Part 4: To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question

To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question…PART 4 by M.B. Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3       Where – Where will we meet if separated before, during and after an event? A minimum of two Rendezvous Points (R.P.’s) per time period would be good (a main & an alternate), remember that it’s always … Read more

To Flee or Not To Flee……Weapons: Part 2

Part 1 can be read HERE.   To Flee or Not To Flee That is the Question… PART TWO (…Well one of them anyway) A (Short) Beginners Guide to Preparing for Emergencies Proverbs 19:20 by M.B. Now onto some other weapons. Knives are good. They’re quiet, concealable, never run out of ammo & are easy … Read more

LIFE’S LESSONS: A Little Exercise In Emergency Bugging Out

The following article originally appeared over at It can be seen in its original form HERE. – – – Rourke   Woods in Winter By Harold, Editor-At-Large July 4th every tenth year, we have a family reunion on my Dad’s side of the family. This year, I happened to be the oldest survivor, … Read more

Fashion for the apocalypse

 Fashion for the Apocalypse by AniOre   Ah ha ~ those that know me, will say, ‘oh that’s so her’, because in my previous, lah de dah lifestyle, I was all about fashion ~ and still am in a fashion (pun intended); so I can’t pass up this opportunity of talking about fashion in the … Read more

Bug Out Vehicles

Bug Out Vehicles There are an almost infinite number of choices when it comes to bug out vehicle options. You have your 4×4 trucks and SUVs, retired military vehicles, ATVs, Track/Trail bikes, and even mountain bikes. Rather than make any recommendations I am simply going to tell you about my choice for a BOV and … Read more

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation………..

by Millie   Relocation, Relocation, Relocation Whether it’s nuclear war, an environmental disaster or overcrowding, in some cases the urban environment might be the most dangerous place to be in after a TSHTF situation. In this case, it might be necessary to get out quickly, which would mean leaving your carefully prepared homestead behind. So … Read more

After TSHTF – Uncommon places to find supplies

In a significant TSHTF incident—there may be a need to obtain additional supplies. This need may come from having to replenish your stocks over time. Also—you may be caught away from your cache or traveling—and need to access these valuable items. Once the “event” occurs grocery stores will be completely out of food within hours. … Read more

Alternate Home and Bug Out

Alternate Home and Bug Out by TMM   There has been discussion before on the use of boats for bugging out.  However, I would like to expand on that some.  I also think that boats are highly under rated for normal day to day living as well.  There are not many homes that you can … Read more

How an RV Can Save Your Family in an Emergency

The Ultimate Bug Out/In Vehicle: How an RV Can Save Your Family in an Emergency   My wife and I have lived full time in RV’s for five years and have owned every kind of RV on the market. When an emergency strikes having an RV fully loaded and ready to go (or stay whatever … Read more

The Panhandle Rancher speaks…….

The Panhandle Rancher responds to my recent post on redoing my bug out bags……..  – Rourke ———————————————————————————————————————-   Rourke,   It is my experience that the large and medium ALICE rucks and metal frames offer the very best value to price ratio. For safety, I drilled all of the old loose rivets on the ruck frames and … Read more

One preppers survival kit/bug out bag system…..

Irish-7 was nice enough to share his survival kit/bug out bag system with all of Rourke’s Patriot’s – that’s you. He sent this in response to my article   Thanks Irish-7!!!  – Rourke     As mentioned in my post, attached is the listing of the different size kits that I put together in the … Read more

Bug Out Bags

Bug Out Bags: The Essence of a Specialized Checklist   Bug out bags is beneficial for those who want to endure survival situations. It should be remembered that anything can happen during the said circumstances and it would be best to have essential items to help ease difficult times. Putting the said factors into consideration, … Read more

Guest Post: How to Put Together a Bug-Out Bag

This article is a guide to creating your own bug-out bag. A bug-out bag is collection of items put together to help you survive and thrive in an emergency. If you need to leave your home in a rush, the contents of your bag should allow you to be as self-sufficient as possible.   Bug-out … Read more

Sailing for Survival

  One survival option I have considered over the last year is a sailboat. Within the survival community there are two major camps, the bug-out doctrine and the castle doctrine. Needless to say each has many variations and are highly tailorable to personal needs and available options. I think for many families the castle doctrine … Read more

A practical, reliable bug out vehicle

by “It’s a secret”   A brand new Hummer or Jeep Wrangler, decked out with every available option may sound like the best, most capable vehicle in an emergency situation. The harsh reality is that they could be one of the worst. Don’t get me wrong, they are both very nice, with proven track records, … Read more