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Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Five

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On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…….

 

Five pairs Mechanix Fast-Fix Gloves Four Emergency Space Blankets Three Frontier Emergency Water Filters Two OD Paracord Bracelets and a Gerber Warrrant Tactical Knife in a Maxpedition Falcon II Backpack.

Come on Santa! How ’bout an AR-15 or twelve? Sheesh…

 

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Top 50 Budget Preparedness Items on Amazon

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Frequent readers will know that I am a huge fan of Amazon.com for purchasing preparedness stuff – as well as all kinds of other items. Low prices, huge selection, and Free Shipping on most orders is what has be coming back month after month. Amazon offers a Prime membership for $99 a year which provides benefits such as free 2 day shipping on most orders and thousands of TV and movies that can be watched

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 12th, 2014

DonQt Mess With The USA

So – the Liberal’s in Congress lead by the Wicked Witch of the West Diane Feinstein have gone on record that it is un-American to torture. I guess we are expected to understand terrorist, have empathy, and treat them fairly. Really? Consider a man that has kidnapped your daughter, your wife, your son, or your husband. Would you sit down and ask them politely where they might be and feed them coffee and crumpets? No

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A Burial during a Crisis

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By Mike

A couple weeks ago I had the unfortunate task of burying my sister cat (little man). Not because she was physically unable to do but mentally unable. It was about 11pm and very dark where I live. Knowing that we had to put the animal in the ground soon I went outside and proceeded to look for a good resting place for little man. I finally decided to on a spot and began

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Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Four

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On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me……

 

Four Emergency Space Blankets Three Frontier Emergency Water Filters Two OD Paracord Bracelets and a Gerber Warrrant Tactical Knife in a Maxpedition Falcon II Backpack.

Come on Santa! How PVS-14 or twelve? Sheesh…

 

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 11th, 2014

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What is Instagram?

Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your mobile phone, then choose a filter to transform the image into a memory to keep around forever.

I have been enjoying Instagram connecting with like-minded people and sharing thoughts and ideas. Check it out if you are interested however be aware that if you are easily offended – you

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SOUP IN JAR – Chicken & Rice Soup

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From Rourke – – > This post was originally published over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen HERE in its original format.

By WE2’s

One of our favorite foods to “set back” are meals in a jar or meals in a Mylar bag.

I just opened a pint of our “Chicken/Rice Soup” and it’s delicious…even though it’s nearly a year old.

I’m not sure there’s any specific recipe to follow other than one you’d

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Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Three

Twelve Days of Christmas

 

 

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me…..

 

Three Frontier Emergency Water Filters Two OD Paracord Bracelets and a Gerber Warrrant Tactical Knife in a Maxpedition Falcon II Backpack.

 

water filters, paracord, knife……oh yeah!!!

 

 

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 10th, 2014

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Craziest thing – bending over to pick something up and I pulled a muscle in my back. I have a history of back problems going back close to a decade. Muscle spasms are the problem. It has been a couple years since my last flare up and this one is pretty bad. I have an appointment at a pain specialist in Charlotte, NC for a Trigger Point Injection Monday.

Wonderful

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…..On Maintenance

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Taking care of your home and vehicles becomes a more complex job when the power goes down, all of your relatives show up, the repair and oil change shops are closed….or any other incident that throws your usual lifestyle a curve.

Septic tanks: Rid-X Septic system treatment

If the inhabitants of your home suddenly goes from 2 to 10, your waste management is going to go into overload. Start now to get it healthy.

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Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Two

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On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me……

 

Two OD Paracord Bracelets and a Gerber Warrrant Tactical Knife in a Maxpedition Falcon II Backpack.

 

Sure. Why not?

