INFOGRAPHIC: Bug Out Bag the Essentials

December 2, 2015 Rourke 3

  This infographic looks pretty good and I like the organization method of using different color internal bags. A couple things not mentioned include a water purifier and a firearm. There are lots of great […]

Call to Action: December 15′ – Shelter

December 1, 2015 Rourke 4

This is the second installment of a new 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. This month is looking at what I […]

BOV Considerations by Burne51

October 30, 2015 Rourke 9

In any bug-out scenario, your vehicle becomes, and remains until further notice, the place where you live, along with everything you own in the world. You may be the best-equipped prepper in your circle, or […]

Bugging Out in a Tree? Really?

October 1, 2015 Rourke 6

  The typical outdoorsman will simply take a trip to the local Cabela’s or Bass Pro Shop, and purchase a tree stand to improve his hunting vantage points. For those who are prepping for long-term […]

Top 10 Survival Items for a Survival Kit

August 6, 2015 Rourke 17

This is a popular topic among survival & preparedness forums all over the ‘net. The list of items and different ways of ranking them are probably endless. There are a huge variety of factors that could go […]

The Necessary 72 Hour Kit

July 2, 2015 Rourke 0

This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline. by Jeff I have been into emergency preparedness for more than 14 years.  It all started when a family member asked if we wanted her friend’s #10 […]

Book Review: BUG OUT by Scott Williams

July 1, 2015 Rourke 1

Scott Williams book BUG OUT – The Complete Guide for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It’s Too Late has been on my nightstand for quite some time. A review is long over due.  Bugging out is not […]

Vehicle Maintenance Advice

June 23, 2015 Rourke 7

By: Tony D   As an auto technician and PREPPER, I would like to share some of my expertise in the automotive field. I have been “turning wrenches” for over 25 years, and have amassed […]

Campers As A Bug Out Vehicle

January 15, 2015 Rourke 10

This post originally appeared over at It can be seen HERE in its original format. – – Rourke   By the WE2’s To us, having our travel trailer is a must.  Not only do […]

Infographic: Bug Out Bag Checklist

October 24, 2014 Rourke 1

I enjoy looking at some of these “infographics”. Infographics can provoke thought  and educate – but there are some pretty ridiculous ones out there as well. Infographics can be seen on all kinds of things […]

Getting Past the Basics: Retreats

August 11, 2014 Rourke 5

  I’ve been mulling an article of some sort about how things are changing so fast, and that the center can’t hold against pressure like this forever, but Remus surely beat me to it. It […]

Surviving in the Open Water

May 30, 2014 Rourke 1

Finding oneself stranded in open water is a terrifying scenario and among the most challenging to survive. How do you navigate when distances are vast and landmarks are few? How do you withstand the tests […]

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May 4, 2014 Rourke 4

  We have all heard of “BOB” bug out bag, “GHB” get home bag, “GOOD” get out of dodge bag, and about a dozen”other” types of bag.  Each member of my family has a “INCH” […]

Seasoned Preppers “Bug Out Bag”

December 12, 2013 Rourke 16

The following post was originally published over at It can be scene in its original format HERE. by “The Coach” I am not ashamed to say that I am 63 years old. I have been […]