Countdown to Preparedness: The Prepper’s 52-Week Course to Total Disaster Readiness, Author Jim Cobb

jim cobb 2Jim Cobb has worked in the investigation and security fields for more than 20 years and has been a survivalist most of his life. He is a Survival expert, author, blogger, and an active Prepper/Survivalist for more than 30 years. He has been a licensed private investigator for more than 15 years. He is happily married with three children, living in the upper Midwest.

Jim has 4 books currently in print:

  • Prepper’s Home Defense
  • The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness
  • Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide
  • Countdown to Preparedness 

Jim has 2 more books in the final stages:

  • Urban Emergency Survival Plan (due out in October 2014)
  • Prepper’s Financial Guide (due out in February 2015)

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The Truth Behind Winter Clothing, Winter Safety Made Real, Part 5

The previous four parts of WSMR have presented the physical science and physiological principles behind staying warm in winter.  If you can keep all parts of your body warm, then winter and cold weather are not an issue.  Once you know how things actually work you can find or build whatever you may need.

With all of this back ground, in today’s class and subsequent classes we will be applying this new understanding to take care of the body with proper clothing, nutrition, attitudes and practices. When properly executed there can be no suffering in the cold and cold injuries impossible.

We’ll explore where layering fits in the scheme of winter clothing, what their limits and problems are along with how to tune them up for best performance.  The last third of the program will be on clothing evaluation to give you an idea of how to look at winter clothing with performance in mind and not just rely on slick ads, hangtags and well meaning salesmen expounding habits and traditions used in the winter.

Jim Phillips is a nationally known speaker and teacher who has professionally taught thousands of classes all across the United States for 40 years.

Jim is a strong advocate of self-reliance living and family preparedness.  He developed an entire preparedness curriculum by asking himself the question “What if?” and then setting out to discover what actually does and does not work.

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A Prepper’s Shopping Paradise

Jan and Bill Sterrett own Carolina Readiness Supply, and have a retail and on-line store that some would call a Prepper’s Shopping Paradise.  If you are looking  gift items for that prepper in your life (even if that prepper is YOU!) you should hear what Jan Sterrett has to say on the Secrets of a Survivalist Radio show.  As a long time prepper and having run educational seminars, homesteading conferences and the like, Jan knows a little something about prepping.

Listen to her advice as she talks about bug-out bags, food supply, canning, lighting, water purification, the different ways to store food, as well as medical supplies and cooking!  Carolina Readiness will give you advice, and customize your food storage, and bug out bags, specifically for your needs. Find out some tips and tricks, and find out how you can get gift certificates for that special someone prepping in your life!

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Sprouting for Optimum Health with Connie Nielsen

Connie Nielsen, owner of LifeSprouts, located in Paradise UT (yes Toto, there is such a place!), explains how sprouting allows you to have fresh, healthy, wholesome, nutritious, and raw foods in your diet––and you can do it in a quart jar in your kitchen! No need to get dirt under your fingernails, you can grow your food conveniently on your countertop year-‘round.

LifeSprouts is also a resource for sprouting equipment, organic seeds, healthy seed mixes, and some of the best unprocessed honey you’ll ever taste! You can store enough veggies for years in your pantry!

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Becoming An Active Prepper, A Conversation with Tara Dodrill

Tara Dodrill, a preparedness, off-grid, and sustainable living writer, was the guest of honor on the Doctor Prepper CPR Talk Show. Her current preparedness writing and blogging interests include Off The Grid News, Prepper and Shooter Magazine, eFoodsDirect, CommonSense Prepping, and her weekly radio show on the Prepper Broadcasting Network.

She has a refined talent for distilling information into straightforward and interesting conversation—and her experience in communication is certainly a honed skill. She’s short of sassy, but she’s point on with her explications. You won’t find many people with her insight in the preparedness industry.

Tara is a Libertarian gal currently living in rural southern Ohio with her family and a growing group of rescued shelled, furry, and feathered critters.

