What Does Prepping Mean? (Transcript)

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Hi folks and welcome to the Survivalist podcast. My name is Brandon and so I’m

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going to be your host for this show. This is our first episode, very first.

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This is number one, I guess you could say, the first one. So I want to

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talk to you guys a little bit about the show. The show is going to be a little

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bit different than what it sounds like. So you know obviously I’m

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big into being prepared for stuff. I’m big into all that kind of stuff.

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But one of the things this show is going to be about, not only about being

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prepared, but also being prepared not just for the end of the

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world, the zombie apocalypse or an EMP, whatever people,

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whatever everybody thinks is coming, which is going to be the end of

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the world. This is an end of the world show, but one of the things the show is

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going to be about is not only being prepared, but being prepared not just for

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a natural disaster, but being prepared for other things. Having your finances

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in order, having your household in order, meaning what to

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have prepared in the case of a natural disaster, what finances

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you should have together, what you should be prepared for as far as

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politically down the road, what things are going on in the world that could

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affect you not only financially, stuff like that. And being prepared by the way

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folks, people say, “Oh you’re a prepper. You’re one of those guys

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that just have something downstairs and you have the food

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packed up and you have a bomb shot down the side.” That’s not what always being

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prepared is. A big part of being prepared folks is not only being prepared for a

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natural disaster, but being prepared for other things in life. Being financially

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prepared if you know you’re going to have a big event coming up, like

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if you have kids or a daughter or something that’s going to be getting married,

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like in a year or so it’s going to get married. Being prepared

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financially for what that burden that’s going to carry with you.

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Being prepared if your company is laying off in six months,

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being prepared. How should you prepare for that?

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God forbid you or your loved one should lose your job. How could you

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prepare for that? You could say you and your wife, say you or your wife loses

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their job. How are you going to be financially prepared for that?

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A big life changing thing. By the way folks, I want to point out one thing about being

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prepared is people say all the time, “Well if I get fired I’ll just collect

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unemployment.” You’re not always guaranteed by the way to collect

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unemployment if you are fired, just so you know that. They can fire you and if

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they give certain cause you will not be not be compensated with unemployment.

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But you know stuff like that, that’s part of being prepared. It’s not just, “Okay

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let me have a garden outside ready to rock and roll.” You know in case either

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the world comes to an end and I can’t get to a grocery store. That’s not what

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being prepared is. Is that part of it? Absolutely. But is it the main

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thing? No. I’ll give you a prime example. Being prepared could be,

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“Hey you and your buddies are going on a bike ride.” You’re going

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out going cycling or something. Being prepared, having a first aid

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kit, having water, a map, stuff like that. I can’t tell you how many times I get

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people that I run into all the time that they say to me, “Hey do you

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have a map where we’re hiking and we don’t have a map?”

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Okay well you’re a huge outdoorsman and you don’t pack a map in your backpack

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before you leave. Or some of the things too, but being prepared is

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something that is not just like I said end of the world stuff. But hey,

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being prepared, knowing first aid, knowing little things like how

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to treat a wound, how to treat a cut, how to take care of people that

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say are diabetic or something like that. Knowing, being prepared to

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handle a situation. If you have a family member that’s a diabetic,

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knowing, being prepared for how to handle them, but they have a sugar

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low or something like that. So being a survivalist doesn’t just mean

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you’re preparing for the end of the world. It means that you’re somebody

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who’s prepared for any situations that possibly could come a rise your

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way. You’re not going to be prepared for every situation, but you can

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be prepared for a lot of them. And that’s part of what this podcast is

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about. It’s about teaching people how to be prepared for things in their

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life that pertain to them. And it’s not just about the end of the world.

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It’s not just about any of that. It’s about being prepared for anything.

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Like I said, whether it be somebody being prepared for going to be

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losing your job, being prepared for a business. How to prepare for,

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“Hey, I’m starting a business. How can I prepare to start my business?

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What business can I prepare to start?” There’s a lot of things about

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survivalism isn’t just about being prepared for, like I said, for a

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natural disaster. It’s about being prepared for everything, being

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prepared for life, being prepared for the day your kid goes off the

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college, being prepared for buying a new automobile. We’ll talk about

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that. Knowing about how to prepare for your finances, retirement.

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That stuff, it’s all about being prepared, not so much about… It’s a

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combination of a lot of things. And just like with anything else, there’s

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your extremists, people that could survive off the grid for years and

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years and years. It’s just about that. It’s about preparing yourself to

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get out of debt, preparing yourself to cut your electric bill by doing

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a little cost saving things around your home. It’s about green energy.

