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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

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Books

Build the Perfect Bug Out Vehicle

The Prepper’s Blueprint

The Boxcar Children – ages 7 and up. Wonderful book series for kids.

Day by Day Armageddon

31 Days to Survival

 

Movies

Guardians of the Galaxy – awesome movie

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – incredible special effects

The Bourne Trilogy – great action movies

 

Water Filtration

Sawyer Products Mini Water Filter System

Katadyn Hiker Water Filter

Lifestraw Water Filter

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 1st, 2014

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From what I saw in my area shoppers were few in numbers. I went out Friday morning with my wife and there were very few shoppers out compared to previous Black Friday’s. Even Thursday night when many of the bigger sales occurred numbers were lower. We’ll see what the retailers report. I took advantage of some good pricing on Amazon to be honest. No sales tax, no shipping fees.

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Just

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A bird in the hand……..

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By “The Coach” (Contributing Editor)

I remember when I was growing up being told the old cliché;

“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”

(This picture was drawn by Erika Aoyama on November 16, 2002)

 

This simply means it is better to have something in your possession than to plan on getting that item at a later date.

I have

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 28th, 2014

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Hello folks – hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We ate around 1:30pm and it was fantastic. I am writing this at 9:00pm Thursday night and getting ready to go cook an apple pie. – Mrs. Smith.

I started Thursday by going out and working on my HAM repeater build. Trying to get it up as high as possible I have been using a small compound bow and fishing line. This worked for lower elevation(40

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Survival & Preparedness Black Friday deals…..

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Here are a few deals going on today and some this weekend that can be taken advantage of to better your supply position. From food storage to firearms – check it out. If you are aware of any please leave a comment.

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Subscribers are already aware of this one: Emergency Essentials is having a BLACK FRIDAY DOORBUSTER SPECIAL today starting at 8:00am with

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 27th, 2014

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I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving today.

I plan on stuffing myself with ridiculous quantities of turkey, stuffing, corn, pumpkin pie – and a family desert called “fruit salad”. This fruit salad is made with fruit cocktail and whip cream. Man o man – it is good.

I will probably watch The Christmas Story, Christmas Vacation, football and wish it was snowing outside. Will spend some time in the garage looking

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

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I guess my hopes for peaceful protests in Ferguson was a dream. Pretty pathetic the violence, property destruction, and flag burning. Those US flags the “protesters” are burning – – hundreds of thousands of people died for that flag. Show some respect. Pathetic. Half the protesters are there just to cause trouble and the other half are taking selfies on their Obama phones so they can post on Facebook that they are there. Going

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Black Friday Sale at JRH Enterprises

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New ModernSurvivalOnline sponsor JRH Enterprises is having a special Black Friday sale as well as special pricing starting today and lasting through the weekend.

JRH Enterprises carries all kinds of preparedness related products such as freeze dried food, night vision equipment, perimeter alarms, body armor, gas masks, medical kits, and tactical gear of all kinds.

JRH is known for superior customer service and their incredible night vision equipment.

Check ‘em out.

Rourke

 

 

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Every Day Carry…..

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by Benjamin Thomas

 

For anyone new to everyday carry the biggest hurdle to overcome is not so much gun selection as holster selection. Admittedly it all comes down to a very personal choice – but for someone just deciding to add a carry gun to their every day routine – help to narrow down the choice might save some money!

 

I have tried over a dozen different styles of holsters and I

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From the Desk of John Rourke – Ferguson Verdict

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As I type this I am watching the announcement of the Grand Jury verdict finding that there was not sufficient evidence to charge Officer Wilson with a crime in shooting Michael Brown.

Police in riot gear pouring out of the building in preparation of rioting/violence/whatever. I suspect it will be a long night in Ferguson and I hope peaceful. The Grand Jury heard the facts and next to Officer Wilson are the best positioned to

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Equipment Review: WonderMill Junior Deluxe Grain/Flour Mill

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Blast from the Past: This post was originally posted here – http://modernsurvivalonline.com/equipment-review-wondermill-junior-deluxe-grainflour-mill/. The WonderMill Junior Deluxe Grain/Flour Mill is currently one of the prizes up for grabs in the ongoing MSO Guest Post Contest.

