The Possibility of a U.S. Grid Blackout

Perhaps I should have said “Probability” or “Eventuality”. The U.S. power grid is in terrible shape. It’s vulnerable to a terrorist attack. “an attack last year on a Pacific Gas & Electric substation near San Jose has heightened concern about … Continue reading

Which States Have the Most Residents Well-Prepared for Survival?

This amusing chart ranks the U.S. States and Washington D.C. by preparedness for a zombie attack. But most of their criteria would also apply to real-world preparedness for various SHTF scenarios. Criteria include the number of: military personnel, veterans, gun … Continue reading

States and Counties rebelling against Excessive Gun Control

A couple of news stories on gun control caught my eye. The first was a story about Sheriffs across the nation refusing to enforce certain gun control laws. “The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, which touts sheriffs as the … Continue reading

Current Best Theory on the Disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370

This post is a little off-topic, but it might be of interest to some readers. There are a number of theories as to what caused the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: terrorism, hi-jacking, a meteor — and this idiotic … Continue reading

Which Supplements Should You Store? Zinc

Not every vitamin or mineral supplement is good for your health, especially when the dosage is high. All the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) are necessary to health. But in excessive amounts any nutrient might be harmful. For my own preps … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader: March 17-21

It’s time for another installment of Prep-Blog’s weekly prepping and survival reader, with interesting blog posts, articles, products, and news of interest to preppers. By the way, if you like Prep-Blog.com, vote for the site by clicking the “Top Prepper … Continue reading

Prepping in a Small Town

I now live and prep in a small town of a few thousand residents. There’s no Walmart or Target or Home Depot or other “big box” type store in easy driving distance. It’s not the suburbs of any city. Not … Continue reading

Is an AR in .308 Suitable for Prepping and Survival?

For prepping and survival purposes, an AR-15 type rifle is eminently useful. The typical AR-15 takes .223/5.56 ammunition. Uppers are available (as well as complete rifles) in other calibers. But the bullet length, bullet weight, and powder capacity of the … Continue reading

Foods to Avoid: Brazil Nuts

Nuts are an excellent food to add to your food stores. Most nuts are highly nutritious, offering plenty of protein and healthy fat, as well as some vitamins and minerals. But not every type of nut is healthy. Brazil nuts … Continue reading

Self-Defense Pistol Sights: Red Dot or Iron?

Some students at Norwich University (“America’s Oldest Military College”) did a scientific study comparing two types of pistol sights: the Trijicon RMR red dot sight and iron sights, both on a Glock G19. The point of the study was to … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader: March 10-14

It’s time for another installment of Prep-Blog’s weekly prepping and survival reader, with interesting blog posts, articles, products, and news of interest to preppers. By the way, if you like Prep-Blog.com, vote for the site by clicking the “Top Prepper … Continue reading

Superfoods for Preppers: Carrots

I wouldn’t attempt to grow rice or wheat. The harvested crop needs to be threshed and hulled. It’s too much work for a food that is inexpensive to buy and easy store. On the other hand, carrots are a difficult … Continue reading