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Now displaying: September, 2017
Sep 25, 2017

In this episode, Daisy Luther drops back by. We discuss starting and stocking your prepper pantry, cutting the grocery bills, and being a food in the apocalypse.

Let's face it, building out and stocking a good pantry isn't sexy for most of us. It's meticulous work requiring a lot of thought and care -- especially for new preppers.  Stocking food and water doesn't go bang, isn't shiny, won't word off zombies, and isn't something we can brag to our friends about. (Well you could, but it's not advisable.)

And it can require a lot of planning ahead. You must know what your family will and won't' eat. There's no point in stocking and squirreling away food items if it's going to go uneaten. You may be thinking, "they can just eat it or go hungry" or you may be thinking, "if they're hungry enough they will eat it". But this creates unnecessary stress for everyone. Why bother?

But with a bit of thought, planning, observation, and smart buying you can put together a great pantry. Then it's just a matter of maintenance; that's the easy part.

There are many considerations, obviously. Fortunately, Daisy did most of the thinking for you and shares her great tips and strategies with you in this episode...

 

Building out a Propper Prepper Pantry Topics Discussed:

  • Where to begin
  • Why it's important
  • Leveraging a pantry for saving money and budgeting
  • What are good food items to store
  • How to store food with bugs and vermin in mind
  • Keeping everything organized
  • Staying on top of what you have so you don't waste or turn meal time preparation into a scavenger hunt
  • The place for freeze dried food

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Sep 18, 2017

We sit down with author Sara Hathaway; the creator of Day After Disaster and The Changing Earth series. She shares with us her writing story and thoughts on female preppers.

Female preppers tend to be greatly outnumbered by their male counter parts. Most informal reports put the percentages at 30% female and 70% male.

The disparity between sexes is also evident in prepper fiction. It is dominated by male characters -- often overly stylized super soldier types. And this get's boring after a while. So when something, anything, different comes along, we tend to take notice.

Author Sara Hathaway is herself a female prepper. And she's damn proud of it -- as she should be. So her crafting a series of prepper fiction books featuring a strong female character is no surprise.

But some women's reactions to Sara's works are rather surprising. Listen in to hear this and many other topics...

Author Sara Hathaway:

  • Who is she
  • How did she become a writer
  • What is Sara's go to rifle in the apocalypse
  • If she could only have one thing in a collapse, what would it be
  • What's the best $100 she's ever spent on preparedness

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Sep 11, 2017

In this episode, we're joined by author Glen Martin to discuss navigation skills for preppers and survivalists.

Navigation skills are an often overlooked skill. Partly this is due to the perception of it being a non-sexy skill. And this may also be due to the perceived difficulting in learning and practicing the skill.

But it turns out, it’s easier than you might think. And there are some fun tricks. This includes one where your dog tries to tell you which way is north in an exceptionally odd way.

~ Navigation Skills for Preppers Topics Discussed:

* His backstory
* Why Martin wrote <em>Prepper's Survival Navigation</em>
* The case for learning how to navigate overland
* Teaching kids about how to navigate overland
* Talent vs pure skill
* Simple exercises for learning and retaining the skill
* Why not simply use a GPS and forget about learning the skill
* Wilderness survival tips for in case you get lost

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Sep 4, 2017

We sit down with Daisy Luther from the Organic Prepper. She’s going to tell us how canning can make a huge impact in our lives.

Canning is a topic we've not given much love to, unfortunately. In fact, there's never been an ITRH episode dedicated to it. And this is a large oversight on our part. The skill of canning is important. It can play a large part in getting your pantry stocked, preserving the food you grow, and even saving you money.

The truth is this: It intimidated us a bit because you hear all sorts of warnings about things exploding and people dying from botulism. And it's not a sexy activity like shooting. So we consistently put off engaging in or talking about it.

But as it turns out, this isn't as hard or as dangerous as some might think. Daisy tells us all about it

~ Canning for Preppers Topics Discussed:

* Daisy's story
* The biggest obstacle people experience
* Why we should invest the time and energy
* Advantages of doing it yourself vs. buying canned goods at the store
* The typical cost to start
* Supplies list
* Kids and canned foods

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