How many times have we heard TJ drill us about how useful something is tucked away collecting dust in some tote and on "the worse day of your life" you're bugging out without a clue to use your gear ?
If you own a firearm you probably took it down to the range a few times, learned how to zero it, learned about hold over and effectively put rounds of ammo efficiently on target. The same goes for your Comms, your shovel, your knife. You bought a saw and it broke the second time out, bought a better saw, didn't break, good to go but buy two anyway because it could. How many times has TJ done this?
But "Trucker" how do you practice without violating comsec and giving away codenames, the same way you avoid FEMA Camps you don't go to FEMA Camps. You don't use codenames during practice. Alternate codenames/callsigns, could be used. Or in all honesty, first names or nicknames, pet name like honey or dear, babe... anything but your bug out callsign.
What do we do on it? Get with your tribe, ask the comm guy to establish a radio net using the radios the tribe members have. But "trucker" not everyone has the Beofang uv-5R, and? Does everyone have a FRS/GMRS radio, CB, MURS, you all made sure to standardize your ammo. Not everyone may have an AR-15, Someone might have a mini-14 shooting the same .223/5.56 rounds.
Nets could be very simple. 6pm Saturday everyone is on the same channel. Starting at 6pm the net starts. "All players this is Lighthouse check in." Then the check ins
"Lighthouse this is Mother Goose Lima Charlie (LC= Loud and Clear) over.
Roger Mother Good I have you Lima Charlie as well good evening.
"Lighthouse this is Redfox Actual readable over"
"Roger Redfox 6, you're Lima Charlie here"
This continues until all tribe members have checked in and given a signal report. Following that the net can go many directions from simply closing the net, to a round table discussion. Mother Goose could "report" having a good afternoon planting the garden. The point is everyone got on freq., Are able to communicate with each other and USED THEIR GEAR!