Tag Archives: Outdoors

How A Medic Deals With A Snakebite

how a medic deals with a snakebiteAround the world, every single day, someone gets a snakebite.  Rather or not the snake is poisonous or if the possibly poisonous snake actually put venom in you can be figured out later at the hospital.  I am not going to discuss how to figure out the snake but what you should do if it happens.  This is an emergency medical situation that has to be understood because it could potentially be a life threatening situation.  A snakebite can happen in a split second and the first thing that people what do to is run away.  Wrong.  Then they want to use some ancient and outdated information about how to deal with the snakebite like cutting and sucking out the venom.  Wrong.  So what are you supposed to do?  Listen to the podcast today where I, as a trained medic, explain what I would do in this situation and then what the experts say to do.  Along with this life saving information you really need to learn about some misconceptions that people have about snakes.  We do have to make sure we are taking care of our ecosystems and learn how to interact in our environments.  Also I wanted to throw in some “Gee-whiz” information.  I really think you will enjoy the show today and also learn how to keep you and your family save through the summer.



How does a medic deal with a snakebite?

    • What are the most dangerous snakes around the world
    • How do you keep from getting bit
    • How do you treat a snake bite in the field
    • How are antivenoms made
    • Misconceptions about snakes

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What I learned from Intro to Permaculture

What i learned in permaculture classPermaculture can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people.  I have spent the past few weeks working on a class that was sent to me from a listener, offered through Oregon State University.  This course was an absolutely amazing course that showed me a completely different way of doing things around my property.  Throughout the month of May I have been learning all about the permaculture principals, ethics, design principals, and basically how to save the world!  Permaculture does not have to completely be the just about plants.  That is the beauty of a design process.  It can also be seen as how to run a business effectively and sustainability.


Keep in mind that four year old Katarina needs our help to purchase a diabetic alert dog.  Her story and how you can help can be found in the podcast where I interviewed her and her parents.  Man Up and donate to her go fund me page.

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What is Permaculture and what can we learn from it?

  • What is it
  • What are the Design Principals
  • What are the Ethics
  • How does permaculture work in both business and in gardens
  • What are the general principals
  • How are trees more useful to us than an annual garden

Resources used in todays show were from what i learned from the course that I took free of charge from the University of Oregon

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Tree Planting 101

Tree planting 101In no way shape or form is there a stock that is 100% able to increase your profits 10 fold, and if there is you need to punch that guy in the face for lying to you.  I can guarantee you that a tree can though.  Ignoring the fact that a tree will help you be more self reliant and give you free calories from delicious non chemically drowned fruit, there are so many benefits to planting a tree.  I am going to spend the podcast today teaching you all about the benefits of tree planting and busting those myths that people have come up with about it.  It could not be simpler and it could not be more benificial for the environment.  Not to mention how much value that could bring to your life and the life of your family.  Use this summer to find a great place to plant and get started.


Keep in mind that four year old Katarina needs our help to purchase a diabetic alert dog.  Her story and how you can help can be found in the podcast where I interviewed her and her parents.  Man Up and donate to her go fund me page.

Kat Needs Our Help

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How do we plant a tree?

    • When to do it
    • How to do it
    • What trees go where
    • What trees can be put near what
    • How to root cuttings

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Creating Your Oasis

creating your own oasis

Every gentleman has to have their own place to relax and call their Oasis.  Their own spot to sit down and forget about what stresses them out, even if only for a few moments in life.  Every gentleman has to be able to remember what really matters in their life and it can not be done by being unhealthy and stressed all the time.  This is why every gentleman needs to have their own oasis.  The idea of an oasis can be molded into whatever you want it to be, from being out in the woods to being downtown in a city.  There are a few elements that have to be established before we can call it “your oasis” but those are not hard to figure out.  Consider making or finding your oasis before you have your next stressful day at work where your blood pressure is sky rocketed and your about to murder someone.

How do you create your own oasis

  • Why having this matters
  • How to find your own
  • What are the elements that you have to establish before you call it your oasis
  • What an outdoor small lot oasis look like
  • What a large yard would look like
  • What an indoor would look like
  • What about if you live where you can not build one
    • where do you find one
  • Why posting this on the Facebook page could help others

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How To Survive A Dog Attack

surviving a dog attackThere may never be a time in which you need this information.  You may never find yourself in a situation where a dog is going to attack you or your family.  As gentlemen we should not shy away from information just because we don’t think it could happen, but we are prepared if it does happen.  I debated on even doing this show.  The reason is because I do not want to shine a negative spotlight on dogs.  However, I do feel like this could save someone’s life or save someone from an emergency room one day.  Remember, dogs are not bad, people are bad and train dogs to be bad.  Most of the reasons why we are bitten is because we did something wrong.  It is up to us to make sure that we are able to spot their body language and understand what they are trying to tell us.  With this bit of information, we could save thousands of trips to the emergency room every year.  There are some situations that are unavoidable.  Some situations where you are going to be bit, this is the topic of the show today.

