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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 24th, 2014

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BREAKING NEWS: Confirmed Ebola infection in New York City.

The 33 year old man is a doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa. He reportedly began to experience a fever and gastrointestinal problems and sought medical attention. The doctor placed himself in quarantine once he started feeling poorly however just prior to that he had ridden the subway and gone bowling.

Concerning is that once again people are allowed in this country after possible

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 23rd, 2014

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Last year I went to the Uwharrie National Park on an off-road trip with some friends. I drive a stock Jeep Wrangler 2-door and was told we were going to stick to the easy trails. Well – once we started out it wasn’t bad but soon the one-way trail turned a lot rougher than I wanted to take my daily driver. You know what? NO PROBLEM! Took it slow and was just amazed at what

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 22nd, 2014

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I appreciate you stopping by and visiting here on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

Took the family to my brothers place in Georgia for the weekend. If you are not a long time reader you may not be aware that my brothers place is my bug out location. My overall plan is to stay at home – in place. If for some reason I need to move the family I have two options – one approx 30 miles away

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – October 22nd, 2014

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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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 17th, 2014

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My desire to have a place out in the country – a weekend getaway – is pretty much driving me crazy. I have been planning on sitting down with my wife to discuss finances and goals – but so far this week it hasn’t happened. I want to have some time with just the two of us without the kids fighting and causing distractions.

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Saw some information

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 14th, 2014

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Just started reading one of my favorite books – Day After Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne – for the 2nd time. This is a zombie apocalypse story written in a unique format – a handwritten journal detailing the events as they happen. If your a fan of The Walking Dead – you would like this book.

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Time to start stocking up on some of the small 1-lb cylinders of propane

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From the desk of John Rourke – October 8th, 2014

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Member of my preparedness group recently sent me a link to some information on making Mylar packed meals providing nutritious sustenance for long term storage – cheap. We are both going to do some experimentation and I will report the results – and recipes.

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I went and saw The Equalizer this past weekend. Fantastic movie – very entertaining. I was a huge fan of the old TV series and the

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 7th, 2014

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Special Edition of “From the Desk of…….” Here are a few pictures from my recent trip to Camp Harrison – Boomer, NC.

I went on a Men’s Retreat with guys from my church. What an incredible experience!

- – – Rourke

View as I entered Camp Harrison – Boomer, NC

 

Road snakes its way to main living quarters.

 

From the Desk of John Rourke – October 7th, 2014

From the Desk of John Rourke – October 6th, 2014

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My wife and I continue to evaluate when we will get chickens. Looking like a Spring project. My HOA does not allow them however we think we can do it without getting caught. If we do not a big deal we’ll just give them away.

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If you are not aware I have decided to give up SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. Priorities. Life is to busy and I have to prioritize. I am hoping

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From the desk of John Rourke – October 2nd, 2014

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Pretty cool the “cloaking” technology recently revealed by scientists at the University of Rochester. It uses multiple glass lenses to bend light around objects thus making them appear invisible.

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Been working on trying to make a homemade repeater out of a couple of Baofeng UV-5R HAM radio’s. There are several video’s on YouTube showing how to do it plus devices on eBay. So far – no luck.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 1st, 2014

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It recently came out that the man that ran across the White House lawn and entered via an unlock door got much further than what was previously reported. Seems like everything associated with this Administration is an embarrassment.

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Muslim tries to convert co-workers to Islam, discusses that women should be covered and how stoning is OK, posts numerous anti-American things on Facebook, and cuts an ex coworkers head off. Hmmmm….terrorist

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From the Desk of John Rourke – September 30th, 2014

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Watched the movie Outbreak and Contagion again over the past couple days. Great movies. Yeah – you can nitpick the actions of people in each movie – especially Contagion – but both serve as a reminder what is possible.

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Why is it that I still think that .50 cent coins and $1.00 coins are really cool – along with $2 bills? When I was a kid it was the most

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From the Desk of John Rourke – September 29th, 2014

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For the past couple months I have been trying to follow a diet that involves Intermittent Fasting. Basically I eat between 1:00pm and 7:00pm daily. I work out at noon time on an empty stomach. The first week I followed it I lost 8 pounds. Since then? Struggling with willpower. I have no problem with the eating schedule but tending not to eat very clean. I will get back on track once I decide to.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – September 28, 2014

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With the cooler weather approaching I am really hoping to have the family go on a decent camping trip. At a minimum I would like to take the boys out for a “men’s only” outing.

