From the Desk of John Rourke – June 5th, 2015


So looking forward to this weekend. Cooking some burgers and hotdogs on the grill. Been eating pretty good so going to cheat a bit. Pop tarts. Yeah – Kellogg’s blueberry pop tarts.

Wife and Jonathan have to work so it will be Christopher, the dogs and I.

Going to have a beer – or twelve.

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Scientists recently discovered lobster fossils 7 feet in length. That would be some seriously good eating.

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I am planning a chat session tonight around 8:00pm eastern. See the green “chat” tab in the lower right hand corner of the screen? Just click on it tonight when it says I am on and feel free to ask me something, tell me something – whatever.

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If anyone is looking into a Roku box or an Amazon Fire TV Stick – I do not recommend the Fire TV Stick. Roku box all the way.

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Growing up I loved remote control cars. I had some pretty good ones over the years. I remember while going to Clemson University I used one to scare girls walking by the library so I had a reason to strike up conversations. Those were the days. I have bought my two boys a variety of remote control cars at different Christmases but they never seemed to be as good as my old ones.

Living in the past I guess I started looking at some on the Internet. You can spend a lot of money on these things and I am looking for something a bit better on the wallet. I noticed that MSO sponsor carries quite a variety and the prices look really good.

I saw this GPTOYS 911 RC car and it looks awesome. Under $60 and this thing will go around 30 mph. I seriously might pull the trigger on one and then tell my wife, “Well honey, I thought Christopher would really like it and give him something to do over the summer. Really.”

He he he he.


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Take care everyone and be safe.



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  1. I like your idea about Grilling and a few beers…I may have to do some of that myself…Have a great weekend Rourke.

  2. I agree. I hacked the Google Chrome just to prove a point, but it got boring. Fire Stick, horrible, Roku. I heart my Roku :o)

    Close to 30 mph? Good grief that’s fast for a toy.

    Beer? Have you tried Fat Tire by New Belgium Brewing company? It’s an amber ale, but not heavy or hoppie It’s the only amber ale I will drink, because it’s smooth. Also, it’s 5.2% alcohol as opposed to 4.2% in the typical beer. So in other words. 2 or 3 of them and your juuuuust right.

    Arlene, I have not forgotten about your question about the fly by’s and all that other stuff. I will get an answer. Oh yes,..I think I’ve decided to win the lottery. Not quite sure yet.

  3. I received a R/C tank 2 Christmases ago. I love it! Main gun shoots airsoft rounds. It is a camo WW2 Tiger 1. Thing moves over all sorts of terrain like, well, a little tank.
    It is also good for entertaining Sheltie dogs. They sometimes watch it, sometimes chase it.

  4. Capt. M – Fox news shared that the planes were the US . collecting data-no one knows what data.They were
    flying over 12 cities and a few other places-outrageous.
    My husband is finally becoming more accepting of all of my years of preps …-thanks to the Survivalist Magazine
    article that he read !! It was about a list of items to have when the SHTF and I told him dont tell me let me see if I
    can list them all.I passed with flying colors(their list was ok- not level ,extensive preps I would say but its a very good
    pub. for hard core preppers..Guys why is it that when a wife says something it often doesnt register but when a man reads it or hears it from other sources-its truth !!!!!????? Arlene
    He was surprised and pleased when I re told him about all the items we already have.

  5. I’ve always loved remote control stuff. I wanted a tank for years and got a remote control Sherman tank years ago. My brother got mad once and broke it. It was the last time we ever got into a fight. I literally, put him completely through the wall in the house and beat him down. I guess he realized he didn’t want anymore of that. 😉

    Roger that Arlene..still digging. I always do a lot of research before I provide an answer or my guess.

    Okay, well here’s my opinion on that from my perspective Arlene. Some of us men are always in the lead or just a men period we have a “leading” perspective. That is sometimes based on experience, learned, or both. Therefore, when a wife attempts to take the lead or give some direction that may be spot on. We struggle to accept it as truth. When someone else repeats what the wife says it seems to validate and even validates what the wife said. Henceforth, building more trust to believe/trust in what a wife says. It would kind of be like us men trying to tell a woman how to act in certain social settings if the roles were reversed. That proverbial, complicated, unspoken, ethic of women, and protocols. I’m sure my wife would be like, “yeah, right”.

    My 2 cents.

  6. Arlene, My daughters have done this to me also. They’ll come to telling me about some grand revelation some one told them and am like I’ve been telling you that all your life, what am I chopped liver, lol.

    My Wife is my honey Bear, I always give her a voice, but in the end I make the final decision, but I will consider her input. My wife didn’t get on the wagon right away either.
    When we would watch the news and see a disaster, seeing all these people in long lines waiting for aid (Water/food)etc, Who do you want to be? those standing in long lines or at home safe with your supplies knowing you have shelter, food and water.

  7. During the Sandy Hurricane people could not get gasoline because there was no power and they just few feet above ground. Another case were there was a manual pump, the station charges a man a gallon per silver coin. Credit cards were worthless, cash or precious
    metals ruled the day.

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