5 radios for emergency preparedness

April 30, 2015 Rourke 11

The morning after Hurricane Hugo devastated my community there was one thing in common most everyone was searching for – information. Many were without power thus they could not turn on the TV. I jumped in […]

REVIEW: Kelly Kettle Trekker

April 27, 2015 Rourke 2

Introduction Most every prepper in existence has at least one – if not a dozen –  ways to cook in the absence of electricity.  Whether on the go or sheltering in place, cooking and boiling […]


April 20, 2015 Rourke 13

By Brad M After getting home from a 12 hour work day, shoveled the snow off of your driveway and walks, and find that you are tired and hungry. You decide you want a plate […]

Got Baofeng?

April 19, 2015 Rourke 8

A fellow group member just became the owner of a Baofeng UV-5R. I told him that he should read this post and I figured many may not have seen it the first time around. HAM […]

Firestarters by Crayola

April 15, 2015 Rourke 5

Amazing the things that we all have laying around that have some really great uses and do not even know it. Take crayons for instance. I had read somewhere that they were good for starting […]

Question: Marine radar for land based surveillance?

April 15, 2015 Rourke 8

Thinking about adding radar surveillance to my mountain top retreat. Anyone know anything about using marine radars for land application? I am considering a Si-Tex radar, see: http://www.ebay.com/itm/T-760-Compact-Color-Radar-With-4kW-18-Dome-7-Touchscreen-For-Any-Size-Boat-/221500929393?pt=Boat_Parts_Accessories_Gear&hash=item33927bf571&vxp=mtr http://si-tex.com/brochure/1409155932T-760%20Literature.pdf http://si-tex.com/product_spec/1410261433T-760%20Literature.pdf Low end marine radar is […]