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Now displaying: December, 2017
Dec 25, 2017

We sit down with voice-over artist Kevin Pierce aka the "Voice of the Apocalypse." He shares with us how he got started in the business of book narration and eventually became the voice reading most of our favorite post-apocalyptic prepper fiction books to you.

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Hiding deep in the bowls of dystopian fiction is something special, terrifying, titling, and even insightful: Prepper fiction. Some say this all started with the book Alas, Babylon. Others say it goes further back to the book Earth Abides. Then the genre slumbered for nearly 60-years only stirring occasionally as the decades rolled on.

But then the money vanished, and the hordes roved in Patriots in 1998. Next, the lights went out, and the hordes roved once more in the book One Second After on March 17th, 2009.

And finally, the match was lit; prepper fiction exploded. Rather than waiting for a decade or two between great stories, we're now on to the next book as soon as we finish the last.

Sometimes we're attacked by Zombies. Other times we're stricken with a sweeping pandemic. Often, we're taken back to the stone age by an EMP.

Whatever your prepper jam, there seems to be one voice tickling your eardrums in most of the audiobook versions of these books. Its a voice so ubiquitous in the genre your mind is immediately transported as though you've just heard some deeply embedded NLP command.

You might know this voice by the name Kevin Pierce, or you might know him as the Voice of the Apocalypse. You know the sound of his voice well, either way.

But most of us do not know the man behind the voice. Who is he? How did he get his start? And how did he come to be the Voice of the Apocalypse?

Let's find out...

Kevin Pierce on Being the Voice of the Apocalypse:

  • How he got his start in TV and Radio
  • His transition to book narration
  • Is he strictly a narrator of prepper fiction?
  • What it takes to be the narrator of more than 330 books
  • How long does it take to produce a typical audiobook?
  • Does he ever turn down books because they’re just not good?
  • That time Kevin played a 13-year-old Vietnamese girl
  • His favorite non-prepper books
  • Does he consider himself a prepper?
  • That time reading all those prepper books paid off
  • How does reading all these dystopian fiction books impact his state of mind
  • How he prepares for reading the books to you
  • The most influential and pivotal moment in his career as a voice-over artist

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Dec 18, 2017

In this episode, we’re joined by Jonathan Hollerman of Grid Down Consulting. We discuss the basics of survival retreats and bug out locations that may save your life in TEOTWAWKI.

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Bug Out Locations (aka BOLs) is a tough subject to tackle. And for this reason, it's not something we've covered too often.

First, there's the expense. Researching, planning, purchasing, and stocking a survival retreat adds up quickly. Very quickly!

Then there are areas most preppers just can't be sure of about their survival retreats. The how far away from a major city question comes up constantly.

And the amount of research to come up with answers is staggering. It's easy to spend months reading about all the topics that go into building a remote place to take yourself and your family when the unthinkable happens.

But there are a few professionals in the industry who commit themselves to helping others plan, find, and develop a bug out location for the worst case scenarios. And today, we sit down with one to answer many, if not most, of your questions.

Survival Retreats and Bug Out Locations Topics Discussed:

  • Who is Jonathan Hollerman
  • What it's like to become an Airforce S.E.R.E. instructor
  • How he translates what he learned as an S.E.R.E. instructor into what civilians need to know about survival
  • Hollerman's thoughts on North Korea and EMPs
  • The thing he believes will happen and cause the need for a bug out location
  • The surprising types of people he has as clients
  • Mental exercises and stories Hollerman shares with people to impress upon them the importance of bug out locations
  • Understanding how far your BOL needs to be from major cities and small towns
  • Selecting a property that isn't too far away from your primary residence
  • The biggest mistakes people make with BOLs
  • How to determine when it's time to bug out
  • Dealing with security at your BOL
  • What to do when you can't afford a BOL of your own
  • Mutual Aid Groups (aka MAGs)
  • Convincing reluctant spouses of the need for a BOL
  • The darkness of human desperation

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Dec 11, 2017
We sit down with Jill from Remnant K9 360 to discuss how to train a dog to be a survival asset.
 
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Training a dog to be a valuable component of your survival tools doesn't get enough attention by most preppers. In fact, man's best friend gets very little attention in the community. And that's odd.
 
Mans' best friend has a long and storied history. Some say our friendship goes back 30,000 years.
 
And estimates place K9 ownership in the United States at 78 million. And it's estimated 36.5% of US homes have at least one dog. So you think the topic of how to train a dog would be a more frequent topic amongst preppers.
 
But only a small fraction of survival podcast episodes and blog posts are dedicated to our furry buddies. (We're culprits of this oversight too, to be fair.)
 
Perhaps the problem is thinking we need to turn them into full blow military working dogs. This is a long process with heaps of specialized knowledge needed and is time-consuming.
 
The reality is this: Most of us just want something between Cujo and Mr. Buttons the spoiled pet.
 
In this episode, we discuss making this happen.
 
~ How to Train a Dog And Turn Them Into a Survival Asset Topics Discussed: ~
 
  • How Jill became a prepper
  • When she realized how valuable a dog could be in a survival situation
  • What patrol training is
  • Training a dog for scent detection and alert
  • Teaching your furry friend appropriate levels of aggression
  • The best dog breeds for survivalists
  • The worst dog breeds for survivalists
  • When small dogs can be an unexpected survival hero
  • How long does dog training take for the animal to become useful
  • Appropriate ages for different times of training
  • Where obedience training fits in
  • The time investment needed
  • How online dog training classes differ from in-person classes
 
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Dec 4, 2017

Concealed handgun instructor Salvatore DeGennaro joins us to discuss practical gun training. He’s going to share his thoughts on handguns vs. long-guns and must have [EDC] items.

We've all heard the adage, "You use your handgun to fight to your long-gun." It makes sense: long-guns are more powerful, easier to make accurate hits with, do more damage to the intended target, and tend to be immediate "fight stoppers."

And long-guns posses a greater effective range. With a weekend's worth of instruction, it is possible to for someone to achieve a high degree of consistent precision out to 400 yards. By high degree, I mean the ability to hold a 4-MOA group, over the course of 40 rounds, at varying distances, while changing positions and magazines, engaging multiple targets, and under a time constraint.

Good luck achieving that with a pistol in a weekend with a newer shooter. The newer shooter should be able to become effective out to 25-yards with a pistol. However, that is typically the limit.

But what is realistic and practical often getting tossed to the side and ignored. And there are case studies like the financial collapse of Argentina provided by FerFal. They demonstrate the real world problems involved in relying primarily on a long-gun in a grid-down or near collapse situation.

So today, Salvatore helps break it all down for us...

Practical Gun Training Topics Discussed:

  • Who is Salvatore DeGennaro and how did he get into guns
  • Why more of the gun community aren't preppers
  • What to look for in a handgun
  • Lessons from the Argentina financial collapse
  • The place and case for long-guns in a prepper's gun battery
  • How he stays sharp as a shooter and instructor
  • Thoughts on how to find a good handgun instructor
  • How to decide the amount of training time you spend on rifles vs. handguns
  • His list of essential EDC items
  • Understanding the importance of de-escalation techniques

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