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Tractor Supply LED Emergency Light

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Went to my local Tractor Supply to get my dogs favorite treats. While walking around looking at all the goodies I came across this multi-LED flashlight priced at $4.99. It came with batteries and had a spring-loaded clip point on it. It also had a magnet on the backside so it could be stuck on a fridge – or wherever. It also had a second flashlight on one end which provided a pretty decent concentrated

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 30th, 2014

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HAM radio update: I will be taking classes from my local HAM club in December then testing for my licence once the class is over. Looking forward to it so I can actually do some talking on air. My efforts to build a small homemade repeater so as not to rely on the area’s local one are not going so well. I will write up something to describe what I am doing and see if

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Building a Fire Tube Storage Device

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From Rourke – – > This post originally appeared over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen HERE in its original format.

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Seems, since I don’t carry everything I need to start a fire in my pocket, I always have to dig around to find where I put my dry tinder, matches, lighter, etc. Now, using 1” PVC pipe with caps has really simplified my access. I currently have made 6” in length

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 29th, 2014

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I am about done reading Day by Day Armageddon. Next up is The Remaining – a sorta “zombie” book recommended by longtime reader “Fred”. After reading the more than 1,900 positive reviews I am really looking forward to get my hands on it.

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A friend of a friend of my wife’s posted on Facebook about how she is mad at one of the local grocery stores. Why? Glad you asked.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: DIY 5,000 gallon water filter for $50

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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.

Water purification is often either overlooked or undervalued. This system as described is simple, easy, and inexpensive. Most importantly – it’s effective. I have built one

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REMINDER: 10% OFF Discount Code at DoomandBloom.net

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Dr. Doom and Nurse Amy at DoomandBloom.net is offering all ModernSurvivalOnline readers a special 10% off promotional code. This special promotion will run for a limited time through November 5th.

DoomandBloom.net offers a tremendous amount of medical preparedness information as well as a store with some of the best medical preparedness supplies you will find…..anywhere.

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From dental kits, trauma bags, survival bags, DVD’s,

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

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The “lone wolf” attacks that ISIS is calling for – and it appears to be getting – is another solid reason to carry a firearm at all times. Exercise your 2nd Amendment Rights if local laws allow. If local laws do not allow – well then, you have a decision to make.

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Work on my homemade HAM radio repeater is progressing. Once I have started testing I will write up

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Photo slideshow……Enjoy!

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Hey all –

Every so often I throw together a few pictures I gather from my travels across the Internet. Last time it was all guns – this time a combination of things. Hope you see something you like.

- – – Rourke

 

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Another one bites the dust…..

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The following is a chain email getting sent around the Internet. I am always suspicious of these emails and research them out before I believe them fully. The follow is no different but I did look into it and it can be verified.

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Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University.

 

He

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

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Getting ready to get back to my Filipino Stickfighting class. They are Thursday nights at 8:00pm but the last couple months I have missed them due to my son’s football games. Have been taking Balintawak for 10 years. This is a single stick art and it has improved my hand speed tremendously.

Yeah – I can punch an ISIS terrorist three times in the chest and then reach in….pull his heart out…and show it to

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The Panhandle Rancher speaks……THE FRANCHISE

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THE FRANCHISE

Upon the Ballot Box hangs our future well being and prosperity.

I write this in the aftermath of the recent brave action by the Sergeant of Arms of the Canadian Parliament, whom having heard the sound of gunfire, charged valiantly into battle – and prevailed; and here in the United States, following yet another tragic school shooting. I fear either or both of

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Press Release and Excerpt – EBOLA: Understanding and Preparing for an Outbreak

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EBOLA:

Understanding and Preparing for an Outbreak

The 2014 West African Ebola Outbreak has spread into Europe and the United States.

The WHO admits that this crisis will get much worse before it gets better.

Are you prepared for an outbreak?

What should you do to prepare?

 

Ebola: Understanding and Preparing for an Outbreak, addresses these, and many more

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Gault on…..Terry Blount’s Prepping for Less

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Rourke: The following is in response to Terry Blount’s article “Prepping for Less”.

