Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Survivalist and Prepper Concerns and Plans for 2017

Episode 81: Season 2 ep. 46




The Without Land adventure concludes as Erika and her family enter a new adventure, free to choose their own path. Lisa and Dale Goodwin hosts of The Survivalist Prepper Podcast join my husband, Brock and I to discuss our concerns and plans for 2017.


 


Featured Quote:

"They were all excited to be heading west toward a place where home used to be."

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Concerns and Plans for 2017

Today's show is a little different and I highly recommend that you listen to the audio to get the full effect of the topics discussed but here are the cliff notes.

Without Land Favorite Parts
  • Character development and the ability to feel for their circumstances.
  • The descriptions made you feel like you are part of the story and causes you to ponder what you would do in a similar circumstance.
  • The microcosmic view entrenches you in the story and keeps you wondering what is going on in the world.
2017 Concerns
  • The unknown period of time we are in due to the Trump election.
    • This will be a test of theories as Trump implements many of the policies that he was elected on.
    • Will socialist liberal voices be loud enough to drown out conservatives altogether?
    • Will the United States be able to survive with the amount of division we are facing?
  • Personal freedom for you means personal freedom for me but comes with a great responsibility.
  • American exceptionalism does not mean we are better than the world. It means that we are free to think but we must be aware and responsible for our actions.
  • Will socialists remove the electoral college?
  • Why would the country choose Trump? The liberal misunderstanding.
  • Are Americans living in a vacation or dream world?
  • Will Trump drive our debt even higher?
    • Will the change in Washington be a good thing?
  • What is fake news?
  • Are we as individuals and society headed towards a collapse due to individual and societal overload?
    • Is collapse necessary to fix the problems without turning to socialism?
  • Getting involved in your community.
    • Get uncomfortable to make a difference.
  • Prospect of a cashless society.
    • Stay vigilant about not letting this happen.
    • You'll be told you don't need cash but the personal liberties lost would be astronomical.
    • It would be even easier to take control of all of your funds.
    • What steps will the powers at be take to keep you on the spending treadmill?
  • Are Americans becoming surfs? 
    • Will the new cabinet that Trump appointed really give the government back to teh people or to the corporate elites?
  • Are the conservative voices being silenced or are they just too quiet.
    • Social media bullying: Say good things about Trump and you are slaughtered by the liberals. Say bad things about Trump and the conservatives slaughter you.
  • UN should not make governing laws to negate the laws of individual nations.
  • Modern day slavery should be a focus rather than the sins of the past.
  • Are Americans too spoiled to see clearly now-a-days.
    • Have we forgotten our values?
Personal Plans for 2017
  • Spring planning
    • Garden planning. What do you want to grow? Do you have a suitable area to do that? Starting to garden now gets you prepared for the ups and downs that every farmer has.
  • The State of your State. What can you do to make it a better place?
  • Research the Constitutionalist Party 
    • Push for state rights to be returned to the state and give them the power to keep the Federal Government in check.
  • Will we ever be at peace as a human race?
    • Only if you can remove greed but you never will.
  • Could space exploration be the key to avoiding collapse?
Thank-you for listening to Season two of The Changing Earth Podcast. We will be back next week as we begin Season three. The featured novel is The Walls of Freedom and you can look forward to some great interviews this season.

Dale and Lisa Goodwin

"In early 2013 Lisa and I decided to create SurvivalistPrepper.net 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

















 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: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Monday, January 30, 2017

The Walls of Freedom, Book #3 In The Changing Earth Series



Book #3 in The Changing Earth Series has arrived! See all the details at AuthorSaraFHathaway.com

"I just hope I...Have the spirit to go on fighting. Have the power to take on forces that are so much bigger than me."

