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

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Making a few improvements(I hope) to the site. Don’t be shocked if you see some changes. I have installed the Membership software I had been talking about but it is not totally set u yet. It’s going to be cool once complete. Give it a few weeks.

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“……..we celebrate our independence from the government, not our dependence on it.” – Scott Walker

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A few of

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Picture of the Week: World War Z and Zombie Cats

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Every week I throw up a picture of something – yes….something. Something that I find funny, intriguing, truthful or inspiring. Have one you would like to share – send it in.

Not sure if this is true but still pretty cool. Loved the movie World War Z.

 

Top Tips to Help the Budget-Conscious Acquire Prepper Supplies

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By Cherie

Prepping for a SHTF situation is a good idea, of course, but for people living from paycheck to paycheck, finding the money to stock up on food, water and other supplies is overwhelming. Fortunately, with some financial savvy and budget shopping as well as other techniques and tips, it’s possible to create a stockpile that will help you get through any natural or man-made disaster.

Cut back on what you spend

Traditionally, when

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 26th, 2015

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Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield’s killer found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole. Justice served.

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The latest episodes of The Walking Dead have me a bit…..bored. Don’t get me wrong the show is still great there is just something different about it. I continue to wonder where they get all their ammunition and batteries. Scavenging? Maybe for the batteries not so sure on the ammo.

If the

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Running out of ammo!

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By The Coach, Contributing Editor

 

My wife and I are fans of the TV show “The Walking Dead” but not because it is a zombie show. We use the show as a teaching tool. As we watch the show, we discuss the situations that the characters encounter. My wife and I do a, what if we were in that situation. How would we handle that situation differently? Yes I know some of the situations

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ENTRY #11 & #12 SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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Here are a few entries in the MSO SHTF “Go To” Knife contest. The best one selected will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

I am not looking for a picture of a knife laying on the kitchen counter – somehow make it unique and interesting. Set your entry apart from the rest. This could be something unique with the picture or maybe the description – or both.

Send your contest entries to emergencycd(at)gmail.com. Make sure

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 25th, 2015

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My son told me that his Science teacher runs a club at school called “PRIDE”. The club is only for black kids. Why does that bother me? Is it because I could care less what color someone is? Is it because I believe that we are beyond segregation activities such as this? We are all Americans. Let’s take some PRIDE in that for a change!

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20,000 illegals crossed Mexican border

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Review: Solvent Trap Adapter from Infinite Product Solutions

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Ever hear of a “solvent trap adapter”? If not you have now. Amazing what people come out with nowadays. A solvent trap adapter is a small tool which attaches to the end of a firearm and allows an oil filter or similarly threaded objects to be attached.

The intended purpose of a solvent trap adapter is to attach an oil filter to the end of a barrel to make cleaning the firearm easier. Simply attach

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

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Some of you may have notice that several of the ads have disappeared. Over the next few months several more will disappear as well. I make a little spare change from MSO and not ashamed at that at all. A lot of time and money is put into keeping it going. I have decided to only keep a core group of advertisers and then maintain a few affiliate ads going.

In case you are unaware

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Review: Esbitt Pocket Survival Stove

Everything ready to go.

This post was originally published here – http://modernsurvivalonline.com/review-esbitt-pocket-survival-stove/.

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I recently had the opportunity to try out a classic survival item – the pocket stove.

Being able to boil water for purification purposes as well as heat/cook food in the field is important. Many foods – such as MRE’s and freeze dried camp foods – can be eaten cold but just flat out taste

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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 – February 23rd, 2015

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A few more days left in the SHTF Knife Contest. If you have something to send in there is still a little time.

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I have been deep sea fishing before and loved it – years and years ago. I was catching small blue fish that fought aggressively and had a ball reeling them in. Just read that a 16 year old kid just fought and pulled in a 1,058 pound

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The Chromecast and catching up on YouTube

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This past weekend I caught up on many Youtube video I have missed over the past couple months. One of the things I use to make the entire experience more enjoyable is a Chromecast. The Chomecast is a small device that plugs into the TV’s HDMI port and communicates with your computer to “broadcast” YouTube video’s directly on the TV.

