“Redneck” Air Conditioner

September 30, 2015 Rourke 10

I have never made one of these but certainly can see how they work. Although effectiveness is pretty limited, in the right environment and in a small area it could provide some comfort. Ever make […]

A few thoughts on EMP protection

September 29, 2015 Rourke 8

  Quite often I receive questions and comments related to EMP protection. Let me start by saying I am not an expert on EMP. I will also tell you that I have talked to some very […]

Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

September 29, 2015 Rourke 2

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 […]

Gear Review: Alocs Alcohol Stove

September 28, 2015 Rourke 3

Alcohol stoves are very popular with backpackers and campers who look for lightweight cook systems that burn inexpensive fuel. There are no moving parts, no electronics, no valves, and no pipes. Simplicity. They are also […]

From the Desk of John Rourke – September 17th, 2015

September 17, 2015 Rourke 9

Russian hackers penetrated U.S. industrial control networks that run critical infrastructures like the electrical grid, according to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Clapper, in little-noticed testimony before Congress last week, also disclosed that Moscow […]

Survival Library After TSHTF

September 17, 2015 Rourke 11

The Survivalist book series by Jerry Ahern was one of my favorite reads as a teenager. My favorite part that I remember was a “shelter walk-thru”. You see – the main character had a hidden […]

Share your knowledge

September 17, 2015 Rourke 5

Hello folks –  We are running very low on posts to I am putting the call out to all of you. If you have some special knowledge, thoughts, experiences which to share – please send […]

Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

September 15, 2015 Rourke 3

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 […]

What’s your “trigger”?

September 15, 2015 Rourke 42

I was recently contacted by loyal reader AP. AP brought up the fact that his group meets a few times per year and develops guidelines as to what needs to occur to cause his group […]