The Survivalist Prepper Podcast
Dale Goodwin, Self Sufficient Prepper and Survival
Where Survivalists And Preppers Prepare To Survive
What if Nothing Happens: Is Prepping a Waste of Time
If you’ve ever wondered if all the prepping supplies you buy, and all the time you invest in preparedness is a waste of time you’re not alone. It’s only natural to question whether something your doing is worth it or not. You’ve probably heard it a hundred times, but prepping is just like paying your auto insurance every month. You hope you never need to use it, but your glad it’s there when you need to. In fact, I think if you do second guess yourself from time to time, it means your doing something right. People who invest little money and time into preparedness don’t worry much about how much they are wasting. So if you second guess yourself it only means you’re becoming better prepared and investing in your future. SPP297 What if Nothing Happens This week we have a replay that Lisa and I first did a couple of years ago about why prepping isn’t just a waste of time. We went over some ways to ensure that the money you put into preparedness isn’t just wasted if nothing happens. The Genesis of Prepping We all get interested in preparedness for different reasons. Some of us have been through something that changed our view on being prepared when a disaster strikes, and some of us are naturally skeptical of government and where the world is heading. Unfortunately, a large number of people who start prepping tend to step off the gas pedal within a year or so. This is because their fears subside, or because they can’t justify investing time and money into disaster preparedness when life is good. To me this is very dangerous. It’s worse to know better and do nothing, than to be ignorant all together. If you know the oil is low on your car, and you choose to do nothing about it, it falls squarely on your shoulders when your car breaks down. Is Prepping a Waste of Money? If you go out and fill your pantry with canned food and let it sit there, then yes, prepping is a waste of money. If you use that food, and store food that your family eats, your not spending any more money than you would have if you went to the store once a week. As far as prepping gear and supplies go, there are some things that are strictly for prepping (like gas masks) but most items can be used on a daily basis. Solar equipment, 2-way radios, flashlights, and medical supplies are all important to have whether or not you are a prepper. Becoming Complacent A little while back Lisa and I did a show about battling complacency and prepper burnout. Because we never know when disaster will strike, it’s very easy to become complacent and drop the ball. Using the car insurance analogy, we can go years without being involved in an accident. All it takes is one poor decision or bad weather conditions to turn everything upside down. The Big Picture and Prepping To the average person prepping probably seems like what they see on shows like Doomsday Preppers. People with too much money and too much time pre...
Automation and the Economy
One of my main concerns with preparedness is an economic collapse or crisis caused by overspending. With the way things are going today, I think we need to take a look at how AI and automation could play a role in our economy as well. By 2030 it’s estimated that 40 to 50% of jobs in the manufacturing, retail and wholesale, trade, and the transportation and storage industries will be automated. Not all countries will be as affected to this level, but unfortunately the United States will. The countries likely to be affected are the more advanced countries like the U.S., China, Europe and Russia. SPP296 Automation & the Economy This week Lisa and I went over how prepping might change in the near future, and how the country we know and love will will fundamentally change. We also went over some things we can do to help lower the impact this may have. As preppers, we have a little bit of an edge when it comes the economy taking a down turn, but nothing is guaranteed. Is History Repeatin...
Preparedness Skills: Learning from the Pioneers
As preppers we are always thinking about different ways to become more self-reliant and live like they lived 100 years ago. People who lived during the turn of the century lit their homes with kerosene and oil lamps, heated their homes with fire wood. If they wanted new clothes, they had to buy fabric and make them. In today’s world this seems unfathomable with our “right here right now” mentality, we could literally never leave the comfort of our couch and get anything we need or want. If we don’t want to wait for something to be shipped, we can head out to the local store that probably has anything our hearts desire. Living in the west in the early 1900’s was quite a bit different than living in the eastern states. The industrial revolution had started, cars and electricity were beginning to be part of their everyday lives, but out west it was a completely different story. Lisa and I recently went to a western history museum in Montrose Colorado and other than being really co...
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