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Aug 23, 2015

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.

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Aug 16, 2015

In this episode author Glen Tate, author of the 299 Days book series, joins us once again. This is one of the most candid conversations we've had convincing others to prepare and sheeple.

Loved ones can be the greatest asset or bottleneck for preppers and survivalists. So how do you convince others to prepare?

Tune in and find out...

Join us as we discuss:

* Is date night part of your prepping plans?
* Techniques for persuasion
* Building credibility
* Having a solid plan
* Who to just write off
* Is it worth the effort when it comes to * people outside your inner circle?
* Signs of impending doom
* ...and a whole lot more.

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Aug 9, 2015

In this episode we're joined by Glen Tate, author of the 299 Day's book series. The three of us discuss why Glen Tate thinks economic doom is coming soon.

There's a lot to keep your eye on these days: Hackers, Sheeple, Iran, and the global economy. But how could it all that end up affecting you? Tune in to find out.

Note: Originally this episode was an hour and a half. But since we covered two topics, we decided to split it into separate episodes. So be sure to tune in again next week for part two "Convincing Loved Ones to Prepare".

* If there's any hope for the USA
* Every preppers secret wish and why we feel guilty about it
* Current economic events
* What’s going on in China markets
* The Electric Grid being hacked
* The NY Stock Exchange "Hack"
* Why Glen thinks it'll be a fast collapse instead a slow collapse
* Dogging survival reality TV shows
* Thoughts on the breakup of the USA
* Race Wars
* Glen unleashes his frustrations
* Aaron teaches Glen about Zombies

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Aug 6, 2015

This is a special episode. Which is why it’s coming out in the middle of the week. I wrestled with exactly how tell people about this. First I thought I’d make a normal announcement at the end of one of the episodes. But then I decided this person was so special to me and so many others it deserved it’s own space.

So today in memory of Scout, join me in the 7th step of taking the perfect shot.

But before we get to that I would ask that anyone able to make a small donation to a college fund set up for his five girls. You can do that by going to:

http://www.gofundme.com/zh458e6

 
Aug 2, 2015

Alana Barfield joins us once again for our seasons 5 premier! This time she shares with us how she survived 40 days naked in the wilderness and more.

She’s a long time friend of ITRH and two time competitor on Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid.

In this episode we discuss:

* Wilderness nudity on Naked and Afraid XL
* What’s so different about surviving 21 days vs 40 days in the wilderness
* Talking to strangers in the woods
* How long it might take you to become a cannibal
* What happens to people have 30 days in the wilderness
* Natures toilet paper options (one you won’t believe)
* Laughs
* Keeping yourself entertained while surviving
* How to play practical jokes on survival friends
* The not so sexy side of survival
* More laughs
* Survival PTSD
* Life epiphanies after disconnecting from society for 40 days
* What she’ll be up to next
* …and more

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Jul 7, 2015

In this ITRH summer shorts episode we share 7 pieces of pepper advice. These core things we wish someone would have told us when we started.

And as most of you know, we're on summer break. So today's episode is a "Summer Short" episode.

We'll be back with your first full Season 5 episode August 3rd, 2015.

#1 Start all your preps from the most likely to happen personal stuff.

#2 Buy and or store food and water first before you do anything else.

#3 Build your BOB for staying at the motel or a friend's house before building a bag for the Apocalypse.

#4 Seeks skills for saving a life before worrying so much about taking one.

#5 Set a goal to get to at least 3 months salary in savings.

#6 It's not about how many guns you have or how expensive they are... It's about what you can do with them.

#7 Try to spend as much, if not more, time practicing preparedness and physically acquiring new skills as you do reading, listening, or talking about them.

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Jun 8, 2015

In this episode we discuss the winds. But not the kind that come from you britches—we’ll be discussing the hurricane season forecast and how to prepare for hurricanes and flooding.

Before we get into it, we will be finishing up the Being a Good Shepherd series starting with the next summer short. But today I wanted to take a break from that and talk to y’all about hurricanes. Specifically...

~ Preparing for Hurricanes...

Because it’s summer time once again. That also means it’s Hurricane season. And for us that marks a time of year we review our preps here on the Gulf.

Now for anyone that is not in an area prone to Hurricanes, this may be an interesting episode despite the focus. You can use this as a time of the year to backup and review your preps. So this show will largely apply to everyone.

There is something I want to clarify for everyone: Because it’s been declared a low active year doesn’t mean it’s a low danger year. NOAA is predicting a below normal hurricane seasons.

~ NOAA is predicting a 70 percent likelihood of:

* 6-11 named storms (including May's Tropical Storm Ana)
* 3-6 of which would become hurricanes
* 0-2 major hurricanes – those of at least Category 3 strength.

This is below the 30-year average of 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes.

The NOAA forecast is fairly close to The Weather Channel forecast.Which, they predicted below-average activity of:

* 9 named storms
* 5 hurricanes
* 1 major hurricane

However, this is an indication of quantity--not quality. After all, we typically don't see several destructive storms. We typically only get one destructive storm.

