Just what constitutes “SHTF”?

December 21, 2015 Rourke 16

Whether it is in the pages of this website or countless other places across the Internet the perspective over what constitutes a “SHTF event” is often discussed. Typical characteristics involve power outages, communications down, food […]

Terrorist Cell in Heart of United States?

December 15, 2015 Rourke 11

Evidence is mounting that there is a possible terrorist cell operating in the Columbia, Missouri area. Over the past several days local Walmarts have reported having multiple incidents where men are purchasing large quantities of prepaid […]

Allergy or Side Effect?

December 11, 2015 Rourke 4

This post was originally published HERE on DoomandBloom.net.   A medical caregiver has many responsibilities in a disaster. Everyone knows that their duty is to deal with injuries and illness, but few are aware of […]

Efforts in preparedness organization

December 5, 2015 Rourke 13

Organizing supplies is going well but taking longer than I would like. Trying to use some common sense in placing those items used more frequently to be most accessible while those rarely needed stuck in […]

Underrated Survival Prep – Candles

December 4, 2015 Rourke 21

My wife is a candle freak. We have spent a small fortune on Partylite and Yankee Candles over the years. They are decorative and are functional providing light in a lightless room. When it comes […]

A Prepper’s Nightmare

November 18, 2015 Rourke 6

Any prepper worth their weight will scenario plan.   Mental rehearsal is important.  As an educator, I have studied brain-based research as it pertains to education. In my studies, I have learned that the brain doesn’t […]

Purifying water with bleach

November 17, 2015 Rourke 18

Survival and preparedness is not all about zombies and being all “tacticool”. Often it is as simple as having water that is safe to drink. A well known method for disinfecting water is with common household […]

Giant World Seed Bank

November 6, 2015 Rourke 19

  A few hundred miles from the North Pole and above Norway a set of islands called “Svalbard” exist. They are controlled by Norway and are hosting something that is quite unique – a Doomsday Seed […]

recommendations

Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

November 4, 2015 Rourke 3

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 […]

Excerpt from American Exit Strategy

November 2, 2015 Rourke 2

  The following excerpt is from the fantastic book American Exit Strategy written by Mark Goodwin. It is being reprinted with permission. Let me set the stage: In the book there is a Presidential debate […]

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 […]

Review: Xiaomi 16000mAh Mobile Power Bank

October 28, 2015 Rourke 4

Today’s world offers tremendous capabilities with portable multimedia and communication devices. I hear the argument all the time that “real preppers” should stay away from modern technology. I disagree. These are tools and if available and […]

8 Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide

October 27, 2015 Rourke 5

Most all of us have a bottle – or twelve – of hydrogen peroxide put back. Did you know that its uses are more than just wound disinfection? Hydrogen peroxide actually has a multitude of […]

recommendations

Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

October 27, 2015 Rourke 2

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 […]