Archive for Survival
A growing number of preparedness items that the typical prepper has in their kits are run by batteries. From Iphones to AM/FM radios to ham HT’s and flashlights, these low power devices need juice. There are several ways to keep them charged, either with their built in batteries or with rechargeable NiMH cells. So just what is the best way to keep the power up in all those devices? Read More→
The Human Path School – what is it all about?
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path”
Sam Coffman has been teaching survival-related concepts for over 25 years. Six years ago he founded The Human Path, a school that combines an unbelievably wide breadth of information and is taught by over a dozen instructors with over 200 years of combined military and civilian experience. The school is founded on vision and principle, and is not your ordinary, run-of-the mill “survival school.” Read More→
Scrumptious Bugs with Tiny Farms & More!
Host: Todd and Nick “We Grow Ours”
What is it about the thought of eating bugs or insects that cures the hunger pains of most of us? Millions of people across the globe dine on delectable insects as a routine. This has been and still is a prime source of sustenance for many and there are many insects considered a delicacy. Join us tonight for first the airing on Prepper Broadcasting of “We Grow Ours”. This first show should be an eye opener that may squelch your appetite but will surly give you food for thought. Read More→
Well-Appointed Prepper Homestead
Host: Renee “The Homestead Honey Hour”
What you need . . . . as well as what’s just nice to have
The line between homesteading and prepping can be a blurry one. As a matter of course, prepping often leads to homesteading. After all, being able to provide for yourself and your family on a sustainable, renewable level moves a person ever closer to independence and self-reliance – the ultimate prepping! To this end, it’s important to have both a knowledge base and various skill sets. But just as important to success or failure on the homestead are the tools one has at their disposal. Some “stuff” is absolutely necessary. Other equipment, while making tasks more manageable and your life a whole lot easier, aren’t really necessary and can be purchased later on, as finances permit. Read More→
Host: denob “The Prepared Canadian”
This week I have a special guest for you, well two special guests actually. Dr Bones and Nurse Amy will join me to talk about medical preparedness. I had the pleasure of getting in touch with the Altons a few years ago and have learned so much from them that I couldn’t possibly cover everything in one podcast. However, we did have time to talk about their book, The Survival Medicine Handbook, now in it’s second edition as well as lots of other topics like using conventional and natural medicines as a compliment to each other, using fish antibiotics for people, and pandemic preparedness. Read More→
Preparedness, The Very Basics!
Host: James Walton “I Am Liberty”
To be honest I am a little burnt out by these ominous, Nostradamus, articles about the collapse will happen in two months, 10 months, 10 minutes. I have been put off a bit by certain prepper websites by the amount of this “shock” language. I need to take a step back and just enjoy prepping for what it is not the why so much and definitely not the what if.
That being said we are going to talk about how practical preparedness is and how necessary it is without the use of TEOTWAWKI. I think this winter has made a lot people, especially those below the Mason Dixon line look at things a little differently. There are core items every family should have access to and, this is very important, the more dependent you are on outside services them ore of these core items you should have. For instance all your food comes from the grocery store than you better have a comfortable amount of food storage at home if extreme weather makes travel impossible. Read More→
BACK to EDEN Producers are Back With New Project ‘GOSHEN’
Host: Katzcradul “The Homestead Honey Hour”
Many of you will remember the film, ‘Back to Eden’ (2011) which tells the story of an organic gardener and his revolutionary approach to growing food. The video continues to receive critical-acclaim and has garnered the interest of over 2 million viewers in 210 countries. The producers of the film, Dana Richardson and Sarah Zentz are making a return visit to The Homestead Honey Hour to talk with Katzcradul about their current project ‘GOSHEN’ (2014). Read More→
The Survival Summit In Review
Host: Denob “The Prepared Canadian”
This has been a long week of reviewing for me, and as a matter of fact, I just couldn’t fit the final day in before having to record the podcast. The Survival Summit is a 6 day long presentation of interviews by survival and preparedness experts from all aspects of the mindset.
Brought to you by the guys behind The Prepper Project, this event has proven to be overflowing with information ranging from food preservation to battle techniques. I’ll go over the presentations day by day and point out my favorites and what it was that made them hit the top of my list. Read More→
Where IS the best place to be in a SHTF situation?
Host: Renee “The Homestead Honey Hour”
Your eyes are open. You have watched over the last few years as various aspects of our culture and society spiral out of control, seemingly ever faster. You have that gut feeling something wicked this way comes. It’s why you prep. It’s why you strive for self-sufficiency. You look at your family and where you presently live – weighing the pros and cons – and you wonder: Should you re-locate or stay where you are? Read More→
School, The New Threat to Children
Host: James “I Am Liberty”
I think every generation looks at the society and proclaims it to be “falling apart.” Nothing like the good ol’ days. Well what were once baggy pants, piercings, tattoos and pregnancies I think our children’s schools have set a new precedent and that is for violence and terroristic threats? I can think of no greater challenge than sending our kids, unprepared and willingly, into a hostile environment.
