Posts Tagged ‘random thoughts’

From the Desk of John Rourke – March 2nd, 2015

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Enjoyed my time off over the weekend and I needed the time off. Did not accomplish a whole lot. My wife and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary. I am not one that makes a big deal out out of my own birthdays and anniversaries. I should. Guess getting a little older I could care less about my own birthday.

I also picked up a new cell phone – a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I don’t care much for Apple products though I know they are ultra reliable and work perfectly most of the time.  I have a Blackberry for work but picked up the Note 4 to stay better in touch with readers and be able to connect via social media a bit more.

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There are some common things we can do every day to help ensure our survival….like chewing our food.

I was out with a couple fellow group members – we’ll call them “Rick” and “Ralph”. I was stuffing my face and ended up getting something caught in my throat. I tapped on Ralph and pointed to my throat and he jumped into action seeing it was obvious I could not breath. He performed the heimlich and the food was dislodged from my throat.

Embarassing? Yes – but a lesson learned. Ralph is an EMT but the heimlich is something everyone should know how to do.

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SHTF Knife Contest Results: This contest which ran from Feb 1st through yesterday showed some pretty cool choices and the diversity to everyones thinking. It was not very easy to choose just one – but my favorite was……Entry #13 The Perry Blade!

Let me touch on why Entry #13 was my favorite. First off – I mentioned that I was looking for entries that were unique in some manner. Entry #13 stood out in not only how the knife was displayed but the objects and environment around it.

To the left is an AR with a couple of 30-rd magazines connected in some manner. To the right is what appears to be a bug out/get home bag. Likely it contains an assortment of supplies to help the user get to where they want to go – and survive. And then there are the railroad tracks. Possibly they are being used for traveling or maybe they were just come upon. Then again – maybe this specific spot is a way point or meeting spot. Who knows?

Point is – there is a lot in this picture besides just The Perry Blade.

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Appreciate all the entries. More contests coming soon!

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Hope everyone has a great week.

 

 

From the Desk of John Rourke – February 27th, 2015

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Making a few improvements(I hope) to the site. Don’t be shocked if you see some changes. I have installed the Membership software I had been talking about but it is not totally set u yet. It’s going to be cool once complete. Give it a few weeks.

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“……..we celebrate our independence from the government, not our dependence on it.” – Scott Walker

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A few of my favorite things…..peanut butter cookies, a cold frosted mug of root beer, crab legs, Pizza Hut thin & crispy cheese pizza, and seeing snow falling at night in the moonlight. Yeah – I like to eat.

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This video is……AWESOME!!

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Looking forward to the warmer weather and getting the gardens ready for planting. Just want to taste a fresh cucumber.

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Hope everyone has a great Friday and weekend. Enjoy yourself!!

 

From the Desk of John Rourke – February 25th, 2015

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

My son told me that his Science teacher runs a club at school called “PRIDE”. The club is only for black kids. Why does that bother me? Is it because I could care less what color someone is? Is it because I believe that we are beyond segregation activities such as this? We are all Americans. Let’s take some PRIDE in that for a change!

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20,000 illegals crossed Mexican border in last 60 days. Wonderful.

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Someone needs to put a hit out on Punxsutawney Phil and his damn weather predictions. He is solely responsible for all this winter weather.

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I look back in time to some of the firearms I could have purchased. I always wanted an original Ruger P85. Maybe someday. Steyr GB 9mm pistol was one of my favorites back in the early 90’s.

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I have found the software to do the Membership program I mentioned the 0ther day. Beyond supporting us here at MSO I am working on special “benefits” for all members. Hopefully I will have everything up and running within a couple weeks.

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Some additional Classic Firearms sales items:

From the Desk of John Rourke – February 24th, 2015

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Some of you may have notice that several of the ads have disappeared. Over the next few months several more will disappear as well. I make a little spare change from MSO and not ashamed at that at all. A lot of time and money is put into keeping it going. I have decided to only keep a core group of advertisers and then maintain a few affiliate ads going.

In case you are unaware affiliate ads – such as Emergency Essentials  – support MSO as anytime someone clicks and places an order we receive a small(very small) portion of the sale. This occurs at absolutely no additional cost to the purchaser.

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FYI – I have some “insider information” from a market researcher that the price of oil will tick up slightly over the next several weeks and then drop to its lowest level prior to summer.

