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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.

~ Join for a discussion on...
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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Apr 23, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the myth of perfect survival solutions. And how the pursuit can damage your preparedness going forward...

Whether you're new to survival or if you are many years along, focusing on perfection often leaves survivalists chasing their own tail. It becomes a never ending quest that can lead to going over budget and not having well rounded preps.

~ Tun in, turn on, and join us for a great conversation on...
Perfect Survival Topics:

* Current events and how they remind us to prepare for the likely.
* The perfect...
* Bug Out Vehicle
* Survival Guns
* Food Storage
* Bug Out Bags
* and other examples
* It all depends on what concerns you.
* Great thoughts on from a forum member.
* Cycles in dangerous and good times.
* Is preparedness worth it?
* The importance of being part of your urban survival community.

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Apr 23, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the differences between preparedness, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency along with why the distinctions are important.

Have you ever stopped to think about what divides preparedness, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency? At first it seems like pure mental musings. But understanding where we are helps us define where we're going...

By defining and understanding core concepts--preparedness, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency--we clear the way for being better prepared. And understanding our limitations.

~ Join us as we discuss preparedness, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency...
Survival Topics:

* ITRH Farm update.
* Rabbits vs Chickens
* Next step--Aquaponics
* Dead bird tea
* Zombie Apocolypse udpate.
* The scope and limitations of preparedness.
* What it means to be self-reliant.
* Defining and understanding self-sufficiency.

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Apr 23, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss their opinions about TEOTWAWKI. It's a rebroadcast of Episode 23 and a great episode for new listeners. Even long time listeners will pick up new information from this great older episode.

TEOTWAWKI is such a passionate topic in the community. Focusing on it leads survivalists to focus on improbable survival events though. This isn't to say they can't happen--they certainly can.

But what if we set TEOTWAWKI aside and focus on the most likely first? Would we be any less prepared?

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

* Why Aaron and Jonathan joke about Zombies.
* The pitfalls of focusing on TEOTWAWKI.
* The Disaster Probability and Commonality Matrix.
* Nuclear War
* Pandemics
* Solar Flares
* Fallacies of the Roving Horde.
* Planning for societal break downs using environmental context.
* EMPs
* Red Flags in Survival Articles, Books, and Conversations
* Referenced material is a related stretch.
* Using Movies or TV shows to backup a stance on anything other than Movie or TV trivia.
* Presenting opinions as facts and not referencing hard independent research.
* Anything that references "the Hordes".

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Apr 17, 2015

What do we do starting out when new to survival and preparedness? And what is it we're trying to survive?

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss survival mindsets for the new survivalist. These are the sources that all preparation starts from.

Also, they welcome new listeners and explain what the ITRH Urban Survival Podcast is all about. Then wrapping up the show with an important question: Even though we are in survivalism, are we still sheep? Find out...

~ Today's Survival Topics:

* The show's purpose an mission
* Disaster Matrix
* 80/20 Rule's role in survival and preparedness
* The survival basics using the rule of 3s
* Going beyond the basics of survival.
* What is Survival CHI?
* Survival CHI's focus:
* Community importance Survival
* Health importance in survival
* Intelligence importants in survival
* Simple ways to acquire survival skills:
* Red Cross
* CERT
* EMT Training
* Volunteer Fire Fighting
* Volunteer Search & Rescue

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Apr 17, 2015

After a special Memorial day message hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Scout of Project Appleseed. Scout gives listeners the ins and outs of what we consider the best traditional marksmanship instruction in the country.

Whether you are a new shooter, a seasoned hunter, or tactically trained, Appleseed will teach you something and improve your rifle skills. However, Project Appleseeds rifle marksmanship instruction is only a piece of the lessons learned. Attendees also learn about early American History, what a true rifleman (or woman) is, and meet some amazing quality people along the way.

Project Appleseed attendees come from all walks of life and political backgrounds. It's a place for learning and community building.

We'd like everyone to put down your hot dogs and beer for a minute. We'd like you to take a moment and think about the men and women of the armed forces that have paid the ultimate price for their patriotism.

To all the Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, and Airmen now laid to rest, we thank you. Your sacrifice means we all sleep a little safer tonight and every night.