 

 

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 9th, 2014

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Life without cable or satellite is coming up on 1 year. I have no regrets whatsoever. I am going to write up a post soon on how I did it and what I have done since to provide entertainment & news – and how the rest of the family have dealt. I will say that getting local channels was made easy by my purchase of an HD antenna. This model bought on Amazon for less

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Priorities! Part 2 of 2

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By The Coach, Contributing Editor

 

So you have decided to or have purchased a quality gas mask and filter cartridge. Do you and all of your family members know the proper way to put their gas mask on and the proper way to fit it to their face in order to get an air tight seal? Do you know how to change the gas mask filter cartridge with the gas mask on? Do you

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Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day One

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On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me……

 

A frick’n awesome Gerber Warrant Tactical Knife in a Maxpedition Falcon II Backpack.

 

 

Yeah, that’ll work.

 

 

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 8th, 2014

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Voters sent another message that they are tired of the Liberal Agenda and the Obama Administration by ousting Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana. Now – what will the newly elected Republican-controlled Congress do with this new majority power? I wish I could be more hopeful. It would be great to see ObamaCare get overhauled, immigration taken care of by getting a wall built to secure the border – and government made smaller. Yup –

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Priorities! Part 1 of 2

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By “The Coach”, (Contributing Editor)

 

Everyone has their reasons for prepping and there are many. The one thing that everyone has in common is the need for equipment, food and knowledge for whatever you are prepping for. You can never have enough of them. It really does not matter what you are prepping for you need the basics, water, food, shelter, protection, first aid and transportation. Right! If this is the items you 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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ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest

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Warm up those keyboards folks! The ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest is running through December 31st. Have a guest post you want to enter? Send in to emergencycd(at)gmail.com.

Some great prizes are lined up!!!

 

- – 1st Place – -

OnPoint Tactical has donated one of their Urban Escape & Evasion classes. Value: $795

Class Summary: While on an international business trip, you are kidnapped and held for

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Predator Blowgun Review

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Rourke: This post was previously published HERE on ModenSurvivalOnline. These blowguns are incredibly fun – great Christmas present.

Years ago I made several blowguns using an old TV antenna, sharpened nails, paper, and Scotch tape. They worked amazingly well. This past weekend I went to a flea market and a dealer there had several manufactured blow guns and extra darts. I chatted him up a bit – and made an offer

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Ready Made Resources…..

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Ready Made Resources was one of my very first sponsors. As a longtime leader in the preparedness market these folks don’t just preach preparedness – they practice it. Owner Robert Griswold lives on a 25 acre homestead in the heart of the Smokey Mountain. Whether it is a complete off-grid solar system or preparing for any conceivable disaster they can help.

The ReadyMadeResources.com website has recently been redesigned and is absolutely beautiful. It is user

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 5th, 2014

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I am looking forward to watching Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt when it comes out on DVD. I have seen Part I and Part II numerous times and really enjoyed them. Interesting is when Atlas Shrugged Part I first came out in 2011 I thought it was an accurate representation of what it could be like in 15 years or so. When Part II came out in early 2013 I watch Part I and

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Judge your fitness level….

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Everyone has different capabilities and levels of fitness. Some of us are actively trying to improve ourselves and our capabilities – while others consume massive quantities of food while sitting on the couch while growing to maximum density. Health, quality of life, and living as long as possible are major reasons for my efforts in fitness. Preparedness is a certainly factor as well.

So – what is your fitness level? As stated we all have

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 4th, 2014

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My favorite place to eat breakfast has been closed for the past few months due to a fire and just reopened. Can’t wait to go gets some eggs and a waffle. Best I have ever had – bar none.

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Balance in Life. Something I have always struggled with as once I get interested in something I tend to go overboard with it. All you have to do is watch Doomsday

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Building a Security Plan for Your Community

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By BG

Over the years there has been several articles on numerous blogs that talk about one of our oldest dilemmas of the prepper world…to bug in or to bug out. Well, over the last year I have been thinking that staying put is what we need to do as a family. Every individual and family is different, but this is my attempt of a self-analyst of our decision to bug in and a look

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