Your Preparation Station, Donna Miller

Your Preparation Station, Donna MillerYour Preparation Station

Your Preparation Station has been on the Preparedness Radio Network since June 2010. Later, hostess Donna Miller and her husband Joseph launched YourPreparationStation.com. The purpose and mission of YPS is to provide quality products and purpose-filled training in preparation (preparedness), self-sufficient living, and survival during difficult times.Our family has been active in preparing for many years  and we’ve been blessed to meet many people along the preparedness journey who inspire and encourage us.  We have watched YPS grow into a vibrant community of friends who share the interest of preparing and frugal living.  We are always looking for others to join with us in this journey and are grateful for the opportunity to share ideas, tips, skills, and lots of money-saving suggestions.On our site, we share tips and resources on self-sufficient living, gardening, farming, solar energy, livestock, homesteading, milling and baking with whole grains, to living more frugally and saving money on your grocery bill.In addition to being a great resource for information, it will also give you some insight into our heart and knowledge. YourPreparationStation.com continues to expand services and we look forward to a very successful future, as we continue to share our passion, creativity, and expertise in preparedness, prepping, and family. We hope you enjoy our site.

Hostess, Donna Miller

At the leadership of her husband Joseph, Donna and her family have been actively preparing for over 25 years.  It was only a few short years ago that the discussions about “preparation” seemed far-fetched and radical.  Today, it has become a mainstream topic all over the world – and people are now highly active toward learning how to be more prepared.

We’ve been blessed to meet many people along the preparedness journey who inspire and encourage us.  This journey looks different for each family and we’ve enjoyed learning and growing along the way.  We have had first-hand experience with building and living out of a year’s food supply, bartering and teaching ourselves ‘old skills’ to enrich our lives.

We are always looking for others to join with us in this journey and are grateful for the opportunity to share ideas, tips, skills, and lots of money-saving suggestions. Our desire is to peacefully build an encouraged and empowered, prepared and self-sufficient community in the midst of chaotic times.

Donna Miller is a teacher, author, sought-after speaker and trainer. She has been a both guest and host on internet and broadcast radio talk-shows and in television interviews.  She enjoys teaching online and local classes & ladies retreats for people to learn more than head-knowledge of preparedness skills.

Donna is happily married and has three adult children, and a daughter in-law. She and her husband (Joseph) are the founders of both Millers Grain House, Your Preparation Station and are on the board of PREPARE Magazine.

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Episodes

129 Your Preparation Station Donna Miller, of Your Preparation Station, is thrilled to have her friend Survivor Jane back for another show! Jane is former city girlie-girl turned rural prepper. She is the creator of the survival preparedness website SurvivorJane.com and has made it her mission to help educate other women on how to better prepare by sharing her experiences and research in easy to understand “girl-talk” on topics of disaster survival and preparedness. As an additional outreach, Jane created the hashtag #PrepperTalk on Twitter that has turned in to the Largest Prepper Community on Twitter and brings preparedness-minded people from all over the world together to share ideas, suggestions and information on preparedness. And recently, Jane’s new Where There is No Cosmetic Counter was released, a book on Personal Hygiene – which she feels is one of the most overlooked preps.
128 Your Preparation Station Join Donna Miller, Host of Your Preparation Station as she visits with Charles Daugherty of Patriot Crime Defense. Charles has some first-hand experience with fortifying his home (and the homes of other people) to protect from the number one crime in America: Home Invasion. Charles shares his journey, his Faith and some great tips to help keep your home safe & secure.A personal introduction from Charles:

“My goal in life is very simple; I want to honor God in my work, take care of my family, and help others succeed!

I am currently the owner of Patriot Crime Defense which is the DBA name for Red Fern Dynamics. Patriot Crime Defense specializes in home security from a prevention stand point. We have designed and have manufactured The Patriot Door Kit, which when installed will prevent your doors from being kicked in. This type of breach is the most common way a criminal gains access to your home. My former business partner and lifelong friend and I started working on this particular problem in 2009 right after we won the Annual Soin Award for Industrial Automation. We have designed and invented multiple tools and machines through the years, even before graduating from High School. So when we were confronted with this problem and challenge, we kicked it into gear (pun intended.) The end result 6 months later was the Patriot Door Kit formerly known as the Door Sentinel along with additional patents pending.

In addition to my engineering and design background, I am also an avid outdoorsman. I am a certified NRA Rifle and Pistol Instructor as well as a Range Safety Officer. I teach survival skills, I am a 4-H Forestry Coach, permaculture designer, BSA Scout Master, Civil Air Patrol Ground Team Leader, Sartech II Certified and even a Certified EMR. I believe that preparation, on all fronts, is not only prudent but providential.”

127 Your Preparation Station Are they threats, especially in light of the bioterrorism or WMD threat to global food production? Does this pose a threat of ecosystem destruction, the crashing of commodity markets, and eventual collapse of public health? The answer to all of these questions is a resounding – YES! But why don’t we hear more about this? Listen as Donna Miller of Your Preparation Station brings as her guest *Professor Lawrence F. Roberge to discuss his findings, **the papers he has published on the findings and the reaction of many of the top ***government officials with whom he has shared his research and proposals.
126 Your Preparation Station In this episode of Your Preparation Station Hostess, Donna Miller is joined by her friend, Keith Iton of FoodSurvivalStore.com. Keith Iton is a graduate of Syracuse University and holds a Bachelour’s Degree in Political Science. He is a former employee of the FOX network affiliate WSVN channel 7 in Miami, Florida. Keith has been interviewed on national television on the 700 Club concerning emergency preparedness as well as numerous radio interviews. Keith is currently the owner of the emergency preparedness website FoodSurvivalStore.com The only preparedness company that accepts full BARTER as payment. He is also a managing partner of Addai Investments Precious Metals.Donna and Keith discus his preparedness philosophy and the catalyst that got him started. And we’ll find out why he did not appear on National Geographic Doomsday Preppers. Keith also discusses his walk of Faith with the Lord and Bible prophecy and the rapture in the light of Preparedness. Then we’ll discuss some reasons there are not many African Americans involved in Prepping and if there is a cultural barrier. Keith will share some of the stories that you’ve encountered along his journey. And importantly, we’ll discuss what others can do to make preparedness more inclusive of the African American Community.
125 Your Preparation Station Did you know adults and families can go to a camp at Turtle Island Preserve too?  Wouldn’t you want to gain skills that have been lost for generations?  Isn’t it time to get in touch with what it means to live life untethered from technology? Listen to this episode of Your Preparation Station to learn more. Donna Miller is thrilled, once again, to have Eustace Conway (whom you may know from the History Channel Series: “Mountain Men”) along with Desere from Turtle Island Preserve as Donna’s very special guests for this episode. If you heard them on this YPS Show last year, during the battle with local government bureaucracy which Eustace was having, you’ll want to tune in to hear the update and all that goes on in a place which YOU have helped rally to help!
124 Your Preparation Station Join the Hostess of Your Preparation Station, Donna Miller with her special guest Jim Cobb, author of “Prepper’s Home Defense” and “ The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness.” We discuss the lone wolf syndrome, survival communities and how to reach family and friends who don’t see the need to prepare – and many more topics.
123 Your Preparation Station Join the Hostess of Your Preparation Station, Donna Miller with her special guest Bill Sterrett, Owner of Carolina Readiness Supply in Waynesville.  Bill started prepping in 08 after hearing all the campaign rhetoric. Jan came on board after reading the book, “One Second After!” In Sept of 2012 they held the first Heritage Life Skills which included classes in: canning, bread making, sutures, butchering, herbal classes, Sun Oven cooking, blacksmithing, tanning, etc.  In May of 13 they held another Heritage Life Skills event adding: Communications, Navigation, quilting, soap making, Dutch oven cooking and self-defense. The First seminar was at Haywood Community College with over 700 attendees.  In May of 2012 it was held at Ridgecrest with 1100 in attendance.  The Sensible Mountain Preparedness Seminar III was held at Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska, NC  – November 1-2, 2013.