To everyone currently serving, we'd of course like to thank you too. Please know that you are appreciated, keep your minds at the ready, come home safe, sound, and upright. G-d speed...

Today's show is a rebroadcast of Episode 38. We couldn't think of a better way for us to honor the fallen. It's not only about learning to properly use one of the tools that won us our liberty. It's also a way for us to remember the first men and women that paid for our freedom with their lives.

~ Topics:

* Help ITRH find guests.
* Special Memorial Day message.
* What Project Appleseed is.
* What Project Appleseed is NOT.
* Who can attend and what it costs.
* Political Affiliations
* American History
* Patriotic Duties
* Personal Responsibility

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Apr 17, 2015

In this episode Aaron discusses Situational Awareness, Normalcy Bias, and introduces Desire Bias.

It's often the case that prepares find themselves fighting an uphill battle trying to convince others to prepare. But what causes this aversion? And how can we avert similar behaviors within ourselves?

The traditional conversation about Situational Awareness and Normalcy Bias leaves out another important bias: Desire Bias. Just as the desire for normalcy can blind us to dangers so can our desires...

~ Join us as we discuss one of the most important survival mindsets and techniques...
Topics:

* Normalcy Bias
* What is it
* Victims of violence vs victims of everyday issues.
* Desire Bias
* Love, Acceptance, and Sex
* Money
* Anger
* Envy
* Pride
* Laziness

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Apr 17, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss picking survival gear.

Buying survival gear is wrought with confusion. New preppers often ask, "What do I need? And where do I start?" Typically, people new to survival spend countless hours digging through gear lists in books and on the internet. Or they purchase endless amounts of stuff promising to solve all of their problems or to be the perfect solution.

But they often have a hazy understanding, if at all, about what they actually need and why they need it. So they end up spending lots of money on stuff they don't need. Or worse yet, they put false confidence in a piece of junk.

Instead of turning to a general survival gear checklist, what if we first understood our needs? Then, what if we let our survival needs dictate the gear list? Often the best way to solve a problem is through learning the right questions to ask...

~ So let's ask them together.
Topics:

* Understanding the survival gear spiral.
* The hierarchy of survival needs.
* Basing decisions on the hierarchy of needs.
* The three most likely places you'll be when disaster strikes.
* Choosing gear for the home.
* Choosing gear for the office.
* Choosing gear for the car.

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Apr 17, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss their views on being physically fit, tips, and more...

Fitness--whether surviving a bad situation or simply improving your life--is an often overlooked aspect of many preppers' plans. But is there a point to all our preparations if we ignore the heart attack looming around the corner? When disaster strikes will you be in the physical condition necessary to deal with the issue? You may be willing to die for your children, but are you willing to live for your children?

Disclaimer: We are not medical, fitness, wellness, or health care professionals. The views expressed in this episode are based on personal opinions. Before engaging in any exercise and or diet programs consult with a medical professional.

~ Topics:

* 7 Tips for beginning a survival fitness program.
* Having a plan.
* Being consistent.
* Making small changes over time.
* Going slowly.
* Try many things to find the exercise program/type that's right for you.
* Avoiding routine.
* Earning your rewards.
* Diet
* Exercise
* Supplements
* Choosing the right trainer for your survival fitness plan.
* Understanding fitness minutiae.

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Apr 17, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss 6 preparedness mindsets for your mental spring cleaning…

After reviewing our preppes it’s time to review our mindsets. Survival starts first in our minds–after all. Where can faulty mindsets fail us? What can we do to better them?

Faulty mindsets can lead to waisted energy, time, and money. They could even lead to being blindsided by something you didn’t think of…

~ Topics:

* Killing the security blanket gear mentality.
* Understanding the difference between survival fiction and academic studies.
* Spirko Threat Probability Matrix a.k.a. 'Disaster Matrix'
* Avoiding myopic preparedness.
* 360 Degree thinking for preparedness, people, and life.
* Organization and planning versus reaction.

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Apr 17, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonatahn discuss using the concept of spring cleaning as a time to review preppes.

