Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Surviving Separation from Your Loved Ones

Episode 70: Season 2 ep. 35




In today's chapter of Without Land, Erika's family celebrate Daniel's birthday and run into an old friend with an interesting proposition. Here to talk to us today about surviving separation from your loved ones it is survival professional, George Hart.

 

Featured Quote:

"They had no idea when the next time they would see one another was, or if they would ever again."

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Surviving Separation from Your Loved Ones  Lessons from George

There are some emotional consequences of being separated from loved ones. If that decision has been made or made for you, we may not like it but we have to accept it. Make sure you are safe and allow yourself to be happy. Know that you will be together again in this life or the next. There are many emotions that will plague you during this time: sadness (your heart will ache), anxiety, depression, anger, sarcasm, stress, shock, deceived. Each day will be a challenge and may leave you feeling drained.
 
There are ways to rationalize these emotions. Contact someone who can help and communicate your feelings to them. Contact your family and let them know that you need a shoulder to lean on. Your family should be able to understand if you have emotional outbursts and you should be understanding if they have them as well. Be on the lookout for suicidal feelings in yourself and loved ones.

Here are some tips for emotional healing in the short term. Remember the positive memories. Tell stories of the folks as they were. This can bring your whole group together. Remember the quarks that made them who they are. Take your mind back to that time and remember that person vividly. Keep photos, objects that they liked nearby to keep you smiling.

In a long term scenario remember life will go on. If it is in a SHTF situation and you do not have confirmation that someone died, don't say that they did. They are still a missing person. If there is no resolve you have two options: carry on with no resolve, or back track and try to confirm what happened. Remember you will see them again one day. Keep hope and faith alive. If you haven't rationalized this with in your group, your group is at risk as well as your existence in nature. Unspoken feelings can be much worse than communicating about what went on.

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George Hart

George Hart was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He started studying different aspects of survival at the age of 7. He was a boy scout as a young boy, while hiking with his father James Hart, was taught the basics of hiking, water, and shelter while in the outdoors. Over the years of him maturing and having experiences with survival, he has learned survival in a self-taught manner. George has gone autumn camping on the shores of Caddo Lake, Texas. He would go hiking as a boy scout, and has studied other aspects of survival from James’ book S.W.E.T. Survival and Wilderness Training such as, how to make a tent out of objects you would find in your wilderness surrounding.
George also has a 1-year diploma for automotive service. He also has a 2-year diploma for the Associate of Applied arts from the Art Institute of Houston for music, video, and Business.

He has been a Tattoo Artist for 22 years. He has also been a body piercer for 20 years. He started Apprenticing for tattooing during his time at the Art Institute of Houston. George has raised 2 female children since they were at the ages of 3 and 6, they are now at the ages of 14 and 17.

George is also in the process of writing a book from different aspects of survival to homesteading. He is in the process of writing a cyber-punk urban fantasy of a futuristic world with events happening so close to modern day it would scare you. He is also assisting his father James Hart in compiling educational materials from survival and medicinal training to multiple subjects interrelated to homesteading such as food preservation, animal husbandry, modern day first aid and medicinal herbs and vitamins just to name a few. He is also writing a series of cook books by compiling recipes, antidotes, and pictures to give to his children.

Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Higher Brain Living for Survival

Episode 75: Season 2 ep. 40





The Without Land story takes a dramatic turn as secrets come out and the family has to decide to grow together or fall apart. In order to grow the family has to change their thought patterns. Here today to discuss how we can all change our thought patterns in order to evolve is Craig Polsfuss, a psychologist and international leader in two groundbreaking advancements in human potential.


 

Featured Quote:

"We've all kept secrets from one another for the sake of each other."

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Survival Depression Lessons from Craig

Let me start this blog post by stating that this episode is one you really have to listen to. Craig has a outstanding way of explaining higher brain living and how it directly correlates to long-term survival that you won't want to miss. With that said, let me attempt to explain some of the basic principles that we discussed.

Craig started out this interview by explaining why it is so important to change your brain for required optimal survival. In a survival situation your lower brain or the first brain to form takes over. It worries keeping you fed and physically healthy. It understands that sameness equals safety. It will encourage you to not take risks or think outside the box because it would cause you to change and may present a threat to the lower brain. 