122 Your Preparation Station Join the Hostess of Your Preparation Station, Donna Miller as she interviews Pat and Jacque Schaaf, owners of The Grain Loft. In 2006, their family began transitioning from the Standard American Diet to one based mainly on whole and real foods.  Listen to hear their journey and see how they may be able to serve you!
121 Your Preparation Station In this episode of Your Preparation Station Hostess, Donna Miller is joined by Jenny Martin. She is the writer behind SouthernSavers.com, one of the leading frugal living websites in the South. Her goal is to teach a purposeful, relaxed approach to saving money on almost everything you buy. As a mom of four little girls eight and under, Jenny’s focus is on finding ways to coupon, deal hunt, and shop in the quickest, most time conserving manner – that way you can get back to what’s truly important, like playing games and coloring with the kids!
120 Your Preparation Station Why would a Prepper want to connect with FEMA?  How about just so those who don’t see the need to prepare won’t think we’re totally out of our mind?  Our government says to prepare for Pete’s Sake! In this episode of Your Preparation Station Hostess, Donna Miller speaks with Lea Crager from FEMA about how we can use their tools to help those who don’t yet see the need. Also get answers to answers to prepper conspiracy theories such as “Does FEMA act like ‘big brother’?” and “Won’t I be stuck relying on the government if I take FEMA assistance?” Lea Crager is an external affairs officer with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Region IV office in Atlanta, which covers eight southeastern states. She joined FEMA in 2012 and following Hurricane Sandy’s landfall, she was assigned as a liaison to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office.
119 Your Preparation Station Donna Miller interviews guest Lynette Coan from PreppingOnABudget.com: They talk about  “How to out-think the storm!” We’ll discuss how to prepare for your personal safety as well as for the ‘refugees’ of family and friends that need to come to your place for safety – all without breaking the budget. I hope you’ll listen, because even if you don’t worry about hurricanes where you live, some other ‘storm’ is likely brewing somewhere that will concern you and your loved ones.
118 Your Preparation Station In this episode of Your Preparation Station Hostess, Donna Miller speaks with Dr. Gordon and Laura Tessler about healthy options for both food storage and a holistic ‘medicine’ cabinet. Gordon Tessler, PhD is a nationally recognized author, teacher, and natural health practitioner in the fields of clinical nutrition, bioenergetics, biostress management and Biblical health. He was personally mentored by both Paavo Airola and Dr. Bernard Jensen, two well-known nutritional pioneers.  Dr. Tessler has authored several books including The Genesis Diet, Breaking the Fat Barrier, The Lazy Person’s Guide to Better Nutrition and co-authored Cooking For Life with his wife Laura. Laura Tessler is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  Laura teaches how to practically implement health principles into our hectic daily lives.  Her seminars include such topics as, “Your Kitchen – Health Insurance or Health Hazard?” and   “Cooking For Life.”
117 Your Preparation Station Join the Hostess of Your Preparation Station, Donna Miller with her special guest Janet Liebsch, co-author with her husband Bill of “It’s a Disaster…what are YOU gonna do about it.”. Janet shares her insights about FEMA and National Preparedness Month (September) and gives us some great places to find FUN ways to prep.  Here are some of the links with more information: (1) 30 days 30 ways – 30days30ways.com, (2) Emergency Kit Cook-off – EmergencyKitCookOff.org, (3) APHA – GetReadyForFlu.org. For more info on this month of National Preparedness – Ready.gov.
116 Your Preparation Station Join the Hostess of Your Preparation Station, Donna Miller with her special guest Christopher Sacco, founder of Always Ready LLC. Chris spent most of the past decade working with indigenous communities in South America, where he designed, managed and evaluated numerous emergency preparedness, disaster relief, and sustainable development projects. Today he helps families, communities, and some of the world’s leading humanitarian organizations to design and evaluate emergency programs.
115 Your Preparation Station Curious about Solar Cooking? Join the Hostess of Your Preparation Station, Donna Miller with special guest  Paul Munsen. Paul Munsen is the President of Global Sun Ovens International.  He goes over all the great ways the Sun Oven helps to complete your preparedness plan and extend the life of other fuel sources.
114 Your Preparation Station Preppers are getting Scammed! How to spot the Wolves in Sheppard’s Clothing! Join the Hostess of Your Preparation Station, Donna Miller with special guest Shawn Dutton. Shawn Dutton who is 5 star General in the Phoenix Militia, took over the Phoenix Militia in 2007 and their magazine “Prepared Times Magazine” as editor. The Militia, magazine and all related family preparedness organization Shawn runs, now has over 250,000 organized members and 500,000 unorganized members. Tonight Shawn will address questions and more…(1) How do you know it’s a scam?, (2) What kind of scams are out there?, (3) Why so many prepper scams?
113 Your Preparation Station How’s it going at the bug out and what’s bugging me! Join the Hostess of Your Preparation Station, Donna Miller as she shares the journey of things that are going on at what once was the bug out location. Livestock deaths and what’s growing, lessons learned and floods – the adventure never ends! Then it’s time to let loose on the top 8 things that BUG Donna about the preparedness movement! Yes…there are some things that are just needing some attention and I wonder if they bug you too?
112 Your Preparation Station Learn about The Citadel War Memorial Project to honor our Military: Join the Hostess of Your Preparation Station, Donna Miller as she interviews John E. Gardner is the architect of the Citadel War Memorial in Charleston, SC. View the moving YouTube Video of the plans to honor these brave men and women who graduated from the Citadel and were killed in action.  John shares the history of the project and the Citadel itself. Then we get a little more personal. John is not only a war veteran but lives a preparedness lifestyle.  Like so many who have served our country, hear how he sees the need to prepare and help others do the same.
111 Your Preparation Station What could be more important to your self-sustaining plan than hands-on learning, living in an Eco-village and gaining new skills? Join the Hostess of Your Preparation Station, Donna Miller as she interviews Xavier Hawk who not only has chosen this self-sustaining life, but also enjoys helping others realize their goals of preparedness. Xavier is first and foremost a husband and father homesteading on Colony Earth, an eco-village retreat center deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. He runs a search and rescue team, heads up his county’s CERT team, teaches preparedness skills, and consults for disaster response teams around the country. When he is not running his businesses, digging in the gardens, or playing with his kids he can be found writing, recording music, performing around the country, and taking part in prayer and ceremony.
110 Your Preparation Station Making the world’s best Solar Oven get better: Listen to how user friendly and how it now fits the ‘American’ way of life! Join Donna as she interviews Paul Munsen, President of Global Sun Oven.  He shares how the newest member of their Sun Oven Family – the All American Sun Oven – is the first ‘alteration’ the company has made to the design that has helped folks cook off grid for decades! Even more in store for the future to help you cook (well) when the power is down!
109 Your Preparation Station What has happened to our FOOD & our Rights to save TRUE SEED? Monsanto, GMOs, Hybrid, Open pollinated, Heirloom, Conventionally grown, Organic, Seed Banks, Seed Exchange, Feeding the hungry and many more topics are covered tonight as Hostess Donna Miller of Your Preparation Station is delighted to interview co-founder of Sow True Seed, Carol Koury. Join Donna as she interviews Carol to find out more about the grass roots need for heirloom/open-pollinated seed.  Listen to how this little ‘David-like’ company in Asheville, NC is taking on the ‘Goliath’ of Monsanto. Founded in 2009 Sow True Seed offers exclusively open-pollinated, non-hybrid, untreated vegetable, herb and flower seed that remains true to type when saved and replanted. Sow True Seed fosters community sustainability by helping to preserve our shared botanical heritage.