On the run, Erika, her husband, Vince, and their children flee the government forces in search of a new life. The Great Quake ten years ago left the United States devastated. FEMA camps sprouted up in Regional Districts to control the chaos and separate the landowners from the refugees. Erika and her family spent nine years as refugees in the camp before they found out that Vince's parents were still alive and they were searching for them. The Las Vegas FEMA Director, realizing his mistake, attempted to have the family eliminated to save his career. Vince and Erika take their family's future into their own hands and flee the camp in a cross country action packed adventure. Will they find Vince's parents? Will society accept them again? Can they accept this new government system?
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Fictional author Sara F. Hathaway is an individual with an insatiable urge for learning. She grew up in the woods of Michigan, fishing, hunting, gardening, canning, and horseback riding with her family. She loved to learn about the stories of times past from her great grandparents and grandparents. After moving to the rural mountain landscape of California, she attended The California State University of Sacramento and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in General Business Management. She managed many businesses, all while working on the manuscript for her first novel, Day After Disaster. Eventually she realized that her passion for the outdoors and learning about survival techniques outweighed her passion for the business world. Sara still lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons where she is at work on the next installment of The Changing Earth Series.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Protecting Your Loved Ones

Episode 80: Season 2 ep. 45




Erika and her family are freed from the prison but not without incident and confusion. Vince and Erika are very concerned about how to keep their family safe. This is a concern that applies to each one of us today. Here to talk with us about protecting our loved ones and being prepared to take this to the next level in a survival situation is Ben Branam author of ModernSelfProtection.com and host of The Modern Self Protection Podcast.



Featured Quote:

"She felt like crying and laughing and fainting and jumping for joy all at the same time."

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Lessons from Ben

The first thing you need to do to protect your family is practice situational awareness. Look around and be aware. Don't walk around with your head focused on your cell phone. Look up and scan for threats. 

A lot of victims will claim that the "bad guy" came out of no where. When the truth is that guy had been watching you the whole time and you weren't paying attention. "Bad guys" will usually case victims before they attack. This is called the "interview process." "Bad guys" don't want you to remember who they are. If you look up, look people in the eyes and say "hello," they know you have seen them and acknowledged your presence. Doing this makes you a less likely target. Remember there are "bad guys" watching you all the time. Ten percent of the population are "dirt bags." These people would take advantage of you if they had the chance. Ten percent of those "dirt bags" are truly evil people that make their living preying on others. 

Identify people you see and walk by. Why is that person there? What are they doing? What is the purpose of their activity? Then wait and see what they do. Were you right? This helps you to continually improve your assessment abilities.

Get your family involved in the protection plan. Develop age specific activities and start teaching them to be aware and that no matter how big and bad you get you still need to respect the threat that others may present. As your children age, get them experience with sparring and being roughed up in a safe environment so they understand their capabilities. Teach your family an escape plan. Know how to get out of any situation if your family's "safe word" is mentioned. This escape plan has to go into immediate action with no questions asked so everyone needs to be on point together. 

Play the "what if" game? What if someone does this what are you going to do? Think of various possible outcomes for various circumstances and what you would do in each circumstance. Run the scenarios continually in your head no matter where you are.

The biggest thing you can do for the protection of your family in a long term survival situation is getting to know your neighbors. You can't be an island, operating on your own. You need a village to produce and protect what you need. It is impossible to protect your supplies, work at collecting supplies and rest alone.  Start with the guy next door. Can you trust them? Do you know at least three of your neighbors? It takes effort to get to know your neighbors so throw a neighborhood barbecue or attend a neighborhood block party. Having this relationship now before SHTF will allow you to organize a community plan in a much more cohesive manner in the time of need.

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Ben Branam

"I’ve loved shooting since the first time I pulled a trigger at age 8. During high school I volunteered at my local PD where I learned more about handguns. I joined the Marine Corps Infantry after high school. I was a reserve for 10 years with 2 years of active duty and 1 tour in Iraq in 2003. I worked for an armored car company for almost 7 years mostly in the LA area of California. During all that I also got a degree in law enforcement and went through two different police academies. Being a cop never worked out, but through it all I’ve always been training people to fight. I spent all of 2008 in Iraq again as a private contractor defending a base. There I got to teach and train with the US Army and others. Now I want to bring that experience and my joy of teaching to others. I love teaching firearms and want the good people of the world to be able to defend themselves. It’s now my mission and purpose in life.." -Ben Branam
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: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Surviving Captivity

Episode 79; Season 2, ep 44

Description of Today's Episode: The Without Land adventure continues as the story takes a dramatic turn. Here to discuss surviving in captivity is James E. Hart, author of Urban & Wilderness Survival, Emergency Preparedness.


