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Apr 23, 2015

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jonathan answer common and pressing listener questions.

Over the last few weeks we've had a lot of email come. And to the truth is, we've been extremely busy.

So we had a thought: Rather than just answer the emails individually, let's share the answers with all the listeners. And in this episode we do just that...

But one in particular is something we ourselves have really wrestled with since the very beginning of the show. And today's answer might clear it up for you. It definitely made the answer clear to us.

~ Just some of this episodes questions:

* What is the intersection between Libertarianism and survival (in Aaron and Jonathan's opinion.)
* What's the state of the TWAS?
* What's really causing the ammo shortage?
* How long the ammo shortage will last?
* What do you think about the Homeland Security Tanks?
* What is the best .22 ammo and what's the best .22 rifle?

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Apr 23, 2015

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason share their single biggest mistake on the farm.

And what it's cost them.

But they also share the new found joy over when a farm finally becomes productive. It's the joyous moment when you realize your production levels are are a point of surplus.

The hosts also do a follow up to Jonathan and Aaron's previous discussion on ammo shortages. What may be really causing it. And how you can avoid being sucked into it.

~ Join us as we discuss:

* What to consider first when planning an urban farm.
* An update on the shipping pallet planters.
* What rabbit over production looks like.
* What egg over production looks like.
* What's causing the ammo shortage

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Apr 23, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan take a fresh look at rifle calibers in the wake of gun hysteria and play with their tin foil hats.

Ammo is in short supply (no duh, right). But if you know where to look and how, it's actually not as bad as you think. In this episode we share tips, tricks, and resources for navigating the shortages.

But the search for bulk ammo has also given us a unique opportunity to observe something: What ammo sells out first. For years survivalists have assumed that NATO calibers were the way to go. The assumption was that these calibers would be in plentiful supply. However, current ammo shortages give us a glimpse into what happens when the majority of people are using a particular caliber. And it shows us what quality calibers are actually in relatively plentiful supply.

Plus, a special discussion on tin foil hats. The preppers who love them. And how to take them off to get a clear look at what may really be going on--or not.

~ Topics:

* Brief update of proposed new federal gun laws.
* Finding bulk handgun ammo
* Finding bulk rifle ammo
* New thoughts on calibers to store and why
* This seasons latest fashions in tin foil hats.
* ...And how to take your tin foil hat off.

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Apr 23, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jason give an update to the urban farm project and discuss the debut of a huge new project.

After two years of gaffs, mistakes, and lots of folly, Aaron and Jason have suddenly reached the completion of the livestock portion of their urban farm. Now they look to the future for perfecting their rabbit stock. And they look forward to the start of the Aquaponics project.

And the wacky urban farmers start planning for a five year project close to every preppers desire...

~ Join us as we discuss...
Topics:

* Raising meat pen rabbits in the city.
* What's a bunny Bar Mitzvah? (Note: Rabbits are not kosher... as it turns out)
* How tasty are Ameraucana Chickens?
* Dealing with large scale water storage on an urban farm.
* Planning for the prepper's dream in a way that benefits you today. OR if things go wrong.

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Apr 23, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan do a survival year end review--ringing out 2012 and ringing their hands of 2013.

The raise is on. Will 2013 be worse for liberty, financial health, and over all well being?

As we close out 2012 and head into 2013 the outlook isn't bright for the new year.

~ Tune is as we cover...
Topics:

* The bleak outlook for liberty in 2013.
* The expansion of the Patriot Act.
* Gun control: It's not just AR-15s.
* How violence is actually on the decline.
* The one trick ponies in Washington.
* Financial cliff
* Estate Tax
* Capital Gains Tax
* What to expect: Our outlook for 2013.

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Apr 23, 2015

Hosts Aaron, Jonathan, and Jason discuss preparing in an apartment and a new home.

It's a long over due highly requested episode. And it sets the record for our longest episode ever. Because it's such a large topic.

Survival in an apartment is fraught with difficulties, limitations, and needed reality checks. But it's not impossible. And there are measures that can be taken to ensure you're able to survive.

