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Equipment Review: Solo Backpacking Stove

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Rourke: This post was originally published back in July of 2012. It can be seen HERE in its original format.

 

I was recently contacted by the folks at SoloStove.com about testing out one of their Solo Backpacking Stoves. Of course I said “Yes!” and within days arrived at my door was a small cardboard box containing the stove.

Upon initial inspection the fit

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Giveaway from CampingSurvival.com

Good news: CampingSurvival.com is having a giveaway!

You can win a case of Sopako Sure-Pak if you enter your email before Jan. 20th right here: https://www.campingsurvival.com/giveaway.html

That’s a $105 value…

Good luck!

The Ultimate Bug Out Vehicle Gear List

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Though a bug out bag can help you last anywhere between a couple of days to a week, a well-equipped bug out vehicle can help you survive for weeks away from home, just in case you didn’t get to or don’t have a bug out retreat.

In today’s article I want to focus on the gear that you should stockpile inside you car, excluding food and water, which will be the topic of a future

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Hello

Hi,

I’m Dan Stevens, the new owner of this website. As you probably know, John moved on to another project, leaving me with the difficult task of bringing fresh new survival content. I’m confident that me and my small team of contributors will write with high-quality info.

We’re probably going to write 1-2 articles per week and increase the frequency the moment we free up time from our other commitments.

Since it’s almost New Year’s,

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Changes at ModernSurvivalOnline

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It is with a heavy heart and a healthy dose of excitement that I announce ModernSurvivalOnline is under new ownership.

A few weeks ago I was approached about selling it. The decision was not easy. Since May 29th, 2010 I have put countless hours into this website and passing the torch onto someone else was not something I had been considering. After weighing my options and using logic rather than emotion the decision came fairly

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Merry Christmas

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I hope everyone enjoys a very safe and merry Christmas.

Rourke

 

 

On the twelfth day of Christmas…..

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On the twelfth day of Christmas

my true love sent to me……

 

Twelve Daniel Defense AR’s,

Eleven Flashlights Flashing,

Ten MRE Cases,

Nine Insect Repellents,

Eight P-38 Can Openers,

Seven Cases of Toilet Paper,

Six Sawyer Water Filters,

Five Power Banks,

On the twelfth day of Christmas…..

New Project Announcement

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I am in the process of developing a new website. This website will be quite different than ModernSurvivalOnline. Current brainstorming has new posts arriving promptly every Tuesday morning. Topics will include current events, US/world news, the declining state of this country, freedom, patriotism, and more.

Yes, preparedness will certainly come up now and then.

The goal of this new project is to discuss opinions and ideas which are unapologetically Pro-American, Pro-Constitution, Pro-Freedom, and

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On the eleventh day of Christmas…..

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On the eleventh day of Christmas

my true love sent to me……

 

Eleven Flashlights Flashing,

Ten MRE Cases,

Nine Insect Repellents,

Eight P-38 Can Openers,

Seven Cases of Toilet Paper,

Six Sawyer Water Filters,

Five Power Banks,

Four Pocket Stoves,

Three Wooly

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Video of the Week: The Time for Compromise is OVER

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 Patriot Nurse put out another no holds barred philosophy video regarding current events and the direction of this country.

Thoughts?

Rourke

Continue reading Video of the Week: The Time for Compromise is OVER

On the tenth day of Christmas…..

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On the tenth day of Christmas

my true love sent to me……

 

Ten MRE Cases,

Nine Insect Repellents,

Eight P-38 Can Openers,

Seven Cases of Toilet Paper,

Six Sawyer Water Filters,

Five Power Banks,

Four Pocket Stoves,

Three Wooly Blankets,

Two Mechanix gloves,

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 21st, 2015

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Hope everyone had a great weekend.

I started ModernSurvivalOnline.com several years ago to connect with likeminded people. The tag I have used since its inception has been “Thoughts on Survival and the World Today”. I believe it has been accurate. Every so often I receive an email from someone complaining about talking politics, or even my personal life as they expect me to provide them preparedness information and that’s all. As I have said many

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Just what constitutes “SHTF”?

