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Mar 27, 2017

In this episode, we sit down with author Franklin Horton to discuss his book series The Borrowed World. It’s a story about an everyday non-super-ninja guy who finds himself far from home and surviving a terrorist attack and it's crippling effects. And the book wrestles with something many of us worry about: What if SHTF while I'm traveling?

What would you do if you were hundreds of miles from home and a terrorist attack crippled the nation? If you had to walk home, could you make the arduous trek on foot?

These questions often weigh on my mind when traveling. Thoughts of how to get home and what would happen to loved ones during that period run wild through my mind.

Your thoughts turn to where and how to procure improvised survival tools, obtaining firearms, and how crazy would people be along the way. There are a lot of variables. And most of the outcomes are harsh at best.

Fortunately, Horton shared the same thoughts and wrote a whole series of prepper fiction around this idea.

~ Topics from The Borrowed World Discussed:

* Who is author Franklin Horton
* How he got into writing
* How he got into prepping
* What he does in his day job and how it played a role in crafting the Borrowed World series
* How surviving a terrorist attack sets the state for the series
* How a love backpacking can inform a prepper's gear decisions
* What's the best $100 dollars he ever spent on prepp and the piece of gear he feels is most important
* How he wove practical survival information into the story without making it a technical manual
* The biggest takeaway he wants readers to get from these books
* What are his EDC essential items
* Which authors inspire Franklin Horton
* His prepper pet peeves
* His go to apocalypse rifle

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Mar 20, 2017

James Price is back with the real life-saving skills that may save your life today. We discuss skills you should start practicing today. They're probably not what you think.

Many of us in the survival and preparedness community focus on tactical skills. But are we ignoring other less sexy life-saving skills which could enhance our hard skills?

The answer: Probably yes. Most of us probably are ignoring these skills or letting them atrophy.

We've discussed some of these types of skills in the past. But, recently during training people for missions, he's noticed some skill gaps that are causing real problems in their tactical skills. These are things that could undermine your training and hard skills. And you may be surprised to hear what they are.

Topics around soft Life-saving skills we Discuss and Rant about:

* How soft life skills enhance hard tactical skills
* Defining "Hard Skills"
* Defining "Soft Skills"
* How social skills and team building plays into staying alive in an SHTF scenario
* How arguing becomes counterproductive to team building
* Calculating net gain
* The importances of understanding, practicing, and implementing effective communication skills
* How "Coms are life"
* The rule of threes in high-stress communications
* Weird lessons learned from paintball competitions between cops vs. firefighters
* What causes your brain to shut down in a life or death scenario
* Learning to fail well and learn from it
* What DVM HASF is and isn't
* What to never ask James about


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Mar 13, 2017

In this episode, we welcome back Justin Carrol. He’s going to share with us the reality of Vault 7 WikiLeak domestic spying info dump. And we answer the question: Is your smart home sending the CIA and NSA pictures of your pepper junk.

First of all, some argue we're living in the age of George Orwell's 1984. Others would claim we are fast approaching Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. We posit the present and future seems like it will be more like This Perfect Day by Ira Levin.

The reality is domestic spying is here, regardless of what it looks like exactly. And it is being conducted by corporations and government agencies alike, as it turns out.

But, most noteworthy, there are measures you can take to protect yourself. And we discuss all of this in this episode:

Vault 7 WikiLeaks and Domestic Spying Topics Discussed:

  • First, what is the Vault 7 WikiLeaks dump
  • The difference between how Chelsea Manning leaked information and how Edward Snowden leaked information
  • What will other spy agencies do with the WikiLeaks release
  • Is the Vault 7 WikiLeaks release a severe security risk for our country
  • Why does Vault 7 and other leaks matter
  • The real-world limitations of intelligence gather, processing, and domestic spying
  • The real hacking capabilities of the CIA and the implications on your privacy
  • Using out of band communication techniques to protect your confidentiality and tinfoil hat
  • The Utah Data Center status
  • How vulnerable the average person is
  • Basic steps preppers can take to secure their computers and communications
  • Are our smart homes sending the CIA and NSA pictures of our prepper junk
  • Is Google spying on you
  • The DDOS threat from smart home devices
  • The future of domestic spying
  • Why your metadata matters more than you think

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