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E187: Homeschooling Part II - Reloaded
In this episode, we go back one more time to the vault for Homeschooling part II with the Davis's. Before we get started, this is a rebroadcast of episode 79. We were going to do a fresh episode this week, but so many of you wrote in asking for part II to be replayed. So here it is remastered and reloaded for your listening pleasure. Next week we'll be getting loopy on home made mead in the zombie apocalypse. Homeschooling Topics Tackled: * Myths about homeschooling. * Myths new homeschool parents fall victim to. * One of the funniest “where do babies come from” conversations. * How much time in a day kids need to spend in class. * The museum as a classroom with free teacher’s aids. * How much time and commitment it really takes to educate your kids at home. * and other great lessons from a veteran homeschooler and educator. ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Show notes, resources, and links for this episode are available by going to:
E239: Habits The Best Shooters and Professional Chefs Share
James Price drops by the studio to whip you into shape for the new year. We discuss what the habits that the best shooters and professional chefs both share. ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at: Many people watch in awe and wonder as the best shooters in the world work. These top performers seem to glide through courses of fire with ease. Long time listeners will often hear us refer to this as tactical ballet. And if you ever watch the best chefs in the world, you'll notice they seem to dance around a kitchen. All their movements are fluid, efficient, and purposeful. But there's more than a surface-deep correlation between the best shooters 'dumping mags in fools' and chefs baking a perfect soufflé. The commonality is this: They attain unconscious competence by turning skills into habits. And it all starts with a mastery of the basics. James explains in more depth with some great takeaways for you in this episode...   Habits of The Best Shooters and Chefs Topics Discussed: The surprising origins of the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) The only way to reach skill perfection Innovation through refinement Weird trivia about the movie To Catch a Thief The stupidity of muscle memory and what unconscious competence really is Why the basics of any field are crucial to learn and commit to the point where they are a habit Being able to pull out the best parts and adopt new skill from trainers Cooking fish while running and gunning Mise en place - everything in its place in cooking and tactical applications The finite ability to think while in a stressful situation How cleaning up saves lives Always ending a day and training correctly Lessons from that time a co-worker of James' yawned during a shootout Making and using tactical recipes How back briefs - repeating information back - saves lives Learning the value of showing respect and keeping an open mind in order to learn Taking responsibility to the extreme ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at:    
E112: Paul Wheaton
Join us today for an interview with the great Paul Wheaton of on Rocket Mass Heaters, growing more with less effort, things that go boom squish, and all things permaculture. Paul Wheaton is like an encyclopedia of permaculture and homesteading. But when people hear permaculture, rocket mass heaters, or live stock they think it's not for us city folk. Well think again. ~ Paul Wheaton join us as we discuss and drink from the fire hose that is ... * The best permaculture techniques for us city folk * Hostile Vegans * Thoughts on livestock * Why you should stop composting * A super simple food preservation method post SHTF * Solar Dehydrators * Chicken duels * The evils of Chicken Tractors * What booms squish means * Rocket Mass Heaters ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at:
E113: James Price of Death Valley Magazine
In this episode Aaron interviews James Price of Death Valley Magazine. Yeah, it's going to be that kind of show. Admittedly most of us have never been shot at. Even fewer of us have had to shoot to at others. And even fewer still have ever been in areas where a full collapse has taken place. So do we really know what happens before and after such an event? Join us as James lays it out for us in his awesomely frank way. He's someone who's been there, done that, bought the T-shirt, and keeps going back in for another. ~ We discuss... * How Death Valley Magazine got it's start * Training now being offered by DVM * A real world look at how fast things can collapse * James' take on the biggest mistake 99% of preppers make * The likelihood of a US collapse * Warning signs of a collapse * Intelligence gathering to stay abreast of potential arising issues * Danger avoidance as a skill * Knowing when to bug in and when to bug out * The reality of killing another person * Why James is always throwing bottles of pee out the truck * The unexpected things that happen to you during high stress situations * The cyclical nature of perceived threats in the survival community * What James thinks of zombies may surprise you. * Black helicopters * Buying AK-47s out of the trucks of cars * The AK-47 vs AR-15 * Toilet Paper vs Ferraris in a societal collapse * And lots of other real word experiences from hostile environments ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at:
E226: A Young Woman's Story of Survival in a Mad World
