Chikungunya Virus hits the U.S. for the first time

This virus is new to the U.S. of A. Past outbreaks have occurred in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In late 2013, chikungunya virus spread to some islands in the Caribbean. In 2014, the first cases … Continue reading

How Much Salt Do You Need?

… or what the government doesn’t want you to know about salt intake. Table salt is one of those kitchen staples that every prepper should store in large quantity. Salt is useful for keeping stored food dry. I add a … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader: June 9-13

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. We cover a wide range of prepping and survival topics, including: firearms, gardening, food storage, health, … Continue reading

7 Reasons to Grow Corn in a Survival Garden

Grains are an important staple crop. Corn (maize), wheat, and rice are the top three staple crops in the world. The world agricultural system produces a vast array of food crops. But very few crops are grown in nearly the … Continue reading

Sale on Mountain House Freeze-Dried Foods

Our advertiser, Ready Made Resources, is having a sale on Mountain House foods: 32 to 60% off all summer long. Mountain House is well-known among preppers and survivalists for their high-quality freeze-dried foods. The freeze-dry process allows a much wider … Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Weapon Lights

Nowadays, most semi-automatic pistols and most rifles have a front rail, which can be used to mount a variety of accessories, including a weapon light. This accessory is essentially a small flashlight that aims in the same direction as the … Continue reading

Superfoods for Preppers: Achenes

Grains include cereals, legumes, and achenes. A cereal is the seed of a grassy plant: barley, corn (maize), millet, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, teff, triticale, wheat. Legumes include beans, peas, chickpeas, soybeans, and lentils. An achene is a pseudo-cereal; it’s … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader: June 2-6

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. We cover a wide range of prepping and survival topics, including: firearms, gardening, food storage, health, … Continue reading

Testing Your Home for Radon

Many preppers have a considerable amount of stored supplies in the basement of their home. The basement is also the safest location in almost any building, from a one-story home to a multi-story office building, for protection from radioactive fallout. … Continue reading

6 Unusual Items for Your SHTF First Aid Kit

The first thing to know about first aid kits is don’t buy one at the local department store or pharmacy. Those first aid kits are mostly for minor injuries: band-aids, ointments, and not much else. If you want a real … Continue reading

Second Amendment Free Zones: Chicago

This post is the first in a series (I hope) of articles calling attention to localities where the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is unwelcome, infringed, and even for the most part denied. One such locality is the city … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader: May 26-30

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. We cover a wide range of prepping and survival topics, including: firearms, gardening, food storage, health, … Continue reading