Featured Chapter Quote:
"I can't go back to that place."

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Captivity Survival Lessons From James

If you are captured by enemy forces it is essential to keep your mind active and alive. Think about things to keep you fighting for your family and your survival. Think of the things you are fighting for and dwell there. Play your captor's game and try to find a way to freedom. Keeping your mind on the way of life you believe in will keep you centered. Your mind is the only thing your captors can't take away. Mentally mock and sabotage your captors to keep your mind active. You can kill your captors in your mind everyday but you have to love them to their face to get yourself through the situation safely. Try to get repatriated any way you can and keep your spirit, pride and metal state in working order.

There is often a big debate over whether it is a smart plan to escape or not. James says yes to escaping, but only if it doesn't kill you, those you are with or put your family in jeopardy. Make absolute sure that you will not get caught before you are out of the building or the compound. Also it is important that no one else knows of your plans. They may turn you in for personal gain. Escape alone if you have to. If you are caught there is a good possibility you will be killed so a fool proof plan is essential.

There is also a big debate about whether you should appease your captors or not. James feels that you should tell your captors whatever they want to hear, whether it's right or wrong to divert their attention. The human body can only take so much. Do what you have to to do to survive. Don't let your pride get in the way of your survival.
James E. Hart
A veteran of 2 tours of duty in Vietnam, James began his survival training at the age of 7 when he was stranded in the Mojave Desert for 7 hours without food or water during a family move in 1954. Since then he has been through the scouting program where he attained Life scout, served as Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Venture Advisor, and earned the Badden Powell Award. An avid outdoors man, he has winter camped in Utah and northern Quebec, Canada, snow shoed in upstate New York, Utah and Quebec, and camped in the Mojave Desert of California, the Uintah Mountains of Utah, and the Piney Woods of East Texas, among numerous other locations. James has traveled and been through 42 of the 50 states of the US. Three provinces of Canada, sailed the Pacific Ocean, and crossed the Equator and 35 countries from jungles of South America to the Himalayas of Nepal. Having earned an Associates of Photography Degree from Houston Community College, he has beautifully captured many of his travels with his camera.

Now retired from a career with the Trinity River Authority of Texas, James resides in Dallas, TX, where he lectures on Wilderness and Survival Training. He is the author of SWET Survival & Wilderness Experience Training, Urban & Wilderness Emergency Planning, 35 other booklets on wilderness training, monthly articles for Survival Life Magazine, and a column and articles for The Garland Messenger Newspaper. James also does workshops and speaking engagements.
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"Urban & Wilderness Emergency Preparedness": http://preparedwithjameshart.blogspot.com/p/buy-book.html

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: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

To Trust or Not To Trust In a Survival Situation

Episode 78: Season 2 ep.43




In the Without Land story, Erika delights in the opportunity to gain their freedom but she has to say goodbye to friends and loved ones she has built a strong bond with. Trust is not an easy thing to earn and is a big risk, every time you trust someone. Here to talk to us today about the pros and cons of trusting people are Lisa and Dale Goodwin hosts of The Survivalist Prepper Podcast.


Featured Quote:

"This is how she wanted to remember her friends. Everyone together, laughing and carrying on whimsically, but the night was finally over."

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Who to Trust with Dale and Lisa

It's so hard to know who to trust. The first thing you should do is ask probing questions to figure them out but fronts can be hard to breakdown. You think it's all good but might it might not be. Start to assess if the individual is genuine. Do they listen to hear you or listen to respond? Pay attention to how they interact with other people. Are they the type of person who always has to have a story that trumps the last one? If you meet someone who likes to talk, let them talk. They will give away a lot of information. Be quiet when you first meet someone. Don't give away your secrets. Ask three why's about the what the person is revealing to you. In the end, you have to trust your gut.

