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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How to Handle a Crisis by Former Chief Dennis Evers

Doctor Prepper interviews Dennis Evers, a former cop and a police chief, who now lives the lifestyle of a prepper with his family in the mountains of Colorado. His easy–to-use book helps other preppers deal with the daily crises that arise in life, when emergencies strike. His son-in-law, an ER physician, assisted in the writing of this worst-case scenario book, aptly named How to Handle a Crisis. At less than $10, this valuable resource will fit anywhere for instant reference.

Dennis has written for years in his spare time about disaster preparedness and recovery, and terrorism and business continuity for some of the most prestigious security, business and government-oriented publications in the US, most of them on assignment. His emergency response book has sold over 160,000 copies globally to police, fire, the Secret Service, all branches of the military and government, and is used by numerous Fortune 500 companies as an emergency S.O.P.

How to Handle a Crisis is for individuals, groups, institutions and businesses that want a simple, quick reference for virtually all threats––from tornadoes to terrorism and bomb threats to broken bones.

Dennis’ first published book, The Pocket Partner, has sold more than 150,000 copies worldwide, and is used by professional responders, emergency services, the military, governments, corporate giants that include airlines, aircraft builders, theme parks, computer manufacturers, universities, schools, hospitals,  as well as individuals.

Get a copy of How to Handle a Crisis, by Dennis Evers.

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Video: Endless Hot Water without Electricity

The aim of pursuing a self-reliant lifestyle is to incorporate the richness of our natural world into the joys of living…even in our modern age. Comforts of technology should be had in moderation…and in near-zero temperatures, moderation should be had in quantities, as in available hot water off-grid style.

Engineer775 shows us how this can be done à la thermosiphoning technique:

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Gone In An Instant, Keeping Your Most Vital Documents Safe

Mary Rowbury, Author of Grab ‘n’ Go Essential Document Organizer, discusses how fires can become life threatening in minutes and tornadoes can happen in an instant! She explains how your important documents can be ready to go in a flash.

With 25 years of experience as an insurance professional, Mary Rowbury provides the forms so you can create your own emergency binder, filled with essential records––your family information, important contacts, financial documents, passports, medical records, and much more. Mary tells  of her experiences with fires in her community.

Gain peace of mind knowing that this binder is at your fingertips when you need it most. Available in print and PDF download.

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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

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

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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.