We sit down with author Sara Hathaway; the creator of Day After Disaster and The Changing Earth series. She shares with us her writing story and thoughts on female preppers. Female preppers tend to be greatly outnumbered by their male counter parts. Most informal reports put the percentages at 30% female and 70% male. The disparity between sexes is also evident in prepper fiction. It is dominated by male characters -- often overly stylized super soldier types. And this get's boring after a while. So when something, anything, different comes along, we tend to take notice. Author Sara Hathaway is herself a female prepper. And she's damn proud of it -- as she should be. So her crafting a series of prepper fiction books featuring a strong female character is no surprise. But some women's reactions to Sara's works are rather surprising. Listen in to hear this and many other topics... Author Sara Hathaway: Who is she How did she become a writer What is Sara's go to rifle in the apocalypse If she could only have one thing in a collapse, what would it be What's the best $100 she's ever spent on preparedness ~ Become a supporting member here: Resources from this episode can be found at:      
E219: How to Decide: Night Vision for Preppers
Night Vision for preppers: Own the night and see bad things before they can see you. These are the phrases often used to describe the technology for tactical applications. And it's an enticing premise. Who wouldn't want the advantage and superpower of seeing in the dark? It would be a game changer should polite society ever skid out of control. But many preppers end up with sticker shock as soon as they begin investigating night vision. And is seemingly creates a perceived need out of reach for most. And most preppers don't stop to ask if night vision makes sense. It could easily become an expensive toy that sits in a drawer only to be occasionally played with and never pressed into services as a life-saving tool. So this brings up the question: How do you decide if night vision for preppers makes sense? And what generation is even worth the investment? And then there's thermal. The mind swirls with indecisiveness. We'll clear this up. ~ Night Vision for Preppers Topics Discussed: * Usable Night Vision Generations * Why Gen 1 Sucks * Why Autogating is a must for urban applications * Thermal Imagining * Swooning for SWIR imaging * Highbrid Thermal and Night-vision systems * Tactical applications and use for night-vision ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at:  
E211: Surviving a Terrorist Attack in The Borrowed World
In this episode, we sit down with author Franklin Horton to discuss his book series The Borrowed World. It’s a story about an everyday non-super-ninja guy who finds himself far from home and surviving a terrorist attack and it's crippling effects. And the book wrestles with something many of us worry about: What if SHTF while I'm traveling? What would you do if you were hundreds of miles from home and a terrorist attack crippled the nation? If you had to walk home, could you make the arduous trek on foot? These questions often weigh on my mind when traveling. Thoughts of how to get home and what would happen to loved ones during that period run wild through my mind. Your thoughts turn to where and how to procure improvised survival tools, obtaining firearms, and how crazy would people be along the way. There are a lot of variables. And most of the outcomes are harsh at best. Fortunately, Horton shared the same thoughts and wrote a whole series of prepper fiction around this idea. ~ Topics from The Borrowed World Discussed: * Who is author Franklin Horton * How he got into writing * How he got into prepping * What he does in his day job and how it played a role in crafting the Borrowed World series * How surviving a terrorist attack sets the state for the series * How a love backpacking can inform a prepper's gear decisions * What's the best $100 dollars he ever spent on prepp and the piece of gear he feels is most important * How he wove practical survival information into the story without making it a technical manual * The biggest takeaway he wants readers to get from these books * What are his EDC essential items * Which authors inspire Franklin Horton * His prepper pet peeves * His go to apocalypse rifle ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at:    
E200: 2017 Predictions Made & Listener Questions Answered
In this episode, Aaron makes 2017 predictions and answers listener questions. And there's also a special thank you message to all the listeners from ITRH to start. You see, ITRH has crossed a major milestone: 200 episodes. Most podcasts don't make it past 6. And the show is now downloaded roughly 50,000 a month. So it seems like we may be doing something right. ~ Topics: ~ * 2017 Predictions - The Hearing Protection Act - National Conceal Carry Reciprocity - Liberal Preppers and nuclear war - The coming troubles of gun manufacturers - What 2017 may mean for ammo availability and pricing - Who Trump will piss off next and why we're laughing * Listener Questions * Where to start as a new prepper focusing on the basics * The most cringe worthy prepper purchase Aaron has ever made * Can you make insulin in a grid down scenario ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at:
E201: Running & Gunning with WTF Biathlon
