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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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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss survival gear vs survival skill and the place for both.

People often come into prep and get sticker shock. With the endless sea of survival gear, gadgets, and equipment, survival can seem as though a tremendous amount of money will need to be spent.

Preppers also have a tendency--much like anything else in life--to feel as though they NEED widget X to survive. While some things are essential, not every thing is. And not everything has to be the absolute best when good enough will be the best for your needs...

~ Topics:

* When is the time for gear.
* When is the time for skill.
* Gear as a crutch for lack of skill.
* Developing skills then buy gear as a knowledgeable buyer.
* How to acquire survival skills
* Books
* Videos
* Courses

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Apr 16, 2015

Host Aaron and Jonathan discuss the question of, "what is a bug out bag" and "what goes in a bug out bag".

BOBs (Bug Out Bags) are a favorite topic of preppers both new and old. But what is a Bug Out Bag really, pitfalls should be avoided, and what really goes in a BOB?

Seasoned veterans of preparedness will find the this episode a good refresher. If you're new to prep, it's a great place to start...

~ Topics:

* What a BOB is?
* What goes in a BOB?
* What should be avoided when building a BOB.
* Tailoring a bag to your needs.
* BOB Checklist
* Food
* Water
* Shelter
* Security
* Energy

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss planning a survival strategy and give a critique of Doomsday Preppers.

Doomsday Preppers hits television screens leaving your hosts insulted and entertained. However, there are lessons that can still be learned. After giving their thoughts on the show Aaron and Jonathan segue into developing your survival strategy, questions to ask yourself, and a method for finding the wholes in your plans.

~ Topics:

* Review of Doomsday Preppers
* Basics of Survival Strategy
* Setting Objectives Recap
* What is the concern?
* What are the pieces of the concern?
* How long will it take to clear up?
* What do you need to get you and your family through or away from the issue?
* Defining when to Bug in & Bug Out
* Survival Bags
* Exit Routes
* Financial mobility
* What do you need?
* Enough liquidity?
* How fast?
* Information mobility
* Plugging up the wholes in your survival plans
* Shelter
* Energy
* Food & Water
* Security
* Redundancy

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the basic gun battery for survival and the benefits of professional training.

A practical conversation about the four guns every survival minded person should own and how to choose them. The first of several planned episodes for 2012 on the topic of guns for survival, episode 54 starts things off with the basics of a complete firearms toolbox.

~ Topics:

* Firearms Training
* The Accuracy Fallacy
* How a gun should fit.
* Practice, Practice, Practice
* Selecting a Battery of Guns
* Handguns
* Shotguns
* Rifles
* .22s

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Ron Davis for a discussion on the basic items needed for a three week bug in period.

In most scenarios daily life will return to normal after 72 hours to one week. But larger disasters, whether person or local, can extend into several weeks. This episode covers the basics for the supplies you would need to survive for three weeks without leaving you home...

~ Topics:

* Survival checklists
* Storing food for survival.
* Water for survival.
* Tools and other items.
* Storing hygien items.
* Storing medical supplies.
* Pet needs in survival situations

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan set your city on fire in a white hot rage with total disregard to point out vulnerabilities. But then roast marshmallows and plan an escape.

Riots in America have long been on the top ten list of concerns for urban survivalists. They're big and scary, they're a threat, but what really causes them? More importantly, how do we prepare to survive riots? The answers might surprise you...

~ Topics:

* What causes riots.
* How societal context influences the potential of riots.
* Why are riots more prone to happen in urban environments.
* The effects of riots on city infrastructure.
* Where they are most likely to occur and how to avoid them.
* Buggin In vs Bugging Out

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Apr 16, 2015

Host Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Jason and Jeep to discuss lessons learned from the past year and what to expect going forward...

Hard to believe it's been a year already. And yet, it feels like longer at the same time.

We've learned so much in the last year and hope that you have to. Episode 51 is a look back at what we have been up to and what we plan to be up to in the year to come.

WARNING: This episode is marked as EXPLICIT/ADULT

~ Topics:

* A listener's journey over the last year.
* Prepping as a family.
* Prepping with teenagers.
* The urban farm update. What Jason and Aaron have accomplished.
* Lessons learned the hard way about raising livestock.
* Lessons learned about the difficulties of self-reliance.
* Thank you to the listeners.

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan ring in the new year with a discussion of preparing for 2012.

