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Now displaying: October, 2017
Oct 30, 2017

In this episode, Joshua Sheats of Radical Personal Finance stops by. He’s going to share with us some fundamental truths of how to increase wealth and how to survive the most likely disaster to impact your life.

Money doesn't come up often enough in the preparedness community. Sometimes there's talk of having cash on hand for emergencies. Other times there's talk of gold and silver investing, bitcoins, and other more unconventional stores of wealth.

And there's sometimes talk of being debt free.

But what does it take to be financially secure, resilient, and having a life you love. After all, if you've got lots of money and hate your life, what's the point? Plus, if you don't know what you're working towards besides retirement do you know retirement is going to be successful?

Today's guest helps us start on the road to taking a long hard look and action to get you closer to increasing your wealth so you can survive personal disasters. And it helps you live a better more fulfilled life today.

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Increase Wealth and Surviving the Likely Person Disasters:

  • The behavior difference between the wealthy and the broke
  • The value of direct, practical, and time-saving advice
  • Three ways people get into credit card debt and how to undo
  • Secured Debt vs. Unsecured Debt
  • Developing a debt plan
  • Getting pissed off enough to do something
  • Setting Clear Financial Goals with a result
  • Using questions to set goals
  • Questioning the magic retirement age of 65 (the lies we've been sold)
  • First steps for making financial change
  • The devious history of retirement
  • How the government lies about the unemployment rate
  • When retirement was a curse
  • How to quit your job and do something you love safely
  • The three laws of how to increase wealth
  • The biggest culprits bleeding your bank account
  • Marrying the academic integrity of financial advice with practical real word output
  • Joshua's prepper pet peeve
Oct 23, 2017

In this episode, Josh drops by to discuss building up the best prepper gun battery on a small budget.

Many preppers obsess over their gun battery. There's a good reason: they are among the best tools to help keep us safe and defend our lives with.

And, let's face it, most of us like guns a whole lot. They're fun to play with and many find shooting to be a relaxing hobby. (I often call it yoga with loud noises and a little more smoke.)

But building a full prepper battery of guns is expensive; especially if you are just starting out. And guns can be the most expensive part of a preppers overall kit. It’s easy to drop $5,000 just on guns and glass. Five bills or more is a big bite to take for a lot of people.

Buying a full gun battery eats into what many long-time preppers feel is as important to nail down quickly: Food, medical supplies, and training. Then there's more training.

So Josh and I discuss the best guns and strategies for starting out your prepper gun battery on a small budget.

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Best Gun Battery on a Small Budget Topics:

  • The benefits of using a commonality team mentality
  • Budgeting for today and tomorrow
  • Preparing and buying for the 80% of what might happen first
  • What is the prepper gun battery
  • Deciding on the order in which to build up a prepper gun battery
  • Best budget Handguns
  • Best budget Shotguns
  • Most accurate and best budget Bolt-action rifles
  • Best budget AR-15s and other semi-auto rifles
  • Best budget 22lr Rifles
  • How to Buy Used Guns and Save Money
Oct 16, 2017

In this episode, we’re joined by Author RE McDermott. He shares with us who he is, his book Under a Tell Tale Sky, and how life after a coronal mass eject might go off the rails.

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Dystopian fiction books in the prepper niche often focus on EMPs. It's a seemingly easy target -- especially these days. North Korea and other bad actors are suspected of either being capable of or working diligently to produce a weapon that can destroy our grid.

But it's not often we get a book based on a coronal mass ejection; CME for short. Under a Tell Tale Sky paints a picture of what life might look like immediately after a CME. And author RE McDermott uses this scenario to demonstrate some of the benefits of being on a boat if a CME it.

A coronal mass ejection is an electromagnetic pulse caused by a solar flare, in simple terms. So it's a naturally occurring phenomenon. And there are such events in recent recorded history. Most famous and largest among them is the Carrington Event - also known as the solar storm of 1859.

Under a Tell Tale Sky Topics Discussed:

  • How McDermott become interested in writing
  • His history in the maritime industry and how it impacted the book
  • Why he picked a CME as the cause of the disaster for his book
  • Natural Vs. Man-made disasters
  • Balancing storytelling with technical details
  • McDermott's view of prepping and what he personally focuses on
  • The best $100 he's ever spent on preparedness (he cheats ;-)
  • The thing that bothers him most in the prepper community
  • What he considerers his go-to rifle
Oct 9, 2017

In this episode, we sit down with Jay. He’s going to share with us how power grids are restored and put back together after a catastrophe. Plus, we'll discuss basic safety tips for during and after a power outage to keep you safe.
Preppers like us are acutely aware of how delicate society is. And when it comes to the electric grid, we’re all at least a little freaked out. (Some a lot freaked out.)

EMPs, Coronal Mass Ejection, Cyber Attacks, physical attacks on plans and substations are on a lot of prepper minds. Then there's simply the mundane weather event. This massively complex thing we depend on for modern society seems to be attacking threats from all over.

But often, gaining a deeper understanding of something we worry about moves us closer to the sound part of staying safe and sound. To know a thing is to have some control over it. Maybe not a lot, but some. And it can put your mind at ease simple to understand what's happening and why.

And knowing some simple tips of what to do and what not to do when power grids go down and when it comes back up can keep you safe.

So listen in as we discuss power grids and safety...

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Power Grids and Restoration Topics Discussed:

  • What causes a grid to go down
  • The stages of how power is restored to an area
  • The unexpectedly complex negotiations power companies must go through
  • How you may be putting linemen at serious risk of electrocution and death
  • How gasoline and diesel became a priority one resource after disasters
  • Why controlling the flow of power to your home after an outage could save your home
  • Where and when not to use a generator
  • Powerfly bad puns
Oct 2, 2017

Justin Carroll drops back by to talk about the 1911 pistol. The US government paid a LOT of money teaching him to depend on one. And he shares real-world use lessons learned.

For those who don’t know, he’s a former Marine Recon, Marine special operations, and former government alphabet soup guy who ran a 1911 and many other guns for a living.

So Justin has just a wee bit of experience with what works and what doesn't. And today he’s going to share with us some basics about the reality of depending on one and must have options for neophytes.

The 1911 pistol is a deep part American lore. If you're a child of the 70's and 80's, you probably have at least one grandfather who used one in war. And your dad might have used one in a "conflict" and most likely had a 1911 as his one go-to handgun for home defense. For this reason, many of us lust after them even though we're converts to the Tupperware warrior guns like the Glock.

But there's still that lust begging to be satiated. So today we talk all things 1911 so you can decide if it's right for you and what to look for.

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The 1911 For Beginners Topics Discussed:

  • The number one must-have feature on a 1911
  • John Browning's invention Vs. the modern striker fired pistols
  • The secret to how the US Marines keep their pistols running in top condition
  • Understanding the limitations and setting expectations
  • High-end custom 1911s
  • Off the shelf Vs. DYI
  • Different types of sites and why ledges are important
  • Why night-sites
  • Skeletonized hammers
  • Skeletonized triggers
  • Justin's must-have feature list
  • Pistol sites
  • Beaver safeties

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