Ghosts and Preparedness

Ghosts and Preparedness

[00:00:00] Jeremiah: Hello!, my fellow, terrestrials coming to you from an RV deep in the Carolina

mountains.

Welcome to the, what if they’re wrong podcast, the podcast that wants you to question everything, your reality is about to be shared.

hello, my fellow. Terrestrials welcome back. We’re going to have an awesome interview today with Brian Duff. Brian Duff spent a lot of time in the. States military. He also has his own podcast for prepping and survival, and also has another podcast with a friend of his, where they talk about current events and also different preparedness situations and tactics.

So we’re going to get into that. But first, we’re going to talk about his ghost experience and how he was living with a ghost, which is very interesting and entertaining. So stay tuned because you’re really gonna wanna catch everything in this episode. Got a little mash up here of two different topics, but I think you’re going enjoy it both.

Brian’s a really good dude. And we had a great conversation and I think he really get something out of it. Also, I had been battling COVID so hopefully my voice isn’t completely out of whack, but, um, I appreciate all the love and support that I’ve been getting from. People online. Uh, it is definitely something to not be messed with, but I was able to battle it out, get through, and it’s not been too terrible and I should be back on my feet in the next day or so.

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Welcome to the what of the wrong podcast. I’m your host, Jeremiah. And I’m joined today by Brian Duff. And we’re going to be talking about a ghost experience that he had and then maybe get into some prepping and stuff like that. So we’ll introduce him now. Hello, Brian.

[00:02:57] Brian: Hey, what’s up Jeremiah long time since we talked.

[00:03:01] Jeremiah: Yes,

yes. Long time. The whole minute. Right? Um, for people who. Just did a show on his podcast. So. I don’t mind now.

[00:03:15] Brian: I just sprung it on Jeremiah the last minute he didn’t, I don’t think he saw it covered, so

[00:03:21] Jeremiah: I’m a little frazzled, but it’s all good. Yeah.

[00:03:23] Brian: No. When you mentioned the lady, you mentioned the lady and her like having a ghost story.

I was like, oh, I spent two years living with a ghost a while back. So, um, yeah, let’s talk. I love ghost stories because I like having personally experienced it. It’s it’s there. I didn’t really enjoy it.

[00:03:39] Jeremiah: Yeah, I do too. I I’m a scaredy cat. Um, I’ve said it before on my show. Like I have to be in the mood to watch a horror movie and I don’t like going to haunted houses.

I don’t like any of that stuff. I get freaked out too easily, but I do love hearing about it and, um, hearing other people’s experiences. So take us through your. Experience and what you, uh, had a run in with a ghost, I guess.

[00:04:05] Brian: Yes. So it was a start in 2017, myself and my girlfriend at the time were moving from Washington DC to Las Vegas.

So she flew out to Vegas ahead at a time. Uh, to look at a couple houses and she came back and said, Hey, this house is, this, this house, this, she goes, this house has everything we want, but there’s a weird energy. And at the time I was like, oh, it has the garage. I have all my prepper stuff. Right. And so, especially in Vegas, you can’t put that in a shed or anything like that because it’s so hot in the summertime.

So it had a garage, it was connected to the house. So it would, the garage was a little bit climate controlled and I’m like, that’s perfect. So we took the house with the weird energy. And, uh, we get out, we move, I ended up having so much pepper stuff. We get to Vegas, unloaded the first truck and I had to fly back and pick up all my end of the world stuff and drive another moving truck out from Washington DC to Vegas.

We get out there, I get back out there and it was, I was probably gone for about five days. My girlfriend comes up to me and she says, uh, Hey, uh, just so you know, we have a ghost. And I’m like, and I never didn’t believe in ghosts, but I don’t know that I really did believe in ghosts either. You know, I wasn’t convinced.

And so she, uh, I’m like, we have a ghost and she’s like, yeah. And his name is Simon. Now my girlfriend was a very. Cereal granola crunchy into energy. Go walk around in the desert with her feet off the field of the earth and all that kind of stuff. Like a hippie, total hippie. She, she, I mean, we, we both grew up, we grew up near each other in Southern California, just outside of Los Angeles, total hippie.

She’s a nutritionist. She works at a health food store, um, the whole nine yards. So I’m like, okay. And she’s like, yeah, his name’s Simon. They’re like, oh, Simon, the ghost, you know, Simon says. He’s scared, I guess. So I’m like, okay, whatever. And so like a week or so goes by no Simon, I don’t see anything. And then not, it’s kind of an open floor plan house.

