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

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There are times when I sit in my living room and my mind wanders to the things I am ignorant of. The experiences other humans have had in war, terror, and things unimaginable – I can only ponder. The sheer evil that I and most others have been sheltered from…well…..we need to be enlightened for our own good. This evil will not remain overseas and there are many indications our borders have been well infiltrated.

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The Greatest Threat To Our National Security

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The following was originally published over at the Center for Security Policy.

 

By Admiral James Lyons

When President-elect Obama declared that he was going to “fundamentally transform” America, not many Americans understood what that meant. They certainly did not understand that he did not believe in America’s exceptionalism and greatness. They were also unaware of his past Marxist indoctrination, blaming America for many of the world’s problems. Therefore, anything that undercuts and withdraws America’s

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REMINDER: Sun Oven Webinar Upcoming for Patriot Members

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

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I have had well over 4000 rounds through my Stag AR – not a single failure to feed, failure to eject, or jam of any kind. The only malfunction I have ever experienced was two failures of a round to detonate. Both were while shooting Monarch steel cased .223 rounds.

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Tornado season is fast approaching and in fact well underway in certain areas. Excellent reason to stock up on some

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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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Getting Started with Survival Preparations

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There are many people that are just now looking into “survival”. Many of these new “preppers” have become interested due to severe economic situations in this country as well as uncertainty throughout the World. Many people are having their eye’s opened due to the reality of the situation.

Now, I am not going to get into all the in’s and out’sof the economic situation – I will however express my opinion that it is SEVERE

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

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Man – this year is flying by.

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Was asked by reader George about firearm magazine storage – both loaded and empty. He was curious if I knew of any good storage systems. I have to admit that beyond having loaded magazines in a couple of vests/pouches – my empties reside in a cardboard box inside a plastic tote along with other defensive supplies.

I have had

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Review: Midland ER102 Multi-band radio

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I recently posted about 5 radio’s for emergency preparedness. I own several of those radio’s including the Midland ER102. The Midland ER102 Emergency Radio has a lot of bang for the buck and Midland has long been a big name in communications for years.

On with the review –

First – a quick summary of the specs:

Emergency radio with all 7 NOAA weather channels and an alert override

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Life happens…….

Longtime readers will know that I have had had numerous websites in addition to this one. These other sites were developed with a combined interest in reaching out to other people as well as a hope to make some extra money. As it often does “life happens” and the time to maintain them has just not been there.

Specifically I am referring to SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com and BestPreparednessDeals.com. I just do not have the time to keep

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Happy Mothers Day

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Happy Mothers Day!

If your mother is still alive take advantage of this time. Call her, see her, and tell her that you love her. Regardless of any fights or issues that may have created barriers in the relationship know that she is the only mother you will ever have and some day the opportunity will not be there.

My mother has passed and I woke up this morning in prayer with a hope she

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Cutting the Cord: 3 Ways to Save on Monthly Cable Bills

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By Cherie

The average American spends about 141 hours per month watching TV, according to data compiled by Nielsen. To put that number in perspective, there are 168 total hours in one week; thus, many Americans spend close to one week per month consuming media on television.

Consumer Reports states the average cable or satellite bill is $123 per month, or nearly $1,500 per year. Those who already pay for broadband or unlimited Internet access

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

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Almost every time I adjust scope crosshairs I go the wrong way. Am I the only one?

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FBI says ISIS is ever growing in their influence inside the US. What is being done to counter this trend?

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Check out this video just under 5 minutes. It pretty much sums up the dangerous and violent nature of radical Islam. The Imam states openly that Pam Geller

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Taking care of ourselves here at home first….

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I have been thinking a lot lately about government, politics and the state of this country today.

There are a few things that really frustrate me.

Borders– No matter your opinion on the immigration problem in this country – I suspect most all of you believe that there should be better security at the borders. The first step that needs to be taken to resolve illegal immigration is to stop illegals from entering this country!!

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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

1 Month Bucket Combo (3 buckets – breakfast, lunch, dinner) – reg. $549.99 SALE: $324.99

Toasted Oats Superpail – reg. $61.99 SALE: $39.95 These are basically long-term storage of

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From the Desk of John Rourke – May 7th, 2015

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I am excited. Looks like I am going to hold a small preparedness “seminar” at a local gun store. Looking forward to it. Well – gun store is an understatement. This place is an outdoorsman’s paradise. It is basically a family owned business that has been around for decades and has grown from a small bait and gun shop to an outdoor emporium.

I will do a featured article soon on the business. No big

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Video: Ted Nugent is my Hero!!!!

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It’s been emailed around quite bit……but, I think this video is awesome…….check it out!!

 

 

If only Mr. Nugent was President….. Rourke

Sun Oven Webinar Upcoming for Patriot Members

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What: ModernSurvivalOnline.com Sun Cooking Essentials Webinar

When: Scheduled for Wednesday, May 13th at 7:00pm Central/8:00pm Eastern

Where: Go to the Survival Sun Cooking page in the membership area and follow the link

As I have said from the beginning the Patriots membership program here on ModernSurvivalOnline will have some special and unique benefits beyond the member-only articles, discounts, and downloads. This is going to be cool!

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

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I just watched the movie America: Imagine the World Without Her again. This was the 5th time and was still excellent. It does an great job suggesting how the world would be a much different place without America. The movie also displays several myths that are known and taught in public schools as fact. Recommended.

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Not sure how long this will last but Amazon has the standard Kindle on sale

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And we have a winner……

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Tuesday night I closed out comments on the Kelly Kettle Giveaway posts. I had a total of 84 entries via comments plus 6 entries via social media sharing. I made a list of every single entry. I used an order that went list this: Entries 1-42 from Giveaway Post #1, 43-48 from Social Media, and 49-93 from Giveaway Post #2.

I went to Randomizer.org and requested a random number between the numbers of 1-93.

Winning

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

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Information is still coming in but it appears that the two shooters in Texas were acting with ISIS in mind – or at least radical Islam. I guess they should have known not to mess with Texas!

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I am feeling rather philosophical this week. Consider “overreaction”. I often come across people that overreact to different words and topics. General acquaintances – those not normally within my inner circle – are

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Free online garden planner & resource

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I recently came across a great free online garden planner where you can create a garden of up to 12 feet x 4 feet, add your crops – and print it out. Great for smaller raised beds.

The website also has many educational resources such as Getting Started, When to Plant, Container Gardens, Compost and Fertilizer, as well as numerous guides on individual fruits and vegetables.

Worth checking out.

Rourke

 

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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 – May 4th, 2015

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Politics and Preparedness: Over the years I have talked plenty about politics. I believe that politics are deeply intertwined with preparedness. The vast majority of us are preparing for an inevitable economic collapse. The reality is it not so much a failure of the economy but a failure of the government. This country and its people could be flourishing with low unemployment, a fantastic education system, low taxes and huge opportunities. Government has suffocated and

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