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

North American Alert Map

The following link will take you to the Emergency and Disaster Information Service(EDIS). This emergency information service is provided free of charge and is operated out of Hungary. The link provided goes to the North American map, however other maps are also available. What is really cool is the ability to zoom in close to … 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

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


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

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

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

“The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa has been vastly underestimated”

The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, which has killed more than 1,000 people, has been vastly underestimated and will require “extraordinary measures, on a massive scale” if it is to be contained, the World Health Organisation has warned. The admission came as Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), the medical charity, said the disease was spreading “faster than … 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


Note from Rourke: Many may read the following review of the documentary AGENDA: Grinding America Down and laugh at the suggestion that Communism has any influence on current events today. There is a strong parallel between the modern Progressive movement and Communism. Skeptical? Visit the Communist Party USA website – and see for yourself.   by Irish-7 … Read more

“The Minuteman” News arrives at ModernSurvivalOnline

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“The Minuteman” news is now available here on ModernSurvivalOnline 24/7. The Minuteman is a custom news source made specifically for the readers of ModernSurvivalOnline.  It is available here within the pages of MSO or as a stand alone website. I created The Minuteman to provide a “one stop shop” for getting news – as well as provide … Read more

What will it take?

by The Coach Contributing Editor Back when I was growing up, we were poor like many other families. I remember the night my mother and father were sitting in front of our only black and white TV, watching President John F. Kennedy make his now famous speech on the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was telling … Read more

There just might be hope…..

Recently in my efforts to understand the declining quality of humanity – I have not seen much to be positive about. Most people in the United States continue to have their world revolve around “Dancing with the Stars”, “what can I get that makes me look important”, and a total disregard of what should be truly … 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

1,100 military Captains being eliminated

The following excerpt comes from Stars and Stripes – a website which provides independent news and information to the military community. The excerpt below comes from an article announcing another reduction in military personnel due to budgetary cuts. Special thanks to Panhandle Rancher for sending me the full article. The Army drawdown continues this week, when … 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