Info

In The Rabbit Hole Urban Survival

discusses survival, preparedness, guns, tactical, urban homesteading, personal safety, food storage, gear reviews, and other topics with ACTIONABLE information every Monday with a comedic twist and NO TIGHT TINFOIL HATS.
RSS Feed Subscribe in iTunes
In The Rabbit Hole Urban Survival
2017
August
July
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April


2014
September


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: Page 5
Apr 23, 2015

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason discuss being a bad prepper. Or more appropriately stated, the dangers of being a disorganized prepper.

Let's face it: Organization isn't sexy.

But being disorganized can be disastrous for a prepper. So today Jason reveals a recent revelation that explains why this can be your downfall. And Aaron and Jason discuss how to over come this.

~ Join us as we discuss:

* Limited time ITRH eBook giveaway announcement
* Remaining Season 4 schedule and other important announcements.
* Creating a preparedness inventory
* Using calendars to keep track of your preps and their expiration dates.
* How long do batteries last?
* Find shortfalls in your preparations.
* Developing a communications plan.
* Survival skills planning
* Survival gear planning and priorities
* EDC Bags and Car Get Home Bags

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e123

Apr 23, 2015

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason are joined by Author Glen Tate of the 299 Days series of books.

There are a lot of books on the market that depict apocalyptic senarios. Many depict the collapse of the United Staes. And many more contain bits and pieces of good prepper tips. But few do both while laying out a historically based accurate portrayal.

In fact, we think there may only be one. And today, we are joined by the author of not one, but a series of 10 books that roll it all up for you...

~ So join us as we discuss:

* Why is Jason buying a copy of book 1 for all his family members?
* Picking up chicks after after the collapse of the USA.
* How to convince a reluctant spouse prepping is not weird.
* What inspired the series of books.
* What the Easter bunny has to do with preparedness.
* Snapping people out of normalcy bias after a collapse.
* ...and a whole lot more.

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e122

Apr 23, 2015

In this episode Aaron is joined by Jen Pitino of the Urban Chicken Podcast. She shares with us the pleasures of rubbing down chickens with silk scarves and all things urban chicken.

Few things in urban survival become as complicated as keeping chickens in the city. It raises a lot of questions. Questions like: How do I deal with pesky neighbords and city ordinances? What is the best eating chicken? Does your chicken need a spa day?

These questions and a lot more answered.

~ So join us as we discuss...
Urban Chicken Farming Episode Topics:

* Growing up in the John Birch Society
* Geiger Counters
* The challenges of being an urban chicken farmer
* How to overcome the trials and tribulations every budding urban homesteader faces with chickens.
* Given chickens a spa day (complete with mani-pedi)
* Why you would give full body rubdowns and silk scarves to chickens
* Starting a chicken egg business
* What impact chicken feed has on chicken eggs and production
* Why you shouldn't bird seed to chickens
* The best chicken breeds for urban farmers
* What is the right chicken coup for urban homesteaders
* Do chickens need friends and how social are they?
* The best eating chicken in the world
* Experiments and gadgets for keeping rosters from crowing
* Chicken gang issues?
* A libertarian rant (Because we love those)
* The State of the Right to Farm Act
* Hipster Chickens with handlebar mustaches and fixed gear bikes
* And, as always, a whole lot more.

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e121

Apr 23, 2015

In this episode Aaron and Jason run through several hot topics and close an open loop from last season.

In the last season we left some listeners confused, admittedly. We've discussed and brought on several guests that seemingly going completely counter to traditional survival sacred cows. But in this episode we finally give our thoughts.

~ So tune and and join us as we discuss...

Topics from this Episode:

* Our thoughts on the riots in Ferguson.
* The importance of communications and community during civil unrest.
* What is Framageddon?
* Attack Rabbits
* Is a pellet gun a viable survival tool?
* DIY Tactical baby gear for Dads and Moms
* Jason's thoughts on Glocks
* Thoughts on AAC 300 Blackout as a viable rifle round choice.
* AR Pistols as a practical defensive weapon
* Our thoughts on the Sig Arm Brace vs SBRs
* Silencers / Suppressors
* Why Aaron is getting rid of a bunch of his guns.
* ATF Class 3 Wait Times
* Jason's thoughts on Aaron's DSA FAL
* Should you build a BOB and use the high tech tactical flashlights?
* Survival lessons for the more likely to happen.

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e120

Apr 23, 2015

In this episode Aaron interviews The Survival Doctor, Dr James Hubbard, on all things Ebola Virus. It's a no nonsense, no paranoia, no conspiracy theory, particle information conversation.

Ebola seems to be everywhere in the news. But is it really "the big one" everyone fears? And what can we really do about it? What is the worst case scenario of an outbreak?