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.22LR continues to be making a comeback – at least in my area. Local gun stores seem to maintain a supply including Academy. Prices are from pretty good to still ridiculous. My favorite round – the CCI Mini-Mag 40 grain solid point is running $10.99 a box. Some bulk pack’s with 325 rounds are starting around $19.99 and going up from there.

My inventory levels are getting up there so I just pick up a box or two now and then.

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Firearm Lubrication: Generally I use Rem-Oil and Break-Free CLP. You have a favorite?

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Excellent video showing the comparison between the Jihad’s of Islam and the Christian Crusades:

 

From the Desk of John Rourke – February 23rd, 2015

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

A few more days left in the SHTF Knife Contest. If you have something to send in there is still a little time.

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I have been deep sea fishing before and loved it – years and years ago. I was catching small blue fish that fought aggressively and had a ball reeling them in. Just read that a 16 year old kid just fought and pulled in a 1,058 pound blue marlin. Wow!

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I was recently asked what the most overlooked “thing” is in preparedness and I provided my answer. SInce then I have changed my mind. It is “weight”. Weight of guns. Weight of bug out bags. Weight of get home bags. Weight of ammunition. I don’t have nearly the experience that some of you have however there are far too many people out there with a 90 pound pack who has NEVER carried it ANYWHERE. Go ruck that thing 5 miles. Good luck.

Weight of ammunition. This is just one aspect as to why I am such a big fan of the 9mm.  The weight of 7 45ACP is about the same as 13 9mm. Steel magazines versus aluminum or polymer.

Weight – I believe – is the most overlooked aspect of preparedness. This includes our own bodyweight.

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A lot of folks including me have looked at a variety of 4 wheel drive vehicles when considering “bug out” or “survival” vehicles. It may just be that a Hybrid or some other vehicle with superior gas mileage would be best for consideration. A moped or motorcycle might be best as well. Whatever fuel stores are available and can be scavenged will need to last as long as possible. With this in mind fuel economy is of paramount importance.

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A lot of kids have invisible friends when they are little. They can talk to them and navigate their way through all the new and strange things they experience and feel. I had my dog “Patsy”. I used to talk to her about all kinds of things. She never responded thought. No – she would just keep on typing.

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Classic Firearms is having some excellent sales –

Independence 9mm 115 grain JHP – 50 rounds for $15.99 / case of 20 boxes for only $14.99 each

Wolf Gold 55 grain .223 Rem FMJ Brass – 20 round boxes for $6.99 / case of 50 boxes only $6.49 each

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 20th, 2015

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Been a rough week. Entire family is sick…..except me. Frigid cold hasn’t helped. Work is pretty much normal which isn’t all that fantastic. Flat tire, broken windshield, dead battery, and rear brakes being replaced. Yeah – could have gone better but you know what? I’m above ground and I have today off. Heading to the range in the freezing cold once the place opens. Pulling the trigger a few times will feel good.

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Appreciate the suggestions for the name of the membership “thing” I am considering. If there are any more suggestions feel free to keep ‘em coming.

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The President said it again this past Wednesday…..“Here in America, Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.” Pure BS.

Back in June of 2009 he said this….“I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story….”

In 2010 – “Islam has always been part of America…” as well as “also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”

I believe this guy is a couple cans short of a 6 pack.

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I bet I’m not the only one who has thought, “Man – it would be so cool if I could go WAY back in time…..as long as I could have modern weapons to take with me.”

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I do not like bar soap. Liquid body wash cleans well and rinses quickly. For preparedness storage I again like liquid body wash over bar soap due to its quick rinsing.

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Oh – Irish Spring is my favorite.

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As of this writing Amazon has the original Red Dawn on DVD for only $6.59. Great price.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Desk of John Rourke – February 18th, 2015

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

I may write a separate post about this but figured I would throw out this quick blurb. I am looking at starting a small “membership” program for all of you who wish to support ModernSurvivalOnline.  Pretty simple in that those interested would sign up to donate a small amount – like $3 per month – and they would gain access to some “member-only” information, discounts, etc.

Here is my question – What do I call it? 

The Minutemen? The Son’s of Liberty? The Patriot’s? Patriot Alliance? The Alliance?

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Making decisions. I deal with decision making at work all the time. Sometimes they are decisions I make – sometimes I deal with decisions other people make. I do not have a problem making a decision – even a wrong one. Often I find myself in the middle of something that is being discussed – a decision has to be made. Likely it is not really mine to make but damn come on people get on with it. I will speak up and usually that is all it takes to get people to say what is on their mind. I have always looked at things pretty black and white/on and off/hot or cold.

