To our Military, Police, and Firemen

  I just want to say a very sincere “THANK YOU” to our military forces, our police, and our fireman for all that they do. I am but a lowly Production Manager in small manufacturing company. I so respect and look up to these great men/women who risk their lives and go to work everyday to keep … Read more

Panhandle Rancher on……Active Shooters, Civil Unrest … and Despair?

  Recent homicide by shooting has once again caused a great sadness to come unto our society. Sadness unlike anything our father’s generation would expect or tolerate. That generation was predominately Judeo-Christian with well-defined values including a belief in sanctity of life. We are now at war most serious whether we believe or even understand … Read more

Your job – getting one & keeping it

I am a production manager at a manufacturing facility for my regular job. As the main person who does the hiring/firing at my plant – I have come across pretty much everything you can think of when it comes to employment issues. With the unemployment problems this country has – for some “survival” today means getting … Read more

Save the M855!

The BATF is getting ready to make a decision regarding the banning of the common military round the M855. The M855 is being targeted due to it’s steel tip and a reputation for being “armor piercing”. Here is the reality if the round is banned: First – if the M855 is banned plenty of .223 and … Read more

Question re: M855 Green Tip Ammunition

    To all, As you should know by now, the B.A.T.F. is in the process of outlawing the green tipped, metal core, 5.56mm round of ammo for civilian purchase. Today, I attended a Gun Show here is southeast Louisiana. To my surprise, I found only one dealer that had the green tipped 5.56mm rounds … Read more

The Panhandle Rancher speaks…..THE PATRIOT ACT

On February 27, 1933 and six days before the upcoming parliamentary election, fire broke out in the Reichstag chambers. Hitler blamed this fire on the Communist Party and called for special legislation to combat the invidious threat to German freedom represented by those Marxists.   Reichstag Fire Decree: “ORDER OF THE REICH PRESIDENT FOR THE … Read more

The Panhandle Rancher speaks……Ferguson

The furor at Ferguson, Missouri can be said to arise in part from the Fifth Amendment to our Constitution. This Amendment stipulates that trials for felony violation can commence only after indictment by grand jury. This amendment also protects the accused against double jeopardy (being tried twice for the same crime) and protects the accused … Read more

Rourke and The Panhandle Rancher speaks….

  Things to ponder from the pen of General Petraeus: “1-53. Weapons are especially important. In some parts of the world, lack of access to weapons may forestall insurgencies. Unfortunately, there is widespread availability of weapons in many areas, with especially large surpluses in the most violent regions of the world. … Insurgents can obtain … Read more

Ebola: The Year of Living Dangerously

By Joe Alton, M.D – Contributing Editor, ModernSurvivalOnline When I first wrote about Ebola early this year, I was hoping that it wouldn’t be a news item 6 months later. In my March 2014 article, I mentioned my concern about 86 cases  and 59 deaths reported in the country of Guinea. The article you’re … Read more

OPSEC and you.

By BePrepared So by now Captain America: The Winter Soldier is out and hopefully you have watched it. It is not only great escapism for a couple of hours it has at it’s core a very significant message. How much protection is too much protection and more importantly, who exactly is providing that protection? The … Read more

Lessons of Ferguson

  The recent news media have been covering the anarchy in Ferguson, MO due to a Police officer shooting and killing an eighteen year old male suspect named Michael Brown.  There have been numerous conflicting stories regarding the shooting, since I was not there to witness it myself, I will not attempt to pass judgment … Read more

Federal Judge Rules 2nd Amendment does not cover AR-15′s and AK-47′s

Read the full article HERE.  A US District Court Judge ruled that Maryland’s restrictive guns laws enacted last year do not violate the states citizens Second Amendment rights. In summary the Judge stated that “The Act substantially serves the government’s interest in protecting public safety, and it does so without significantly burdening what the Supreme Court … Read more

Prepper Survival 1962

The following article has some unfortunate relevance as tensions grow between the United State and Russia. Many believe that numerous events are signs we are in the midst of a new Cold War. Here is the article. This was originally published back in 2012. It can be seen in its original format HERE. * * * * * … Read more

What will it take? Part #2

By “The Coach”, Contributing Editor Part 1 can be seen HERE.   I am writing this article on Wednesday, 7/16/14. I am writing this article because NO main stream news service is covering ANY of these stories. These news articles are evidence that we continue to lose our constitutional rights and the main stream news … Read more

Agenda: Grinding America Down

I just got finished watching the documentary Agenda: Grinding America Down for about the 12th or 13th time. Back in February of 2013 I wrote the words below. Thought I would mention it again as it is very enlightening and really gets you thinking. I highly recommend it: Below is a trailer for a movie/documentary called Agenda: … Read more

How the California Drought Will Affect our Food Prices and Availability

by Arlene  The  drought in California is the WORST it’s been in 500 years. The Weather Channel will be offering a special program soon entitled Cracked : The Soil in California.   Stock up now on the items that are produced primarily in California. as soon they may be extremely cost prohibitive or non-existent. California … Read more

The Panhandle Rancher speaks…..Prepping and praying and pass the bullets please

  Essentials of Prepping:   Prepping and praying and pass the bullets please   That great social democrat FDR once proclaimed, “All we have to fear is fear itself,” and that sentence galvanized the nation into action. Nowadays many of us have come to fear our blighted but powerful rich Uncle.   I have walked boldly … Read more

First hand account from the West Virginia contaminated zone……

Recently I had “Warren” leave a comment regarding the West Virginia water contamination situation. Realizing that he was smack dab in the middle of the event I reached out to him with some questions and a request to share his experience with readers. Here is a first hand account from Warren in West Virginia: … Read more

Russia threatens use of nuclear weapons against the United States

I recently received  an email update from which chronicled recent comments made from both Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as Deputy Prime Minister Dimitry Rogozin.  Lets cut to the chase: Rogozin threatened the nuclear option while in a speech before Russian lawmakers about U.S. plans to deploy the Prompt Global Strike system, which is … Read more

The Shining City Upon a Hill

The following post was originally published back on September 2nd, 2011. I believe it makes as much sense – maybe more – than it did back then.  – – – Rourke by JP from TheHomeSteadReport Ronald Reagan first spoke of the “shining city upon a hill” in January of 1974 and referred back to it … Read more