Author Archives: Thoreau

We Need To Talk About Societal Collapse

Societal collapse is the king of all the TEOTWAWKI scenarios. In other scenarios, some aspect of society is harmed or lost, such as the loss of the power grid, or the collapse of the economy, or the erosion of law … Continue reading

My Thoughts on Preventing School Shootings

I don’t usually write about politics or society, but this issue rises above many other political controversies in its importance to protecting innocent life as well as basic human rights. 1. Gun control will not work. There are hundreds of … Continue reading

Could Ebola become airborne? If so, then what?

The most recent news on Ebola (EVD or Ebola Viral Disease) is a worrying outbreak in a major city in Africa. Mbandaka is a city of 1.2 million residents in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and a major transport hub … Continue reading

Australia Moves Toward A Cashless Society

This decision by the government of Australia is just the beginning: Australia Bans Cash For All Purchases Over $7,500 Starting July of 2019. I argue that this decision is not an anomaly. It is not an isolated event, but a … Continue reading

Which TEOTWAWKI event is most likely?

I favor this kind of speculation. Not that I want the world to go down the toilet. But it’s not reasonable to assume that a severe disaster will never happen. And we need to be ready, as much as possible. … Continue reading

Food Storage: the Best Canned Foods

Which canned foods are best for their nutritional value? Should you stored canned goods at all? The main staples of my stored food is rice, pasta, wheat flour, and vegetable oil. But canned goods add food options not easily obtained … Continue reading

Guns for Preppers: the .224 Valkyrie

Since we last wrote about guns for prepping, there have been new developments: new firearms, new cartridges, new options. So let’s review one of the best newest choices in guns for preppers. (More options in subsequent articles.) The .224 Valkyrie … Continue reading

Prep-Blog.com is planning new articles

Yes, that’s right, Prep Blog is back, after a several month hiatus. And for the new version of the site, we will focus on my favorite topics, and not try to be a one-size fits all, jack-of-all-preppers website. The topics … Continue reading

We Are Considering Selling this Prepping Website — Any Offers?

We are considering selling Prep-Blog.com, a prepping website, with just under a thousand blog posts. If you are interested in buying, please contact me, H.D. Thoreau, at: The site has been active from 2012 to last 2017. I haven’t posted … Continue reading

Finding the Right Storage Space for Preps

This problem is uniquely Prepper. We tend to store all kinds of stuff, including food, water, equipment, bartering items, guns, ammo, and much more. Where do you keep it all? Do you have one big space for everything, or divide … Continue reading

I’m not giving up my right to own guns

Self-defense is a fundamental human right. I’m not willing to relinquish that right, no matter how many tragedies occur in this crazy world. No many how many wicked or insane persons use guns to do evil, I will assert my … Continue reading

What should we do if Gun Control gets really Bad?

Right now, conservatives have enough political power to prevent any substantial new gun control measures at the federal level. But liberal States, especially California, have been piling on the restrictions, working toward a complete ban as their true thinly-veiled goal. … Continue reading