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I don’t proclaim myself as any great leader – I’m not. Depending on the situation I value other peoples opinions and welcome their input. When I find myself in a situation where I feel the need to take the lead – piss or get off the pot.

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Looks like my next AR build will be using one of these…..a carbon fiber composite Tegra Arms complete lower. This is gonna be fun! Any suggestions on the build?

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Joke: “These two guys walk into a bar…….”

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“Which is kinda funny cause the 2nd guy shoulda seen the first guy and walked around it.”

Yeah I know…..pretty bad.

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I still love the original Red Dawn movie……

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 17th, 2015

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Student at Brown University is causing quite a stir by calling for the banning of its ROTC programs and the “criminals” that participate. The Progressives never cease to amaze me.

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I wonder how many “activities” related to terrorism are occurring within the borders of the United States. When I say activities I am referring to training, sleeper cells, individual rogue’s, and law enforcement carrying out stings stopping the “bad guys” before they can carry out their plans.

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I find it difficult to believe that Tim Tebow could not make an NFL team as a quarterback. The guy has skill and abilities. Maybe the issue is he is too demanding to be a starter. I’m not sure. There is no way he is worse than every single back up QB in the league.

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ISIS carries out a mass beheading of Christians on a beach. I continue to say it – take them out. Whatever it takes.

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I sent out a mass email to all MSO subscribers over the weekend about the BATF looking at banning common 5.56mm M855 Green Tip ammunition. I sent my email to the BATF letting them know  of my disapproval. For more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PaIIChRMBw

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 16th, 2015

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Tomorrow I will publish a reprinted article that I believe is important to read. It is related to Russia, Syria, and the United States fight against ISIS. I agree with much of what the writer states. I do not like the positioning that is occurring between Russia and the United States. Between the supportive actions of Ukraine and potentially entering Syria against the wishes of Russia things are getting more dangerous. How far will it go? 

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Atheist group up in arms over Florida student saying “God Bless America”. Wonderful. Just wonderful.

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It is friggin cold!!!! Incredibly low temps combined with high winds is creating some seriously dangerous conditions out there. Taking a trip anywhere? Make sure you have a method to stay warm if the worse happens and you end up on the side of the road. Blankets, extra coats – even a small propane heater would help. Keep your tank over half full and make sure your cell phone is charged.

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Kanye West is an assclown. Just saying.

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How in the world did ISIS manage to seize a town 5 miles from an air base staffed by US Marines? 5 miles? The US Central Command is negating the report though ISIS did carry out an unsuccessful suicide  attack against the air base. Guess they were close enough for that.

 

From the Desk of John Rourke – February 13th, 2015

Friday, February 13th, 2015

I am not superstitious so the fact it is the 13th and a Friday means nothing. I think I will go out and walk under a ladder, break a mirror, and have a few black cats cross in front of me. If I feel really wild I will try to walk and chew bubble gum at the same time. Am I the man or what?

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Just ordered another set of glasses from Zenni Optical. Have had good luck with them. Glasses can be very expensive and being able to afford spares for some is just not realistic. Good service and good quality.

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This weekend I will be AFK(away from keyboard) so any issues with the site, responding to emails, comments, etc. will likely be delayed.

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Last summer I went to a KOA Campground in Myrtle Beach, SC. While there I saw all kinds f RV’s, tents, and pop-ups. The most interesting was an enclosed trailer – about 8 foot long – converted into a sleeping cabin. I would go buy and see an older couple sitting at the back of the trailer under a large tarp. The doors would be open and I could see wall-mounted light, cots against the wall, blankets, etc. Under the tarp with the couple was an area set up for cooking and eating.

Pretty cool.

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Animation showing Russian invasion into Ukraine:

 

 

From the Desk of John Rourke – February 12th, 2015

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Government looking at how free speech on politics can be regulated on the Internet. Wonderful.

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Looking at getting Jonathan his first car – likely next summer. Not sure why but he wants a black pickup truck. When I was 17 and looking for my first car I wanted….

1988 Pontiac Fiero V6

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The car I actually got…..

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1983 Ford Escort POS

Ford Escort POS….a real chick magnet.

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ClassicFirearms.com has a SCCY CPX-2 9mm pistol in FDE for only $259.99. Includes two magazines. Good deal. Click HERE for more info.

