Want to know how to create a prepper group- and do it successfully?
Just what is a MAG (Mutual Assistance Group) anyway? What should you consider before you seek out potential prepping friends and where should you start looking? How do you talk to people without sounding crazy and without giving away any secrets? How prepared should a candidate be before you consider them for your group? How many people should a group have? What are some ideas to help the group work together better and reduce conflict? Should a group have regular meetings, and if so, what should you do at a meeting? And, should your group accept money from members, in place of participation?
Find out all this and more on this Secrets of a Survivalist radio show. This week we talk with Charley Hogwood, Author of the book: MAGS- The People Part of Prepping – How to Plan, Build, And Organize a Mutual Assistance Group in a Survival Situation.
Charley has many years of experience in the military as a Reconnaissance Scout and Infantry Squad Leader where his job was to train and lead people of various skill levels and personalities in a multitude of missions in the field. Charley holds 35 FEMA certifications and a certificate in Emergency Management. He took his passion of preparedness to work by creating Personal Readiness Education Programs where he trains people in the ways of survival and preparedness.
Want to know how to create a prepper group- and do it successfully?
Using sustainable living and home building practices for over 30 years, Rick Austin is a permaculture gardening, solar, and off-grid living expert. Rick’s anecdotal presentations make him a sought-after presenter and speaker. Secrets of a Survivalist gives you the best secrets from off-grid and survival experts, covering retreat construction, self-defense, growing food, and more!
Join Donna Miller, Host of Your Preparation Station as she visits with Charles Daugherty of Patriot Crime Defense. Charles has some first-hand experience with fortifying his home (and the homes of other people) to protect from the number one crime in America: Home Invasion. Charles shares his journey, his Faith and some great tips to help keep your home safe & secure.
A personal introduction from Charles:
“My goal in life is very simple; I want to honor God in my work, take care of my family, and help others succeed!
I am currently the owner of Patriot Crime Defense which is the DBA name for Red Fern Dynamics. Patriot Crime Defense specializes in home security from a prevention stand point. We have designed and have manufactured The Patriot Door Kit, which when installed will prevent your doors from being kicked in. This type of breach is the most common way a criminal gains access to your home. My former business partner and lifelong friend and I started working on this particular problem in 2009 right after we won the Annual Soin Award for Industrial Automation. We have designed and invented multiple tools and machines through the years, even before graduating from High School. So when we were confronted with this problem and challenge, we kicked it into gear (pun intended.) The end result 6 months later was the Patriot Door Kit formerly known as the Door Sentinel along with additional patents pending.
In addition to my engineering and design background, I am also an avid outdoorsman. I am a certified NRA Rifle and Pistol Instructor as well as a Range Safety Officer. I teach survival skills, I am a 4-H Forestry Coach, permaculture designer, BSA Scout Master, Civil Air Patrol Ground Team Leader, Sartech II Certified and even a Certified EMR. I believe that preparation, on all fronts, is not only prudent but providential.”
Donna Miller, first and foremost, is a teacher, author, sought-after speaker and trainer in the preparedness industry. She has been a both guest and host on Internet and broadcast radio talk shows, television interviews, and expositions. She enjoys teaching online and local preparedness classes and ladies’ retreats for people to learn more than just head-knowledge of preparedness skills.
Under the leadership of her husband Joseph, Donna and her family have been actively preparing for more 25 years. It was only a few short years ago that the discussions about “preparation” seemed far-fetched and radical. Today, it has become a mainstream topic all over the world––and people are now highly active toward learning how to be more prepared.
The Millers have been blessed to meet many people along the preparedness journey who inspire and encourage them. This journey looks different for each family and they’ve enjoyed learning and growing along the way by having first-hand experience with building and living out of a year’s food supply, bartering and teaching ourselves ‘old skills’ to enrich their lives. Donna is happily married and has three adult children, and a daughter in-law. She and her husband Joseph are the founders of Millers Grain House, Your Preparation Station and are on th e board of PREPARE Magazine.
PreparednessRetreat.com is the first known weekend preparedness training just for families! Donna and Joe have been in planning for this event since late 2013. This Preparedness Retreat will include on-site and hands-on training, networking, and equipping attendees with the survival skills they need for perilous times.
