Category Archives: perspective

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

8 Strategies to Cope with SHTF Price Jumps

In any SHTF scenario, prices are going to jump very dramatically. This can happen to particular food items, or even to food in general. It can occur with guns and ammo, or electrical backup generators, or gasoline. A disaster might … Continue reading

Is Self-Sufficiency Too Time-Consuming?

Prepping and survival blogs, including this one, are replete with advice and commentary on all kinds of ways to be self-sufficient: grow your own food, raise chickens, install solar power, grind your own flour, and many other tasks. And self-sufficiency … Continue reading

Two Canadians Save Shark Choking on Moose

So after seeing that headline, my first question is: Didn’t they save the moose from the shark, and not the other way around? But another news report clarified that the shark was choking on a piece of a moose carcass … Continue reading

Why Preppers should back the National Food Freedom Initiative

What is the National Food Freedom Initiative? It’s a project of the non-profit Institute of Justice to protect every American’s right to produce their own food, advertise and sell food, and eat as they see fit. Here’s the official website. … Continue reading