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Stuck, a survival story

June 30, 2013 Rourke 2

Stuck, a survival story tee ryan June 14, 2013 at 6:48 am I’m going to quickly enter this story of mine that has to do with survival. I guess you could say I’ve been a […]

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Group attacks by urban youth…..

June 28, 2013 Rourke 15

Group attacks by urban youth.  The ultimate conundrum. by Solomon Shorter   Dateline Chicago: Chicago police are examining a video and interviewing witnesses to try to find out who was among a gang of young […]

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Prepping: It’s a Family Affair

June 28, 2013 Rourke 3

by LM As even the most seasoned prepper will attest to, the hardest part about preparing for when the SHTF is often trying to communicate how important this is to our families. At best, they […]

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….On Hygiene and Personal safety

June 27, 2013 Rourke 2

….On Hygiene and Personal safety   I wrote up the following as one of the protocols for our retreat. During our training days we simulate grid down situation, and all rules, security watches etc., apply. […]

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Review of The Lifestraw

June 26, 2013 Rourke 31

I have numerous methods of making water safe for drinking. One that I had always heard of but had never tried until recently was the LifeStraw. The LifeStraw is an ultra-portable water filter that you […]

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Knife Review: Gerber Warrant

June 25, 2013 Rourke 3

I love knives and like most any survivalist own many. Knives have to be one of the most important and useful preparedness tools in existence.  Ever try cutting rope without  knife? Not easy. Several months […]

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Is preparedness just a “fad”?

June 24, 2013 Rourke 17

The mainstream media is reporting lower unemployment, home sales on the rise – things are getting better. From my perspective – and yours may be different – things ARE getting better. Well, at least for […]

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Gear Review: 5.11 Hard Time Gloves

June 23, 2013 Rourke 5

For the longest ,time I was not one to wear gloves. I hated the loss of touch, dexterity and the sizing of most gloves. Despite being educated, throughout college and law school I worked construction […]

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World War Z…..

June 22, 2013 Rourke 2

Alright guys – I know zombies are fictional (for now). Last night I went and saw World War Z and it was awesome. Suspense, action, lots of shooting and just enough horror to keep you […]

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Coping Without Power

June 22, 2013 Rourke 14

Coping Without Power by JM   Electrical power is something that we all take for granted. So much so that often we don’t even realise the extent to which our lives are impacted by the […]

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Communications deal: Baofeng UV5RA Ham Two Way Radio

June 21, 2013 Rourke 4

I have mentioned these inexpensive 2-meter HAM radio’s before. These radios can obviously transmit on HAM frequencies (with appropriate  licence) – but equally important you can LISTEN.  These units also can receive weather-radio channels, FM stations, […]

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Fitness and Survival

June 18, 2013 Rourke 1

  Fitness and Survival  by David Munro                   Many people believe that a zombie apocalypse is on the rise. And with that fear, they have begun to prepare accordingly. Among these preparations are stockpiling […]

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June 15, 2013 Rourke 10

****This post originally appeared over at It can be seen in its original form HERE.   SHTF ONE GUN DEFENSE BY GREG RENTCHLER, Editor at Large     I’ve been spending a lot […]

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June 11, 2013 Rourke 6

What follows is another excerpt from “Sole Surviving Sons, a Marine Tanker in Vietnam“. The book is unpublished as of yet and is a Marine odyssey in Vietnam. Please comment if you would like to hear more….. […]

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Is our government out of control?

June 10, 2013 Rourke 8

Conspiracy seems to be turning into reality. For years I have listened to talk show hosts and conspiracy theorist proclaim the government – THIS government – as deceptive,  manipulative, agenda-driven, and basically evil. There have […]