Episode 40 – Bee-Keeping Intro

In this episode, I discuss bee-keeping, how fun it is and how great the honey tastes when it comes from your own hive.

Bees cross-pollinate and make most plants grow like crazy, and the honey produced helps with seasonal allergies and is a natural antibiotic.

Here is an incredible NOVA episode on the internal workings of a bee hive. There is some amazing camera work here, including placing a microscopic camera on the back of a flying bee!

Here is another great but short video of the internal workings of a bee-hive.

Here is a link to the Natural Apiary USA store at Amazon. It looks to have everything you need to get started in bee-keeping. Don’t get cheap with your suits and gloves! This one, Foxhound Bee Company, is also good.

Here is a link to some great 8-ounce plastic bottles that I recently bought at Amazon to hold honey from our hive. These bottles can hold your honey and become part of your preps, or you can give one of these bottles with your honey in it as a gift. They are not dishwasher safe, so wash them by hand.

The Flowhive bee hive that I discussed can be found at the website www.honeyflow.com. Flowhives make harvesting honey very easy. Check out this video here on how easy it is to harvest honey from a Flowhive!

Another great supplier of bee-keeping equipment is at the website www.dadant.com. Glorybee.com is another good website on bee-keeping.

I also like this website, which is a very complete website that has all the equipment you would ever need to begin bee-keeping. This website also sells books and videos, it has a blog and even has in-person classes (in North Carolina). You can also go there to order live bees and queens. 

I also briefly discussed honey and bee-keeping in my non-fiction book on prepping, Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping.

 

And while you’re at it, consider shopping at Amazon’s Warehouse Deals — up to 70% off! — from this link here. Shopping at Amazon through the Survival In Motion Amazon store helps defray production costs.

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Episode 39 – What Has Worked

Since our country has been shut down and everyone told to stay home and go broke, some (but not all) of my family’s preps have worked out. In this episode I go over the preps that have worked.

First, I visit our chicken coup. Our chickens have continued to lay eggs, and we have not needed to buy any from the grocery stores. Have you ever considered setting up a chicken coup? It is easier than you might think, it produces great eggs, and it’s fun!

Next, I go to our survival retreat and walk through one of our two shipping containers that is filled with MREs, freeze-dried food (mostly Mountain House) and various supplies. If you have the means, I strongly suggest you buy a survival retreat, get a shipping container and fill it up with food and supplies. I discussed what supplies you need and how to find property to buy and where and how to get a shipping container in my two books, Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping, and Dirt Cheap Valuable Survival Retreat.

I am not a doctor and I have not had any medical training, but at the end of this episode I lament  how some treatments that look to be effective in treating Covid-19 have become political issues. No one seemed to care about them until President Trump suggested that anyone infected with this virus ask their doctor about them.

PJ Media has a great roundup of the controversy here. Here is a link to a great interview of one of the doctors who used this regimen to treat his Covid-19 patients. Here is the link to a video of another doctor discussing this regimen. A French doctor discusses his success hereHere and here are great testimonies from people who had the virus but were cured by use of these pills. Here is an interesting video of a man whose Covid-19 symptoms were so bad that he called his friends to say goodbye. One of his friends suggested he ask his doctor about hydroxychloroquine, which he did, and after taking the drug saw his symptoms vanish. 

If you feel that you are infected with Covid-19, talk with a doctor before deciding to begin or end any medication, including those discussed in these videos.

This controversy reminded me of the DDT controversy from days gone by: politics stands in the way of protecting people, and deaths may result. Here is a great book on that subject.  

Here are some useful links:

McMurray Hatchery: this website has all you need to know about chicken coups. It even sells chickens, which can be shipped to you! Also, check out their blog.  

Here is the link to the great egg incubator I discussed. It costs $150, and kids love watching the eggs hatch.

Amazon sells the gamma seal lids here for $15. These things are great and they fit the 5-gallon buckets that can be bought at most hardware stores.

Here is a link to a pouch of Mountain House freeze-fried spaghetti that costs only $10. Just try it out! Open the envelope, remove the oxygen sensor, pour in some hot water, let it sit for 15 minutes, then eat it. You will see what I mean. This food has a shelf-life of 35 years, and it’s tasty!

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Episode 38 – A Doctor Discusses Coronavirus

On today’s episode I have a long Skype discussion with doctor and author Walt Browning, about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. How bad is it? What can we do? How long will the current situation last? Is there any encouraging news out there? Browning has some interesting answers, many of which you would never expect.

Here are some links to articles that discussed issues that Walt and I discussed:

Flu Or Cold?

Stanford Professor Says We Are Over-reacting on Coronavirus

Malaria Drug Could Be Used On Coronavirus

A Frustrated Doctor Mike Fact-Checks The Media

The Case Of The Diamond Princess Quarantine

 

Make sure to check out Walt Browning’s latest book, Cost Of Survival (Extinction Survival book 3) when it is released on March 24.

Also, my book, EMP: The End Of The Grid As We Know It, will be free on Kindle for 4 days, beginning March 22.   

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Episode 37 – Brian Duff And Mind 4 Survival

In this episode I talk with Brian Duff, who has spent time as an Army Ranger, private military contractor, paramedic and international security director. Brian has produced a very-impressive podcast entitled Mind 4 Survival. When you aren’t focused intently on the podcast Survival In Motion, I encourage you to check out Mind 4 Survival. Brian Duff does what I try to do here: explore prepping topics that are out of the ordinary, and not already discussed everywhere else.

