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FIREARMS WEEK: Three years, thousands of rounds, and lots of fun – the S&W M&P15-22 Carbine

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REPOST: Three years ago I bought my Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 and have enjoyed it ever since. In fact -I am planning to buy another. This semi-automatic, magazine fed, AR-clone has served me well. I have found it to be accurate and extremely reliable.

When thinking back to the many times I have shot the M&P15-22 the first thing that comes to mind is accuracy. I have never mounted an optic so the

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A Burial during a Crisis

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By Mike

A couple weeks ago I had the unfortunate task of burying my sister cat (little man). Not because she was physically unable to do but mentally unable. It was about 11pm and very dark where I live. Knowing that we had to put the animal in the ground soon I went outside and proceeded to look for a good resting place for little man. I finally decided to on a spot and began

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Building a Security Plan for Your Community

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By BG

Over the years there has been several articles on numerous blogs that talk about one of our oldest dilemmas of the prepper world…to bug in or to bug out. Well, over the last year I have been thinking that staying put is what we need to do as a family. Every individual and family is different, but this is my attempt of a self-analyst of our decision to bug in and a look

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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

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Books

Build the Perfect Bug Out Vehicle

The Prepper’s Blueprint

The Boxcar Children – ages 7 and up. Wonderful book series for kids.

Day by Day Armageddon

31 Days to Survival

 

Movies

Guardians of the Galaxy – awesome movie

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – incredible special effects

The Bourne Trilogy – great action movies

 

Water Filtration

Sawyer Products Mini Water Filter System

Katadyn Hiker Water Filter

Lifestraw Water Filter

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My philosophy on preparedness, and an MD perspective on wound closures

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The following article was originally published on April 12th, 2012 and won 1st Place in a past MSO Guest Post Writing Contest. It can be seen in its original format HERE.

 

When I reflect on what drives me to prep, I realize that this motivation was born long before I actually started prepping. In fact, it was something that was forged through my life experiences beginning as early as childhood. My parents divorced when

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Building a Fire Tube Storage Device

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From Rourke – – > This post originally appeared over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen HERE in its original format.

By Methane Creator

Seems, since I don’t carry everything I need to start a fire in my pocket, I always have to dig around to find where I put my dry tinder, matches, lighter, etc. Now, using 1” PVC pipe with caps has really simplified my access. I currently have made 6” in length

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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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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

Recommendation

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

Reminder: Emergency Essentials sale almost over

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I have posted about past Emergency Essentials special sales previously – for good reason: They offer up some of the best bargains in survival and preparedness products…..PERIOD!

For the month of Preparedness they have outdone themselves with their LARGEST monthly sale ever. Over 170 items on sale.

Here are a few examples:

Mountain House® Freeze Dried Oriental Style Spicy Chicken with Vegetables – only $24.99

IOSAT™ Potassium Iodide Tablets – only $8.99

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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

recommended

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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ISIS is here…..

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I find the majority of people I talk to about ISIS in Iraq and their relentless mission to slaughter Christians and others whenever possible, well….they simply don’t care. It is disappointing and disheartening and really goes to show how far we have fallen. I do understand though peoples hard feelings with our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but we cannot go back in time and change anything. We have to deal with the here and

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Check out BestPreparednessDeals.com

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I have an announcement……and an invitation.

Just a reminder about a sister site to ModernSurvivalOnline…..BestPreparednessDeals.com.

Like many preppers I have been trying to stock up on various supplies over the past few years. Prior to each purchase I would do a substantial amount of research to get the absolute best price possible. After all – I am on a budget like many others and try to stretch my dollars as far as

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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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Twenty-one questions about Ebola: government propaganda, medical corruption and bioweapons experiments

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by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor (NaturalNews) Something’s fishy about the official stories we’re being told on Ebola. Things don’t add up, which is why I’m posing these twenty-one important questions we should all be considering:#1) How can U.S. health authorities claim there is zero risk from Ebola patients being treated in U.S. hospitals when those same hospitals can’t control superbug infections? “Many hospitals are poorly prepared to contain any pathogen. That’s why

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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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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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