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 […]

Medical Supplies As Survival Barter Items

December 3, 2015 Rourke 12

Rourke: This article was originally published HERE at the DoomandBloom.net website.   I recently received a communication from a paramedic who asked what I keep in terms of silver and gold for barter purposes in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Review: Canik TP9SA 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol

October 13, 2015 Rourke 1

Colt. Springfield. Glock. Smith & Wesson. H&K. Ruger. All these brands are well respected and have been putting out high quality firearms for years. For most the mention of any of those brands and it is […]

7 Things to Expect After the SHTF

October 6, 2015 Rourke 17

7 things to expect after the SHTF. This is just 7 and there are many more. Most of these would hold true if the SHTF-event was local or national/world. The point of this post is […]

7 Essentials During a Power Outage

June 25, 2015 Rourke 2

by Lee Flynn The grid disruption database from Inside Energy compiled their data and found an average of 200 reported grid outages per year from 2010 to 2013. This numbers continues to increase. There is […]

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Your SHTF “Go To” Gun Contest

June 22, 2015 Rourke 3

Here is a simple contest……..send me a picture of your SHTF “Go To” gun and the best one will win a case of MRE’s from MealKitSupply.com. The collapse has happened. There is no rule of law. […]


Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

June 16, 2015 Rourke 1

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 […]

Your SHTF “Go To” Gun Contest

June 13, 2015 Rourke 4

Here is a simple contest……..send me a picture of your SHTF “Go To” gun and the best one will win a case of MRE’s from MealKitSupply.com. The collapse has happened. There is no rule of law. […]


April 20, 2015 Rourke 13

By Brad M After getting home from a 12 hour work day, shoveled the snow off of your driveway and walks, and find that you are tired and hungry. You decide you want a plate […]

Are you saving seeds?

April 10, 2015 Rourke 4

We spend tons of money on guns, ammunition, knives, backpacks and all kinds of things labeled “tactical” – but what about seeds? Many of us that prepare for “bad times” ahead consider gardening an integral […]

OPSEC Before and After a Major Emergency

March 10, 2015 Rourke 7

This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.   Sure, you’re ready for the “big day” when everything goes to hell, and you have to fight to survive.  You’ve stocked up on food, water, weapons […]