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Is Barack Obama Actually TRYING To Start World War III?

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Rourke: This post was recently published HERE over at The Economic Collapse website.

 

by Michael Snyder

Why has Barack Obama airdropped 50 tons of ammunition into areas that “moderate rebels” in Syria supposedly control? This is essentially the equivalent of poking the Russians directly in the eyes. Much of this ammunition will end up in the hands of those that the Russians are attempting to bomb into oblivion, and so to Russia it appears

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

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This is going to be short. Extremely busy day today though I have had a lot on my mind and trying to sort everything out.

I see all the comments posted on many things here and it is very comforting to have so many like-minded folks come together in one place and frequently. What has been on my mind? I’m nervous. I have been in deep thought about all the things that are going

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Wojtek – the Bear That Went to War

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“Rick” sent this in and I found it very interesting. Did some research and it turns out it is absolutely true.

I get stuff like this all the time with about half being real. Really cool story. I can’t help but think of the affection the soldiers had for this bear and the bear for them. Some horrible things happened during World War II. This isn’t one of them.

Rourke

Wojtek – the Bear That Went to War

From the Desk of John Rourke – October 20th, 2015

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Now Hillary Clinton stating that she would consider mandatory gun confiscation.

Something to consider if you decide NOT to vote for the “other guy”.

California has an “Instant Background Check” law for ammunition purchases being pushed. This new law would also require gun owners to turn in all “high capacity” magazines(11 rounds and larger) that are owned.

Wonderful.

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I grew up a huge fan of Star Wars. I collected the

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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 – October 19th, 2015

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There are multiple reports from different weather tracking agencies that this winter will be cold and wet. Given some of the record rains we have had probably not too difficult t make that prediction. This past weekend had snow falling in different parts of the country already.

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As drone technology becomes more popular it appears they are now going to have to be registered with the Federal government. I certainly

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What would you put in an Operational Cache?

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Operational Cache: A storage unit of supplies meant to be accessed while traveling to resupply on the go. Often these caches are buried but not always. Defensive supplies are often a major component.

Scenario – You have a few friends in the area surrounding your home or your bug out property. You have stationed operational caches with these friends. Vacating your property is always a possibility or you may find yourself away when it all

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

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Prediction: There will be a run on guns, magazines and ammunition.

Yeah – guess you don’t have to be Nostradamus to see it coming with the recent mass shootings and elections approaching. Posts like this likely fuel the frenzy but let’s be realistic. Gun control proponents continue to have “ammunition” to move their agenda forward and the Liberal side of the Presidential race make no attempt to hide their anti-gun beliefs.

Think about this

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Video of the Week: Building a Budget Trauma Kit

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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.

SkinnyMedic gives details on building a budget IFAK.

IFAK – Individual First Aid Kit

Looking for a good pouch to get started?

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 15th, 2015

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I did not watch the debate Tuesday night however I read about it and talked to people who watched it. It really is a sad day when an admitted Socialist is having so much success and actually could become President. I wrote a post the day after the Presidential election in 2008 that I did not think another Republican would be elected President – ever. I stand by that.

I hope I am wrong.

Before

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Part 1: AR Budget Build – Complete and functional for under $500

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Rourke: This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com. You could call this an “assembly” more than a build. Regardless – the gun continues to shoot great today. There will be a Part II.

 

My first of several AR build articles focuses building a complete, functioning AR-15 for less than $500. Yes, it is possible and I am going to show you how.

Let me start off by saying this is not difficult. It’s

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Electromagnetic Pulse: One Day We Will Wake Up In An America Without Electricity And Society Will Totally Break Down

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This post originally appeared HERE over at The Economic Collapse Blog.

 

by Michael Snyder

What would you do if the power grid went down and never came back up? One of these days, and it could be a lot sooner than most people think, we will all wake up in a country without electricity. And considering how utterly dependent we have become on technology, that is a very frightening scenario to consider. How would

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

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The wifey picked up 31 large mason jars yesterday for $20. Great deal. Now we just need to fill ’em.

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Holy crap this is funny. Vanity Fair features an “interview” with Hillary Clinton where she admits to not being human and was created in a garage. A robot. It is suggested there may be a second email server – in her spleen!! Wow! I knew it all along.

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Review: Canik TP9SA 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol

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Colt. Springfield. Glock. Smith & Wesson. H&K. Ruger. All these brands are well respected and have been putting out high quality firearms for years. For most the mention of any of those brands and it is easy to think of at least a half dozen quality models offered.

Canik? Not so much.

Canik is relatively new to the pistol market and word of its incredible performance and low price

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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 – October 12th, 2015

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Hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was very relaxing. Spent some time cleaning up in the house. Mylar-packed pasta and rice. Need to order up more bags and oxygen absorbers. Overall just had a stress free weekend.

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There may be only a few posts next week. I am involved in some projects that are going to occupy a ton of time. Will do what I can.

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Its time to stock up!!

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Every year when October rolls around and the air cools a bit I can feel it. I feel an above average need to put a few things back. I think this comes from growing up in the North with the harsh winters. As preppers we put back guns, food, and water often in large quantities while sometimes missing out on other less obvious items.

I have put together the following list of items that should

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 9th, 2015

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FYI: In case you haven’t noticed when you are looking at the comments there is a link where you can click “reply” and respond directly to one of the individual comments – not just the post itself. This should help carry on a discussion.

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Man – this has been one stressful week. So looking forward to the weekend. Yes!!!

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So……McCarthy is out. This was unexpected

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Video of the Week: Immediate Basic Preparedness

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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.

Great video if you are new to preparedness or even for more the experienced filled with reminders/ideas.

Rourke

 

 

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How to Improve Your Defensive Skills for Concealed Carry

 

Knowing how to properly fire a gun in an effective and safe manner will enable you to defend yourself should the situation arise. The better trained you are, the better chance you’ll have to make less mistakes that might land you in trouble with the law. Here are some ways in which you can improve your self-defense skills with a handgun, from the basics to the more advanced.

Take a basic

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

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Situation: It just came across the news it has been discovered that a recently launched satellite from North Korea is believed to be armed with nuclear weapons. Governments across the world demand it to be dismantled or destroyed. Talks of increased “sanctions” and “pressure” flood the airwaves and South Korea threatens military action.

3 hours after the initial news North Korea activates the satellite and launches two missiles as it passes over the United States.

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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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Prep Like a Pro in Under an Hour

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By Lee Flynn

When you first start implementing an emergency food storage system, you might quickly feel overwhelmed by everything that’s out there. Should you focus on building your pantry, or making sure that you have a garden that will sustain your family in the event of an emergency?

Where on earth are you going to put enough toilet paper to last your family for weeks or months at a time? If you look

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

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FREE AMMO: Now this is pretty cool. Brandon from AmmoToGo.com sent the following:

AmmoToGo.com is committed to growing the shooting community and introducing as many folks as possible to the joy of shooting. So, we partnered with our friends at Magtech on the Ammo Ambassador program.

We’re giving away 100,000 rounds – that’s 2,000 boxes of 9mm ammo just for bringing a new shooter to the range! So, be sure to

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