108 Your Preparation Station  The Hostess of Your Preparation Station, Donna Miller is delighted to have Steve Despain of Firebox Industries with us for this show.  He explains how the Folding Firebox Stove came to being, how it can be used and its features.  Firebox Industries has also acquired the Cube Stove with its own unique features and very appealing price point. Listen tonight so you can see how the Folding Firebox or Cube Stove can help secure your alternative cooking needs in both times of leisure or times if vital necessity!
107 Your Preparation Station Jack Jobe (aka: Survivor Jack): Jack appeared on an episode of Doomsday Preppers. You can find more about Jack by visiting his video: Lessons from Haiti and Japan and his website: SecretsToSurviving2012.com. In this episode we discuss: Why should we prepare or care? What should we carry daily? Don’t some people go too far? Simple and inexpensive ideas and more…
106 Your Preparation Station Gary Foreman of The Dollar Stretcher: What financial issues are we facing? What about the future of Social Security & Student Loans? What is ‘quantitative easing’ and how do we handle it? These questions and many more that face the preparedness community will be addressed TONIGHT! We hope you’ll listen in!
105 Your Preparation Station Tonight, the hostess of Your Preparation Station, Donna Miller of Millers Grain House, is joined by Kim Lippy of TheLippys.com.  Kim teaches a great class called Dehydrating 101 – Just add water.  She has lead several classes for us and local county extensions.  If you are new to dehydrating, wonder what all the hub-bub is about and how it fits into prepping, or if you have questions about your dehydrating – this is the show to hear!
104 Your Preparation Station JUST BEGINNING TO PREP? Confused about what TO DO or TO NOT TO DO? Tonight, the hostess of Your Preparation Station, Donna Miller of Millers Grain House, is joined by Lynette Frye from PreppingOnABudget.com and we hope totake some of the SHOCK out of your ‘to-do’ list.
103 Your Preparation Station Tonight on Your Preparation Station Donna Miller of Millers Grain House is just flat our monologing! Let’s visit and catch you up with what’s been going on! We have made the move to what was once just planned to be our ‘bug out location’ which we now call home. Floods, ice storms, no hot water and occasionally no water at all are just some of the adventures we’ve encountered in this short time.
102 Your Preparation Station Tonight, on Your Preparation Station, Donna Miller of Millers Grain House is joined by Vina8,who is a personal friend and the well-known blogger of NCPreppers.com. WHERE DO I START? or HOW  DO I HELP OTHERS START? Tonight my friend and I are goin gto discuss how she has brokent this topic down into teirs or levels of preparedness in one of her more recent blog posts. I’ve seen a more than a few attempts to simplify this journey and , in your host’s humble opinion, Vina’s is one of the most clear cut discriptions of the progress of living a well prepared life –  the building blocks of designing this life!
101 Your Preparation Station Tonight episode of  Your Preparation Station with Donna Miller (of Millers Grain House) is a replay of the interview with Alan Madison, Co-Executive Producer for “Doomsday Preppers” on National Geographic just prior to it’s first full season. Doomsday Preppers has been one of Nat Geo’s most popular shows…but is it an accurate depiction of ‘preppers’?  You be the judge. SHOW SYNOPSIS – Doomsday Preppers explores the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Unique in their beliefs, motivations, and strategies, preppers will go to whatever lengths they can to make sure they are prepared for any of life’s uncertainties. And with our expert’s assessment, they will find out their chances of survival if their worst fears become a reality. As preppers, you may want to listen to this show as we ask the questions of why, what, who and how the show got started? And of course, tune in for the next season to see what you think after hearing the show.
100 Your Preparation Station Donna Miller of Your Preparation Station and Millers Grain House is joined again by my dear friend Lynette Fry of PreppingOnABudget.com. Are you not so sure that you like the label “PREPPER” anymore? Is there a misperception? What can WE actually DO about it (and why aren’t we)? Lynette and I get on a soap box or two with a topic that kind of chaps our hides…
99 Your Preparation Station Tonight, the hostess of Your Preparation Station, Donna Miller of Millers Grain House, is delighted to have her friend Survivor Jane. Yes, we do know each other in Real Life and it’s a joy to get to share her with our listeners! Tune in to see how she got started and what inspires her to be the Prepping Spokesperson for Everywoman!
98 Your Preparation Station Tonight, Donna Miller is joined by Rick Austin, also known as The Survivalist Gardener and Author of “Secret Garden of Survival-How to grow a camouflaged food-forest” available in paperback  or Kindle. Rick Austin is a long time survival expert, and has been using sustainable living and home building practices for 30 years. He is a permaculture gardening, solar, and off-grid living expert and has been a guest speaker to architectural, agricultural, sustainable building, and survival preparedness conferences.
97 Your Preparation Station Sheri the Organic Pet Lady of TheOrganicPet.net: This will be our first time visiting with each other!  She will share what get her on the road to preparedness and some great insights for preparing our animals.
96 Your Preparation Station Lynette from Preppingonabudget.com: Is “Downsizing” on your mind this New Year? Listen as Lynette and I hope to take some of the sting out of that topic while we share our own personal experiences with it.
95 Your Preparation Station Group Behavior in a Crisis: Discussing group behavior in a crisis: short and long term, and how it applies to planning and preparation, mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation cycle. Also, how fear paralyzes people, makes them anti-social/psychotic/moral relativists, or…hopefully…solidifies their persona and makes them overcome their fear. Andrew Ferguson is a lecturer of sociology at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, teaching criminology, deviant behaviors, social problems and homeland security/disaster studies. He also teaches history courses, including world civilizations and terrorism. Outside of academia, Mr. Ferguson consults on issues of disaster management and mitigation, high risk counter-terrorism tactics, and post conflict reconstruction. His clients include civilians, businesses, federal, state, local and foreign governments. He also operates Tactical Diversions for scenario training events.
94 Your Preparation Station’s Best of 2012  Donna Miller’s six favorite shows from 2012
93 Your Preparation Station’s Best of 2012 Donna Miller’s three favorite Shows of 2012
92 Your Preparation Station Turtle Island Preserve: Eustace Conway, Owner/Operator/Director and Desere, Office Manager/Assistant of  Turtle Island Preserve. Eustace is the subject of the book “The Last American Man” by Elizabeth Gilbert and of an early episode of the weekly radio show This American Life. Turtle Island Preserve is in danger! Recently, local county government authorities have targeted Turtle Island Preserve, attacking their way of life, and forcing our educational camp to close to visitors. Much time and money has been spent to target this 501c3 and tonight we want to get the word out and rally the troupes! Turtle Island Preserve offers programs, classes & camps that teach both skills & a deeper connection with ways that have been lost in current society. A lifestyle that once provided peace and sustainability to our ancestors. Turtle Island is also an on-going, living, breathing community that enjoys a far simpler existence without many of the trappings of the current status-quo.
91 Your Preparation Station Lecturer of Sociology Andrew Ferguson: Our topic will be “What to expect as a collapse occurs.” Discussion from differing perspectives: The Argentine economic collapse model, the Soviet political/economic collapse model, the Bosnian ethnic model and (if we have time) the environmental collapse model (disasters, pandemics, and climate change, etc). We will end by discussing successful strategies based on becoming self-reliant and community based planning. Andrew Ferguson is a lecturer of sociology at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, teaching criminology, deviant behaviors, social problems and homeland security/disaster studies. He also teaches history courses, including world civilizations and terrorism. Outside of academia, Mr. Ferguson consults on issues of disaster management and mitigation, high risk counter-terrorism tactics, and post conflict reconstruction. His clients include civilians, businesses, federal, state, local and foreign governments. He also operates Tactical Diversions for scenario training events.
