Author Archives: Thoreau

2 HIV drugs might work against Ebola

It turns out that Ebola and HIV are similar in the way that they replicate. So researchers are looking into certain HIV drugs, to see if they will also be effective against Ebola. The advantage is that these drugs can … Continue reading

Disarmed populace vulnerable as ISIL threatens Aussies

Australia is the poster child for the push in the U.S. to villainize firearms, restrict gun rights, and eventually do away with the Second Amendment. Proponents of a disarmed U.S. population point to Australia as a success story: The 1996 … Continue reading

A Quick Summary of the Latest Ebola News

* Ebola is spreading at about the same rate, maybe a little less, as the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic Sources: Wikipedia, New England Journal of Medicine * The CDC estimates that there will be approximately 8,000 confirmed and probable cases … Continue reading

Multi-vitamin Multi-mineral Supplements for Survival

So here’s the scenario. Some SHTF or “End of the Supermarket as We Know It” situation has disrupted the food supply. Now you are eating from your stored food and your survival garden. You may have built up a good … Continue reading

The Military versus Ebola: necessary and futile

There’s no other disease like Ebola (EVD). The disease itself is worse than the black plague: higher death rate and in terms of today’s medicine no cure and no vaccine (yet). The fatality rate is somewhere between 50% and 90%. … Continue reading

The TV Series “Scorpion” and why Geniuses can’t solve all our problems

When the SHTF, will the geniuses of the world save us? Color me skeptical. There’s a new TV series, called Scorpion, about a team of geniuses who save the day on a weekly basis. The premise is that when you … Continue reading

Sun-dried Tomatoes from the Survival Garden

What should you do with all those summer and early fall tomatoes? It’s very easy to pick up 6 or 12 tomato seedlings at a local gardening store, and toss them in the survival garden. Tomatoes are easy to grow. … Continue reading

A U.S. Epidemic affecting Kids: Enterovirus D68

Read the CDC question and answer page for this disease here. The disease is currently active in 10 mid-Western states. The CDC says just over 100 people have become infected, but news reports put the number much higher. The Washington … Continue reading

Sig Sauer versus the BATFE on the MPX Muzzle Brake

The MPX is a sweet new pistol-caliber carbine (PCC) from Sig Sauer. The military/LEO and civilian market place needed a new PCC. The venerable MP5 is outdated. It lacks the features of a modern AR — rails all around, AR … Continue reading

ISIL and the Possibility of a Second 9/11

The storyline to the cable series “Homeland” includes a fictitious event called “America’s Second 9/11″ in the show. That event was a highly unlikely car-bomb, set off at a large gathering at CIA headquarters, which killed 219 persons. It’s a … Continue reading

Should You Hang up on the 911 Operator?

Over at The Truth About Guns blog, they’re having a running discussion on this question: In the case of a home invasion (or similar situation), after calling 911 and giving them the relevant information, should you hang up the phone, … Continue reading

What Will They Ban Next? Body Armor apparently

The anti-gun sentiment among legislators has reached a new high (or is that “low”). Three U.S. Representatives — democrats from Florida, New Jersey, and Illinois — have introduced a bill to “prohibit the purchase, ownership, or possession of enhanced body … Continue reading