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In this episode Aaron discusses three important survival topics: Gear, Personal Information Packets, and Survival Information.

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 20, 2014, 3:46 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan interview Marni Rosen and Ben Gillis about CERT (Community Emergency Response Team).

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 19, 2014, 3:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the basics of camping and camping gear. Camping is an excellent opportunity to test gear, skills, and be reminded of life without most modern conveniences.

The post Video Episode 35: Camping Basics appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 18, 2014, 3:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined once again by Ron Davis of Confessions Of An EMS Newbie Podcast. Ron answers questions about CRP, First Aid, and what actions you need to take in the first few moments of a medical emergency.

The post Video Episode 34: Staying Alive With Ron Davis appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 14, 2014, 3:00 pm

Episode 33 plays off Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. We have taken Covey’s 7 habits and manipulated them to fit being effective in your pursuit of Survival CHI enlightenment.

The post Video Episode 33: 7 Habits Of Effective Survival appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 13, 2014, 3:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss EDC also known as Everyday Cary. Not just the gear, but in true Jonathan and Aaron fashion, the discussion starts with the space between your ears.

The post Video Episode 32: EDC (Everyday Cary) appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 12, 2014, 3:00 pm

As Aaron and Jonathan became obsessed with the .22 they stumbled upon a manufacturer outside of San Antonio, Texas making 10/22 parts. They weren’t cheap, but their precision, craftsmanship, and quality made them worth every penny.

The post Video Episode 31: Tony Kidd on Gunsmithing, Triggers, and .22 LR Accuracy appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 11, 2014, 3:00 pm

Ebola survival and preparedness interview with The Survival Doctor, Dr James Hubbard. What you need to worry about and don't. Listen now...

The post E119: Ebola – Survival & Preparedness with The Survival DR appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 10, 2014, 10:00 am

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason discuss Ebola, catch listeners up on the urban farm, and talk about some major life milestones Jason and Jonathan survived... so far .

The post Episode 118: Ebola & Catching Up appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 8, 2014, 6:53 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan interview John Smith – Author of The Wolf and The Sheepdog. Join us as we examine the life, trials, and joys of a law enforcement officer.

The post Video Episode 29: The Wolf and The Sheepdog appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 7, 2014, 3:00 pm

Self Sufficiency is a topic of paramount importance amongst Preppers and Survivalists. Nothing represents self sufficiency more than Homesteading. But what is Urban Homesteading?

The post Video Episode 28: Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen on The Urban Homestead appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 6, 2014, 3:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss finding a job, keeping a job, and creating a job. On the surface talking about the way you secure your financial well-being may not sound like a “survival” show topic, but it an extremely important aspect to modern survival.

The post Video Episode 27: Finding, Keeping, Growing, and Creating a Job appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 5, 2014, 3:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Ron Davis for a casual discussion on the place of electronics in the survival equations.

The post Video Episode 26: Electronics in Survival appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 31, 2014, 2:00 pm

In this episode Aaron and Jonathan give reviews on several products, announce a listener contest, and discuss making the discussion to bug out or not to bug out.

The post Video Episode 25: Product Reviews & To Bug Out Or Not to But Out appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 30, 2014, 2:00 pm

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss their opinions about TEOTWAWKI.

The post Video Episode 23: TEOTWAWKI Discussions appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 29, 2014, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss convincing family and friends to prep.

The post Video Episode 22: Convincing Others To Prepare appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 28, 2014, 2:00 pm

In this episode you'll hear about 7 realities of surviving on the move as a mobile team. Host's Aaron and Jason welcome back James Price of Death Valley Magazine training to share his lessons from decades of working in third world hell wholes.

The post Episode 117: Mobile Scout School appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 27, 2014, 10:00 am

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss preparing for Hurricanes. Listeners not affected by Hurricanes will find the episode useful when preparing for sever weather.

The post Video Episode 21: Preparing For Hurricanes appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 24, 2014, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Ron Davis host of Confessions of an EMS Newbie Podcast for a discussion on common emergency medical myths.

The post Video Episode 20: Medical Myths With Ron Davis appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 23, 2014, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the concept of being “Grey” and give an update on the Urban Self Sufficiency Experiment.

The post Video Episode 19: What is “Grey” appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 22, 2014, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by special guest Ron Davis host of Confessions Of An EMS Newbie Podcast. Ron shares five EMS expressions that will save your life and a slew of good information about Emergency Medicine.

The post Video Episode 18: 5 EMS Sayings That Could Save a Life appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 21, 2014, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan update listeners on the Rabbit phase of the self sufficiency experiment and discuss the concept of redundancy in prep.

The post Video Episode 17: Redundancy appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 17, 2014, 2:00 pm

Currently, we are working to rerelease all of the ITRH Urban Survival Podcast episodes on YouTube. Since these recordings were audio only, the video versions of these episodes are too. But...

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 17, 2014, 7:14 am

There are a million and more items one can choose to put in their survival bags. Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the basics of the most important survival bags: BOB, EDC, and Car Bag.

The post Video Episode 16: Survival Bags appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 15, 2014, 2:00 pm

In this episode Aaron interviews Marshall of GoingGear.com.... on flashlights. Yes! A whole freakin episode dedicated to flashlights! A flashlight is at the top of our list of things to never leave home without. But how much can there really be to know about flashlights?

The post Episode 116: Flashlights & Gear appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 13, 2014, 10:00 am

The ITRH "Grey" die cut sticker is here!

Designed specifically for those that wish to show their Roving Horde pride, but still be discreet! And at 2" x 1.5" it's just the right size to stick on just about anything.

Get your's today...

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 29, 2014, 7:41 pm

In this episode we get an officer’s view of Ferguson, police militarization, get sprayed in the face with pepper spray by our friends, fight the war on drugs, and discuss tactical man boobs.

