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Episode-1163- Women of Prepping Episode 7

CJ is a 48 yr old female has been living off grid in Vermont for 20 years. While it took her 14 yrs to convince her husband to have chicks- the gateway animal they are now full on homesteaders with a large assortment of livestock.

CJ sold all of her stocks in early 2008 and bought livestock with some of the proceeds (got a brief mention in WSJ about this in fall ’08).

She joins us today to discuss why it took so long to convince your husband to let her have chicken and the results since then.  We also discuss their other livestock and some funny stories that have resulted from being an owern of livestock.  We also discuss here WSJ interview and on her thoughts about homesteading and prepping has been worth the effort and sacrifice.

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Episode-1158- Matthew Millar on How to Measure Preparedness or Anything for that Matter

Matthew Millar is Manager of Consulting Operations at Hubbard Decision Research. He comes to Hubbard Decision Research from the financial and musical fields. Most recently  he was a Portfolio Manager at the firm Armored Wolf, and a founding member of Millar Futures, LLC.

At Hubbard Research, the quantitatively assess difficult measurements for complex decisions; build models that creatively treat these complex decisions by teasing out and decomposing relevant variables; compute the economic value of information for every variable in the decision and conduct empirical measurements accordingly.

The method they use is called Applied Information Economics and focuses on using well-calibrated methods that have convincing, published evidence of improving forecasts and decisions.

Matthew past experience is in hedge funds and finance including: managing a book for both pure alpha hedge fund strategies and for directional mutual fund products; developing innovative conceptual model of contango and backwardation in commodity strips; developing quantitative models that blend cointegration, momentum indicators, sentiment, and inventory analysis; applying cutting edge estimation and calibration techniques to risk management; writing as a popular commentator at Financial Sense.

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Episode-1056- Zero to Prepared – Fast, Simple and Low Cost – Part 1

You will notice that title of this episode ends in “low cost” vs. “cheap”.  As a marketer there is a rule, if you can eliminate a word do it, but that won’t work here.  Cheap sets the wrong tone for what we will discuss today, we are talking about protecting your life, your property and the lives of those you love, one doesn’t go “cheap” with such things.

Today may seem like a basic beginners show but I will bet even the seasoned prepper will gain something and if nothing else will be better able to help others get started.  Prepping doesn’t have to be complex or expensive, what it must be is specific to a set of goals, today we talk about simple ways to make that happen.

Join Me Today as We Discuss…

  • The entire basic system revolves around 6 innate survival needs
    • Food
    • Water
    • Shelter
    • Energy
    • Security
    • Sanitation and Health
  • To this we add some basic logistics
    • Threat analysis
    • When to bug in or out
    • Where to go if you have to leave
    • Insure the ability to do business when main systems are down
  • Once this is understood we create a basic checklist for each need
  • Food
    • Build 30, 60 and 90 days of reserves in that order
    • Begin with “copy canning” then move to cheap LTS
    • Slowly develop your own plan using prepared LTS foods
  • Water
    • Store water in 2 liter bottle used soda bottles
    • Acquire a reliable filter
    • Know when to “fill the tubs”
    • Consider large scale catchment/storage based on space and budget
  • Shelter
    • Know all the “systems” that run your home
    • Have basic repair materials that can keep your home intact
    • Make sure your home is fully insured
    • Make sure to distribute your preps throughout your home
    • Don’t plan on living in a tent or an RV without trying it first

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Episode-763- The Paleo Prepper Mindset

Yesterday I did a post about my 18 month experience of eating mostly paleo and my final 90 days of doing it almost totally hard core.  The responses are mixed, mostly anyone that has tried it is very much in agreement with me, those opposed are mostly rehashing dogma.

So today we are going to discuss this subject, I will clarify myself on a few things (such as exercise) and explain some of the science.  Mostly though I want to share my experience, my results and how as a prepper you address food storage when focusing on a “paleo” lifestyle.

Join me today as I discuss…

  • It isn’t a “diet” in our modern vocabulary
  • It isn’t just meat and fat (my partial list of foods I eat)
  • My epiphany on how to choose what I eat
  • My results
  • Beer and alcohol
  • How I actually “exercise”
  • How our ancestors exercised
  • The many problems with modern exercise
  • The reality that some must exercise in a more conventional way
  • The problem with modern medical “wisdom”
  • Why what you “believe” is irrelevant
  • Why some people are “healthy” on food I consider unhealthy
  • Why I believe fermented foods are ancient
  • Why I believe anthropology over ideology
  • My thoughts on the “Paleo Homestead”
  • Why “low carb recipes” mostly bore me
  • 30 Days and judge it for yourself

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Episode-635- Creating Your Vision of Liberty

Today we hear from two listeners who have found their own path to individual liberty.  Not in some Utopian sense of some mythical new nation that recognizes the liberty we claim to recognize in America today, rather they have claimed their own personal liberty their own way.

