Top 5 AR-15 Variants for Home Defense

The AR-15, also called the Modern Sporting Rifle or the Black Rifle, is generally chambered for the .223 Remington or the closely-related 5.56 NATO cartridges. An AR-15 variant is a similar rifle in a different caliber. Since ARs have two … Continue reading

7 Things You Need To Hunker Down

Bugging out in case of emergency is a much-discussed option in prepping. And it’s a real necessity, for some disasters. But what happens if you decide to hunker down? Let’s say there’s no need to evacuate your home. And going … Continue reading

Replenish Your Electrolytes in One Simple Meal

The six electrolytes we all need from food are: Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, and Chloride. Those last two are of course provided by table salt (sodium chloride). Dairy foods, like milk and cheese, provide plenty of calcium and phosphorus. … Continue reading

What Qualifies as a TEOTWAWKI event?

The prepper term TEOTWAWKI stands for “The End Of The World As We Know It”. And so it does not refer to the literal end of the world, nor to any religious version of the apocalypse. It is, instead, any … Continue reading

How To Respond to a Psychological Disaster

By “psychological disaster”, I mean an event with grave consequences for society, which is caused mainly by a population-wide emotion, such as fear or anger. I expect we would see an increase in violent crimes, often by persons who formerly … Continue reading

Is There Such A Thing as a Psychological Disaster?

Usually, when preppers talk about a disaster, it’s either natural or man-made. The natural disasters are physical events: earthquake, hurricane, volcano, tidal waves, etc. But the man-made disasters also be physical events, such as war, terrorist attacks, or they can … Continue reading

Would you rather Fight 1 horse-sized Duck or 100 duck-sized Horses?

There are two ways to take this question: literally and figuratively. As a figure, the question can be rephrased: Would you rather confront 1 big problem or 100 small problems? Assuming you can solve the problems, once confronted: Is it … Continue reading

Which Optics are best for Home Defense?

Suppose that you’ve chosen to use a rifle for home defense. What is the best type of rifle scope to use for that purpose? I won’t argue, in this article, the merits of a long gun over a pistol. But … Continue reading

Retail Store Closings and the Impending Shopping Disaster

Many retail stores have closed due to competition from online stores. People are buying an ever larger percentage of their goods from the internet. So brick-and-mortar stores, from Mom and Pops to large chains, are shutting down. And this development … Continue reading

Perfect for Home Defense: a Bullpup Hi-point Carbine

As I’ve opined in a past post, the Hi-Point Carbine in 9mm is a great option for home defense. The gun is affordable and reliable, and the 9mm round is sufficient for almost any home defense situation. The gun does … Continue reading

Use a Grow-out to Increase Seeds for Your Crops

Let’s say you have a single pound of wheat — whole berries which can be planted as seed or eaten. Well, there is not much nutrition in only one pound of wheat. You could eat for a day or so. … Continue reading

Subsistence Farming for Survival

To my mind, survivalism goes beyond prepping, so as to add complete or near-complete self-sufficiency. And that is beyond the preparedness level of most serious preppers. So while a prepper might have an extensive backyard garden, as a supplemental food … Continue reading