The post Episode 115: Ferguson, Police Militarization, and Liberty appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Howdy Roving Horde! It’s been a long summer and we’ve missed y’all. Recently I sent out a letter to those on the ITRH newsletter list announcing the date of the upcoming season. And the there was a flood happy response. But some of you don’t get our emails; (you’re seriously missing out). And we’re still […]

The post Season 4 is starting soon… appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 11, 2014, 6:34 pm

In this episode Alana Barfield joins hosts Aaron and Jason to discuss what may be the ultimate survival challenge. Could you survive Naked in the wilderness with only two manmade survival tools? Sounds pretty tough–don’t you think… Well Alana is back to tell us all about it: The truth, the fiction, and everything in between. […]

The post Episode 114: Alana Barfield Naked & Afraid appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: March 30, 2014, 8:30 pm

In this episode Aaron interviews James Price of Death Valley Magazine. Yeah, it’s going to be that kind of show. Admittedly most of us have never been shot at. Even fewer of us have had to shoot to at others. And even fewer still have ever been in areas where a full collapse has taken […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: March 11, 2014, 10:00 am

Join us today for an interview with the great Paul Wheaton of Permies.com on Rocket Mass Heaters, growing more with less effort, things that go boom squish, and all things permaculture. Paul Wheaton is like an encyclopedia of permaculture and homesteading. But when people hear permaculture, rocket mass heaters, or live stock they think it’s not […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 25, 2014, 11:00 am

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason interview Dr. Mark “Merriweather” Vorderbruggen Ph.D. on foraging for wild edibles. Foraging for wild edibles is a huge topic. And there are many myths and misinformation about the topic. Some could make you ill–some could have you pushing up daises. But in ‘Landscaping for the Zombie Apocalypse’ we […]

The post Episode 111: Landscaping for the Zombie Apocalypse appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 3, 2014, 11:00 am

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason discuss all things beekeeping with Michael Jordan of A “Bee Friendly” Company Inc. And a special on why Aaron is mad at Jack Spirco. Let’s face it, bees and beekeeping scare the crap out of most of us. But in this episode Michael brings us into his world, shows […]

The post Episode 110: The Basics of Beekeeping appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 20, 2014, 11:00 am

A big happy new year to you all. Hopefully everyone that’s been listen has joined us in this new year. And, with the New Year, we should all take a look back, be grateful, and realize we did, in fact survive another year. There were no EMPs, an economic collapse didn’t happen–yet, there were no […]

The post Episode 109: Finding Balance in the New Year appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 6, 2014, 11:00 am

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason interview female survival badass Alana Barfield. She’s a life long survivalist/prepper both in a rural and urban setting. Often women feel unrepresented in the community. Their voices don’t get heard enough. Their concerns and needs aren’t talked about regularly. However today we get a chance to hear from a […]

The post Episode 108: Women in Survival appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 23, 2013, 11:00 am

Silent(ish), but deadly. Meet the Bow Mag: Bullet enhanced arrow head. Recently, Jonathan sent me an email that simply contained a link and said, “I’m not even sure why, but I really want this.” I watched the product demo video scratching my head. Yet, I was also left wanting to buy a pack of Bow […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 20, 2013, 5:50 pm

Recently I made a big change: I moved away from leather holsters in favor of Kydex. (It felt a little dirty at first, admittedly.) For years I stuck almost religiously to all metal guns and traditional leather holsters. But as time went on the discomfort of wagging around a boat anchor on my belt became […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 13, 2013, 7:20 pm

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason do a follow up interview with Jesse. And this time we dive even deeper into sailing for preppers. But, before we do–and to bring you back up to speed, Sailing is becoming a big topic around where. Why? Because Sailing may be one of the perfect methods of […]

The post Episode 107: Sailing for Survivalists Part II appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 12, 2013, 11:00 am

Recently, I had to fly to Phoenix with my handgun. And this sparked a search for a new gun hard case. Admittedly, I already had a perfectly good Pelican case. But I’m always up for looking at new toys. And that’s when I ran across the Prepper Handgun Case. (The name caught my eye–I’m simple.) […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 6, 2013, 7:47 pm

Think Ponchos aren’t exciting? Maybe you’ve never seen the Hazard4 Poncho Villa Technical Soft Shell Poncho. (Not to be confused with Pancho Villa–the Mexican Revolutionary General.) I’ve always carried a Poncho in my BOB and car bag. I like them because they’re more versatile than a rain coat and fit over gear–not just your body. But, admittedly, […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 29, 2013, 8:04 pm

In this episode Aaron interviews a listener about sailing. As many of you know, sailing has recently become a new topic on the show. So when a long time sailor and listener offered to come on and tell us all about it, we jumped at the chance. Sailing for preppers might come pretty naturally. You […]

The post Episode 106: Sailing for Survivalists Part 1 appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 11, 2013, 11:00 am

There’s something decidedly awesome about Tomahawks. Maybe it’s the little boy in me that wishes he was still out climbing trees, building potato cannons, riding BMX, or playing Cowboys and Indians well past an appropriate age… Maybe it’s because they are actually a useful tool. (Maybe both. And that’s ok too.) Recently, Gerber released the […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 8, 2013, 6:38 pm

Shine a light on what your gun is pointing at with the Steamlight TLR-1 Rail Mounted Weapon Flashlight. Why would you want a weapon mounted light? Glad you asked, because it is very important. Here’s why: If you can’t see what you’re point a gun at, you can’t in good faith pull the trigger–or at […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 1, 2013, 8:46 pm

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason discuss Aquaponics with Rex from South Texas Aquaponics. Growing your own food may not seem as exciting as fighting off the zombie hordes, tactical training, or a host of other things. But feeding yourself is the one of the very few things that’s a daily part of survival–whether […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 28, 2013, 10:00 am

