Mosquito Control is More Important than Ever

Danger Mosquitos spread disease. The Zika virus is spread by two different species of mosquitos found in the U.S. See the CDC map here. And although we have not yet seen any cases of Zika in the 50 States from … Continue reading

The Best Inexpensive Pistol-Caliber Carbine for Home Defense

As regular readers may know, I advocate the use of pistol-caliber carbines for home defense. Any long gun is more accurate than a pistol. The ability to shoulder the firearm, the length of the barrel, the ability to add a … Continue reading

Wasted Agricultural Land and Future Food Shortages

A food disaster in the U.S. is inevitable. The drought in California continues unabated. We are relying, more and more, on imported food, and at the same time, food exports are increasing. The amount of agricultural land in the U.S. … Continue reading

Metal Foam for Body Armor

It seems to me that advances in cell phone technology proceed at a very rapid pace, while advances in firearms, ammo, and body armor move at a snail’s pace. I suppose there are cultural and economic reasons why the one … Continue reading

The Inherent Dangers of a Democratic Free Society

Security and Freedom are not entirely incompatible. A democratic free society can offer security for its citizens. But to some extent, there are trade-offs. All government has a natural tendency to seek more power over its citizens, and more knowledge … Continue reading

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