The Survivalist Prepper Podcast
Dale Goodwin, Self Sufficient Prepper and Survival
Where Survivalists And Preppers Prepare To Survive
Physical Fitness for Preppers
In any sort of disaster scenario we need to be physically ready to handle anything that gets thrown at us. Physical fitness for preppers is less about weightlifting, and more about endurance. It’s about being farmer strong. Ok, when the SHTF your ready right? You have your bug out bag filled with everything you can possibly think of, you have a bug out location picked out that is only 10 miles away, you have picked a few different routes that you can drive there and a couple if you have to walk. Or let’s say you have no plans to bug out and you have plenty of land to plant a garden, your water catchment system is top notch andyou have some livestock that will help you be self-sufficient for a long time to come, so you’re ready for anything right? A well thought out plan is vital to your survival when your life gets turned upside down. But running through scenarios in your mind burns 0 calories, and running for your life with a 50 pound bug out bag on will be far more challenging than you think. SPP288 Physical Fitness for Preppers Today’s show is a replay from a couple years ago when I had a friend Brian on talking about physical fitness for preppers. Brian is a retired vet, and a personal trainer among other things. You can read more about Brian and what we covered in the show from the original show note here. The Farmer & the Gym Rat If you’re not prepared physically to travel 10 miles on foot, or you are not ready for some hard labor working on your homestead, your preparedness plan might not work out as well as you thought it would. We don’t necessarily need to go to the gym twice a week and run on the treadmill with a backpack filled with 20 pound weights, but we do need to make sure our bodies are ready to handle the physical labor if it ever comes to that. If you look at pictures of people during to the great depression you don’t see many people who looked like Arnold Schwarzenegger or Rambo, you see that most people that weighed between 100 and 150 pounds. These people were not exactly healthy because of their situation, but they could probably out work most of us today. If I needed help chopping firewood or raising a barn I would pick someone who lived 60 years ago over the modern gym rat any day, someone who is 250 pounds of pure muscle might be able to chop down a tree faster than a 150 pound man, but at the end of the day that 150 pound man who is accustomed to manual labor will out work the gym rat. Why is this? Because the gym rat is used to a specific workout routine that usually involves working out for an hour a day. The men and women who lived through the depression had to work 15 hours a day just to survive and had endurance. Basic Training The military is a perfect example of this as well, when someone chooses to join the military they go through hell during basic training. They don’t just work out every day to get buff and look intimidating,
Creating Emergency Binders for Preppers
Creating Emergency Preparedness Binders will help you and your family react quickly in emergency situations. A binder for storing important documents, and an emergency procedures and supplies binder will be very useful in any sort of disaster. When it comes to emergency preparedness, there are 2 types of binders that are important. An Emergency procedures binder, and a binder for important documents. The importance of having an emergency documents binder is obvious, but most people don’t have plans written out for what to do in a disaster scenario. Most of us spend quite a bit of time researching and learning about preparedness, so it can seem to be a little redundant to put that information we already know in a binder. The truth is, not only could that help us in a stressful situation, it could also help those family members that are not quite onboard with prepping. SPP287 Creating Emergency Binders for Preppers Last week Lisa and I went over some family communications and disaste...
Communications and Disaster Planning for Preppers
Communications and disaster planning are some of the most important aspects of preparedness. What would you do if you were on your way to work and all the sudden the power in the city goes out? The more important question is what would your family and loved ones do? We know that a power outage could be caused by several things ranging from a blown transformer, to a full blown EMP, but does your family know how to tell the difference? The sad truth is that most people are extremely unprepared to handle any sort of disaster scenario, and while we can’t help everyone, we can make sure our family understands the basics at the very least. SPP286 Communications and Disaster Planning for Preppers This week Lisa and I went over some of the challenges we may face in a disaster scenario, and how to overcome those road blocks. Some of these are easier said than done, but important none the less. In a disaster scenario time will be of the essence. If we are spending that time getting everyone ...
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