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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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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 – March 11th, 2015

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Great News!!!! The ATF announced that they have suspended – at least for now – their efforts to ban the popular M855 5.56mm ammunition often fired through the AR-15 rifle.

Everyone that participated in contacting their Congressman and the ATF should pat themselves on the back. This is a rare case that people stood up for protecting our rights and actually won. This provides a glimmer of hope that if people come together for the

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

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A couple in Nevada was denied from being foster parents due to them being concealed weapons permit holders. Another method for the Progressives to try to take gun rights away from citizens. A couple wants to help provide a family for a child in need and it is denied because the couple follows the law.

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I am looking to put a firearm on layaway this weekend. Local gun

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OPSEC Before and After a Major Emergency

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This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.

 

Sure, you’re ready for the “big day” when everything goes to hell, and you have to fight to survive. You’ve stocked up on food, water, weapons and ammo…and you’ve got one or more places to go to if you have to bug out.

But are you sure no one else is planning on using YOUR supplies? Has anyone taken notice to the location of your

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

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The membership program is coming along nicely. I have lined up some online vendors that are providing special discounts and I am working on some unique articles and downloads. Will up everyone when I have more information.

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Yesterday was over 70 degrees – beautiful day. Peaked my interest and thoughts around gardening. The main garden has a few weeds I need to dig up and the raised bed is covered.

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What’s your favorite?

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This is going to be a little different. Jonathan started asking me about “favorites” and similar questions yesterday. Couldn’t get it out of my mind. Figured I would share a few things…..

 

Favorite pistol :Smith & Wesson M&P9

Favorite place to eat: The Original Benjamin’s in Myrtle Beach, SC

Favorite grade in school: 11th. Went to school in Florence, SC and found this to be the friendliest place I ever lived.

Favorite all-time movie:

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Freedom Must Be Protected

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This post appeared originally at JamesRobison.net. Check it out HERE.

In our present day, enemies of faith and true freedom don’t even want to acknowledge the supernatural power that influenced America’s birth or the importance of God, faith, family, and the principles necessary for freedom. Their coalition of hostile forces, however different, diverse or distinct, refuses to be divided. They stand together hell-bent in opposition to undeniable, absolute, transforming truth. Sadly, those who know

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Reminder: Preparedness group looking for members – York County, SC…….

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I was recently contacted by a select group of preppers that are from the York County, South Carolina area. The have a fledgling MAG (mutual assistance group) and looking for new members in the York County area (or possibly south Charlotte).

If interested please send an email to emergencycd(at)gmail.com. Please provide some details on your general location, how long you have been prepping, any particular skills you may have that would make you

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 6th, 2015

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I cannot figure out how our closest ally in the Middle East comes to speak in front of Congress and the Progressives attack him. No shame whatsoever. None.

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I have recently seen video’s being publicized online by pro-gunners showing the penetration capabilities of the M855 round. I don’t think that this would be a very good time to do such a thing.

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I generally cook

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Save the M855!

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The BATF is getting ready to make a decision regarding the banning of the common military round the M855. The M855 is being targeted due to it’s steel tip and a reputation for being “armor piercing”.

Here is the reality if the round is banned:

First – if the M855 is banned plenty of .223 and 5.56 ammunition will be available. This is NOT a ban on all ammunition of those calibers. Second – if

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Review: Streamlight 88850 POLYTAC LED Flashlight

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This post was originally published here – http://modernsurvivalonline.com/review-streamlight-88850-polytac-led-flashlight/

 

Streamlight POLYTAC LED Flashlight

I love flashlights. They are a basic and integral part of any preparedness plan. Ask anyone to make a list of the top 5 things that should be collected in case of any kind of a disaster and surely”flashlight” will be ranked up there. As I continue to build my preps I sought out a high quality, high performance

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

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In a world filled with so much frustration and seriousness – here are a few pictures for your entertainment……

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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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Foreign Travel OPSEC

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It is considered axiomatic that certain of those man creatures known in the vernacular as Nasty Boogers are uniformly distributed worldwide. I have had the high honor and good fortune to have hunted this most challenging and dangerous variety of the genus homo. During the Cold War era, pursuit of same took me throughout Eastern Europe, around the Pacific Rim, down to the Dark Continent, and over to South America. Even though

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

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I am half-way thru Season 3 of House of Cards on Netflix. Awesome show. If you have not seen the first two seasons I highly recommend them.

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Many missed it but later this week United States National Guard troops will arrive in Ukraine to help train troops. I suspect Putin is not thrilled….ya think?

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The Kel-Tec PMR is a very unique pistol. Not only is

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Are you Paranoid?

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By The Coach, Contributing Editor

 

Every now and then people think I am a little paranoid about big brother watching us. That is why I started researching about covert cell phone towers. The more I research, the more I do not feel so paranoid.

Recently I have written two articles in reference to the U.S. Government using unorthodox methods to ease drop on law abiding American citizens. The articles are titled “Unlimited Access

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

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Enjoyed my time off over the weekend and I needed the time off. Did not accomplish a whole lot. My wife and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary. I am not one that makes a big deal out out of my own birthdays and anniversaries. I should. Guess getting a little older I could care less about my own birthday.

I also picked up a new cell phone – a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I

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Re: the musings of Panhandle Rancher

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The following was sent in related to the post “Real Gunfighter” written by The Panhandle Rancher:

 

I’m a combat wounded medically retired Marine Lt Col. I have 5 combat operations in my OQR. I was in Thailand for the coup in 92, Cuba for the Haitian refugee riots in 93, Somalia in 94, the invasion of Haiti in 94, and then Iraq in 04, including the 2nd battle of Fallujah.

I was blown up

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Massive Mountain House Sale- 25-50% Off!

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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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Last Entry – #15: SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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Here is the last entry in the MSO SHTF “Go To” Knife contest. The best one selected will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

Winner to be announced tomorrow…..

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By SB: The knife I choose is the Trail Master by Cold Steel. Rugged, simple (like me), reliable. Nothing fancy or high tech, no saw tooth or hollow handle. I like the clean lines and heft.

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Hold the Press!!! I missed one – SHTF Contest Entry #16

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Here is the last entry in the MSO SHTF “Go To” Knife contest. The best one selected will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

Winner to be announced tomorrow…..

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From D.

Despite the fact that my nature is not a knife collector, over the years, quite a number of them have come into my hands. I firmly do not believe in

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REMINDER: Doom and Bloom Special Discount

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