The discussions with Tara are worth the time! Download the show to your iPod, iPad, tablet, cellphone, Android, or computer and listen to her comments—they’re unabashedly honest and forthright! Email Tara at (no spaces) Tara Dodrill [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Walking the Talk of Self-Reliance

Robert Griswold, proprietor of Ready Made Resources in Eastern Tennessee, shared his preparedness philosophy and demonstrated that he and his family don’t just sell preparedness products, they live the preparedness lifestyle.

Bob, his wife Roxanne, and their son operate the largest preparedness, emergency and disaster products store and business east of the Mississippi River.  Bob wants all their customer to plan, prepare, and preserve––and Ready Made Resources has knowledgeable and friendly staff eager to answer any technical questions about their products, assist with customer service issues or develop a plan to help preserve your family during the uncertain future.

Ready Made Resources carries a complete line of affordable preparedness products––everything from hand-powered grain mills, well pumps and water filters to long-term food storage, camping supplies and cold-weather gear. Check out their website for more than 4,000 preparedness items in more than 300 product categories! You’ll discover for yourself why their preparedness selection is unsurpassed!

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History Channel’s Eustace Conway, The Last American Man

Did you know adults and families can go to a camp at Turtle Island Preserve too?  Wouldn’t you want to gain skills that have been lost for generations?  Isn’t it time to get in touch with what it means to live life untethered from technology? Listen to this episode of Your Preparation Station to learn more.

Donna Miller is thrilled, once again, to have Eustace Conway (whom you may know from the History Channel Series: “Mountain Men”) along with Desere from Turtle Island Preserve as Donna’s very special guests for this episode.

If you heard them on this YPS Show last year, during the battle with local government bureaucracy which Eustace was having, you’ll want to tune in to hear the update and all that goes on in a place which YOU have helped rally to help!

You can also help someone else attend camp this year by supporting TIP’s Online Scholarship Efforts.  Or email: Mail@TurtleIslandPreserve.com  or call: (828) 265-2267

Please visit these links to learn more and to connect:

April 26th: “Families Learning Together” Event found on their Facebook Page here

See & Learn More about Turtle Island Preserve

Video Update on Government Invasion

This show is sponsored by Millers Grain House & PREPARE Magazine.

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299 Days, Author Glenn Tate

Doctor Prepper interviews author Glen Tate about Book 7 of 299 Days, a ten-novel series. This fiction novel tells the story of Grant Matson, a family man & lawyer whose inner struggles awaken him to the fragility of society. As he secretly prepares for a worst-case scenario, he’s constantly concerned about his fears might require him to deal with real threats to his family. He often wonders if he is seeing what few others are anticipating. As the future unfolds, he recognizes that he is destined to be a leader in guiding a special group of people back to some level of normalcy.

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Glenn Tate, Author of the 299 Days novel series

Economic Collapse in Cuba a Foreshadowing for USA?

Marjory summarizes numerous interviews of Cuban citizens who experienced a total economic collapse and faced starvation after the fall of the Soviet Union.  The social order reversed, where farmers and gardeners became more important than lawyers and doctors as all citizens scrambled to grow food to replace imports that stopped.  Listen for keys to how Cuban’s survived as guidance for how American’s should look to prepare for when the Yankee dollar goes through its collapse.  Great opportunity to learn from Cuban suffering to anticipate and minimize our own challenges from future U.S. economic collapse.

 

Winter Safety & Self Reliant Living Made Real, Part 2

Join Jim as he discusses cold weather survival and preparedness part 3. In this episode, he talks about heat loss via radiation, thermal conductivity, clothing insulators, and much, much more.

Presented in Part-1 of Winter Safety Made Real was the footing for this whole WSMR series: the purpose and approach to winter safety, along with “Why Winter Experiences Fail”, “The Taboos of Cold Weather”, “The Wives’ Tales of Winter”, and An Introduction to PALS™.

Part-2 presents the key points and performance possibilities using PALS™ (the Phillips Arctic Living System™) and why Jim does what he does and the benefit it can bring others.  One of the most important parts in this presentation will be the in depth explanation of the body’s physiological response to the cold and the key steps to keeping hands and feet warm.  Possessing this understanding alone can dramatically change a person’s comfort and safety in the cold.

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