I can see it coming…..

  I can see it. I can see the countless stories of kids lemonade stands being shut down due to local governments requiring permits. I can see towns fining people who back into their driveways rather than pull in to expose their license plate. Of course the town officials must make sure that all vehicles are … Read more

7 Essentials During a Power Outage

by Lee Flynn The grid disruption database from Inside Energy compiled their data and found an average of 200 reported grid outages per year from 2010 to 2013. This numbers continues to increase. There is not always an impending storm or a sudden natural disaster to warn that a power outage may be in the … Read more

I Was Born Into The Cold War……

In case you missed it – this post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.   by Guy Spotts   I was born into the cold war between the United States and the old Soviet Union, my parents had grown up in the great depression. I don’t remember if it was the Cuban Missile Crisis or … Read more

From the Desk of John Rourke – June 23rd, 2015

There has been an onslaught of rimfire pistols and rifles coming online over the past couple years. With .22LR becoming more widely available these firearms are looking more attractive. The .22LR is my favorite caliber. Why? It represents so much fun for very little money. ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ Looks like the Progressives have … Read more

Vehicle Maintenance Advice

By: Tony D   As an auto technician and PREPPER, I would like to share some of my expertise in the automotive field. I have been “turning wrenches” for over 25 years, and have amassed quite a bit of knowledge. I often see vehicles in my shop that are in such poor shape, I can … Read more

Left-handed or Right?

I am left handed for most things that I do. Just recently I began doing common everyday tasks using my right hand – and was amazed at how difficult some things were. Tonight when I made myself a bowl of Cheerios I carried the bowl into the living room with my right hand. Of course … Read more

Getting Your Kids Involved By Making It Fun

by The Proud Father   I would not put myself in the class of a “Doomsday Prepper” in any way not that there is anything wrong with that, but I do prepare for unseen events that could happen.  I do lean more towards survival however, which does link with preparedness.  My family and I love … Read more

What Makes Stab and Spike Vests Resistant?

  By Chris Taylor Stab proof vests provide the wearer some protection that bullet proof vests don’t– protection from knife attacks. Knives and needles have sharper points than bullets and require a different kind of material construction. Stab proof vests protect from slashes and jabs, preventing sharp-edged weapons from penetrating more than a few millimeters. … Read more

This country is doomed?

Last week I published a video from YouTube’s SouthernPrepper1 regarding the current condition of the United States.  To summarize SP1 expressed frustration with the direction the country is heading and the lack of true Constitutional representation.   If you missed the video I am republishing it below. Lot’s of comments were made and many were very insightful. This is … Read more

Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations


Every week I throw out a few recommendations on things such as movies, books, knives, flashlights – all kinds of stuff. Some of these are not related to preparedness whatsoever – rather, just stuff I like. Most are available on Amazon but not all. I have a particular fondness for movies as one of my … Read more

From the Desk of John Rourke – June 15th, 2015

Looking forward to taking another course from Wolf-Fire Firearms in July. This next one is titled “Tactical Response Course” and promises to be both educational and fun. If you are in the Mooresville, NC area check ’em out. ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ Went and saw Jurassic World this past weekend. Impressive. Great entertainment. ◊ … Read more