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Review: Streamlight 88850 POLYTAC LED Flashlight

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This post was originally published here – http://modernsurvivalonline.com/review-streamlight-88850-polytac-led-flashlight/

 

Streamlight POLYTAC LED Flashlight

I love flashlights. They are a basic and integral part of any preparedness plan. Ask anyone to make a list of the top 5 things that should be collected in case of any kind of a disaster and surely”flashlight” will be ranked up there. As I continue to build my preps I sought out a high quality, high performance

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

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In a world filled with so much frustration and seriousness – here are a few pictures for your entertainment……

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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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Foreign Travel OPSEC

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It is considered axiomatic that certain of those man creatures known in the vernacular as Nasty Boogers are uniformly distributed worldwide. I have had the high honor and good fortune to have hunted this most challenging and dangerous variety of the genus homo. During the Cold War era, pursuit of same took me throughout Eastern Europe, around the Pacific Rim, down to the Dark Continent, and over to South America. Even though

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

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I am half-way thru Season 3 of House of Cards on Netflix. Awesome show. If you have not seen the first two seasons I highly recommend them.

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Many missed it but later this week United States National Guard troops will arrive in Ukraine to help train troops. I suspect Putin is not thrilled….ya think?

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The Kel-Tec PMR is a very unique pistol. Not only is

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Are you Paranoid?

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By The Coach, Contributing Editor

 

Every now and then people think I am a little paranoid about big brother watching us. That is why I started researching about covert cell phone towers. The more I research, the more I do not feel so paranoid.

Recently I have written two articles in reference to the U.S. Government using unorthodox methods to ease drop on law abiding American citizens. The articles are titled “Unlimited Access

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

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Enjoyed my time off over the weekend and I needed the time off. Did not accomplish a whole lot. My wife and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary. I am not one that makes a big deal out out of my own birthdays and anniversaries. I should. Guess getting a little older I could care less about my own birthday.

I also picked up a new cell phone – a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I

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Re: the musings of Panhandle Rancher

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The following was sent in related to the post “Real Gunfighter” written by The Panhandle Rancher:

 

I’m a combat wounded medically retired Marine Lt Col. I have 5 combat operations in my OQR. I was in Thailand for the coup in 92, Cuba for the Haitian refugee riots in 93, Somalia in 94, the invasion of Haiti in 94, and then Iraq in 04, including the 2nd battle of Fallujah.

I was blown up

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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 – while supplies last.

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 – this is the time

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Last Entry – #15: SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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Here is the last entry in the MSO SHTF “Go To” Knife contest. The best one selected will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

Winner to be announced tomorrow…..

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By SB: The knife I choose is the Trail Master by Cold Steel. Rugged, simple (like me), reliable. Nothing fancy or high tech, no saw tooth or hollow handle. I like the clean lines and heft.

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Hold the Press!!! I missed one – SHTF Contest Entry #16

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Here is the last entry in the MSO SHTF “Go To” Knife contest. The best one selected will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

Winner to be announced tomorrow…..

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From D.

Despite the fact that my nature is not a knife collector, over the years, quite a number of them have come into my hands. I firmly do not believe in

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REMINDER: Doom and Bloom Special Discount

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MSO sponsor DoomandBloom.net is offerring 15% Off to all MSO readers. If you are not familiar with DoomandBloom.net they carry a very high quality line of medical preparedness products.

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.

REMINDER: Doom and Bloom Special Discount

ENTRY #13 & #14: 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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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 27th, 2015

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Making a few improvements(I hope) to the site. Don’t be shocked if you see some changes. I have installed the Membership software I had been talking about but it is not totally set u yet. It’s going to be cool once complete. Give it a few weeks.

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“……..we celebrate our independence from the government, not our dependence on it.” – Scott Walker

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A few of

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Picture of the Week: World War Z and Zombie Cats

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Every week I throw up a picture of something – yes….something. Something that I find funny, intriguing, truthful or inspiring. Have one you would like to share – send it in.

Not sure if this is true but still pretty cool. Loved the movie World War Z.

 

Top Tips to Help the Budget-Conscious Acquire Prepper Supplies

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By Cherie

Prepping for a SHTF situation is a good idea, of course, but for people living from paycheck to paycheck, finding the money to stock up on food, water and other supplies is overwhelming. Fortunately, with some financial savvy and budget shopping as well as other techniques and tips, it’s possible to create a stockpile that will help you get through any natural or man-made disaster.

Cut back on what you spend

Traditionally, when

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 26th, 2015

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Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield’s killer found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole. Justice served.

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The latest episodes of The Walking Dead have me a bit…..bored. Don’t get me wrong the show is still great there is just something different about it. I continue to wonder where they get all their ammunition and batteries. Scavenging? Maybe for the batteries not so sure on the ammo.

If the

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Running out of ammo!

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By The Coach, Contributing Editor

 

My wife and I are fans of the TV show “The Walking Dead” but not because it is a zombie show. We use the show as a teaching tool. As we watch the show, we discuss the situations that the characters encounter. My wife and I do a, what if we were in that situation. How would we handle that situation differently? Yes I know some of the situations

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ENTRY #11 & #12 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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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 25th, 2015

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My son told me that his Science teacher runs a club at school called “PRIDE”. The club is only for black kids. Why does that bother me? Is it because I could care less what color someone is? Is it because I believe that we are beyond segregation activities such as this? We are all Americans. Let’s take some PRIDE in that for a change!

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20,000 illegals crossed Mexican border

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Review: Solvent Trap Adapter from Infinite Product Solutions

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Ever hear of a “solvent trap adapter”? If not you have now. Amazing what people come out with nowadays. A solvent trap adapter is a small tool which attaches to the end of a firearm and allows an oil filter or similarly threaded objects to be attached.

The intended purpose of a solvent trap adapter is to attach an oil filter to the end of a barrel to make cleaning the firearm easier. Simply attach

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 24th, 2015

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Some of you may have notice that several of the ads have disappeared. Over the next few months several more will disappear as well. I make a little spare change from MSO and not ashamed at that at all. A lot of time and money is put into keeping it going. I have decided to only keep a core group of advertisers and then maintain a few affiliate ads going.

In case you are unaware

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Review: Esbitt Pocket Survival Stove

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This post was originally published here – http://modernsurvivalonline.com/review-esbitt-pocket-survival-stove/.

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I recently had the opportunity to try out a classic survival item – the pocket stove.

Being able to boil water for purification purposes as well as heat/cook food in the field is important. Many foods – such as MRE’s and freeze dried camp foods – can be eaten cold but just flat out taste

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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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