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Words of wisdom from Admiral James Lyons

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From Wikipedia: Retired Admiral James Lyons – Served in the U.S. Navy for thirty-six years as a Surface Warfare Officer, including as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Senior U.S. Military Representative to the United Nations and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations.

He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has received post graduate degrees from the U.S. Naval War College and the U.S. National Defense University.

Here is a video

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Reminder……Giveaway: Kelly Kettle Trekker

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Here is a reminder……..

I recently published a review on the Kelly Kettle cook system. Great product. Emergency Essentials and I have teamed up to give a Kelly Kettle Trekker away to one lucky reader.

Here is how to enter:

Leave a comment to this post sharing your most recent preparedness efforts. It may be you bought a bunch of candles, maybe you planted your garden, or maybe you ordered some books.

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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 1st, 2015

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Picked up a pellet rifle Thursday night. Guy was selling is used locally. This is a piston model rated at 1000 fps with .177 cal pellets. Will play with it some this weekend.

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The issues with visiting MSO and it setting off alarms with some anti-virus softwares should be over. I did find that a “hosted image” from an advertiser was pulling from a website with an expired “certificate”.

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Like Westerns? Like true stories? Check this out…..

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True Story Of Kill Or Be Killed In The Real Old West

Long time ModernSurvivalOnline advertiser Jim Huebner discovered this one-of-a-kind memoir hidden way in an abandoned barn near of all places – -Disney World in modern day Florida.

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to strap on a six-gun in the real Old West and have a face-off-in-the-street gunfight where only the fastest gunslinger walks away – – then this recently discovered

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ModernSurvivalOnline and Anti-Virus software

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Hello all –

I have heard from several people that when they visit this website they are getting alert messages that state the site may be dangerous and to have caution. Most are using the same anti-virus software. There is nothing going on with MSO. Often many of these anti-virus programs use a similar “library” of websites which to index from to warn people about. It appears that somehow MSO has been flagged for some

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From the Desk of John Rourke – April 30th, 2015

Came across a women in Atlanta videotaping a tirade against America. She yells “f$%& your flag!!!” and jumps up and down on a US flag laying on the ground. She has every right to do that and I support that right. I also have every right to email the video to her boss at WAOK radio in Atlanta.

By the way – she is the Community Affairs Director at the station.

Not any more…..

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5 radios for emergency preparedness

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The morning after Hurricane Hugo devastated my community there was one thing in common most everyone was searching for – information. Many were without power thus they could not turn on the TV. I jumped in my 1983 FOrd Escort POS and turned on the radio. Reports were flowing in on wide spread power outages, destruction, impassable roads, and stories from those who witness Hugo’s raw power. We also received updates from Emergency Services and

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3 Fixes to Make Your Home Tornado-Resistant

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By Cherie

Data compiled by the Insurance Information Institute found that the years between 2008 and 2013 represented the five highest years of insured losses due to tornadoes in U.S. history. A 2013 report by U.K. insurance firm Lloyd’s of London concluded that the atmospheric phenomena known as El Nino and La Nina contributed to increased tornado activity in those years and beyond. The report, however, did not directly correlate climate change and recent

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

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I periodically post few pictures from my Instagram account. I enjoy Instagram seeing all the unique pictures and videos on a variety of different topics.

Here are a few of mine:

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Giveaway: Kelly Kettle Trekker

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I recently published a review on the Kelly Kettle cook system. Great product. Emergency Essentials and I have teamed up to give a Kelly Kettle Trekker away to one lucky reader.

Here is how to enter:

Leave a comment to this post sharing your most recent preparedness efforts. It may be you bought a bunch of candles, maybe you planted your garden, or maybe you ordered some books. Whatever you have

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Video How To: Installation of a Single Point Sling Adapter

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I have a Single Point Sling Adapter on my Stag Arms AR and thought I would write up some instructions on how to install one. It is not difficult – but after looking at all the pictures and starting to write up the instruction – well, a video would be so much easier.

So – check out this YouTube video:

 

 

From the Supply House: Here are a few popular survival & preparedness items

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

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Want to buy guns online? Check out my local shop Nichol’s Store for great selection and prices.

