E57: Survival Gear vs Survival Skills

E57: Survival Gear vs Survival Skills

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss survival gear vs survival skill and the place for both.

People often come into prep and get sticker shock. With the endless sea of survival gear, gadgets, and equipment, survival can seem as though a tremendous amount of money will need to be spent.

Preppers also have a tendency–much like anything else in life–to feel as though they NEED widget X to survive. While some things are essential, not every thing is. And not everything has to be the absolute best when good enough will be the best for your needs…

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  • When is the time for gear.
  • When is the time for skill.
  • Gear as a crutch for lack of skill.
  • Developing skills then buy gear as a knowledgeable buyer.
  • How to acquire survival skills
    • Books
    • Videos
    • Courses


About the Author:

In his free time, Aaron enjoys hogging the remote, surfing, scotch, mental masturbation and debate over philosophical topics, and shooting stuff--usually not all at the same time.


  1. Bill Foster February 28, 2012 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Great show. Maybe you should do shots of Hennessy more often.
    Thanks for the Friday Gear Report.

    • Aaron Frankel February 28, 2012 at 10:20 pm - Reply

      Ha! Thanks for the good words, Bill! Talks have been going on for the last two weeks. There might be a second show a week coming out soon. Author John Heatherly came up with an idea that may involve Jonathan and I drinking Whiskey during the recordings. You may get your wish–sort of…

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