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VersaPot – The simplest way to a fresh healthy vegetable gardening!

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When it comes to aspects of preparedness gardening is one of my favorites. There is just something about preparing the dirt, dropping some seed in it, watering – and then watching as a bit of green breaks through the soil within a few days. Very satisfying.

Although I have an in-ground garden and a couple of raised beds, container gardening can be rewarding as well. In fact container gardening has some great benefits including weed

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Amazon sale on Buck Hoodlum knife

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Alright folks – I do not post on special sales from Amazon due to their prices always seem to go after I make an announcement. Well – as of Saturday afternoon at 2:28 EST – the price is down to $117.99 – which is excellent.

Click HERE to check it out.

I like this knife so much I bought two.

Rourke

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

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As I write this the information on the shooting at two military facilities in Tennessee is becoming more clear. It is certainly looking like what I would call an Islamic terrorist attack. Time will tell the truth…..maybe. What is ridiculous is the banning of guns on military bases. Soldiers not allowed to carry firearms. Just doesn’t make sense. If someone can enlighten me feel free.

Notice the “no weapons allowed” sign in the window of

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Video of the Week: It’s Sheepdog time…..

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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.

In the times we live in we need more people that will not stand by while injustice takes place and wrongs are carried out. We need

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Top 50 Budget Preparedness Items on Amazon

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I have published this list before and think it still holds true. Frequent readers will know that I am a huge fan of Amazon.com for purchasing preparedness stuff – as well as all kinds of other items. Low prices, huge selection, and Free Shipping on most orders is what has be coming back month after month. Amazon offers a Prime membership for $99 a year which provides benefits such as free 2 day shipping on

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Survival Food: Peanut Butter

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One of my biggest priorities in Preparedness is increasing my food stores. Although not difficult – for me it is a matter of money, space, organization and planning.

One of my favorite food storage staples is peanut butter. Peanut butter can be eaten right out of the jar, on crackers, on bread – it just tastes great. From a nutritional viewpoint – peanut butter does pretty well. High in fat and containing equal amounts of

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Getting Started With Paracord

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Paracord is a wonderful tool to have at your disposal and has a great many uses. It can be used for a number of projects ranging from weapons and tools, to everyday home use, lashing and tying and even paracord belts and clothing! (Check out the list of 101 paracord projects – our favorites from across the web.)

 

In this article we are going to take a look at how to get started

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From the Desk of John Rourke – July 15th, 2015

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So the deal has been made with Iran and Iranians are dancing in the streets. The deal has to survive Congressional scrutiny which is not very comforting. As usual biased news agencies on both sides are just that – biased and not reporting the deal fair and balanced. With that I do not know if it is a good deal with what is in the best interest of the world or not. What I do

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Keeping a Level Head

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Imagine a scenario, unlike what many of you often times think about. You’re sitting at home, and the news ticker across the bottom of Fox blazes red with an alert. EMP DUE TO SOLAR FLARE! NUCLEAR DETONATION IN MINNEAPOLIS! YELLOWSTONE EARTHQUAKE CAUSES ERUPTION! Insert whatever doomsday scenario you want but imagine the worst. Many of us will hold our children, call our loved ones, and the more sadistic may even laugh and be thankful

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Emergency Essential July Sale……

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Another monthly sale from Emergency Essentials offers some serious savings and a variety of preparedness products. This list is going to be a long one as in July Emergency Essentials has really outdone themselves.

Let’s get started:

MRE’s & MRE Components

MRE Chili with Beans Entree – my favorite – $2,37 MRE Apple Turnover Dessert – $1.36 each 3-Day MRE Entrees and Sides – $29.99 MRE Chocolate Chip Cookie – $1.17 each MRE Carrot

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From the Desk of John Rourke – July 14th, 2015

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This will be short. Had a thunderstorm last night and lost power for a bit.

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Over the weekend I played around with my new Sun Oven. It is an incredible piece of equipment. The owner of SunOven.com and myself will be holding a webinar within the next few weeks. I am negotiating with them to try to get a really special offer for MSO readers.

