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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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 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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Episode 30 – Blazing Saddles And Prepping

Have you ever wondered whether there are any prepping issues presented in the 1974 Mel Brooks’ movie Blazing Saddles?  Of course you have!  There is a lot more to that movie than cowboys sitting around the campfire, eating beans and having gas!

In this episode I discuss the prepping issues that came up — even unknowingly — in Blazing Saddles. Enjoy!

Some movies or publications discussed in this episode include:

Bean-O and Gas-X gas prevention pills. Those cowboys at the campfire sure could have used this!

Blazing Saddles Blu-Ray DVD. In an age of political correctness, this movie may soon be banned. So buy it while you still can!

Other things discussed:

Oxygen absorbers to lengthen the shelf-life of your stored dried into beans and rice.

Imodium AD pills

Fiber pills

Pepcid acid-controlling pills

Gatorade powder

Sqwincher powder

My Name Is Bill W DVD

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book

Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions book

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

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Episode 27 – Dystopian Author Boyd Craven

Boyd Craven is a very talented author, and has written over 30 fictional books about people trying to survive either hard times or the end of the world as we know it.

Boyd’s latest book is Darkest Days: Still Surviving and is available on Amazon here. In this podcast, we also discussed another of his books, One Man’s Opus: A Survival And Preparedness Story, which be found here. Boyd’s late dog Beast is prominently discussed in that book.

Boyd’s website is Boydcraven.com, and his Amazon Author profile is here.

 

Craven had an experience with an online scammer, who tried to get some money out of Boyd, and Boyd put the scammer through the Twilight Zone. There is probably a Gofundme collection set up somewhere to pay for the therapy bills needed by this unfortunate scammer, whose only misdeed was to try and scam Boyd out of a few bucks. Part of the hilarious exchange can be found here.

 

 

 

 

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Episode 26 – Cache Tube Prepping

Behold the humble cache tube — something that you fill up with important stuff and bury somewhere, hoping that someday you can dig it up and use the contents to survive. If the world comes to an end, you will be glad you have a few of these around.

In this episode I discuss how to put one together and what you might want to put inside it before burying it.

A lot of this information can be found in the Containers chapter of my book Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping, or in chapter 18 of my book Dirt Cheap Valuable Survival Retreat.

I recommend the material ABS to put together a cache tube. I recently paid almost $55 at my local Lowe’s for the parts for this cache tube. Here is what I bought:

A 2-foot long, 4-inch diameter ABS tube (but you can make a cache tube 8 feet or longer if you want);

All-purpose cement (really glue in a can that can be used for PVC or ABS tubes);

A 4-inch diameter ABS cap;

A 4-inch diameter ABS female adaptor;

A 4-inch diameter ABS plug (to screw into the threaded end of the female adaptor);

Common plumber’s tape;

Any size nuts, 100 or more, that you can throw around in your yard or flower bed or wherever you bury this thing. That way, any smartalec who shows up with a metal detector, trying to find anything you might have buried, will spend a lot of time digging up nuts, then get frustrated and leave in a huff.  I would recommend against using longer mechanical screws, wood screws, or nails for this.

A cache tube is not just for burying. You can put one of these into a car fender, a tree, a piece of furniture, under the floor or inside the wall of your house (but watch the 1950 Jimmy Durante movie, A Christmas Wish, as a cautionary tale about hiding anything inside your house wall).

Here are some possible contents to put inside your cache tube before you bury it:

Freezer baggies (pint size)

Berkey Sport Filtered Water Bottle

Travel Bidet

Bandaids

Gerber Multi-tool

Junk silver coins (for this I have been a satisfied customer of at JM Bullion)

Disassembled guns and ammo

Wells Lamont Work Gloves

Extra Clothes

Menstrual Cup (tampon replacement)

Flashlight (Dorcy, weatherproof)

Eneloop AA Batteries

Goal Zero solar battery charger

Battery Tester

Medication (your prescription meds + OTC meds like Benadryl, aspirin and Immodium AD)

Anti-skin-fungus lotion

An extra set of your glasses in a hard case

Electrolyte drink mix

Camping Blanket

Mountain House food pouches

Long spork

550 Paracord

Rain Poncho

 

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Episode 25 – Unusual Preps With Author Ron Foster

I had a wide-ranging conversation on unusual preps with prepper author Ron Foster.  Foster has published 62 prepping books (!), including his latest, Old Farts Survival Guide. This is a great book on prepping skills, and despite the $25 pricetag, it is well worth it and should be included in every serious prepper’s library. This book is also something you could leave on your living room coffee table, and because of the number of photos and diagrams in it, many of your family members will thumb through the book and quickly learn some prepping skills.

