Episode 50 – Expat Prepping

It might sound far-fetched, but what if things get really bad in the US and we aren’t allowed to leave? At that point, you will wish you had a second passport.

History is filled with examples of dangerous situations in different countries, where whole populations of people were threatened or killed, and the only survival option for those people was to leave the country. The Jews in Germany from the 1920’s to the mid-1940’s were only one of many examples. The time to prepare for evacuating to survive is before it is too late.

In this episode of the Survival In Motion podcast, I discuss and provide examples of the various migration options for Americans who want a “Plan B” for them and their families if staying in the US starts looking unsafe, and survival looks more promising in other countries.

And not all of the options are expensive. Many times it is possible to get a dual citizenship in another country by descent (or ancestry), and this is something you can apply for yourself. Other citizenship options include: citizenship by investment, citizenship by naturalization, and citizenship by marriage. Sometimes only a long-term or permanent visa in another country might work or be better for your situation.

Of course, not every option will work for you and your family, but this episode is meant to whet your appetite to do further research and get an appropriate expat option ready for you and your family while you still can.  

Here are some great videos I refer to in this episode:

Rev. Voddie Baucham on how everyone in America is being accused of being racist

Robert Kiyosaki and Stansbury re Escape Plan

Robert Kiyosaki at Nomad Capitalist Event re Leaving USA With 3 days Notice

The Low Cost Of Living In Malaysia

What $100 Gets You in Vietnam

Cost Of Living In Republic of Georgia

Moving To Bangkok

 

Great Online Video Channels (some offer great services):

Nomad Capitalist.com (excellent and worthy of binge-watching)

Offshore Citizen.net

Citizenship Quickly

Our Rich Journey

Snail Travelers (Emphasis is on Malaysia)

How To Expat (Emphasis is on Central and South America)

Cale McMartin (Focus on Colombia)

Panama Relocation Tours (this channel will make you want to retire ASAP in Panama!)

My PI Dream 

Live And Invest Overseas

Two Expats Mexico

Tangerine Travels (I liked the videos on rip-offs in Mexico)

Skerry Harry (very professionally-made videos on expat issues)

Expats Everywhere

Doug Casey’s Take

The Single Dad Nomad

Drew Binsky (a 20-something world traveler; worthy of binge-watching)

Tales From The Road (another great travel video channel; worthy of binge-watching)

Traveling With Kristin (advice from and for digital nomads)

Nomadx

Loz’s Leisure (a great travel channel)

 

Other Good Expat Services:

Nnuimmigration.com

Sovereignman.com

Nomadcapitalist.com

Dualcitizenship.com

 

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Episode 49 – Preparing For The Death Of A Loved One

It is a difficult subject, but everyone eventually dies, and we all must know how to prepare for and what we must do when a loved one dies.   

Consulting and possibly hiring a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction is important in not only preparing a will but also in estate planning in general. It would also be a good idea to check out Nolo Press’ books on the subject: Willmaker and Trust Book And Software Kit For 2021, and The Executor’s Guide: Settling A Loved One’s Estate Or Trust. I like Nolo Press. It is a collection of legal guides that are written by attorneys but in plain language that non-attorneys can understand.

There is one good book, Before I Go, that everyone should use to prepare their loved ones to get together assets, insurance polices and the rest as they enter the probate process. 

All this talk of death reminds me that the Kindle version of my book, EMP NYC, which has a very high death toll, is free for a few days on Amazon. Go to the link here.

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Episode 48 – Crypto For Preppers

Is it time to consider investing in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum? And what exactly are cryptocurrencies anyway? In this episode I describe to the extreme beginner what I know of these investments, and how they fit into any prepper’s nest-egg investment strategy.

If Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investing is for you, here are links to some exchanges (brokers) I have used:

Coinbase: high fees but great charts and very fast set up. I like the explanations and news stories offered for each cryptocurrency. Soon they will have a debit card that will give you a percentage of Bitcoin for everything you spend on the card.

Crypto.com: decent charts, great selection, interest paid on holdings, they offer a cool debit card with 3% paid back to you in cryptocurrency. Slow set up, but zero commissions for the first 30 days.  Use this link here to set up your account with Crypto.com and we both get $25 extra in crypto.

Celsius: app only, but this is my favorite overall cryptocurrency exchange. Very fast set up, good selection, good charts, high interest paid to you on your holdings and low-interest loans offered against your holdings. $30 goes to you and me both if you set up a new account at Celsius with $200 cash or crypto, using this referral code: 1045785b63

Blockfi: small selection but good interest paid on your holdings and loans made against your holdings. Coming soon: Blockfi’s Visa credit card with a percent of your spending refunded to your account in crypto. $10 goes to you and me both when you use this link here to set up a new account with $100 or more. Blockfi has an affiliate program that will pay you lots of money if you set it up and refer lots of people to Blockfi.

