As we live through unchartered territories, I wanted to take a few minutes to update you on some recommended points to gain information and improve your knowledge in all areas of preparedness. It is important that you include in your weekly schedule different ways to gain additional knowledge and skills. What do you currently do to improve your mind to what you should be looking for? Do you listen to the experts with past experience in civil strife? How about individuals who offer their knowledge and experience from their own survival lessons from past events? Do you monitor financial markets? Do you buy what you need vs what you want? What is your preparedness philosophy?
We are rapidly moving past the point of planning your next garden or planning your food plan. If you haven't started yet, you should kiss your wife and hug the dog and head to your local SAMS or COSTCO and bulk buy resources to catch up the best you can. Listen to podcast on your drive to and from the store, work, school, or any destination. If nothing happens, you have groceries for several weeks or months. No harm, no foul. Just do something.
Books - Read, read, read. What you learn today could be the difference in recognizing and seeing what is happening before others realize it. Reading supports you in your planning. Knowledge is power. If you aren't reading one book or more per week you are behind the power curve. These are a few books I would suggest you have on hand for reference and other books are to read, mark up and understand the points made by the authors.
Here's some goodies to get you started. Have fun.
Hope for Survival - https://www.hopeforsurvival.com
Disaster Diaries - Sam Sheridan
A Sheep No More - Jonathan Gilliam
Survival Theory - A Preparedness Guide - Jonathan Hollerman
Street Survival Skills: Tips, Tricks and Tactics for Modern Survival - Aguirre, Fernando "Ferfal"
Scaling Force: Dynamic Decision Making Under Threat of Violence - Rory Miller
SHTF Survival Stories: Memories from the Balkan War - Selco Begovic
by Patrick Van Horne and Jason A. Riley
SHTF Intelligence - Samuel Culper
Preppers Blueprint - Tess Pennington and Daisy Luther -
Dare to Prepare - Stan Deyo and Molly Deyo -
Saving the Constitution - Stan Deyo - https://provisinstitute.com/books/
The Ultimate Self-Sufficiency Handbook (A complete guide to baking, crafts, gardening, preserving your harvest, raising animals and more. - Abigail R. Gehring
Week by Week Vegetable Gardening Handbook - Ron and Jennifer Kujawski
Practical Projects for Self-Sufficiency - Chris Peterson and Phillip Schmidt
Mini-Farming - Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre - Brett L. Markham
The Art of War - Sun Tzu
Podcast - I listen to hours of podcast. Different shows on different days to hear specific guest being featured. I don't always agree with points made or topics, but I listen for additional information and to see comments offered up by folks logged in. Often you can get good intel and new websites to add to your collection. These should get you started.
The Modern Survivalist - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+modern+survivalist
The Hagmann Report - https://www.hagmannreportlive.com/hagmann-report/
TruNews - https://www.trunews.com/
The Hotzone (Chuck Holton) - https://hotzone.podbean.com/
Brannon Howse - https://livestream.com/wvwtv
Republic Broadcasting Network - (Liberty Man John Moore/John Stadtmiller National Intel Hour) http://republicbroadcasting.org/
Glen Tate - Prep 2.0 - https://prepping2-0.com/glen-tate-khnc-radio-showfeeds/
The Prepper Broadcasting Network - https://prepperbroadcasting.com/
The Christopher Scott Show - https://prepperbroadcasting.com/
The Urban Prepper - https://www.youtube.com/user/TheUrbanPrepper
Viking Preparedness - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwFLPtsymLp7aQWd3akcgnA
Warrior Poet Society - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ZKDGCc5R67fVvLFSv-OLA
Hope for Survival - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxzpwOcydroW96rFBd2Vvw?view_as=subscriber
Bullet Proof Mind - Dave Grossman (YouTube) - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dave+grossman+bulletproof+mind+
This should get you started. Pick and choose. Find what you like and mark it. Knowledge is power. Ninety percent of preparedness is awareness. Knowledge, staying left of bank, being a gray man, and being a hard target will make the difference in almost every case or situation.
Alt - Market - https://www.alt-market.com/
Natural News - https://naturalnews.com/
Zero-Hedge - https://www.zerohedge.com/
Breitbart News - https://www.breitbart.com
Survival Blog - https://survivalblog.com/
Steve Quale - https://www.stevequayle.com/
Worldview Report - https://www.worldviewreport.com/
The Rutherford Institute - https://www.rutherford.org/
American Partisan - https://www.americanpartisan.org/
Martin Armstrong - https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/blog/
Jim Rickards - https://www.financialsense.com/blogs/1712/jim-rickardss-blog
Weiss Financial - https://get.weissratings.com/investing-blueprint-search/?sc=GGLE&ec=LSMRUV44&utm_campaign=Pandemic1.1&utm_medium=Google&utm_source=Search&gclid=Cj0KCQjwtsv7BRCmARIsANu-CQdzvhpA6bWAWHz2yOB9MHDfKeh8oWz6yhBkYVbIi5ik7Rbe3vU5-eIaAso3EALw_wcB
Brushbeater - https://brushbeater.wordpress.com/
Off we go.....
There you have it. This should provide you ample information to keep you occupied for a while. Remember, one doesn't have to believe every word they hear. But, listen and process the information and use it with other information to validate or determine information to be unworthy of your time. Often times stories can be included with past information to validate the current news story.
Hope this helps you out.