Going It Alone Won’t Work!
Host: Jack Spirko “The Survival Podcast”
Many 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. Read more “Going It Alone Won’t Work!”
Last 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.
I 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. Read more “All Is Not Lost On Non Preppers!”
Illness, Sickness and Common Sense Cures!
Host: James “I Am Liberty”
About 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. Read more “Illness, Sickness and Common Sense Cures!”
Survivor 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. Read more “Survivor Jane on “Common Sense Prepping””
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:
“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.
The 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. Read more “Hope! The Simpleton and Common sense.”
Are 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.
We can easily get distracted with all of the things going on in the world today. Deb and Dale are going to get back to the basics and talk about good old common sense prepping. There are many things to worry about and only so much we can do regardless of – if you fear a super-earthquake, volcano eruption, economic collapse, war, or an EMP attack.
We will start out with a “Stupid but True News Stories” segment, followed with a discussion about where all the good old common sense has got up and gone these days? Don’t miss this segment of the show as it will be quiet informative.
Tonight, have a pen and paper in hand because we will share an itemized list of necessary preps to have on hand. Food Storage will be discussed deeply, but it takes more than food to survive. Preppers – Prep—that’s what we do! To some this may seem like our darkest hour, but as a Prepping Community, we will stand together and keep a level head. Come and talk and share your ideas together with fellow like-minded people. Together we will come up with answers.
Fox entertains us with their version of Preppers last night on “The Simpsons”. While their representation was not far from the version that main stream media or National Geographic’s “Doomsday Preppers” portrays a Prepper to be it did make this Prepper smile, even laugh. In my humble opinion they were a little closer to the mark.
What disturbs me is the reference to Preppers preparing only for cataclysmic events such as the E.M.P. that swept through Spring Field. This is a possibility that could face any town or even an entire portion of the United States. It has happened and will happen again. Fortunately, as in last night’s episode of The Simpsons it lasted only a few days. What if it lasted a few weeks or a few months? If it had Homer and his family probably would have been better off staying with the misfit group he belonged to.
A Prepper is a name for people who always plan for the unexpected. Tonight we will discuss ways to stay calm, clean, and prepared in a SHTF situation. Join Deb on “Common Sense Prepping” this week as she talks about what Preps are needed for almost any situation and others things that good people are sometimes too shy to discuss. Women especially have certain needs that are sometimes over looked when storing Preps. Half the show will be devoted to New Preppers, and will discuss what is in a regular six month storage plan. The second half of the show will be about the personal things women specifically need. Deb’s guest at 6:30 will be, CommonSenseGrandma, who is known on You Tube. She is another common sense gal who is prepping, and is also frequent to this chat room on Preppersbroadcasting.com. Join them as they talk about things women need to talk about.
Join Debbie of “Common Sense Prepping” on this broadcast for a common sense talk on ballistics operations and training. Debs guest is an experienced weapons expert who has a knack for helping new preppers, get over the fear of powerful weapons. Debs guest will be able to answer many questions that might be on your mind, but you were afraid to ask. Part of Prepping is protecting our home, loved ones and our own lives. Bearing arms is our Constitutional Right, but it is also our duty to guarantee we know how to operate any weapon we may own. Remember, a weapon without the knowledge on how to use it is nothing more than an expensive club. Come visit and stay a while. Common Sense Prepping, is a talk show based on positive attitude and friends sharing information to encourage those who are just starting out, as well as, to encourage those old timers to stay in the game.
In our hurried lives, there never seems to be enough time or money for Prepping. Still, prepping is a very important part of our future and most of us realize the need to take care of ourselves rather than be dependent on others. Getting our whole family on board sounds easier than it is. Join Deb and a few guests this week, talking about three important topics:
1. Ideas parents use to teach their children without the fear
2. Finding the time and money to Prep
3. Using our preps now
This week on “Common Sense Prepping“, Deb and guests will be discussing some common sense ways we can prepare now. We will share a few simple ideas to get us on the road and stay on the road while we have the chance. Deb invites new Preppers to come on the show and share what concerns them. Deb also encourages more experienced Preppers to join in with their knowledge and experience.