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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

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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

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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!

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“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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