Mayan Calender-End of the World Update

December 18th, 2012

Okay, so I'm only kidding with the title....  But it has likely been obvious that for the past few months I have been on something of a sabbatical from this show.  It was not planned (as you could tell from the last couple of episodes I posted right before the break) but was necessary for a number of reasons.  I have missed doing the program greatly and am presently trying to gear back up to continue the show.

Which brings me to the current state of things.  The world appears to be going crazy with events in the Middle East, domestic fiscal issues here in the US, and an unspeakable tragedy last week that is looking like it will usher in even more totalitarianism and tyranny.  This is a time of great concern but also a time to keep a focus on the things that really matter in our lives.  Lately, in recognition of this fact I have been trying hard to hug my kids a little tighter, help those out around me a little more, and be an encouragement to others in any way I can.

We have also seen that despite the lessons of Hurricane Sandy about the need to be individually ready, the government and media are trying to paint anyone who tries to prepare their family for disasters as dangerous nutcases ready to "go off at any moment".  The economy is about to drive off a cliff in a week or so as though by design.  Despite the clear failure of "citizen disarmament zones" the conversations (shaped and driven by the media's biases) are all about how the actions of one evil person should result in 80+ million others giving up their constitutional freedoms. It seems like many of the things we've discussed on this program are coming to pass right before our eyes.

Which means that programs such as this may be more important than ever....

With that said, Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth, Good will towards men...

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Show Updates, etc.

August 27th, 2012

Hey there,

Yes, indeed it has been a long time since you have heard my (not-so) melodious voice over the virtual airwaves of the internets!  I was not planning on taking a three week break from the show, but a lot of real-life issues have intervened including:

* Assisting my wife in completing 41 credits of graduate coursework in order for her to keep her teaching license and her job

* The massive amount of work required for doing the "farm-thing" on a scale double what we did last summer (including many 12+ hour days)

* Adding a baby to our family dynamic and everything that comes with that (Keris will be three-months old in a week)

* Cutting, hauling, moving and stacking firewood for winter (done over the past few weeks)

* Helping my wife get ready for the coming school year, along with prepping my first grader for his next adventures

So.....  All this has meant that I have not been spending much time on line and have not had time to check any email, setting back my plans of "catching up".  I am working to get back on track, but as always my family comes first!

Thanks for your patience and support and keep prepping!

Chip :)

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Episode 344

August 1st, 2012

Today I take a look at the massive drought impacting the "Breadbasket of the World", that is my home country of the United States.  We consider some of the ramifications of a return to the "Dust Bowl" days, and then I discuss my experiences with the Savage Model 110 bolt-action rifle.

The song for today is "Drought" by Brent Watkins and Brian Sporer

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Episode 343

July 31st, 2012

Today I discuss more of the potential fallout from the Aurora shootings and what it may mean as far as firearms restrictions, limitations on ammunition purchases and other attempts by Anti-Second Amendment forces to curtail our rights in this country.  I also predict that we will see more of these sorts of episodes in the near future before this fades from public consciousness.  In addition we look at the massive power grid failures in India and ways to prepare for that potential eventuality in other parts of the world.

Song is "The End is Nigh" by Venetian Princess

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Episode 342

July 27th, 2012

Happy Friday!  On today's mobile podcast your humble host discusses the idea of maintaining a state of alert at important times along with ways to drastically lower your food storage budget (both for everyday and for long-term needs).

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Episode 341-Updates and a New Direction for the Podcast

July 26th, 2012

It's been a couple of weeks since our last episode aired as Chip has been traveling to church conventions, slaving away trying to keep the farm going, and caring for a one-month old baby.  However, today we look back at the first two years of this program and discuss a new direction for the CMFSP for the future.  We also look at some of the stories in the news relating to Disaster Preparedness and talk about the worrisome nature of the state of the world today.

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Episode 340-BOOK REVIEW-Rebuilding A Village

July 5th, 2012

Today your favorite guy named "Chip" discusses a book he read recently about not only prepping for societal collapse, but the process of how to rebuild afterwards.   This book called "Rebuilding a Village-Steps For Starting Over In a Collapsed Society" covers a number of aspects of Survivalism/Prepping that are often neglected and on this episode we take a look at some of them.

This book can be ordered through Amazon.com and from Barnes and Noble.

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Happy Independence Day!

July 4th, 2012

As we in the United States celebrate Independence Day this year please remember to pray for the needs of our nation and wisdom for our leaders during these difficult times.  There is so much to be concerned with in this world but there is also a power greater than all the challenges....

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14

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Episode 339-MOVIE REVIEW-Independence Day-1996

July 3rd, 2012

Today I discuss a modern classic (at least for my wife and I) that deals with survival and preparedness themes on numerous levels.  As I usually do when talking about survival media I do a plot overview and this look at specific preparedness lessons one can draw from the story as presented.  I'm reviewing this today so that you'll have the chance to watch in on or around Independence Day if this episode peaks your interest (although it's likely most listeners will probably have seen it already, but this might provide a good opportunity for a re-watch).

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Episode 338-BURT GUMMER REPORT-Wildfires & Super Derechos

July 2nd, 2012

Today we look at a couple of current news items that have a LOT to tell us about Disaster Readiness and Preparedness.  Specifically I focus on the massive Colorado Wildfires and the brutal "Land Hurricane" (aka "Super Derecho") impacting the eastern US.  This is certain to be an eye opening look at a couple significant disasters we don't usually consider (have you ever heard of a "Super Derecho" before this particular storm system rolled through?)

Colorado Wildfires Leave Behind a "Twilight Zone" Landscape

Rare 'Derecho' Storm Attacks D.C.

The Science Behind a "Super Derecho"

911 System Down for 48 Hours

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