How do you survive a dog attack

    • what kind of signs should we notice before a bite
    • why do dogs bite
    • what situations are more likely to result in a bite
    • if you find youself in a situation you can’t get out of
      • how do you reduce your likelihood of needing medical attention

Shows that were mentioned in today’s podcast:

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Grilling Basics

grilling basicsSpring is in the air.  You can feel it during the heat of the day when you walk outside.  You can smell it as you walk through your grass and stir up the smell.  Your need for a jacket becomes less needed.  Your starting to think about the summer and what involves with it.  Pool parties, camping, holiday parties, and excuses to get outside all lead to one thing.  When you think about men cooking you immediately think of the grill.  The man standing beside the grill with smoke and steam coming out with some amazing food sitting over that glorious flame.  This is the essence of spring.  Grilling out.  But what stands between a normal guy and a grilling master?  Grilling basics.  Today I am going to attempt to teach you about grilling.  If you are new to the concept, which a lot are, you will learn a lot and even if you are a master there is always room to grow.  Don’t be that guy that has a reputation for crappy food.  Gentlemen have the reputation of being able to master the grill!

What are the grilling basics

  • Differences between Gas and Charcoal
  • Burgers
  • Chicken
  • Steak
  • Vegetables
  • General Tips
  • The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen

If you like the show today, you may also want to listen to:

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Resources used in Grilling Basics:

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Getting Ready For Spring Part 2 of 2

getting ready for springThis is part 2 of the show.  I apologize for any confusion, however the website will not allow a file larger than 64 mb.  This is part 2 where I finish up talking about the other things you should do to get ready for spring.

This is part 2 of the 2 part series of getting ready for spring

You can find the first part here at Getting Ready For Spring Part 1 of 2

Getting Ready For Spring Part 1 of 2

getting ready for springWe have a total of 110 days until last frost date.  What does this mean to us?  It is time to start getting ready for spring time.  Before you know it, spring will be upon us and we will be scrambling to get seeds in the ground, start spring cleaning, getting some house maintenance done, and getting ready for summer break with the kids.  With all of that said, are you going to be prepared?  Today is going to be a mixed bag of subjects related to getting ready for spring.  There is a lot to get done around here and right now when it is 20 degrees Fahrenheit outside, now is the time to prepare.  This is not a hard thing to accomplish, but you have to have your own will to do it.  So what are you going to be getting done for the next 100 days?  Sitting on your couch or getting started on your productive 2016?  Remember when you said you were going to do better this year?  Now is the time to get started on it.

What should we do to get ready for spring

    • Planning the garden
    • Maintenance to house
    • Planning for kids summer vacation
    • Spring cleaning
    • Get ready for allergies
    • Start cardio plan
    • Get yard ready

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Modern Day Homesteading

Modern Day HomesteadingHomesteading is an art that keeps the family healthy.  Modern day homesteading is doing the same thing, but by yourself and continue to have a career.  This is important for people like us in this time and day.  It is also important for the small scale homesteader living in urban areas.  If you are anything like me, you have less and less time but want more done in your day.  With all the small things that will end up adding up in a total day our day will slowly be completely filled.  With this problem in mind we can start modernizing our homesteads.  Everything get engineered to work by itself and your animals and crops get their needs met.  Now you have plenty of food and your small business can run, almost by itself.  Do I have your interest peaked?

What is modern day homesteading and how to we do it

  • How does modern day homesteading streamline work
  • how can modern day homesteading make you money
  • the upfront work involved in modern day homesteading
  • why this all matters

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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Bug Out Locations- Why You Want One and Where To Find One

bug out location why you want one and where to find oneThere may come a time one day that you will need to pack your things and bug out really quick and you will have to find a place to stay.  More than likely you will not ever need to bug out.  How often do you go on vacation, camping, want to set up a new business, have a retirement home, guest house, get away destination, or have something to sell quick to keep you from going into bankruptcy?  This is what I am trying to sell you on today.  The concept of a bug out location.  What is it and why should you have one, or in my case, many of them.  It is up to you, as a man, to be able to care for your family.  You should be prepared to house your family if something bad does happen in or around your town.  My suggestion is to act now and prepare before you really need to react.

bug out locations- why you want one and where do you find them

Today we talk about bug out locations

    • bol
    • what are they
    • why you need them
    • how many do you need
    • where to space them
    • where to find these things

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