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This is the first of a series of gear reviews that I will be leisurely doing. Due to the nature of our 16 person retreat, I have collected a lot of really cool useful gear. I will share my experiences and opinion of them here, as well as the price and a source if I can remember it. D.


One of the many skills that will be necessary during a prolonged grid down situation will be keeping your clothes clean. Even if you have a solar power system or generators, you will not want to waste your limited

Continue reading ….On grid down laundry

Author: Rourke
Posted: April 25, 2014, 1:35 am



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Author: Rourke
Posted: April 25, 2014, 1:34 am

Essentials of Prepping:     Prepping and praying and pass the bullets please



Politics, a word made dirty by too many of our elected officials, by desperate office holders seeking to do anything, make any promise, make any compromise, in order ‘keep their jobs’ and get re-elected.


Like our ‘progressive’ income tax where each pays ‘his fair share,’ government has the reward system backwards. I would limit every elected position to only two terms. Or perhaps reduce salary and retirement pension for the third and each successive future terms of office. At least that way we

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

Author: Rourke
Posted: April 24, 2014, 1:47 am

Three years ago I bought my Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 and have enjoyed it ever since. In fact -I am planning to buy another. This semi-automatic, magazine fed, AR-clone has served me well. I have found it to be accurate and extremely reliable.


When thinking back to the many times I have shot the M&P15-22 the first thing that comes to mind is accuracy. I have never mounted an optic so the original factory open sights have been used exclusively. I cannot tell you my 100 yard group size, or 50 – or any other distance. I have shot

Continue reading Three years, thousands of rounds, and lots of fun – the S&W M&P15-22 Carbine

Author: Rourke
Posted: April 23, 2014, 1:45 am


An Obituary printed in the London Times…..Absolutely Dead Brilliant!!


Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

- Knowing when to come in out of the rain; – Why the early bird gets the worm; – Life isn’t always fair; – And maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by

Continue reading TRUTH: It is time to mourn a friend…..

Author: Rourke
Posted: April 23, 2014, 1:36 am

Emergency Essentials is a legend in the preparedness industry. They have been supplying emergency preparedness supplies to concerned individuals for years offering not only great products and prices – but excellent customer service as well. I am very glad to have them as a sponsor here on ModernSurvivalOnline.

Every month they offer up some great products with special sales and promotions. This month is no different. 

Here are a few of their sale items:







Additional sale items from Emergency Essentials: 


Freeze-Dried Cooked Shrimp - $39.99

Continue reading Emergency Essentials sale almost over……

Author: Rourke
Posted: April 23, 2014, 1:14 am

This post originally appeared back in May of 2011. I will be posting an UPDATE tomorrow on how my M&P15-22 has performed over the past three years. The original review can be seen HERE. – Rourke

I love the .22LR .

Over the years I have had a variety of .22LR pistols and rifles. From the Ruger Mk II pistol to a Squire Bingham M16R – I have shot thousands of rounds of .22LR and had a ball doing it. Ever since seeing pictures of the Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 – I have wanted

Continue reading Review: Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 .22LR Semi-Auto

Author: Rourke
Posted: April 22, 2014, 1:15 am

I have owned my Stag Model 2L for several years now and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Modification have consisted of some furniture upgrades, optics – and that is about it. I recently came across a review on the Hiperfire line of AR aftermarket triggers and became very intrigued. I contacted the company and they agreed to send me their HIPERTOUCH 24 Drop-In Trigger for evaluation.

Yes – I received the Hipertouch 25 Trigger at no charge. As always – an honest opinion you will receive.

Let me make a couple of honest admissions here:

#1. I have never installed any

Continue reading REVIEW: Hiperfire HIPERTOUCH 24 Drop-In AR-15 Trigger

Author: Rourke
Posted: April 21, 2014, 1:31 am

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