Tonight on I AM Liberty I want to talk about preparing our children for school. Not so much the abc’s of things but the shocking realization that they could find themselves in a situation where their life is threatened. Do your kids leave home each day with that knowledge or the tools and skills to survive a situation like that? Read More→
The Cart Before the Horse – Stocking up #4
Host: Lynna “The Other Side A Preppers Path”
The cart is fully loaded the horse is ready to go, but we can’t turn a wheel or budge the load and the dang horse keeps rearing up… what the heck???? Pretty silly you say, move the horse to the front hook ‘em up and get a move on. Sounds simple enough BUT in our exuberance to get on our way our steps get confused and mixed up, costing us time, money and patience as well as anxiety!
Getting the cart before the horse is usually costly whatever we are doing when we get it backwards, but in getting prepared it can make all the difference in being ready and not! Surviving or Not! As we travel down our road to preparedness this month with our Stocking Up Series this Sunday we’ll take a look at getting the cart before the horse and how we can make sure we don’t take that detour. Read More→
Primitive Skills, Putting Them to the Test: Do you have what it takes?
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path”
Thanks to television and the internet, there are a lot of misconceptions today about what it actually takes to survive in the woods. In our first-world environment in North America, we grow up now without any real connection to the amount of work it takes to survive, let alone any kind of connection to our natural environment itself.
After returning from the deep jungle in Nicaragua and observing the indigenous Indians of that region, I feel it is important to call attention to the concept of primitive living skills. While it is one thing to learn the skills, it is an entirely different concept to have to live off of them (especially alone) indefinitely in the wilderness. If you are in a survival situation where you must live off the land, what are the most important basic tools you would want to have with you? What do you think are some of the most important implements you would need to make? Is the order of basic necessities (food, water, shelter, fire, security) always the same? How important are the mental aspects of survival and is there any way to train or improve that part of yourself? Read More→
Being Prepared To Survive
Host: Denob “The Prepared Canadian”
In the end, I think I brought myself to a revelation as to just what it means to be a prepper
Never have I been so hard pressed to come up with a show description as I am now. When I first sat down to record this episode, it was intended as another general chit chat type of show covering an eclectic collection of thoughts on various topics. What it turned out to be was so much more than I ever expected. The show went from explaining why we shouldn’t concentrate so much on specific possible events and focus simply on losing systems of support to how we define ourselves as survivalists or preppers and why using a word and it’s dictionary definition is simply not possible.
During this week’s show, I’ll also talk about “American Blackout”, which was supposed to be an episode all to itself, but I felt that it could be condensed into another thought process, so long as the biggest lesson to be learned was brought to the forefront. Also, I bring into the conversation the idea of current events as a prepper/survivalist raison d’etre, and how this is really a matter for all people to be concerned with, not as an issue for us alone against the sheeple.
In the end, I think I brought myself to a revelation as to just what it means to be a prepper, or a survivalist, or a whatever you want to call yourself and the voyage throughout the show is neither straight, nor centered on any one specific topic. I hope that you seriously listen to all the individual topics that I started out with and see just how it all rolled out into something I certainly never expected it to.
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To go into the Australian West is to go into the past. Yet wherever you go, however remote in distance or in time, America and its own West intrudes. A year ago I went to the edge of the Old Stone Age with a party of Australian scientists to study the water metabolism of the aboriginal natives in the hope of determining how these most primitive of people had adapted their bodies to survive in conditions of great heat and aridity. One particularly hard day, when the temperature stood at 120 degrees in the water bag, I sat in the red dust of Australia’s dead heartland trying desperately to convince myself that I was in the same world as my university halfway around the earth. Except for the main body of natives camped near the half dozen tin-an-transite shacks of the government station twenty-five miles away, our party of seven whites and two dozen natives was the largest group of human beings in two-hundred thousand square miles of desert so barren that – as the Australians say – you could flog a flea across the plain and see him every time he jumped.
The adult natives were asleep in the sand, unmindful of the bush flies and the dust settling in their eyes and ears, but a handful of children played in our waterhole and hunted for lizards to trade for hard candy from the lolly jar.” I had recorded some of the strange mythic songs from their parents earlier in the day, and since the tape recorder was still set up, I asked the children to sing some of their songs for me. They gathered around the microphone, naked, knowing no word of English except “lolly” never having heard a radio or a record player, or seen a movie or television; yet after a moment of conspiratorial giggling, they sang out, loud and confidently: Daby, Daby Crocka, kingada wile frontee. Read More→
By: Thomas M Griffiths
Read By: Doug aka GoatHollow
Any historian familiar with the march of empire across the American West should now be able to predict the succession of frontiers due to sweep across the Peace River landscape. That he might, in this instance, be wrong is not to his discredit, for destiny and environment have operated in another fashion here, although superficially the ingredients seem to be the same that have produced an orderly succession of fur-trade, cattle grazing, mining, and farming in the development of other frontier lands. Read More→