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24 minutes | May 20, 2020
M4S 113: 5 Ways to Spot Fake News
One of the critical abilities needed to master today’s world is the capacity to spot fake news. Knowing ways to spot fake news helps verify the information we base our decisions upon. When we can do that, we make more effective decisions, which is pretty important when it comes to preparedness. Imagine if you made… The post M4S 113: 5 Ways to Spot Fake News appeared first on Mind4Survival.
16 minutes | May 18, 2020
M4S 112: Lessons from the Mount St Helens Volcano Eruption
May 18, 1980, is a day that many Pacific Northwesterners will never forget – it was the day the Mount St Helens volcano erupted. The Mount St Helens volcano is located about 100 miles south of Seattle and 50 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon. The eruption of the Mount St Helens volcano was the most… The post M4S 112: Lessons from the Mount St Helens Volcano Eruption appeared first on Mind4Survival.
14 minutes | May 14, 2020
Episode 111: Why I Don’t Discuss Politics in Preparedness
I've been asked many times why I don't discuss politics with preparedness. Here's the reason I don't discuss politics and preparedness. I look at preparedness as an overarching strategy, how I face each day, how I face life. I try to eliminate or minimize distractions I don't have control over. I keep my head up… The post Episode 111: Why I Don’t Discuss Politics in Preparedness appeared first on Mind4Survival.
15 minutes | May 12, 2020
M4S 109: Disaster Situations Aren’t Always Isolated Events
Let’s talk about some stuff that does it make people feel very comfortable – disaster situations. Every area has certain disaster situations to which they are more prone. Considering disasters from a “what-if?” mindset allows us to be one step ahead of the event if and when it happens. I look at disasters in two… The post M4S 109: Disaster Situations Aren’t Always Isolated Events appeared first on Mind4Survival.
21 minutes | May 5, 2020
M4S 107: Prepping Groups or Going It Alone – Which Is Best?
Prepping groups or going it alone? That’s always a raging debate in the preparedness world, much like the “best gun,” where you should live, and whether to bug out or bug in. While the first (This and other article links are Amazon affiliate links that I make a small commission from) Rambo was a great… The post M4S 107: Prepping Groups or Going It Alone – Which Is Best? appeared first on Mind4Survival.
37 minutes | May 5, 2020
M4S 106: How to Prevent Heat Illness
Knowing how to prevent heat illness can do more than save you in the short term – it can also prevent long-term heat-related issues. Did you know that nearly 1000 people die each year due to heat-related illnesses? Not to mention, tens of thousands of people who suffer from heat-related injuries sometimes have issues for… The post M4S 106: How to Prevent Heat Illness appeared first on Mind4Survival.
31 minutes | May 2, 2020
M4S 105: How to Get Over Procrastination and Get Things Done
Do you have a list of things to do but you’re sitting there watching YouTube (or reading this blog) eating a snack? Do you put things off – sometimes until it’s too late? Would you like to know how to get over procrastination and finally get things done? Read on. What is Procrastination? To understand… The post M4S 105: How to Get Over Procrastination and Get Things Done appeared first on Mind4Survival.
29 minutes | May 1, 2020
M4S 104: Ben Franklin’s Best Prepper Quotes
Founding Father Ben Franklin was sharing prepper quotes well before anyone ever thought of a term like “prepper.” His wisdom has held true throughout centuries, and so much of it relates to just thinking ahead. Some of my favorite Ben Franklin prepper quotes Had I listened to Ben Franklin’s words of wisdom, I may… The post M4S 104: Ben Franklin’s Best Prepper Quotes appeared first on Mind4Survival.
24 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
M4S 103: Lessons from the Scofield Coal Mine Disaster
Let’s reach back in history, going all the way back to talk about the Scofield Coal Mine Disaster, which occurred on May 1st of 1900 in Utah. One of the greatest parts about being a prepper today is the ability to look back in history at previous disasters to see what happened and what went wrong.… The post M4S 103: Lessons from the Scofield Coal Mine Disaster appeared first on Mind4Survival.
26 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
M4S 099: How to Create Your Best Daily Routine
Creating your own best daily routine is incredibly helpful in finding more free time to do the things you LIKE to do. Daily routines also help increase your confidence and overall satisfaction with yourself and your day. Establishing the best daily routine for you can be accomplished in four easy steps: Finding Your Motivation Deciding… The post M4S 099: How to Create Your Best Daily Routine appeared first on Mind4Survival.
