Surviving in the Open Water

May 30, 2014 Rourke 1

Finding oneself stranded in open water is a terrifying scenario and among the most challenging to survive. How do you navigate when distances are vast and landmarks are few? How do you withstand the tests […]

Memorial Day…….remember

May 26, 2014 Rourke 11

I never served in the military and it is one of my true regrets in life. Pictures like the one below awakens the emotions in me about this day. We live in a great country […]

Garden looking good so far…..

May 26, 2014 Rourke 5

The garden is looking good so far this season. In previous years I tended to overpack my gardening space with plants. I guess my thoughts behind this was to try to get the maximum harvest […]


May 23, 2014 Rourke 8

****This post originally appeared over at It can be seen in its original form HERE.   BY GREG RENTCHLER, Editor at Large I’ve been spending a lot of time at my BOL  thinking […]

Re: Cheap Survival Gardening

May 21, 2014 Rourke 0

Back on April 29th an article titled “Cheap Survival Gardening” was published. Several follow up comments were left including a request for pictures of the garden. Well – author “JP” has obliged and sent some […]

Poetry: I am the Sheepdog!

May 20, 2014 Rourke 14

Special thanks to BW for sending this poem in. Pretty cool! – Rourke   I am not the wolf, nor am I the sheep. I am both and yet I am neither. I am hated […]

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Pull them suckers from the crotch….

May 19, 2014 Rourke 9

If you thought the title had anything to do with anything other than pruning tomatoes then your mind must be in the gutter. 😉 Removing “suckers from the crotch” is a pruning technique for tomato […]

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‘Tis the season……to Garden!!

May 14, 2014 Rourke 2

So far the my gardens are looking good. My main, largest garden has vegetables such as Crookneck Summer Squash, Pickling Cucumbers, Zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, onions, watermelon, cantaloupe, and more. I planted everything using seeds and […]

…..On keeping chickens

May 12, 2014 Rourke 11

  Raising poultry is new to me. I remembered many older skills from my parents day and refined what I recalled from them. Keeping chickens was not one of those things. The only reason I […]

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Advice on preparedness……

May 10, 2014 Rourke 4

                  With the Florida hurricane season a mere few months away, dutiful Floridians such as myself, like to take this time to inventory their disaster kits.  After all, […]

Review: Lee Hand Loader

May 9, 2014 Rourke 2

  I have used all types of reloading equipment on up to the Dillon progressives with all of the bells and whistles. I have a Dillon 550 with a dozen drop in heads, a couple […]


May 8, 2014 Rourke 9

Alright, as a Survivalist you probably don’t need me to tell you that your health is paramount to your mission. There are more than 45 million smokers in the United States today and I’m going […]

Guide to drone designs…..

May 5, 2014 Rourke 3

  Special thanks to Kenny over at Knuckledraggin My Life Away for publishing this and for sharing it. The use of drone technology within the borders of the United States is becoming more and more concerning. […]

Who am I?

May 2, 2014 Rourke 12

  Please allow me to introduce myself, My father was born as a subject to the King of England.  He survived the Battle of Britain and watched daily as bombers flew over his home on […]