Join in on today’s show where we go “beyond the bug out bag” and cover the items and mind set to make your vehicle ready for both everyday and extraordinary emergencies.
Please note – That this podcast is a companion to our podcast on putting together a Bug Out Bag and only mentions items that should be kept in a vehicle in addition to those you keep in the typical 72 Hour Emergency Kit AKA The Bug Out Bag. Hence the list is not complete by itself. Please though do feel encouraged to mention additional items and ideas in the comments section.
Today we discuss,
The need for reserves of food and water in a vehicle beyond what is practical to carry on foot
How carrying simple additional parts like hoses and belts can save you untold grief
Equipping your vehicle with a complete set of tools
Focusing on increasing your options in any situation
Carrying reserve fuel and thinking in miles, not in gallons
Making changes based on your personal level of alert
Planning and documenting routes and keeping good navigational aids in your car or truck
Leaving planned routes behind for emergency responders in some situation
Blending in to your surroundings
Thoughts on survival firearms and security issues
The real risk of government seizure of firearms in some emergency situations and what it means to you
Ideas for additional defensive weapons beyond a gun
Ideas for communications devices including back up cell phones or two way radios
Practical simple things like a AAA Membership and keeping a vehicle well maintained
The importance of blending in vs. standing out – Forget the Camo!
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Situational awareness is critical for modern survival living. Today we cover the concepts of situational awareness in various situations. Tune in today and learn
How understanding that “everyone is not a friend” is the first step in being more aware of threats
How to apply your awareness during driving a car to everyday life
Subtle cues that a situation just “isn’t right”
The lesson of the dangerous game hunter and trusting your instincts
Why situational awareness also applies to the news and the economy
How to plan a response to emergencies in minutes in your head in any public place
The importance of thinking about others with you who may not be as aware
How to quickly do your own threat assessment in any situation
The role of situational awareness in modern survival planning
This is a simple but critical topic, many people walk aimlessly through life, don’t be one of them.
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On the Survival Podcast today we discuss assembling a 72 hour emergency kit also known as the bug out bag. We will discuss what items to include, how to get the most out of your supplies and more.
Important Note of Correction – In the intro to today’s show I briefly mentioned some current events including the failure of two more banks and a short fall in the Gas Tax due to Americans driving less. On the show I reported the short fall at 14 billion dollars, the actual federal short fall is 5 billion and the 14 billion is what it will collectively cost the states in revenue. I did report these numbers as they were reported on this mornings news on Fox News Dallas, their error became my error. A link to the actual WSJ article is included in the resources section for this podcast.
Today we discuss,
The purpose of a 72 Hour Kit – getting to safety not spending three days at home.
Ideas for food items that keep you nourished on the go and are easy to obtain
The advantages of a “back pack” over a duffel bag
Ideas for wet weather and sleeping gear
My view of what makes a good survival knife
Rechargeable lighting options
Making sure you have the ability to purify water
The value of maps, a gps and a compass
Why a poncho is not a good wet weather gear option
Ideas to save space and weight
Various “hard gear” equipment options
Methods of self defense that won’t be confiscated by authorities during a disaster
The value of a simple small tool kit
The list presented in the podcast is by no means complete. If you have ideas and suggestions please leave them in the comments below.
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This is a special episode as we go over 10 crops and 10 lessons that we can teach kids with a garden that are priceless beyond words. Tune in today to learn…
How Radishes and Greens teach that what we do now matters
How to use beans and peas to teach kids how plants “help” each other
How Tomatoes, Squash and Peppers can build a community and teach sharing
How Potatoes and Carrots teach that what you don’t see matters
How Pumpkins teach us to create our own entertainment
With Gardening in General we talk about…
How gardening teaches kids that food does not come from a store
That the life in a seed applies to the entire world
How the earth should be seen as a provider not a “resource”
That hard work pays off
That you can take care of yourself and others
This is a shorter show then normal but I think it may be one of the best so far. We need to realize that survival preparedness is best done by blending it with life on a day to day basis. To survive we need to also ensure the survival of the next generations.