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I am surprised that Tannerite is still legal. This stuff is awesome and so much fun. I plan to do some tests to see how long the stuff will last once mixed if kept dry.

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The Pure Hell At The Heart Of The Ebola Pandemic In Africa Could Soon Be Coming To America

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This post was recently published over at The Economic Collapse- check it out HERE. – – Rourke

 

Did you know that the number of Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone is approximately doubling every 20 days? People are dropping dead in the streets, large numbers of bodies are being dumped into the rivers, and gravediggers can hardly keep up with the the number of corpses that are being delivered to the cemeteries. As

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From the Desk of John Rourke – September 26th, 2014

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In case it wasn’t noticed I changed when new posts go live. It used to be close to midnight Eastern Standard Time. Now it is earlier around 9:00pm. Just trying something new.

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My son – who is 15 – was asking me about ISIS and why they would cut peoples heads off. He wasn’t so much asking for a real reason rather he couldn’t understand how someone could do something

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From the Desk of John Rourke – September 25th, 2014

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I am looking at holding a guest post writing contest mid-October through mid-December. These contests help give me a break as far as writing and finding things to post. If interested in entering go ahead and “warm up that keyboard”.

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Had a friend of mine contact me. He was wondering if he should trade his M&P 9mm pistol for a .40S&W Shield. This question was done on Facebook and opened

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From the Desk of John Rourke – September 24th, 2014

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Seems like I can “smell” Fall in the air. We are starting to have some cooler days here in the South and the evenings have certainly cooled down. Time to start thinking about winter-preps.

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I love Netflix? I use it often especially since I got rid of satellite and cable. I have been watching “Inside Combat Rescue” – a short series with 6 episodes. It is about a rescue unit

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From the Desk of John Rourke – September 23rd, 2014

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Peanut Butter has always been one of my favorite foods and I have put back numerous jars as part of my food storage program. Since it does not have the longest shelf life I store all of mine in my freezer. I got this idea from Panhandle Rancher who suggested it.

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I recently got another pair of glasses from Zenni Optical. I have ordered several from them and they are

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A few random thoughts…..

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First off…..Happy Friday everyone. It’s been a tough week for me and I am looking forward to the weekend.

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I see that Australia foiled an ISIS plot to hold public beheadings in two cities. Amazing that I continue to see people state that it’s an overreaction to suggest that the threat could be here in the United States. Meanwhile law enforcement have sent out a bulletin stating that ISIS is

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5 things on my mind…..

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1. HAM radio can be very aggravating to those who are unfamiliar. Working on it.

2. I am going to the North Carolina mountains to a men’s retreat with my church. This will be my third time attending and this time I have volunteered to be a “Platoon Leader”. I can’t wait. I have no been feeling very close to God lately and I need this.

3. I have been seeing prices on ammunition drop

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Preparedness, football and ……..whatever

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Looking ahead to the 2016 Presidential elections I am really curious to see what the Republican Party are going to offer up as a candidate. Chris Christy? Seriously? Sure – he would be better than Obama but is he going to guide this county in the right direction? I don’t think so. It is likely whomever is nominated for the Republicans will end up being the lesser of two evils….again. Hate to be negative

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A few things on my mind…….

 

Interesting that most all of the preparedness”experts” out there have proposed for years the need to have weapons of common caliber so that in most any crisis ammunition should be able to be found. I also have been a proponent in this. Guess what? WRONG!! Just look at the recent events where we have had – and continue to have – a gun control legislation emergency. Whether it

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Guest Post: A Few Thoughts of Bret Gould

A Few Thoughts of Bret Gould…..

 

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What is a survival blade and how does it relate to everyday carry. I had a guy in a kung fu/fma class ask me what was the best knife to use in a fight. I responded the one you have in your hand when it starts. There is no definitive answer to this dilemma. It all depends?

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