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Current sale lasts until October 31st – Emergency Essentials is having another great monthly sale. I am proud to have them as an official sponsor.

This month a wide variety if items are on sale. A couple of items of particular note include their 4-person/72 hour food bucket for $124.99 as well as a Kaito 4 power AM/FM/shortwave radio for only $29.99.

Both these items are representative of numerous other selections including:

Emergency Essentials 1-month

Continue reading REMINDER: Emergency Essentials monthly sale…..

Author: Rourke
Posted: October 25, 2014, 12:05 am

BREAKING NEWS: Confirmed Ebola infection in New York City.

The 33 year old man is a doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa. He reportedly began to experience a fever and gastrointestinal problems and sought medical attention. The doctor placed himself in quarantine once he started feeling poorly however just prior to that he had ridden the subway and gone bowling.

Concerning is that once again people are allowed in this country after possible

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – October 24th, 2014

Author: Rourke
Posted: October 24, 2014, 12:15 am


by Terry Blount


According to the US government most people are dealing with a financial squeeze. Two out of every three citizens are now living from paycheck to paycheck… that means that two out of every three people who read this have limited discretionary income to purchase items that would prepare them for hard times. However, anything you can do now will not be wasted if you can buy the things you will

Continue reading Prepping for Less

Author: Rourke
Posted: October 24, 2014, 12:10 am

I enjoy looking at some of these “infographics”. Infographics can provoke thought and educate – but there are some pretty ridiculous ones out there as well. Infographics can be seen on all kinds of things like container gardening, survival skills, food storage, firearms, first aid, camping, shooting, hiking, backpacking, household frugal ideas, etc. The one below on creating a bug out bag I thought was pretty good so I figured I would share.

Any thoughts

Continue reading Infographic: Bug Out Bag Checklist

Author: Rourke
Posted: October 24, 2014, 12:01 am

Last year I went to the Uwharrie National Park on an off-road trip with some friends. I drive a stock Jeep Wrangler 2-door and was told we were going to stick to the easy trails. Well – once we started out it wasn’t bad but soon the one-way trail turned a lot rougher than I wanted to take my daily driver. You know what? NO PROBLEM! Took it slow and was just amazed at what

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – October 23rd, 2014

Author: Rourke
Posted: October 23, 2014, 12:15 am

I wrote this awhile back over at Figured many of you have not seen it as it is buried deep within the archives. To see it in its original form click HERE.

Food is my major concern when looking at my preps. I feel like I could just never have enough. At this point I have a large variety of types of food including common grocery store items as well as dehydrated and freeze

Continue reading Survival Biscuits?

Author: Rourke
Posted: October 23, 2014, 12:10 am

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Took the family to my brothers place in Georgia for the weekend. If you are not a long time reader you may not be aware that my brothers place is my bug out location. My overall plan is to stay at home – in place. If for some reason I need to move the family I have two options – one approx 30 miles away

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – October 22nd, 2014

Author: Rourke
Posted: October 22, 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.

Not sure if you can get much more simpler than this method for securing a hammock.

Simply awesome!

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Continue reading VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Best Way to Hang a Hammock || Rap Rings

Author: Rourke
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:10 am

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