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Whether it is in the pages of this website or countless other places across the Internet the perspective over what constitutes a “SHTF event” is often discussed. Typical characteristics involve power outages, communications down, food shortages, fuel shortages, lawlessness, and economic collapse. Disagreement begins to surface when specifics are put forth.

How will the population react? How much will race play a role? Will civil war break out? Will a top secret government army come

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On the ninth day of Christmas…..

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On the ninth day of Christmas

my true love sent to me……

 

Nine Insect Repellents,

Eight P-38 Can Openers,

Seven Cases of Toilet Paper,

Six Sawyer Water Filters,

Five Power Banks,

Four Pocket Stoves,

Three Wooly Blankets,

Two Mechanix gloves,

and totally awesome Chogan

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On the eighth day of Christmas…..

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On the eighth day of Christmas

my true love sent to me……

 

Eight P-38 Can Openers,

Seven Cases of Toilet Paper,

Six Sawyer Water Filters,

Five Power Banks,

Four Pocket Stoves,

Three Wooly Blankets,

Two Mechanix gloves,

and totally awesome Chogan T-Hawk in a Paratus 3 Day

Continue reading On the eighth day of Christmas…..

Last minute Christmas shopping solutions…..

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This is the weekend before Christmas and when most of us should be relaxing the reality for most of it is pure craziness. I imagine Panhandle Rancher sitting in front of a fire, reading a book, just enjoying being alive. I envy that. My wife is working on some craft projects she has been doing selling online to make extra money. The kids are sleeping in till noontime since they are out of school. My

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On the seventh day of Christmas…..

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On the seventh day of Christmas

my true love sent to me……

 

Seven Cases of Toilet Paper,

Six Sawyer Water Filters,

Five Power Banks,

Four Pocket Stoves,

Three Wooly Blankets,

Two Mechanix gloves,

and totally awesome Chogan T-Hawk in a Paratus 3 Day Pack.

 

On the seventh day of Christmas…..

From the Desk of John Rourke – Meeting Other Preppers

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Over the last several years I have met many like-minded people. Preppers. Survivalists. Homesteaders. I joined a survival group a few years ago and the group has become extremely tight. It hasn’t been all “palm tree’s and ocean breeze” but we have stuck together. With the stuff going on the world now we are stepping it up in a major way.

Along the way I have met some very interesting people. While many were good

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On the sixth day of Christmas…..

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On the sixth day of Christmas

my true love sent to me……

 

Six Sawyer Water Filters,

Five Power Banks,

Four Pocket Stoves,

Three Wooly Blankets,

Two Mechanix gloves,

and totally awesome Chogan T-Hawk in a Paratus 3 Day Pack.

 

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 17th, 2015

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Getting to this late folks. Running out of time.

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Just got word of my bonus at my job and it is very good. A portion of it will go towards preps. Food will be the main addition. Still deciding on the rest. Possibly some extra magazines for couple of my guns, some arrows, and another AR lower for another build.

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Truth……

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On the fifth day of Christmas…..

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On the fifth day of Christmas

my true love sent to me……

 

Five Power Banks,

Four Pocket Stoves,

Three Wooly Blankets,

Two Mechanix gloves,

and totally awesome Chogan T-Hawk in a Paratus 3 Day Pack.

 

http://modernsurvivalonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/The_Twelve_Days_Of_Christmas_Instrumental_eMP3.ws_.mp3

 

 

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Is Post-Disaster Bartering a Possibility?

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The answer to that question is a wholehearted YES. Whether you know it or not, the barter system you learned about oh so long ago is still up and running. You make use of it every single day to do a whole variety of things! The barter system (which is thought to have ended when we first used currency) is defined as an exchange of goods or services. This

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 16th, 2015

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Capt.Michaels sent in a couple of links that are very interesting and another reason to keep doing what we are doing.

First – Obama is calling on Governors to use their executive action powers to instill higher levels of gun control. This is another way of bypassing Congress to move the anti-gun agenda forward.

Second – another article reports that a Texas sheriff “warns President Barack Obama in a social media video that trying to

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Videos of the Week: Chuck Woolery and his wisdom…..

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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 am a huge Chuck Woolery fan. Here are a few video’s from his YouTube channel. The top two are very recent while the older one

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