90 Your Preparation Station Lisa Bedford “The Survival Mom”: Lisa spends some time with us sharing what’s on her heart to encourage Mom’s to prepare in peace during these chaotic times.
89 Your Preparation Station John Huffman of The Wondermill Company: In this episode, we discuss  the versatility of the Wondermill Junior Deluxe Manual Grain Mill. (The mentioned special offer may have expired.)
88 Your Preparation Station Making the Move to an RV with Brenda Berry: Brenda had submitted what became a featured article in the very first digital issue of PREPARE Magazine. For the article, she and I spoke candidly back in the Spring of 2012 about how making this move to permanently live in an RV is a great choice for preppers wanting to downsize.  It does, however, require some forethought and Brenda was just the person to share what she’s learned.
87 Your Preparation Station Sociology lecturer Andrew Ferguson: Our topic will be “Why do civilizations collapse, and what happens in the aftermath.” Andrew Ferguson is a lecturer of sociology at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, teaching criminology, deviant behaviors, social problems and homeland security/disaster studies. He also teaches history courses, including world civilizations and terrorism. Outside of academia, Mr. Ferguson consults on issues of disaster management and mitigation, high risk counter-terrorism tactics, and post conflict reconstruction. His clients include civilians, businesses, federal, state, local and foreign governments. He also operates Tactical Diversions for scenario training events.
86 Your Preparation Station Lynette Fry of PreppingOnABudget.com: We are going to visit some very budget friendly topics: “Re-organize, Re-think & Re-view.”  It cost nothing to do, but the investment of time is priceless! It’s approaching the end of the year and money is going to get tight with the Holiday’s coming; however we still have to prepare right? Re-organize storage, re-think what you’ve done this past year and mistakes made, re-view goals for next year. Start on next year’s goals now!
85 Your Preparation Station Evan Folds of Progress Earth: Evan is the founder and President of Progress Earth, a consultation and distribution company to the gardening and farming industries. He has a BS in Biology and a Religion degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, is a board member on the Progressive Gardening Trade Association (www.pgta.org) and a prolific writer. He resides with his wife and two  children in Asheville, NC. Tonight we will talk about some of the wonderful  Progress Earth products for your garden such as the Compost Tea in a Bucket and the science behind it all.  Be a Farmer! Start a Garden!
84 Your Preparation Station Bill and Janet Liebsch: Bill and Janet Liebsch are the founders of FedHealth, a publishing and marketing company formed in 1999 to help the public focus on preparedness and health-related issues. They are also the authors and publishers of “IT’S A DISASTER! …and what are YOU gonna do about it?” and dedicated to developing programs that primarily benefit First Responders, schools and volunteers.
83 Your Preparation Station Lynette Fry of PreppingOnABudget.com: Tonight Lynette and I will be talking about – “Buying Local Produce.” You’re asking yourself how does this relate to preparedness? Believe us, it DOES. Is our society really even set up to still have local produce? Are grocery stores exaggerating the local selection? Do you know how to find a local farmer? Are prices any better directly from the farm? These and many more questions and answers to show you how this does fit into prepping. Hope you’ll listen and share the show with others.
82 Your Preparation Station Stanley and Kelly Gaddy from Carolina Water Tank: They manufacture and install quality water collection and storage systems. They educate and install the development of spring water as a viable water supply.  Stanley is an “Accredited Professional” with American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association. He can design and install rainwater harvesting systems. Questions about Rainwater Harvesting? Treatment for storing water? How does a spring system work? These questions and many more that face the preparedness community will be addressed in this episode! We hope you’ll listen in.
81 Your Preparation Station Lynette Fry of PreppingOnABudget.com: We’ve all heard it. The dreaded and yet encouraging words – “We’re Coming to YOUR House when it all hits the fan!” Has anyone one really thought about what that looks like from both sides? In this episode, we will open the chat-room and airwaves for your questions.  This topic is likely serious and laughable at the same time – but we do need to start thinking about this as a real scenario we may all face.
80 Your Preparation Station Joyce Pierce of Prepared In Every Way: Since 1989 Joyce Pierce  has been involved in helping others prepare for emergencies and disasters – even death.  She’s a host on the PRN, founder of preparedineveryway.com, creator of All They’ll Need to Know, author of Saving Nikki, and contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
79 Your Preparation Station Jason Hunt of Frontier Christian University: Frontier Christian University is the first school in the United States to offer degree programs in wilderness ministry that includes courses in survival, preparedness, and self-defense as applied to ministry. Jason Hunt is the President of the school that has locations in Southern Indiana and Northern Florida. Jason holds a doctorate degree in theology is an author, firearms and wilderness survival instructor and serves as a Firefighter/EMT in addition to being a noted self-defense expert having been inducted into the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame. His most recent published book is called The Tribulation Survival Guide which equips people with the Biblical basis for survival and preparedness skills and concepts.
78 Your Preparation Station Lynette Frye of PreppingOnABudget.com: Lynette and Donna not only have close ties with their views on their preparedness journey but also share a similar passion for people to work daily toward prepping and to gain skills (that cost little to nothing) in a balanced out their prepping plan. Tonight we are going to talk about the PRACTICAL vs. the PREDICTIONS.  Lynette hopes that tonight we can bring preparedness back into focus of your life for TODAY.
77 Your Preparation Station Robert and Valerie Templeman of EquippingTheWorkers.com: Equipping The Workers (ETW) was formed in 2011 by Bob and Valerie Templeman in answer to their prayer of having a business they could do together while at the same time honoring God. ETW specializes in custom made concealable holsters and magazine holders as well as a few other items that aid people in the preparation of emergencies. Bob has background of 25 years in law enforcement and Valerie’s background is marketing and serving as Local Missions Coordinator for their former church. They chose the name “Equipping The Workers” because seemed to sum up what their mission was; to equip the saints to do what God has called them to do while at the same time protecting their family and home. Bob and Valerie look forward to what God has planned for them and His business, ETW.
76 Your Preparation Station Tina Clarke with TransitionUS.org: If you are unfamiliar with what a Transition Town is, this is a GREAT place to start! Most of us in the preparedness movement have been longing for a sense of community and connection, the Transition Town is a great road map to follow to create much of that in our own areas.  Listen tonight and ask questions to see how you can start a movement that fits your community’s preparedness needs in your own area!
75 Your Preparation Station Julie Kramer of Hardened Structures and Robyn Peterson of Surefire Living! Julie and Robyn will be sharing with me about the Lottery of Fate concept offered by Surefire Living and the why’s and how that the concept started. They will provide some information about the Hardened Structures of America (as well as Custom Bomb Shelters) and The National PREPARE Store and how they have merged, our mission and goals in bringing Preparedness to those in need.
74 Your Preparation Station Scott Bales of Deep Earth Bunker: Scott was the host and focus of the Discovery Channel Show “Doomsday Bunkers” which aired earlier this year.  There are many things on the horizon for the folks at Deep Earth Bunker and we get the inside scoop of what the show was originally called, a bit on the new episodes and how they will be aired. More importantly we’ll hear more info about the actual bunkers that NEVER made it to TV!
73 Your Preparation Station Sylvia Britton of “The Christian Homekeeper Network”: We are going to talk about the importance of learning new/old skills in our modern times! We will discuss the benefits of knowing and practicing skills like washing clothes without electricity, processing and preserving food, growing a garden, sewing, baking from scratch, building and repairing needed items instead of buying them, utilizing what one has on hand instead of buying something new! Hope you join us tonight as we invest in SKILLS as the hot commodity!
