Category Archives: perspective

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

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

Is a Resurgence of Prepping on the Horizon?

I have the impression that prepping was more popular a few years ago than it is today. A number of reality shows were launched about that time, partly due to the success of “Doomsday Preppers” (2011-present) but also due to … 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

Convincing Friends and Family to Prep

It is a good idea, to try to convince others to become a prepper? Or is the most likely result an “epic fail”? Butch got me interested in prepping. So he succeeded in convincing his friend to prep. But on … 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

Has Society Lost its Sense of Survival?

For most of human history, the first priority for most human persons was survival. People had a drive to survive. And out of necessity, they developed the skills and knowledge needed for that purpose. The human race would not currently … Continue reading

How Product Development Cycles will change when the SHTF

A product development cycle is one iteration of product design, manufacture, marketing, and sales. The cycle repeats itself, usually with some type of improvement in the product, designed to increase sales and profit. For example, cell phone product development cycles … 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

Fish Antibiotics For Human Use?

Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about fish antibiotics and how folks are using them (or planning to use them) to treat humans.  I’ve read several articles that say that the antibiotics sold for treating common bacterial infections in fish … Continue reading

Man Wrongfully Convicted in 1989 Brooklyn Murder Is Set Free

Here’s the news story from Yahoo! News. This man served nearly 25 years of a 25-to-life sentence for a murder he provably did not commit. The 51-year-old Fleming had said from the start that he couldn’t have shot Darryl “Black” … Continue reading

Nat Geo’s Doomsday Preppers is casting Season 4

here’s the e-mail I received from them: My name is David and I’m a producer for National Geographic’s “Doomsday Preppers.” We’re currently casting for our upcoming Season 4 episodes. This season we are looking to move towards a more educational … Continue reading