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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 – February 23rd, 2015

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A few more days left in the SHTF Knife Contest. If you have something to send in there is still a little time.

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I have been deep sea fishing before and loved it – years and years ago. I was catching small blue fish that fought aggressively and had a ball reeling them in. Just read that a 16 year old kid just fought and pulled in a 1,058 pound

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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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Question re: M855 Green Tip Ammunition

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To all,

As you should know by now, the B.A.T.F. is in the process of outlawing the green tipped, metal core, 5.56mm round of ammo for civilian purchase.

Today, I attended a Gun Show here is southeast Louisiana.

To my surprise, I found only one dealer that had the green tipped 5.56mm rounds for sale. The price was $1.00 per round, with a minimum purchase of 420 rounds in an ammo can. The

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

Dirty and needs some sharpening.

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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Answer from Coleman regarding expiration dates

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Heard from several people regarding Coach’s Question on how long canned Coleman fuel will last. Well, The COach had requested info direct from Coleman and finally heard back from them.

Here is their response:

Question: How long can I store Coleman Fuel in the one (1) gallon cans if the seal is NOT broken and still use the fuel in my double burner stove and double mantle lantern without having any problems?

 

Hello Coach,

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 20th, 2015

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Been a rough week. Entire family is sick…..except me. Frigid cold hasn’t helped. Work is pretty much normal which isn’t all that fantastic. Flat tire, broken windshield, dead battery, and rear brakes being replaced. Yeah – could have gone better but you know what? I’m above ground and I have today off. Heading to the range in the freezing cold once the place opens. Pulling the trigger a few times will feel good.

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EMP protection examples from The Panhandle Rancher……

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That was previously published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com. From some recent correspondence with the Panhandle Rancher. Published with his permission. Thanks Panhandle!!

– Rourke

I performed a biennial check of H/T’s and marine VHF base units stored in the family bunker the other day and am enclosing a couple of photos of how they are EMP shielded (double ammo boxed, insulated inside the first box and outside with cardboard and metallic taped. I metallic tape all

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 19th, 2015

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Happy Birthday to the smartest man I ever met. I miss you Dad.

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California basically is looking to ban pistols. They want to pass a law requiring that when a pistol fires it places a traceable mark on the case. Each pistol different mark? Do you realize how expensive this would be?

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Obama makes statements about the three young people in North Carolina killed and

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Question: What is your biggest preparedness need?

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Would appreciate as many people as possible answering this question:

What is your biggest preparedness need?

More specifically when you look at your preps – tangible, material items as well as skills – what are you most lacking? Again – another way of looking at this is what do you feel you need to improve the most between now and the “event”?

Looking forward to your response.

Question: What is your biggest preparedness need?

From the Desk of John Rourke – February 18th, 2015

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I may write a separate post about this but figured I would throw out this quick blurb. I am looking at starting a small “membership” program for all of you who wish to support ModernSurvivalOnline. Pretty simple in that those interested would sign up to donate a small amount – like $3 per month – and they would gain access to some “member-only” information, discounts, etc.

Here is my question – What do I call

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ENTRY #5, #6 and #7: 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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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 17th, 2015

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Student at Brown University is causing quite a stir by calling for the banning of its ROTC programs and the “criminals” that participate. The Progressives never cease to amaze me.

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I wonder how many “activities” related to terrorism are occurring within the borders of the United States. When I say activities I am referring to training, sleeper cells, individual rogue’s, and law enforcement carrying out stings stopping the “bad guys”

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DHS Is “Positioning” to Secretly Arrest American Dissidents In Preparation for World War III

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This article was originally published over at TheCommonSenseShow.com by Dave Hodges.

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In my article this morning, I stated that Americans are war weary and when the anger related to the tragic death of Kayla Mueller subsides, Americans will resist supporting the commitment that World War III will require of all us in terms of labor, capital and the sacrifice of personal

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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 – February 16th, 2015

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Tomorrow I will publish a reprinted article that I believe is important to read. It is related to Russia, Syria, and the United States fight against ISIS. I agree with much of what the writer states. I do not like the positioning that is occurring between Russia and the United States. Between the supportive actions of Ukraine and potentially entering Syria against the wishes of Russia things are getting more dangerous. How far will it

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Threat Alert: U.S. Soldiers to Deploy to Ukraine, Russia Warns Sending Arms an ‘Act of War’

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Saturday I received the following Threat Alert from ThreatJournal.com…..

U.S. Soldiers to Deploy to Ukraine, Russia Warns Sending Arms an ‘Act of War’

Between Feb. 9-11, 2015, AlertsUSA issued the following related Flash message to subscriber mobile devices:

2/9 – White House Presser: POTUS – We cannot allow borders of Europe to be redrawn at the barrel of a gun. GER Chancellor Merkel: Peaceful order of Europe at stake.

2/10 –

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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

REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount

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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 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.

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ENTRY #3 & #4: SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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The knife I have knife I have chosen for this contest is the Ontario USMC Combat Knife. (Ontario Knife Co. replaced Ka-Bar as the standard knife supplier of the USMC many years ago).

 

While reading Amazon and Mil-Surp reviews about it, they all seemed to say the same thing: this knife is strong, sharp, and nearly indestructible. Having had less than ideal experiences with other “survival” knives, this knife is just what the

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

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I am not superstitious so the fact it is the 13th and a Friday means nothing. I think I will go out and walk under a ladder, break a mirror, and have a few black cats cross in front of me. If I feel really wild I will try to walk and chew bubble gum at the same time. Am I the man or what?

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Just ordered another set of

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Review: Waka Waka Power – light and solar charger

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Right off I have to mention that this post has nothing to do with Fozzie from The Muppets. Those old enough to remember might recollect the fuzzy bear saying “Waka Waka” whenever he really liked something. No – the Waka Waka Power is a really unique product that combines the following – a solar charger, a built-in battery, and a light source.

In any emergency situation having light when the power is

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