The time to act is now. The begging of the year is a perfect time to go over the basics of preparing, reviewing our preps, and touching on more advanced considerations of survival. For long time listeners Episode 50 is a recap of episodes from the last year as food for thought. For folks new to survival it's a great primer.

~ Topics:

* Water storage.
* Shelter issues and advice
* Food Storage
* Security concerns in urban survival.
* Medical supply storage and advice.

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan look back at 2011, look forward to 2012, and expectations for the new year.

2012 brings predictions of Doomsday. As we go forward the media hype is likely to surge as people become consumed with what may come. But, like so many "predictions" of the post, 2012 is likely to pass without incident. People already interested in preparedness run the risk of getting whisked up in the hype. People new to preparedness risk of falling back to "sleep" after December 21, 2012 comes and goes. So how do we avoid all this?

~ Topics:

* What 2011 has meant to us.
* What 2012 brings.
* Concerns for existing preppers.
* Concerns for new preppers.

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan interview John Heatherly--author of The Survival Template.

Heatherly is a 17-year student of survival through formal survival training. His survival education started with Tom Brown Jr's Trackerschool after which he went on to graduate from several military Survival Courses. Using his personal experiences gained from his survival training, Heatherly has gone on to share his knowledge through The Survival Template and his new book The Medicine Symbol.

Author John Heatherly holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Carson-Newman College and a Masters of IT Management from Webster University.

We are very fortunate to have him with us for this episode of In The Rabbit Hole's Urban Survival Podcast.

~ Episode Topics:

* Where The Survival Template came from.
* Object-oriented mentality
* Mental Model
* The role of optimism in survival.
* The importance of Crucible experiences.
* The importance of practicing survival skills and not just reading about them.
* John's new book The Medicine Symbol.
* John's current and future projects.

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan recap lessons gained from their knife sharpening class with Master Knife Smith Bob Kramer and have a general discussion about knives, their importance, than uses.

After your mind, a knife is the single most important tool you will ever carry. Edged tools have done more to advance society than anything else in history. Thus, why we are such big proponents of learning to use and care for knives properly in addition to regularly caring.

~ Topics:

* Why knives are so important.
* The specificity of types of knives and their uses.
* The myth of the perfect all-purpose knife.
* What makes up a survival knife.
* What makes for a hunting knife.
* What makes for a fighting knife.

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss setting objectives and why it's so important to make plans. Objectives are the gas that makes the goals go. Without metrics, we don't know when have gotten to where we meant to go.

Part III of the Survival CHI Reloaded series. Simply saying my plan is to "survive" is to simple. Within Survival CHI the main objects are: Live well and build a more resilient life. With plans, we can make that happen.

~ Topics:

* What are objectives and how do they differ from goals.
* Why are objectives important.
* Why planning so important.
* Metrics and their role in measuring success of plans.
* "Squishy" metrics, being flexible with plans when you don't meet your metrics.
* Finding pleasure in planning and in success.
* Learning from failed plans.
* Update on Jonathan and Aaron's Survival CHI plans

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the most extreme of survival situations - surviving the holidays. This episode takes a light hearted approach to what is a very trying time for many people.

Surviving the holidays can be tough. Whether it's dealing with gift giving or family, the holidays try our patients and good will towards our fellow man. This episode shares with you tips, techniques, and thoughts on getting through the season without incident or mace; unless your shopping at Walmart.

~ Topics:

* Surviving the mall and shopping
* Budgetting
* What gift giving is really all about.
* Surviving Family.
* Surviving break ups during the holiday season.

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss making decisions. Part II of the multi part series on Survival CHI and what makes it work.

Decision making is an important skill and proper planing of your survival and happiness is impossible without it. But, what really goes into decision-making? It's all about looking at the big picture and understanding all the moving parts of your life and plans for survival.

~ Join us as we discuss the many facets to making good decisions that impact all aspects of your Survival CHI.

Topics:

* Making decisions without worrying about immediate gratification.
* Making good decisions vs bad decisions.
* How decisions are intermingled and influence one another.
* Making decisions within Community.
* Making decisions for your physical, mental, and financial health.
* Making decisions for improving your intelligence.

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss Survival CHI and its origins. The foundation of the entire show and blog, Survival CHI is what guides it all. It's what keeps In The Rabbit Hole all about rational practical preparedness.

