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Episode-1057- Zero to Prepared – Fast, Simple and Low Cost- Part 2

Today we cover part two of going from zero to prepared.  If you haven’t listened to part one of this series yet, you really should do so first.  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…

  • Energy
    • Set up a black out kit (basics)
    • Have a secondary means of cooking
    • Consider a generator and battery back up system
    • Have a means of supplemental heat and cooling if possible
    • Remember it is easier to heat a person then a house
    • It is also easier to make ice then cool air
    • Store gas, kerosene,  diesel, etc based on your needs
    • Keep your vehicle tanks full and rotate stored fuel
  • Security
    • Keep your doors locked at all times
    • Practice situational awareness
    • Keep multiple means of defense in your home
    • Be armed and be trained (every member of the house)
    • Know when to go to a “higher threat level” – trust your gut
    • Consider a dog, window films and other enhanced security
    • Take basic self defense training
    • Develop a mindset of meeting violence with superior violence
    • Keep your mouth shut, keep your eyes open and keep your mouth shut
  • Sanitation and Health
    • Water is almost always the biggest problem
    • Have a plan to deal with human waste
    • Have a plan for basic bathing, etc
    • Keep a decent supply of medical supplies
    • Maintain your health on a daily basis
    • Take basic first aid and CPR training
  • Final thoughts
    • Your plan must be your plan
    • There are 52 weeks in a year, one thing a week makes a big impact
    • What you think can never happen has already happened
    • Preparing while times are good is easy and inexpensive
    • Preparing when times are bad is often impossible

Resources for Today’s Show…

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Episode-921- Security Dog Training with Joel Ryals of Dunetos K-9

Security to the Bone!

Security to the Bone!

Joel Ryals spent 11 Years in the Army where he served as a military police platoon leader, operations officer and law enforcement company commander.  He also served on deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Colombia.

He currently works as a sheriff deputy in Florida and has been a professional dog trainer for over 10 years.  He is the founder and Owner of Dunetos K-9, Dunetos Fitness and Dunetos Security.

He joins us on TSP today to discuss why he feels that every person who is iterated in preparedness and security should have a dog and how you should train it.

Join  Joel and I Today as we Discuss…

  • How Joel’s methods differ from other dog trainers out there
  • Why anyone interested in preparedness and security should consider a dog
  • What does the dog bring specifically from a stand point of preparedness
  • The minimum dog training for any dog owner interested in security
  • Is it dangerous to train a dog for security purposes
  • How training is often simply bringing out controlling and channeling natural instinct
  • Different training for different rolls, home security, patrol dogs, livestock protection, etc.
  • How a dog can be trained to “track your children” by name
  • The best breeds and sizes for all around security and different roles

Resources for Today’s Show…

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. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 

Episode-899- Security During a Break Down – (TSP Classic Orginally Episode 489)

When I first ran this episode in August of 2010 my good friend Bryan Black from ITS Tactical stated, “This is likely the most important thing on security you have ever done.”

We are going to look at a bit of a darker subject today. We are going to discuss security and not security on a day to day basis against say robbers, thugs and general low life. We are going to discuss security and security planning for large scale and long term break downs.

Today’s show was prompted by Episodes 1 and 2 of season two of Discovery Channel’s show “The Colony”. I have watch thus far in disbelief at how little attention the people on that show have paid to security and how little they understand the threat and honestly survival as a whole.

Today’s show won’t be totally based on The Colony, it will simply use it as a jumping off point so even if you haven’t or don’t plan on watching it today’s show should be a good one for you. Security is one of the five primary components of survival and the one that is most overlooked, often not an issue but the one that when needed can get you killed in a millisecond.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • The five primary components of survival
    • Food
    • Water
    • Shelter
    • Fire
    • Security
  • Understanding the threat to your safety
  • Consideration about where you “make your stand”
  • Six methods of attack mitigation
    • Appease
    • Impede
    • Repel
    • Evade
    • Misdirect
    • Terminate
  • Identifying the weak spots
  • The lesson of 300 – Funnel an enemy to counter large numbers
  • How and why guns change the entire equation on both sides
  • The importance and difference between security “protocols” and “procedures”
  • Splitting up resources – no central storage points
  • Developing and deploying decoy resources
  • Developing timberlines and evac plans

Resources for today’s show…

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. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-881- Joe Nobody on BOL Security and More

Security is Priority #1

Security is Priority #1

Joe Nobody is the author of several best selling books including “Holding Your Ground” ,”The TEOTWAWKI Tuxedo”, “Holding Their Own” and “Without Rule of Law”. Joe has over 30 years as a government and private contractor experience and is a professional firearms instructor and competition shooter.

He joins us today to discuss setting up a BOL or any other location for defense if it all falls apart.  Joe brings a blend of practical knowledge, creative improvising and real world observation to the table.  His understanding of a complete sociatial breakdown and the terrifying reality it presents is the result of on the ground experience in some of the worst modern examples of lawlessness.

