Basics of Companion Planting

basics of companion plantingIt is cold around here.  Looking across the landscape of frost and frozen trees makes me think about this years garden.  There is a practice that some gardeners use called companion planting.  This is the use of a plant to either work in harmony with another plant or to repel pests away from that plant.  There are a few rules that you should know about, but generally, it is an easy concept to grasp.  If you are a gardener, this is a show that you should really enjoy and get something out of.  If you are not, the use of companion planting will increase the health and vitality of the tress and shrubs that you have around the house.

Join me today as I speak about the use of companion planting and how it can be useful to your gardening efforts.


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What are the basics of Companion Planting?

  • Traditional garden versus companion planted garden scape
  • Top plants put into the garden and their best companions
  • What can further benefit your plants
  • Which plants should you avoid putting near each other
  • How to start your design
  • General upgrades that you should consider doing this year in your garden
  • My plan for this years harvest

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How to Cook Like a Gentleman Throwback Episode

how and why gentlemen should cookRegardless or not if you are married, dating, or single being able to cook is an attribute that everyone will appreciate.  You will be able to attract the heart of the person you like after they get over your physical appearance.  You can work toward your health goals by being able to cook.  If you want bigger muscles or less of a gut, you can find recipes that fit.  If you are married with kids and have little time to spare cooking, I am going to give you ways to address this problem.

Being a chef is not a hard skill to learn.  As long as you follow my tips and purchase the correct tools for this, you will be fine.  I have never tried to cook anything and regretted it.  This is a skill that will follow you for your entire life and can be used to impress at the house, at work, at parties, and anywhere else that food is made.  Sit back, get hungry, and learn ways to master that kitchen like a gentleman!


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How do you cook like a Gentleman?

  • General tips that all gentlemen should know
  • The tools of the trade
  • Principals for cooking
  • 3+1 recipes that you should know by hand
  • Why this matters to every gentleman regardless of your marital status
  • How this is an upgrade to your life
  • Money saving tips

Resources used in the making of the COOKING show:

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How to Treat a Snake Bite

snake biteSnakes are very common around the world.  With how common they are, you should be aware of the do’s and don’t’s that are related to snake bites.  The first step to your education is to understand the misconceptions about bites.  If you do not understand those, you will end up hurting or possibly killing yourself.  Then to realize that you are not going to be able to do much if you are bitten.  Please understand that if you get bitten by a snake, you should get help.  Don’t focus on anything else but to get help.

This is not a hard concept to grasp, but it has to be mentioned every once in a while.  You need medical attention if you are bitten.


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How do you treat a snake bite?

  • What are the misconceptions of treating snake bites
  • How do we treat snake bites
  • What should we carry in our first aid kits to help treat snake bites

Resources used in the making of the podcast episode:

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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.

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How to Host a Summer Party

host summer partyParties are, for the most part, a great time.  Standing around with all of your friends and enjoying a drink and some food.  There are a lot of things that you need to be aware of when you are hosting a party.  Certain things that can make or break your party.  You, as a Gentleman, should be aware that your image in their eyes rests on your ability to host.  Don’t worry though, I have the answers that you are looking for.

Today I am going to talk, in depth, about the do’s and don’ts of hosting a summer party.  These should be simple events to host that take some planning and execution.  Remember that all drink recipes that you hear will be posted in the forum.  Also links can be found at the bottom of the page under references.


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How do you throw a great summer party?

  • Summer drinks that you should be a pro a making
  • How much food should you make for how many people
  • Great summer recipes that do not take much to cook
  • What kind of entertainment can you provide for your guests

Resources used to make the show:

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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.

Preparing for a Backpacking Trip – Throwback Episode

preparing for a backpacking tripMost men want to test their grit and the best way to do so is by backpacking.  Backpacking can be a family trip or a self directed test of endurance, but regardless the reason backpacking is something that has to be prepared for.  There are certain things about backpacking that can be done preventive that can make your backpacking trip better and more enjoyable instead of a blister induced sweat fest.  Learning from past trips through the different mountain ranges throughout North Carolina, I have pretty much made as many mistakes as humanly possible.  


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How do you prepare for a backpacking trip?

  • Why anyone would want to do this
  • What part of your person does backpacking effect
  • How to choose your time of year for a good trip
  • Preparing for a long backpacking trip
  • How to mentally prepare
  • What are some things that you need to bring
  • Why someone should know your whereabouts

Resources used in the show today:

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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.

Emergencies that Gentlemen should handle – Throwback Episode

emergencies men should know how to handleOne of the scariest things that a man can endure is witnessing emergencies that involve his family.  The blood pressure rises along with the pulse rate and the brain goes into overdrive.  To the normal person the next step would be to freak out and panic.  To the Gentleman however, the next step would be to calm down and start fixing the situation.  This series that I am starting is going to be an accumulation of the most common emergencies that men face on a day to day basis from the standpoint of an experienced first responder.

