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Lessons Learned From Texas With Sara
Tonight we will be talking with Sara from The Changing Earth Podcast about here experiences living in Texas, and some of the lessons we can learn from it. We will also be talking about an exciting new audio drama project she has going on over at The Changing Earth website.
If you are interested in checking out the full audio drama you can head over to Sara’s website here.
Changing Earth Audio Drama
Experience the adventure of a dynamic woman, mother, and wife, Erika, as she struggles, against all the odds, to find her family, dead or alive, in a world ripped apart by Mother Nature. The Changing Earth Series is a survival series packed with thriller books that will keep you guessing every step of the way.
Lessons From Texas
We’ve all seen the news stories about people sleeping in cars, icicles handing from ceiling fans and cars piled up on the roads, but we wanted to talk with Sara who lived through it.
While this was an unexpected storm for Texas, and preppers we know to prepare for the unexpected.
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Different Prepper Types and Shelter Considerations
When it comes to shelter, the first thing that comes to mind for most of us is either wilderness shelter, or our homes. The truth is, shelter is much more than just a roof over your head. Shelter not only protects us from the elements, it gives us a sense or normalcy, security, and a place to rest and regenerate.
In this article we are not going to go over different types of shelter, but rather some shelter considerations for preppers. Having a shelter is only the first part, it also matters where the shelter is, and who knows your there.
You can read the full article over at Duff&Dale.com
Different Types of Preppers
As I said in the podcast I recently did a video going over the different types of preppers. Here is that video…
Legacy Food Storage
Here is the video I was talking about in the podcast about long term food storage for preppers. If you are interested in purchasing any long term food storage head over to the SHTFshop.com.
You can also get ahold of me directly and we can get you exactly what you need, and make sure you get the best price available.
Cryptocurrency & The Rigged Monetary System
Todays show is a segment of the video we did over at the Duff&Dale YouTube channel where we talked about the viability of bitcoin and how our current monetary system is doomed to fail.
In the show we covered why the recent Game Stop short selling showed a crack in the big banks armor, and how it’s nice to see the little guy standing up to the elites.
If you are seeing this sentence I haven’t finished writing the show notes yet 🙂 Stay tuned…
Plans for the Survivalist Prepper Podcast
As I mentioned in the beginning of the show I want to keep the Survivalist Prepper Podcast alive and right now I have a few ideas. Along with having Lisa on the show occasionally and relive the good old days of the podcast, I will also be adding “preppercentric” topics we cover over on the Duff&Dale YouTube channel.
As some of you know, we do live videos every Tuesday and Friday. While the Friday live video’s become audio podcasts, the Tuesday videos stay on YouTube. I will be taking segments from those shows and bring them to the Survivalist Prepper listeners.
Everything that I publish on the Survivalist Prepper Podcast will be preparedness focused, very little politics, and family friendly…for the most part. Basically it’s the same as it was before.
From the Show…
Here are some of the topics covered in this weeks show. You can also watch the full video at the bottom of this post.
Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know it
A very interesting movie to watch, and the one we talked about in this show is Bitcoin: the end of money as we know it. It’s not a dry boring movie with tech geeks explaining coding and encryption, it’s a basic movie about how money works.
In the movie they go through the history of money, how our current system is rigged and doomed to fail, and how crypto works. For anyone who doesn’t understand much about cryptocurrency (like I was) this is a great movie to watch.
In the video below (and the podcast) we went over the good and bad of crypto for preppers. While a grid down scenario is obviously it’s Achilles heel, it does have some benefits.
The Duff & Dale Podcast and YouTube Channel
If you haven’t already, make sure and subscribe to the Duff & Dale podcast wherever you get your favorite prepping podcasts, and subscribe to the YouTube channel here.
We do live videos at least twice a week, and have special guests from the preparedness community on from time to time.
Upcoming Changes and a New Show!
As most of you may have noticed we haven’t been very active here at Survivalist Prepper. There are a few reasons for this that I go though in this short episode, as well as some exciting things in the plans.
While the Survivalist Prepper podcast may be going on the back burner for the foreseeable future, Brian Duff of Mind4Survival and I have teamed up to create a new podcast and YouTube channel called The Duff&Dale Show.
This podcast episode explains more about what we are doing and what we have planned for the future. Use the links above and check out the website and subscribe to the You Tube channel and let us know what you think?
The Long-Term Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic is something that preppers have been talking about for years, it’s a good example of how a disaster can sneak up on you regardless of how unlikely it is. While people determine whether certain disaster scenarios occur, we have no control over mother nature.
History shows us that Natural disasters, CME’s and Pandemics happen all the time and should absolutely be included in our preparedness plans. While there is nothing we can do to stop these events from happening, there are things we can (and should) do to get through them.