So cool.

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Metal Gear XL-M Extreme 618 Lumen LED Flashlight Review

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This post was originally published HERE on MSO.

By John Rourke

I make no effort to hide the fact that I have a huge infatuation with flashlights. Ever since my youth flashlights have represented safety and security. Something goes “bump” in the night? Well, grab the handy dandy flashlight and scare it away.

My most recent flashlight acquisition comes from a company called Dorcy. Specifically – the model is called the “Metal Gear XL-M Extreme“.

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

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1 in 5 kids do not graduate high school. Not a good stat and yet there is little discussion about the problem. If 1 in 5 cell phones stopped working today there would be panic in the streets and protest galore.

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I am about 25% through Book 2 of The Days of Noah. It is a very compelling read and has generated a lot of thought about the possible methods

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Arlene on current Avian Flu situation

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Recently the Dept. of Agriculture stated that 41.1 MILLION chickens have been wiped out in the midwest and

7.5 Million turkeys have died or been killed. This is all due to the avian virus H5N2. Eastern states are preparing for this epidemic. No birds are allowed at State or county fairs this summer/fall as a precaution to slow down this virus.

The Turkey federation has stated that there are enough frozen turkeys for Thanksgiving

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

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Looks like Greece will be bailed out…..again. Once more governments show no responsibility for their actions.

Amazingly the US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew stated that debt which Greece has accumulated is “not sustainable”. The Greek public debt to income ratio is 180%. Horrible. How does this compare to the United States? The US debt to income ratio according to the IMF is 104.5%. Not as bad as Greece but pathetic still and growing.

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Dr. Bones on……New Evidence on Expiration Dates

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This article originally appeared at http://www.doomandbloom.net/2012/10/new-evidence-on-expiration-dates-2.html. The information is extremely relevant to all of Rourke’s Patriots for consideration in their preparations.

– Rourke

 

Over the years, I have expressed my opinions on the bogus nature of the expiration dates stamped on medications in pill or capsule form. I have cited the findings of the Shelf Life Extension Program, a program meant to investigate the possible usefulness

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Review: Magpul MOE Grip for AR Platform

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This post was published HERE previously on MSO…..

To be honest I often scoffed at the idea of spending my hard earned money on an aftermarket grip for my AR. I mean – it’s a just a grip, right? The standard AR grip has been around for decades and should be just fine. Well – several months ago I happen to have a few extra bills padding my wallet(rare occurrence) and was down in Columbia,

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

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The situation yesterday with the New York Stock Exchange and United Airlines had a lot of people thinking. Combined with the free-fall Chinese stock market and their economy along with the situation in Greece people were beginning to wonder if the pieces of the puzzle were starting to come together.

Officials were quick to come out discounting the event as a cyberattack however I wouldn’t be surprised if it was and there is a cover

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21 Medical Kit Must Haves for Treating Gunshot Wounds – Infographic

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21 Medical Kit Must Haves’ Brought To You By ThePrepperProject.com

 

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

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I guess the times are getting to me or maybe I am “waking up” more. My opinions on this world, this country and the people in it and running it are degrading over time. They are getting darker. I believe in the greatness this country once held and the many Patriots that live here. What I once brushed aside as conspiratory I now look at as possible and sometimes very likely.

The ignorant and the

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What meds would you want in your personal SHTF pharmacy?

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This post was originally published HERE in ModernSurvivalOnline.

 

DISCLAIMER: Always consult a medical doctor before using any new medications, prescription or not. This information is intended to be used as a general guide of what types of medications would be most useful in a post-societal breakdown situation where there is no formal access to medical care, and you are forced to become your own doctor. In no way is this information intended to

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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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From the Desk of John Rourke – July 7th, 2015

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This latest and highly publicized case of an illegal immigrant murdering an American citizen is really nothing new. In this specific case the murderer has been previously deported 5 times. Yes – 5 times! If this case doesn’t wake up America to the immigration problem – no, to the INVASION that is occurring then not much will.

The United States and all for which it stands is being attacked on several fronts including one which

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