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Question from The Coach….

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Does anyone have reliable information on how long unopened cans, still with the spout seal intact, of Coleman fuel, is good for?

Does unopened cans of Coleman fuel have a “use by” or is only good for X amount of years date?

The Coach

REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount

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Joining the Seeds of the Month Club – you will receive seeds every month of the year year round and also 25% off vegetable seeds in their online store.

Your Membership Includes ONLY $3.70 PER MONTH! (25% discount not included) 8 packs of seeds your

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Special discount only for ModernSurvivalOnline readers….

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ENTRY #3 & #4: SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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The knife I have knife I have chosen for this contest is the Ontario USMC Combat Knife. (Ontario Knife Co. replaced Ka-Bar as the standard knife supplier of the USMC many years ago).

 

While reading Amazon and Mil-Surp reviews about it, they all seemed to say the same thing: this knife is strong, sharp, and nearly indestructible. Having had less than ideal experiences with other “survival” knives, this knife is just what the

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

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I am not superstitious so the fact it is the 13th and a Friday means nothing. I think I will go out and walk under a ladder, break a mirror, and have a few black cats cross in front of me. If I feel really wild I will try to walk and chew bubble gum at the same time. Am I the man or what?

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Just ordered another set of

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Review: Waka Waka Power – light and solar charger

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Right off I have to mention that this post has nothing to do with Fozzie from The Muppets. Those old enough to remember might recollect the fuzzy bear saying “Waka Waka” whenever he really liked something. No – the Waka Waka Power is a really unique product that combines the following – a solar charger, a built-in battery, and a light source.

In any emergency situation having light when the power is

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MSOnline Contest: Your SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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Here is a simple contest……..send me a picture of your SHTF “Go To” knife and the best one will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

I am not looking for a picture of your knife laying on the kitchen counter – somehow make it unique and interesting. Set your entry apart from the rest.

Send your contest entries to emergencycd(at)gmail.com. Make sure to include the picture and tell me a little about why you have chosen

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 12th, 2015

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Government looking at how free speech on politics can be regulated on the Internet. Wonderful.

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Looking at getting Jonathan his first car – likely next summer. Not sure why but he wants a black pickup truck. When I was 17 and looking for my first car I wanted….

1988 Pontiac Fiero V6

The car I actually got…..

1983 Ford Escort POS

Ford Escort POS….a real chick magnet.

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I never hear anything about the Ruger Mini-14 anymore…..

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I had an original Mini-14 back in the 90’s and thought it was great. The only magazine I used that worked well was the Ramline polymer magazine designed to function in the Mini-14, AR-15, and AR-180. Wish I had never sold that gun. The Mini-14 has since been redesigned and has been improved but yet still rarely do I see it referenced when defensive or SHTF-guns are discussed.

I would suppose changing marketing conditions are

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Video of the Week: SURVIVING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER

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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.

Overall I think this video is pretty good. Sent in by The Panhandle Rancher he made a few points I agree with. Here are a few

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

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So it looks like Radio Shack is pretty much done as a business. It’s a shame. I remember going in there as a child and was fascinated with all the gadgets there. Memories…..

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I want some time off. Hate to burn a few vacation days this early but man would like to take a few days and just sit around and do whatever I want. Maybe a trip to the

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The Panhandle Rancher speaks…..EMP and Caching

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This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.

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How has it not happened? Perhaps some mad version of submarine launched mutually assured destruction could be part of the reason. Each day, I am grateful that our comfortable, convenient, existence continues unabated.

I have authored a couple of posts regarding EMP with Modern Survival, one had to do with protecting electronics

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

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The percent of full time jobs compared to the gross domestic population is the worst in 30 years. But I digress – the unemployment rate is only 5.6%. Wonderful.

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Coming back Monday from my Crossfit workout during lunch came upon the scene below. It literally happened maybe 45 seconds prior to me getting there as there were very few cars backed up. Neither the gold or black car

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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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Copper Coated Microchip Implant Allows Isis Terrorist to speak to Allah!

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The Implant is specifically designed to be injected in to the forehead. When properly installed it will instantly allow the terrorist to speak to Allah. The exact size of the implant will be selected by a well-trained and highly skilled technician, who will also make the injection.

No anesthetic is required. The implant is likely to be painless.

The side effects, like headaches, nausea, aches and pains are

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

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Does anyone truly own their property anymore or are we all just allowed by the government to live wherever we are via a yearly “fee”? These fees are called taxes. Hell – same goes for a vehicle as well.

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I owned a Beretta 92 years ago. Smooth firing and 100% reliable – but I could not shoot groups for anything. Strange was my brother had a Taurus 92 and loved

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The Panhandle Rancher speaks……..Real Gunfighters

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I’ll tell you what a gunfight is like – scary, real scary.

 

I found it helped if I worked up a rage against someone who was set to kill me, and then forced that rage into a tight ball buried deep in the back of my mind. I remember thinking the first time I pulled a weapon with lethal intent was, ‘what am I doing here? This isn’t what I signed up for.’

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Mountain House sale at CampingSurvival.com

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Starting today and lasting through February 14th CampingSurvival.com is having an awesome sale on Mountain House foods.

25% off #10 cans and 15% off Mountain House Freeze Dried Food pouches.

If you are looking to solidify some excellent long-term foods that taste excellent and are easy to prepare – this is it.

CampingSurvival.com is a sponsor of this site and would appreciate if you would mention that you heard about the sale here with any

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ENTRY #1 & #2: SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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I bought this knife at a Oklahoma City gun show. I have no clue as to its origin. It has a very solid set of knuckles and is very sharp. I found a nylon scabbard that attaches it to my assault gear. I think if I have to get up close and personal this knife will save me and my lived ones. IMHO

That would be after I expend all other options or

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

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How in the hell can Obama compare radical Islamic violence and terror to Christianity?

“Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,”

Given any group of people you can find a nut or two but to even remotely suggest that ISIS is somehow related to Christianity

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Thanks for the support and a site update…….

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Hello all –

I just wanted to tell everyone “Thank You” for your support. It’s way overdue. Over the past several months traffic to ModernSurvivalOnline has remained steady and even increased slightly. I continue to post daily(often taking weekends off) and try to provide quality content. There are many preparedness blogs out there on the Information Superhighway – I appreciate everyone stopping by, hanging out and even commenting once in awhile.

Beyond visiting this site

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Infographic: 13 Skills You Need for SHTF Preparation

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Life is about choices. The decisions we make impact our quality of life and the legacy we leave. For the prepared, the choice to always be ready for survival is clear. This includes food, water and supply storage but also being prepared to survive in the elements. Collecting water, cooking wild game and shelter construction are all vital survival skills. To be truly SHTF ready, you’ll need advanced skills like modifying AR-15’s with different accessories.

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

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Guess my prediction wasn’t too far off for the Super Bowl. Great game regardless who won. Yeah – stupid call at the end but if he had caught that ball Seattle’s coach would have been called a hero.

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5.5 million illegal immigrants not entitled to Green Cards were given them over the last 6 years. Those that say that this administration has not created an incentive for illegals to cross

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MSOnline Contest: Your SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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Here is a simple contest……..send me a picture of your SHTF “Go To” knife and the best one will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

I am not looking for a picture of your knife laying on the kitchen counter – somehow make it unique and interesting. Set your entry apart from the rest.

Send your contest entries to emergencycd(at)gmail.com. Make sure to include the picture and tell me a little about why you have chosen

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