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It’s about all this stuff. It encompasses a whole world. It’s something

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that I’ve been meaning to do. This podcast, by the way, is going to be,

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I don’t want to say a short hit podcast, but it’s going to be a show

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that we’ll probably do fairly regularly, maybe at least once or twice

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a week. Every podcast is going to be a quick hit podcast. What I call

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a quick hit podcast is I listen to my friend Jesse, his turning wheel

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podcast, maybe 20, 30 minutes. That’s enough that you can listen to in

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a short ride. It’s enough to really get you through, find out about a

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certain topic, learn a lot about it, and then go on your own to find

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the rest of it or to take it to the next level, all that kind of stuff.

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We’re going to have a lot of fun with that. I’m going to be setting up

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a Google voicemail shortly here. What we’ll do is if you have any

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questions about any of the topics we talk about, you can call in. Also,

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I’m going to put an email up on the website, too. I haven’t done that

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yet. Our website is survivalistpodcast.com. It’s still under

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construction yet. I’ve been working on it about two days now. I’ve got

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to get some time to sit down and chisel that out. That is actually

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something that’s on the horizon that I’m going to work on probably over

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the next weekend and stuff like that. Again, that’s something I’m

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working on as well. We’re going to talk about a lot of things, like I

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said, on the podcast every couple of days. We’re going to talk about

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real estate. We’re going to talk about financing. We’re going to talk

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about stock market. We’re going to talk about all the stuff that’s

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going to affect you and how you could be prepared for the effect it’s

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going to have on you. I know we’re also going to talk about a lot of

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things, too, folks. I’m a huge outdoorsman, those of you that know

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me that are listening. We’re going to talk about fishing. We’re going

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to talk about hunting. We’re going to probably talk a lot about bow

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hunting. I’m a big bow hunter. I’m a big fisherman. We’ll talk about a

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lot of things. We’ll talk about politics for once in a while. We’ll

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talk about current events. We’re going to get into a lot of different

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things on this show. The show is designed to all around learn about

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being prepared, but not just for natural disasters, being prepared for

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everything, like I’ve said four or five times already. We’re going to

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get into a lot of different things with this. That’s one of the reasons

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why it’s so cool to do a show. Now, a lot of you that are listening

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might know me from The Technology Geek, which is my other podcast I do,

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which is a tech show, which I’ve done for years now. I wanted to branch

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out and do something else. I love tech. We’ve got a huge listener base

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over there. I hope a lot of you guys that are listening came from over

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there because we have a fairly large listener base on that show. I wanted

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to start doing a different show and really branch out and start doing a

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different style of podcast and talking about things that are interested

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to me and maybe might be interested in or useful to you that you can use,

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skills that I may have, that you may have that we could share and enjoy.

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So a lot of that stuff, I want to talk a lot about that. We’re going to

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talk about … We’re going to get into all different kinds of stuff on

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this show. Like I said, we’re going to especially talk about being

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prepared. Like I said, it’s going to be about … And also too, folks,

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I want to get stuff together of people … I don’t want to say sponsors

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for the podcast because I hate to say … Because a lot of people,

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they say sponsors, “Oh, he needs to make money.” And it’s not always

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about that, but I would like to get sponsors that because we are having

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a podcast that can give you guys a better deal than most.

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A lot of times with these vendors, especially if you have a good podcast

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and a good solid listener base, they’ll give you listeners 20% off,

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which 20% doesn’t sound like much, but again, 20% here, 20% there,

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that’ll add up, especially in your savings. So we’re going to talk about

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a lot of that stuff in the show. And I’m really glad that too,

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it’s going to be one of those shows that you can … I hate to say it,

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what was the word they used at a Microsoft conference one time,

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they said to me, “Oh, breakfast videos.” So we’re going to do a lot

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of things. We’re going to talk about a lot of different stuff.

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We’ll get into things like building a homestead. We’re going to definitely

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talk about that. We’re going to talk about bug out locations.

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We’re going to talk about cabin in the woods. We’re going to talk about security.

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We’re going to talk about computer security too. A big part of that,

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identity theft and all that, that’s a big thing and you need to be

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prepared for that. Key word is being prepared. We’ll talk about a lot

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of different things. We’re going to talk about weapons. We’ll talk about bows,

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knives. We’ll talk about guns. We’ll talk about all this kind of stuff,

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all different stuff that encompasses it. I am actually working with two authors

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that have written two … I’m not going to say who they are yet,

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but have written two very good survival books. I’m going to get a couple of my

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military buddies to come on the show, talk about their experience in the

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military and what they learned. We’ve got a lot of different things going on.

