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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

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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

SOP, standard operating procedure, survival

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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Movie: Goodbye World

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Movie summary: When a mysterious terrorist attack causes chaos in the cities, a group of friends take refuge in their countryside cabin. But the challenges of living in a post-apocalyptic world soon take their toll on relationships within the group.

Goodbye World was not a favorite of professional movie reviewers. In fact it received horrible reviews which is understandable considering the political affiliation of those in Hollywood. Regardless – I really enjoyed this movie.

 

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Getting Past the Basics: Retreats

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I’ve been mulling an article of some sort about how things are changing so fast, and that the center can’t hold against pressure like this forever, but Remus surely beat me to it.

It doesn’t really matter, though; it’s not like you really needed to hear it from me (or him). Take any number of recent headlines and tell me your thoughts: Planes being shot down, planes disappearing altogether, a new

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Final Call……Preparedness Expo: August 16-17, Hagerstown Maryland

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If you live anywhere near Boonsboro or Hagerstown, Maryland I have some great news for you. On August 16th and 17th at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center there are going to be two days of “back to basics”: demonstrations, exhibits, and entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere.

 

Exhibits and demonstrations will include emergency medical supplies, natural and homeopathic remedies, long-term food storage and food preparation, solar energy, outdoor and primitive

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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever: Something does NOT add up!

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever:

Something does NOT add up!

By

“The Coach”, Contributing Editor

Today is Saturday, 8/2/2014. If you have been following the Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever virus outbreak in West Africa, like I have, maybe you have picked up on something’s like I did. However, unless you pay very close attention you may have missed it.

Something just does not make any sense to

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Reminder……Preparedness Expo: August 16-17, Hagerstown Maryland

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If you live anywhere near Boonsboro or Hagerstown, Maryland I have some great news for you. On August 16th and 17th at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center there are going to be two days of “back to basics”: demonstrations, exhibits, and entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere.

 

Exhibits and demonstrations will include emergency medical supplies, natural and homeopathic remedies, long-term food storage and food preparation, solar energy, outdoor and primitive

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The Panhandle Rancher speaks….Christianity and Prepping

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Regarding the recent post entitled, “Interesting Question from Reader” (Regina), those of you who are familiar with my scribblings would likely agree that my views fall in line with the first part of Grammyprepper’s response to same:

 

While I have no clue what your nephew’s life path has encountered, I would share with him that prepping IS Biblical…Proverbs 27:12

“A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions.

The simpleton goes blindly on

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Reminder……Preparedness Expo: August 16-17, Hagerstown Maryland

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If you live anywhere near Boonsboro or Hagerstown, Maryland I have some great news for you. On August 16th and 17th at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center there are going to be two days of “back to basics”: demonstrations, exhibits, and entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere.

 

Exhibits and demonstrations will include emergency medical supplies, natural and homeopathic remedies, long-term food storage and food preparation, solar energy, outdoor and primitive

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Random thoughts on rice

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The Paleo diet I follow does not afford eating much rice except as a “cheat” food. Regardless – I have stored rice and plan to put back a lot more of it. Rice is super cheap and very versatile. One of my favorite meals is Beef Stew and Rice. Pretty simple and very filling. I open a can of Beef Stew – heat it up and pour it on a bed of rice. Tasty!

I

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Interesting question from reader……

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This was sent in from reader – Regina. Feel free to comment with your thoughts.

 

From time to time, as I talk to other folks, prepping and SHTF topics arise. Usually, most have ideas about survival similar to mine, although once in a while, someone will say it’s foolish to worry about such things. But a couple months ago, I was talking to a 45 year old nephew of mine who is a

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: How to Adjust Your Backpack

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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.

 

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Gault on……bob’s Fallback

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In a recent post about stockpiling food preps a reader calling himself bob left the following comment;

 

“I’m good. I have an acre of land that I use for gardening that I tend daily, plus I can fish, I can hunt and I’m surrounded by freshwater. If that fails, I’ll take what I need. With force if necessary. I’ll spend this $260/yr on ammo. =)”

 

The 1st part of his comment about

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Picture of the Day: Build Your Food Storage Only $5 a Week

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I don’t know where this came from but it is a pretty good guide to go by especially for those on a budget. Heck – if someone did this for a year they would be much better off than most people.

Myself – I have started stocking up on freeze dried foods a lot more. Some pouches – but trying to budget in #10 cans.

On with the picture….

Rourke

 

 

 

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My wife’s away……experimenting in the kitchen

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My wife was working last night so I decided to try to make my favorite meal – Chicken Stir Fry. This absolutely is a meal that can be made from your food stores if the right items are put back. This meal provides lots of flavor and nutrition as well.

Here are the ingredients:

chicken yellow squash zucchini onions rice mushrooms corn salt/pepper Soy Sauce

To make my masterpiece I use a large frying pan

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Are you saving seeds?

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We spend tons of money on guns, ammunition, knives, backpacks and all kinds of things labeled “tactical” – but what about seeds? Many of us that prepare for “bad times” ahead consider gardening an integral part of our systems. Seeds are ultra-inexpensive and readily available most anywhere.

I am not going to get into the whole Heirloom versus Hybrid debate. Why? It’s pointless. Why again? Because most of the vegetables seeds that are available locally

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A few random thoughts…….

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“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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Enter New Contributing Editor: Archer Garrett

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Hi, I’m Archer. First off, thanks to Rourke for inviting me to contribute to MSO. I’m honored, my friend. I’ve followed your blog long before we ever spoke.

John has given me freedom to write about whatever I see fit, so chances are we’ll cover a lot of ground. I intend for my posts to be colloquial and informal, like a couple of old friends and a pot of coffee on a back porch, listening

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Half The Country Makes Less Than $27,520 A Year And 15 Other Signs The Middle Class Is Dying

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This was was originally published over at the excellent website – The Economic Collapse.

by Michael Snyder

If you make more than $27,520 a year at your job, you are doing better than half the country is. But you don’t have to take my word for it, you can check out the latest wage statistics from the Social Security administration right here. But of course $27,520 a year will

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