Tag Archives: community building

Episode-1093- Michael Jordan Developing a Prepper Group

Michael Jordan owns “A BEE Friendly Company”, that teaches children beekeeping.  Professionally he is a fuel storage tester in the state of Wyoming for the EPA and DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) and work full time as a custodian and night security for the local school dist.

He started IPUG (I’m Prepping Urban Guerrillas) having classing on survival skills, prepping needs and group community awareness. His group is very active and has ongoing activities and support systems such as a barter bank, regular training classes, group construction projects and workshops on everything from canning to brewing beer and making mead.

Michael states ” I have changed my whole life style to better my family, friends, and my community. I am now working on a book from an idea that was talked about on Survival Podcast. The book is called the “The Dollar Store Survivalist”.

He joins us today to discuss how he started his group and the basic parameters on keeping a group running smoothly.  This includes requiring active involvement for all members and dealing with extremes from pacifists to right wing constitutionalists.  According to Michael the key is mutual acceptance and a pledge of mutual support.

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Episode-581- Building Community with Marjory Wildcraft

Marjory Wildcraft of BackYardFoodProduction.com joins us today to discuss building local communities.  Many preppers and survivalists are naturally individualistic people.  In some ways this is great and it is what gives us the can do and can survive spirit.

In the end though the old saying is true, “no man is an island” and our self reliance is actually stronger if we can develop a strong local community of like minded individuals.

Many members of the audience have struggled with doing this, tune in today and Marjory will give you passive methods that are simple surefire ways to connect with like minded people in your area.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Why do you need community?
  • How communities increase your standard of living
  • Security advantages of a community
  • How community building is effective ‘insurance’
  • Using entertainment and education to foster and build community
  • Finding folks already living the lifestyle
  • Teaching those who are interested
  • Attracting people to your neighborhood with common values
  • Running workshops focusing on skills
  • Plugging into existing networks

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Episode-258- Listener Questions 8-17-09

Today we do another round of listener questions.  We have some great questions today on things like handguns, dealing with wildlife, securing weapons in a home with children, storing fishing gear and more.

In the intro segment we name Roxana Mayer as assclown of the day for pretending to be a doctor while at a town hall meeting with Shelia Jackson Lee in support of Obamacare.  We also name Charles “Gus” Agusto, Jr. as hero of the day for taking out four armed gunmen with an old pump shotgun.  Oh by the way “Gus” is 72 years old.  Salute to you sir!

Tune in to hear me answer the following questions…

  • How do you store fishing line long term?  (easy one)
  • What about the 40 S&W for a defensive handgun round?
  • What’s up with the expiration dates on thing like rice, pasta and beans?
  • How do you deal with bears, does bear spray work?
  • How do you safely keep a gun in the home with an autistic child?
  • What should you do to prep if you live on an island?
  • What about buying real estate with an IRA and making improvements to it?
  • What type of food do you keep in a BOB in very hot climates?
  • Is water collected from an AC condenser good for the garden?
  • How do you build a community in an everyday neighborhood?

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