Episode-648- Reaching the Unreachable

Every day I get emails from people that say my ______ just doesn’t get it.  I have tried explaining _____ and ______ and ______ and they still don’t think there is any reason to have a preparedness plan.  What else can I say to reach them.   Now it is easy to write off people, call them sheeple (as most are), etc until they are someone we love and care about.  The problem though can be summed up in the quote, “a profit has no honor in his own country”.

Many of the people closest to you will be some of the last people to listen to you.  Today’s show will hopefully speak on your behalf, it may be something you can provide to the “unreachable” or at least the moderately resistant.  Unlike many in the “survival” niche I do not believe that you reach people with fear, gloom and doom but with empowerment.   So while today’s show may be like preaching to the choir for a lot of the audience I think you will enjoy it as well.  In the end I hope it also gives you a tool for reaching others.

A version with the housekeeping removed will be provided in the show notes as well. (Get it Here)

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Prepping is a normal activity
  • Not prepping is an abnormal activity (10,000 years proves it)
  • Food and water are our most fundamental needs
  • There are real threats to our on demand lifestyle
  • Prepping isn’t “running away” it is the exact opposite
  • Smart prepping has no downside
  • There is no real sacrifice required (long term)
  • The rewards are liberty and freedom
  • It will improve your physical health
  • It will improve your mental health
  • Getting started is very easy and cheap
  • It eventually becomes a lifestyle
  • It is NOT a political issue, prepping isn’t republican or democrat
  • Belief in conspiracy theories isn’t required or even useful
  • The primary rule is to do what YOU think is best

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12 Responses to Episode-648- Reaching the Unreachable

  1. Thanks for another awesome show, Jack.

    How can we get the edited version for sharing with our families and friends?

  2. Donna from NYS

    Great show. I’ve been tracking all my food purchases this year and using the opportunity buy system to build up my reserves. Other than fresh things (milk, eggs, fruits and veggies), most of my food purchases are now for the storage side of the pantry (store what we eat; eat what we store). At the dinner table last night, after a conversation about escalating food prices and our stores, my husband asked me, “So what would it take to keep chickens?”

  3. @Jack,

    Great show, I agree with everything you say. Just kidding. 🙂
    What I really mean is that I agree with the principles you talked about today, which is of course why I spend an hour+ per day listening to what you talk about. I’d say most people who listen to your show DO share these principles.

  4. Thanks, Jack. I have already sent a link for the mp3 to others.

  5. I loved the fox trap analogy with how debt is a trap. I would also extend it to how we’ve been trapped into eating unhealthy food, into materialism, into the whole work-retire-die thing.

    It’s all been so ingrained in our psyches by the media and Powers That Be that it is exactly like walking into a trap we can’t see.

  6. Another awesome show Jack! Thanks!

  7. Perfect. I’ve been sharing through other ways, but this will make a great ice breaker for those that I know need guidance and don’t appreciate the copper round gifts that I’ve been using to break the ice. Keep it up.

  8. Good show! I will be sharing this with my Facebook friends.

  9. Amazing show Jack. Even as a long time listener I was still inspired. My wife is marginally on board and more or less doesn’t mind my prepping activities, but isn’t really involved either. Hopefully i can get her to listen to this episode with me and maybe why I’m concerned about the things I am will make a little more sense.

  10. Modern Survival


    Look at the notes above your comment for today’s show.

  11. I loved this show and I’ve listened to it 3 times already. My favorite part:

    Jack requesting that we visualize our Grandma at age 25
    Jack requesting that we visualize our Grandma going out to her mailbox
    Jack requestion that we visualize our Grandma pulling out a shiny letter from the “Visa” corporation

    *Jack in a hushed voice*

    “Dear Grandma….

    You’ve just been pre-approved for Fifty Thousand Dollars in un-secured credit…”


    So awesome, Jack. Thanks for this show. I think it is not only a really good one for “reaching the unreachable”, but it is also a great reminder / reference-point for all of us that need to never forget the fundamentals of why we prep.

  12. New listener over in the UK and must say thanks for a great podcast. Some very, very useful thoughts in there. Also nice to see someone not taking the conspiratorial “Black Helicopter” view and just going back to the basic principles for the reasons that they are genuinely good ideas. Shall be digging through the back catalogue.

    Any way to subscribe via RSS?