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Ever since I was a kid this time of the year always put me in “prep” mode. A few days of cooler weather hints that Fall and Winter are approaching – and hunting season. Being from the northeast the winter provided snow storms and power outages.

I remember one particularly large winter storm – possibly 1977. We woke up in our single story home to find snow drifts keeping us prisoner. From what I remember

Continue reading September is National Preparedness Month

Author: Rourke
Posted: September 1, 2014, 1:05 am

At the time of this publishing the classic prepper fiction book “One Second After” is available on Amazon for only $2.99 (Kindle Edition).

If you have a Kindle and have not read One Second After – I highly recommend it.

Here is a summary from

In this entertaining apocalyptic thriller from Forstchen (We Look Like Men of War), a high-altitude nuclear bomb of uncertain origin explodes, unleashing a deadly electromagnetic pulse that

Continue reading Have a Kindle? One Second After only $2.99

Author: Rourke
Posted: September 1, 2014, 1:01 am

I recently participated in an “Expert Roundup” of sorts over at Check it out HERE. As part of the roundup I answered the following question:

“What was the single most useful tool you’ve ever used while outdoors?”

The single most useful tool I have ever used was a knife.

To be more specific – it was a Gerber BMF (Basic Multi-Function). See attached picture.


Continue reading MSO participates in “expert roundup”……..

Author: Rourke
Posted: August 31, 2014, 1:01 am


Our friends at Survival Store are holding a 10% Labor Day Weekend special for Modern Survival Online readers only.


Get a 10% off of all your purchases this weekend. That includes knives, backpacks, survival gear, hydration tools…EVERYTHING Simply head over to and use the coupon laborday2014 with your purchases. This offer expires Monday at midnight so you better hurry!

Continue reading Special Labor Day Sale for MSO readers…..

Author: Rourke
Posted: August 30, 2014, 1:10 am

Over at the Warfighter blog they published a letter to ISIS written by Marine Veteran Nick Powers. I think he pretty much tells it like it is. ~ Rourke

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“As I sit here constantly hearing and watching you execute innocent men, women and children in the Middle East I chuckle. Why do I

Continue reading American Veteran writes letter to ISIS….”Do you really think you stand a chance?”

Author: Rourke
Posted: August 29, 2014, 3:00 am

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Author: Rourke
Posted: August 29, 2014, 1:10 am

In developing a Survival & Preparedness “System” – it is obviously important to think ahead. I mean, that is why we are all interested in preparedness is because we are concerned about what might happen in the future and are thinking, planning, and preparing now. Right?

With this in mind – it is a good idea to come up with Standard Operating Procedures for different scenario’s. These are written procedures with steps

Continue reading Repost: Survival S.O.P.’s

Author: Rourke
Posted: August 28, 2014, 1:20 am

Currently there are tons of different hunting knives on the market. In this post we are going to talk about few things you should take into account before making a purchase.

#1: Do you want a folding or fixed blade?

Both folding and he fixed blade has its pros and cons.

Let’s start with the folding blade:

Advantages: The folding blade is compact and easy to carry around. Some brands actually

Continue reading Guest Post: What you should take into account before buying a hunting knife?

Author: Rourke
Posted: August 28, 2014, 1:10 am

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