I’m Dan Stevens, the new owner of this website. As you probably know, John moved on to another project, leaving me with the difficult task of bringing fresh new survival content. I’m confident that me and my small team of contributors will write with high-quality info.

We’re probably going to write 1-2 articles per week and increase the frequency the moment we free up time from our other commitments.

Since it’s almost New Year’s, we’re going to have a fresh start after January 1st. I expect to publish the first article this weekend. Everyone will be notified via email, of course.

Until them, I wish you all a Happy New Year!

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22 thoughts on “Hello”

  1. Welcome! I am looking forward to some different perspectives on prepping/survival that you may have to offer. Like some, I don’t plan to bale on you.


  2. Pleasure to meet you Dan. I will never give up my headlamp. Just got out from under my single wide from fixing frozen pipes. Never could have done it without my headlamp. Most of the time I had to pull myself along on my belly so I would not hit my head and as a 60 year old woman, I will be hiring it done the next time.

  3. Welcome Dan and good luck with MSO. You have a great bunch of readers here, with a huge amount of knowledge to share. Looking forward to seeing where you take MSO from here.

  4. Welcome Dan! Although I’ve been a long-time follower of Rourke, I am looking forward to what you will bring to MSO. Congrats!!!!

    Oh, and Happy New Year!


  5. Hello Dan and welcome. I’m interested to see where this road is going to lead.

    Without violating any personal security matters, could you give us a small bio of your background and/or areas of expertise? Nothing extensive, just an idea of where you are coming from.

    If not, oh well. I’ll still read and see how things go.

    Happy New Year

  6. Happy New Year, and welcome Dan to MSO family, good luck, looking forward to your website, John will be missed. 2016 is an alpha n omega year.

  7. I’m with DesertRatJak. I’d like a bio in general terms. so we begin to get to know you and where you are coming from. While you are a different person certainly, I’ve become accustomed to the supportive, friendly, and informal sharing and banter from people who have been there done that. Imperfect perhaps, but well meant.

    I look forward to it.

  8. Well, I have followed this site for a few years as well as written 30+ guest posts.
    Since the turnover, I have not received one notification of new postings.
    Is that a message?
    Not an auspicious start to the year.

    • Hi D.,

      As far as I can tell, you’re still subscribed to the newsletter and are getting the emails. Maybe they landed in your spam folder?


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