From the Desk of John Rourke – June 7th, 2017


Skills, skills, and more skills. I have so much to learn. I do find sometimes I spend more time writing about preparedness than practicing it although there are times when I do a ton all at once. Plant identification is one area I am severely lacking as well as essential oils.

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Pool’s up and fairly level. More than 3,000 gallons of water which can be used for a variety of things. Favorite use? Cooling off of course.

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Firearms can be for fun – not just for battle and self-defense. Far too often someone posts up a gun they like or a custom paint job and they are ridiculed for not being “tactical” enough.

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My wife runs a part-time business making custom t-shirts, etched glass mugs, and wine glasses, etc. She just made this shirt. You’ll get it if the new fidget spinner craze drives you as mad as it does me…..

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Appreciate the orders for the Sawyer Water Filter Bucket Kits. A few more go out tomorrow. Price set to increase from $10 to $12.99 June 15th.

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Homemade Survival Weapons

Camping & Hiking Checklist

Dutch Oven Recipes 101

Essential Oils for Beginners

Saving Heirloom Seeds


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