Fishing as a Supplemental Source of Food

I happen to live near the ocean, in Massachusetts. I can walk to at least a couple of different locations, a bridge and a jetty, where the fishing is good. There are plenty of amateur fishermen in the area. Some … Continue reading

How Dangerous is WannaCry Ransomware?

Not very dangerous, at this point in time. Kreps on Security says that only about 100 affected computer users have paid the ransom. Even so, Microsoft has issued this Windows operating system patch. So you might want to update your … Continue reading

Three Guns Every Prepper Should Own

If you could only own three guns, which would you choose for prepping purposes? (1) A Rifle in .22LR (2) A Concealable 9mm Handgun (3) An AR-15 in .223/5.56 – A Rifle in .22LR – Nothing beats an accurate .22 … Continue reading

Harvesting Wild Birds for Food after the SHTF

In the not-so-rural area where I live (in Massachusetts), we have ducks, geese, and wild turkeys wandering about town. Sometimes I have to stop my car, to let a few wild turkeys cross the road. And the local park is … Continue reading

Stuff to Store for Bartering

The economy is far more fragile than people realize. But it wouldn’t even take a total economic collapse to give bartering renewed popularity and prominence. A partial economic collapse will make ordinary necessities available only sporadically, at much higher prices, … Continue reading

Just How Dangerous Is North Korea?

A recent New York Times article says: “a growing body of expert studies and classified intelligence reports that conclude the country is capable of producing a nuclear bomb every six or seven weeks.” [NY Times, 24 April 2017] And we … Continue reading

Top 5 AR-15 Variants for Home Defense

The AR-15, also called the Modern Sporting Rifle or the Black Rifle, is generally chambered for the .223 Remington or the closely-related 5.56 NATO cartridges. An AR-15 variant is a similar rifle in a different caliber. Since ARs have two … Continue reading

7 Things You Need To Hunker Down

Bugging out in case of emergency is a much-discussed option in prepping. And it’s a real necessity, for some disasters. But what happens if you decide to hunker down? Let’s say there’s no need to evacuate your home. And going … Continue reading

Replenish Your Electrolytes in One Simple Meal

The six electrolytes we all need from food are: Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, and Chloride. Those last two are of course provided by table salt (sodium chloride). Dairy foods, like milk and cheese, provide plenty of calcium and phosphorus. … Continue reading

What Qualifies as a TEOTWAWKI event?

The prepper term TEOTWAWKI stands for “The End Of The World As We Know It”. And so it does not refer to the literal end of the world, nor to any religious version of the apocalypse. It is, instead, any … Continue reading

How To Respond to a Psychological Disaster

By “psychological disaster”, I mean an event with grave consequences for society, which is caused mainly by a population-wide emotion, such as fear or anger. I expect we would see an increase in violent crimes, often by persons who formerly … Continue reading

Is There Such A Thing as a Psychological Disaster?

Usually, when preppers talk about a disaster, it’s either natural or man-made. The natural disasters are physical events: earthquake, hurricane, volcano, tidal waves, etc. But the man-made disasters also be physical events, such as war, terrorist attacks, or they can … Continue reading