The lower brain is absolutely essential but it is at odds with the higher brain functions that control cognitive ability, planning, spirituality, etc. The higher brain wants to have emotional happiness and, as in the story, maintaining a lifestyle simply because it has appeased the lower brain may leave you wanting. The higher brain functions allow you to be flexible and creative so you can think on your toes and react quickly to changing circumstances. The higher brain may put the lower brain at risk to provide spiritual freedom and expansion for an individual.   

Presently most people's brains are "asleep" and being hijacked by the lower brain demands. Mental techniques to create change help but are notorious for not producing lasting change. Mental and kinesthetic techniques combined produce better results but a still not efficient. Learning how to use the brain's own system to awaken and physiologically change itself is the purpose of Craig's mission.

What does all this have to do with a potential collapse and survival in that new world? Evolutionally, humans have always experienced a societal collapse before the brain evolves. When society is approaching a breaking point or "cognitive threshold", the individuals within that society will reach their "cognitive threshold" before society does. This means that individuals will feel pushed to a point that they can't process and create enough to solve the problems facing the society. 

Societies start out able to conquer insurmountable obstacles and environmental challenges. The beliefs of the people and the science they explore their world with walk hand and hand. Then the society grows, problems get  bigger and they begin to pass these problems from one generation to the next. Society becomes more dependent on short term solutions and unproven beliefs for a remedy to their problems.  

The society is unable to reach a "trans-rational" state where beliefs and science join to solve problems. There have been five major epochs in human development and Craig believes we are on the edge of the sixth. In order to advance to this level without experiencing a societal collapse we will need to be aware of the problems facing our society and connect our spiritual and rational brains to develop incites that will switch our realities. As a species we need to be able to move forward, destroying what didn't work in the past and preserving what did work into the future.  

Parting words of advice from Craig: "The past does not exist so you're forgiven. Life gives you a fresh moment to start over with every day but if you're recreating the past you will distract yourself from the present moment."

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Craig Polsfuss


Craig Polsfuss is a psychologist and international leader in two groundbreaking advancements in human potential.

The Three Principles: A psycho-spiritual (non-religious) understanding that has identified the principles behind all human experience – thereby accelerating mental-emotional healing and growth.

Higher Brain Living®: An integral neuroscience program that organically changes the physiology of the brain more powerfully than any other known method (verified by EEGs) to accelerate personal transformation and create sustainable change.

Craig is published in professional journals applying the Three Principles to leadership and high performance.

Craig has an online consulting practice and offers free and paid live and online presentations. Free initial consultations.
Craig is passionate about getting the word out about these “gifts to humanity”.

How to Contact Craig:
Email: clpolsfuss@msn.com
Phone:  612-730-4843

Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Leveraging Your Skills

Episode 74: Season 2 ep. 39




Erika and her team explore their new roles in the Without Land story. The individual skills of Erika's group earned them their new position. Here to discuss survival skills and how you can leverage them are Lisa and Dale Goodwin hosts of The Survivalist Prepper Podcast.



Featured Quote:

"We are a family, a team. We make decisions together. We stand together and we survive together and that is it. Without one another we are done."

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Leveraging Your Skills with Dale and Lisa

Everyone has their own personal skills that they excel at. Critical thinking or your ability to "McGyver" things is a key skill to possess. You need to learn how to fix things when you can't call the handyman.

Another great skill that far too little people possess now-a-days is gardening. Can you grow your own food? Even if your gardening skills are top notch, you will still have off years. Can you preserve the fruits of your labor? Can you cook from scratch? You need to start practicing these skills now.

There are some other skills you might consider learning before you needed them for survival. Sewing, knitting, or crocheting are skills that take practice to be done right. Shoes are something we all take for granted in our society. Are there any cobblers left out there? Do you know what a cobbler is? There are also many products for daily personal care and cleaning that can be made at home. Soap, is easy to make if you know how. Do you know how?

