outpost on the homestead

Possible Bug Out Location Visited

May 30, 2011 Rourke 12

A few weeks ago I visited my brothers property in Georgia. I have been considering setting up to relocate to this property should it look like it’s about to hit the fan and staying put turns out not to […]

Rourke shooting the M&P-15-22 .22LR

Follow up… S&W M&P15-22

May 27, 2011 Rourke 3

I have had the opportunity to go shoot my Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 once again – and was not disappointed. This past weekend I headed over to a friends house for a cookout with several […]

Growing Corn in Containers

May 22, 2011 Rourke 13

I love gardening. Sitting down at the supper table with a plate of food that I grew myself is an experience like no other. Beyond that – having the skill and confidence to be able to grow […]

Looking for a defensive pistol?

May 20, 2011 Rourke 3

I came across a really good deal and thought I would pass it on – Palmetto State Armory has a Sig Sauer SP2022 Pro 9mm semi-automatic pistol for sale at an ultra low $349.00. This […]

gun store

My Visit to The Palmetto State Armory

May 10, 2011 Rourke 3

I recently visited an awesome “gun shop” that is within driving distance of my home. I put gun shop in quotes because although they carry many firearms – they also carry a huge selection of […]

garden shortly after planting

Garden is Well Under Way…

May 9, 2011 Rourke 9

I love gardening – preparing the soil, planting the seeds, and watching my hard work grow and produce nourishment. Not only have I found gardening to be very rewarding  – it is a valuable skill […]

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The Low Carb Prepper

May 7, 2011 Rourke 9

While in many ways we prep just like everyone else. We are well armed with guns, the related skills and ammo. The Big Berkey is backed up with 40 gallons of stored water. We have […]

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The Skinny on Preparedness

May 6, 2011 Rourke 10

There is a joke I like to tell people about my weight.  It’s my little way of saying “I’m just big boned!” I always say that in addition to storing food, I am also storing […]