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As of this writing the situation in Baltimore is getting worse. Rumors are spreading that rival gangs have called a truce and will work together to take out police officers. 15 officers have been injured – some seriously. Vehicles are being set on fire and there is continuous looting going on.

Pathetic.

I

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Panhandle Rancher speaks…… Battery Wiring Diagram

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Rourke: The following information is related to the post – Homemade Portable Solar Generator.

Batteries B1 through Bn are connected in parallel. Connect charge positive lead to B1 positive terminal; connect load positive lead to Bn positive terminal. Connect charge negative lead to Bn negative terminal; connect load negative lead to B1 negative terminal. This connection scheme distributes both load and charge over the entire battery bank. Using a common negative bus and reversing appropriate

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

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A number of Federal Agencies have been increasing security across the country – especially in California. This is all due to an apparent ISIS threat inside the borders of the United States. That is about all that is known based on this article.

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The earthquake in Nepal is awful with well over 2000 people reported dead. I saw reports on the Sunday morning news that so many people are outside,

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REVIEW: Kelly Kettle Trekker

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Introduction

Most every prepper in existence has at least one – if not a dozen – ways to cook in the absence of electricity. Whether on the go or sheltering in place, cooking and boiling water are right up there on the “list of important things” that must be done. There have been a multitude of cook systems developed over the years to accomplish just that. Some use canned or bottled fuel, others use fuel

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Big sale at Emergency Essentials

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As usual Emergency Essentials is having a great sale on all kinds of things preparedness-related. Great selection, great prices and great service have kept Emergency Essentials a leader in the preparedness industry.

Here are a few of the items on sale:

Victorio Hand Grain Mill – reg. $91.19 SALE: $44.99

Emergency Food Buckets – huge selection at deep discounts

Mountain house #10 Can Chili Mac – reg. $28.99 SALE:

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From the Desk of John Rourke – April 24th, 2015

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It wasn’t until Thursday night when I realized my “From the Desk of…..” never went live for Thursday. Sorry about that.

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America has changed a lot in the past couple decades. Many believe not for the better. Yesterday I saw that it is predicted that over the next 8 years the immigrant population(combination of legal and illegal) will hit 51 million people and account for more than 80% of the

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Anaphylactic Shock In Austere Settings

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Rourke: This article can be seen here in its original format.

In a disaster or any other situation that leaves us off the grid, we will expose ourselves to insect stings and poison ivy, as well as strange food items that we aren’t accustomed to. Allergic reactions may ensue in susceptible individuals. When we develop an allergic reaction, it might be mild or it might be severe. If severe enough, we refer to it as

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Equipment Review: Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock

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This review was originally published HERE.

 

I am in the process of putting together a new bug out/get home kit. The revision of my kit comes from my recent bout with severe lower back pain. Although my back is better I have put some thought into changing things to reduce weight. When my back was really bothering me the pain was agonizing and my mind wandered into

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

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The Panhandle Rancher let me know about this. I can’t believe this crap. John Deere has stated that EVERYONE that has bought one of their tractors does NOT own the tractor. Nope – they paid the money but they do not own the machine. Rather – they purchased a lifetime LEASE to use the tractor. Holy ridiculous Batman!

Check this out:

In a particularly spectacular display of corporate delusion, John Deere—the world’s largest

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Panhandle Rancher speaks……Marine Accessories for the Prepper

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For someone raised far from the ocean, I have always loved the water. Perhaps it was the lack thereof… As a youth, I even managed to co-opt a planetarium operator to help me learn celestial navigation and of course I just had to have a Cassens and Plath sextant. I remember my first look at the USS Forrestal and thinking the anchor chain links was as big as my automobile. I have

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From the Desk of John Rourke – April 21st, 2015

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As our current Administration continues to celebrate in their efforts to make “deals” with Iran – Iran relishes in calling for the death and destruction of America in addition to Israel.

It remains frustrating to see the general “sheeple” citizen with their head in the sand on matters that affect the welfare of this country.

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I do not like clowns. Never have. Never will.

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18 things every child should be taught

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There are things that every kid should learn as they grow up. Some of these things are simple matters of convenience. Others may just save a few dollars. More importantly – some may just save the kids life.

As a parent – or maybe a grandparent – it is your responsibility to make sure that kids are prepared for life. With that in mind here are 18 things that each kid should be taught:

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