

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From the Desk of John Rourke – September 30th, 2014

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Watched the movie Outbreak and Contagion again over the past couple days. Great movies. Yeah – you can nitpick the actions of people in each movie – especially Contagion – but both serve as a reminder what is possible.

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Why is it that I still think that .50 cent coins and $1.00 coins are really cool – along with $2 bills? When I was a kid it was the most

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From the Desk of John Rourke – September 29th, 2014

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For the past couple months I have been trying to follow a diet that involves Intermittent Fasting. Basically I eat between 1:00pm and 7:00pm daily. I work out at noon time on an empty stomach. The first week I followed it I lost 8 pounds. Since then? Struggling with willpower. I have no problem with the eating schedule but tending not to eat very clean. I will get back on track once I decide to.

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