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What is Your Media Diet?

We Drudge, we Prepper Website, we SHTFplan and we may even Future Danger from time to time. As preppers and survivalists we consume a lot of media. In fact, its one of the more addictive parts of this whole process. There are tons of sites and youtubers out there who are hungry for your likes, subscribes and shares. What is this bottomless pit of media do for you? How does it make you feel?

I am a firm believer in being up to date on the issues of the day. I am currently working on a book that integrates intelligence and information more thoroughly into your preparedness plans. I say this because I think highly of this process.

Still, you can click on a single article an find yourself burning up 2-3 three hours following these media wormholes that lead to more articles and videos and no one feels good about spending all that time online. What is your media diet like?

Time is precious. Though what I am saying is blasphemous to bloggers, like myself, but the truth is we need to limit our screen time. We need to look at the types of media we are consuming an the time spent consuming it. This can dramatically affect how you interact with the world around you.

Are you consuming media for more than 1 hour per day?

Are you consuming primarily negative news?

How much does the media you consume affect your overall attitude?

Are you inspired by the media you consume?

The types of media content you absorb is another very important thing to consider. Ultra-violent content or hyper sexual content can cause severe damage to your psyche. We concern ourselves so much with what goes into our body now. We know exactly what effects unhealthy food can have on our health. What about bad media? There are effects.

Here are some sites that I frequent to get some combating media to all of the TEOTWAWKI, SHTF, PREPPER talk that we bury ourselves in.

www.popularmechanics.com

www.flyfisherman.com

https://zenhabits.net/

On social media follow

@kickbackshak

@iamlibertyshow

@jockowillink

Make sure you are taking a break from all the media and be sure to integrate some positivity into your day. Life is hard enough and if you spend time only looking at the negative I think you know what will come of your attitude. We are going to discuss this in more detail on my show this week. Live 9 EST at www.prepperbroadcasting.com come join the live chatroom.

Why You Need a Survival Drone

Do you remember the intrusive feeling when you first heard about these little spy drones? We didn’t have access yet so it seemed unfair and ugly. I remember stories out of the county where people were shooting these little drones down like skeets with their shotguns. That’s the power of the 2nd Amendment by the way.

Years later I think it’s time we talk about the possibilities of drones in our preparedness efforts. We have a tremendous resource at our disposal in these drones and it’s important that we don’t turn a blind eye out of fear.

I will tell you a story about my own personal fear of this new tech:

I remember pulling up to work and watching a group of about 10 people standing before a camera drone that was buzzing at eye level before them. They were standing in front of a collection of donor plaques and looking to take a picture of the people and the plaques. The drone buzzed on, looking them in the eyes. In the early light of the morning immediately thought about drones armed with low caliber machine guns rather than cameras executing lines of Americans in just the fashion I was watching. It is this fear that we must overcome before diving into new tech.

Surveillance

Understanding the conditions in your immediate area as well as the conditions beyond is incredibly important. If local news is no longer broadcasting you will have no other source for local events. Violent riots, damage to significant infrastructures or clogged roads could all be a mystery without some sort of surveillance and intelligence plan.

This may be one of the most underrated pieces of the preparedness puzzle and I think a drone can be a big player in this part of your plans.

Protection

Drones began in the military and there are ways for you to affix various weapons to drones as well. I have seen drones affixed with guns and other things on videos. In the future, we may be able to purchase our own protection drones.

I like the idea of a less than lethal deterrent drone. Imagine a drone that could carry smoke, pepper spray or even a taser. One of these deterrent drones could act to keep people far from your property. You wouldn’t have to worry about the weight of ammo weighing down the drone either.

Resource Cache

When we talk about survival caches its often a PVC pipe that is buried somewhere or hidden. Well, let’s thing about a resource cache that is in the air. You could land this cache on your own roof or other high spots that would be nearly impossible to find. Now the items in this resource cache would have to be light depending on your drone size.

The DJI Agras MG-1 has the ability to carry 20lbs for 24 mins. This could be a great candidate for a small weapon payload or nice resource cache.

