New Year’s Resolutions 2017

December 29, 2017

It’s the final show of the year and Spencer Myers joins the guys in the bunker to help meet our Spencer quota while Schwendi is abroad. Together they discuss how they did on their prepper resolutions for 2017 (Spencer Myers uses his special psychic Spencer connection to speak for Schwendi.) They also talk about their favorite moments from the last year as well as some goals for 2018.  Make it your resolution to listen to this episode!


Surviving Christmas Parties

December 15, 2017

There are many dangerous situations you may encounter at your family christmas party including getting kissed on the lips by your aunt Mildred, being cornered and talked to death by your cousin Billy, poisoned by bad potluck food, awkward conversations and bad Christmas music. Listen in as Schwendi and Kelly give you all the tips and tricks you’ll need to survive this holiday season. If you make the nice list Kelly may even share his family’s secret cake recipe with you. Merry Christmas to all and to all a very prepared night!


Are We Prepared for Death?

December 1, 2017

Friends, Ronin, listeners, lend us your ears; We come to share information, not to depress you. The topics that men podcast live after them; The edits are oft interred with their bones; So let it be with this episode.

This episode Kelly emerges from the bunker to record with Jeff (aka Lurch, from the WISPS podcast) and Lara and Erin (from Life on the Rocks, Please podcast) for the first ever trifecta of Podbash podcasts.

Jeff is a former funeral director and gives the inside scoop on preparing for funerals. Erin presents a variety of options to the standard burial. Kelly brings some interesting stats from famous funerals. And Lara proclaims her official last wishes for what is to be done with her remains when she shuffles off this mortal coil.

"Proper advanced planning creates a powerful opportunity for the end-of-life to become a time of peace, closure and even healing." -

So listen up and take some notes so that you are prepared for when your time comes.


Winter Car Prep

November 17, 2017

Winter is fast approaching which means two things: 1-It’s time for the Trunk Monkey’s annual grooming session, and 2- Now is a good time to prepare your vehicle and yourself to drive in the cold and snowy weather.

Former mechanic and fellow PodBash host, Andy Oliverson joins us in the bunker and he’s brought a truckload of tips with him. His exhaustive list will give you the information that will wheel-ly help you dodge trouble and be more car-ful this winter. Be sure to tune in, because this is an episode that everyone auto hear.


Financial Preparedness

November 7, 2017

The AWPY team welcomes Nick and Will from the Strange Money podcast into the bunker to talk about financial preparedness. They discuss saving for emergencies, government conspiracies, tiered financial plans, side hustles, going against current financial trends, and more! Find out if having a trunk monkey is a good investment (spoiler: it’s not). So listen up and learn what you can do today to be more financially prepared. Be sure to subscribe to the Strange Money podcast on or wherever you listen!



October 20, 2017

It’s Halloween time in the bunker and the AWPY guys celebrate by talking about how to survive some classic monsters from tv and film. So grab a pumpkin MRE and listen as Kelly and Spencer prepare you to take on everything from Dracula to Godzilla. Oh and Schwendi got into the Spirit of the season by ghosting on this episode.


Myths That May Get You Killed!

October 6, 2017

For the first time in a while, all the guys are together to do a show, that is, until Schwendi sneaks out with the monkey at the last second to participate in some experiments in a neighboring bunker. Kelly and Spencer stick around to talk about  popular survival myths that could cause some serious harm. Tune in to find out when a hot tub is not a good idea and what you should really do if you are stung by a jellyfish. We can’t guarantee this information will save your life, but it could keep you from an awkward situation at least.


Coin Collecting

September 22, 2017

In this episode of Are We Prepared Yet Schwendi and Spencer are MIA, they are in close pursuit of the Trunk Monkey. Kelly holds down the bunker with a special guest, his son Jacob for a quick AWPY-bit. They talk about how a summer project of coin collecting gave Jacob some valuable lessons as well as some profit. Learn about silver content, rare coins, and methods to find them in circulation.

Be sure to like and subscribe to Jacob’s YouTube channel: JakeTEG as well as his brother’s channel: TeamZachAttack. Good luck coin hounds!


Preparing for Hurricanes

September 8, 2017

If you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of hurricanes… so, Kelly and Schwendi sit down and look at hurricanes past to learn how to tackle hurricanes current. And then Kelly calls people who were directly influenced by the hurricane to give you a first hand account of what happened. This is one episode you really don't want to miss!

(Spencer was off chasing the trunk monkey and was not able to record.)



August 25, 2017

Oh no! Something bad happened, the economy has collapsed, and all those dollars bills you’ve been hiding under your mattress are now worthless… What are you going to do now!? Well, we found a list of bartering items on the internet and decided to rank them based on our opinions. Don’t store gold! Store matches instead! Or, you know, listen to the podcast and learn more!