Today we have a review of the Deep Concealment Universal Harness by Phoz. It’s something different for your Friday Gear Report viewing pleasure: A video. Who’s Phoz? He’s a long time ITRH Forum member. And recently he did a review of the Deep Concealment Harness. When he shared it with the forum I asked if […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 11, 2013, 6:02 pm

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason discuss how not to raise chicks, the survival skill of sailing, and the scourge of the sea. It’s sure to be full of information and a few laughs, as always. The results of our latest experiment (however half-assed) with chickens are in. Through the experience we’ve learned several valuable […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 30, 2013, 10:00 am

In this episode Hosts Aaron and Jonathan meet up in Austin Texas for an unfiltered discussion about guns, knives, silencers, ammo, and other stuff. Guaranteed to be a fun, albeit long, episode. Aaron goes to visit Jonathan in Austin. And since Aaron and Jonathan haven’t gotten to hang out in person in a while, the […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 16, 2013, 10:00 am

We’re BACK! And in this episode hosts Aaron and Jason catch everyone up since the Season II finale. The Season III opener is more of a causal “Farm Update” style show. In it, we lay out plans for the season, a short list of up comping show topics, and stories from the Urban Farm and […]

The post Episode 102: Back in the Saddle appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: August 26, 2013, 10:00 am

Concealed carry can be a challenge, especially in the summer months when heat is a factor and jackets or coats are not worn. I would love to carry a large .50 caliber handgun, though I have no way to effectively conceal it when wearing board shorts and a t-shirt. Enter the Sticky Holster. The Sticky […]

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Author: John A. Heatherly
Posted: May 24, 2013, 9:55 am

Hosts Aaron and Jason wrap up Season II with special guest Darrell of FloridaHillBilly.com. Darrell has been a long time listener and friend to the show. And he’s got way more farming experience than we do. So tune in and enjoy the great tips, fun poked at us, and how a well endowed duck killed […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: May 12, 2013, 11:00 pm

The Sawyer Point Zero Two Viral Water Purifier comes with a one million gallon guarantee and can be purchased for around $100.  The price-per-gallon offered by this device is far better than anything else I have encountered so far!  Given my desire to have redundant systems (primary and backup firestarters, primary and backup firearms, etc…,) […]

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Author: John A. Heatherly
Posted: May 10, 2013, 10:40 am

By John A. Heatherly, author of The Survival Template and The Cave and The Sea This week’s Gear Report is likely to inspire endless jokes, but we are unafraid, so you may fire when ready! Pictured above are: one 25-ounce can of Hormel Chili, one 32-ounce bag of white rice, one 15-ounce can of Dinty Moore Beef Stew, […]

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Author: John A. Heatherly
Posted: April 12, 2013, 11:52 am

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jonathan explain and discuss the latest alternative currency. And watching its future is going to be one heck of a roller coster ride. Bitcoins, you may have heard about them in the news recently. It’s a new form of currency that’s been making some big headlines (some positive, some […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: April 11, 2013, 4:59 pm

  By John A. Heatherly, Author of The Survival Template and The Cave and The Sea Many survival-types attest that .22 Long Rifle ammunition will provide more success in sport shooting and small game hunting than any other cartridge, and for good reason.  .22 LR is easy to shoot and will minimize the destruction of meat when small […]

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Author: John A. Heatherly
Posted: April 5, 2013, 9:50 am

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason share a simple system for owning your own survival… It’s been a while since there’s been a Survival CHI episode. And while 99 isn’t a full episode on the topic, it does harken back to the CHI roots. In this episode Aaron and Jason share a simple system […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: March 25, 2013, 10:00 am

By John A. Heatherly, Author of The Survival Template and The Cave and The Sea    Photo from www.uvpaqlite.com UVPaqlites are described as “Reusable – Reliable – No Batteries – No Bulbs – Non-toxic – Glows All Night Long – Keep It Forever.” Years ago we trained with those old-school, J-shaped military flashlights (the bulky green ones.)  While […]

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Author: John A. Heatherly
Posted: March 22, 2013, 9:55 am

By John A. Heatherly, Author of The Survival Template and The Cave and The Sea   Like most of us, I prefer survival gear that will reliably perform for the long haul.  When the time came to purchase a new grill, I could not resist the allure of the seemingly indestructible Lodge Cast Iron Sportsman’s Grill.  At […]

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Author: John A. Heatherly
Posted: March 15, 2013, 5:33 am

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jonathan answer common and pressing listener questions. Over the last few weeks we’ve had a lot of email come. And to the truth is, we’ve been extremely busy. So we had a thought: Rather than just answer the emails individually, let’s share the answers with all the listeners. And […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: March 11, 2013, 10:00 am

In today’s episode hosts Aaron and Jason share their single biggest mistake on the farm. And what it’s cost them. But they also share the new found joy over when a farm finally becomes productive. It’s the joyous moment when you realize your production levels are are a point of surplus. The hosts also do […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 25, 2013, 11:00 am

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan take a fresh look at rifle calibers in the wake of gun hysteria and play with their tin foil hats. Ammo is in short supply (no duh, right). But if you know where to look and how, it’s actually not as bad as you think. In this episode we share tips, […]

The post Episode 96: Guns, Ammo, and Tin Foil Hats appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 4, 2013, 11:00 am

Hosts Aaron and Jason give an update to the urban farm project and discuss the debut of a huge new project. After two years of gaffs, mistakes, and lots of folly, Aaron and Jason have suddenly reached the completion of the livestock portion of their urban farm. Now they look to the future for perfecting […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 16, 2013, 10:36 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan do a survival year end review–ringing out 2012 and ringing their hands of 2013. The raise is on. Will 2013 be worse for liberty, financial health, and over all well being? As we close out 2012 and head into 2013 the outlook isn’t bright for the new year. Tune is as […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 31, 2012, 11:00 am

Hosts Aaron, Jonathan, and Jason discuss preparing in an apartment and a new home. It’s a long over due highly requested episode. And it sets the record for our longest episode ever. Because it’s such a large topic. Survival in an apartment is fraught with difficulties, limitations, and needed reality checks. But it’s not impossible. […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 10, 2012, 11:00 am

