Getting Your Kids Involved By Making It Fun

by The Proud Father My family and I love the outdoors whether it be; fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, or any number of other outdoor activities.  I believe when you do these types of activities it is your responsibility to be able to survive in the event something tragic happens. I also believe it is important … Read more

Quote from “American Sniper”

As heard in the movie “American Sniper”. Chris Kyle’s father is talking to Chris and his younger brother when they were children……. “There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs.” “Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn’t exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they … Read more

The Panhandle Rancher speaks……Prepping and praying and pass the bullets please

Essentials of Prepping:     Prepping and praying and pass the bullets please POLITICS, AND HOPE   Politics, a word made dirty by too many of our elected officials, by desperate office holders seeking to do anything, make any promise, make any compromise, in order ‘keep their jobs’ and get re-elected.   Like our ‘progressive’ income … Read more


What follows is an excerpt from “Sole Surviving Sons, a Marine Tanker in Vietnam“. The book is unpublished as of yet and is a Marine odyssey in Vietnam. Please comment if you would like to hear more….. Additional excerpts….. LAVIGNE-DAY OF THE AUTO-90 DEAD TANK GETS REVENGE Although these short stories stand on their own, they suffer greatly from … Read more

Climbing Mt. McKinley and Rules for Life

Howdy Rourke, Here’s my Mt. McKinley story. Please understand the reason I’ve sent it is NOT to impress you – -but instead to impress UPON you that with focus, determination and the willingness to do whatever it takes…what at first seems impossible—can indeed be accomplished. I took on the challenge of climbing one of the … Read more

Negativity Will Drag You Down When SHTF

depressed woman

This world is unbelievably negative. Most people around me – home, work, friends – seem to relish in the demise of others and spew out a constant stream of negative comments. I think “gossip” taking over English as the most common language here in the States. What I often hear is “Guess what so and so did today.” and … Read more