Moving into a new home offers a fresh pallet for a prepper to work with. But it brings up all kinds of new things to consider. Because your are starting all over.

~ Join us as we cover apparent prepping and prepping in a new home...
Topics:

* Setting realistic expectations while preparing in an urban setting.
* Apparent security concerns and methods.
* Thoughts on picking a location both for homes and apartments.
* Conventional and unconventional means of egress from an apparent.
* Food and water storage in small spaces.
* Cooking after a disaster or collapse.
* Zombie dear...

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Apr 23, 2015

In this episode Aaron shares a special announcement about the future of ITRH and discusses the basics of prepping for winter.

This is by no means an exhaustive check list. But it is our bi-annual run through of what you should be doing to preppare for the season. And it's a great way to get your mind focused on what you need to be doing to ensure that your shelter and gear are in working order.

Often as preppers we check something off our list to then stuff it away in a closet, think it's done, and forget it. If you're new to prep it's a great place to start. And if you've been around for a while it'll serve as a good reminder.

~ Join us as we discuss...
Show Topics:

* Listener contributions.
* A special don't miss announcement.
* Prepping your house for winter.
* Prepping your car for winter.
* Prepping your bags for winter.

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Apr 23, 2015

In this episode Aaron and Jonathan deliver a post election Libertarian rant, surviving the next four years, and some topics guaranteed to piss some of you off.

Liberty is the cornerstone of survival. And in this post election cycle many people are concern (if not terrified) about what the next four years means for their survival.

But the reality is, we viscerally didn't like either mainstream candidate. And we believe the road map to survival hasn't changed, perhaps the pace is just quickened. Because they all sink.

So this episode dives into the fundamentals that may keep you safe and sound for the next four years. And keeps you safe and sound beyond the next four years.

And today we may piss off some of you. Maybe even to the point of never listening again. But... It's going to be that kind of show today.

~ Listen now as we discuss...
Survival Topics:

* What happened to last week's show?
* What does the next four years mean for survival?
* Blue Hats vs Green Hats
* Personal fiscal responsibility.
* Politics, the new religion.
* Personal responsibility of staying informed.
* Letting the information drive your passion. And not let your passion drive how you're informed.
* Who's Gary Johnson?
* Free pizza and 15 minutes more recess.
* Personal responsibility to get involved.
* Inactivity is activity.

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Apr 23, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jason wrap up part III of Surviving X with Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse.

Zombies fiction has become a huge part of the survival community. They are an unpredictable, terrifying, and exceptionally difficult enemy to compat. And this makes them the perfect survival mental exersize.

It's no wonder why they're so popular.

And in this episode we cover our ideas for surviving a Zombie outbreak. (After we catch Jason up to speed on what Zombies are, since he's a "real survivalist").

~ Topics:

* What is a zombie, in the most basic terms.
* Things that bother us about Zombies.
* Weapons choices for combating Zombies.
* Gorilla Warfare for dealing with Zombies.
* Community's role is surviving Zombies.
* Bugging Out vs Bugging In
* Bug Out Vehicle considerations.

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Apr 23, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Ron Davis for part II of the Halloween Series Surviving X.

For those new to the show--or those that just haven't been paying attention, we doing a Halloween Fictional Survival Scenario series. And in this episode we explore a fictional survival scenario: Surviving the Invasion of the Brain Bugs.

Playing the what if survival game with friends is always fun. But more importantly, it all just goes to show that the basics apply. And it doesn't matter if it's natural disasters, economic collapse, or brain bugs from outer space.

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* Brain Bugs from outer space.
* Oat Meal weapons.
* Communication methods for survival.
* Team building
* Survival Planning
* Bug Out Route Planning

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Apr 23, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss surviving the collapse of the United States.

For the month of October we're going to exercise one fictional survival scenario a week. It's a fun way to play through ridiculous situations. And a great way to have some fun.

But don't let that detract from the deeper message of each episode. While silly, each one shows how it's really all about the basics.