Join Joe and I Today as we Discuss…

  • The biggest single mistake when it comes to BOL defense planning
  • The first five things to set up for defending a location
  • The most common myths about defense and security of a location
  • How much does it cost to set up the typical home for effective defense
  • The single most important aspect of defending a home during TEOTWAWKI
  • The role of dogs in home security
  • The value of remote locations and assessing a property
  • Looking like no one is there and how that helps
  • The role of remote monitoring and other force multipliers

Resources for Today’s Show…

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. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-781- Fernando FerFAL Aguirre on Surviving an Economic Collapse

Surviving the Economic Collapse is a First Hand Account of a Modern Economic Collapse

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is 31 years old and lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with his wife and two children. He started writing about urban survivalism after experiencing first hand the socioeconomic collapse of his country in 2001. The everyday experience of living in Argentina after the collapse provides Fernando a wealth of experience that he shares with his readers through his blog and book.

Fernando is the author of “Surviving the Economic Collapse” which has been a Emergency and Disaster best seller since its release in 2009.  He brings a voice of realism to this topic of economic collapse.

Basically Fernando’s message is everything the TV and Hollywood have told you bears very little resemblance to reality.

Join Fernando and I today as we discuss…

  • What exactly happened in Argentina in December of 2001
  • What can Americans learn from what happened in Argentina
  • What can we do now to protect ourselves from what is coming
  • The role of precious metals in a collapse economy
  • Why cash is still king in a economic collapse
  • What effect does an economic collapse have on criminal activity
  • Why small town rural areas beat out both remote retreats and cities
  • Setting up effective home security
  • The role dogs play in home security
  • What to carry in way of guns, knives and other defensive tools
  • Learning to defend yourself in real combat scenarios
  • Why bugging out may be leaving the country at certain times

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-740- Technology and Identity Security with Jim Miller

Jim Miller is an Information Security Analyst that specializes in securing companies in the financial sector. He ensures that controls are in place to prevent security breaches and protect information.

His areas of expertise include vulnerability management, Intrusion Detection, Threat Analysis and Risk Analysis. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Jim is also a prepper and a contributing writer for Dave Canterbury’s Self Reliance Illustrated magazine along with being an volunteer emergency responder with a background in a variety of survival and medical skill sets.

Today he joins us to discuss how to keep your information and identity safe in our modern age were information is more vulnerable  than any time in our history.

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

  • Resources I Recommend for Security
    • 5 Free USB Encryption Tools
    • Hush Mail 
    • Ghostery for FireFox
    • The FireFox Browser – If you use IE i have to ask WHY?  FireFox is not just more powerful and more secure it will eliminate a lot of site errors that are caused by IE.  If you think you will have to learn anything new to use FireFox you won’t, you can learn to use the bells and wisles but if you just use it the way you use IE you won’t notice anything different other than less errors and site display issues.

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. Also remember you can

 

Episode-489- Security During a Break Down – Lessons from “The Colony” on Discovery

We are going to look at a bit of a darker subject today.  We are going to discuss security and not security on a day to day basis against say robbers, thugs and general low life.  We are going to discuss secruity and security planning for large scale and long term break downs.  Today’s show was prompted by Episodes 1 and 2 of season two of Discovery Channel’s show “The Colony”.  I have watch thus far in disbelief at how little attention the people on that show have paid to security and how little they understand the threat and honestly survival as a whole.

Today’s show won’t be totally based on The Colony, it will simply use it as a jumping off point so even if you haven’t or don’t plan on watching it today’s show should be a good one for you.  Security is one of the five primary components of survival and the one that is most overlooked, often not an issue but the one that when needed can get you killed in a milisecond.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • The five primary components of survival
    • Food
    • Water
    • Shelter
    • Fire
    • Security
  • Understanding the threat to your safety
  • Consideration about where you “make your stand”
  • Six methods of attack mitigation
    • Appease
    • Impede
    • Repel
    • Evade
    • Misdirect
    • Terminate
  • Identifying the weak spots
  • The lesson of 300 – Funnel an enemy to counter large numbers
  • How and why guns change the entire equation on both sides
  • The importance and difference between security “protocols” and “procedures”
  • Splitting up resources – no central storage points
  • Developing and deploying decoy resources
  • Developing timberlines and evac plans

Resources for today’s show…

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. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-272- Listener Questions 9-08-09

Time to kick off the short week with another round of listener questions on subjects like silver, gold, gardening, home heating, bug out bags, laser sights, neighborhood organizing for disasters and more.

We also welcome a new Sponsor (SQA Experts) and mention a notable assclown.  Who is the notable assclown?  The people overseeing the boy scouts in the UK.  Why?  Because they have decided it is to dangerous for a scout to carry a pen knife.

Tune in today as I answer the following questions…

  • How do you make sure gold and silver items are genuine?
  • What do I think of Obama’s speech to the school children?
  • What is the best way to get contact info from folks in your neighborhood for organizing during a disaster?
  • Should you keep alcohol in your BOB?  Why kind and why?
  • What about laser sites for handguns and carbines are they practical or just “cool guy stuff”?
  • Are pre 64 nickles silver?  Are any nickles silver?
  • If you move by choice to a BOL permanently should you consider getting another BOL or just become a “happy ant”?
  • How do you keep a remote BOL safe and secure if you are not living there?
  • How can you make a fireplace more efficient for home heating?
  • Is this a good time to lock in natural gas pricing with a long term contract?

Resources for today’s show…

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.