Tag Archives: Survival

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

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How to make a Documentation Package – Throwback Episode

documentation packageIf you can not tell, being prepared is something that is near and dear to me.  If you are unprepared for life, life will destroy you.  One of the many ways that I am going to teach you guys about is writing things down and having them available for everyone to benefit from within your family.  This is done with a documentation package.  This is a cheap and easy way to be prepared for an emergency.  With the cost of your time, printer paper, ink, and a few 3 ring binders that are lying around the house you can have list of all the information that you will need, EVER.  

Did I mention that you can keep this secret and have the information available for you and it look like nonsense to everyone else?  Check out todays show and learn how!  This is not a podcast that is here to scare you.  I am trying to make sure that if something does happen, you are prepared.  This podcast has made a valuent effort to make you a more prepared family man.  If you are having a hard time with this, check out some other podcasts with this subject.  Just click under the tag cloud lables Prep and Survival.  You can get all of your no nonsense, no tin foil hat information there!


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What goes into making a Documentation Package?

  • Why this matters to a gentlemen
  • What do you need to put it together
  • What do you put inside one of these
  • How many and where do I keep these

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Being in a “Ready” State

ready stateBeing in a state of readiness is something that most people are not.  Day to day goes by without there being any kind of issue.  This builds up normalcy bias and blinds the person of anything that could happen.  Then all of a sudden, just like in this picture, the stink hits the fan and you have to make decisions at a moments notice.  Are you prepared to make that kind of commitment?  Can your family count on you to make these decisions?  Be a man and stand up for your own responsibilities and get your family in a Ready state.

In this episode I give you tools to keep yourself in a Ready state.  These are projects and assignments that you can acomplish over the span of a weekend.  Also, these arent hard but will make you ready to deal with most anything that life can throw your way


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How do I keep myself and family in a Ready state?

  • What does it mean to be in a ready state
  • Why your family needs to be in a ready state
  • How to find what you are vulnerable to
  • Projects that you can do over the weekend to achieve this state
  • Emergency book
  • Go bags
  • Go Food
  • Alternative housing considerations
  • Keeping the car ready
  • Conclusion on the necessity of this

I mentioned in the show that I would provide extra podcast episodes for you to consider listening to.  This will help further explain my positions as it relates to being in a ready state.

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Building an Expert Level First Aid Kit – Throwback Episode

building first aid kitMedical emergencies can happen in a heartbeat and to anyone.  Having a first aid kit with you can end up being the difference between that person living or dying.  But understand there is one tool in there that everyone has to have and it absolutely makes or breaks that kit, it is your education.  So as gentlemen we need to take an approach that others have bypassed and shortcut for years and has led to many people being hurt or even made things worse because of the inexperienced.  So tune in today and learn the easy way to make your medical bag the right way and not kill someone during your progress.

Education is no joke.  You have to be trained to make sure that you are doing things correct and at the correct time.  If you give a wrench to someone that does not know how to do plumbing is useless.  Putting the same wrench in the hands of a plumber is a whole different story.  The difference between the two people is the education and experience.  Classes are not hard to find, just look up your local community college or your local YMCA.  They offer classes all of the time.

How do I build an Expert Level First Aid Kit?

  • What I saw at a gun show
  • Likelihood vs. Practical
  • How your education is a key factor in building a medical kit
  • Beginner level items for a medical kit
  • Intermediate level items for a medical kit
  • Advanced level items for a medical kit

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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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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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Preparing for next Winter Storm- Weekend Manly Motivation

winter stormWinter storms are no joke.  Your family is in real danger when the winter storm strikes.  With icy roads, power outages, and temperatures that drop below freezing you are faced with a force that can kill you.  With a little bit of preparation and some forward thinking, you can not only survive this but thrive during the next winter storm that strikes.  Yesterday we enjoyed a nice 70 degree day with birds singing and sun shining.  Just like every single year, mid February we are going to get the last winter storm for the year.  Don’t let this one sneak up on you.


