An American Classic: The Marlin 336

April 29, 2011 Rourke 4

 Photo courtesy of Marlinfirearms.com  The Marlin 336 retails for around $500 and is among the most ubiquitous rifles on the used market. In its most common configuration (pistol grip, 20” barrel, 30-30) it can usually […]

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A dry run…

April 28, 2011 Rourke 2

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 came in and the […]

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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 […]

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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Question Medical Authority

April 5, 2011 Rourke 8

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, and soldiers wear […]

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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 […]

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10 Things You Can Do Right Now…

April 2, 2011 Rourke 5

In troubling times of uncertainty – many people are seeing signs of things coming to a head. With the massive violence and turmoil going on in the Middle East to the terrible and ever dangerous situation in […]

Bugging Out On Foot

April 1, 2011 Rourke 10

If you had planned on bugging in and things go bad and you have to bug out and leave your home or retreat and your doing it on foot, there are a few important rules […]