72 Your Preparation Station Carolyn Nicolaysen: Carolyn has been on this journey for quite a while and has a lot of great info to share!  Visit her blog at www.blog.totallyready.com! Get to know another one of PRN’s gracious hosts and learn more about her journey along this path. You’ll be inspired and encouraged to continue!
71 Your Preparation Station Lynette from Prepping On a Budget: We are going to talk about Family Friendly and Budget Friendly Prepping! How do you do this on a tight budget? How do you get the kids involved? How to get what you need, not what you react to in fear? How should I approach it with other family members?
70 Your Preparation Station Founder-Ant of A.N.T.S (Americans Networking To Survive), Timothy French: He was with us about a year ago and we are looking forward for an update and a re-cap of how A.N.T.S works and how it got started. A.N.T.S is a nationwide network of Americans helping Americans. It cost nothing and you do not have to disclose your location. A.N.T.S can be another piece of your total preparation plan. I hope you will join us in to learn more about A.N.T.S!
69 Your Preparation Station Joseph Miller of PREPARE Magazine! Joseph is going to share the reason behind starting this publication, the vision for its future and make a special invitation for qualified contributors!
68 Your Preparation Station James Talmage Stevens – Dr. Prepper Himself!: We will talk about his latest release of The Family Preparedness Handbook and his newest adventure, The Aqua Pail! Of course, since we are friends, we’re likely to also get off those two topics and just shoot from the hip about each of our Preparedness Journeys. Join me as I interview an icon of the Preparedness industry – Dr. Prepper!
67 Your Preparation Station Lynette from Prepping On a Budget: We are going to discuss exactly what we as Preppers are supposed to DO about ‘community’.  This is the missing link in most of our Preparedness plans – but a vital one for our peace of mind and the structure of society.
66 Your Preparation Station Dietary Specific Food Storage with John Wesley Smith from Destiny Survival: We discuss Gluten-Free, High-Protein/Low Carb, Lactose – Free, Diabetic, and Vegetarian food.
65 Your Preparation Station George & Brooksi Plymale from FlareAware: Are you really prepared for anything? Power surges, blackouts, satellite damage and disruptions, communication failures, radiation exposure… solar storms?!? As with hurricanes, you need to know about solar storms and especially when they may happen, ahead of time, in order to prepare. Inspired by a concern for our children, a background in computer science, and an understanding of the difficulty of staying informed about the many things that pose a threat to daily life, we, at FlareAware.com, have forged this unique aid to being BETTER prepared. We make getting solar weather telephone and text alerts quick, simple and so inexpensive that it’s easily attainable for average strapped-for-time people who want to be prepared to protect their families and valuable electronics.
64 Your Preparation Station Lynette from PreppingOnABudget.com: Lynette and I have had the chance to visit a bit aside from this show and we’ve realized that we both have some things about the Prepping Community we’d like to share. Things we want to use as ‘teachable moments’ to encourage everyone to not lose sight of what your goals are, how you can encourage (rather than discourage) others to prepare and some general ideas for ‘good will ‘efforts we would like to see more prevalent in the preparedness society. Are we gonna soap-box? You betcha!
63 Your Preparation Station Tom & Rachel from Dog Island Farm & Another Year without Groceries: Dog Island Farm is a small sustainable urban/suburban ‘farm’ on a little over 1/4 acre! Another Year without Groceries is exactly what they’re doing – going on year two without a grocery store! These folks have full time jobs and a family in suburban California and still manage to create, share and exchange enough food locally to avoid a grocery store! Join us again for updates and inspiration as we discuss how they’ve done it! They want you to know that you can do it too!
62 Your Preparation Station Laura Greenwald: Laura and her mother, Janet are one of the only mother/daughter writing teams in the entertainment industry.  A series of events such as jet crash by thier home, a tornado, the Whittier earthquake, the West Coast blackout and the tragic events which surrounded Janet’s mother’s passing pushed the duo into action that resulted in many projects which we will discuss tonight. The culmination of the result of a was Ready In 10. Ready In 10 isn’t about stockpiling water and emergency supplies. Its designed to help families get the vital information and items they need, keepsakes they treasure and people they love, through nearly any disaster in one piece, and back to living their normal lives, as quickly and painlessly as possible. We feel sure you will find this information vital for you and your loved ones.
61 Your Preparation Station  Paul Gautschi: Paul has a wonderful message to share with us about gardening by God’s Design. The film to which he is the major contributor – Back to Eden Film – is such an inspiration and eye opening view of reclaiming the land for the purpose to which it was designed. We certainly hope you’ll join us and hear this original view of tending the Garden with which we’ve been blessed to steward.
60 Your Preparation Station Alan Madison, Co-Executive Producer for “Doomsday Preppers” on National Geographic: Doomsday Preppers explores the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Unique in their beliefs, motivations, and strategies, preppers will go to whatever lengths they can to make sure they are prepared for any of life’s uncertainties. And with our expert’s assessment, they will find out their chances of survival if their worst fears become a reality. As preppers, you may want to listen to this show as we ask the questions of why, what, who and how the show got started? And of course, tune in on Feb 7th to the next Doomsday Prepper Show.
59 Your Preparation Station  Lynette from PreppingOnaBudget.com: We discuss a VERY valuable tool for prepping AND keeping you on track with your budget! Its simple, its FREE and all it takes is listening to this show! What it is and how to make it work for you, may surprise you! Join us – we ALWAYS have a good time together!
58 Your Preparation Station  Alternative Shelters: Join us tonight and let’s talk RVs, Yurts, Shipping Container Homes, Underground homes and more!
57 Your Preparation Station  Ray Gano of Prophezine.com: Ray and I are going to discuss preparedness from a historically biblical perspective. Noah, Jonah, Job, Joseph and others who are Patriarchs of Judeo-Christian Values offer insights into being prepared. What do these individuals and the records of their lives show us about preparedness?
56 Your Preparation Station Ken Youngquist of SurvivalTek.com: Ken was my guest on a previous show and we just scratched the surface of all that he had wanted to share. Be sure to visit his website for more info…. you’ll enjoy the show as we finish up….starting off tonight with FIRE! Kens focus is centered short term survival scenarios along the lines of being stranded by accident or by natural disaster. He teaches how to stay alive and become found or how to find help. The space between emergency and safety is often ignored in preparedness planning. This type of survival is temporary but critical to your safety.
55 Your Preparation Station  Vickilynn Haycraft of Real Food Living: This is the second show with the “Two Peas in a Podcast” – we were just on HER show together talking about another topic…(because we just didn’t get to talk enough with each other)….Vickilynn is going to share with us some GREAT HOME-MADE GIFT IDEAS to give our friends and family this special Holiday Season! So if you’re short on funds as the gift-giving days approach, or if you just want to give that special touch of time and attention…Vickilynn will help jump-start your ideas!
54 Your Preparation Station  Desere of  Turtle Island Preserve: Turtle Island Preserve offers programs, classes & camps that teach both skills & a deeper connection with ways that have been lost in current society, a lifestyle that once provided peace and sustainability to our ancestors. Turtle Island is also an on-going, living, breathing community that enjoys a far simpler existence without many of the trappings of the current status-quo. Listen for how enJOYable it is to (re)learn these once lost skills!
53 Your Preparation Station  Tom & Rachel from Dog Island Farm & Another Year without Groceries: Dog Island Farm is a small sustainable urban/suburban ‘farm’ on a little over 1/4 acre! Another Year without Groceries is actually just that, their second year without using the grocery store! Join us as we discuss how they’ve done it, how they inspire others, WHY they’ve chosen to live without grocery stores and growing in suburban California and how they manage this while still having full time jobs! You’ll be INSPIRED!