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I’ve got a buddy of mine who is a jeweler who’s going to talk about the

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price of gold and all that kind of stuff, about silver, all different kinds of

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things we’re going to get on the show that could be handy to you,

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not only from a survivalist or a prepper standpoint, but just financially.

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We’ll talk about insurance. We’ll talk about homeowners. We’ll talk about your

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property tax. We’ll talk about what affects your property tax,

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what affects property values. Because folks, a lot of you don’t realize,

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one of the largest purchases in your life will be a home. Believe it or not,

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that’s where most people … I hate to say this, but when you die,

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that’s, believe it or not, what most people go after is, “Oh, he had a house.

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He’s had a lot of equity in it.” I really don’t know what equity is.

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It’s the value of the home. It’s what you have available to you cash-wise.

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That’s, fortunately, a sad truth that that’s one of the things.

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So a little bit of background on me. I grew up in the Pennsylvania mountains.

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Still live there, by the way. Big outdoorsman. Like I said, it’s been a lot.

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I’m a very, very die-hard bow hunter. Very large fisherman. I love to fish.

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Like I said, I do live in the mountains. I do have a cabin too, a little further

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east out in Pennsylvania. I don’t want to say where it is.

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So I’m very familiar, like I said, with buying real estate.

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I’m very familiar with managing homes. Very much a handyman, stuff like that.

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So I’ve got a lot of experience with that. I’ve got a lot of experience in finance.

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I’ve worked in finance industry a little bit when I first started my career.

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Then I worked in the computer industry, and I switched because …

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I just was one, because I like computers better, and two, because I felt it was

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something that I really … It was a field I was taking off, which the finance

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industry, especially over the last maybe since 2008, 2009, has become really, really tough.

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So I’ve been working, have my own company. We’re going to talk about that too, folks.

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We’re going to talk about starting a business. We’re going to talk about, not only are we

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going to have a finance, we’re going to talk about being self-maintenance,

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financially self-sustaining. That’s a big thing too, folks.

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People don’t realize that. You’re working at a job. Once you’re still …

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Yes, you’re getting a paycheck, but you are reliant on that company to provide your well-being.

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Well, what about if you had your own business, and you could be financially stable on your own,

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and don’t have to worry about somebody else being your boss, and being able to manage your money as

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a business and all that. We’ll get into all that stuff. But like I said, a little more background

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on me. My Twitter, which I’m on a lot, KB3YUA. I am a ham radio operator. We’ll talk about ham

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radio quite a bit, because that’s one of the very few ways you can actually communicate in a

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disaster is via ham radio. So we’re going to get into that. I’ve got a list about maybe 15,

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20 topics we’re going to talk about. I’m not an expert in every topic, folks. I’m just a guy doing

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a podcast that has a lot of background in this stuff from growing up, but in the woods and

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growing up with a certain skill set and learning a certain skill set in college and all that.

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But you may know, sometimes if you know more than me, feel free to send me a message to say,

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“Hey, you forgot to talk about this,” or, “You forgot to talk about that,” and all that. I’m

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more than open to it. So some other things we’re going to talk about, as well on the shows,

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we’re going to talk about all different kinds of natural medicines. We’ll get into all that

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kind of stuff. And I’ll tell you an interesting thing. Just the other day, I was talking to a

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friend of mine. He had a massive headache. And I said, “You know,” I said, “Why don’t you take

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two Tylenol and a strong cup of coffee, and you’ll get rid of that headache?” And he said to me,

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“Well, what would be the point?” I said, “Well, caffeine’s a natural painkiller.” And he looked

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at me like I was nuts. And I said, “You didn’t know that.” And I was surprised how many people

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didn’t know that. So we’ll get into all that. We’ll talk about stuff like bug-out bags. We’ll

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talk about everyday carry. Not just weapons, but bags and stuff like that. We’ll get into all that

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fun stuff as well. I want to get into, like I said, we’ll talk about a little bit of everything

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on the show for the most part. But we’re going to have a lot of fun with this and a lot of fun with

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the show. So by the way, folks, if you go to the website right now, I just gave you my Twitter,

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KB3YOA. If you go to my website and look at it, there’s not really, like I said, it’s

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survivalistpodcast.org. Excuse me, .org. Survivalistpodcast.com was actually taken,

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and the guy that had it, I wasn’t able to get it from, but we did it .org instead. The guy doesn’t

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have a podcast or anything. He just doesn’t want to give up the domain. Nothing wrong with that.

