Do you have survival skills? Kelly, Lyndsey, and Emily talk about the sunny side of societal collapse.

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  1. Profile photo of Front Seat Cat Member

    Do your peers share your thinking? Many view the younger generation as being electronic-dependent and not thinking beyond that. Years ago, someone sent me the prep site http://www.SHTF.com which is interesting – you have to sift through the click bait and some fake news, but sometimes informative. Many old books, like scout manuals, or even old remedy books are useful. I found one in a tag sale called Dr. Chase’s Receipt BookHousehold Physician – Practical Knowledge for the People – copyright 1887! Fascinating stuff. You mention antibiotics- how do you have backup without a prescription?

    My sister finished mandatory training last week for prepping. She’s in social services in a mountain town in MD. In the event of an evacuation of Baltimore or DC, people will be moved to the safety of the mountains. They are trained to set up and run shelters in schools, churches etc. and will be expected to leave their families and run shifts. They’ve been trained to deal with physical and mental disabilities, people without meds, violence, panic, etc. Homeland Security runs it. Not sure if other states are doing it – I would think so.

    What a shame in this modern age that we have to even have headlines like this, but thank you for posting an interesting and informative podcast!

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    • August 10, 2017 at 7:53 am
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    Do your peers share your thinking? Many view the younger generation as being electronic-dependent and not thinking beyond that. Years ago, someone sent me the prep site http://www.SHTF.com which is interesting – you have to sift through the click bait and some fake news, but sometimes informative. Many old books, like scout manuals, or even old remedy books are useful. I found one in a tag sale called Dr. Chase’s Receipt BookHousehold Physician – Practical Knowledge for the People – copyright 1887! Fascinating stuff. You mention antibiotics- how do you have backup without a prescription?

    My sister finished yearly mandatory training last week for prepping. She’s in social services in a mountain town in MD. In the event of an evacuation of Baltimore or DC, people will be moved to the safety of the mountains. They are trained to set up and run shelters in schools, churches etc. and will be expected to leave their families and run shifts. They’ve been trained to deal with physical and mental disabilities, people without meds, violence, panic, etc. Homeland Security runs it. Not sure if other states are doing it – I would think so.

    What a shame in this modern age that we have to even have headlines like this, but thank you for posting an interesting and informative podcast!

    You’re so right about books—great recommendation—growing up we had a library of books on edible plants, which types of snakes were poisonous, etc. and now our reliance on the internet means we have fewer things like that laying around!

    This was a fun podcast to make – like we said, we hope we never NEED these things, but it’s peace of mind to try and be prepared. Thanks for listening!

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    • August 10, 2017 at 12:17 pm
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    Do your peers share your thinking?

    Ha. No. We’re weird. Also, their incompetence just means less competition for resources. 🙂

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    • August 10, 2017 at 8:11 pm
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  4. Profile photo of Stad Thatcher

    Ladies, you failed to mention the biggest downside of the apocalypse:

    No more LadyBrains podcasts! How do we prep for that?

    • #4
    • August 11, 2017 at 2:04 pm
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