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Survivalist Prepper, all about survival skills, prepping, preparedness and living off the grid without too much "tin foil hat" stuff. Learning how to become more self sufficient when disaster strikes. Stay up to date with the latest prepping news and information like bugging out, prepping and survival gear, and food storage etc.

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Survivalist Prepper, all about survival skills, prepping, preparedness and living off the grid without too much "tin foil hat" stuff. Learning how to become more self sufficient when disaster strikes. Stay up to date with the latest prepping news and information like bugging out, prepping and survival gear, and food storage etc.

    SPP340 Essential Prepping Gear & Self Defense

    SPP340 Essential Prepping Gear & Self Defense

    While there seems to be no end to the different prepping supplies and survival gear we can buy, not everything is truly necessary. As a matter of fact, some of the supplies we purchase may never get used, and there will be supplies we wished we had.

    The reality is, we’re probably going to discover we’re not as prepared as we thought when SHTF (Shit Hits the Fan). That’s why it’s never a bad thing to have a Bug Out Bag (BOB) full of your SHTF survival gear ready. But what are the essential items you need for SHTF situations? We’ve got you covered with this essential SHTF gear list.

    This podcast is just a short segment of the full Mind4Survival Podcast that I did with Brian earlier in the week. In that podcast, we take everything we covered in this episode and break it down further.

    Read the Full Article and Listen to the Full Podcast Here

    Here is a video of that podcast that we recorded for The Survival Preppers YouTube Channel.

    • 42 min
    SPP339 Preparing for Martial Law

    SPP339 Preparing for Martial Law

    As preppers we think about what life would be like under Martial Law all the time, but what is the likelihood of it being enacted, and to what scale. It’s also important to note that Martial Law doesn’t need to be enacted for them to do whatever they want.

    In the show we discussed what the different form of Martial Law might look like, how it’s been implemented in the past, and how laws already on the books make it possible for them to sidestep Martial Law.

    Through the years, presidents and politicians have added laws to the books that enable them to do what they need in the name of safety and security. Anti-hoarding laws and eminent domain mean they can come to take whatever they want, from whomever they want. The big question is will they?

    The Blabbercast

    In the show we talked about what the Blabbercast is how we did this video right before we did the live stream on our SurvivalPreppers YouTube channel. Make sure you are subscribed on youtube as well as the audio podcast on your favorite podcasting platform.

    • 30 min
    The Hidden Benefits of Prepping & the Preparedness Lifestyle

    The Hidden Benefits of Prepping & the Preparedness Lifestyle

    To the average person, prepping is no more than a collection of wack jobs preparing for the end of the world. This perception is because of the MSM pushing the narrative and highlighting extreme cases and people’s hesitation to take a serious look at anything that might affect their daily lives.

    Another reason people are apprehensive about preparing for disasters or unforeseen events is that people are reactionary and have very short memories. The recent pandemic has proven how true this is.

    You remember the great toilet paper shortage of 2020 right? People failed to prepare beforehand and rushed out and emptied the store shelves of anything they could wipe their butts with. A few months later, the panic has subsided, and people are back to their everyday daily lives.

    We saw the same thing happen during Y2K. People rushed out to buy generators only to sell them a couple of months later. There is no need to prepare for situations that may or may not happen to the average person.

    We get labeled crazy for talking about an economic collapse and having some food storage, but it’s perfectly acceptable to say climate change will kill us all in 20 years and to wear a mask while you’re alone in your car.

    The Preparedness Lifestyle

    From the outside looking in, prepping is about nuclear bombs and large-scale disasters. But anyone doing this for a while knows that is only one piece to a giant puzzle. Disaster preparedness is about preparing for anything life may throw at us, regardless of the scale.

    The big disasters get the headlines, but personal doomsdays happen all the time.

    No matter how far to go with preparedness, it needs to be a lifestyle and not a fad or stage you go through. I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times, but prepping is no different than having insurance. If you let that insurance lapse, you are taking a considerable risk.

    Living the preparedness lifestyle has more benefits than most people realize. If something happens tomorrow, we’ll be ready for it, and if nothing happens during our lifetime, that doesn’t mean prepping was a waste of time.