This pandemic is a wake up call to preppers and non-preppers alike. The silver lining is that it has woken people up to the fact that preparedness is important. Hopefully people are starting to figure out that prepping isn’t all about underground bunkers, nuclear bombs, and gas masks.
In Today’s Podcast…
In today’s show we had Brian from Mind4Survival on with us to talk about how this virus is affecting our daily lives, and also the effects it may have in the future. The dominoes that fall after Covid-19 runs it’s course could be worse than the actual virus.
Now I want to be clear, this is not meant to be fear mongering and to make people think the end of society is coming. This is all just to say that there are things happening with the economy, the constitution, and critical infrastructure in general that we need to pay attention to.
Topics From The Show…
* Brian decided early on that he was going to Bug out. Partially as a test, and partially because after assessing his personal situation it was the wise thing to do.
* As far as disasters go, this is a slow burning one. This could be over in a couple of months, but it could also last for a while, leading to more issues down the line.
* Why we should attention to how things are unfolding, because I guarantee the powers that be are.
* Shortages and why as Americans we don’t care until we must care. (PPE shortages, grid hardening, food shortages). We also covered how our government as a whole has handled this situation poorly.
* we talked about Self-Quarantine and how it could lead to something that is not “voluntary” and how it seems that the constitution may be taking a back seat to public opinion,
This virus is a good example of how it only takes a few people to mess everything up. We tend to think about disaster in the worst case scenario where everyone is causing problems. The Covid pandemic as shown that most people are doing the right things, but a few are causing most of the problems.
The Evolution of a Prepper
In today’s episode of the Survivalist Prepper Podcast Lisa and I talked to Anthony about his preparedness journey. Anthony has been at this for over 2 decades and started around the time of the Y2K scare.
The following is a write up from Anthony who has been a member of the Survivalist Prepper Academy and podcast listener for around 5 years.
Where it all began
In the late 90s, I worked in the IT industry. For a few years in the lead up to the year 2000, the majority of my time was spent testing IT systems for Y2K rollover compliance. At least half of the systems I tested failed miserably, and although they were all office based software systems, it certainly opened my eyes to how vulnerable computer based systems were and what the impact might be to society if something more critical than a customer database failed.
I was newly married with a 1yr old toddler and had recently purchased my first house. From a financial perspective, we were riding pretty close to the edge while restricted to a single income.
I don’t have a memory of the moment I decided to start “preparing” for Y2K, but I think it was around the end of 1998, which gave me a good 12 months to get my house in order. The front room of the house became the Y2K room, with an ever expanding pile of buckets full of rice, beans and cans of food. I already owned firearms, so that part was easy. As luck would have it, I came across an old 12v generator that someone gave me for free when I expressed and interest in it. That then led to stockpiling fuel for both the generator and the 4wd.
These “preparations” did not go unnoticed by my friends and family. It was surprising to find out who was supportive and who just laughed, as it wasn’t always who I expected. The one advantage I had when talking to people about it was that most of my job consisted of testing for this event, so I had at least a small measure of credibility.
My perception of the what the worst case Y2K scenario might look like was basically a power grid failure. I thought that there was a reasonable likelyhood of the testing missing some obscure system or part of a system that might then fail and cause a domino effect of cascading failures. Based on this assumption, I hoped that any outage would be limited to weeks or at worst a month or two. Just to be sure, I ended up with 3 months worth of food, water and other essentials all ready to go on New Years Even 1999.
New Zealand is the first country to experience rollover into the new year, so as their rollover to the year 2000 happened, I was searching for any news reports on the internet saying NZ had gone dark. If the NZ grid failed, then we had 4 or 5 hours notice that the same would likely happen to us. Luckily for everyone, NZ didn’t miss a beat. This news, or at least absence of bad news, dropped the anxiety levels considerably as it meant that any outages would be due to isolated issues and not a world wide vulnerability.
In the weeks after the Y2K date rollover, people actually laughed even more at my stockpiles. I laughed a bit with them and joked that I had done my job of testing and fixing systems too well, as nothing had failed. Inside, I was doubting myself pretty seriously. I was trying to work out if I had over reacted and gone a bit off the rails for the previous 12 months. In the end, I guess I just wrote it all up to experience and was grateful that nothing bad had happened.
Fast forward 13ish years…
Life had rolled along as it does. I had a total of 3 kids, an ex wife, and a pile of debt resulting from a combination ...
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Great conversations, thanks. Neil McCoy Ward would be great for a conversation re: cryptocurrencies.
Doesn’t support trump
Very informative and interesting. Helped ease my mind about the coming apocalypse and inspired me to be more self sufficient here in my non-bunker home. Thanks for the hard work!
Enjoy the show
Thanks for taking your time to make this show I have found it very informative and interesting. It not only has given me a kick start but also has my wife working toward our common goals!!