75 minutes | Aug 24, 2015
Common Sense Home with Laurie Neverman
Doctor Prepper‘s show guest today is Laurie Neverman, creator of Common Sense Home, one of the most popular homesteading sites on the Internet. Laurie Neverman is a professional engineer, author, preparedness expert, and an accomplished ex-urban homesteader. Laurie mixes her skills and talents on subjects from green building to wildcrafting, with the best of traditional and modern tech with a twist of humor to present self-reliance information in a way that makes sense to everyone. I asked her these questions during the show: Why did you choose a more self-reliant lifestyle?What were/are your homesteading priorities?What are some of the things you’ve accomplished? Laurie and her husband rent out a portion of their acreage to a nearly organic farmer. The balance is a combination of wild areas (used for foraging), annual and perennial gardens, orchards, and a small but growing assortment of permaculture crops. They are in the process of constructing a larger greenhouse to expand their food production options. Raised on a small dairy farm in NW Wisconsin, Laurie has many years of experience with producing her own food. This comes together with her college training in math and engineering, plus years of personal studies in health, herbalism, and preparedness to give readers a “hands-on homesteading” experience. This family lives what they write about, and they can teach you to be more self-reliant, too.
71 minutes | Aug 24, 2015
Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping, Interview with Author Cal Wilson
Doctor Prepper™ interviews a new author in the preparedness non-fiction genre, Cal Wilson. Cal is a Christian, a patriot, a gun-owner, and a prepper. He is also a practicing attorney and has been involved in law enforcement for more than 20 years. He lives in an undisclosed location west of the Mississippi River with his wife and various family members. Wilson’s first book is entitled Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping, which has been a very successful seller inpaperback and in Kindle formats. The complete title is: Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping: Cheap Stuff You Can Stockpile Now That Will Be Extremely Valuable When SHTF. Dirt Cheap… assumes the average family will not be able to stockpile everything needed for enduring a worst-case scenario. Rather, it suggests increasing the amounts of certain items for barter for other needed items when the need arises. Prepping needn't be expensive. By knowing some of the tricks of the prepping “trade,” you can save lots of money by just being aware of some of these tips: Dryer lint––makes an easy fire starter component so you can cook, purify water, or take a bathSalt––one of the most common kitchen products, but is worth its weight in gold in making food tasty and preserving meats when there is no refrigerationBottled water––essential for short-term disasters when there is no tap waterUsed milk containers––use for non-potable water storage, such as flushing toilets or watering plantsUsed bottle drink containers––use for potable water storage, or for storing dried foodsAddiction items––what items (tobacco, liquor, etc.) to store for barter in case of a longer-term disaster
72 minutes | Aug 24, 2015
Shawn Hostetter of Katadyn North America
Doctor Prepper™ interviews Shawn Hostetter, President and member of the Board of Management, Katadyn North America. The American headquarters is in Minneapolis MN, and a food manufacturing plant near Sacramento CA. Founded in 1928, the company name was created from “catalytic“ and “oligodynamic,” two typical designations for the processes utilized in water treatment. The US subsidiary was created in 1980. Shawn’s current responsibilities for Katadyn North America include management of all North American corporate management, production, marketing, and sales of brands such as: Katadyn filters––the world’s #1 supplier of portable water purification products, with a worldwide market share exceeding 50%! Water purification systems and products for outdoor, travelling, and camping. The company also manufactures mobile, hand-operated, and electrically-powered desalinators.AlpineAire Foods––meals for camping and long-term storage. AlpineAire Foods (formerly TyRy Foods)has been producing quality freeze-dried, dehydrated, and ready-to-eat instant meals, side dishes, breakfasts, soups and desserts for more than 30 yearsRichmoor Freeze-dried Foods––known for highest-quality wilderness dining; freeze-dried outdoor and expedition food for the US markets The Katadyn Group is further diversified in the outdoor market with popular outdoor and camping brands: Optimus Stoves––expedition quality outdoor stoves; cookware and accessoriesTrek’n Eat––Freeze-dried outdoor and expedition food for the European marketsAQUAFIDES––Products for industrial and municipal water treatment via UV disinfection
80 minutes | Jan 5, 2015
Escape to Patagonia with David Chu
David Chu, an ex-patriate citizen saw many people leaving the country because of the lack of reasonable government continuing as new leaders began to increase their strong-handed take-over of the country. David understood exactly how those people were feeling, since he had been born in China and had “flown the coop” when he saw “the handwriting on the wall!” “Like most people in the USA, I was pretty much asleep until 2003…I used to be a very conservative, right-wing person who believed in the American dream, the pax americana…so much so that in March 2003, I was helping organize rallies in support of US troops. This was at the beginning of the Iraq war…I was in Santa Rosa CA and we organized these rallies––thousands of people showed up! The Republicans were wondering how the heck did this guy bring out all these people waving flags and these giant placards that said Support Our Troops. We had four rallies in Santa Rosa during that month alone! “So that’s where I started from. But then I went down the rabbit hole––very, very deep. To the point where I began to realize there were many problems with the 9/11 was the issue. It took me about a year to assimilate it and to digest it. I really, truly, like a lot of immigrants who come to this great country, I really believed in the good America, the Hollywood version, you know? And when I finally accepted the fact that the only ‘conspiracy theory’ on 9/11 is the government’s propaganda story…that took me about a year to digest. And once I assimilated that, my eyes opened up really wide, and I started to look at all sorts of issues. Get more details about the Patagonian paradise in his article at HERE.
85 minutes | Jan 5, 2015
Enjoy Life, Prepare, and Focus on the Big Picture
Bob Gaskin is a former Marine Corps Infantryman who served his country from 1989 to 1995. He is a Conservative, Patriot, Veteran, Christian, Pro-Gun advocate, Pro-Free Market, Pro-Life, Astronomer, DC Lobbyist, and Historian. He is currently a Firearms instructor as well as a Survival Instructor at his Disaster Preparedness Boot Camp. Bob speaks at Preparedness Expos and Seminars all over the country. His purpose is to help people overcome their fears about natural or man-made disasters through education and understanding. In his spare time, he has written a book entitled Society Ending Events: The First 180 Days, and a newer book, Morals of Prepping–– Mental, Emotional & Spiritual Prepping. Bob has a strong personal belief that by the end of the year 2016, Earth will have gone through a series of events that will bring about a Society-Ending Event in the U.S. He also believes that less than 6% of the population will survive this period. He feels that the more people he can convince to stop listening to the smokescreen rhetoric prevalent in the media and propagated by fear-mongering conspiracy theorists and get them to start their own research, they will discover for themselves the truth of what lies ahead and be able to survive. Bob also operates Black Dog Gun Range, the largest privately-owned law enforcement training facility in Tennessee. The gun range, offers 27 different live-fire ranges, a 66,000 square foot indoor training facility with 50,000 square foot modular “kill house,” and 11 no-fire training ranges. Some of the training specialties are: Standard and Advanced Firearms Training, SWAT Training, Hand Gun Carry Permit Class, and Combat Focus Shooting Class.