Author Archives: Thoreau

The Latest Ebola Numbers: Are Deaths Underestimated?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released their latest count of Ebola cases and deaths here. “There have been 15,351 reported Ebola cases in eight countries since the outbreak began, with 5459 reported deaths.” The infection rate remains high in … Continue reading

Ready Made Resources debuts new Website

Our advertiser Ready Made Resources has revamped their entire website, to make it easier to find the things you need and to checkout. Their product line is massive, including food, water purification, solar power, stoves, tools, books, videos, gardening seeds, … Continue reading

Can you get a Concealed Carry Permit in California?

Given that you are an upstanding citizen, with second amendment rights, who can pass a background check, you might still be denied a permit. See the CA.gov FAQ here. Some counties require a specific reason before they will grant you … Continue reading

Christ Pratt likes his guns (and he owns many)

During a time when anti-gun sentiment is on the rise, it’s refreshing to find some prominent persons are unabashedly pro-gun. And when that support for the pro-gun culture is found in the Hollywood elite, well it’s damn shocking. [photo credit: … Continue reading

New Book from Off Grid Survival

The author of a well-known prepping blog, Off Grid Survival, has published a new book: The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide: Self-Reliance Strategies for a Dangerous World. His book description says: “The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide covers: creating home safety plans, … Continue reading

Luxury Doomsday Condo in former Missile Silo

This approach to prepping is not my cup of tea. But it’s an interesting story to read about: Luxury missile silo condos promise more than mere survival in apocalypse. Apparently, one silo is already sold out, and another is under … Continue reading

18,000 Nurses On Strike over Ebola

According to news reports: “Some 18,000 Kaiser Permanente nurses in Northern California are planning a two-day strike this week against what they say is unpreparedness in fighting the deadly Ebola virus.” Washington Times story. This strike, in itself, is limited … Continue reading

Putting Together a Winter Storm Kit

If you live in a region with cold winters, like us preppers here in New England, you should have a Winter Storm Kit to help survive a snowstorm or ice storm, especially if it is accompanied by a power outage. … Continue reading

7 Ways the Economy Could Quickly Unravel

There must be more than seven ways, but these are the ones that seem most likely to my mind. 1. Agriculture: Drought You don’t need that new car or that new pair of shoes. Most people can put off until … Continue reading

Ebola spread shows no sign of slowing down

The latest WHO situation report on Ebola gives the number of cases (as of 27 Oct 2014) as 13,703. That figure is more than double the number of cases of one month ago. For the past several months, the number … Continue reading

Top 5 Inexpensive Guns for Home Defense

These are my picks, based on effectiveness, cost, and reliability. If you disagree with any of my picks, feel free to opine to the contrary in the comments section. 1. Hi-Point Pistol Caliber Carbine in .40 S&W The Hi-Point 4095TS … Continue reading

The Purge: Anarchy — Prepper’s Movie Review

I’ve seen both the original “The Purge” and its sequel, now out in digital release, “The Purge: Anarchy”. Each movie has the same premise: the U.S. government has authorized a 12-hour night when all crimes, including murder, are legal. Do … Continue reading