Monthly Archives: November 2015

Shining Your Shoes – How and Why

Shining your shoes how and whyShining your shoes is a skill that many men know they need to know.  However they may not either know how or they don’t know why.  The why is always important.  This show goes beyond what to buy and how to do this.  I would not do anything less for my listeners.  Have you ever wondered what is in shoe wax?  What about when you are shining your shoes what is happening to your shoes?  What is the benefit of shining your shoes?  I dive into all of this and at the end I end with my view on why we should all shine our boots.  By the time you finish with the show you will be convinced on why you should be shining your boots and able to explain to your children why they should do the same

Why we should be shining our shoes and how to do so

      • different methods
      • why is an important question to ask
      • what is shoe wax
      • different kinds

Resources used in today’s show:

Remember that I am taking the last 2 weeks off of December from the podcast.  I will still have Email service, and I will be on the Facebook page.  I am just taking time away from the show.  The reason is because I need to do some reflection and figure out where I want the show to go next year.

 

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Thanksgiving Special 2015

thanksgiving special 2015Thanksgiving is holiday that most of us stress out over.  We start off by getting uptight about who is coming over.  Then we stress out over what is cooking when.  Lastly we stress out by what people say about our food.  What if I told you that it does not have to be this way.  What if I told you that this is not the purpose of the holiday.  What if I told you that we are missing the whole meaning of thanksgiving by being stress out and mad at other people.  This is the purpose of the show today.  I want to enlighten you about what it really means to celebrate thanksgiving.  What is the history behind it.  I want to tell you about what the purpose of the traditions that we have associated with thanksgiving.  Then a little spin on my reasons we celebrate.

Thanksgiving special 2015

  • History of Thanksgiving
  • Why do we have turkeys on Thanksgiving
  • Why do we celebrate on the last Thursday
  • Why do we make a wish on the wishbone
  • My spin on why we should celebrate on Thanksgiving

Resources for today’s show:

Remember that I am taking the last 2 weeks off of December from the podcast.  I will still have Email service, and I will be on the Facebook page.  I am just taking time away from the show.  The reason is because I need to do some reflection and figure out where I want the show to go next year.

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Record Your Own Bumper

What is a bumper?  A bumper is a quick few seconds of someone else introducing the show.  Most of the time podcasters limit guest bumpers to other people that have shows or podcasters that have paid them.  I am offering  encouraging you to make your own and phone it in!  You will hear yourself on the beginning of the show starting January 1st.  This is one of the few things that I am changing for the new year.  So call the phone number below and wait for the beep!

call 201-614-GENT and record your own bumper

 

How To Find Prepping Gaps

how to find your prepping gapsA prepping gap is where you wish you had something but didn’t know you needed it.  We all have them and we all need the light shined on them.  There are plenty of ways to find these.  First off you can listen to shows that are dedicated to prepping.  These will tell you what to put in your kits.  To me this is not very useful.  I want to know why and where they will be used.  I also want to know what is the rate of return these have in my life.  The best way that I found to do this is to run different scenarios.  Cut the power off and see what you really need.  This shows a lot more than a list of stuff you should have.  Your family will be in better shape when you for having these things figured out ahead of time instead of day of.

How do we find our prepping gaps?

    • Lite version
    • Certain scenarios
    • Heavy version
    • Why you should find your prepping gaps
    • How you analyze the prepping gaps

Resources used in today’s show:

Remember that I am taking the last 2 weeks off of December from the podcast.  I will still have Email service, and I will be on the Facebook page.  I am just taking time away from the show.  The reason is because I need to do some reflection and figure out where I want the show to go next year.

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Lessons From Past Disasters

lessons from past disastersDisasters happen when least expected.  We are not all sitting around waiting on them to occur but rather getting on with our daily lives.  But what happens when disasters do strike?  Is there a way that we can call upon our past experience to solve a current issue?  I can answer that with a whole hardy, yes!  It is not just something we should do, it is something we need to do.  Be a gentleman and take the time to learn from past disasters so that our families can be safer.  Learn from past disasters so that the disaster wont be as bad as before.  There are many different interpretations on how the disasters could have been handled, however these are mine.  It may behoove you to make your own opinions.

What can we learn from past disasters?

    • how they happened
    • what made them worse
    • what would have helped
    • could this happen again
    • how do we protect our families from them

Resources used in the show:

Remember that I am taking the last 2 weeks off of December from the podcast.  I will still have Email service, and I will be on the Facebook page.  I am just taking time away from the show.  The reason is because I need to do some reflection and figure out where I want the show to go next year.

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Different Ways To Cook A Turkey

Different ways to cook a turkey

Some people think that it is easy to cook a turkey.  Turkey cooking can be both a headache and an art.  There are literately hundreds of ways to cook a turkey from the microwave to the deep fryer.  All of which turn out to be great, if done right.  So my question to you is, how do you cook your turkey for thanksgiving?  There is always some safety that you should consider with certain ways.  One big thing is not to burn your house down!  You do have to be aware that your turkey can get really dry.  Take preventive steps to keep yourself from being the dry turkey guy.  My go to way right now is to buy a bag to put it in.  This effectively steams it instead of drying it out.

