Every Day Carry…..

by Benjamin Thomas For anyone new to everyday carry the biggest hurdle to overcome is not so much gun selection as holster selection.  Admittedly it all comes down to a very personal choice – but for someone just deciding to add a carry gun to their every day routine – help to narrow down the … Read more

Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

  Power on the Go Introcircuit 11200mAh External Battery Pack  – best value around Powerbot 2600mAh Battery Pack – I own a couple of these and they work great. Anker 320000mAh Portable Battery Pack   Movies I am Legend The Crazies Shooter(2007) Invincible    YouTube Videos Chiappa Little Badger 17 HMR Which Meds Should You … Read more

From the Desk of John Rourke – November 24th, 2014

  Sometimes your the windshield. Sometimes your the bug. ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ I have been thinking of buying a Parrot AR 2.0 Drone. Looks like it would be a blast to mess with and may just have some “prepper” uses. ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ So looking forward to having this Thursday and Friday off. Hoping to get some much needed rest … Read more

Building a Bucket Ham Repeater

by ALC Like you, I’ve been reading about the problems Rourke has been having getting his homemade radio repeater working recently.  Owning only a single Baofeng I wasn’t able to do any testing to offer any advice.  I have been tinkering with my own repeater solution for the past month or so though, but you … Read more

The Panhandle Rancher speaks……Ferguson

The furor at Ferguson, Missouri can be said to arise in part from the Fifth Amendment to our Constitution. This Amendment stipulates that trials for felony violation can commence only after indictment by grand jury. This amendment also protects the accused against double jeopardy (being tried twice for the same crime) and protects the accused … Read more

Snow in Buffalo…..

Need to be reminded of why preparedness is not something crazy people do but rather common sense and a responsibility? Take a look at these pictures from Buffalo, NY. When a snowfall can be measured in YARDS that is one heck of a storm! Remember – not everyone was sitting at home when this snow … Read more

From the Desk of John Rourke – November 17th, 2014

Pretty impressed with the landing of a spacecraft onto a comet. I mean – if man can do something like this we should be able to solve any problem. ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ Getting ready to order some more antibiotics for my 205 pound “fish”. ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ I have watched the movie America: Imagine the World Without Her several … Read more

Rourke and The Panhandle Rancher speaks….

  Things to ponder from the pen of General Petraeus: “1-53. Weapons are especially important. In some parts of the world, lack of access to weapons may forestall insurgencies. Unfortunately, there is widespread availability of weapons in many areas, with especially large surpluses in the most violent regions of the world. … Insurgents can obtain … Read more

SHTF Scenario: What’s Your Food Supply Situation?

by Cherie Many are concerned that the U.S. government will mandate curfews or home quarantines should an Ebola pandemic become widespread here in the States. Others believe that World War III is right around the corner as well as the potential for martial law and natural disasters. Prepare Well In Advance Commercial trucks deliver 10 billion tons of food and … Read more

Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

  Watches  Casio G-Shock Watch Casio Illuminator Sport Watch (budget) Timex Men’s Ironman Rugged Watch Timex Expedition Digital Watch Timex Women’s “Ironman Rugged” Digital Watch   Knives ESEE 6SCP Part Serrated Model 6 Fixed Blade Knife Shrade Extreme Survival Knife Mora Fixed Blade Knife KA-BAR Full Size US Marine Fighting Knife Buck Hoodlum Survival Knife   … Read more