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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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Mar 27, 2017

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

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Mar 20, 2017

James Price is back with the real life-saving skills that may save your life today. We discuss skills you should start practicing today. They're probably not what you think.

Many of us in the survival and preparedness community focus on tactical skills. But are we ignoring other less sexy life-saving skills which could enhance our hard skills?

The answer: Probably yes. Most of us probably are ignoring these skills or letting them atrophy.

We've discussed some of these types of skills in the past. But, recently during training people for missions, he's noticed some skill gaps that are causing real problems in their tactical skills. These are things that could undermine your training and hard skills. And you may be surprised to hear what they are.

Topics around soft Life-saving skills we Discuss and Rant about:

* How soft life skills enhance hard tactical skills
* Defining "Hard Skills"
* Defining "Soft Skills"
* How social skills and team building plays into staying alive in an SHTF scenario
* How arguing becomes counterproductive to team building
* Calculating net gain
* The importances of understanding, practicing, and implementing effective communication skills
* How "Coms are life"
* The rule of threes in high-stress communications
* Weird lessons learned from paintball competitions between cops vs. firefighters
* What causes your brain to shut down in a life or death scenario
* Learning to fail well and learn from it
* What DVM HASF is and isn't
* What to never ask James about

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Mar 13, 2017

In this episode, we welcome back Justin Carrol. He’s going to share with us the reality of Vault 7 WikiLeak domestic spying info dump. And we answer the question: Is your smart home sending the CIA and NSA pictures of your pepper junk.

First of all, some argue we're living in the age of George Orwell's 1984. Others would claim we are fast approaching Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. We posit the present and future seems like it will be more like This Perfect Day by Ira Levin.

The reality is domestic spying is here, regardless of what it looks like exactly. And it is being conducted by corporations and government agencies alike, as it turns out.

But, most noteworthy, there are measures you can take to protect yourself. And we discuss all of this in this episode:

Vault 7 WikiLeaks and Domestic Spying Topics Discussed:

  • First, what is the Vault 7 WikiLeaks dump
  • The difference between how Chelsea Manning leaked information and how Edward Snowden leaked information
  • What will other spy agencies do with the WikiLeaks release
  • Is the Vault 7 WikiLeaks release a severe security risk for our country
  • Why does Vault 7 and other leaks matter
  • The real-world limitations of intelligence gather, processing, and domestic spying
  • The real hacking capabilities of the CIA and the implications on your privacy
  • Using out of band communication techniques to protect your confidentiality and tinfoil hat
  • The Utah Data Center status
  • How vulnerable the average person is
  • Basic steps preppers can take to secure their computers and communications
  • Are our smart homes sending the CIA and NSA pictures of our prepper junk
  • Is Google spying on you
  • The DDOS threat from smart home devices
  • The future of domestic spying
  • Why your metadata matters more than you think

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Feb 27, 2017

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



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Feb 20, 2017

In this episode, we discuss making a little money through urban farming with your buddy Michael Jordan the Bee Whisperer. It’s not as hard as you may think.

Many of us in the preparedness community have small, medium, and even larger urban farms. They're perfect for building survival skills, building a food storage pantry, and becoming more self-reliant with an urban farm. And getting out and putting your hands in some dirt or raising animals can be relaxing.

But what do you do when you start producing excess. You may be sitting on extra cash or a side hustle and not even realize. You just have to like money and be willing to put in some effort.

A few years ago now, we had a very respectable urban farm with chickens and rabbits. When we got to 40 chickens and 40 rabbits we were producing more than we needed or wanted. We talked at length about selling the excess, but selling rabbit meat and eggs proved problematic due to local and federal laws. And we weren't sure where to start.

Urban Farming Topics Discussed

  • Being aware of laws in your area
  • What animals work well for urban farming
  • Different products from your urban farm you can sell
  • Some of the ways you can sell your products to make an income
  • How to get around health department laws regarding meet
  • How to hide bees, chickens, quail, and rabbits, so others do not know you have them
  • Why a dehydrator is an urban farmers friend
  • How using FREE Brewer's spent grain is your friend

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Feb 13, 2017

Gary Collins is back with more off grid shenanigans, misadventures, and advice. You'll get the ins and outs for when you're ready to build out that perfect bug out location.

Bug Out Locations and retreat cabins usually can't be grid tied due to their remote nature. And most preppers would rather their home away from home be self-sufficient should SHTF.

