FYI: In case you haven’t noticed when you are looking at the comments there is a link where you can click “reply” and respond directly to one of the individual comments – not just the post itself. This should help carry on a discussion.
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Man – this has been one stressful week. So looking forward to the weekend. Yes!!!
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So……McCarthy is out. This was unexpected
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – October 9th, 2015
FREE AMMO: Now this is pretty cool. Brandon from AmmoToGo.com sent the following:
AmmoToGo.com is committed to growing the shooting community and introducing as many folks as possible to the joy of shooting. So, we partnered with our friends at Magtech on the Ammo Ambassador program.
We’re giving away 100,000 rounds – that’s 2,000 boxes of 9mm ammo just for bringing a new shooter to the range! So, be sure to
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – October 7th, 2015
The situation in South Carolina is horrible. My immediate area received far less rain than further south. Columbia is 1 hour from me and has been devastated. Roads are washed out. Homes are underwater. The University of SOuth Carolina is on lockdown and limiting students to 3 bottles of water per day. Gee – preparedness is really nuts, huh?
Brings back memories of my time at college when Hurricane Hugo hit.
A couple who lives
Continue reading From the Boat of John Rourke – October 6th, 2015
Hope everyone had a safe and happy weekend. The East Coast was hit with a massive amount of rain. Charleston, SC had areas waist deep in water. Luckily my area was spared for the most part.
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The situation in Oregon was tragic. To make it even worse are politicians taking advantage of it to push an agenda. It is shameful but not surprising. The bodies of the victims were still
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – October 5th, 2015
A Dry Run. I am looking at getting several of my fellow group members together for a “bug out excursion”. The idea would be to head to a predetermined location and set up camp. We would treat the event as if it was the real deal and for whatever reason we had to evacuate our normal living quarters. Part of this dry run would be to delegate responsibilities such as water gathering/filtration, perimeter security/guard watch,
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – October 2nd, 2015
Russia is now conducting military operations in Syria and reportedly is bombing locations where ISIS is not located. I don’t know whether to trust the MSM for the truth about the locales of the bombing raids but I am concerned. Tensions seem to be set to escalate quickly between Russia and the US. Russia has warned the US to not fly in Syrian airspace. Russia supports the Assad government while the US supports the
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – October 1st, 2015
All the pieces of the “declining of the United States” continue to fall into place. A Minnesota court just made a ruling calling BB guns firearms. Ridiculous.
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Recently saw a magazine with a featured article on modern hollow handled knives. These newer designs are extremely strong, expensive, but do not possess the same weakness the older models have. The idea of the hollow handle was popularized by Rambo in the
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke…..September 30th, 2015
Hope everyone has had a great start to their week. So much crap going on in the world it is easy to walk right by and not see the leaves changing or feel the beginning of the Fall “crisp” in the air. So looking forward to this Fall and coming winter.
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Getting new tires for my Jeep Wrangler. Just ordered 4 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs. Recent wet weather has shown me
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 29th, 2015
FYI – over the weekend I made some changes to the inner workings of the site. It should be working smoother and faster. Any observations would appreciate it if you would let me know.
Special thanks to ThunderBearer for the recommendations.
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The Pope visiting the United States has created a lot of chatter on social media. I am disappointed that much of what I see has been negative and
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 28th, 2015
I have been working on some of the internal workings of this website trying to figure out why multiple people have expressed issues with the comment system. I just changed the software that handles the comments but not sure of that will do anything. In my own testing sometimes when a comment is left it takes longer than it should to show up – but it does show up.
With the many suggestions given on
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 25th, 2015
JohnP sent in a link to a news story where a school board in New Jersey had to rule on changing the school holiday schedule based on the petitioning of the local Muslim community.
Here are a few excerpts and the entire article can be read HERE:
A school-board meeting in New Jersey descended into chaos when a room full of angry Muslim parents were denied a last-minute request by its members.
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 23rd, 2015
The mainstream media is having a field day with what Ben Carson recently said about not supporting a Muslim to run for President. I would have to say at least 90% of America would agree with him. I would not vote for a Muslim either. Does that make me prejudice? Call it what you wish. Although many Muslims are loyal to non-Muslim governments that is NOT what the Quran teaches.
