The Science of Hangovers

I read an interesting article over at Epicurious: The Science Behind Everything You Need to Know About Hangovers. The article there left out a few salient points, so I thought I’d write a quick post on the subject. This info … Continue reading

Several Ebola Vaccines Are In Development

In my previous post, I described a new treatment for Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) called ZMapp. It’s a concoction of three antibodies (proteins) that attach to the virus and help the immune system fight the disease. The current post will … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader: Aug 25-29

This popular feature at Prep-Blog.com is a single webpage where you can access our continually growing list of top posts, articles, and resources for prepping and survival. The list is organized on a daily basis. And we’ll be adding a … Continue reading

ZMapp: Controversial Treatment for Ebola

The haves and the have-nots. What if we lived in a world where a serious disease ravaged the nations, and only the wealthy and influential could obtain a cure for that disease. That day could be coming soon. Ebola is … Continue reading

3D Printing for Gun Parts and Accessories

I’m not a fan of the concept of 3D printed firearms. Even if it were legal, a gun you print yourself might not be safe to operate. 3D printed metal is not as strong as a part CNC machined from … Continue reading

How California’s “kill switch” Smartphone Law might be misused

CA just passed a bill requiring all new smartphones, made after July 1, 2015 and sold in the State, to have a function (“kill switch”) that allows the user to lock the phone, delete data, and prevent a reinstallation of … Continue reading

Purifying Water with White Wine

I ran across an older post on water purification at the “36 Ready Blog” — Water Purification: Simple and Inexpensive Methods. One of the many options for water purification was mixing the water with wine. Now to be clear, this … Continue reading

Earthquake Strikes Bay Area — A Live Report

Butch here reporting from the Bay Area of California where we were awakened last night at 3:22am by a strong earthquake.  I live about 40 miles away from the epicenter but was still jolted out of bed by pretty violent … Continue reading

Weekly Survial Reader: August 18-22

This popular feature at Prep-Blog.com is a single webpage where you can access our continually growing list of top posts, articles, and resources for prepping and survival. The list is organized on a daily basis. And we’ll be adding a … Continue reading

Risk of Death based on Gender and Age

The CDC has an interesting (or maybe it’s just me) summary of mortality statistics in the U.S. The data is for 2010; it takes the government that long to gather, compile, and analyze the information. What I’d like to point … Continue reading

Wholesome Entertainment while the Power is Out

When the SHTF, one of the modern conveniences that is likely to be lost, at least for a while, is electrical power from the grid. We rely on the power grid for much of our daily activities (like writing this … Continue reading

Five Prepping Lessons from Ferguson, MO

The latest news is that the governor of Missouri has sent the National Guard to Ferguson, MO. “As night fell in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marchers pushed toward one end of a street and authorities — who … Continue reading