How To Combat Normalcy Bias In Yourself And Others | episode 139

How To Combat Normalcy Bias In Yourself And Others | episode 139

 

How To Combat Normalcy Bias In Yourself And Others | episode 139
How To Combat Normalcy Bias In Yourself And Others | episode 139

 

How To Combat Normalcy Bias In Yourself And Others | episode 139

 

 

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The question of how to combat normalcy bias came up in a thread on the Survival Punks Group. Out of all the questions asked I wanted to tackle this one first.

Normalcy bias is defined by Wikipedia as:

“The normalcy bias, or normality bias, is a mental state people enter when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster and its possible effects, because it causes people to have a *bias* to believe that things will always function the way things *normally* function.”

 

Basically, it’s putting your head in the sand. 

It can happen to yourself and those around you. 

In today’s episode, I talk about how to combat it both in yourself and those around you. 

Topics

  • Garys Promo
  • Sp 5 year anniversary 
  • What is Normalcy Bias
  • How To Combat Normalcy Bias
  • In Yourself
  • In others
  • How Do you live with others 
  • Consequences of not following the bias, pros, and cons
  • Focus on The solution, not the problem.
 
 
 People get adamant about what “I can’t do”, yet they are miserable in their own decisions. And the great praise we receive when we conform, buy a bigger house, buy a new car, enroll your jackass kids in every activity possible so you can appease your own “need” to work long hours and through them in daycare all day. That’s part of the reason I dig your vibe, the PUNK aspect, fuck the people who want to tell you what you need to be doing, or how you can’t do something.
 

 

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Going Off The Grid By Gary Collins First Thoughts

Going Off The Grid With Gary Collins Best How To Book | episode 138

Going Off The Grid By Gary Collins First Thoughts
Going Off The Grid By Gary Collins First Thoughts

 

Going Off The Grid With Gary Collins Best How To Book | episode 138

 

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This week I chat with Gary Collins about his new book Going Off The Grid (Amazon Link). 

Gary and I ramble a bit as we usually do. We talk about Why you would want to go off the grid. 

We dig into some troubles with finding a contractor. Some are great but many would rob their own mothers to make a buck.

Gary talks about why he hates tiny houses. And I get him to see my side of the argument and how it does work. 

The way to go is Travel trailer over a tiny house on wheels. Tiny houses are best when not on wheels. We both agree that custom fitting a shed into a tiny house is a fast and affordable method. 

Gary talks about his progress so far on building his going off grid project. 

We go off on a tangent about tools. We both love tools. And there are few ways to go about it. 

I talk about not having to own all the tools you need to build. Renting expensive tools is a viable option when building a home. 

Especially if you don’t have space to store them long term. 

Gary brings up the topic of buying new electric tools. When you buy new you have a warranty and a guarantee of quality. Buying used can be a crap shoot. 

I want to get Gary Back on to talk about much tougher questions about Going off the grid. 

  • Why did you choose to go off the grid
  • So you wrote the book on going off the grid
  • Tell us about your progress so far
  • Hardest part of the construction 
  • Tiny house hatred
 

 

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Walking To Freedom? Tennessee Is A Great Choice!| episode 137

Walking To Freedom? Tennessee Is A Great Choice!| episode 137

Walking To Freedom? Tennessee Is A Great Choice!| episode 137
Walking To Freedom? Tennessee Is A Great Choice!| episode 137

 

Walking To Freedom? Tennessee Is A Great Choice!| episode 137

 

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Today we tackle a listener question. The question was about walking to freedom and why Tennessee is a great choice. 

Since Mike and I have lived in TN our whole lives we felt qualified to answer this question, 

We begin the show with some basics on what is walking to freedom or a strategic resolution. 

Many might not be familiar with the term. 

The united states have many oppressive states. California, Illinois, and New Jersey all spring to mind. These states tax their citizens to death and make legally owning firearms hard at best. 

For those living in these states, their is an option, though. A walk to freedom. Moving. 

And luckily there are several great states to choose from. 

We talk about how to pick a new state. How to determine what freedoms you care about and move to states that have them. 

The last half of the podcast is about Tennessee specifics. TN belongs on any list of free states. Hopefully, I’ll have a few more freedom loving neighbors after this podcast. 

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Going Off The Grid By Gary Collins First Thoughts

Going Off The Grid By Gary Collins First Thoughts Video

 

 

Going Off The Grid By Gary Collins First Thoughts

 

 

This week I got my hands on my friend Gary Collings New book, Going Off The Grid. Unlike most of my u

Unlike most of my unboxing videos, I wasn’t sent this book. You always want to support your friends so I bought this copy as soon as It was available. 

Like many of us, Gary got the bug to live a simpler life. And luckily for us, he has documented the whole process. 

In Going Off The Grid: The How-To Book Of Simply Living and Happiness, he provides a step-by-step guide for how to find a private piece of land and build a self-sustaining home. 

This doesn’t come from research alone but from experience. Gary has been building an off-grid home in northeast Washington state. 

You can watch some of the trials and tribulations on his Youtube channel.

Learning from others troubles can save you time and money. And from honest upfront people. 

If you watch many of the DIY tv shows you will have an unrealistic view of the process. Building an off grid home takes a lot of time and effort.

The reward is worth it, though. 

So if you are thinking about living a simpler less hectic lifestyle this is the book for you. Pick it up now before you need the info in here. 

Are you off the Grid? Wanting To Be? Let me know about your plans in the comments!

 

 

 

 
 

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How To Keep Entertained During A Disaster |episode 136

How To Keep Entertained During A Disaster |episode 136

How To Keep Entertained During A Disaster |episode 136
How To Keep Entertained During A Disaster |episode 136

How To Keep Entertained During A Disaster |episode 136

 

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This week we cover How To Keep Entertained During A Disaster. Listener Matt called in asking about how to stay entertained during a disaster. Especially for those of you with kids. 

Instead of telling Matt we covered this topic 100 podcasts ago we decided to tackle it again with fresh eyes. 

We break it down to bugging out and bugging in. With bugging in 

With bugging in you have the option of much bigger games and some powered options.  

When trying to stay entertained during a disaster, board games are your friends. Mike and I talk about a few of our favorites.  

We even bring up the cursed Monopoly. Which is either a love or a hate game. With me, it has become a hated game.

A game that I love to play is Settlers of Catan. Which is very fun and un monopoly like. Set up takes a bit but then gameplay is fun. 

Cam from the Facebook group suggested the game Pathfinder. It is similar to Dungeons & Dragons. Any of the games like that would be great during a disaster. 

 

 

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