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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 8th, 2014

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Voters sent another message that they are tired of the Liberal Agenda and the Obama Administration by ousting Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana. Now – what will the newly elected Republican-controlled Congress do with this new majority power? I wish I could be more hopeful. It would be great to see ObamaCare get overhauled, immigration taken care of by getting a wall built to secure the border – and government made smaller. Yup –

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Priorities! Part 1 of 2

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By “The Coach”, (Contributing Editor)

 

Everyone has their reasons for prepping and there are many. The one thing that everyone has in common is the need for equipment, food and knowledge for whatever you are prepping for. You can never have enough of them. It really does not matter what you are prepping for you need the basics, water, food, shelter, protection, first aid and transportation. Right! If this is the items you have

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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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ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest

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Warm up those keyboards folks! The ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest is running through December 31st. Have a guest post you want to enter? Send in to emergencycd(at)gmail.com.

Some great prizes are lined up!!!

 

- – 1st Place – -

OnPoint Tactical has donated one of their Urban Escape & Evasion classes. Value: $795

Class Summary: While on an international business trip, you are kidnapped and held for

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Predator Blowgun Review

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Rourke: This post was previously published HERE on ModenSurvivalOnline. These blowguns are incredibly fun – great Christmas present.

Years ago I made several blowguns using an old TV antenna, sharpened nails, paper, and Scotch tape. They worked amazingly well. This past weekend I went to a flea market and a dealer there had several manufactured blow guns and extra darts. I chatted him up a bit – and made an offer

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Ready Made Resources…..

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Ready Made Resources was one of my very first sponsors. As a longtime leader in the preparedness market these folks don’t just preach preparedness – they practice it. Owner Robert Griswold lives on a 25 acre homestead in the heart of the Smokey Mountain. Whether it is a complete off-grid solar system or preparing for any conceivable disaster they can help.

The ReadyMadeResources.com website has recently been redesigned and is absolutely beautiful. It is user

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 5th, 2014

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I am looking forward to watching Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt when it comes out on DVD. I have seen Part I and Part II numerous times and really enjoyed them. Interesting is when Atlas Shrugged Part I first came out in 2011 I thought it was an accurate representation of what it could be like in 15 years or so. When Part II came out in early 2013 I watch Part I and

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Judge your fitness level….

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Everyone has different capabilities and levels of fitness. Some of us are actively trying to improve ourselves and our capabilities – while others consume massive quantities of food while sitting on the couch while growing to maximum density. Health, quality of life, and living as long as possible are major reasons for my efforts in fitness. Preparedness is a certainly factor as well.

So – what is your fitness level? As stated we all have

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 4th, 2014

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My favorite place to eat breakfast has been closed for the past few months due to a fire and just reopened. Can’t wait to go gets some eggs and a waffle. Best I have ever had – bar none.

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Balance in Life. Something I have always struggled with as once I get interested in something I tend to go overboard with it. All you have to do is watch Doomsday

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Building a Security Plan for Your Community

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By BG

Over the years there has been several articles on numerous blogs that talk about one of our oldest dilemmas of the prepper world…to bug in or to bug out. Well, over the last year I have been thinking that staying put is what we need to do as a family. Every individual and family is different, but this is my attempt of a self-analyst of our decision to bug in and a look

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This will make perfect sense to men everywhere …..

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This is from an email making rounds across the Internet.

 

What deep thinkers men are… I mowed the lawn today, and after doing so I sat down and had a cold beer. The day was really quite beautiful, and the drink facilitated some deep thinking.

 

My wife walked by and asked me what I was doing and I said ‘nothing’. The reason I said that instead of saying ‘just thinking’ is because

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 3rd, 2014

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The Walking Dead’s last episode this past Sunday until February was pretty good. I am really impressed with how the writers of the show keep it fresh – and the viewers wondering what is going to happen next. I can’t believe they haven’t come out with a spin-off yet. Fan’s can’t get enough.

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I miss simpler times. I could write an entire post on just that statement but it is

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“TEOTWAWKI Blade” contest entry

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Back a few years I entered a contest over at TEOTWAWKI-Blog.com. The contest revolved around sending in a picture of your favorite knife and somehow making your entry unique.

