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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 where.

Why?

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

~ So join us as we discuss:

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

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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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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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Apr 23, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

~ Topics Covered:

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

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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:

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

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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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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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Apr 23, 2015

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

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

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

~ Join us as we discuss...

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

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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.

~ 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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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.

~ So join as has we cover...
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.

~ Join us as we discuss...
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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