Tag Archives: Survival

Building a 72 hour kit- Throwback

72 hour kitA 72 hour kit is composed of many different items that helps you not only survive but it helps you keep your family happy though times that are uncomfortable.  This topic is not talked about very much in this community and needs to be a topic that is covered.  Tune in today and see what actually goes into building and maintaining a 72 hour kit!  These kits are essential to have with you if you decide to go on a road trip and should be checked every time you decide to do a pre trip inspection.

To ignore having a 72 hour kit is like saying there will never be a time and place where I will have an issue or a problem.  Man up and make one before your family needs one.  Along with the items in your kit you should have a properly stocked first aid kit.  Essential is one so much that I decided to make a podcast on it.  Check it out in conjunction with this one.


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Why should you build a 72 hour kit?

  • What is a 72 Hour bag?
  • How does building a 72 hour bag fit into the ideals of Skilled Gentlemen?
  • How would having a kit have helped in Atlanta’s snow storm or in New York’s flood?
  • Stuff you put into a 72 hour bag?
  • What are the 5 survival needs?
  • Extra items will you need outside of the 5 needs?
  • My finial thoughts about building a 72 hour bag.

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Surviving a Riot- An Interview with Speaking Apes Pt 2

surviving a riotRecently there was a riot that came really close to myself and more importantly, my family.  I had the opportunity to sit down with a very enlightened podcast and speak about the situation that our nation is in currently.  We can all agree that there needs to be some changes.  Our nation cannot begin to heal it’s wounds before we have a very real and very organic conversation about what is happening.  It is the same effect of putting hydrogen peroxide on a cut.  It is going to hurt and you might not like it, but it is the beginning of the healing process.

Fred and Harlin from the Speaking Apes Podcast sat down with me and discussed surviving a riot.  No matter what opinion you have about the subject, you should know how to extract yourself from a rioting situation.  We dove into the subject in great detail and a little about the philosophy of it all.

SPEAKING APES PODCAST INFORMATION

You can find Speaking Apes Podcast in various ways.


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How do you survive a riot?

  • How can you soothe people before a riot occurs
  • What has to happen to heal a community after an incident
  • How to prepare ahead of time
  • What I use to stay up to date on possible riots
  • The use of Facebook live as a tool for staying informed
  • How to get out of a riot and why

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Surviving a Riot with Speaking Apes Podcast Part 1 of 2

surviving a riotRecently there was a riot that came really close to myself and more importantly, my family.  I had the opportunity to sit down with a very enlightened podcast and speak about the situation that our nation is in currently.  We can all agree that there needs to be some changes.  Our nation cannot begin to heal it’s wounds before we have a very real and very organic conversation about what is happening.  It is the same effect of putting hydrogen peroxide on a cut.  It is going to hurt and you might not like it, but it is the beginning of the healing process.

Fred and Harlin from the Speaking Apes Podcast sat down with me and discussed surviving a riot.  No matter what opinion you have about the subject, you should know how to extract yourself from a rioting situation.  We dove into the subject in great detail and a little about the philosophy of it all.

Speaking Apes Podcast Information

You can find Speaking Apes Podcast in various ways.


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How do you survive a riot?

  • How can you soothe people before a riot occurs
  • What has to happen to heal a community after an incident
  • How to prepare ahead of time
  • What I use to stay up to date on possible riots
  • The use of Facebook live as a tool for staying informed
  • How to get out of a riot and why

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast on FacebookiTunes,  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.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Getting Your House Prepared For Winter

Getting house ready for winterRather you like it or not, winter is getting close.  We are already seeing signs that fall is here with cool mornings and leaves starting to fall.  There are steps that we all should take to prepare for the cold grip of winter.  These are steps that will keep your house and the resources that you rely on from breaking down prematurely.  This is something that if you are a homeowner you should be working on twice a year.  Once in the spring to prepare for the summer and in the fall to prepare for winter.  Not only should you be preparing your house and vehicle for winter’s grips but if you call yourself a gentleman you should be concerning yourself with the very real possibility that you will encouter an emergency.  Getting your family prepared for winter is also a concern that we will be covering.

In the podcast I mentioned that I would link to a YouTube video that I made as a review on a gutter guard to help keep you from spending a lot of time on your roof.  You can find that video here called Cheap Gutter Guard.


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What steps should be taken to get ready for winter?

  • Why you should consider getting your house ready for the cold
  • How to prepare you vehicle for winter
  • Steps to get house prepared
  • What emergencies you can see happening during the winter months
  • How to prepare to survive these emergencies
  • Why you, as a gentlemen, should be doing these
  • The access to the forum thread can be found at

Do not forget that around Christmas 2016 I will be putting a book on the market.  The topic will be covering being an Executive Agent for the Family.  This is a step by step guide to taking your families safety into your own hands.  Making sure that you have done everything possible to keep them safe while you are on trips and out of town.  A lot of the topics covered will be 100% new to you and not mentioned on this podcast!  More details to come later.

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Why Long Term Stored Food Belongs In A Gentlemans Pantry

why long term stored food belongs in a gentlemans pantryNumanna is a company that takes the long term food stored business and absolutely obliterates the competition.  They accomplish this by taking care to make sure their meals are not only nutritious but over engineering their packaging to make it last 25+ years.  Numanna brings a product to the table for everyone regardless of your allergies or food restrictions by being up front about what is in their packaging.  They include options that are GMO free, easy to prepare, organic super foods, gluten free, lactose free, and other allergies that you may want to avoid.  I brought Daniel on the show today to talk to us about Numanna and why you should consider adding long term stored food to your insurance program.  The fact that you know that you can feed your family during a time where a disaster can be ripping through your family is something that you should take very serious in your own life.  You can find Numanna’s social media links for Facebook, Twitter, Google+

You can find my youtube video review on the Sweet Habanaro Chili by visiting the YouTube page linked below.

