Episode 18 – Ideas To Deter Burglaries

Who better to advise on making your house less tempting to a burglar than a convicted burglar?  Not me!  I’m talking about a convicted burglar who long ago gave most of these ideas to my wife after breaking into her house.

In this episode I present many ideas on ways to make your house less inviting to a burglar.

Here are the Amazon links to the products I suggest:

Walt Browning book: Charlie’s Requiem, Book 1

Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping (Spanish translation).  Unfortunately the translator of this book has vanished before I was able to interview her on the conditions inside Venezuela today.

Beware of Dog sign.  There are a ton of these on Amazon, but this one is a good place to start.

Timers for lamps.  Same here, many to choose from on Amazon.  But these are great and just had a price cut.

Home Alone DVD

Outdoor wireless solar-powered lights.  I bought these very lights and they are great.

Eneloop AA Batteries

Eneloop AAA Batteries

La Crosse Battery Charger

Goal Zero Solar Battery Charger

naturehills.com is a good online nursery

Wifi-controlled outlets that are controllable from your smart phone.  These look cool.

Ring Doorbell

Ring Floodlight Camera Motion-Activated HD Security Cam Two-Way Talk and Siren Alarm

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off DVD

 

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Episode 17 – Sneak Preview Of New Post-Apoc Book

I this episode I discuss my previous post-apocalyptic book, entitled EMP: The End Of The Grid As We Know It, available at Amazon at this link here, and the sequel to it, which is coming out soon.  I discuss some of the challenges I had in writing both books, including not making an end of the world book too graphic.

Then I include a reading of parts of the sequel book, which will be released late summer or early fall.  The setting in the part of the book included in this reading is this: it has been three days since the EMP attack on New York City, and the protagonist, David, has decided to stay in town and help out (I advise against this, BTW).  David works for the New York City Office of Emergency Management, and he is working on clearing the stalled cars from the Brooklyn Bridge so that food can be brought in from Long Island to feed the people of Manhattan.

At the end of the reading of part of the sequel book, I have an announcement about something I will be giving away soon, available for a limited time.

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Episode 16 – Prepper’s Sermon: Memorial Day 2018

Occasionally I volunteer to give a sermon at our local nursing home, and included here is a recording of the the sermon I gave last July.  The themes of Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day and July 4 are all wrapped into this episode.

Your Christian faith, and what happens to you after you die, are legitimate prepper issues.  Serious preppers should listen to this episode, and take seriously the issue of faith.

There were some serious moments in this talk, but also a few jokes and a happy audience.  There was even a good story I found of George Washington praying during the American Revolutionary War.

There are no Amazon links to any products, but below are some useful links for further investigation into this most important topic (I like these pastors).  You can also find a good local church from these links:

Greg Laurie:

https://www.harvest.org/

John Piper:

http://www.desiringgod.org/

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association:

https://billygraham.org/

Voddie Baucham

http://www.voddiebaucham.org/

Ravi Zacharias

http://rzim.org/

 

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Episode 15 – Disgusting Preps

In this episode I go through the most disgusting of all the preps that are found in my two non-fiction prepping books, Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping, and Dirt Cheap Valuable Survival Retreat.  And boy, is this episode disgusting!  Rated “R” for Revolting!

Below are some helpful links for this episode:

Travel bidet with carrying case, for $10 on Amazon.  Much better to stock up on these than trying to stockpile toilet paper.

Here is a link to a pair of (post-childbirth) mentrual cups for $16, including  carrying case.  (The pre-child-birth size is at the link here.)  These are so popular with women, it might be a good idea to use them before any emergency makes tampons unavailable.

Shop rags for $10 on Amazon.  A good last resort for many uses.

Skin fungus cream with a unit cost almost as cheap as what I just bought at Walmart.

Here is the link to a website of a company that sells and delivers pretty basic porta-potties for as low as $700.  They have a ton of options, including a dump valve and a trailer.  Shipping is offered.  This company may or may not work for you, but it is a great place to start.

Rid-X is great treatment for septic tanks.  Be a supporter of culture!

Snake-Catcher for $30 sold on Amazon.  These things are great.  I saw one in action and it was very impressive.

Here is a round-head shovel sold on amazon for $29, which is more than you would pay for a similar shovel at your local hardware store or Home Depot.  But this shovel is very well-made, and an extra-long handle will enable you to chop at a poisonous snake from a longer distance.

Equate brand anti-diarrheal pills.  These would be great to stock up on — very helpful if you eat some bad food.

Equate brand laxative pills.  Same here.

Here is a link to the cheapest odorless garlic pills on Amazon.  $8 for 250 softgels.

I can’t say I have tried these, but here is a link to some IntestinePro pills that might work to cleanse your stomach of parasites.  $25 on Amazon for 30 servings.  Those who have used these pills are very happy with them.

