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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

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~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

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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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~ 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.

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~ 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 listening 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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~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

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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 here.

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 seasickness, 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 sailboat.
* Special gear selections for sailing preppers.
* How not to get thrown in jail as a sailor in a strange land.
* Producing electricity on a sailboat from solar power, wind, diesel generators, and hydroelectric appliances.
* ...And a whole lot more.

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~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

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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.

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~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

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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.

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~ 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 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 rainwater collecting.
* Keeping algae down in rainwater collection tanks.
* Learning to sail
* A warning about dolphins you've never heard--till now.

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~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

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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 from 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

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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:

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

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~ 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

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~ 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...

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~ 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 of 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 proper planning and execution can save you time--and maybe your life.

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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 a point of surplus.

The hosts also do a follow up to Jonathan and Aaron's previous discussion on ammo shortages. What the cause may be. 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 overall 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 checklist. But it is our bi-annual run through of what you should be doing to prepare 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 the announcement
* Prepping your house for winter.
* Prepping your car for winter.
* Prepping your bags for winter.

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~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

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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.

~ Join us as we dive into...

* 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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~ Resources from this episode can be found at:

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