Tag Archives: Why We Prepare

Recent Urban Tensions

Some thoughts on the recent urban tensions that we’ve been experiencing lately. There are many ugly realities that we need to face in order to talk about this. Urban tensions: What is urban tension? In short, this is just another term for racial tensions. I had thought that when we elected a black president, it would have become obvious that the amount of racism in this country has dropped to an all-time low and that it’s really not an issue anymore. Wrong. Much of it is driven by the poor economy. If people were making a good living and there … Continue reading

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What Can We Expect in a Disaster or Major Emergency

When I was in EmComm (Emergency Communications), there was a list that was passed around as a way of helping emergency coordinators make better plans for disasters. I originally found the information online here: http://www.races.org/docs/msg002.htm, though now it seems this page exists here: http://www.races.org/reading/msg002.htm. The following list is primarily for emergency communicators, but it’s applicable to all emergency situations. It’s point-of-view is that of the emergency rescuers and coordinators, but you can easily extrapolate each of these to a personal POV and see how the reality and the plan often differ greatly. The need to over-prepare is emphasized, whether on … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Coming Wild Economic Ride – Part 2

In part one, we just finished talking about reducing your material footprint, so that you start to wean yourself from the “luxury must-haves” that you consume now. This also goes for any vices you have. The sudden withdrawal from nicotine, alcohol and caffeine will change your behavior. The more vices you have, the more difficult you’ll have in coping without them. Start weaning yourself off them now. After the balloon pops on this economic bubble we’re in, common daily items are going to disappear fast, and after that, they’ll be in short supply. Look at any country that has gone … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Coming Wild Economic Ride – Part 1

Undoubtedly, you’ve seen the recent shakeup in the news on how the Fed is thinking about tightening up the free money they’ve been handing out to bankers. The purpose of all this printed money, we were told, was to give the economy time to heal itself and thus avoid an economic collapse. Trillions of dollars were given to Wall Streeters and bankers, yet we have little to show for it. The media has long ignored the fact that this injection of money hasn’t accomplished anything but keep friends of the Fed in a constant supply of cash. This is, of … Continue reading

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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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Episode 170 – 3 Things You Should be Preparing for: North Korea EMP, Economic Collapse, Riots and Crime

    If you haven’t already, you need to finalize your prep plan in regards to what you would do if we’re hit with an EMP attack or an economic collapse. Right now, both have the potential for happening. If they do, you’ll need to prepared for riots, looting, crime and violence.     -= PODCAST TOPICS =- EMP PLAN – Create an action and communication plan Notes for this section: Get with your family and group members and figure out what the rally points are going to be and how long you will wait at each before moving on. Get … Continue reading

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Episode 169 – A Prepper’s View on Cyprus

            Looking at what is going on in Cyprus, what it means, and how we can use it to home our preparedness plan. -= PODCAST TOPICS =- To prevent bank runs, Cypriot banks have been closed for over 9 days. What would you do if you couldn’t get to your money for 9 days? How do you eat or pay bills? How do you put gas into your vehicle? Do you continue to go to work? Currently, Cypriots are fearing a total collapse of the banking sector in their country. What would you do? Looking at … Continue reading

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Episode 153 – Current Events and News December 6, 2012

              Discussing some current events and news articles for the week of December 6, 2012. -= PODCAST TOPICS =- Notes for this podcast: 34 Signs That America Is In Decline http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/34-signs-that-america-is-in-decline #1 According to the World Bank, U.S. GDP accounted for 31.8 percent of all global economic activity in 2001.  That number dropped to 21.6 percent in 2011. #2 According to The Economist, the United States was the best place in the world to be born into back in 1988.  Today, the United States is only tied for 16th place. #3 The United States has … Continue reading

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Episode 146 – Current Events for November 11, 2012 and a Glimpse Into a Disaster Aftermath

            Taking a look at some of the things we’ve seen in the aftermath of the “super storm” Sandy.  Particularly, we should be looking at how people are reacting and what they are doing.  This can give us a good insight into the types of things we’ll have to deal with during a disaster.  I also discuss some other current events. Notes for this podcast: Things that we are seeing in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy: destroyed homes no electricity food spoilage no food or clean water no sanitation where are people pooping? violence, anger and … Continue reading

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