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But if you go to the site and take a look at the site and let me know what you think. If you have

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some ideas, suggestions, things you think we can do to the site, feel free to go ahead and send me

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a tweet until I get the email and the contact form and all that up and ready. And shoot me an email

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and just say, hey, or tweet and just say, hey, you should do this on the site. You should do that on

00:16:00.740 –> 00:16:05.220
the site. I really would like to hear everybody’s information. Also, two folks, the show is going to

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be up on iTunes soon. As soon as I get this first episode up, I’m going to go ahead and

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take the time to go ahead and at least I’ll get it on iTunes. I’ll get it up on Stitcher. I’ll get

00:16:19.380 –> 00:16:25.940
it up on all the sites where podcasts are available. So we’ll take care of all that

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over the next couple of weeks or so. That does take, unfortunately, once you submit that stuff,

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there’s not much you can do but just sit and wait. It’s just a waiting game, I guess you could say.

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So we’ll take care of all that as time permits here. So some other things we’re going to talk

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about as well on the show. Like I said, I do have some friends of mine that are going to come on

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eventually and do the show with me. But in time. It’s going to take time to really get the show

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revved up, get the site up and running, and get all that. But we are starting out with a good group,

00:17:00.180 –> 00:17:05.060
I guess, of listeners. I’ll talk about it on my other show and talk about my other show on this

00:17:05.060 –> 00:17:09.860
show too. So some other things I wanted to talk about too, I wanted to get into. When it comes to

00:17:09.860 –> 00:17:14.180
talking about being prepared and all that kind of stuff, some of the things I want to just bring up,

00:17:14.180 –> 00:17:19.700
just getting going. First of all, I think the first show we’re going to officially do,

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it’s probably going to be on go bags and stuff like that and all the differences between different

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kinds of bags you can have with you and all that. We’re going to go through all that. That’s going

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to be one of our shows that we’re going to do. Two, we’re also going to go ahead and get into

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the meat of things as far as having your home in order. We’re going to go through a lot of

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different things, first aid, treating injuries, we’ll go into all that stuff. A lot of stuff

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that I definitely do want to talk about. But the big thing is, folks, is one of the things

00:17:50.900 –> 00:17:55.620
I want to say is being prepared. What does that mean to you? I want you guys to think about that

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before our next show, which hopefully should be, it’s Thursday now, but I’m probably going to

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probably try to spin it off probably next week. But what does being prepared mean to you?

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That’s something you need to think about over the weekend. What does being prepared mean to you?

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And when you think about it, let me know. Let me know what you know. If you give me a topic,

00:18:18.820 –> 00:18:22.900
and as long as it’s a topic we can work with, we can definitely do a show about it. So I want you

00:18:22.900 –> 00:18:26.180
guys to think about that because being prepared means something different to everybody. Now, to

00:18:26.180 –> 00:18:32.100
me, it means being prepared in an all-around sense, but to some people it means other things.

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But it’s really important to be prepared. I was just thinking about it the other day.

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We’ll talk about being prepared. We can talk about just something as simple right now as generators.

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Do you have a generator? What kind of generator is it? Do you have gas for the generator? Is it

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solar powered? There are solar powered generators out there. What do you need the generator to run

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when you decide to make a decision of purchasing a generator? What size do you need to run your

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house? What are you going to need to run in the case of an emergency? All that stuff is stuff

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that you really need to think about. Especially when you’re talking about stuff like generators.

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I’m talking about backup versus small generators, whole house generators versus just running the

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essentials. Another thing you need to think about is if you don’t have a generator, how vital is it

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to your survival? When I say that, and I’m going to say it, here’s the reason. I have a mother that’s

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actually on dialysis at home. We have a generator set up for her because, God forbid, if there is a

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power outage, she still needs to be able to take her treatment. So we have that also. We have a

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generator set up for her so she can take her treatment if, God forbid, there’s a case of an

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outage. Now you may be saying, “Well, I’m not on dialysis. I have nothing to worry about.”

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Well, the next question is, are you a diabetic? Because if you are, you’re going to have to worry

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about your insulin storage, which obviously a lot of it requires, obviously, the refrigeration.

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You’re going to have to worry about situations where you may need to eat.

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And are you going to have, if power’s out, what are you going to eat? Now, maybe you don’t need a

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generator, but if you are a diabetic, and maybe you’re not insulin dependent, but if you’re a

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diabetic, you have to think about, “Okay, what food do I have around in the house in case there’s a

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power outage for a few days that I could eat to keep my sugar up?” And that’s something you need

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to think about. Now, people are thinking, “Well, I can just go out and get something to eat.”

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If you’re having a sugar low, you’re not going to be able to drive. Not if you’re having a really

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bad one anyway. So these are all things that people need to think about. The other thing you’re

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going to need to think about, I’m going to talk about being prepared. And these are just little

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things I’m throwing out there, by the way. These are just little things I’m throwing out there.

