I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving today.
I plan on stuffing myself with ridiculous quantities of turkey, stuffing, corn, pumpkin pie – and a family desert called “fruit salad”. This fruit salad is made with fruit cocktail and whip cream. Man o man – it is good.
I will probably watch The Christmas Story, Christmas Vacation, football and wish it was snowing outside. Will spend some time in the garage looking
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – November 27th, 2014
I guess my hopes for peaceful protests in Ferguson was a dream. Pretty pathetic the violence, property destruction, and flag burning. Those US flags the “protesters” are burning – – hundreds of thousands of people died for that flag. Show some respect. Pathetic. Half the protesters are there just to cause trouble and the other half are taking selfies on their Obama phones so they can post on Facebook that they are there. Going
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – November 26th, 2014
New ModernSurvivalOnline sponsor JRH Enterprises is having a special Black Friday sale as well as special pricing starting today and lasting through the weekend.
JRH Enterprises carries all kinds of preparedness related products such as freeze dried food, night vision equipment, perimeter alarms, body armor, gas masks, medical kits, and tactical gear of all kinds.
JRH is known for superior customer service and their incredible night vision equipment.
Check ‘em out.
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by Benjamin Thomas
For anyone new to everyday carry the biggest hurdle to overcome is not so much gun selection as holster selection. Admittedly it all comes down to a very personal choice – but for someone just deciding to add a carry gun to their every day routine – help to narrow down the choice might save some money!
I have tried over a dozen different styles of holsters and I
Continue reading Every Day Carry…..
As I type this I am watching the announcement of the Grand Jury verdict finding that there was not sufficient evidence to charge Officer Wilson with a crime in shooting Michael Brown.
Police in riot gear pouring out of the building in preparation of rioting/violence/whatever. I suspect it will be a long night in Ferguson and I hope peaceful. The Grand Jury heard the facts and next to Officer Wilson are the best positioned to
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – Ferguson Verdict
Blast from the Past: This post was originally posted here – http://modernsurvivalonline.com/equipment-review-wondermill-junior-deluxe-grainflour-mill/. The WonderMill Junior Deluxe Grain/Flour Mill is currently one of the prizes up for grabs in the ongoing MSO Guest Post Contest.
I am relatively new to grain mills. Last year I started purchasing varieties of wheat to supplement my food storage program and needed a method to grind it. I picked up a small manual grinder which worked
Continue reading Equipment Review: WonderMill Junior Deluxe Grain/Flour Mill
Power on the Go
Introcircuit 11200mAh External Battery Pack – best value around
Powerbot 2600mAh Battery Pack – I own a couple of these and they work great.
Anker 320000mAh Portable Battery Pack
I am Legend
Chiappa Little Badger 17 HMR
Which Meds Should You Store
Strike One: Performance Review
How to Make a PVC Bow – Powerful
Continue reading Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations
Sometimes your the windshield. Sometimes your the bug.
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I have been thinking of buying a Parrot AR 2.0 Drone. Looks like it would be a blast to mess with and may just have some “prepper” uses.
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So looking forward to having this Thursday and Friday off. Hoping to get some much needed rest and just become a coach potato. Probably won’t
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – November 24th, 2014
Like you, I’ve been reading about the problems Rourke has been having getting his homemade radio repeater working recently. Owning only a single Baofeng I wasn’t able to do any testing to offer any advice. I have been tinkering with my own repeater solution for the past month or so though, but you could say I cheated right from the start and bought a dual band handheld that already had a repeater
Continue reading Building a Bucket Ham Repeater
Warm up those keyboards folks! The next ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest will start November 9th and continue through December 31st.. Have a guest post you want to enter? Send in to emergencycd(at)gmail.com.
Some great prizes are lined up!!!
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OnPoint Tactical has donated one of their Urban Escape & Evasion classes. Value: $795
Class Summary: While on an international business trip, you
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The furor at Ferguson, Missouri can be said to arise in part from the Fifth Amendment to our Constitution. This Amendment stipulates that trials for felony violation can commence only after indictment by grand jury. This amendment also protects the accused against double jeopardy (being tried twice for the same crime) and protects the accused from being compelled to reveal information that may be used to incriminate (from which we get the
Continue reading The Panhandle Rancher speaks……Ferguson
As I write this the decision from the Grand Jury on whether to charge Officer Wilson in the shooting death of 18 year old Michael Brown. It is being widely predicted that the decision will be NOT be to charge the officer and that widespread violence and protests will follow. Will there be targeted violence against police officers? How about black on white violence due to the racial implications of the case?
