Monthly Archives: December 2016

How Gentlemen Do New Years Resolutions – Skilled Gentlemen Throwback

how gentlemen do new years resolutionsThat time of year us quickly approaching us.  No this is not a Christmas related podcast but a New Year podcast.  More specifically a New Year Resolutions podcast.  How dramatically can new year resolutions change your life down the road?  How do you keep them?  Who can you count on to be in your corner when you are not feeling up to the challenge anymore?  All of these questions, and more, will be discussed in this podcast.  I am considering this one to be a topper for this year.

All of the skills that I have spoken about in 2015 are going to be summed up with just getting started with it.  So think about this, what if simple new year resolutions can keep you from that eventual heart attack you are heading toward?  What if a new year resolution can keep you from an early death? What if a new year resolutions can help you retire early?  Interested?


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HOW GENTLEMEN DO NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

    • Keeping the goals this year
    • how to benefit from them
    • why they do matter
    • who is in your corner
    • my spin on how new year resolutions work

Resources used in today’s show about new year resolutions

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.

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Appropriate Pet for Children – Skilled Gentlemen Throwback

pet appropriate for childrenThe Holidays are just around the corner.  One item that you will inevitably 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 obviously 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 squeamish about.  This will be key to remember.


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WHAT PET 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

This is a throwback episode to a later date.  I am currently out of the office and spending time with my family and friends.  I will be active on social media and encourage you to contact me there.  On January 2nd, I will be back in the office and ready to start Season 3 of Skilled Gentlemen Podcast!

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Winterizing Your Home and Vehicle – Skilled Gentlemen Throwback

winterizing home and vehicleThe winter months are upon us.  From the past two shows I have been talking about getting ready for the winter.  This is something that we should all be thinking about and proactively working towards getting ready for.  Winterizing your home and vehicle takes little effort and can save you a lot of money and headache.  So in other words your rate of return of investment is super high for this project or projects.  I personally will be doing most of these things that I am talking about today.  Lets get serious about this though.  We have to work towards keeping our families warm without blowing up the budget.  We also need to make sure our vehicles are winterizing to do their job just in case we have an emergency.

Winterizing your home and vehicle is not a hard task to do, but there needs to be a high rate of return on your investment per project to keep you doing it every year.


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WHAT PROJECTS CAN WE DO FOR WINTERIZING OUR HOME AND VEHICLES?

    • Bring in all your outside firnature
    • seal up your windows and doors
    • curtains
    • create a mudroom
    • insulate under house
    • clean out gutters
    • get chimney cleaned
    • move in plants
    • bring out the big blankets
    • close up storm doors
    • wrap your pipes
    • add insulation behind electrical sockets
    • attic
    • get some salt
    • put cover over air conditioner
  • Car
    • battery check
    • windshield wipers
    • check four wheel drive
    • check anti freeze
    • change oil
    • get your survival stuff ready
    • tarp over windshield
    • be prepared to drive on ice

Resources used in todays show

This is a throwback episode to a later date.  I am currently out of the office and spending time with my family and friends.  I will be active on social media and encourage you to contact me there.  On January 2nd, I will be back in the office and ready to start Season 3 of Skilled Gentlemen Podcast!

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Beginner Prepping – Skilled Gentlemen Throwback

beginner preppingTo most of my listeners you heard me rant on prepping and how it is a responsibility for men to do.  However, my new listeners may benefit from beginner prepping.  If you are a seasoned listener and have not started to do this for your family, now is the time to start.  The way this is different from the rest of the shows, it is how to start.  This time it is not just that you should start, but a tips on how to start.  If by the end of the show you should be convenience that prepping is in your best interest for you and your family.  I am not sure how many different ways I can say it.  Do remember that I can be a resource for information on how to meet your goals and hopefully can be a very good resource.


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HOW DO WE GET BACK TO THE BASICS OF BEGINNER PREPPING?

  • Why this matters to you
  • How this matters for your family
  • How to start
  • 5 survival needs

Resources mentioned in today’s show:

This is a throwback episode to a later date.  I am currently out of the office and spending time with my family and friends.  I will be active on social media and encourage you to contact me there.  On January 2nd, I will be back in the office and ready to start Season 3 of Skilled Gentlemen Podcast!

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Cold Weather Recipes – Skilled Gentlemen Throwback

cold weather recipesThere is no denying that the cold is upon us.  This is the time of year that the darkness starts to overtake the light in their everlasting battle for time in the sky.  Not only are we going to experience shorter days but we are in the prime of the year to have recipes that bring back major traditions.  The concept of traditions can bring someone back in their memories to a time in their lives that made them super happy.  Traditional recipes that make them remember a time that was once an easier time.  Recipes that are not just easy to make and useful to clean out the garden but that have a wonderful taste.  Along with stunning recipes but traditions that make these recipes what they are.  Alone they are just a soup and a stew but with a tradition behind them make it so much more.


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WHAT ARE SOME COLD WEATHER RECIPES THAT I SHOULD LOOK INTO?

  • Vegetable Soup
  • Brunswick Stew
  • Why I have these recipes on my list
  • What traditions are related to these recipes
  • Why you should consider bringing these recipes into your traditions

Related Resources from todays show

This is a throwback episode to a later date.  I am currently out of the office and spending time with my family and friends.  I will be active on social media and encourage you to contact me there.  On January 2nd, I will be back in the office and ready to start Season 3 of Skilled Gentlemen Podcast!

