161: How to Manage Stress and Anxiety in Preparedness

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Managing stress and anxiety is an important preparedness topic that is often overlooked. It’s ignored because preparing for future struggles is often rooted in worry about future events. And, that worry causes us to place our preparedness ahead of all else.  However, that’s not to say that preparedness is not an excellent course of action…

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UCO Candle Lantern Review & Guide (2023)

3 UCO Candle Lanterns

The UCO Candle Lantern is an excellent product for every outdoor enthusiast. Whether you’re a weekend camper, or a prepper looking for an alternate, grid-down light source, the UCO Candle Lantern may be the reliable piece of gear you need. Its unique design, durable build, and long-lasting candle make it a great consideration for your…

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Suunto MC-2 Compass – Guide and Review (2023)

Suunto MC-2 Compass

You should always have a reliable navigation option with you when traveling outdoors. That’s because cell phones, which most people rely on for location services, don’t always work when away from the concrete jungle. When that happens, or the batteries on your GPS stop working, you’ll need the reliability of a compass to ensure you…

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Risk Management – Made Easy and Understandable! (2023)

Cubes that spel out the word RISK

I received a question from a longtime friend of the show, Sheri Martin. Sheri asked: “How does one plan for SHTF with a balanced approach when everything seems most important? I always seem to get hyper-focused on one area at the expense of other important areas.” Sheri, the short answer is Risk Management. The long…

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159: Nature Reliance with Craig Caudill

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Craig Caudill of Nature Reliance School is here to discuss a host of topics on how to succeed not only in nature and preparedness but also in life. Craig’s an outdoor survival educator, author, podcaster, master naturalist, and extreme wilderness survival practitioner who brings his lifelong love of the outdoors to his students and Nature…

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How to Survive a Tsunami | Guide & Tips (2023)

Tsunami Warning sign at beach

The threat of tsunamis is real. As the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, also known as the Boxing Day Tsunami, shows, if you live near or plan on visiting the beach, you should be prepared to act in the event of a tsunami. When facing a tsunami, or any disaster, the first step is to arm…

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158: The Instructor with Tim T.R. Hendricks

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Tim T.R. Hendricks is here to discuss his experiences as a tank platoon leader, turned intel officer, turned security professional, and everything that led to his new book, The Instructor, which is available now for pre-order on Amazon. In this episode, Tim opens up about his tumultuous experiences during and following the Iraq war, along…

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The Best Army Poncho Liner | Woobie Guide & Review (2023)

Poncho Liner on forest floor

One of the best pieces of kit for anyone who wants to stay comfortable and warm outdoors is the versatile army poncho liner. The ‘cho liner was a staple of my time in the military and one of the first items on every Ranger’s packing list. It was such a great piece of equipment that…

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157: Building Your Circle of Trust with the Roaming Prepper

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In this episode with Pete, host of The Roaming Prepper YouTube channel, we discuss what to look for when considering bringing someone into your circle of trust. Adding people to your inner circle can have great upsides and significant downsides for your personal life, job, etc. Therefore, any search for or potential addition to your…

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Two is One, One is None (Situational Redundancy)

If you’ve read any survival magazine, listened to any preparedness podcast, or watched any readiness-focused YouTube channel, you’re sure to have heard the two is one, and one is none mantra repeated time and time again. And, while on the surface, it’s a solid mindset to have when considering your preparedness, it’s more in-depth than…

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