Top 10 Prepper Fiction Books You Must Read How do you get your daily injections of prepper conspiracy, doomsday juice or end of times inspiration? There are many ways you can come to fountain. Revelations itself is always a great way to understand that we are not necessarily a permanent thing on this planet. Or …
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Imagine someone gave you a tool that would greatly help you in your preparedness. All you need to do is learn how to work it. If you took a few minutes of your time to understand it and work with it, it would pay off significantly! Would you take that time? Would you figure it out? Well, you do have a very powerful tool! And you are more than likely not taking advantage of this prepper tool! Let me explain.
I’m going to start off talking about my pre-prepper days. I’m in education. When I transitioned from the classroom to the Instructional Specialist position, I put in a lot of hours and time trying to prove to my administrators that I had what it took to become a leader. After long hours, I started to… the only way that I can explain it is, I felt “thin,” like I was being stretched.
I was putting a lot out, but I wasn’t putting anything in. Because I have done a lot of leadership development, outside of the education setting, I knew this wasn’t a good place and that I needed to start putting new ideas and fresh insights into my mind.
Because I like technology, I started looking into using RSS readers and podcasts to start reading articles and listening to shows that were providing new and fresh ideas in education, technology, and leadership.
Benefits of Purposeful Growth
Something happened! I started feeling energized. At work, I started seeing things with fresh perspectives, trying new things out and providing good ideas to others. I saw the benefit of purposefully planning my personal development. You can’t stay stagnant. You need to always grow yourself!
When I started in preparedness, I implemented the same approach. I started reading, listening and watching prepper related articles, podcast and Youtube channels. It wasn’t long before I realized that there was a need for one central location that could link to all the great preparedness content out there. That’s when Prepper Website was born!
I still read, listen and watch prepper related articles, podcasts and Youtube channels! But I also read, listen and watch articles, podcasts and Youtube channels that are not prepper related. I also listen to audiobooks. In fact, all of this is my primary means of entertainment, as well as learning. I could probably get rid of the TV if it weren’t for the stupid Hallmark channel. Don’t tell my wife I said that!
The point is that you need to be purposeful about your growth, preparedness, and other areas too! You already visit Prepper Website and navigate the internet. More than likely you are watching Youtube videos too. But the tool that you are most likely not utilizing is podcasts!
A Prepper Tool for Everyone
If you drive to work, workout, run, walk the dog or just have the radio on in the house during the day, you can listen to podcasts.
Technology has increased so much that it is so easy to bring up a podcast on your phone and listen to it. In fact, you can set it to where it downloads automatically, and it just appears. You can listen to it and then delete it from your phone to save space!
If you are going to start listening to podcasts, you’ll need an APP. There are many good APPS out there for Android phones. I use Pocket Cast. It cost $3.99, but it is worth it! Before Pocket Cast, I used Beyond Pod. Stitcher also has a good APP that you can download for free. iPhone and Ipad users have iTunes that will download podcasts.
Most of these APPS have a search function that you can just type in the name of a podcast or just a topic. If a podcast you’re looking for doesn’t show up, you’ll have to get the RSS feed, usually displayed on the podcast’s website, to add to your podcast APP. But it is very simple!
If you are looking for podcasts to follow, I listed the podcasts that I have in my APP, along with some other notable podcasts here.
Get That APP!
Check out this video on the Pocket Cast APP.
Here are some other links to videos that show you other podcast APPS
If you have time where you can put in some earphones or listen in your vehicle, you have the opportunity to add some real beneficial ideas and information to your mind. Remember, there are podcasts on every topic imaginable! There is something for you.
Do you already listen to podcasts? Please share some of your favorite prepper and non-prepper podcasts in the comments below.
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This blog is over 7 years old. It contains a wealth of information — more than 1600 articles. There are over 100 podcasts you can access via iTunes and my Survival Mom book is just perfect for any individual or family wanting to be better prepared.
But, earlier this year, I realized that I can do more. The missing piece here on Survival Mom blog and, actually, in the entire prepper and survival niche is a CONNECTION. If you’re like me, you probably have read hundreds of articles, dozens of books, you’ve been prepping here and there, but you constantly feel like your way is aimless and you aren’t really prepared.
The reason for that? Lack of personal connection with other preppers and zero accountability. If you procrastinate filling those water bottles, buying canned food, taking a first aid class — well, nothing has happened thus far, so maybe your luck will hold out a while longer. In the meantime, you still feel a nagging doubt that you would be ready for anything really bad.