 My goal for these shows is to help men pull themselves together and start being the fixer that his family wants him to be.  Do you want to be that guy that runs around panicking because something just happened to him and his family or do you want to be able to help the situation?


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What Emergencies should men be able to handle?

  • what is a first responder
  • why should I keep a medical bag in my car
  • what should be kept in the medical bag
  • What to do if you are in a car wreck
  • How to deal with Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
  • How to deal with Major Bleeding
  • Why you do not have to worry about this

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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.

How to win state fair games – Throwback Episode

how to win state fair gamesIt is that time of year again where you go to the fair and eat food that you shouldn’t eat, ride rides that were trucked in last night, and play games that have been rigged for you to fail.  From the time you walk into the fair grounds and down the midway to the time you walk up to the carny game and pay money, you have been persuaded.  Or should I say that your kids have been persuaded to want the prizes.  Now it is up to you to win that coveted stuffed spongebob squarepants or the awesome over-sided bear they want.

If you are the kind of guy that looks at these games and says “I can win that, all you have to do is blank” you have already lost.  These games are rigged so that you will fail most of the times you play them.  When you loose, your manhood is questioned, you pay more money, the fair wins.  I am going to take you through some of these games and give you that winning edge that you need to win!


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How do you win state fair games?

  • How to beat
    • Ball toss into the basket
    • Loony Ladder
    • Machine Gun Star Shootout
    • Hammer Bell Ring
  • What games should you stay away from
    • Ring toss
    • Milk bottle knock over
    • Dart and balloons
    • Basketball shot

Resources used in the show today:

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How to throw a Knife

throw a knifeThrowing a knife is a trick that we have all seen in the movies or on the stage of a show.  With great accuracy the person is able to whip the knife across the stage and hit the target.  No sweat on their part nor on the part of the “victim”.  How is this done?  More importantly, how can I learn how to do the same?  Think about how this skill was used in the wild back when Native Americans were trying to find a meal.  What about when the first cave men to go on the hunt knew about throwing a sharp rock?  This is a skill that will surly make you the “cool” dad at the camp site this year.

I am going to talk to you about starting up your hobby as a knife thrower.  Please understand that this is a dangerous skill to learn.  You are planing on throwing a sharp piece of metal at a target.  Use common sense to know what is around you and what you could be hitting.  This is not a skill that requires a lot of investment in your part but can really be a great teaching tool to your kids.


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How do you throw a knife?

  • How to get your target ready
  • What are the safety concerns of throwing a knife
  • Which knifes are the best for throwing
  • What technique should you use when starting out

References that were used in the making of the show:

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Keeping Yourself Safe Online

keeping yourself safe onlineYour identity is at risk every single day from online predators.  From phising scams to social engineering the deck is stacked against you.  You might not be aware of how vulnerable you are to an online predator and how easy it is to steal your identity.  All it takes is clicking on the wrong link that could through your life into a spiral.  That is really all it takes.  Considering that someone like me, that doesn’t know a whole lot about it, can spend a few days learning about it.  Then build a website that looks similar to your banking institution and steal your identity and money is frighting.

This is the topic that I am going to cover with you today.  I am not trying to scare you by any means.  I am trying to giving you the power to do something about it.  You have the knowledge and wherewithal to make sound decisions, you just need a bit of a push to know what works and what doesn’t.  This episode reminds me of one that I posed years back called How To Be A Thief.  Check that one out to further your “in home security”.


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How do you keep yourself safe online?

  • How to spot a phishing scam
  • What are the most common ways identity is stolen
  • Spotting social engineering techniques to get your information
  • How to guard against online predators

References that were used in the making of the show.  I would advise that if you are worried about your online security, you should check out these resources.

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I mentioned this in the top portion of the post.  Make sure you check out this old show for content that never fails!

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Dealing with Annoying Neighbors

dealing with annoying neighborsWe all have neighbors in some way or another.  What happens when these people are relentless with the noise or do not respect boundaries?  There are horror stories about bad neighbors everywhere online and it seems like everyone has a story to share.  Eventually you have to stop the situation and make life bearable.  Instead of dealing with annoying neighbors like a child, why not deal with them like a Gentleman?  There are so many ways that you can mess up your confrontation and I am going to help you from doing so.

I dive into the subject today of dealing with annoying neighbors.  I have lived near these insufferable people before.  It is not a walk in the park by no means.  You have to think “long term solutions” instead of short term retaliation.  There is also the question of when do you involve the home owners association or the authorities.  You don’t want to over react to these perceived besmirchment and with the advice that I give you today, you wont.


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How can we deal with annoying neighbors?

  • Assessing your issues with this other person
  • How you could be over reacting
  • When and when not to involve the government
  • What to do after confronting the neighbor
  • When you should consider moving
  • How to figure out if they are bad neighbors before you buy the place

References that I used in the making of the show today are:

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