Welcome to the Preparedness Retreat Center! The entire cost of the weekend of classes and training will be inclusive for all meals, accommodations and classes! Only one class is an extra charge—the Refuse to be a Victim class offers a certificate for completing the course work, and the $10.00 fee is required for the NRA certification. Details of classes, accommodation packages, and rooms and camper/parking costs are available at: alwaysreadystore.com. The prices for the Preparedness Retreat are a bargain for the value you’ll receive! Additional information available by calling (800) 361-1797 Ext 8 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trainers and presenters are some of the most knowledgeable experts in their fields:
Charles Daugherty of Patriot Crime Defense is the presenter for the Refuse to be a Victim class.
Jim Kennard, CEO of Food For Everyone Foundation will be teaching the effectiveness of the Mittleider Gardening Method.
Jason Hunt from Frontier Christian University will be teaching how to build fires when extreme conditions exist.
Donna Miller will teach solar cooking and other preparedness techniques for feeding and sustaining the family.
Joseph Miller will instruct in his perspective of spiritual preparedness and discuss his vision of the future of Biblical references and issues for families.
Classes will be taught twice to assure all attendees can attend all the instructional classes.
Donna has been part of the PreparednessRadioNetwork.com since its succession to the Doctor Prepper Talk Show in June 2010. Just a few months later, Donna and her husband Joseph launched YourPreparationStation.com with the purpose and mission to provide quality products and purpose-filled training in personal and family preparation (preparedness), self-reliant living, and survival during difficult times.
The Miller family has been active in preparing for many years, and they feel they have been blessed to meet many people along the preparedness journey who inspire and encourage them. They’ve seen YPS grow into a vibrant community of friends who share the interest of preparing and frugal living. YPS helped the Miller family succeed in their effort to find others to join with them in their journey and are grateful for the opportunity to share ideas, tips, skills, and lots of money-saving suggestions with their new-found friends. On YPS , the Millers share tips and resources on self-reliant living, gardening, farming, solar energy, livestock, homesteading, milling and baking with whole grains, and to living more frugally and saving money on grocery bills. In addition to being a great resource for information, YPS also provides insight into the heart and mind (knowledge) they want to share by teaching correct principles. YPS continues to expand its preparedness products and informational services. Donna and Joseph look forward to a very busy and successful future as they expand their combined efforts to share their passion, creativity, and expertise in preparedness, prepping, and family survival issues.
The Millers are always looking for others to join with them in their journey and are grateful for the opportunity to share ideas, tips, skills, and lots of money-saving suggestions. Their desire is to peacefully build an encouraged and empowered, prepared and self-reliance community in the midst of chaotic times.
The Millers also own and operate MillersGrainHouse.com as the family business which provides tips, training and retreats as well as vital supplies for preparing yourself and your home for an uncertain future and gaining many important back to basics skills.
MGH has as its mission to provide training and resources for individual and family preparation. From bulk grains for storage, solar energy, to gardening and housing tools, Donna works hard to find preparation supplies that will assist you as you prepare. MGH carries a full line of whole grains, grain milling, and kitchen supplies. MGH also offers training on how to mill grains and bake with whole grains. Donna can help you with every aspect of emergency readiness, thereby helping protect and prepare families and communities.
The Millers’ philosophy on Preparation is that of being sustainable and sharing peace in the midst of chaos. They are neither survivalists nor hoarders, but rather believers in developing skills and preparing their family enables them to spread knowledge and training that they have learned in order to help others.
Enjoy your visit to the MGH website and use any information that you glean from what is offered here. Donna hopes it will minister peace and wisdom to you as you embark upon your personal preparation journey!
PrepareMagazine is a new resource for those who are interested in preparing. Preparation is a journey, and the mission of PM is to Encourage, Empower, and Enrich as its readers embark on the Preparation Journey. Available in online (digital) and rich, full-color print editions, this is the
The purpose and focus of PM is to provide expert and purpose-filled training in preparedness (preparation), self-reliant living, and survival skills for the difficult times that are certainly approaching. PM shares a positive approach to preparation and to join with expert contributors and authors who share an optimistic approach to getting ready for the uncertain future––without contributing to the spreading of fear, rather to help families get prepared for “What If…?