Remember what the season is all about though.  It is not necessarily about cooking and eating as much as the company that the meal is enjoyed with.  So invite everyone that you feel should be there and then add a few friends.

What are some different ways to cook a turkey?

  • Deep Fry
  • Bag
  • Turducken
  • Grilled
  • Smoked

Resources:

Remember that I am taking the last 2 weeks off of December from the podcast.  I will still have Email service, and I will be on the Facebook page.  I am just taking time away from the show.  The reason is because I need to do some reflection and figure out where I want the show to go next year.

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Modern Day Homesteading

Modern Day HomesteadingHomesteading is an art that keeps the family healthy.  Modern day homesteading is doing the same thing, but by yourself and continue to have a career.  This is important for people like us in this time and day.  It is also important for the small scale homesteader living in urban areas.  If you are anything like me, you have less and less time but want more done in your day.  With all the small things that will end up adding up in a total day our day will slowly be completely filled.  With this problem in mind we can start modernizing our homesteads.  Everything get engineered to work by itself and your animals and crops get their needs met.  Now you have plenty of food and your small business can run, almost by itself.  Do I have your interest peaked?

What is modern day homesteading and how to we do it

  • How does modern day homesteading streamline work
  • how can modern day homesteading make you money
  • the upfront work involved in modern day homesteading
  • why this all matters

Remember that I am taking the last 2 weeks off of December from the podcast.  I will still have Email service, and I will be on the Facebook page.  I am just taking time away from the show.  The reason is because I need to do some reflection and figure out where I want the show to go next year.

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Conceal Carry Basics

conceal carry basicsGuns are the great equalizer.  When you are staring down a man that is 200 pounds heavier than you and ready to level you and your family, a gun will bring you to his level.  However, having a gun on your hip brings way too much attention to yourself in every situation.  Conceal carry allows you to be able to keep your gun hidden and also be able to keep your anonymity in public.  There are also some misconceptions about conceal carry that we need to discuss.  This is the basics of a skill that is no where near basic.  Conceal carrying a gun is a very big deal and should not be taken lightly.  There are many things that you should consider when conceal carrying, these are just a few of the many.  Take some time and do some research before you start doing so.

what are some conceal carry basics

  •  conceal carry vs open carrying
  • getting the training
  • learning the laws
  • getting a gun
  • when do you carry

Resources used in today’s show:

Remember that I am taking the last 2 weeks off of December from the podcast.  I will still have Email service, and I will be on the Facebook page.  I am just taking time away from the show.  The reason is because I need to do some reflection and figure out where I want the show to go next year.

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Why Gentlemen Need A Challenge

why gentlemen need a challengeTo keep your mind sharp, as gentlemen, we need a challenge.  The challenge can come from different places and have different angles.  No matter the way it comes, it is the same idea and we have to embrace it.  I mention a few times in the podcast that you have to have a main goal and see your success.  Success has to be defined by you.  No one else can define your success.  Once you have your definition in place you have to construct your challenges to meet your goals without violating your ethics.  This is our topic of discussion today.  Why the challenge is necessary and how to embrace the hard work.

If you decide to listen to the show today you will hear a man that likes the challenge.  The homestead that I have been working to build is a challenge within itself.  Just making it work and working by myself is hard enough.  This does not include the technical work that goes into planning, developing, increasing this, decreasing that, and the weather that impedes process.  As men we should be prepared to meet these challenges with gusto and enthusiasm and welcome the brain workout that it provides.

 

why do gentlemen need a challenge?

  • keeps your focused on your main goals
  • makes your brain work
  • keeps you young

The reason is because I need to do some reflection and figure out where I want the show to go next year.

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Pets For Your Children

pets for your childrenThe Holidays are just around the corner.  One item that you will inevably hear from your child will be “Daddy, can I have a pet”?  It will be from there that the research will begin.  Considering my longest held part time job was at a pet store in which I sold pets and explained how to care for them.  Let me be one of your stops during this research period.  There are good choices and then there are choices that will not likely to bite your finger when going to pick them up.  There are pets that fit certain budgets and pets that require less or more time depending on certain factors.

Now obvously there is some care to figure out if everyone is okay with the pet.  We do not want a pet that certain family members will be squimish about.  This will be key to remember.

which pets should we consider for children?

  • which pets are good for best for what time schedule
  • what pets are less of an investment
  • how much are you going to have to take care of the pets

Remember that I am taking the last 2 weeks off of December from the podcast.  I will still have Email service, and I will be on the Facebook page.  I am just taking time away from the show.  The reason is because I need to do some reflection and figure out where I want the show to go next year.

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com