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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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Top 50 Budget Preparedness Items on Amazon

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I have published this list before and think it still holds true. Frequent readers will know that I am a huge fan of Amazon.com for purchasing preparedness stuff – as well as all kinds of other items. Low prices, huge selection, and Free Shipping on most orders is what has be coming back month after month. Amazon offers a Prime membership for $99 a year which provides benefits such as free 2 day shipping on

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Metal Gear XL-M Extreme 618 Lumen LED Flashlight Review

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This post was originally published HERE on MSO.

By John Rourke

I make no effort to hide the fact that I have a huge infatuation with flashlights. Ever since my youth flashlights have represented safety and security. Something goes “bump” in the night? Well, grab the handy dandy flashlight and scare it away.

My most recent flashlight acquisition comes from a company called Dorcy. Specifically – the model is called the “Metal Gear XL-M Extreme“.

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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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Medical Week: Suturing Video’s

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Get out the needle and thread folks ’cause its time to stitch up some open wounds. Oh, and if you get a bit queasy from the sight of blood and cuts and the inside of the human body – go read another article.

It may sound amazing but it is true that I have never had stitches. I have had some cuts that needed them but I used butterfly bandages and they eventually healed up.

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Friday’s Steals and Deals

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Friday’s Steals and Deals contains great deals offered by many of our advertisers and official affiliates.

Click on the following website links to be directed to the offers from the featured companies. Deals and prices were accurate at publishing time.

Here we go…..

 

Olight Flashlight Specials from GearBest.com

These specials are for a very limited time and may end shortly.

Olight OPEN Mini Torch Cree XP-G2 180 Lumen Penlight – Reg. $78.99 SALE: $22.94

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Why do I Prepare…….. by Blueridgeprepper1

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This post originally appeared HERE on MSO.

Have you ever thought to yourself, “This country has lost its moral core”? Do you believe that because of liberal influences and a misguided Supreme Court we now live in a country that has Freedom FROM Religion, rather than Freedom OF Religion? If so, you are not alone. For many years I have noticed the decay of our society. Many in our nation no longer believe that you

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7 Essentials During a Power Outage

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by Lee Flynn

The grid disruption database from Inside Energy compiled their data and found an average of 200 reported grid outages per year from 2010 to 2013. This numbers continues to increase. There is not always an impending storm or a sudden natural disaster to warn that a power outage may be in the future. Therefore, it is essential that everyone be, at least minimally, prepared for the loss of power before

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I Was Born Into The Cold War……

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In case you missed it – this post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

by Guy Spotts

 

I was born into the cold war between the United States and the old Soviet Union, my parents had grown up in the great depression. I don’t remember if it was the Cuban Missile Crisis or if it was before then when my father started to prep but with a weekly pay check of

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Vehicle Maintenance Advice

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By: Tony D

 

As an auto technician and PREPPER, I would like to share some of my expertise in the automotive field. I have been “turning wrenches” for over 25 years, and have amassed quite a bit of knowledge. I often see vehicles in my shop that are in such poor shape, I can just imagine them clogging the roadways in a SHTF situation. I think that some folks just don’t care. But

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Getting Your Kids Involved By Making It Fun

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by The Proud Father

 

I would not put myself in the class of a “Doomsday Prepper” in any way not that there is anything wrong with that, but I do prepare for unseen events that could happen. I do lean more towards survival however, which does link with preparedness. My family and I love the outdoors whether it be; fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, or any number of other outdoor activities. I believe

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16 Surprising Places to Find Water When Everyone’s Dying of Thirst

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There’s no need to remind you that you can’t survive for more than 3 days without water; the rule of threes is something every prepper learns early on. In fact, some of you are probably smiling right now thinking: Well, I’m covered for a lot more than 72 hours!

In theory, yes…. provided you bug in when disaster strikes. But what if you need to bug out, how long will the water

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Friday’s Steals and Deals

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Every Friday I have been trying to highlight some good deals from around the ‘net. I know money is tight and budgeting for preparedness can be challenging. Well really – it can be downright tough.

Over the last few weeks I have been mentioning numerous special offers from GearBest.com. I have developed a relationship with them which started with my testing and evaluation of their Sunwayman C22C LED flashlight. What a great light! Anyways I

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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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Hunting Skills for Preppers

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by SP

Many preppers invest a lot of time and money into food storage. I have seen and read many instances where some folks have been able to accumulate as much as 50,000 pounds of food. Although this is admirable, and a good way to prepare, I tend to lean towards an old saying that says: “If you bring a boy a fish, you will feed him for a day. If you teach

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Friday’s Steals and Deals

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Friday’s Steals and Deals contains great deals offered by many of our advertisers and official affiliates.

Click on the following website links to be directed to the offers from the featured companies. Deals and prices were accurate at publishing time.

Here we go…..

 

Food Storage

Emergency Essentials Freeze Dried Meat Basics Combo – reg. $344.94 SALE: $219.99

Emergency Essentials Freeze Dried Monterey Jack Cheese – 30 oz. – reg. $48.49 SALE: $29.99

Emergency Essentials

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Guest Post: The Most Important Lesson Scouting Taught Me

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Rourke: This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

Written by Ken

 

I am part of the two percent.

 

Out of the 83.5 million Scouts who have been through the Boy Scouts program, only two percent have ever attained the rank of Eagle Scout. I am one of the few who earned this honor.

 

I learned a lot in Scouting…how to make a fire without matches, how to construct an emergency

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A Basic Bug-In Plan

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Rourke: This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

by Jon in Colorado Springs

All you ever read about is bugging out, and bugging-out if the ‘’Stuff Hits The Fan’’ or ‘’It’s The End Of The World As We Know It. Whether your plan is to bug-out to your second home in the country, your cousin’s farm that you visited once when you were eleven, or some random spot in a

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Flashlight Review: The Sunwayman C22C

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I am a flashlight junkie. With the continued improvements in LED technology and power efficiencies lights are getting more powerful and and lasting longer. This bodes well for those of us who prepare for power failures and grid down events.

I received an offer to review the Sunwayman C22C from GearBest.com. It was provided to me free of charge to perform test and evaluation. When I review a piece of equipment I review it honestly

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Rugged Vehicles to Help You Survive an Emergency

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By Cherie

The apocalypse may be far, but previews of it are happening all over the world right now. Both Japan and Nepal saw major earthquakes this year, California is facing its worst drought in more than a century and the world overcame an Ebola epidemic just last year. Combine that with political uncertainty in the United States and the need to prepare is more dire now than ever before.

So how can you

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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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Video of the Week: EMP Trash Can Faraday Cage Testing in Lab

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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.

Capt. Michaels recently suggested this YouTube regarding EMP protection. Good stuff as it suggests an inexpensive but apparently effective method for protection. Here is the thing though

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Homemade MRE?

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First off – let me say that what I am about to describe does not replace a military-type MRE. Military MRE’s are superior to “home made” MRE’s in many ways.

For those on a budget – there is an alternative to military MRE’s – and they are sitting on your local grocery store shelf. They are called Hormel Compleats Meals.

Hormel Compleats are a tub-packed fully cooked food item. They can be eaten directly from

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Budgeting for Supplies – The 60% Solution

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Rourke: This post originally appeared HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

By Bernie Carr http://apartmentprepper.com/

One of the issues to consider when preparing for a disaster is where to focus your spending:

Do you focus most of your money on buying supplies to prepare your house or apartment (Shelter in place)?

OR

Do you spend money on gear so you can leave your area when disaster hits (Bugging Out)?

We’ve struggled with this question ourselves. Naturally you

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