Preservation methods have evolved throughout history, with techniques ranging from canning and pickling to freezing and dehydrating. One traditional way that has stood the test of time is preserving foods in lard. Lard, which is rendered pig fat, has been used for centuries to extend the shelf life of various... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-23
Source: Ask a Prepper
As you probably already know, here at Ask a Prepper, we’re always doing our best to unearth the lost skills of our forefathers. It’s these skills that will help us in the dark times ahead! For years now, I’ve been looking for a book that covers our ancestors’ survival skills... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-22
Source: Ask a Prepper
One of the most important life skills you can learn is how to shoot. Not knowing how to shoot and picking up a gun for the first time without any proper training can be a big risk to yourself and those around you. That’s because it’s very easy to create... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-20
Source: Ask a Prepper
If you own a backup generator or even think of buying one… this may be the most important thing you read this year. The vulnerability of our grid has become a constant fear for the millions of Americans who are getting sick and tired of being left without electricity for... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-19
Source: Ask a Prepper
When the pioneers were moving out West, they didn’t have any grocery stores, supermarkets, or restaurants they could stop by to resupply themselves as they went. Instead, they had to stockpile on foods that wouldn’t spoil and carry them on their wagons, as well as live off of the land... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-16
Source: Ask a Prepper
We sampled sewage sludge from 13 wastewater treatment plants across three states. We found every resident adds microplastics to farmland, in dried sewage sludge (biosolids) used as fertiliser.... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-15
In all honesty, a topic like this really deserves a complete book to cover it all. That said, I can give you the 50,000-foot level view. Then you can choose which of these snake-filled pits you would like to investigate further. More importantly than the causes of the 2024 SHTF... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-15
Source: Ask a Prepper
Phosphorus and nitrogen contribute to water pollution and cause harmful algal blooms. New research shows how mats of floating flower beds can take advantage of these nutrients while cleaning the water.... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-13
For the average person, choosing between ducks and chickens is often a matter of personal preference, sometimes based on superficial factors like which one is cuter. But for preppers, there is another layer (no pun intended) to consider when making this decision. The question we’re really asking about chickens versus... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-13
Source: Ask a Prepper
There are four key aspects of survival you need to prioritize if you want to survive in the wilderness: building a fire, drinking enough clean water, finding food, and protecting yourself with shelter. If you fail at just one of these aspects, your chances of survival are remote. Let’s focus... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-12
Source: Ask a Prepper
“Never let a serious crisis go to waste.” – The former chief of strategy for the Clinton administration, Rahm Emmanuel, once said. That’s because in a crisis the poor get poorer, and the rich get richer. Now, I’m not saying they sit around praying for doom and gloom, but surely,... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-09
Source: Ask a Prepper
What worries you most about the idea of society collapsing? A post-SHTF world will hold many dangers, but for many preppers their biggest concern is looters. After all what’s the point of spending time and money gathering the supplies you need to survive a crisis, and then just when you... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-08
Source: Ask a Prepper
The inability of city authorities to enforce land-use regulations has allowed people to carry out ecologically unfriendly activities along the water bodies.... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-07
The 2024 elections may see a more intense end-times rhetoric, claims of divine support and a failure to condemn the rise in Christian nationalism, writes a religion scholar.... Read more
Published on: 2024-01-03
When ships sink, they add artificial structures to the seafloor that can quickly become diverse, ecologically important underwater communities.... Read more
Published on: 2023-12-19
Researchers are finding alarming concentrations of persistent pollutants such as PFAS in Australian dolphins. These record-breaking levels are cause for alarm.... Read more
Published on: 2023-11-23
Many mountain lakes in the Pyrenees have turned green, a phenomenon that is a warning about the multiple pressures on ecosystems.... Read more
Published on: 2023-11-16
‘Living materials’ made with genetically engineered bacteria and Jell-O-like gel could make pollutants in water bodies nontoxic.... Read more
Published on: 2023-11-07
Simply trying to avoid synthetic clothing won’t fix our microfibre pollution problem... Read more
Published on: 2023-10-24
The largest lake in the UK and Ireland has been blighted by toxic blue-green algae.... Read more
Published on: 2023-10-09
From open letters to congressional testimony, some AI leaders have stoked fears that the technology is a direct threat to humanity. The reality is less dramatic but perhaps more insidious.... Read more
Published on: 2023-07-05
A journey through McCarthy’s work is not for the fainthearted, nor the weak-stomached. But these tales of society’s outcasts and misfits are hugely rewarding.... Read more
Published on: 2023-06-16
Maybe it was a nuclear war, devastating climate change, or a killer virus. But if something caused people to disappear, imagine what would happen afterward.... Read more
Published on: 2023-06-12
The wall of a major dam in a part of southern Ukraine that Moscow controls collapsed Tuesday after a reported explosion, sending water gushing downriver and prompting dire warnings of ecological disaster as both sides in the war ordered residents to evacuate.... Read more
Published on: 2023-06-06
Source: AP World News
The end is often envisioned the same way: abruptly, hopelessly and completely. How does this constrain the range of possible solutions?... Read more
Published on: 2022-03-25
Apocalyptic thinking undermines democracy because it delegitimizes political opponents, turning them into enemies of God.... Read more
Published on: 2022-01-04
While shelves empty and the “booze trains” run, humanity’s ancient festival dream of equality and justice awaits.... Read more
Published on: 2021-12-08
Climate disasters are drawing comparisons to apocalyptic films. Their happy endings may have given us a false sense of hope.... Read more
Published on: 2021-08-10
If octopuses simply started evolving a smarter brain, what stops them from ruling over humans? Why has this not happened already? An expert explains what these cephalopods might be capable of.... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-10
Dead cities are enduring images in post-apocalyptic literature and cinema.... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-18
Humanity is destroying Earth’s ability to support complex life. But coming to grips with the magnitude of the problem is hard, even for experts.... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-13
The Christian tradition says the Antichrist will come before the end of the world as we know it. So it’s good to know some background on him … or her … or them.... Read more
Published on: 2020-10-19
The eerie San Francisco skyline evoked sci-fi movies for a reason. Filmmakers are increasingly using color grading to tinge their films with two hues, orange and teal, to unsettle viewers.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-16
Large numbers, huge ranges, and adaptibility make the human species very difficult to eradicate... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-05