Gear Review: Alocs Alcohol Stove

September 28, 2015 Rourke 3

Alcohol stoves are very popular with backpackers and campers who look for lightweight cook systems that burn inexpensive fuel. There are no moving parts, no electronics, no valves, and no pipes. Simplicity. They are also […]

Learn How to Cook With the Sun Oven

August 22, 2015 Rourke 3

  On Tuesday August 25th Paul Munsen of Sun Ovens International will be joining me to teach an online class and share the experience gained for 18 years of working with Sun Ovens all over […]

Giveaway: Kelly Kettle Trekker

April 29, 2015 Rourke 41

  I recently published a review on the Kelly Kettle cook system. Great product. Emergency Essentials and I have teamed up to give a Kelly Kettle Trekker away to one lucky reader. Here is how […]

REVIEW: Kelly Kettle Trekker

April 27, 2015 Rourke 2

Introduction Most every prepper in existence has at least one – if not a dozen –  ways to cook in the absence of electricity.  Whether on the go or sheltering in place, cooking and boiling […]

Review: Esbitt Pocket Survival Stove

February 24, 2015 Rourke 9

This post was originally published here – *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    * I recently had the opportunity to try out a […]

A little off-grid cooking……

March 12, 2014 Rourke 1

A buddy of mine and I recently got together for a little “off grid” cooking. Several methods of cooking were represented including a using a Deadwood Stove, a small backpacking stove, and an “expedient” stove […]

Welcome Sun Solar!!

January 27, 2014 Rourke 1 just signed on a new sponsor and we are pleased to welcome to the family. specializes in sun ovens which use solar energy to bake, boil, and steam. These solar ovens […]

Food Storage Recipes….Part 3

January 17, 2014 Rourke 1

Here is the third and last part of a series of posts highlighting some awesome recipes using foods commonly found in prepper’s food stores. Part One can be found HERE and Part Two HERE. If […]

Food storage recipes……Part 2

January 16, 2014 Rourke 3

Here is Part 2 of food storage recipes that several readers sent in last April. Many people store extra food but few have specific plans on what to make from their food stores. Hopefully these […]

Food storage recipes……Part 1

January 15, 2014 Rourke 7

This past April I put out a request for food storage recipes. My intent was to have some kind of contest with all the recipes that came flooding in. Unfortunately – the actual number of […]

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Review: Esbitt Pocket Survival Stove

September 5, 2013 Rourke 5

This post was originally published here –   I recently had the opportunity to try out a classic survival item – the pocket stove. Mine came form – and is also available from other […]

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Our Cooking Preparations

August 14, 2012 Rourke 5

by Jim Jones – KC5DOV Having been prepared for Y2K or not so prepared as we later learned the following winter when we lost electrical power for eight days, I was relieved and let down at […]