Both of these couples said, screw it and JUST DID IT, and not in the cliche way of the Nike catch phrase.  They took decisive action, they stated their intent, they designed a road map and they acted.  Today my hope is many of our listeners will do the same in their own lives.  Freedom is something no man or woman can define for another, by its very nature it is individualized.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • How a simple post in the forum changed many lives
  • How one listener spent two years and gained back 15
  • How a couple in NJ, changed with out moving far, for now
  • How you begin your path to finding your own vision of liberty
  • You don’t have to be rich to live like a broke ass redneck
  • That broke ass redneck is probably happier then you are
  • Why you must define what you don’t like to find what you do like
  • Why what you think you hate may not actually be what you hate
  • How figuring out what you love can lead you to more of it
  • The moments etched into your soul are your key to personal freedom
  • Why 99.9% of ships reach their ports on time and what it teaches us
  • The difference between simple and easy and why it matters

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Episode-480- Listener Feedback 7-22-10

The questions, comments, input, news stories and feedback are coming in faster than anytime in the history or the show so I decided it is time to do a few more episodes than normal of feedback.  Today we have great stuff from you the audience including a major threat to the republic, proof that social security is a ponzi scheme, a chance for one person to work with me as a partner and more.

Join me today as we discuss..

  • I need a partner for SaveOurSkills.com are you the right candidate
  • The up and down side of lower than market assessed property tax values for new buyers
  • I told you the public option would be back but even I am surprised by how quickly it happened
  • Biltong is back, can you make it from previously frozen meat, YES
  • Yes social security is a ponzi scheme, let’s compare it to Burnie Madoff
  • Can weed seeds from grass clipping ruin your compost
  • What is the alternative to keeping money in the bank
  • Why can’t you drink pool water with out treatment first
  • Killing the electoral college, a huge threat to the republic
  • One listener tells us why she loves being a prepper

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Episode-279- The Foundational Principle of Modern Survivalism

Today we discuss principle one of modern survival philosophy,

“Everything you do to prepare for disaster should improve your position in life even if nothing ever goes wrong.”

Today I give you the background on where that principle came from, how I was inspired by many already living by it but just not putting it that way yet.  I tell you the story of my slumber during my years of success and what led me to forget what I knew to be true.  How over time many events led me to reconnect with what I was taught about frugality, common sense, preparing and nature from my childhood.

More importantly I will tell you what I discovered about why people don’t prep, why they ignore stark reality and how to use the first principle to reach people who are just looking for something that makes prepping “okay” in their minds.

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Episode-180- Survival Podcast Listener Calls 4-15-09

Join me today as I take calls from the audience on a variety of questions.  Enjoy the enhanced audio today as I will be back podcasting from the car tomorrow.

Tune in to hear…

  • What should you do with your tax return?  Spend it to stimulate the economy or save it?
  • What about emergency kits?   How do you create one, what goes in them?
  • How do you plan multiple routes out of your city and what about new features from Google maps?
  • When and how do you plant in areas with long cold winters like Wyoming?
  • What steps do you take when you travel long distance by air to be as prepared as possible for a SHTF when far from home, family and friend?
  • Can old pancake mix be dangerous?  The answer may surprise you.
  • What is top priority?  Debt reduction?  Prepping?  Or saving cash?
  • Can you capture and domesticate wild bees?  Should you?
  • What should you do to get started saving seeds?

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Episode-173- Do You Hide Who You Are

If you listen to this podcast you are probabally a survivalist on one level or another.  Some are simple homesteader types that live in the country and try to be self sufficient.  Some are more the sterotype and into beans, bullets and bandaids.  Still others live in urban areas, work typical jobs and just make sure they have some extra food, supplies, etc around incase something goes wrong.

My question though is “do you hide who you are”?  Clearly I can’t, by doing this show I must put myself out there.

Yesterday this show and I were featured in the Sunday Edition of the Fort Worth Star Telegram.  The article prompted a lot of questions from listeners such as “is it really wise to tell people you prep”?  Today’s show discusses that issue and many others stirred up by the article.

If you want to comment on this today is a day where you really may want to listen to the audio of the show first.

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Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon.   Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, (866-658-4465) please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Special Note – The reporter who did the article in the Fort Worth Star is named Melody McDonald her email is mjmcdonald @ star-telegram.com  If you appreciate the effort she put into this article to be fair, balanced and honest drop her a quick email and just say thank you.