In The Rabbit Hole Urban Survival

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Apr 24, 2017

In this episode, James Price shares with us his trade secrets for securing your home like a high-value safe house.

For new listeners, James is a veteran executive protection consultant with over a decade of experience as a high-priced civilian security contractor in the Middle East and Far East Asia. James gives his expert opinion on the mistakes you are probably making with regard to home safety; some key elements you need to consider to evaluate the safety of your house; the security systems he recommends; and what you can do to protect your home when you are away.

~ Securing your Home and Making it a Safe House Topics: ~

* Who is James and what does he do
* How did James get into executive protection
* What would you say is the number one thing people do to open themselves up to being a target at home
* When evaluating a structure for security issues, what are the primary things you look for
* How often should a regular person do some kind of perimeter check on their home
* When you're setting up security systems, what are your must-have pieces? (i.e. video, motion)
* What realistic limitations should people be aware of with security systems that aren’t backed by an on-site security team
* When away from home, what do people do that make their home target
* What non-lethal tools do you find effective in personal defense
* The one mistake you are probably making that is increasing your chances of becoming the victim of a home invasion.
* Some of the things James looks at when he is evaluating a home’s safety
* Why you should have contrasting shutters for your home
* What you can do to improve the security of your doors and windows
* An important, but often over-looked element of personal security
* The first thing James does to improve the security of a place
* Two important times when you should do a perimeter check
* James’ must-have pieces for an ideal security system
* Where you should place motion sensors
* Why the placement of your security cameras is probably wrong and where you should put them instead
* Why a security system is like a fire alarm
* What you can do to secure your home while you’re away
* Some tips for staying safe in hotel rooms
* A few non-lethal defensive measures you can put in place
* How satin bedsheets and fog machines can increase the safety of your home
* What you should use instead of pepper spray for home safety, and how
* James’ top tips for keeping your home safe and secure

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Apr 17, 2017

In this episode, we sit down with Cal Wilson. He’s an attorney by day and a prepper author by night. We discuss his new book about an EMP attack and life afterward. If you think this is just another EMP book, you may be in for a surprise. Tigers and Gorillas included at no extra charge.

EMPs (Electro Magnetic Pulses) is now and have been for a while, a hot Prepper topics. EMPs as an antagonist are in many ways like Zombies A perfect villain with all the pitfalls needed to scare the crap out of you. And they present a wonderland of problems to contend with.

But, unlike Zombies, EMPs are this side of catastrophes that are possible. The technology, will, and opportunity exists.

Most of the serious and balanced minds in prep have long since considered an EMP to be an outlier scenario, however. While the tech and will exists, the technological hurdles have long been considered too great for most aggressors.

Cal Wilson sides with William R. Forstchen and others. And he shows us all the ways an EMP attack isn't just possible, but probably, in his latest work: E.M.P.: The End Of The Grid As We Know It (All At Once Book 1)

~ EMP Attack Topics Discussed: ~

* Who is author Cal Wilson
* How he came to writing
* Why Cal chose EMP Attacks as the antagonist for his most recent book
* The history of EMP Attack research
* What zoo animals have to do with TEOTWAWKI
* The current state of research on the topic
* What will happen to Nuclear Power plants after an attack
* Preparing for life after an EMP Attack

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Apr 13, 2017

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

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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.

Apr 3, 2017
In this episode, we discuss how much ammo to store. This will be a short back to basics show. People often wrestle with how much ammo is enough. Today, we try to put things into perspective.
Ten thousand rounds of stored ammo is a number you'll find often in online discussions about how much ammo to store. And at first blush, to new preppers, ten thousand rounds seem totally reasonable. We are preparing for SHTF and TEOTWAWKI, right?
But rarely is this number justified. And when the ten thousand rounds ammo storage answer is justified, it's usually for unrealistic reasons.

So in this back-to-basics episode, we'll discuss what to take into consideration rather than an exact number. And we'll do a thought experiment to investigate how much ammo to store. The result may change your mind and perspective on the topic.

And we'll quickly cover a basic gun battery so we have all our ducks in a row.

Debating How Much Ammo to Store

  • The four guns that make up a basic gun battery
  • Why .22 is such a versatile staple round of preparedness
  • How much ammo would you go through in a year after a societal collapse
  • Storing home defense ammo
  • Storing practice ammo
  • Storing hunting Ammo
  • Why everyone gets it wrong when considering how much ammo to store
  • Lessons we can learn from survivors of modern collapses
  • When avoidance and evasion are a better strategy than getting into a gunfight
  • Why you're likely to never see a prolonged gun battle in a collapse
  • Factoring ammo storage into your bugout plans
  • Using ammo as a barter item
  • Why you should be storing ammo

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