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Say you decide, “Oh, I’m going with a gas power generator.” How much gas do you have? Because

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there’s a big power outage, and only the pumps don’t work. The gas pumps don’t work. Eventually,

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they will, but they don’t work right away. So if you have a generator, how much gas do you have in

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it? Also, too, how much gas do you have in it and how much gas do you have in reserve? And the other

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thing is with it, is how often do you service it? Because a lot of people buy generators and they

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sit in their garage for a year or two, so they need them, and then they go to fire them up and

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they’ll work. So how often are you taking the time to service said equipment? That’s a big thing. And

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this is all stuff, folks, like I said, it sounds nuts, but it’s things that people don’t think

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about. It really is. And I’ll tell you another thing, too, as far as a generator goes, and these

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are just things I brought up with a friend of mine today, we were talking about, because we had

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a power outage here that lasted several hours. And I was talking to my buddy and he says to me, “Oh,

00:22:01.700 –> 00:22:08.820
well, he ran into a situation where he didn’t have any water because he had a well pump,

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and a well pump runs on electric, for those of you that don’t know. Now, if you have city water,

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not as much probably to worry about, but he didn’t have any water. I know, you know, not in the world,

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but you’d be surprised how much you need water.” And we were talking about that, he goes, “I’m

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going to have to get a generator in case we lose power again, so I can at least have water,

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because we didn’t have any water, hot water, and I said, “Well, I’ve had a boil water,” which that’s

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another thing. What kind of stove do you have? Do you have a gas power? Do you have electric stove?

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If you have electric stove, you don’t have any power, it’s not going to make a difference.

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And if you have a gas power stove and an electric start, hope you have a couple of

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matches in your lighter close by. So, you know, these are just things that, you know,

00:22:51.380 –> 00:22:57.060
we’re going to go over, we’re going to talk about, we’re going to discuss as part of the podcast,

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you know, a couple times a week. And, you know, like I said, it’s stuff that, you know,

00:23:02.180 –> 00:23:07.780
it doesn’t sound like much, but it actually does make a difference. You know, some of the

00:23:07.780 –> 00:23:13.220
essentials of building blocks of life, like water, you know, fire, to talk about, you know,

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you got to be able to think about what you’re going to do in a disaster. It doesn’t necessarily

00:23:16.740 –> 00:23:21.140
have to be a forever disaster. A disaster may have to be just a day or so or a couple hours, but,

00:23:21.140 –> 00:23:27.220
you know, sometimes little comforts can make a big deal. So some other things too, folks,

00:23:27.220 –> 00:23:31.140
we’re going to talk about, like I said, over the course, but like I said, I wanted to talk about

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just one thing in particular, just to kind of get the thing rolling, to get everything rolling. But,

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you know, when you’re thinking about electricity, think of everything in your house that runs on

00:23:40.180 –> 00:23:44.980
electric. Now, I know a lot of people are just going to say, a lot of people say to me all the

00:23:44.980 –> 00:23:49.620
time, well, if I don’t have electric, not a big deal, you know, I have my phone and, you know,

00:23:49.620 –> 00:23:55.300
that, well, yeah, that is, I guarantee your phone is running, but does it have, does it have battery?

00:23:55.300 –> 00:24:00.820
What if you have an outage for a while? How much battery are you going to have?

00:24:02.100 –> 00:24:05.300
You know, yeah, it’s battery powered, but, you know, if you’re going to have a long,

00:24:05.300 –> 00:24:08.420
prolonged outage, you may want to turn that phone off and conserve the battery unless you have a way

00:24:08.420 –> 00:24:12.900
to charge it. You know, I know myself, I have a, I have an iPhone, but I have one of those special

00:24:12.900 –> 00:24:19.540
cases that you stick, that you stick the phone in and you can charge it. So, you know, for me,

00:24:19.540 –> 00:24:24.100
that’s great because it gives me like two batteries a day. But again, you may not be able,

00:24:24.100 –> 00:24:27.620
you may not have that, you know, you may have, you know, if you’re going to turn, now the other thing

00:24:27.620 –> 00:24:32.660
is too, I see, I’ve heard this a couple times, people say all the time, well, you know, I’ve,

00:24:32.660 –> 00:24:37.220
you know, I’ve, I don’t know what to do, I can’t charge my phone. Well, do you have a car charger?

00:24:37.220 –> 00:24:41.140
You can go in the car, start the car, and let your phone charge my car for a little bit. I mean,

00:24:41.140 –> 00:24:46.180
is it a waste of gas? Kind of, but if you’re desperate for a phone, why not? You know,

00:24:46.180 –> 00:24:50.020
the other thing too, folks, you need to think about, which is an important thing to think about,

00:24:50.020 –> 00:24:54.980
you know, talking about charging your phone and stuff like that, not only are we talking about

00:24:54.980 –> 00:24:58.260
that, but think about other things you have to think about when it comes to charging stuff.

