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Training Day: 3 Tips to Gain Tactical Advantage during Martial Law

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By Cherie

Chinese General Sun Tzu wrote in “The Art of War” that battles with your opponent are predetermined long before the action begins. Intelligent war tacticians only fight winnable battles, whereas the fool just shows up hoping to win based on naive confidence and arrogance. Victory is only attained by conquering the enemy before the battle begins.

Ad nauseum news coverage of Ebola and ISIS, along with recent currency deals between Russia and China

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FIREARMS WEEK: Three years, thousands of rounds, and lots of fun – the S&W M&P15-22 Carbine

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REPOST: Three years ago I bought my Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 and have enjoyed it ever since. In fact -I am planning to buy another. This semi-automatic, magazine fed, AR-clone has served me well. I have found it to be accurate and extremely reliable.

When thinking back to the many times I have shot the M&P15-22 the first thing that comes to mind is accuracy. I have never mounted an optic so the

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FIREARMS WEEK: Ammunition availability and prices

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Ammunition availability and prices are as close to “back to normal” as I have seen in a long while – at least here in South Carolina. Local gun shop up the road from me this past weekend had ton’s of inventory of .22LR and no limit. Academy Sports also had quite a bit of off brand 22’s but still on the expensive side(10 cents a round). Even online ammunition retailer Luckygunner.com has a substantial selection

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A Burial during a Crisis

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By Mike

A couple weeks ago I had the unfortunate task of burying my sister cat (little man). Not because she was physically unable to do but mentally unable. It was about 11pm and very dark where I live. Knowing that we had to put the animal in the ground soon I went outside and proceeded to look for a good resting place for little man. I finally decided to on a spot and began

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Building a Security Plan for Your Community

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By BG

Over the years there has been several articles on numerous blogs that talk about one of our oldest dilemmas of the prepper world…to bug in or to bug out. Well, over the last year I have been thinking that staying put is what we need to do as a family. Every individual and family is different, but this is my attempt of a self-analyst of our decision to bug in and a look

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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

recommendations

 

Books

Build the Perfect Bug Out Vehicle

The Prepper’s Blueprint

The Boxcar Children – ages 7 and up. Wonderful book series for kids.

Day by Day Armageddon

31 Days to Survival

 

Movies

Guardians of the Galaxy – awesome movie

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – incredible special effects

The Bourne Trilogy – great action movies

 

Water Filtration

Sawyer Products Mini Water Filter System

Katadyn Hiker Water Filter

Lifestraw Water Filter

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A bird in the hand……..

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By “The Coach” (Contributing Editor)

I remember when I was growing up being told the old cliché;

“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”

(This picture was drawn by Erika Aoyama on November 16, 2002)

 

This simply means it is better to have something in your possession than to plan on getting that item at a later date.

I have

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Survival & Preparedness Black Friday deals…..

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Here are a few deals going on today and some this weekend that can be taken advantage of to better your supply position. From food storage to firearms – check it out. If you are aware of any please leave a comment.

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Subscribers are already aware of this one: Emergency Essentials is having a BLACK FRIDAY DOORBUSTER SPECIAL today starting at 8:00am with

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My philosophy on preparedness, and an MD perspective on wound closures

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The following article was originally published on April 12th, 2012 and won 1st Place in a past MSO Guest Post Writing Contest. It can be seen in its original format HERE.

 

When I reflect on what drives me to prep, I realize that this motivation was born long before I actually started prepping. In fact, it was something that was forged through my life experiences beginning as early as childhood. My parents divorced when

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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

recommendations

 

Books

Outdoor Life Ultimate Survival Manual

Prepper’s Long Term Survival Guide

Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag

 

Food Storage

Emergency Essentials Peanut Butter Powder

Mountain House Freeze Dried Food Essentials Bucket

Survival Seed Vault Heirloom Seed Bank

 

Video’s

Ammo Carry for Tactical Shotguns

Steve Watts’ Classic Camping Setup

PVC Truck Tent

“Solvent Trap Cleaning System” Silencer Mod

 

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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.