Here are some other great items that could be carried by a drone.

  1. Small med kits
  2. Water filters
  3. Dry, ready to eat foods
  4. Data on thumb drives
  5. Lightweight shelter
  6. Fire starters
  7. A micro survival kit with a combination of the above
  8. A large drone could carry a small handgun

 

These are just three uses for survival drones. I am sure you can come up with more. Leave some in the comments and join us live Wednesday night 9 EST at www.prepperbroadcasting.com where we will be discussing survival drones.

 

The Survival Entrepeneur

The Survival Entrepreneur

There are lots of people out there making varying degrees of money from the survival niche. Whether its owning a blog, writing a book or even some level of training or consulting there is money to be made. There are even people making decent money with YouTube and survival content. You could also invent something great to affect the survival industry. Either way there is money to be made if you have great content or an excellent product.

I want to make the argument that my listeners should become survival entrepreneurs. Even if you start something very small you should at least dive into the niche and get yourself an LLC or a Business License. Thought it may seem like a lofty dream to quit your job and start a survival school its only loft because you look at it through the lens of everything that could fail.

There are several great benefits that come to the survival business owner. Some might be obvious while others are not.

Tax Money

Americans are terrible at saving money. Less than half of us have enough money to survive a month without income. When you own your own business suddenly you become accountable to the tax man for all your taxes. There is no company holding your taxes for you. Even if you pay quarterly taxes you will still wind up with a hefty sum of money.

Of course, this money is for the tax man but what if we face a collapse that suddenly makes paying taxes irrelevant. You have a little bit of extra money in the coffers.

Own Your Retirement

As a business owner, you must take full control of your retirement. There is no company putting money into a 401k for you. Still, you must work out some sort of retirement plan or else you will have nothing to fall back on if you decide to retire.

Having full control of your retirement makes it a priority. It also makes it fully customizable. You can spend more time on the right investments and even diversify with some precious metals in your portfolio or even get some physical silver.

FREE TIME!!!

Suddenly, you are no longer hampered by a 9-5 and though you may work more than 40 hours a week for your own business you can spread that out anyway you want to. This allows you plenty of time to focus on preparedness projects and other improvements including, the most important, self-improvement.

You will have free time if you carve it out. I encourage you to add it to your work day. Set aside time in your work day, break time, to do something you want to do. This doesn’t even have to be survival related. This free time will allow you to enjoy your life. One of the best parts about having no boss and running the show is being able to say, “I am going fishing today!”

More Time for Survival

It may sound counterintuitive but working in survival will actually give you more time for survival. You will be immersed in the resources and will quickly become much more efficient in your efforts. All of those gaps in your survival plan will slowly get filled and if you are smart you will incorporate that into your content as well. Something along the lines of:

“5 WAYS I IMPROVED MY BUG OUT BAG.”

Learn to make your duties work for you.

There are many ways you can benefit from being a survival entrepreneur. The overwhelming feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction that you will find from creating our own product or service is unmatched. Being an owner and being disciplines and responsible will make you a better person altogether.

5 Steps to Developing a Better Urban Survival Process

5 Steps to Developing a Better Urban Survival Process

We all know about grey man and the idea that we should merely bugout of any major metro area in the event of a disaster. These are good pieces of advice but I think it’s time we take this base knowledge and begin to apply it to our specific neighborhood. If you are truly going to be successful in the urban survival scenario you should apply these five urban survival processes

When we talk about surviving in the urban environment we are going to need a constant flow of resources from a combination of sustainable options that can be grown and harvested on your property or by running for resources in the local area.

Map Your Resources

While we have peace at our disposal we must use it to our advantage. Now is the time to create maps of your area. Begin by marking up resources on the map starting with those closest to your home. You may think you know your area well but having the map and the identified resources marked on it could make an enormous difference.

Mark your map with color coded dots to help easily discern the resource

  • Food and Water (GREEN)
  • Tools (BLUE)
  • Medical (RED)
  • Guns and Ammo (BLACK)

Be creative with your locations. Target is probably not the best location to visit as it will be picked over but maybe a less conspicuous location could be helpful. Mom and Pops or locations that closed recently may have some leftover inventory. Don’t go for the obvious.

