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Monday, February 20, 2017

Prepper Talk Radio Episode 70, 01 18 17 Prepping Mindset and Awareness

It takes a particular mindset to be a prepper, to be self reliant.  That's really what a prepper is first and foremost.  It's a shame that our lives are so far out of being self sufficient that we have to give ourselves a title that crams us into a box and categorizes us out of the norm of the rest of the population.  The truth is to be self-reliant is normal.  To depend on others for your existence is pitiful and degrading.
Regardless of the box some people put us into, even further denigrating and pigeon holing us by adding the word 'doomsday' before it, all of us 'preppers' know that when it hits the fan many of those people will be looking to us and seeing us in a new light.




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Prepper Talk Radio Episode 69, 01 15 17 The Survival Rules of 3 - KNRS

As part of our introductory course for our new listeners at KNRS 105.9 FM and 570 AM in SLC, UT. we needed to talk about the survival rules of three.  These are essential to know when acquiring your prepping supplies and of course if you find yourself in an emergency situation.

You can listen every Sunday at 8PM MST on iHeart Radio KNRS in SLC, UT.  105.9 FM and 570 AM of of course on the iHeart Radio app.  Podcasts are coming soon.




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Prepper Talk Radio Episode 68, 01 11 17 Prepping 101; Plan, Prepare and Practice

Every Wednesday at 9AM MST we broadcast live from the K-Talk Media studios in SLC, UT.  That's AM 630, KTKK.  We are the only live AM or FM broadcast show of it's kind, that I know of.  Go to www.ktalkmedia.com to listen live or download the k-talk radio app to listen most anywhere from your smart phone.

We are in our third calendar year and really enjoy doing the show live.  I look forward to it every week!  K-Talk is the only independent talk radio station in Utah.  It is the third oldest talk radio station in the country at over 50 years old.  Other channel have gone away from two-way talk, not K-Talk radio.  We are happy to a part of the family!

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Prepper Talk Radio Episode 67 KNRS, 01 08 17 Intro to Prepping

This is our first broadcast on our new station iHeart Radio KNRS 105.9 FM and 570 AM in SLC, Utah.  Keep an eye open for our podcasts on iHeart Radio.
This being our first show with this new audience we decided to talk about prepping 101.  Keeping it simple and introducing the basics.



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Prepper Talk Radio Episode 66, 01 04 17 Prepping 101 - Survival rules of 3

What are the survival rules of three you ask?  Well, if you don't already know then you probably haven't been in a survival situation...yet.

Three minutes without air.

Three hours without shelter.

Three days without water.

Three weeks without food.

We preppers base all of our preps around these basic rules when it comes to priority in acquiring what we need for survival.  We also apply these rules when we find ourselves in an emergency situation.

If we are breathing fine but in harsh weather we need to find shelter.  If we are breathing fine, have adequate shelter we then find a water source.  If we are breathing fine, have adequate shelter and a clean water source we then look for a source of food.

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

It's time to go full size!

Which firearm do you carry around everyday?  Do you carry everyday and everywhere you go?  Have you become comfortable carrying it and don't feel self conscious anymore?  Do you train regularly and actually feel awkward when you are not able to carry your handgun at your waist?  Do you carry a spare magazine?   There is a reason for all these questions.  Stick with me.  

Do you carry a small "pocket" gun like an LCP or Diamondback?  Or maybe something a little larger like an LC9, XDS, Shield or Glock 42/43 because they are so much thinner and lighter than a full size? Do you feel like it's time, and that you're ready to take the next step?  I think maybe you should. 

If you ask me, it's time to go full size.  The truth is that a small pocket gun, or anything smaller than a sub-compact, is more difficult to manipulate, reload, and be accurate with than a full size handgun.  Let me throw in the caveat that I realize that there may be an exception or two to this statement.    

Times are changing, social and economic conditions are getting worse and Mr. Trump can't do anything about most of it, at least not right away.  We must take care of ourselves and those who we have stewardship over.  If you have chosen to carry a firearm every day I know that you already realize all of this very well.  I believe that it's time for each of us to step up.  Time to take another measurable step forward to increase our skills and ability to defend ourselves.  For me, it's time to go full size!   

Springfield XD-9 Sub-compact, 3" barrel.

