Practical Prepping Podcast

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By: Mark & Krista Lawley

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...

Episode #128, "Use, Care, and Cleaning of Cast Iron."
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Yesterday at 6:00 AM

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode #128, "Use, Care, and Cleaning of Cast Iron."

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In this episode Krista discusses how to clean and care for cast iron cookware.

Here is the link to the website she referenced on the show:
https://www.lodgecastiron.com/discover/cleaning-and-care/cast-iron/how-clean-cast-iron

The sponsor for this episode is:

ProLine Designs
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Episode # 127, "Things We Can Learn From The Rittenhouse Case, And Our Legal System"
#127
Last Friday at 11:00 PM

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 127, "Things We Can Learn From The Rittenhouse Case, And Our Legal System"

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Practical Prepping
Website: www.practicalprepping.info
Email at info@practicalprepping.info

We have added a blog to the website where we can post things that come up between episodes, or items of interest.

We also have the Practical...


Episode # 126, "Thanksgiving - Things For Which We Are Thankful, Some Of Which We Need To Prep"
#126
Last Friday at 12:00 AM

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 126, "Thanksgiving - Things For Which We Are Thankful, Some Of Which We Need To Prep"

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Practical Prepping
Website: www.practicalprepping.info
Email at info@practicalprepping.info

We have added a blog to the website where we can post things that come up between episodes, or items of interest.

We also...


Episode # 125 "Using Scanners, Now, And During SHTF"
#125
11/22/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 125 "Using Scanners, Now, And During SHTF"

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In this episode we discuss using scanners before and during SHTF

Practical Prepping
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The sponsors for this episode are:

Jim Curtis Knives
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Episode # 124, "Feed The Need"
#124
11/17/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 124, "Feed The Need"

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The sponsor for this episode is Jim Curtis Knives

Affordable custom knivesAs beautiful as they arefunctionalYou can design itChoose your blade styleChoose your type of steelChoose your handle material

All Jim Curtis Knives custom knives come with a lifetime guarantee and lifetime sharpening.

See Jim's work at:
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Episode # 123, Zombies... No, not the infected, Walking Dead kind. The kind with us today and sure to multiply after SHTF"
#123
11/15/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 123, Zombies... No, not the infected, Walking Dead kind. The kind with us today and sure to multiply after SHTF"

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Practical Prepping
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Email at info@practicalprepping.info

The sponsor for this episode is:
ProLine Designs
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Episode # 122, "A Tributes To Our Veterans"
#122
11/12/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 122, "A Tributes To Our Veterans"
This episode is presented uninterrupted and commercial free. 

We've included a link (below) for veterans who may be struggling with any issues. Here's the link:
https://practicalpreppingpodcast.buzzsprout.com

In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” 

One year later, in November 1919, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the...


Episode # 121, "Freezer-Friendly Foods"
#121
11/08/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 121, "Freezer-Friendly Foods"

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In this episode Krista discusses thirty two food items you may not know are freezer friendly, how to prepare them, and approximately how long they last.

Here's the list:

EGGS -- freeze whites and yolks separately, or scramble them -- 1 year.MILK -- plain, half n half, or buttermilk -- 3 mos.AVOCADO -- cut in half or...


Episode # 120, "Information Integrity, Hacking By Foreign Nations, And An Interview With Forward Observer's CEO, Mike Shelby"
#120
11/05/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 120, "Information Integrity, Hacking By Foreign Nations, And An Interview With Forward Observer's CEO, Mike Shelby"

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In this episode we discuss information integrity, use of drones, and hacking by foreign nation states, and we interview Mike Shelby, CEO of Forward Observer.

Forward Observer provides intel and analysis of what is going on in the world and the US, giving us reliable intel on...


Episode # 119, "Sneaky Prepping Gifts For Non Preppers"
#119
11/03/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 119, "Sneaky Prepping Gifts For Non Preppers"

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In this episode we discuss sneaky prepping gifts you can give to non-preppers as Christmas gifts. Help them unknowingly get more prepared.

Announcements
Friday's episode: Interview with Mike Shelby from Forward Observer. If you are concerned with what is going on in the world today, you don't want to miss this episode.