As I wrote in my book, snakes will often get tangled up in bird netting that is put on the ground.  That would make it easier for you to catch and dispatch any unwanted snakes.

 

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Episode 14 – How To Begin Homeschooling

Many parents are concerned about the quality, safety, politics and other issues of schools nowadays, so homeschooling might be a great option for your family.  But where to start?  In this episode I try to answer that question.

Joining me is prepper author Katy Owen, who has written a couple of great prepping books, one of which has a chapter on homeschooling.  The link for the box set of her books, collectively entitled Prepping On A Budget, can be found here.

Here are some helpful links for this episode:

Homeschool Legal Defense Association (membership is $130/year)

Homeschool Reporting Online (homeschoolreporting.com), costs $20/year

Here is the link to that scary article about pills in schools.  It will blow your mind that schoolkids are living with such a pill culture nowadays

Some Helpful YouTube channels:

Teacher Mom

Grace and Grit

Homeschool Hangout

A great YouTube video on homeschooling:

Reasons We Like Homeschooling

Blogs:

The Homeschool Village

Pioneer Woman

Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers

Cathy Duffy Reviews

Great Websites:

The Homeschool Mom

Confessions Of A Homeschooler

Homeschooling Podcasts:

Cultivating Grace

Talking Mom 2 Mom

Some Great Books on Homeschooling:

The Unhurried Homeschooler: A Simple, Mercifully Short Book on Homeschooling, by Durenda Wilson and Melinda Martin (less than $7!)

Homeschooling 101: A Guide To Getting Started, by Erica Arndt

The Homeschooling Housewife: Juggling it ALL, One Priority at a Time, by Amber J Fox

Check out this amazing article:

It is possible to be a homeschooling parent and a trucker at the same time

This trucker-homeschooled child actually went on to get a full scholarship at Harvard University

Some great clothing that has little or nothing to do with homeschooling:

Serenity’s Scarves And Stuff

 

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Episode 13 – My Bug Out Bag Inventory

In this episode I review the contents of my bug out bag and share some unusual ideas on bug out bags.  I believe it is okay to over-pack a bug out bag, enabling you to discard unneeded items depending on the disaster at hand.  I also value comfort items and good-tasting food, to keep up morale.

Here are some of the items I discuss in this episode:

Black Backpack

Pup tent

Tire Iron (18-inch Wrecking Bar)

Machete (Gerber Gator Machete With Black Nylon Sheath)

Gerber Folding Shovel + Case

Stansport Collapsible Water Bag 2 Gallon

Berkey Sports Water Filter

Mainstay Emergency Wafer, 3600 Calories

Esbit Camping Cook Set

Gerber Multitool With Sheath

EDC (Maxpedition E.D.C. Pocket Organizer)

Knife and Sheath (Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife, Serrated Edge)

Spork (Light My Fire Titanium Spork)

Flashlight 250-Lumen Dorcy Weatherproof With Battery Indicator

Rain Poncho Camouflage

Lifestraw

Red Nylon First Aid Bag (Voodoo Tactical MOLLE)

Quickclot sponge

Quickclot powder

Triple Antibiotic First Aid Ointment

 

Don’t forget to get some very small pill containers at The Container Store.  This will save space in your bag.

Mountain House pouches, and the MRE’s mentioned here can be bought at Emergency Essentials or Ready Made Resources.

 

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Episode 12 – School Shooting Rants And Ideas

After some ranting and emoting about the recent shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, I offer some suggestions on how to better combat school shootings in the future.

I suggest more armed teachers.  After Newtown in 2012, some schools have allowed teachers to be trained and armed, and there have been no reports of problems.  In the school districts where this has been tried (see news reports here and here), parents and students have generally been supportive.

I also propose metal detectors at the entrance to schools.  Teachers should also have the option to carry pepper spray or taser guns.  Fire extinguishers at school should also be ubiquitous, and can actually be used against a shooter to temporarily disable the shooter.  Schools should also have occasional “aggressive shooter drills,” above and beyond the standard shooter drills (see videos here, here, and here), in which students are trained to swarm and fight any suspected school shooter.

Some items discussed in this episode:

Taser Gun

Pepper Spray by Sabre with key ring.  $10 each (Not legal in all jurisdictions)

Fire Extinguisher

Wasp Spray

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Episode 11 – For The Brand New Gun Buyer

If you have recently decided to get a gun to protect yourself, where do you start?  Where can you get all your rookie gun questions answered without feeling stupid?

In this episode, I discuss my own journey from “anti-gun person” to an enthusiastic gun-owner.  Then I am joined by Bob Mayne, NRA firearms instructor and podcaster at the Handgun World Podcast, to answer some questions and to tell the first-time gun-buyer where else to get their basic gun questions answered.

