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Preparedness philosophy from Sootch00

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Here are a few preparedness “philosophy” videos from Sootch00. Good stuff!!

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Preparedness philosophy from Sootch00

VIDEO: Rifle Penetration Test

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One of my favorite Youtube channels is the Military Arms Channel. Here is a very interesting video comparing several rifle calibers with regards to penetration with what many would find surprising results:

“I take out a .308, 7.62×39, 5.45×39 and a 5.56mm rifle to see how each of these rounds fair in the woods against modestly sized trees. For those worried about the welfare of the trees, they’re getting cut down in the spring to

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The importance of CASH

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We are on the verge of a cashless society and there are so many benefits to it – and some drawbacks. Just think about it: Finding $7.50 worth of change in the cushions of the couch is close to being a thing of the past. I hardly ever carry cash anymore. In today’s world where I can walk into a convenience store and grab a hot dog, chips, and a drink and pay for it

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REMINDER: Massive Mountain House Sale- 25-50% Off!

Mountain House Freeze Dried Food Giveaway

Emergency Essentials is having a massive Mountain House Freeze Dried Food sale the entire month of March – while supplies last.

This massive sale offers 25% to 50% off premium food with up to a 25-year shelf life. No other long-term food storage solution I have ever tried has tasted as good as Mountain House or is as easy to prepare.

If you store freeze dried food or want to – this is the time

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Review: Solar AIR Lantern

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There have recently been a multitude of innovative preparedness products hitting the market and the Solar AIR Lantern is one of them.

Most any emergency generally ends up with the lights out. Ever get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and stub your toe navigating the darkness? Yeah – me too. Light is valuable and a redundant supply of multiple light sources should be a basic stored preparedness supply.

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Reminder: Preparedness group looking for members – York County, SC…….

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I was recently contacted by a select group of preppers that are from the York County, South Carolina area. The have a fledgling MAG (mutual assistance group) and looking for new members in the York County area (or possibly south Charlotte).

If interested please send an email to emergencycd(at)gmail.com. Please provide some details on your general location, how long you have been prepping, any particular skills you may have that would make you

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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: Doom and Bloom Special Discount

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MSO sponsor DoomandBloom.net is offerring 15% Off to all MSO readers. If you are not familiar with DoomandBloom.net they carry a very high quality line of medical preparedness products.

From first aid kits, trauma kits, to full bore medical survival bags – they have it all. 15% off the entire order by simply entering “ROURKE15″.

Visit their medical preparedness store to see the selection of products they offer.

REMINDER: Doom and Bloom Special Discount

Picture of the Week: World War Z and Zombie Cats

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Every week I throw up a picture of something – yes….something. Something that I find funny, intriguing, truthful or inspiring. Have one you would like to share – send it in.

Not sure if this is true but still pretty cool. Loved the movie World War Z.

 

Top Tips to Help the Budget-Conscious Acquire Prepper Supplies

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By Cherie

Prepping for a SHTF situation is a good idea, of course, but for people living from paycheck to paycheck, finding the money to stock up on food, water and other supplies is overwhelming. Fortunately, with some financial savvy and budget shopping as well as other techniques and tips, it’s possible to create a stockpile that will help you get through any natural or man-made disaster.

Cut back on what you spend

Traditionally, when

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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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The Chromecast and catching up on YouTube

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This past weekend I caught up on many Youtube video I have missed over the past couple months. One of the things I use to make the entire experience more enjoyable is a Chromecast. The Chomecast is a small device that plugs into the TV’s HDMI port and communicates with your computer to “broadcast” YouTube video’s directly on the TV.

Honestly – the Chromecast makes watching the video’s much better. I have a 52″ wall-mounted

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ENTRY #8, #9 and #10: SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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Here are a few entries in the MSO SHTF “Go To” Knife contest. The best one selected will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

I am not looking for a picture of a knife laying on the kitchen counter – somehow make it unique and interesting. Set your entry apart from the rest. This could be something unique with the picture or maybe the description – or both.

Send your contest entries to emergencycd(at)gmail.com. Make sure

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Knife Review: Gerber Warrant

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Rourke: This post was previously published HERE on MSO.

I love knives and like most any survivalist own many. Knives have to be one of the most important and useful preparedness tools in existence. Ever try cutting rope without knife? Not easy.

Several months ago I picked up a Gerber Warrant. This knife is generally considered to be within the “tactical” genre -whatever that is. Basically – it is a lightweight, tanto pointed, aluminum handled,

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Question from The Coach….

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Does anyone have reliable information on how long unopened cans, still with the spout seal intact, of Coleman fuel, is good for?

Does unopened cans of Coleman fuel have a “use by” or is only good for X amount of years date?

The Coach

ENTRY #1 & #2: SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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I bought this knife at a Oklahoma City gun show. I have no clue as to its origin. It has a very solid set of knuckles and is very sharp. I found a nylon scabbard that attaches it to my assault gear. I think if I have to get up close and personal this knife will save me and my lived ones. IMHO

That would be after I expend all other options or

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 6th, 2015

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How in the hell can Obama compare radical Islamic violence and terror to Christianity?

“Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,”

Given any group of people you can find a nut or two but to even remotely suggest that ISIS is somehow related to Christianity

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Infographic: 13 Skills You Need for SHTF Preparation

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Life is about choices. The decisions we make impact our quality of life and the legacy we leave. For the prepared, the choice to always be ready for survival is clear. This includes food, water and supply storage but also being prepared to survive in the elements. Collecting water, cooking wild game and shelter construction are all vital survival skills. To be truly SHTF ready, you’ll need advanced skills like modifying AR-15’s with different accessories.

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Awesome homemade fire starter….

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I recently discovered an inexpensive and highly effective homemade fire starting creation: wax impregnated cotton disks. I am not overly familiar with womens make up nor what is used to apply/remove it however these small cotton disks apparently are involved somehow. I picked some up at a local grocery store for $1.69 for 80 individual disks.

My wife is a candle lover and had several unscented votive candles I “borrowed”.

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Fire Starters

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By The Coach, Contributing Editor

This article is written for the person that is new to the outdoors. It is a beginner article. I know the seasoned outdoorsman will probably know these skills but it is a good refresher.

There are few skills that I consider more important as knowing how to build and successfully light a camp fire. A camp fire can literally save your life.

A camp fire can be

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Food Storage for 30 Days

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Rourke: The following was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

by Harry

I’m an Engineer and really like solving problems. Especially, when there are lots of variables leading to a number of potential solutions. That allows me to put some of my personal preferences into the mix and develop what I believe is the best solution.

One of my sons asked me to put together a food plan for him out

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And the winners are…….

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As usual judging for this most recent writing contest was extremely difficult. I wish I could offer something to all those that participated as so many quality posts were sent in. Well – it had to be done. I placed a premium on the level of “How To” information as well as overall knowledge derived from each post. Honestly there were several articles that could have placed in the top 3 positions. It’s all perspective.

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The “Knaw”

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By The Coach, Contributing Editor

I carry a small pocket survival kit that I put together, in a “Tobacco” tin, when I go into the woods for any reason. I always carry a quality sheath knife with me in addition to my pocket survival kit. However, knives have been known to become lost or misplaced while in the woods. I wanted to add some type of cutting edge that was very flat and

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