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A dry run…….

April 28, 2011 Rourke 2

by JD in Texas Well, I was given a dry run on survival preparation one Saturday last fall.  About 9:30 a.m. I was planning on which games to watch on DishTV.  A heavy rain cloud […]

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Teaching Emergency Preparedness to Children

April 26, 2011 Rourke 3

By Shara Darke               We, as adults, have been gone from childhood long enough that I think we have forgotten some things about children.  For people who have worked with children, they know that […]

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How to Survive an Earthquake

April 26, 2011 Rourke 4

Having grown up in Japan, I’d say that I’m more accustomed to earthquakes than the tornadoes we recently saw down here in Dixie.  Still, some readers surely reside in quake country and know the feeling […]

The Dissolution of the United States

April 25, 2011 Rourke 6

There are troubling financial signs coming out of Washington and the State Capitols. Deficits, mounting debt, and a poor economy are proving to be a direct threat to the future of our country. Poor economic […]

Simple Growing: Zucchinis

April 23, 2011 Rourke 1

For those that have never gardened – getting started can be a daunting task. Getting going in gardening can be accomplished many ways such as using raised beds, containers – and of course in-ground. I highly recommend to get into gardening ASAP if […]

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It is what it is, until it isn’t

April 21, 2011 Rourke 2

by Junebug Actual A concern I have about the preparedness efforts of others is that there may be a disconnect between expectations and probable actuality in a grid down situation.  Conversations with many others leads […]

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Tales from the Homestead

April 14, 2011 Rourke 2

[From Rourke: This is a two part series that I have combined here….possibly more to come.] Written by Steve in AZ Tales from the Homestead: PART ONE This morning I was having my coffee and […]

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Budgeting for Supplies – The 60% Solution

April 12, 2011 Rourke 1

By Bernie Carr    http://apartmentprepper.com/ One of the issues to consider when preparing for a disaster is where to focus your spending:    Do you focus most of your money on buying supplies to prepare your house […]

Creating a raised bed garden

April 7, 2011 Rourke 21

 I recently made a second raised bed garden to add to my fruit and vegetable growing capabilities. Living in a typical suburban neighborhood my space is limited. In this particular case I built this raised […]

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Guest Post: Question Medical Authority

April 5, 2011 Rourke 8

by Bill Drake Doctors wear white coats for the same reason that judges wear black robes, cops wear badges and uniforms, the Pope wears funny hats, kings and queens wear crowns, corporate zombies wear suits, […]

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A few random thoughts……..

April 4, 2011 Rourke 7

A few things I have had on my mind lately……. SurvivalGearBags now carrying my Disaster Survival & Emergency Preparedness DVD- I am very proud of this DVD and think it is a great value at […]

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A Survivalist Mindset Amongst Apathy

April 3, 2011 Rourke 10

Apathy is described as a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation, and passion. Over the course of these last couple of years I’ve found myself more inclined, empowered by […]