00:24:58.260 –> 00:25:03.700
Like I said, what in your house doesn’t run, what in your house doesn’t run at electric nowadays,

00:25:03.700 –> 00:25:08.100
everything, even your thermostat is electronic nowadays for your heat. So that’s something you

00:25:08.100 –> 00:25:12.420
got to think about too. What are you going to do for alternative heat source? You know, little

00:25:12.420 –> 00:25:16.420
things like this make a difference. Now I know you’re saying, well, it’s not a big deal for me,

00:25:16.420 –> 00:25:20.260
you know, we don’t, you know, we’re going to lose power that often, and if we do, we’ll lose,

00:25:20.260 –> 00:25:25.140
we’re going to lose it for a couple hours. Okay. Well, let’s picture you lose electric on a day

00:25:25.140 –> 00:25:31.540
where it’s in the negative numbers, you know, um, you know, knowing where, you know, knowing

00:25:31.540 –> 00:25:35.620
how you’re going to get some heat in that house is, you know, it’s something that could make your

00:25:35.620 –> 00:25:40.340
night a little bit easier. So I don’t know anything too, folks, you know, making sure you have,

00:25:40.340 –> 00:25:45.540
uh, you know, talking about electric, making sure you have some sort of form of light, obviously,

00:25:45.540 –> 00:25:49.860
when, uh, you know, during the day, it’s not so bad, but sunlight, but at the end of the night,

00:25:50.340 –> 00:25:55.940
when it’s dark, having some form of light around the house, especially with, you know,

00:25:55.940 –> 00:26:00.740
when you talk about walking around, obviously you don’t want to trip and fall. And, uh, obviously,

00:26:00.740 –> 00:26:05.140
you know, that, that’s an issue, uh, you know, and having a light to be able to see, you know,

00:26:05.140 –> 00:26:08.020
it’s different, you know, you have headlights in your car, but what about when you’re inside,

00:26:08.020 –> 00:26:13.220
obviously candles, you have to be careful with that too, risk of a fire and all that. But so

00:26:13.220 –> 00:26:18.020
there’s a lot of stuff to, to think about when you talk about survivalism and being prepared.

00:26:18.580 –> 00:26:23.700
It doesn’t just encompass, you know, end of the world stuff. It encompasses day-to-day things that

00:26:23.700 –> 00:26:29.220
can make your life just that much easier if there’s a problem. Uh, you know, they don’t joke. I always

00:26:29.220 –> 00:26:33.860
talk around people all the time when I say, well, being prepared, well, I’m prepared, really? You

00:26:33.860 –> 00:26:38.580
know, have you ever given your kid a toy and not have the batteries for it? We’ve all been there,

00:26:38.580 –> 00:26:43.860
folks. We’ve all been there. So it’s little things like that. And that’s another thing too,

00:26:43.860 –> 00:26:48.900
we’re going to go over folks is, is if you have children, uh, after little and all that, uh, having

00:26:48.900 –> 00:26:54.740
being prepared for, um, you know, being prepared not just for you, but for your children as well.

00:26:54.740 –> 00:27:01.460
Not talking about financially, you know, imagine there’s a power outage and say, uh, hey, you got

00:27:01.460 –> 00:27:05.620
two little kids, how are you gonna entertain them for a few hours? Now everything nowadays is, is on

00:27:05.620 –> 00:27:09.700
the, is the video games and on the computer, all that kind of stuff. And, uh, you know,

00:27:09.700 –> 00:27:13.300
all that kind of stuff. Well, you know, how are you going to entertain them? Just little, little

00:27:13.300 –> 00:27:18.580
things like that, you know, uh, just could just make things just that much simpler, you know,

00:27:18.580 –> 00:27:23.700
it really, really can. And, you know, it’s just having, you know, little things. We’re going to

00:27:23.700 –> 00:27:27.940
talk about stuff that you bring in your car with you too, on the show, little things that you bring

00:27:27.940 –> 00:27:36.820
in your car with you can be just make your life that much better. You have prime example. Okay.

