From the Desk of John Rourke – April 26th, 2017

Anyone remember the “missile” that was rumored to be fired from a submarine off the coast of California several years ago? Many experts on both sides of the story claim it is a missile while others believe it is an airliner taking off and the appearance is created due to an optical illusion.

At the time tensions with China were on the rise and some theorized that a Chinese sub shot the missile off to show that they were able to get close to the coast.

Likely it was a plane. Why am I bringing this up? Just feel like it.

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The United States continues its preparations for a possible conflict with North Korea. A THAAD anti-missile defense system was deployed in South Korea. Kim Jong Un supervised the largest live-fire drill in North Korean history on Wednesday.

Things continue to get interesting.

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Although I generally prefer more “modern” survival strategies I am getting more into primitive fire starting. Several types of Ferro rods in now sit on my shelf including two 1/2″ x 6″ rods. These things are beasts and create a brilliant shower of sparks when a tool sharpener is used. Going to do a write up on them shortly.

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My “Lightweight AR” project has begun. Just ordered a lightweight, non-polymer stripped lower. More information to come as funds become available. I need a pencil barrel budget-friendly upper. If anyone has any suggestions let me know.

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Halfway through the week!!

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Living Off The Grid

The Seed Saving Guide

DIY Protein Bars

Terrorism: Survival Guide

Container Gardening for Beginners

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