My bucket list…….

Back in 2011 I wrote about my bucket list. In case you don’t know – a Bucket List is a list of things that you want to do before you…..”kick the bucket“. There was a movie called Bucket List that was pretty good – worth watching. It has been a few years and to be … Read more

Dehydrated Meals Can Be Delicious

By Lee Flynn   Why keep dehydrated food on hand? There are a lot of good reasons to dehydrate and store foodstuffs, and it is something that everyone can do with a little bit of practice. Dehydrated food takes up less space and weighs less for camping trips. For those who want be prepared for … Read more

Review: Ruger BX-25 Factory High Capacity Magazines

I love shooting the .22LR – low recoil, low noise, cheap and fun. The Ruger 10/22 is probably the most popular .22 ever made. I have had several and loved them all. Currently my 10/22 is set up in a more “tactical” nature – and is great fun. The biggest problem I have had is … Read more

Camping Tips for Beginners

By Jules If you are reading this, chances are you understand that there is a chance we will all have to fend for ourselves, without the safety and protection of infrastructure and local law enforcement. If that day comes, those who know how to live “off the grid” will be much better positioned than those … Read more

Giveaway from the Desk of John Rourke – August 26th, 2015

The Sun Oven Webinar went great last night. Appreciate those of you that stopped by. A few people had some problems watching live. Not a problem! You can watch the entire webinar right now by visiting this link: http://events.instantteleseminar.com/?eventid=72956928 . Sun Oven has also put together a very special package for viewers of the webinar at a … 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

Commentary – Why I zero my AR at 50 yards…….

Rourke: This “Blast from the Past” was originally published HERE in ModernSurvivalOnline.com. First off – my eye’s are not what they used to be. 100 yards with a non-magnified optic looks pretty far. 200 yards with a non-magnified optic or open sights is extremely far especially considering target identification. Anyways  – back to why I zero … Read more

Tonight’s Sun Oven Cooking Seminar

  This is a quick reminder about our special seminar tonight with solar cooking expert Paul Munsen. This interactive online class starts today at 7 p.m. Central, (8 p.m. Eastern / 6 p.m. Mountain / 5 p.m. Pacific)   Click Here to Attend: http://events.instantteleseminar.com/?eventid=72956928   See you there!!! Rourke

Important Things to Know About Body Armor – a Guide for Survivalists

By Chris Taylor Even the most prepared Survivalist may not consider wearing body armor for a number of reasons; some simply do not consider its benefits, whereas others think that body armor is a paranoid purchase fit only for military and the ‘hardcore survivalist’. However, protective clothing in the form of a bullet proof vest … Read more

Survival Fishing and Snares

Recently Rourke posed a question for his readers regarding inclusion of fishing tackle in the survival ruck. My thoughts follow. Inclusion of fishing gear in your survival rucks is likely situationally dependent. If your primary/expected travels are all in desert regions, likely not – but living in a land of many lakes and abundant fish … Read more

This 2 Day Stock Market Crash Was Larger Than Any 1 Day Stock Market Crash In U.S. History

Rourke: This article was originally published HERE over at The Economic Collapse blog.   By Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse We witnessed something truly historic happen on Friday.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 530 points, and that followed a 358 point crash on Thursday.  When you add those two days together, the total two day … Read more

Learn How to Cook With the Sun Oven

  On Tuesday August 25th Paul Munsen of Sun Ovens International will be joining me to teach an online class and share the experience gained for 18 years of working with Sun Ovens all over the world. This is a class you will not want to miss.   Sun Oven Cooking Essentials Class Want to … Read more

7 survival lessons from The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is one of my favorite shows on television. It is fiction of course and I catch myself often saying – “Oh come on man……what about ??????” But hey – it’s entertaining. What the apocalyptic show does do fairly well is offer up situations to consider when looking at your preps. Here are 7 … 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