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Why does long term food stored need to be in a Gentlemans pantry?

  • What Numanna is
  • Why long term stored food is important to have in your life
  • The shelf life of the freeze dried food
  • His top 3… or 6 favorite foods
  • How to break down the meals into individual servings
  • Why Numanna is superior to other freeze dried foods

You can find Numanna  by visiting http://numanna.com/ or by clicking on one of the hyperlinks in the notes.

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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

Resources used in the making of the show today:

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What Men Keep On Their Flash Drive

what men keep on their flash driveI know a lot of men that are tech junkies.  They eat, live, and breathe technical stuff.  We all have these little devices in and around our homes called the flash drive.  They are so much more than just a way to get your papers to a printer or to store old paperwork on.  Today I am going to discuss what men should keep on their flash drive.  Or might I say flash drives, because after I get done with the show today you will want to go out and purchase a hand full of these little life savers.  I am also going to discuss how to make the flash drive a protective tool for your house and how they can save your computer from prying eyes or even make them useless to a thief.  If you like technical talk, this is your show!


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What do men keep on their flash drive?

    • Practical things to keep on your drive
    • Awesome things to do with your drive
    • How to protect your flash drive
    • Precautions about finding a flash drive

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The Basic Firearm Collection

basic firearm collectionWith all of the possible choices for purchasing a firearm in the world, where would you start?  Today I have assembled, in my humble opinion, the basic list of firearms that I feel that everyone that enjoys firearms should own.  But why would you only want a basic collection instead of a massive collection?  I addressed that also with the sobering fact that you not only need a firearm but you will need ammo and training.  In my opinion training is well under stressed considering what you are carrying, but training is not the topic of today’s show.  If you have a different opinion of what the basic firearm collection should be, please meet me on the Skilled Gentlemen Podcast Forum to have a gentleman’s discussion on the topic.


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 the Basic Firearm Collection

  • Why you want a basic firearm collection and not a massive amount of firearms
  • The basic collection
    • .22
    • Centerfire rifle
    • Pistol
    • Shotgun
    • Trainer
  • How to keep ammo for long term
  • What classes are available to find
  • Why you need to visit Texas to take Bob Maynes Classes

Resources used in todays show

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Surviving A Long Commute

surviving a long commuteOne of the biggest stresses in life is traffic.  As for myself, I hate traffic and would rather sit in a dentist chair than in traffic.  There is a better way to keep yourself from turning into a ball of stress while sitting in traffic.  Your commute is something that you cannot get out of unless you work from home.  From walking, taking the train, or like most of us you drive there are many different ways that you can keep yourself from freaking out during your commute.  As a Gentleman you should be able to keep yourself from stopping your vehicle, getting out, and pummeling your co-commuters.  The Gentleman does not waste time but uses time wisely to either get things done, relax, or able to learn something new.  This is the topic of the day.  I had this topic sent in by a listener of the podcast.  If you ever have a show idea, you are encouraged to get in touch with me.

How can you survive a long commute?

  • Why the commute is so stressful
  • What Gentlemen do and dont do on the road
  • Different ways to survive the commute

Resources used in today’s show:

Remember that on Wednesdays I am not doing new shows.  This time is reserved for writing Executive Protection For The Family from Skilled Gentlemen Podcast which should be out sometime in 2017.

Thank you for listening. Please find us onFacebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello 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

Making Your Home More Private

making your home more privateIn a world that is obsessed with everyone knowing what they are eating, where they are going, and who they are with the possibility of crime occurrence because of it is a lot higher.  As Gentlemen we should be more aware of what we are putting out to the world instead of being worried that our friends know when we are cutting the grass.  With the rise of business that will monitor your credit and make sure that no one has stolen your identity, it makes one wonder, is there anything that we could be doing to make our homes more private?  Maybe just the addition of a few bushes will keep the neighbors from complaining that there is a tomato plant in the back yard.  What if I told you that a private yard and a private home is more valuable than a home that is in the wide open to most buyers.  With all of this being the case, we should consider taking steps to safeguard our family in many different ways that will in turn make our homes safer and more private.

How do we make our homes more private?

  • Why this is a very serious show
  • Why this subject matters to the Gentleman
  • How, without any money, I can find your information easy
  • Plants to grow in front yard
  • Plants to grow in back yard
  • Scrubbing your social media
  • Scrubbing the internet
  • Misinformation
  • Google Street View hack
  • Teaching your children about online presence
  • Why you shouldn’t loose too much sleep over this
    • if you are though…
    • http://skilledgentlemen.com/2015/11/12/conceal-carry-basics/
    • http://skilledgentlemen.com/2016/01/28/situational-awareness-develop/
    • http://skilledgentlemen.com/2015/09/19/protecting-your-family-with-alex-haddox/
    • http://skilledgentlemen.com/2015/08/21/how-to-be-a-thief/
    • http://skilledgentlemen.com/2015/02/23/what-burglars-dont-want-you-to-know/
    • http://skilledgentlemen.com/2015/02/07/executive-protection-for-the-family-home-defense/
    • http://www.practicaldefense.com/practicaldefense.shtml
    • http://www.todayssurvival.com/

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