Here is my entry. Figured you might find this entertaining:

 

Buck Hoodlum Survival Knife

Blade Length: 10″ (25.4 cm) Blade Material: 5160 Carbon Steel Carry System: Black, heavy duty nylon, M.O.L.L.E. compatible sheath Handle Material: Micarta Weight: 14.6 oz

“TEOTWAWKI Blade” contest entry

ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest

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Warm up those keyboards folks! The ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest is running through December 31st. Have a guest post you want to enter? Send in to emergencycd(at)gmail.com.

Some great prizes are lined up!!!

 

- – 1st Place – -

OnPoint Tactical has donated one of their Urban Escape & Evasion classes. Value: $795

Class Summary: While on an international business trip, you are kidnapped and held for

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 2nd, 2014

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Oklahoma experienced an earthquake the other day. Earthquakes in this part of the country is not often heard about. Another reason in a list of many why prepping is prudent and not crazy.

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Had my 45th birthday over the weekend. Not a big deal really. Just another day. Went out to a local Texas Roadhouse restaurant and had a good meal with some friends.

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This

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REVIEW: ArmyTek Predator Pro v2.5 XP-G2 Flashlight

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This post was previously published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com. Enjoy! – Rourke

 

Anyone that has read ModernSurvivalOnline for any length of time knows I have a serious flashlight fetish. Ever since I was a kid I have loved flashlights. I guess being able to see what goes bump in the night has always been important to me. As the years have past and technology has gotten better and better – flashlights have gotten more powerful

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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

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Books

Build the Perfect Bug Out Vehicle

The Prepper’s Blueprint

The Boxcar Children – ages 7 and up. Wonderful book series for kids.

Day by Day Armageddon

31 Days to Survival

 

Movies

Guardians of the Galaxy – awesome movie

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – incredible special effects

The Bourne Trilogy – great action movies

 

Water Filtration

Sawyer Products Mini Water Filter System

Katadyn Hiker Water Filter

Lifestraw Water Filter

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 1st, 2014

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From what I saw in my area shoppers were few in numbers. I went out Friday morning with my wife and there were very few shoppers out compared to previous Black Friday’s. Even Thursday night when many of the bigger sales occurred numbers were lower. We’ll see what the retailers report. I took advantage of some good pricing on Amazon to be honest. No sales tax, no shipping fees.

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Just

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A bird in the hand……..

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By “The Coach” (Contributing Editor)

I remember when I was growing up being told the old cliché;

“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”

(This picture was drawn by Erika Aoyama on November 16, 2002)

 

This simply means it is better to have something in your possession than to plan on getting that item at a later date.

I have

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 28th, 2014

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Hello folks – hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We ate around 1:30pm and it was fantastic. I am writing this at 9:00pm Thursday night and getting ready to go cook an apple pie. – Mrs. Smith.

I started Thursday by going out and working on my HAM repeater build. Trying to get it up as high as possible I have been using a small compound bow and fishing line. This worked for lower elevation(40

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Survival & Preparedness Black Friday deals…..

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Here are a few deals going on today and some this weekend that can be taken advantage of to better your supply position. From food storage to firearms – check it out. If you are aware of any please leave a comment.

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Subscribers are already aware of this one: Emergency Essentials is having a BLACK FRIDAY DOORBUSTER SPECIAL today starting at 8:00am with

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 27th, 2014

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I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving today.

I plan on stuffing myself with ridiculous quantities of turkey, stuffing, corn, pumpkin pie – and a family desert called “fruit salad”. This fruit salad is made with fruit cocktail and whip cream. Man o man – it is good.

I will probably watch The Christmas Story, Christmas Vacation, football and wish it was snowing outside. Will spend some time in the garage looking

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 26th, 2014

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I guess my hopes for peaceful protests in Ferguson was a dream. Pretty pathetic the violence, property destruction, and flag burning. Those US flags the “protesters” are burning – – hundreds of thousands of people died for that flag. Show some respect. Pathetic. Half the protesters are there just to cause trouble and the other half are taking selfies on their Obama phones so they can post on Facebook that they are there. Going

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Black Friday Sale at JRH Enterprises

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New ModernSurvivalOnline sponsor JRH Enterprises is having a special Black Friday sale as well as special pricing starting today and lasting through the weekend.

JRH Enterprises carries all kinds of preparedness related products such as freeze dried food, night vision equipment, perimeter alarms, body armor, gas masks, medical kits, and tactical gear of all kinds.

JRH is known for superior customer service and their incredible night vision equipment.

Check ‘em out.

Rourke

 

 

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