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Apr 16, 2015

In this weeks episode hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss their opinions about The World As We Know It "TEOTWAWKI".

Special Notice: We now have an ITRH Urban Survival Forum. Join today and come be part of the community.

~ Topics:

* Why Aaron and Jonathan joke about Zombies.
* The pitfalls of focusing on TEOTWAWKI.
* The Disaster Probability and Commonality Matrix.
* Fallacies of the 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 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss convincing family and friends to prep.
 

~ 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 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss preparing for Hurricanes. Listeners not affected by Hurricanes will find the episode useful when preparing for sever weather.

~ Topics:

* Simple technologies for staying on top of bad weather.
* Blackout Kits
* Attic Kits
* Storing water.
* Storing food.
* Tips for preparing your home for hurricane season.
* Considerations for your vehicles in hurricane season.
* Gasoline "copy canning" and storage.
* Pet considerations in hurricane preparations.

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Ron Davis host of Confessions of an EMS Newbie Podcast for a discussion on common emergency medical myths.

~ Topics:

* Hydrogen Peroxide for treating wounds.
* Butter on burns.
* Use of Defibrillators.
* Swallowing your tongue and seizures.
* Rescue breathing for Heart Attack victims.
* Tampons for bullet holes.
* Hollywood style blood squirting.
* Removing foreign objects from wounds.
* Drinking Urine.

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the concept of being "Grey" and give an update on the Urban Self Sufficiency Experiment.

Simply put, Grey is the idea of blending in. Some, such as Ron Hood, also refer to it as "being a Chameleon." Grey is a topic seldom fully covered or explained in the survival community. When it is talked about, heated debate ensues about the necessity and extent to which one should be Grey.

~ Topics:

* ITRH News: Update on Urban Self Sufficiency Experiment.
* What is Grey.
* Grey in personal appearance.
* Grey in social settings and "Operational Security", acronym OPSEC.
* Grey in preps, home, and vehicle.

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by special guest Ron Davis host of Confessions Of An EMS Newbie Podcast. Ron shares five EMS expressions that will save your life and a slew of good information about Emergency Medicine.

~ Topics:

* Who is Ron Davis?
* Saying #1, "If it is wet or sticky and not yours, don't touch it."
* Saying #2, "Hard, Fast, and Deep."
* Saying #3, "All bleeding stops eventually."
* Saying #4, "Air goes in and out. Blood goes round and round, any deviation from this is a problem."
* Saying #5, "Vitals are."
* Differences between CERT, Red Cross, EMT, Wilderness FR, and Paramedic Training
* Wilderness First Responder use in "Mass Casualty Incident", MCI acronym in Urban Settings.

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan update listeners on the Rabbit phase of the self sufficiency experiment and discuss the concept of redundancy in prep.

Redundancy is an often over looked yet essential aspect to being prepared. Get the basic why and how redundancy applies to your life and preparedness.

~ Topics:

* The Military's 2 is 1 and 1 is none motto.
* Rule of 3s in your essentials of life supply.
* Food
* Water
* Shelter
* Security

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Apr 16, 2015

There are a million and more items one can choose to put in their survival bags. Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the basics of the most important survival bags: BOB, EDC, and Car Bag.

~ Topics:

* Bug Out Bags
* EDC Bags (Every Day Carry)
* Car Bags
* When you might not need to take a BOB with you everywhere you go.
* Tips for using each type of bag as a supplement to the other bags.
* Tips for avoiding issues at the airport.

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jason kick off Phase I of the self sufficiency project. Episode 15 is a basic discussion of building rabbit hutches, the purpose behind the self sufficiency project, and what they are learning about it.

Warning, Aaron and Jason have been friends for many years and have a tendancy to get off topic.

~ Topics:

* The three phases of the project.
* Getting off the grid in the city.
* Different live stock choices and how the decision was made to use rabbits.
* How Survival CHI fits into this project.

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Apr 16, 2015

~ There is no opening music and no pithy introduction in today's episode. We ask you to take the time you would have spent listening to us and turn your thoughts to the victims of the recent tragedy in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississipi, Georgia, Virginia, Louisiana, and Kentucky.

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Robert Swartley of Talon Arms for a general overview discussion of rimfire cartridges and their place in survival.

Rimfire guns are becoming extremely popular as ammunition costs have gone through the roof. In addition, what more and more people are learning is that shooting low caliber rimfire guns as practice directly translates to high powered cartridges.

