The State of the Union…..

January 31, 2014 Rourke 16

If you watched President Obama’s State of the Union speech you likely saw what I saw: A ridiculous stream of biased and partisan rhetoric filled with half-truths or outright lies. Worst ever I have ever […]

Welcome Sun Solar!!

January 27, 2014 Rourke 1 just signed on a new sponsor and we are pleased to welcome to the family. specializes in sun ovens which use solar energy to bake, boil, and steam. These solar ovens […]

Gun control efforts are not over

January 26, 2014 Rourke 12

Yesterday there was another terrible shooting involving multiple victims in a public place. Three people dead including the shooter at a mall in Maryland. On January 9th a student was shot in a high school […]

How Solo Stoves work…..

January 23, 2014 Rourke 2

  I recently came across this picture that shows how a Solo Stove works. I own one and love it. Not just because the Solo Stove is a sponsor of mine but the thing is […]

Can I Keep Chickens in My Backyard?

January 22, 2014 Rourke 4

If you have made the decision that you would like to try your hand at keeping some chickens in your backyard, there are a few considerations that you might want to make first, and although […]

Ramblings from John Gault’s Homestead

January 21, 2014 Rourke 6

If you are a long time reader you may remember frequent commenter and sometime contributor John Gault. He comes around now and then but over the past couple years has written some fantastic stuff – […]

Class warfare at its best

January 19, 2014 Rourke 10

  The following came to me via a chain-email and thought it was great. Feel free to share it on Facebook, Tweet it, or send to all your friends via email. Rourke   The folks […]

Food Storage Recipes….Part 3

January 17, 2014 Rourke 1

Here is the third and last part of a series of posts highlighting some awesome recipes using foods commonly found in prepper’s food stores. Part One can be found HERE and Part Two HERE. If […]

Food storage recipes……Part 2

January 16, 2014 Rourke 3

Here is Part 2 of food storage recipes that several readers sent in last April. Many people store extra food but few have specific plans on what to make from their food stores. Hopefully these […]

Food storage recipes……Part 1

January 15, 2014 Rourke 7

This past April I put out a request for food storage recipes. My intent was to have some kind of contest with all the recipes that came flooding in. Unfortunately – the actual number of […]

Freedom to Preach

January 12, 2014 Rourke 6

The following post is religious-based. If you do not want to read anything related to religion – skip it. If you do – please read on. It was published originally over at It can […]