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 […]

Flashlight Review: The Sunwayman C22C

May 27, 2015 Rourke 3

I am a flashlight junkie. With the continued improvements in LED technology and power efficiency, lights are getting more powerful and and lasting longer. This bodes well for those of us who prepare for power failures […]

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 […]

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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” […]

Don’t Wait to Build Your Survival Kit

March 13, 2014 Rourke 12

The predominant culture often views those who value disaster preparedness as fanatical and irrational. Their predictions may sometimes sound apocalyptic; their preparations, drastic. The idea of an implosion of the national infrastructure and financial system […]

(Ultra) Lighting Up Your BOB

November 26, 2013 Rourke 13

The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest.   (Ultra) Lighting Up Your BOB by Lou Levy             Today’s typicle BOBs can weigh between forty and seventy pounds. For many […]

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Knife Review: Gerber Warrant

June 25, 2013 Rourke 3

I love knives and like most any survivalist own many. Knives have to be one of the most important and useful preparedness tools in existence.  Ever try cutting rope without  knife? Not easy. Several months […]

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My e-can (emergency vehicle canister)

November 29, 2012 Rourke 5

by C. Faraday   Everyone should have an emergency kit in their car. I was disappointed with the ready-made, store bought kits offered in the big name stores which typically come in a canvas bag […]

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One preppers survival kit/bug out bag system…..

October 17, 2012 Rourke 12

Irish-7 was nice enough to share his survival kit/bug out bag system with all of Rourke’s Patriot’s – that’s you. He sent this in response to my article   Thanks Irish-7!!!  – Rourke     […]

Gear Review: Paladin Mission Pack Expedition

May 1, 2011 Rourke 6

  I recently received a new bag from – called the Paladin Mission Pack Expedition. This is a larger capacity bag which could serve many purposes – from backpacking, camping, to a full-fledged “bug out” kit. […]