REVIEW: Kelly Kettle Trekker

April 27, 2015 Rourke 2

Introduction Most every prepper in existence has at least one – if not a dozen –  ways to cook in the absence of electricity.  Whether on the go or sheltering in place, cooking and boiling […]

Review: Esbitt Pocket Survival Stove

February 24, 2015 Rourke 9

This post was originally published here – *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    * I recently had the opportunity to try out a […]

A little off-grid cooking……

March 12, 2014 Rourke 1

A buddy of mine and I recently got together for a little “off grid” cooking. Several methods of cooking were represented including a using a Deadwood Stove, a small backpacking stove, and an “expedient” stove […]

Welcome Sun Solar!!

January 27, 2014 Rourke 1 just signed on a new sponsor and we are pleased to welcome to the family. specializes in sun ovens which use solar energy to bake, boil, and steam. These solar ovens […]

How Solo Stoves work…..

January 23, 2014 Rourke 2

  I recently came across this picture that shows how a Solo Stove works. I own one and love it. Not just because the Solo Stove is a sponsor of mine but the thing is […]

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Review: Esbitt Pocket Survival Stove

September 5, 2013 Rourke 5

This post was originally published here –   I recently had the opportunity to try out a classic survival item – the pocket stove. Mine came form – and is also available from other […]

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Canning Bacon

August 9, 2013 Rourke 11

[Rourke: The post below was originally published over at It can be read in its original format here.]     Canning Bacon by sevantheart, Editor at Large   You will need:   a large (tall) pressure […]

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Special sale on Volcano Grill…..

November 14, 2012 Rourke 0

  The folks of at are having a sale on the Volcano Grill. The Volcano Grill is a well known cooking system which can use a variety of fuels. Regularly prices at $149.99, it is currently […]

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Guest Post: Our Cooking Preparations

August 14, 2012 Rourke 5

Our Cooking Preparations by Jim Jones – KC5DOV   Having been prepared for Y2K or not so prepared as we later learned the following winter when we lost electrical power for eight days, I was relieved […]