The Gun Rights Divide in the U.S.

What will happen to gun rights and gun laws, now that the President-elect and both houses of Congress are controlled by conservatives? Is the Second Amendment safe for now? Not in every State. I’ve noticed that, during the Obama administration, … Continue reading

Survival Scenarios: Sick or Injured when the SHTF

The typical prepping and survival plan assumes that the prepper is healthy and fit. You plan to grow some of your own food. That takes a lot of manual labor. You better be in good health. You plan to be … Continue reading

Lynchpin Disaster Scenarios

Prepping blogs often talk about big disaster scenarios, where a major event causes major damage to society. What I’d like to discuss in this post is lynchpin disasters, where a minor event causes major damage, or where an event in … Continue reading

No Internet equals No Food

I touched on this subject in a previous post: Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet. In considering what would happen if we lost the internet for a lengthy period of time, I reached a strange but compelling … Continue reading

A New Type of SHTF Disaster: IoT

Some possible disasters are easy to understand and imagine, such as: hurricanes, earthquakes, power outages, etc. Other disasters are less readily apparent. I’ve posted previously on how an extended nationwide internet outage would collapse the economy and empty grocery store … Continue reading

Are Our Gun Rights Safe? Trump on Guns

President-elect Donald J. Trump, during his campaign, had a not-so-clearly stated position on guns that supported the Second Amendment, and opposed excessive gun control. Let’s take a look back at his statements, which are not entirely consistent. from On The … Continue reading

Is a Gun Control Tsunami about to Hit U.S. shores?

You’ve heard of The End of the World as We Know It (TEOTWAWKI). Well, this is The End of the Second Amendment as We Know It (TEOTSAAWKI). It is a political attack on gun rights, to the effect that the … Continue reading

An Electoral College Tie could cause Civil Unrest

In this post, I’m not going to argue for or against any particular candidate. Instead, I’m going to ask a simple question. What would happen if, in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, or any future Presidential election, no candidate reaches … Continue reading

Perceived Risk versus Actual Risk

In the realm of prepping and survival, risk assessment is crucial. In assessing risk, you have to consider both how likely the disaster may be, and how severe also. You can’t spend all your time and effort prepping for severe … Continue reading

Local Government Mandates Smart Thermostats

Here’s the news story: Austin requires smart thermostats in all new homes. On the surface, it’s not such an alarming requirement. Smart thermostats help save money by making adjustments to the home temperature to reduce power consumption. The problem is … Continue reading

Survival Scenarios: Hunkering Down with Coworkers

This is a plot for a horror movie, if ever there was one. Some SHTF disaster traps you at work, for an extended period of time. You are stuck in the same room or building with your co-workers and bosses … Continue reading

Prepping for Air Quality Problems

A recent news article on massive smoke and haze from fires in Indonesia got me thinking about how similar problems might occur in the U.S. and what we might do about it. “Toxic fumes from the Indonesian fires that have … Continue reading