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Flashlight Review: The Sunwayman C22C


I am a flashlight junkie. With the continued improvements in LED technology and power efficiencies lights are getting more powerful and and lasting longer. This bodes well for those of us who prepare for power failures and grid down events.

I received an offer to review the Sunwayman C22C from It was provided to me free of charge to perform test and evaluation. When I review a piece of equipment I review it honestly

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Creating a raised bed garden


Rourke: This post originally appeared HERE on


I recently made a second raised bed garden to add to my fruit and vegetable growing capabilities. Living in a typical suburban neighborhood my space is limited. In this particular case I built this raised bed for blueberry and blackberry plants.

Blueberries ready for planting.

I purchased some blueberry plants at SAM’s – hoping they survive the project.

All side

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Memorial Day…..


Thank you to all that have served and sacrificed for me, my family, and my country. 



Video of the Week: EMP Trash Can Faraday Cage Testing in Lab


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.

Capt. Michaels recently suggested this YouTube regarding EMP protection. Good stuff as it suggests an inexpensive but apparently effective method for protection. Here is the thing though

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Budgeting for Supplies – The 60% Solution


Rourke: This post originally appeared HERE on


By Bernie Carr

One of the issues to consider when preparing for a disaster is where to focus your spending:

Do you focus most of your money on buying supplies to prepare your house or apartment (Shelter in place)?


Do you spend money on gear so you can leave your area when disaster hits (Bugging Out)?

We’ve struggled with this question ourselves. Naturally you

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Using Antibiotics Wisely


Rourke: This post was originally published HERE over at


Antibiotics are essential tools for success in long-term survival, but the government, the food industry, and some physicians and patients are fostering widespread resistance to many of the standard drugs. More than 2 million diagnosed cases of antibiotic resistance were reported in the United States in 2013, leading to 23,000 deaths and costing 30 billion dollars.



As a physician, I was often

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North Korea launches ballistic missile from submarine


North Korea launched a ballistic missile from a submarine in a show of strength to the world. While most do not consider North Korea a threat to the United States they continue to make gains in technology and military might. This latest demonstration is concerning. Consider EMP. A North Korean sub parks itself off the coast of Washington and launches a missile above the United States.

It detonates.

“Impossible” you say?


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Getting Started with Survival Preparations


There are many people that are just now looking into “survival”. Many of these new “preppers” have become interested due to severe economic situations in this country as well as uncertainty throughout the World. Many people are having their eye’s opened due to the reality of the situation.

Now, I am not going to get into all the in’s and out’sof the economic situation – I will however express my opinion that it is SEVERE

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Life happens…….

Longtime readers will know that I have had had numerous websites in addition to this one. These other sites were developed with a combined interest in reaching out to other people as well as a hope to make some extra money. As it often does “life happens” and the time to maintain them has just not been there.

Specifically I am referring to and I just do not have the time to keep

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Happy Mothers Day


Happy Mothers Day!

If your mother is still alive take advantage of this time. Call her, see her, and tell her that you love her. Regardless of any fights or issues that may have created barriers in the relationship know that she is the only mother you will ever have and some day the opportunity will not be there.

My mother has passed and I woke up this morning in prayer with a hope she

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Friday’s Steals and Deals


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…..


Food Storage

1 Month Bucket Combo (3 buckets – breakfast, lunch, dinner) – reg. $549.99 SALE: $324.99

Toasted Oats Superpail – reg. $61.99 SALE: $39.95 These are basically long-term storage of

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And we have a winner……


Tuesday night I closed out comments on the Kelly Kettle Giveaway posts. I had a total of 84 entries via comments plus 6 entries via social media sharing. I made a list of every single entry. I used an order that went list this: Entries 1-42 from Giveaway Post #1, 43-48 from Social Media, and 49-93 from Giveaway Post #2.

I went to and requested a random number between the numbers of 1-93.


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Sun Oven Webinar Upcoming for Patriot Members



What: Sun Cooking Essentials Webinar

When: Scheduled for Wednesday, May 13th at 7:00pm Central/8:00pm Eastern

Where: Go to the Survival Sun Cooking page in the membership area and follow the link

As I have said from the beginning the Patriots membership program here on ModernSurvivalOnline will have some special and unique benefits beyond the member-only articles, discounts, and downloads. This is going to be cool!

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ModernSurvivalOnline and Anti-Virus software


Hello all –

I have heard from several people that when they visit this website they are getting alert messages that state the site may be dangerous and to have caution. Most are using the same anti-virus software. There is nothing going on with MSO. Often many of these anti-virus programs use a similar “library” of websites which to index from to warn people about. It appears that somehow MSO has been flagged for some

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

Came across a women in Atlanta videotaping a tirade against America. She yells “f$%& your flag!!!” and jumps up and down on a US flag laying on the ground. She has every right to do that and I support that right. I also have every right to email the video to her boss at WAOK radio in Atlanta.

By the way – she is the Community Affairs Director at the station.

Not any more…..

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3 Fixes to Make Your Home Tornado-Resistant

Tornado hitting a house


By Cherie

Data compiled by the Insurance Information Institute found that the years between 2008 and 2013 represented the five highest years of insured losses due to tornadoes in U.S. history. A 2013 report by U.K. insurance firm Lloyd’s of London concluded that the atmospheric phenomena known as El Nino and La Nina contributed to increased tornado activity in those years and beyond. The report, however, did not directly correlate climate change and recent

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Big sale at Emergency Essentials


As usual Emergency Essentials is having a great sale on all kinds of things preparedness-related. Great selection, great prices and great service have kept Emergency Essentials a leader in the preparedness industry.

Here are a few of the items on sale:

Victorio Hand Grain Mill – reg. $91.19 SALE: $44.99

Emergency Food Buckets – huge selection at deep discounts

Mountain house #10 Can Chili Mac – reg. $28.99 SALE:

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Anaphylactic Shock In Austere Settings


Rourke: This article can be seen here in its original format.

In a disaster or any other situation that leaves us off the grid, we will expose ourselves to insect stings and poison ivy, as well as strange food items that we aren’t accustomed to. Allergic reactions may ensue in susceptible individuals. When we develop an allergic reaction, it might be mild or it might be severe. If severe enough, we refer to it as

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Panhandle Rancher speaks……Marine Accessories for the Prepper

Sopkis magnum cookstove


For someone raised far from the ocean, I have always loved the water. Perhaps it was the lack thereof… As a youth, I even managed to co-opt a planetarium operator to help me learn celestial navigation and of course I just had to have a Cassens and Plath sextant. I remember my first look at the USS Forrestal and thinking the anchor chain links was as big as my automobile. I have

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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations


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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The Patriots goes live…..



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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got Baofeng?


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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