Tag Archives: Disaster

Episode-884- Brandon Shelton of Bella Medical Ministries

Brandon on Relief Work in Haiti

BELLA Ministries on Relief Work in Haiti

Brandon Shelton founded BELLA Medical Ministries after his first medical relief trip to Haiti immediately following the earthquake in Jan. 2010 that killed over 250,000+ men, women and children as well as left over 1 million homeless. BELLA’s core team is made up experienced Paramedics and Critical Care Paramedics who have either a prior military or LEO background. These prior life experiences enable them to adapt to the austere living/working conditions and unstable security situations that make up the disaster zones and areas of extreme poverty to which they deploy.

The BELLA teams (both in disaster deployments and larger follow up support missions) arrive in the operational area with the ability to be 100% self-sufficient (for 2 weeks) in the areas of food, water purification equipment, shelter, security & a large inventory of medicines/supplies. They do this so as not to be a burden on the already overwhelmed support systems and/or to their hosts. This self-sufficient model dovetails into the preparedness lifestyle very well.

BELLA’s founding members are all preppers and each deployment or follow up mission trip they do gives them the opportunity to test gear and skills that we have in their personal preparedness plans. Following an initial disaster deployment they return home with detailed reports that they deliver to local churches and other groups so that they can become involved in ongoing relief efforts by either sending supplies/funds that are needed or by having BELLA lead a team of their members back to the effected region.

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Brandon’s Links

Special Note – I donated 100 dollars to Bella while doing this interview, I will donate 100 dollars more up for each 1000 dollars donated by TSP, Branden will let me know as the donations come in.  All in all if the community donates a total of 4,000 dollars I will add 500 to it making it a 4,500 dollar contribution.  If you guys will “like” their facebook page I will chip in another 100 dollars just for that.

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Episode-795- Matthew Stein Author of When Disaster Strikes

Mat Stein - Author of When Disaster Strikes

Mat Stein - Author of When Disaster Strikes

Matthew Stein is the author of When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival (Chelsea Green 11/16/2011). This book has received excellent advance praise from experts on survival and disaster preparedness. Stein is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he majored in Mechanical Engineering.

As the owner of Stein Design & Construction, he has built hurricane resistant, energy efficient and environmentally friendly homes.  The mechanical engineering side of his firm specializes in product design and development. Among other things, Mat has designed consumer water filtration devices, solar PV roofing panels, medical bacterial filters, emergency chemical drench systems, computer disk drives, and portable fiberglass buildings.

Join Us Today as We Discuss…

  • Over looked items for the 72 hour kit
  • The role of colloidal silver in SHTF health care
  • What Matthew sees as the 6 events converging on collapse
    • Peak Oil
    • Climate Change
    • Oceanic Collapse
    • Deforestation
    • Food Shortages
    • Population Growth
  • The harsh reality of a potential 400 Chernobyls
  • The danger of EMP or Solar Flares to the grid
  • The basic things you need to do right now to be better prepared

Resources for Today’s Show…

Matthew Stein’s Links

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Episode-303- It is The Systems not The System

You hear it all the time, I want to break free from “The System” or I have to work within “The System” but I am here to tell you “The System” is a myth because there are a multitude of Systems of dependence and each is highly interdependent upon each other.  You can in principle call these collectively the system but when you do you are missing so many critical elements, vulnerabilities and connections that to do so is pure folly.

Join me today as we discuss the following systems and their interdependence…

  • The financial system
  • The debt system
  • The transportation system
  • The distribution systems
  • The energy system
  • The social order system
  • The technological systems
  • The non military bureaucracy system
  • The military industrial complex
  • The system of “societal trust”
  • And finally the lesson of learning math with out a calculator and to first shoot with iron sites.

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-212- My Thoughts on Earth 2100

We take a break today from the listener call in shows to do a review of a T.V. show that ran on ABC last night called “Earth 2100″.  This was an interesting look at what was called a “worse case scenario” over the next 91 Years.

Tune in Today to Hear…

  • Wast Earth 2100 a global warming propaganda piece?  Yes and no.
  • Would Lake Mead really run dry is that the real threat to our water supply
  • Can we actually build “self sufficient” sky scrapers?  Yes but it doesn’t mean we will.
  • The left out real potential energy sources (geothermal and tidal)
  • How environmentalism is actually preventing the giant solar farms depicted in 2012
  • What all large scale power generation has in common mechanically
  • A positive outlook about being an armed citizen, will someone at ABC get fired for that?
  • Why New York really could end up “underwater” and what was accurate about that depiction.
  • Could a global pandemic really kill billions?
  • Why global warming is a problem even though I don’t think carbon is the trigger.
  • How the “worse case scenario” may actually be far to optimistic.
  • The fallacy that New York and San Diego will be the “safe places” during the initial breakdown.
  • Why individual action not the fascist cooperation of government and industry.

Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-125- Mental Simulations of Disaster Scenarios

Today we take a look at why we prep, what we prep for and the most important question any person evaluating current theats can ask themselves.

Tune in today to hear…

  • The big question is “what if”, and it unlocks the game plan for survival
  • Using the pandemic disease threat to unlock the fact that the cause is less important then the threat itself
  • Bridging the gap between the tin foil hat world and the more practical survivalists, why is less important that the fact that the results of potential disasters are the same
  • Taking action is only valid if the action is appropriate, asking what if makes you run a scenario and makes you see where your weak and what you would do if a plan fails
  • Why prepping for various disasters is always 90% the same actions no matter what the threat is
  • Why slow and steady preps make a difference and getting paranoid results is failure
  • Could there be a global war, would it result in rationing, curfews, etc. it has before
  • A 12 year old asks, could a war come here
  • Why now is the time to get serious and stay level headed

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Episode-4- The Missed Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

We heard an awful lot of blame handed to an awful lot of people over the disaster after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. That happened on August 29th, 2005, almost three years ago. Over the years we have heard a lot about the “lessons learned” as in how the government can do a better job in the future and a bit on at least people being more responsive to evacuation orders.

That said I think many of the real lessons of Katrina and other disasters have yet to be learned by the average person, here are the things I think we should all take away from and take to heart about the reality that Katrina exposed in America.