Episode #118, "Top Ten Item Categories for Female Preppers"
#118
11/01/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode #118,  "Top Ten Item Categories for Female Preppers"

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Announcement:
In Friday's episode, we will be interviewing Mike Shelby from Forward Observer. ( www.forwardobserver.com )  If you are concerned with what is going on in the world today, you don't want to miss this episode.

In this episode: Krista discusses ten catagories of prepping of particular interest to women, but many apply to men as well.

Scripture of th...


Episode # 117, The Shooting Of Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza, What Happened And What We Can Learn."
#117
10/29/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 117, The Shooting Of Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza, What Happened And What We Can Learn."

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Practical Prepping Website:
www.practicalprepping.info
Email at info@practicalprepping.info

The sponsor for this episode is Jim Curtis Knives
https://www.facebook.com/Jimcurtisknives
Email Jim: j.curtis7mm@yahoo.com<...


Episode # 116, Getting Ready For Winter"
#116
10/27/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 116, Getting Ready For Winter"

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In this episode we discuss winterizing our house, our vehicle, and our outdoor equipment, as well as some items we should carry in our vehicles in case of emergency.

Sponsors for this episode are:
ProLine Designs, builders of custom websites and website hosting www.prolinedesigns.us
and
"Practical Prepping For Everyday People - A common sense guide on preparing for life's...


Episode # 115, "Building Coalitions & Networks, And Getting Others To Prepare"
#115
10/25/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 115, "Building Coalitions & Networks, And Getting Others To Prepare"

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In this episode we discuss how to build a network of people and we discuss getting others involved in preparedness.

Don't miss Krista's TIP of the week....

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Episode #114, "Scams And How To Avoid Them"
#114
10/22/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode #114, "Scams And How To Avoid Them"

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Our sponsors for today:
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Jim Curtis Knives

There have been scams & con games since forever.
The old "pigeon drop"
Melon Drop
Swoop and Squat

We've made it easier for the scammers with computers and smart phones.

We discuss scam attempts ...


Episode # 113, "When the power goes out" Part 2
#113
10/20/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 113, "When the power goes out" Part 2

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In part one, we covered sanitation and light, today we finish up with heat and food & water.

Quote of the week:
"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." -Thomas A. Edison
It's ok to fail. It's...


Episode # 112, "When the power goes out" Part 1
#112
10/18/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 112, "When the power goes out" Part 1

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Thanks to you, this is our one year anniversary episode! That's right, we have completed our first year in podcasting. It has been fun, and we sure have learned a lot.

We appreciate our listeners sharing the podcasts. Because of you we are growing at a rate of about 30% per month. That is amazing, and we are humbled by this.<...


Episode #111, "Floods, Flashfloods, And Staying Alive"
#111
10/13/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode #111, "Floods, Flashfloods, And Staying Alive"

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"Turn around, don't drown"®     ®NWS, Used With Permission

In this episode we discuss recent major flooding across Alabama and surrounding states as well as flooding in the high country in North Carolina.

Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other weather-related hazard.

The first half of the episode deals with safety durin...


Episode # 110, "Why a lever action rifle may be a good choice for SHTF"
#110
10/11/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 110, "Why a lever action rifle may be a good choice for SHTF"

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Also, check out the redesigned website. We have added a blog for announcements, updates, and listener interaction.

Our topic is, "Why a lever action may be a good choice for SHTF"

The lever action is a versatile rifle, with a very dependable action.
It has probably killed more game than all...


Episode # 109, "Government Over Reach; Big Brother Is Listening, Watching, And Tracking Us, And He Is Being Nosey."
#109
10/08/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 109, "Government Over Reach; Big Brother Is Listening, Watching, And Tracking Us, And He Is Being Nosey."

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In this episode we discuss recently discovered information about "keyword warrants" being used to compell Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft to turn over key word searches and user information to government agencies.

We also discuss the IRS proposal (in the three trillion dollar bill before congress) that will require banks to send all...


Episode # 108, "Knife Sharpening Systems"
#108
10/06/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 108, "Knife Sharpening Systems"

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Practical Prepping
Website: www.practicalprepping.info
Email at info@practicalprepping.info

The sponsor for this episode is Jim Curtis Knives
https://www.facebook.com/Jimcurtisknives
Email Jim:  j.curtis7mm@yahoo.com

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Episode # 107, "We Discuss, And 'bust,' Six Myths About Prepping And Preppers"
#107
10/04/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 107, "We Discuss, And 'bust,' Six Myths About Prepping And Preppers"

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Prepping Is about more than storing food and water, stocking guns, ammo, tacticool gear, bunkers, and giant bug out vehicles, or living off the land.
Its about being prepared for life's "normal" emergencies.