The ridiculous thing is this
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 22nd, 2015
Hope everyone had a great weekend. I visited my brother in Georgia and as always enjoys my time in the country. I was able to get a good amount of trigger time in, ate some fantastic steak, visited a local “mom and pop” gun shop – and replaced the water pump on my Jeep upon arrival.
Upon getting out of my Jeep Friday night I smelt antifreeze immediately. I was hopeful it was a pinhole
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 21st, 2015
Alright guys and gals the weekend is almost upon us. Let’s make it a great one. Make sure you go do something you enjoy. Shooting? Planting some Fall mums? Mylar packing some rice? Maybe go check out a movie or go for a hike out in the woods.
What’s your plans?
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Pretty Cool!!! ModernSurvivalOnline has been featured as one of the “Top 3” Survival Blogs in an article over at
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 18th, 2015
Russian hackers penetrated U.S. industrial control networks that run critical infrastructures like the electrical grid, according to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
Clapper, in little-noticed testimony before Congress last week, also disclosed that Moscow has formed a cyber military command and a special hacker unit as part of preparations for future cyber warfare.
In addition to Russia, the intelligence chief singled out China, Iran, and North Korea as the primary nation states capable of
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 17th, 2015
Appreciate all the recent comments and discussions that have been happening in response to posts. Very insightful. I typically respond to comments every couple days.
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Well – Jade Helm has come and gone and martial law was not declared and the government didn’t take over Texas. All those out there that swore up and down this was IT and “get ready folks because it is getting ready to hit the
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 16th, 2015
Are you a Patriot?
I believe I am. I firmly believe I am. But what is Patriot? I guess there are different perspectives. I don’t have a single definition to express my feelings and thoughts on being a Patriot. Love of country? Yes. That is certainly part of it.
Here is something I wrote up on Instagram. I think it pretty much sums it up although more could certainly be added…….
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 15th, 2015
This year is flying by. Well over halfway through with Fall on the way. Deer hunting season starts tomorrow here in South Carolina – archery. I am not proficient enough with my bow to participate. Forearm season starts next month and hope to go several times in a few places in the state.
Got any hunters out there with plans this season?
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I cannot imagine how Boehner could win
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 14th, 2015
I recently read a post on Facebook that a frustrated and concerned women wrote. It was posted in a Preparedness group that I am a member.
Here it is:
I don’t recognize my country anymore!! I love the USA, but I am ashamed of it!! Just watch the news for an hour, for that matter – even just for a few minutes, do we actually believe that Shinolah has not already hit the
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 9th, 2015
Hope everyone had a great weekend. If you were lucky enough to have a 3-day weekend due to the Holiday….even better. Mine was very good as I did much of nothing. Just relaxed and worked to destress as much as possible.
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Over the weekend I started watching The Walking Dead from the very beginning. I was able to get through Season 2 and will continue the rest during the week.
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 8th, 2015
It is not uncommon for preppers of any age to be ridiculed, made fun of and sometimes called “crazy” for feeling the need to be prepared. Preparedness is something that when looked at logically is just common sense. Unfortunate things happen to millions of people every single year and those that are better prepared will be able to handle many of these events better than those that are not.
That’s not crazy.
There are many
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 4th, 2015
The world is a dangerous place. It seems like turmoil and evil is spreading daily. You’re probably saying – “Tell me something I don’t know.”
Pentagon officials announced Wednesday that there are 5 Chinese Navy ships in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska. With the Chinese expanding their Naval operations and flexing their military might recently this is unsettling.
As President Obama renames mountains in Alaska the situation in Syria – where he
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 3rd, 2015
Ken W. was the winner of the Sunwayman C22C flashlight giveaway. Appreciate everyone who entered. Stay tuned a new giveaway will be scheduled soon.
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Move!!!! I have a few people I know that complain about their weight. Frustrating is they talk to me about how they need to drop 20, 30, or 100 pounds – and then head to McDonald’s for lunch. I get it – losing weight is not
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 2nd, 2015
Every so often I throw up some pics from my Instagram account. I enjoy Instagram due to its simplicity. Simply – people post pictures of “whatever” and you follow people that post things you may be interested in. About once a day I log in and scan through all the pictures that people post. Guns, camping, sports, shooting, hunting, nature – all kinds of stuff.
You can see my full Instagram
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 1st, 2015