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 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.