By Methane Creator

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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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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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 21st, 2014

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I am hoping to get a new Guest Post Contest going soon. I am currently securing sponsors. If you have something to share go ahead and warm up that keyboard. Submissions can be sent to emergencycd at gmail dot com.

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Wanted to remind everyone that BestPreparednessDeals.com remains very active. Daily deals on survival & preparedness products at great prices. If you ever know of a good deal please pass it

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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

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Video’s

Properly Cleaning the AR-15

Rourke Climbing a Rope Using Hands Only

Canik TP9 Review

 

Books

HAM Radio’s for Dummies

Last Stand: Surviving America’s Collapse

The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary

 

Stuff

PB2 Peanut Butter Powder – Peanut butter. Second only to bacon.

Kindle Fire HD 6 Tablet – Kindles offer a lot of value and function in one small device.

Yaesu FT-2900R HAM Radio – Powerful HAM radio with a

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UN/NIH states Ebola could go airborne

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From ThreatJournal.com:

“Early this week the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Ebola, Anthony Banbury, warned that the longer the Ebola epidemic continues infecting people unabated, the higher the chances it will mutate and become airborne.”

“While the message is being broadly trumpeted that Ebola can only be contracted by direct contact with infected individuals or their bodily fluids, according to Dr. Barbara Knust of the CDC, there is risk of exposure through casual contact,

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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

Recommendation

Knives & Tools

Cold Steel GI Tanto

Gerber Suspension Multi-Pliers with Sheath

Mora Companion Outdoor Knife

 

Movies/TV/Documentaries

Contagion DVD

Outbreak DVD

SURVIVORS TV Series Season 1 & 2 DVD

 

Online Video’s

Getting Started in HAM Radio

How to Grow Potatoes – Wranglestar

How to Laser Bore Sight a Rifle

Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

recommended

Books

Patriots: A Novel of Surviving the Coming Collapse

“Light Out” by David Crawford

Survival, Evasion, Recovery Manual 21-76-1 (free download)

 

Movies/TV/Documentaries

Jericho – The Complete Series

After Armageddon

American Blackout

 

Video’s

Survivalist Tips – 5 Easy Survival Food Preps

How to Make a Tourniquet

Household Survival – Common Survival Items Found in Your Home

 

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Free Online Preparedness Training……

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Published this previously here on MSO and it has been awhile – thought I would pass on some information again on free preparedness training that can be taken online. This training is provided by the NC Center for Public Health Preparedness.

Topics for study include:

Bioterrorism Chemical Emergencies Radiation Emergencies Natural Disasters Pandemic Influenza Organizational Planning and more………..

Follow this link to check it out for yourself: North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness

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Video of the Week: Ebola

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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.

 

Ebola Outbreak : Survival Medicine with Dr. Bones

 

Ebola Treatment Zmapp:

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Repost: Survival S.O.P.’s

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In developing a Survival & Preparedness “System” – it is obviously important to think ahead. I mean, that is why we are all interested in preparedness is because we are concerned about what might happen in the future and are thinking, planning, and preparing now. Right?

With this in mind – it is a good idea to come up with Standard Operating Procedures for different scenario’s. These are written procedures with steps

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“The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa has been vastly underestimated”

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The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, which has killed more than 1,000 people, has been vastly underestimated and will require “extraordinary measures, on a massive scale” if it is to be contained, the World Health Organisation has warned.

The admission came as Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), the medical charity, said the disease was spreading “faster than we can respond to”, and accused the WHO of being too slow to react.

The outbreak,

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National Weather Service Huntsville, Alabama Part 1

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From Rourke: The following post was previously published on ModernSurvivalOnline. It can be seen in its original format HERE. Everything that follows is 100% true.

by BePrepared

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 708 AM CDT WED APR 27 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR… EASTERN DEKALB COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 745 AM CDT

* AT 709 AM CDT…NATIONAL

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Flesh eating bacteria – is there a ‘silver bullet’ ?

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[From Rourke: The following article was previously published here on ModernSurvivalOnline. It can be seen in its original format HERE. ]

by Brenda Nicholson

Have you thought about how you will take care of yourself or your family if you can’t get to a doctor ?? Even with doctors available why do people lose limbs and lives because of the “flesh eating bacteria” There are answers and

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