Monthly Archives: May 2016

Starting and Caring for a Pool

starting and caring for a poolPools provide a lot of recreational fun and great exercise.  A pool can also be a great source of an income that can make really great income.  As someone that has made a lot of money throughout my childhood, this show is going to be a lot of fun for me.  There are a lot of misconceptions and a lot of confusion about pool and pool maintenance that businesses and the media have started.  Really and honestly pools should be more fun to play in than they are irritating to have.  Just consider yourself enjoying hanging out by the pool with your friends and family without all of the hassle and headache of having all of the crazy chemicals that you hear about in commercials and on the store shelf.

During the show I mentioned another show that you should listen to if you are considering owning a pool.

drowning spotting it and stopping it


Keep in mind that four year old Katarina needs our help to purchase a diabetic alert dog.  Her story and how you can help can be found in the podcast where I interviewed her and her parents.  Man Up and donate to her go fund me page.

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How do you Start and Care for a Pool?

    • How to start a pool
    • Common Parts
    • Difference between kinds of water sanatation
    • Water chemistry
    • BBB Method
    • Health concerns applicable to pools
    • Shutting the pool down for winter

Resources used in today’s show:

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What Men Keep On Their Flash Drive

what men keep on their flash driveI know a lot of men that are tech junkies.  They eat, live, and breathe technical stuff.  We all have these little devices in and around our homes called the flash drive.  They are so much more than just a way to get your papers to a printer or to store old paperwork on.  Today I am going to discuss what men should keep on their flash drive.  Or might I say flash drives, because after I get done with the show today you will want to go out and purchase a hand full of these little life savers.  I am also going to discuss how to make the flash drive a protective tool for your house and how they can save your computer from prying eyes or even make them useless to a thief.  If you like technical talk, this is your show!


Keep in mind that four year old Katarina needs our help to purchase a diabetic alert dog.  Her story and how you can help can be found in the podcast where I interviewed her and her parents.  Man Up and donate to her go fund me page.

Kat Needs Our Help

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What do men keep on their flash drive?

    • Practical things to keep on your drive
    • Awesome things to do with your drive
    • How to protect your flash drive
    • Precautions about finding a flash drive

Resources used in the show:

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Show is being moved

The show that is supposed to be this Monday is being moved to Wednesday morning.  The main reason, I have been working both my jobs pretty hard and I planned Sunday as my off day.  Sorry about the inconveiance and I will see you Wednesday morning.

In the meantime, look up skilledgent on snapchat for my day to day walk and day to day humor.

How To Deal With Stress

how to deal with stressOne of the hardest things to deal with in our lives is stress.  Our blood pressure is jacked up, our heart rate is elevated, our stomach is hurting, or jaw gets clenched and a whole cocktail of chemicals are being released in our brain just because our boss is impatient.  There has to be a way that we are dealing with stresses in our life.  Otherwise, based on my research, stress will end up killing us early.  As a Gentleman we should have healthy ways that we deal with the stresses in life.  I am going to give you a list of ways that I handle it.  My question to you is, how do you handle it?  During my research I came to the realization that NO ONE has original ideas on the subject.  This leaves it up to the Skilled Gentlemen Podcast community.  Join me on the forum to discuss!


Keep in mind that four year old Katarina needs our help to purchase a diabetic alert dog.  Her story and how you can help can be found in the podcast where I interviewed her and her parents.  Man Up and donate to her go fund me page.

Kat Needs Our Help

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How do you deal with stress?

  • How does it effect us
  • How is it unhealthy
  • What are the worst ways to handle it
  • What are the best ways to handle it

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Prepping 101- Shelter

prepping 101 shelterYour home is your shelter and your castle.  Take a hot second right now and think about what you would do if your home was taken away from you.  This can be in the form of it burning down, knocked over, blown apart, washed away, or foreclosed on.  All of these are disasters and should be considered apart of your plan to survive just in case something does effect your shelter.  This series I have taken a further look into the five survival needs.  They are food, water, security, energy, and shelter.  I have already spoken on Food and Energy and can be found by clicking on the hyperlinks provided.  Your idea may be that you can hunker down in the woods for an extended period of time or until things go back to normal, but will your family be safe, secure, or warm?  Join me today as we dive into the different aspects of keeping your shelter ready for a disaster.


Keep in mind that four year old Katarina needs our help to purchase a diabetic alert dog.  Her story and how you can help can be found in the podcast where I interviewed her and her parents.  Man Up and donate to her go fund me page.

Kat Needs Our Help

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How do you prepare for keeping your shelter?