Plan Your Routes

Have you given any thought to how you get out of the neighborhood? In a collapse situation just getting out of your neighborhood could be a dangerous proposition. The time and routes are a very important to your success. If you are surrounded by desperation heading out with a backpack on and other resources will most certainly make you a target. Worse is returning with a full pack of resources. You do not want to be seen coming or going.

Plan your routes on the resource map. This map should have multiple routes to each location in case you happen upon people along the way. There could also be other obstructions.

Hide Caches on Your Route

The cache is a powerful weapon in travel because they allow you to carry less and save room in your bag. The survival cache should be hidden along your mapped routes.

To get a better understanding of what you are trying to achieve with survival caches as well as what’s possible start the exciting hobby of geocaching (GEOCACHING.COM) today. This is basically a real-life treasure hunt based on GPS coordinates. It’s the best real life practice for understanding what survival caches are capable of

Intelligence

One of the practices I rarely hear mentioned in urban survival is intelligence. It hardly comes up. It would seem we are better off just staying put in our homes and cowering in terror.

Our survival radios will offer us national news and things of that nature but to really find out about what is happening at the ground level in your town or city you must get out in the streets. You can listen from a distance or explore more creative methods of getting information.

If the city has collapsed there will be ruling powers, rumors and resources. Make plans to sift out the useful intelligence.

Disappearance

In urban survival, a threat can present itself at any time. You will need to have a plan on how to disappear. A quick but effective local bugout may be necessary. A small shelter or hideout somewhere close to your home can move your family out of the cross hairs for a night or two until the threat passes.

Your ability to disappear in the face of danger and reappear without anyone noticing will be very important. Consider learning:

  • Escape and evasion techniques
  • Hand signals for silent navigation
  • Night travel and light discipline.

We will discuss your urban survival process and more on this week’s episode of the I AM Liberty Show. Airing live 9pm EST at www.prepperbroadcasting.com. Come join the live chat or call in 347-202-0228.

 

 

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Create a Personal Hygiene and Santiation Kit

Create a Personal Hygiene and Sanitation Kit

We all understand the importance of a first aid kit, right? When in the market for a good kit you are looking for something that has lots of options for the various types of materials you will need to clean, dress and heal wounds as well as various other ailments. There are other “kits” that we keep as well though we just don’t call them kits. What is your bugout bag if not a travel kit? How about your weapons options? Your guns, ammo, knives and other weapons make up your self-defense kit.

Plan to create personal hygiene and cleaning kit

In the post disaster environment water, shelter and food may be your top priorities but it won’t be long before you realize the importance of cleaning and personal hygiene. Disease will be a killer if access to clean water and supplies is cut off. You may be terrified by the bands of roaming criminals or the sounds of gunfire in the evening but some of the most dangerous players in the post-apocalyptic world will already be in your bed with you! These bacteria must be managed.

Your personal hygiene kit will cover several options for your needs. I will map out a sample kit below so you can begin procuring materials TODAY for your very own personally hygiene and cleaning kit.

VARIOUS SIZED TRASH CANS AND TIGHT FITTING LIDS

The days of the swing top cans will be gone. You will now be concerned with pests and their access to your trash both indoors and outdoors. Get rid of those open top containers and have replacements with tight fitting lids.

  1. Your kit will begin by sinking these cans inside one another with the lids on. If the lids don’t fit on zip tie them to the handles of the cans.

SEEDS

You probably didn’t expect to see something about seeds in a hygiene kit but the truth is there are tremendous benefits in some natural plants. Licorice root can make a tremendous toothbrush, the luffa plant will allow you to grow your own sponges and soapwort makes, you guessed it, a lathering solution similar to soap.

  1. Seal your seeds in Ziploc or Mylar bags and store them inside your collection of trash cans

CLEANING

Store plenty of baking soda, borax and vinegar. These will be basic cleaners for yourself and your home. With these three you will be amazed at just how clean you can get surfaces and people!