00:27:36.820 –> 00:27:41.460
When I was, when I was younger, I’ll never forget this. When I was younger, uh, my grandparents came

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up for the weekend and obviously they were on medications. They were elderly and nothing wrong

00:27:46.340 –> 00:27:51.940
with that. Uh, people that are ugly can, you know, be prepared as well. And they were lying on their

00:27:51.940 –> 00:28:01.460
medication and they came up for three days and there was an issue and they were, and they could

00:28:01.460 –> 00:28:06.900
not get home. They had an issue and they just were not going to go home. And it came down to a situation

00:28:06.900 –> 00:28:13.300
where, um, you know, my dad had to run down to their home in Jersey, which is about two, two and

00:28:13.300 –> 00:28:18.020
a half hours from here and get their medications and bring it back up for them. So, because they

00:28:18.020 –> 00:28:21.460
were really in a situation where, you know, they were going to have to stay up for a few more days.

00:28:21.460 –> 00:28:26.980
They couldn’t get home and they needed their medications. And, you know, my dad ended up having

00:28:26.980 –> 00:28:32.340
to run down and get their medications. I remember another time, uh, where my, my dad actually was in

00:28:32.340 –> 00:28:36.100
New Jersey and my grandparents were stuck up here with us in the mountains and, uh, my dad

00:28:36.100 –> 00:28:39.860
didn’t remember having to actually mail overnight them their medications because they didn’t bring

00:28:39.860 –> 00:28:43.860
it up with them. So, uh, just little things like that. Like I know you’re saying, well, that’s not

00:28:43.860 –> 00:28:49.700
life or death. It actually is because some of the medications my grandmother was on, if she didn’t

00:28:49.700 –> 00:28:52.820
take them for a few days, could actually cause her to have a stroke or heart attack or something like

00:28:52.820 –> 00:28:58.180
that. So, you know, little things like just saying, you know, hey, maybe I’ll bring an extra week of

00:28:58.180 –> 00:29:01.700
medication with me. Even if you don’t use it, put it back in the bottle when you get back. But just

00:29:01.700 –> 00:29:05.540
like, you know, keeping or even this, you know, keeping a little medication, keeping maybe, you

00:29:05.540 –> 00:29:09.140
know, I know you’re not supposed to leave medication in the car, but you can’t leave it in the car. But

00:29:09.140 –> 00:29:12.900
I know it’s just pills that you usually can’t about and ask your pharmacist first, but

00:29:12.900 –> 00:29:16.580
normally you can. Uh, you know, just keeping something like that in your car, you know,

00:29:16.580 –> 00:29:20.900
make a world difference. I’ll tell you something I, I don’t, I, I think I see all the time is I see

00:29:20.900 –> 00:29:24.500
guys outside changing tires at night and they don’t have a flashlight in the car. I mean, yeah, you

00:29:24.500 –> 00:29:28.580
have a backlight on your phone or anything, but when you’re underneath that car, you know, do you

00:29:28.580 –> 00:29:33.460
really want to have your $600 iPhone underneath there with you? Okay. It’s just little stuff,

00:29:33.460 –> 00:29:37.620
having a flashlight in your car. Having, you know what surprises me? The biggest thing surprises me?

00:29:37.620 –> 00:29:42.020
Not having jumper cables. I cannot believe how many people don’t have jumper cables in their car.

00:29:42.020 –> 00:29:48.340
It, it just sounds to me. I just, I can’t, it’s, it’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. Nobody,

00:29:48.340 –> 00:29:50.740
people don’t have jumper cables in their car. I’ve never seen something like that before.

00:29:50.740 –> 00:29:54.580
Uh, another thing too, we’re talking about just little things having in your car.

00:29:54.580 –> 00:29:58.980
Uh, how about just having, you know, a quart of oil in your car? How many people, how many times

00:29:58.980 –> 00:30:02.820
have you had people that, oh, they have, especially when you have an older car. Newer cars, not so

00:30:02.820 –> 00:30:07.060
much because the car, it doesn’t leak oil that much, but, uh, when you have an older car that’s

00:30:07.060 –> 00:30:10.340
got a hundred thousand miles on it, you should have a quart of oil in your car because you’re

00:30:10.340 –> 00:30:14.180
never going to need that quart of oil. What if the motor starts making a noise while you’re on the go?

00:30:14.180 –> 00:30:18.340
You’re gonna wait till you get to the next gas station and you’re gonna pay a premium at that gas

00:30:18.340 –> 00:30:24.020
station for a quart of oil. Why not keep, why not keep it? Get, get the on sale oil that’s at Walmart,

00:30:24.020 –> 00:30:28.100
then you can get a whole case for 10 bucks and keep a bottle or two in each one of your vehicles.

00:30:28.100 –> 00:30:32.420
Just in case, you know, like people say, well, that’s not life or death. I could have gotten

00:30:32.420 –> 00:30:36.820
it at a gas station. Yeah, but why, why pay $6 a quart when you could have paid, you know,

00:30:36.820 –> 00:30:41.780
less than a dollar a quart? You know, part of being prepared is being, is having savings and

00:30:41.780 –> 00:30:46.260
you can’t save money if you’re constantly spending it on stuff that, you know, is overpriced.

