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It is what it is, until it isn’t

April 21, 2011 Rourke 2

by Junebug Actual A concern I have about the preparedness efforts of others is that there may be a disconnect between expectations and probable actuality in a grid down situation. Conversations with many others leads […]

Creating a raised bed garden

April 7, 2011 Rourke 21

 I recently made a second raised bed garden to add to my fruit and vegetable growing capabilities. Living in a typical suburban neighborhood my space is limited. In this particular case I built this raised […]

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Question Medical Authority

April 5, 2011 Rourke 8

Doctors wear white coats for the same reason that judges wear black robes, cops wear badges and uniforms, the Pope wears funny hats, kings and queens wear crowns, corporate zombies wear suits, and soldiers wear […]

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A Survivalist Mindset Amongst Apathy

April 3, 2011 Rourke 10

Apathy is described as a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation, and passion. Over the course of these last couple of years I’ve found myself more inclined, empowered by […]

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10 Things You Can Do Right Now…

April 2, 2011 Rourke 5

In troubling times of uncertainty – many people are seeing signs of things coming to a head. With the massive violence and turmoil going on in the Middle East to the terrible and ever dangerous situation in […]

Magpul AR magazines

March 30, 2011 Rourke 4

You can have the best battle rifle but it is little more than an expensive ill-designed club without ammunition and a magazine to feed it. I have had my AR for well over a year […]

New Survival School opens in South Carolina

March 29, 2011 Rourke 4

My fellow YouTube survival-buddy EastCoastPatriot has recently announced that he has started a Survival School. Awesome!! The school is located in South Carolina on 600 acres of farm land and offers 2 survival courses. Here […]

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A stroll in the woods…

March 19, 2011 Rourke 5

This past Saturday morning, a buddy of mine picked me up and we went scouting for turkeys on public Game Management Land. When he picked me up he said that he suggested I bring one […]

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Review: Esbit Pocket Survival Stove

March 12, 2011 Rourke 14

I recently had the opportunity to try out a classic survival item – the pocket stove. Being able to boil water for purification purposes as well as heat/cook food in the field is important. Many […]

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Another conversation with Paul R.

March 8, 2011 Rourke 6

A while back I had lunch with a friend of mine named Paul. We discussed the economy and unemployment. He doesn’t really know my involvement with preparedness and has always seemed to me somewhat of a […]

Interview: YouTube’s ThePatriotNurse

March 3, 2011 Rourke 7

It is my honor to provide here a written interview with YouTube’s – ThePatriotNurse. I have been watching her videos for a couple of months now – and she is providing some excellent and very much needed preparedness […]

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Alternative power planned

February 26, 2011 Rourke 2

I have a big interest in alternative power – specifically solar. I have a limited emergency power system now -not good for much more than powering just a few things for a limited time. I […]

Review: Grover Rocket Stove

February 15, 2011 Rourke 4

I received my Grover Rocket Stove from StockStorage.com a few weeks ago. It showed up quickly after shipment. I have used it several times and so far – very impressed. This is a great tool […]

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A conversation with Paul R.

February 13, 2011 Rourke 5

Hello all – I have a buddy – his name is Paul R. From here on I will refer to him as just “Paul”  or “JR“. Anyways – he has been a non-believer when it […]

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Remington F.A.S.T. Knife Durability Test

February 11, 2011 Rourke 8

A while back I reviewed a Remington Sportsman Series F.A.S.T. knife and….well….received some criticism for it. What was this criticism? Primarily its manufacturing origin of China as well as the belief that you get what you pay […]