52 Your Preparation Station  SOAP BOX! Seriously, what are our concerns with society, concerns with the preparedness movement, concerns with how we as Preppers are viewed, and what we might be doing to contribute to the negative view? What are we getting right as a group and what are we getting wrong? What should we look out for and what do we need to be doing? Feel free to jump in the chat room with your opinions and input! This will be an evening of some strong talk and options from a typically light-hearted host. It’s time for some tough love.
51 Your Preparation Station  Ken Youngquist of SurvivalTek.com: SurvivalTek is a fantastic website with videos and tips to help you survive! It has grown from Kens personal interest in Indian lore and bushcraft from stories told to him by his grandfather to the current theme of “Teaching the ways and means to survive.” In his classes and demonstrations he challenge others to consider “What can you do with what you have in an emergency situation?”. Innovation is a key ingredient to survival as well as expanding your knowledge base and practicing your skills. Kens focus is centered short term survival scenarios along the lines of being stranded by accident or by natural disaster. He teaches how to stay alive and become found or how to find help. The space between emergency and safety is often ignored in preparedness planning.
50 Your Preparation Station  Doctor Bob of www.survivinghealthy.com:  Doctor Bob is a Board Certified Family Practice Physician who is dedicated to helping us all get prepared! The goal at Surviving Healthy is to provide people with plenty of free information to help them prepare for the uncertain future that faces us all. Tonight we will discuss many of the topics found on http://www.survivinghealthy.com: Acquiring, storage and expiration of medications (Prescription and OTC), Medical Kits Non-medical supplies that have medical applications Prevention Scenarios of TEOTWAWKI health risks And – Why does Dr. Bob do this?!? You’ll know why the last question is important if you listen to the interview!
49 Your Preparation Station  Lynette of www.preppingonabudget.com: Lynette and I will discuss some budget friendly and prepping-prompting gifts for the holiday season. If you have non-prepping family and friends in your life, youll want to listen to some of these ideas to gift give with a gentle purpose!
48 Your Preparation Station  Hugh Vail of Tomorrows Harvest: Hugh and Donna will cover a wide range of preparedness topics. Expect them to include: How you can build a well rounded approach to your food plans, food skills and food storage. What business philosophy to look for and to look out for when finding people to help you prepare. Why we ourselves prepare and what belief those actions spring from. Both Hugh and Donna enjoy helping others.
47 Your Preparation Station  Humless, the Silent Generator:  We will get the inside scoop on the store behind Humless, How the generators work, how long they run, in what ways can they be used, all the different products offered and (my personal favorite) more info about that awesome green Humless Bus! Come and ask questions in the chat room or call in! This is your chance to hear how Humless all got started.
46 Your Preparation Station  Marcia Hawkins, President and Kyle Clouse, Vice President of New York Shop Exchange, a video business guide and video shopping mall. Marcia and Kyle help to explain what NYSE can do for new and small business owners. It is a vital tool to consider in the changing economy.
45 Your Preparation Station  Lynette from Prepping On a Budget: Lynette has great insight into how to prep without breaking the bank! Tonight we will discuss yard sales, flea markets, and good will, salvation army, and habitat stores, and in general thrift stores. These are areas often over looked when gathering our needs, but they hold vital treasures and are worth investigating! Come listen and pick up some tips!
44 Your Preparation Station Lynette Coan of Prepping on a Budget: Lynette will take us back to the beginning mark of preparedness and how to avoid some of the overwhelming feelings that may stop you in your tracks when you first fell the need to prepare. Don’t let feeling overwhelmed stop you!  Listen tonight and get some sage advice from those of us who’ve learned the hard way.
43 Your Preparation Station  Tom from the American Preppers Network:  Tom will be sharing his take on how much the Preppers movement has grown, what growth and benefits abound at APN and of course, a little personal insights into living the preparedness lifestyle. You won’t want to miss this show and you’ll certainly want to go get involved at APN!
42 Your Preparation Station  Remembering 9-11 with Janet Liebsch: Janet is co-founder of FedHealth and co-author of ITS A DISASTER!…and what are YOU gonna do about it? She’s also Executive Vice President of the U.S. First Responders Association and the Arizona state moderator on the American Preppers Network. Where were you when you heard the news on 9-11-01? What were some perspectives of First Responders to ground zero? What are the risk factors of terrorism vs. natural disasters? What is CERT and how can we get involved to assist First Responders? NEVER FORGET! But also, never sit idly by.
41 Your Preparation Station Paul Munsen from Global Sun Ovens:  We will share tips on using the Global Sun Oven as a dehydrator, to dry firewood, sanitize dishes and sprout seeds! What a versatile Prep Tool!
40 Your Preparation Station Signs of the Times!  Do things seem to be running out of control in society? Personal fears and anxiety thwarting your efforts to move forward? Are you finding people just don’t keep to their word like they used to? Maybe you’ve been quickly judged of that yourself. These are signs of things that are changing on the horizon. Tonight we will discuss some news, some trends, some ‘things’ that are just plain unsettling out there and how we can prepare. I hope you’ll join us and chat with topics that are weighing on your heart.
39 Your Preparation Station Tonight on Your Preparation Station with  Donna Miller (of Millers Grain House and Grain Storehouse). It’s the last Saturday of the month and my regular end-of-the-month guest is Lynette Coan from PreppingOnABudget.com. Tonight we’re going to talk about  “How to out-think the storm!” Quite appropriate to air the day hurricane Irene is to make landfall.  We’ll discuss how to prepare for your personal safety as well as for the ‘refuges’ of family and friends that need to come to your place for safety – all without breaking the budget.  hope you’ll listen, because even if you don’t worry about hurricanes where you live, some other ‘storm’ is likely brewing somewhere that will concern you and your loved ones.
38 Your Preparation Station Just what goes on when Preppers Get Together? Tonight on Your Preparation Station with hostess, Donna Miller (of Millers Grain House and Grain Storehouse) Whisper and Vina8 (NC Moderators for the State Forum on American Preppers Network) are going to spill the beans about what all actually went ON at the last NC Preppers’ Camp-out a few weeks ago! I’m sure if you’re planning one, you’ll want to get tips of what to do (and maybe what not to)…ideas and glean from their exciting weekend with over 50 Preppers from the great State of NC!
37 Your Preparation Station GLOBAL SUN OVENS International President Paul Munsen! The Global Sun Oven has extended their extreme discount of the Preparedness Pack with each purchase of a Global Sun Oven and before the end date of July 15th, we are thrilled to have Mr Munsen with us. He has traveled the world teaching others how to use this very vital and renewable tool and is here to share just how well the Global Sun Oven fits into a preparedness lifestyle in areas that you may have never thought of before tonight’s show!
36 Your Preparation Station Prepping doesn’t have to be a battle of the sexes!  Tonight on Your Preparation Station with  Donna Miller (of Millers Grain House and Grain Storehouse) fellow PRN Host, John Wesley Smith of Destiny Survival and I are going to dive into a HOT topic hopefully with grace, clarity and a dose of humor…. How men and women prepare differently. Now given we both come from a fairly traditionally biblical view of the genders, we will be approaching the discussion in this manner….but we may throw you a few loops you won’t be expecting! Have a reluctant spouse? This show may help. Feeling like you’re ‘doing it all’? This show may help. Not sure of how to share the load? This show may help! I hope you’ll listen and share!
35 Your Preparation Station  I am once again joined by a friend who has inspired me to go beyond what I thought possible with prepping and saving! Lynette Coan from Prepping on a Budget joins me again tonight and has agreed to be a monthly guest to help everyone (and me!) make sense of all this couponing and deal shopping madness with a Prepper’s Twist! Honestly folks, I’ve tried to follow what others say about couponing, but get completely confused – Lynette makes it make sense – part practicle, part savvy and always a lot of fun….(we catch the giggles often)… I hope you’ll join us as I totally an transparent with my coupon shopping naivety and get some much needed help from my friend!
