Rourke will be back......

days
0
4
hours
0
9
minutes
2
0
seconds
2
9
All Content on This Web Site Copyright 2010-2015

John Rourke - ModernSurvivalOnline.com

Join the ModernSurvivalOnline Insider's Email List 

We respect your email privacy

Ammo Fund

all donations appreciated
support MSO
Thomas Jefferson
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

- Thomas Jefferson

membership-200PX

My Twitter Feed……

national debt

Site Archives

Vote for MSO!!

The Next Large-Scale Crisis to Hit the US & World…

water-faucet

 

The water crisis in California continues to get worse and worse. Water is likely the most critical and often overlooked prep. The following was originally published HERE over at the Wolf-Fire Firearms Instruction blog.

* * * * * * * * *

by Dave Wolf

As you read the news reports from all over the globe, it’s easy to see the bad news pouring in. There are reports of

Continue reading The Next Large-Scale Crisis to Hit the US & World…

From the Desk of John Rourke – May 29th, 2015

desk-11

 

Happy Birthday Mom. You are missed so much.

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

There was quite a response on the guest post yesterday A Basic Bug-In Plan. Both D. and author Jonathan Hollerman chimed in opposition to the article. Others were very supportive. Figured I would provide my own take.

I think preppers prepare for one reason – to live. It’s really that simple. They want to live. They want their family and maybe

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – May 29th, 2015

Letter Re: Homemade MRE

small three

Rourke: In case you missed it reader Karen left some great info ina comment related to my recent post “Homemade MRE“: Thanks Karen!!

I’ve come up with a list of quick protein meals, with the caveat that these are not good for long-term storage, but they will save you in a pinch. I’d really like to get a list of those items which contain more calories, and are more healthy than than the items on

Continue reading Letter Re: Homemade MRE

REMINDER: Seeds of the Month Club special discount

 

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

From the Desk of John Rourke – May 28th, 2015

desk-36

I have found Facebook as a very useful tool for finding great deals on used stuff. I belong to several area groups targeting general merchandise or firearms. Keeping an eye on deals will bring up a great bargain once in a while. Don’t use Facebook? No problem. That is a choice everyone makes for themselves.

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

Appreciate the responses to my question about Rock Island 1911’s. I am not a huge

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – May 28th, 2015

A Basic Bug-In Plan

Disaster-Preparedness

Rourke: This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

by Jon in Colorado Springs

All you ever read about is bugging out, and bugging-out if the ‘’Stuff Hits The Fan’’ or ‘’It’s The End Of The World As We Know It. Whether your plan is to bug-out to your second home in the country, your cousin’s farm that you visited once when you were eleven, or some random spot in a

Continue reading A Basic Bug-In Plan

Video of the Week: Taurus PT-111 G2 9mm pistol review – BUDGET!

social-inside-youtube-icon

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.

I have heard from many people over the last couple years that Taurus is crap. Most of these reports are based on what people have “heard” or

Continue reading Video of the Week: Taurus PT-111 G2 9mm pistol review – BUDGET!

From the Desk of John Rourke – May 27th, 2015

bigcatdesk

Not sure if was just me or maybe where I hang out and the people I am with but this past Memorial Day seemed more celebrated than past ones. I saw more American flags and colors than usual. Either way – it was good.

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

Anyone have experience with Rock Island Armory 1911’s?

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

Via Breitbart.com – “Republican Party 2016 primary frontrunner Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – May 27th, 2015

Flashlight Review: The Sunwayman C22C

IMG_20150421_201838

I am a flashlight junkie. With the continued improvements in LED technology and power efficiencies lights are getting more powerful and and lasting longer. This bodes well for those of us who prepare for power failures and grid down events.

I received an offer to review the Sunwayman C22C from GearBest.com. It was provided to me free of charge to perform test and evaluation. When I review a piece of equipment I review it honestly

Continue reading Flashlight Review: The Sunwayman C22C

Rugged Vehicles to Help You Survive an Emergency

shutterstock_118597750

 

By Cherie

The apocalypse may be far, but previews of it are happening all over the world right now. Both Japan and Nepal saw major earthquakes this year, California is facing its worst drought in more than a century and the world overcame an Ebola epidemic just last year. Combine that with political uncertainty in the United States and the need to prepare is more dire now than ever before.

So how can you

Continue reading Rugged Vehicles to Help You Survive an Emergency

From the Desk of John Rourke – May 26th, 2015

Desk-1

Risk Assessment – something apparently I need to improve on.

