It wasn’t until Thursday night when I realized my “From the Desk of…..” never went live for Thursday. Sorry about that.
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America has changed a lot in the past couple decades. Many believe not for the better. Yesterday I saw that it is predicted that over the next 8 years the immigrant population(combination of legal and illegal) will hit 51 million people and account for more than 80% of the
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – April 24th, 2015
Rourke: This article can be seen here in its original format.
In a disaster or any other situation that leaves us off the grid, we will expose ourselves to insect stings and poison ivy, as well as strange food items that we aren’t accustomed to. Allergic reactions may ensue in susceptible individuals. When we develop an allergic reaction, it might be mild or it might be severe. If severe enough, we refer to it as
Continue reading Anaphylactic Shock In Austere Settings
This review was originally published HERE.
I am in the process of putting together a new bug out/get home kit. The revision of my kit comes from my recent bout with severe lower back pain. Although my back is better I have put some thought into changing things to reduce weight. When my back was really bothering me the pain was agonizing and my mind wandered into
Continue reading Equipment Review: Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock
The Panhandle Rancher let me know about this. I can’t believe this crap. John Deere has stated that EVERYONE that has bought one of their tractors does NOT own the tractor. Nope – they paid the money but they do not own the machine. Rather – they purchased a lifetime LEASE to use the tractor. Holy ridiculous Batman!
Check this out:
In a particularly spectacular display of corporate delusion, John Deere—the world’s largest
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – April 22nd, 2015
For someone raised far from the ocean, I have always loved the water. Perhaps it was the lack thereof… As a youth, I even managed to co-opt a planetarium operator to help me learn celestial navigation and of course I just had to have a Cassens and Plath sextant. I remember my first look at the USS Forrestal and thinking the anchor chain links was as big as my automobile. I have
Continue reading Panhandle Rancher speaks……Marine Accessories for the Prepper
As our current Administration continues to celebrate in their efforts to make “deals” with Iran – Iran relishes in calling for the death and destruction of America in addition to Israel.
It remains frustrating to see the general “sheeple” citizen with their head in the sand on matters that affect the welfare of this country.
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I do not like clowns. Never have. Never will.
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – April 21st, 2015
There are things that every kid should learn as they grow up. Some of these things are simple matters of convenience. Others may just save a few dollars. More importantly – some may just save the kids life.
As a parent – or maybe a grandparent – it is your responsibility to make sure that kids are prepared for life. With that in mind here are 18 things that each kid should be taught:
Continue reading 18 things every child should be taught
Every week I throw out a few recommendations on things such as movies, books, knives, flashlights – all kinds of stuff. Some of these are not related to preparedness whatsoever – rather, just stuff I like. Most are available on Amazon but not all. I have a particular fondness for movies as one of my favorite things to do is to sit back and watch a good one.
So – for this week……here is my
Continue reading Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations
The folks over at “Mike the Gardner” are offering ModernSurvivalOnline readers 25% off their Seeds of the Month Club.
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Continue reading REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount
Watching one of those cop shows yesterday there was a story of a guy riding down the street on a bike and he gets pulled over(don’t remember why). He was searched and they found $200 in 5’s and 1’s, and a Hi-Point 9mm pistol. He had no ID therefore no permit. Here is what I wanted to pass on about the show – the officer investigating checked the magazine and saw the hollow points. He
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – April 20th, 2015
I am pleased to announce that the Patriots is now live.
The Patriots is a membership program which was developed to provide an avenue for people who wished to support ModernSurvivalOnline. Members receive access to member-only articles, downloads, and discounts to many online vendors. Becoming a Patriot is an inexpensive way to help support what we are doing here.
I have worked hard over the past few weeks to get everything “launch-ready” and the
Continue reading The Patriots goes live…..
By Brad M
After getting home from a 12 hour work day, shoveled the snow off of your driveway and walks, and find that you are tired and hungry. You decide you want a plate of Nacho’s, so you make them for yourself. Just as you are walking to your couch to sit down and enjoy your Nacho’s while you watch the big game, your doorbell rings. You answer it and it is a
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Rourke: Here is the latest update from AlertsUSA. Concerning……
Late last week the Islamic State released a new propaganda video (GRAPHIC)entitled ‘We Will Burn America” within which threats of another 9/11 style attack are made, and which calls on supporters here in the U.S. homeland to carry out their own attacks.
