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Author: Mark & Krista Lawley

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Practical Prepping Podcast is for everyday people.Helping you become prepared for whatever emergencies come our way. Where gear is good, but knowledge is better, because the more you know, the less you have to carry. Whatever the emergency, natural disaster, or man-made events which may disrupt daily life from minutes to months... from running out of gas, getting snowed in, going through a hurricane or tornado, even an extended SHTF event, we all need to be prepared. The government isn't coming to help. WE ARE ON OUR OWN!Family friendly listening, as we promise to keep it clean! We don's do bunkers with years of supplies in order to repopulate the earth after TEOTWAWKI. We aren't preparing to survive a nuclear war (Probably wouldn't want to survive that one.) We do prepare to survive the actual threats that we are most likely to face, and we want to help you get prepared for the threats that you will most likely face. We'll keep it practical. That's why it is called "Practical Prepping Podcast"Website: www.practicalprepping.info produced and provided by: www.prolinedesigns.us
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In this episode, with guests Richard and Emily Jones, both full-time law enforcement officers, we discuss getting your car ready for winter.We also discuss some of the things we carry in our patrol cars "just in case."Emily relates how the expected twelve hour trip, returning from Niagara Falls after their wedding, turned into a twenty-two hour trip when a snowstorm hit the Northeast.
In this episode, we discuss reasons why you really should get a HAM radio license, if you own a HAM radio for SHTF.We also debunk some reasons, or excuses, why some people say they will not get a HAM radio license.Make it your goal to get that license in 2021. It's really not very hard.We have articles on our website to help you get that license.We list resources to help you, including some that are totally FREE.www.practicalprepping.infoEmail us at info@practicalprepping.info or on Facebook at Practical Prepping if you have questions or if we can help in any way.
In Episode #15, our guest is Steve Ayers, the Emergency Coordinator (EC) for St. Clair County, Alabama, Amateur Radio Emergency Services Group (ARES).In this episode we discuss the role and organization of ARES and how the St Clair group goes further in providing information and services to the community and to served agencies such as the EMA, FEMA, and the Red Cross.We discuss the events of the killer tornadoes of April 27, 2011, which took the lives of over three hundred lives in Alabama, and the EF-4 tornado that killed a dozen in St. Clair County.We also discuss getting into ham radio,  ham radio testing, and Steve explains ham radio "nets" in detail.He references the groups Facebook page for those wishing more info, and his e-mail address for those who would like to communicate with him directly.E-mail: W4AMG@arrl.netFacebook: St Clair Count Alabama ARES/RACES
In episode #14 we cover a number of Christmas gifts for preppers.We break these gifts in three catagories: $25 and under, $25 - $50, and over $50.We also discuss a  number of sneaky prepping gifts for non-preppers. These items will make them a bit more prepared, and might help get them started in prepping as it did one of our family members. We tell that story in the podcast.Email usOur WebsiteProline Designs and AppsJonica's BakeryLinden Lane Designs Embroidery, Shirts, and GiftsJim Curtis Custom Knives can be found on Facebook at Jim Curtis Knives
In episode #13 we do a review of the most popular radio in prepper circles, probably for the very low cost of the radios. However, the stock "rubber duck" antenna is the cause of frustration for many who have purchased this radio. A simple antenna upgrade increases the performance of this radio greatly. Nagoya makes several which are very appropriate for this radio, but be careful, there are a lot of counterfeits out there. We'll tell you how to tell the difference in the genuine and the counterfeits.Links mentioned in the podcast:www.baofengtech.comEmail us at:info@practicalprepping.infoOur website:www.practicalprepping.infoFind us on FacebookPractical PreppingCheck out Jonica's Bakery On The Lake for some awesome Christmas goodies shipped directly to your door.See some beautiful custom monogrammed gifts, Christmas Shirts and baby items at Linden Lane Designs. There is still time to order for Christmas.If you need a custom website, web hosting, or a custom app built for your business, check our friends at ProLine Designs. They did our website and it was SO easy to work with them. Eric has been there to answer every question we have had.
