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

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As I do every so often here are several images from my Instagram account. If easily offended I recommend avoiding my account. I deal with the truth. I deal with facts. I also throw up some humor. Of course – humor depends on perspective.

My Instagram account covers topics such as politics, guns, outdoor adventures, preparedness, working out, thoughts on life, Patriotism, and my life.

Here is a sample:

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Review – Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

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My brother bought me the book Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre a while back. He knows my passion for gardening as well as a desire to learn everything “homesteading” that I can. I live in a typical suburban community – so I am maximizing my property within confines of the Rules and Regulations of the community Homeowners Association.

I have been gardening for 10 years and every year has

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

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The makeup of this country is changing. Illegal immigration has provided millions of people with totally different cultures an opportunity to effect how this country evolves in the coming decades. I have nothing against LEGAL immigration and yes this country came from a melting pot of immigrants however the level of immigration and the methodology was different. Frustrating to see so many illegals protest because they want US to change for THEM.

Insane.

Think this

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Stock Your Ride: Must-Haves to Prepare for Anything on the Road

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By Cherie

Prepper lists are officially out of hand. Articles like “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” are fun to read, but escaping imminent death in a $1.5 million Bugatti Veyron is not a realistic option. Anyone who can spend seven figures on a car probably has a place in the billionaires bunker already.

There’s nothing wrong with preparing for all possible, even if improbable, scenarios. There are several reasons why a zombie apocalypse

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

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Reports indicate that some 10,000 ISIS fighters have been killed by coalition forces. I just hope their recruitment numbers are well below this number.

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Almost all 4.2 million Federal workers private information was hacked by elements possibly involving Chinese government. The specific information accessed is not publically known however this is just another piece of the puzzle that when put together shows increased activity between the US and China/Russia.

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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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Hunting Skills for Preppers

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Many preppers invest a lot of time and money into food storage. I have seen and read many instances where some folks have been able to accumulate as much as 50,000 pounds of food. Although this is admirable, and a good way to prepare, I tend to lean towards an old saying that says: “If you bring a boy a fish, you will feed him for a day. If you teach

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

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ModernSurvivalOnline.com sponsor CampingSurvival.com has recently added a bunch of nrw products. Check out the “New Arrival” section of their website HERE. The also have sandbags back in stock and their clearance section is packed with paracord.

Great deals.

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Pretty interesting. I will let you draw conclusions….

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Put up a new 14 foot above ground pool this past weekend. They make these things so they

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Gun control initiative coming?

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Yes – President Obama continues to be THE best gun salesman in the history of the planet. It is being reported that the Justice Department is looking to change the definition of “pistol” in the coming months. I am not alone in thinking that they may target AR and AK pistols – or at least the “braces” which are currently in fashion.

Nothing would surprise me however I have to admit that as far as

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New book released from Prepper Press

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Prepper Press has just released the 10th in the Holding Their Own series – The Toymaker .

The Holding Their Ground series, written by Joe Nobody, follows the adventures of a young couple as they survive in a world where anarchy prevails and society struggles to establish rule of law. This first book of the Holding Their Own series is set in the year 2015, when the world is burdened by the second Great

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Welcome new sponsor…….GotPrepperSpray.com

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I am pleased to announce that we have a new sponsor here at ModernSurvivalOnline – GotPepperSpray.com.

GotPepperSpray.com carries a large assortment line of self defense products such as stun guns and of course pepper spray. They also carry a variety of other items including WISE Food Storage products, survival kits, slingshots, blowguns, stun guns, and even self defense DVD’s.

Jim Drummond – owner of GotPepperSpray.com has a

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From the Desk of John Rourke – June 5th, 2015

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So looking forward to this weekend. Cooking some burgers and hotdogs on the grill. Been eating pretty good so going to cheat a bit. Pop tarts. Yeah – Kellogg’s blueberry pop tarts.

Wife and Jonathan have to work so it will be Christopher, the dogs and I.