Honestly – the Chromecast makes watching the video’s much better. I have a 52″ wall-mounted

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Question re: M855 Green Tip Ammunition

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To all,

As you should know by now, the B.A.T.F. is in the process of outlawing the green tipped, metal core, 5.56mm round of ammo for civilian purchase.

Today, I attended a Gun Show here is southeast Louisiana.

To my surprise, I found only one dealer that had the green tipped 5.56mm rounds for sale. The price was $1.00 per round, with a minimum purchase of 420 rounds in an ammo can. The

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ENTRY #8, #9 and #10: SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

Dirty and needs some sharpening.

Here are a few entries in the MSO SHTF “Go To” Knife contest. The best one selected will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

I am not looking for a picture of a knife laying on the kitchen counter – somehow make it unique and interesting. Set your entry apart from the rest. This could be something unique with the picture or maybe the description – or both.

Send your contest entries to emergencycd(at)gmail.com. Make sure

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Answer from Coleman regarding expiration dates

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Heard from several people regarding Coach’s Question on how long canned Coleman fuel will last. Well, The COach had requested info direct from Coleman and finally heard back from them.

Here is their response:

Question: How long can I store Coleman Fuel in the one (1) gallon cans if the seal is NOT broken and still use the fuel in my double burner stove and double mantle lantern without having any problems?

 

Hello Coach,

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

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Been a rough week. Entire family is sick…..except me. Frigid cold hasn’t helped. Work is pretty much normal which isn’t all that fantastic. Flat tire, broken windshield, dead battery, and rear brakes being replaced. Yeah – could have gone better but you know what? I’m above ground and I have today off. Heading to the range in the freezing cold once the place opens. Pulling the trigger a few times will feel good.

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EMP protection examples from The Panhandle Rancher……

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That was previously published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com. From some recent correspondence with the Panhandle Rancher. Published with his permission. Thanks Panhandle!!

– Rourke

I performed a biennial check of H/T’s and marine VHF base units stored in the family bunker the other day and am enclosing a couple of photos of how they are EMP shielded (double ammo boxed, insulated inside the first box and outside with cardboard and metallic taped. I metallic tape all

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 19th, 2015

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Happy Birthday to the smartest man I ever met. I miss you Dad.

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California basically is looking to ban pistols. They want to pass a law requiring that when a pistol fires it places a traceable mark on the case. Each pistol different mark? Do you realize how expensive this would be?

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Obama makes statements about the three young people in North Carolina killed and

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Question: What is your biggest preparedness need?

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Would appreciate as many people as possible answering this question:

What is your biggest preparedness need?

More specifically when you look at your preps – tangible, material items as well as skills – what are you most lacking? Again – another way of looking at this is what do you feel you need to improve the most between now and the “event”?

Looking forward to your response.

Question: What is your biggest preparedness need?

From the Desk of John Rourke – February 18th, 2015

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I may write a separate post about this but figured I would throw out this quick blurb. I am looking at starting a small “membership” program for all of you who wish to support ModernSurvivalOnline. Pretty simple in that those interested would sign up to donate a small amount – like $3 per month – and they would gain access to some “member-only” information, discounts, etc.

Here is my question – What do I call

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ENTRY #5, #6 and #7: SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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Here are a few entries in the MSO SHTF “Go To” Knife contest. The best one selected will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

I am not looking for a picture of a knife laying on the kitchen counter – somehow make it unique and interesting. Set your entry apart from the rest. This could be something unique with the picture or maybe the description – or both.

Send your contest entries to emergencycd(at)gmail.com. Make sure

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Knife Review: Gerber Warrant

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Rourke: This post was previously published HERE on MSO.

I love knives and like most any survivalist own many. Knives have to be one of the most important and useful preparedness tools in existence. Ever try cutting rope without knife? Not easy.

Several months ago I picked up a Gerber Warrant. This knife is generally considered to be within the “tactical” genre -whatever that is. Basically – it is a lightweight, tanto pointed, aluminum handled,

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 17th, 2015

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Student at Brown University is causing quite a stir by calling for the banning of its ROTC programs and the “criminals” that participate. The Progressives never cease to amaze me.

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I wonder how many “activities” related to terrorism are occurring within the borders of the United States. When I say activities I am referring to training, sleeper cells, individual rogue’s, and law enforcement carrying out stings stopping the “bad guys”

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