So these predictions, aside form being weather predictions--and we all know how well those typically turn out, just means less activity. <strong>But it does not mean less danger.</strong>

As I said in the begining, the start of Hurricane season is how I personally mark a time of year to review my preps:

1) We review our stores.

* Is anything expired?
* Has anything been used and not replaced.
* Is everything where it should be?
* Do we want to up our gasoline storage and gasoline preservatives

2) We review our shelter

* Tree branches that need to be trimmed back
* Damage to the home that could be made worse by high winds and or heavy rain.
* Are all of our electronics AND appliances on some sort of surge protection.

We also review our list of the elderly and infirm in our immediate area. Our area is going through a massive gentrification.

So there aren’t any anymore. But it’s good to review this once a year and ask neighbors if they know of anyone that fits that description that may need help if disaster strikes.

A great resource for this and just staying on top of what’s going on in your area is a site called NextDoor.com

A fellow urban pioneer and neighbor introduced me to this site a few years back. At first it was pretty slow and there wasn’t much in the way of activity.

However, in the last year it’s really taken off—especially with neighbors encouraging each other to become members. And unlike Facebook, most of the posts are not crap. Plus, it’s free!

Neighbors often post breakins, suspicious characters lurking about, thefts, and other such things. And I’ve seen a lot of lost pets returned home because of the site. So the site definitely worth checkout out or signing your neighborhood up for if it isn’t already.

Here's the link: <a href="http://www.NextDoor.com" target="_blank">NextDoor.com</a>

Now if you’re new to preparedness this could be the time of year you stop consuming books, articles, and survival shows to get some stuff done. As in:Get off the intellectual masturbation couch and really do something.

And that includes getting at least <strong>three weeks of food and water</strong> together.

But it’s not the time of year to start preparing for the zombie apocalypse. By that I mean this: focus the shoring up the necessities and not so much worrying about the tactical.

I know that sounds odd: A survivalists saying not to worry about the tactical.

This is not to say that there ins’t a place for tactical. It is to say we all have a tendency to over-focus on guns and kit. You are much more likely to need to bug in for a week needing food, water, and even entertainment, after all.

Let’s face it: You can only play so many hands of cards, drink so many hurricanes, or make so many hurricane babies. So <span style="text-decoration: underline;">don’t forget about entertainment</span>.

Once you are done with that review and shore-up the other things...

Then focus on the tactical.

Something about flooding: It’s an issue with Hurricanes. But it can just as easily be a summer storm issue, like what we had here in Texas recently.

For the rest of Texas was unusual. Houston on the other hand, the recent flooding was not that unsual. Or at least it was not that unusual if you are a native Houstonian.

A lot of what you saw on the news about people getting caught in the flood waters mostly ignorance. There are a lot of clues it’s about to flood.

The big one being this: If it’s raining for several days in a row, it's probably going to flood if the rain keeps up. The reason is the ground becomes saturated. This is especially true if you are in an clay rich area like Houston. But this isn’t exclusive to us.

There are also issues with large urban areas that have a high ratio of concrete to dirt. The water can only be removed via the storm drains and ditches so fast. Plus, storm drains and ditches have their limit. Heck, big ass bayous similar to what we have here have their limits too.

So if it's been raining for a while and you see more heavy rains coming, be aware--it’s probably about to flood.

Now if you find yourself in an situation where it is starting to flood, here are some other tips:

* If it’s starting to flood, don’t try to keep driving. Pull into a parking lot of higher ground or even into a parking garage if you can find one.

Here’s why: Water can contain more energy and force than you think. It takes less than six inches of fast moving water to knock an adult off their feet. It takes less than 12 inches of moving water to sweep a car off. And you can stall out a car pretty easily in not much water—they’re cars after all…  not boats. (Ask me how I know sometime.)

* If you are in a citythat is flood prone, don’t park in underground garages when you’ve seen it raining for several days in a row.

* If flooding is happening and you are parked below street level, take the stairs down to your vehicle. NEVER take the elevator. You may get a deadly surprise when the doors open.

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May 16, 2015

In this episode, your host Aaron expands on the sheepdog, liberty, and mission perversion.

Mission Perversion is when the spirit and intent of a mission gets distorted.

Think of it this way:

* A person finds a genie lamp and rubs it.

* The genie pops out and says to the person they get three wishes.

* The person asks for a million bucks.

* Next thing they know they’re being trampled to death by one million male deer.

So join Aaron as he dives into the topic...

Note: This episode will seem random if you don’t first listen to E129: Being a Good Shepherd. While this is intended to be a self-contained episode, it’ll make a lot more sense if you

* Understand the metaphors
* Why we’re using them
* And where this is going
* We could also use the example of the Will Smith movie: I, Robot

(Not to be confused with the vacuum cleaner.)

The AI goes rogue because of a mission perversion to protect and serve humanity. It ends up concluding that humanity is it’s own worse enemy and seeks to sequester all human freedom.