26 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
M4S 098: 8 Tips for Wearing Disposable Nitrile Examination Gloves
As a long-time paramedic, wearing disposable nitrile examination gloves is an essential part of my Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and has been since 1987-1988. That is when, in my experience, EMS agencies in Southern California began “allowing” people to wear gloves in response to the HIV-AIDS epidemic. Before that, EMTs and Paramedics often got bloody… The post M4S 098: 8 Tips for Wearing Disposable Nitrile Examination Gloves appeared first on Mind4Survival.
35 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
M4S 095: What Does Trust Mean When It Comes to Preparedness?
What Does Trust Mean When It Relates to Preparedness? Trust is both earned and given, and it is an integral part of how we approach the world and our interactions. That is especially true during times of crisis. Because it is so essential, in this episode, I break down and define the levels of trust we… The post M4S 095: What Does Trust Mean When It Comes to Preparedness? appeared first on Mind4Survival.
41 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
M4S 090: Stories from a Truck Bug Out Vehicle
Well, I did it. I up and bugged out. Why did I load up my truck bug out vehicle with as much as I could stuff in it and get out of Dodge? I hooked up that oldish trailer and bugged out for a number of reasons: Testing out the whole bugging out thing (evacuating… The post M4S 090: Stories from a Truck Bug Out Vehicle appeared first on Mind4Survival.
32 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
M4S 089: Yep, I’m a Crazy Prepper
I’m a crazy prepper who now more than ever wishes he had a hidden bunker with 10 years of food stockpiled and ready to go. Maybe filled with video games, but I’m not that guy. I’m just the crazy prepper who added some basic food and toilet paper to my stockpile. Being a Crazy Prepper… The post M4S 089: Yep, I’m a Crazy Prepper appeared first on Mind4Survival.
57 minutes | Oct 1, 2019
M4S 086: Your State of Readiness Starts NOW
A lot of people believe that when disaster strikes, they’ll immediately shift into survival mode and face the challenges. But that’s the wrong way to look at it. Your state of readiness starts NOW. Your state of readiness should be a part of you at all times. Readiness is not just something you slip on… The post M4S 086: Your State of Readiness Starts NOW appeared first on Mind4Survival.
49 minutes | Sep 16, 2019
M4S 084: Risk Assessment Principles and Threat Mitigation
There are some very basic risk assessment principles that will help you to identify potential problems, manage your risk profile, and mitigate your most significant threats. Now many of you may be asking, well, what’s a risk profile? Your risk profile is all the stuff that identifies the threats to which you and your family,… The post M4S 084: Risk Assessment Principles and Threat Mitigation appeared first on Mind4Survival.
15 minutes | Feb 7, 2019
M4S 081: Safe Online Shopping Tips to Avoid Scams
These safe online shopping tips can help you to avoid scams. Online shopping frauds are becoming more and more common. Imagine how you’d feel if you bought something on the internet, only to find out after forking over your hard-earned money that the whole thing was a scam? I know I’d be steamed!… The post M4S 081: Safe Online Shopping Tips to Avoid Scams appeared first on Mind4Survival.
21 minutes | Feb 5, 2019
M4S 080: Calculating Your Daily Water Consumption Needs
Today’s question about daily water consumption comes to us from Jason in VA. Jason writes: Hi Brian, I listened to the Water Storage podcast yesterday. It was really good. I wanted to get your opinion on my water storage. We have a household of 5. I have built up to 20 cases of water along… The post M4S 080: Calculating Your Daily Water Consumption Needs appeared first on Mind4Survival.
12 minutes | Jan 25, 2019
M4S 078: What Does Safety Third Mean?
What would you say if I asked you, “What does safety third mean?” After all, shouldn’t it be the number one thing for all of us? The answer to those questions and the safety third meaning is yes, no, and it depends. In this Episode on What Does Safety Third Mean For years, we have… The post M4S 078: What Does Safety Third Mean? appeared first on Mind4Survival.
21 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
M4S 077: Long Term Water Storage for Emergencies
Long term water storage isn’t a glamorous topic. It’s sure not as interesting as debates on gun calibers and freeze-dried foods. But long term water storage should actually be one of your number one preparedness concerns. Why Should You Think About Long Term Water Storage? Without clean drinking water, human life expectancy drops to around… The post M4S 077: Long Term Water Storage for Emergencies appeared first on Mind4Survival.
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