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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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Video of the Week: How To Set Up Your Plate Carrier

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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.

For those of us who have plate carriers the decision on exactly how to set it up can create sleepness nights and fights with the spouse.

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

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I respect SouthernPrepper1 tremendously on YouTube. I am way behind watching many of my favorite channels but happened to catch the following video he uploaded yesterday. David is a smart man, a father, a soldier, and a Patriot. I have to agree with him on what he says.

If you are reading this David let me ask you this question in response – “What is next?” I agree with you but beyond writing and calling

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Cool First Aid Video’s

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Here are a couple of cool First Aid video’s from Sootch00 and Skinny Medic.

Being able to respond to a variety of first aid situations properly is very important after a TSHTF situation. These video’s are very well done and are very informational.

Here is the first one on Treating Fractures in the Feild:

Here is one for Basic First Aid Kit for Survival:

How to Treat Gunshot and Knife Wounds:

Excellent.

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Video of the Week: Taurus PT-111 G2 9mm pistol review – BUDGET!

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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.

I have heard from many people over the last couple years that Taurus is crap. Most of these reports are based on what people have “heard” or

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Video: Ted Nugent is my Hero!!!!

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It’s been emailed around quite bit……but, I think this video is awesome…….check it out!!

 

 

If only Mr. Nugent was President….. Rourke

Video: Three steps to quick fitness

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Summer is coming and getting in shape is on many peoples minds. Beyond the reason of fitting in a bathing suit there are many preparedness reasons to get in shape and be fit.

Check out this video from Viking Preparedness:

 

 

 

Video of the Week: Solar Powered Rototiller

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.

This is an excellent repurposing of a broken tiller and a car starter. What a great grid-down efficiency tool and at a very low cost.

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VIDEO: Gardening and Survival

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Sootch does a great job explaining the necessity of gardening as a preparedness skill and activity.If you do not garden on a regular basis this is the perfect time to get started.

 

 

Grow your own food with the 4 Foot Gardening Blueprint!!

 

Gardening is a passion of mine and I have made plenty of mistakes and learned from them. No survival & preparedness system would be complete

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Preparedness philosophy from Sootch00

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Here are a few preparedness “philosophy” videos from Sootch00. Good stuff!!

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Preparedness philosophy from Sootch00

VIDEO: Rifle Penetration Test

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One of my favorite Youtube channels is the Military Arms Channel. Here is a very interesting video comparing several rifle calibers with regards to penetration with what many would find surprising results:

“I take out a .308, 7.62×39, 5.45×39 and a 5.56mm rifle to see how each of these rounds fair in the woods against modestly sized trees. For those worried about the welfare of the trees, they’re getting cut down in the spring to

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The Chromecast and catching up on YouTube

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This past weekend I caught up on many Youtube video I have missed over the past couple months. One of the things I use to make the entire experience more enjoyable is a Chromecast. The Chomecast is a small device that plugs into the TV’s HDMI port and communicates with your computer to “broadcast” YouTube video’s directly on the TV.

Honestly – the Chromecast makes watching the video’s much better. I have a 52″ wall-mounted

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Video of the Week: SURVIVING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER

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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.

Overall I think this video is pretty good. Sent in by The Panhandle Rancher he made a few points I agree with. Here are a few

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Video of the Week: Incredible Slow Motion Camera Work

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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.

The Coach sent this in……awesome slow motion camera work.

 

From the Supply House: Here are a few popular survival & preparedness items available at deep

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Video of the Week: King of Saudi Arabia Warns ISIS Could Reach U.S. in 2 Months

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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.

Good video with William Forstchen discussing the extreme evil and radical nature of ISIS.

 

 

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Video of the Week: O’Reilly on America’s Race Problem

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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.

I said several months ago that I would post my opinions on numerous things – even if it pisses people off a bit here and there.

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Seriously……this is real.

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All I have to say is:

We…….are……….doomed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video of the Week: Zip Ties- 19 Uses & 5 Tricks for Survival

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.

Wire ties are super cheap and useful. Literally hundreds can be put back in a shoe box. HERE you can get 100 8″ wire ties

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: DIY 5,000 gallon water filter for $50

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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.

Water purification is often either overlooked or undervalued. This system as described is simple, easy, and inexpensive. Most importantly – it’s effective. I have built one

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11 month test – canned crackers

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My wife made some no-bean chili the other night. Stuff is fantastic but I must have saltine crackers to go with it. She said we were out……EXCEPT those ones in the jars sitting in the cabinet.

She was referring to several jars of crackers that I had canned back in November of 2013. Would they still be crisp and taste good after 9 month? My wife said I was insane for eating crackers that old.

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Video of the Week: The fastest homemade hammock setup

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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.

Hammocks can be a great alternative to tents for camping, bug out kits, etc. I have used a Grand Trunk Ultralight numerous times and love it.

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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

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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Top doc: ‘Several people were exposed,’ more will be infected by Dallas Ebola case

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As more information is brought froward regarding the person and their travels who has been diagnosed in Dallas, Texas it is becoming more concerning. It appears that this person visited the hospital at least once and was provided some antibiotics and sent home. Let’s hope that is where it ends but it does not look good. Time to panic? No – but as always awareness is valuable as well as preparations.

– – – Rourke

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: How to Make a Tourniquet

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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.

Good video on necessary “how to” skill from SkinnyMedic.

 

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