In this episode, we sit down with Dan from Waco Tactical Fitness. He shares with us what the WTF Biathlon is, how it started, and why they're a great sport for preppers and shooters. Let's be honest: preppers love their gear and guns. We buy rifles and handguns of nearly every caliber and flavor. We accumulate mag holders, holster, plate carriers, hydration backs, and tons of more gear. But it is rare we get the opportunity to test ourselves and gear. Shooters are relegated to standing in a box and shooting at a stationary paper target, in most cases. And even if we take an expensive class, truly testing our physical condition and gear is limited. So enter the biathlon: A way to test your body, shooting, and equipment. Running and Gunning Topics Discussed: * What a biathlon is * Who and what is Waco Tactical Fitness * How the name came about * WTF Mission * How it all started * The relationship with Appleseed Project * What the courses and courses of fire are like * How a biathlon tests your skills and your gear * The recommended gear and guns for a WTF biathlon * Where the money goes (hint: it's all for the kids) ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at:
E228: The 1911 - Love, Hate, Myth, Practicality, and Best Basics
Justin Carroll drops back by to talk about the 1911 pistol. The US government paid a LOT of money teaching him to depend on one. And he shares real-world use lessons learned. For those who don’t know, he’s a former Marine Recon, Marine special operations, and former government alphabet soup guy who ran a 1911 and many other guns for a living. So Justin has just a wee bit of experience with what works and what doesn't. And today he’s going to share with us some basics about the reality of depending on one and must have options for neophytes. The 1911 pistol is a deep part American lore. If you're a child of the 70's and 80's, you probably have at least one grandfather who used one in war. And your dad might have used one in a "conflict" and most likely had a 1911 as his one go-to handgun for home defense. For this reason, many of us lust after them even though we're converts to the Tupperware warrior guns like the Glock. But there's still that lust begging to be satiated. So today we talk all things 1911 so you can decide if it's right for you and what to look for. [itunes] The 1911 For Beginners Topics Discussed: The number one must-have feature on a 1911 John Browning's invention Vs. the modern striker fired pistols The secret to how the US Marines keep their pistols running in top condition Understanding the limitations and setting expectations High-end custom 1911s Off the shelf Vs. DYI Different types of sites and why ledges are important Why night-sites Skeletonized hammers Skeletonized triggers Justin's must-have feature list Pistol sites Beaver safeties ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at:
E241: 7 Crazy Ways to Protect Your Identity & Make You Safer
Justin Carrol drops by to discuss several tinfoil hat ways to protect your identity and make you safer for 2018. We cover buying and setting up anonymous phones, cars, mailboxes, and land. And that's just the start. ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at: We often speak of becoming a hard target. There are past episodes on guns, martial arts, mindsets, physical security, homes, and bug out locations. In addition, we've also spoken a length about hardening your life against the black swan events. These include everything from your financial life to life after a societal collapse. But what about marking your data a hard target to protect your identity? Did you know you're leaving a trail everywhere you go? Identity protection isn't just for the paranoid. But remember the old expression: Just because your paranoid doesn't mean no one is watching you. If you're new, Justin is a privacy and security expert with a long history of government service. As a result, he's made it his life's mission to become, as he says, impenetrable and anonymous. Some of these will seem right out of a Jason Bourne movie. And they will all be just as much fun. So it's time to dig in and erase yourself from the system. Crazy Ways to Protect Your Identity Topics Discussed: Securing your cell phone to protect your identity Getting an anonymous phone Using Faraday bags to protect your smartphone Using "burner" phone numbers Getting nomad status The only states you can get nomad status in Using mail forwarding services - PMB (Personal Mailbox) Services Making your driver's license safe Buying property anonymously and without your name being tied to it Using a land trust Buying a vehicle anonymously and without your name being associated with it ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at:    
E141: Glen Tate on How to Choose a Bug Out Location
In this episode we sit down with Glen Tate for an in-depth conversation about how to choose a bug out location. This episode is full of great information, things to consider, and laughs. Bug out locations (aka BOLs) are something most preppers and  survivalists dream of owning. But the topic isn't simple: There are done of things to considered. And there are tons of things that can turn a BOL into a nightmare to know. So join us as we discuss how Glen Tate, author of the 299 Days book series, himself went about choosing the best bug out location. * How close the BOL in 299 is to Glen’s real BOL story * Rural and semi-rural bug out location * Travel time and distance considerations * Practical non milllion dollar solutions to owning a BOL * Isolated cabin in the mountains vs a cabin in a small community * The value of people in a SHTF senario * The danger of people in a SHTF senario * Thinking through stratigies and tactics of defense relative to a BOL * Resource considerations in your