Author Archives: brandon

Permaculture Basics

Today on the show we get to the nuts and bolt of permaculture. We talk about how to use chickens to fertilize your soil. We get into the details of using goldfish and goldfish water as fertilizer. We talk about seed starting and using parts of tree roots.

We get into different kind of trees and how and where to properly plant them. We get into starting a small garden and using cardboard as a base. Plus much more….

New Chicks

So as part of the new homestead, we have started raising farm animals to help with the homesteading process. We ordered 6 chicks from a local farm and they arrived nice and furry with no feathers. When you get chicks a few days old you want to make sure you give them chick starter feed which is a high protein based diet to help them get started. Make sure water is warm to room temperature and you have a good heat lamp and heat only the one side of the pen.

These little guys were dropped off yesterday by a friend and as you can see their not baby chicks there about three weeks old and have already started to get their feather. The key is when you have chicks that are of different age don’t put them in the same pen with the other chicks.

These guys can be outside during the day as long as it’s not cold and for the most part, don’t need any heat lamp. These guys at 3 weeks old are out of danger zone. The baby chicks that are only a few days old still need care there fragile at that age because they can’t keep themselves warm. Don’t be upset it’s possible you may loose one or two when your raising baby chicks.

So far everyone is good we will keep you up to date on the new livestock as we get it here at the homestead.

New Homestead

This week we talk about being back and our new homestead.

I want to first say thanks to everyone who listens to the show and supports the site. I want to first say the last few months have been overwhelming, to say the least. I took a break from the survivalist podcast about 6 months ago. My wife and I bought a foreclosed on a farm house with a decent parcel about 5 months ago. Little to say things have been crazy busy with doing most of the work myself and running a business there has been little to no time for anything besides family.

Now that my wife, daughter and I are settling into the house and starting to move ahead with the homestead nothing happens overnight as you all know. I am going to be moving ahead with the podcast and website as well. I want to thank everyone for your patience and thank you for coming back to listen.

25 Tips For Preparing To Save Money

25 Tips For Preparing To Save Money

Today on the show we go over cost saving tips to help you save money and prepare to put money away.

1.buy food smarter
2. cut back on cable
3. invite friends over instead of going out
4. go shopping don’t buy name brands
5. cut back on going out to eat
6. refill water bottels
7. quit smoking or make your own cigerates
8. timers on lights
9. go to library
10. cut back on subscription services
11. use energy efficient lighting
12. coupon when you can
13. stop buying lunch out and pack food for road trips
14. swap babysitting with neighbors or people you trust
15. try fix things yourself
16. start a garden
17. take public transit or car pool
18. bring coffee from home
19. cut back on cell phone bill
20. consolidate student loans
21. use generic razor (dollar shave club)
22. don’t speed
23. cut back on trash (composting)
24. take medications use the generic
25. manage heat and air situation

What To Do In A Crisis Situation

What To Do In A Crisis Situation

Today on the show we talk about what to do in a Crisis Situation. We go over some situations and what to do and how to save your life or someone else life using proper procedures. We get into Crisis Situation planning with your family. We get into the importance of CPR and the best way to call 911 and making sure to give them the right information. We get into first aid and much more

Join Me Today As I Discuss…

  • Crisis Situations
  • Crisis Planning
  • CPR
  • 911
  • Emergency Response
  • First Aid

And More…

Car Kit Everything A Car Should Have

Car Kit Everything A Car Should Have

Today on the show we get into what ever car should have and what you should keep in the car for emergencies and to make your life easier. We talk about maintaining your car several items to keep in the car to make sure you can get home in the case of an emergency. We get into your cars paperwork and car clubs.

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  • Car Maintenance
  • Easy Pass
  • Spare Tire & Fluids
  • Paperwork Every Car Should Have
  • Important Items To Keep In Your Car
  • Triple A or AAA

And More…

Mike from Tactical Wood Gas

Mike from Tactical Wood Gas

Mike is a Ham Radio operator and is experienced in using radios in the marines. Mike has great information on batteries and has great stories of field day and field operations using his ham radio. He likes PSK31 and other digital operation.

http://www.tacticalwoodgas.com

Going Home By A. American Book Review

Going Home By A. American Book Review

I want to first start out by saying I give this book 5 stars. This book was great it followed a character Morgan Carter’s 250 mile trip to his home after his car breaks down. But things are about to get much, much worse as Morgan finds the country’s power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored or if it ever will be. An avid survivalist, Morgan takes to the road with his prepper pack on his back.

The book gets right into it there was no real slow parts to the story. Starting the book goes into Morgan driving home and his car breaks down with in the first 10 pages you are into the story.

I liked how the book covers everything Morgan has in his pack and what he is using them for really giving people reading the book insight on what every prepper should have in his or her pack. They even give brand names and places where Morgan purchased items in some cases.

A American really touches on civilization and what people could be like without law and order as Morgan deals with the biggest threat to this life people. Morgan does make some friends along the way but runs into his share of problems with the breakdown of civilization.

One thing I do like about the book is that there is nothing really scifi about it. For the most part we don’t get into why the situation happened just Morgan is going to get home and his travel through the woods and small towns in Florida.

Overall I would say this is a great book for any prepper to read as it has great story but also some very good helpful information.

Investing In The Stock Market

Investing In The Stock Market

Today on the show we talking about be PREPARED financial for situations like retirement or college and using the stock market to do that. We get into what stocks are a good long term investment. We get into what to look for in a stock as an investment how to pick the right stock for you. We talk about stocks of companies vs commodity stocks. We dig into startups and buying there early stocks. We discuss penny stocks and how that works plus much more.

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  • Stock Market
  • Company Stock vs Commodity Stocks
  • Penny Stocks
  • What to look for in a stock
  • Startups
  • What stocks are a good long term investments

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Situation Awareness

Situation Awareness

Today on the show were going over situational awareness and situation awareness. We talk about ways to increase situation awareness. We get into things I do to keep myself aware of my surrounding and the impact it can have on an emergency situation and daily life. I give tips out to our female listeners and using tech to keep aware of your surroundings.

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  • situation awareness
  • increase situation awareness
  • keep aware of your surroundings
  • situational awareness
  • emergency situations

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