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From the Desk of John Rourke – April 7th, 2015

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I have not discussed the “Jade Helm” situation at all up to this point although several readers have sent me links and information concerned with what is going on. If you are not aware of what Jade Helm is – it basically is a large, multi-state military training exercise being conducted from July 15th through September 15th.

Here is my take:

“Move along folks. Nothing to see here.”

There are theorists out there proclaiming that

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GARDENING AND SURVIVAL

The following post was published a little over 2 years ago over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com and I thought it was deserving of another look here. Gardening is one of the most underrated skills as well as preps in most preppers/survivalists systems. If you do not garden – start now. I learn something every year and mistakes need to be made now – not when it really counts. – Rourke

 

By Pam

The ultimate in self-sufficiency

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Pull them suckers from the crotch….

If you thought the title had anything to do with anything other than pruning tomatoes then your mind must be in the gutter. Removing “suckers from the crotch” is a pruning technique for tomato plants that can help grow more fruit and less plant.

First off – What is a “sucker“? A sucker is a growth that occurs in the crotch (area between the stem and branch). Why remove the sucker from the crotch? The

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

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This is “Gardening Week” here on MSO. Hope you find something useful.

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This past weekend started planting. A few mounds of cucumbers, zucchini, and crookneck yellow squash. Also started some yellow onions which I should have started a bit earlier. Lastly – threw some seed potatoes in the ground.

I made a PVC gate for the entrance of my main garden to keep the dogs out.

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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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Getting Started in Gardening

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This post was previously published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.

By John Rourke

 

There are many reasons to have your own garden. Growing and eating vegetables that you grew from scratch by preparing soil, planting seeds, weeding, watering and picking all yourself is incredibly rewarding. Money can be saved as seeds are much less expensive than the corresponding produce. Fresh produce harvested straight from the garden taste better and is

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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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TechEyes.com – special limited time pricing for MSO readers

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TechEyes.com is a new sponnsor here on ModernSurvivalOnline.com and they are offerring some very special EOTech pricing for MSO readers. This is a limited time, unadvertised offer.

 

Here are the specials:

 

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From the Desk of John Rourke – April 3rd, 2015

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Shot a Ruger All American rifle in .30-06 this past Wednesday. Great rifle and super accurate. It had a Nikon scope mounted. I believe I have made my choice as to which bolt action rifle I am going to purchase.

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Plan to travel with a firearms outside the US? Read this first as rules are changing.

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9mm ammunition at Wal-Mart has dropped tremendously in price.

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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

Continue reading Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

How the California Drought Will Affect our Food Prices and Availability

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This post was originally published in June of 2014. It still holds true today especially with Governor Brown issuing statewide mandatory water restrictions.

 

by Arlene

The drought in California is the WORST it’s been in 500 years. The Weather Channel will be offering a special program soon entitled Cracked : The Soil in California.

 

Stock up now on the items that are produced primarily in California. as soon they may be extremely

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From the Desk of John Rourke – April 2nd, 2015

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Governor Jerry Brown orders first statewide mandatory water restrictions in California. The drought of historic proportions has plagued the state for months. Prepping isn’t so crazy , is it?

Get ready to see food prices increase.

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Next week will be “Gardening Week” here on MSO. Gardening continues to be one of my most enjoyable activities during the Spring and Summer. Gardening also continues to be a priority-skill that not enough

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Video of the Week: Anti-Terrorist Bag

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.

Enjoy the video and remember to follow your local laws when carrying firearm in your vehicles.

Would like to hear your opinions on the

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4 Foot Gardening Guide……worth the money

Rourke: I have posted about this before – consider it a reminder.

Hello all –

Like me you have probably come across one of those “video advertisements” that try to scare the crap out of you and then sell you something. The vast majority of times I click out of these types of ads and move on to something else. Recently I came across one of these ads on small area gardening and

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From the Desk of John Rourke – April 1st, 2015

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Recently had a loyal reader send in a news story about the ISIS city “hit list” that has reportedly come out. I struggle with the validity of this list. It makes no sense to me as many of the cities listed have nothing in them which would generate an interest to target them(except the public). Maybe that is the whole idea? Regardless – just because it appears to be some kind of hoax doesn’t mean

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Homemade Portable Solar Generator

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I had been thinking of constructing a portable solar generator for some time. I remember seeing a news story on a local company that was marketing a “new” product. It was an 1800 watt portable solar generator with a 100 watt solar panel. I will not link their product here, I do not want to give free advertising or any positive or negative endorsement. I wanted to make my “own”, but

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 31th, 2015

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One new migrant enters the United States every 33 seconds. Interesting statistic. No matter the laws that are out immigration problems will not be solved until the border is secured. BUILD THE WALL!

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I may have mentioned this already but I still am in a state of disbelief. I was talking to a woman last week about current events and she mentioned that she does not watch the news –

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Musings on work or how I became the Panhandle Rancher

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I learned the value of work by working beside my father. He ‘employed’ me in some capacity or another from about nine years of age through a mature 16 going on 17 – until I left home in pursuit of a future. I had for an inheritance the greatest legacy for which anyone could wish; Christian parents who raised me with love. My parents are long in the ground but I still reflect

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 30th, 2015

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Started “Spring Cleaning” this past weekend. Spent a lot of time organizing my garage and supplies. Used gallon ziploc bags to put together charging cables for my Baofeng handhelds. Pretty much created a small “communications” tote with all my radios in it.

Organized all my defensive supplies including ammo, magazines, cleaning supplies, optics, holsters, etc.

More to do…….

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I have been a so-so Glenn Beck fan for quite some time.

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A Brief Introduction to Blowguns

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By Dark Skorpion

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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ALMOST OVER: Massive Mountain House Sale- 25-50% Off!

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Emergency Essentials is having a massive Mountain House Freeze Dried Food sale the entire month of March – and there are only a couple days left.

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

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VIDEO: Canik TP9 SA

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I have looked at the Canik TP-9SA and was pretty impressed with what I saw. I have inquired with a few companies trying to get a test model myself but have not had any luck. Hickok45 talks of his testing of the TP-9SA – which has gained tremendous popularity due to its sub-$400 price tag and list of features.

 

 

 

VIDEO: How to Store Your Medicine

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Check out this video from The Patriot Nurse……How to Store Your Medicine.