Stay tuned to the Mind 4 Survival website. Brian has some exciting plans to expand his content, including daily podcasts, YouTube offerings, and virtual training classes.  

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Episode 36 – Assorted Rants

In this least-prepping-oriented episode of this prepping podcast, I let loose with a few rants that have been building up for a while. The Trump impeachment gets a hearty disapproval, Jack Wilson gets a hearty “atta boy” for his excellent head-shot under pressure, which saved the lives of many church-goers at West Freeway Church of Christ outside of Fort Worth, Texas, on December 29, and the Soleimani killing gets an enthusiastic two thumbs way up, not only from me but from a human rights activist and a Congressman.

As an aside, President Trump figured that some of the money given to Iran by the Obama administration paid for some of the missiles and armaments that were sent back to us, but his accusation came a few years after Secretary of State John Kerry predicted the same thing.

I was just getting started! Greta, whose last name will go unmentioned, came up for some well-deserved criticism. I did not mention coal, but here is a great video on the benefits of all fossil fuels. 

I ended the episode in discussing a harsh “lesson learned” courtesy of my out-of-date Amazon Wishlist.  Hopefully, future Christmases will have fewer indignities now that all Neil Diamond videos are scrubbed from said list.  

 

PS: Here is a great blog — check it out.

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Episode 35 – Looking Ahead To 2020

In this episode I discuss two developing themes that are relevant to preppers in 2020: the end of prepper complacency, and the continued advancement of the “cancel culture,” which seeks to silence any opposing voices or opinions. The rationale of silencing dissenting opinions is that it is only safe, protects people, and keeps the peace. If you have not yet experienced it, it will come your way soon, so be prepared.

The Kindle version of my book, EMP NYC, will be free on Amazon for a few days, so check it out if you have not already gotten this exciting, post-apocalyptic book. The link to the Kindle version of EMP NYC is here.

Stay tuned for a third installment of this “All At Once” post-apocalyptic book series, which will probably be released towards the end of 2020.

And, speaking of books, check out Ray Fair’s book on predicting presidential elections. According to Professor Fair’s analysis, if the after-tax, after-inflation income of the average American voter increases beyond a certain point, the candidate of the incumbent party will win the presidential election. Professor Fair’s formula has a margin of error, so it is not guaranteed, but under his formula, President Trump will win re-election handily. Fair has a great track record for his prediction. The link to Professor Fair’s website is here and the link to his book is here.  

 

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Episode 34 – The Problem With Cash

Despite what you think or may have been told, saving big amounts of cash might not be such a great idea, not only because of the inflation that devalues your cash, but the inevitable government scrutiny that comes after spending or depositing a lot of cash.

In this episode I discuss the various problems with dealing with large amounts of cash, especially amounts of $10,000 or more. Did you know that even some transactions of less than $10,000 can prompt a report to the government?

Of course, the argument will be made that if you have nothing illegal to hide, why worry about a government inquiry? But anyone who has dealt with a government inquiry would tell you that they would rather the inquiry never have happened at all, even if nothing came of it.

Below are some links to help educate you on these problems with cash:

IRS Reference Guide regarding Form 8300

The Currency Transaction Report

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Episode 33 – Christian Hospitality

What happens to you after you die is a valid prepper issue, and serious preppers should listen to this episode and take seriously the issues of Christian faith discussed here.

In this short sermon I recently gave at our local nursing home, I related the amazing story of Christian hospitality that I saw for five weeks this summer, when my two friends hosted the friends and family of an old friend who came to visit and then got hospitalized.

Among the serious moments in this talk there were a few jokes and a happy audience.

In the intro I discussed a client who had been in the Vietnam War, and still felt happy at recalling his visit by Bope Hope in an Army hospital. The USO is great, and deserves our support!

You can donate to the USO at this link here.

Also, I found a whole list of websites here, where you can donate to provide care packages for our troops.

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 32 – Prepping Basics

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 ready.gov, 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

EMP NYC

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

Benedryl

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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MY NEW POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTIONAL BOOK, EMP NYC, IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON IN E-BOOK AND PAPERBACK FORMATS.  

 

Episode 31 – Surviving Dave Ramsey

Have you ever wondered about the financial advice given by radio talk show host Dave Ramsey?  Is it good advice?  And what about his Financial Peace University — is that worthwhile?  In this episode I give my (tax-deductible) 2-cents worth, with many criticisms and a few accolades.

Links referred to:

Daveramsey.com

Rachelcruze.com

Chrishogan360.com

Charitynavigator.org

My books Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping and Dirt Cheap Valuable Survival Retreat

Mutual funds that I refer to:

USAA Mutual Funds

Vanguard Mutual Funds

TIAA-CREF Mutual Funds

Guidestone Mutual Funds (faith-based mutual funds)

Oh, and by the way, this episode has a lot of accounting discussions, with a lot of accounting terms and reasoning thrown around.  While I claim to be a reasonably smart person with money and finances, I am not a CPA or financial planner, so by all means, before you act on any of the financial and accounting discussion here, please consult a licensed CPA or financial planner.  

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