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In The Rabbit Hole #211: Surviving A Terror Attack In The Borrowed World
In this episode, we sit down with author Franklin Horton to discuss his book series The Borrowed World. It’s a story about an everyday non-super-ninja guy who finds himself far from home and surviving a terrorist attack, and it’s crippling effects. And the book wrestles with something many of us worry about: What if SHTF while I’m traveling?
What would you do if you were hundreds of miles from home and a terrorist attack crippled the nation? If you had to walk home, could you make the arduous trek on foot?
These questions often weigh on my mind when traveling. Thoughts of how to get home and what would happen to loved ones during that period run wild through my mind.
Your thoughts turn to where and how to procure improvised survival tools, obtaining firearms, and how crazy would people be along the way. There are a lot of variables. And most of the outcomes are harsh at best.
Fortunately, Horton shared the same thoughts and wrote a whole series of prepper fiction around this idea.
Interview with Ross Powell of Survival401k on THE PRICE OF BUSINESS
Topic: Preparation Through Fiction (FranklinHorton.com)
1) How Fiction can help you get prepared – Putting yourself in the shoes of the characters to depth sound your readiness
2) Not Zombie Apocalypse but real life threats
3) Man Made and Natural disasters, Terrorism, Active shooter (this may be a future guest topic)
4) Small steps can take you miles
Ross Powell, is the Founder of Survival 401k, LLC. Ross was raised in San Antonio and graduated from the University of Texas and is a veteran Naval Officer.
Ross worked in banking and finance for almost 30 years including some of the largest banks and insurance companies in the country. His intimate knowledge of the inner workings of financial institutions helps him direct clients into our Solo 401k product to take control of their retirement funds and escape the pitfalls many see in modern retirement portfolios. His knowledge and access to alternative investments outside of Wall Street has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs find predictable results by helping them segment their retirement plans into wealth preservation, growth and liquidity. An avid fan of being prepared for the unexpected, Ross also guides his clients in preparing their lives and portfolios for the changing world to make Wise Decisions in Perilous Times.
Interview with Scott Hunt of Practical Preppers
I was fortunate enough to meet Scott Hunt, better known to his YouTube follows as Engineer775, not long after writing The Borrowed World. Since that time we've met many times and I consider him to be a friend. He's a solar genius and several of my friends have enlisted him to design and/or install their off-grid systems. You can find him at Practical Preppers . In this interview we speak for a few minutes at Heritage Life Skills in Waynesville, NC.
Interview with Tom Abrahams
Franklin Horton is the best-selling author of the Borrowed World, Locker Nine, Mad Max, and The Way of Dan series. He also writes thrillers, lives and works on a farm, and has the best southern twang in the history of twangs.
Prepping Facts & Fiction With Author Franklin Horton
The Survival Preppers talk about preparedness and the current political and social climate we are living in with Franklin Horton. What makes Franklin stand out is that he doesn’t just write prepper fiction; he lives the preparedness lifestyle. Although the books he writes are fiction, they are packed with preparedness and survival lessons. On top of being a great writer, Franklin has some great incites to share and has a great personality. Make sure and hit the bell icon to get reminded when we go live, you’re not going to want to miss this show.
Survivalist Prepper #174 with my good friends Dale and Lisa Goodwin
As we did the interview today it became clear that Franklin knows his stuff. While he admits, he is no “survival expert” I think he is selling himself a little short. What he writes about and how he lives his daily life is just like most of us do. We learn as much as we can, we try to become as prepared as possible, and we hope we are prepared enough when that time comes.
A lot of prepper fiction books talk about either hard-core preppers, or completely unprepared people. Your book takes a different approach. It takes the same approach that we do with prepping, we talk about prepping with and about average everyday people.
Survivalist Prepper #213 with my good friends Dale and Lisa Goodwin
Just like in our previous interview with Franklin, we didn’t want to make this podcast a book report. We decided to talk about how some of the situations in the books could apply to us, and give us an opportunity to ask ourselves “what would I do?”
If you have already read Franklins books, you will still love this podcast. And if you haven’t, this podcast will make you want to get a copy and start reading today.