A tree limb fell and pierced the roof of my shed. I decided to climb up on the shed, remove the large limb, and place a tarp over the area to protect it during rain storms. The ladder I own I found was just a bit short. Did that stop me? Hell no I am a man and I must conquer!! I climbed the ladder,

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – May 26th, 2015

Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

recommendations

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

Creating a raised bed garden

gardening

Rourke: This post originally appeared HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

I recently made a second raised bed garden to add to my fruit and vegetable growing capabilities. Living in a typical suburban neighborhood my space is limited. In this particular case I built this raised bed for blueberry and blackberry plants.

Blueberries ready for planting.

I purchased some blueberry plants at SAM’s – hoping they survive the project.

All side

Continue reading Creating a raised bed garden

Memorial Day…..

Flag-with-eagle

Thank you to all that have served and sacrificed for me, my family, and my country. 

 

 

Video of the Week: EMP Trash Can Faraday Cage Testing in Lab

EMP28

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.

Capt. Michaels recently suggested this YouTube regarding EMP protection. Good stuff as it suggests an inexpensive but apparently effective method for protection. Here is the thing though

Continue reading Video of the Week: EMP Trash Can Faraday Cage Testing in Lab

From the Desk of John Rourke – May 22nd, 2015

desk-33

I have enjoyed Expendables 1 and 2. Action packed movies full of action stars from over the years. Expendables 3? Not the greatest.

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

Been slow responding to comments this week. Will catch up this weekend. Appreciate those leaving comments sharing thoughts and getting involved. You rock!!

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

I did not put together a “Steals and Deals” post this week however I do want to mention something.

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – May 22nd, 2015

Homemade MRE?

mre

First off – let me say that what I am about to describe does not replace a military-type MRE. Military MRE’s are superior to “home made” MRE’s in many ways.

For those on a budget – there is an alternative to military MRE’s – and they are sitting on your local grocery store shelf. They are called Hormel Compleats Meals.

Hormel Compleats are a tub-packed fully cooked food item. They can be eaten directly from

Continue reading Homemade MRE?

From the Desk of John Rourke – May 21st, 2015

desk-32

“There comes a time in the history of nations when fear and complacency allow power to accumulate and liberty and privacy to suffer……That time is now, and I will not let the Patriot Act, the most unpatriotic of acts, go unchallenged.”

– – – Rand Paul – May 20th, 2015 Filibuster on House Floor

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

I have mentioned numerous times about the rising tensions between the United States

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – May 21st, 2015

Budgeting for Supplies – The 60% Solution

emergencypreparedness_op_463x600

Rourke: This post originally appeared HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

By Bernie Carr http://apartmentprepper.com/

One of the issues to consider when preparing for a disaster is where to focus your spending:

Do you focus most of your money on buying supplies to prepare your house or apartment (Shelter in place)?

OR

Do you spend money on gear so you can leave your area when disaster hits (Bugging Out)?

We’ve struggled with this question ourselves. Naturally you

Continue reading Budgeting for Supplies – The 60% Solution

From the Desk of John Rourke – May 20th, 2015

desk2

Sorry for no “From the Desk of…” post yesterday. Just ran out of time especially with the troubles from Sunday with the website.

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

Appreciate all the positive comments on my “What I like about President Obama” post. I put a lot of effort into it and glad so many enjoyed it.

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

I schooled my 16 year old, 6 foot son in basketball Monday. My

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – May 20th, 2015

Review: Streamlight 66118 Stylus Pro Black LED Pen Flashlight

penlight

 

 

Flashlights are a critical item in prepping supplies. Every member of your family should have AT LEAST one flashlight with extra batteries. Over the past few years I have seen a huge performance increase and cost decrease in flashlights using LED technology.

Steamlight is a major brand name in flashlights. Known for their high quality and high performing lights – they are also known for not making the least expensive lights to

Continue reading Review: Streamlight 66118 Stylus Pro Black LED Pen Flashlight

Using Antibiotics Wisely

shutterstock_80114341-300x200

Rourke: This post was originally published HERE over at DoomandBloom.net.

 

Antibiotics are essential tools for success in long-term survival, but the government, the food industry, and some physicians and patients are fostering widespread resistance to many of the standard drugs. More than 2 million diagnosed cases of antibiotic resistance were reported in the United States in 2013, leading to 23,000 deaths and costing 30 billion dollars.

 

 

As a physician, I was often

Continue reading Using Antibiotics Wisely

Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

recommendations

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

From the Desk of John Rourke – May 18th, 2015

desk

The site was down most of the weekend. Cause was the periodic “ping attack”. Unfortunately it took Hostgator quite a while to get the attacker blocked. Usually customer service and tech support is fantastic. I wouldn’t change hosting companies for anything as they have done great over the years.

Due to the severe downtime I am WAY behind writing and scheduling things for the week. Please keep that in mind.

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – May 18th, 2015