Tag Archives: Threat Analysis

Episode 174 – H7N9, Coronavirus And Hurricanes, oh and a few X-Class Solar Flares

    Discussing a few more of the things we need to be preparing for: H7N9, Coronavirus And Hurricanes, oh and a few X-Class Solar Flares. I know. We haven’t really finished prepping for the last batch of events we talked about a few episodes ago, but that’s life! I don’t talk about it in the podcast, but there are always more potential events on the horizon than actually happen. It’s just that we don’t know which of these potentials will materialize, and since we’re preppers, we end up preparing for as much as we can. Hey, it’s who we are. … Continue reading

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Episode 171 – Nukes, EMP, North Korea and False Flags

    I’ll be speaking about EMP at a couple of prepper expos that are coming up: PrepperFestAz – http://prepperfestaz.com, Scottsdale AZ – April 26th thru the 28th. Prepare 2 Endure Emergency Preparedness Expo – http://prepare2endure.com, Bakersfield, CA, June 8th and 9th. -= PODCAST TOPICS =- Boston Bombing Notes for this section: Not much information on this yet, but it’s a sad note of reality that we still have the threat of terrorism hanging over us. As a prepper, you need to be keen on this and once one act occurs, you should expect more.   North Korea – Can they … Continue reading

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Surviving EMP – Faraday Box Testing – Part 3

This is part three of my three-part video series on testing Faraday shielding. In this video, I show how many layers of aluminum foil it takes to successfully shield a 50,000 watt AM signal, while standing at the base of the stations antenna array. Be sure to check out Part 1 for an explanation on why this testing is far superior than using a cell phone or ‘walkie-talkie’ for testing the shielding effectiveness. This was part of the research I did for the The Preparedness Podcast Mini-Guide: Surviving EMP [Kindle Edition] ebook. Relavent links: The Preparedness Podcast Mini-Guide: Surviving EMP [Kindle Edition] ebook … Continue reading

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Surviving EMP – Faraday Box Testing – Part 2

This is part two of my three-part video series on testing Faraday shielding. In this video, I show how many layers of aluminum foil it takes to successfully shield a 50,000 watt AM signal, while standing at the base of the stations antenna array. Be sure to check out Part 1 for an explanation on why this testing is far superior than using a cell phone or ‘walkie-talkie’ for testing the shielding effectiveness. This was part of the research I did for the The Preparedness Podcast Mini-Guide: Surviving EMP [Kindle Edition] ebook. Relavent links: The Preparedness Podcast Mini-Guide: Surviving EMP [Kindle Edition] ebook … Continue reading

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Episode 144 – What Can We Expect Going Forward After The Election

            Now that the election is over, we need to move past the red and blue teams and take a realistic look at where we’re headed.  As I’ve mentioned before, it doesn’t matter who’s in charge, we’re still going to go over that financial cliff; and we need to be prepared for that. As I’ve mentioned several times, I don’t get into politics very often on the podcast because being prepared is non-political, as well as non-religious.  However, I think too many people have been assuming that things were going to be different after the election. … Continue reading

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Dollar No Longer Primary Oil Currency As China Begins To Sell Oil Using Yuan

This is one of those “shoes” that we have been waiting to drop. The rest of the world is fed up with our monetary policies and the inflation that we’re exporting. While small countries can’t do much about it, the larger countries can, and as you can see from the article, they have. In a nutshell, China is now completely set up and ready for any country to buy and sell oil using their yuan, instead of US Dollars. This is the equivalent of a death knell for the dollars. [From Dollar no longer primary oil currency as China begins … Continue reading

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Episode 128 – Hyperinflation Series Part 1 – What Is Hyperinflation?

            Recently, the Federal Reserve, AKA the Fed, announced that they are going to start QE3, which is the third round of quantitative easing. This is nothing but fancy speak for, “save the banks.” I talk about this in the podcast, but you can get a thumbnail of what I said here: What Was The QE3 Announcement – What Does It Mean? Below are the show notes for this podcast. These are the actual notes I used to create the podcast, so a lot of this will sound familiar. I decided that when I have a lot … Continue reading

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Episode 118 – How To Make A Threat Assessment

            There are a lot of different ways that you can make a threat assessment. Some are very complicated, but they don’t need to be. A basic assessment of the threats that are in your area can be as simple as figuring out which of possible events are more likely to happen and which would affect you more if they did. The first thing to do is make a list of all the things that have a potential for occurring. Don’t worry about how likely or realistic the event is, just get it written down. Back … Continue reading

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What Is A Grid Down Scenario?

A “Grid Down” event or situation is an event where the power grid goes down.  In other words, a blackout.  Typically, Grid Down refers to a widespread event and one where the power isn’t expected to be quickly restored. A Grid Down Scenario, then, would refer to any event that impacts the ability to generate power on a wide basis.  Further, because the more serious of grid down scenarios involve very long periods of time before the power would be restored, if ever, planning for it usually requires a combination of tactical and strategic planning. Electrical power is so ubiquitous … Continue reading

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EMP Means Hand Tools

Last night at the Prep 101 meeting, Fred and I were giving a class on the effects of EMP, or Electromagnetic Pulse.  Specifically, we were discussing what EMP is, what the effects are if it were to happen, and what you can do to protect your gear from it. I’ll be getting into these topics later, both on the podcast and this site in the not-too-distant future, but one of the members had a question that showed he was connecting the dots.  His question was, “If the pulse of the EMP is going to take out the power grid, should … Continue reading

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