Do you know the prepping basics? We all seem caught up in our own various projects or emphases that have to do with prepping, but occasionally it is a good idea to step back and review the basic rules of prepping.

In this episode I go over many of the basics on prepping, including a few chestnuts from the prepping world, like “two is one and one is none.”  I discuss the basics of water, food, weapons, medicine, and many others. This was especially fun: at the end, I discuss the importance of getting a survival retreat in the country, with the added benefit that it could be a good real estate investment — then I provide a real life example!

According to, this month is National Preparedness Month, so we all need to be good, obedient citizens and follow the government’s lead, and be prepared.

Here are links of some of the items I discussed:

My books: 

Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping

Dirt Cheap Valuable Survival Retreat

EMP: The End Of The Grid As We Know It


Sports Berkey water filter bottle 

Book: Complete Guide To Pressure Canning

Mountain House emergency food Classic Bucket

Mountain House Food In A Pouch (there are many more flavors than this, but this is a good start)

Long-Handle Spork That Is Great For Mountain House Pouches

Camping Spices With Carrying Case

Tire Iron (“Wrecking Bar”)

Leatherman Multitool and Nylon Carrying Case

CREE LE Small Flashlights with 140 lumens and handy strap. 

Sabre small container of pepper spray with key ring,  $10 each (Buy this only if it is legal in your jurisdiction)

8 Eneloop Rechargeable AAA Batteries

8 Eneloop Rechargeable AA Batteries

Emergency Radio

Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel


Tylenol Travel Size

Aleve Travel Size

First Aid Kit

Freezer Ziploc Baggie (Gallon)

Freezer Ziploc Baggie (Quart)

Generator 2kw Honda

Panic In Year Zero (and Last Man On Earth) DVD


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