34 Your Preparation Station Prepping on a Budget Continues!  Tonight on Your Preparation Station with  Donna Miller (of Millers Grain House and Grain Storehouse) I am delighted to have, Lynette Coan of Prepping On a Budget back with me to finish the show we started last week! We will discuss: Time management for saving money! (Remember my 5 hour shopping trip?) She’ll answer the decoding question that was in the chat room. That is totally unethical and costs us all money! Talk about focusing saving in one specific area, even if you make most of your own stuff.
33 Your Preparation Station YURTS! What an OPTION! Tonight on Your Preparation Station with hostess, Donna Miller (of Millers Grain House and Grain Storehouse) we’re going to talk with Kathy Anderson and Sharon Morley who own and operate Blue Ridge Yurts. If you ever wanted to know more about this affordable, flexible and historical dwelling for your preparation needs – this show is for you! Come listen and learn!
32 Your Preparation Station EDIT OUT THE DEAD AIR IN THE BEGINNING: Here comes the Sun! Tonight on Your Preparation Station with hostess, Donna Miller (of Millers Grain House and Grain Storehouse) we’re going to talk SOLAR ideas.  From going green yourself with DIY Solar Panels to the Global Sun Oven, Donna will discuss a few of the options facing preppers and hopefully share some resources you may not have been aware of!
31 Your Preparation Station Cast Iron Cookware. Donna’s special guest is Mark Kelly of Lodge Cast Iron Cookware, America’s Original Cookware. Most preppers know that nothing holds a candle to a good set of cast iron cookware and Lodge wrote the book on cast iron cookware! Tonight, Mark and I will cover the basics of the Lodge company’s history, the making, use and care of cast iron cookware and its popularity. If you’ve never understood the draw and dynamics of using cast iron for your daily, outdoor and preparedness cooking – you won’t want to miss tonight’s show!
30 Your Preparation Station NC Preppers Meet-Up Camp. Donna’s special guests tonight are Vina8 and Whisper – Moderators of the North Carolina State Group on the American Preppers Network. Vina8 and Whisper will be talking with Donna about last year’s NC Preppers Meet-Up Camp and the upcoming one that is planned for early June, here in the beautiful state of NC! If you’re thinking of going this year, you’ll want to listen in. If you went last year, listen and keep these kids straight! If you’re thinking of having your own State’s Preppers Meet-up, then listen and get some ideas! It is sure to be a FUN show with these three fired-up ladies on the air at the same time!!
29 Your Preparation Station Zombies, Earthquakes and Fear, OH MY!. Tonight we’re going to dive into the fear factor and panic of the preparedness movement and discuss: Whose voice are we listening to for preparing? What buttons are being pushed in you by the media and government and why? What is the affect of living in stress doing to our bodies, souls and minds? How does prepping panic affect my family? All this is just the tip of the iceberg and Donna hopes to share with you some peace and encouragement in the midst of the chaos swirling around us.
28 Your Preparation Station Spiritual Preparedness. Donna’s special guest tonight is Evangelist, Preacher and Singer Jeff Rowland of http://jeffrowlandministry.com/. He will share what the signs of the times may mean and how we can prepare our hearts for the days ahead.
27 Your Preparation Station Spiritual Preparedness. Tonight’s discussion with Joseph Miller of Joseph Report and Rev. Jeff Rowland, evangelist and singer, focuses on the Biblical/Spiritual ‘Birth Pangs’ that the earth is now feeling and the call to Prepare, and exactly what that is may surprise you! They also talk about what the signs of the times may mean and how we can prepare our hearts for the days ahead.
26 Your Preparation Station Tonight we are very pleased to welcome back Lynette Coan. Lynette has put the speed on in her learning curve for prepping and has such a great outlook and contagious enjoyment for the process – that I am excited to have her back again. It is always fun to chat with her and I hope you will join us for the fun! Her topics tonight include: prepping with coupons, homesteading, and self-sustained living, delivered with a great dose of humor!
25 Your Preparation Station A Preparedness Mystery! Tonight’s show is, of course, about preparedness, but Donna is not “prepared” to tell you who the guest(s) will be! Come, listen and see…and be prepared to join us and ask questions!
24 Your Preparation Station Simple Solar Homesteading: Donna’s special guest is LaMar Alexander of SimpleSolarHomesteading.com. He has built a little solar cabin in the woods powered by a 570 watt solar and wind power system for under $2000! LaMar just wrote a 351-page book, “Off the Grid,” which is full of plans and ideas for newbies and experienced homesteaders to make their homesteads more efficient and sustainable. His goal is to help people learn to simplify their lives and live in a way that works with and respects nature. We hope you’ll join us and ask questions!
23 Your Preparation Station Prepper Philosophy and Review. Tonight is a farewell to Thursday Night’s edition of Your Preparation Station as the show prepares to move to a new night and time (Saturdays 7PM-9PM CT). Tonight we dive into a little more of the necessary outlook, faith and philosophy to face this uncertain future with peace in the midst of chaos, and review two of our most popular topics: Canning Meat/Dairy & How to Get Reluctant Family involved in Prepping.
22 Your Preparation Station It’s a Disaster! Donna’s guest tonight is Janet Liebsch, co-author of “It’s a Disaster, and What are YOU Gonna Do about It?.” They will be giving away two of the paperback books to live listeners and chatters. They fit nicely in a drawer, glove compartment or bug-out-bag! Donna and Janet will also discuss the recent news events that have caused great interest in surviving radiation poisoning and a run on potassium iodide.
21 Your Preparation Station The Preparedness Journey:  Tonight Donna chats with Vickilynn Haycraft of RealFoodLiving.com (who now hosts the Get Real – Get Prepared Show on PRN on Monday nights!) about their preparedness journey, the skills they’ve learned (and want to share) and the things they foresee in the future. Find out what started it all for Vickilynn and how her journey has progressed!
20 Your Preparation Station Small Space Food Storage…Are you renting and want to store food? Are you in a condo, suburb or small Florida home? Is your kitchen a ‘step-saver’ because it’s so tiny? Don’t have any pantry space? Donna shares some creative ways to store long-term food in space-challenged areas. Join us with some tips and questions of your own!
19 Your Preparation Station Tonight Donna is delighted to have Steve Howard of www.growingyourgrub.com. He is a fellow PRN Host and he and Donna share a very similar philosphy: “Help our Prepper community to prepare, but do it with real food. It’s healthier, and cheaper too.” We will talk about how vital it is to develop this skill and how enjoyable it can be along the journey.
18 Your Preparation Station Donna Miller hosts The Grain Storehouse, Your Preparation Station with tonight’s special guest Cherlynn. She is going to give us some great recipes and inspiration to can meat, cheese and dairy. This will be so vital for keeping a good supply without having to rely on the freezer! Your host is full of questions so come learn along with Donna!
17 Your Preparation Station EDIT OUT DEAD AIR IN THE BEGINNING: Donna Miller hosts The Grain Storehouse, Your Preparation Station with tonight’s special guests Bob & Vina8 from American Preppers Network. They will share with you tips to eating fresh, home grown foods all through the winter! They’ve been having greens, herbs, tubers and more while the temps have dropped in the single digits! Come learn these tips from those who’ve gotten their hands dirty! Website with photos and tips while you listen: http://wintersalads.com/
16 Your Preparation Station Donna Miller hosts The Grain Storehouse, Your Preparation Station where tonight the lines are open to answer your most commonly-asked questions about milling, cooking, about grains, and whole food storage.
15 Your Preparation Station Donna’s Guest tonight is Shirley K. to talk about the Family Grain Mill and its versatility for the prepper who wants many functions out of one machine and likes the options of both electric and manual operation.
