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:


Books (non-fiction)

The Backyard Homestead

The Urban Homestead


Books (fiction)

Going Home: The Survivalist Series – one of my favorite reads

299 Days – A buddy of mine has read the entire series and loves it. I need to get started (I have the first two books)



The Omega Man – a classic

The Andromeda Strain Mini-Series



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  1. Wow, these are great movies that make you think. Omega man hit me square and always stuck in my old memory banks, really had an effect on me as a kid when these came out. My Favorites are (Omega man, Panic in the year zero with Ray Milan, Failsafe with Henry Fonda, Challenge with Darin McGavin, Red Dawn with Patrick Swayzie.

  2. Rourke,

    I’ve read the entire 299 Days series and LOVED it. I’ve read several different survival series by many authors and I can honestly say that 299 Days is one of my fav. Do yourself a favor though, and get it for Kindle or whatever your chosen device is.


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