Ever Vigilant- Our Mission: to challenge and encourage men to prepare, defend, and lead at home and in their communities.
020: Ready or Not
In this episode I speak about preparedness, not as a list of things to buy or a check list, but an over arching mind set and way of life. Prepare is one of the three pillars of PDL., I believe that our goal should always be to be as prepared as possible for whatever comes our way that is out of the normal routine. Whether that is a vacation, an interview, a test, or an emergency the approach should be the same. We prepare not because of fear, but in an effort to fight fear and stress both for ourselves and our families. We fight fear though planning, knowledge, and provisions.
My approach to preparedness is big but very simple, in this episode I attempt to paint a picture of this concept. I touch on Why, Family, Obstacles, Basics, and Getting Started. This episode went much longer than I had expected so in the next episode I will continue to broaden my vision of preparedness.
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019: Winter Has Come
In this episode I give some insight into what is actually happening down here in Texas and why things are as bad as they are. Coming from the Midwest I have a different perspective than most of our new friends and neighbors down here in central Texas. We are used to hard winters so I almost feel like we are cheating.
I briefly talk about a few important always mentioned must haves:
The mental side of preparedness:
'Accept, Adapt, Advance'
The arrogance trap
Some universal tools, to give you options:
Generator or Inverter
Games and Books
Preparedness is an important part of being a father, husband, or leader in your community. It is Your Mission and You should own it, rather than rely of others to do it for you. Put yourself in a position to survive or even thrive during hard times by starting to prepare today.
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18: Morning Routine
In this episode I speak about morning routines, why I believe that you should have one and how to get started. I go deep into my daily routine, why I do what I do, and how it continues to evolve in order to keep me challenged and from getting bored. I also share a few tips and lessons that I have learned along the way that you may find helpful, or interesting.
I follow this up with a quick Homestead 2.0 and PDL Budget Overland Project Updates.
017: You Don't Know, What You Don't Know
In this episode I talk about the fact that you don't know what you don't know and how I've been peeling away the layers of the onion to reveal that means to me.
There are two lessons that that became clear.
1. Be careful how you judge othersbecause they don't know what they don't know.
2. Be careful in what you believe to be true because you don't know what you don't know.
I also have some thoughts on the Reddit traders and their Gamestop shenanigans, and how we can use these principles in other areas.
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016: PDL Budget Overland Project
My passion for off-road adventures is not new but has been rekindled. Out of this passion the PDL Budget Overland Project has been born.
In this episode I talk about the origins of my passion for bloody knuckles, dirty hands, and all things off-road. The why, Recreation, Creation, and Extraction and what that means to me. My plans moving forward, and why I chose the Mitsubishi Montero. Options, options, options, in gear set up and optimization. My budget goals with this project.
015: No Room For Excuses
In this episode,
I share my results from the Elliot Hulse 14 day Rational Fast as well as a few positives and negatives during the experience.
I talk about a story from the Bible that Jesus told, about a master giving sums of money to his servants to care for. I have some thoughts on this story and how it relates to you and me in the modern times. I believe that what we are given, we are expected to use and to leverage for the benefit of ourselves, our families, our communities and ultimately for the expanding the Kingdom. We in modern America have been given access to unlimited knowledge in the form of video, books, audio books, podcasts, courses, webinars, and live events. On top of having access to more knowledge in the palm of our hand than at any time in history we also have more time. Not that long ago everyone grew, harvested, preserved, or hunted, butchered and preserved everything that they ate. They often times also had animals to feed, care for, milk, etc. Homes needed to be kept up, and firewood and food stocked for the long winters. All of these things took a tremendous about of time each and everyday just to survive. We may fill our days with stuff, but there is no comparison to what our ancestors did. So if we have more access to knowledge and more time on our hands, What is our excuse? What will we have as a reason on our death bed or before a Holy God for not leveraging these things to grow and become better husbands, fathers, leaders, and to expand The Kingdom? As for me I believe that there is no excuse, I believe that I work diligently to become better each and every day, and to keep my focus on me and mine, while looking for solutions rather than pointing out and complaining about problems.
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Well worth a listen!
I’ve listened to Joe Prim for a long time, firstly with the ‘Ever Vigilant’ podcast and now with Prepare, Defend, Lead.
Joe has some amazing insights, not only only preparing and homesteading but how to become a better husband/wife and parent, but also an outstanding citizen for the local community.