I mostly listen to talk radio on my drive time home and sometimes I turn off the jeep without turning off the radio first.
The other day I hopped back into the Jeep and I caught an ad in the middle saying that "the only thing there was to eat in the house was a granola bar." I was confused for a moment until the ad said it was a message "brought to you by Homeland Security urging you to visit their site and become better prepared ".
I've heard HS ads before and besides being slightly "dumbed down" (lowest common denominator?) and creepy, I'm always surprised to hear them. They seem covert somehow. Like they don't really want to tell you these things because "while we all know that the Government is in charge and keeping you safe, there's a teeny, tiny chance that you just might be on your own, so don't say we didn't warn you." It's weird.
SM said he'd heard one that asked "Do you have 3 days of food and water? Do you have a plan?" This was about a year ago and he said it creeped him out a bit.
Now, I'm personally fascinated by the "prepper movement." While it seems like it's an "underground movement" I find it to be an honest and common sense philosophy. Living on the East coast in an urban area, I realize that while this concept is "news to me" it's not news to a lot of people. Imagine my surprise that a department of the government is pushing this idea. On the other hand, I think that they secretly hate having to promote it. Very strange.
So I thought I'd do a Google search for some of these ads. I'll hear one every now and then but I was curious to hear more. (BTW, Homeland Security's website is a bit of a bore if you ask me. They generally refer you elsewhere for more information. I swear I learn more from your blogs than I would from them.)
Anyhow, when I Googled HS radio ads, I couldn't find any to listen to.
But I did find this. Blog Talk Radio - Preparedness Radio Network
Have you ever heard of this? I had no idea that there were radio pod casts/networks/programs that were out there to support their community. Wonderful!
So I wanted to ask you. What resources...blogs, radio, websites...do you follow that you find enjoyable and informative. I'm not looking for TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) sites, although I admit that I'm fascinated by them too.
I just feel that I'm a common sense person who wants to re-learn some common sense skills. Therefore, I'd like to access that library book, or website, or radio station that can help me along.
Do you have favorite information sources? What do you think of sites like The American Preppers Network?