Episode #28 National Preparedness Month

September preparedness Month

James and Mike

 

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Join James and Mike From Survivalpunk today as we Discuss National Preparedness Month. The guys share their thoughts on the Fiskars splitting axe. Read the article 6 reasons to stockpile blankets. Mike reads 19 life hacks to know in a catastrophe. This week on Nutrition Punk we have a funny article that’s been going around. 17 things to know before dating an athletic girl.


National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness month created by  FEMA to spread personal preparedness. To me it’s a month-long celebration of being a prepper. It’s also a great time to take stock of what you have and what you are lacking. Many things need yearly inspections. Checking your food preps for out of dates. Ensuring your car is winter ready. Bug Out Bags need are customized for the season. For all the things you need to  check once a year I like to do it in September for National Preparedness Month. The wild edible of the week is Crowberry. Five of Diamonds, Wind and berms is the permaculture minute of the week from the Permaculture Playing Cards from Paul Wheaton.

Crowberries national preparedness month

Crowberries

 

 

 

Links For Today

17 Things you should know before dating an athletic girl

The Illustrated Guide to Edible Wild Plants By Department of the Army

 

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A Day In The Woods

Today is a quick video for you guys. I did some testing of some new homesteading tools. Took a hike with Mike and his family on their property. I didn’t realize they had so much land. We  had a great day in the woods. Getting Mike out from in front of the tv and his kids away from the computer and game system. None of them get out enough. I’m determined to get Couch Potato Mike fit. Let me tell you a bit about what we did

 

 

James and Mike A Day In THe Woods

James and Mike

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Storing Milk: Why Bother

I received an email recently with the subject “Why Milk is essential to Stock up on for emergencies”. I knew I would be writing about that. I saved the email to read later. I disagreed with the premise that you must store milk. I don’t believe it is essential nor healthy. I later opened the email to see if I could be persuaded. It was one tiny paragraph. Summarized as Milk has protein and you need protein. Mostly they were trying to sell non fat powdered milk. Nope not interested in storing milk. Now that we have that out of the way let’s dig into why you shouldn’t bother  storing milk.

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Powdered Milk

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Leaving Corporate America For The Simple LIfe

Today I go to work for the last time. I’m Leaving Corporate America.  Year of hard work, preparation and some luck have paid off. Finally I will escape the daily grind and work for myself. No more missing life because I have to work. No more missing out on family events. Now I might have time to think about starting a family before I’m an old man. No more apartment life. Now more stealing neighbors. No more problems getting UPS deliveries. No more easy, sure life. I’m trading it all in for the hard life of a homesteader. I couldn’t be happier. Or more scared. That’s how I know it’s right. I’ll stop teasing you and tell you what’s going on.

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Leaving Corporate America

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Eating Bugs For Survival

Eating Bugs For Survival and fun. We have all heard about eating them in an emergency situation. Could you? I know I can. I’ve eaten insects on several occasions. Mostly sober. Barbecue flavoured meal worms. Battered and deep fried grasshopper. A moth once. Ants.  I think I ate a scorpion once. So not just for  survival. I don’t have any hang ups on it. I’m even thinking about incorporating them on my homestead. I love the permaculture saying “The Problem is the solution”. Insects eating your crops? Eat them.  Today let’s look at a few options out there.

 

Meal Worms eating bugs

Meal Worms

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Episode #27 Apocalyptic Fiction and Their Lessons

World War Z Apocalyptic Fiction

World War Z

 

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Apocalyptic Fiction

Mike gets interviews on Prepper Recon. James gets injured at crossfit. Meeting Mountain From the Primal Professional. The guys talk about Congress moving to end the prohibition of raw milk. What Steps do preppers overlook? The main topic of the day is on Apocalyptic fiction and lessons learned from them. Punk Gadget of the week is the Buck Hoodlum. Nutrition Punk of the day is Gluten free is a lifestyle not a product. The permaculture minute is Fungi. The wild edible of the week is sassafras.

 

Even though I am a self proclaimed anarchist I give props where there are deserved. This week I get to congratulate the gov on finally trying to remove raw milk Prohibition. It’s a ignorant law that doesn’t need to be there. I understand and accept any risk in the foods I eat.

This week James and Mike discuss some of their favorite apocalyptic movies. Not surprisingly zombies eat up the majority of the list. We talk about what is good about the movies. What’s bad in them. We also cover what lessons if any are to be had in them. Apocalyptic fiction is what lured me down the rabbit hole of survival. I like the way your mind goes to what would you do in those situations. How would you handle the threats. Some movies in the apocalyptic fiction world teach better than others. In the end James and Mike wholeheartedly disagree on the last movie. I hate the movie as an abomination. Mike thinks it’s a great movie. Who’s right?

 

 

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Congress Moves To End Raw Milk Prohibition

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Utopia: Episode 1 Review

Have you heard about Fox’s new reality show Utopia? The premise is to take 14 “pioneers” and have them create utopia. They are given 5 acres of land with a few resources. There are some cows and chickens. Land to farm on. A lake and a waterfall. A barn to live in. No toilets and no power. They group is very diverse. So how did they choose to spend their first few days in Utopia? What were their priorities? What did I think about the first episode? Oh let me tell you.

 

Utopia

Utopia

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Off Grid Alternatives

Off Grid Alternatives is something I’ve thought about a lot recently. Things that will work well without power  to do everyday tasks. Items that will suit you during a collapse. My homestead will not be off grid. Entirely. More like semi off grid working towards fully off grid. There are exceptions I can’t work around. I need the internet for the blog, communication and cat videos. For other things though I can find alternatives. Simple no power off grid alternatives. This post is a collection of thoughts on a few items I’m planing on getting. If you have experience with any let me know.

 

Off Grid Hot Tub Off Grid Alternatives

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Friday Giveaway Sunshine To Dollars

I’m going to try to kill two birds with one stone. Being that it is National Preparedness Month I want to give away stuff. I’m also moving soon and need to get rid of some things. Win win for all of you. Up today is a copy of Steven Harris Sunshine To Dollars book. I love this book. It is packed with great info. So Why am I giving it away? Well years ago Steven sent me one for review. Later I won a contest and got another copy of Sunshine to dollars. Even though 2 is 1, 1 is none, I’m giving away the second copy. I’ll include my previous review on it.

 

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Sunshine to dollars

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Appearance On The PrepperRecon Podcast

 

Prepperrecon Appearance

I was recently interviewed on the PrepperRecon Podcast. I push my campaign of fitness once again. We talk about getting in shape. The paleo diet basics. I talk about my crossfit experiences. What are benefits to crossfit beyond the exercise? We share stories of sobriety. Prepperrecon has been sober for 10 years and James 11 months. Why would being drunk be a problem during a collapse? We talk about how much easier life is when your fit. How will fitness apply during a collapse? While talking about health we bring up healthy relationships. Freeing yourself from toxic relations to improve your mental health. If you are being held back by someone you have to let them go. What does a paleo prepper store? James tells you what you can store to build your healthy food preps. Be surprised that it isn’t much different from what your store. We talk about some threats to watch out for. The mob mentality of some to burn and destroy cities. We had a great time chatting with Mark from Prepperrecon so have a listen.

 

 

Survivalpunk Prepperrecon

James from Survival Punk joins me on the show today. We talk about the importance of being in shape to thrive after it hits the fan. We also discuss the importance of eating good and freeing yourself from toxic relationships and addictive substances; other than lemon Oreos.

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