The simple truth is there are some... well... simple things you can do to prepare. But the first and biggest step is to take a deep breath. It is scary. However, we first need to get past the hype. Then we can get into the truth about Ebola and it's potential impact on YOU.

Your burning questions answered and your Ebola survival guide to rational preparedness here.

~ So join us as we discuss these Ebola topics:

* What would you need to prepare of an Ebola outbreak in the USA?
* The difference between contagious and infectious.
* The reality of Ebola becoming airborne.
* How easily does Ebola spread.
* Simple ways to safeguard yourself.
* Individual factors that help and hurt a person's chances of surviving an Ebola infection.
* The difference between aerosolized particles and droplets.
* How long the virus lives outside the body.
* Ebola treatments beyond experimental antivirals.
* What kills the virus.
* What disinfects surfaces and clothes.
* Disposing of dead bodies infected with Ebola.
* Why news reports are all over the map when it comes to the lethality and statistics on the Ebola Virus.
* ...and more.

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e119

Apr 23, 2015

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason discuss Ebola, catch listeners up on the farm, and talk about what went on during the summer break.

Plus, what major life milestone did Jason and Jonathan just survive?

Find out in this episode!

Admittedly this is an overdue update. And it's coming out on a weird day of the week. Seems this show just didn't want to get out the door--so to speak. But here it is!

~ So join us as we discuss:

* Why Ebola should scare the crap out of you.
* Why Ebola should NOT scare the crap out of you.
* Why last season ended so abruptly.
* A farewell to the Tactical Weimaraner.
* A major life milestone for Jason and Jonathan.
* What is "Farmagedon".
* How does surfing fit into survival.
* ...and a lot more.

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e118

Apr 23, 2015

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:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e117

Apr 23, 2015

In this episode Aaron interviews Marshall of GoingGear.com.... on flashlights. Yes! A whole episode dedicated to flashlights.

A flashlight is at the top of our list of things to never leave home without. But how much can there really be to know about flashlights?

Let's just say they've come a very long way since we were kids.

~ So join us and find out as we discuss:
<ul>
* How to pick the right flashlight.
* Weapon mounted lights vs handheld lights
* What the heck is the strobe function on a flashlight for?!
* What's the difference between the high end LED light brands.
* Understanding LED Flashlights
* Why it's important to know the different colors of light these light put out.
* Best long term batteries for Bugout Bags.
* Why 18650 batteries are so great and more prevalent than you might think.
* Understanding mAh (milliampere-hour) ratings on batteries (and how not to get screwed)
* Battery Chargers
* ...And over the top battery chargers.
* Plus, a special discount code just for ITRH listeners

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e116

Apr 23, 2015

In this episode we get an officer's view of Ferguson, police militarization, get sprayed in the face with pepper spray by our friends, fight the war on drugs, and discuss tactical man boobs.

Author, Marine, Police Officer, Texas National Guard Reservist and all around interesting guy Chris Hernandez joins us for a wide ranging conversation.

You are back in the rabbit hole. Safe and Sound.

NOTE: Put your response to Chris' listener challenge in the comments below.

~ So join us as we discus:

* Ferguson in through the eyes of an officer.
* How fast can someone close the distance of 35 feet.
* The 21 foot knife rule.
* The realistic speed people can draw and fire a firearm while under attack.
* Police Militarization: just optics or a real issue?
* Healing the divide between police and civilians.
* No Knock Warrants
* The war on drugs
* Lethal vs Non lethal in the real world
* Why Chris' partner sprayed him with pepper spray
* Stories of other officers spraying themselves with pepper sprays
* What real threats we face from ISIS (or ISIL) and other terrorist groups.
* Lessons from force on force training you might not expect

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e115

Apr 23, 2015

In this episode Alana Barfield joins hosts Aaron and Jason to discuss what may be the ultimate survival challenge.

Could you survive Naked in the wilderness with only two manmade survival tools?

Sounds pretty tough--don't you think...

Well Alana is back to tell us all about it: The truth, the fiction, and everything in between.

~ So join us as we discuss:

* How real is Naked and Afraid really
* How did Alana get on the show
* What was it like working with the producers and crew of Naked and Afraid
* How hard was the experience was
* Preconceived notions about surviving in the wild vs reality
* The hardest part of survive with next to nothing.
* The mental and emotional aspects of the challenge.
* Using ferrosite rods to make fire
* What she would have done differently in retrospect
* And a whole lot more.

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e114

Apr 23, 2015

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:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e113

Apr 23, 2015

Join us today for an interview with the great Paul Wheaton of Permies.com 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:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e112

Apr 23, 2015

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason interview Dr. Mark "Merriweather" Vorderbruggen Ph.D. on foraging for wild edibles.

Foraging for wild edibles is a huge topic. And there are many myths and misinformation about the topic. Some could make you ill--some could have you pushing up daises.

