Category Archives: Vacation

Camping Like A Gentleman – A Throwback

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 out to camp as a child brings back memories that I will never forget.  However there is a right and a wrong way to camp.  You cannot just get the family together and run out deep into the woods.  More than likely the people going will not have a very good time.  Start out slow and take things step by step and then work your way up to an enjoyable summer vacation with the family!

Over the next week I will be posting throwback episodes.  The reasoning behind this is two fold.  First is that I am out of the office, however I will still be answering emails, messages, and tweets just at a slower pace.  The second reason is because the new listeners that come to the show each week have not had a chance to see older episodes.  This leaves me in a great position to let older episodes run the podcast for the next few days.  Thank you for understanding.


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How do I start camping like a Gentleman

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

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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.

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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

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Planning An Epic Road Trip

3981191542_80f8d4616f_oSummer is here and everyone is going out of town for trips and vacations.  Everyone always looks forward to the destination being at the beach or mountains.  However, is there a way to make it to where we look forward to the trip along with the destination?  Planning a road trip is tricky because of all of the extra things that you need to pack, maps to be drawn, activities to do for you children, and ways to keep your co-pilot happy but Skilled Gentlemen Podcast is here to help you.  Many miles are put on our vehicles every year going between the mountains, beach, and grandmas but why do we ignore the fact that we can spend the time together enjoying the trip?  If you have not checked out the podcast where I go over the Pre Trip Inspection let me divert you over to it because a lot of work goes into the pre-planning of a road trip, and your vehicle does not need to be something you ignore.  Also during the podcast I spoke briefly on taking your 72 hour kit.  If you have not checked out the podcast on 72 hour kits, please check that out as well.  So you have your idea of where you are planning on going for your epic trip, well join me today as I talk about planning your epic road trip.

  • Why we started taking road trips
  • What to bring along during your road trip
  • What to do during your road trip
  • Pro tips for your road trip

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Pre-Trip Inspections for a Road Trip

StateLibQld_1_114320_Silvio_Campanotti_posing_next_to_a_Studebaker_car,_Ingham,_1940The pre-trip inspection of a vehicle could mean rather you get to your destination to enjoy your time away from daily grind or spend it in a garage or worse, the hospital.  The topic of today’s show was brought to you by my latest excursion to the mountains with my wife.  After a long weekend of enjoying friends and family along with some surprising smooth single malt Scottish whiskey we had a wonderful time.  You can see a few of the pictures from the trip on my Twitter feed.  Before we left for the mountains I preformed a vital ritual that has been handed down to me from generations of well prepared men.  The pre-trip inspection.  There is a right way and a wrong way to do these and could end up making the trip a great story or a tragedy.

Today’s topic includes:

  • Why this is important for a gentleman to preform?
  • Why it should be taken serious
  • How to preform your inspection
  • What to look for and what tools are needed
  • A few pro tips for your trip
  • The reason why you need a map
  • Rental car concerns

Thank you for listening to today’s show, if you have questions, comments, concerns, or complaints please direct them to the comment section below, twitter, or my email skilledgentlemen@gmail.com.