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I think the United States sending 600 paratroopers to Ukraine to train troops to fight against Russian forces is dangerous. The tension between the US and Russia continues to escalate.

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Russia responds stating that they will help Iran attack Saudi Arabia if US arms Ukraine. Can you say….”escalation”?

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 11th, 2015

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

So it looks like Radio Shack is pretty much done as a business. It’s a shame. I remember going in there as a child and was fascinated with all the gadgets there. Memories…..

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I want some time off. Hate to burn a few vacation days this early but man would like to take a few days and just sit around and do whatever I want. Maybe a trip to the mountain or out in the country and stay in a cabin. Yeah – that would be nice….

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Those looking for a USB flash drive to hold pictures, video’s, and documents – Amazon has a 32gb model on sale for $12.98 with free shipping on orders over $35. Great deal on massive storage space. Amazon changes prices often so I have no idea how long it will be at this price.

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My continuing pursuit of fitness has led me to a place I never thought I would go:  6,000 meters on the rowing machine.

When WOD’s(workout of the day) would have rowing I would run instead. Now I have grown to really enjoy rowing and it is great for cardio fitness. Would like to get one for the house. 6,000 meters….time to set a new record.

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Just picked up a rain barrel – free. Co-worker was trying to get rid of it so I was gracious enough to take it off his hands.  :-)

 

From the Desk of John Rourke – February 10th, 2015

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

The percent of full time jobs compared to the gross domestic population is the worst in 30 years. But I digress – the unemployment rate is only 5.6%. Wonderful.

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Coming back Monday from my Crossfit workout during lunch came upon the scene below. It literally happened maybe 45 seconds prior to me getting there as there were very few cars backed up. Neither the gold or black car on the right side of the photo were there however I could see the driver of the upside down van crawling out the back through a broken window. I pulled over, grabbed my trauma kit from the back of the Jeep, and ran across the highway to him. A woman was standing beside the man when I got there and she asked if the OD green bag I had was a  first aid kit and I confirmed that indeed it was. We helped the guy stand and walked him to the side of the highway to the women’s van. Turns out she was a nurse. We looked him over for cuts, lacerations, or any other trauma and he seemed OK other than a few scratches and a very hurt back. He was in a state of disbelief and certainly was not thinking very straight. State police and an ambulance arrived quickly. I thanked the women for stopping to provide assistance and I left.

Incredibly – as I made my way back to work I started shaking. I felt fine when I ran across the highway and helped with the situation. It took 15 minutes or so for me to calm down. What a rush. As far as the driver of the other vehicle – I have no idea.

You just never know what is going to happen.

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The snow the Northeast is getting is incredible. Logan Airport in Boston has received 73.9 inches so far this winter. I can remember the Winter of 78′ and this one is worse.

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I am drooling over the CRKT Kangee T-Hawk.

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The luge is one of my favorite winter Olympic events. Don’t know what it is but have always enjoyed watching it. Downhill skiing is great too.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 9th, 2015

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Does anyone truly own their property anymore or are we all just allowed by the government to live wherever we are via a yearly “fee”? These fees are called taxes. Hell – same goes for a vehicle as well.

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I owned a Beretta 92 years ago. Smooth firing and 100% reliable – but I could not shoot groups for anything. Strange was my brother had a Taurus 92 and loved shooting it. Found it to be more accurate and comfortable than the Beretta. Probably just me. Really.

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I am discovering that beyond my obtaining guns for specific preparedness/defensive reasons – I just want them. More of them. All kinds of them. These days are a great time to enjoy the freedom most of us have to own what we want. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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MSO sponsor SunOven.com is having a special sale on fire starter and fuel disks. These are 40% off and include free shipping when purchased in case lots of 105. At $125 for the entire case this is an excellent deal. Great for cooking and getting a roaring fire going. Includes a free Cube Stove as well! Click HERE for more info.

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I have never been a big fan of horror movies. Sure – I have watched my fair share of horror movies that consist of a group of teengers at a lakeside camp and fail to just get in their car and drive away when a serial killer starts taking them out one by one. Would rather spend my time watching action and sci-fi movies.

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Enjoy!!

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 6th, 2015

Friday, February 6th, 2015

How in the hell can Obama compare radical Islamic violence and terror to Christianity?

“Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,”

Given any group of people you can find a nut or two but to even remotely suggest that ISIS is somehow related to Christianity is pathetic. Lets remember – the Crusades started over 900 years ago. We don’t need a history professor in the White House – we need a leader.