But in 'Landscaping for the Zombie Apocalypse' we discuss many of these myths. And, as always, have several laughs together.

~ Join us as we discuss:

* How to start learning wild edibles
* Developing an edible and medicinal landscape
* Can you survive off foraging wild edibles alone
* The myth of living off the land easily
* The myth of where the food is
* What will happen to wild game after a collapse
* The most common edible you walk past every day
* Preparing a plant to make tea
* How to pesticide company websites may be a huge
* wild edible resources
* All things mushrooms
* ...And a whole lot more.

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e111

Apr 23, 2015

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason discuss all things beekeeping with Michael Jordan of A "Bee Friendly" Company Inc. And a special on why Aaron is mad at Jack Spirko.

Let's face it, bees and beekeeping scare the crap out of most of us. But in this episode Michael brings us into his world, shows us around, exposes himself to his bees to show us their safe, and shows us it's not so scary after all.

All you urban farmers listen as we discuss...

~ Show Topics:

* Methods of beekeeping from commercial to small scale.
* How not to keep bees and costly mistakes to avoid.
* Different styles and purposes of different hive types.
* Bee and hive removal.
* African Bees
* Russian Bees
* Catching bees.
* Tracking bees.
* Getting free bees.
* Sustainable beekeeping.
* Urban beekeeping.
* Do bees attack rabbits?
* And a whole LOT more.

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e110

Apr 23, 2015

A big happy new year to you all. Hopefully everyone that's been listen has joined us in this new year.

And, with the New Year, we should all take a look back, be grateful, and realize we did, in fact survive another year.

There were no EMPs, an economic collapse didn't happen--yet, there were no mega quakes, no pandemics, and zombies aren't roaming the earth--at least not in the theatrical sense.

So that raises an old rabbit hole question: Do you have balance?

In The Rabbit Hole was founded on the principles of Survival CHI. It's about balancing Community, Health, and Intelligence.

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e109

Apr 23, 2015

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason interview female survival badass Alana Barfield. She's a life long survivalist/prepper both in a rural and urban setting.

Often women feel unrepresented in the community. Their voices don't get heard enough. Their concerns and needs aren't talked about regularly. However today we get a chance to hear from a female survivalist and her take on being a women in the community.

And this is the first of at least two episodes with Alana. Soon we'll also be interviewing her on a mysterious adventure and survival challenge she undertook. (We can't talk about that yet though.)

~ So join us as we discuss:

* Guns and women
* Female role models
* Raising a female survivalist
* Straddling the worlds of prepper and urbanite
* Learning wild edible foraging
* Unique issues for women in preparedness
* Dating as a survivalist woman
* ...and a lot more.

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e108

Apr 23, 2015

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason do a follow up interview with Jesse. And this time we dive even deeper into sailing for preppers.

But, before we do--and to bring you back up to speed, Sailing is becoming a big topic around where.

Why?

Because Sailing may be one of the perfect methods of bugging out. But it's not just about bugging out in a SHTF situation. It may also be an exceptional way to bug out from the standard run of the mill life many of us are leading--as long as you're not prone to sea sickness, of course.

~ So join us as we discuss:

* Deeper details on picking out the right boat for you.
* Learning to sail.
* Food foraging from a sail boat.
* Special gear selections for sailing preppers.
* How not to get thrown in jail as a sailor in a strange land.
* Producing electricity on a sail boat from solar power, wind, diesel generators, and hydroelectric appliances.
* ...And a whole lot more.

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e107

Apr 23, 2015

In this episode Aaron interviews a listener about sailing.

As many of you know, sailing has recently become a new topic on the show. So when a long time sailor and listener offered to come on and tell us all about it, we jumped at the chance.

Sailing for preppers might come pretty naturally. You have a house and bug out vehicle in one. The freedom to pull up anchor and go when ever you choose. Plus, food and water storage, self reliance, and DYI projects come naturally to us, naturally.

~ Join us as we discuss:

* Mono-hul vs Catamarans
* Buying a boat.
* Learning to sail.
* Food storage on a boat.
* Water storage and production on a boat.
* Living aboard a sail boat.
* Guns and boating internationally
* Keeping a dog on a boat.
* And a whole lot more.

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e106

Apr 23, 2015

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason discuss Aquaponics with Rex from South Texas Aquaponics.

Growing your own food may not seem as exciting as fighting off the zombie hordes, tactical training, or a host of other things. But feeding yourself is the one of the very few things that's a daily part of survival--whether in good times or bad.

Aquaponics has long been a topic of discussion in the prepare community. It provides a nearly closed loop system of producing both meat and vegetables. And today we're happy to have a local guest on to tell us about the basics.

~ So join us as we cover such topics as...

* Small systems vs large systems--which is easier to maintain?
* How much work are these systems
* What's the best fish to use in an aquaponics system
* Commerical vs Hobby Aquaponics
* How to make it profitable--both on a personal and commercial scale
* ...And a whole lot more.

