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Mountain House sale at CampingSurvival.com

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Starting today and lasting through February 14th CampingSurvival.com is having an awesome sale on Mountain House foods.

25% off #10 cans and 15% off Mountain House Freeze Dried Food pouches.

If you are looking to solidify some excellent long-term foods that taste excellent and are easy to prepare – this is it.

CampingSurvival.com is a sponsor of this site and would appreciate if you would mention that you heard about the sale here with any

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ENTRY #1 & #2: SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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I bought this knife at a Oklahoma City gun show. I have no clue as to its origin. It has a very solid set of knuckles and is very sharp. I found a nylon scabbard that attaches it to my assault gear. I think if I have to get up close and personal this knife will save me and my lived ones. IMHO

That would be after I expend all other options or

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

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How in the hell can Obama compare radical Islamic violence and terror to Christianity?

“Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,”

Given any group of people you can find a nut or two but to even remotely suggest that ISIS is somehow related to Christianity

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Thanks for the support and a site update…….

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Hello all –

I just wanted to tell everyone “Thank You” for your support. It’s way overdue. Over the past several months traffic to ModernSurvivalOnline has remained steady and even increased slightly. I continue to post daily(often taking weekends off) and try to provide quality content. There are many preparedness blogs out there on the Information Superhighway – I appreciate everyone stopping by, hanging out and even commenting once in awhile.

Beyond visiting this site

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Infographic: 13 Skills You Need for SHTF Preparation

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Life is about choices. The decisions we make impact our quality of life and the legacy we leave. For the prepared, the choice to always be ready for survival is clear. This includes food, water and supply storage but also being prepared to survive in the elements. Collecting water, cooking wild game and shelter construction are all vital survival skills. To be truly SHTF ready, you’ll need advanced skills like modifying AR-15’s with different accessories.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 5th, 2015

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Guess my prediction wasn’t too far off for the Super Bowl. Great game regardless who won. Yeah – stupid call at the end but if he had caught that ball Seattle’s coach would have been called a hero.

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5.5 million illegal immigrants not entitled to Green Cards were given them over the last 6 years. Those that say that this administration has not created an incentive for illegals to cross

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MSOnline Contest: Your SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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Here is a simple contest……..send me a picture of your SHTF “Go To” knife and the best one will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

I am not looking for a picture of your knife laying on the kitchen counter – somehow make it unique and interesting. Set your entry apart from the rest.

Send your contest entries to emergencycd(at)gmail.com. Make sure to include the picture and tell me a little about why you have chosen

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Video of the Week: Incredible Slow Motion Camera Work

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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.

The Coach sent this in……awesome slow motion camera work.

 

From the Supply House: Here are a few popular survival & preparedness items available at deep

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

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Appreciate the donations from Frank and Kim this past week.

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I agree with standardizing in things. It keeps things simple and efficient. Batteries are certainly an example of this. 90% of all my flashlights use AA alkaline batteries. The others? CR123 Lithiums and a couple AAA tubes.

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I am constantly pulled between being an isolationist and believing we should secure our borders and just be

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Awesome homemade fire starter….

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I recently discovered an inexpensive and highly effective homemade fire starting creation: wax impregnated cotton disks. I am not overly familiar with womens make up nor what is used to apply/remove it however these small cotton disks apparently are involved somehow. I picked some up at a local grocery store for $1.69 for 80 individual disks.

My wife is a candle lover and had several unscented votive candles I “borrowed”.

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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 supplies – 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 3rd, 2015

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Many relatives of the missing flight MH370 believe the passengers are still alive. Wishful thinking and if I was in their shoes I would try to have hope. Unfortunately they are sitting at the bottom of the ocean.

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Shelving is expensive. Wanting to add some in my garage for some food storage and needing heavy duty due to the weight. I have several of the wire shelves that work great

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Part 1: AR Budget Build – Complete and functional for under $500

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My first of several AR build articles focuses building a complete, functioning AR-15 for less than $500. Yes, it is possible and I am going to show you how.

Let me start off by saying this is not difficult. It’s not rocket science and you do not need an engineering degree or have to have worked at NASA for a couple decades. In fact, no tools are necessary for this project. You will also NOT

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

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Question: Anyone have any experience with ATI firearms(American Tactical Imports)?

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I just discovered that I love peanut butter fudge. I wonder if I can get some for long term storage?

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Ryan over at TotalSurvivalist.com continues to talk about the Operational Cache. I am overdue in creating my own. One of the areas of controversy is whether or not you should place your top tier

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Fire Starters

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By The Coach, Contributing Editor

This article is written for the person that is new to the outdoors. It is a beginner article. I know the seasoned outdoorsman will probably know these skills but it is a good refresher.

There are few skills that I consider more important as knowing how to build and successfully light a camp fire. A camp fire can literally save your life.

A camp fire can be

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Knife Review: Cold Steel GI Tanto

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This post was previously published HERE on MSO. I have now owned this knife for over a year and it continues to perform well.

A couple months ago I bought the Cold Steel GI Tanto knife. I had been looking at this knife for quite some time as other Cold Steel offerings I have owned were quality items. Due to the low cost of the GI Tanto I kept my distance….until recently. I ordered one

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

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A couple things on the “SHTF” knife contest. Try to make your photo as high quality as possible. Be creative not only with the picture but also with the description(if you choose). Although the contest says “knife” any edged item can be entered – machete, axe, sword, etc. Contest runs from Feb 1st through March 1st. I will be reminding everyone about once per week.

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HAM.Ham.ham.HAm.HaM. haM. Whatever. I have

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Quote from “American Sniper”

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As heard in the movie “American Sniper”. Chris Kyle’s father is talking to Chris and his younger brother when they were children…….

“There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs.”

“Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn’t exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn’t know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep.”

“Then you’ve

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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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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 29th, 2015

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One out of every 5 children in the US receive nutrition via food stamps. Wonderful.

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I think now would be a great time to start buying silver.

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AmmoToGo.com has a SPAM can of Tula .223 Rem ammo – 500 rounds – for $129.99. I have shot a lot of Tula and never had an issue. Check it out HERE.

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Review: Gunshack G2 flashlight

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I recently had an opportunity to purchase two(2) Helotex G2 flashlights through Amazon.com at a really good price. I love flashlights in my preparedness system I can’t have too many (along with batteries of course). Over the last decade technology has lead to flashlights getting brighter, smaller, and less expensive. Most of my lights run off of either AA alkaline or CR123 batteries. Unique to the Helotex G2

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Prepper Press adds two new books…..

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ModernSurvivalOnline sponsor Prepper Press is a leading publisher of preparedness books and Dystopian fiction. They have recently released two new offerings:

 

The first is The Evolution of the Black Rifle: 20 Years of Upgrades, Options and Accessories. Author Jeff W Zimba brings the reader on a twenty-year journey through the testing and evaluation phase of America’s longest serving battle rifle, no known by many names, such as the AR-15, M16, M4, 416, and many

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 28th, 2015

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Get a load of this: A new law was just passed making it illegal to throw food away in the trash in the City of Seattle. These Progressives just never cease to amaze me.

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I can’t get that damn Taylor Swift song “Shake It Off” out of my head.

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Last couple weeks have been hitting the gym pretty hard. I continue to go to Crossfit,

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Fixed Blade Or Folding Survival Knives: Which Is Better?

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For a skilled outdoorsman or an expert prepper, nothing can be as important as having a good survival knife. It’s a basic item that should always be included in any survival gear and not one of these guys would ever go out without having this gear on their side. Survival knives come in many forms and are molded from different materials. And most common types of survival knives are the fixed blade type

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