 

I’ve been saying it for some time now, all to many should expect and prepare for diminished returns on their investment in the American dream. It’s unfortunate and “WAS” wholly avoidable, but it’s pointless to relive in words what got us here. It appears to me that for a growing number life gets harder, more challenging. We now function in

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Vote – and Vote Wisely

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Rourke: The following post was originally published over at JamesRobison.net. It can be seen HERE in its original format.

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Many in national leadership have proven without a doubt to be incompetent. On November 4, they must be replaced by principled, qualified leaders in the House, Senate, and many local elections. It is the responsibility and privilege of every American to vote.

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Mountain House sale at CampingSurvival.com

Starting today and lasting through November 1st CampingSurvival.com is having an awesome sale on Mountain House foods.

25% off #10 cans and 15% off Mountain House Freeze Dried Food pouches.

If you are looking to solidify some excellent long-term foods that taste excellent and are easy to prepare – this is it.

CampingSurvival.com is a sponsor of this site and would appreciate if you would mention that yu heard about the sale here with any

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REMINDER: Emergency Essentials monthly sale…..

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Current sale lasts until October 31st – Emergency Essentials is having another great monthly sale. I am proud to have them as an official sponsor.

This month a wide variety if items are on sale. A couple of items of particular note include their 4-person/72 hour food bucket for $124.99 as well as a Kaito 4 power AM/FM/shortwave radio for only $29.99.

Both these items are representative of numerous other selections including:

Emergency Essentials 1-month

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 24th, 2014

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BREAKING NEWS: Confirmed Ebola infection in New York City.

The 33 year old man is a doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa. He reportedly began to experience a fever and gastrointestinal problems and sought medical attention. The doctor placed himself in quarantine once he started feeling poorly however just prior to that he had ridden the subway and gone bowling.

Concerning is that once again people are allowed in this country after possible

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Prepping for Less

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by Terry Blount

 

According to the US government most people are dealing with a financial squeeze. Two out of every three citizens are now living from paycheck to paycheck… that means that two out of every three people who read this have limited discretionary income to purchase items that would prepare them for hard times. However, anything you can do now will not be wasted if you can buy the things you will

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Infographic: Bug Out Bag Checklist

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I enjoy looking at some of these “infographics”. Infographics can provoke thought and educate – but there are some pretty ridiculous ones out there as well. Infographics can be seen on all kinds of things like container gardening, survival skills, food storage, firearms, first aid, camping, shooting, hiking, backpacking, household frugal ideas, etc. The one below on creating a bug out bag I thought was pretty good so I figured I would share.

Any thoughts

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 23rd, 2014

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Last year I went to the Uwharrie National Park on an off-road trip with some friends. I drive a stock Jeep Wrangler 2-door and was told we were going to stick to the easy trails. Well – once we started out it wasn’t bad but soon the one-way trail turned a lot rougher than I wanted to take my daily driver. You know what? NO PROBLEM! Took it slow and was just amazed at what

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Survival Biscuits?

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I wrote this awhile back over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. Figured many of you have not seen it as it is buried deep within the archives. To see it in its original form click HERE.

Food is my major concern when looking at my preps. I feel like I could just never have enough. At this point I have a large variety of types of food including common grocery store items as well as dehydrated and freeze

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 22nd, 2014

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I appreciate you stopping by and visiting here on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

Took the family to my brothers place in Georgia for the weekend. If you are not a long time reader you may not be aware that my brothers place is my bug out location. My overall plan is to stay at home – in place. If for some reason I need to move the family I have two options – one approx 30 miles away

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Best Way to Hang a Hammock || Rap Rings

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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.

Not sure if you can get much more simpler than this method for securing a hammock.

Simply awesome!

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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

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Video’s/Movies

Atlas Shrugged:Part One

Atlas Shrugged: Part Two

AMERICA: Imagine a World Without Her

 

Food Storage

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter

Dymatize Whey Protein Powder, Vanilla – the best!

Mountain House 72 Hour Emergency Food Kit

 

Articles from around the ‘net

Ebola and the Butterfly Effect

Rightful Liberty and “Standing Up”

The Scout Rifle

What happens to debt and mortgages after an Economic Collapse?

Buying a .22LR These Days

 

 

 

 

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