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Big sale at Emergency Essentials

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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

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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

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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

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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 Patriots goes live…..

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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?

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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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From the Desk of John Rourke – April 15th, 2015

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HEADLINE: ISIS Camp a Few Miles from Texas, Mexican Authorities Confirm

ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector.

The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in

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Firestarters by Crayola

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Amazing the things that we all have laying around that have some really great uses and do not even know it. Take crayons for instance. I had read somewhere that they were good for starting fires. I was at Wally World picking up a few things and I told my wife I needed to go get something.

“What do you need to get?,” she asked.

“Crayons.”, I said.

Firestarters by Crayola

The use of drones as a force multiplier in an emergency or disaster

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By Brad M

Last 4th of July, my family helped set up thousands of flags on a lawn by our City Hall to honor Veterans from our state who had given their last full measure for their country. While doing that I heard a buzzing sound and found it to be coming from a quad copter flying down the field with a camera under it, and found the pilot to be from the local

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Site problems….

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Had some significant problems on Saturday with the website. For a period of time I was actually locked out. Once I was able to gain access many pages disappeared. I was able to retrieve them but some had changed – pictures disappeared and some text was gone. This is primarily on older pages in the download section.

Hopefully everything is back to normal. If you see anything out of the ordinary please send

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Video: Three steps to quick fitness

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Summer is coming and getting in shape is on many peoples minds. Beyond the reason of fitting in a bathing suit there are many preparedness reasons to get in shape and be fit.

Check out this video from Viking Preparedness:

 

 

 

VIDEO: Gardening and Survival

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Sootch does a great job explaining the necessity of gardening as a preparedness skill and activity.If you do not garden on a regular basis this is the perfect time to get started.

 

 

Grow your own food with the 4 Foot Gardening Blueprint!!

 

Gardening is a passion of mine and I have made plenty of mistakes and learned from them. No survival & preparedness system would be complete

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He is risen!

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Hope everyone has a Happy Easter!

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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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A Brief Introduction to Blowguns

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Recently, while perusing the older entries hidden in MSO, I stumbled across Rourke’s post regarding his recent acquisition of a Predator blowgun. He mentioned perhaps even taking a shot at squirrel hunting with it. Bad idea. Rourke may know many things, but blowguns aren’t one of them. I own seven blowguns in three different calibers. The Predator blowgun, like most blowguns you will find at flea markets, is .40 caliber. This is

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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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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!

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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