And so one night she’s in bed, she’s sleeping. I’m up watching Joe Rogan videos on YouTube and, uh, I get up and go into the kitchen to get a drink of water. And I turn the light on, well, I go sit back in the living room and the light was still on the kitchen and just shine too much light in the living room was annoying.

So I was like, I forgot to turn the light up or low light out. And I turned around and I could look across the kitchen and I see the light switch. And as soon as I thought about getting up and going to shut off the lights, the light switch went out and the lights went out and I, all of a sudden. Well, that just happened.

And I was like, nah, I can’t be a ghost. It must be like bad electricity. I mean, it’s Vegas. Like I think the house is your built kind of, they just slap them up because they’re building so many. So like, ah, this must have shoddy electricity. So a couple of nights later I’m sitting on the toilet. And the lights start like flickering, but there was like, like this weird sort of pattern to it a little bit.

And I’m like, what is this, this thing gonna catch on fire? What’s going on? If I’m like, wait, is this okay? I don’t believe there’s a ghost, but let’s just go this I’m like, all right. So. If you’re really here, if you’re, if there’s a ghost really here, shut off just to shut the lights out. And the light switch lights went out and I was just like, oh no, you got it.

And that was the beginning of a very interesting two years of living in that house. Um, I don’t recall the episode now and I’ll find it out and I’ll let you know and talk about it again. But I have an episode. So my podcast studio, that was it. It was in a different house. I don’t live in a house. Um, my podcast studio was in the, it was an office.

There was, it had one window that was to the back of the house. There was nobody around. My girlfriend was gone. I was in there, the door was closed. I recorded a podcast episode. I put it out and a buddy of mine that listens to my episodes. He calls me up. He goes, who’s on your episode. Like it was just me, man.

I was just doing a solo episode where he’s talking about. He’s like, no, there’s someone like saying something a couple of times on your episode and, uh, sure enough, go back in the episode and listen to it. And you could hear the ghosts voice, like, like it, what he said. Wasn’t nice. It was like, my, my belief is that this ghost was we’re.

We were about at the time about 40. What back in the day would have been about an hour. Or so drive out of Vegas into the desert and you’ve, you’ve heard of all the reports of the, by supposedly everybody that around here, they says, oh, that stuff is true. So I kind of get some sort of vibe off him like that.

But, um, there was a time I, I used to be a firefighter and we had the living room we had was pretty big there. And I had this big, old bookshelf. It’s probably on the top. It’s. 10 feet off the ground. And at my fire, old fire home, it stuffed up on top of the bookshelf. And one day I’m sitting there and I hear this, this clank, it wasn’t a clinic.

It was just a ruckus of noise. I’m like, what the heck was that? I got to the living room. And now this is a fire helmet with a shield, the, you know, the Nomex hood in the back of it. I had goggles on it. So it’s a heavy thing. And it was, it was situated. There was no way it fell off the top and it didn’t, it wasn’t down at the base or anywhere near the bottom.

It was all the way across the room in the corner. Um, and then I S I saw him one day as I was walking towards some mirror. Not mirrored, but, uh, just some glass doors or when, uh, doors with windows in them that led to the outside. And I was walking to go outside. We had a choosy outside, I looked next to me and he was, he was walking.

It wasn’t like I could see his face or anything like that. It was like just as dark sort of shape, kind of squat, maybe like five, six, something like that next to me, sort of fat shaped. And, uh, he went outside and. Every once in a while, I would hear him in the house. Like you be in one room and you’d hear somebody yell something in another room.

Uh, doors were closed. I’d, I’d have to go around. If I hadn’t seen my dog once in a while, I have to go around and see, would try to walk in. And he did successfully a couple of times close the door when he, uh, enclosed, uh, The door on the dog in a closet. But, um, and yeah, that was, he was there for, oh, until I moved, he, he was there and, uh, it was, uh, I finally got used to him and I used to talk to him and I think we ended up, I think at early on, he didn’t want us there.

And eventually I kind of, I don’t know. I think he just sort of, it felt like he sort of accepted us and did it. He would mess with us a little bit once in a while he, I would always feel like something. Flicking with my hair. Uh, every once in a while, while I was watching TV, sitting on the couch and the back of the couch was to an open room.

