When “The Fan” has a date…..

December 30, 2014 Rourke 4

by GrammaMary   December 5, 2014, at age 63, I received a layoff notice from my long term employer.  It was not a surprise.  At several points  over the last 8 years outsourcing of our […]

Have You Thought Of?

December 29, 2014 Rourke 8

By “The Coach” (Contributing Editor)   How well have you thought out what to bring/pack with your gear should you have to evacuate or bug out of your residence in an emergency or imminent major disaster? […]


December 28, 2014 Rourke 5

  A couple nights ago I began thinking about what catastrophes might occur that would affect my loved ones and me. Some on my list might happen because of where we live, while others could […]

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Berkey Sport Bottle Review

December 26, 2014 Rourke 2

One item that in the past I was severely lacking was water purification. Due to the expense for water purifying equipment – I relied on having the ability to boil water, add bleach, as well […]

Terrible Tuesday……

December 24, 2014 Rourke 8

My interest in survival began on September 10, 1979. On that day a massive tornado, actually 4 tornadoes coming together to form a monster, hit Wichita Falls, Texas. My wife had asked me over and […]

The Reason For The Season

December 22, 2014 Rourke 5

  By The Coach – Contributing Editor   We are now in the Christmas Season of 2014. My entire family are Christians. I make no apologies for saying that and am VERY proud that we practice […]

Prepping for Seniors

December 22, 2014 Rourke 4

By The Coach, Contributing Editor I wrote this article for senior citizens who are just getting started in prepping. This article is NOT written for someone who has been prepping for years. However, you may […]

Our Grandchildren, Our Future!

December 21, 2014 Rourke 7

By “The Coach” (Contributing Editor) Our grandchildren and children are our future. If we do not teach them what they need to know, other people will, but it may not be what you want them to […]

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FIREARMS WEEK: How many magazines?

December 18, 2014 Rourke 7

This question is pondered just about as much as “How much ammunition should I store?“. Over the past several years I have changed my mind on this and much of that changing I directly attribute […]