Monthly Archives: March 2017

Camping Like A Gentleman – Throwback Episode

camping like a gentlemanIf you have never been camping you have not lived yet.   Being outside for a full 24 hours or longer is intoxicating by itself.  You learn a lot about yourself and discover things that you have never known about yourself.  Camping is a learning experience for children by expanding their interests and their imaginations.  Going back to when my grandfather and father took me camping as a child brings back memories that I will never forget.  However there is a right and a wrong way to go camping.  

It does not take much to get your family out in the wilderness.  Sleeping under the stars and cooking by camp fire is something that dreams are made of.  All it takes is one well planned trip and you have a camper for life.  Conversely all it takes is one bad experience or a poorly planned trip for you to have a hard time getting your family to camp with you again.  Don’t be that guy that drags his family out into the woods and has to deal with their complaining because of your bad judgments.  Start slow and then work your way up to a harder camp trip.


 

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How can I go camping like a Gentleman?

  • Backyard camp
  • Beside the car camp
  • Backpacking camp
  • The basics of each
  • Tips about:
    • Fire
    • Food
    • Clothing
    • Misc
    • Activities

If you would like to hear Carl Sagan’s voice reading Pale Blue Dot click on the hyper-link.  Such a wonderful way to end a day of camping.

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Drowning- Spotting it and Stopping it – Throwback

drowningMemorial Day is close and to most of us this means that we are going to crank up the grill and destroy some burgers and hot dogs.  For a lot more of us this means that swimming pools are opening up for the summer and this means that people of all ages go for a swim.  Growing up we have all learned that drowning meant looking a certain way and we were to always call the lifeguard to help.  What if I told you drowning didn’t look like the way we were supposed to see it look like.  What if I told you to save a drowning person wont be as easy as we see on TV.  There are a lot of reasons why people don’t necessarily drown like they are supposed to.  This is where I am stepping in today.

As gentlemen we should be prepared to step in and act when someone is in trouble.  I urge you to find a way to get trained and taught how to stop someone from drowning.


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How can I stop someone from drowning?

  • The short version of the article Drowning Does Not Look Like Drowning
  • My background in lifeguarding
  • My rescues while lifeguarding
  • Reach, Throw, and Go
  • What does it look like
  • How to approach a victim
  • Differences between victims
  • How to escape the grasp of an active victim
  • What to do at shore

Article found GCaptain

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Caring For Your Knife

caring for your knifeA knife is one of the most well known tool that a gentleman can either use to cut down a sapling to saving their life in a disaster situation.  Every gentleman will wake up and put a knife in their pocket because things need to be cut during the day from a net to cover their flock of birds to defending themselves from a yeti attack.  There are a particular set of rules that everyone needs to know and understand about knifes before purchasing one and then caring for one when it is in their possession.  

That is what we are discussing today.  This topic was brought to you from the Facebook page, so if you have any ideas for shows, please comment in the Facebook page!  Understand that this is as much information that I could gather.  I would hope that if you have any other suggestions about this topic, take it to the forum.  We can always use expertise in this kind of topic.


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What should I be doing to care for my knife?

  • Different types of knifes and their purposes
  • How to clean and store knifes
  • Which knifes are tougher than others
  • What does it mean to “daily carry” a knife
  • Purposes of daily carry knifes
  • What kind does a firefighter carry in his pockets

During the show I talked about the coolest cutting board you have ever seen.  Check out this video!

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My Computer Broke/ Update

So I am suffering here in my office with computer issues.  I am telling you this so that you can understand why no new episodes are not coming out on a regular schedule.  It is what it is.  I will be posing throwback episodes until I have fixed these issues.

Thank you for understanding.

A Practical Assessment on Prepping

piratical preppingPrepping is a word that has been drug down the road and turned into something not resembling what it actually means.  When you take a practical look at what it means to be a prepper you will see that it not what it is made out to be.  As a Gentleman you should be concerned with the safety and well being of your family.  By not just being a prepper, but being someone that is practical about their prepping, you are going to be able to see your family through tough times.

I dive into what it means to be a practical prepper by assessing the needs of what you should store and invest in.  You not only need items and commodities for a possible disaster, but if you are practical about it, for every day life.  The way that I do my prepping is making sure that whatever I invest in, I can use on a day to day basis.  By me looking at my prepping in a practical way, I am able to justify my purchases and even save money on those purchases.  That is the manly thing to do.


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What elements of prepping are we going to assess in a practical manner?

  • Why it matters to practically assess prepping
  • Food Storage
  • Fuel Storage
  • Bug out Bag
  • Solar Energy investments

You should check out these podcasts!

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How To Save Your Marriage

save your marriageNot every marriage lasts the lifetime that both people expected it to last for.  There are always great intentions to have a wonderful and fulfilling life together the day that the vows are exchanged.  However, the fairy tell ends months after the commitment is made when expectations are not being met.  This has the possibility to end the marriage and make life hard on everyone.  Divorce does not just effect the people that were married, but anyone else that was involved with the family.  Would it not be easier and better for both parties to know how to save the marriage before it becomes an issue?

I am not the beacon of perfect marriage by any means.  My name has been associated with hard headed and no filter many of times.  It takes a strong woman to deal with me sometimes.  It has been the work that my wife and I have diligently done to establish a relationship that can handle both of us.  Time and effort has to go into making a relationship work.  That is why I am bringing you ways to save your marriage, even if it is not on the rocks!


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What are ways that I can save my marriage?

  • Warning signs of an impending divorce
  • How to save the marriage before it tanks
  • What you did wrong to achieve the failure
  • How to make the marriage fulfilling and wonderful for both of you

Resources used in making the show today:

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How to be a Smart Gentleman

smart gentlemanBeing smart is something that most want to be.  Not only is it attractive to others but it affords you opportunities that you otherwise wouldn’t get.  By employing the tips that I have pulled from around the internet, you can start working your way to be a smarter individual.  There is no way for me to measure how being smart will impact your future life.  However, I can say that being a smart person is a more fulfilling life with better experiences and opportunities.  Ones that many would not have enjoined if they had not took the time to work on their intelligence level.

I used not just a group of great resources online, but my own experiences in how I have developed myself.  Be the Gentleman that can hold a conversation with someone and it not be about yourself.  You will quickly realize that there is a big world out there with really smart people in it.  Those conversations that you have with someone about their experiences and their life can change your opinions.  I know they have for me.


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How can you do to be a smart gentleman?

  • Managing online time through podcasts and articles
  • Write everything down
  • Surround yourself with smart people
  • Learn random knowledge
  • Travel
  • Foster creativity
  • Detox from an online life
  • Keep your mouth shut and listen

Links I talked about in the show today:

Resources I used in the creation of the show:

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What is your Legacy? – Throwback Episode

legacyTo leave a legacy is to leave monetary value to your loved ones or in the case of some people that are forgetful, past loved ones.  My challenge to you today is to look at a legacy is more than monetary but just as valuable or even more.  To be honest, my grandfather that died a few years ago left me nothing.  Not a penny was given to me, however he bestowed knowledge and influence that will last longer than any money being past down.  Today is going to be a topic on what are you going to leave behind to your family and friends outside of money.


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What is your legacy?

  • What is a legacy and how are we going to define it
  • What are ways to develop your own legacy
  • Can you change the path that you lead
  • How your actions today may effect your life later
  • Developing the stories your friends will talk about for years to come

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