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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

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.

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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.

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* 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 over come this.

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* 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 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:
* 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 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

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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 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.

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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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Apr 23, 2015

Join us today for an interview with the great Paul Wheaton of on Rocket Mass Heaters, growing more with less effort, things that go boom squish, and all things permaculture.

Paul Wheaton is like an encyclopedia of permaculture and homesteading. But when people hear permaculture, rocket mass heaters, or live stock they think it's not for us city folk.

Well think again.

~ Paul Wheaton join us as we discuss and drink from the fire hose that is ...

* The best permaculture techniques for us city folk
* Hostile Vegans
* Thoughts on livestock
* Why you should stop composting
* A super simple food preservation method post SHTF
* Solar Dehydrators
* Chicken duels
* The evils of Chicken Tractors
* What booms squish means
* Rocket Mass Heaters

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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