Body Armor Test – Part 1

Every time I get around other like-minded folks the topic of firearms always comes up. What do you have? What do you recommend? What is the minimum number of magazines to have? What do you consider to be a good minimum amount of ammo to put back? Ak or AR? 9mm or 40S&W or 45ACP? It … Read more

Storing Thanksgiving Dinner

  by Lee Flynn Thanksgiving leftovers can be a pain in the butt to store. If they don’t get eaten fast enough, they can spoil. If you’d rather have them as food storage, however, it can be even more difficult to store what you’ve already cooked or what you didn’t even open. Do not worry. … 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

Free for 3 Days Only: A Survival Story

  My prepper fiction book “A Survival Story“ will be free from Wednesday November 25th thru Friday November 27th.  If you do not have a Kindle you can purchase one HERE. You can also read Kindle books on your computer, tablet, or cell phone. Please share this post with others and help spread the word. … Read more

Scenario: Do you leave your kids to look for your spouse?

  Scenario’s are valuable tools to get you thinking about possibilities and corresponding decisions/actions BEFORE being confronted with an actual situation. By reviewing and processing a scenario over and over again in your head the ability to process a real event becomes much less stressful. Less stress = a better chance of making the right … Read more

THE WILL TO SURVIVE

  Rourke: This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.   Author: Matthew D. Goebel, Disabled Veteran, Retired US Marshal, Patriot &  Survivor.   I believe the most important necessity needed to survive any disaster or breakdown in society..is the WILL to survive.  I know this because I’ve faced death and the total destruction of … Read more

From the Desk of John Rourke – November 19th, 2015

Two federal agents operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are claiming that eight Syrian illegal aliens attempted to enter Texas from Mexico in the Laredo Sector. The federal agents spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity, however, a local president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) confirmed … Read more

SHTF/WROL scenario videos – thoughts?

YouTube’s SouthernPrepper1 has many, many helpful and educational videos to watch. Something unique he has done is create a series of fictional scenario videos which take place AFTER an event which left the country in a WROL situation.    In case you are unaware what WROL stands for – Without Rule of Law.  Below is … Read more

From the Desk of John Rourke – November 18th, 2015

Everyone bought their turkey? Picked up a 23 pounder last Friday. Going to take advantage of the sales and buy 2-3 more – smaller ones. Looking forward to Gobble Day. Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, homemade bread, corn – and FRUIT SALAD. “Fruit salad?” you ask. A recipe that my family has always used on Thanksgiving … Read more

A Prepper’s Nightmare

Any prepper worth their weight will scenario plan.   Mental rehearsal is important.  As an educator, I have studied brain-based research as it pertains to education. In my studies, I have learned that the brain doesn’t distinguish between reality and imagination.  If you doubt this, recall the last time you had a nightmare.  You most likely … Read more

Review: Olight S1 LED Baton Flashlight

I have dozens of flashlights ranging from very small and just a couple of lumens to larger super bright models. Ever since I was a kid and had an old silver flashlight that had an ultra-cool button on the switch that allowed me to do morse code with it I have been hooked. Flashlights today … Read more

Need a gun? On a budget? Here are 3 possibilities…..

Regardless of what the government figures and mainstream media reports the economy has left many families struggling. Those on a tight budget may find themselves overwhelmed and disappointed during a trip to the gun shop. With just a few hundred dollars it is absolutely possible to secure a very capable means to defend the homestead. Here … 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 – November 6th, 2015

Received word from loyal reader JM that there is an approaching solar disturbance that will impact the planet sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning. This is a continuation from an earlier flare that appears to have damaged some power plant systems and grounded airlines in Sweden. I have some additional EMP Emergency Kits that … Read more

Giant World Seed Bank

  A few hundred miles from the North Pole and above Norway a set of islands called “Svalbard” exist. They are controlled by Norway and are hosting something that is quite unique – a Doomsday Seed Vault. This Global Seed vault holds over 1.5 billion seeds. This is an incredible amount and within those seeds a … Read more