Author Archives: Thoreau

Superfoods for Preppers: Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits include oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, tangerines, mandarin oranges, clementines, tangelos, pummelos, and kumquats. Tangerines (Citrus tangerina), mandarin oranges (Citrus reticulata), and clementines (Citrus clementina) are each small orange citrus fruits, easily confused with one another. Mandarin oranges are … Continue reading

6 Advantages of Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables

Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables have several advantages: 1. The variety has proven to be reliable In the context of gardening, an heirloom plant is a particular cultivar that has been grown and used successfully for many generations. These seeds are … Continue reading

Facebook’s massive Psychology Experiment on users’ emotions

This is real. Facebook has admitted that its researchers conducted a formal scientific experiment on over 680,000 Facebook users, without their knowledge or consent. The results were published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science. The researchers concluded … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader: June 23-27

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

The Role of Gov’t in Dealing with Disasters

Why is gov’t so bad at everything it does? It’s not a rhetorical question. I understand that any organization, large or small, will make mistakes from time to time. But why is gov’t so consistently “good” at doing things badly? … Continue reading

Could a Major Epidemic strike the U.S. and How Bad would it be?

By “major epidemic” I mean a widespread disease outbreak, with a high fatality rate, and one that changes the way survivors live on a daily basis. The CDC classifies the 2009-2010 flu season as a “pandemic” (widespread epidemic) of the … Continue reading

Ebola Outbreak in Africa is “Out of Control”

This virus, Ebola, has been around since the mid-1970′s. It’s an appalling disease. The fatality rate is very high; few victims survive. The progression of the disease is rapid. The effects are like something from a SciFi-horror movie. The virus … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader: June 16-20

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

My Latest Pizza Recipe

This recipe is from scratch, with no need to knead the dough. You can use pasta sauce or crushed tomatoes or tomato paste for the pizza sauce. Top with fresh veggies from the garden. This post is a little off-topic … Continue reading

Supreme Court clarifies restrictions on Straw Purchases of Guns

The case concerns a man who purchased a gun using his police officer discount, and then transferred the gun to his uncle. The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled that the purchase was illegal under federal law, even though the uncle … Continue reading

Chikungunya Virus hits the U.S. for the first time

This virus is new to the U.S. of A. Past outbreaks have occurred in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In late 2013, chikungunya virus spread to some islands in the Caribbean. In 2014, the first cases … Continue reading

How Much Salt Do You Need?

… or what the government doesn’t want you to know about salt intake. Table salt is one of those kitchen staples that every prepper should store in large quantity. Salt is useful for keeping stored food dry. I add a … Continue reading