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 The news is presented in an effort to provide information related to current events that may effect our lives in one way or another. Government intrusion and its efforts to demean the United States Constitution are often highlighted. Other news which may be related in one way or another to the many reasons we prepare are also showcased in an effort to keep you informed….and possibly motivated.

Another installment of “News You NEED To Know”, via 

MSO News Correspondent Hunter.


10 foods americans should not eat.

Hypocrisy at its best. Including

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Author: Rourke
Posted: April 20, 2014, 3:46 am


In prepping there are few things more important than protecting the lives of yourself and your loved ones. It’s your duty to ensure their safety by any means necessary even in the toughest of times. As a prepper you probably own a firearm (or several) as a means of defense for you and your family.

What happens however, when the government comes to take away your guns? How will you protect the ones you care about the most? Most preppers will not last very long without an effective way to protect their lives.

As you probably know, you

Continue reading Building your own gun for SHTF

Author: Rourke
Posted: April 20, 2014, 1:45 am

Warm up those keyboards folks! The current ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest started March 15th and continues through May 15th. Have a guest post you want to enter? Send in to emergencycd(at)

Some great prizes are lined up –  this is looking to be the biggest ever!! 


Prize List

First Place will receive:

Inergy has donated their “Lion” Ultralight, Portable Lithium Power System including a 20 watt semi-flexible solar panel and two 5 Watt LED Lights. Total Value: $560+ Forge Survival Supply is providing an awesome Parry Blade “Hunter” Knife. Value: $249.00 A $200 Gift Certificate from

Total Prize Value in excess of

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Author: Rourke
Posted: April 20, 2014, 1:05 am

If you do not want to read about religion – then skip this post. Though, even if you do not – you may just get something out of it. The following article was published over at James Robison website. It can be seen in its original format HERE.


This week, a disturbing video surfaced showing what CNN calls the “largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years.” The terrorist leader proclaimed to hundreds of gunmen, “We must eliminate the cross.”

I am here to declare that they will fail. No man can eliminate the cross of Calvary. Terrorists

Continue reading The Power of the Cross

Author: Rourke
Posted: April 19, 2014, 6:54 pm

Many people who are well prepared in other ways overlook the importance of being able to handle a medical emergency when venturing off the beaten path. Remote areas, especially mountainous ones, can present a challenge. Both weather and distance may make it impossible to leave the area for help. An injury to a limb or an illness could be dangerous and put a person’s first aid skills to the test. Here are five tips for taking care of an injured individual when medical help is not available.

1. Make splints out of branches.

Losing mobility in

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Author: Rourke
Posted: April 19, 2014, 1:10 am

Figured I would say a few words on two of my favorite things…..Netflix and the Kindle.

I have been  user of Netflix for several years now – going from receiving DVD’s in the mail to now only streaming movies. At around $10 per month for unlimited streaming of the thousands of movies, TV shows, documentaries, etc. it is a great deal. Many of you may remember a few months ago that I got rid of my cable/satellite services to reduce monthly expenses. I can honestly say I am not missing it at all. One of the reasons is my monthly

Continue reading A couple of my favorite things: NETFLIX and the Kindle

Author: Rourke
Posted: April 18, 2014, 1:15 am


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Author: Rourke
Posted: April 17, 2014, 1:51 am

The post was originally published over at The American Dream. It can be seen in its original format HERE.

Since Barack Obama has been in the White House, high ranking military officers have been removed from their positions at a rate that is absolutely unprecedented.  Things have gotten so bad that a number of retired generals are publicly speaking out about the “purge” of the U.S. military that they believe is taking place.  As you will see below, dozens of highly decorated military leaders have been dismissed from their positions over the past few years.  So why is this happening? 

Continue reading Why Are Dozens Of High Ranking Officers Being Purged From The U.S. Military?

Author: Rourke
Posted: April 16, 2014, 1:15 am

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