After the Stuff Hits The Fan is not the time to begin learning how to use that hand-held HAM radio you bought and put in the bag, "just in case."A license is required to transmit and you need to transmit to learn your equipment, learn it's capabilities, as well as its limitations. In episode #12 we discuss what is involved in getting your HAM radio license, what a person with a Technician Class HAM radio operator license can do and many things in which they can become involved.We give you resources that will help, and we provide links in the show notes below.Getting your license is really not hard at all.Drop us an email if we can answer any questions you may have, and certainly let us know when you get your license. We'd love to hear from you.www.arrl.org     Resource materials, downloadable question pool, and practice testswww.qrz.com     Practice Testswww.hamtestonline.com     Online license courses for all classes of licensewww.hamradioschool.com     Resource articles for more understanding on individual questions and topicswww.practicalprepping.us     Our websiteSponsor Links:www.prolinedesigns.us     Website design, hosting and custom app designwww.jonicasbakery.com     The best goodies you will put in your mouth can be shipped to youwww.lindenlanedesigns.com     Embroidery, gifts, T-shirts, and the cutest baby outfits
In this episode of Ten Minute Tuesday, we discuss times when you have absolutely no choice but to bug out and items to consider having ready to go at a moments notice.
In episode #10 we discuss ten habits that preppers should have our should develop as well as discussing several seasonal habits we should practice.Show note links:www.prolinedesigns.uswww.jonicasbakery.comwww.lindenlanedesigns.comwww.practicalprepping.infoPlease subscribe to Practical Prepping Podcast at your podcast host. We wish each of you a happy and safe Thanksgiving.Thank you.
In this episode we interview Author Don Keith, N4KC, about Amateur Radio, his books and his movies.Don has been a licensed HAM radio operator for six decades. He is very active on the twenty and forty meter bands and can be heard working Morse Code as well as voice, both stateside and internationally  . He understands the importance of HAM radio as it relates to preppers.He was a professional broadcaster, marketing agent, radio station owner, and author, and is now a movie producer.Don has authored thirty six books, including several on ham radio. His ham radio website is www.n4kc.com and contains many ham radio articles.Don Keith, and his co-author, Cmdr. George Wallace, Jr, a former nuclear submarine commander, authored the book "Firing Point" which became the acclaimed movie "Hunter Killer," staring Gerard Butler.Don also discusses his latest movie, "Colors Of Character, a documentary of painting artist Steve Skipper.
What do we do after the election? The simple answer we keep on prepping.In this episode of "Ten Minute Tuesday" was also discuss being careful buying equipment.Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy's website: www.doomandgloom.netSponsor Websites:ProLine Designswww.prolinedesigns.us - website and app designersLinden Lane Designswww.lindenlanedesigns.com - apparel, monogramming, and giftsJonica's Bakery On The Lakewww.jonicasbakey.com - mouth watering goodies shipped to your door
In this episode we discuss how preppers often prepare for the major SHTF events, which we may never face,  but fail to be prepared for the smaller things that we will certainly face.We need to be sure that we are prepared for the simple as well as the complex.Links from the podcast:www.prolinedesigns.uswww.jonicasbakery.comwww.donkeith.comDrop us an email at info@practicalprepping.info with comments, questions, and suggestions.
In this episode we discuss the civil unrest and riots across America  in recent months. We discuss how to prepare fpr possible future riots and how to protect yourself if you are caught in a riot area.This episode's sponsors are:ProLine Designs     www.prolinedesigns.usThey do website design, hosting, and offer full service.They are big enough to handle your needs and small enough to offer personal service.Eric has been great as he helped us navigate things across several platforms.If you need an ap created - ProLine Designs is for you.Linden Lane Designs   www.lindenlanedesigns.comFor all your monogramming needs.They off we not only custom monogramming, but gifts and clothing.Their children's designs are fabulous, and they have those seasonal shirts for Fall, Winter, and Christmas. (Sure beats the tacky sweaters we had way back when).Check them out on their website or on Facebook.You'll be glad you did.
A new segment to the podcast is "Ten Minute Tuesday."Today we take a quick, lighthearted look at various types of preppers.
In Practical Prepper Podcast Episode #4, we discuss considerations and equipment when building a Get-Home-Bag, or Car Bag, or 72 Hour bag.These bags go everywhere with us in the car. They are there in case we need certain items when away from home (first-aid, etc), or in the unfortunate circumstance we had to seek shelter while traveling, or had to try to make it home if society totally collapsed. It contains the items we would need to survive a SHTF situation.
This episode of Practical Prepping Podcast discusses being prepared while traveling by car as well as considerations when traveling by air.
This episode of Practical Prepping touches on how prepping is a personal thing, based on what YOU need, and your families' needs, as well as discussing Every Day Carry (EDC) items, how to carry those items, and how to make the right choices for you.
Introducing a brand new podcast, "Practical Prepping Podcast"This episode introduces the hosts, Mark & Krista Lawley,  and discusses  getting started in practical prepping.  We will have expert guests, gear reviews, and many "how-tos" in upcoming episodes.
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