Building and Operating a Makeshift Wood Oven

September 24, 2015 Rourke 4

This post originally appeared HERE on   Introduction One of the basic needs for any survival situation is a means of cooking food.   The most abundant fuel available is wood.  There are many ways […]

Video of the Week: How to fix a flat tire

September 9, 2015 Rourke 1

YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food […]

Homemade Portable Solar Generator

April 1, 2015 Rourke 12

By Dyers Eve I had been thinking of constructing a portable solar generator for some time. I remember seeing a news story on a local company that was marketing a “new” product. It was an […]

Awesome homemade fire starter….

February 4, 2015 Rourke 13

I recently discovered an inexpensive and highly effective homemade fire starting creation: wax impregnated cotton disks. I am not overly familiar with women’s make up nor what is used to apply/remove it however these small […]

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How to make injectable Lidocaine HCL

August 27, 2014 Rourke 10

The following post was previously published here on MSO – it can be seen in its original format HERE.   by RalphP Almost every other prepper / survivalist that I’ve met shares a similar “hope for […]

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Gault on……Preserving The Harvest

August 4, 2014 Rourke 5

  Home canning has been around since the mid 1800s. That’s when a tinsmith named John L. Mason invented the Mason Jar.  For most of its existence canning was done by the “open kettle method”, […]

How to make char cloth

December 17, 2013 Rourke 6

I was recently introduced to char cloth with a brief demonstration. I was impressed with how well it worked and how simple it sounded to make it. I decided to make my own and documented […]

Boot/Shoe Laces

November 11, 2013 Rourke 3

The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest.   Boot/Shoe Laces by “The Coach”             I have an old pair of well-worn hiking boots that I have used for years […]

How to Tie a Two Half Hitch Knot

October 25, 2013 Rourke 3

I have continued my quest to learn how to tie a variety of knots. Last week I covered the Bowline knot which looks to be a very useful one to know. This week I have been […]

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Guest Post: Mead – Berserker Beer

May 16, 2013 Rourke 5

Mead is almost certainly the first beverage that got humans tipsy (sorry, beer).  It predates wine by at least 10,000 (and possibly as much as 30,000) years.   It probably predates the cultivation of soil.  Is […]