Some people think that everyone will come together during a crisis, In this episode we talk to Brian about how people really reacted during the recent West Virginia chemical spill. What he saw was what we all think will happen, people fighting, looting and forgetting about morals. This is also a great example about why we should be preparing and why we should look at as many different scenarios as we can, because we never know what will happen.

This weeks Survival Tip

In an article from Survival Cache they talk about using sunglasses to maintain a tactical edge. It is true that the eyes are the window to the soul and hiding behind a pair of sunglasses could hide the fact that we are nervous, scarred or being deceitful. You can read the full article here. 


The New Navigation Course

Navigation involves more than just being lost in the woods. You could find yourself in an urban setting needing to bug in, meaning you need to get from where you are to your home of bug out location.  Knowing how to navigate, especially in an urban setting without making yourself a target is a very important skill.

As a matter of fact, you could be in the process of bugging out and have to leave your vehicle because of riots, looters of some sort of road blockage and finding it necessary to travel on foot.

I guarantee by the end of this course you will know how to use a map and compass together. Even if you have never used a topographic map or a base plate compass this course will show you how to read a topographic map and all of the different markings.

Watch this video and head over and check out the deal we have for fans of Survivalist Prepper.

Be Prepared For Everything

Amazon CoverI also talked about my book that was just published to Amazon and has been very well received. You can find the book here. As I wrote in the description of the book it is not all about doomsday and as the title says we should be prepared to face anything. Here is part of that article…

Preparedness should be a mindset, not a fad. To become a seasoned prepper we need to start from ground zero and work our way up, and we need to do it in a way that doesn’t put us in the poor house. Preparing is also very personalized, there is no one way to build your food storage and no one way to build your bug out bag. All of our situations are different and we need to plan accordingly.”

Read the entire article here.

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Survival and being prepared should not only be a passion, it should be a lifestyle. The definition of a prepper is "An individual or group that prepares or makes preparations in advance of, or prior to, any change in normal circumstances, without substantial resources from outside sources" Like the Government, police etc. I don't believe that the end of the world will be the "end of the world" I believe it will be the end of the world as we know it now. You can also find me on Google Plus and Twitter

    5 replies to "SPP048 How Poeple Really React In a Crisis"

    • Rob

      Brian hit the nail right on the head. as a member of the US Navy and a member of the Navy disaster preparedness team member after one of the large hurricanes that took out one of our bases. I found out the base would require me to stay on base to protect and restore the base, but had no plans on feeding us. I started to prep just a little. but after my 5 years in Japan and saw what happened just on base after the Earthquake and Tsunami. my wife was a high school teacher for the military kids on base. between her bosses and the Base CO scaring everyone people were raiding the Base stores for just everything. for months to follow the rationing on everything from milk to gas. people freak out in 24 to 48 hours. my wife being the person she is we were taking in High school kids and friend to our house and preparing to get them back to the states with our own money. I learn really quick that with something big like that happens people freak out. we had snakes in the base gyms that people left, dog and cats everywhere, that people just left. after that I became a total prepper and my wife totally supports me in all my endeavors. just in the last few days we are looking for a new home, she was quick to point out a spot in the house to use for prep’s and to protect from every day break ins.

      • Dale

        WOW! Thanks for the great comment Rob! Just another example of how people will really act, and how little time we have. Thanks again for sharing your experience.


    • Ian Maley

      Great podcast Dale, Brian was a really good guest, excellent to here someone with a true story of events not cloudy or stifled through media intervention.To be honest when we had a simple fuel strike here in the UK I saw first hand people fighting on the forecourts on day 2, it’s ridiculous how people react. But honestly with society the way it is today it really doesn’t surprise me how quick people turn. I always thought the quoted 3 days was a bit too long.
      Great listening and very informative.

      • Dale

        Thanks Ian, I love these real life examples.

    • Mike the Gardener

      Great podcast! I just learning from people who are knowledgeable on these topics and can add great detail with real world examples.

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