The Looming Threat of a Disease Pandemic

Several diseases loom in the distance, like storm clouds on the horizon, as possible sources of a future pandemic. Let’s discuss the possibilities. Ebola is the most recent and most frightening disease to threaten humanity. In Africa, Ebola is already … Continue reading

Survival Nutrition

When the SHTF or the economy collapses or some severe disaster overwhelms the food production and distribution system, what do you need to survive? This post is a discussion of survival nutrition — not the optimum diet for perfect health, … Continue reading

Handgun Stopping Power: One-Shot Stops

I was recently rereading Chuck Hawks on handgun stopping power. Here’s the brief article by Hawks. He discusses Marshall and Sanow, who complied data on police shootings. They determined the percentage of times that one shot to the torso was … Continue reading

SHOT Show 2015: Announcements and Rumors

The annual trade show for the firearms industry begins January 20th. In advance, there are always some pre-show announcements of new products as well as a swathe of tantalizing rumors. Let’s take a quick look at upcoming and rumored new … Continue reading

Prepping for Extreme Cold

Here’s the story at Weather.com: Arctic Cold Blast Continues; Wind Chill Alerts For Over Half U.S. Population The combination of wind and cold air is leading to dangerous and potentially life-threatening wind chills Wednesday over a large part of the … Continue reading

Which Home and Land when the SHTF?

During times of civil unrest, food shortages, natural disasters or other SHTF scenarios, it is better to live somewhere with land, than in an apartment or condo. Land can be used to grow food. Arable land is any land that … Continue reading

CDC declares Outbreak of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in U.S. Children

Acute flaccid myelitis is a sudden onset of weakness in one or more arms or legs. Acute means sudden; flaccid indicates a weakness; and myelitis refers to an inflammation of nerve cells, in this case in the spinal cord. “From … Continue reading

No More SIG Brace ATF Loophole

The SIG brace is designed to allow a handicapped person, such as a soldier injured in war, to be able to fire an AR pistol with one hand/arm. The brace wraps around your forearm, secured with Velcro straps. This configuration … Continue reading

What would happen if the Yellowstone Supervolcano erupted?

There is a new study on the topic: “In August 2014, USGS scientists Larry Mastin and Jacob Lowenstern, and National Science Foundation researcher Alexa Van Eaton published research on where volcanic ash would fall if a Yellowstone supereruption were to … Continue reading

How Likely is a Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption?

There’s a snarky little article over at The New Yorker called The Yellowstone Supervolcano Goes Viral. The author, George Black, makes fun of several different survivalist websites for their recent postings on the Yellowstone volcano and the possibility of an … Continue reading

Overly-Restrictive Gun Law Ruled Unconstitutional

We all agree that some persons should be legally prohibited from gun ownership due to severe mental illness. But a federal appeals court ruled that a federal gun law is unconstitutional because its particular version of this prohibition is too … Continue reading

Should You Keep Those Extra Holiday Pounds?

Almost everyone gains a few extra pounds during the Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year’s Day run. Then their New Year’s resolution is to lose the weight. But might you be healthier with a few extra pounds? One very comprehensive … Continue reading