Surviving in the Open Water

Finding oneself stranded in open water is a terrifying scenario and among the most challenging to survive. How do you navigate when distances are vast and landmarks are few? How do you withstand the tests of scarce resources and a finite timeline when you can’t walk more than a few steps in every direction? These … Read more

Memorial Day…….remember

I never served in the military and it is one of my true regrets in life. Pictures like the one below awakens the emotions in me about this day. We live in a great country and experience a level of freedom that most on this planet will never see. This freedom is protected by the … Read more

Garden looking good so far…..

The garden is looking good so far this season. In previous years I tended to overpack my gardening space with plants. I guess my thoughts behind this was to try to get the maximum harvest possible as if it was a survival situation. I did use a decent amount of fertilizer (Miracle Grow) so the … Read more


****This post originally appeared over at It can be seen in its original form HERE.   BY GREG RENTCHLER, Editor at Large I’ve been spending a lot of time at my BOL  thinking about a one-gun solution for defending the family in time of SHTF. After much discussion with my survival family and … Read more

Free Shipping for ModernSurvivalOnline readers…..

 Ready Reserve Foods is running a sale on many of their survival & preparedness products AND offering FREE SHIPPING to all ModernSurvivalOnline readers. Ready Reserve Foods is a leading supplier of emergency preparedness products and a sponsor of this website. Their current sale has featured items such as food storage products, ammunition, Potassium Iodate tablets, … Read more

Re: Cheap Survival Gardening

Back on April 29th an article titled “Cheap Survival Gardening” was published. Several follow up comments were left including a request for pictures of the garden. Well – author “JP” has obliged and sent some pictures in. To see the original article click HERE. Thanks JP!!    

Pull them suckers from the crotch….

If you thought the title had anything to do with anything other than pruning tomatoes then your mind must be in the gutter. 😉 Removing “suckers from the crotch” is a pruning technique for tomato plants that can help grow more fruit and less plant. First off – What is a “sucker“? A sucker is … Read more

MAT-Mods: Enhancements for the Dakota Alert MURS Alert Transmitter

  Unless you’re new to survivaldom then you already know about the “Dakota Alert” MURS products and their uses for home and retreat security, both before and after the SHTF.   This article focuses specifically on one of the Dakota Alert products, the “MURS Alert Transmitter”, and how it can be modified to expand its functionality … Read more


  Let me preface myself with this, in case the word “Catholic” leads you to disconnect without a fair read- Blessed Bishop Fulton Sheen, a godly Catholic man who had a weekly tv program in the 60’s and 70’s, who was respected, watched and enjoyed by people of all faiths, once remarked: “There are not 100 … Read more

‘Tis the season……to Garden!!

So far the my gardens are looking good. My main, largest garden has vegetables such as Crookneck Summer Squash, Pickling Cucumbers, Zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, onions, watermelon, cantaloupe, and more. I planted everything using seeds and transplants and also staggered planting times over the past 5 weeks. By using transplants and seeds AND spreading out the … Read more

…..On keeping chickens

  Raising poultry is new to me. I remembered many older skills from my parents day and refined what I recalled from them. Keeping chickens was not one of those things. The only reason I write this is to show how incredibly easy it is. With a minimum of research you can be having farm … Read more

Advice on preparedness……

                  With the Florida hurricane season a mere few months away, dutiful Floridians such as myself, like to take this time to inventory their disaster kits.  After all, it pays to be prepared, right?  The Tampa Bay area, my homestead, has been rather lucky the past decade in … Read more

Review: Lee Hand Loader

  I have used all types of reloading equipment on up to the Dillon progressives with all of the bells and whistles. I have a Dillon 550 with a dozen drop in heads, a couple Lyman presses, a Lee Load All and MEC for 12 gauge, brass tumbler, dozens of dies and bullet casting factory … Read more


Alright, as a Survivalist you probably don’t need me to tell you that your health is paramount to your mission. There are more than 45 million smokers in the United States today and I’m going to try to help you become one less statistic…. Kicking the habit can seem like an impossible task, almost like … Read more

Guide to drone designs…..

  Special thanks to Kenny over at Knuckledraggin My Life Away for publishing this and for sharing it. The use of drone technology within the borders of the United States is becoming more and more concerning. In my own opinion the there is a serious privacy issue being raised in addition to the disconnect between the … Read more

Who am I?

  Please allow me to introduce myself, My father was born as a subject to the King of England.  He survived the Battle of Britain and watched daily as bombers flew over his home on their way to drop bombs.  Early in the war by the Nazi’s bombing London and then later, when the Allies … Read more