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From the Desk of John Rourke – September 29th, 2014

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For the past couple months I have been trying to follow a diet that involves Intermittent Fasting. Basically I eat between 1:00pm and 7:00pm daily. I work out at noon time on an empty stomach. The first week I followed it I lost 8 pounds. Since then? Struggling with willpower. I have no problem with the eating schedule but tending not to eat very clean. I will get back on track once I decide to.

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A bit of trouble….

I was away all weekend and arrived back Sunday afternoon. Having problems with Internet access. Due t this limited publishing today.

Stay tuned for tomorrow.

Take care all – Rourke

From the Desk of John Rourke – September 28, 2014

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With the cooler weather approaching I am really hoping to have the family go on a decent camping trip. At a minimum I would like to take the boys out for a “men’s only” outing.

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I am surprised that Tannerite is still legal. This stuff is awesome and so much fun. I plan to do some tests to see how long the stuff will last once mixed if kept dry.

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The Pure Hell At The Heart Of The Ebola Pandemic In Africa Could Soon Be Coming To America

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This post was recently published over at The Economic Collapse- check it out HERE. – – Rourke

 

Did you know that the number of Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone is approximately doubling every 20 days? People are dropping dead in the streets, large numbers of bodies are being dumped into the rivers, and gravediggers can hardly keep up with the the number of corpses that are being delivered to the cemeteries. As

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From the Desk of John Rourke – September 26th, 2014

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In case it wasn’t noticed I changed when new posts go live. It used to be close to midnight Eastern Standard Time. Now it is earlier around 9:00pm. Just trying something new.

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My son – who is 15 – was asking me about ISIS and why they would cut peoples heads off. He wasn’t so much asking for a real reason rather he couldn’t understand how someone could do something

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“ISIS – if not already on American soil – will be here.”

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Below is a transcript from September 20th when Judge Jeanine Pirro stated on Fox News that America is not ready for an attack from ISIS and citizens should be afraid. I suspect she is correct. Although I hope ISIS fails to carry out any kind of attack – we need to be ready. I think there is a good chance of a “lone wolf” attack where in public an innocent civilian is killed. Now would

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Picture of the Day: It’s not the “Bill of Needs”

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This picture represents the Truth. No matter how someone can try to convince me that guns are evil – they are not. People may use them to do evil things – but you could look at vehicles, doctors instruments, forks, cigarettes, etc. all the same way. Our Founders had the wisdom to ensure our right to defend ourselves against all enemies – both foreign and domestic. – Rourke

 

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From the Desk of John Rourke – September 25th, 2014

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I am looking at holding a guest post writing contest mid-October through mid-December. These contests help give me a break as far as writing and finding things to post. If interested in entering go ahead and “warm up that keyboard”.

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Had a friend of mine contact me. He was wondering if he should trade his M&P 9mm pistol for a .40S&W Shield. This question was done on Facebook and opened

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Is America dead already?

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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.

I appreciate SouthernPrepper1 filming this video and taking a stand in it. Man is selling American flags and has them laying on the ground. Shameful. People

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Reminder: Emergency Essentials sale almost over

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I have posted about past Emergency Essentials special sales previously – for good reason: They offer up some of the best bargains in survival and preparedness products…..PERIOD!

For the month of Preparedness they have outdone themselves with their LARGEST monthly sale ever. Over 170 items on sale.

Here are a few examples:

Mountain House® Freeze Dried Oriental Style Spicy Chicken with Vegetables – only $24.99

IOSAT™ Potassium Iodide Tablets – only $8.99

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From the Desk of John Rourke – September 24th, 2014

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Seems like I can “smell” Fall in the air. We are starting to have some cooler days here in the South and the evenings have certainly cooled down. Time to start thinking about winter-preps.

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I love Netflix? I use it often especially since I got rid of satellite and cable. I have been watching “Inside Combat Rescue” – a short series with 6 episodes. It is about a rescue unit

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Cops getting set up or infringing on our rights?

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I watched a video on YouTube which is another “police infringing on out rights” piece. I am posting it below. The issue I have with many of these video’s is the cops are set up and the person filming is basically begging for trouble. Don’t get me wrong – police should NOT infringe on our rights, but come on! In the video below a guy is filming police vans coming into a police parking garage.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – September 23rd, 2014

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Peanut Butter has always been one of my favorite foods and I have put back numerous jars as part of my food storage program. Since it does not have the longest shelf life I store all of mine in my freezer. I got this idea from Panhandle Rancher who suggested it.

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I recently got another pair of glasses from Zenni Optical. I have ordered several from them and they are

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Creating A Good Password

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by “The Coach” (Contributing Editor)

 

The past couple of months have seen some remarkable problems with computer security.

We have seen Target, 7-Eleven, Citibank, J. C. Penny, The Home Depot and many other stores and companies secured computers hacked and financial information and passwords taken by unknown persons and/or governments.

I thought I had a good computer security system and firewall set up. Then I learned that one of the most secure computer systems

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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

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Books

Patriots: A Novel of Surviving the Coming Collapse

“Light Out” by David Crawford

Survival, Evasion, Recovery Manual 21-76-1 (free download)

 

Movies/TV/Documentaries

Jericho – The Complete Series

After Armageddon

American Blackout

 

Video’s

Survivalist Tips – 5 Easy Survival Food Preps

How to Make a Tourniquet

Household Survival – Common Survival Items Found in Your Home

 

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From the Desk of John Rourke – September 22th, 2014

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I have decided to make a few changes here on the site. Every day I will be posting “From the Desk….” with my thoughts on whatever is on my mind at the time. There are a few other changes as well. Just keep an eye out.

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Over the past few weeks I have made some strides in the area of “disaster communications”. I will be testing for my HAM licence

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I Miss America…….

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A few years before his death, I asked my father if he ever regretted leaving England after WWII and emigrating to the United States of America. He told me that even with the troubles here (9-11, poor economic outlook, big and growing Federal Government) that he would never go back. When I ask him why, he simply said “I would never want to be a Subject again”. I have thought about this statement many times

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Men…..read this.

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The following post IS directly related to preparedness – preparedness for your soul, your life, and your happiness. I originally posted it back in September of 2013 however I felt the need to put it out there again. Being aware of the changes that have happened in my life have also made me be able to improve. My journey has just begun….and it is fantastic. Much of what I am going to present is just

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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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A few random thoughts…..

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First off…..Happy Friday everyone. It’s been a tough week for me and I am looking forward to the weekend.

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I see that Australia foiled an ISIS plot to hold public beheadings in two cities. Amazing that I continue to see people state that it’s an overreaction to suggest that the threat could be here in the United States. Meanwhile law enforcement have sent out a bulletin stating that ISIS is

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Back to the Wild: Wilderness Survival Kit

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by Victoria

It pays to be prepared in every area of your life, and that makes it fundamentally important that, if ever you should find yourself out hiking across mountain or moorland, traversing streams or chasing through forests, you have a wilderness survival kit to hand.

Around the world, the great outdoors poses many dangers to the unprepared. The wilderness is beautiful and invigorating, with an immediacy and freshness long absent from our

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CDC states….”now is the time to prepare”

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The CDC recently issued a 6 page guide for hospitals and medical care workers stating “now is the time to prepare, as it is possible that individuals with EVD in West Africa may travel to the United States, exhibit signs and symptoms of EVD, and present to facilities.” As the virus continues to spread overseas within limited areas concern is growing that it may eventually reach the United States via travelers…..or possibly through our porous

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