Author Archives: Thoreau

Bare Minimum Survival: 3 Foods Only

The absolute bare minimum of food that you need to survive (though not in particularly good health) is three foods, to provide the three macronutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates. 1. a grain for carbs and some protein 2. an additional … Continue reading

How an EMP Disaster would Endanger Our Lives

I don’t think this particular TEOTWAWKI disaster will happen in the short-term. But nuclear proliferation is making it seem inevitable, in the long run. North Korea has nuclear bombs and missiles. They apparently don’t have a nuke small enough to … Continue reading

NASA says the World is Running Out of Fresh Water

Here’s a disaster scenario that Preppers don’t often consider: the world is running low on sources of fresh water. Twenty-one of the world’s 37 largest aquifers – in locations from India and China to the United States and France – … Continue reading

U.S. Presidential Candidates on Gun Control

Here’s the article at Rolling Stone magazine — Gun Control: Where Each of the Presidential Candidates Stands. As you might expect, the democrats are generally in favor of greater gun control, and the republicans are generally in favor of protecting … Continue reading

Three Ways to Prevent Mass Shootings

In my opinion, there are only three ways to prevent mass shootings, like the recent Charleston, SC, church tragedy, and the Sandy Hook, CT, elementary school shooting. 1. Try to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the … Continue reading

TTAG: Flash Hider Shoot-out

The Truth About Guns blog has completed another muzzle device comparison test. The first two tests looked for the best muzzle brakes. This new test compares the flash suppression ability of muzzle devices: AR-15 Flash Hider Shootout. It’s no surprise … Continue reading

Stay Healthy When the SHTF: Electrolytes

Your blood is water-based. However, it has a degree of salinity; blood needs different types of salts to function properly. Human blood contains many components: red blood cells, white blood cells, proteins, fats, glucose, as well as electrolytes. The salt … Continue reading

Preppers, What’s In Your Freezer?

If you have a large stand-alone chest freezer in your basement or garage, dedicated for prepping food storage, kudos. In my situation, I have only the freezer in our kitchen refrigerator, and some of that space is for ordinary daily … Continue reading

The Fragility of Our Food Distribution System

Our current system for production and distribution of food is fragile. But it doesn’t seem that way. You can go into almost any supermarket almost anytime — some markets are open 24/7 — and take your pick from over forty-three … Continue reading

Why Even Liberal Preppers are Pro-Gun

In the world of politics, conservatives favor fewer restrictions on gun ownership and carry, whereas liberals favor more restrictions. Some liberals and some conservatives don’t fit that mold. Closet gun-loving liberals exist. In the wild. But in general conservatives are … Continue reading

How Realistic Is The Disaster Movie San Andreas?

San Andreas starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is a hit. The official movie trailer is on YouTube, and the movie opens nationwide this weekend. The plot revolves around a mega-earthquake in California, affecting the whole state, along the San Andreas … Continue reading

Credit Card Ax Survival Multi-Tool

Here’s one prepping and survival Kickstarter campaign that seems likely to succeed: Credit Card Ax: A Multi Tool by Survco For Everyday Carry. It’s a credit card sized multi-tool, whose primary functions include an axe head and an arrowhead. You … Continue reading