PM launched as one of the very first publications specifically dedicated to providing resources and expert training for Preparedness, Self-reliance, and Survival efforts.
The first issue was released as a digital version in 2012 to indicate a visible expression of Donna and Joe’s heartfelt desire to serve others in preparedness training and encouragement. They continue to offer the digital monthly publication as a free subscription.
The free digital publication grew rapidly as more people began to sense a need to prepare. Many subscribers requested a printed version, so in response to overwhelming demand, they launched a full-color, high-gloss print subscription in 2013.
Included is a user-friendly Knowledge-base and FAQ section. In addition to being a great resource for information, it also adds furtherer insight into the mission and vision of PREPARE Magazine and how readers can get involved. Soon, PM will be available in major bookstores and chains.
Donna and Joe will continue to expand services and are looking forward to the day when PM becomes an instrument to help them share their passion, creativity, and expertise in preparedness, self-reliance, community building, and family.
Here are just a few of the important resources you can expect with your FREE digital monthly publication:
Expert Emergency Preparedness Skills Training
Self-reliance and Disaster Survival Tips
Family Essential Needs Strategies
Community Connections in Your Area
Preparedness Products Resources and Reviews
And Much More…
Deut. 28:5 – “A blessing upon your grain-basket and kneading-bowl.”
Misty Marsh talks with Doctor Prepper™. As a wife & mother of four children (six year-old twin boys & two daughters ages 4 and 2 1/2), she stays quite busy. Misty is a preparedness blogger at YourOwnHomeStore.com. She writes, “I learn right along with and often from my readers.”
Misty has been a THRIVE Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) consultant for nearly 3 years, is a member of the Advisory Board of Consultants for THRIVE Life, and “believe[s] firmly that the best and most important reason for being prepared and self reliant is because it improves our day to day quality of life. I’m not motivated by fear. I’m motivated to prepare for life! I want to provide the best life I can for my family and children. I want to be prepared enough that I can better give to others who may not be quite so lucky!”
Sit back and enjoy this heartfelt interview with your trusted Host & his talented Guest.
Dale and Lisa Goodwin are guests on the Doctor Prepper CPR Talk Show to discuss how they have created a website SurvivalistPrepper.net and are dedicated in their effort to work on preparedness as a couple, totally supportive of each other. They have a farmstead on the eastern plains of Colorado and enjoy their preparedness lifestyle. Though not preparing specifically for an economic collapse or a grid-down event, they feel they want to be ready for any sort of personal doomsday that could arise by having the necessary equipment, such as a generator, emergency supplies and food storage.
Dale and Lisa are also writing other of books, and being a “team” helps because they can bounce ideas off each other and clarify their family objectives and efforts.
Their preparedness mindset has encouraged them to create a course for those initiating an interest in preparedness, and will be available in January 2014 on their website. They believe the right frame of mind is essential for anyone to live the preparedness lifestyle as opposed to trying to see it as just a passing fad.
They consider themselves fairly rational when it comes to preparing, and they are purchasing additional land because we want to build their home from the ground up and develop their property appropriately for their lifestyle. This is how they want to learn and practice some of the skills that can’t accomplish at their current home. They plan to start by building a cabin there and truly “live off the grid” as soon as possible
Visit their website and review the developing Survivalist Prepper Academy at Members.SurvivalistPrepper.net, a community for like-minded people to get together, learn and teach each other about a wide range of preparedness skills and ideas. There will be a free course soon, listing an abundance of information in one location for those beginning their involvement in preparing. They will also be adding more courses in the future.
Joe Nobody believes “…you can have all of the water, food and medical supplies in the world and it won’t do you a bit of good if someone comes and takes them from you. Security has to be the first priority!” As a preparedness author of fiction and non-fiction books, his writings cover defense preparation for when things all fall apart.
In this interview on the Doctor Prepper C.P.R. Talk Show, Joe explains:
Why must preppers be fully able to defend their families and shelters?