  • A cold reality
  • How to diversify
  • How to protect your selter
  • How to sell getting another shelter
  • And paying for it
  • How to prepare your shelter for a disaster

Resources used in the show today:

Activist Post

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Tree Planting 101

Tree planting 101In no way shape or form is there a stock that is 100% able to increase your profits 10 fold, and if there is you need to punch that guy in the face for lying to you.  I can guarantee you that a tree can though.  Ignoring the fact that a tree will help you be more self reliant and give you free calories from delicious non chemically drowned fruit, there are so many benefits to planting a tree.  I am going to spend the podcast today teaching you all about the benefits of tree planting and busting those myths that people have come up with about it.  It could not be simpler and it could not be more benificial for the environment.  Not to mention how much value that could bring to your life and the life of your family.  Use this summer to find a great place to plant and get started.


Keep in mind that four year old Katarina needs our help to purchase a diabetic alert dog.  Her story and how you can help can be found in the podcast where I interviewed her and her parents.  Man Up and donate to her go fund me page.

Kat Needs Our Help

Go Fund Me


How do we plant a tree?

    • When to do it
    • How to do it
    • What trees go where
    • What trees can be put near what
    • How to root cuttings

Resources used in today’s show:

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Cocktails, Entrepreneurship, and How to not be a Noob at Cocktails

Cocktails, Entrepreneurship, and How to not be a Noob at CocktailsI have had the pleasure of sitting down with a young entrepreneur and talk about what else than cocktails with Alex from Cocktail Crate Mixers.  If that business name sounds familiar, you have probably seen it in stores.  Cocktail Crate Mixers distribute to thousands of locations all over the United States and will even ship to your door through their electronic checkout.  I have spoken about how to make sure that you are using fresh ingredients in your cocktails, this is your short cut without having to resort to those nasty, tasteless, and unhealthy mixers.  Alex has come onto the show and spoken about how he started his company, what his company does, and how to absolutely avoid being a noob at cocktails.

Group Shot


Keep in mind that four year old Katarina needs our help to purchase a diabetic alert dog.  Her story and how you can help can be found in the podcast where I interviewed her and her parents.  Man Up and donate to her go fund me page.

Kat Needs Our Help

Go Fund Me


Why should we make Cocktails with Cocktail Crate Mixers?

  • What is Cocktail Crate Mixers?
  • How do you get a business off of the ground?
  • What is the hardest thing about business in the beginning?
  • What are the major trends in the world of cocktails?
  • How do you wow someone with a cocktail?
  • What are 3 cocktails that every man should know?

 

How to get in contact with Cocktail Crate Mixers

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The Bloody History of the Barber

the history of the barberThere are not many different trades and skills that date back as far as the barber.  I absolutely love going to the barbershop for plenty of reasons ranging from the conversation to the way that I feel when I walk out of the door.  Take a moment to listen to the history and how they got their profession to where it is today.  There are a lot of reasons why I called this show the BLOODY history instead of just the history.  I personally had NO idea that the barber used to also be an amateur surgeon.  What about the pole?  Where did that come from?  Why is it a pole instead of a symbol?  What is with the colors?  Lastly I wanted to discuss how to tip your barber.  Tipping is a big part of keeping a great barber and also a great way to show your appreciation, but I also wanted to highlight the nature of the barber and how they feel about tipping.  If you have a barber, let them know about today’s podcast!


Keep in mind that four year old Katarina needs our help to purchase a diabetic alert dog.  Her story and how you can help can be found in the podcast where I interviewed her and her parents.  Man Up and donate to her go fund me page.

Kat Needs Our Help

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What is the history of the barber and why is it so bloody?

  • The full history of the them
  • Why do they need license today
  • What is the history of the pole
  • What is a barber
  • Why were they surgons and dentists?
  • How to tip

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The Basic Firearm Collection

basic firearm collectionWith all of the possible choices for purchasing a firearm in the world, where would you start?  Today I have assembled, in my humble opinion, the basic list of firearms that I feel that everyone that enjoys firearms should own.  But why would you only want a basic collection instead of a massive collection?  I addressed that also with the sobering fact that you not only need a firearm but you will need ammo and training.  In my opinion training is well under stressed considering what you are carrying, but training is not the topic of today’s show.  If you have a different opinion of what the basic firearm collection should be, please meet me on the Skilled Gentlemen Podcast Forum to have a gentleman’s discussion on the topic.


Keep in mind that four year old Katarina needs our help to purchase a diabetic alert dog.  Her story and how you can help can be found in the podcast where I interviewed her and her parents.  Man Up and donate to her go fund me page.

Kat Needs Our Help

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What is the Basic Firearm Collection

  • Why you want a basic firearm collection and not a massive amount of firearms
  • The basic collection
    • .22
    • Centerfire rifle
    • Pistol
    • Shotgun
    • Trainer
  • How to keep ammo for long term
  • What classes are available to find
  • Why you need to visit Texas to take Bob Maynes Classes

Resources used in todays show

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