Summary: The modern Survivalist, preppers, homesteaders, and we focus on teaching, sharing, building community around gardening, food storage, and old fashioned skills.
bepreparedchannel.com Welcome to another episode of the Be Prepared Channel. Today I do a quick movie review of the movie Atlas Shrugged, a rant on my recent business trip which required me to fly and be patted, pawed, frisked, and violated by the TSA. And some updates to the progress of our urban homestead progress. I intended to post this yesterday but my podcast service wouldn't take the upload so I uploaded the associated videos of the Frame It All garden beds yesterday. I hope you enjoy the podcast! Longsnows
bepreparedchannel.com Welcome to another episode of Be Prepared Channel. Today we talk about the affect of inflation on our money and what we can do about it. Namely accelerating our purchases, and plans as the speed in which inflation is taking off. Check out the full story on my blog along with daily headlines and snippets in the news
Bepreparedchannel.com Welcome to the Be Prepared Channel. Today we are going to talk about how prepping or being a survivalist can and should improve your health as we choose healthier living, healthier lifestyles, and healthier eating. Many of us are keenly aware of the perils of GMO foods, and the dangers of eating sugar, carbohydrates, hydrogentated oils, and processed foods. As we wake up and clue into these dangers and questionable eating habits we start to change our eating habits. We start to look for fresh foods, non-GMO crops, and organics. We search out healthier oils and fats. We look for wholesome real foods, and not something processed in a box. These are all good things to do and speaking for myself I found that by changing my food choices my health has improved. I have lost a lot of weight, feel much better, and can see how my health has improved. But what good does it do to change your foods if your still cooking in cookware that is dangerous to you and your family? Healthy food starts with healthy cookware. Teflon or non-stick cookware is in fact dangerous and unhealthy. This product is in your food, in your bloodstream, and is carcinogenic. It is released in the air when heated, and can kill birds in your house. It is linked to a flu like symptoms in people. Maybe it is time to rethink your choice of cookware? Just do a quick google search on the "dangers of teflon" and you will get more than you can imagine. http://www.naturalnews.com/026678_Teflon_iron_cookware.html Article on cast iron(while I disagree with several of thing things Paul states about cast iron) that points out that some of the old cast iron is of very high quality and commanding a premium today. I personally don't think it is worth it, and I explain why in this podcast
Welcome to another episode of the Be Prepared Channel. Today is a quick update on the progress of our permaculture swale #2, and my adventure with a raised garden bed kit. I have officially thrown people who sell raised garden bed kits under the bus with lawyers, politicians, and used car salesman.... Check out the video and the full show notes at bepreparedchannel.co
Welcome to another episode of the Be Prepared Channel. Today we talk about starting seed, indoors, outdoors, cold frames. We reference some resources to make your job easier to determine when you should be starting those plants and where. We also discuss raised beds, shortcomings, and things you can do to improve on the raised bed idea. We talk about how to size your beds based on the number of people you are feeding, and start the thinking process on copy gardening(our version of copy canning only with the garden for our food storage plans. For Last Frost data check out this NOAA site: http://cdo.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/climatenormals/climatenormals.pl?directive=prod_select28prodtype=CLIM20018subrnum%20to%20Freeze/Frost%20Data%20from%20the%20U.S.%20Climate%20Normals For the expert advise of the Farmers Almanac on when to start seeds both indoors, and outdoors and moon phases: http://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-dates/ Check out this and more at bepreparedchannel.com
Welcome to another episode of the Be Prepared Channel. Today we talk about vehicle maintenance, vehicle shopping, global supply chain and how it affects you, and some tips on how to get information, parts, and tips to save you lots of time and money. I hope you enjoy the show. Check out my blog with notes at bepreparedchannel.co
Welcome to another episode of the Be Prepared Channel. Today I just wanted to talk about Permaculture plant guilds. What they are, how they work, and my worry/planning for the largest plants that I will be putting into my landscape space which will be the trees(fruit and nut). Planning for these tree guilds, the space needed, the companion plants that go with each guild, and the considerations of how we can fit them in the space and have that stacking effect(the function of each plant doing it's job) benefiting all the other plants, and the environment we are creating. To see the article posted with this go to bepreparedchannel.com
Welcome to another episode of the Be Prepared Channel. Today we talk about staying focused on our priorities when the whole world is going to heck around us. We talk about some of the work around my urban homestead and we begin the transformation of lawn and desert space into swales and garden beds. We talk about directing water from your gutters and roof surfaces into your landscape. And of course we talk about some prepper technology that you should have at your own home.... Renewable, solar, hight tech... A clothesline
Welceome back to the Be Prepared Channel. Today we cover the tsunami of projects that we have started or will be starting this year at the Be Prepared Channel. Needless to say we are up to our eyeballs in projects. Today we touch on preparedness, instability in our utilities and infrastructure, things that we can do, our gardening and permaculture, and even humanure... That's right we get into the poo about poo! I hope you enjoy the show.
Welcome back to the Be Prepared Channel. This episode we talk about what happened last year with the Be Prepared Channel which took up my time, and diverted my attention from other things and this podcast. We talk about my new years resolution of the homestead. We weren't able to achieve our goal of buying a farm and getting rural so we are shifting gears and creating an urban homestead. - The Year of the homestead - Challenges of growing things in Colorado, in a high plains desert environment - Seed catalogs, and ordering seed - Cold frames and green houses. Harbor Freight coupon through Jan 27th for the 10x12 greenhouse. - What we did for sustainable living and prepping this week
Welcome to the Be Prepared Channel. Today we delve into the state of flashlight and LED technology. We compare incandescent, LED, and the latest crop of LED's and how these lights compare to each other. Check out my blog at bepreparedchannel.com for the show notes and the pictures of the flashlight technology comparison. I hope you enjoy the show
Welcome to another Episode of the Be Prepared Channel. Today we get back into the swing of things after an unplanned break. We dive into the global economy and the games being played. We do an update on why we prepare and how it saved my bacon in the last few weeks. Lastly we do an update on our homestead search in Nebraska and how things are developing. I hope you enjoy the show! For the show notes check out my blog at: bepreparedchannel.co
Welcome to another episode of the Be Prepared Channel. Today we discuss our financial priorities and how to get into precious metals. We do an introduction to precious metals investing, things you need to know and some places where you can find the best deals. I hope you enjoy the show! Visit my blog at bepreparedchannel.com for the show notes for this episode
Welcome to the Be Prepared Channel. Today we focus on Part 3 of the 3 part series on Hypermiling. If your unfamiliar with Hypermiling please go back and check out parts 1 and 2 to this series. Today we get into the Hypermiling essentials. Things to know that will help you get and track the best results when Hypermiling. I hope you enjoy this episode. See show notes and related links on my blog at: bepreparedchannel.co
Welcome to another episode of the Be Prepared Channel. Today we continue our series 3 part series on Hypermiling. In this episode we discuss the actual techniques of hypermiling in city/town driving and highway driving. I hope you enjoy