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

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It looks like Conservatives had a big win in the Tuesday elections. Matt Bevin won the governor’s race in Kentucky easily defeating the Liberal Jack Conway. In over 40 years Bevin’s will only be the 2nd Republican to be Governor. In addition to Bevin Kentucky Republicans won four out of six elections up for grabs.

Additionally legalized marijuana was defeated in Ohio and a LGBT ordinance was voted down in Houston, Texas.

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Video of the Week: Tour of the Bug Out/Stealth Van

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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.

Check this video out from BiblesnBarbells. I like the concept of the “stealth van” and Anthony gives us a tour. Pretty cool!

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

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Wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to write this up tonight. A lot of issues at work and thought I had to go into the plant to deal with some things but will wait until the weekend.

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Capt. Michaels sent in a link to a story about the US Government plan to deal with a massive solar flare/storm. The government should prepare for such an event

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Obama and UN Join Forces to Fight US “Extremism”

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Excerpt below come courtesy Breitbart.com.

On Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced at the United Nations that her office would be working in several American cities to form what she called the Strong Cities Network (SCN), a law enforcement initiative that would encompass the globe.

This amounts to nothing less than the overriding of American laws, up to and including the United States Constitution, in favor of United Nations laws

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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 3rd, 2015

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Enjoying this season of The Walking Dead. I thought the first episode was terrible the way it kept going black/white to color. Since then it has been very good. If you are an avid viewer – Glen is alive!!!!

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My new Kindle Fire 7″ just arrived. What a bargain. I need to do a write up on it so those unfamiliar will understand how it can not just be

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Call to Action – November 15’……..FOOD

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This is the first 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 the most important prep…..food.

Most any size crisis can effect the ability to acquire food. Whether it’s a winter storm, hurricane, or all out economic collapse – food can suddenly become a very large concern.

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

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Hope everyone had a great weekend.

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Reminder: Next week I will be AFK so my daily “From the Desk of….” will likely be absent.

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A few years ago I started a monthly series called “Call to Action“. These served as a reminder to look at particular areas of preparedness, grade your level of readiness, and take action to improve it as necessary. I am

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Excerpt from American Exit Strategy

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The following excerpt is from the fantastic book American Exit Strategy written by Mark Goodwin. It is being reprinted with permission.

Let me set the stage: In the book there is a Presidential debate taking place between three candidates – Governor Howe(Democrat), Congressman Marcos (Republican), and Independent candidate Paul Randall. Paul Randall is a Republican but running as an Independent. What follows are the closing statements from Paul Randall after both Howe and Marcos

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From the kitchen of John Rourke – October 29th, 2015

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When the grid goes down and the zombies are walking the streets the craving for something sweet will continue onward. I just recently discovered this no bake cookie recipe that everyone else seems to have known about except me.

Over the years at parties and special occasions I actually have eaten some of these never knowing the simplicity of the recipe and preparations. All ingredients can be part of any food storage program.

Think

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BOV Considerations by Burne51

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

 

In any bug-out scenario, your vehicle becomes, and remains until further notice, the place where you live, along with everything you own in the world. You may be the best-equipped prepper in your circle, or the smartest gal on the block, but when TSHTF, you may find yourself to be just another weary traveler looking for a safe place to land. In many ways, you’re

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

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I was recently in contact with someone from Germany. This person is very non-political. I asked how Germans felt about the immigration of thousands of people from Syria and other countries. She said that she and many others are concerned and that they are fearful of the Muslims. She points out that Muslims to not assimilate rather they try to change others.

I agree.

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A couple of polls to help

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Video of the Week: How To Make A PVC Water Pump

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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.

I have seen one of these in action and it worked great as a backup pump for a well. Simple to make and inexpensive.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 28th, 2015

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The Xiaomi 16,000mAh power bank which is in a featured review is currently on sale for $21.29 with Free Shipping. Not sure how long the sale will last.

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Being reported that Ben Carson has taken the lead in some polls. I like it!

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I recently saw a headline “Selma Blair explains why she bought her son a toy gun.” This is ridiculous. In case you

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Review: Xiaomi 16000mAh Mobile Power Bank

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Today’s world offers tremendous capabilities with portable multimedia and communication devices. I hear the argument all the time that “real preppers” should stay away from modern technology. I disagree. These are tools and if available and operational use them to your benefit.

Over the past couple years I have used numerous portable power banks to charge cell phones and tablets. I find these back up power resources very useful for when I am not near

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 27th, 2015

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Just recieved the new November Emergency Essentials catalog and it looks awesome. I will highlight some of their special sales early next week.

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If your a diabetic and can use Freestyle glucose meters get a free one by going to this website: –https://www.choosefreestyle.com/select-your-meter

Every member of your family is eligible to get one. Great for putting a few back. Special thanks to “Ralph” for sending this in.

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8 Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide

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Most all of us have a bottle – or twelve – of hydrogen peroxide put back. Did you know that its uses are more than just wound disinfection? Hydrogen peroxide actually has a multitude of uses and makes the storage of it even more important.

Oh and by the way there is a reason hydrogen peroxide comes in a dark brown bottle. It is because light will ruin its potency.

It should be obvious to

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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 – October 26th, 2015

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I call frequent visitors to ModernSurvivalOnline “Patriots” because likely you share many of the same beliefs and values. These include love of country, belief in the Constitution, and a defender of Freedom.

Something to consider when I refer to readers as Patriots.

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A fellow group member just picked up the CRKT Chogan T-Hawk and I had a chance to take a look at it. I really like it and am

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Rourke’s AR Pistol Build – “Venom”

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AR pistols are all the rage today and for good reason. They offer much of the size and maneuverability of an SBR(short barrel rifle) without the cost and time involved in a NFA tax stamp. “NFA tax stamp?” You see the government in all its infinite wisdom decided long ago that owning a rifle with a barrel length less than 16″ is just not something the American people should be allowed to do. If

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

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If you are visiting this website you likely already know the truth about Hillary Clinton. Her testimony in hearings were very telling and she was totally busted flat out lying. There should be outrage across the country.

There isn’t.

Check out this sample. It is very telling.

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Chicago PD is one of my favorite tv shows. Great combination of storyline, suspense, and action. Third season has been especially good.

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Thinking of writing another book

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A few years ago I published the book A Survival Story. I had a ball writing it as I wrote the story in “real-time” on the Internet. Readers would visit the website daily to get new updates. It turned out pretty decent and is currently available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions. The Kindle edition has been recently edited.

I am getting the writing itch again and am looking more towards fiction

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 22nd, 2015

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For a limited time the Kindle edition of Air Rifles: A Buyers and Shooters Guide is free on Amazon. Just picked up myself.

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It appears that ebola might be making a return. Hopefully the CDC and agencies involved will be able to contain it.

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Speaking of the Kindle – I am getting ready to order a new Kindle Fire 7″ model. I have the

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Video of the Week: THREE WEEK BUGGING IN MEAL PLAN

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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.

In this video Armed Rogue discusses an example she has come up with for planning a 3 week meal plan for bugging in.

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