    Prepping Life Skills

    Living the preparedness lifestyle has more benefits than most people realize. If something happens tomorrow, we’ll be ready for it, and if nothing happens during our lifetime, that doesn’t mean prepping was a waste of time.

    Prepping Mindset

    You start to think about every situation through a prepping lens. The way we think about problems is different than before we knew about operational security and situational awareness.

    Everything from the conversations we have with people to what we do daily is different because of preparedness. An example I used in the video was how I used to walk through a grocery store parking lot without a care in the world. Now I constantly scan my surroundings.

    Looking for alternative routes while driving, having realistic expectations about people in a crisis, and handling our finances and health are all examples of how preparedness changes your outlook.   

    Personal Doomsdays

    It’s not always about large-scale disaster scenarios.

    • 26 min
    The Preparedness Mindset & Networking

    The Preparedness Mindset & Networking

    In today’s show, we have a great guest on with us to talk about building a preparedness network and having the right mindset going into any disaster or SHTF situation. Butch runs the Hope For Survival website, has written a couple of books, and is a presenter at Heritage Life Skills.

    Butch is the author of the preparedness book Hope for Survival – How Food, Water, Shelter, and Security Could Save Your Life and runs the preparer website Hope for Survival where he publishes a weekly newsletter, articles, and started a weekly virtual zoom rally to allow HFS preparers the opportunity to continue preparing with other like-minded individuals.  

    Through Covid-19 during 2020 HFS has built preparedness groups virtually helping community groups better prepare for the day-to-day disasters and life changes. 

    Butch is a decorated U.S. Air Force Veteran of 20 years and public speaker on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery.  With over 39 years of experience in all facets of global security, vulnerability assessments, and emergency planning, Butch continues his efforts to focus on the spiritual and psychological foundation of the family and individual preparedness. 

    Preparedness Groups & Networks

    While not everyone can join or create a prepping group, it’s nearly impossible to be the “Lone Wolf” and expect to survive in longer-term situations. Throughout history, people have created communities and joined together because no one can be 100% self-reliant.

    We need to surround ourselves with people who can benefit our preparedness plans and not decrease our survivability. This doesn’t mean we need to form a defined “prepper groups”, but as Butch mentioned in the show, there are other options available.

    The Preparedness Mindset

    In the show, Butch talked about why having the right mindset is so important in preparedness. Not just in a disaster situation, but for every stage of preparedness. Having the right mindset in the beginning stages of preparedness is just as important as they are in the latter stages.

    Having the proper mindset also helps you stay vigilant and focus on the important tasks that will have the most benefit down the road. While we’d all love to have a year’s worth of food storage, but we need to start with weeks and months before we get to years.

    More From Butch

    You can use the links to find out more about Butch and the two books he has written, and we go into more detail about the preparedness mindset, beginning prepping, and building a preparedness community is the show. You can also watch the video version above.

    • 50 min
    My Prepping Concerns in 2021 and Beyond

    My Prepping Concerns in 2021 and Beyond

    Remember the good old days of prepping when we thought about hypothetical disaster situations and didn’t have the same sense of urgency we have these days?  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying NO sense of urgency, I’m saying we thought about these manmade disasters as something we probably had a little time to prepare for.

    These days it seems that anything can and will happen, and that something big is just around the corner. It seems as though we are standing at the edge of a cliff, and behind us is a herd of social justice warrior, politicians, and the mainstream media personalities running full speed towards us. 

    I have always been the type of person that prepares for the worst and hopes for the best, but these days hoping for the best seems like a myopic fantasy. Will it be some sort of full fledged SHTF scenario? Will it be something slow burning that affects us for an extended period of time? Who knows, but it sure feels like change is coming, and it’s coming sooner than most people think.

    I make sure and reassess my preparedness plans periodically, but this time it seems to hold more importance than it ever has before. Could I just be paranoid and being a “Doomsdayer”? I suppose so.  But I’d rather be a Doomsdayer than have my head buried in the sand with my fingers crossed, hoping everything will be fine.

