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You can't predict the future, but you can prepare for it. The Practical Prepper provides interviews around the topics of preparedness, survival, and self-reliance. Your show hosts Nick and Joe, will guide the conversation, take complex issues, and break them down in a consumable way.

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You can't predict the future, but you can prepare for it. The Practical Prepper provides interviews around the topics of preparedness, survival, and self-reliance. Your show hosts Nick and Joe, will guide the conversation, take complex issues, and break them down in a consumable way.

    Outdoor Survival | How To Prepare For Beach Backpacking

    Outdoor Survival | How To Prepare For Beach Backpacking

    In this episode we welcome back Fred for another conversation surrounding outdoor survival. This time, he brings along his son, Daniel, as they recall their most recent backpacking excursion down the east coast. 
    They covered about 47 miles in 3 days. Even when you're going on a shorter backpacking trip, it's important to decide how heavy of a pack you're willing to carry vs. how prepared you want (or need) to be. 
    Topics covered in this episode include: footwear, water carries and resources, wildlife, mental toughness, skin protection, and food packing and preparation. 
    It's always a comfort to have a hot meal at the end of a long, exhausting hike. That's why they took some Valley Food Storage meals along with them. 
    Want to add some new freeze dried food  and 72 hour emergency kits to your outdoor adventures? Valley Food Storage is offering a special deal for our podcast listeners. Enjoy 15% off your entire order when you use the code PRACTICAL15.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Government Overreach | Cold War 2.0

    Government Overreach | Cold War 2.0

    Recently, New York City released a Nuclear Preparedness PSA video. This is not the first time the government has used fear as a means to control the public. 
    In this episode, Nick and Andy take us through a historical look at government control tactics and overreach. This episode really covers all angles: misinformation, the new "definition" of recession, domestic extremist symbols, and agricultural shortages, and China's user agreement hack in TikTok. Anymore, it seems to be something new developing every day. 

    Knowledge is power. Being aware of what is going on around you is more important than ever in this climate. Are we heading to Cold War 2.0? 
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    • 56 min
    Prepping With Your Family | Speaking With Rachel

    Prepping With Your Family | Speaking With Rachel

    On today’s episode, we are speaking with Rachel again to talk more about how she raises her children in the current digital age that we are all a part of. 
    “They have to learn how to fail. That is when you learn, and that is when you grow, and that is when you figure out what you're good at and where your god given talent should be applied. Not everybody should get a trophy, and we are in indeed in an everybody gets a trophy stage of life. I feel very comfortable saying that is an absolute disservice to our kids. They need to fail. They need to feel the failure and know that it is a huge part of being successful, and they need to know what they're good at so that they can apply themselves in a way to make a difference.” 
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    • 53 min
    Homesteading and Sustainable Family Living | Speaking With Rachel

    Homesteading and Sustainable Family Living | Speaking With Rachel

    On Today's episode we have a special guest, Rachel, who will be telling us about her and her family's experience homesteading and how she teaches her children to prep and live sustainably.
    "So I want their first option to not be to pick up a device. And what's interesting is when you have them outside or you help condition them to think that way they forget about it once they're outside or once they're distracted doing something physical. I've noticed that the device is in the back of their head, but it's not something that they immediately go to..."
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    • 46 min
    Outdoor Survival | The basics of being prepared for an outdoor adventure Part 2

    Outdoor Survival | The basics of being prepared for an outdoor adventure Part 2

     In this second part of Outdoor Survival with Fred, topics covered include the best hiking footwear, water filtration, and some of Fred's hikes he has planned for the Summer. 
    When it comes to water filtration Fred states..."My absolute favorite is mechanical filtration. And I use a system basically that consists of a plastic bag that is made for scooping water out of a streamer like you hang it up on whatever you got that you kind of elevate the bag...If I just want to do a gallon I can do that... or I think it will hold up to three. If I want to do three gallons at one time, I can do that. And I like that flexibility."
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    • 32 min
    Outdoor Survival | The basics of being prepared for an outdoor adventure Part 1

    Outdoor Survival | The basics of being prepared for an outdoor adventure Part 1

    In today's episode Nick unpacks some great adventures with our guest, Fred. Listen and learn from an outdoor enthusiast's trials and tribulations. "So I'm expecting to come down and maybe we're going to see a bear finally. And he stops and pivots, and his eyes are gigantic in his head. And he's like, it's not a bear. What is it? ...and there's like this eight foot tall Moose on the trail, and his backside was facing us. And we're maybe only like five 6ft from it from the way we came around this corner. And immediately I'm thinking we have no place to go because Moose do what hippopotamus do. They trample people..."
    What would you even do in this situation? It's good to be prepared for the unexpected.
    Another way to be prepared for an adventure is with a good map. Where might you be able to get water once you run out along your route? Or, what's going to look like a good area to camp in if you need to plan out where you're staying overnight?
    Fred goes into the details when it comes to reading maps and route outlining for  hikes. There is definitely some planning required for a multiple day hike into the back woods. Not to mention there are a few tools you will want to have with you. 
    Want to add some new freeze dried food to your outdoor adventures? Valley Food Storage is offering a special deal for our podcast listeners. Enjoy 15% off your entire order when you use the code PRACTICAL15.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

nickel bay nick ,

Awesome

Great pod wish I had found this earlier love the song

Allie McBob ,

Waste of time

He talks a lot for someone who provides absolutely no useful information whatsoever.

Scooter Lee ,

Intriguing, Knowledgeable, Easy To Listen!

I've listened to every episode and Joe continues to deliver interesting topics and a wide array of guests who are masters of their craft. You never know what topic he'll be covering from the Survival realm - keeps me anxious for the new episodes each Thursday!

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