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From the desk of John Rourke – October 2nd, 2014

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Pretty cool the “cloaking” technology recently revealed by scientists at the University of Rochester. It uses multiple glass lenses to bend light around objects thus making them appear invisible.

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Been working on trying to make a homemade repeater out of a couple of Baofeng UV-5R HAM radio’s. There are several video’s on YouTube showing how to do it plus devices on eBay. So far – no luck.

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Ebola Arrives in the U.S.

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The following post was originally published over at DoomandBloom.net. It can be see HERE in its original format. – – Rourke

 

With the announcement of the official diagnosis of Ebola in a person named Thomas Eric Duncan in Texas, the U.S. can no longer assume that it is invulnerable to the threat of this deadly virus. I had predicted that this would happen a number of times, but don’t consider me a gifted fortune-teller;

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

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It recently came out that the man that ran across the White House lawn and entered via an unlock door got much further than what was previously reported. Seems like everything associated with this Administration is an embarrassment.

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Muslim tries to convert co-workers to Islam, discusses that women should be covered and how stoning is OK, posts numerous anti-American things on Facebook, and cuts an ex coworkers head off. Hmmmm….terrorist

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: How to Make a Tourniquet

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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.

Good video on necessary “how to” skill from SkinnyMedic.

 

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1st case of Ebola diagnosed in Dallas….

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Many of us predicted it and now it has happened. Hopefully it will be the one and only – but I would not count on it. Experts continue to say that Ebola can ONLY be transferred via bodily fluids and you could sit next to an infected person on a plane for hours and be just fine.

This news is just breaking so here are a few links to get more information:

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20140929-dallas-ebola-case-confirmed-by-cdc-first-diagnosis-in-u.s..ece

http://news.yahoo.com/cdc-director-says-u-able-contain-ebola-spread-221131000.html

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/30/after-first-ebola-case-fears-turn-us-pandemic-prep/

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From the Desk of John Rourke – September 30th, 2014

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Watched the movie Outbreak and Contagion again over the past couple days. Great movies. Yeah – you can nitpick the actions of people in each movie – especially Contagion – but both serve as a reminder what is possible.

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Why is it that I still think that .50 cent coins and $1.00 coins are really cool – along with $2 bills? When I was a kid it was the most

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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

Recommendation

Knives & Tools

Cold Steel GI Tanto

Gerber Suspension Multi-Pliers with Sheath

Mora Companion Outdoor Knife

 

Movies/TV/Documentaries

Contagion DVD

Outbreak DVD

SURVIVORS TV Series Season 1 & 2 DVD

 

Online Video’s

Getting Started in HAM Radio

How to Grow Potatoes – Wranglestar

How to Laser Bore Sight a Rifle

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

recommended

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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