~ Join us as we rally the Roving Horde Armada, pull anchor, and set sail for a better place with...
Topics:

* Planning an evacuation
* Building a basic supply list.
* Knowing when to bug out.
* Picking a bug out vehicle.
* Choosing a bug out location.
* Developing a long term personal sustainability plan.
* ...and answer the question: can you make Whiskey from Coconuts?

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Apr 23, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss selling others on getting into the preparedness lifestyle.

Long gone are the days of survivalists being hermits. Modern survivalists have come to understand the importance of building communities around themselves.

But convincing other people to prepare--especially those in or inner most circles--can be tricky business. We'll make it easy for you.

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Episode Topics:

* Lead by example.
* Focus on things that make you life better were things are good or bad. "Does this make my life better or worse?"
* Argue with facts, logic, and knowledge.
* Bait the hook and feed slowly as apposed to info dump. Otherwise, you just overwhelm people.
* Don't preach.
* Demand nothing.
* Don't be an alarmist.

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Apr 23, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss how fast is too fast to prepare, common mistakes, and the lessons from experience.

More and more people are opening to the idea of being prepared. And As we get closer to the 2012 Presidential Election, Myan 2012 "Doomsday" date, and bad economy continues that pace quickens. So to does the number of "Get Prepared Quick" gimmicky products that hit the market.

So how do we prepare in a thoughtful anxiety free way that really will get us through tough times? Find out in this episode.

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Show Topics:

* How fast is too fast to prepare?
* Can you be prepared in 7 days or less?
* Survival Gear without Survival Skills
* Food Storage
* Copy Canning
* Jon's personal story of using stored food
* Jonathan's food storage method vs Aaron's
* Perishable, Non Perashible, and Long Term Food storage.
* Water Storage
* The myth of water storage and concrete.
* Can water go bad?
* Storing water in plastic containers.
* Water purification and filtration methods.
* How much water to store.
* Where to store water.
* Other emergency water sources.

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Apr 23, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan weigh in on the TV Show Revolution and give their thoughts on surviving the news media.

Getting information has never been more difficult. In this day and age with so many choices of where to get your news how do we decide? Do you only get it from one source that confirms your opinions? Or do you get it from many that inform your opinions?

Your survival may depend on it!

~ Join us as we share our thoughts on...
Topics:

* The Revolution
* Issues in the Middle East
* How news media exclude stories because of bias
* Freedom of Speech
* John Stossel's mustache ...and hair
* Filtering News
* Obese Wiener Dog Epidemic
* Being responsibly informed

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Apr 23, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jason discuss the latest lessons learned from their adventures in Urban Farming.

When it comes to matters of self-sufficiency few are as important as being able to feed yourself. Over the last nearly two years Aaron and Jason have endeavored to see what it takes to have a farm in an urban environment.

The lesson?

Farmin ain't easy! But it sure is a lot of fun--when you do it with friends.

~ Join us as we explore lessons learned over the last 6 months...
Topics:

* The state of the ITRH Urban Farm
* Understanding the importance of hands on experience
* The information you can't get from books.
* Automatic rabbit watering systems
* Chicken coup design
* Planning and use of space.
* Restrictions of urban live stock
* The advantages of a good survival mentor
* Gear vs Skill
* Lessons in NOT over engineering

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Apr 23, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss starting, building, and growing a business.

There's been much to do recently about small businesses. Children's lemonade stands have become a big symbol of that sentiment, in particular.

But what does it really take to open a business? How do we avoid the common pitfalls that lead to failure in business? ...And what does it really mean to be in business for yourself?

But most importantly, how do we get to go fishing in the middle of the week--every week!?

~ Join us as we share our experiences, thoughts, and clear a path for your liberty...
Topics:

* Getting a business funded by "Family, Friends, and Fools"
* Focussing on the customer with more than lip service.
* Your product: What it is and isn't.
* Marketing: The secret sauce you forgot.
* Automation, Operations, and cost savings.
* Misconceptions and hard truths about being self-employed.
* Employees and herding cats.
* Working for your own benefit and benefiting others.
* Giving vs Giving Back and why it's important to understand the difference.
* Dictating your own liberty.

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Apr 23, 2015

Host Aaron interviews Christopher Hadnagy author of Social Engineerying: The Art of Human Hacking.