“America thinks it’s safe because of the geographical location. Thus you see it invades the Muslim lands, and it thinks that the army
Continue reading Terror Threats Mounting ISIS Calls For Attacks in the U.S. and Europe
A fellow group member just became the owner of a Baofeng UV-5R. I told him that he should read this post and I figured many may not have seen it the first time around. It was published originally HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.
HAM radio is one of those mysterious phenomenon that most people ignore because they just don’t understand it. I totally identify with that as I was in that same boat for years. Reality smacked
Continue reading got Baofeng?
TechEyes.com is a new sponnsor here on ModernSurvivalOnline.com and they are offerring some very special EOTech pricing for MSO readers. This is a limited time, unadvertised offer.
Here are the specials:
L3 EOTech EXPS3-0 HWS Extreme Red Dot Sight, Night Vision Compatible – EXPS3-0 https://techeyes.com/index.php/l3-eotech-exps3-0-hws-extreme-red-dot-sight-night-vision-compatible-exps3-0.html?acc=c9f0f895fb98ab9159f51fd0297e236d 6 in stock Normal pricing: $629; Sale Price: $560 COUPON CODE: EOTECH3 EOTech EXPS3-2 Holographic Sight – EOEXPS3-2 https://techeyes.com/index.php/eotech-exps3-2-holographic-sight.html?acc=c9f0f895fb98ab9159f51fd0297e236d 1 in stock Normal Pricing: $629; Sale price:
Continue reading REMINDER: TechEyes.com – special limited time pricing for MSO readers
SCORE!!!!!Picked up a couple boxes of .22 Magnum Critical Defense ammo. $14.99 a box is not bad in today’s market.
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I grew up having some of the first movies I ever saw being JAWS, Rocky – and Star Wars. As a kid of the 70’s and early 80’s I was a Star Wars nut collecting every figure and vehicle I could find. I just watched the new Star Wars trailer
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – April 17th, 2015
Whether you’re living in an urban environment without the space to create an outdoor garden or if you want to grow seedlings from the inside of your home, you can bring your green thumb inside with these indoor gardening tips:
Unlike traditional outdoor garden plots, indoor gardens are much smaller. Use small containers — no more than three to four inches across — like yogurt cups, recycled cell-packs or pots from
Continue reading Indoor Gardening 101: 3 Basic Tips for Urban Gardeners
I continue to be impressed with the Kelly Kettle Trekker. Not the smallest emergency cook stove but it works great. Love the fact that you can cook and boil water at the same time. My youngest son cooked a hot dog on it and he said it was really fun. Somehow that hot dog tasted better cooking it outside in the Kelly Kettle.
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More instances of Russian aggression in the
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – April 16th, 2015
This post was previously published HERE on MSO.
I love flashlights and have since I was a kid. With today’s technologies flashlights are brighter, lighter, and cheaper than ever before. LED technology has taken flashlight brightness to a level never seen before. I have flashlights I have paid over $60 for and I have some I have paid as little as $1.00. When it comes to preparedness supplies the flashlight is probably one of the
Continue reading Flashlight Review & Test: UltraFire versus TrustFire
HEADLINE: ISIS Camp a Few Miles from Texas, Mexican Authorities Confirm
ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector.
The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – April 15th, 2015
Amazing the things that we all have laying around that have some really great uses and do not even know it. Take crayons for instance. I had read somewhere that they were good for starting fires. I was at Wally World picking up a few things and I told my wife I needed to go get something.
“What do you need to get?,” she asked.
“Crayons.”, I said.
Firestarters by Crayola
Thinking about adding radar surveillance to my mountain top retreat. Anyone know anything about using marine radars for land application? I am considering a Si-Tex radar, see:
Low end marine radar is now affordable! My goal with such would be to have an alarm sound when vehicles enter search area and even to plot their location relative to
Continue reading Question: Marine radar for land based surveillance?
Amazon is running a special right now on select magazine subscriptions for only $5 for an entire year. This includes a couple that I like including Field & Stream and Men’s Journal. and Check ’em out HERE.
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With some of the recent activity revolving around EMP I am stepping up my preps. High on the priority is refrigeration.
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Check out this video on North Korea’s
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – April 14th, 2015
The ability to fire a handgun accurately is crucial to survival, not only yours, but that of innocent bystanders. Since many individuals opt to carry handguns for the purposes of self-defense, accuracy is also important in achieving that end. You may want to use lethal force in certain circumstances, but it isn’t always called for. In those situations, taking any life should not be an accident. While you want to protect yourself, disarming
Continue reading 3 Easy Tips to Improve Your Handgun Accuracy