Continue reading Thoughts on effect of Ferguson decision….
Need to be reminded of why preparedness is not something crazy people do but rather common sense and a responsibility? Take a look at these pictures from Buffalo, NY. When a snowfall can be measured in YARDS that is one heck of a storm!
Remember – not everyone was sitting at home when this snow fell. People were stuck at work, in schools, and in their car. Another reminder to be
Continue reading Snow in Buffalo…..
The folks over at “Mike the Gardner” are offering ModernSurvivalOnline readers 25% off their Seeds of the Month Club.
Promo code MODERNSURVIVAL25
Joining the Seeds of the Month Club – you will receive seeds every month of the year year round and also 25% off vegetable seeds in their online store.
Your Membership Includes ONLY $3.70 PER MONTH! (25% discount not included) 8 packs of seeds your
Continue reading REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount
Charlotte, NC ex-Mayor Patrick Cannon just went to prison after admitting to taking bribes. Pathetic excuse for a man in my opinion. Everyone makes mistakes but that doesn’t mean I have to like it nor have any use for them. What makes matters worse I heard a reporter interviewing one of his supporters and she said he never took bribes and if he did – it was to help the City of Charlotte. Folks –
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – November 21st, 2014
The following article was originally published back in July of 2011 – it can be seen in its original form HERE. This is another examples of some of the best articles published over the past few years on ModernSurvivalOnline. – – Rourke
By Ken B
One of the basic needs for any survival situation is a means of cooking food.
The most abundant fuel available is wood. There are many ways to
Continue reading Building and Operating a Makeshift Wood Oven
Most of us take more time to plan our vacation than to plan for the survival of our family or friends during an emergency. We wait too long or for Black Friday or Cyber Monday hoping to get the best deal. This year we are presenting……
Camping Survival Weekend!
Starting today – Friday November 21st
You now have the chance to get ahead
Continue reading CampingSurvival.com announces special sale…..
I never thought I would see gas prices this low – $2.45/gallon here in South Carolina. Enjoy it while it lasts.
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Ever tried to talk logic to a teenager? Don’t bother – they think on an emotional level. Ever walk in and ask a son or daughter to pick their room up and they FREAK OUT? Yup – there is your proof.
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Another PR –
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – November 20th, 2014
All I have to say is:
I just got word that MSO sponsor Sun Oven is having a special Christmas promotion. With the 25% Christmas discount and ModernSurvivalOnline reader $80 Off that is a total of 40% OFF!
SunOven.com specializes in sun ovens which use solar energy to bake, boil, and steam. These solar ovens are awesome for off-grid cooking, power outages, or for fun!. They can reach temperatures upwards of 360-400 degrees. No electricity, no charcoal, no propane. The
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I managed a 275 pound squat. This is pretty good for me and I think a PR(personal record). I felt like I could go heavier but didn’t want to push it. Actually – proud of myself considering a couple years ago was told I would never workout again due to back pain.
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So – Charles Manson is getting married to a 26 year old women while in prison. Luckily –
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – November 19th, 2014
Stay tuned!! Coming soon is a full week of rifles, pistols, carbines – everything and anything related to firearms for 7 days straight right here on ModernSurvivalOnline.
If you are a gun nut like me or have a passing interest in firearms I am sure there will be something for you. Firearm reviews, commentaries, philosophy, accessories, shooting, defensive training – a variety of topics will be covered(maybe some just for fun).
Hey – if
Continue reading “Firearms Week” coming to ModernSurvivalOnline.com
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
Continue reading Video of the Week: Zip Ties- 19 Uses & 5 Tricks for Survival
Why does it bother me that a Muslim IMAM was allowed to praise Allah on the floor of the House of Representatives on November 13th? You probably know why.
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I am needing an upper for my New Pioneer AR lower. Would like to buy complete as saving time has value. Looking to finish this budget build.
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Had a situation where my wife was leaving the
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – November 18th, 2014