Plan, Organize, Build Your Mutual Assistance Group, Charley Hogwood

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?

 

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Home Invasion: Staying Safe & Secure At Home

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.”

This show sponsored by PREPARE Magazine & Millers Grain House.

Email Donna with ideas and suggestions at:  YourPreparationStation@gmail.com

Her Own Untraditional Idaho, Tammy Trayer

Tammy Trayer, author of Mountain Woman Journals, is a freelance writer, an author, a radio show hostess, and a longtime web designer. She specializes in the outdoors environment, is an active entrepreneur, a true pioneer women, an avid hunter, an accomplished outdoorswoman, experienced homesteader, active homeschool mother and wife.

Tammy is a Christian, self-reliant Mom living off-grid and living untraditionally in Idaho with her husband and son. She and her husband Glen––whom she regards as her Mountain Man & the cowboy of her dreams––and family live untraditionally off-grid and enjoy educating their son on autism, gluten-free and dairy-free cooking, self-reliance, wilderness survival and so much more.

Tammy says she is living and enjoying her life and sharing it with others!  It can be sketchy being 100% off-grid. The entire family are “embracers” of the wilderness lifestyle, and have built their own log home of their dreams in the forest of the NW Idaho forests. They practice and enjoy the “less is more” lifestyle, and find the far woods and hills more rewarding than they ever imagined!

Even with the restrictions of being totally off-grid, Tammy is able to be a contributing writer for these magazines, chronicling her homesteading and pioneer lifestyle to help others achieve their independence from the urban environment:

Tammy’s accomplishments can be found online at these websites:

We had an outstanding trouble-free telephone connection during our interview—testimony to husband Glen’s prowess with equipment and tools.

Tammy admits they wouldn’t be where they are now if it were not for God’s hand in things. She says the family feels nudged by inspirational guidance to be able to:

  • Educate their son
  • Share their knowledge and lifestyle
  • Inspire others to be self-reliant

Tammy is indeed willing and eager to share her knowledge, skills, and talents about the family’s unconventional and non-traditional lifestyle. On the show, she discussed with Doctor Prepper her love of:

  • Writing
  • Her radio show
  • Family’s current YouTube series
  • Their MultiFlame Tools
  • Her frequent video chats

James Yeager of Tactical Response, Keeping It Real

In this episode of Keeping It Real: Urban Defense for the Real World Joshua takes some time to speak with James Yeager of Tactical Response. In this episode we go into some of the basic firearms topics for beginner shooters, but there is something for everybody, even if you are an experienced shooter you will still be able to appreciate a lot of the topics and discussions we cover. This is the first episode done with James Yeager with future episodes coming where we will delve into more advanced topics. We also discuss SHOT Show and some of our personal likes and dislikes. In the “Reviews You Can Use” segment I will review the Crossbreed IWB (inside the waistband) holster.

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Secure Your Preps, Secure Your Present, Secure Your 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 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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Safety While Shopping

With black Friday and the Christmas shopping season coming up I thought I would take some time to discuss how to stay safe while out shopping. In this episode of Keeping It Real: Urban Survival for the Real World I discuss vehicle safety, personal safety and ways to protect your identity. There can be a lot of distractions while you’re out shopping during this time of year which is what makes it perfect for those with ill intent, so it is best to take whatever precautions you can to safeguard yourself from theft or a violent attack. Just a few simple things can go a long way in your plan for personal protection.

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Harden Your Home Against Crime, Part 3

This is the 3rd segment in a series in which we give usable, reliable and affordable concepts and techniques on how to prevent from being victimized by a criminal attack by harden your home against crime. This segment focuses in on the final ring of security known as the interior security ring and developing your “Emergency Actions Plan” as your last ditched effort towards personal defense. So don’t miss this series.

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6 Steps: Harden Your Vehicle Against Attack

Earlier this month a man was driving his family in their SUV, when they were attacked by a group of motorcyclist. The man tried to drive away from his attackers, but the motorcyclist pursued the SUV, stopped it and eventually beat the man so badly that he was hospitalized. Today’s show will provide you with the 6 steps to protect yourself and your family from an attack on your vehicle  whether  it’s by attacking thugs or a rioting mob whipped into a frenzy by a political and economic collapse of society as we know it.

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Hardening Your Home Against Crime, Part 1

This is the 1st segment in a series in which we give usable, reliable and affordable concepts and techniques on how to prevent from being victimized by a criminal attack and how to harden your home against crime. We’re moving into the fall and the Christmas holidays, when home break ins and burglaries increase dramatically. Hardening your home against crime is truly the one gift that you can give yourself and your family this holiday season that keeps giving throughout the year. So don’t miss this series.

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