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The theme song to M.A.S.H. brings back many memories from my childhood. What a great show. It is now on Netflix and I started watching it from episode #1.

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If you have sent me an email recently and I haven’t responded please be patient as I am running way behind. I will catch up over the weekend. If you haven’t received a response by Monday please resend.

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Had a great conversation with the Operations Manager of a new company here in the States. This company manufactures awesome “illumination” products – not flashlights. These are high end products generally used in the industrial and manufacturing industry. We discussed the possibility of bringing their products to the preparedness market. I will be reviewing one of their floodlights shortly. Stay tuned!!

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Tomorrow I will be testing a new rifle I picked up and taking a few pictures. Want a preview? Stay tuned on Instagram. Full review coming soon.

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Hope everyone has a great weekend. I have been so looking forward to it.

From the Desk of John Rourke – February 4th, 2015

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Appreciate the donations from Frank and Kim this past week.

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I agree with standardizing in things. It keeps things simple and efficient. Batteries are certainly an example of this. 90% of all my flashlights use AA alkaline batteries. The others? CR123 Lithiums and a couple AAA tubes.

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I am constantly pulled between being an isolationist and believing we should secure our borders and just be self-sufficient, and the need to go eliminate certain threats and injustices that go on in the world.

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I often use Melatonin as a sleep aid. If you have a hard time like me sleeping at night it is an effective, natural, and safe method to get a deeper sleep. I never wake up groggy like if I take Tylenol PM or something like that. Just an FYI.

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If you are a bacon lover like me…….

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 3rd, 2015

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Many relatives of the missing flight MH370 believe the passengers are still alive. Wishful thinking and if I was in their shoes I would try to have hope. Unfortunately they are sitting at the bottom of the ocean.

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Shelving is expensive. Wanting to add some in my garage for some food storage and needing heavy duty due to the weight. I have several of the wire shelves that work great but seems I got a good deal on them years ago because now they are upwards of $100.

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Been thinking of building a stockpile of food for my dogs. Many may poke fun but these dogs ARE my family. I generally buy Rachel Ray Grain-free dry food and they are packed in a very strong and thick bag. Not sure if it is Mylar or not. Most logical long term would be canned food.

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Scott Walker is an intriguing candidate for President.

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Cost of beef has really gone up over the past year. Cube steak – which I have always felt was a bottom dweller in the beef world – is selling ON SALE for $6.19 a pound. I remember when is was less than $3.00/pound.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 30th, 2015

Friday, January 30th, 2015

A couple things on the “SHTF” knife contest. Try to make your photo as high quality as possible. Be creative not only with the picture but also with the description(if you choose). Although the contest says “knife” any edged item can be entered – machete, axe, sword, etc. Contest runs from Feb 1st through March 1st. I will be reminding everyone about once per week.

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HAM.Ham.ham.HAm.HaM. haM. Whatever. I have been told enough times that the amatuer radio service that sounds like something you get at the deli is “ham” – no caps. I got it. It’s a habit I have to call it Ham or HAM. Am I wrong? Yup. Do I really care? Not really. I think everyone knows what I am talking about.

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I am way behind my YouTube video watching. A lot of great information – and entertainment there.

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My prediction: NE 23  Seattle: 14

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Did I ever mention that 87.3% of my predictions are wrong? Early 2014 I said gas prices would be up over $6.00 a gallon. Hmmmm…..

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Heading to Aldi’s this weekend to do some major stocking up. Overdue.

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The single biggest boost to the economy in the last decade has been this tremendous decrease in gas prices. This is making a real difference to millions of families across this country. Incredibly the government had nothing to do with it although I believe that with some policy deployment it could have come much sooner.

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At least one of the prisoners involved in the Gitmo swap for desertor Bergdahl has joined back with the Taliban to continue his murderous ways. Wonderful.

 

 

 

 

From the Desk of John Rourke – January 28th, 2015

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Get a load of this: A new law was just passed making it illegal to throw food away in the trash in the City of Seattle. These Progressives just never cease to amaze me.

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I can’t get that damn Taylor Swift song “Shake It Off” out of my head.

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Last couple weeks have been hitting the gym pretty hard. I continue to go to Crossfit, but also joined the YMCA and getting in an extra strength training workout here and there. Also have been getting into rowing which I have mentioned before. I am considering asking the owner of the Crossfit “box” I go to about me starting a rowing workout class. I currently coach a HIIT(high intensity interval training) class every Tuesday night.

