Category Archives: Preparedness Podcast

Getting Ready for the Reboot!

Howdy folks, as you’ve may have picked up on social media, primarily Facebook, I am in the (hopefully) final phases of rebooting the podcast. I’m hoping I’ll be able to release the first episode soon, but I’m still hammering out some technical issues regarding recording equipment. If all goes well, the podcast will also be a video podcast, released on Facebook and YouTube. The audio portion will still be available where it also has been, though I’ll need to structure the ‘casts for both video and audio-only listeners. It’ll be interesting to see where this goes, but my plan is … Continue reading

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No PNW for Rest of Week Due to Illness

Sorry folks, but the PNW has been suspended until -hopefully- next week. – Rob

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Preparing for a Barter System in the Future

The barter system is something that the first world has all but forgotten in the present day. Thinking about transactions in which there is no money changing hands, just goods, is something that is beyond the scope of a normal American’s thinking capacity. It feels alien, and it feels wrong. However, some people are getting ready for this sort of situation already without knowing it, when they buy gold in an IRA or a retirement plan of another kind. The fact of the matter is that bartering existed up until quite recently. In fact, it was probably completely eradicated when … Continue reading

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Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Defends Second Amendment on Meet the Press (video)

“Lt. Governor Dan Patrick appeared on Meet the Press Sunday, 3 January, 2016. He performed extremely well as a positive supporter of the Second Amendment, in spite of host Chuck Todd’s antipathy toward the Constitutional right. The video is well worth watching if you have the bandwidth to do so. Lt.” Read Full Story Here

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Dow Dumps 450 Points Below 17,000 As Crude Oil Crashes Into Red

Dispppointing drops in China and US Manufacturing PMIs, combined with a record glut, appears to have trumped Mid-East tensions and sent WTI plunging back into the red. This has triggered another round of selling in US equities, sending The Dow down 450 points and back to a “16” handle… via Pocket http://bit.ly/1PG6sVX

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Prepper News Watch for December 23, 2015

This will be the last PNW for this week. Have a Merry Christmas! News: Iran Hacks Into U.S. Power Grid (And What They Stole Should Frighten You) Survey: Arabs Overwhelming Oppose Islamic State Earth-Smashing Space Rocks Undercounted : Discovery News Ford Recalls 313K Sedans Because Lights Are Necessary While Driving In The Dark NYC Has Received A “Credible Threat” Days Ahead Of Christmas, PIX11 Reports Prepping and General Interest: Guns & How to Choose the Right Gun For YOU! How To Stop Excessive Bleeding In A Survival Situation Cold-Hardy Chicken Breeds You Need For (Lots Of) Winter Eggs Bug Out … Continue reading

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Happy 240th Birthday Marines!

Click here for the Commandant’s 240th birthday message. Three decades ago, I made one of the best decisions on my life and joined the Marine Corps. It was tough and grueling, but it was worth it. The Marines took an insecure teen and turned him into a hard-charging United States Marine. It was exactly what I needed in my life. I learned many things in the Marine Corps, but the single best lesson I learned, and one that I carry with me today, is it really is mind over matter.  Whether it’s getting through a tough obstacle course in boot camp, … Continue reading

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What To Do When SHTF: Get In Touch With The Nature Side Of Yourself

Guest post by James Smith The end of the world is here. The world is in chaos. Panic everywhere. People are fleeing for their lives trying to get to shelter. You know where it is. But there’s a big stretch of sinkholes, bridges falling apart, buildings collapsing and all the other things you were warned about. But have you prepared yourself enough? Life as you know it is about to change. Every comfort, every material luxury you have is soon going to be turned to ashes in the fires that are about to come. All those times you used the … Continue reading

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A Dad’s Guide to Checking Halloween Candy

It’s that time again. For those of you having kids younger than teens, it’s time for you to do the Halloween shuffle, where you take your little ones and follow them around the neighborhood in their costumes. It’s always been a fun time for me and my wife, watching our kids in their cute (or scary) costumes, going house to house, saying “trick or treat!” Here in AZ, in my neighborhood, it’s a time for countless block parties, as the weather is almost always perfect. Everyone is out, families walking around the neighborhood, talking, joking. It’s a grand, fun time. … Continue reading

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5 Things You Must Do To Get Through a Jungle Safely

(guest article) There have been quite a number of stories in the past about people trapped in jungles for a couple of days without food, water or proper shelter and yet they managed to survive. There have also been numerous reality TV shows on real people crossing the Amazon jungle. Such stories lead to the conclusion that though the jungle is a dangerous place, anyone can survive in it with the right tools, knowledge and with the right actions. Here are some five tips on how you can survive your ordeal in the jungle: Ensure you have salt This is … Continue reading

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