How do events develop on a critical timeline?
What do the periods of social grace, realization, desperation, and reorganization mean?
Is there hope for life to return to “normal” in the future?
How can we deal with the uncertainty of any future localized, regional, or national event?
Joe’s rules and tests for any type of preparation activity are:
Do no harm to self or others.
Always have a dual purpose.
Recognize that people are the biggest problem in planning and execution.
Remember that you and your family are people, therefore the biggest problem(s).
Your equipment and skills must mimic military preparedness (i.e.: easy to use & durable).
Everything must work at night.
Joe has been listed on Amazon’s Top 100 Best Seller’s List as well as the Top 500 ranking among all Amazon listed authors. With over 1000 Amazon reviews, readers have collectively assessed his works with a 4.3 out of 5-star rating. Over the last two years, his titles have ranked #1 in six different genres, including both fiction and non-fiction categories. Joe’s technical manuals and novels total over 250,000 copies in print.
His appeal to the prepper community is born of his own belief system and experience. He has provided systems, consulting and training for the U.S. Army, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Naval Research, United States Border Patrol as well as several private firms and government agencies. He is currently active in this area, and for the security of his family and ongoing business, wishes to remain anonymous. He has over 30 years of competitive shooting experience including IPSC, NRA, and other related organizations. He has been a firearms instructor and consultant for more than 30 years and holds the rights to a United States Patent for a firearms modification.
How many of these Top 10 Essentials are in your Emergency Stockpile? Compare SnoMan’s list with yours…Anything surprise you? I was surprised because I don’t have #7 in my kit…maybe I should reconsider based on what he says…what do you think?
Rick Simpson joins Sheri, “The Organic Pet Lady” on the Pet Prep Radio Show, for a fascinating hour to talk about the controversial, yet very important topic of Medicinal Hemp Oil, otherwise known as “RSO” or “Rick Simpson Oil” that is getting a lot of attention these days worldwide.
Rick Simpson discovered that the Hemp Essential Oil that he learned how to make healed him from a serious health problem. He shared this oil with many people and pets with cancer and many health issues and most continue to be healed. Rick joins Sheri for a triad of conversations that you will not want to miss.
What’s the single greatest medical concern at TEOTWAWKI? Simply put, it’s pain.
What do you do when the clinics are closed and you have a killer toothache? How can you soothe your child’s throbbing earache? Can you help a person in the throes of a heart attack? How about ulcer pain? Or a kidney stone? Or a slipped disc?
Join Dr. Koelker as she discusses an Approach to Pain, from her book, Armageddon Medicine.
Armageddon Medicine with Doc Cindy teaches you how to be your own doctor when there’s no other choice. Drawing from decades of experience as a family physician, Dr. Koelker empowers you to care for your loved ones and yourself under adverse conditions of any sort. Learn life-saving skills and information to help you thrive should the lights go out for 30 hours, 30 days, or 30 years. In addition to her book, Armageddon Medicineand teaching Survival Medicine Workshopsacross the Country, she also serves as Medical Editor for SurvivalBlog.com.
Tami Girsberger, an experienced preparedness diva, was the guest on the Doctor Prepper C.P.R. Talk Show today. Tami has more than 15 years in the preparedness industry, and is a recognized author, entrepreneur, businesswoman, lecturer, teacher, educator, and product designer.
Her latest venture has been the creation of the Prepare My Life Planner. With her Planner, individuals and families can gather and organize the documents, facts, and information to help them chronicle and protect what’s needed to re-establish their life and belongings should their lives be disintermediated by an unfortunate disaster. She offered a special discounted price (PLUS FREE SHIPPING) for the unique Planner. Listen to the show to get that low promotional pricing and promo code!
Tami also created a unique GROUP BUY program, offering special preparedness-related products and services on a monthly basis. An example of the Group Buy program is the exclusive Breakfast Bucket––her proprietary product for the Monthly program. It’s such a great deal: normally $189, but $40 off with the promo code at checkout.
She’s authored two books about preparedness food preparation, too! Learn more about Tami at www.preparemylife.com.