Reality Check

Reality Check with: “Micheal Kline”
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This week: “Reality Check” 11/16/18

Lessons Learned from Hurricane Michael!

Lessons Learned from Hurricane Michael

This week on Reality Check we are talking about some of the lessons learned from Hurricane Michael. As many of you know, on October 10th, Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a very strong Category 4 with winds of 155 MPH. Another way to think about this storm is that it was an EF3 tornado 80 miles wide and lasting for over 6 hours that hit the area. All of my friends and family were within 10 miles of the eyewall and many had the eyewall pass over them. All of my friends and family were affected and many had damage to their homes. For the next two weeks, after it made landfall, EK and I were frantically trying to get a hold of people and see what supplies they needed. We were able to go to Florida on October 20th to take needed supplies and survey the damage firsthand.

I have learned a few hard lessons in prepping because of my family’s hardship. This week, we will be talking about some of the things we encountered and some of the lessons learned from the stories we heard and the damage we saw firsthand. The most important item is to have enough food, water, and security to protect you and your family for a minimum of 10 to 30 days. We all hear the two gallons a day motto, but I think it’s more like 2 gallons a day to drink and cook with, 5 gallons to flush the toilets and 3 gallons to bath and shower with. Security is vital as looting and shootings began happening even before the winds died down. You need to have a good security plan in place and be prepared to defend your family with firepower.

There are a whole lot more items we will be covering so be sure to tune in to Reality Check this Friday night.

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About: Reality Check

Reality Check with Micheal Kline is a meat and potatoes kind of show. Each week we will tackle tough subjects that people will likely deal with during a major event. This show is not about making sure you have a food or water source or that you bought that cute little radio. We will be talking about advanced subjects and topics that are not always covered in other mainstream preparedness shows. Some show content might not be for everyone, but these will be topics and subjects that everyone is going to experience at some point in life.

Host Bio:

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Micheal Kline and I began my prepping journey with Y2K. I have a background in commercial two-way radio communications, antennas, RF, and the like; telecommunications and the telephone infrastructure, cyber-security and the dark art of hacking; computer and network system administration, and general prepping experience. I have worked with Emergency Management, the American Red Cross, and various local and state government agencies. I have experience with Disaster Response, Damage Assessment, Communications Security (COMSEC), and Operations Security (OPSEC). I am not a subject matter expert and do not claim to have all the answers, but I did stay at an Express hotel last night.

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Archived shows for Reality Check:
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10/19/18 Roving Reporter Prepper Products

10/12/18 Building and Types The Latrine Part 2

10/5/18 Sanitation and Personal Cleanliness Part 3. The Latrine

9/28/18 Sanitation and Personal Cleanliness Part 2

9/21/18 Sanitation Grid Down and Knee Deep in…

9/14/18 Discipline pt 4 Sound: Identify and eliminate noises for survival

8/24/18 You Need More OPSEC Discipline Part 3

8/10/2018 More Discipline Part 2 – Sight and Appearance

8/3/2018 Celebrating Our One Year Anniversary!

7/20/18 Robert Bratyanski on Survival and M.A.R.S. Tactical

7/14/18 Sepsis – Fast Lane to Death

7/6/18 Dealing with Drought

6/29/18 Craig LeHoullier, North Carolina Tomatoman

6/15/2018 Off Grid Air-Conditioning

6/8/18 Getting Caught Off-Grid

5/18/18 Harvesting Rainwater

5/1218 Learn Your Country’s History

4/27/2018 Tracking For Survivlal

4/20/18 Tactical TV Remotes for SHTF

4/13/18 Apocalypse News Network

4/6/18 Survival Groups: Who’s In Who’s Out

3/30/18 Properly storing fuel for the Apocalypse

3/23/18 Places to Avoid in SHTF

3/16/18 Winning the Prepper Lottery

3/9/18 Alternate Sources of Power in Grid Down

3/2/18 Lack of Family Contact after SHTF

2/23/18 Workplace Preparedness and Uncommon EDC Items

2/9/18 G.O.O.D. Game Bugging Out!

2/2/18 Dealing with Survivor Guilt in a Disaster

1/26/2017 Comparing Water Filters for SHTF

1/19/18 Using SDR for SHTF Information Gathering

1/5/2018 A Case for Williamsburg “Bugging Out”

12/21/17 Grid Down Figgy Pudding

12/15/2017 Amateur Night at the Dipole. Part 2. Safety Dance

12/1/17 Amateur Night at the Dipole

11/25/17 Don’t Thread on Me, Fabrics for Survival

11/17/17 The Dying: Knowing when to let go!

11/10/17 SHTF Pest Control

11/3/17 Death and Dying

10/27/17 Defending Your Home. Part 2

10/20/17 Defending Your Home

10/13/17 To bug, or not to bug: that is the question part 2

10/6/17 To bug, or not to bug: that is the question

9/29/17 Dealing with the elderly and the disabled

9/22/17 What’s up with Prepper Camp

9/8/17 Harvey and Lessons Learned

9/1/17 “Eating Bugs and Offal”

8/25/17 Dark Humor and Coping Mechanisms

8/18/17 Solar on a Budget

8/11/17 Communication Security practicing through obscurity!

8/4/17 OPSEC and how your crumbs can add up to Cake

Disclaimer… The content contained in these shows has been compiled from publicly available sources. If something that I cover is verboten, blame the search engines, not me. By listening to my show you agree that I am not responsible for anything you say or do as a result from any ideas that you glean from this show. I am not a professional at any of this and do not claim to be. Topics discussed are hypothetical and should be only used as fodder to generate ideas. Everyone is strongly encouraged to do their own research on topics and ideas discussed and come to your on conclusion, your mileage may vary, void where prohibited, rebates cannot be combined, and consult your doctor if symptoms persist. That being said lets ride.