In past episodes we've spoken about developing interpersonal skills. In a similar vein is the seemingly darker concept of Social Engineering. But there is a tremendous amount that can be learned both to protect and for other positive uses.

...And did you know your smart phone is telling stalkers where you are?

~ Join us as we hack human-beings...
Topics:

* What Social Engineering is.
* How Nigerian scams work.
* Other scams after disasters.
* Lessons in how NOT to get scammed.
* Communication Flow Models
* Pretexting
* Dangers on social media.
* Neuro Linguistic Programing
* The danger of smart phones and GPS.

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Apr 23, 2015

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss a mixed bag of survival topics: conspiracy theories and racism. ...And present the show in format that harkens back to the early more conversational days of ITRH.

The community is rampant with conspiracy theories. Some would even say it's a defining characteristic of the survival and preparedness community. This episode presents two in the media now. And it also offers up logical/plausible reasons behind them.

You often hear--or read--survivalists and preppers looking to meet up with "Like Minded Individuals." But what does that really mean at its core? This also poses the question--as raised on the forum (link below)--of whether or not our differences of race, religion, and or creed posses risks in less than idea times.

~ Join us for a fun episode of conspiracy, intrigue, and tap dancing on a land mind of differences...
Topics:

* Government mass bullet buying consiracy theory.
* Social Security Administration and 40 caliber
* N.O.A.H and bullets.
* Homeland Security and 1.5 billion bullets.
* What Aaron and Jon would do with 1.5 billion bullets.
* Government cattle buy up conspiracy theory.
* Racism, Xenophobia, Religion, and Similarity Bias
* Humanity's inherent mistrust of differences.
* Over coming similarity bias and Survival CHI
* Basic values, what it all amounts to...

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Apr 23, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss Archery for beginners, taking time for the important things, and thoughts on the Colorado Shooting.

We often speak of the importance of skills. But it isn't just about aquiring skills for survival scenarios. The journey and practice of survival skills is just as important. Sometimes the pursuit of a new survival skills turns into a new passion--maybe even a form of relaxation. And it can also be about spending time working on the C in your Survival CHI: Community.

~ Join us as we discuss Jon's journey into the world of Archery, life lessons learned by Aaron while fishing, and more...
Topics:

* Getting started with Archery.
* Past lessons from guns applied to archery.
* Compound Bows vs. Recurve Bows.
* Picking the right equipment.
* Why Pro Shops are better than the best online price.
* What to save money on and what to break the bank on.
* The value of time and how and with whom you spend it.
* How to take an entire day off from work every week and not miss a beat.
* Colorado Shooting and legislation.

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Apr 23, 2015

Homeschooling Part I was one of our most popular shows. Your host, Aaron, digs deeper in Homeschooling Part II.

Is there anything more important to us than the education of our children? Returning the schoolhouse to the home is the answer for many faced with this critical question. Parents disillusioned with the quality and views taught in schools are turning to educating their kids at home. Some would say in droves.

~ Homeschooling Topics:

* Myths about homeschooling.
* Myths new homeschool parents fall victim to.
* One of the funniest “were do babies come from” conversations.
* How much time in a day kids need to spend in class.
* The museum as a classroom with free teacher’s aids.
* How much time and commitment it really takes to educate your kids at home.
* and other great lessons from a veteran homeschooler and educator.

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Apr 23, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss Survival CHI and its origins. If you've heard it before now is a great time to reflect with wiser ears. If you're new to the show it's a great explanation of ITRH's origins and core philosophy...

Survival CHI is the foundation of the entire show and blog. It's the fundamental concept that keeps In The Rabbit Hole all about rational practical preparedness.

Back by popular demand--and sleep deprivation--Survival CHI is back. This episode includes the story of how it was made and what you can do to improve your life today and survive the possible disasters of tomorrow.

~ Join us and listen on...
Topics:

* How Survival CHI was formed.
* An in-depth explanation of Survival CHI.
* The impact Community Health and Intelligence has on your life and survival preparations.
* How the principles are interdependent.
* How practicing the principles has changed Aaron and Jonathan's lives.
* How to apply the principles in your life today.
* Homework assignment!

