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Merry Christmas………….

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I wish everyone a very sincere Merry Christmas…….. Rourke

 

 

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

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Be safe out there folks. Many of you will be out doing some last minute shopping – traffic will be heavy and patience difficult to find. Let’s make it through to spend Christmas with our families tomorrow.

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End of the year coming up. This is a good time to plan for the next year Goals and objectives. Weight loss, finances – preparedness. What will 2015 hold for us? Will it

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Terrible Tuesday……

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My interest in survival began on September 10, 1979. On that day a massive tornado, actually 4 tornadoes coming together to form a monster, hit Wichita Falls, Texas. My wife had asked me over and over that day to take her to Sykes Center Mall in Wichita Falls and I told her there were storm warnings and that it was silly to make the 10+ mile trip. Sykes Center Mall took a direct hit –

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

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This thing with Sony is troubling. I think it is pretty easy for many of to sit back and say they should stand up for themselves and release “The Interview”. Of course I believe they should as they have now provided a lot of ammunition for someone else to do something similar. Like I said – easy for me sitting in my comfy living room to say they should release the movie. Sony is not

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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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REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount

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Your Membership Includes ONLY $3.70 PER MONTH! (25%

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

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Over the past week guest posts have been pouring in for the current guest post contest. Due to this I am going to extend the contest for several days so I can get them all published. I usually hold over extra’s but not sure when the next contest will be.

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Gas prices continue to fall. I have paid as low as $2.07/gallon. It is seriously helping with the budget. Enjoy

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The Reason For The Season

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By The Coach – Contributing Editor

 

We are now in the Christmas Season of 2014.

My entire family are Christians. I make no apologies for saying that and am VERY proud that we practice our religion.

I will start by telling you that the below idea was NOT mine. I give my daughter, who now has her own family, full credit for it.

On my

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Prepping for Seniors

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By The Coach, Contributing Editor

 

I wrote this article for senior citizens who are just getting started in prepping. This article is NOT written for someone who has been prepping for years. However, you may pick up some useful information.

There are many articles written about all of the aspects of prepping. However, there are very few articles written with the senior prepper in mind.

I am sixty-four (64) years young and know the

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Our Grandchildren, Our Future!

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By “The Coach” (Contributing Editor)

 

Our grandchildren and children are our future. If we do not teach them what they need to know, other people will, but it may not be what you want them to learn!

I remember my grandpa very fondly. I still love him very much and miss him greatly to this day. He taught me about knives, firearms, camping, hiking and many, many other practical things. As grandparents and

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Dads, Their Kids, and 4 Wheelers!

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By Ashley

Some of the proudest moments in a father’s life are when his kids learn to ride a bike, get their driver’s license, and when they graduate high school. In between those things, there are many things that dads do with their kids that not only teach the kids something valuable, but also make him very proud of them. Great ATV companies, like “IceBear”, make a product that does exactly that.

Buying your kid

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FIREARMS VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Servin’ Up the Second Amendment

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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.

This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. A restaurant whose wait staff works their job armed. That’s right – they carry a

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Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Twelve

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On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…….

Twelve Holy Bibles……..

Eleven Cylume Lightsticks Ten SOG Tactical Tomahawk’s Nine cases of MRE’s Eight P-51 Can Openers Seven cans of Freeze Dried Chicken Patty Chunks Six BaoFeng UV-5R Two-Way Radio’s Five pairs Mechanix Fast-Fix Gloves Four Emergency Space Blankets Three Frontier Emergency Water Filters Two OD Paracord

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FIREARMS WEEK: Tips for a budget AR build

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By J Dobson

 

I doubt there is a more popular weapon system available today than the modern sporting rifle, or AR. They can be had in many different calibers and configurations, more accessories than you can imagine and they are genuinely fun to shoot. On top of all that, in the 5.56 caliber they are inexpensive to shoot compared to many other calibers.

Another great thing about the AR rifle is that, at

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Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Eleven

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On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me…….

