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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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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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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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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

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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7 survival lessons from The Walking Dead

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The Walking Dead is one of my favorite shows on television. It is fiction of course and I catch myself often saying – “Oh come on man……what about ??????” But hey – it’s entertaining. What the apocalyptic show does do fairly well is offer up situations to consider when looking at your preps.

Here are 7 survival lessons from The Walking Dead:

1. There is strength in numbers. Within a group there

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Video of the Week- “Buck Hoodlum: Legacy of Ron Hood”

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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.

I have mentioned previously that the Buck Hoodlum is one of my favorite knives. I own two of them. The following video is rather long but

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Preparedness baby steps…….

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Visiting some websites you can get the feeling that if you do not live on a huge farm, off-grid , 3 years of food storage, massive garden, farm animals, and military platoon ready for action – that you are not prepared.

This might be true if Earth is being invaded by an evil alien force.

It just makes sense to have “extra stuff” on hand to help with different situations. Kid gets cut outside playing?

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Survival Sun Cooking Webinar for ModernSurvivalOnline readers

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Learning to cook with the sun has help me be better prepared and baking outdoors has reduced

my utility bills. Sun Ovens are the most commonly used solar cooker to activate the sun’s

power to bake, boil, and steam food.

 

I thought you might enjoy learning more about how to harness the power of the sun to cook so

I invited Paul Munsen of Sun Ovens International to teach an interactive online seminar.

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Skill Set That’s Beneficial to Readers in a Homestead or Survival Situation

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by C.M.

As a single mom of two children, I had never thought about preparing for any type of disaster. During Y2K, I was young, in love, and newly married. During 9/11, I found myself newly divorced and raising an infant and toddler by myself. Prepping was the last thing on my mind. I was happy just to get by day by day. In the years since, I realized the awesome responsibility

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From the Desk of John Rourke – August 12th, 2015

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My cruise to the Bahamas last week was awesome. I traveled from South Carolina for a Monday departure. We boarded on Monday and we headed out sailing overnight to arrive in CoCo Cay Tuesday morning at 7:00am. Weather was beautiful running around 90 degrees with clear blue skies.

Spent the morning and early afternoon on the beach and snorkeling in the crystal clear water. We saw tons of tropical fish. Just incredible. We boarded the

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Video of the Week: Making a simple alcohol stove

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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.

There are a gazillion ways to make an alcohol stove and everyone has their own favorite design. Here is one relatively simple design that can be

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Emergency Essentials monthly sale for August

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August brings in another awesome 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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Top 10 Survival Items for a Survival Kit

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This is a popular topic among survival & preparedness forums all over the ‘net. The list of items and different ways of ranking them are probably endless. There are a huge variety of factors that could go into deciding on what to include in a survival kit -including but not limited to weather, geographical region, hostile terrain or not, length of “event”, etc. Figured I would post my list here.

1. fire starting kit 2.

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Priorities of preparedness…..

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I recently left a comment on someone’s FaceBook wall concerning preparedness – and left a list of “Steps to Preparedness”. Here is what I put:

Food & Water Shelter Medical Supplies Firearms

Shortly thereafter a comment was left disagreeing (which I have no problem) with the order which I placed the list in. The comment stated that Shelter should be first. Putting some more thought into “Steps to Preparedness” gave me some idea’s –

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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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Email issues….no worries

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I have received several emails today from people who have received messages that there is a potential hazard related to emails coming from this website. The issue actually is related to an email service – Aweber.com – that I use to accept subscribers and deliver the emails. One of Aweber’s clients themselves were infected by malware. Due to this occurring Google reacted by marking ALL Aweber emails as potentially harmful until the situation has been

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Review: Olight S80 750 Lumen LED Flashlight

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If you hate having to read through an entire review article just to find out of the author would recommend the product or not let me help you out: This flashlight is awesome! With that said I have just recently found out that this model has been discontinued. Before you run and get a box of tissues have no fear for it is still available from numerous retailers and other Olight models can be had.

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Download Highlight: FM 21-76-1 Survival, Evasion, and Recovery

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Summary

Army Field Manual FM 21-76-1 (Survival, Evasion, and Recovery) is the United States Army’s official guide to survival. With an emphasis towards the soldier who may be trapped behind enemy lines or in a combat zone, the field manual focuses on essential topics such as evasion, navigation, radio communications, signaling, recovery, medical, personal protection, water, food, and other extreme circumstances that the soldier may face. Army Field Manual FM 21-76-1 (Survival,

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Video of the Week: 5 easy survival food preps

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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.

Here is a video with 5 easy food preps.

Rourke

 

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