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Reading when TSHTF

October 31, 2013 Rourke 14

The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest.   Reading when TSHTF With the advent of e-readers in recent years, the landscape of reading and of books has changed dramatically. […]

I am not Surprised…

October 29, 2013 Rourke 8

The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest. It was written in response to my request for more guest posts for the current ongoing contest as I have not received very […]

Review: Aegis Hybrid Holster

October 28, 2013 Rourke 4

As someone that carries concealed on a regular basis this past summer was challenging. Currently my carry sidearm is a Smith & Wesson M&P9 full sized 9mm. My regular Fobus holster does not do well […]

Survival fiction…..what do you like?

October 26, 2013 Rourke 25

There is a lot of survival fiction out there. Many works are available in paperback while some others only on the Kindle. Quality ranges from those with a few spelling/grammatical errors (my book A Survival […]

How to Tie a Two Half Hitch Knot

October 25, 2013 Rourke 3

I have continued my quest to learn how to tie a variety of knots. Last week I covered the Bowline knot which looks to be a very useful one to know. This week I have been […]

My emergency fund disappeared

October 21, 2013 Rourke 12

Beyond just common sense, I have had the need for an Emergency Fund pounded into my head over the past several years by Ryan over at TSLR. Although I had not built my Emergency Fund […]

Random thoughts…….

October 20, 2013 Rourke 4

Thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers regarding one of my martial arts instructors getting killed. Details are still coming in but it is really a shame. She was always extremely nice – always willing […]

You just never know…..

October 19, 2013 Rourke 22

As I type this Friday night I just got word that it is likely one of my martial arts instructors was the victim of a double murder. Two people were found dead at the residence […]

Keep a cool head

October 18, 2013 Rourke 4

“Pressure” and “stress” has been on my mind lately. I have witnessed over the past two weeks people just come apart at the seams over what I consider nothing. People get wrapped up in their […]

Tying a Bowline knot

October 16, 2013 Rourke 10

One skill I have never had has been tying different types of knots. Over the years I have wasted a lot of rope using the wrong knot in different applications. Recently I have been working […]

My favorite “survival” food

October 8, 2013 Rourke 11

My food storage program consists of grocery store foods, freeze dried, dehydrated, and bulk stores such as rice, wheat, and beans. I have been thinking that I really need to inventory everything and come up […]

Preparedness Eye Candy

October 5, 2013 Rourke 10

Alright folks….many of us just get weak in the knees when we see an awesome looking tactical carbine or knife. If your like me – this is for you. Enjoy! Rourke   [slideshow_deploy id=’24920′]