Galtstrike from the Philippines! Tom, founder of American Preppers Network comes to us live from the Philippines where he is sharing self-reliance and Independence. Taking with him a Sun Oven, water purifier, and a few other items to a remote village in the Philippines, Tom Martin shows the native residence alternative ways of cooking, heating and much more. Join us for what is sure to be an interesting show when two cultures come together in prepping.
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Inspired by Ayn Rand’s book Atlas Shrugged and the Character John Galt. Our goal is to teach and share every possible “Legal” method of reducing and eliminating our tax footprints thereby starving the banker oligarchies of the world.
Mission: To share every idea possible to cut our production, expenses, and taxes to starve the banker oligarchy.
Description: We will accomplish our goals by learning how to reduce our labor and expenses within the “looters and moochers” economy, and redirecting our efforts more towards our own “personal” economies (our own Galt’s Gultch).
Times are tough, and getting tougher by the day. The proverbial handwriting is on the wall. In order to survive in an uncertain future, we need to be finding more ways to grow our own food. For many of us, that means a garden. But what happens if a storm wipes out your garden? What happens if you have a rainy spring and can’t get the garden planted? Where will you get the vegetables that you need to can and preserve to make it thru the winter? My suggestion is to build a greenhouse. With a greenhouse, you don’t have to worry about too much rain, because you’re growing inside. And if it’s built properly, a greenhouse will withstand most storms, with the exception of tornado’s and hurricanes.
In order to maximize the use of the greenhouse, it helps to be able to grow during the winter. But for most of us, that will require some type of heating. Depending on the size of your greenhouse, one option for heating is a Rocket Mass Heater. They are very efficient and can be the difference between freezing temperatures and a harvest. Also, if obtaining fertilizers is a problem, you might want to consider aquaponics. With aquaponics, you simply feed the fish, and they provide the fertilizer needs for the plants.
My guest for this week on Preparing To Provide is Rob Torcellini from YouTube. His YouTube channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/web4deb Rob has an incredible setup. He built a huge Geodesic Dome greenhouse for indoor growing. For his grow method, he has chosen aquaponics and has been growing vegetables thru the winter. To heat his greenhouse, he built the most awesome Rocket Mass Heater that you’ll ever see. He even had it set up for automatic feeding of wood pellets. And to top it all off, his electrical needs are being supplied by solar panels. Rob is well on his way toward being self-sufficient and will be a great source of information for those of us who still have a lot of work to do, or anyone just getting started. Please join us for what promises to be another fantastic show filled with lots of useful tips and advice.
This Friday evening on Foraging For Life we will be discussing the different uses for certain trees as a means to sustain ones’ self along with some tricks one can do to obtain some tasty treats from those trees. We will also look into some of the natural medicinal attributes for a few of the species and other useful things that the giants of the forest have to offer by means of simple survival tips. You don’t have to be a beaver to appreciate the sustainability that the trees have to offer as they provide much more than the common applications of building and heating our homes. Come join us for the discussion and please bring with you some questions and comments! I look forward to seeing you all there.
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On this airing of The Prepared Canadian we will be continuing our discussion of prepping for beginners. As promised, we will take a particular look at overcoming some of the challenges faced by apartment preppers such as space restrictions and alternative cooking & heating options.
Also, I will be announcing a province wide meet up for Ontario that is being planned for this summer. There will be workshops on various topics, an onsite vendor for you to pick up some supplies at discounted rates, and we have some very interesting raffle items that you will definitely want to win.
If you’re new to prepping and need to sort out all the information that you have undoubtedly found, or just want a reminder of some of the basics that you may have forgotten about, then be sure to tune in.
I was asked if I would write an article on “Prepping and Self-Reliance in Northern Idaho”. I laughed and replied, “But I can’t write!” However, truth be told, writing is one of my many passions. Mushroom hunting is another. I love being out in the great outdoors…exploring, treasure hunting, taking in the fresh air and all the beauty that abounds here in the mountainous regions of North Idaho.
This year marks the 18th winter at my current location, roughly 2400 ft. elevation, a driveway that is 8/10ths of a mile long and 13% grade in spots. Getting down the hill? No problem, getting back up the hill…this time of year there’s always a silent prayer at the base of the mountain. In the winter of 96-97 the driveway resembled the Olympic Luge Run, seriously, eight foot walls of compact snow and absolutely NO room for error. Here, being prepared is Continue reading We are prepared and no one goes hungry on the mountain!→
Join Denob AKA The Prepared Canadian for a look at the International Prepper Community, as we look at topics of interest from preppers just like you. This week’s show will focus on alternative heating as winter approaches and our electrical grid remains under constant threat of collapse from numerous sources. As always, there will be the Solar Activity Report, one of the last HurricaneWatches, news from the forum and blog, the weekly five dollar prepper tip, and Denob’s weekly editorial.