Special Edition of “From the Desk of…….” Here are a few pictures from my recent trip to Camp Harrison – Boomer, NC.
I went on a Men’s Retreat with guys from my church. What an incredible experience!
- – – Rourke
View as I entered Camp Harrison – Boomer, NC
Road snakes its way to main living quarters.
From the Desk of John Rourke – October 7th, 2014
Our Texas ranch was blessed by the Ogalalla aquifer. Anywhere we drilled to 400 feet, water was found. Windmills and electric pumps provided ample and cheap water.
Those of you who read my scribbles know that my family relocated from Texas recently. One of the places we purchased was on a rural water system. This retreat is in an economically challenged area and shortly after closing, the water coop experienced a pump failure.
Continue reading Panhandle Rancher speaks….Rain Water Harvesting
Properly Cleaning the AR-15
Rourke Climbing a Rope Using Hands Only
Canik TP9 Review
HAM Radio’s for Dummies
Last Stand: Surviving America’s Collapse
The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary
PB2 Peanut Butter Powder – Peanut butter. Second only to bacon.
Kindle Fire HD 6 Tablet – Kindles offer a lot of value and function in one small device.
Yaesu FT-2900R HAM Radio – Powerful HAM radio with a
Continue reading Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations
My wife and I continue to evaluate when we will get chickens. Looking like a Spring project. My HOA does not allow them however we think we can do it without getting caught. If we do not a big deal we’ll just give them away.
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If you are not aware I have decided to give up SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. Priorities. Life is to busy and I have to prioritize. I am hoping
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – October 6th, 2014
So by now Captain America: The Winter Soldier is out and hopefully you have watched it. It is not only great escapism for a couple of hours it has at it’s core a very significant message. How much protection is too much protection and more importantly, who exactly is providing that protection?
The main premise of the movie is about Project Insight: three Helicarriers linked to
Continue reading OPSEC and you.
“Early this week the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Ebola, Anthony Banbury, warned that the longer the Ebola epidemic continues infecting people unabated, the higher the chances it will mutate and become airborne.”
“While the message is being broadly trumpeted that Ebola can only be contracted by direct contact with infected individuals or their bodily fluids, according to Dr. Barbara Knust of the CDC, there is risk of exposure through casual contact,
Continue reading UN/NIH states Ebola could go airborne
I have heard from a few subscribers that asked if I could send out my daily posts once per week, rather than every day. They felt that their inbox is clogged up and they would rather get an email with all the posts listed weekly.
I also had a few email me and ask if I could arrange the subscription service so that they would receive an email once 5-6 posts were published, again rather
Continue reading SUBSCRIBERS: Please let me know…..
As more information is brought froward regarding the person and their travels who has been diagnosed in Dallas, Texas it is becoming more concerning. It appears that this person visited the hospital at least once and was provided some antibiotics and sent home. Let’s hope that is where it ends but it does not look good. Time to panic? No – but as always awareness is valuable as well as preparations.
– – – Rourke
Continue reading Top doc: ‘Several people were exposed,’ more will be infected by Dallas Ebola case
Pretty cool the “cloaking” technology recently revealed by scientists at the University of Rochester. It uses multiple glass lenses to bend light around objects thus making them appear invisible.
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Been working on trying to make a homemade repeater out of a couple of Baofeng UV-5R HAM radio’s. There are several video’s on YouTube showing how to do it plus devices on eBay. So far – no luck.
Continue reading From the desk of John Rourke – October 2nd, 2014
The following post was originally published over at DoomandBloom.net. It can be see HERE in its original format. – – Rourke
With the announcement of the official diagnosis of Ebola in a person named Thomas Eric Duncan in Texas, the U.S. can no longer assume that it is invulnerable to the threat of this deadly virus. I had predicted that this would happen a number of times, but don’t consider me a gifted fortune-teller;
Continue reading Ebola Arrives in the U.S.
It recently came out that the man that ran across the White House lawn and entered via an unlock door got much further than what was previously reported. Seems like everything associated with this Administration is an embarrassment.
