Author Archives: Thoreau

Passenger Planes now vulnerable to Internet Hackers

News agencies throughout the world are reporting on the vulnerability of new commercial passenger planes to hacking, malware, and terrorism. What is the cause of that vulnerability? The on-board system allowing passengers to access the internet. That system is directly … Continue reading

Will the Gov’t eventually ban Lead Bullets?

I mean, if they don’t ban all bullets of all kinds. I have nothing against those nice all-copper Barnes hunting bullets, and similar rounds from other bullet smiths. But there’s no good all-round replacement for lead. The density of lead … Continue reading

Zombie Apocalypse Prank

Here’s how it works: A large group of people make themselves up to look like Zombies. Then they travel in a group, terrorizing unsuspecting citizens, scaring the hell out of them and chasing them, while behaving in a very threatening … Continue reading

Panic Buying when the SHTF

1973 was a year of real shortages. In December of 1973, a Wisconsin congressman put out a press release warning of a possible shortage of toilet paper within a few months. Few took notice. Then Johnny Carson used that news … Continue reading

Turn Your Car or Truck into a Practical Survival Vehicle

There’s an older post over at Jalopnik: The Ten Best Post-Apocalyptic Survival Vehicles. Fun and amusing, but not practical. So, what practical steps can a prepper take to turn an ordinary car or SUV or pickup truck into a survival … Continue reading

Simple Defenses against Home Invasion

I recently read a post at TTAG on a home invasion in Oklahoma. The resident repelled the assailants with his firearm. He and his wife were unharmed. But things could have gone very badly. But I’m wondering what else can … Continue reading

Prep-Blog’s most popular Past Posts

Here’s a quick list of our most popular posts from past months and years. 1. Which Martial Arts are best for Self-Defense? 2. Top 5 Inexpensive Guns for Home Defense 3. Lever-action Rifles for Hunting and Survival 4. Fish Antibiotics … Continue reading

Fish Antibiotics for Human Use: Pros and Cons

Many preppers buy and store “fish antibiotics” for possible human use when the SHTF. The idea is that a disaster may make the usual means of health care unavailable for an extended period of time. A person who is sick … Continue reading

Off-road Motorcycles for when the SHTF

The best vehicle when the SHTF does not necessarily have 4 wheels. A motorcycle has certain advantages over a jeep or pick-up truck or sedan. When there is a severe traffic jam, due to an evacuation, a motorcycle, with its … Continue reading

A Primer on MOA and MRAD ranging

You look through your riflescope at a target in the distance. The target can be “measured” by means of a scope reticle with gradations in MOA (minutes of angle) or in MRAD (milliradians). The distance between two “mil-dots” is one … Continue reading

Survival Lessons from Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2 was an enclosed three-plus acre living space for 8 persons along with enough land to grow all their food. The idea was to isolate a group of researchers in their own self-contained environment. From a prepping and survival … Continue reading

Survival Gardening: the best survival crops

Let’s say you have a backyard garden, and you want to maximize its effectiveness for prepping and survival. What should you grow? You need crops that provide the three macronutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates. You also want these crops to … Continue reading