~ Episode 13 is a primer to rimfire.
Topics

* Rimfire handguns.
* Semi-automatic rimfire riles.
* The Ruger 10/22 and why we love it.
* Bolt Action rifles.
* Why the .22lr is such a popular survival round.
* Take-down .22lr rifles.
* Tube fed vs Magazine fed rifles.

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan answer a few more listener questions and discuss how prepping and survival can lead you to be a positive force in your life and in your community.

Survival can have a hugely positive impact on your life - if you choose for them to be. By focusing on a positive outcome of your community, health and intelligence you receive liberty, options, and a level of control.

~ Topics

* Community
* Health
* Intelligence
* Liberty
* Options
* Control

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan give listeners a more in depth "About Us" about the show and it's purpose.

~ The planned regular rerelease of Episode 0 was a mistake. Instead, Episode 11 is a more elaborate explanation of:

* How Aaron and Jonathan got into Urban Survival?
* How long Aaron and Jonathan have been in prepp?
* Their initial leap into Survival?
* How the ITRH Urban Survival Podcast came to be?
* Why humor is part of the show?
* Why is the Zombie Bunny our logo and what does it mean?
What is Survival Chi (Community Health Intelligence) and how is it the driving force of the site.
* Personal Responsibility, the invisible hand of Survival Chi.
* Why is their no Urban Survival Forum?
* What's going on with the Rabbit project?
* What's going on with the Archery project?

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the basics of storing food and consumables. Rational preparedness is about doing things that improve your life in good times too.

Think storing is silly and a little too "doomsday thinking" for you? Storing food and consumables can get you through those person trials as well as have a beneficial financial impact on your life.

Aaron also discusses taking thing up a notch by becoming a producer of the foods that you eat and introduces a new project he is starting.

~ Topics

* Reasons beyond disasters to store food.
* Just In Time Inventory and how it can effect you in a disaster.
* Food storage as capital deferment.
* Storing in a slow rational way.
* What is Copy Canning.
* Eat what you store and store what you eat.
* Food storage as a better hedge against inflation.
* Beyond food, storing consumables.
* Water storage and how long it lasts.
* The soft sell. Getting loved ones on board with storing.

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Apr 16, 2015

Hosts Aaron Frankel and Jonathan Kanarek discuss the single most important survival skill, understanding the Disaster Matrix, and the decay of personal responsibility.

~ Topics:

* Prepping based on the Disaster Matrix; most likely to least likely.
* Getting past your gear addiction.
* Get out of debt.
* Survival CHI - Community, Health, and Intelligence.
* Experiencing Project Appleseed.
* The mind set of children with pocket knives and how we no long give kids a proper sense of personal responsibility.

There was a strange problem with Jon's Mic that we did not catch till after the show was exported. His track will be a little quiet and odd sounding.

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Apr 16, 2015

Talon Arms is back! Aaron and Jonathan interview Robert about NFA Weapons. The topic is serious, but Aaron, Jonathan, and Robert make it fun with solid facts and advice, and by addressing some of the urban legends about Class 3 Tax Stamp weapons.

~ Topics:

* What is an NFA item and what is a Class 3 Tax Stamp?
* Is there such a thing as a movie-quiet silencer?
Can civilians own machine guns, silencers, short-barrel rifles, or short-barrel shotguns?
* The process of buying an item that requires a Class 3 Tax Stamp
* What the different types of AFT forms are and what they are for
* Why machine guns that civilians can buy are so expensive
* Using a Trust to own a NFA weapon
* How to transfer or travel with your NFA item(s)
* Can you have a Grenade Launcher?
* and much more

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Apr 16, 2015

Today Aaron and Jonathan interview Dan Blackford, who is a former Federal agent, Secret Service firearms instructor, and even a Secret Service agent on presidential detail.

~ We ask Dan:

* How do we better secure our homes?
* From a guy who has protected Presidents, how do we protect our families?
* How do we keep kids safe from predators?
* How do we teach kids to respect firearms?
* What is the best way to convince a reluctant spouse or significant other to take personal responsibility for their safety?
* What can we do as individuals to become a more active and positive force in our local government?
* What is the best way to find an instructor to teach you archery, firearms, or anything else you want to learn about?
* and much more

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Apr 16, 2015

Join hosts Aaron and Jonathan as they interview Burt Koenig. Burt is a forty-year veteran of the generator sales and consulting business. The show focuses on installed dedicated standby generator systems for your home.