 

Eleven Cylume Lightsticks Ten SOG Tactical Tomahawk’s Nine cases of MRE’s Eight P-51 Can Openers Seven cans of Freeze Dried Chicken Patty Chunks Six BaoFeng UV-5R Two-Way Radio’s Five pairs Mechanix Fast-Fix Gloves Four Emergency Space Blankets Three Frontier Emergency Water Filters Two OD Paracord Bracelets and a

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Training Day: 3 Tips to Gain Tactical Advantage during Martial Law

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By Cherie

Chinese General Sun Tzu wrote in “The Art of War” that battles with your opponent are predetermined long before the action begins. Intelligent war tacticians only fight winnable battles, whereas the fool just shows up hoping to win based on naive confidence and arrogance. Victory is only attained by conquering the enemy before the battle begins.

Ad nauseum news coverage of Ebola and ISIS, along with recent currency deals between Russia and China

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FIREARMS WEEK: How many magazines?

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This question is pondered just about as much as “How much ammunition should I store?“. Over the past several years I have changed my mind on this and much of that changing I directly attribute to readers who have disagreed with me. I listened to other peoples opinions and came to the conclusion that the number I had determined was a good one wasn’t.

We are talking about survival and preparedness guns. Guns that are

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Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Ten

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On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…….

 

Ten SOG Tactical Tomahawk’s Nine cases of MRE’s Eight P-51 Can Openers Seven cans of Freeze Dried Chicken Patty Chunks Six BaoFeng UV-5R Two-Way Radio’s Five pairs Mechanix Fast-Fix Gloves Four Emergency Space Blankets Three Frontier Emergency Water Filters Two OD Paracord Bracelets and a Gerber Warrrant Tactical Knife in a Maxpedition Falcon II

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FIREARMS WEEK: Shot Patterns of Different 12 Gauge Loads

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REPOST: One of the big advantages to the shotgun is the ability to use different ammunition depending upon the application. Slugs can reach out and bird shot can cover a wide area at closer ranges. In an effort to gain a bit more knowledge over a few different 12 gauge shells – I decided to do a small test.

Up front – let me go

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FIREARMS WEEK: Budget Home Defense and Survival Firearm

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So many of us are on a tight budget. Every week visits to the grocery store bring back memories of when food costs so much less. Now I can feel the strain on my wallet to get the food my family needs as well as extra to put back. Although gas prices are way down costs on most everything continues to inch up while wages remain stagnant. The point is there are many people out

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FIREARMS WEEK: Three years, thousands of rounds, and lots of fun – the S&W M&P15-22 Carbine

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REPOST: Three years ago I bought my Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 and have enjoyed it ever since. In fact -I am planning to buy another. This semi-automatic, magazine fed, AR-clone has served me well. I have found it to be accurate and extremely reliable.

When thinking back to the many times I have shot the M&P15-22 the first thing that comes to mind is accuracy. I have never mounted an optic so the

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Twelve Days of Preparedness…..Day Nine

 

 

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…….

 

Nine cases of MRE’s Eight P-51 Can Openers Seven cans of Freeze Dried Chicken Patty Chunks Six BaoFeng UV-5R Two-Way Radio’s Five pairs Mechanix Fast-Fix Gloves Four Emergency Space Blankets Three Frontier Emergency Water Filters Two OD Paracord Bracelets and a Gerber Warrrant Tactical Knife in a Maxpedition Falcon II Backpack.

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FIREARMS WEEK: 22LR as a Defensive Round?

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This post was previously published HERE. It has now been updated to this new version. – – – Rourke

In today’s tight economic conditions – there are many preparedness-minded folks out there looking to their Defense Budget and trying to get money to stretch as far as possible. One must consider what type of scenario the Defensive Budget is being prepared for and considered. Even with that some folks just do not have the money

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FIREARMS WEEK: Glock 17 Gen 3 Review

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by J Dodson

Earlier this year I decided to buy a semi-automatic handgun. The purpose of this pistol would be home defense and SHTF, if it came to that. Considering I hadn’t bought a pistol in 15-20 years, I was excited to see what was being offered.

Early on I determined the cost of ammunition would be a big factor in my purchase. I settled with 9 mm due to

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