In this episode, we "bust" six myths some people believe are true.

Myth # 1: All you...


Episode # 106, Part Two: "Skills Our Kids Should Be Learning"
#106
10/01/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 106, Part Two: "Skills Our Kids Should Be Learning"

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In this episode, we continue discussing skills our children should be learning, both life skills and skills which would be helpful in a preparedness situation.

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We invite you to drop us an...


Episode # 105, "Skills Our Kids Should Be Learning"
#105
09/29/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 105, "Skills Our Kids Should Be Learning"

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In this episode, we discuss skills our children should be learning, both life shills and skills which would be helpful in a preparedness situation.

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We invite you to drop us an email at info...


Episode # 104, "Five Prepping Fuels And Storing Them Long Term"
09/28/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 104, "Five Prepping Fuels And Storing Them Long Term"

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In this episode we discuss storing:

PropaneGasolineDiesel FuelKeroseneFirewood

You may not need them all, but you need  very fuel that powers your preps.

The time to store fuel is before you need it !
After events, lines get long and supply runs short
H...


Episode # 103, "Safety Tips; Firearms, Knives, Generators, Fire Safety, Electrical Safety, Personal Safety, And More"
#103
09/24/2021

Podcast Episode # 103, "Safety Tips; Firearms, Knives, Generators, Fire Safety, Electrical Safety, Personal Safety, And More"

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In this episode, we discuss many safety tips, including tips on:

Safety Rules For FirearmsKnife Safety TipsRefueling Generators & Small EnginesCarbon MonoxideFire SafetyElectrical SafetyStorm SafetyPersonal Safety


Links mentioned in this episode:

www.thebeltman.nethttps...


Episode #102 "Part Two: Understanding Firearms, Their History, And Their Importance For Being Prepared"
#102
09/23/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode #102 "Part Two: Understanding Firearms, Their History, And Their Importance For Being Prepared"

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Let's talk more about firearms, especially prepper firearms.
This is part 2 of a 2 part series.
In this episode we will give you the five firearms for practical prepping and the reasons why.

Even if you believe firearms are not for you, listen to the whole episode. It will make you more knowledgeable, and who...


Episode # 101, "Understanding Firearms, Their History, And Their Importance To Being Prepared"
#101
09/22/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 101, "Understanding Firearms, Their History, And Their Importance To Being Prepared"

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Let's talk firearms!
This is part 1 of a 2 part series on firearms...."Understanding Firearms, Their History, And Their Importance To Being Prepared"
We are going to release the second episode tomorrow rather than waiting another day.

There are actually many reasons to own a firearm.
Hunting, collecting, personal defense, and even...


Episode #100, "Gun Control, and What Will They Do Next? 'They,' Being The Government."
#100
09/20/2021

Episode #100, "Gun Control, and What Will They Do Next?
'They,' Being The Government."

This isn't so much a political discussion, as it is a statement of "fact checked" historical records of gun control laws, as well as statements by current and recent politicians and candidates in reference to their positions on gun control.

One goal of the far left has, for years, been to eliminate private ownership of firearms. History shows this to be a very bad idea. The Jewish...


Episode # 99, We Are Discussing Bug Out Vehicles, Including After EMP Or CME" "
#99
09/15/2021

In episode # 99, we are discussing "Bug out vehicles, Including After EMP Or CME" 

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People romanticize bug-out vehicles, especially the idea of Mad Max type vehicles.

There are actually some great memes out there. My favorite: 70s Ford Bronco, open top, with sandbags, jerry cans of fuel, Stinger missle loaded in the back, with a mounted 50 cal on the roll bar, and a mounted SAW machine gun for the driver.

Lot of fun t...


Episode #98, "Let's Talk Flashlights."
#98
09/13/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode #98, "Let's Talk Flashlights."