Honorable mention to these cryptocurrency exchanges: Gemini, Nexo and Aave

If you are interested in possibly accepting Bitcoin (or other cryptocurrencies) for your business, you can transfer coins from your customer’s crypto wallet to yours (as I described in this podcast), or you can read this interesting article here

Here are some cool and/or explanatory cryptocurrency items to check out at the Survival In Motion Amazon store:

Ledger Nano S wallet

Trezor One wallet, which is $60, but the latest Trezor wallet is called the model T, and it has a handy LED screen that shows your crypto balances. It is pricey at $180, and it is found here.

The Bitcoin Standard book

A Beginner’s Guide To Bitcoin book

The Only Bitcoin Investing Book You’ll Ever Need

Bitcoin Clarity book (audio version)

Bitcoin: Hard Money You Can’t F*ck With book (audio version)

Bitcoin Money: A Tale Of Bitville Discovering Good Money (a children’s picture book that explains Bitcoin)

A fun cryptocurrency coffee mug (“Gotta Hodl ‘Em All”) 

Physical Bitcoin souvenir (not a real Bitcoin, but looks like one and might be a fun conversation piece)

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.

The world’s money may be going through a huge shift towards Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies right now. Like I said, this could be huge. Investing in this stuff has its risks, not only in signing up for an exchange account, but also in investing, and in holding (or “hodling”) the cryptocurrency you pay for. Do your own research, and be careful out there.

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Episode 47 – Blacklisting Returns

Did you support President Trump’s re-election? Are you a conservative or a Christian? You may soon be blacklisted because the cancel culture is out there, de-platforming, doxing, physically threatening and ending the careers of people just like you. All in the name of public safety. No one dares call it blacklisting, but that’s what it is.

It goes way beyond closing the Twitter and Facebook accounts of President Trump and those who worked for him. Whole social media websites, like Parler and Gab, which freely allow conservative content, are being shut down. One woman was recently fired for even having Parler and Gab accounts.

Without a hint of shame, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocacio-Cortez (“AOC”) proposed the “Trump Accountability Project,” in which former Trump officials will be “held accountable” for their work with President Trump. Forbes Magazine, and the Lincoln Project have also gotten into the act.

The businesses of private citizens who supported President Trump are in the cross-hairs. One business, Taking Cara Babies, has had its customers harassed and is the subject of a boycott, simply because the founder was one of the 74 million Trump voters in 2020. Mike Lindell’s company, My Pillow, is also undergoing the same blacklisting because of his personal support of President Trump.

PBS’ Principal Counsel was recently recorded saying out loud what many establishment liberals privately think: that children of Trump supporters should be taken away and put into re-education camps. This sounds a lot like the Soviet gulag system under Joseph Stalin, documentaries of which are shown all the time on PBS. Maybe this attorney should watch one.

It gets worse. The Congress is now considering an anti-terrorism bill that Former Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard predicts would someday enable the government to persecute Christians, conservatives and libertarians.

We may be entering an era when free-thinking people will need to keep their heads down, limit their Internet posts and keep their political opinions to themselves. And plan your preps accordingly.

At the end of the podcast, I referred to the work of historian John Glubb, who has shown that most great empires have a lifespan of 250 years. With its 245 year birthday up this summer, the United States may soon be coming to an end. Let’s hope not, but we should all be prepared, just in case.  

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Episode 46 – Sneak Preview Of My Next Post-Apoc Book

Included in this episode is an audio reading of chapter 2 of my still-in-progress post-apocalyptic book, tentatively entitled EMP 3. This book will probably be released next summer, and will join the earlier books in the “All At Once” series, which are entitled EMP: The End Of The Grid As We Know It and EMP NYC. At the end of today’s podcast I will have an announcement of a freebie.

These two fictional books join my other two non-fiction books on prepping, which are entitled Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping, and Dirt Cheap Valuable Survival Retreat.    

As you listen to the audio recording of chapter 2 of my next fictional book, keep in mind that, like my other fictional books, I include a lot of conflicts and survival lessons, but in unexpected ways and in unusual settings. This may be the only “when it happens” chapter of a post-apocalyptic book that takes place at an art auction in London.

This book will also tie together the stories of the various family members from the earlier books, and explain how the characters manage to survive and how they try to reunite. I think you will enjoy this book when it comes out. 

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

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Episode 45 – Invasion Of The Californians

Be afraid: Californians are leaving the dump that California has become, and they may be coming to your state, bringing their voting habits with them!