And that protection even means killing certain humans it deems as standing in opposition. After all, anything that is in opposing is by its very nature standing in the way of the goal: protecting humanity.

What we have with our Sheepdogs, and ourselves is Mission Perversion.

We have a political system that has deemed us sheep instead of Shepherds.

We have a law enforcement system that has deemed us sheep instead of Shepherds.


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Apr 23, 2015

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason unveil a new ITRH concept. It all begins with a question: Can a world survive with only sheep, sheepdogs, and the wolves?

You see, Lt. Col Dave Grossman first popularized the notion of sheepdogs: They live to protect the flock and confront the wolf.

There are also sheep: They are kind, gentle, productive creatures who can only hurt one another by accident. This is were most people fit into three part concept.

Then there are the wolves: They wolves feed on the sheep without mercy.

But this leaves a whole in the structure of our society. And when a sheepdog is left unattended by s shepherd they eventually revert back to being wolves.

So join us as we discuss:

* How your money was spent in 2014
* Patriot Act Section 215
* DEA Spying for decades longer than the NSA
* Sheep, Sheepdogs, Wolves
* The missing shepherd
* Reclaiming liberty
* Active resistance to tyranny
* Passive resistance to tyranny
* Special show announcements
* The formation of an ITRH Roving Horde Supporting Members program
* Season 5 “Reloaded”
* Bonus ITRH Summer Shorts
* …and more.

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Apr 23, 2015

ITRH Podcast ArtIn this episode Aaron and Jason discuss a possible economic collapse coming in the near future.

Some of you are familiar with what China and Russia are up to. But this episode sheds new light on details and new developments you need to know.

Many of our allies in the world may be turning on us to save their own skins. For instance, did you know Japan, Australia, and South Korea recently gave strong indications of joining the AIIB? (China's most recent attempt to decouple from the US Dollar as reserve currency and the IMF.) And who can blame them after watching the US take on ever increasing amounts of irresponsible debt and spend wildly.

So join us as we discuss...

The Coming Economic Collapse:

* What causes it.
* What does it look like.
* What is China and Russia's role.
* BRICS Nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa)
* Last year's summit of BRICS nations in Fortaleza, Brazil.
* Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
* New Development Bank
* Who is working to dump the US Dollar as a receiver currency and why.
* Bitcoins as a backing for a new world reserve currency.
* Lessons form the 2008 crunch.
* Historical indications of a spiking US Dollar value.
* Social welfare policy creating society of takers and entitled mentality generation.
* ...and what this all means to you.

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Apr 23, 2015

In this episode Aaron interviews Gary of Guns Over Texas Radio. They discuss the pending hand gun open carry legislation in Texas, campus carry, constitutional carry, the new Glock 43, ATF's attempted ban of M855 ammo, and a whole lot more.

Plus, Aaron answers a often asked lister question: Whatever happened to Jonathan?

Warning: We get a little rowdy in this episode. Some of this episode may not be suitable for young or sensitive ears.

~ Join us as we discuss:

* Why has Jonathan been absent from the show.
* SB17 - Texas Open Carry
* Texas Campus Carry
* The best holsters for open carry.
* Types of retention holsters and what the different levels mean
* What’s a Level 1 Retention Holster
* What’s a Level 2 Retention Holster
* What’s a Level 3 Retention Holster
* What’s a Level 4 Retention Holster
* Pros and Cons of Open Carry
* The ATF's attempted ban of M855 ammo (and what was really going on)
* The latest news on using trusts to buy class three weapons and silencers.
* Predictions about soon to come assaults on the 2nd Amendment.
* Predictions about challenges to your survival in the next 3 to 4 years.
* ...and a lot more.

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Apr 23, 2015

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason discuss survival lessons of The Walking Dead.

Yes, after a fair amount of scheming and consoling, Aaron managed to get Jason to watch The Walking Dead. And now the two discuss the deeper points of surviving in a post-apocalyptic world.

What they uncover: The most important survival resource.

~ So join us as we discuss:

* Why Jason is now hooked.
* Normalcy Bias.
* Community.
* Addressing the hard survival choices.
* Lone-wolf survival.
* Knives and their importance.
* ...and a lot more.

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Apr 23, 2015

In this episode, hosts Aaron and Jason interview Lauren Wilson author of The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse.

Can a cookbook save your life? The answer is no... usually. But author Lauren Wilson has something special for us: A cook book that could save your life, and tastebuds, after the Zombie Apocalypse. Or whatever comes next.

~ So join us as we discuss:

* How she got into Zombies, Prepp, and cooking.
* Making MREs a culinary delight rather than just survival food.
* What you can do with a few acorns and a rabbit.
* Eating bugs.
* Foraging.
* Surviving in a city.
* ...and a whole lot more.

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Apr 23, 2015

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

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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 overcome 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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:
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* 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

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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 discuss:

* 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 Nonlethal 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

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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 surviving 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.

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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

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