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Sponsor Highlight: JRH Enterprises

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From JRH Enterprises owner, Robert Henry – “In business since 1992. I’ve been actively preparing and training since the mid 1980’s. We have lived at our survival retreat for 16 years now, produce our own power, grow a good portion of our own food, etc. We are survivalists also and since we are actively training and preparing, it helps us keep a handle on equipment and supply needs of survivalists/preppers.”

“We look forward to helping

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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.

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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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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 20th, 2015

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Hello all –

Next week I am going to be scheduling a few video’s and some “Blast’s from the Past”. Things have gotten extremely busy so my responses to comments and emails may be a little slow.

Just to give everyone an update on a few things:

Reports are that Iran is supporting an EMP attack on the United States and has plotted for years on how to disrupt the grid. This is the same

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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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Smith & Wesson Model 22A .22LR pistol

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This post was previously published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

A few months ago I was in the market for a .22LR pistol. After looking at numerous models available – I selected the Smith & Wesson 22A. Why? Well – my local gun shop had it in stock for one. I read several reviews on it and liked what was reported. I also had an opportunity to shoot one over at a friends

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 19th, 2015

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“From Minnesota to Arkansas, state officials are knocking on doors and quarantining areas in a fight to stop the spread of the biggest U.S. bird-flu outbreak on record.”

Wonderful.

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Just picked up a Trekker Kelly Kettle from Emergency Essentials. Can’t wait to test it out this weekend. Having a group meeting so might take it for “show and tell”.

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Watching the movie Aliens. This was

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Two strains of bird flu spreading

Over the past few weeks two strains of bird flue have been being reported on. One exists here in the United States and has resulted in the destruction of over 40,000 turkeys to try to minimize the spread. This is the H5N2 strain.

The second strain – the H7N9 – is currently in China. It is being found both in poultry and in humans. It is being reported that this strain could result in a

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 18th, 2015

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Looks to be a “Firearms Edition” of From the Desk of……

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Just ordered an AR lower parts kit. Next step towards my next build – whatever that may be. (Hint: .300 Blackout……Shhhhhh)

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Over this past weekend looked at some semi-auto shotguns at my local shop. I looked at a special edition Mossberg 930. Very light and felt very nimble.

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Panhandle Rancher speaks….Rain Water Harvesting

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This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

Our Texas ranch was blessed by the Ogalalla aquifer. Anywhere we drilled to 400 feet, water was found. Windmills and electric pumps provided ample and cheap water.

 

Those of you who read my scribbles know that my family relocated from Texas recently. One of the places we purchased was on a rural water system. This retreat is in an economically challenged area and shortly

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

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Took yesterday off to do some organization and do some shooting. Got all my stuff together and headed to the range. Closed. I failed to perform adequate research when planning my day. I suddenly understood as I approached and saw the “CLOSED” sign how Lyle Lovett felt seeing Julia Robert leave him.

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It’s often said that we need to learn from history or we are doomed to repeat it, but

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Economy – “It’s truly a scary time”

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A hedge fund manager who warned about the last financial crisis is seeing parallels of that run-up in the market today.

“I think it is a truly scary time,” Andy Redleaf, CEO of $4.2 billion hedge and mutual fund manager Whitebox Advisors, said in an internal memo Sunday night obtained by CNBC.com.

– the above comes from the article “Hedge fund manager says: It’s a truly scary time”

There is little doubt that compared to

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LAST DAY!!! 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.

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

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Selling off all my airsoft stuff. No time to play and taking up so much room. Need more trigger time – – on real guns.

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If I had the money I would open up a shooting range in my area. There are very few places to go and they all have too many restrictions. No drawing from a holster. No rapid fire shooting(must have two seconds between rounds). One place

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The importance of CASH

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We are on the verge of a cashless society and there are so many benefits to it – and some drawbacks. Just think about it: Finding $7.50 worth of change in the cushions of the couch is close to being a thing of the past. I hardly ever carry cash anymore. In today’s world where I can walk into a convenience store and grab a hot dog, chips, and a drink and pay for it

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Where does evil come from?

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Rourke: If you do not care to read an article that involves religion – skip this one.

 

I will not even attempt to answer the question of which this post is titled.

Writing this Saturday night I’m thinking about the evil that exists in the world. Across the United States women are beaten, raped and murdered. The same happens to children daily as well. People are beaten and murdered over a few dollars and

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Like Westerns? Like true stories? Check this out…..

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True Story Of Kill Or Be Killed In The Real Old West

Long time ModernSurvivalOnline advertiser Jim Huebner discovered this one-of-a-kind memoir hidden way in an abandoned barn near of all places – -Disney World in modern day Florida.

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to strap on a six-gun in the real Old West and have a face-off-in-the-street gunfight where only the fastest gunslinger walks away – – then this recently discovered

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Improving Your Hunt: Practice Makes Perfect

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By Cherie

Journalist and fitness enthusiast Christopher McDougall once said, “We’re designed for persistence hunting, which is a mix of running and walking. What’s built into that kind of running is a sense of pleasure. You are designed and built and perfect for this activity, and it should be enjoyable and fun.” For those who enjoy the thrill of the hunt during game season, it’s easy to forget that hunting takes more than enthusiasm throughout

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Equipment Review: HC3R Ruger 10/22 Magazine

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This post was originally published HERE on MSO.

Higher capacity aftermarket magazines for the Ruger 10/22 have been hit or miss for many years. With the release of the factory Ruger BX-25 magazine, 10/22 owners finally had a reliable higher-than-standard capacity magazine available to them. I honestly felt that there would be no more non-Ruger magazines produced as how could they possibly compete.

Enter the HC3R Ruger 10/22 Magazine. This magazine offers a very

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REMINDER: Massive Mountain House Sale- 25-50% Off!

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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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 13th, 2015

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New Cabela’s just opened up less than 1 mile from where I work. Will head over there today and check them out. Yesterday was their Grand Opening and people had camped out for a couple days to be the first ones in. Looks to be quite a place. Hope to find some .22 Magnum’s there but likely sold out.

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Mentioned I was interested in getting a bolt action centerfire. Checked

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Video of the Week: The Truth About Wolf Ammo

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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.

Asking someone about Wolf ammunition is sometimes like asking about religion or politics. People are very opinionated however most I have come across have little personal

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3 Keys For Locating, Developing Bug-Out Destination

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By Cherie

Those fortunate enough to have a bunker near their homes will be in good position to survive the storm. Everyone else should have a bug-out location already scouted and mapped out, but all places of refuge are not created equal. Keep the following three pieces of advice in mind when determining your SHTF location.

Logistics

When choosing a location to bug out, there are two very important factors that cannot be ignored. The

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 12th, 2015

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Installed some software that is supposed to make it easier to view MSO on mobile devices such as tablets and cell phones. Please let me know if you have any issues.

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Spring is fast approaching and Amazon has a slew of outdoor fun stuff on sale. From camping and hiking gear to skateboards and clothing. Check it out HERE.

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Gardening Tip: I often make mounds

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Review: Solar AIR Lantern

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There have recently been a multitude of innovative preparedness products hitting the market and the Solar AIR Lantern is one of them.

Most any emergency generally ends up with the lights out. Ever get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and stub your toe navigating the darkness? Yeah – me too. Light is valuable and a redundant supply of multiple light sources should be a basic stored preparedness supply.

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