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My absolute hands down favorite apple: Honeycrisp

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ISIS has performed more beheadings and continues to state that they will make it to the US. I dread the day…..

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Why aren’t all screws Phillips head?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Been watching the current first season of How to Plan the Perfect Murder. Excellent.

From the Desk of John Rourke – January 27th, 2015

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Reader “CH” recently suggested a good hiding place for money and ammunition is the inside of a vacuum cleaner. Good idea especially if it is a model with a bag. Would hate to forget about the funds and throw away a few hundred dollars by mistake changing a bag. Possibly a vacuum cleaner stuck in a closet that doesn’t even work but is meant just as a cache or hiding place? Maybe even out back in a shed. Interesting.

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Received a Doom & Bloom Mini Deluxe Trauma Kit. Had a fellow group member – we’ll call him “Ralph” check it out. He is an EMT and said he really liked it. Suggested that I add some additional blood control bandages. Will do.

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I have seen several anti-Chris Kyle posts on Twitter and Instagram. Pathetic. I have no issue with someone being against a war but they cross the line when they hate on the men and women that keep us safe.

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My number #1 Preparedness Priority in 2015: Food Storage

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Curious as to what aspect of preparedness is the most challenging for everyone. Care to share?

 

From the Desk of John Rourke – January 26th, 2015

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Good luck and stay safe to all those in New England about to get hammered by this massive winter storm. Be smart: Stay in place, don’t travel, stay warm – and ask others for help if you need it. More information can be found HERE.

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I have a new AR arriving today. Review in a few weeks after I get a chance to test is out. Time to have some fun!

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Sarah Palin is an intelligent women. She just mentioned that she “seriously” would be interested in running in 2016 for President. Really? No – I don’t think she is really thinking about it but now many pundits are saying her name. Keeps her in the limelight and keeps the cash rolling in. She is not the solution for what ails this country.

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There are just a few days left of Emergency Essentials Closeout & Clearance Sale – up to 80% off. Ends on the 31st. Check it out HERE.

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Just want to mention it again I really appreciate all those that sent in entries in the last writing contest. Judging was difficult and as I re-read many of them I really appreciated the quality and time put in.

Thank you!

From the Desk of John Rourke – January 23rd, 2015

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

I am thinking that the most important thing going on in the world right now has nothing to do with Tom Brady’s balls.

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Just found out that President Obama will not be meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu when he visits the United States to address Congress in March. Wonderful.

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Why is it that no other company can make crayons as good as Crayola?

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I continue to like Mechanix gloves. Inexpensive, snug fitting – and they do a good job providing protection.  I can wear a large but I like the gloved pretty snug so I go to a medium.

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Reading over at TotalSurvivalist.com about Operational Caches has got me thinking. I am in a position that I could create one – a pretty good one. I had planned to do this and store it at my bug out location in Georgia and just haven’t gotten to it. I also want one around here. Hope it never comes to having to access one.

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Enjoy…….

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 22nd, 2015

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

I have been a little slack on responding to comments and emails lately. Jonathan is giving me problems and it is keeping me AFK(away from keyboard). If not aware – Jonathan is my 16 year old son. Got me behind on judging the most recent Guest Post Writing Contest. I apologize…..

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Botach Tactical is having a great sale on Fobus holsters. Huge variety available at some of the best prices I have ever seen. I have one of their paddle holsters for my S&W M&P9. Great holster. Click HERE for more info.

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Just received an assortment of Kydex holsters from Kinetic Concepts Tactical. Really like the Gerber Suspension multi-tool holster as well as the AR magazine belt holster. Reviews coming soon……

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I just started using an App and website – MyFitnessPal.com. Logging everything I eat and all my workouts. You can connect with “friends” and compare workouts, diets, etc. The diet tracking part is what I really like.

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Here’s a smile for you…….

Rosie

From the Desk of John Rourke – January 21st, 2015

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

If you have never checked out BestPreparednessDeals.com – head over there now. Daily deals on survival and preparedness products.

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Michael Moore is an assclown for his negative comments on Twitter regarding snipers. It was an obvious jab at Chris Kyle and American Sniper.

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Favorite superhero – – – > Batman.

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Just started watching Season 3 of Dual Survival. I like this Joe Teti guy.

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Throwback poster of the original Terminator movie……

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