    When you have a leak in the roof, you fix it before is ruins the whole house. Our country has a huge hole in its roof, and instead of fixing it, everyone just grabs an umbrella and waits for the rain to stop. That’s all fine and good until it starts to rain again.

    My point is, we can only control what we can control. We need to do everything in our power to do what we can, and then let the cards fall where they may. Reassessing your preparedness priorities won’t give you every answer, but it will give you a better idea about where to focus your time and energy.

    Personal Doomsdays, Natural & Man Made Disasters

    We know that having a well-rounded preparedness plan means prepping for anything life might throw our way. When it comes to surviving personal doomsdays and natural disasters, there isn’t much we can do but learn and prepare. There is nothing we can do to stop many of these acts of God from happening, but we can (and should) help ourselves to survive them.

    Manmade disasters on the other hand are self-inflicted wounds that can be avoided, but all too often are not. No one pays attention until it’s too late. On an individual level there is not much we can do, but as a society we are responsible for letting these things happen.

    As a society we have allowed politicians to become corrupt, we’ve allowed big business to infiltrate the government, and we’ve allowed the MSM to dictate how we think and feel. Because life has been so good for so long, we have taken for granted the life and liberty we hold so dear.

    This is why I feel that politics plays a big role in preparedness. Unless you’re talking about a Yellowstone eruption or an asteroid hitting the ...

    • 48 min
    Those Crazy Preppers & Bug Out Bags

    Those Crazy Preppers & Bug Out Bags

    Bug Out Bag Myths

    I recently came across an article from SeasonedCitizenPrepper that brings up some good points about what you should have in your bug out bag, and some lies that get regurgitated in the preparedness community.

    The truth is, there isn’t a “one size fits all” when it comes to bug out bags, get home bags, or everyday carry kits. Each person is different, lives in a different environment, has a different skill set, and therefor will need different prepping supplies in their packs.

    In this show Brain and I go over some of the points we agree with, and some we don’t. While everyone has their opinions, the decision is ultimately up to you when deciding what gear needs to be in your bug out bag.  

    In the video below we talk about some of the exaggerated claims made by some of these prepping websites, and what some of the most likely realities of using your bug out bag would be. Here are a few things we covered in the video and the podcast.

    * Your bug out bag will most likely be riding in your back seat, not on your back.

    * If you can’t use it, you don’t need it.

    * Hygiene and sanitation are underrated.

    * Why an expensive bag is actually a bad idea.

    Why Preppers Get Labeled as Crazy

    In the second half of the show we talked about how preppers get labeled as fear mongers, nut jobs and hoarders. It also seems like the average persons interest in preparedness rolls in and out like the tide. The recent pandemic raised the eyebrows of a lot of people, but that interest seems to be waning.

    Brain recently wrote an article over at Mind4Survival asking the question “Are Preppers Crazy”. We also talked about an article I wrote in the past about why preppers aren’t the crazy ones. I think preppers are playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers. As preppers we tend to look 3 or 4 moves ahead, while everyone else is rolling with the tide.

    In the video below we went over how fear plays into prepping, and how it can be a good and a bad thing. Sometimes fear can motivate us, and sometimes it can paralyze us. It’s also important to understand how people just getting interested in preparedness can be turned away based on how we approach the subject of prepping.

    A few other topics we covered in the show are…

    * Preppers are seen as weird* Prepper Speak: different prepping acronyms * How preppers can actually be helpful * How to approach the non prepper about preparedness

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

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38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Totalcritic ,

Great podcast !

Informative , witty and just a all around good podcast to listen while cruising to work or on the way home , giving you guys a 5 star and hope you keep it going as it makes life just a little more bearable while living in Toronto !

Clemente Botelho ,

Overly judgy and political - stick to the subject

It would okay if not for the idiotic statements like ‘people from the coasts will be the sheep’. If you kept your provincial and small minded political views out , this pod would be …okay.

KW1970 ,

Great show

Very informative and entertaining. A great mixture of knowledge and fun in a lighthearted format. I look forward to each one.

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