Prepping and Nuclear Proliferation

At the recent Nuclear Security Summit, world leaders gathered to discuss “one of the greatest threats to global security — terrorists getting their hands on a weapon of mass destruction.” [VOA News] The use of a nuclear bomb or dirty … Continue reading

Recent Progress in Second Amendment Rights

The Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms, is under attack from the culture and from liberal politicians. But it’s not all bad news. Some progress has been made in securing our 2A rights and whittling away at … Continue reading

Top Survival Crops: Fonio

Fonio is a little-known grain in the Western world. The book “Lost Crops of Africa” has an entire chapter devoted to Fonio, also called “Acha”. It is a survival grain for many people in Africa because it reaches maturity sooner … Continue reading

The Fragility of U.S. Agriculture

Of all the possible SHTF scenarios that we might face, here in the United States, in the near future, one of the most likely is a food and agriculture disaster. Agriculture is the foundation of modern civilization. Yet the amount … Continue reading

Can California Agriculture Survive the Drought?

Few people realize how severe the current drought in California is. Droughts are gauged by the U.S. Drought Monitor on a scale of D0 to D4: D0 – abnormally dry D1 – moderate drought D2 – severe drought D3 – … Continue reading

The Dangers of the Zika virus in America

As of 9 March 2016, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there have been 193 travel-associated cases of Zika in the United States, but no locally-acquired cases. For now, what that means is that you probably can’t … Continue reading

The Docs versus Glocks controversy

According to a Forbes magazine article, Gun Owner Rights and Obamacare – Yes It Is In The Law, by physician Carolyn McClanahan (July, 2012), the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) has several restrictions which restrict what health care providers can say … Continue reading

Secure Passphrases from Dice

Is the password that protects your data, online and on your computer, secure from hackers? Insecure passwords include a word plus a number, two words, any number, any kind of popular phrase, lyrics, or quote. No matter how clever you … Continue reading

Inexpensive Radiation Detection: RADTriage Card

How can we prep for the possibility of radioactive fallout from a nuclear power plant disaster, dirty bomb, or, worst of all, a nuclear explosion? First, you need a way to detect the radiation level. Active radiation detectors, such as … Continue reading

Suggestions for OPSEC when the SHTF

If you are much more thoroughly prepared for all kinds of disasters than other persons, you have a problem: unprepared persons will want your preps. At first, they might ask nicely. But if the SHTF and people find themselves in … Continue reading

On Becoming a Well-Rounded Prepper

The problem is common among preppers and survivalists: over-emphasis on one or a few categories of prepping. At the same time, other types of necessities are omitted or given a short shrift. I’m guilty of this prepping error too. If … Continue reading

Does the Second Amendment include the right to own Military-type Firearms?

This question arises from time to time in debates on gun control. Recently, the topic was raised in conjunction with a court case “casting doubt” on Maryland’s new assault weapons ban. The Washington Post has the story. An appeals court … Continue reading