Severe Drought has Engulfed California

The current U.S. Drought Monitor shows a huge swathe of land from CA to Texas, struck by severe drought. How severe? The Drought Monitor system uses a scale from D-zero to D-4 D0 – abnormally dry D1 – moderate drought … Continue reading

A Look at High-end Air Rifles

On the low end of price and performance, air rifles are fun for plinking and target shooting. Nice for recreational shooting (if it can be called shooting), but not so useful for prepping or survival. Then there are some moderately-priced … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader: July 14-18

It’s time for another installment of Prep-Blog’s weekly prepping and survival reader, with interesting blog posts, articles, products, and news of interest to preppers. We cover a wide range of prepping and survival topics, including: firearms, gardening, food storage, health, … Continue reading

Lightning Product Review: goTenna

Imagine that a local disaster knocks out cell phone communications. Maybe the cell phone system is overwhelmed with call attempts. Maybe the power is out for an extended period of time. Whatever the reason, your cell phone is no longer … Continue reading

7 Reasons to Grow Grain Amaranth

…in your survival garden. Amaranth is a pseudo-cereal. In the garden, it grows and harvests like a cereal grain (e.g. wheat, rice). In the kitchen, it cooks like a cereal grain. But it’s actually an achene: a seed surrounded by … Continue reading

2nd Amendment Erosion: Hunting and Self-defense

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The phrasing says “infringed” rather … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader: July 7-11

It’s time for another installment of Prep-Blog’s weekly prepping and survival reader, with interesting blog posts, articles, products, and news of interest to preppers. We cover a wide range of prepping and survival topics, including: firearms, gardening, food storage, health, … Continue reading

Lever-action Rifles for Hunting and Survival

If you are considering a lever-action rifle to use primarily for hunting, and secondarily for self-defense, the first decision to make is caliber. For small game, you can’t beat the .22LR. The ammo is cheap, and so is an accurate … Continue reading

Which Martial Arts are best for Self-Defense?

If you study any martial art long enough, it should serve you well in a hand-to-hand type of self-defense situation. But from a prepping point of view, you don’t want to spend 20 years practicing before your chosen martial art … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader: June 30 to July 4th

It’s time for another installment of Prep-Blog’s weekly prepping and survival reader, with interesting blog posts, articles, products, and news of interest to preppers. We cover a wide range of prepping and survival topics, including: firearms, gardening, food storage, health, … Continue reading

The U.S. Army wants a new Handgun Caliber

Here is the story and commentary: Fox: Army wants a harder-hitting pistol The Firearm Blog: Army wants a new pistol … or do they? Bearing Arms: The Army Wants a New Handgun. Here It Is. And By The Way… You … Continue reading

Superfoods for Preppers: Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits include oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, tangerines, mandarin oranges, clementines, tangelos, pummelos, and kumquats. Tangerines (Citrus tangerina), mandarin oranges (Citrus reticulata), and clementines (Citrus clementina) are each small orange citrus fruits, easily confused with one another. Mandarin oranges are … Continue reading