This week we talk to Brad Lewis about his version of the Sling Bow. For anyone who isn’t sure what a sling bow is, it is basically a slingshot that shoots arrows. There are a few different versions of the sling bow’s available out there but what struck me was his attention to detail with his version. Have a look at the video he made showing the sling bow in action…[Read more…]
This week Lisa and I talk about getting out of the house and starting to work in the yard. While Lisa has been hard at work planning her garden and getting everything ready to go, I am a little behind the 8 ball so to speak. I have never taken more than just a passing interest in gardening over the years but this year I decided to build a greenhouse and learn more about what it takes to grow my own food and hopefully have a successful garden in a few months.
This week Lisa and I talk to Sharon Pannell who runs the website TheTrailierParkHomesteader.com Sharon has been in the Apoco-list Facebook group from the very beginning and we were glad to finally get her on and talk to her about her website.
The Trailer Park Homesteader is a website that has a little bit of everything for everyone. As we Talked to Sharon we began to realize that she has the same approach to prepping as we do, you can’t possibly be prepared for every disaster that might come your way, but it never hurts to try.[Read more…]
Today in the podcast we go over a little more about ham radio and the different frequencies there are. The frequencies can be confusing to some when they first get into ham radio so we tried to simplify it a bit…I hope we did anyway.
We also answered a few listener questions about mobile ham radio and the different levels of equipment. We go into what the 3 operator classes for ham radio are and why you would need them.
Morse code is something that I feel is going to be a useful tool in a post collapse world because you might not want the bad guys knowing your plans. There’s a link below to a website called Ham Whisperer that guides you though learning Morse code as well as a course that takes you through getting your ham radio license step by step.[Read more…]
In this episode we talked about Home Security & Fortifications. There are some things we can’t do now like fill our yards with clay mores and booby traps but we can get everything ready for when the SHTF. We kind of had fun in this episode because I couldn’t help but think of the movie home alone.
I have written a few posts in the past about security measures you can take in a post collapse situation like 10 Home Security Measures You Should Take Now and Off The Grid At Night – Going In Blind or even one about Cooking Smells And Post Collapse Dangers.[Read more…]
This week Lisa and I discuss Bugging out and living off the grid. I explained in the podcast how I was in the process of creating a course on bugging out and with all of the detail I plan on putting in there it basically goes from bugging out to living off the grid.
There are many areas to think about when you are preparing to bug out, most of them need to be done long before you actually bug out. You need the skills to live off the grid, you need to have a very well laid out plan for you and your family and you need more supplies along with what you carry in your bug out bag. [Read more…]
This week in the show we talk to Jake about the basics of ham radio. This could be a very useful tool in a SHTF or post collapse situation, without radio broadcasts ham radio might be the only way to get any information about what is going on around the world.
Getting started with ham radio is not as intimidating as it seem at first. With a little bit of learning and finding some ham clubs in your area you can become fairly proficient with ham radio in no time. The cost of ham radio is also not as much as I thought it would be. You can get started using your ham radio for as little as $50 for a basic set up.
There are a bunch of links here but you can also go to the Prepper Website like I mentioned in the podcast and find some more information about ham radio. Click Here.[Read more…]
If everything goes south we will have more to deal with than just feeding out family’s. We will need to deal with other people feeding their family’s, and the odds are those people haven’t taken the time to prepare.
People will become more volatile as time goes on and how someone reacts today will be far different in a post collapse situation. People will become desperate and do things that in an their everyday life would be unheard of.
In this episode I hand the reigns over to to Lisa as we talk about Gardening, Solider Flies and worms. Spring will be apon us soon so it’s almost time to get out and start working our gardens. We talked about some of the things you can do while its still too cold outside to actually garden.
Buying supplies and getting your compost ready can give you a head start on this summer and also save you some money by buying supplies before the prices skyrocket.[Read more…]
This week we talk to Bennett Johnson again about our current economic system and some of the similarity’s to the great depression. We also dissect an article written a while back by someone stating that our economy is not going to collapse.
Along with our current economy we disused how to make some money for prepping. Some options include eBay and Craigs list to starting you own home based business. You can find Bennett at Aretebiz.net He is offering his book six steps to business planning success free to listeners to the podcast.