There are a lot of pros to trusting others. Communities make things happen, together. You will have access to more individuals with more skills or hands for labor. There are also a lot of cons to trusting others. Do you really know who they are? Maybe they are just putting up a front to take advantage of you. Morals will be tested and someone you trusted before may turn into an entirely different person. If they are aware of your secrets, it may be a big risk.

You should have levels of trust. Think like the layers of an onion. Make a new individuals traverse through the layers before you give away your information. Once they reach the core you have to still be cautious. Relationships can change and falling our with someone who has reached the core can be a big risk. Addictions, high stress, and impossible circumstances will test your loyalties and that of your trusted companions.

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Dale and Lisa Goodwin


"In early 2013 Lisa and I decided to create SurvivalistPrepper.net 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

















 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: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Freedom, why it is worth fighting for

Episode 77: Season 2 ep 42

In this chapter of Without Land, Sergeant Bennet has a message for Erika and Erika tells him of their plans to escape to freedom. Here to talk to us today about freedom, why it is worth fighting for and what responsibilities come with it, is Ken Jensen, producer of TheCleverSurvivalist.com and host of The Prepper Podcast.


Featured Quote:

"It felt like a new dawn to Erika. She had left the world of darkness behind for the light, and soon she would do the same with her freedom."
Lessons about Freedom from Ken

"What you tolerate today, will become acceptable tomorrow."

Freedom is not a gift from the government and no one is going to fight for your freedom. Freedom protects you from tyranny of the majority. You can get cut off from the majority and it won't matter because you are free to take care of yourself. People sometimes choose to trade freedoms for security but it is a false sense of security. Your state, entities in charge of you, don't give a crud about you. You giving up your freedoms only make them more money. The freedom of speech ensures a free transfer of ideas. If you don't fight for it you will lose it. Then you will lose freedom of press and people will be less able to organize through the loss of education and free thought. The removal of firearms removes your immediate protection for yourself and your family. There will be no opposition to enforced tyranny.

"All major genocides have been theorized by an evil person, however, they have been carried out by states with total control."

The benefits of individual freedom are countless. Without freedom you lose your personal rights, liberty and your right to pursue your individual happiness. Better economies and and great experimentation occur in societies with individual freedom. Countries who ensure personal liberty also have more products that are based on needs, creating a better economy. This economy is given more solutions ensuring better economic stability. In a more stable society that relies on ensuring personal freedoms people are generally more agreeable and happy to work out problems together. Also the art world benefits greatly from personal freedom. Free people are more likely to express themselves through art, cultural richness, dancing and ensuring education of these things. In a free society there is more self led education that takes place and individuals actually learn faster.

With personal freedom comes great personal responsibility. Free people can't be tolerant of evil people. Even when the actions these people are taking do not affect you. Free individuals need to stay vigilant as engaged decision makers. You have to know the repercussions of what will happen if you move outside of what is socially accepted and if those consequences are worth that choice. As a free individual you have the responsibility of self ownership. You can't force your will upon others. No one cares who you marry or what you do as long as it doesn't hurt others. You are not promised anything but you must work hard and not burden society with your lack of action. No one is responsible for you and your family except you. A free individual has to be a moral person for a free society to function properly. You can't use force or fraud to force your will upon someone else, individually or as a group (i.e. governement). You have to be willing to help others. Another major responsibility as a free individual is your protection of life, liberty and property. You have to be ready to stand up and fight for what is yours without the assistance of a government. 

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Ken Jensen

Ken Jensen is an American, Ex-Military Patriot that is knowledgeable and experienced in Electronics and Industrial Electrical design and maintenance. Ken is also an experienced Nuclear Reactor Operator and also worked on nuclear instrumentation. He grew up hunting, camping and spending time outdoors. In adulthood, Ken has spent many years learning wilderness survival and, eventually, urban survival.

Ken is the author of a book, The Honey and The Bee and is the main author and contributor to The Clever Survivalist Blog, Survival Guide and The Prepper Podcast, Survival Podcast

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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: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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