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Rourke: I have posted about this before – consider it a reminder.

Hello all –

Like me you have probably come across one of those “video advertisements” that try to scare the crap out of you and then sell you something. The vast majority of times I click out of these types of ads and move on to something else. Recently I came across one of these ads on small area gardening and

Continue reading 4 Foot Gardening Guide……worth the money

Author: Rourke
Posted: November 1, 2014, 12:10 am

Over the last several weeks I have made some strides working out. Fitness is an aspect of preparedness not often discussed – unless you are a frequent visitor to Ryan’s site.

Started getting up and running in the morning. Not long distance – about a mile. Really gets the metabolism going. I continue to do Crossfit and I coach a Cardio HIIT class on Tuesday nights. I have been feeling like lifting heavy so that’s

Continue reading Recent fitness gains….

Author: Rourke
Posted: November 1, 2014, 12:10 am

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! If you are looking for a scary movie to watch tonight – or over the weekend – check out Incidious: Chapter 2. It is on Netflix and can be rented at a local Redbox. No need to see the first one – it stands alone just fine. I saw it in the theater – very scary and well done. The Conjuring is another good one if you haven’t seen it.

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Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – October 31st, 2014

Author: Rourke
Posted: October 31, 2014, 12:15 am

Went to my local Tractor Supply to get my dogs favorite treats. While walking around looking at all the goodies I came across this multi-LED flashlight priced at $4.99. It came with batteries and had a spring-loaded clip point on it. It also had a magnet on the backside so it could be stuck on a fridge – or wherever. It also had a second flashlight on one end which provided a pretty decent concentrated

Continue reading Tractor Supply LED Emergency Light

Author: Rourke
Posted: October 31, 2014, 12:10 am

HAM radio update: I will be taking classes from my local HAM club in December then testing for my licence once the class is over. Looking forward to it so I can actually do some talking on air. My efforts to build a small homemade repeater so as not to rely on the area’s local one are not going so well. I will write up something to describe what I am doing and see if

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – October 30th, 2014

Author: Rourke
Posted: October 30, 2014, 12:15 am

From Rourke – – > This post originally appeared over at It can be seen HERE in its original format.

By Methane Creator

Seems, since I don’t carry everything I need to start a fire in my pocket, I always have to dig around to find where I put my dry tinder, matches, lighter, etc. Now, using 1” PVC pipe with caps has really simplified my access. I currently have made 6” in length

Continue reading Building a Fire Tube Storage Device

Author: Rourke
Posted: October 30, 2014, 12:10 am

I am about done reading Day by Day Armageddon. Next up is The Remaining – a sorta “zombie” book recommended by longtime reader “Fred”. After reading the more than 1,900 positive reviews I am really looking forward to get my hands on it.

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A friend of a friend of my wife’s posted on Facebook about how she is mad at one of the local grocery stores. Why? Glad you asked.

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – October 29th, 2014

Author: Rourke
Posted: October 29, 2014, 12:15 am

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 storage, water filtration….and current events.

Water purification is often either overlooked or undervalued. This system as described is simple, easy, and inexpensive. Most importantly – it’s effective. I have built one

Continue reading VIDEO OF THE WEEK: DIY 5,000 gallon water filter for $50

Author: Rourke
Posted: October 29, 2014, 12:10 am

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