Tag Archives: Common sense

Going It Alone Won’t Work!

Going It Alone Won’t Work!
Host: Jack Spirko “The Survival Podcast”

Alone lone-wolfMany preppers seem to think telling anyone, anything about your views on preparedness is a huge mistake. They point out it might make you a target of everyone who isn’t prepared when doomsday comes.

Others seem to embody the very reasons others are so tight lipped about their preps. These are the self absorbed jackasses that state nonsense like, “My AR15 and 2,000 round are all the survival kit I will ever need”. Such people live in a world of Hollywood B movies and fan fiction novels. In the real world such tactics are seldom effective for a variety of reasons. Continue reading Going It Alone Won’t Work!

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All Is Not Lost On Non Preppers!

All Is Not Lost On Non Preppers!
Host: Denob “The Prepared Canadian

Non PreppersLast week, I took a break from recording in order to go back to my hometown to help out some non preppers. On December 22, between 20 and 40 mm of freezing rain fell on several towns in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Not only was this very reminiscent of the 1998 Ice Storm, but in this case many of my own family and friends were left without electrical service for up to a week, meaning a dark Christmas for many.

Non PreppersI took the opportunity to take a tour of the region and offer my help and advice to those affected. Without outing myself as a prepper I was able to help at least one person get a generator set up, which surprisingly started a chain reaction in the neighborhood. To my astonishment there were no comments like we preppers usually hear, about how our homes will be a gathering point of the less prepared. Instead, a neighborhood became interested in becoming more self reliant in the face of future power outages. Continue reading All Is Not Lost On Non Preppers!

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Illness, Sickness and Common Sense Cures!

Illness, Sickness and Common Sense Cures!
Host: James “I Am Liberty”

IllnessAbout a year ago my son was still very young and smearing me with sickness like nothing I had ever known. His body was creating disease that was just perfectly compatible with my own. I missed more work from legitimate sickness that year than the previous two years.

Though my diet, fitness and health were all hitting on high my body wasn’t working right or rather I wasn’t working it right. There were very simple things I was doing to hurt myself and even simpler things I wasn’t doing to get well or avoid sickness altogether. Continue reading Illness, Sickness and Common Sense Cures!

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Survivor Jane on “Common Sense Prepping”

Survivor JaneSurvivor JaneSurvivor Jane will be the featured guest on this episode of Common Sense Prepping on the Prepper Broadcasting Network. The female preparedness phenom is the author of the viral Twitter hashtag – Preppertalk. She is currently involved with a special NatGeo project related to the new season of Doomsday Preppers, and is finishing work on her first book. Survivor Jane was just your typical career woman going about her daily life, until everything about her entire life perspective was altered during an attempted robbery. The old saying “the straw that broke the camel’s back” may be a cliché, but it accurately describes the scenario that prompted Jane to begin focusing on a more self-reliant existence. Continue reading Survivor Jane on “Common Sense Prepping”

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Hope! The Simpleton and Common sense.

The following article, written over a half century ago, I recently stumbled across and for myself it was one that I could not let go of. I read and re-read several times, each leaving me with new visions of what was and what is, of what I hope to be and what I hope I am.  I researched, found, and got permission to post this article here to share with you. I hope that you will take the time to read in it’s entirety and your thoughts good or bad will enjoy it as much as I and share with others.

The Geography of Hope:

Hope Baja“It is a lovely and terrible wilderness, such a wilderness as Christ and the prophets went out into; harshly and beautifully colored, broken and worn until its bones are exposed, its great sky without a smudge or taint from the Technocracy…. Save a piece of country like that intact, and it does not matter in the slightest that only a few people every year will go into it. That is precisely its value…. We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope”:

The geography of hope, as Wallace Stegner has described it, is a rapidly diminishing resource on the American continent in an age in which hope itself becomes increasingly scarce. In one of its most recent “Exhibit Format” publications, the Sierra Club of California has produced a stunning memorial to one of the few lands left whose harshness, isolation, and beauty remains biblical amid the clutter of the twentieth century; the long peninsula of Baja California. With a pungent, reflective text compiled from the works of naturalist-philosopher Joseph Wood Krutch, and the artistry of Eliot Porter’s camera, Baja California and the Geography of Hope is a monument to a land not yet altered to man’s purposes.

hope bajaThe  discovery of America meant different things to different people. To some it meant only gold and the possibility of other plunder. To others less mean-spirited it meant a wilderness which might in time become another Europe. But there were also not a few whose imaginations were most profoundly stirred by what it was rather than by what it might become.

The wilderness and the idea of the wilderness is one of the permanent homes of the human spirit. Here, as many realized, had been miraculously preserved until the time when civilization could appreciate it, the richness and variety of a natural world which had disappeared unnoticed and little by little from Europe. America was a dream of something long past which had suddenly become a reality. It was what Thoreau called the great “poem” before many of its fairest pages had been ripped out and thrown away. The desire to experience that reality rather than to destroy it drew to our shores some the  best who have ever come to them. Continue reading Hope! The Simpleton and Common sense.

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Are you kidding me? Really, you can do that with that?

Lynna100Are you kidding me? Really, you can do that with that? Yep true story! This Sunday on the Other Side of a Preppers Path we’ve got the answers from how to store cleaning supplies, to uses for garlic, coffee, vinegar and more. We are even gonna talk about how to squeeze more out of what you’ve got, along with common sense solutions to those annoying things like untying that knot in the plastic bag, opening a blister pack and closet organizing. Then we are gonna go green with nontoxic kitchen cleaners you already have.  It’s a prepper’s smorgasbord.  Be sure to tune in because there is sure to be something you had never thought of before.

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