Author Archives: Thoreau

Denying Firearms to Persons on the No-Fly List

Sounds good, if you begin with a severe oversimplification of the situation, and then progress no further. But once you consider the content of the no-fly list, and how this type of denial would work, the logic behind it all … Continue reading

Food Supply: the Danger of Monocultures

A monoculture is a large area with exactly the same type of plant. If a farmer plants a field of wheat, technically, it’s a monoculture, since it is only one variety of one species of plant. But when people talk … Continue reading

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Prepping

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” — the Declaration of Independence. … Continue reading

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