As I thought about this, and having been in the same boat, I realized that a live connection that offers the chance for everyday preppers to chat with experts in a live, small group class was part of the answer. I remembered my years as a teacher and how important it was to my students to have an organized course of study, regular assignments, the ability to ask questions, and some accountability when they got lazy or distracted!
You, as a prepper, aren’t very different!
Preppers University offers 2 multiw-week classes that do all of the above. During these Prepping Intensives, you get:
- Access to world class survival and prepper experts like Ferando Aguirre (FerFAL), Selco, foraging expert Merriwether, rural living and homesteading expert Patrice Lewis, EMP expert Dr. Arthur T. Bradley, prepper author Jim Cobb, and dozens more.
- In live classes you can chat with these experts and get all your questions answered.
- A treasure trove of articles related to the Prepping Intensive curriculum. See the PI curriculum here and the Advanced PI curriculum here.
- Exclusive podcasts you can listen to 24/7.
- A Student Resource Center with hundreds of free ebook downloads, recorded webinars from previous PI sessions, a Book of the Month Club, an exclusive forum and lots more.
- Weekly challenges and To Do lists.
- DIY projects in our Advanced PI class.
- A new group of prepping friends you can get to know and network with.
- …and so much more.
You can access the PI materials no matter where you are, at any time of the day. This is really the very best I can do for you. It goes so far beyond just a book, a podcast, an article, or even a webinar — this is an entire package that will move you forward in your prepping, miles beyond wherever you are now.
Here’s my Black Friday deal
I’m jumping on the bandwagon this weekend with just about everyone else. Through Monday, November 28, I’ve decreased the price of an Intensive to $119 and adding a very nice, complimentary bundle of goodies. The $119 price tag includes:
- Your choice of Intensive classes, either the 8 week foundational Prepping Intensive or the 6 week Advanced Prepping Intensive
- Our 2-hour course, “How to Survive Civil Unrest” — very timely.
- The 190+ page e-textbook that provides a wealth of information related to civil unrest in our current political climate.
- Membership to our Student Resource Center
- My very newest ebook, One Second After the Lights Go Out: How to Survive in a Post-EMP World
- An ebook copy of my book, Emergency Evacuations: Get Out Fast When It Matters Most
- A brand new ebook by author Daisy Luther, Have Yourself a Thrifty Little Christmas
- Also by Daisy, a recipe book, Recipes From the Pantry Primer
All this will keep you on your toes during the New Year as your continue to prep. Our political leadership in Washington may have changed, but in no way are we in the clear where economic catastrophes, in particular, are concerned, and the next few years are certain to be tumultuous.
Join me, Daisy Luther, and dozens of our guest instructors at Preppers University and enjoy this bundle of top-notch resources.
This offer ends Monday, November 28. Prepping Intensives begin on January 8, 2017.
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Meet Mallory, Learn From A Teen!
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If you are looking to stay young mentally science is suggesting you must challenge your brain to learn new things. Like anything else if we put it on a shelf and don’t challenge our mind it gets weak. If you are on this webpage chances are you are looking to learn some new things yourself. I can respect that. This is why I have an exceptional guest on with us to talk about learning and challenges that come along with it.
No better person to learn about learning than from someone who is in the hurricane of education. On this broadcast we have Mallory Wanner on the show. Mallory plays the piano, trumpet and is involved in drumline. She is a superstar middle school student who is achieving at the highest level. YES! I said we are going to have a middle school student on the show. Why you ask? Simple. When is the last time you were tasked with learning so many difference things from so many different personalities all the while dealing with the towering outside forces of being a teenager? If you think you can only learn from someone with a PHD than you are very wrong.
There is some spirited conversation with Mallory about what it is to be a teen in America today, what it takes to make it through school this day and age as well as what it takes to be a successful learner. These are not topics like radical Islam and it may not be TRUMP vs Cruz vs Hillary talk but fortunately for us all there is more to the world than murderers and criminals and tonight we have an angel on the show to tell us about what life is like in this great nation today. Don’t miss this episode of I AM Liberty.
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Surviving in the woods is something that you may, at some point, need to know about. Even if we never experience a local or global natural disaster that would force you into the woods in order to survive, there are always other times when you may need it.
For instance, if you’re camping and lose your way or if your car breaks down in the woods and you are miles away from civilization, you’ll need to know how to survive for a day or two.
