Prepper News and Survival Tips. A podcast about survival skills, prepping, preparedness and politics. This is not your typical basic prepping podcast. We dive onto a wide range of topics like current events, politics, technology and anything that helps us stay prepared for the challenges life throws at us.
TSP056 The Psychology of Survival & Fiction Becoming Reality
As preppers, we hear quite a bit about how knowledge weighs nothing and how your brain is your most important survival tool. In tonight’s show, we are going to talk about mental Fortitude and having a survival mindset. We all prepare because we want to give ourselves the best possible chance to survive any disaster, and preparing mentally is an essential piece of the puzzle.
We’ll also be going over some dystopian fiction movies that have become (or are becoming) fact. As they say “art imitates life” and some of these movies hit really close to home. Towards the end of the show, we will also be talking about what an ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) score is, and how it could impact society by magnifying wokisim & cancel culture.
Towards the end of the show, we talk about what an ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) score is, and how it could impact society by magnifying wokisim & cancel culture.
Police Gun Cams
To start the show, we went over a video that illustrates the benefits of a police gun camera. In today’s guilty until proven innocent society having a camera view that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that a shoot was justified could be very beneficial to the police officers involved.
We also talked about some of the tactics this officer used and how training plays a significant role in self-defense. Instead of defunding the police, maybe we work on ways to get them better training. The video below is the police interaction we covered.
Building Mental Fortitude
We don’t think about mental fortitude daily, but it is important in preparedness and life in general. The stronger we are mentally, the easier it will be when life hands us tough times. It will also help us make the correct decisions when we are faced with stressful situations.
In the video, we talked about some ways to forge mental fortitude and become a stronger person. I mentioned a podcast in the show called The Order of Man, which I highly recommend you check out. The video below is also from The Order of Man that goes over some steps to building mental fortitude.
Remember Your Why
What is it that makes us feel the need to prepare? And at what age do we start to realize that life can, and will, throw curveballs at us? In this video, we talk about what has made us preppers, How long of a disaster we should be prepared for, and why most preppers are above the age of 40.
If you are starting with preparedness, this is an excellent conversation to listen to. It shows that while we are all different and have different needs, we also have quite a few similarities.
Fiction Becoming Reality
With all the things that Hollywood gets wrong in movies, they get things right every once in a while. HAL from Space Odessy was a militant Alexa, and Star Trek predicted many technological inventions we use today.
We have done a few reviews of these prepper movies that aren’t really prepper movies on our YouTube channel. Most people don’t think about the movie Demolition Man as a prepper movie, and another is the movie (and book) 1984.
ESG Scores & the Ramifications
TSP055 Doomsday Preppers & Nuclear Fallout
In this show, we will be reviewing episode 2 of the show Doomsday Preppers which featured preparing for EMP’s, an Economic Collapse, and a New Madrid Earthquake. We’ll also be going over a great article from Survival Sullivan about preparing for nuclear fallout.
This episode of Doomsday Preppers is one of those episodes that did more harm than good to the prepper community, but there are still lessons to be learned from it. It shows how not everyone has the exact same blueprint for preparedness.
Links from the show…
Doomsday Preppers Full Episode:
Survival Sullivan Article:
Survivalist Prepper Article:
Big Brother IS YOUR Big Brother & the D.C. Police
In today’s bonus episode of The Survival Preppers show, we will be talking about how the powers that be are figuring out new ways to control the narrative by controlling the masses. The FBI wants you to turn on your brother, the Capital Police will become the next Alphabet agency, and big tech is working with Washington to make sure you only have access to “trusted” information.
The same agency that protected Hillary, abused NSA surveillance databases against Americans, used known, unreliable DNC-funded propaganda to spy on Trump, perpetuated the Russia hoax, & lied to the FISA Courts repeatedly, now they tell you that you should spy on your family.
TSP054 Prepping Supplies & The Great Depression
In today’s show, we go over some cheap preparedness supplies to avoid, and the prepping gear you can’t afford to fail in a disaster. We also cover How to live a depression-era lifestyle, and how history is seasonal and repeats itself. Could we be in for a rude awakening in the near future?
Lessons From the Great Depression
In this show, we will discuss how The Great Depression unfolded and some lessons we can learn from it. Because of the overcomplexity of government, and global interconnectivity, a depression level event could be far worse than it was in the 1930s.
As they say, “The bigger they are, the harder that fall.” Our country has put Band-aids on top of band-aids over the last century and not thoughts about actually solving these economic problems. We have changed from a producer society to a consumer society, and the government is racking up debt at an alarming rate.
