Author Archives: Thoreau

A Top-of-the-Line Water Purification Device

A healthy adult can survive for weeks without food, but only about 2 to 3 days without water. Much of our time and money devoted to prepping revolves around food: storing, growing, bartering, and protecting it. We don’t give as … Continue reading

A Pistol-Caliber Carbine as a Survival Rifle

Over at The Firearm Blog, a recent post describes the Aero Survival Rifle by TNW Firearms. Currently, the gun is available in 9mm, .40, and .45 ACP. Their website states they will soon add three rimfire calibers: .22 LR, .22 … Continue reading

“Survival Bread” Recipe

This survival bread can be made from ingredients that store well (dry milk, dried egg whites, sugar, flour, etc.). If you don’t have one whole fresh egg, increase dried egg white by 10 grams and increase oil by 5 grams. … Continue reading

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Can You Use an Air Rifle for Self-Defense?

Air rifles are often used for hunting small game: squirrels, birds, rabbit, etc. Some of the high-end higher caliber air rifles are used to hunt game as large as hogs. So an air rifle can be used with lethal force. … Continue reading

Hulless Barley and Hulless Oats

It’s not practical to grow wheat or rice in your backyard garden. Both those grains need to be hulled in order to be edible. The additional time and expense is probably not worthwhile, for a small amount of grain. But … Continue reading

7 Ways the Food Economy Could Collapse

You don’t realize how fragile the current U.S. food economy is. There are multiple ways that the food production and distribution system could fail. Here are 7 possible disaster scenarios: 1. Congress bans GMO foods That doesn’t sound so bad. … Continue reading

Survival Gardening: 8 Costly Mistakes

I participate in a local community gardening program. For a modest fee, I rent some gardening space at a local farm. It’s fertile soil, and they till the garden bed for you. They also provide a water source for watering … Continue reading

6 Reasons Whole Grains are Better for Survival

If/when there is a food shortage or a disruption in the food production and distribution system, whole grains will become much more important. It is axiomatic that whole grains are healthier than refined grains. But most people do not know … Continue reading

The Typical American Diet after the SHTF

You will soon be a vegan. Whether you like it or not. If/when the U.S. agricultural system collapses — and we are definitely headed in that direction — there will be very little animal-source food in the marketplace. Prices for … Continue reading

The Impending Severe Vegetable Oil Shortage

The vegetable oil supply in the United States is a house of cards. We import about 30% of the vegetable oil we use, over 5.2 million metric tonnes per year [1]. If that trade is disrupted by some economic or … Continue reading

The Approaching Cash-Only Economy

I was walking around main street, in the small town next to mine, and I noticed a sign: “Cash Only”. It was some type of eatery. Over time I began to notice several other places with the same type of … Continue reading