Going to have a beer – or twelve.

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Scientists recently discovered lobster fossils 7 feet in length. That would be some seriously

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Friday’s Steals and Deals

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Friday’s Steals and Deals contains great deals offered by many of our advertisers and official affiliates.

Click on the following website links to be directed to the offers from the featured companies. Deals and prices were accurate at publishing time.

Here we go…..

 

Food Storage

Emergency Essentials Freeze Dried Meat Basics Combo – reg. $344.94 SALE: $219.99

Emergency Essentials Freeze Dried Monterey Jack Cheese – 30 oz. – reg. $48.49 SALE: $29.99

Emergency Essentials

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Guest Post: The Most Important Lesson Scouting Taught Me

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Rourke: This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

Written by Ken

 

I am part of the two percent.

 

Out of the 83.5 million Scouts who have been through the Boy Scouts program, only two percent have ever attained the rank of Eagle Scout. I am one of the few who earned this honor.

 

I learned a lot in Scouting…how to make a fire without matches, how to construct an emergency

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Cool First Aid Video’s

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Here are a couple of cool First Aid video’s from Sootch00 and Skinny Medic.

Being able to respond to a variety of first aid situations properly is very important after a TSHTF situation. These video’s are very well done and are very informational.

Here is the first one on Treating Fractures in the Feild:

Here is one for Basic First Aid Kit for Survival:

How to Treat Gunshot and Knife Wounds:

Excellent.

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

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Saw that Palmetto State Armory now has an AK with their name on it. Can’t find a price anywhere but it looks to be a very nice rifle. 100% American made.

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I am up to Episode 145 of the old television series M.A.S.H. . Great show.

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Pretty tired of hearing Bruce Jenner being hailed as some kind of hero. The men and women in our

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The Panhandle Rancher shares……

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The Panhandle Rancher sent in a couple of pictures to share with everyone.

It is often discussed what to take with you when traveling. I find myself feeling very uneasy when traveling far from home due to scenario’s running in my head related to some unfortunate event occurring and I am away from supplies and/or family.

PR shares the following:

 

All of the non firearm items other than the

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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 – June 2nd, 2015

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FYI – the SHTF Loadout Photo Contest mentioned yesterday does not require that you are featured in the picture. Couple people emailed me asking about that. Not a requirement.

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Wolves are one of my favorite animals. Guess this was my attraction to getting Siberian Husky dogs – which I have two. Here is the latest pic – Bella u front and Jake in the back.

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Preparedness: Things you can do right now

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Many people are becoming more and more concerned with the future. At this same time they are discovering an interest in preparedness – or as many call it – “prepping”. If you are new to prepping – or even if you are experienced – I would like to make a few suggestions to “sure up” some of your supplies now…..while there is still time.

Stock up on food – Every time you go to the

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

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Reader sent in this story about a low flying plane seen above Minneapolis, the Mall of America, and the Southdale Center recently. This plane flew very low for several hours.

Many are concerned that this could be terrorists looking for a target or in planning mode. Similar flights have been seen all over the country and reported.

Probably nothing. Maybe.

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Took my buddy to the range Saturday. This guy had

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The Next Large-Scale Crisis to Hit the US & World…

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The water crisis in California continues to get worse and worse. Water is likely the most critical and often overlooked prep. The following was originally published HERE over at the Wolf-Fire Firearms Instruction blog.

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by Dave Wolf

As you read the news reports from all over the globe, it’s easy to see the bad news pouring in. There are reports of

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From the Desk of John Rourke – May 29th, 2015

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Happy Birthday Mom. You are missed so much.

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There was quite a response on the guest post yesterday A Basic Bug-In Plan. Both D. and author Jonathan Hollerman chimed in opposition to the article. Others were very supportive. Figured I would provide my own take.

I think preppers prepare for one reason – to live. It’s really that simple. They want to live. They want their family and maybe

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