In today’s world we are always connected. Cell phones, computers, and social media are almost always within our reach. This ease of access also comes with ease of mind. With a few swipes you can see where your children, wife, and even friends are. It’s not hard to see how people have become complacent and reliant in a world where emergency services are always a button away. Continue reading Family Emergency Planning!→
It seems like every warm day in Winter is brings such a deep hope of whats to come. I don’t know about you but I experience winter fatigue about 3 days into the season. Not really. After the holidays though I do begin to climb the walls. Continue reading Spring, getting prepared!→
First, right now I do not live off grid… While wishes I do think come true…there is much that must be overcome sometimes to get what we hope for. A favorite saying of mine is the 7 p’s (a military adage) “Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance” Continue reading What is it to live Off Grid?→
It happens… New and Old to the world of Prepping sometimes things just get overwhelming and we need to take a breather. It is important to keep our priorities in line so that we can better plan our preparedness.
This week on Surviving Dystopia I would like to discuss the art of self sufficiency!
What exactly is it to be self sufficient? Personally I think there are many “degrees” of self sufficiency. While to one person it might simply mean that they do not need assistance to live. They can do it all by themselves, not needing to rely on outside assistance. Whereas to another it could be a completely off grid existence. Continue reading The self sufficient home!→
Winter is coming, Prepare Wisely!
Host: James Walton “I Am Liberty”
The days are getting shorter and here in Virginia the humidity is beginning to wane. This means different things to different people. Some of us love the holidays and the cold weather. I love the former but hate the latter. This could also mean there are lengthy checklists of things to prepare for depending on your location in the country.
Shopping Tactics to Psychological Preparedness!
Host: Gary & GGsBoo “The Road Less Traveled”
Welcome to this week’s outing on “The Road Less Traveled.” On this excursion we’ll continue focusing on some of the intricacies of Prepping from our perspectives with an emphasis on psychological preparedness being quite important to our overall efforts. Learning exactly who and what we really are and the nature of our surroundings are essential to being psychologically prepared.
GGsBoo will discuss shopping tactics; how to plot your way through a shopping store, and developing a method of weekly menu planning that rotates through your stored items.
GaryL will explore how we perceive our physical realities and more fundamentals of Pythagorean numbers, where Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa and Johannes Kepler picked up the ball and ran with it, examining the relationship of perception and the geometry of frequency, energy, and vibration! Continue reading Shopping Tactics to Psychological Preparedness!→
Blood on the Moon, a sign/omen that danger is coming. Through the eyes of many, an apt description of the times we live in. A glance at any news site is sure to enforce this belief with predictions of financial crisis, continued economic failure, natural disasters in all corners of the world, civil wars, holy wars, pain, suffering and a host of calamities. You name it, its happening or going to happen. What are we to do, the sky must be falling, that’s it the sky is falling, the sky is falling! Feeling like the little red hen and her sky is falling scenario is no longer a nursery rhyme for many but a fact of life. Bad news, scary news abounds it seems to be everywhere around every corner. Living a life prepared suddenly becomes confusing, a little panic stricken even. Continue reading Financial Preparedness! “The Sky is Falling”→
Planning for Evacuation!
Host: Denob “The Prepared Canadian” Your home is your castle and I’m sure, like me, you don’t plan to leave it all behind unless you absolutely have to. Sometimes though, bugging out is the only option, and the decision to do so may be made for you either by evacuation orders or the nature of a disaster.
Simply put, no one can say that they will never bug out, and there are some important preparations you need to have in place before that need arises. Sure, everyone should have a bug out kit ready to go, but proper planning isn’t as simple as it sounds. There are many factors to consider such as where will you go, how will you get there, and how to make sure the rest of your family also meets up with you along the way.
The answers to these questions depend on many factors and there is no one size fits all solution. Bug out plans depend on many factors and need to be adaptable on the fly. This week on The Prepared Canadian I’ll discuss how to plan for almost any scenario with multiple choices that you must have in place before you are forced from your home.
Among the topics will be planning multiple destinations, mapping out routes and alternatives, having many ways to communicate with other members of your family if you are not all together, as well as some advice for bug out bag contents that will not only help you get where you’re going, but also help restore some sense of normalcy when the dust settles and your normal lives begin to come back into play. Visit the Prepared Canadian blog: Go Here!
Listen to this broadcast on Evacuation Planning in player below!
This Saturday on “The Prepared Canadian“, with snow levels measured in feet and temperatures reaching the minus 30 range, I thought this would be a great time to start talking about this year’s garden. No, I’m not completely off my rocker with cabin fever! There is actually very little time left to start thinking about the crops we want to bring in come fall and the time to get planning is now. We will discuss why we want to garden and what questions we need to ask ourselves before we sit down with this year’s seed catalog and start ordering seeds. We can use the food storage rule of store what you eat and eat what you store when we plan the garden by saying plant what you eat and eat what you plant! I’ll have a great Canadian website for you that offers only non GMO seeds, but also tell you why you really don’t need to worry about them as a home gardener in the first place.
So put another log or two in the woodstove, make yourself a hot tottie and join me for one of many gardening shows we will be doing throughout the year!
For much of the country, it’s the END of gardening and canning season. And many of us are ready for a break from the endless gardening, (watering!) harvesting, and preserving we’ve been doing these last few months. But it’s never too early to start thinking about, and planning next year’s harvest. I have a few ideas to share with you on how to better face the future challenges coming our way in regards to continuing to produce quality, healthy nutritionally sound food for our families. We are all going to have to become more efficient with, and better stewards of, our resources as the perfect storm of weather, rising food prices, and economic “stresses” loom ahead.
So join me, Renée (aka Michigansnowpony) and my co-host Katzkradul this Thursday night, October 25th on the “Homestead Honey Hour” as we talk about not only streamlining our gardens for optimal results and nutrition, but also introduce to you the idea of “rotational canning” (and dehydrating) to help fill your pantry without the stress of trying to get it ALL done every year.
Whether you garden in the ‘burbs, on a country homestead, or get your produce from the local farmers’ markets to can and preserve, tune in and together, we can help make next season even more “fruitful”!
Related video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml9u4AgNVSA Have some fun and listen to this show in player below!
Prepping for something unexpected like being stranded in grid-lock a long ways from home requires planning. What would you want in your Grab-and-Go kit for unforeseen emergencies and how would you survive if your food supply ran out? Join Hedy Hammond, Off Grid Prepper’s new co-host, and me as we discuss Grab-and-Go Kit must- haves and tips on gathering wild edible and medicinal plants.
Due to unforseen bad weather creating problems for our host, this show is a re-broadcast of Off Grid preppers first show that I thought one of the best with guest Big John Lipscomb. To see details and listen to this show goHere!
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