Posts by Brian Duff

M4S016: The Preparedness Life with Rick Austin


How to Achieve a Preparedness Life The preparedness life entails more than just buying stuff. Must know how and why to use the things you buy. People need to use what they buy: Learn how to cook the food you want to eat. Know how to start a fire. Learn what works and doesn’t work.…

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M4S015: Chris Weatherman on Prepping


Prepping Romance vs. Reality Many people have a romance vs. reality view of prepping. Romance sounds great. However, reality sucks. Preparedness is fun to talk about and plan. Unfortunately, the reality of what we are planning for is anything but nice. If we have to put our worst-case scenarios plans into action, then we may…

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M4S014: Disaster Mindset with Sam Bradley Pt1

Disaster Mindset-Mind4Survival

Mentally Prepare Your Disaster Mindset (Note: This episode is the first half of a two part episode featuring Sam Bradley. The second half can be found here in episode 17.) How do you mentally prepare your disaster mindset for dealing with difficult situations? Educate and train yourself ahead of time, so you know what to do.…

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M4S013: Weather Preparedness with Kyle Nelson

Weather Preparedness

Weather Preparedness Weather preparedness includes the understanding of weather and natural events such as CME’s and how they affect your preparations. Real prepping requires an understanding of everything that may impact your preps. So, listen to this weather preparedness podcast episode and read these show notes. If you do, you’ll be better prepared to overcome…

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The Three Greatest Preparedness Distractions

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Do you suffer from preparedness distractions? Whoa, wait, what do I mean, preparedness distractions? Do you not have enough time in the day to make significant progress in your preparations?   You’re Not Alone If you do suffer from preparedness distractions, don’t worry, you have the same frustration that many other preppers have. I too…

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M4S012: Solar Eclipse with Kyle Nelson

Solar Eclipse

What is a Solar Eclipse? A solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth.   How Long Does It Last? A solar eclipse can last up to seven and a half minutes but is usually much shorter.   Phases In a nut shell, a solar…

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M4S011: Firearms Training with Mike Green

Firearms Training

Master the Basics The number one fundamental of firearms training is to master the basics. While this episode speaks specifically to firearms training many of these fundamentals apply across the entire spectrum of preparedness training. So take these tools, make them your own and use them to improve your personal resiliency.   Say No Overconfidence…

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PrepperMed – October 7 & 8 – Denver, Colorado


What is PrepperMed If you listened to podcast episodes M4S008 and M4S009, you’ll know the name Kevin Reiter and will have heard about his October 7th and 8th PrepperMed class in Colorado. Kevin is with and wilderness safety and first aid are his thing. Wilderness first aid, especially for those of you who have…

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M4S010: Situational Awareness with Chris Story

Situational Awareness

What is situational awareness? Situational awareness is being aware of your surroundings and understanding what is happening within your environment. If you only focus on what is within your bubble, you won’t be aware of what is going on around you.   Levels of Situational Awareness Situational awareness applies on multiple levels It applies everywhere…

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The Best Preparedness Investment


Many people, especially those new to prepping, often wonder what the best preparedness investment is.When they ask, they often get When they ask, they often get a wide array of answers. Sometimes those answers are constructive. Sometimes they’re not so constructive. We have to understand though, that we all were new preppers at one point.…

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