Ti2 Sentinel puts a new design spin on an old caching idea. And to be frank, it seems pretty darn awesome. Kicking around Kick Starter has become a bit of a distraction for me. I love seeing creative entrepreneurs/inventors/self starters bring their ideas to life. And then become successful with them, of course. So digging […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 30, 2012, 5:13 pm

In this episode Aaron shares a special announcement about the future of ITRH and discusses the basics of prepping for winter. This is by no means an exhaustive check list. But it is our bi-annual run through of what you should be doing to preppare for the season. And it’s a great way to get […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 26, 2012, 11:00 am

Often the most over looked survival bag is the one that lives in your vehicle. That’s mainly because we put so much time and energy into a BOB that tends to live at home. But (assuming you survived Thanks Giving) it’s that time of year when a lot of people are traveling by car. And […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 23, 2012, 10:07 pm

For the James Bond in you, Sparrows’ Uncuff Link gives class to your escape. Lock Picks are not something we’ve covered in a while. That would be because nothing interesting has come out in some time. And it’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve released a Friday Gear Report. That would be because, well, […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 16, 2012, 6:36 pm

  Due to the popularity of the ITRH Roving Horde Sticker, and by overwhelling request, the ITRH Roving Horde 3″ round patch is now available. Perfect for showing your support of the show on any clothing or bags that accept velcro. It features: Velcro backing Black and grey/silver stitched color scheme. ITRH Bunny Roving Horde …and […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 12, 2012, 11:00 pm

In this episode Aaron and Jonathan deliver a post election Libertarian rant, surviving the next four years, and some topics guaranteed to piss some of you off. Liberty is the cornerstone of survival. And in this post election cycle many people are concern (if not terrified) about what the next four years means for their […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 12, 2012, 11:00 am

Hosts Aaron and Jason wrap up part III of Surviving X with Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse. Zombies fiction has become a huge part of the survival community. They are an unpredictable, terrifying, and exceptionally difficult enemy to compat. And this makes them the perfect survival mental exersize. It’s no wonder why they’re so popular. And […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 29, 2012, 4:59 pm

Key Chain EDC tools are like crack in the survival and tactical worlds. Among the items on the market are things like screw drivers, lighters, ferro rods, protective capsules, tweezers, and bottle openers (for after the task gets done of course). But there’s one more that’s especially popular: Mini Pry Bars. And at some point […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 26, 2012, 4:30 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Ron Davis for part II of the Halloween Series Surviving X. For those new to the show–or those that just haven’t been paying attention, we doing a Halloween Fictional Survival Scenario series. And in this episode we explore a fictional survival scenario: Surviving the Invasion of the Brain […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 22, 2012, 10:00 am

Does your tactical pen only do two things? Phhhhh, so last year… Smith & Wesson’s latest addition to their tactical pen lineup: the Tactical Fire Pen. Combining survival gear items into one is all the rage these days. Truthfully, the practice falls in and out of fashion ever other decade or so. And pens have […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 19, 2012, 1:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss surviving the collapse of the United States. For the month of October we’re going to exercise one fictional survival scenario a week. It’s a fun way to play through ridiculous situations. And a great way to have some fun. But don’t let that detract from the deeper message of each […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 15, 2012, 10:00 am

Headlamps have come a long way since the days of a metal concave mirror, leather strap, and a candle. And it would seem–lately–they’ve started to get pretty darn sophisticated (with price tags to match). Excuse me sir. You might have Wall-E’s EVE on your head… …ah wait, no. It’s just a headlamp. I’ve never been shy […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 12, 2012, 1:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss selling others on getting into the preparedness lifestyle. Long gone are the days of survivalists being hermits. Modern survivalists have come to understand the importance of building communities around themselves. But convincing other people to prepare–especially those in or inner most circles–can be tricky business. We’ll make it easy for […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 8, 2012, 10:00 am

3" x 3" In The Rabbit Hole Roving Horde Sticker is now available. Put them on your Bug Out Vehicle, Bug Out Boat, Computer, iPad, or forehand. It's up to you. Get them while they're hot

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 5, 2012, 6:21 pm

If you’ve ever spent a night in a tent you’ve had to deal with a sleeping bad. I say “deal with” because they bulky and a pain to pack away. But Aeorbed claims to have solved all the trouble trying to get a decent nights sleep. The Pakmat is a thin, durable mattress that rolls […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 5, 2012, 1:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss how fast is too fast to prepare, common mistakes, and the lessons from experience. More and more people are opening to the idea of being prepared. And As we get closer to the 2012 Presidential Election, Myan 2012 “Doomsday” date, and bad economy continues that pace quickens. So to does […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 1, 2012, 10:00 am

Designed for maximum versatility. The GR1, by Goruck (vet owned company), is a 26 liter pack big enough for a day trip or all the things you need for an EDC bag. But not so big you look like your going for a long hike. Built in the USA with highly water resistant 1000D Cordura. […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 28, 2012, 2:17 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan weigh in on the TV Show Revolution and give their thoughts on surviving the news media. Getting information has never been more difficult. In this day and age with so many choices of where to get your news how do we decide? Do you only get it from one source that […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 24, 2012, 10:00 am

When I was but a wee woodsman, my grandfather introduced me to a Hobo Set. It seemed like a magic wonderment: A spoon, fork, and knife that folded into themselves and combined into one. Hobo sets haven’t changed much–if at all–since the first time I was introduced to them. They’ve remained simply, straight forward, and […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 21, 2012, 1:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jason discuss the latest lessons learned from their adventures in Urban Farming. When it comes to matters of self-sufficiency few are as important as being able to feed yourself. Over the last nearly two years Aaron and Jason have endeavored to see what it takes to have a farm in an urban […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 17, 2012, 10:00 am