Also, consider a product called Combatone (www.combatone.com) This is a product designed for our soldiers in the field. It’s a great SHTF cleaning system for the human body. It’s designed to work with your skins natural bacteria. You don’t need any water for this stuff either!

  1. Store your cleaning supplies inside the stored trash cans as well.

PROTECTION

The final addition to your trash can hygiene and sanitation kit will be protection. Include plenty of trash bags for the sized cans you plan to use. Also, get your hands on plenty nitrile gloves, dust masks and even some disposable aprons. You could invest in some shoe covers as well but my recommendation would be to keep all shoes outside.

  1. Pack the collection of cans full of the rest of your resources and place the largest lid, securely, on top. Store this kit in your garage or somewhere that won’t have to consistently brave the elements.

Add what you like to this base kit to fit your family’s needs. That said, you will have a powerful jump on sanitation and hygiene with this simple kit on standby.

 

 

 

I AM Liberty Show: Littering, Freelance and Non Traditional Work Days

Who is still littering in 2017? I have to open the show with a request to please stop the madness. I hear so much brow beating about the climate yet the streets are filled with other peoples garbage. It seems in this tirade to attack others who have more than us we have lost site of the little things like picking up after ourselves.

There are some tremendous benefits in the freelancing arena and I want to talk about non traditional work days and how they can change your life. You don’t have to be beholden to 10 hours a day in a building that is miles away from your home.

Topics Discussed on this episode:

  • litter
  • pollution
  • freelancing
  • Orlando shooters wife
  • positive news
  • Wednesday’s live show

I AM Liberty Show: Racial Confusion, Zecheria and Free Thought

A new show in a new year. After the vile actions of the four black teens who kidnapped a white kid and tortured him I am examining the landscape of the media. Some of these weaklings responded in such incredible ways its hard to believe.

Meanwhile the UN is talking about a Palestinian state in the near future which brings me to the book of Zecheria. Listen to me read some rousing text from Zecheria 14

 

Topics Discussed

  • Medias biased response to hate crime kidnapping
  • Israel/Palestine State Talks
  • Reading from the Old Testament
  • Composting Toilets
  • Poetry

Beyond that is float down I AM Liberty river as I talk about whats on my mind and things I think I should consider in the future. We will also talk a little poetry.

I AM Liberty Show Survive The BUGOUT Challenge

 

THE I AM LIBERTY SURVIVE THE BUGOUT CHALLENGE

It’s a Friday 8:00pm the night is quiet and your family is settled after eating a great meal. Suddenly an emergency alert comes across your phone. The news is severe. The threat is imminent and your only option is to BUGOUT!

The I AM Liberty Survive the Bugout Challenge is an opportunity to come face to face with a survival scenario and see how your plan and your bugout bag measures up?

HOW TO SURVIVE?

On Friday September 2nd around 8pm you will receive an email that will detail the imminent and dangerous scenario you are in. There will be several scenarios emailed to contestants that night. Your first challenge that night will be to get away from danger or to Bugout. The email will tell you just how far away you must go to be safe. Some scenarios will require a further distance than others.

Upon arrival to the bug out location of your choosing your first task will be setting up a base camp staying overnight.

Once you wake up you will be tasked with several challenges based on the scenario.

 

EXAMPLE: You are running from a pandemic set up a small but effective area for quarantine.
These unique challenges will be tailored to your scenario and you will only have those resources around you and those items in your bugout bag. Accomplishing the tasks listed and providing pictures or writing that describes your solution will be how the winner is chosen. I understand if OPSEC is an issue for you and pictures are not an option. Be creative and offer your solutions in written format. We are just looking to have fun here and challenge ourselves.

You will be provided with a submission form that can be emailed back to once you have completed all your tasks. Once I receive all of the entries I will pick one winner.

  • Completion of Tasks
  • Preparedness Knowledge
  • Ability to Adapt and Overcome
  • Creativity

These will be the three criteria that will peak my interest.

 

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