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Apr 23, 2015

Are you in danger of ruining your friendship and survival partnership? Your host Aaron breaks down building and planning for effective survival partnerships.

A core value of Survival CHI is community. Community can be made up of many. Or just a handful of people--e<em>ven</em> as little as two. And an important aspect of community is making sure it runs well. If you care enough to have someone as a friends, shouldn't you care enough to put energy into not destroying it?

~ Save your friendship and join us for a discussion on...
Topics:

* Reasons partnerships often fail.
* Set each other up for success.
* Understanding how people communicate
* Identifying strengths and weaknesses.
* Bolstering each other's strengths and buttressing each other's weaknesses.
* Being as open to a partnership not working out as you are to it working out.
* Being honest with your partner and yourself.
* How to judge a good partnership.
* Building a simple plan focusing on collaborative independence.
* Buying a bug out location together.
* Managing expectations.
* Easy conflict resolution techniques.
* Pulling the pin without ending the friendship.
* Hope for the best and planning for the worst.

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Apr 23, 2015

Your host Aaron is joined by Dr. James Hubbard for a discussion on treating wounds when there are no doctors.

How long can you survival without medical attention? That all depends...

Medicine is one of the 7 Priorities of Survival. Without medical attention we can't heal the wounds we're prone to during disasters. More importantly, we can tend the the emergency medical needs of the ones we love.

Join us for a discussion with...

"Dr. Hubbard's mission is to spread medical knowledge as far and wide as he can so people are empowered to live healthier, safer lives. To that end, he teaches down-to-earth survival medicine at his blog TheSurvivalDoctor.com so everyone can be prepared. He also publishes the health-information website MyFamilyDoctorMag.com

Dr. Hubbard is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, and American College of Occupational Medicine, and a prior member of the American College of Preventive Medicine and Wilderness Medicine Society."

~ Survival Medicine Topics:

* Who is Dr. James Hubbard a.k.a. 'The Survival Doctor'?
* Dealing with Animal Bits.
* Medical attention and Rabies.
* Water and it's importance in emergency medicine.
* Irrigating wounds.
* Information about Antibiotics for survival.
* Honey as an antibiotic.
* Can we use any off the shelf grocery store honey?
* Sutures
* Pressure dressings
* Tourniquets
* Why knowing the difference between Veins and Arteries is important.
* And additional medical preparedness tips.

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Apr 23, 2015

The 7 Priorities of Survival and the Survival Rule of 3s are often talked about in the survival community. They're like chocolate and peanut butter--good alone, but amazing together.

But how do we use them together in our urban survival techniques?

The answer is: Quite simply. But there's a lot to consider.

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Survival Topics:

* Survival vulnerabilities.
* Building redundancy using the Survival Rule of 3s.
* Applying the Survival Rule of 3s to the 7 Survival Priorities.
* Shelter
* Water
* Food
* Energy
* Security
* Love
* Medical & Sanitation

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Apr 23, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the essential relationship between liberty and survival. Can we survival without liberty?

In light of recent events of Supreme Court decisions and 4th of July, it's time to discuss the relationship between Survival and Liberty. You can not have Survival without liberty.

However, to turn the conversation into a screaming match would be unproductive. So we present the relationship in a way that everyone can relate to--and benefit from.

~ Join us as we cover...
Liberty and Survival Topics:

* What is Liberty?
* Where does your Liberty begin and end?
* Why is Liberty important
* How does Liberty affect survival.
* Every imposition on liberty is a roadblock to the pursuit of happiness--life as you would like to make it.
* Every imposition on liberty is a roadblock to survival.
* Laws you love today are open doors you ate tomorrow.
* Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 -- The Commerce Clause and Roscoe Filburn
* The Affordable Food Act: Your chickens and garden are wrecking commerce.
* The Affordable Transportation Act: Your feet is keeping others from being able to buy cars.
* The Affordable Tactical Weimaraner Act: Your cat is the problem.
* How Aaron and Jonathan each ended up as Libertarians. The answer may surprise you.

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