But going Off-grid isn't as easy as TV makes it look. There are lots of things to consider, building contractors aren't often well versed in the materials or techniques, and permitting can be a nightmare. And sourcing the building materials and alternative energy equipment isn't always as straightforward as one might think.

Fortunately, Garry shares his experiences, advice, do's and don'ts, and a whole lot more on what it takes to build an off-grid bug out retreat. He's got some much knowledge on the topic; he even wrote a book about it.

~ Off-Grid Home Topics Discussed:~

* Why someone would want to build an off-grid home
* Why every off-grid home project is different
* Finding water and drilling wells on a remote building site
* Balancing remote with convenient when considering rural and remote homes
* The hardest part of building a home note tied into the grid
* Dealing with bad building contractors
* How to find great building contractors
* What is ICF Brick and how do you build with it
* Using solar to power your home
* Incorporating wind turbines for electricity generation
* The hydro-electric bug out location consideration
* Why you probably won't be able to get all your electricity needs from one alternative power generation source
* How to set up security on a remote rural property
* Security cameras for bug out locations
* His book: Going Off the Grid

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Feb 6, 2017

In this episode, we sit down with Jeanna Cournoyer to discuss self-defense and firearms training. Jeanna is a bit like a female John Wick with a long resume of training in Krav Maga, firearms, and stress training. She also happens to be pretty damn cool.

We dive into reality based training. This is scenario based and "real-world" techniques for hand-to-hand combat situations. And we dive into the murky waters where one must transition from a fist fit to a gun fight. But first, we go into using body language and verbal commands in an attempt to keep things from becoming physical.

~ Self-defense Topics Discussed:

* What is Fear and Adrenal Stress Training?
* What's the difference between self-defense and martial arts?
* How did Jeanna get into Krav Maga?
* What advantages does Krav Maga have over other martial arts for Jeanna?
* Is there a difference between Krav Maga taught to civilians and what’s taught in the Israeli military?
* IS that because it focuses more on arresting techniques?
* What limitations are there when it comes to unarmed self-defense techniques?
* What are people's biggest aversions to taking a self-defense class?
* Are there things women, in particular, should consider when looking at self-defense training?
* Why have firearms played such a big role in Jeanna’s personal defense training?
* Why there is so much interest in women-only classes for women?
* Why do women gravitate towards women-only self-defense and firearms classes?
* What changes for Jeanna as an instructor, when she’s teaching women-only classes?
* What parts of firearms’ training do women wrestle with versus men?
* What aspects of firearms’ training do women tend to excel at over men?
* Are there calibers that just don’t work well for most women and calibers that do work well for most women?
* How has having a kid changed the way Jeanna keep firearms in the house?
* How does Jeanna deal with a situation where one-half of a couple is hesitant or strongly opposed to the idea of firearms in the home while the other is interested in it?

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Feb 4, 2017

In this episode, Aaron shares his thoughts on the state of the survival and preparedness community. You see, there's been much to do in recent months about a large downturn in the number of people engaged in being prepared. But there's also been a lot of press about liberals flocking to preparedness out of fear of President Trump.

So what's really going on? Are we in a downturn from a false sense of security or are we in an upturn from a likely false sense of doom?

The answer is... sort of both. But not really either.

We'll explain the State of Survival and Preparedness in 2017:

  • How learning to ride a motorcycle is a lot like becoming a prepper
  • News of conservatives giving up on being survivalists
  • News or liberals becoming survivalists
  • Prepping the smart way and keeping your shirt on
  • Nav Jim shares the history since the 1960s and questions the future of preparedness (phase plasma rifles and all)

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Jan 23, 2017

In this episode, you and Aaron sit down together for the annual survival gear review show. He'll share his thoughts guns, holsters, and tools. And you'll hear about survival skills for 2017 and new things around ITRH.

Every year, ITRH does a gear review show. It's nothing formal. We just cover all the things we've purchased, tried out, love, like, dislike, and hate from the last year.

But before we get into the toys there are some thoughts on the rioters at the inauguration.

Talking points:

  • Rioters and damn fools
  • Survival gear reviews
  • Gun reviews
  • Holsters
  • Training aids for shooters
  • Hearing protection
  • SWAG coming to ITRH
  • Gear coming to ITRH
  • ITRH videos
  • 2017 Skills planned
  • ...and more

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Jan 16, 2017

In this episode, we sit down with Justin Carroll to discuss revolvers for survival and EDC. Listeners know Justin from Prepper Opsec. But he also has a passion for revolvers, as it turns out. And in this episode, he shares his journey into the world of revolvers.

