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Call to Action: July ’13 – Water

July 8, 2013 Rourke 4

This is the third installment of a monthly series called “Call to Action”. Call to Action (CTA) is a monthly reminder to review one part of your prep’s and strengthen it. Water is taken for granted in many countries – but especially […]

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Recent preps……

April 28, 2013 Rourke 30

My weeks are usually busier than a one-arm paper hanger, this week has been no different. Ammunition seems to becoming a little more available – at least .223 and 5.56. In the past week or […]

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February 13, 2013 Rourke 0

I just received some news that I wanted to pass on to everyone. Longtime affiliate just informed me they are now offering FREE SHIPPING on ALL orders.   In my discussions with Kelley over at […]

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Recent preps……

February 3, 2013 Rourke 13

What a stressful week. Flew by and now the weekend is almost over. Spent Saturday running kids around and then out for dinner with friends – then the “after-party”. I pretty much got nothing done that I […]

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Recent preps……….

January 20, 2013 Rourke 36

Over the last few weeks  have worked on adding some preps to my “system”. You will see there is an obvious emphasis on firearms and related material due to well known reasons. Added 1800 rounds […]

The Survival Cabinet

February 7, 2012 Rourke 6

Over the past several weeks I have received many emails from people that have just “woke up” and discovered prepping. Many of these folks are moms and dads and just concerned about what the future holds and want to […]

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Survival Book Review: The Survival Template

January 24, 2012 Rourke 2

     Browsing through different products on Amazon I came across The Survival Template and after reading the description I decided to order it.  Written by John Heatherly, the book takes a very methodical and […]

This weeks assignment: Radio

November 14, 2011 Rourke 6

Got radio? I hope so. Though many disasters knock out normal communication methods such as cell phones, TV, and Internet – radio often continues on as a reliable source of information. If you do not […]

Wiping your butt after TSHTF……

November 11, 2011 Rourke 22

Yup….you read that right. Wiping your butt after TSHTF. I don’t think I have every really seen it discussed – but guess what: The bombs can fall, the EMP can burst, and the economy can […]

This week’s assignment: Dryer Lint

October 25, 2011 Rourke 18

Yup. Dryer lint. If you are not aware – dryer lint is an excellent tinder to start fires. Most all households have dryers with lint screens. People every day clean off the lint screen and throw away […]

Assignment of the Week: Gorilla Tape

October 4, 2011 Rourke 5

Duct tape is one of the most useful additions to a survival stockpile that can be made. Super versatile in many applications – I know of nothing else that can replace it. I have several […]

Gun maintenance supplies to put back……

October 3, 2011 Rourke 8

Maybe not for your typical severe winter storm or short term power outage – but in a long-term WROL situation, having firearm maintenance supplies is important. Keeping your firearms functioning properly – well….. just makes […]

Rechargeable batteries

September 27, 2011 Rourke 12

Rechargeable batteries are not only a great way to save money – but can be a valuable resource in a disaster. Most of my battery-powered components use a standard AA battery. I am trying to keep […]

Make a commitment for one month……

September 26, 2011 Rourke 10

This replaces my “Assignment of the Week” regular post. Alright – here is the deal: First – pick a level of commitment you can afford. Anywhere from $1.00 to $5.00. Second – every time you to go into a store – […]