xmlns:og='http://ogp.me/ns#' December 2016 ~ The Prepared Guy

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Prepper Talk Radio Episode 60, 11 23 16 Quality of life and balance in prepping.

One of the most difficult things that I have had to confront during 2016 is the balance in my life between being an intensely focused prepper and being what others may consider to be a 'normal' well adjusted human being.  I'd love to shout from the roof tops about the difficult times that are coming but I'm quite sure that wouldn't do much good.  So I've got to go about it in subtle ways.  I also have to 'fit in' and 'do my job' and 'live my life' so that the doom and gloom that I so often see doesn't affect my family life or work negatively.  But also be focused on watching for signs and analyzing the news and the current events so I can see what is coming our way as far off as possible.  I can't just close my eyes now and pretend that everything is as it should be.  So how is it that I can go day to day with a big smile on my face with the knowledge that the worlds financial system could collapse when I wake up next Monday morning.  I think that is something that each of us has to work out and make amends with regularly.

 


We also discussed how difficult it can be to balance your preps.  What I mean by that is not have too much of X when you only have so much of Y.  Too much of one thing and not nearly enough of another.  Those of us with limited budgets have to weight our purchases heavily.  Do we pay off debt, save cash, buy silver or store up more ammo?  My answer to you on these subjects is just to keep deliberating and make the decisions as you are able.  Don't decide too far in advance.  Your priorities may change as your knowledge and understanding of your particular situation changes.



I put a picture of a hover/balance board on here on purpose.  If you have had a chance to ride one of these things you know that it is a little difficult at first to gain your balance and control of the board.  But once you do you're off to the races, and it is a lot of fun.  I think that if you take this approach and attitude to your preps and life that not only will you find more enjoyment in trying to figure it all out but you'll realize that the struggle of all this can be fun.  You'll then try to do more difficult maneuvers with it and see how fast you can go without seriously hurting yourself.  The same goes with prepping.  Just go for it.  Jump in and you'll figure it out as you go.  


Prepper Talk Radio Episode 59, 11 16 16 Are you conflicted?

This show was a lot of fun for us.  Asking hard questions and trying to come up with the right answers is a great task that everyone should take time to do.  The game is called "Conflicted".  Each card asks a different situational questions about what you would do in a particular scenario.

I highly suggest that you pick up a deck and start asking yourselves difficult questions.  If you have already made the decision before the situation arises you'll be far better off.






www.conflictedthegame.com 

Prepper Talk Radio Episode 58, 11 9 16 Bugging out with the PrepperCon 4Runner Evader

The quintessential element of being a prepper.  It's the question that drives us.  Like a splinter in your mind.  To bug-out or not to bug-out.  That's the big questions.

Your answer is entirely and completely personal.  Regardless of your decision you'll need a capable vehicle to get around when it's dangerous to be outside of your stronghold.

The PrepperCon 4Runner Evader is not just a bug out machine but also a community response vehicle built for both the mountains as well as the urban environment, the concrete jungle.




Here's a list of our sponsors.

www.iconvehicledynamics.com  Stage 5+ suspension system.



www.lowrangeoffroad.com Suspension installation and various other components

www.rotopax.com - Roof rack mounted gas and water cans.

www.factor55.com - Winch rope rigging.

www.trailgear.com - Synthetic winch rope.

www.highaltitudecommunications.com - Communications , HAM radio.
www.coversandcamo.com


Here are a few videos featuring the 4Runner Evader.  More will be coming soon.







Prepper Talk Radio Episode 57, 11 02 16 The P's of Preparedness, It starts with planning

I was away this week for some training for my full time job, the one that pays the bills.  So Scott had the show all to himself.  He did a great job.  Very hard to do all by yourself.





Proper planning prevent poor performance.

If you fail to plan then your plan is to fail.




Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Prepper Talk Radio Episode 56, 10 26 16 Apps for Preppers

One thing that you'll catch me teaching about a lot is that we need to look to the past in order to prepare for the future.  I have to also admit that we should take advantage of technology that is available to us today.

Apps can be an excellent resource to preppers.





www.preppedapp.com



www.gigmi.com

LDS Gospel Library

Survival Guide

TNT First Aid

Prepper Talk Radio Episode 55 10 19 16 Skills I want my kids to learn.

Sorry to say that I have gotten quite far behind on posting our Prepper Talk Radio recordings.  When I get behind my motivation to catch up becomes low.  But I'm gonna get it done regardless.  In my blog posts I like to expound on our topics and cover the important stuff that we just didn't have time to talk about.  Since I have gotten so far behind it will be difficult to remember the additional things that I wanted to share with you.

This conversation with Alma Tuck of Vital Domes.com was one of my favorites.  His knowledge and perspective are inspiring to me!  I hope that you'll take the time to listen.    




Alma is the owner of Vital Domes who make 24' dome tents and greenhouses.  They are exceptionally strong and have a life of 7 to 10 years of full time use which is quite astounding to me.


The list of skills that I want my kids to learn is long.  The most important skills I want them to learn are ones that instill confidence and self worth.  Learning to fish is one of those skills.  Give a man a fish and feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.  And once that man knows how to fish he can then teach others to fish.  


The purpose of this site is to provide you with information about what I have learned, my experience, and what my motivations are as a Prepared Guy. I have always felt driven to be ready for any situation by something powerful deep inside me. Being prepared has always served me well. I feel compelled to help others do the same.
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