So yeah, that, that’s my, my, uh, One of my, my ghost experiences. So

[00:10:56] Jeremiah: yeah, that’s wild. I, I don’t know if I can handle that. I’d be calling the realtor like the next day.

[00:11:02] Brian: Well, I think I realized early on, like, he couldn’t really hurt you. I think he w I think it was like, you know, again, if I, and when I say like, I feel, it’s not like, I’m just going, oh, well, those people hit, so it must’ve, I have this, this, this energy that came off and like this vibe, this feeling that that’s like, he, he didn’t have a good death.

Right. And that, you know, so I think he was just like, uh, like kind of an angry. Spirit, you know? And so that was his thing, but I don’t, I never got the feeling like he was gonna, you know, hurt us. It was kinda like having sort of a, you know, just a knucklehead uncle that lived with you.

[00:11:48] Jeremiah: Yeah. Or like a pesky roommate or something.

[00:11:51] Brian: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. What, what is some of the other experiences you’ve heard about on your show? Like what do they.

[00:11:57] Jeremiah: Um, so I interviewed a lady Ghostbuster. She has a team. She has a team of like female ghost hunters, I guess. And there they have a couple of guys too, but their main thing is they’re the lady ghost busters.

And they went into this mind and, uh, this mine in New Jersey, I believe it was. And. I guess they came across spirits of workers that used to work down in the mines and they were just pretty much going about their. Uh, business, like they were still alive and working and

[00:12:34] Brian: kind of stuck in that

[00:12:35] Jeremiah: loop. Yeah.

And I thought, how terrifying is that? Like, and I’ve heard someone talking about it not too long ago. They were like, what if when you die, you just continue on. Working and living. And you feel gypped because you were promised like heaven and all this stuff, but you just have to go clock in at work again.

But in the spirit world,

[00:12:58] Brian: actually working, especially working as a minor that that’s, that’s some tough work and to be stuck as a minor for eternity, I don’t know that.

[00:13:09] Jeremiah: And I was like, yeah, that would definitely saw. And then I hear a lot. Um, yeah, I hear a lot from these ghost hunting experts or whatever you want to call on mediums or whatever that.

You tend to get a lot of ghosts and spirits that had traumatic or sudden deaths. So what you were saying about Simon might be the same type of deal where you might’ve had a sudden death and he’s kind of still stuck here in this world.

[00:13:46] Brian: Have you ever seen again?

[00:13:48] Jeremiah: I have not found myself. I’ve heard of people that have, but I haven’t.

[00:13:56] Brian: What do you think if you saw one, you’d be like, oh yeah. I, it took me a while to be convinced, right? Like, you know, again, I watched the light switch go down and I’m like, oh, it must be a problem with the electric. I’ve never seen a problem with an electrical system where the, where. Uh, a manual light switch just flips itself off.

So, um,

[00:14:16] Jeremiah: and to do it on your command to,

[00:14:18] Brian: yeah, yeah, yeah. Do you think you, do you think you’d go, oh, I have a ghost or since you do all this, like you do the podcast and everything where you hear about them, all the, a bunch.

[00:14:29] Jeremiah: Oh, yeah, definitely. And then there’s some weird stuff too. Like, uh, I don’t know what to make of it, but like my fiance and her one daughter they’ll and I think, well, maybe two of her daughters, but they’ll, they said I’ll be at work or something like that.

And they think they hear me like in the house, like talking or doing something that’s where you live now. Where I live now and I’m obviously not home because I’m at work and they swear they could hear me talking like in the house or so I don’t know if like I’m leaving behind some residual something or, or if there’s something that.

Pretending to be me or something. I don’t know. But then my fiance works at the jail, like I said, and she’s had, you know, spirits there that slammed door shut and stuff like that when there’s no one around. And so I definitely, I definitely believe that it’s true. I believe that there are ghosts and. True purpose and stuff is, I’m not sure I’m still learning about that,

[00:15:36] Brian: but, well, I think it comes back to man, the more I go down this rabbit hole and a lot with a lot of the work I had to do to be able to deal with my PTSD is understanding the energy and like the vibrations happening in my body.

Right. Like, you know, we talked about like in, in my show, the, the darkness and then the, the, the. You know that depression, I look at like depression, anger, nervousness, all that is a, uh, on the, on a wavelength of fear. And each one of those words just what’s the volume of the fear resonated in your body at the time.

