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From the Desk of John Rourke – September 22th, 2014


I have decided to make a few changes here on the site. Every day I will be posting “From the Desk….” with my thoughts on whatever is on my mind at the time. There are a few other changes as well. Just keep an eye out.

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Over the past few weeks I have made some strides in the area of “disaster communications”. I will be testing for my HAM licence

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A few random thoughts…….


“A few random thoughts”……..

Survival Weekend: This past weekend I attended a shortened version of a planned “Survival Weekend”. Although the original plans were changed a bit I had a great time. It was not easy and in fact it was downright tough. Next week I am going to write up a summary of what happened and provide a few pictures. I am looking forward to doing something similar again.

Sleeping Quarters

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Been a long three weeks….



Must be something in the water. These last three weeks have been extremely stressful. Work has provided insurmountable evidence that the gene pool in my area has seriously been tainted. We have had some financial challenges with vehicle problems, medical bills mounting, and of course Christmas approaching. Things will be tight – but we will make it through just fine. I have a teenage son that believes he knows more than me. Aaaaarrrggghhh! I

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Random thoughts…….


Thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers regarding one of my martial arts instructors getting killed. Details are still coming in but it is really a shame. She was always extremely nice – always willing to help. I feel bad for all her students that will be coming to class this coming week (if the school is open) expecting to see her and finding out she is gone. Tons of kids were under her guidance

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A few random thoughts:


Probably just a fantasy and not worth the money – but I am really intrigued by the TAVOR bullpup rifle. I have yet to even pick one up – but from what I have read I like it. Any of you ever shot it?

Interesting information about FEMA inquiring with food suppliers about maximum purchases allowed and how fast they can ship. Thanks Brenda( for

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A few random thoughts…….

A lot has been going on lately – both with myself and these pathetic efforts of our government to destroy our lives (we’ll talk about that another time).

Have had a lot of problems with this website lately. Everything should be good now but went through a period where access to the site had to be limited due to what appears to have been a series of hacking attacks. Extremely frustrating and wastes so much

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A few random thoughts……..

This week I will be “off grid” to a large extent. Any issues with the site will be taken care of – but likely with a substantial delay. Comments are being automatically approved. Emails will be answered – but again, with a substantial delay.

This week there will be mix of some “Blasts from the Past” re-posts as well as some new content. The most reason Guest Post Contest has ended and winners will be

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Spring is coming and a few random thoughts………

Gardening – Here in the South the weather has really turned warm in the past week. On Saturday the temps got up in the 70’s. Those warm rays beaming down from the sun reminded me that in just a few weeks many of us will begin preparing to garden. Those that start seeds indoors likely already have started their gardening preps.

The weekend around April 6th – weather allowing – will be my start. Tilling

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A few things that have been on my mind…….


Tapco 30-rd black magazines for sale – I have 6 brand new Tapco 30-rd AR magazines. These are solid black. Two are in the Tapco clear plastic packaging, and 4 are bulk packed. Never used. I am looking to sell them for $135.00 which includes shipping. Paypal is required payment. If interested send me an email to emergencycd(at) $$SOLD$$


So far decently happy about

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Life is busy……….

Here’s one of those posts that I just write and ramble on.

Besides my work, going to Crossfit a few times a week, and maintaining my websites – I have two new ventures. I have joined a church group that meets every Wednesday night – and am thoroughly enjoying this new path in my life. I also am participating in a church youth group that my 14 year old attends on Thursday nights.

I appreciate

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So…..what’s going on?

Over the last week of so I have had some serious “writers block”. Having trouble getting any creative juices flowing (all right – no comments needed on that one!). Figured I would write some on whats been going on in my life. Something I do not often do.

BUSY! Too much so. Running several websites, doing Crossfit, having a family- I have bitten off more than I can comfortably chew. Spread thin –

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A few things in my mind…..

Hope everyone is having a good holiday season. So far good for me. Need to put lights up on the house and a variety if Christmas “things” in the yard. Testing my skills of persuasion as I see how much of I can get my wife to do. He He

During the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas there are a couple of traditions in the Rourke

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A few random thoughts………..

A few things on my mind……

No news today – Valerie is on vacation.

Thinking recently about perimeter alarms. In a grid down situation I need to be able to monitor all sides of my house if I remain bugged in. I am working on a “tripwire” type system is pretty simple. The squirrels love to run along the top of the fence so that may interfere with the tripwire deal.

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