~ This episode we ask:

* Why do you need a generator?
* What are the different kinds of generators?
* What are the different fuel types?
* Advantages vs Disadvantages of the different fuel types.
* What do the different fuels cost for the average homeowner?
* Is a standby generator a realistic DIY project?
* What is the installation process?
* Are all generators safe to use to supply power to my computer, TV, and other sensitive electronics?
* How long will I be without power while a generator switches on?
* I have a portable generator; is it worth buying a transfer switch for it, or should I consider a fixed whole-house system?
* To save money, can I pick and choose what in my house is "backed-up" and what is not?
* What kind of maintenance do different generators require?
* How long can a generator be operated and how long do they last?
* When the generator is running, will it be loud? Will my neighbors complain?
* When looking at a home or office, what factors should I take into account when determining what generator size and system is right for them?
* I have an older home; is there anything special I need to consider when installing a generator?
* Are generators vulnerable to theft like AC units are?
* I have seen solar generators on TV? Are they worth looking at?

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Apr 16, 2015

Topic 1: The Renaissance Starts Now:
The Renaissance was an awakening from the dark ages, a time when people embraced enlightenment, and a time of cultural rebirth. Let's start a modern renaissance of personal responsibility and exceptionalism. In this week's show Aaron and Jonathan introduce the core concept of the ITRH Urban Survival Podcast and site.

~ We discuss:

* Individual Responsibility
* Community
* Education
* Health

Topic 2: The Urban Survival Skills Challenge:
We talk about the importance of skills on In The Rabbit Hole, and we have made it a habit over the last few years to regularly acquire new skills. We are going to formalize this and make it a project that everyone can benefit from and join in. This is going to be the In The Rabbit Hole Skills Challenge "“not just for us, but for you too.

Every six months we will pick one skill to learn, and we encourage listeners to do the same. The first skill on our list is going to be archery. If anyone in the Houston area is an archery instructor or knows of an instructor who would be interested, please use the feedback from. We will be capturing video of the process and conducting an interview with the instructor.

~ Announcement:
We are giving away In The Rabbit Hole Urban Survival Swag. This time around it will be a 15-oz In The Rabbit Hole coffee mug.

* Drawing is open to continental US residents 18 and over.
* The drawing starts now and ends March 13th at 12pm Central Standard Time, 2011.
* We will announce the winner on the show on March 14th, 2011.
* If the mug is not claimed by 12pm CST on March 21st, 2011, the winner forfeits and we will pick another e-mail address from the hat.
* Only one entry per person.

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Apr 16, 2015

Today we are joined by former breeder and dog trainer Jason McConniel for a discussion about dogs. We also have a review of the book Life After Terrorism by Bruce D. Clayton, Ph.D.

~ Topic 1: Dogs for the Urban Survivalist
The first episode of many to include Jason, the show's "Redneck Resource." Jason walks us through the things weneed to consider when selecting a dog:

* What dog is right for you
* Top five dogs for urban survival
* Finding a dog breeder
* Jason's two cents on dog rescue services
* Heath concerns to be mindful of when shopping for a dog
* Tips for finding a good veterinarian
* Cost considerations when selecting a dog
* Bug-out bags for dogs
* First-aid kits for dogs
* Food storage for dogs
* Pet First-aid classes
* Pet First Aid books.

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Apr 16, 2015

Talon Arms as we discuss: making first time gun purchases, picking the gun that properly meets your needs, answers to common questions a gun store owner gets, advice pros and cons of using handguns, shotguns, and rifles for home defense, and ammunition types and purposes.

~ If you are new to firearms Episode 3 is a primer. If you have been shooting for years Episode 3 will bring to light some interesting points about firearms in home defense you may have never considered.

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Apr 16, 2015

In Episode 2 hosts Aaron Frankel and Jonathan Kanarek discuss mistakes they made starting off as new preppers and how to avoid them.

~ Topic 1 - Mistakes

* The downfall of focusing on gear instead of skill.
* Start off right by preparing for the most likely.
* Red Cross
* CERT
* Books and Videos

~ Topic 2 - Blackout Kit

* Importance
* Items list

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Apr 16, 2015

Join us for the first official episode! Today we discuss Knee Jerk reactions. Recent events have, unfortunately, leant themselves to a discussion on how being reactionary is bad for the country and in prepping.

~ Today's Topics
Topic 1 - Knee Jerk Reactions

* Recent events as example of Knee Jerk Reactions
* Knee Jerk in prep

NOTE: Our discussion that named a few forums was in no way directed at the Hosts, Web Masters, or Moderators of those sites.

~ Topic 2 - Product Review

* Joos Orange

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