00:30:46.260 –> 00:30:50.820
So a lot of things we’re going to talk about, like I said with the show, but just little things like

00:30:50.820 –> 00:30:55.700
that. Another thing too that, that I find interesting, and I couldn’t believe this,

00:30:55.700 –> 00:31:02.020
I saw somebody the other day that had a very, very expensive high-end sports car and they didn’t have

00:31:02.020 –> 00:31:07.700
a spare tire. Now, you want to buy a high-end sports car, that’s awesome, man. If you can afford

00:31:07.700 –> 00:31:13.460
it, do it, okay? If you can afford it and it’s financially able to, just do it. But I can’t

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believe that people wouldn’t even have a spare tire in the car. I mean, I’ve never seen something

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like that before. I was laughing about that. But just little things like, little things like that

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can make a world of difference. One thing we’re going to talk about too, we’re going to get into

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stuff you should keep in your car for, you know, for safety and all that kind of stuff. We’ll get

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into all that, but one of the things I really tell people all the time is, one of the things I don’t

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believe anybody has in their car is nobody keeps any extra clothes in their car and they don’t keep

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an extra blanket in their car. People say, “Well, I don’t, what do you need a blanket for? Not

00:31:43.220 –> 00:31:49.300
sleeping in my car.” Well, right, but what if you get stuck in your car one time, sitting in a,

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you know, especially, and I’m not sure what your situation is. Like, I’m up here in the mountain,

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so we get a lot of snow. So there are times where you sometimes may not be able to make it home,

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and you may have to hang out in your car until the snow plow goes by, okay? Now, there’s the

00:32:00.660 –> 00:32:05.140
other thing too, okay? When, you know, and just little things, especially by being in your car,

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and I don’t want to get into too much about it because we’re going to get into it in one of our

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shows, but you know, having a blanket in your car, having, how much gas do you have in your car?

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If you know it’s going to have a really bad snowstorm, do you fill up? You probably should

00:32:15.860 –> 00:32:18.020
have a full tank. What if you’re going to keep that car running and keep the heat on?

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So it’s little stuff like this that we’re going to talk about with this show that’s going to be,

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that’s going to really help you and really make your life much easier. And like I said,

00:32:29.620 –> 00:32:32.580
there are a lot of things we’re going to talk about. You know, like I said, we are going to get,

00:32:32.580 –> 00:32:37.140
I want to get some sponsors on the show to give out, not so much that we make money,

00:32:37.140 –> 00:32:40.180
you know, not, you know, I know there are, you know, like Audible and things like that,

00:32:40.180 –> 00:32:42.820
but that’s what I’m talking about. I’m talking about companies like Survival Straps.

00:32:42.820 –> 00:32:48.660
I’m talking about companies like Technical Wood Gas, guys like that, that, you know,

00:32:48.660 –> 00:32:52.100
that can actually, you know, give you guys a deal, not so much as I’m making money,

00:32:52.100 –> 00:32:56.340
but just so you guys can get a break on the stuff that I’m talking about. So, you know, again,

00:32:56.340 –> 00:33:00.020
saving money is putting money in your savings. Remember that. Every dollar you save is a dollar

00:33:00.020 –> 00:33:05.380
you can put in your savings. Okay. So that’s, you know, yeah. So if I could save you guys money,

00:33:05.380 –> 00:33:11.220
that’s part of this whole thing. So, all right. So I, again, you know, it’s, it’s going to be,

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it’s going to be a really great show. I promise you that. Again, my name is Brandon. Again, my

00:33:16.820 –> 00:33:22.580
Twitter is KB3YUA. It’s my call sign. And again, it’s the survivalistpodcast.com.

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And I want, like I said, that’s our website and you’re going to be able to get all our old

00:33:26.500 –> 00:33:31.380
episodes on here, including this one, when I get to post it a little later today. And like I said,

00:33:31.380 –> 00:33:35.700
so I want to thank everybody for listening and I want to take it to, also to you guys,

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normally I sign off today. I’ll see you next week on my other show, but I’m not exactly sure what

00:33:39.380 –> 00:33:43.060
our recording schedule is going to be like. Like I said, I do want to do more than one show a week

00:33:43.060 –> 00:33:47.220
because it’s a short show. But like I said, I haven’t decided to pose a schedule, but I can

00:33:47.220 –> 00:33:51.940
guarantee you there will be another podcast up early, at least next week. So I want to thank

00:33:51.940 –> 00:33:59.300
everybody for listening and well, we will see you next week. Thank you very much.