Author Archives: Thoreau

14 Wild Turkeys crossed the Road

The other day, I had to stop my car to let a flock of wild turkeys walk leisurely across the road. I counted them: 14 fat birds. I don’t know anything about the legality (or illegality) of killing delicious-looking wild … Continue reading

Which Businesses will Survive the Economic Collapse

An economic collapse is coming, sooner or much sooner. Perhaps the approaching economic collapse will be partial, not total. In that case, money will still have value. Some businesses will survive or even thrive. But other businesses are sure to … Continue reading

Why our 6th Amendment Rights are in Danger

Here’s the news story — Washington Post: The Supreme Court could soon deliver a crushing blow to the Sixth Amendment SCOTUS Blog analysis: Argument analysis: Looking for limits on frozen assets The situation is simple. A defendant in a criminal … Continue reading

My take on the Well-Regulated Militia clause

Here’s the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed. has the full text … Continue reading

Is A Hacking Disaster Inevitable?

More and more products in modern society are being “computerized”. Watches used to tell time. Now you can buy an Apple iWatch (or any of several knock-off smart watches) which is basically a computer on your wrist. Phones used to … Continue reading

Prepping Isn’t Complicated! How To Get Started

If you are new to prepping or if you have been thinking and reading about prepping, but haven’t started yet, I have something to say to you: Prepping is not complicated. Don’t over think it. Don’t delay, waiting until you … Continue reading

How Much Storage Space for One Year’s Food?

If you wish to store more than a month or two’s worth of food, storage space becomes an issue. What if you wanted to store 6 months’ worth of food, or a year or more? How much storage space do … Continue reading

Food Shortage? The Best States to live in (or move to)

Suppose there is a severe disruption in the commercial food supply: The End Of The Supermarket As We Know It. If you can’t grow all of your own food in your backyard, what would be the best State to live … Continue reading

Estimating Yields in a Survival Garden

Recently, average U.S. commercial yields for corn reached an all-time high of 9,576 lbs (171 bushels) per acre. Can you obtain a similar, scaled-down yield in your survival garden? And we might ask the same question for many other crops. … Continue reading

Saturday Night Live on Gun Control

In our society today, the main opponent to our second amendment rights is not liberal politicians, but the culture. The culture decides questions of socio-political import, and then imposes the answers on society in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. So it’s … Continue reading

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