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On the Fourth Day of Christmas…….

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On the fourth day of Christmas

my true love sent to me……

 

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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Terrorist Cell in Heart of United States?

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Evidence is mounting that there is a possible terrorist cell operating in the Columbia, Missouri area. Over the past several days local Walmarts have reported having multiple incidents where men are purchasing large quantities of prepaid cell phones and paying with cash. These “throw aways” are often used by terrorists and criminals for communication purposes due to the lack of traceability to the buyer and the difficulty for law enforcement to conduct surveillance.

Terrorist Cell in Heart of United States?

On the Third Day of Christmas…….

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On the third day of Christmas

my true love sent to me……

 

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 14th, 2015

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What a weekend! It was well over 75 degrees Saturday and Sunday. Felt so good took the top off the Jeep. Put some Christmas lights up on the house and grilled out. Steak and shrimp…..awesome.

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Opened a #10 can of whole potatoes over the weekend. Expiration date was back in 2012. No problem at all.

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Read reports over the weekend that indicated 3 Walmarts in

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On the Second Day of Christmas…….

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On the second day of Christmas

my true love sent to me……

 

Two Mechanix gloves,

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

 

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Per Arlene’s request – Rourke’s Christmas list

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Arlene responded to my comment about not knowing what to get my wife for Christmas – and asked for men to speak up about gift ideas. I generally tell my wife I don’t want anything as being married to her is a gift all year round.

Normal response: “Yeah. Whatever.”

 

It just so happens I did send her a link to something I would like to have. It was a CRKT Chogan T-Hawk. Fellow

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On the First Day of Christmas…….

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Here is the annual Twelve Days of Christmas – Survival & Preparedness Edition:

On the first day of Christmas

my true love sent to me……

 

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

 

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 11th, 2015

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My Christmas shopping is about 50% done. Looking for something unique for the wife which is quite a feat as she fails to share ANYTHING she wants. Maybe I should buy me her a new gun!

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End of every year I come up with New Year’s resolutions – or better termed goals and objectives. This year will be no different. Preparedness efforts are seriously being stepped up. Food, medical supplies,

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Allergy or Side Effect?

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This post was originally published HERE on DoomandBloom.net.

 

A medical caregiver has many responsibilities in a disaster. Everyone knows that their duty is to deal with injuries and illness, but few are aware of their obligation as medical archivist; that is, they are responsible for knowing the medical history of the people under their care. Part of that medical history includes what medicines to which a patient is allergic.

 

Many people will

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Everyday Items You Should Have on You to Withstand an Apocalypse

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By Cherie

In the event of an apocalypse, you want to be fully equipped with tools that increase your chances of long-term survival. Prepare yourself through tactful outfitting of everyday accessories that can withstand harsh conditions. Many of the devices you use are powered by battery or electrical energy, which may not be at your disposal in an emergency situation, so make sure you own devices that are sufficient enough to sustain power and support

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 10th, 2015

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The controversy surrounding Trumps comments about disallowing Muslims into the country continues to spread through the news media, social media, and the office water cooler. Trump is being compared to Hitler – a man who is responsible for the senseless murder of millions of Jews. I think the comparison is more than ridiculous.

When I first heard his comments I was taken aback. I guess I have been socially brainwashed like most people. Then I

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 9th, 2015

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I think Trump’s declaration of banning Muslims from entering this country is going to be very good for Ted Cruz. With that said I have heard him say other things I thought would hurt him and I was wrong. Regardless – Hillary Clinton will be elected the next President of the United States. Boy, I hope I am wrong about that as well.

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Iran recently conducted a ballistic missile test

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Video of the Week: Islam, US Policy and Violence: What Nobody Wants to Say

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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.

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Some may find The Patriot Nurse’s words controversial. I find them factual. The division in this

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 8th, 2015

New York And New Jersey Continue To Recover From Superstorm Sandy

Great responses to the SHTF Scenario published yesterday.

Each and every person reading the scenario is envisioning their own personal interpretation of circumstances, environment, threat level, and events that have transpired over the past 24 hours. 24 hours into a grid down situation brought on by terrorist attacks a man knocks on my door asking for help as he ran out of gas and has no means to purchase fuel or food. At this moment

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Rourke’s Weekly “Prepper Christmas Gift” 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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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 7th, 2015

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Hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine went well. Extremely sore from my workouts last week as I started a new bodybuilding/weightlifting routine. I think I went overboard just a bit.

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I watched an interview Sunday morning where Hillary Clinton was asked why in recovered emails to her daughter and friends she called Benghazi a terrorist attack yet she told the families of those killed it was due to a

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SHTF Scenario: Armed man knocks on door and asks for food

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Scenario’s are valuable tools to get you thinking about possibilities and corresponding decisions/actions BEFORE being confronted with an actual situation. By reviewing and processing a scenario over and over again in your head the ability to process a real event becomes much less stressful. Less stress = a better chance of making the right decisions.

 

For this scenario:

It has been 24 hours since the power went out. Terrorists have struck at

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Efforts in preparedness organization

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Organizing supplies is going well but taking longer than I would like. Trying to use some common sense in placing those items used more frequently to be most accessible while those rarely needed stuck in the back behind something.

I have ammunition housed in ammo cans and labeled by caliber and quantity. Those are meant for storage while other boxes are shelved in a cabinet for everyday use. Basically the ammo cans are hands off

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 4th, 2015

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I recently started watching the original Star Trek television series. Although the special effects are certainly dated I am really enjoying it. Watched the show as a kid and it fed my imagination as I traveled the universe “to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before.”

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This video shows the ridiculous fashion which our government is

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Underrated Survival Prep – Candles

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My wife is a candle freak. We have spent a small fortune on Partylite and Yankee Candles over the years. They are decorative and are functional providing light in a lightless room. When it comes to preparedness candles are a huge resource often overlooked.

Incredibly inexpensive with an indefinite shelf life candles have been around since 200 BC. Beyond providing valuable light candles are useful for other purposes such as fire starting, cooking, and to

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Free Survival & Preparedness Kindle eBooks

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Here are today’s FREE Survival & Preparedness Kindle eBooks. Grab these books while you can – most are available for free for a Limited Time Only!

You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app!

These eBooks will cover topics such as survival, preparedness, gardening,

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 3rd, 2015

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I guess today’s “From the Desk” is heavily concentrated in politics. C’est la Vie

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The shooting yesterday in San Bernardino, California was terrible and is still developing as I type this. What a waste of lives. As it stands right now a man and a women have been killed by police and a third person is in custody. Although 14 people were killed initially several are in the hospital

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Medical Supplies As Survival Barter Items

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Rourke: This article was originally published HERE at the DoomandBloom.net website.

 

I recently received a communication from a paramedic who asked what I keep in terms of silver and gold for barter purposes in a collapse. In a true collapse, having some of this on hand would be very useful, but only in the early stages when people don’t yet realize that “money” may be worthless in terms of your chances for long-term survival.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 2nd, 2015

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Mylar packed more rice, pasta and pinto beans. Picked up some heavy duty Mylar bags and like them much better as they will resist cracking during storage much better than than the thinner versions. Food storage is looking much better but still a long ways to go. Need to place an order through the LDS Cannery for more wheat.

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Wife picked up another 19 canning jar of various sizes –

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