The latest in the ongoing trend of mulit-use tools, Zippo’s 4-in-1 Woodsmen saws, hammers, and chops. It seems like an odd direction for the famous lighter maker to go in, but their new tool is interesting. As it turns out, there is a connection though… Looking to break into the outdoors market, Zippo spun off […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 14, 2012, 1:00 pm

Looking for a quality new EDC Pocket Knife? Your search might be over… Nearly a year after its introduction the Zero Tolerance Hinderer is still receiving rave reviews–especially the Elmax® model. Based on Rick’s crave-worthy XM-18, the Zero Tolerance Hinderer is a tank like folder featuring a rapid deploy flipper, G10 front scale, Titanium back scale, […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 7, 2012, 1:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss starting, building, and growing a business. There’s been much to do recently about small businesses. Children’s lemonade stands have become a big symbol of that sentiment, in particular. But what does it really take to open a business? How do we avoid the common pitfalls that lead to failure in […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 3, 2012, 10:00 am

Host Aaron interviews Christopher Hadnagy author of Social Engineerying: The Art of Human Hacking. In past episodes we’ve spoken about developing interpersonal skills. In a similar vein is the seemingly darker concept of Social Engineering. But there is a tremendous amount that can be learned both to protect and for other positive uses. …And did you […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: August 27, 2012, 10:00 am

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss a mixed bag of survival topics: conspiracy theories and racism. …And present the show in format that harkens back to the early more conversational days of ITRH. The community is rampant with conspiracy theories. Some would even say it’s a defining characteristic of the survival and preparedness […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: August 20, 2012, 10:00 am

The concept of making a survival keychain isn’t new. But one with higher quality parts that hits the mark between a day at the office and Armageddon is. Meet the Kaufmann Mercantile EDC Kit. With a pry bar, tweezers, screwdriver keys, and a water proof lighter, the keychain EDC kit seems to cover the most […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: August 17, 2012, 1:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss Archery for beginners, taking time for the important things, and thoughts on the Colorado Shooting. We often speak of the importance of skills. But it isn’t just about aquiring skills for survival scenarios. The journey and practice of survival skills is just as important. Sometimes the pursuit of a new […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: August 13, 2012, 10:00 am

Did you wake up today and think, “My Leatherman is great. But what I really need is a multi-tool with a little hatchet…” Well, seems your in luck you odd odd bird you. The Mo-tool by Book & Hunter offers many of the handy tools such as an an wrench, straight edge knife, serrated knife, […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: August 10, 2012, 1:00 pm

Homeschooling Part I was one of our most popular shows. Your host, Aaron, digs deeper in Homeschooling Part II. Is there anything more important to us than the education of our children? Returning the schoolhouse to the home is the answer for many faced with this critical question. Parents disillusioned with the quality and views […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: August 6, 2012, 10:00 am

Never at a loss for creativity and originality, Gerber has introduced the Gator Machete. A bush whacking utility that reminds me of another survival tool, but I can’t quit put my finger on it which one. Help me out–it’s on the tip of my tongue… As seen on The Walking Dead, the Gerber Gator Machete […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: August 3, 2012, 1:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss Survival CHI and its origins. If you’ve heard it before now is a great time to reflect with wiser ears. If you’re new to the show it’s a great explanation of ITRH’s origins and core philosophy… Survival CHI is the foundation of the entire show and blog. It’s the fundamental […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: July 30, 2012, 10:00 am

Great for clearing your path of brush–and maybe Zombies–the Woodman’s Pal is an American made classic. There are several models to choose from. However, pictured here is the Woodman’s Pal MIlitary Premium model with it’s leather wrapped handle and knuckle guard. From the manufacturer: The Woodman’s Pal machete is designed to trim, prune, chop, split, blaze […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: July 27, 2012, 1:00 pm

Your host Aaron is joined by Dr. James Hubbard for a discussion on treating wounds when there are no doctors. How long can you survival without medical attention? That all depends… Medicine is one of the 7 Priorities of Survival. Without medical attention we can’t heal the wounds we’re prone to during disasters. More importantly, […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: July 23, 2012, 10:00 am

Multi Tools are often a favorite amongst survivalists. Even Less Straud once mentioned in an episode of Survivor Man that he often forgoes a full knife in favor of a multi tool. Recently, the multi tool market just got a little more interesting. Columbia River Knife and Tool has recently released a multi tool with […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: July 20, 2012, 1:00 pm

Are you in danger of ruining your friendship and survival partnership? Your host Aaron breaks down building and planning for effective survival partnerships. A core value of Survival CHI is community. Community can be made up of many. Or just a handful of people–even as little as two. And an important aspect of community is making […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: July 16, 2012, 10:00 am

Said to be a revolutionarily product, the Heatgear Heatstick heats your water without flame and in your bottle. Great of extreme conditions and when you’re on the move. The Heatstick utilizes a chemical reaction rather than relaying on flames to heat water. Thus it can be–and is supposed to be–attached to your water bottle. Once […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: July 13, 2012, 1:00 pm

The 7 Priorities of Survival and the Survival Rule of 3s are often talked about in the survival community. They’re like chocolate and peanut butter–good alone, but amazing together. But how do we use them together in our urban survival techniques? The answer is: Quite simply. But there’s a lot to consider. Join for a […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: July 9, 2012, 10:00 am

Time is of the essence whether it’s hunting down enemy combatants or just staying ahead of the zombies. Source claims to save you time–and hassle–with their Universal Tap Adapter (UTA). An adapter that allows you to easily fill your Hydration Pack on the go. The UTA gives the user the ability to quickly fill their […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: July 6, 2012, 1:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the essential relationship between liberty and survival. Can we survival without liberty? In light of recent events of Supreme Court decisions and 4th of July, it’s time to discuss the relationship between Survival and Liberty. You can not have Survival without liberty. However, to turn the conversation into a screaming […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: July 2, 2012, 10:00 am

