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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Its time to stock up!!

October 12, 2015 Rourke 10

Every year when October rolls around and the air cools a bit I can feel it. I feel an above average need to put a few things back. I think this comes from growing up […]