Panhandle Rancher speaks…….Secession

October 7, 2015 Rourke 16

  Secession, a word filled with angst, harbinger of civil war, destroyed cities, and refugee populations fleeing war’s destruction. Notwithstanding, the Texas Republican Primary ballot this year might just offer Texans the chance to voice […]

Question: Marine radar for land based surveillance?

April 15, 2015 Rourke 9

Thinking about adding radar surveillance to my mountain top retreat. Anyone know anything about using marine radars for land application? I am considering a Si-Tex radar, see: Low end marine radar is […]

Foreign Travel OPSEC

March 4, 2015 Rourke 2

It is considered axiomatic that certain of those man creatures known in the vernacular as Nasty Boogers are uniformly distributed worldwide. I have had the high honor and good fortune to have hunted this most […]

EMP protection examples from The Panhandle Rancher……

February 20, 2015 Rourke 13

That was previously published HERE on From some recent correspondence with the Panhandle Rancher. Published with his permission. Thanks Panhandle!! – Rourke I performed a biennial check of  H/T’s and marine VHF base units stored in the […]

The Panhandle Rancher speaks……Ferguson

November 23, 2014 Rourke 0

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. […]

Rourke and The Panhandle Rancher speaks….

November 17, 2014 Rourke 4

  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 […]

Re: Douglas quote and comments

February 18, 2014 Rourke 8

  Re: Douglas quote and comments   ‘D’, I don’t subscribe to the notion that men of the 19th century were any more intelligent than those of the 21st or the 12th or any other […]