And I look at. On the good side that you have love with all these, you know, the ultimate love, like you experienced with your near death experience at the one end, and then just like a good feeling or when you have a nice thought about somebody that makes you warm all the way at the other end. Um, so I I’ve become big into energy.

And I think in my current understanding of things or my current perspective on it is that. We’re all energy. Right? And I mean, if you think of us as being energy, it gives, you know, I think if some of it spills over into the Bible about the soul and different things and who are, you know, I think part of the problem that we have as humans is that we try to define everything and we’re.

We’re evolved monkeys, you know, that that are still in, in, in the billion years, scheme of things as intelligent creatures, we still have a long way to evolve. Right. You know what I mean? So to think that. Have it all figured out, you know, we look at it, I’m like, you know, Einstein was right. Einstein was right for what he knew at the time and what we currently know, but I’m willing to bet they provide Stein wrong at some point.

And that guy will be like the new Einstein. So I think when we try to define what, you know, energy is, what the soul is, what everything else is. Um, and I think it’s, you know, sometimes I think when it, cause I’m very spiritual and religious, um, I, I’m not. Uh, church going religious person just cause I struggle with that.

Um, I think probably cause my PTSD, I struggle with that, but I think that it, when it comes to God and everything, I think, you know, we can only define the universe and what we can as humans. Because again, we’re. Evolved past monkeys. I don’t, I think we probably can’t really define it, but we try to convince ourselves that we really just, because that’s what we do.

Right. Convince ourselves that we really know everything that if w if, instead we admit that the one thing we don’t know that we do know is that we don’t know everything and that maybe we’re getting it wrong a little bit. So I think when it comes to the energy and go with something, like, of course it makes sense that they’re there.

Right. We feel the energy of the world around us. Whether people want to know it or not. You that’s what you feel. We feel it. So I think that it, uh, again, that’s so when I, when I think about ghosts, I’m like, yeah, of course they exist. It’s just a trend. It’s it’s energy in a different form once they’ve died and didn’t make it to wherever the rest of the energy people go or whatever.

[00:18:44] Jeremiah: Yeah, it’s definitely interesting to think about. And yeah, I feel like we cling to this idea that science is the almighty and that we have to put a, I don’t know, a stamp on everything, so to speak. And sometimes there’s just things that. Are unexplained. And I wish that there was more acceptance of maybe they could just be like, you know, we just don’t know, instead of saying, well, this is because of this.

And this is because of that. And while there are some instances where it’s like, I don’t know why did that guy flatline for eight minutes and then come back to life and he’s alive and living like that should not have happened scientifically, but it happened, you know what I mean? So, yeah. So questioning more, um, you know, would be, be better and go a long way, I think.

[00:19:45] Brian: Yeah. Well, you hit on it. You said, you know, just, uh, like admit that we don’t know. I, I am calm. I am more. Confidence in someone when they say I have no idea what’s going on. Right. I’m trying to figure it out like, you know, and where you can see that they truly are like it’s bothering them, that they can’t figure it out.

I mean, it goes back to, I mean, Hey, you got a conspiracy show, right. It goes back to the pandemic when Fowchee came out and they kept coming out and trying to act like they knew what was going on, they had no clue what was really going on. Just tell us that. I would have been more okay with everything they said, had, they said, look, we don’t know what’s going on.

This is what we, what we think. And this is, you know, what we believe or something like that, but to come out and, and then when it, it shifts to suppressing people, it’s like, all right. You know? So, um, yeah, I think people need to be more open to the possibility that what they are seeing. Isn’t the reality that they believe it is again, that’s what we talked about before.

Right? That’s it’s just, it’s their perception. It’s a skewed understanding of what reality is. And so when it comes to energy, who knows, I just think there’s a lot more to it than we believe. Then we as humans, let ourselves believe.

[00:20:58] Jeremiah: Yeah, I totally agree. Like, like you said, if they would’ve just came out in the beginning of the pandemic and said, Hey, this is a new virus.

We don’t know what’s going on, but we’re working on it. We’ll keep you informed. I think it would have went a long way. And a lot better than coming out and saying, you got to do this, this and this, and then a month later, change it to where you got to do this, this and this. And then, oh wait, Nope, you gotta do this, this and this again.