14 Your Preparation Station “How do I handle family/friends who are not supportive or down-right hostile toward my prepping?” Are you fighting with your family over ‘spending the extra money’ to prep? Are you hiding preps from family and friends due to the ridicule? Do your kids think you’re ‘nuts’? Do YOU think you’re ‘nuts’? The phone lines and chat room will be open for discussion and Donna will give you some tips on handling your family and friends and getting them ‘on board’ with your call to preparation!
13 Your Preparation Station 7:00-8:00PM CT: Join your host, Donna Miller as she shares her tips on preparedness skills and the 25 year’s worth of lessons she has learned along the journey thus far. Tonight she focuses on dehydrating and preserving food.
12 Your Preparation Station 6:00-8:00PM CT: Donna’s guest tonight is Chris Sacco of the Asheville Institute, an eco-urban education center and living laboratory for sustainable solutions in action. He owns Always Ready, LLC and teaches Wilderness First Aid Courses among many other talents. He has been active in many emergency relief efforts across the globe. Tonight we will discuss: Emergency planning for inclement weather (freezing temps and no power), School/Home-school Curriculum needs and training our children, Outbreaks – Chris has been in Haiti helping people deal with the Cholera outbreaks. 8:00-9:00PM CT: Donna shares tips on home grain milling and how it helped to cure her gluten sensitivities.
11 Your Preparation Station 6:00-7:00PM CT: Donna shares her heart on prepping: how it ‘saved’ their family in difficult times and how her skills from her business helped her stretch the preps they had! And now, what it’s like to be back at square one after living over a year off their preps. 7:00-8:00PM CT: (Pre-recorded) Guest Amy Ryan runs Taste & See . She shares her vision for her business and a little about healthy meal planning. She has a Healthy Thanksgiving Menu on line for only $5. Mention the show and get a prize! 8:00-9:00PM CT: (Pre-recorded) Donna shares some of her favorite recipes for the holidays and how to make them more healthy for you and your family!
10 Your Preparation Station Our guest tonight on Your Preparation Station is Timothy Scott French. Tim has been a firefighter EMT-D for 20 years. He worked on the Gulf coast during Hurricane Katrina, and is the Founder of A.N.T.S – Americans Networking To Survive. A.N.T.S is a survival network comprised of individuals working together to provide other members basic supplies during disasters. We’ll discuss all aspects of A.N.T.S. and how you can join!
9 Your Preparation Station Tonight Donna’s guests include: Shawn Dutton, the editor of  Prepared Times Magazine and John Wesley Smith from Destiny Survival. More information about both of these gentlemen can be found on their websites! Remember to get Your Preparation Station’s free newsletter with prepping tips, encouragement and prep ‘tools’ at: www.grainstorehouse.com, www.millersgrainhouse.com/store – Our online store for wheat, grains, grain mills and storage. www.youtube.com/thewheatguy- for video tutorials for saving money and stretching food, www.eatgrains.com – FREE whole grain recipes and tips.
8 Your Preparation Station Our first guest Janet Liebsch and her husband Bill are the co-founders of Fedhealth and authors and publishers of “IT’S A DISASTER! — and what are YOU gonna do about it?” Their backgrounds in sales, marketing, training and management, combined with their entrepreneurial spirit and passion to help the country, have allowed them to carve a unique niche in the preparedness industry. Since most people (over 80%) are resistant and complacent about preparing for the unexpected, Bill and Janet have developed ways
7 Your Preparation Station Tonight: Preppers and Prepper-Rations! Donna’s guest tonight is Tom Martin, founder of the American Preppers Network. When the APN was founded in January, 2009, few people knew what a prepper was. Now it is practically a household word, thanks in large part to the American Preppers Network. To quote Tom: “The country is ready for a shift to preparedness.” Plus pre-recorded info of what to expect at a Millers Grain House Retreat or Class!
6 Your Preparation Station Tonight: 3 hours dedicated to home-milling and grains! As preppers, we know the vital need of having food on hand and stretching our food dollars. Listen to these pre-recorded sessions (after the first live half hour) with your host, Donna Miller, as she shares valuable information with you about: Comparing Grain Mills – GRAIN MILL COMPARISON CHART, Left-over Magic Ideas, Store-bought vs. Home-made, Adding Different Grains to our Diets
5 Your Preparation Station (EDIT OUT FIRST FEW SECONDS OF DEAD AIR) 1st Hour: My guest is Christopher Sacco, founder of Always Ready LLC. Chris spent most of the past decade working with indigenous communities in South America, where he designed, managed and evaluated numerous emergency preparedness, disaster relief, and sustainable development projects. Today he helps families, communites, and some of the world’s leading humanitarian organizations to design and evaluate emergency programs. 2nd Hour: James, moderator of the Colorado Preppers Network Forum enlightens us on Prepping for Mobility. 3rd Hour: (Pre-recorded.) Melinda Shoaf of Shoaf’s Loaf shares with us her joy of fresh milling and turning it into a thriving business.
4 Your Preparation Station Your hostess Donna Miller outlines her family’s Twelve Step Program for the Beginning Prepper. She’ll email you the details in “bite-size” portions if you sign up for her free newsletter at: http://grainstorehouse.com . 7:00-9:00PM: Two hours devoted exclusively to Step 11 of Donna’s Twelve Step Program for the Beginning Prepper: Building your long-term workable pantry with Bulk Buying 101. This four-part series aired a few months ago on the Millers Grain House Radio Show. Donna hopes that tonight’s show gives you some peace of mind as you begin your prepping journey. Remember,” she says, “we are here for you to help you enJOY the journey!”
3 Your Preparation Station with Donna Miller First Hour –  Welcome American Prepper’s Network’s own, Vina8!  Vina8 is going to share many of her prepping nuggets of wisdom with us! She is the Moderator for the NC State Forum of the American Prepper’s Network and does a fantastic job along with her co-moderator. whom we hope to have on the show before too long, in making it the most active State forum on the Network. We hope to get Vina8  share with us how her journey began, some phases it’s been through, what’s new and what’s on the horizon. We also hope to hear her preparation philosophy and insights! Second Hour –  A ‘newbie’ tackles prepping and how to afford it! Although Lynette from SC would say she is fairly new to prepping, her list of accomplishments in a short period of time is quite impressive! Not only that, but her mind-set to help others learn how easy it is to actually afford prepping is a great blessing! It’s actually easier to afford it because you can’t afford NOT to prepare! Join us as we chat about all she’s learned and done in this short time. Third Hour – A Home-milling Mini-course! I will share on a topic that has become a great focal point of mine. Helping others see the simplicity of milling at home. The topics will range from my Gluten sensitivity diagnosis, wheat’s bad rap and I’ll give you my simple, fool-proof loaf bread recipe. I’ll even answer the question: “Is home milling really more healthy and better on the budget?”
2 The Preparation Station and Bouncing Back Now Who’d of thought it? Me…a Prepper!!  Donna’s guest tonight is a young mother who has found herself on the journey of a lifetime! Denny (Denise) Wayson has recently entered the prepper twilight-zone! It appears that not only is God bringing people across her path to share back-to-basics skills, but her enthusiasm for all things basic in the lifestyle of prepping is infectious! She shares this enthusiasm with everyone she contacts! She has such an encouraging attitude and joy about prepping that you’ll love listening to her stories and journey.
1 The Preparation Station and My Strategic Life Plan We all gotta start somewhere! Donna Miller of Miller’s Grain House starts her new show on Preparedness Radio today with a basic breakdown of what preparation is (and isn’t) and a little ‘getting to know you’ session. She’ll then discuss some basic starting points for newbies plus some building blocks that even seasoned preppers may have missed along the way.