The United States – President Obama – has blocked efforts of our Middle Eastern allies to fly heavy weapons to the Kurds fighting ISIS.
This at the same time that ISIS executed over 70 kids.
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One of my favorite animals is the shark. Ever since seeing Jaws in the theater as a kid I have been fascinated with sharks. Last weekend I watched the entire 2013 Shark Week series. This
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 2nd, 2015
This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.
I have been into emergency preparedness for more than 14 years. It all started when a family member asked if we wanted her friend’s #10 cans of wheat. It wasn’t just a few cans either. We accepted and have since added to it again and again.
As part of our preparedness plan, we have a well stocked 72 hour kit. This
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Greece’s unemployment rate sits at over 25%. This is just one indication of a country run by Socialists where the vast majority of citizens actually work for the government. Greece has not made their scheduled $1.8 billion dollar loan payment to the I.M.F. however there is still a possibility that they will make a deal with their creditors. I
In July Greece has another scheduled payment due. This one is to the European Central Bank
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 1st, 2015
Scott Williams book BUG OUT – The Complete Guide for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It’s Too Late has been on my nightstand for quite some time. A review is long over due.
Bugging out is not a major aspect of my preparedness system however this book has certainly provided some perspective. “Bugging in” should the SHTF is my main plan. BUG OUT really opened my eyes. I have realized
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I have put this out there before and made some contacts: If you are in the York County, SC area and interested in joining a MAG send me an email. A local group there is looking for potential members. emergencycd(at)gmail(dot)com
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Yesterday Glenn Beck commented on the situation in Greece. Listen to it below. Very interesting. About 8 minutes:
Beck Blitz Greece economy
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Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – June 30th, 2015
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.
For those of us who have plate carriers the decision on exactly how to set it up can create sleepness nights and fights with the spouse.
Continue reading Video of the Week: How To Set Up Your Plate Carrier
Just a reminder: Several weeks ago something happened and many of the first 2 years of published posts disappeared. I ended up finding them. Rather than republishing them all at once I sometimes pick one here and there and bring it back to current. If you see something and it looks familiar – this might be the reason.
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There are a series of buttons at the bottom of each post
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – June 29th, 2015
I can see it.
I can see the countless stories of kids lemonade stands being shut down due to local governments requiring permits. I can see towns fining people who back into their driveways rather than pull in to expose their license plate. Of course the town officials must make sure that all vehicles are registered and not left just sitting in the home owners driveway.
I can see tax bills arriving to the
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ENDS TOMORROW!!!! For the month of June Emergency Essentials has several items on sale at deep discounts that you may find attractive. Emergency Essentials has been an industry leader and long time supporter of this website. Great company! Here are a few examples: Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Ham and Peppers Reg. $35.99 SALE: $21.49 Mountain House Breakfast Skillet Reg. $36.99 SALE: $19.99 Emergency Essentials Diced Freeze Dried Chicken Reg. $54.99 SALE: $29.99 Emergency
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This post originally appeared HERE on MSO.
Have you ever thought to yourself, “This country has lost its moral core”? Do you believe that because of liberal influences and a misguided Supreme Court we now live in a country that has Freedom FROM Religion, rather than Freedom OF Religion? If so, you are not alone. For many years I have noticed the decay of our society. Many in our nation no longer believe that you
Continue reading Why do I Prepare…….. by Blueridgeprepper1
My nephew just picked up an AR. Even better is he is asking about training – which I am very happy about. Far too often a checkmark is placed in the box next to “defense” just because a firearm is bought. I have made a lot of strides in my ability to put rounds down range, moving, reloading, etc – but have a long ways to go.
Hopefully my nephew and I will get a
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – June 26th, 2015
This video shows what the first 12 hours of a US Dollar collapse might look like.
Let’s hope not!!
A new video has been added to the Patriots membership area. I have several more planned as well as additional articles and downloads. I am also negotiating with a few more online vendors for more discounts.
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Just ordered a 2-meter J-pole antenna for ham radio use. Thing gets great reviews on YouTube and I am looking forward to setting it up.
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The town I live
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – June 25th, 2015
by Lee Flynn
The grid disruption database from Inside Energy compiled their data and found an average of 200 reported grid outages per year from 2010 to 2013. This numbers continues to increase. There is not always an impending storm or a sudden natural disaster to warn that a power outage may be in the future. Therefore, it is essential that everyone be, at least minimally, prepared for the loss of power before
Continue reading 7 Essentials During a Power Outage
This past weekend “The Group” went camping. The Group is the MAG survival group I belong to. Great group of guys and truly feel that we are turning into a Band of Brothers that can be there for each other whenever needed. Camping was good although the heat was. Some of us brought our kids and I brought Christopher – my 12 year old. Did a little fishing and canoeing.
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – June 24th, 2015
In case you missed it – this post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.
by Guy Spotts
I was born into the cold war between the United States and the old Soviet Union, my parents had grown up in the great depression. I don’t remember if it was the Cuban Missile Crisis or if it was before then when my father started to prep but with a weekly pay check of
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There has been an onslaught of rimfire pistols and rifles coming online over the past couple years. With .22LR becoming more widely available these firearms are looking more attractive. The .22LR is my favorite caliber. Why? It represents so much fun for very little money.
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Looks like the Progressives have totally taken over Tylenol from what I have seen of their recent marketing efforts.
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Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – June 23rd, 2015
By: Tony D
As an auto technician and PREPPER, I would like to share some of my expertise in the automotive field. I have been “turning wrenches” for over 25 years, and have amassed quite a bit of knowledge. I often see vehicles in my shop that are in such poor shape, I can just imagine them clogging the roadways in a SHTF situation. I think that some folks just don’t care. But
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It was recently suggested to me that I periodically change the format of my “From the Desk of….” posts to video. Maybe a video a week. Interesting idea and not overly difficult to do.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
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Keeping an Emergency Cash Fund accessible is important. This fund should NOT be at a bank or credit union. If something should happen and access to ATM’s and banks are not available
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – June 22nd, 2015
I am left handed for most things that I do. Just recently I began doing common everyday tasks using my right hand – and was amazed at how difficult some things were.
Tonight when I made myself a bowl of Cheerios I carried the bowl into the living room with my right hand. Of course – I usually use my left. This is really not a huge feat but felt very weird. Why am I
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Here is a simple contest……..send me a picture of your SHTF “Go To” gun and the best one will win a case of MRE’s from MealKitSupply.com.
The collapse has happened. There is no rule of law. There are roving bands of brigands and gangs. What will you use to defend your family and supplies? I am not looking for a picture of your AR-15 leaning up against your refrigerator. Somehow make it unique and interesting.
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Couldn’t decide if I was going to write this or not. Its late and I am supposed to get up and work out in the morning.
It’s everywhere. The tragedy of 9 innocent people being murdered in a church. It’s terrible. Let me tell you what else is a tragedy…….the main stream media.
Everywhere the fact that the killer is white and the victims are black are being broadcasted. Gun control is being mentioned
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – June 19th, 2015
Friday’s Steals and Deals contains great deals offered by many of our advertisers and official affiliates.
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by The Proud Father
I would not put myself in the class of a “Doomsday Prepper” in any way not that there is anything wrong with that, but I do prepare for unseen events that could happen. I do lean more towards survival however, which does link with preparedness. My family and I love the outdoors whether it be; fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, or any number of other outdoor activities. I believe
Continue reading Getting Your Kids Involved By Making It Fun