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On This Episode: Webster’s dictionary defines vigilance as: alertly watchful especially to avoid danger. Webster’s dictionary also breaks this down further to an essential meaning of vigilance which is; carefully noticing problems or signs of danger. So it’s pretty easy to see with this definition how vigilance directly affects situational awareness and our ability to be prepared for disasters. Key Topic: Being VigilantRumors & Research Doing Your ResearchWhat Does All This Have To Do...


Recovering From a Disaster

On This Episode: Recovering from a disaster is usually a gradual process. Safety is a primary issue, as are mental and physical well-being. If assistance is available, knowing how to access it makes the process faster and less stressful. This episode offers some general advice on steps to take after disaster strikes in order to begin getting your home, your community, and your life back to normal. Key Topic: Aiding the Injured Returning HomeGoing Inside Your HomeBeing Wary of Wildlife and...


Common Prepper Mistakes

On This Episode: You’ve decided it’s time to prepare for emergencies and disasters. That’s great! You’re taking steps to ensure the safety and survival of yourself and your family in what are often unstable times and in the face of increasingly severe weather and natural disasters. In this episode, we’ll talk about some of the most common mistakes preppers make! Key Topic: Buying Before ResearchingChoosing Supplies Over TrainingNot Keeping a Survival LibraryDiscounting What You Already...


The Bug Out Vehicle

In This Episode: Bugging out isn’t as simple as jumping in your bug-out vehicle and hitting the road—well, it can be if your ride is adequately prepared. But there is a lot that goes into the preparation of your bug-out vehicle, starting with the type of transportation you have. In this episode, we’ll talk about the bug-out vehicle and how you can turn any car into your bug-out vehicle. Key Topic: Choosing a VehicleKeep Up the MaintenanceEmergency Road KitStocking Your Bug-Out VehicleThe...


Cyber Attacks

On This Episode: Cyberattacks are malicious attempts to access or damage a computer or network system. Cyberattacks can lead to the loss of money or the theft of personal, financial, and medical information. These attacks can damage your reputation and safety. In this episode, we'll be talking about Cyberattacks and what you need to know to protect yourself, and how to deal with such an attack. Key Topic: Protect Yourself Against CyberattacksWhat to do During a CyberattackWhat to do After...


Prepare for an Earthquake

On This Episode: Earthquakes can bring mild to violent shaking and can occur anytime, anywhere. On this episode, we’ll discuss some tips and strategies to help you protect yourself, your family, and your property before, during, and after an earthquake. Key Topic: What Causes Earthquakes?Know Your RiskProtect Yourself Before an EarthquakeAssemble Emergency SuppliesProtect Yourself During an Earthquake Protect Yourself After an EarthquakeMore tips to stay Safe After an...


Bartering In a Crisis

Bartering is a way to exchange goods or services without using money. It’s been used to help civilizations successfully thrive for thousands of years and may prove to be highly valuable during a crisis. Living in a “currency-based” economy, this may be a valuable skill we have lost. Key Topic: Introduction to Bartering What to BarterBartering Rules & SafetyNegotiationConclusion Resources: The Family Emergency Communications PlanFinancial Disaster PlanningThe Basic Emergency Supply...


Small Space Preparedness - The Apartment Prepper

On This Episode: If you live in a condominium or apartment building, your prepping needs are different from preppers who live in a house or homestead. Prepping in an apartment requires the same commodities as large-scale prepping, but you need to make different choices based on your space. You can still prep by making provisions for water, food, cooking, heating, lighting, medical provision, safety, and plans to evacuate–you just have to be strategic about it. Key Topics: Introduction...


Alternate Cooking Methods

In This Episode: During a long-term power outage, you’ll need a way to cook food without electricity. There are a lot of options, from high-tech to primitive. What’s important is that you prepare your emergency cooking method before a power outage occurs, so you aren’t left hungry and staring at your bags of pasta, rice, and beans without any way to cook them. Key Topics: Safety Gas Camping StoveCanned HeatWood FireplaceWood StoveBBQ GrillOpen FireEmber RoastingSolar CookingHobo...


