Author Archives: Thoreau

3D Printing for Gun Parts and Accessories

I’m not a fan of the concept of 3D printed firearms. Even if it were legal, a gun you print yourself might not be safe to operate. 3D printed metal is not as strong as a part CNC machined from … Continue reading

How California’s “kill switch” Smartphone Law might be misused

CA just passed a bill requiring all new smartphones, made after July 1, 2015 and sold in the State, to have a function (“kill switch”) that allows the user to lock the phone, delete data, and prevent a reinstallation of … Continue reading

Purifying Water with White Wine

I ran across an older post on water purification at the “36 Ready Blog” — Water Purification: Simple and Inexpensive Methods. One of the many options for water purification was mixing the water with wine. Now to be clear, this … Continue reading

Weekly Survial Reader: August 18-22

This popular feature at Prep-Blog.com is a single webpage where you can access our continually growing list of top posts, articles, and resources for prepping and survival. The list is organized on a daily basis. And we’ll be adding a … Continue reading

Risk of Death based on Gender and Age

The CDC has an interesting (or maybe it’s just me) summary of mortality statistics in the U.S. The data is for 2010; it takes the government that long to gather, compile, and analyze the information. What I’d like to point … Continue reading

Wholesome Entertainment while the Power is Out

When the SHTF, one of the modern conveniences that is likely to be lost, at least for a while, is electrical power from the grid. We rely on the power grid for much of our daily activities (like writing this … Continue reading

Five Prepping Lessons from Ferguson, MO

The latest news is that the governor of Missouri has sent the National Guard to Ferguson, MO. “As night fell in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marchers pushed toward one end of a street and authorities — who … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader: August 11-15

This popular feature at Prep-Blog.com is a single webpage where you can access our continually growing list of top posts, articles, and resources for prepping and survival. The list is organized on a daily basis. And we’ll be adding a … Continue reading

Second Amendment Set-back in Maryland

Last year, Maryland passed the “the Firearms Safety Act of 2013.” The law banned 45 different types of assault rifles as well as magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition in the State. Supporters of the Second Amendment filed … Continue reading

Risk Evaluation before Bugging Out

A well-stocked bug-out bag is one of the staples of prepping. And bugging out is a necessary response to certain disasters. When I lived in Florida, a while back, it was common to see “Hurricane Evacuation Route” signs on the … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader: August 4-8

It’s time for another installment of Prep-Blog’s weekly prepping and survival reader, with interesting blog posts, articles, products, and news of interest to preppers. We cover a wide range of prepping and survival topics, including: firearms, gardening, food storage, health, … Continue reading

Ebola Cases DOUBLING every month

According to the World Health Organization: June 4th 2014: “The cumulative number of cases and deaths attributable to EVD in Guinea is now 328 (laboratory confirmed 193, probable 80, and suspected 55) including 208 deaths.” — Plus 79 cases and … Continue reading