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e105

Apr 23, 2015

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason discuss how not to raise chicks, the survival skill of sailing, and the scourge of the sea. It's sure to be full of information and a few laughs, as always.

The results of our latest experiment (however half-assed) with chickens are in. Through the experience we've learned several valuable lessons about raising chicks--mostly things that should not be done. We'll share them today.

Also, we discuss our latest skills endeavor: Sailing. It's one of the less talked about skills in the community. But can any other form of transportation compare?

~ Join as as we discuss...
Episode Topics:

* Why a dedicated area for young chicks is important.
* Can incubator hatched chicks be reintroduced to their mother hen?
* IBC Water tanks vs traditional tanks for rain water collecting.
* Keeping algae down in rainwater collection tanks.
* Learning to sail
* A warning about dolphins you've never heard--till now.

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e104

Apr 23, 2015

In this episode Hosts Aaron and Jonathan meet up in Austin Texas for an unfiltered discussion about guns, knives, silencers, ammo, and other stuff.

Guaranteed to be a fun, albeit long, episode. Aaron goes to visit Jonathan in Austin. And since Aaron and Jonathan haven't gotten to hang out in person in a while, the discussion goes all over the place. However, minus the ADD, we cover a lot of topics we're sure you'll love.

But be forewarned: This episode is unedited and straight form the tap. We've never done an unedited episode before. Not to mention it wasn't done in the ITRH studio. So it should be interesting... (Audio snobs you've been warned.)

~ Topics Covered:

* What is bullet setback. (In simple terms.)
* Buying guns, new and used.
* Storing guns safely.
* Keeping loaded guns around the house.
* The ongoing ammo shortage.
* Changes on the way for lovers of NFA / Class 3 Weapons
* Changes to Texas knife laws!
* ...And a collection of other randomness

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e103

Apr 23, 2015

We're BACK! And in this episode hosts Aaron and Jason catch everyone up since the Season II finale.

The Season III opener is more of a causal "Farm Update" style show. In it, we lay out plans for the season, a short list of up comping show topics, and stories from the Urban Farm and other misadventures.

And a brief discussion on life as a single prepper.

~ Topics covered in this Episode 102:

* Up coming show topics
* Exploding eggs
* Dirty bunnies
* Chicken nipples
* Chickens and prolapsed vents
* When Posums attack
* ...and surviving as a single prepper.

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e102

Apr 23, 2015

Darrell has been a long time listener and friend to the show. And he's got way more farming experience than we do. So tune in and enjoy the great tips, fun poked at us, and how a well endowed duck killed Darrell's hens.

But wait, someone said Season Finale!

Yes, that's correct. We're taking the bulk of the summer off to recharge our prepper batteries. And work on some projects to make Season III even better than I and II. (Crazy, we know.)

ITRH will be airing best of reruns till we return. And when August 26th, 2013 rolls around (when Season III starts) we'll have all kinds of cool interviews, stories, and, of course, urban farming updates.

But in the mean time, don't forget to listen to this episode now.

~ Topics:
All over the map. But fun and educational as always.
Episode Resources:

* Darrell's great blog: FloridayHillbilly.com
* How to raise Quail
* Quail Egg Scissors
* Red Claw Crawfish
* Green Earth Survival School
* Metal Rainwater Harvesting Tanks in Houston

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e101

Apr 23, 2015

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jonathan explain and discuss the latest alternative currency. And watching its future is going to be one heck of a roller coster ride.

Bitcoins, you may have heard about them in the news recently. It's a new form of currency that's been making some big headlines (some positive, some negative, and some off in space). But the topic has many people asking all kinds of questions:

What are Bitcoins really? How do you get them? What impact will they have on the global economy? And will it replace Gold and Silver as the currency and value store of preppers?

~ Join us as we mine the topic for answers too...

* Digital crypto-currency... What's that?
* Bitcoins
* Bitcoin mining
* Where they came from.
* Why they are of interest to preppers.
* Online privacy using Bitcoins.
* Bitcoins as an investment.
* And much much more...

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e100

Apr 23, 2015

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason share a simple system for owning your own survival...

It's been a while since there's been a Survival CHI episode. And while 99 isn't a full episode on the topic, it does harken back to the CHI roots. In this episode Aaron and Jason share a simple system for mastering any situation, problem, or concern.

But this simple technique doesn't just get you through tough survival situations. It also can be used to get you through everyday issues.

~ Join us as we discuss...

* What it means to own a problem or concern.
* The 9 steps for problem solving.
* Examples of how propper planning and execution can save you time--and maybe your life.

~ Become a supporting member here:

http://www.itrh.net

~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

http://www.intherabbithole.com/e99

1 « Previous 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next » 9