Revolvers are a common topic of debate for preppers...

Fans often swear by them. They make claims of revolvers having superior reliability over semi-autos.  Then there is the ammo interchangeability with some rifles and the ability of some revolvers to accept several different cartridges of the same caliber. There is also the fact that some revolver cartridges, like the .357, offer a wider range of powered charges allowing for greater flexibility as a hunting round.

But there is the other side of the fence: Detractors. Typically, this category appreciates revolvers but see modern semi-auto pistols as having more advantages: Higher capacity, easier reloading, greater reloading speeds. The semi-auto camp also raise their eyebrows at the claim of greater reliability.

So who's right?

Like all things in survival and guns, the answer is this: It depends.

~ Revolvers for Survival and EDC Topics Discussed: ~

* Why Justin sold all his semi-auto pistols and went all wheel gun all the time
* Revolvers as an option in restrictive states
* What postal operator fundamentals translate between semi-auto and revolvers
* The delicacy of revolver innards
* The reality of how reliable revolvers actually are
* Why J Frame Revolvers suck for new shooters and first-time revolver owners
* What are the best revolvers for new shooters
* The Best revolver for EDC
* Double action in revolvers vs single action revolvers
* Is a bobbed hammer safer
* How to train to reload revolvers quickly and in defensive situations
* The downside of speedloaders and revolvers for EDC
* Using Speed Strips
* The downsides of revolvers
- Ammo capacity
- Slow reloading
- concealability and comfort
* Advantages of Revolvers
- Interchangeability of ammo
- lack of magazine dependance
- field gun

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Jan 9, 2017

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)

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Jan 2, 2017

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

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Dec 26, 2016

In this episode, we sit down with author Brad Manuel. He'll share with us how he crafted a different kind of post-apocalyptic book. There are no super-elite-range-seals. No ninja warriors. Just regular folks trying to survive. But somehow it still caught the attention of the audio publishers of The Martian. So he might just be on to something.

But The Last Tribe isn't necessarily for everyone for the reasons mentioned above. This is not a high-action prepper book. It's more about character development and overcoming adversity. And it deals with a few issues few if any, other books in the genre attempt.

~ We Discuss: ~

* Who is Author Brad Manuel?
* How did he become an author?
* Is Brad a prepper?
* What drew him to writing apocalyptic fiction?
* Why did a reviewer of his book call it the "Life Time TV" of post-apocalyptic books?
* Why did he write a book low of violence in a genre dominated by violence?
* What's the best advice about making it as an author did Brad ever receive?
* What's the best thing Brad has spent, or not spent, money on as a self-published author?

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Dec 19, 2016

In this episode, we sit down with Alana Barfield. We're going to discuss storage options for apartment dwellers and share a cool James Bond-like DYI project with you.

Prepper Storage Topics Discussed:

* Unconventional storage spaces
* Hiding things in plain site
* Storage ideas that won't forfeit your renter's deposit
* Building a fake wall
* Storage options for RVs and Campers
* Getting widows to prep


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Dec 5, 2016

In this episode, we welcome back author Gary Collins. He's going to share with us his experience with building an off the grid. It's doable, but it's not all rainbows and kittens. Plus, he shares his patten pending tiny house rant at no extra charge.

How to Build an Off Grid Home Topics


  • How to find and research remote property
  • Working with Realtors to find rural and remote land
  • Getting a mortgage on rural land
  • Morgage tricks and loopholes
  • The reality of building a home in a remote location
  • Tips on finding contracts who have experience building off-grid homes
  • Off-grid home building site considerations
  • Getting water in an off-grid home
  • Solar for off-grid homes
  • Garry's tiny house rant
  • Composting toilets
  • Tips on finding out if off the grid is really for you
  • Special design and building considerations for off grid


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Episode 197: Secrets of How to Survive an Off Grid Home Build


Nov 21, 2016

In this episode, we sit down with James of Survival Punk. He’s going to share with us the benefits of life in a tiny house, the downsides, and the pitfalls.

Tiny houses are all the rage these days. They even have their own reality TV shows.

For some, Tiny houses make a lot of sense: They can force you to declutter your life, push you out into the world and get outdoors, save money, and a host of other benefits. And some tiny houses have the added benefit of being mobile -- an attractor for many preppers and modern nomads.

But there can be downsides to tiny houses too. If you're not an experienced DYI'r, you'll need to find a contractor or builder. If you're a pack rat, these aren't for you. Some cities and municipalities are making new laws to keep out tiny houses and new tax laws specific to these smaller dwellings.