Ah spring. That time when we shed off our winter clothes, the air warms, gardens start to get underway, and we scrub winter out of our homes. But it's also a perfect time to review, inspect, and reflect on our preparations.

Dedicating specific times of the year to go over your preppes is one of the best ways to ensure everything is on track and as it should be. Join us as we give a run down of things to consider.

~ Topics:

* Taking inventory of your survival supplies, tools, and gear.
* Replacing items with expirations dates.
* Checking food and water stores.
* Checking survival tools.
* Inspecting and rethinking our survival bags.
* Ensuring our homes are in proper shape for the spring weather.

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Apr 17, 2015

John A. Heatherly for the release of his new book, The Cave and The Seas.

As survival becomes an increasingly popular topic so does the list of survival fiction hitting the market. But how many of them can say the teach real survival skills while delivering an entertaining story?

~ Join us as we welcome back John to discuss...

Recap of The Medicine Symbol
The Cave and The Sea
Is this simply another survival book?
What lessons can be taken from primitive survival skills and applied to modern life.
Survival fiction surfacing in young adult literature circles.
The impact on young adults.
Issues the story touches on outside of basic and traditional survival skills

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Apr 17, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss The Prepper Dip: Answering the question, "Is preparing worth the effort?"

With every venture in life there is a dip--a period when something feels like it is more trouble than it's worth. Preparedness is no different. Your left asking if you should give up? And more importantly, how to get through the feeling of wanting to give up?

~ Topics:

* Personal experiences
* Identifying the dip
* Solving the dip
* Planning
* Being realistic
* Setting Objectives
* Budgeting

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Apr 17, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the pitfalls of unbalanced preparation.

Many of us have fallen victim to one of these before. They are the 7 methods of survival planning that tend to get focused at the exclusion at all others.

This episode covers the seven ways preppers can have unbalanced plans. In addition we discuss why they are wrong and what can be done to create a balanced survival plans.

~ And a special announcement...
Topics:

* Bullets: Firearms as a sole preparation method.
* Food: Focusing only on food and water for preparations.
* Fortress: Bugging in a the lone plans of preparation.
* Bug Out: A plan of preparation that only involves bugging out.
* Isolation: Seeking isolation as a sole solution for preparation.
* Others: The others will take care of me preparation mentality.
* Government: Relinquishing all responsibility to a government entity as a sole preparation route.

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Apr 17, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Lisa Bedford (a.k.a. The Survival Mom) to discuss a woman's perspective on survival.

A perspective that is not shared often enough: A woman's take on survival. Lisa shares her experiences and insight on preparedness as a women and mother. And she answers some of those burning questions about getting reluctant loved ones into the prepared lifestyle.

~ Lisa Bedford shares her views with us on...
Topics:

* Survival first step mistakes.
* Survival concerns unique to women.
* Motivations for women to get into preparedness.
* Preparedness on a tight budget.
* What women can do to get the men in their lives into preparedness.
* What men can do to get the women in their lives into preparedness.
* The most important steps for becoming prepared.
* Lisa's new preparedness book for women.
* And more...

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Apr 16, 2015

Homeschooling is a frequent topic amongst preppers. The education of our children, whether in good times or in bad, is extremely important to most of us. However, can returning the schoolhouse to the home be the answer?

Ensuring your child gets the best education possible may mean taking full control...

~ Join Aaron with special guest Ron and Saunna Davis, P.h.D, for a discussion on homeschooling.
Topics:

* Why homeschool
* Will my child be socially inept?
* Societal stigmas
* Homeschooling Pros and Cons
* Conventions
* Coops
* Legal Issues
* Getting into colleges
* Where to begin

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan pose the question: Are you a survival information junkie?

As with many subjects in life, we can become consumed by the pursuit of knowledge. It can be so much so that we never actually take the time to learn about a skill through physical experience.

Physical experience allows us to take our knowledge out of the theoretical and into the practical application. Plus, if you never apply a skill you have never actually learned it.

~ Topics:

* Active vs Passive pursuit of a survival skill.
* Gaining experience with a survival skill.
* Balancing Theoretical Education with Practical Education
* How passion plays a role.
* Practice, Practice, Practice

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