Can beards cure cancer? Let’s find out… This week I present for your Friday goofing off–survival style–pleasure, a book of a serious nature. It’s a book dedicated to beards. Yes, beards. When you ask people to imagine a survivalist they often begin by describing a guy with a big thick beard. A beard that says […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: June 29, 2012, 1:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the myth of perfect survival solutions. And how the pursuit can damage your preparedness going forward… Whether you’re new to survival or if you are many years along, focusing on perfection often leaves survivalists chasing their own tail. It becomes a never ending quest that can lead to going over […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: June 25, 2012, 10:00 am

For those of you that like hammock camping today’s gear report features the Exped Ergo Hammock. I was introduced to hammock camping several years ago. While I still prefer a tent, hammock tents offer a light weight alternative. As a matter of fact I keep one in my truck kit. Readers still wondering what hammock […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: June 22, 2012, 1:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the differences between preparedness, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency along with why the distinctions are important. Have you ever stopped to think about what divides preparedness, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency? At first it seems like pure mental musings. But understanding where we are helps us define where we’re going… By defining and understanding core concepts–preparedness, […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: June 18, 2012, 10:00 am

Today I bring you Bison Designs Para Cord Survival Bracelet. It’s for those that love combining and shrinking the amount of gear they carry. How doesn’t love survival bling? Admittedly, I don’t. But that’s not to say I don’t appreciate a good para cord bracelet when I  see one. The Bison Designs offering did actually […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: June 15, 2012, 1:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss their opinions about  TEOTWAWKI. It’s a rebroadcast of Episode 23 and a great episode for new listeners. Even long time listeners will pick up new information from this great older episode. TEOTWAWKI is such a passionate topic in the community. Focusing on it leads survivalists to focus on improbable survival […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: June 11, 2012, 10:00 am

Satalite communication based emergency beacons have been with us for a few years now. A simple push button device that send out an alert that you are in trouble. They can even let family and friends know our location on timed intervals. Many of us have seen the SPOT Satellite GPS Emergency Beacon–not bad. But […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: June 8, 2012, 1:00 pm

What do we do starting out when new to survival and preparedness? And what is it we’re trying to survive? Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss survival mindsets for the new survivalist. These are the sources that all preparation starts from. Also, they welcome new listeners and explain what the ITRH Urban Survival Podcast  is all […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: June 4, 2012, 10:00 am

Fallkniven–makers of the famous F1 Pilot’s Survival Knife–recently released a new field sharpening stone. With two models measuring 3 inches and 4 inches, the sharpening stone is just 1 inch wide and 1/4 of an inch thick. This makes it perfect for most kits–including EDC kits–or even a pocket. One side features a 25 micron […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: June 1, 2012, 1:00 pm

After a special Memorial day message hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Scout of Project Appleseed. Scout gives listeners the ins and outs of what we consider the best traditional marksmanship instruction in the country. Whether you are a new shooter, a seasoned hunter, or tactically trained, Appleseed will teach you something and improve […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: May 28, 2012, 10:00 am

Meet the Brinsea Mini Advanced Egg Incubator. An incubator the takes almost all of the work and guessing out of chicken egg incubation. What Urban Farm is complete without a few chickens? If you’re fortunate enough to have a Rooster in your flock you will at some point want to try your hand at hatching […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: May 25, 2012, 5:14 pm

In this episode Aaron discusses Situational Awareness, Normalcy Bias, and introduces Desire Bias. It’s often the case that prepares find themselves fighting an uphill battle trying to convince others to prepare. But what causes this aversion? And how can we avert similar behaviors within ourselves? The traditional conversation about Situational Awareness and Normalcy Bias leaves out […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: May 21, 2012, 10:00 am

Meet Goal Zero–it’s not just one piece of portable solar power gear. Instead, they’re a company making a full and scalable line of portable solar products. Goal Zero offers bundled packages of solar gear ranging from small to large devices. Additional components such as battery packs, panels, lights, and other accessories can be purchased separately. […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: May 18, 2012, 2:31 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss picking survival gear. Buying survival gear is wrought with confusion. New preppers often ask, “What do I need? And where do I start?” Typically, people new to survival spend countless hours digging through gear lists in books and on the internet. Or they purchase endless amounts of stuff promising to […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: May 14, 2012, 10:00 am

Butane lighters–such as the Windmill Stormproof Butane Lighter–are great. But like 1911s, there is the intrinsically appealing nostalgia of good ole flint and wick lighter. The classic Zippo is not the best for a survival situation (I still carry a Brass Zippo Armor everyday). However, Wegner (makers of the Swiss Army Knife) has come out with […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: May 11, 2012, 5:01 pm

The following two-part article considers the procurement of reptiles, in this case snakes, for sustenance.  First is an excerpt from THE CAVE AND THE SEA, A NOVEL, by John A. Heatherly, followed by the most outstanding resource information we could find.  Enjoy the story and please do not miss the reference material at the end!” […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: May 9, 2012, 1:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss their views on being physically fit, tips, and more… Fitness–whether surviving a bad situation or simply improving your life–is an often overlooked aspect of many preppers’ plans. But is there a point to all our preparations if we ignore the heart attack looming around the corner? When disaster strikes will […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: May 7, 2012, 10:00 am

Meet the Rokon Trail-Breaker, a 2-wheel drive motorcycle that will go places you may not even want to go yourself. With high ground clearance (15 in) and wide tractor type tires, the Rokon will happily climb rocky terrain or swim through knee deep water. Weighing in at only 218lbs, and because of the tire width, the […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: May 4, 2012, 5:22 pm

