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Purifying water with bleach

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Survival and preparedness is not all about zombies and being all “tacticool”. Often it is as simple as having water that is safe to drink. A well known method for disinfecting water is with common household bleach. Bleach is inexpensive and readily available at any grocery store.

Why bleach? Most municipalities use chlorine as part of their system to sanitize water for human consumption. Sodium hypochlorite is the active ingredient in bleach and is

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 16th, 2015

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Just released a new article in Patriots Members Area. Members – check it out HERE.

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Interested in fighting ISIS. TrackingPoint is offering up 10 of their rifles to those willing to go and get the job done.

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Did some shooting in Georgia this past weekend. Seemed fitting after the attacks in Paris to send some rounds down range. I wonder how many millions of American’s

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Review: Olight S1 LED Baton Flashlight

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I have dozens of flashlights ranging from very small and just a couple of lumens to larger super bright models. Ever since I was a kid and had an old silver flashlight that had an ultra-cool button on the switch that allowed me to do morse code with it I have been hooked. Flashlights today are lighters, smaller, and much brighter than just a decade ago.

The Olight S1 Baton represents modern flashlight technology at

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Butter, Knives, and Videos…..oh my!

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MSO sponsor CampingSurvival.com is an industry leader offering a huge assortment of survival and preparedness products at great prices. Owner Tom Sciacca has released a couple of video’s highlighting new product lines recently added.

The first is for clarified butter. Clarified butter has a very long shelf life – 15 years or more. It can be used in recipes in place of regular butter however it is only used at 1/4 – 1/3 the amount

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Paris

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My prayers go out to the people of France. I pray that they come together in solidarity to fight the evil which exists not only there but around the world. I hope the french government will step up to the plate and take the appropriate action to protect their citizens and to hold accountable those responsible.

I also hope the world learns from this tragedy.

France recently took in 30,000 refugees from Syria. The

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Amazon Prime and Audible books

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With the holiday season well underway figured I would share a couple of resources I highly recommend. I use both of these quite frequently.

Amazon Prime is the first. I have been a member for the last several years. What I like about Amazon Prime is for most any item I purchase I get free 2-day shipping. Combined with the great prices I really like this. Prime members also have access to thousands of

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

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Hope everyone’s weeks is going well. Had a few minutes so wanted to touch base.

Yesterday was really touching to see the outpouring support for Veterans. I have mentioned this before but I did not serve. It is a regret I consider often. I have always appreciated what men and women of the armed forces have done for this country. My father was a Vet and I loved hearing stories of his time in basic

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Five Things Larry Winget Is Doing Personally In Challenging Times

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This post orginally appeared on Larry Winget’s site – http://www.larrywinget.com/

by Larry Winget

I get a lot of questions and am interviewed on radio and television about what people should do in these troubling times. I decided this time to tell you what I am doing instead of just telling you what you should be doing. Maybe you will find something in what I am doing that can help you when making decisions

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A Survivalist Mindset Amongst Apathy

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Rourke: The following was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

Apathy is described as a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation, and passion. Over the course of these last couple of years I’ve found myself more inclined, empowered by a sense of urgency and righteousness in my beliefs, to speak with others, sometimes at great length, about my views concerning preparedness and the necessity of possessing a survivalist

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Need a gun? On a budget? Here are 3 possibilities…..

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Regardless of what the government figures and mainstream media reports the economy has left many families struggling. Those on a tight budget may find themselves overwhelmed and disappointed during a trip to the gun shop. With just a few hundred dollars it is absolutely possible to secure a very capable means to defend the homestead.

Here are a few examples:

1. Stevens 350 Security Pump Action 12 gauge Shotgun – The Stevens comes equipped

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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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Video: EoTech & AR15 Carbine POV Shooting

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I realize this will not be the most exciting video ever watched but for those that do not understand the benefit of a holographic optic it is very telling.

I waited a long time before spending the money on a high-dollar EoTech 552 and have never looked back. For close-to-medium ranges it is phenomenal. It offers super fast target acquisition and super rugged. There are other similar optics out there some costing more –

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

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Received word from loyal reader JM that there is an approaching solar disturbance that will impact the planet sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning. This is a continuation from an earlier flare that appears to have damaged some power plant systems and grounded airlines in Sweden.

I have some additional EMP Emergency Kits that I have been wanting to work on. As soon as I get done with this post I am going to

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Giant World Seed Bank

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A few hundred miles from the North Pole and above Norway a set of islands called “Svalbard” exist. They are controlled by Norway and are hosting something that is quite unique – a Doomsday Seed Vault. This Global Seed vault holds over 1.5 billion seeds. This is an incredible amount and within those seeds a tremendous variety exists. Wheat alone is represented by over 50,000 collections from all over the world.

The intended purpose

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Peak Preparedness: What Safety Measures Your Home Should Have

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Emergencies can happen at any time. By preparing your home for some worst-case scenarios, you can prevent damage or serious injury. Keep your family safe and make sure everyone knows the rules and safety measures you have in place. Here are some good ideas to check out as you prepare.

Smoke DetectorAll homes should have smoke detectors on every level. The best detectors are photoelectric, and can quickly

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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!

Rourke

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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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