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Muslim tries to convert co-workers to Islam, discusses that women should be covered and how stoning is OK, posts numerous anti-American things on Facebook, and cuts an ex coworkers head off. Hmmmm….terrorist
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – October 1st, 2014
YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.
Good video on necessary “how to” skill from SkinnyMedic.
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Continue reading VIDEO OF THE WEEK: How to Make a Tourniquet
Many of us predicted it and now it has happened. Hopefully it will be the one and only – but I would not count on it. Experts continue to say that Ebola can ONLY be transferred via bodily fluids and you could sit next to an infected person on a plane for hours and be just fine.
This news is just breaking so here are a few links to get more information:
Continue reading 1st case of Ebola diagnosed in Dallas….
Watched the movie Outbreak and Contagion again over the past couple days. Great movies. Yeah – you can nitpick the actions of people in each movie – especially Contagion – but both serve as a reminder what is possible.
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Why is it that I still think that .50 cent coins and $1.00 coins are really cool – along with $2 bills? When I was a kid it was the most
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 30th, 2014
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Knives & Tools
Cold Steel GI Tanto
Gerber Suspension Multi-Pliers with Sheath
Mora Companion Outdoor Knife
SURVIVORS TV Series Season 1 & 2 DVD
Getting Started in HAM Radio
How to Grow Potatoes – Wranglestar
How to Laser Bore Sight a Rifle
For the past couple months I have been trying to follow a diet that involves Intermittent Fasting. Basically I eat between 1:00pm and 7:00pm daily. I work out at noon time on an empty stomach. The first week I followed it I lost 8 pounds. Since then? Struggling with willpower. I have no problem with the eating schedule but tending not to eat very clean. I will get back on track once I decide to.
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 29th, 2014
I was away all weekend and arrived back Sunday afternoon. Having problems with Internet access. Due t this limited publishing today.
Stay tuned for tomorrow.
Take care all – Rourke
With the cooler weather approaching I am really hoping to have the family go on a decent camping trip. At a minimum I would like to take the boys out for a “men’s only” outing.
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I am surprised that Tannerite is still legal. This stuff is awesome and so much fun. I plan to do some tests to see how long the stuff will last once mixed if kept dry.
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 28, 2014
This post was recently published over at The Economic Collapse- check it out HERE. – – Rourke
Did you know that the number of Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone is approximately doubling every 20 days? People are dropping dead in the streets, large numbers of bodies are being dumped into the rivers, and gravediggers can hardly keep up with the the number of corpses that are being delivered to the cemeteries. As
Continue reading The Pure Hell At The Heart Of The Ebola Pandemic In Africa Could Soon Be Coming To America
In case it wasn’t noticed I changed when new posts go live. It used to be close to midnight Eastern Standard Time. Now it is earlier around 9:00pm. Just trying something new.
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My son – who is 15 – was asking me about ISIS and why they would cut peoples heads off. He wasn’t so much asking for a real reason rather he couldn’t understand how someone could do something
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 26th, 2014
Below is a transcript from September 20th when Judge Jeanine Pirro stated on Fox News that America is not ready for an attack from ISIS and citizens should be afraid. I suspect she is correct. Although I hope ISIS fails to carry out any kind of attack – we need to be ready. I think there is a good chance of a “lone wolf” attack where in public an innocent civilian is killed. Now would
Continue reading “ISIS – if not already on American soil – will be here.”
This picture represents the Truth. No matter how someone can try to convince me that guns are evil – they are not. People may use them to do evil things – but you could look at vehicles, doctors instruments, forks, cigarettes, etc. all the same way. Our Founders had the wisdom to ensure our right to defend ourselves against all enemies – both foreign and domestic. – Rourke
Continue reading Picture of the Day: It’s not the “Bill of Needs”
I am looking at holding a guest post writing contest mid-October through mid-December. These contests help give me a break as far as writing and finding things to post. If interested in entering go ahead and “warm up that keyboard”.
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Had a friend of mine contact me. He was wondering if he should trade his M&P 9mm pistol for a .40S&W Shield. This question was done on Facebook and opened
Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – September 25th, 2014