I answer listener feedback and will be discussing Advanced Survival Prepping Research, Mt. Gox Bitcoin News, and Essential Urban Survival Skills.
Wants to better direct her attention to finding valuable information.
3 minutes without breathing (drowning, asphyxiation)
3 hours without shelter in an extreme environment (exposure)
3 days without water (dehydration)
3 weeks without food (starvation)
First, take a quick look at history. What disasters have occurred in history?
What problems arose from those disasters?
Next, think about what caused those disasters.
Is there a way to prevent said disaster?
If there is no way to prevent the disaster, is there a way for us to remove or reduce the danger to us?
There is an entire list of disasters to work off of.
Job Loss, House Fire, Tornado, Snow and Ice Storm, Hurricane, Earthquake, Flood, Loss of Water Supply, Power Grid Failure, Pandemics
What are the common problems resulting from each of these disasters?
These are your priority items, wouldn’t you agree?
We want to build resilience in our lives, and in what we do.
Wants to get more advanced information without looking for the “Super Prepper” or spending a ton of money.
Doesn’t mean I think you have to make your own up by any means.
Most people with real advanced strategies are entrepreneurs with many hours and headaches involved with developing those techniques.
I am actually creating one in my area and I think everyone should.
You find people that specialize in different fields, and everyone shares information.
Most Important Skills
Military Survival (Combat and Such)
Wilderness Survival (How to survive a bug out to, or being stuck in, the wilderness)
Modern Day Survival (aka Prepping)
Where I spend my time, I need wilderness survival, do you?
I use the security aspect of combat for my own security. All things tactical can be considered Prepping AND Combat.
Modern Day Survival runs the gambit with how much stuff in included here. I could go one direction and talk about fema camps and tin hat conspiracies, or switch direction and discuss the need to prepare for disasters, or switch to an entirely different direction and discuss farming, permaculture, and homesteading.
This is why I believe in a community model
If you can think of anything that is your PERSONAL TEOTWAWKI. The inverse relationship between likelihood and impact…
Begin to prepare for the smallest and most likely scenarios first
Learn how to store water in advance, and learn how to procure water in a crunch, learn how to make your own filter, and how to create the charcoal medium to put in it.
The “stuff” you buy is for self reliance. We want self sufficiency. Learn gardening and food forestry, aka permaculture. Learn to create systems that are less labor intensive. Learn how to observe and interact with the land.
It is always good to think about ways to build one in the wilderness, but in prepping, you have this one covered. Now you just do whatever you can to cover your energy costs.
SITUATIONAL AWARENESS is most important. Basic trap systems in wilderness can be adapted to alarms and traps in the homestead. Learn to keep your mouth shut for security, and how to make friends.
Learn to clean and handle your weapon, learn to cast bullets.
Learn to find passive heating and cooling. Learn to chop and split firewood efficiently. Learn BASIC electrical theory and wiring.
Learn first aid, preferably first responder level. Learn Mass Casualty Triage. Have hands-on-medical training to make you proficient enough to do a procedure if reading a first aid book. Learn medicinal plants, oils, and basic general western medicines.
Learn to clarify waste using the land. Learn to deal with it in a clean manner when sewage is down.
As I write tips for your adventures and hear about cool gear, I will let you know all about it!