Handcuff Keys as survival gear? The following excerpt from THE CAVE AND THE SEA, by John A. Heatherly, considers the use of Escape Tools as part of a survival kit.  Enjoy the story and please do not miss the reference material at the end! Chapter 6 OBSIDIAN AND CEDAR SLASH … His face was smarting […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: May 2, 2012, 1:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss 6 preparedness mindsets for your mental spring cleaning… After reviewing our preppes it’s time to review our mindsets. Survival starts first in our minds–after all. Where can faulty mindsets fail us? What can we do to better them? Faulty mindsets can lead to waisted energy, time, and money. They could […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: April 30, 2012, 10:00 am

I was thinking about showing you a cool Axe today. But then I quickly remembered something: There’s a lot more to them than knowing that the sharp in goes into the tree… Some months back I was reading Mors Kochanski’s book Bushcraft. In it there’s a pretty good section on Axes and how to use them. It […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: April 27, 2012, 4:49 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonatahn discuss using the concept of spring cleaning as a time to review preppes. Ah spring. That time when we shed off our winter clothes, the air warms, gardens start to get underway, and we scrub winter out of our homes. But it’s also a perfect time to review, inspect, and reflect […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: April 23, 2012, 10:00 am

If Neil Strauss’ Gyrocopter from Emergency got you considering one for your own bug out plans, we’ve got just the thing for you today. Meet the Pal V: A one seat three-wheeled gyroplane that drives like a sports car on the ground. In minutes it transforms and can take to the air to fly up […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: April 20, 2012, 1:00 pm

ITRH is joined once more by author John A. Heatherly for the release of his new book, The Cave and The Seas. As survival becomes an increasingly popular topic so does the list of survival fiction hitting the market. But how many of them can say the teach real survival skills while delivering an entertaining story? […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: April 16, 2012, 10:00 am

I know there should be something relating to Friday the 13th today. But I couldn’t wait. This is that cool… It’s no mystery that we are big fans of the Ruger 10/22. However, Ruger has introduced a twist on their classic .22 caliber rifle that made us light up! There is finally a take down […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: April 13, 2012, 1:00 pm

Let’s face it, if the world collapses tomorrow you may want a drink. But aside from wanting to take the edge off, there are other good reasons to learn about alcohol production: medical and barter. Unfortunately, as I understand it, alcohol in concentrations higher than typical bear and wine are still illegal to produce thanks […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: April 6, 2012, 1:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss The Prepper Dip: Answering the question, “Is preparing worth the effort?” With every venture in life there is a dip–a period when something feels like it is more trouble than it’s worth. Preparedness is no different. Your left asking if you should give up? And more importantly, how to get […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: April 2, 2012, 10:00 am

Spy skills aren’t just fun to impress your friends with. They’re also very useful even if you aren’t on a secret mission. James Bond had Q to devise clever gadgets and gear to get him through those tight spots. But who do you have? Seems Maker Shed… Lock picking was one of my favorite skills […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: March 30, 2012, 4:20 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the pitfalls of unbalanced preparation. Many of us have fallen victim to one of these before. They are the 7 methods of survival planning that tend to get focused at the exclusion at all others. This episode covers the seven ways preppers can have unbalanced plans. In addition we discuss […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: March 26, 2012, 10:00 am

Think knives need to be made of metal or ceramics? Guess again… Meet the Carbon Fiber Escort I, II, and III. It comes in three versions: a single-edged blade and two daggers. While Carbon Fiber Gear is not the only manufactures of carbon fiber knives, they do seem amongst only a few producing them. They […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: March 23, 2012, 1:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Lisa Bedford (a.k.a. The Survival Mom) to discuss a woman’s perspective on survival. A perspective that is not shared often enough: A woman’s take on survival. Lisa shares her experiences and insight on preparedness as a women and mother. And she answers some of those burning questions about getting reluctant loved […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: March 19, 2012, 10:00 am

Alcohol stoves have long since been the rage for light-weight backpackers. But they’re also great for Bug Out Bags. BOBs have a tendency to become ridiculously heavy as we try to stuff everything for every imaginable possibility. This is where Alcohol stoves come in as a way to lighten the load. And one of the most simple, yet ingenious, designs […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: March 16, 2012, 1:00 pm

Homeschooling is a frequent topic amongst preppers. The education of our children, whether in good times or in bad, is extremely important to most of us. However, can returning the schoolhouse to the home be the answer? Ensuring your child gets the best education possible may mean taking full control… Join Aaron with special guest Ron and Saunna […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: March 12, 2012, 10:00 am

The Trucker’s Friend looks more like it should be named the Zombie’s Enemy… Billed as an all-purpose all-in-one tool it mashes an axe, hammer, nail puller, spanner, try bar, and tire chain hook into one 12-inch tool. I wonder how long it will take till we see the Trucker’s Friend make an appearance in a […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: March 9, 2012, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan pose the question: Are you a survival information junkie? As with many subjects in life, we can become consumed by the pursuit of knowledge. It can be so much so that we never actually take the time to learn about a skill through physical experience. Physical experience allows us to take […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: March 5, 2012, 11:00 am

Water purifiers for home use and post SHTF purposes have always felt, well, a little gimmicky. Trying them out can also be a rather costly endeavor. Luckily, someone put in the time and money to figure out which one actually work. The great part is he’s a prepper. So unlike a typical water purifier review, […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: March 2, 2012, 4:34 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss survival gear vs survival skill and the place for both. People often come into prep and get sticker shock. With the endless sea of survival gear, gadgets, and equipment, survival can seem as though a tremendous amount of money will need to be spent. Preppers also have a tendency–much like anything […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 27, 2012, 11:00 am

I know, I know–I’ve been bad. The Friday Gear Reports fell off for a while. And many of you have not been shy about telling me this MUST come back. But I think today’s will make up for that. Not only is it a cool idea, but it’s also being brought to market in an […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 24, 2012, 2:00 pm

Host Aaron and Jonathan discuss the question of, “what is a bug out bag” and “what goes in a bug out bag”. BOBs (Bug Out Bags) are a favorite topic of preppers both new and old. But what is a Bug Out Bag really, pitfalls should be avoided, and what really goes in a BOB? […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 20, 2012, 11:00 am