Reportedly, it cost four times as much to rent a moving truck in San Francisco for a move to Austin, Texas, than the other way around. Why? Because Californians have voted so liberal for so long that the once-Golden State has become a nightmare. There is now an exodus of Californians to better-run states, with the problem being that ex-Californians vote like they are still back home. There are signs that other states, like Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Texas, may be so populated by ex-Californians that someday the California transplants will outvote the locals, making the state where they moved just as bad as California was.

That is what has happened to Portland, Oregon, which used to be a nice place. Now it is filled with angry California transplants, who are doing their best to turn this once-pleasant location into east Los Angeles. Same for other once-pleasant locations. 

If you look around and notice that this might be happening to your area, it might be time to move further away, or to set up a survival retreat far enough away so that you and your family may actually be able to survive if times get really bad.

Setting up a survival retreat is the subject of my book, Dirt Cheap Valuable Survival Retreat. In that book I discuss how inexpensive it is to buy a large piece of vacant land out in the country. The book lists several websites that will enable you to find very inexpensive properties only a few hours drive away, no matter where you live. My book also discusses what to do after you acquire the vacant land, like setting up a front gate, preparing safe dirt roads, digging a water well and preparing an inexpensive place to live. Safe storage of survival equipment is also described.

Other topics discussed in this episode include the harvesting of Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop hard drive, which I think is a smoking gun that will doom presidential candidate Joe Biden and his family for years to come, regardless of this year’s election results. This scandal also has the feel of the tip if the iceberg, so that it may also ensnare other higher-ups from the Obama administration.

Another topic discussed in this episode is the Covid research I did for my sister, who might have contracted this virus. The hydroxychloroquine controversy has not gone away, and this medication still appears to be just as safe and beneficial (together with other medications) as it was discovered to be a few months ago. Some doctors have set up a website here that publishes some facts about this drug. One of the doctors in this group, Dr. Simone Gold, says that “hydroxychloroquine is a magic bullet if you take it early.”

I also found an article that discusses how well the continent of Africa is doing in its fight with Covid, because hydroxychloroquine, which was already used to survive malaria, is plentiful there and can also be used to survive Covid. 

This episode also incudes discussion of Michelle Obama’s annoying video, in which she claimed that BLM protests are entirely peaceful, and that it is racist to suggest otherwise. Maybe our eyes and ears are racist when we see videos like this and this, or this one, when BLM protesters are attacking nearby citizens or police officers, and rioting. A few weeks ago, after someone tried to assassinate two sheriff’s deputies in Compton, California, BLM protesters showed up and created a disturbance at the hospital where the deputies were taken. The BLM protesters yelled out “I hope they die,” and “you’re next” at the police officers guarding the hospital. 

It could be that Michelle Obama might not know about all this BLM violence if it is difficult to access the news from her 7000-square-foot mansion in Martha’s Vineyard.

Don’t forget your homework assignment:

Before voting in this year’s election, you need to watch one or both of the following movies:

High Noon

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance  

 

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

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Episode 44 – Advice To The Mostly Peaceful Protesters And Murderers

We all know that the Antifa / BLM protesters and murderers out there are mostly peaceful. That’s a given. The only question is how these rioters can keep their protesting and murdering — and their burning, looting, vandalizing, traffic-blocking, and all their other violent crimes mostly peaceful as well.

In this sarcasm-filled episode, I give advice to these mostly peaceful protesters and murderers on several situations they continually face, like where to commit their mostly peaceful crimes, whether to grant an Internet interview while on the lam, and what to do if confronted by police officers who want to arrest them.

We truly live in an upside-down world, where “silence is violence,” and a District Attorney is the rioters’ best friend. “No justice, no peace” means that some suspected injustice somewhere far away means that the mob might come to victimize you. The suburbs might be next.

Craziness reigns in Minneapolis, where the city council defunds the police, then a few weeks later, wonders why crime has gotten so bad. Go figure. 

Here is a link to some great pepper spray, available on Amazon. (Only buy this if it is legal in your area.)

Here is a link to a great self-defense item (actually it is called a “multi-tool hatchet”) sold on Amazon.

There is always the good old “neck-knife,” sold on Amazon here.

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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Anyone can follow Author Cal Wilson on Amazon at this link here, and that way you will be updated by Amazon whenever I have a new book sold on Amazon.

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Episode 43 – The Evil Of The Mob

What will you do when a violent mob comes for you, your business or loved ones? Recent mob attacks have taken place in departments stores, gas stations, outdoor restaurants, car dealerships, furniture stores, as well as the usual, police stations and courthouses. Police are ordered to “stand down” while innocent people get attacked, in public or even in their homes.

And no person or town is immune. If the mob has not attacked people in your town, it may be just a matter of time.

