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Remodeling your house on a budget

Today I am going to talk about remodeling your house on a budget.

Ron Swanson: Adding His Principles to your Life

ron swanson adding his principles into your life

Ron Swanson is a character in the show Parks and Recreation.  Swanson is the antithesis of what a man should be like.  He has an air about him that makes anyone that watches the show be more like him.  His principles are what guides him along his path to being a gentleman as such yours should.  Being a man of principle is not an easy task to accomplish, but Swanson does it well.

I am going to talk to you about how to be more like Ron Swanson.  Understand that I do not personally agree with everything that he does or is about.  I do want you to take away what you would like more of in your life and leave the rest.  Ron Swanson is a character in a show, not a real person.  Keep that in mind next time you are wanting to image your life around what he is doing.  These are mean to be suggestions, not hard absolutes.  As always, make sure you keep yourself grounded.


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What are the principles of Ron Swanson?

  • Diving into 15 principles that Ron Swanson holds dear
  • How we can actively put this into our lives
  • What is the pyramid of greatness
  • Holding this ideal in front of you and picking from the better of the principles

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Are you a Toxic Person?

Learn today if you are a toxic person.

Increasing Your Family’s Operational Security

operational securityYour family depends on your ability to protect them.  It is your responsibility to make sure they are safe and secure in the home and out.  You want them to have the sense of safety when they are with you.  When they go to bed, you don’t want them to have to worry about their security.  With a few steps, you are going to be able to help everyone feel more secure.

Today I am going to discuss the art of increasing your operational security through daily tasks.  You dont have to do all of them, but you should consider doing something.  With how quickly the world getting smaller, your family’s operational security is at risk.


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How to Increase Your Family’s Operational Security:

  • What are the sheep, wolf, sheepdog
  • How to protect yourself online better
  • What is the dark web we hear so much about
  • How to keep ourselves safer in our homes
  • Tips from former thieves

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Did you miss anything or want to check out the notes for the podcast episode today, look no further than the forum.  Iskilled gentlemen podcast forum post every episode that I do there for you to go back and find links and remember what was said.  While you are there, make sure you sign up to be a member.  Send me your username after signing up so that I can approve you.  That is all it takes to be a member.

Addressing the SGP Nation

addressing the nationWe need to have a talk.  The way in which this podcast is changing is going to be a bit different than what you are used to.  This is why I am addressing the Skilled Gentlemen Podcast Nation.  These new programs that I am working out and going to mention in the show today are going to be great.  The whole idea is to push Skilled Gentlemen Podcast and more importantly, you, into better places in life.

Just so you understand, Skilled Gentlemen Podcast is not going anywhere.  We are going to stay on the air as long as you listen to the podcast.  There are many more topics that need to be covered.  Stay tuned for the podcast and you will get everything with the address to the SGP nation.


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What needs to be mentioned in this address to the SGP Nation?

  • What is the new program that I am rolling out
  • How is Big Oak Homestead coming along
  • What about that book you mentioned a long time ago
  • How is this going to affect Skilled Gentlemen Podcast

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Did you miss anything or want to check out the notes for the podcast episode today, look no further than the forum.  Iskilled gentlemen podcast forum post every episode that I do there for you to go back and find links and remember what was said.  While you are there, make sure you sign up to be a member.  Send me your username after signing up so that I can approve you.  That is all it takes to be a member.

Upgrading Your Home for Cheap

home projects for cheapYour home is your castle.  What happens when your home becomes boring to you?  Springtime is here and it is the time of year that projects start.  Why not spend some time and some money on your house.  You can increase the value and the way that you feel.  Not only that but your children can learn how to do some of these skills through your projects.  Some of my fondest memories were doing projects with my father and grandfather.  I learned a lot from their work.

I have gone through and found a verity of different projects that you can do.  No second mortgage or technical skills required to finish any of these projects.  As men we should be able to complete the smaller projects of this list.  As gentlemen we should be excited to learn how these are done.


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What projects can we do up upgrade our home for cheap?

  • The projects with the highest return on investment for resale value
  • How to sell your home quick and for asking
  • Getting upgrade inspiration
  • My dire warning to you hearted guys out there
  • Changing light fixtures
  • Adding Souround Sound
  • Altering the front yard
  • Chaning up the Family Room
  • Plants for the house
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Wall art for everyone’s taste
  • How to save money with these projects

I put together a list of items that you can purchase from the amazon store that I have partnered with Bob Mayne from Today’s Survival Show.  Make sure that when you are purchasing your Amazon items you use our links.  This will help us out greatly without you spending any more money.


The book that you should consider buying when selling your home.  Get what you are asking for or even more!


Connectors for your surround sound system.


Wall Art Designs for your to hang up everywhere and show your Start Wars fandom!


Plants for the house that will purify your air for you while giving you something green to look at year round.


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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

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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.

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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What Burglars Dont Want You To Know – Throwback

what burglars dont want you to knowEvery year 2 million people have their homes broken into.  I have hinted on this in podcast past but have never set down and done a show about the tricks that burglars use to victimize us.  If you would like to look back on the show that I talked about this, check out Home Defense.   There are hundreds of people out there that produce these lists and I would advise reading through a few.  The ones that I grabbed from were Readers Digest and SimpliSafe.  With a quick search you will find many resources, just be aware that there is good and bad information out there on this subject.

I have dove into some great resources to bring you tricks that burglars don’t want you to know.  As Gentlemen, we should be concerned about what burglars do and look for when looking for a target.  We can use this information to our advantage by guarding against these horrible acts.  We all want to keep our family safe, especially when they are in the house.  Take these things that former burglars have looked for and make sure that you are guarding against a possible break in.


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What do burglars not want you to know?

  • Why we should be worried about this
  • What are the statistics that involve this topic
  • What are 8 different tricks that burglars use to break in
  • How do we fend against these tricks

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