We also discuss some good info on how to find firearms classes and trainers, and how to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon (CCW) in public.

Here are the websites, and a podcast discussed:

NRA Gun Safety Rules

NRA Firearms Instructors

CCW Laws In The Different States

Handgun World Podcast with Bob Mayne

The Self-Defense Radio Network

 

Bob mentioned Gunvault gun safes, including this one:

Gunvault GV2000C-DLX Multi Vault Deluxe Gun Safe

 

Here are some good books on gun basics:

Guns 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Owning Firearms, by David Steier

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Guns: A Green Light Shooting Book, Kindle Edition, by Chad Shellabarger

Handgun Basics Boot Camp – Choosing your First Handgun, Handling it Safely, and How to NOT Look Stupid at the Range, Kindle Version, by Taylor Hendricksen

For women gun-carriers (and also for men):

The Handgun Guide for Women: Shoot Straight, Shoot Safe, and Carry with Confidence, by Tara Dixon Engel

This book is dated, but has good advice anyway:

The Farnam Method of Defensive Handgunning, by John S. Farnam

 

Here is a good book on the rules that cover CCW permits in all the states.  This book may soon be out of date, but it is a good start:

Multi-State CCW: Concealed Carry Handbook Paperback – May 16, 2016, by Michael Cox

Here is another helpful book.  Again, it may be dated soon, but it is a good start:

2018 Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States by J Scott Kappas, esq.

This book looks helpful:

Gun Laws By State 2018 Edition: Reciprocity And Gun Laws Quick Reference Guide (Volume 7) Paperback – November 7, 2017, by Bryan L. Ciyou, esq.

 

These books, websites, podcast, and our audio discussion, are not definitive on all the safety and legal rules that may apply to you, so do your own research and stay on top of the legal rules that apply to you in your location.  Also, take gun safety very seriously.

 

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Episode 10 – Diseases, Epidemics, and Pandemics

The danger of being in the middle of a deadly pandemic is something that we all should consider and prepare against.  In this episode, I discuss many issues related to all kinds of diseases in all levels of seriousness, from the flu that I have now, to the flu that appeared in 1918 and killed so many people all over the world, to dysentery, cholera, fungal infections, TB, Polio, Anthrax, Bubonic plagues, Ebola and Marburg.

I also discuss a lot of historical plagues and how horrific they were, and my predictions on threats we may face in the future.

 

Here are some of the things discussed on this show, or things that might be useful:

Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping, by Cal Wilson

The Survival Medicine Handbook, by Joseph Alton MD

Antibiotics Pocketcard Set 2016

Medcharts Laminated Pocketcard

The Essential Johnny Cash CD

Clotrimazole Anti-Fungal Cream, Pack of 5

Facing Darkness DVD

Pool Shock

Bleach (Diluted) Sprayer

 

This year’s flu season is worse than most, so guard yourself against coughs and sneezes from people who are infected.

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Episode 9 – Surviving An Active Shooter Situation

These horrible events are becoming common enough that people need to know what to do if they are caught in the middle of one.  In this episode I discuss ideas that will increase your chances of surviving an active shooter situation.

 

Here is an excellent article on the subject:

What To Do In An Active Shooter Situation, By Brett and Kate McKay, Art of Manliness, November 30, 2015

 

Do good guys with guns really stop mass shootings?  Of course they do.  Here are a few confirming articles:

20 Times Bad Guys Were Stopped by Armed Citizens in 2016, by AWR Hawkins, Breitbart, December 29, 2016

Do Citizens (Not Police Officers) With Guns Ever Stop Mass Shootings?, by Eugene Volokh, The Washington Post, October 3, 2015

11 Times A Good Guy With A Gun Stopped A Bad Guy, Saving Lives, by Washington Times, 2017

Want To Stop Mass Shootings? Let’s Get More Guns In The Right Hands, by David Kopel and Joseph Greenlee, The Hill, June 18, 2017

Compiling Cases Where Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Have Stopped Mass Public Shootings And Other Mass Attacks, by Crime Prevention Research Center, September 20, 2016

 

Some books referred to in this episode:

EMP: The End Of The Grid As We Know It, by Cal Wilson

On Killing, by Dave Grossman

The War On Guns, by John R. Lott

More Guns, Less Crime, 3rd Edition, by John R. Lott

The War On Cops, by Heather MacDonald

 

Also check …

Crimeresearch.org

Gunfacts.info

Reflexhandgun.com

 

Here is the In The Rabbit Hole podcast I referred to:

Episode 113: James Price of Death Valley Magazine

 

Here are some great gun podcasts:

Handgun World Podcast

God And Guns Podcast

Modern Self Protection

 

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