When I say "It's time to go full size." a sub-compact version of a handgun may be your next step as it is the same frame size as the full size version.  Take this XD-9 Sub-Compact for example.  The grip is shorter and the barrel is shorter making it a bit lighter and easier to conceal.  The compact version of this gun (actually an XDM) has the shorter grip but a longer barrel.  There are exceptions such as the Sig Sauer P320 which sub-compact version has a slightly smaller grip size (but same frame) which accommodates smaller hands better.  The compact and sub-compact models of the XD's have an extended magazine with higher capacity and provide a full length grip.  The shorter magazine makes the gun easier to conceal because of the shorter grip.  

Springfield XD-9 Mod 2, Service - 4" barrel.

Those who know me understand that I am very serious about defending myself and more importantly about defending the ones I am responsible for.  The correct choice of firearm for me is nothing smaller than a sub-compact model, which I have been carrying for several years.  This has been an evolution for me.  A process starting with smaller, less capable firearms just like I am recommending to you.  I now feel it's time that I stepped up my game a bit, not just because I am more comfortable with my skills but because times are changing and I feel I need to step it up a notch in order to be adequately prepared.

As to capability, I'm not going to discuss caliber.  Just like the model of handgun you choose must fit your hand like it's meant to be there, as if it's an extension of your hand, the caliber you choose is a personal decision because it more about shot placement than caliber.  This is where your personal choice of handgun, as well as holster, is vitally important.

A full size hand gun adds more benefits including higher round count, longer grip for better control and a longer barrel and sight radius for better accuracy.  The longer barrel also adds some weight which helps to minimize recoil which then allows for quicker follow up shots.  I believe in having the right tool before I need it.  This concept applies perfectly here.   

I already carry a sub-compact so I'm stepping it up to true full size 4" barrel and full length grip as my concealed carry firearm.  Because I already carried a sub-compact I don't really need to make any changes to my clothing or how I carry my firearm.  If you carry an LCP and decide to move up to a full size you'll likely need to make some changes to how and where on your body you carry.  

Smith & Wesson, M&P, 4" barrel, with some nice work done by Salient.

As I already mentioned, selecting, learning about and carrying concealed various different firearms over the years has been an evolutionary process for me.  Now I am making yet another evolutionary step for me in the size of my EDC firearm.

I'm sure you have heard the phrase "Go big or go home."  This couldn't be more true when choosing between a pocket pistol or a full size handgun.  If you carry an NAA Pug in .22 magnum you're only good for a few feet of accuracy whereas if you carry a 4" M&P 9 or Glock 19 your capabilities are far greater.  The more capable handgun will serve you much better in many more situations than a less capable handgun.

That being said I certainly hope that you'll carry something, anything.  Keep in mind that it's not much more difficult to carry a Ruger LCR than an NAA Pug in .22 magnum but the LCR in 38 special, 9mm or even .357 magnum is far more capable.  I hope you see where I'm hoping to lead you.  If you can, go big.  If not, go with as much gun as possible.  

Ruger LCR in .22 WMR, also available in 38 special, 9 mm, .327 and ,357 magnum

NAA Pug in .22 WMR

Prepper Talk Radio Episode 65, 12 28 16 What to prepare for in 2017 - Pt. 2

Our last broadcast of 2016 and we will then find ourselves in our third calendar year broadcasting the Prepper Talk Radio show.  Happy New Year everyone!  Thanks for listening!  We love what we do!

We feel very lucky to be at the K-Talk Media station broadcasting live every Wednesday at 9AM  MST on AM 630 in SLC, UT.  Great people and one of the oldest independently owned stations in America!  You can listen online at www.ktalkmedia.com or with the ktalk radio app.

What are your biggest concerns for this new year?  What are you preparing for in 2017?  Like, comment and subscribe to our YouTube channel(s) and post your questions there. We love interacting with our callers on live radio as well as on social media.  We hope you'll want to be a part of our show!

In 2017 you'll be able to find us not only on K-Talk Media but also KNRS 105.9 and 570 AM iheart radio.  We hope to expand from there to many more stations by the end of 2017.


www.preppercon.com  April 21-22, 2017 at the South Towne Expo Center will be our 3rd year of PrepperCon.   We hope you'll join us!


The purpose of this site is to provide you with information about what I have learned, my experience, and what my motivations are as a Prepared Guy. I have always felt driven to be ready for any situation by something powerful deep inside me. Being prepared has always served me well. I feel compelled to help others do the same.
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