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The first flashlight was invented in 1898 by English inventor David Misell,called “flash” light because the light couldn’t be turned on for long and had to be rested from time to time.

in the 50s, 60s & 70s Eveready flashlight was THE most popular flashlight, and carried by almost every police officer
1967 Eveready Energizer introduced the first rechar...


Our Tribute To The Heroes Of September 11, 2001
#97
09/11/2021

With no music or commercial interruptions, we pay tribute to the Heroes of September 11, 2001.


Episode # 96, "Why Are Safety Pins Included In Survival Kits?"
#96
09/10/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 96, "Why Are Safety Pins Included In Survival Kits?"

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"Why Are Safety Pins Included In Survival Kits?"
Because a  safety pin has an almost infinite number of uses. 

In this episode we discuss a number of uses, from a toothpick, first aid supply, and self defense weapon, and ask listeners to email even more uses.

If you find value in the podcast, please...


Episode # 95, "We Should Be Layering Our Food Storage"
#95
09/08/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 95, "We Should Be Layering Our Food Storage"
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After a disaster, SHTF, job loss, economic collapse, or an alien zombie frog invasion we will still have to eat, so we must be storing food and water. Those food preps should be "layered."

In this episode, we explain what those layers are, why you should do it, and how, especially focusing on the middle layer and how you can make food...


Episode # 94, "Understanding Inflation And Hyperinflation, And How We Can Prepare For A Potential Crisis,"
#94
09/06/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 94, "Understanding Inflation And Hyperinflation, And How We Can Prepare For A Potential Crisis,"

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Reading the title of this episode, some might believe that we are just peddling fear. Far from that, we are peddling PEACE.

One, we are not saying that we will see hyperinflation in first world countries; in fact, we have our doubts that we will.

However, we ARE seeing inflation rates...


Episode # 93, "Lessons Learned From Ida and Other Hurricanes"
#93
09/03/2021

Episode # 93, "Lessons Learned From Hurricanes"

For more information on being prepared for hurricanes, you might consider listening to these previous podcast episodes:

Episode # 62, "Prepping For Hurricanes And Other Weather Related SHTF."Episode # 34, "Preparing For Hurricanes"Episode #53, "Dealing With Heat Related Illnesses"

In a news briefing just ahead of hurricane Ida, a government official said, "the first 72 hours are on you"

Another said,  "If you call 911, we can't help you"

T...


Episode #92, "Learning as you go, in life, as well as in prepping"
#92
09/02/2021

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Practical Prepping Podcast Episode #92, "Learning as you go, in life, as well as in prepping"

We want to strive to improve each time we do something, in all areas of life.
Seek to increase your prepping knowledge regularly
Work to improve our prepping skills each week or each month

Understand That We Will Make Mistakes
Do not fear failure, or making mistakes, unless you are a bomb disposal technician.<...


Untitled EpisodeEpisode # 91, "Items That Disappear From Shelves When People Panic"
#91
08/25/2021

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Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 91, "Items That Disappear From Shelves When People Panic"

People panic because they are not prepared.

Covid fears, weather issues, reported or perceived supply chain issues can all lead to panic buying, which can lead to empty shelves.

In this episode, we discuss many of the items which can become in short supply when people panic.

Please consider supporting the podcast by buying us a...


Episode # 90 "Prepper Tips New Preppers Need To Know, When Starting Out, And Reminders For The Rest Of Us."
#90
08/23/2021

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 90

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"PREPPER TIPS NEW PREPPERS NEED TO KNOW, WHEN STARTING OUT, And Reminders For The Rest Of Us."

MAKE A WRITTEN PLAN

Decide on a prepping budget$5, $10, $20 whatever per week or month,Plan on a reasonable timelineSet some goals

Cover these catagories in your plan:

FoodWaterFire/HeatShelterFirst aidSecurity

Listen to Episode #19, "Safety Tips For The Home, 
And While You Are Out&q...


Episode # 89, "Your Emergency Binder... you DO have one, don't you?"
#89
08/20/2021

In this episode we discuss building an EMERGENCY BINDER and suggest items it should contain.

Episode # 89, Your Emergency Binder... you DO have one, don't you?

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First item is to include in your Emergency Binder is a Copy Of Your Emergency Plan

Next is a one page  Personal Information Sheet

Height, weight, DOB, Social Security Number, Drivers lic number, phone number, addressMedical history, Doctors name & nu...