This week we talk about the Lykov Family. The Lykovs lived in the Siberian wilderness completely cut off from the world for 40 years. You will get to hear how they survived for so long. The things they had to endure. What they missed about life.
Listen to how they were able to survive completely from the land. The food they were able to get and grow. The hardships from lost crops.
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This week we talk all about blackouts. With the recent storms and blackouts I thought we should talk prepping for the power going out.
We cover batteries for storage. My hierarchy of batteries. With rechargeables being the first line of defense. Eneloop being the best rechargeables you can get. With Energizer Lithium as your reliable emergency batteries. Lastly always stock up on cheap junk batteries. Use them if your rechargeables are not charged and it’s not an emergency. Remember two is one and one is none.
We cover flashlights, candles, battery backups and much more.
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This week we discuss different ways of finding water and making it safe to drink. We tested using a bag on tree branches for the episode. Getting water from a vine. We talk about the solar still method from every survival manual. Disprove drinking “water” from a cactus. and much more.
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James and Mike
This week we talk about Survival Shelters. I started watching some Youtube videos from an Australian guy. In one he quickly makes a semi permanent shelter using the wattle and daub method. In the video he uses only primitive tools. He uses stone axes and vines. Makes the clay pot to carry water to make the mud for the walls.
Mike and I discuss several survival shelters you can make. Some can be used for long term survival. I talk about how I would not mind living in a primitive hut made from wattle and daub.
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James and Mike
Dealing With Waste
In this episode we tackle an important albeit unglamorous aspect of survival. Dealing with waste during a disaster. We all have to go sometime. Without proper preparations that waste can become a serious health issue. With the right planning it can become an asset.
We talk about the various methods of disposing of both types of waste. How to get rid of it and how to use it. When treated properly both can prove very useful. From making amona to night soil. We get down and dirty today so you don’t have to.
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