Author Interview with Mic Roland – From Hunting to Power Outages: The Adventures of a Prepper Fiction Writer – Video

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  • Post last modified:July 15, 2023
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In this author interview with Mic Roland, a prepper fiction writer who shares his unique experiences and perspective on writing — from hunting with something other than a gun to dealing with power outages. Mic’s experiences have enriched his writing and authenticity.

Last Saturday afternoon, I sat down in a Zoom meeting for an author interview with Mic Roland, and we talked about the books he has written as a prepper. We talked about his writing process and many of the key methods he uses in creating and recording on Audible that inspire and motivate his readers and listeners.

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Reallocating Funds For Prepping

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In this article, Reallocating Funds For Prepping, I will touch on an essential (And tedious) aspect of prepping – our finances and tightening our budget so we have more for preparedness.

I won’t get into the political and corporate tyranny that has us on this path. I have a personal blog for topics like that.

I’m not going to give you 101 ways to save money. The internet is full of great resources like that. Using dollar stores, stretching a bag of flour, buying generic brands, eating at home, shopping in discount grocery stores, etc. I’ve been cutting my own hair for years, but that’s not what I want for this article.

This article is more like a personal message with examples to help get your ideas flowing—typical Brian oversharing.

I will focus on saving more and spending less as a prepper. Almost everything the average Jane or Joe can do to clean up their finances works for preppers. The one glaring difference is what we consider essential. Our priorities are a little different when it comes to certain expenses.

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Michigan’s February Ice Storm – Extensive After-Action Report

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  • Post last modified:February 26, 2023
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A couple of days ago, we got to test our emergency preps firsthand (again) during Michigan’s February ice storm. In this short article, I want to cover a few things we did right and what we need to improve.

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The Complete Guide To Building An End-of-Life Binder – Death Preparedness Pt. II

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  • Post last modified:August 12, 2023
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This article is a how-to guide to help you design and build your End-of-Life Binder. This binder will help your loved ones follow your last wishes, know where your assets and liabilities are, and what to do about them.

Did you miss part one of The Death Preparedness series? You Have Six Months To Live. How To Survive That.

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Food and Homesteading – Ready Your Future Roundtable – Video

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  • Post last modified:January 8, 2023
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This video is another roundtable I participated in with my friends Todd Sepulveda and Mic Roland. We’ve done several of these recorded roundtables, and Todd was kind enough to give me permission to post it here on my site. You can find the original on the Ready Your Future YouTube channel here. Be sure to subscribe.

In the video, we talk about current situations, gardening, livestock, meat production, food storage, freeze-drying, and prepping.

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You Have Six Months To Live. How To Survive That. Death Preparedness Pt. I

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  • Post last modified:January 15, 2023
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Intro to “You have six months to live. How to survive that”: In this article, we’ll look at potential preparedness steps you can (maybe) implement after being diagnosed with a fatal disease or condition to help your loved ones survive your death with less unnecessary stress. This is NOT a mental health guide or professional advice. A prepper might take these potential preparedness steps for that ultimate and final SHTF scenario.

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We’ve Learned What The True Threats Are. Now What?

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  • Post last modified:December 26, 2022
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The struggle is real. The threats are serious. The true threats are often unseen.

I don’t do many of these commentaries, not on this blog. About every six months or so. I try to keep things somewhat educational and productive but nearing a new year, I feel we could use a wake-up call.

So this will be half rant and half reasoning. I’ll let you decide which and whether any of it is worth reading. Feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Over the last several years, we’ve learned the true threats and where they are. But, no, this isn’t a political post. You’re on the wrong blog for that.

In this article, I want to take an honest, potentially painful assessment of what we’re facing and how to best prepare for the future.

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