And then it creates more. Disbelief and more people questioning what’s going on because you’re being told like a flip-flop story and this work now, but it’s not working here. And then, you know, people start questioning like I was talking about. And then you see a lot more resistance and stuff like that.

And, and people like saying, Hey, what’s going on here? Like, this is an ad. Whereas it, what you wouldn’t have all that resistance, if you will just be from the jump, just open and honest and Hey, this is a new thing. We don’t know what the heck it is. What’s going on, but it’s serious. And, um, You know, we just want people to be more, want people to be more prepared.

I think that would have been a lot better.

[00:22:21] Brian: Yeah, I think so. I, you know, I, I don’t, I am a hundred percent opposed to mandatory lockdowns. And if they, if people would come out and said, Hey, we don’t know, we think it may get very serious. Here’s what we want. We’re asking everybody to do. You know, like at least give, give people the benefit of the doubt.

If you want to pull your draconian stuff and start locking everybody down, give everybody the benefit of volunteering first it’s it’s like, it’s like with the military, if we got into a big shooting war, like we take the United States government, it takes pride and say, well, we have an all volunteer force and that’s a really big thing.

Like I think that’s a huge thing that people readily volunteer and do things like that. And if we got in a really big shooting war and that, and that all volunteer force didn’t meet muster. We’d have, we’d have a very quick, we’d have a drafty force. Like they, they have no, no bones, you know, about pulling it.

So got you there. Hello? Yup. There you are.

[00:23:23] Jeremiah: Yeah. Sam, my Internet’s on stable. I don’t know why. Yeah.

[00:23:29] Brian: I don’t know the T the two big seats of, uh, you know, cyber crime, Russia and Ukraine are going out a war right now. And we have censorship and everything else happening online. I don’t know why our internets are unstable.

I’m surprised every day that they’re not down. Yeah. When

[00:23:44] Jeremiah: Russia, when Russia said they were going to disconnect from the internet, I was kinda like wondering if it was going to crash.

[00:23:52] Brian: Isn’t there. Isn’t that part of the world economic forum, the great reset thing. The cyber polygon for shutting down the internet.

Have you heard about that one cyber polygon where they basically want to shut down the internet reset it so that they’re more, they have it more, I guess, under control. I think they are a control it, but maybe I think more shut it down. So that way any opposition information could get not to get shipped, to get shut down on.

[00:24:21] Jeremiah: Yeah, I wouldn’t, uh, I wouldn’t doubt it. People have been talking about, um, you know, uh, what’s the term, the blackouts, like where they’ll wear their thoughts, that in the future they’re gonna do like power. Um, fluctuations to conserve on power or whatever new, like blackout a city for a day,

[00:24:48] Brian: or yeah, they do that in California sometimes to be right.

They call them. I think they, I think they call them rolling brown outs. I guess it’s a blackout. If everything goes out and if they control it and they only affect certain people when they want them to, it’s a brown.

[00:25:02] Jeremiah: Yeah. And it’s the same thing with the Russia. Ukraine conflict is like all these companies pulling out and all these sanctions and stuff.

It’s not bothering Putin or the oligarchs. It’s the average everyday citizen that doesn’t want anything to do with it. Yes. And there they’re hurting now because you know, these political figures want to, you know, bump chests or whatever. And I think, I think people need to think more before they start like protesting in the streets and backing all these sanctions and stuff.

Cause like it’s not hurting who you think it’s

[00:25:39] Brian: hurting. Well, I think there’s that. And I think there’s two other sides. There’s two sides to it. One is you have, or, or two considerations not to Stites. There’s two considerations. Well, there is two sides, us and them, the haves and the have nots. But I think there’s two considerations that people need to think about.

You can either think that these people are very smart and what they’re doing is planned, or you can think they’re very stupid. And what they’re doing is totally unplanned. Or maybe some combination should have in between if they’re totally stupid. And this is unplanned where you got nuclear armed, super powers who obviously one has some mass mental defect and the other, one’s just a crazy, you know, you don’t become a Colonel in the CIA by being a, a purse or in the KGB or FSB.

By being a, uh, you know, some way it wants to err on the side of pre peace, love and happiness, right? So you got a megalomaniac oligarch in charge over there that that is all about reputation and riding bears with his shirt off. And so they’re all punching it out. You got the world going in on the oil. So if it’s not.

Well, that’s a really bad thing because it means a bunch of meat heads are start, are basically talking trash and starting a problem. If it is planned well, that’s really bad. Cause you got a bunch of meat. Hands are all in concert doing, going basically going to war to get to whatever, to further their and agenda.