However, the Survival Punk find more benefits than detractors. And we discuss...

~ Topics Discussed:

  • * Why pick a tiny house to live in if you are a prepper?
  • * Dating as a single tiny house owner?
  • * How do you store food in a tiny house?
  • * Can they help you get out of or avoid debt?
  • * How realistic is bugging out in one of these?
  • * How do you move a tiny house?
  • * What are the construction methods (and hacks)?
  • * How do you pick appliances?
  • * Does solar work well for tiny house owners?
  • * Building codes and laws impacting the tiny house movement.


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Nov 14, 2016

In this episode, we sit down with Tim Maynard author of Southbound: A Story of Survival. His book explores what it might be like for a truck driving survivalist if an EMP were to go off while far from home and his wife.

As a former truck driver himself, Tim brings a unique perspective to the survival discussion. The "over the road" life presents many challenges for a prepper; Storage space is extremely limited, you're often hundreds to thousands of miles from home, and when disaster strikes you could find yourself in an unfamiliar area.

  • How does the book start?
  • What is Southbound about?
  • How did he write a book while on the road?How do truckers
  • How does Tim get into a writer's "flow state"?
  • How do truckers prepp with limited space?
  • How did he calculate how long it would take the main character to walk home?
  • What's the best $100 Tim ever spent on survival?
  • What's his go-to long gun?

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Nov 7, 2016

In this episode, your listener questions will be answered. We’ll discuss hiding your peppers, self-defense options for those with poor eyesight, short barrel rifle questions, and probably one of the hardest questions any of you have ever asked me.

Questions Answered:

* What is the most overlooked survival prep you come across?
* What skills do you practice most and what skills do you practice least?
* What one survival skill do you feel you need the most but have the least experience?
* What barrel length is best for 300 Blackout SBRs?
* If you live in an apartment or small home, how do you store your preps and keep them secret from prying eyes? And how do you keep them organized in a concise space?
* How can we get CERT (Fema’s Community Emergency Response Team) certified?
* After the November 8 presidential election, what will run out quicker canned goods or bullets?
* What home self-defense options are best for the legally blind?
* What are your thoughts on James Wesley Rawles recent post on strategies for buying guns and ammo after the election?

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Oct 31, 2016

In this episode, we sit down with Holly and Nate of the Dollars and Nonsense Podcast. They're going to share with us some insights about things to avoid and things to do with money.

Episode Topics Discussed:

* The myth of retirement programs
* The penalties and pitfalls of retirement programs
* Staying away from programs the government is involved in
* The federal reserve's monopoly money game
* Servitude mindsets
* Being creative with money
* Staying away from what "the masses" do with money and following the examples of the rich
* The myth of numbers and money being equal
* Understanding compounding interest
* The runaway inflation lessons from Zimbabwe and Argentina
* The myth and trap of saving 10%
* What is infinite banking


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Oct 24, 2016

In this episode, we sit down with Alana Barfield two-time contestant on Naked and Afraid. She's going to defend against internet trolls, tell us the reality of reality tv, bullies us, and organizes our sock draw to get us ready for the zombie apocalypse or whatever comes next...

  • What to do if you find a ravine full of M&Ms
  • Dealing with people in a survival situation
  • How a lack of food shuts down your brain in a survival scenario
  • Surviving exaggerated emotions and conflicts
  • The time she almost tapped out
  • The time her fishing pole got stolen
  • How the experience of 40 days naked and afraid impacted her preps
  • Why she may never eat mangos again
  • The importance of spices in your preps you're overlooking
  • There is no TGIF in the sticks
  • The negative publicity of being edited to a bitch on TV
  • The reality of reality tv
  • Crazy people stalking and calling her mom
  • Propositional letters from prison
  • Propositional letters from Russian admirers
  • Butt-hurt Americans
  • Lessons on dealing with the "I'm coming to your house crowd effectively
  • Turning your passions, and quirks, it into a business

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Oct 17, 2016

In this episode, we welcome back James Price. He's going to share with us real-world lessons learned on survival from refugee camps and shit hitting the fan.

~ Topics Discussed

* IDP - Internally Displaced Person
* The bathroom situation
* Bleach and bleach alternatives for killing germs and staying healthy
* Things you may not have considered about water and transporting water
* The number one thing you showed have on hand that most people don't
* How to train for the worst and be prepared for when anything goes wrong

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