Category Archives: Information, Entertainment and Plans

Business Financial Diversity for Preppers Question

Listener John wrote to ask: I was recently listening to [your podcast about preparing] for a financial collapse [or] economic collapse by having cash on hand, gold and silver, and buying goods. My question is this. I am a business owner and for business purposes keep a large amount of money in a major bank. What is the best way as a prepper to make sure that the government does not take this money under extreme situations? I do not believe having cash on and is an option as it is a large amount. Also, my vendors do not except gold … Continue reading

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Vehicle Preparedness Infographic

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Episode 239 – Getting Back Home is Different from Bugging Out

Being prepared often means having a lot of different bags and packs. One bag you should have is a Get Home Bag. It’s easy to assume this bag should be the same as a survival pack, or bug out bag, or 72-hour kit, but it’s not the same thing. This podcast explores the differences of the Get Home Bag.

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Prepper News Watch for October 20, 2014

Many websites are still propagating the “this virus is different” fear angle. It’s not different, or at least, not different in any significant way. Sure, it *could* go airborne, but it is not airborne now. How do we know? Simply by looking at the number of new cases. If Ebola became airborne, there would be a dramatic spike in new cases and it would quickly become uncontrollable. We are not seeing that. In fact, there is evidence this Ebola outbreak is starting to end. Compare the maps in these two WHO documents for September 18, 2014 and October 17, 2014. We … Continue reading

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National Preparedness Month 2014

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes. How many of these occur in your area? How many have already been a near miss to your home? Are you ready for the next disaster? Listen to my latest podcast.

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Episode 230 – News that Preppers Should be Following

In this podcast, we discuss the various current news stories and how, or whether, they should be a concern to you and your preparedness plan. Topics Covered: Ebola Dollar demise Border issues ISIS control of radioactive material Hackers attacking power plants Armed conflict between US and Russia, or US and China. Possible the biggest threat: Terrorist threat in the country.

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Episode 229 – Have You Reached Peak Prepping Stress?

Here are the show notes for Episode 229 – Have You Reached Peak Prepping Stress: Announcements Ask people if they can see the Amazon and Audible banners on the website. Scary: Smallpox vials found. Kindle Book: 7 Leadership Lessons of the American Revolution: The Founding Fathers, Liberty, and the Struggle for Independence. Overall Topics: Are you 100% Self Sufficient? Probably Not… http://theprepperproject.com/self-sufficiency-cant-do-everything Stupid Prep Titles on Articles Like this one: The one problem no Lifestraw review ever mentions http://snarkynomad.com/the-one-problem-no-lifestraw-review-ever-mentions Peak Prepping Stress This topic addresses the overload of prepping information that currently exists on the Internet and how it can affect you … Continue reading

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Preparedness Uses for Coffee Filters?

My article for this month over on TheSurvivalMom.com website is about using coffee filters for preparedness tasks. Are they any good? Do they have value as a prep item? The answers may surprise you! Head on over to the article and find out what I discovered when I put coffee filters to the test. The Reality of Coffee Filters for Preparedness Uses (Hint: Mostly Fail!)

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Episode 228 – Discussing Economy and Prepping Articles

-= PODCAST TOPICS =- Economy Notes for this section: U.S. Economy Expanding by 1.5%, But Inflation Is 3-5% Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (BLS) From Episode 128, The generally accepted definition for hyperinflation is a 100% increase over a 3 year period.  IOW, prices double every 3 years. Some things to think about: Cash on hand Have tangibles Banking issues (closures, confiscations, devaluations) Shadow Government Statistics For more on hyperinflation, revisit episodes 128, 130, 131, and 138. 7 Reasons Your Bug-Out Will Fail Notes for this section: Good article at SHTFBlog.com on 7 Reasons Your Bug-Out Will Fail The reasons … Continue reading

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Choosing Group Members

Be sure to listen to the accompanying podcast: Episode 223 – Finding Members for your Group One of the topics we have covered periodically on the podcast is that of teams, groups and MAGs (Mutual Assistance Groups). Regardless of how you define your group, there are common issues when determining who to let into your private membership. And it is a private membership, due to the sensitive information everyone in the group has access to. Therefore, you need to give careful consideration to the people becoming part of your group. In general, this is not an easy topic, as there are … Continue reading

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