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Photo slideshow……Enjoy!


Hey all –

Every so often I throw together a few pictures I gather from my travels across the Internet. Last time it was all guns – this time a combination of things. Hope you see something you like.

- – – Rourke


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Another one bites the dust…..


The following is a chain email getting sent around the Internet. I am always suspicious of these emails and research them out before I believe them fully. The follow is no different but I did look into it and it can be verified.



Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University.



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


Getting ready to get back to my Filipino Stickfighting class. They are Thursday nights at 8:00pm but the last couple months I have missed them due to my son’s football games. Have been taking Balintawak for 10 years. This is a single stick art and it has improved my hand speed tremendously.

Yeah – I can punch an ISIS terrorist three times in the chest and then reach in….pull his heart out…and show it to

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The Panhandle Rancher speaks……THE FRANCHISE



Upon the Ballot Box hangs our future well being and prosperity.

I write this in the aftermath of the recent brave action by the Sergeant of Arms of the Canadian Parliament, whom having heard the sound of gunfire, charged valiantly into battle – and prevailed; and here in the United States, following yet another tragic school shooting. I fear either or both of

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Press Release and Excerpt – EBOLA: Understanding and Preparing for an Outbreak


Now Available, By Alex Smith -


Understanding and Preparing for an Outbreak

The 2014 West African Ebola Outbreak has spread into Europe and the United States.

The WHO admits that this crisis will get much worse before it gets better.

Are you prepared for an outbreak?

What should you do to prepare?


Ebola: Understanding and Preparing for an Outbreak, addresses these, and many more

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Gault on…..Terry Blount’s Prepping for Less



Rourke: The following is in response to Terry Blount’s article “Prepping for Less”.


I’ve been saying it for some time now, all to many should expect and prepare for diminished returns on their investment in the American dream. It’s unfortunate and “WAS” wholly avoidable, but it’s pointless to relive in words what got us here. It appears to me that for a growing number life gets harder, more challenging. We now function in

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Vote – and Vote Wisely

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Rourke: The following post was originally published over at It can be seen HERE in its original format.

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Many in national leadership have proven without a doubt to be incompetent. On November 4, they must be replaced by principled, qualified leaders in the House, Senate, and many local elections. It is the responsibility and privilege of every American to vote.

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Mountain House sale at

Starting today and lasting through November 1st is having an awesome sale on Mountain House foods.

25% off #10 cans and 15% off Mountain House Freeze Dried Food pouches.

If you are looking to solidify some excellent long-term foods that taste excellent and are easy to prepare – this is it. is a sponsor of this site and would appreciate if you would mention that yu heard about the sale here with any

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REMINDER: Emergency Essentials monthly sale…..


Current sale lasts until October 31st – Emergency Essentials is having another great monthly sale. I am proud to have them as an official sponsor.

This month a wide variety if items are on sale. A couple of items of particular note include their 4-person/72 hour food bucket for $124.99 as well as a Kaito 4 power AM/FM/shortwave radio for only $29.99.

Both these items are representative of numerous other selections including:

Emergency Essentials 1-month

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


BREAKING NEWS: Confirmed Ebola infection in New York City.

The 33 year old man is a doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa. He reportedly began to experience a fever and gastrointestinal problems and sought medical attention. The doctor placed himself in quarantine once he started feeling poorly however just prior to that he had ridden the subway and gone bowling.

Concerning is that once again people are allowed in this country after possible

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Prepping for Less



by Terry Blount


According to the US government most people are dealing with a financial squeeze. Two out of every three citizens are now living from paycheck to paycheck… that means that two out of every three people who read this have limited discretionary income to purchase items that would prepare them for hard times. However, anything you can do now will not be wasted if you can buy the things you will

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Infographic: Bug Out Bag Checklist

Bugging Out Alone

I enjoy looking at some of these “infographics”. Infographics can provoke thought and educate – but there are some pretty ridiculous ones out there as well. Infographics can be seen on all kinds of things like container gardening, survival skills, food storage, firearms, first aid, camping, shooting, hiking, backpacking, household frugal ideas, etc. The one below on creating a bug out bag I thought was pretty good so I figured I would share.

