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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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Review: LUCID M7 Red Dot Sight

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Rourke: This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.

 

I am 45 years old and find that target acquisition via open sights is just not as easy as it used to be. Utilization of red dot optics has greatly increased my accuracy as well as ability to stay on target and to move from target to target quickly.

There are tons of red dot optics out there for the AR platform and similar firearms.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Bug Out Bag the Essentials

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This infographic looks pretty good and I like the organization method of using different color internal bags. A couple things not mentioned include a water purifier and a firearm.

There are lots of great water filters on the market including the Lifestraw, Sawyer Mini Water Filter, the Katadyn line of water filters. As far as a firearm that is for another post and the choices are truly wide open.

 

 

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 1st, 2015

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Drone technology is getting better and better. I have recently ordered my first drone that has real-time inflight camera viewing. The applications for large area viewing are obvious although it being seen or heard and attracting unwanted attention is certainly a possibility. This is a first step. We’ll see how it goes.

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Dollar Store Tip: Quite often my local Dollar Tree store has CR2032 batteries in stock. Local Walgreens sells

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Call to Action: December 15′ – Shelter

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This is the second installment of a new monthly series called “Call to Action”. Call to Action (CTA) is a monthly reminder to review one part of your prep’s and strengthen it.

This month is looking at what I consider an often overlooked prep…..shelter.

Full disclosure here….this is one of the preparations that I lack most. Like many others – I have a roof over my head and forget just how delicate a house can

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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 – November 30th, 2015

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I sincerely hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!! Mine went very well. As usual I ate too much and the tryptophan in the turkey knocked me out.

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Reader C.D. sent this in – CMP WIll Get 100,000 1911 Pistols

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I have not had cable or satellite for a couple of years. This affords me an opportunity to “tune out” of current events at times. Over

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Body Armor Test – Part 1

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Every time I get around other like-minded folks the topic of firearms always comes up. What do you have? What do you recommend? What is the minimum number of magazines to have? What do you consider to be a good minimum amount of ammo to put back? Ak or AR? 9mm or 40S&W or 45ACP? It goes on and on. You know a question I have never been asked?

“Hey, what kind of

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Storing Thanksgiving Dinner

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by Lee Flynn

Thanksgiving leftovers can be a pain in the butt to store. If they don’t get eaten fast enough, they can spoil. If you’d rather have them as food storage, however, it can be even more difficult to store what you’ve already cooked or what you didn’t even open. Do not worry. There are ways to accomplish what you want to without going to incredible expenses.

One of the easiest

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Hope everyone has a great day today. Growing up Thanksgiving was always a special time with families getting together and just having a good time. Roaring fires in fireplaces, watching football and even a couple times getting up early to go hunting made these days special and created so many memories.

I sincerely hope each and every one of you have a fantastic day.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rourke

 

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 25th, 2015

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A lot of special sales going on right now. Some of them offer a great way to save not only on electronics, clothes, etc. but also on preparedness-related products. I just received an email that Earth Easy has their LifeStraw line of products on sale for 2 days only 25% off. Use promo code “READY25” and get a LifeStraw for only $14.96.

Click HERE for more information.

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Another day another

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Video of the Week: Skin Glues for Wound Closure Part 1 & 2

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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.

Skin adhesive or superglue for covering a wound requires knowledge of when and how to apply them. Learn the best methods to apply skin adhesives watching

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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.

This week I am doing something a

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 24th, 2015

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Over the past few months it has been a struggle in the gym. A real lack of motivation has been plaguing my efforts. Crossfit has been the mainstay of my fitness system however a few injuries have sidelined that type of workout intensity. Shoulder issues and muscle spasms are not real motivational to go out there and lift stuff up and put it down. I have been a member of the YMCA however my partner

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Free for 3 Days Only: A Survival Story

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My prepper fiction book “A Survival Story“ will be free from Wednesday November 25th thru Friday November 27th. If you do not have a Kindle you can purchase one HERE. You can also read Kindle books on your computer, tablet, or cell phone.

Please share this post with others and help spread the word.

Thanks – Rourke

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 23rd, 2015

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Here is some interesting information. Ever think about the very first Thanksgiving? Wonder what it may have been like? I have listened to this short podcast from Jason Akers several times. Check it out HERE.

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Recent picture of me and Jake. Bella is too sophisticated to jump up on a recliner. Jakes up to 64 pounds. Bella remains at 50. My Beast!!

They both shed horribly and get hair

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Sponsor Highlight: Classic Firearms

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Classic Firearms has been a sponsor of this website for a little over 6 months. I have heard from several readers who have been customers and appreciated their low prices and excellent customer service. Classic Firearms carries a large selection of rifles, pistol and shotguns as well as firearm accessories.

Looking at their current offerings they have some very good deals going on. Remember – prices may change at any time and often limited quantities

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Scenario: Do you leave your kids to look for your spouse?

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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:

An EMP hits, you work with some local neighbors to lookout for each other but you

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