Food and Water Storage

food and water storage

When asked about what they are most concerned about, they usually answer “I want a roof over my families head, and food on the table”.  What if I could sell you on a concept that will almost completely alleviate the need for this concern? What if I could tell you this concept will not cost you any more than what you are already spending on food and water right now!  The easy task of adding stored food and water will greatly increase your chances of survival during times of need.  As gentlemen, we need to be responsible for ourselves and our families.  This comes down to being able to feed them and make sure they are healthy.  With just getting into the mindset of building a food and water storage we can take control of our future and be prepared for anything.

Join me today as I talk about:

  • Why people scoff at storage
  • My early summers with my grandparents
  • What the government says about food storage
  • How much food storage you should have
  • How much water storage you should have
  • How to and how much storage

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Being a Mentor

being a mentorAs a gentleman we are tasked to be a mentor to anyone that will have our instruction.  Being a mentor is a honor and should be treated as such.  People come to us wanting to learn what we have to offer so being a mentor also means that we are teachers.  Being a teacher and a mentor I am personally responsible for making sure my thoughts and my instruction is taken the correct way or it could be difficult retract the information.  Growing up and still today I have a variety of people that I call mentor ranging between fictional characters, podcasters, and captains.  There are different types of situations in which you may be considered mentor in and we need to discuss the teaching techniques that we can employ.

Join me today as I talk about:

  • Who is called mentor
  • Why we need a mentor
  • Who I call mentor
  • Teaching skills

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Everyday Chivalry

Everyday ChivalryEveryday we have the chance to make your spouse’s day special by being a gentleman and acting with chivalry.  When I hear people talk about how they just got married and now they can slack off makes me want to crack them in the head with a stick.  The fact that we take our spouse for granted is absolute crap.  We are planning of spending the rest of our lives together, we should act like we are grateful for the opportunity to be with each other so showing respect by acting like we enjoy each others time and using chivalry we can enrich each others lives.  It just so happens that this is today’s topic of discussion.  Everyday Chivalry and how we can do special things for each other just because we feel privileged to get to spend time together.

Join me today as we talk about:

  • How to get your show discussed
  • Little ways to show chivalry everyday
    • Presenting her with a warm towel
    • Listening to her and acting on it
    • Opening doors
    • Walking between her and the road
    • Protecting her
    • Filling up her car
    • Cooking dinner
    • Having a glass of wine ready after a bad day
    • Don’t be a jerk

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Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook, iTunes, Twitter, Youtube, and Pinterest 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.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

The American Flag

the american flagThe Untied States of America’s Flag means a lot to a lot of different people.  It can bring a variety of different emotions out in someone from happy and proud to sad and disappointment.  I had an email from a listener suggesting that I do a show about displaying the American Flag.  I wanted to take it a step further.  I am doing a show about what the American Flag means to me and what it means to others.  At the end of the show I play an audio clip from a mentor of mine.  Jack Spirko- If I Wanted To Save America is the youtube video I got the audio from.

Join me today as I discuss:

  • The laws associated with displaying the american flag
  • What the terminology associated with the american flag is
  • What others believe the american flag means to them
  • What I feel the american flag means to me

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook, iTunes, Twitter, Youtube, and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentleman@gmail.com

5 Skills Every Man Should Know

Rose_Rhodes_shootingWhen looking over the vast array of skills my grandfathers and father posses it hales in comparison in what I am able to do.  I am here today to gather a small list of things that I feel every man should know how to do.  I do dive somewhat into every one so the podcast is a little longer than usual, however if I feel like they should be on the show, I am going to go into depth with them.  I challenge to you is that you should come up with a few ideas in regard to skills.  Below is a comment section that you should type into and let me know what you think about them.

You should know before listening.  These are easy skills to learn and will absolutely change your way of living.  Whether you are living in the backwoods country or in a high rise city apartment there are manly things that should be known and practiced to hone the skills.  By starting your venture into skill learning you are joining the ranks of men from all through history making you apart of this fraternity that makes us an acet to our friends, family, and even our community.  If you have someone asking you to help them hone their skills you should be willing to help them in their quest also.

what skills are NECESSARY to know?

Join me today as I talk about:

  • Cleaning and caring for cast iron
  • Shooting a gun
  • Entertaining children of all ages
  • Making someone smile
  • Having a conversation with someone with differing ideas than you

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook, iTunes, Twitter, Youtube, and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentleman@gmail.com

What is your legacy?

dad and vicci 1958 RTo 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.

Join me today as we discuss:

  • 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

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook, iTunes, Twitter, Youtube, and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentleman@gmail.com

Do You Fall Under This Label?

imagesThis group of people are in the fringe of society.  They are at sometimes the person that you envy and sometimes the person that you can’t stand.  We have been in the news off and on for the past few years being misrepresented and verbally abused.  Being misunderstood is something that happens everyday and we accept that.  The scary part is, you are one of them!!  So what am I talking about?  What could possibly be the people I speak of?  Listen and find out!!!

Join me today as I talk about:

  • Who these people are
  • What do these people do
  • How to spot these people in the stores
  • Why you are part of this group
  • How to accept and embrace this fact

Thank you for listening. Please find us on iTunes, Twitter, Youtube, and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Any comments, complaints, conerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentleman@gmail.com

15 Chivalrous things that you may not be doing

chivalry-390x285Being chivalrous is somewhat of a lost art.  We cannot consider ourselves being gentlemen without analyzing ourselves and finding ways to make ourselves more humble.  There are literately hundreds of ways that men in our day have failed to be a chivalrous gentleman and we need to change this and teach this to our children and the people that look up to us in life.

Join me today as I discuss:

  • Why we need chivalrous men in this world
  • Why it matters to us
  • The 15 things we can start doing today
  1. Opening the car door
  2. Opening the doors for others
  3. Calling instead of texting
  4. Actually listening and engaging in conversation
  5. Standing up for her
  6. Buying her flowers
  7. Keep your phone in your pocket
  8. Holding the umbrella for her
  9. Dress up for her
  10. Learn about her
  11. Never be late
  12. Make sure she got home safe
  13. Do not worry about her past
  14. Do not play games
  15. Be her gentleman, no one else’s

If you can think of others, please comment below or tweet at me @skilledgent.  You can also find me on Pinterest and learn what I am going to try and do around the homestead.  Thank you for listening.

 

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.

10 Things Your Grandfather Got Right

grandfather grandsonChances are your grandfather (or father, great grandfather, etc.) had habits that was done well.  My grandfather was/is a pillar in my life and I respect and admire his life lessons given to me.  As men we need to be able to sit down and take notice of the people in our life and be able to extract the life lessons worth having and carry them onto our own followers in life.

The 10 things your grandfather got right are:

  1. Family comes first
  2. Do what you can to put food on the table
  3. Do your own work when can
  4. Know your limits
  5. Don’t quit when your tired, quit when your done
  6. Dress like you own the place
  7. Speak like your playing chess, not checkers
  8. Consistency makes you an asset to your family
  9. Read like you just learned how to
  10. You are never too old to say “I’m sorry”

Your grandfather may have been a great man in your life, comment below or on twitter to let me know what your grandfather done right!