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Episode-626- Prepping from Starting Out to Advanced Tactics

Food Storage is One Major Component of Survival

Food Storage is One Major Component of Survival. - Photo Credit to Linda & Clark via flickr

With the disaster in Japan I am getting a lot of emails from brand new people and long time listeners, the basic question is “what should we do”?  Well this may be hard for you to believe given the non stop media coverage of the burning reactor but the answer is, unless you are in Japan you should probably not do anything.  That said getting out of Japan unless you are part of the relief efforts probably isn’t a bad idea.

You certainly shouldn’t go spend 100 dollars for a bottle of potassium iodine on eBay because you will be able to get all you want for about 15 bucks a bottle in about a month, there is really nothing for you to do, perhaps other than make a contribution to the relief efforts in Japan.

What we all should be doing right now personally is using this current disaster as a gut check of sorts.  Rather than worry about some fictitious cloud of death, that just isn’t going to happen you should be asking the following.  What would it have meant to me had this disaster occurred in California or New York?  What if it had just been a tsunami, just a nuclear accident or just an earth quake but had happened much closer to me, would I have been prepared enough to shelter in place or get out of dodge?

With that in mind I think it is time we take a show to go back and just talk about prepping in general, the tenets of preparedness and self evaluation of how we would handle a disaster that wasn’t thousands of miles away.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Why now is not the time to panic but to plan
  • Why 30 days is the absolute minimum amount of food you should have on hand
  • Why having a means of water purification is more important than water storage
  • Why you need both lethal and non lethal methods of self defense
  • Getting started with personal energy independence
  • Understanding how most people are enslaved by the systems
  • Realizing the link between liberty and prepping

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Episode-625- Keeping Your Wits When Others are Losing Their’s

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Today we will talk at least a little bit about the current disasters in Japan but only as a frame of reference.  For instance right now people are rushing to buy Geiger counters and potassium iodide supplements and many are paying a premium to get them NOW before they can’t get one at all.

Such actions are the actions of scared and more importantly clueless people, not an empowered population who understands the current threat to our nation, or lack thereof.

The reality is most people in the modern world have lost touch with an ancient survival component that is built into our mental and physical wiring.  When the component emerges and is not fully understood it leads to a cycle of poor decisions that make bad situations worse.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • The initial extreme, normalcy bias
  • The emergence of the predator/prey instinct we have tried to deny
  • The second extreme, overcompensation
  • The third extreme, hyper-competitiveness
  • The fourth extreme, paranoia
  • The fifth extreme, depression
  • The sixth extreme, regret
  • Breaking or staying out of the cycle
  • Past disasters and possible disasters and what they teach us
  • Why you always must ask questions before you act

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Episode-565- Lessons from the Haitian Earthquake

Today we are joined by Brandon Shelton who has been on the ground as an independent relief worker several times since the Haitian earthquake joins us today to talk about what true devastation is really all about.

Join us today to learn,

  • What is it really like when everything is destroyed
  • While some turn to thieves others remain honorable
  • What is it like to be an “armed missionary”
  • Why people with BOLs aren’t crazy after all
  • Stories of corruption beyond your imagination
  • What the Red Cross didn’t do with 2 Billion dollars of our money
  • Building your own emergency kits from a guy who has seen the worst
  • The value of medical training such as first responder and EMT for the civilian
  • How saving lives is something anyone can do if they make the effort
  • Stories of sacrifice, survival and loss you won’t believe

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Episode-357- Call in Friday 1-15-10

Today we do our second edition of call in Friday where I take listener calls and comments on the air.  To call in an leave your own question for me just dial 866-65-THINK and leave a message and you might hear yourself on the air.

Join me today as we discuss

  • Where to find chickens for your homestead
  • How many eggs does an average hen lay
  • What protection do chickens need in winter
  • What about filtering water during a city water contamination
  • What is a good book for your BOB
  • If you are buying your first two guns, should both be handguns
  • What is the purpose of a handgun
  • What can people in very cold climates do to be able to grow food
  • Is liberty given as a gift not understood and valued the way liberty fought for is
  • What can we learn from the earthquake in Haiti
  • What would Jefferson say if he was around today
  • Why are three Navy Seals in trouble because a terrorist got a bloody lip
  • Is a solar rebate “taking the governments money”
  • How do you store food long term with Mylar, buckets and O2 Absorbers

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Episode-71- Watch out for combined threats

There has been a lot of focus on the bail out, economic disaster and falling numbers on Wall Street lately.  We even covered much of it here.  What is being missed however, is the real danger that while in this weakened state another aggravating circumstance may force us into a downward spiral.  Tune in today to hear,

  • An actual letter mailed to Tarrant County Doctor’s Offices from the Tarrant County Medical Society
  • Some of the shocking questions and their multiple choice answers in the survey that came with the letter
  • Why now is the time to ratchet up your preps a bit, keep your head but stock pile at least a month fast if you have not done so
  • What we should take away from “when it rains it pours”
  • How a Pandemic would make the market crash and economic trouble worse
  • How a harsh winter could be a bigger problem then normal this time around
  • Why we should continue to expect to see food prices climb
  • How a food shortage or harsh weather may impact the economy more then normal while it is weak
  • How you should not be taking unnecessary risks tomorrow because of lack of planning today
  • The lesson of how tiny Texas snow storms clear supermarket shelves and what it means in a real problem
  • Don’t over think storage methods, food with long shelf life is easy to store
  • The need to review your bug out plan and routes and rendezvous points with family now
  • Considering a hurricane disaster if another disaster hit on top it and what it teaches us

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