James Walton runs the Prepper Broadcasting Network, which is a website dedicated to prepping (or preparedness), which can be described as
In my mind, there is nothing wrong with being generally prepared. Indeed, it reduces my potential anxiety by knowing that I have the ability (and capability) to handle various situations with confidence (or, a fair degree of confidence).
Simon Roche, for example, chatted to me about being prepared for a race war (or violent civil unrest), which is a very dark worldview, but necessary if – like me – one lives in South Africa (with a history of racial tension).
Thankfully, race wars are rare.
But rolling blackouts aren’t. Food shortages and supply-chain issues are looming. A global economic collapse is on the horizon. Simon Goddek spoke to me about living off the grid in Brazil, from farming his own fish and chickens, to growing his own vegetables and independently powering his home.
How prepared are you?
Prepping is a very vast topic that covers a lot of ground, and in this conversation, James touches on a few basics, including
- food storage and diet;
- mobility and movement;
- energy sources;
- self defence;
- first aid; and
- everyday carry.