And at the same time, it’s obviously it’s obvious that either it’s that they want to crush us is planned or unplanned that they’re crushing us, but either way we’re getting crushed. And if it’s somewhere in between, it’s just as bad because. Either way, what they’re doing is not in the best interest of we, the people and, you know, Hey, I’ll make the, I’ll make the, uh, World economic forum, forum, happy.

We, the people of the globe, we’re all suffering right now. And that’s the one thing that scares me on all this stuff is if I look back through history and I look at a time in history, when the world was kind of were politically, we had a lot of instability and things happen. Like the last point in time, I think was.

Back during the American revolution, the French revolution, yet a bunch of red, all these revolutions going on big turning point where, and the key in, in both Paris or in France and here in the U S was the people got tired of being kicked around, right? The, the, let them eat cake moment. So what scares me now is that that’s what I see more and more as people are getting tired of, they feel like they’re being kicked around and disregarded.

You know, and it’s hard when there’s options out there to hopefully less than the impact on the economy and we’re not doing it right. Like they’re not taking these things to lessen the impact. I mean, I talked about in my podcast that came out this week. I, I try to you, you mentioned to my show that you eat healthy, right?

So I try to eat all organic. I try not to have. Be processed food. Right. And, and I do that because one, I have type two diabetes and two, I found with my PTSD, the more processed foods I put in, the more agile, like the easier my PTSD is to get kind of going. So I try to eat organic. So I get this premixed or gain protein powder, uh, or drinks.

And they come in a four pack. I was like 7 99 back in January. It’s bumped up and went to 8 99, about a month ago, 1199, and about three weeks back. And now last week I went in or it was a 9 99. Last week I went in, it was 1199. I’m up. I’m like, okay, this is how much money or as everybody losing on this. So what scares me about all this stuff is like that that’s going on and either they’re too stupid to see it, or they don’t care and they’re intentional and they’re just pushing forward ahead.

So what does that mean for everybody?

[00:29:18] Jeremiah: Yeah, definitely have not witnessed the time where St. The entire globe is suffering right now. Well, the average people of the globe, um, obviously the super rich and, uh, politicians and all that, aren’t going to be hurting too bad. It’s same thing with the lockdowns that they had.

Like the politicians weren’t really affected by that, but you had all these mom and pop businesses that had to go bankrupt or close shop because. They couldn’t afford to stay running, but all these big box stores, you know, they were able to continue running and, you know, is there, was there an agenda behind that and all that stuff.

And, and then you have, like you said, like how much are people going to take? And I was talking on the last, on your show about how there’s riots in Peru right now, because they noticed the inflation that’s going on. They said enough is enough. And you know, it’s different here in the states. Cause I think we’re more afraid, I guess, to uprise than other countries.

And I don’t know what that is. Um, maybe

[00:30:23] Brian: I think in the U S man, my view on the average person here in the way we behave is we’re willing to tolerate a lot of stuff. Right. And where it becomes. Uh, a little nerve wracking because, and when I say nerve wracking, I spent over a decade in places like Iraq, Afghanistan.

I did a little while in Pakistan. I worked in Africa, I’ve been in war torn countries and every one of those war torn countries was pretty much a war torn country that had some sort of civil war, uh, level going on. Right. I was, I was in Iraq when the military was doing his stuff, but it was. You know, it was more of a split country, a sectarian, then you would go meet with a Rockies.

Why other Iraqis were trying to kill you. So it was like kind of a, we were present in the middle of their mess that we caused in a lot of ways, right. From getting into illegal war. Anyhow. Um, so my perspective on it now is we’re where people are like, well, we need to have, this is the level of, um, I don’t know the level of pain that brings to the average person is just insane.

Like the people, when you can’t go to the market, if you go to the market and like we w I was down in a place called Al Hila and they had a market there that had, like, I dunno, it was a bizarre when they, when they say markets, it’s a street market and they had two suicide bombers blew up and killed like 120 people.

That were there shopping to get their oranges and their food and the stuff that they needed. Now keep in mind their electricity wasn’t working much. So they were having to go to a market lot because they had their, their food. It’s it’s Iraq. It’s not like your food is going to stay good for long. So I overlay that on the United States or any country.

