Episode-356- Getting Started From Zero the How and Why

So you are brand new to prepping or self sufficiency planning, where do you start?  Why should you in the first place?  Can you actually get reasonably prepared on your budget?  Today we answer those questions and more.

Tune in Today to Hear

  • Start out with what you have
  • The burden of debt and why it must be eliminated
  • Where do you find survival supplies, Walmart, The Grocery, etc.  at least before you need them
  • Starting out with 3 days of self sufficiency and turning it into 10 days effortlessly
  • Pile it on a table, know what you have and organize it
  • Documentation and simple encryption of sensitive numbers
  • Why you must own your plan not follow mine
  • The big regret you never have to face
  • The cancer of fear and how to destroy it
  • The difficult choices you can avoid ever having to make
  • Why now is the time to start and the journey is not a hard as you may believe it to be

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12 Responses to Episode-356- Getting Started From Zero the How and Why

  1. Yep, I’ve been preparing for quite a while, but I still felt the kick.

    Thanks Jack.

  2. Great podcast today. This is the best gift to give to a Grasshopper.

  3. Rob McDonough

    Hello Jack,

    Another great show – thanks. Here\’s my question – you were saying about having some spare fuel for the generator and you were saying to put some type of chemical to preserve the fuel to extend it life. What\’s that chemical called again? It was something like \"cybell\"?

    Rob

  4. Rob McDonough

    Hello Jack,

    Another great show – thanks. Here\’s my question – you were saying about having some spare fuel for the generator and you were saying to put some type of chemical to preserve the fuel to extend it life. What\’s that chemical called again? It was something like \"cybell\"?

  5. Modern Survival

    @Rob, it is called STA-BIL like stable as in making fuel more stable less volatile.

    http://www.goldeagle.com/brands/stabil/default.aspx

  6. You need to take this *SHIT* seriously.

    Great podcast, gave me a kick in the pants.

  7. Re: Antibiotics

    Jack, you were exactly right that it’s the tetracycline family that should not be used post-expiry, because it can break down into compounds that cause renal tube damage.

    The full family of tetracyclines includes:
    Doxycycline • Chlortetracycline • Clomocycline • Demeclocycline • Lymecycline • Meclocycline • Metacycline • Minocycline • Oxytetracycline • Penimepicycline • Rolitetracycline • Tetracycline

    Liquid antibiotics are also much less stable long-term than their solid counterparts. Anything that’s discoloured, cloudy, or shows signs of separation/precipitation shouldn’t be used, and even without showing these signs their potency can be degraded. Go for tablets whenever possible.

    Finally starting to catch up closer to the daily podcast, I didn’t listen at all over the holidays when I was at my own little cabin in the woods away from the world.

    Cheers everyone!

  8. This episode has been shared on my facebook page for all to see. This is a great episode for grasshoppers who need to become ants, and I hope everyone listens to and heeds it. More of the same would be good, Jack. Thanks.

  9. trying to find what Episode has the 20 tools you should have for survival that could be in the garage, I am not having any luck finding that, does anyone know by chance?

  10. Haiti is also a lesson that your preps can be worthless. If your entire house collapses on your preps, they won\’t do you much good.

  11. Modern Survival

    @ZZ

    I think it is more a lesson to not let your preps become worthless. If my house collapsed much of what we store would still be recoverable in all but the worst imaginable circumstances (say burnt to ashes). Additionally we store some items in the car, we have items cached at the BOL, we have items in our shed, etc.

    We also have money in the bank, cash in a firebox, etc and insurance. In a total loss we would have a place to go and a way to recover most of what was lost in all but a total teotwawki situation.

    To me the real lesson of Haiti is not to cram 2 million people into such a small geographic area.

    We should also note that most modern homes would have fared ok in this quake. The problem is Haiti is rock and on that rock are built homes from cinder block. When the earth shakes a rock on which cinder block buildings stand collapse is the only possible result. Haiti doesn’t get many earthquakes, so they don’t build to stand up to them. We can learn from that too.