Any thoughts

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


Last year I went to the Uwharrie National Park on an off-road trip with some friends. I drive a stock Jeep Wrangler 2-door and was told we were going to stick to the easy trails. Well – once we started out it wasn’t bad but soon the one-way trail turned a lot rougher than I wanted to take my daily driver. You know what? NO PROBLEM! Took it slow and was just amazed at what

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Survival Biscuits?


I wrote this awhile back over at Figured many of you have not seen it as it is buried deep within the archives. To see it in its original form click HERE.

Food is my major concern when looking at my preps. I feel like I could just never have enough. At this point I have a large variety of types of food including common grocery store items as well as dehydrated and freeze

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 22nd, 2014


I appreciate you stopping by and visiting here on

Took the family to my brothers place in Georgia for the weekend. If you are not a long time reader you may not be aware that my brothers place is my bug out location. My overall plan is to stay at home – in place. If for some reason I need to move the family I have two options – one approx 30 miles away

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Best Way to Hang a Hammock || Rap Rings


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.

Not sure if you can get much more simpler than this method for securing a hammock.

Simply awesome!

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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations




Atlas Shrugged:Part One

Atlas Shrugged: Part Two

AMERICA: Imagine a World Without Her


Food Storage

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter

Dymatize Whey Protein Powder, Vanilla – the best!

Mountain House 72 Hour Emergency Food Kit


Articles from around the ‘net

Ebola and the Butterfly Effect

Rightful Liberty and “Standing Up”

The Scout Rifle

What happens to debt and mortgages after an Economic Collapse?

Buying a .22LR These Days





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


I am hoping to get a new Guest Post Contest going soon. I am currently securing sponsors. If you have something to share go ahead and warm up that keyboard. Submissions can be sent to emergencycd at gmail dot com.

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Wanted to remind everyone that remains very active. Daily deals on survival & preparedness products at great prices. If you ever know of a good deal please pass it

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By “The Coach”, Contributing Editor

I, like many other people, have never been quarantined and knew very little about the topic except for what I have been hearing recently on the television networks. I have learned long ago NOT to trust the television networks for accurate information. The television networks often slant the information they put out to suite their purposes of their political affiliation purposes. So I started to do some

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REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount



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


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 – October 20th, 2014


Saw several types of .22LR at Wal-Mart on Saturday – CCI Mini-Mag 40-grain Standard Velocity boxes of 100 for $7.97 which is a good price but I didn’t want standard velocity. They also had 50 round boxes of Remington Yellow Jackets for $4.99 – too rich for my blood and I have not had a lot of luck in semi-auto’s with Yellow Jackets.

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This past weekend my trip

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Ebola Information from AlertUSA Threat Journal


Via the latest issue from

Infected Nurse Exposes Hundreds In Multiple States Obama to Bring Foreign Ebola Victims to U.S. National Guard and Reserve Activated


Between Oct 12-17, 2014, AlertsUSA issued the following related Flash messages to subscriber mobile devices:

10/17 – FLASH: Dallas healthcare worker who cared for US Ebola index patient T. Duncan reportedly ill w Ebola symptoms on cruise ship off coast of Belize. Developing..


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11 month test – canned crackers

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My wife made some no-bean chili the other night. Stuff is fantastic but I must have saltine crackers to go with it. She said we were out……EXCEPT those ones in the jars sitting in the cabinet.

She was referring to several jars of crackers that I had canned back in November of 2013. Would they still be crisp and taste good after 9 month? My wife said I was insane for eating crackers that old.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 18th, 2014


I am mostly AFK (away from keyboard) this weekend at my brothers place in Georgia. If you are not aware he lives on 42 acres out in the country. Planning on doing some shooting and testing a few things. Stay tuned.

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I just ordered the book The Ebola Survival Handbook after hearing some good reviews including from frequent reader and commenter Arlene. Should arrive next week. Hopefully the information won’t

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