As a society, we have lost the skills and self-reliance people had 100 years ago. We depend on other people for our survival, and there would be a steep learning curve for most people in this country if we had to go back to that. This is prepping in a nutshell, learning to live more self reliantly and less dependent on modern conveniences.
Avoiding Cheap Preparedness Supplies
With all the money we spend on preparedness supplies and gear, it’s impossible not to cut corners here and there. While it’s true that not all your prepping supplies need to be “top of the line,” there are some supplies that absolutely need to be quality-made and tested.
The last thing you want is to find out something is a piece of junk when you need it most. The strap breaking on your bug out bag when you are trying to get home or a knife that breaks when you are trying to start a fire will only increase the stress of an already bad situation.
In the show tonight, we go over a few prepping items that come to mind when thinking about saving money without sacrificing quality. It’s easier said than done sometimes, but it is possible.
History is Seasonal: The 4 Turnings
We have all heard the saying, “If you fail to learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it.” We have probably heard this so many times that it doesn’t hold the weight that it should. History is seasonal, and I believe we are heading into winter if we are not already there.
Nations have risen and fallen throughout the years and, until we (the human race) learn to understand why this happens, we are at some point or another heading towards the same fate.
Over at Survivalist Prepper I wrote an article titled “History is Seasonal, and Winter is Coming” which goes over the cyclical patterns throughout history, and what we can learn from them.
The First Turning – Stability: A High, an upbeat era focused on family, building infrastructure, strengthening institutions,
TSP053 Doomsday Preppers & Online Monitoring
In this episode, we critique the first episode ever of Doomsday Preppers. While this show goes off the rails at times, there are lessons we can learn from it. Some things we can do, and quite a few things we shouldn’t. We also review the NowLight emergency power option, as well as talk about the recent Facebook notification about extremism.
If you are new to prepping and have never watched the show Doomsday Preppers, I recommend you do. I will say however, do it with an open mind. While this show is a great way to learn about different aspects of preparedness, the producers intentionally made some of the preppers look bad.
If you’ve been prepping for a little while you have no doubt seen the show, and like us, it’s been a while. That’s why in this week’s show we decided to go back to the very first episode of Doomsday Preppers and give you our thoughts on each of the preppers on the show.
The folks over at Deciwatt recently asked me to do a review of their new product the NowLight. This product basically gives you emergency power when all else fails. If the sun were to get blocked out for a few days, your solar options would get depleted, and this light gives you the option of manpower.
In the video below I went into quite a bit of detail about the NowLight and why I think it’s one of the best options for emergency power in any sort of emergency. It’s not going to run your refrigerator, but it will give you some light, and charge a cell phone when needed.
The Surveillance State
Have you seen the new warning Facebook is adding to people’s feeds? Regardless of whether you are on Facebook or not, this is a major red flag for online privacy when you do anything on the internet. It seems to me that the “fact-checker” and the people talking about “misinformation” are only pointing the finger in one direction.
Because there is so much information available to people these days, it’s harder than ever to control the narrative and keep the people in line. Because of that pesky 1st amendment, people are getting creative on how they go about censorship these days. My concern is that this is just the beginning…we will see.
TSP052 Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper
In this week’s show, we have a fantastic guest with us to talk about her experiences with cancel culture and the different types of prepping. Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper will be on with us to talk about how finding good preparedness information is harder than ever these days, and how you prepare is dependent on your situation.
While the prepping basics are universal, going beyond that means adapting your preparedness plans to fit your family, your lifestyle, and your wants and needs. Being prepared is important, but so is living a full life. Hiding in your bunker waiting for the bombs to drop is no way to live.
We talk quite a bit on this show about where society is heading, and how it applies to preparedness. Not just what to prepare for, but our ability to prepare in the first place. Over at The Organic Prepper Daisy has experienced firsthand where we are headed in society, and what information is deemed too controversial for the oversensitive society we now live in.
If you’ve watched the show before you know we tend to go down rabbit holes, so who knows where else we’ll go this week. Nevertheless, it’s going to be a great show!
Read Daisy’s article at The Organic Prepper on being labeled a “disinformation” website
Can’t listen around the kids.
I’ve listened to Dale since 2012/13 and it was great to be able to listen in the car with my kids. Unfortunately with this new show I can’t listen while I’m in the car with my kids. The amount, and type, of profanity is too much. When 90% of my podcast listening is in the car with my kids this hampers being able to listen to the show regularly.
Everything else about the show has been great and I like how the conversation flows between The two hosts.
I love listening to these guys. In summary it’s a show based on the guys take of events, usually current, and the general state of society through the eyes of someone in the preparedness community. It’s not overly alarmist but it definitely gets you thinking.
Lots of very good information
Really appreciate this podcast good to hear real truth and very informative information about society and survival. THANK YOH