Communications For Preppers

In This Episode: In today's world, it has become very easy to be dependent upon modern technology devices such as cell phones, the internet, social media, and television. For those of us in the prepper community, we must understand that a time may come when these modern conveniences may no longer be a viable resource for communication. How will you be able to communicate when your cell phone has no service or the battery is down? Cell phones require working service or the internet and a...


Building a Prepping Community

On This Episode: Every good emergency plan should include a network of individuals who possess all the skills, talents, and resources to thrive during a disaster. Human beings are designed by nature to live in groups and depend on each other for survival. Survival rates significantly increase when a group of people work together. The benefits of the group might mean the difference between life and death. In this episode, we’ll talk about why and how you can create your own network or...


The Dangers of Cold Exposure

On This Episode: What are the health effects of exposure to cold? Cooling of body parts may result in various cold injuries - with hypothermia being the most serious. Nonfreezing cold injuries include chilblain, immersion foot, and trench foot. Freezing injuries include frostnip and frostbite. Today we’ll discuss the effects of cold exposure and how to identify the signs and symptoms of cold exposure injuries. Key Topics: How the body loses heatHow to reduce heat lossFrostbite How to care...


Dressing For Cold Weather

On This Episode: Whether you're working outdoors or enjoying nature, the weather can get tricky during the colder months of the year. Fortunately, there is a solution: layering. Long before the advent of thermostats and portable heaters, people would stay warm by layering their clothing. Today we’ll look at what it takes to effectively layer for cold weather. Key Topics: In this episode we will explore each layer that makes up an effective Layering System for cold weather, we will give...


EDC, What is it and Why do I need it?

In This Episode: You've probably seen these 3 letters all over the internet by now. And you may honestly be wondering, what in the world does "EDC" stand for? It stands for "Everyday Carry". In this episode we are going to explore why we should have gear for everyday carry and what types of items should we carry. Key Topics: Introduction - 01:08 Why Carry every day - 03:01What to Carry - 03:32Off Body Carry Essentials - 09:08Conclusion - 13:40 Resources: Survival FrogPractical...


The Preparedness Lifestyle

In This Episode: The prepper lifestyle is living a life anchored to preparing for unforeseen destructions and disasters.Every prepper has a different reason why they choose to be one. And, there is no such thing as one size fits all when it comes to prepping. Key Topics: What it means to be a prepper Are you ready to be a prepper Myths about prepping Social Media; Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Webpage; https://www.typicalprepping.com Subscribe to my email list; Click...


Wildfire Preparedness

In This Episode: In this episode, we’ll talk about how you can prepare yourself and your family should you encounter a wildfire where you live or while traveling. Each year an average of over 60,000 wildfires occur in the United States burning millions of acres of forest and wildlands. The two primary ignition sources are lightning strikes which make up 10% of wildfire causes and 90% are attributed to humans. A wildfire is classified as human-caused and can begin via “debris burning,...


Surviving Extreme Heat

In This Episode: Heat is the number one weather-related killer. Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition. Older adults, young children, and those who are sick or overweight are more likely to succumb to extreme heat....


Hurricane Preparedness

In This Episode: Hurricane season is upon us. Are you ready for hurricane season? Have you determined your hurricane risk? Do you know if you live in an evacuation zone? In this episode, we will attempt to help you answer these three questions and much much more. Key Topics: IntroductionMake a PlanKnow your riskPay attention to emergency notifications and alertsPlan for evacuationTake action to protect your property against wind and water damageStay safe during a hurricaneStay safe after...


The 10 Essentials - Not Just For Hikers

In This Episode: The 10 Essentials are widely revered in hiking circles as necessary equipment needed for safety and survival in the event of an emergency. What are the 10 Essentials? Why should you carry them? When should you carry them? What use are these 10 Essentials to the prepper ? In this episode, we will answer these questions and make recommendations for assembling your own version of the 10 essentials or adding a few of these items to your emergency kit. Key Topics: What Are...


Thunderstorms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Oh My!

In This Episode: As spring approaches we begin to see an increase in thunderstorms which bring with them the threat of high winds, lightning strikes, flooding, and tornadoes. Today we'll talk about how you can prepare and protect yourself and your family from these weather anomalies. Key Topics: Thunderstorm and lightning facts and mythsPreparing for a thunderstorm Preparing for a tornado Preparing for flooding Conclusion Resources Family Communications Plan PDFFinancial Disaster...