 

 

I am relatively new to grain mills. Last year I started purchasing varieties of wheat to supplement my food storage program and needed a method to grind it. I picked up a small manual grinder which worked

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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

recommended

 

Power on the Go

Introcircuit 11200mAh External Battery Pack – best value around

Powerbot 2600mAh Battery Pack – I own a couple of these and they work great.

Anker 320000mAh Portable Battery Pack

 

Movies

I am Legend

The Crazies

Shooter(2007)

Invincible

 

YouTube Video’s

Chiappa Little Badger 17 HMR

Which Meds Should You Store

Strike One: Performance Review

How to Make a PVC Bow – Powerful

 

 

 

 

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

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Sometimes your the windshield. Sometimes your the bug.

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I have been thinking of buying a Parrot AR 2.0 Drone. Looks like it would be a blast to mess with and may just have some “prepper” uses.

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So looking forward to having this Thursday and Friday off. Hoping to get some much needed rest and just become a coach potato. Probably won’t

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Building a Bucket Ham Repeater

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by ALC

 

Like you, I’ve been reading about the problems Rourke has been having getting his homemade radio repeater working recently. Owning only a single Baofeng I wasn’t able to do any testing to offer any advice. I have been tinkering with my own repeater solution for the past month or so though, but you could say I cheated right from the start and bought a dual band handheld that already had a repeater

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ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest

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Warm up those keyboards folks! The next ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest will start November 9th and continue through December 31st.. Have a guest post you want to enter? Send in to emergencycd(at)gmail.com.

Some great prizes are lined up!!!

 

- – 1st Place – -

OnPoint Tactical has donated one of their Urban Escape & Evasion classes. Value: $795

Class Summary: While on an international business trip, you

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The Panhandle Rancher speaks……Ferguson

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The furor at Ferguson, Missouri can be said to arise in part from the Fifth Amendment to our Constitution. This Amendment stipulates that trials for felony violation can commence only after indictment by grand jury. This amendment also protects the accused against double jeopardy (being tried twice for the same crime) and protects the accused from being compelled to reveal information that may be used to incriminate (from which we get the

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Thoughts on effect of Ferguson decision….

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As I write this the decision from the Grand Jury on whether to charge Officer Wilson in the shooting death of 18 year old Michael Brown. It is being widely predicted that the decision will be NOT be to charge the officer and that widespread violence and protests will follow. Will there be targeted violence against police officers? How about black on white violence due to the racial implications of the case?

The case

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Snow in Buffalo…..

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Need to be reminded of why preparedness is not something crazy people do but rather common sense and a responsibility? Take a look at these pictures from Buffalo, NY. When a snowfall can be measured in YARDS that is one heck of a storm!

Remember – not everyone was sitting at home when this snow fell. People were stuck at work, in schools, and in their car. Another reminder to be

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REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount

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The folks over at “Mike the Gardner” are offering ModernSurvivalOnline readers 25% off their Seeds of the Month Club.

Promo code MODERNSURVIVAL25

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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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 21st, 2014

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Charlotte, NC ex-Mayor Patrick Cannon just went to prison after admitting to taking bribes. Pathetic excuse for a man in my opinion. Everyone makes mistakes but that doesn’t mean I have to like it nor have any use for them. What makes matters worse I heard a reporter interviewing one of his supporters and she said he never took bribes and if he did – it was to help the City of Charlotte. Folks –

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Building and Operating a Makeshift Wood Oven

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The following article was originally published back in July of 2011 – it can be seen in its original form HERE. This is another examples of some of the best articles published over the past few years on ModernSurvivalOnline. – – Rourke

 

By Ken B

Introduction

One of the basic needs for any survival situation is a means of cooking food.

 

The most abundant fuel available is wood. There are many ways to

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CampingSurvival.com announces special sale…..

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Most of us take more time to plan our vacation than to plan for the survival of our family or friends during an emergency. We wait too long or for Black Friday or Cyber Monday hoping to get the best deal. This year we are presenting……

 

Camping Survival Weekend!

 

Starting today – Friday November 21st

You now have the chance to get ahead

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 20th, 2014

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I never thought I would see gas prices this low – $2.45/gallon here in South Carolina. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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Ever tried to talk logic to a teenager? Don’t bother – they think on an emotional level. Ever walk in and ask a son or daughter to pick their room up and they FREAK OUT? Yup – there is your proof.

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Another PR –

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Seriously……this is real.

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All I have to say is:

We…….are……….doomed.