And I look back and I’m like, thinking about you or me or anybody listening to your show at my show and people we know through whether it’s social media or whatever is if, if we were to split and we had some kind of, I don’t see a splitting, like, like that happened in the civil war where you have kind of front lines.

I think we’re so divided that in, in a lot of ways it would be just a nasty asymmetric kind of thing. That seen all these people, you know, have to go through that, knowing that like some of them, their kids, their family, they’re gonna go to work. They’re gonna go to school. They’re going to have to go to somewhere the doctor’s office and they’re going to get killed in the process.

It, you know, uh, a lot more so than. Going down the street. I was paramedic for years going to the street, having a traffic accident, right? Like where you’re going down the street, worrying about, you know, 1600 degree ball of molten, copper coming through the, through your car and just smoking everybody inside.

So when I say all that stuff, it’s like, look, I don’t want to go down this road. And at times I’m like, it doesn’t seem like that anybody has, is taking their foot off the gas. It’s to me, it’s like they have right now and I’m maybe I’m totally full of it, but it seems, it feels to me like right now they have a plan they’re pushing forward with it.

Like, you know, I think now that they’re finally coming around on the herb hunter Biden story, it’s not like, I think that they just decided finally that, oh look, this thing might be true. They got their marching papers. Right. They were told about. They were told to suppress the story when the laptop came out before the election.

And then now they’re being told to run with the story. It’s all being orchestrated. You see the talking points right? Every day, when it ratchets up a little more across all the media, and they’re going to hang, they’re going to try to have a democratic, whether it’s AOC, Hillary, whatever, come out of the woodwork, I think, but they’re going to try to hang everything.

That’s bad on it. On Biden’s neck and the Democrat and all of this. Isn’t the fall Democrats fault, a Biden and. With the way the world is. I don’t know when it comes to preparedness, I’m worried about where it, where it’s headed. And I think everybody with the hyperinflation going on with the supply chain, go walk, go to your grocery store.

You know, it’s becoming normal. Now this is our shelves are looking more and more. What like grocery store shelves look like overseas holes in a missing stuff. And. If we, if we think that if we look from here to where it would be like, say nothing on the shelves and that’s a range, we’re a lot farther down towards nothing on the shelves than we were a year, two years ago, three years ago.

So we were going down that slope so far. I haven’t seen anything where that’s been turned around. So that means we’re still heading in that direction. Well, in the preparedness world war does that. If you’re heading in the direction of possible, not having stuff on the shelf, what does that leave? Food, you know, individual, your family, you know, food instability for people who aren’t prepared, that leads to people, can’t feed their kids that leads to food riots and grocery stores and just general civil unrest.

So as a, uh, a prepper, I look at people now and I’m. Stock up on whatever you can get, you know, if nothing, nothing worse than that, you buy some food now and get ahead of the power curve. So you’re not spending it as inflation goes up or say, think it’s still going to go up and maybe it gets all better.

They wave a magic wand and they fix everything and it comes back down. Well, you didn’t spend as much as much money on food because you bought ahead of time. Don’t go broke. Don’t. Pull out your credit card and max out a credit card and getting debt in the middle of a financial crisis and try to get repaired.

And the other thing is, uh, in the preparedness community, a lot of people used to before COVID talked about, um, bugging out, right? Talk about evacuating, their homes. Ah, just leave. Well, I think COVID taught a lot of people. Like you don’t have anywhere to go to most people. I think most people can barely afford the roof.

They have over their head, much less, you know, some place. Now, if you have family or friends somewhere else, that’s a good option rather than not having a place of your own to go to. So what are you left with securing your home? Practice securing your home, like going there’s door on where you can put on the door, jam the reinforce your door jams put longer screws on the hand sites do stuffs to make your home like your own little castle, make it as hard as possible for people to come in.

Uh, if you have a door that can be kicked in easily, because all it takes is a, is, uh, one person’s foot of pressure next to the, you know, next to the doorknob or someone coming up with a little battery Ram. Was it hard to make. Well, they’re inside your house and they, they think they know that’s going to happen.

Well, if you come up there and you have a Rayanne front forced front door and they go bang against that door, nothing happens. Now you have the element of surprise on your side. You have the initiative to some point, uh, take you, take it, at least take away some of it. So reinforcing your house right now. I think all these things are important, especially as we head into summer and keep in mind that we, I think we have.