Eight months have passed since Survival CHI was first unveiled and explained. By popular demand it's back with the story of how it was made and tips on how you can use it to improve your life today and survive the possible disasters of tomorrow.

~ Topics:

* How Survival CHI was formed.
* What Survival CHI is.
* How it impacts your life.
* How the principles are intertwined.
* How practicing the principles has changed Aaron and Jonathan's lives.
* Implementing the principles in your life today.
* Homework assignment!

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss how to build a survival network. Much like dating, building a network of like-minded people is less complicated that it first appears.

Often discussed on the show, the community you build around yourself can be the most powerful survival tool you have. However, when it comes to building a network of other peppers lots of people are left wondering what the best way is to going about it. Episode 42 dives into how to build a network of great people.

~ Topics:

* Finding other preppers through common interest activities.
* Activities that do lend themselves to finding other preppers.
* Pinging people's interests.
* Crawl, walk, run when discussing preparedness with new people.
* Picking the right people for your survival network.
* Questions to ask yourself about people.
* Trusting your instincts.

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Apr 16, 2015

A special Halloween report too incredible to believe. Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the master plan behind the fractures discussed in Episode 39 that will lead to the downfall of our society.

Dark times are just a couple of years away. The time to prepare is now. YOU are The Rabbit Hole Resistance and the last best hope for humanity. It's going to take hard work and dedicated planning. Through preparing your Community, Heath, and Intelligence you will survive!

~ Topics:

* The intricate web and chess game afoot to destroy civilization.
* Mad Cow was just the beginning.
* The New World Order
* The resistance.
* Preparing for the zombie apocalypse and rebuilding society.

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Apr 16, 2015

A Prepper's Guide to Traveling Safely.

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss traveling as a prepper. At some point in time all of us will have to go from point A to point B. Whether the mode of transportation is trains, planes, or automobiles, it's not time to let your guard down. However, you will have to do research and get creative.

Similar to EDC carry, but with caveats inherent with travel after 9/11, traveling prepared isn't hard. However, it does require planning, care, and knowledge of the laws of the area you are traveling too.

~ Topics:

* Survival Gear for Travel.
* Traveling with guns and knives.
* Airplane safety.
* Hotel Safety.

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan diverge from the traditional ITRH format and discuss their thoughts on what's going on in the world and what to do about it.

Several topics are weighing on our minds. For one show Aaron and Jonathan delve into their political and philosophical beliefs to share their thoughts on what's going on in the world and the things concerning them about the direction the world is going in.

Rambling through the issues going on in the world, the show wraps up with how these things effect you and what you can do about it.

~ Topics:

* Occupy protests
* Economic state of things.
* Personal responsibility.
* Picking fights in far off places.
* Aaron's Top 10 Skills List
* Planning and Goals
* How what lies ahead affects your preps going forward.

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Apr 16, 2015

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.

~ Topics:

* 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 16, 2015

Jonathan is out sick and Aaron runs amuck. Taking from listeners' emails and conversations, Aaron discusses three important survival topics.

Gear addictions are something we all suffer from at one point or another. Aaron shares his thoughts on the place for gear, how far you can go without gear, and times when survival can't be done without supplies.

Few people take the time to properly build a will till they reach their Golden Years. Building a Personal Operations Manual is much like building a very detailed personal will and them some. How to not leave your loved ones in the dark and give them the necessary information so they may tend to your affairs after you are gone.

There are a lot of voices in the survival community, but who do you listen to? Aaron gives his thoughts on how to pick authors and broadcasters for your survival library.

~ Topics

* Discussions about the "need" for gear.
* Building a Personal Operations Manual for loved ones.
* Who to listen to when it comes to survival.

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan interview Marni Rosen and Ben Gillis about CERT (Community Emergency Response Team).

A few years ago we went through the CERT program with a group of friends after reading about it in Review Of Emergency By Neil Strauss. After completion, the consensus was everyone should do it. The lessons and skills learned are invaluable. It not only shows you what you can do to help in an emergency, but also gives participates a clearer understanding of the job and responsibilities of first responders.

Just like Survival CHI, CERT starts with Community. Rather than isolationism, ITRH is all about building a community of preppers. The more people who are involved, the less people will tax the system and be able to help themselves and others in times of crisis.

~ Topics:

* What is CERT.
* CERT Prerequisites.
* How to get signed up for a CERT course.
* How to start a CERT group in your area.
* What is CERT not.

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