Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

Every week I throw out a few recommendations on things such as movies, books, knives, flashlights – all kinds of stuff. Some of these are not related to preparedness whatsoever – rather, just stuff I like. Most are available on Amazon but not all. I have a particular fondness for movies as one of my favorite things to do is to sit back and watch a good one.

So – for this week……here is my list:



Red Dawn – DVD / Blu-Ray (Blu-ray is actually cheaper)

Captain Phillips

Rambo: First Blood

JAWS – One of the first movies I ever saw in a movie theater. A classic.

Christmas Vacation – Probably my favorite movie of all time.



Urban Survival Guide (Outdoor Life Magazine)

SAS Survival Guide – a classic survival manual

A Field Guide to Edible Plants

The Far Side Gallery 3 – Want to laugh? The Far Side will do it every time.

The Zombie Survival Guide



Gun Magnet – mount this anywhere you would like to place a pistol for easy storage and access.

TruGo Tubrite Red Dot Sight  – affordable, quick target acquisition. I have shot an AR with this sight – did a great job.

Offset Weapons Flashlight Mount – Inexpensive solution to mount a flashlight to any picatinny rail.

PNY 64 GB USB Flash Drive – at $19.99 this is an incredible deal. Place family pictures, important documents, books, guides, articles, music, movies – all on this one small flash drive. Great for backing up those important documents and family treasures.

Syma S107G Remote Control Helicopter – I have 2 of these and they work fantastic. Bought them for my kids last year for Christmas and they are still going strong. These are for indoors only. Fun for under $20!!!




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6 thoughts on “Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations”

  1. The original Red Dawn had so much more of a gritty, and realistic feel to it. The reboot was good, but you didn’t get the same feel about it, which was really too bad.

  2. Jaws, wow, I saw that in the theater also. It was in San Antonio and it was only the SECOND SHOWING. So nobody knew about it or had talked to others yet. No one knew WHAT to expect.

    We were standing in line (we bought preshow tickets) and watching the people come out of the theater white as sheets and holding on to each other. We sat in the balcony, which as it turned out was a great place to watch the movie AND the people below.

    When the face appeared in the hole in the hull of that sunken boat, EVERYBODY screamed, men women alike. Then when the shark made it’s first appearance while the sheriff was chumming off the back of Clint’s boat, everybody screamed again and came out of their seats about two feet! It was like watching a tidal wave in the audience below.

    That show scared the ever loving crap out of me and my wife!


  3. Yes I remember the scene of the head in the hole in the hull, I had just returned from getting some pop corn, I turned to make sure I was getting into the seat and turned back to face the screen at the time the head appeared, I shared the pop corn with many others who did not want any. My wife has never let me live that down.

    • That is funny John P. Thanks for sharing. The night we saw Jaws we went swimming in a pool at the hotel we were staying at and I was scared to death that a shark was going to get me. Yeah – in a pool. I think I was 8.


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