Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Changing Earth Podcast: Behind the Scenes, MP3 Skype Recorder

There are a lot of pieces that go into the production of The Changing Earth Podcast, beyond a mic and my voice. One of the best programs I have found is the MP3 Skype Recorder. This program specializes in recording your Skype conversations. It starts up automatically when you call another Skype user or receive a call from another Skype user. Skype is one of the easiest and cleanest ways to contact potential interviewees. The big problem was how do you capture the conversation in the form of an MP3 for later use. Well, the MP3 Skype Recorder takes care of all of that. As soon as you finish a conversation it notifies you with the call details a file name for you to save, replay or upload to another site. I highly recommend this program for anyone doing interviews, wanting to capture the voices of their loved ones to play back later, or parents that are curious what their kids are conversating about.

If you are interested in downloading this application for your future Skype calls visit: And let the Skype recording commence!

Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit:
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Importance of a Family Disaster Plan with Dale and Lisa Goodwin; Episode 19: Day After Disaster, Chapter 19

Episode 19:
Description of Today's Episode: The Day After Disaster tale continues with a very special family reunion. Today, Dale and Lisa Goodwin, hosts of The Survivalist join Sara to discuss the importance of having a family disaster plan and steps you can take to get that plan into action.

Featured Chapter Quote:
“This was her man, her soul mate; she would have crossed the expanse of the entire world to find him if she had to.”

Dale and Lisa Goodwin
"In early 2013 Lisa and I decided to create and become a bigger part of the preparedness community, we are not the overboard tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists, we are just like you, everyday Americans that enjoy the freedoms that this country offers.

Lisa is more of the prepper and I am more of the survivalist or outdoor type and we write articles ranging from first aid, to food storage to primitive and wilderness skills…basically anything that involves preparedness and survival." -Dale Goodwin

Lessons From Dale and Lisa
Family Planning Is "Hugely" Important

  • Each plan depends on the situation 
  • The plan keeps everyone on the same page with clear objectives. 
  • If a disaster were to happen you would not have time to decide what to do. You need to have a place in plan prior to any event. 
  • Conduct family meetings so everyone is informed about the plan.   
Your Personal Plan  
  • Your plan will vary based on your family circumstance and the situation you encounter.
  • Kids in college or just starting out on their own will need to have get home plans, depending on how far away they are. They will still consider you their safety net so you need to plan for them.
  • Young children should be gathered by a parent or loved one immediately.
  • Adults working away from home will also need a get home plan with a get home bag and gasoline planned for in advance.
Tips for Families with Young Kids
  • Instill the importance of having a plan while they are young. They will retain more than you think.
  • Get them involved, give them responsibilities and don't talk at them, talk with them.
  • Make it fun.
  • Practice your plan together. Let the kids give input and then practice their plan. Examine what things worked and didn't together.
  • Explain why it is important!

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