Should you be Fingerprinted when getting a Driver’s License?

Texas has recently decided to take a full set of fingerprints from all driver’s license applicants and renewals. The fingerprints are available to law enforcement for use in identifying fingerprints at a crime scene. Apparently, it’s legal and several other … Continue reading

Ebola is coming to the United States

Two American health care workers, a physician and a nurse, contracted Ebola while doing humanitarian work in Africa. Both of them, we have now learned, are being evacuated to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Georgia for treatment. Report: Americans with … Continue reading

Should You Use or Avoid Fluoridated Water?

Some preppers go whole-hog and live off-grid. Other preppers live connected to the grid, but in a very rural area. In either case, they probably do not have town water, which is often fluoridated. Those preppers who have fluoridated town … Continue reading

Expensive Solutions to Tiny Problems

This post is a little off-topic, but I thought it would be a fun read. The $150 Fruit Bowl – suspends your fruit from silicone bands to keep it from touching other fruit. The $5000 Folding Commuter Bike – folds … Continue reading

8 Ways to Reduce Risk of Infection during an Epidemic

An epidemic is a disease outbreak over a wide region, such as several States or a whole nation. Diseases can spread in a number of different ways. The most common modes of transmission are physical contact and airborne (breathing) transmission. … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader: July 21-25

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

Government versus Digital Currency

Bitcoin and similar digital currencies (also called cryptocurrencies) use cryptographic techniques to maintain a public ledger. The entries in this ledger are the currency, and it has value based on the willingness of individuals and businesses to trade products, services, … Continue reading

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