Once you have acquired a variety of skills you have to know how to leverage them so you are provided with an exchange for your services, whether that be food, security, housing, group membership, etc. Sometimes you will want to be the "gray man" and blend in so you can see what the group is lacking and how you can fill the gaps without giving away all your secrets. Other times you might have to be your own salesman and help others see how valuable your skills are. Everybody does something well, find your strength and dwell there. You will need to be physically prepared as well to take on a survival existence. You won't be worth much if you get injured because you were out of shape and become a drain on the group.

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Dale and Lisa Goodwin

"In early 2013 Lisa and I decided to create SurvivalistPrepper.net and become a bigger part of the preparedness community, we are not the overboard tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists, we are just like you, everyday Americans that enjoy the freedoms that this country offers.
Lisa is more of the prepper and I am more of the survivalist or outdoor type and we write articles ranging from first aid, to food storage to primitive and wilderness skills…basically anything that involves preparedness and survival." - Dale Goodwin

















 Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Chickens! A Long-Term Survival Essential

Episode 73: Season 2 ep. 38




The Without Land adventure finds Erika and her team say goodbye to their old way of life and welcome a new adventure as well as a more diverse food options. Lisa and Dale Goodwin hosts of The Survivalist Prepper Podcast join us today to discuss raising chickens and why this is a survival essential.


Featured Quote:

"Lord, protect her from the misdirection of those that would choose to harm her or her family for the sake of their own selfish needs."

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Chicken Lessons from Lisa


Chickens are a great animal to raise for your long-term survival needs. They don't take a lot of space and you can raise a ton of them as a community food source. They provide eggs and meat and are super easy to care for. All you need to do is make sure they have food, water and a clean environment. Don't name your birds that you intend on turning into food at some point. It will be hard to let them go when you have to. Chickens are most important because of the protein they provide. Protein helps to keep you full, even when you do not have a lot to eat. Start your day with lots of protein and you will find that you aren't so hungry during the day.

Chickens do carry potential diseases that you need to be aware of. Coccidiosis is a disease that baby chickens can carry and die from. Farm supply stores have a drink mix that contains electrolights and antibiotics to prevent this disease from killing your chicks. Chick feed that you buy at the feed store will often time have an antibiotic in it as well. This gives your chicks a healthy start. Chickens poop everywhere and can carry bacteria due to the interaction with their feces. There are also certain types of chicken flues that can attack chickens that are packed in too tight without access to an outdoor environment. Chickens are also a common carrier of salmonella which can make you horribly sick. You need can be exposed by touching live chickens or raw meat. Make sure you wash your hands after contact and cook chicken to the proper temperature every time.

Now you are ready to get your flock going! Baby chicks can be ordered from www.backyardchickens.com At this site you can research the breed you wand and choose a day to receive your chicks. For the babies you will need a brooder, water, and a feeder. You will need a heat source and a thermometer to make certain thesturdy enough to keep them safe at night and have a protected yard area.
temperature is right for them. Keeping them inside for a limited time will give you time to get a chicken house prepared. It doesn't need to be elaborate but it should be

In a long-term survival situation you are going to have to worry about people trying to commandeer or kill your chickens. You will need to provide your chickens with protection from humans as well as predators. You can camouflage your chicken house to keep it hidden from the wandering eye. Another good idea would be to keep it close to your home to ensure security. Maintaining a food supply for your chickens will be difficult and your chickens will slow egg production as the winter days shorten. Stock up on antibiotics. They will last for years, ensuring healthy chicks long into the future. Another idea may be stocking up on chicken starter food but you need to ensure it is safe from other animals that may find it tasty. You will need a good mommy chicken to raise the chicks since access to a heat lamp may be much more difficult.

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Dale and Lisa Goodwin

"In early 2013 Lisa and I decided to create SurvivalistPrepper.net and become a bigger part of the preparedness community, we are not the overboard tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists, we are just like you, everyday Americans that enjoy the freedoms that this country offers.
Lisa is more of the prepper and I am more of the survivalist or outdoor type and we write articles ranging from first aid, to food storage to primitive and wilderness skills…basically anything that involves preparedness and survival." - Dale Goodwin

















 Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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