Two-year rough ride at least ahead of us because it’s not like the politicians and the mainstream media are going to take their foot off the gas with the, with the presidential election coming up on the line. It’s just what we’re going to go through this election. And then we’re going to move into that president election presidential election.

And I think the rhetoric and the insanity is just going to get ratcheted up. So. The more that does that. The more pressure we have put on society, the more pressure you put, the more likely things are to start popping and squeezing through the hands. So I think everybody right now, you, it’s a really good time.

If you haven’t gotten into preparedness, start stocking up a little bit, start thinking, what can I do to prepare?

[00:37:34] Jeremiah: Yeah, for sure. Um, we’re definitely a turbulent times and people were not thinking about. Toilet paper, like before the pandemic started, but they learned pretty quick that, you know, it was all it all up.

And there was a shortage and people were actually selling toilet paper out of their trunks and who would have thought that would’ve ever happened. So. Being ahead of the game, being prepared in case something happens is not a bad thing. And like you said, if, if you buy it now at $3 a can or whatever, but you don’t have to pay $8 for it.

You still have the food there. It’s not like you’re wasting your money. Like you can always go eat that whenever.

[00:38:22] Brian: Yeah, no, I think it’s important, man. And I think I’m excited to see. Because the typical prepper, um, demographic is someone that’s like in their late forties on up usually. And I think a lot of that comes when you’re young, you just don’t have the time and bandwidth to like, you’re just trying to, trying to get by much less have stuffs, um, you know, a stockpile stuff.

I like it. When I see, you know, you being 40 right now, and others that are getting into it more and more, I’m seeing more young people get into it. And hopefully we come back around where we have a lot more self, you know, more, uh, self resiliency and more self-reliant people. Cause I think. Started late is kind of a tragedy.

If you start budgeting early, like one of the greatest things I tell people to think about is even if it’s a couple of grants, but like a freeze dryer harvest, right. Makes a freeze dryer. You can fit on those countertops and they need bigger ones, but like being able to freeze rise all your leftovers. So that’s food you can use.

Yeah, 10, 20 years down, down the road. And it’s, you know, it’s a little bit expensive, but you know, two grand over your lifetime of freeze, drying and stockpile. I mean, you can go out and spend $5,000 to try to get a family of four fed for a year. With long-term storage food, two grand, you can, you can have a lifetime of food.

So I think preparedness magazine really set people up to, um, have much more comfortable lives over the long run.

[00:39:44] Jeremiah: Yeah, you never know. Cause like I think we become complacent here in the United States. Cause we compared to the rest of the world, we have it pretty easy. And um, through my travels around the world, I noticed that, you know, we are kind of blessed to be here in a way that we have a lot of niceties that other countries don’t have.

Um, I went backpacking through your, up in Peru and I can tell you that Peru, those people are roughing it out. Like some places they’re. I would not want to live. So I think it’s kind of a naive for us to think that we’re always going to be like the superpower and be everything else. I mean, there’s nothing people in Rome, ancient Rome thought that they were going to be a super power forever, but that fell as well.

So just be prepared for anything. You never know. We could be a first world country today in a second or third world tomorrow. All it takes is one event. One.

[00:40:42] Brian: And the other side of it is too. Like if, if people listen to your show are believing conspiracy theories. Well, think about it by 2030, you’ll own your own nothing.

And like it, you know, you’ll that, that food’s going to be, you know, it’s going to be a thing. I mean, all the conspiracy theories, what do you, if you believe in that, what do you, what is it, what should that lead? Nobody has my best self interest at heart. So I should probably do something to make sure my me and my family are fed that we have the ability to take care of ourselves as much as possible and not have to be relying upon the system.

[00:41:15] Jeremiah: Yeah, for sure. Well, thank you for coming on and speaking with us and talking about your ghost story too. It wasn’t expecting that, but it’s a fun little, uh, extra.

[00:41:27] Brian: Yeah. Right. Thanks, man. It’s been a good time. I love your show, man. Keep it up.

[00:41:31] Jeremiah: But yeah, thanks for coming on and speaking with us and, um, I’ll make sure.

To let everyone know to listen to yours as well, and definitely good to share, um, pick each other’s brains and share the information that is becoming more suppressed on a lot of avenues and streams. So definitely good to keep it alive.

[00:41:54] Brian: Yeah. It’s important, man. People have to stay on top of the things too.

That’s been a good time for you. Thanks, man. I had a really good time though.

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