Category Archives: Survival

Knowing when it’s time to bug out!

Knowing when it’s time to bug out!
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Knowing when it's time to bug out!On this episode of “The Prepping Academy” Forrest and Tenderfoot are going to be discussing one of the most important and difficult questions to answer, “How to know when it is time to bug out?”

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I know many people, would feel the urge to stay home and protect their property. But you need to weigh the choice of staying versus the risk to your life and health. For some folks, the risks to their safety out weights the danger they could very well face by staying and trying to protect their property. The latest hurricanes have people rethink the stay and protect their property vs. their safety.

Bugging out to soon can be a waste of time and resource’s. Bugging out and having to return days later can and will put stress on family members and survival groups and could cause others to question each time events warrant a real bug out situation. Everyone wants to make the right decision and the proper planning should help everyone understand the go or no go decision. As I have stated many times I believe the final decision should be in the hands of one person with a team of advisors around them. This will be a judgment call on your part or your team leader and only time will tell if the judgment call was a good one or not. I would always lean to leave to early than stay until it’s to late.

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Having Access or Escape!

Having Access or Escape!
James Walton “I Am Liberty” Audio player below!

Having Access or Escape!I want to look at some ideas and thoughts concerning access. Its a topic that we rarely discuss. There are a number of reasons why. The major one is because of laws. Breaking and entering is a big deal in our society, as it should be. In a true urban survival scenario most laws will be suspended. Continue reading Having Access or Escape!

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Evacuation: What you haven’t thought about!

Evacuation: What you haven’t thought about!
James Walton “I Am Liberty” Audio player below!

Evacuation: What you haven’t thought aboutWe learned a lot over the last two weeks. When we watched Harvey then Irma bear down on our nation it was probably a rude awakening even for some of us who are prepared for disaster. When you see the truly destructive power of nature it often makes you double and triple check your own plans for survival. Continue reading Evacuation: What you haven’t thought about!

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Traveling as a Prepper!

Traveling as a Prepper.
Forrest Garvin “The Prepping Academy” Audio player below!

Traveling as a PrepperOn this Prepping Academy Radio show we will discuss all things traveling as a prepper. One of the most dangerous things you can do in life is travel. A good prepper does not only accumulate goods, but also knowledge. When traveling, you retain your knowledge but what goods can you take with you. What goods can you acquire while at your destination. Continue reading Traveling as a Prepper!

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Technology: The Advantage in Preparedness!

Technology: The Advantage in Preparedness!

Technology: The Advantage in PreparednessThe forgotten ways are essential to living a more self reliant lifestyle. Learning the basics of building, gardening, preservation and cooking come to mind when I think of these most important skills. They can be the foundation of a powerful preparedness lifestyle. No matter how advanced our technology becomes these ancient skills deserve a place in your toolkit. Continue reading Technology: The Advantage in Preparedness!

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Hurricanes, Surviving and Thriving!

Hurricanes, Surviving and Thriving
Forrest Garvin “The Prepping Academy” Audio player below!

Hurricanes, Surviving and Thriving Hurricanes can affect everyone and no matter where you live there are things you can do to prepare for the next big one. For those that live in the areas that are prone to hurricanes and tropical storms, planning and preparedness is a necessity. Planning and getting prepared will look different to each individual and family but there will be some basics that will apply to everyone. Continue reading Hurricanes, Surviving and Thriving!

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Texas and the Catastrophes

Texas and the Catastrophes
Bob Hawkins “The APN Report“ Audio player below!

Texas and the CatastrophesHurricane season still hasn’t hit it’s peak and already it has laid at our feet a huge amount of devastation, delivered in one storm into the Gulf coast of Texas & Louisiana. It gives one pause to wonder just what more lies ahead. Despite their awesome size, Hurricanes are the best example of how crisis is generally a regional event, how destruction is ultimately confined to a limited area, although, in the case of Hurricane Harvey, Continue reading Texas and the Catastrophes

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Should I Bug In or Out

Should I Bug In or Out.
Bob Hawkins “The APN Report“ Audio player provided!

Should I Bug In or OutThat statement is actually too simple to be accurate, there’s way too many variables that weigh in, but the gist of it rings true… If given a choice of bugging out or bugging in, I’d bug in, knowing I should go.
I’m recently back from a delivery trip, taking stock up to Virginia and the NC Outer Banks. Continue reading Should I Bug In or Out

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A Nation Can Fall

A Nation Can Fall
James Walton “I Am Liberty” Audio player below!

A Nation Can FallAnother socialist paradise ruled by a charismatic leader, who was loved by Hollywood, has fallen. It goes to show you the great judgement of those we like to idolize in our nation. Sean Penn, most notably, was in love with Hugo Chavez. The leader who manipulated the prices of products and forced retailers to sell products at prices that caused them to go broke and close up shop. Are you aware that the Venezuelan people have been so desperate for food that they stormed the zoo and ate the animals. One of the those priceless tidbits that drives home the fact that total socialism is an economic collapse in the making . Continue reading A Nation Can Fall

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Prepping on the Cheap Part 2- Bugging Out

Prepping on the Cheap Part 2- Bugging Out
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live” Audio player below!

Prepping on the Cheap Part 2- Bugging OutIf you had to pick up and go right now, could you do it? How long would it take for you to gather your important documents, extra clothes, food and water, and necessary gear? If so, great. You are ahead of the curve. If not, this episode will tell you how to put together a 72-hour bag without breaking the bank. Continue reading Prepping on the Cheap Part 2- Bugging Out

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5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Survival Skills!

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Survival Skills

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Survival SkillsWith everything that is going on in the world today, and the fact that many children are addicted to technology, these 5 ways to teach your kids survival skills can really help to make a difference in their lives. From identifying plants to building a shelter, to learning what kinds of food to pack, it can be vital to ensure that your children learn how to take care of themselves if the need should arise. Continue reading 5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Survival Skills!

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Gadgets & Gear needed to survive!

Gadgets & Gear needed to survive!
Highlander “Survival & Tech Preps“ Audio player provided!

Gadgets & Gear needed to surviveIn the event of something happening, what gadgets & gear do you have? What do you think you need? I will go over some of the items that we should consider for survival for convenience, or just for comfort. A lot of what we do store is really not a necessity. I think we want our cake and want to eat it to, which is human, but we have to have a different mindset. Some of the niceties might not be an option. Continue reading Gadgets & Gear needed to survive!

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