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Atlas Shrugged:Part One

Atlas Shrugged: Part Two

AMERICA: Imagine a World Without Her


Food Storage

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter

Dymatize Whey Protein Powder, Vanilla – the best!

Mountain House 72 Hour Emergency Food Kit


Articles from around the ‘net

Ebola and the Butterfly Effect

Rightful Liberty and “Standing Up”

The Scout Rifle

What happens to debt and mortgages after an Economic Collapse?

Buying a .22LR These Days





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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 21st, 2014


I am hoping to get a new Guest Post Contest going soon. I am currently securing sponsors. If you have something to share go ahead and warm up that keyboard. Submissions can be sent to emergencycd at gmail dot com.

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Wanted to remind everyone that remains very active. Daily deals on survival & preparedness products at great prices. If you ever know of a good deal please pass it

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By “The Coach”, Contributing Editor

I, like many other people, have never been quarantined and knew very little about the topic except for what I have been hearing recently on the television networks. I have learned long ago NOT to trust the television networks for accurate information. The television networks often slant the information they put out to suite their purposes of their political affiliation purposes. So I started to do some

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REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount



The folks over at “Mike the Gardner” are offering ModernSurvivalOnline readers 25% off their Seeds of the Month Club.


Joining the Seeds of the Month Club – you will receive seeds every month of the year year round and also 25% off vegetable seeds in their online store.

Your Membership Includes ONLY $3.70 PER MONTH! (25% discount not included) 8 packs of seeds your

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 20th, 2014


Saw several types of .22LR at Wal-Mart on Saturday – CCI Mini-Mag 40-grain Standard Velocity boxes of 100 for $7.97 which is a good price but I didn’t want standard velocity. They also had 50 round boxes of Remington Yellow Jackets for $4.99 – too rich for my blood and I have not had a lot of luck in semi-auto’s with Yellow Jackets.

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This past weekend my trip

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Ebola Information from AlertUSA Threat Journal


Via the latest issue from

Infected Nurse Exposes Hundreds In Multiple States Obama to Bring Foreign Ebola Victims to U.S. National Guard and Reserve Activated


Between Oct 12-17, 2014, AlertsUSA issued the following related Flash messages to subscriber mobile devices:

10/17 – FLASH: Dallas healthcare worker who cared for US Ebola index patient T. Duncan reportedly ill w Ebola symptoms on cruise ship off coast of Belize. Developing..


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11 month test – canned crackers

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My wife made some no-bean chili the other night. Stuff is fantastic but I must have saltine crackers to go with it. She said we were out……EXCEPT those ones in the jars sitting in the cabinet.

She was referring to several jars of crackers that I had canned back in November of 2013. Would they still be crisp and taste good after 9 month? My wife said I was insane for eating crackers that old.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 18th, 2014


I am mostly AFK (away from keyboard) this weekend at my brothers place in Georgia. If you are not aware he lives on 42 acres out in the country. Planning on doing some shooting and testing a few things. Stay tuned.

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I just ordered the book The Ebola Survival Handbook after hearing some good reviews including from frequent reader and commenter Arlene. Should arrive next week. Hopefully the information won’t

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Thoughts on Ebola


Rourke: The following was sent in by “KAT” who works in the medical field.

There is very little real information because this virus has only recently received the level of attention it should have given its seriousness. Other hemorrhagic fevers include Marburg virus and Rift valley fever, all of which have been localized to Sub-Saharan Africa. This primitive is deadly, mammals have no natural resistance, deregulates the entire blood clotting system through the body.


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Essentials for a Vehicle Emergency Kit


By Cherie

Being prepared for an emergency is serious business. You probably realize, for instance, the wisdom of carrying an emergency kit in your vehicle. But do you have one in there right now?

During the winter of 2006, a couple and their children were returning home from vacation. They missed their turnoff, drove perhaps an hour beyond it, and decided to try an alternate route across the mountains.

It wasn’t a good idea. They

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 17th, 2014


My desire to have a place out in the country – a weekend getaway – is pretty much driving me crazy. I have been planning on sitting down with my wife to discuss finances and goals – but so far this week it hasn’t happened. I want to have some time with just the two of us without the kids fighting and causing distractions.

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Saw some information

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Ammo prices….

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The ammunition market continues to get better since the days following the Sandy Hook shooting. At one point you couldn’t buy a box of 9mm – regardless of the price. Then a few boxes would start to show up at ridiculous prices. I continue to say it – stock up now because you never know when the market will change and the ammo market gets tight again.

