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Where does evil come from?

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Rourke: If you do not care to read an article that involves religion – skip this one.

 

I will not even attempt to answer the question of which this post is titled.

Writing this Saturday night I’m thinking about the evil that exists in the world. Across the United States women are beaten, raped and murdered. The same happens to children daily as well. People are beaten and murdered over a few dollars and

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Like Westerns? Like true stories? Check this out…..

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True Story Of Kill Or Be Killed In The Real Old West

Long time ModernSurvivalOnline advertiser Jim Huebner discovered this one-of-a-kind memoir hidden way in an abandoned barn near of all places – -Disney World in modern day Florida.

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to strap on a six-gun in the real Old West and have a face-off-in-the-street gunfight where only the fastest gunslinger walks away – – then this recently discovered

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Improving Your Hunt: Practice Makes Perfect

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By Cherie

Journalist and fitness enthusiast Christopher McDougall once said, “We’re designed for persistence hunting, which is a mix of running and walking. What’s built into that kind of running is a sense of pleasure. You are designed and built and perfect for this activity, and it should be enjoyable and fun.” For those who enjoy the thrill of the hunt during game season, it’s easy to forget that hunting takes more than enthusiasm throughout

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Equipment Review: HC3R Ruger 10/22 Magazine

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This post was originally published HERE on MSO.

Higher capacity aftermarket magazines for the Ruger 10/22 have been hit or miss for many years. With the release of the factory Ruger BX-25 magazine, 10/22 owners finally had a reliable higher-than-standard capacity magazine available to them. I honestly felt that there would be no more non-Ruger magazines produced as how could they possibly compete.

Enter the HC3R Ruger 10/22 Magazine. This magazine offers a very

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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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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 13th, 2015

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New Cabela’s just opened up less than 1 mile from where I work. Will head over there today and check them out. Yesterday was their Grand Opening and people had camped out for a couple days to be the first ones in. Looks to be quite a place. Hope to find some .22 Magnum’s there but likely sold out.

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Mentioned I was interested in getting a bolt action centerfire. Checked

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Video of the Week: The Truth About Wolf Ammo

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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.

Asking someone about Wolf ammunition is sometimes like asking about religion or politics. People are very opinionated however most I have come across have little personal

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3 Keys For Locating, Developing Bug-Out Destination

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By Cherie

Those fortunate enough to have a bunker near their homes will be in good position to survive the storm. Everyone else should have a bug-out location already scouted and mapped out, but all places of refuge are not created equal. Keep the following three pieces of advice in mind when determining your SHTF location.

Logistics

When choosing a location to bug out, there are two very important factors that cannot be ignored. The

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

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Installed some software that is supposed to make it easier to view MSO on mobile devices such as tablets and cell phones. Please let me know if you have any issues.

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Spring is fast approaching and Amazon has a slew of outdoor fun stuff on sale. From camping and hiking gear to skateboards and clothing. Check it out HERE.

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Gardening Tip: I often make mounds

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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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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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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 11th, 2015

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Great News!!!! The ATF announced that they have suspended – at least for now – their efforts to ban the popular M855 5.56mm ammunition often fired through the AR-15 rifle.

Everyone that participated in contacting their Congressman and the ATF should pat themselves on the back. This is a rare case that people stood up for protecting our rights and actually won. This provides a glimmer of hope that if people come together for the

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 10th, 2015

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A couple in Nevada was denied from being foster parents due to them being concealed weapons permit holders. Another method for the Progressives to try to take gun rights away from citizens. A couple wants to help provide a family for a child in need and it is denied because the couple follows the law.

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I am looking to put a firearm on layaway this weekend. Local gun

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OPSEC Before and After a Major Emergency

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This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.

 

Sure, you’re ready for the “big day” when everything goes to hell, and you have to fight to survive. You’ve stocked up on food, water, weapons and ammo…and you’ve got one or more places to go to if you have to bug out.

But are you sure no one else is planning on using YOUR supplies? Has anyone taken notice to the location of your

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 9th, 2015

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The membership program is coming along nicely. I have lined up some online vendors that are providing special discounts and I am working on some unique articles and downloads. Will up everyone when I have more information.

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Yesterday was over 70 degrees – beautiful day. Peaked my interest and thoughts around gardening. The main garden has a few weeds I need to dig up and the raised bed is covered.

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What’s your favorite?

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This is going to be a little different. Jonathan started asking me about “favorites” and similar questions yesterday. Couldn’t get it out of my mind. Figured I would share a few things…..

 

Favorite pistol :Smith & Wesson M&P9

Favorite place to eat: The Original Benjamin’s in Myrtle Beach, SC

Favorite grade in school: 11th. Went to school in Florence, SC and found this to be the friendliest place I ever lived.

Favorite all-time movie:

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Freedom Must Be Protected

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This post appeared originally at JamesRobison.net. Check it out HERE.

In our present day, enemies of faith and true freedom don’t even want to acknowledge the supernatural power that influenced America’s birth or the importance of God, faith, family, and the principles necessary for freedom. Their coalition of hostile forces, however different, diverse or distinct, refuses to be divided. They stand together hell-bent in opposition to undeniable, absolute, transforming truth. Sadly, those who know

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Vote for ModernSurvivalOnline!!

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Thanks!

Rourke

 

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

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I cannot figure out how our closest ally in the Middle East comes to speak in front of Congress and the Progressives attack him. No shame whatsoever. None.

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I have recently seen video’s being publicized online by pro-gunners showing the penetration capabilities of the M855 round. I don’t think that this would be a very good time to do such a thing.

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I generally cook

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Save the M855!

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The BATF is getting ready to make a decision regarding the banning of the common military round the M855. The M855 is being targeted due to it’s steel tip and a reputation for being “armor piercing”.

Here is the reality if the round is banned:

First – if the M855 is banned plenty of .223 and 5.56 ammunition will be available. This is NOT a ban on all ammunition of those calibers. Second – if

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Review: Streamlight 88850 POLYTAC LED Flashlight

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This post was originally published here – http://modernsurvivalonline.com/review-streamlight-88850-polytac-led-flashlight/

 

Streamlight POLYTAC LED Flashlight

I love flashlights. They are a basic and integral part of any preparedness plan. Ask anyone to make a list of the top 5 things that should be collected in case of any kind of a disaster and surely”flashlight” will be ranked up there. As I continue to build my preps I sought out a high quality, high performance

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 4th, 2015

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In a world filled with so much frustration and seriousness – here are a few pictures for your entertainment……

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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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