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The Importance of Owning Precious Metals

I’ve talked to a lot of people about why it’s important to own gold and silver, yet I find that most people don’t fully grasp why. Many of the opponents to owning precious metals for preparedness reasons often cite that because they can’t eat it, it’s worthless as a prep. First, let me just get it out there that I don’t advocate buying precious metals if you aren’t prepared in the other areas, namely food, water, cooking, shelter, defense and so on. Gold and silver aren’t going to do much for you if you’re not prepared to meet the basic … Continue reading

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Episode 155 – Family Communications Plan, Part 1

            This is part 1 of discussing a Family Communications Plan.  The main question people have is how they can communicate with their family during a disaster or time when the phone lines aren’t working.  This podcast was broken into two parts for convenience and not based on subject matter.  They should be listened to together, as they are a complete topic. Part 1 Why you should have a Family Communications Plan (FCP) Communication options cell phone voice texting email How to communicate in a crisis? Typically, when there’s an disaster or other crisis event, people … Continue reading

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Episode 124 – Back To Basics – Planning To Evacuate

            This podcast joins the Back To Basics series, which are a collection of podcasts that are great for reviewing the essentials or for someone who is new to preparedness. You can find all the Back To Basics podcasts here: Back To Basics Podcast Series 1) Where Will You Go – Thinking about Evacuations Make an Evacuation plan while you are calm and nothing bad is happening. Think about all of the things you have that are irreplaceable and of high value that wouldn’t be replaced by insurance.  Beyond getting you and your family to safety … Continue reading

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Evacuation Grab List Example

In Episode 124 – Back To Basics – Planning To Evacuate, I cover making an evacuation plan and stress that it’s most important for you decide on what you’re going to take with you before you have to evacuate. This prevents grabbing the worthless and making sure you save that which is irreplaceable. If you wait until you have to evacuate your home immediately, you’re likely to have a “…just grab something!” mentality, thinking that something is better than nothing. The below is an example of how I structured my evacuation grab list. I broke it up into 3 sections: … Continue reading

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Weekly Preparedness Project 1

Weekly preparedness project, #1.  These weekly projects help you get better prepared by outlining a specific task or goal to accomplish for the week.  By doing a little each week, you can greatly increase your preparedness level over time. This week’s project is to create a Home Escape Bag for everyone in your family.  This bag is what you grab as you are escaping a burning house.  It’s intended to be stored at or near the beds, so you can quickly grab it if a fire breaks out in the middle of the night. Every member of your family should … Continue reading

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Evacuations in Nebraska

You never know when you’ll have to evacuate.  Keep your bug out gear handy at all times. — 2009-12-10 17:23:48 – Fire – USA EDIS CODE: FR-20091210-24119-USA Date & Time: 2009-12-10 17:23:48 [UTC] Area: USA, State of Nebraska, Protient Plant, Nebraska Damage level: Moderate (Level 2) Not confirmed information! Description: A huge fire is burning at a closed manufacturing plant in northeast Nebraska, and officials are evacuating the area because they’re worried a propane tank could explode. There were no immediate reports of injuries from the Thursday morning blaze. Norfolk City administrator Al Roder says firefighters are working furiously to … Continue reading

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Episode 7 – Where should you be after you’ve completed your preparedness plan?

~ Survival is the Art of Being Prepared – The More You Prepare, the Better Your Chances of Surviving ~   Greg and Rob continue on the theme of the last podcast – where you should be after you’ve completed your preparedness plan. I’ve posted the Preparedness Plan Notes on our blog, as it’s rather long for a podcast note. You can find it here: http://www.thepreparednesspodcast.com/where-you-should-be-with-your-preparedness-plan Current Events… Peanut Butter recall Ukraine still not getting gas form Russia Bird Flu http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-01-19-peanut-butter-problems_N.htm http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/19/AR2009011902823.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/health/morris/1.html New and Cool gear and tech… Greg’s LED tech find Joule Thief http://www.emanator.demon.co.uk/bigclive/joule.htm http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/joulethief  

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Episode 6 – Starting a Preparedness Plan

  Rob and Greg discuss starting a preparedness plan, staying informed and current events. Remember you can find us at PrepCast.info, which is our portal to the forum and our blog. THING TO KEEP MIND: For almost every event, life will return to normal. Topics: Planning contingency planning trigger events family planning financial planning evacuation planning planning for different scenarios game playing – what if’s? Use the Preparedness Capability Checklist, it’s a tool that will help you prepare more efficiently. Resources: Hyperinflation information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperinflation RSOE Havaria Emergency and Disaster Information Service: http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/ declaration of homestead – good overviews: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Modern-Homesteading/1982-07-01/Stop-Financial-Downfall.aspx http://law.freeadvice.com/estate_planning/asset_protection/homestead-exemptions.htm … Continue reading

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