It will certainly help to know the ingredients that make a group of people so evil that they commit acts of violence against people they don’t even know.  In this episode I discuss the ingredients that have been found to be present when mobs turn violent. Knowing these elements might help you react to a mob attack.

Here, here and here are links to videos that help explain the psychology involved in mob violence. I don’t like the references to Christianity and Trump, but I believe these videos are still very educational. Here is a video of Steven Crowder discussing the issue of mobs with Dr. Jordan Peterson.

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Episode 42 – Surviving Protesters In The Road

Recently there has been a rash of protesters who storm into the street and threaten drivers, vandalize their cars and sometimes even pull drivers out and attack them. Sometimes drivers are even shot at as they try to leave. It seems like what happened to Reginald Denny in 1992 is what more and more of these protesters have in mind: pulling an unsuspecting driver out of their car and trying to beat them to death. The protesters are outraged if anyone gets away, especially if the driver nudges their way through the line of protesters. In this episode I share some thoughts on how to survive such an encounter.

Ethical Preparedness has a YouTube video on the same subject here, and it has some great advice.

Here is the Reginald Denny event in 1992. It is difficult, but you should watch it so that you know what could possibly happen to you if you are driving and the road is suddenly blocked by protesters.

Here are videos of some other unfortunate drivers who were recently shot by protesters in the road when the driver tried to get away: Danny Pruitt in Alamosa, Colorado, and an unnamed driver in his 60’s in Provo, Utah. The gunmen in both cases were charged with attempted murder but were let out after having to pay very low bail.

(By the way, Mr. Pruitt’s family has set up a Go Fund Me at this link here not only to pay his medical expenses but also to support his young daughter. I encourage you to donate.)

Here is the news story of another Provo driver who was shot while trying to get away from a mob of protesters in the street. Protesters in Provo seem very angry at anyone who wants to drive away.

Here are links to some survival items I suggest you consider buying:

Fire extinguisher small enough that it may fit in the glove compartment of your car

First aid kit for your car

Entry-level dash cam

Check out concealed carry insurance at USCCA, CCW Safe, and US Law Shield. There are other concealed carry insurance providers, so shop around.

Here is a link to some great pepper spray, available on Amazon. (Only buy this if it is legal in your area.)

Here is a link to a great self-defense item (actually it is called a “multi-tool hatchet”) sold on Amazon.

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 41 – Anarchy Ensues

The last several weeks have seen total anarchy in the streets of many big cities in the United States, following the death of an African-American, George Floyd, at the hands of his arresting police officers in Milwaukee May 25, 2020. In the weeks that followed, Floyd’s death has become a distant memory, replaced by restless 20-somethings bent on destroying statues and businesses, and threatening and attacking any innocent pedestrians or motorists nearby. God only knows where this will all end.

In this episode I discuss the stupidest idea I have ever seen adapted on a mass scale, that of eliminating police forces, and how it will endanger minority neighborhoods while the wealthy and well-connected remain protected by their own private security. In a way, this is already taking place in Milwaukee, where the city council has voted to eliminate the police for the rest of the city, but, citing death threats, has kept publicly-funded security forces for themselves. What if a regular citizen needs protection? Tough luck. Expect to see more and more of this. I guess some people are just more equal than others.

I also discuss some ideas on how to avoid dangerous mobs, and I suggest setting up some rules on when a motorist should be allowed to drive through an angry mob to protect his or her life. This is becoming more and more of an issue in America today, as angry mobs stream into streets and highways, block traffic, and attack cars and people. (For a history lesson on why this is important, check out this disturbing video of the innocent trucker, Reginald Denny, attacked by a mob blocking a street, during the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles in 1992.)

Here is the link of the armed mob in Lansing, Michigan, threatening motorists and telling them to leave, One can only hope that in a few days the police, who were nearby watching this, will issue felony arrest warrants for the felonious protesters.

Here is a news video of a protester in Alamosa, Colorado, who shot the driver of a truck who slowed down, then tried to drive very slowly though a crowd of protesters standing in the street. The driver is now on life support, and his family set up a Go Fund Me at this link here not only to pay his medical expenses but also to support his daughter. I encourage you to donate.

Here is a link to some great pepper spray, available on Amazon. (Only buy this if it is legal in your area.)

Here is a link to a great self-defense item (actually it is called a “multi-tool hatchet”) sold on Amazon.  

There is always the good old “neck-knife,” sold on Amazon here.

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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Anyone can follow Author Cal Wilson on Amazon at this link here, and that way you will be updated by Amazon whenever I have a new book sold on Amazon.

Please stay in touch with the Survival In Motion podcast, and with Author Cal Wilson, by subscribing with your e-mail address, and by subscribing to this podcast by RSS, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or the other audio service providers.  It would also be cool if you would leave a review for this podcast on iTunes or somewhere.