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

10 Disastrous Effects of the California Drought

I was talking with Butch, co-author of this blog, about the drought in California. And we began to realize how the continuation of this drought over the long term could set-up a series of catastrophic events. I think most people … Continue reading

Passenger Planes now vulnerable to Internet Hackers

News agencies throughout the world are reporting on the vulnerability of new commercial passenger planes to hacking, malware, and terrorism. What is the cause of that vulnerability? The on-board system allowing passengers to access the internet. That system is directly … Continue reading

Will the Gov’t eventually ban Lead Bullets?

I mean, if they don’t ban all bullets of all kinds. I have nothing against those nice all-copper Barnes hunting bullets, and similar rounds from other bullet smiths. But there’s no good all-round replacement for lead. The density of lead … Continue reading

Zombie Apocalypse Prank

Here’s how it works: A large group of people make themselves up to look like Zombies. Then they travel in a group, terrorizing unsuspecting citizens, scaring the hell out of them and chasing them, while behaving in a very threatening … Continue reading