Harvesting Rainwater Reality Check

Harvesting Rainwater Reality Check
Micheal Kline “Reality Check” Audio player below!

Harvesting Rainwater Reality Check“Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” -Samuel Taylor Coleridge. As preppers, we all know how vital water is to survival. We have the filters, the chemicals, the storage barrels, and most of us have a storage plan for drinking water. What happens when you run out? Have you planned on resupply your water reserves? This episode of Reality Check we talk about harvesting and using rainwater. We cover some of the problems you have to think about like pollen, roofing grit, bird poop, paint, mold, and general dirt that is on your roof. The best materials to use as catchment surfaces like tin, concrete, shingles, Read more “Harvesting Rainwater Reality Check”

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Comparing Water Filters for SHTF!

Comparing Water Filters for SHTF
Micheal Kline “Reality Check” Audio player below

Comparing Water Filters for SHTFWe all know the Rule of Three.  We all know we need water for drinking and sanitation.  As preppers, we all know the one gallon of water per person per day motto.  I am sure everyone reading this has 500 gallons of treated water in storage ready to go for Dooms Day.  I am sure everyone reading this knows we cannot drink water from just any source. Read more “Comparing Water Filters for SHTF!”

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EMP Friendly Downgrades on Your Homestead

EMP Friendly Downgrades on Your Homestead

EMP Friendly Downgrades on Your HomesteadIf you’re lucky enough to have a homestead, you’ve no doubt discovered the peace of mind that comes with being more self-sufficient. Providing for your family through homesteading can be extremely rewarding even in normal times. It can be empowering to grow food, raise your own livestock, and provide for the needs of your family without depending completely on outside resources. And the good thing about building your homestead now is that whenever SHTF, you will be that much farther ahead than everyone else. Read more “EMP Friendly Downgrades on Your Homestead”

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A Few Quick Bushcraft Tips and Tricks

A Few Quick Bushcraft Tips and Tricks

A Few Quick Bushcraft Tips and TricksThere are literally hundreds of tips and tricks out there that are useful in a survival or bushcraft situation. We’ll focus on the four categories needed to secure the basic things you need for survival. If you follow the survival rule of threes, then your basic requirements for survival are Air, Shelter/Warmth, Water, and Food, in that order. Read more “A Few Quick Bushcraft Tips and Tricks”

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Is Your Home SHTF Ready?

Is Your Home SHTF Ready?
Host: Highlander “Survival & Tech Preps “ Audio in player below!

Is Your Home SHTF Ready?Is your home SHTF ready? We will find this out and perhaps give you a few ideas of what you could do or expect if you’re not “Home Ready”. With the growing threat of everyday random violence even the best among us can go bad in desperate times. Take a father who has a starving child, he may take what you have, plunder and perhaps kill to feed that child. Read more “Is Your Home SHTF Ready?”

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Emergency Preparedness in the Big City

Emergency Preparedness in the Big City

It always pays to be prepared for an emergency situation, but sometimes being prepared for an emergency in the city can be different than being prepared for an emergency in more rural areas. Terrain is a huge factor with big cities, let alone the fact that you are in a more densely populated area. As is, knowing and preparing for even simple emergencies in the big city can keep you and your family safe Read more “Emergency Preparedness in the Big City”

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Hygiene and sanitation, #1 in watching out for #2!

Hygiene and sanitation, #1 in watching out for #2!
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path”

Sam CoffmanHygiene and sanitation, how prepared are you really in regards to  and (in the worst case) coping with gasto-intestinal disease in a post-disaster environment?  The Human Path Sam Coffman discusses everything you ever wanted to know (and some things you maybe didn’t!) about purifying your water. Also, taking care of human waste, and dealing with gastro-intestinal distress, using both Read more “Hygiene and sanitation, #1 in watching out for #2!”

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WATER IS LIFE: Catchment, Purification & Storage

WATER IS LIFE: Catchment, Purification & Storage
Bobby Akart “Prepping For Tomorrow” Audio in player below!

WATER IS LIFE: Catchment, Purification & StorageOn this episode of the Prepping for Tomorrow program, Author Bobby Akart discusses the importance of water in your preparedness plans. The Prepper Rule of Three’s postulates that one can only live three minutes without air, three hours Read more “WATER IS LIFE: Catchment, Purification & Storage”

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The Three Ring Circus… Election!

The Three Ring Circus… Election!
Bob Hawkins “The APN Report” Listen in player below!

The Three Ring Circus… ElectionSo the three ring Circus we call the Election has wound up & the fat lady has sung. Happy Now? Did the world end for you? Has a new day dawned? Or have we all just awoke, thinking Wow! What a Nightmare?

All of it reminds me of almost 17 years ago. 1999, and the lead up to the new century, when WE JUST KNEW Read more “The Three Ring Circus… Election!”

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Water Is Life on Prepping Academy

Water Is Life!
Forrest & Kyle “The Prepping Academy” Listen in player below!

Water Is LifeOne of the most important aspects of prepping, water. It is a life giving fundamental we take for granted every day. Whether you’re at home or work you always have ease of access to it. What happens though when the power goes out and water no longer flows from you tap? Access to freshwater supplies is becoming an urgent matter across the planet. How much water should Read more “Water Is Life on Prepping Academy”

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Intro to Prepping – 101

Intro to Prepping – 101
A step-by-step process to becoming a prepared prepper.
Forrest Garvin “”The PreppingAcademy

Intro to Prepping – 101On this episode Forrest and Kyle begin their “Intro To Prepping 101” series. We’ll also hear more on why they became Preppers and reasons you should too! Whether you’ve been a prepper since the Cuban Missile Crisis, or just started this is a can’t miss opportunity to cover Read more “Intro to Prepping – 101”

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Priorities -vs- comfort!

Priorities -vs- comfort
DJ Cooper “Surviving Dystopia

Priorities -vs- comfortIn our preparations we tend to focus on the priorities. Usually these are a pretty standard list of things.  Water, food, shelter, first aid and security.  We always seem to find some new gadget or item to add to these groups but forget something that could be just as important. Read more “Priorities -vs- comfort!”

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Bottled Water-Is It Really Safe for Your Family?

Bottled Water-Is It Really Safe for Your Family?

3-26-16 Bottled water production lineWater is everywhere, right? It’s a natural resource. As a smart prepper you know that water is one of those basic necessities you need to have stockpiled when SHTF. The most convenient way to stockpile water for a lot of preppers, especially those who urban dwellers, planning to bug in, is to stockpile lots of bottled water. In fact, you may have already made the switch from municipal tap water to bottled water. But is bottled water actually safe for your family? Read more “Bottled Water-Is It Really Safe for Your Family?”

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