Here are the links to other topics we discussed:

Special Event coming up:

Come As You Are Apocalypse

3 days of camping, fishing and BBQ

Spectre Island, Alabama

Weekend of April 5 – 7, 2019

(See also the Written Apocalypse Facebook group)

Register for this event at the link here.

 

Some other books by author Ron Foster: Smoking SkilletPrepper’s Road March, The Longest Walk, The Solitary Man’s Refuge, ARk Storm, Bug Out Boat Survival

 

News Report on The Near-Miss CME That Occurred in 2012

A.R. Shaw’s books, some of which concern the Maunder Minimum

Books By Mark Goodwin

The Forgotten Man, A New History of the Great Depression, by Amity Shlaes. This book makes the case that FDR’s New Deal actually prolonged the Great Depression

 

My books:

EMP: The End Of The Grid As We Know It

Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping, and

Dirt Cheap Valuable Survival Retreat

 

Woven Paracord Men’s Belt Sold On Amazon

Rain Poncho on Amazon. I bought one of these and I love it.

 

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Episode 24 – A. American And Off-Grid Power

What will you do when the power grid goes down? It might be time to prepare to go off-grid, or just stay on grid and reduce your electricity bill.

Author Angery American, who spent 20 years as an industrial electrician before becoming an author, joins us and describes some tips and tricks to installing an off-grid power system, or economically staying on the electrical grid.

Follow this link here to see all of the books Angery American has written, and follow him on Amazon, so that you can be alerted when he has new releases.

A lot of what we discuss in this podcast can be found in chapter 23 of my book, Dirt Cheap Valuable Survival Retreat. In that book I have a TON of references to off-grid power suppliers and sources of education.

Here are some links to other things discussed in this episode:

The Donna Reed Show. This television show was my idea. Refer to Survival In Motion’s Christmas 2018 podcast

Honda 2kw Portable Generator. These things are great and usually go for around $1,000. Start it like a lawn mower.

Honda 3kw Generator. These things are also great, a little more powerful than the portable 2kw Honda generators, and they come with their own internal battery, so they can start like a car.

Wheel Kit For The Honda 3kw Generator. The 3kw generator weighs 150 pounds, so this wheel kit will make it more portable

Canadian Solar

The Inverter Store

The Solar Biz. This is my favorite supplier and educator. They will make sure you know what you are doing to go off-grid

Backwoods Solar. This is a great supplier and they will help educate you. Lots of articles and personal help.

Real Goods. A good supplier and educator

Amazon sells an impressive 24-volt battery bank at this link here. It might be a good place to start looking.

Scott Hunt (“Engineer 775”)’s website and consulting business is here

Scott Hunt (“Engineer 775”)’s YouTube channel is here. Extremely educational

Scott Hunt’s book (The Practical Prepper’s Complete Guide To Disaster Preparedness) is here. This book should be included in every prepper’s library.

Charlie’s Requiem Retribution (Book 4) by Walt Browning

An Old Fart’s Survival Guide, by Ron Foster

Beano Anti-Flatulence Pills. “Take Beano Before And There’ll Be No Gas.” It just seems appropriate to refer to these pills when also referring to a book written for Old Farts.

 

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Episode 23 – It’s A Wonderful Prepping Life

I know this might be hard to believe, but I was working on an episode of the Survival In Motion podcast when I got struck by lightning, and I was sent back in time into a Christmas movie from 1946. I accidentally sent George Bailey running off the wrong way on the bridge and hilarity ensued. Will I be able to undo all the damage before SHTF?

I eventually convey the important prepper lesson that if you ever go back in time, you need to clean up your mess, so that you don’t mess things up in the present.  For example, if you go back in time and make some changes that aren’t corrected, your parents might never meet and you will not be born, or a few Republicans in 2016 will stay home and someone else will be elected president.

Of course, there is no rule against traveling back in time and gathering some collectible coins and rare dollar bills, then returning to 2018 and selling them all on Ebay.

Join the fun in this episode, and Merry Christmas!

Oh, and the “Alrighty then!” joke is a reference to the movie Ace Ventura, Pet Detective.

Instead of being sent into this movie by a strike of lightning, it might be better to just watch it on DVD:

It’s A Wonderful Life

 

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