BOL area that are not nessesarilly on your land. * Acceptable levels of flaws in your plans and location * Understand and dealing with trade offs * How to tell if you may be in a community of preppers and self suffciant types * Water considerations * Vacation homes vs permanent resident community * Thinking through what you’re going to do, realistically, before things go south * Strategies for convincing loved one’s a BOL is a good idea * How to get to know your neighbors when you’re not there all the time. * The things that make us want a BOL and when that happened for Glen. * Balancing morality and practicality during a collapse * More on the economy * Teaming up with another family or families to split the cost of rural land * What Glen Tate what’s in current events for telltale signs of economic distress ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at:  
E140: Spy Craft and Executive Protection Tactics Every Prepper Should Know
In this episode we're joined by James Price. We sit down to discuss the three things every prepper should know, but probably hasn't even thought of. You see there's a lesson James taught us a while back: If the situation turns to violence you've lost. So who do you keep a situation from turning to violence and flip adversaries to your side? And if a situation spirals out of our control into violence, how do we protect our kids and loved ones like pro executive protection contractor? Listen and find out. Topics discussed: * What every good spy knows and how you can learn it for next to nothing * What is spy trade craft. * The reality of a hostile situations * Improvisational comedy for the zombie apocalypse and road blocks * Picking up zombie strippers * How learning these skills improved all aspects of James life and saved it too * Human hacking * Dealing with without rule of law situations * Get yourself out of bad situations and turn them into good situations * How to talk someone dumb * Deciet detection and learn when you're being lied to (it may save your life) * Verbal Agressiveness * Verbal Judo * James takes us to his parents' house * Where onehanded pistol shooting comes into play * Why James loves failure * The importance of physical maps in kits * Protecting kids during an active shooter situation * Executive protection ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at:  
E150: Clarifying Rifle Optics
Choosing rifle optics is confusing. They're also can be a big investment. So in this episode we sit down with Marshal, owner of Primary Arms. He's going to help clarify and demystify rifle optics. Rifle optics topics covered: * How much should people spend on opitics for a rifle? * What are the basics of selecting the right opitic for a rifle? * How does eye relief play into scope selection? * How would someone decide on magnification? * How do you select the right reticle? * What impact does tube size have on a scope’s function? * What impact does the bell of a scope vs a straight tube have? * What is parallax and why should people care about it? * What is first focal plane and why is it important in rifle scopes? * What would someone look for in a hunting scope? * So whats the difference between a hunting scope and a sniper scope? * What's the difference between a hunting or tacitcal sope and a rimfire scope? * Is there really any difference when deciding on rings and mounts for scopes? * What advantages does a fixed power scope give? * What should people know when looking for a red dot? * What should people use and never use when cleaning their optics? ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at:
E153: Surviving Active Shooters
In this episode we sit down with James Price to discuss surviving everything from an active shooter to a typical mugging. Active shooter situations and crime are on the rise. They may even get much worse. Are you prepared? Today James will share insight into what students of his Domestic Protector class learn. We'll also cover simple things you can do to survive violent encounters. ~ Surviving active shooter situation topics: * Jame's prediction about the frequenting of these types of shootings. * Takeaways from the San Bernardino shooting. * Takeaways from the Paris terrorist attacks. * Will this inspire copycat spree-killers? * How was the Domestic Protector class put together? * Are armed civilians more safe? * Why should you start practicing one handed shooting more? * What is a sheepdog and what is an armed civilian? * How should you respond to an active shooter? * Are active shooter situations different from a violent mugging? * What can be improvised to jam door from an attack? ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at:
E137: Understand Bags, Backs, and Boots for Survival
Survival bags, packs, and boots can be an overwhelming topic for some, oddly. For many, it becomes a complicated topic at first blush. With good reason: There's a lot of options, a lot of brands, and a lot of nuances dependent on exact applications and budget. But in this episode, we're joined by Marshall Hoots of Going Gear. He's going to uncomplicate the topic and break it all down for us in simple terms. Survival Bags, Packs, and Boots Topics Covered: * What makes for the best backpacking packs? * Does brand really matter or is all hype when it comes to backpacking packs? * What are those chest straps for on your packs and backpacks? * What does the waist strap on a pack really do? * How important is fit when choosing a backpack or backpacking pack? * Does how you pack a backpack or backpacking really make a difference? * What are the best backpacks? * Does the material a backpack is made out of making a difference? * How do you choose the right backpack material? * Is ripstop really that great? * Understanding boots for hiking, outdoors, and survival * Marshall's sheep fetish revealed and explained * The importance of maintaining body temperature. ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at:  