This is your Weekend Manly Motivation.  A podcast designed to give you a quick shot of motivation so that you are ready to crush your weekend activities.  Lasting anywhere between 5-10 minutes per episode, you are able to get a quick kick in the butt to make sure that your weekend is both productive and relaxing.


How should you prepare for the next winter storm?

  • Gathering up the materials to provide your family with
    • Water
    • Food
    • Warmth
  • Preparing a vehicle for emergencies
  • General Emergency preparations you should consider
  • Advanced lighting
  • Providing entertainment for the family

For more information, check out one of the first podcast that I did called “Preparing for the Winter Vortex”  I go into great detail concerning your family and surviving a cold winter storm.

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Beginner Prepping – Skilled Gentlemen Throwback

beginner preppingTo most of my listeners you heard me rant on prepping and how it is a responsibility for men to do.  However, my new listeners may benefit from beginner prepping.  If you are a seasoned listener and have not started to do this for your family, now is the time to start.  The way this is different from the rest of the shows, it is how to start.  This time it is not just that you should start, but a tips on how to start.  If by the end of the show you should be convenience that prepping is in your best interest for you and your family.  I am not sure how many different ways I can say it.  Do remember that I can be a resource for information on how to meet your goals and hopefully can be a very good resource.


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HOW DO WE GET BACK TO THE BASICS OF BEGINNER PREPPING?

  • Why this matters to you
  • How this matters for your family
  • How to start
  • 5 survival needs

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This is a throwback episode to a later date.  I am currently out of the office and spending time with my family and friends.  I will be active on social media and encourage you to contact me there.  On January 2nd, I will be back in the office and ready to start Season 3 of Skilled Gentlemen Podcast!

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Raising Chickens – A Complete Guide from Chick to Dinner

chickensRaising a chicken is really not a hard task to do.  Some complicate things with adding math and adding temperatures you have to be in, however a chicken will take care of their self.  There are plenty of reasons why you would want to start raising your own flock from grow house abuse to the marketing nonsense companies use to confuse us.  This podcast is not reasons why to raise your own chickens but more of how to do so.  If you can care for a dog, you can care for a chicken.  There are a few things that you need to know before you get started.  This is why this is considered a complete series.

I have cared for chickens for the past 3 years.  I have seen my own amount of death, life, and culling.  There are short cuts and needs that most tend to leave out when discussing how to raise these birds.  During the podcast I mentioned setting up my coop and the YouTube video that I put together explaining it.  Click here to see Chicken Coop from Old Shed.  This is how I built mine with both comfort and safety in mind.


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How do you care for and raise Chickens?

  • Pre Chick Purchase
  • Day 1 with Chicks
  • Graduation to yard
  • Graduation to Chicken coop
  • Their shelter, or not
  • What to feed them
  • Hatching your eggs
  • Dealing with death
  • Lifespan on the farm
  • Culling process
  • My no waste policy
  • Other concerns regarding raising chickens

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How to Survive a Hurricane

how to survive a hurricaneWe are right in the middle of the hurricane season.  We just got through hurricane Matthew with decimated parts of Florida and up to Virginia.  Were you prepared for it?  The sobering fact that most people are not prepared for something like this is troubling.  As gentlemen we should be prepared to make that decision to either stay in or get out of dodge of the storm.  If you stay in, do you know what you need?  If you go, do you know what you need?  There are too many people that are not prepared for either situation or even know which decision they should choose.

This is the topic of discussion today.  Hurricanes are not something we can stop from occurring, but we can get more educated and more prepared for the eventuality that it could come through and effect us.  As the man of the family, we have to be ready to pull the trigger and make the decision to stay or leave.

Mentioned in the podcast today are the items that safecastle has to offer for your hurricane preparedness:


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How do you survive a hurricane?

    • Dangers associated with hurricanes
    • How to make the bug in/out decision
    • Stay in kit
    • Bug out kit
    • How to stay in contact with your family if separated
    • Q&A with a listener that got his wife through hurricane Matthew

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