Going Off-grid: Wind or Solar?

The two most common options for off-grid electrical power are wind and solar. This post discusses the pros and cons of each option. First off, I’d like to point out that the amount of power you get from either wind … Continue reading

Time-Saving Options for Growing Your Own Food

One of the main obstacles to growing your own food is the time needed. A large backyard garden requires more manual labor per area of land than a large farm. The farmer can afford equipment to automate, in large part, … Continue reading

Carry Permits may soon be “Shall Issue” in D.C. and all 50 States

U.S. firearms laws vary wildly on who may carry a concealed firearm. Vermont, Alaska, Arizona and Wyoming have constitutional carry, which means that most citizens may carry a handgun openly or concealed. However, the details of the law vary from … Continue reading

Will the Dying of the Honey Bees bring Agricultural Disaster?

In recent years, honey bee colonies have been dying off at an unprecedented rate. The problem is termed “colony collapse disorder”. Several different possible causes have been proposed, but researchers do not agree on the cause or solution [Wikipedia article]. … Continue reading

Top Survival Crops: Pumpkin with Hulless Seeds

Certain few varieties of pumpkin have seeds that lack a hull. These seeds do not need to be hulled in order to be eaten, saving time and effort. Pumpkin seeds are very nutritious; they are 49% dietary fat and 30% … Continue reading

Stored Food: How Many Calories?

The average woman in the U.S. consumes about 1800 calories (kcal) per day; the average U.S. man consumes just about 2600 kcal/day; the average adult consumes about 2200 kcal/day. [1] One months’ worth of calories (31 days) would then be … Continue reading

KeyMod vs. M-Lok for AR hand guards

Until recently, most AR hand guards with the ability to attach accessories used a Picatinny rail. This nearly ubiquitous rail is a military standard (MIL-STD-1913), making it de rigor for any company hoping for a lucrative military contract. The Picatinny … Continue reading

The Ebola Crisis Isn’t Over Yet

The CDC and the World Health Organization cite a total of 26,339 Ebola cases from the outbreak that began in western Africa last year. Cases of Ebola are still being identified in Africa, but the number of cases per month … Continue reading

Firearms deaths in the U.S. in 2013

According to CDC data in this PDF file, in the year 2013 (final data), the United States saw 2,596,993 deaths from any and all causes, including 33,636 deaths from firearms: 21,175 — Intentional self-harm (suicide) by discharge of firearms 11,208 … Continue reading

Possible Solutions to the Impending Food Crisis

Is there any Prepper on the face of the earth who thinks that a food crisis is impossible or highly improbable? I think not. One of the cornerstones of prepping is storing food and growing your own food. Why? because … Continue reading

Job Opportunities when the SHTF

A SHTF scenario implies substantial changes to society due to a disaster from nature or human events. Possible SHTF scenarios include: failure of the economy, severe disruption in food production and distribution, collapse of the power grid, breakdown of law … Continue reading

An Excellent Solar Oven for Survival

A new solar oven has been designed and offered as a Kickstarter project: GoSun Grill. The oven features a large heat-resistant double tube with a vacuum for insulation, and a parabolic reflector to focus the sun’s rays on the tubular … Continue reading