I would love to hear your stories about what you learned about from gardening with parents or grandparents and what these lessons mean to you. Or what other lessons do you think we learn from gardening. Remember to make suggestion and comment.
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I have been getting a lot of questions and suggestions to do a show on guns and the basic assortment of “survival firearms” or home defense firearms. So today I decided to put out a show with some basic thoughts on a initial gun collection. Today we discuss topics such as
The most versatile of all weapons – the shotgun
The advantages of the 20 gauge, the 12 gauge and how they compare
Thoughts on the 30-06 perhaps the perfect round for all around use
The tried and true 1911 as a great proven handgun
The 38 compact revolver as a great carry gun
Choosing the right gun and the concept of renting guns at the range before buying
Getting proper training if you haven’t already
Individual responsibility with gun ownership and use
The difference between a right and a privilege and why lisenceing gun ownership is counter to the Constitution
The importance of the NRA and State Rifle Associations
Gun ownership as a “civil right”
The “core four” of guns – Shotgun, 22 Rifle, Handgun and Centerfire Rifle
I will do more on guns in the future but plan to keep the podcast varied about many subjects. If guns aren’t your thing don’t worry we will have a brand new topic tomorrow.
Today in America despite the mortgage meltdown and other economic problems more people then ever own their own homes. The problem though is we have gone from a nation of Homesteaders to a nation of debt laden home owners, ownership is not even the correct term. Mortgage has turned into long term rental for many. In today’s show we discuss…
How to turn your home from a consumer to producer
How buying regional can lead to more independence
Elimination of debt as part of homesteading
The best crops to begin gardening with
How growing food can lead to freedom
How a mortgage was NOT part of the original homesteading process
Making your home provide for you vs. you having to provide for your home
How solar and green energy can help you be more independent
The salmonella scare and genetically altered plants are yet another reason to “grow your own”
How the Internet is helping us all reconnect and inspire each other
The “smaller home concept” and even how to adapt it to a large home
Tossing a bit of politics in, does the media favor Obama? What do you think?
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In this edition of The Survival Podcast we cover six things effecting the future of our economy that are not really being talked about. We also officially announced our Listener Appreciation Contest.
Today we discuss six major economic trials coming for the US and the world they include..
FAS 157 that take away some of the gray book keeping by US Banks and Insurance companies but still let Freddie Mac hide billions in losses.
The combined effect growing illegal immigrants and universal health care will place on an economy already 100 Trillion in the hole. Along with how this is just another attempt to institute a new form of class warfare.
The rise of China as a global capitalist force and what it may mean for us long term.
The fact that Gas in the US has hit a tipping point that the oil companies have recognized and pushed off additional costs to the airlines in the form of jack up pricing on Jet Aircraft Fuel and how that can only last so long.
The coming pull out of many investors and what that means to a market driven by investment.
The final nail of our coffin may end up being the return of “common sense economics” by the average American.
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Today we are going to go over how to find, hire and manage a good financial adviser and make good financial planning part of your survival plan. One of my business mentors told me, “life is like a crap sandwich the more bread you have the less crap you have to eat”, there was wisdom there and I have always remembered it.
Tune in to today’s show to learn
Why the best financial advisers won’t take the average person in fact they can’t
The word you should use over and over when interviewing and talking to advisers
How consumer level financial advisers are actually trained and why you need to know about it
My personal view of what diversification means and how it differs from the buy and hold herd
Why you must treat your adviser like an employee who works for you
How to train your adviser to serve you the way you wish to be served
How to show up to your first meeting with an adviser and “cut out the BS” up front
What your adviser is responsible for and what you need to take responsibility for
Why you may not want to do all of your investing in tax deferred retirement accounts
Remember this show is a discussion not a lecture. Comment, question and make suggestions.