Survivopedia has teamed up with the guys from Survival Know How to bring you a series of videos about 5 crucial hacks for your wilderness survival. We will teach you how to build a snare to catch small game, how to make a simple water filter, how to create fire using a mirror, how to make a tarp shelter and how to make a 2-liter bottle fish trap.
Each of these survival hacks requires very little in the way of materials and most of them, you’ll have in your bug-out bag or your vehicle bag anyway. If not, they’d be good to add.
1. Catch Live Game with a Wood Cage Trap
This is a pretty cool way to create a basic snare to catch small game. In the video below, Malcolm uses bamboo and a few feet of string but you could use any kind of sticks that you can find. It’s important that the sticks be relatively small in diameter. This is because the snare is going to be built by stacking the sticks atop each other in a manner that will leave gaps as large as the stick. If you use sticks that are too big around, your prey will be able to escape through these gaps.
You’ll be using the strings as the frame for the snare and will build the walls in such a way that when the snare is complete, it will be held together by the tension on the string. It’s extremely simple to put together.
Next you’ll learn how to make the stick that holds the trap up, which is actually quite clever. Finally, he’ll show you how to set the bushcraft trap so that it will snare a small animal. It’s easy and it seems as it would be effective. Check out the video!
Watch this video on Survival Know How.
2. How to Make a Simple Water Filter
There’s nothing more critical to survival than water. Our bodies are made mostly of it and your brain and organs are quickly affected if you don’t have enough. As a matter of fact, you can only go about 24 hours without water before your body and your brain stops functioning optimally. It won’t be long after that you die.
The how-to video below shows you how to make a simple water filter using a scrap of cloth and two empty containers. It works on the wicking method and the water will still need to be boiled or sanitized, but it will be free of debris and dirt.
Watch this video on Survival Know How.
3. How to Create Fire from a Mirror
Next to lack of water or food, exposure to the elements is the next biggest danger to you if you’re stuck in the woods. You need to know how to build a fire for a couple of reasons. First, many places get incredibly cold once the sun sets, and may even be dangerously cold during the day. You’ll need to build a fire to keep warm and to cook your food.
Another reason that you may want to build a fire is so that rescuers can find you. One of the first things that search parties look for is smoke, especially if they’re searching from the sky. Of course, if you’re trying to hide, you’ll want to build a smaller fire in the cover of trees of in a cave in order to hide the smoke.
Regardless, you’ll still need to stay warm and cook the meat that you caught in the snare, so watch this video to see how to start a fire using a vanity mirror. We’ve always said to include a mirror in your kits, so you won’t have anything more to add; you’ll already have what you need. Well, that and sunshine. Check it out – you may be surprised by how well this works!
Watch this video on Survival Know How.
4. How to Make a Tarp Shelter
You’ve got food, you’ve got water, you’ve got fire, and now you need shelter. Those are the basics that will keep you alive if you’re stuck in the woods trying to survive. Since we always recommend carrying a tarp or plastic garbage bags and 550 cord with you in your bug-out and vehicle bags, you won’t need much more other than a little bit of elbow grease.
The video below goes into detail about where you should build your shelter and offers some advice about where NOT to build it. He also talks about the prepping steps that you should take prior to putting your shelter up then tells you how to make it warmer and more comfortable. Check it out – you’ll love the simplicity of it.
Watch this video on Survival Know How.
5. How to Make a 2 Liter Bottle Fish Trap
Just in case your snare doesn’t work, you may want to have a back-up plan. Fish is pretty tasty and it’s also extremely good for you. It has a ton of protein and healthy fat that will help you to survive no matter what your circumstances are.
For this project, you’re going to need a 2-liter bottle, some string and a knife. Though the video shows a 2-liter bottle, you could use a smaller water bottle or even a larger jug. You’ll be catching minnows, which you can eat or use as bait to catch other fish. This is actually a pretty cool trick that you may want to use if you’re a fisherman in order to catch fresh bait throughout the day as you float along.
The concept is the same as commercial crab traps and is a pretty slick hack.
Watch this video on Survival Know How.
All five of these hacks are easy to do and don’t require any other materials than you should have in your bug-out kit or vehicle bag. Not only are they great for survival, they’re even good if you’re just out camping and having fun.
We’d love to hear what you think if the videos so let’s hear your opinion in the comments section below. Also, if you have any other cool hacks, feel free to share those, too!