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PRN Episode #41 27 Prepper Precepts

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PRNOne of the things I hold most dear is my moral compass, my morals may not line up perfectly with “traditional” morals – and I know they don’t line up with modern “morals” – but as Heinlein said “I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.”

This isn’t a political show – nor a talk show that deals in morality – it’s a prepper show – so how in the world does this apply to disaster preparedness?

My moral code – creed – or precepts – are guides for action that make me who I am, and since the underlying foundation of who I am determines how I act – it is the reason I work so hard to be self-reliant, self-determining, to take responsibility for myself – why I choose to do things to protect my family instead of going the easy route.

Besides that, my 27 precepts guide me in deciding how best to do those things.

My rules are why I spend so much time DIYing, why I choose to bug in rather than bug out, why I have guns, and why I don’t have a LOT of guns.

Frankly, my precepts are what make me, ME. While that has it’s faults, I am sharing my 27 precepts with you because I feel that some of them may help you prepare for disaster.

I am interested to know if your principles are similar to mine, or how they differ – I am not looking to change my core beliefs, but I am interested in how and why people think as they do – as it helps me learn and grow as a prepper and a person. Please feel free to email me and share your thoughts on today’s podcast.

As always, you can find me online at www.tngun.com

The show is scheduled for Monday at 10pm central time at this link.

If you cannot listen on Monday, you can always download the podcast for listening at your own leisure.

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PRN Episode #40 Introduction to Alphabet Kits

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PRNIn my plan, Bugging Out is not my first choice – It makes great survival fiction, but I would much rather stay with the majority of my preps and keep my survival systems in place rather than try to live an unknown amount of time with only the supplies I can carry or scrounge.

However, what I WANT to do, may not be one of the choices on the “Can You Survive” multiple choice test. Therefore, I feel it is important to be able to bug out if needed.

A quick internet search will show you how popular this concept is, and it seems that every internet prepper has coined their own term for the gear associated with being “on the road”.

You have BOBs, GOODs, INCHs, IFAKs, EDC, and line gear – it is enough to make your head spin.

In today’s episode, we cover the common acronyms, how they are and are not alike – and once the terms are explained, I share with you several EDC tips I picked up over the years.

As always you can find us online at www.tngun.com and if you like this podcast – the subject will also be covered in my newest books 52 Prepper Projects – which is available for pre-order on Amazon and will be released very soon

The show is scheduled for Monday at 10pm central time at this link.

If you cannot listen on Monday, you can always download the podcast for listening at your own leisure.

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No Longer Podcasting with the Preparedness Radio Network

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PRNI have enjoyed podcasting as an additional method of communicating with other preppers, however, everything comes to an end.

I don’t have the time to ensure that the shows I send are posted on time, and that they are uploaded in time for me to post the links on this site.

I have a couple more shows already taped, and I am sure PRN will use them, as well as keep playing my old shows

My show Prepping Lessons from Noah was supposed to play tomorrow, but they are playing either Introduction to Alphabet Kits or 27 Prepper Precepts.  I am not sure which.

If you want podcasts, I have a plugin to do it direct from this site, or I can find another network – my plan is to take a break, and if  I have an idea for a podcast, I will just plug it in direct on this site.

I truly respect PRN’s Owner James Talmadge Stevens AKA Dr. Prepper, and appreciate all he has taught me in the last 6 months so this was not an easy decision.

 

PRN Episode #38 Cheap Food Storage Plan

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PRNAsk 10 Preppers their food storage plans (how rude….) and you will get 11 answers.

I know that besides what is the best prepper firearm, what is the best way to store food is probably the hottest topic.

Well, today I am going to talk about my base food storage plan and why it is best for my family’s situation.

I needed something that was shelf stable long term as I am not panic buying because I believe a disaster will come next week – but rather I am hedging my bets just in case. (more…)

PRN Episode #37 Semper Gumby

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The Marine Corps motto is Semper Fidelis, or Always Faithful, in my unit we jokingly used the term Semper Gumby – after the rubber cartoon character – meaning Always Flexible.

I must have been a very impressionable young Marine, as I took it to heart and the core of my preparedness plan is to develop a flexible mind that allows me to observe, orientate, decide, and then act in whatever manner best solves the problem and to keep from being bound into a concrete dogma.

In today’s show I speak extemporaneously about why I think preppers can learn from all the other prepper types – the bug out, bug in, into the woods with a knife, homestead, frugal, diy, or cash flush gearheads.  Every type has its strengths, and every type has it’s weaknesses – I make the case that rather than pick a side, we should pick a little of each.

I also discuss the concept of stress inoculation, of balance, and of having to work toward our goals – and that every choice and step we make in one direction limits us in others, so we have be wise preppers.

The show is scheduled for Monday at 10pm central time at this link.

If you cannot listen on Monday, you can always download the podcast for listening at your own leisure.

 

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