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Knives & Tools Cold Steel GI Tanto Gerber Suspension Multi-Pliers with Sheath Mora Companion Outdoor Knife   Movies/TV/Documentaries  Contagion DVD Outbreak DVD SURVIVORS TV Series Season 1 & 2 DVD   Online Videos Getting Started in HAM Radio How to Grow Potatoes – Wranglestar How to Laser Bore Sight a Rifle

Cops getting set up or infringing on our rights?

I watched a video on YouTube which is another “police infringing on out rights” piece. I am posting it below. The issue I have with many of these video’s is the cops are set up and the person filming is basically begging for trouble. Don’t get me wrong – police should NOT infringe on our … Read more

I Miss America…….

A few years before his death, I asked my father if he ever regretted leaving England after WWII and emigrating to the United States of America.  He told me that even with the troubles here (9-11, poor economic outlook, big and growing Federal Government) that he would never go back.  When I ask him why, … Read more

Men… this.

The following post IS directly related to preparedness – preparedness for your soul, your life, and your happiness. I originally posted it back in September of 2013 however I felt the need to put it out there again. Being aware of the changes that have happened in my life have also made me be able … Read more

A few random thoughts…..

First off…..Happy Friday everyone. It’s been a tough week for me and I am looking forward to the weekend. ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ I see that Australia foiled an ISIS plot to hold public beheadings in two cities. Amazing that I continue to see people state that it’s an overreaction to suggest that the threat could be here … Read more

Have You Thought Of?

  by “The Coach” (Contributing Editor)   How well have you thought out what to bring/pack with your gear should you have to evacuate or bug out of your residence in an emergency or imminent major disaster? Sure you have a well thought out Bug Out bag or similar named bag that you can grab and … Read more

5 things on my mind…..

1. HAM radio can be very aggravating to those who are unfamiliar. Working on it. 2. I am going to the North Carolina mountains to a men’s retreat with my church. This will be my third time attending and this time I have volunteered to be a “Platoon Leader”. I can’t wait. I have no … Read more

Product Evaluation: Powdered Gatorade

  By “The Coach” (Contributing Editor)               Recently I took my grandsons on a weeklong camping trip. We were going to be camping in a tent, in central Mississippi during the month of June. The weather forecast said that the temperature would be in the mid 90 degree range with 70 to 90 percent humidity … Read more


As so many go out about their business today considering such important life factors such as what flavor coffee they should buy – remember. Remember the events of September 11th, 2001 and the days and weeks after. Consider the families – the husbands, wives, sons and daughters that were lost.  There are those out there wishing to … Read more

Picture of the Week: Whitetail Deer

Images of whitetail deer always remind me of the Fall and coming Winter. Nature is a beautiful thing and I feel no better than when I am surrounded by it. I am long overdue for a visit. I really hope to get some time in the woods with my rifle this hunting season. Rourke

Wound Infections

The following post comes courtesy of It can be sen in its original format HERE. – Rourke   As a physician, I have on occasion dealt with infected wounds, sometimes from injury and also after surgical procedures. In a survival setting, most wounds will be contaminated with debris, dirt, and bacteria.  Therefore, anyone who will be … Read more

“Who” is ModernSurvivalOnline?

ModernSurvivalOnline is owned and run by John Rourke. He pays the bills, edits, publishes – and everything else involving the upkeep and maintenance of this website. In addition to Rourke – several Contributing Editors provide great information whenever they find the time in their busy lives. So….this is who ModernSurvivalOnline is: My name is Rourke and … Read more

Re: Are people digging in?

  Rourke,   Digging in? Some of us never really dug out. I, like you Rourke, am a child of the Cold War. The Russian Bear and global communism were rampant. Terrorism was everywhere.    Let’s take at step back to the early 80’s shall we?   Increasing tensions between Ukraine and Russia and Russia … Read more

Are people digging in?

I am hearing from a growing number of people so concerned with current world events they are stepping up their preps and getting ready to “dig in”. These people are not quitting their jobs or bugging out however they are taking significant actions to put back more food, medical supplies, firearms – and those items … Read more

Why should I get Dog Tags?

By “The Coach” (Contributing Editor)   The earliest mention that I can find about dog tags is of the soldiers in the U. S. Civil War placing their personal identifying information on pieces of paper or writing their names inside of their uniforms. This way if they were killed in action, someone would know who … Read more

September is National Preparedness Month

Ever since I was a kid this time of the year always put me in “prep” mode. A few days of cooler weather hints that Fall and Winter are approaching – and hunting season. Being from the northeast the winter provided snow storms and power outages. I remember one particularly large winter storm – possibly 1977. … Read more