This week, we have 1 Prepper and 1 Non Prepper
First up is the Non Prepper, Tyler Smith and his notion that he is a prepper. Tyler is preparing for “Some sort of domestic terrorist attacks”. Out of the mouths of babies and fools, here’s Tyler! First off, why does NatGeo even think this guy is a prepper? Because is sells, that’s pretty much why I cannot stand these producers. Since they decided to put this guy on, I will make this review short and sweet.
Tyler is preparing to rape and pillage your home and family and take what he wants. He made a stupid suit of armor that I could only laugh at and said it was as good as whatcha cud by in da store. OK big fella. He watched videos so he could do a C section on his wife to deliver their baby using homemade chloroform and a plastic sheet tent in the barn. Geez, I cannot believe I wrote that down.
He has 6 months of food and plans to take what he needs from you. His 15 acre farm, which he calls the prepper location seems to have a lot to offer, but then he is going to take what he needs from you. And to top it off, he found a bunch of folks that follows his way of thinking.
The GOOD and the BAD
- Tyler may get a chance to try this idea out…..once.
- His wife seems stable
- Tyler will try this “Take what he needs” a couple of times. And then he will be killed by some prepper who will not be raped and robbed by this idiot. Oh wait, this may need to be in “The GOOD part of the review.
- Tyler is not a prepper, he is pond scum.
- People like this should not be allowed to breed
- This is why we have security at our location and you should to
- Nat Geo should give us better and stop try to shock everybody
Next up is Kevin Barber, his wife Kristy and 3 kids who are preparing for a United States Economic Collapse. So Kevin decides to relocate from the US to Costa Rica. Kevin was living in Shawnee Kansas and after watching what the US is doing, decided to move to a self reliant/self sufficient way of living. Everything goes into the conex and off it goes to Costa Rica. It appears that he had no family or friends there when moving. The area that they moved to appears to have lots of folks doing the self-reliant thing as well.
Kevin gets started right away with composting, chickens and their coop. They are home schooling the kids and they keep in touch with family and friends back home via the internet. He taught them to harvest a chicken including respecting the animals sacrifice to them. They set up a rain catchment system that feeds into 55 gallon drums to make sure they always have water.
Got some help together and started an aquaponics system with Tilapia and gardens. The system used a filter to clean water up from fish to garden and then back to the fish. Off grid power for a small pump to keep it moving. Looks like folks help each other with greater ease than sometimes in the US. His attitude is to learn their language and not expect them to speak English to the gringo.
The GOOD and the BAD
- Kevin’s style of easy going will serve him well in his endeavours
- Water harvesting is nice
- Home schooling and keeping in touch for kids
- Dedication to being self-sufficient/self-reliant
- Wife on board and active
- Garden and Aquaponics system a huge plus
- Learning the language and not staying the outsider
- Being in a foreign country will make you the outsider for many years
- Dual citizenship or ?
- Food storage seemed non existent
- Self defense firearms
- Friends and Family, this may become bigger than they think
- Leaving the country of your birth is a huge decision and may have repercussions for many years. The kids and wife may feel this more than Kevin does.
- Costa Rica is looking to reduce the right to own firearms. They are pushing for only one gun per family and it looks like they may want to ban them entirely. At least here, you have the Constitution and citizenship on your side.
- Money. Being in a foreign country means you need the means to keep everything on track. Long term planning is needed to make sure that never changes.
- I simply love what Kevin is doing. I just think he could do that here. Why not a small piece of land somewhere and do that in your own country. His attitude is right for success and I hope it works out for them.
- Aquaponics can be done simply and without spending thousands on systems. Great job Kevin.