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Making Gifts for Christmas – Skilled Gentlemen Throwback

making gifts for christmas

Rather you like it or not, Christmas is right around the corner.  Now is the time to figure out what you want to get everyone as gifts.  Going out and buying Christmas gifts can be a daunting task.  Millions of people every year stress out about what to buy their friends and family.  My suggestion is, why don’t you consider making your Christmas gifts?  Think about it, your friend opens up a hand made tankard instead of a bought beer glass.  Which one do you think he will put on the display?  Which one do you think he will pull out to use on special occasions and which one is the daily drinker?

Making gifts is becoming more and more popular now and there are many reasons to do so.  Spend some time this season to further your skills or develop new ones to share with your friends and family.


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WHY SHOULD WE BE MAKING GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS?

Podcasts mentioned in today’s show:

This is a throwback episode to a later date.  I am currently out of the office and spending time with my family and friends.  I will be active on social media and encourage you to contact me there.  On January 2nd, I will be back in the office and ready to start Season 3 of Skilled Gentlemen Podcast!

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Skilled Gentlemen Podcast Christmas Special 2016

christmasChristmas is a special time of year for all of us.  It is a time for us to sit around and converse.  A time for us to drink and be merry.  It is a time for gifts and a time for remembrance.  Christmas is filled with history and mythology dating back well before our time and deserves a look.  As gentlemen we should be able to look at history of man and learn, if not just for fun.  As you start your way to bed tonight, I ask you to remember a few things.

Remember the firefighters that are on duty tonight that spend their time away from their family, the police offers that are on duty tonight running down drunk drivers,  EMS is working on keeping people alive in their time of need, and our service members of the military as they spend their time away from family.  Do not take your time for granted, enjoy yourselves and be merry.  I will be looking forward to more podcasts in 2016.

SKILLED GENTLEMEN PODCAST WISHES YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS

  • The history of the Christmas Tree
  • The history of the Yule Log
  • Why do we hang mistletoe
  • The history behind Santa Claus
  • Who is Krampus
  • Why do we celebrate on December 25
  • My view on Christmas

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December the 16th is the last show that I will produce of 2016.  I hope to be able to get some videos out during this time and to take some well deserved rest for the holidays.  Skilled Gentlemen Podcast will return on January 2nd for the first show of 2017.  I say this so that you know that I am not shutting down the podcast for good, but just for a few days.

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast on FacebookiTunes,  Twitter,  Youtube, andPinterest 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.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

A Look Back at 2016 – What happened in the world, nation, and in my life

look back at 2016Now that 2016 is drawing to an end, a Gentleman needs to jump at the opportunity to look over what has happened.  We have come through a really tough year with all of the riots and the election nonsense that was going on.  As a gentleman you should take the opportunity to look back and see what happened in your own life.  What went right, what went wrong, what you wanted to change, and what changed are all needed to be addressed.

Rather or not you feel like the election went the way that you wanted it to go, you should be optimistic about 2017.  At some point in time you should start thinking about how you want 2017 to be better than 2016.  Then make a plan and stick to it.  Use this next year as an opportunity to be a better you.


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Lets look back at 2016:

  • How the world survived 2016
  • What happened in the United States this year
  • How did my homestead and Skilled Gentlemen Podcast survive 2016
  • What does 2017 have in store for SGP
  • Why I am optimistic about 2017

 

I talked about on the show today about how I am moving the homesteading big oak homesteadvideos from the SGP Youtube Account to the Big Oak Homestead YouTube account.  Here is the link to that channel.  While you are there, click the subscribe button.

December the 16th is the last show that I will produce of 2016.  I hope to be able to get some videos out during this time and to take some well deserved rest for the holidays.  Skilled Gentlemen Podcast will return on January 2nd for the first show of 2017.  I say this so that you know that I am not shutting down the podcast for good, but just for a few days.

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast on FacebookiTunes,  Twitter,  Youtube, andPinterest 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.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

New Years Resolutions: Get Ready, It’s Coming

new years resolutionsThe New Year is right around the corner.  Within the next few weeks we will be staring down the barrel of 2017.  It is NOW that we should be thinking about what our New Years Resolutions are going to be and we are going to try and change about ourselves.  Most will think about their resolutions around about 11:00pm on December 31 and then half ass say what 90% of people say they want to change.  This is why the gym is packed on January 2nd and then empty a week later.

If you put a little bit of planning in what you want to say is your new years resolution, then you need a little bit of work to be done.  Now is the time you should be getting everything in order and written down.  Plan ahead so you don’t fail this year like most everyone did this past year.


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How should we prepare for our New Years Resolutions?

  • What are the top 2 resolutions that people plan for during new years?
  • How do these people fail with their execution?
  • What can you do to step up and be a winner this year?

I talked about a few resources that you should check out during today’s show:

December the 16th is the last show that I will produce of 2016.  I hope to be able to get some videos out during this time and to take some well deserved rest for the holidays.  Skilled Gentlemen Podcast will return on January 2nd for the first show of 2017.  I say this so that you know that I am not shutting down the podcast for good, but just for a few days.

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast on FacebookiTunes,  Twitter,  Youtube, andPinterest 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.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

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