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Reading when TSHTF

October 31, 2013 Rourke 14

The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest.   Reading when TSHTF With the advent of e-readers in recent years, the landscape of reading and of books has changed dramatically. […]

I am not Surprised…

October 29, 2013 Rourke 8

The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest. It was written in response to my request for more guest posts for the current ongoing contest as I have not received very […]

Review: Aegis Hybrid Holster

October 28, 2013 Rourke 4

As someone that carries concealed on a regular basis this past summer was challenging. Currently my carry sidearm is a Smith & Wesson M&P9 full sized 9mm. My regular Fobus holster does not do well […]

Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest

October 27, 2013 Rourke 1

Warm up those keyboards folks! The next ModernSurvivalOnline Guest Post Contest starts October 7th and will last through the end of November. Have a guest post you want to enter? Send in to emergencycd(at)gmail.com. Some […]

Survival fiction…..what do you like?

October 26, 2013 Rourke 25

There is a lot of survival fiction out there. Many works are available in paperback while some others only on the Kindle. Quality ranges from those with a few spelling/grammatical errors (my book A Survival […]

How to Tie a Two Half Hitch Knot

October 25, 2013 Rourke 3

I have continued my quest to learn how to tie a variety of knots. Last week I covered the Bowline knot which looks to be a very useful one to know. This week I have been […]

My emergency fund disappeared

October 21, 2013 Rourke 12

Beyond just common sense, I have had the need for an Emergency Fund pounded into my head over the past several years by Ryan over at TSLR. Although I had not built my Emergency Fund […]

Random thoughts…….

October 20, 2013 Rourke 4

Thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers regarding one of my martial arts instructors getting killed. Details are still coming in but it is really a shame. She was always extremely nice – always willing […]

Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest

October 20, 2013 Rourke 0

Warm up those keyboards folks! The next ModernSurvivalOnline Guest Post Contest starts October 7th and will last through the end of November. Have a guest post you want to enter? Send in to emergencycd(at)gmail.com. Some […]

You just never know…..

October 19, 2013 Rourke 22

As I type this Friday night I just got word that it is likely one of my martial arts instructors was the victim of a double murder. Two people were found dead at the residence […]

Keep a cool head

October 18, 2013 Rourke 4

“Pressure” and “stress” has been on my mind lately. I have witnessed over the past two weeks people just come apart at the seams over what I consider nothing. People get wrapped up in their […]

Tying a Bowline knot

October 16, 2013 Rourke 10

One skill I have never had has been tying different types of knots. Over the years I have wasted a lot of rope using the wrong knot in different applications. Recently I have been working […]

A call for Guest Posts…..

October 11, 2013 Rourke 5

The latest round of the ModernSurvivalOnline Preparedness Guest Post has started – and so far I have not received hardly any guest posts. Usually by this time my Inbox is stuffed with potential winners. It […]

My favorite “survival” food

October 8, 2013 Rourke 11

My food storage program consists of grocery store foods, freeze dried, dehydrated, and bulk stores such as rice, wheat, and beans. I have been thinking that I really need to inventory everything and come up […]