Availability on most everything except .22LR seems just

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Dr. Doom and Nurse Amy at is offering all ModernSurvivalOnline readers a special 10% off promotional code. This special promotion will run for a limited time through November 5th. offers a tremendous amount of medical preparedness information as well as a store with some of the best medical preparedness supplies you will find…..anywhere.


From dental kits, trauma bags, survival bags, DVD’s,

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 16th, 2014


I have owned two Harbor Freight small 63cc generators – they both were terrible. The first one lasted approx 2.5 hours and then locked up. Harbor Freight sent me a second one for review and I was never able to even get it started. I know – Chinese made and you should expect much for $90 but I was hoping it would at least run. Guess you get what you pay for.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Life Sustaining Refrigeration….


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.

Engineer775 presents another great video with useful information. In this video Scott provides one solution for those with Type 1 diabetes and concerned with storing insulin

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Michael Savage: 1 month left to save America


The following post was originally published over at It can be seen HERE in its original format. I am republishing this here to provoke thought and discussion.

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When Barack Obama introduced himself at the 2004 Democratic National Convention declaring there was only one America – “not a liberal America and a conservative America” and “not a black America and white America” – many instantly envisioned him as

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 15th, 2014


Every so often a publishing company will send me a book to review. One example is Scott Hunt’s Practical Prepper’s Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness. If unfamiliar – author Scott Hunt is Engineer775 on YouTube. I have been reading through it – impressive. Water, food, shelter, power, medical, security, community – it’s all covered with down to earth information and suggestions. I have visited Scott’s property – this guy knows his stuff.

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Wanna workout? No gym membership? No problem!


This post was previously published HERE on Enjoy! – Rourke


Being fit continues to be an aspect of preparedness that is mostly ignored. I guess it is not as cool as a “tactified” AR or a Benchmade Nimravus knife. In a survival situation the ability to perform physically (and mentally) could very well mean the difference between life and death – or maybe not. Who knows?

The vast majority of us sit in

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 14th, 2014


Just started reading one of my favorite books – Day After Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne – for the 2nd time. This is a zombie apocalypse story written in a unique format – a handwritten journal detailing the events as they happen. If your a fan of The Walking Dead – you would like this book.

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Time to start stocking up on some of the small 1-lb cylinders of propane

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North American Alert Map


The following link will take you to the Emergency and Disaster Information Service(EDIS). This emergency information service is provided free of charge and is operated out of Hungry. The link provided goes to the North American map, however other maps are also available.

What is really cool is the ability to zoom in close to an area. As of this writing – zoom in to Dallas, TX. No doubt many

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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

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Firearm Ammunition/Accessories:

Magpul PMAG 30-rd. Gen 2 AR Magazine – only $9.95

Federal XM193 55-grain 5.56mm – 420 rounds/stripper clips in ammo can – $220 Free Shipping

Nebo ProTec Elite Tactical Firearm Light



Streamlight PolyTac LED HD Tactical Flashlight

TrustFire 1000 LED 5 Mode Flashlight plus Battery and Charger

Helotex G2 Tactical Light


Articles From Around the ‘Net

How to Safely Shelter in Place During a Pandemic

Prepper Priorities

Stocking Up

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 13th, 2014


Negativity runs through our society like a fire through a match factory. Listen to conversations all around you – someone is always criticizing something or somebody. They will talk on a subject as if they are an expert and could do better though they likely have no training or expertise. People talk about other people and what they do, how they look, and every aspect of their life.

The reality is this negativity is often

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Why I like the 9mm…..


A couple things I want to state right off the bat.

I am NOT saying that the 45ACP, 40S&W, .357 Sig, 45GAP, or any other pistol caliber is inferior to the 9mm. Shoot what you can shoot accurately with the ability to get back on target for follow up shots regardless of caliber. Period. A pistol is NOT the ideal defensive or offensive weapon. It is vastly under-powered compared to a rifle. ALL common pistol

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1st domestically contracted Ebola case


BREAKING NEWS: Sunday it was announced that the first domestically contracted case of Ebola has been initially confirmed. It is being reported that a health care worker(nurse?) has tested positive for Ebola. This health care worker was involved in the care for Thomas Eric Duncan prior to his death in Dallas and had “extensive ” contact with Duncan.

Head over to the for news links for the latest information.

The video below shows Dr.

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