E264: Lessons From Gun Control in the Third Reich
Gun control in the Third Reich is referenced in firearms regulations debates often. Yet, concrete information wasn't readily available, until now. Fortunately, Stephen Halbrook took up the challenge. ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Get episode resources here: Stephen Halbrook is an author, lawyer, and champion of the 2nd Amendment. And he’s going to share with us a history lesson of gun control from Nazi German through his book Gun Control in the Third Reich. Restrict or absolution gun rights they say... Force people to register their firearms they say... What could go wrong, it's for the greater good they say. History has something to say on the topic. And Stephen Halbrook spent 20-years collecting, analyzing, and distilling the information into a book. Join us as he walks us through some of the salient points and takeaways. ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Get episode resources here:
E276: No BS Emergency Medicine for Crisis Big and Small
Paramedic Josh drops into the studio to share real-world information on becoming the medic of your prepper household. ~ Get episode resources here:
E124: Gear Reviews, Tips, and Tricks
In this esisode hosts Aaron and Jason review a whole lot of survival, gun, ammo, holsters, and other gear. Yes! It's the annual gear geeking out episode. So we cover bags, guns, multitools, pants, and all kinds of other stuff. There's a little something for everyone. Plus, we throw in some tips about things we've learned while playing with our newer toys over the last year. ~ So joins us as we review these products and discuss some tips and tricks: * How to unjam a Glock in the field with no special tools * Why Aaron switched from .357sig to a 9mm * How grey is the new tactical black * Griffon Industries Custom Kydex holster review * Raven Concealment Phantom holster review * Lone Wolf Barrel .357 Glock 32 to 9mm Conversion Barrel 2,500 round test and review * KKM Barrel initial look and review * The pros and cons of converting a gun from .357sig or .40 to a 9mm. * Why 9mm conversion barrels introduce more failures. * Glock Gen 4 vs Gen 3 review * Glock 32 Review * Glock 19 Review * Glock 42 Review * Ghost Evo Elite 3.5 trigger connector review * Maxpedition Compact Range Bag * Maxpedition Sitka Gear Slinger * PSI Tac-Rac Plug and Tool Set * 5.11 Stryke Pants review ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at:  
E117: Mobile Scout School
In this episode you'll hear about 7 realities of surviving on the move as a mobile team. Host's Aaron and Jason welcome back James Price of Death Valley Magazine training. James shares his lessons from decades of working as a security contractor in third world hell wholes. Over the 2014 summer break, Jason and Aaron got a chance to spend a weekend training with James. The experience was nothing short of awesome. A lot of lessons were learned, new friends made, and new perspectives gained. James Price is the founder of Death Valley Magazine, Death Valley Magazine Training Center, and Death Valley Magazine D.A.R.T (Disaster Aid Rescue Team). ~ Join us as we discuss... Episode Topics: * Why James calls Aaron a murderer. * What is DVM Mobile Scout School. * Force on Force exercises. * Surviving checkpoints. * The reality of using Airsoft weapon facsimiles as training aids. * What survival items should go in a vehicle bag. * The reality of surviving on the move in a vehicle. * Short barreled rifle (SBR): fun toy or indispensable weapon for surviving on the move? ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at:
E267: Crushing the RV Life and Living The Dream
Author Gary Collins drops by. He’s going to share us his story of the RV life and the trials of living the simple life of a modern nomad. It's about the freedom to live your life on your own terms and in your own way. ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Get episode resources here:
E245: Open Source Intelligence Secrets That Will Blow Your Mind
Michael Bazzel drops in to discuss Open Source Intelligence. He shares with some extremely creepy things people can find out about you from the internet. And we’ll discuss how to cleans them. ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at: Open Source Intelligence, or OSINT as it is often referred to, is anything information openly obtainable. Now, this doesn't sound very sexy. But this might be because you haven't heard just how much personal information about you can be pulled off the internet. It's downright creepy and terrifying in some cases! Imagine using deadly force to defend your life. Then, after, by the time you get home, the media is camped out on your lawn and won't go away. And image someone wanted to track you, your spouse, or even your children down. Everything they need to know to plan and execute something bad may be already floating in cyberspace without you knowing. Are you so sure you're safe? We'll cover what's out there and what you can do about it in this episode... Open Source Intelligence Topics Discussed: What is Open Source Intelligence? How is it different than say a general searching on the internet? Why should us normal people care? When we say sensitive details, how sensitive are we talking? Why do the upfront work and not just take care of cleansing the web if something comes up? What can we do to protect ourselves from people using OSINT offensively on us? Can you remove all personal information from the internet? What skills are required and how hard is this for the everyday person with a job, kids, dog, and zombie platypus apocalypse to plan for? Can you use this vulnerably of personal information to an advantage and say do offensive research? ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at:
E208: Understanding Bug-out Bags, Car Bags, and EDC Bags
In this episode, Aaron goes back to basics with a short episode on the trio of bags for survival: Bug-out bags, car bags, and EDC Bags. A Bug-out bag is where new peppers tend to focus their early attention. And they tend to end up looking like something equipped for the zombie apocalypse. But bug-out bags should be much more straightforward. They are intended to allow you fast eagles and sustain you for up to 72-hours. Your EDC Bag, on the other hand, is the bag you should devote most of your attention. It's the bag: You're most likely to have with you when something goes wrong Is used the most And must be carefully considered due to the restrictions on size and weight And next in priority is the car bag: A mini-bug-out bag intended to get you back home. Note: The items in bags for survival are very personal. This episode does not contain an exhaustive list. But it is intended to get you thinking about the right way to view and work with these types of bags. Bags for Survival Topics Discussed: Bug-out Bags two to three sets of clothes Good pair of gloves A way to store one to two liters of water A way to purify water - tablets or a filter A flashlight and batteries Phone charger and cables An extra credit card and cash A liter or matches Small first aid kit A pack of important papers and copies of identification in a watertight bag Multi-tool Duct-tape Car Bag Same as Bug-out-bag, but for one to two days Think of this bag as the bag you use to get home if you had to leave your vehicle and walk home Include a pair of old sneakers or hiking boots Extra map in a waterproof bag Mole Skins The long skinny single strap rectangular bags work well for cars and will usually fit under a seat EDC Bag Water bottle one litter to 1.5 litters Emergency money back with a card and cash Notepad with emergency contact numbers Gloves Handkerchief A liter or matches Small first-aid kit with lip balm and dental floss and Mole Skins Small pack of wet wipes Emergency sleeping bag - Mylar Multi-tool Backup battery and charging cables + USB car cigaret lighter adapter Optional Items Aaron Mentions Lock picks Hearing protection (I’ve gotten to the range a few times and used mine) Two extra pistol magazines Signal Mirror Extra locking blade knife     ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at:    
E213: 6 Key Survival Skills Areas to Focus on Over More Gear
In this episode, we discuss survival skills people should be focusing on most. This is a back-to-basics episode good for new preppers and prodding old timers. There’s a topic that keeps coming up more and more in the conversations I have with friends that are survival industry professionals. People don't get enough instruction and training. Instead, they go straight for gear and ignore what will actually keep them alive in a disaster: Skills. So we’ll cover six basic survival skills areas every prepper should have locked down. You see, most of us tend to focus our prepper time and money on gear. And the hard truth is this: Skills will almost always be more valuable in a survival situation than gear. So most of us should be spending more our time and money on acquiring survival skills rather than increasing the size of our pile-o-prepper-shit. Survival Skills Discussed: Outdoor Skills Why these skills are less important than most might think Where to find them on the cheap How to find instructors Firemaking Backpacking Camping Medical First Aid, CPR, and AED EMT Basic Wilderness EMT Basic Search & Rescue Community Communications, there is only one Guns Traditional Tactical Training on care and maintenance Organizations and groups that are great for getting skills from CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) CAP (Civil Air Patrol) Project Appleseed NRA ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Resources from this episode can be found at:   Special Note: A very important message: We’re coming up on summer. That means ITRH will go on summer break start May 1st. ITRH Will return for the next season August 7th, 2017. If you are new around here, ITRH Goes on summer break every year in May and Returns in August. During the summer we will drop a short episode every three or four weeks to wet your appetite and keep your feed live. We call these the ITRH Summer shorts. The show is not going away; we’re just taking a little summer break to recharge the batteries and work on our prepper projects.
E277: 2018 Super Random Intergalactic Prepper Gear Review
It’s the 2018 annual Super Random Intergalactic Prepper Gear Review episode, kids. If you’re new, this is not an exhaustive review. Instead, they’re simply fun episodes were I discuss produces I’ve personally purchased in the last year and what my thoughts are on them after a few months or a year of using. ~ Become a supporting member here: ~ Get episode resources here:
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