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss planning a survival strategy and give a critique of Doomsday Preppers. Doomsday Preppers hits television screens leaving your hosts insulted and entertained. However, there are lessons that can still be learned. After giving their thoughts on the show Aaron and Jonathan segue into developing your survival strategy, questions to ask […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 13, 2012, 11:00 am

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the basic gun battery for survival and the benefits of professional training. A practical conversation about the four guns every survival minded person should own and how to choose them. The first of several planned episodes for 2012 on the topic of guns for survival, episode 54 starts things off […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 6, 2012, 11:00 am

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Ron Davis for a discussion on the basic items needed for a three week bug in period. In most scenarios daily life will return to normal after 72 hours to one week. But larger disasters, whether person or local, can extend into several weeks. This episode covers the […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 30, 2012, 11:00 am

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan set your city on fire in a white hot rage with total disregard to point out vulnerabilities. But then roast marshmallows and plan an escape. Riots in America have long been on the top ten list of concerns for urban survivalists. They’re big and scary, they’re a threat, but what really […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 23, 2012, 11:00 am

Host Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Jason and Jeep to discuss lessons learned from the past year and what to expect going forward...

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 16, 2012, 11:00 am

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan ring in the new year with a discussion of preparing for 2012. The time to act is now. The begging of the year is a perfect time to go over the basics of preparing, reviewing our preps, and touching on more advanced considerations of survival. For long time listeners Episode 50 […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 9, 2012, 11:00 am

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan look back at 2011, look forward to 2012, and expectations for the new year. 2012 brings predictions of Doomsday. As we go forward the media hype is likely to surge as people become consumed with what may come. But, like so many “predictions” of the post, 2012 is likely to pass […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 2, 2012, 11:00 am

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan interview John Heatherly–author of The Survival Template. Heatherly is a 17-year student of survival through formal survival training. His survival education started with Tom Brown Jr’s Trackerschool after which he went on to graduate from several military Survival Courses. Using his personal experiences gained from his survival training, Heatherly has gone on […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 19, 2011, 11:00 am

Takedown rifles by themselves are cool. But what if we took a takedown rifle and combined it with a fishing rod? Finally, someone has combined two of my favorite things. “Your chocolate is in my peanut butter. Your peanut butter is in my chocolate.” Developed and manufactured by Utah-based Mountain View Machine & Welding, Inc., the Pack-rifle ($425) […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 16, 2011, 3:00 pm

Back in September we introduced the Emberlit Stove. Since then I have been playing with it, testing it, and even carrying it around in my EDC. The conclusion, simply put, this is a great little stove. As you may remember, there is a great story attached to this product. It’s a story of ingenuity and […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 14, 2011, 3:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan recap lessons gained from their knife sharpening class with Master Knife Smith Bob Kramer and have a general discussion about knives, their importance, than uses. After your mind, a knife is the single most important tool you will ever carry. Edged tools have done more to advance society than anything else […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 12, 2011, 11:00 am

I’ve bought some foolish things; I fully admit to it. Usually their beauty was matched by exceptional function. But sometimes, you just want something because it is pretty even thought a much less costly version exists that will perform just the same (we are still talking about gear here right?) Not to long ago I […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 9, 2011, 3:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss setting objectives and why it’s so important to make plans. Objectives are the gas that makes the goals go. Without metrics, we don’t know when have gotten to where we meant to go. Part III of the Survival CHI Reloaded series. Simply saying my plan is to “survive” is to simple. Within […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 5, 2011, 11:00 am

Most gas cans on the market today a cheap, leaking, plastic doldrums. Often, the gas station variety end up spilling just as much gas on your shoes as they get into your tank as the crappy nozzle slips back just enough to break the seal. Worse yet, you have to fool with taking the gas […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 2, 2011, 5:30 pm

When it comes to storing ammo, used ammo cans really are the best. They stack well, take loose or boxed ammo, and provide protection against sun, rain, and humidity. There are a couple inherent problems with used ammo cans though. First, the paint is usually chipped or worn off. Second, they may not seal that […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 1, 2011, 3:00 pm

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini may seem out of place on a site about survival, but that’s only if you do not take into account that people are often your best tool for survival or hindrance in survival. The topic of social dynamics is one far over looked by many survival writers that […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 30, 2011, 3:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the most extreme of survival situations – surviving the holidays. This episode takes a light hearted approach to what is a very trying time for many people. Surviving the holidays can be tough. Whether it’s dealing with gift giving or family, the holidays try our patients and good will towards […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 28, 2011, 11:00 am

It’s Black Friday – that time of the year when people start asking themselves what gifts to get friends and family. Instead of focusing on one piece of survival gear for this Friday Gear report, here is a list of twelve small items that would make great gifts for any survivalist this year. Gadgets G.I. […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 25, 2011, 3:30 pm

After a one-year hiatus from studying bushcraft I decided it was time to dive back in. While digging through a few articles on the subject I came across the name Mors Kochanski. It was not a foreign name to me, but I had never read any of his works or watched any of his videos. […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 23, 2011, 3:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss making decisions. Part II of the multi part series on Survival CHI and what makes it work. Decision making is an important skill and proper planing of your survival and happiness is impossible without it. But, what really goes into decision-making? It’s all about looking at the big picture and […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 21, 2011, 11:00 am

Have you long since felt your Glock to be inadequate? Perhaps you’ve considered adding a 1000 round “clip”. Or, maybe a laser guided typhoon. I know, how about a scope that sees into the future and the past? What you need is a Ninja Glock!

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 18, 2011, 3:00 pm

Phil Rose has quickly become a rising star in the world of custom-made knives. In just 5 years his knives have become so sought after that waiting periods for one can be as long as 8 months. Unlike most custom knives, the demand is not for their flash. I interviewed Mr. Rose in particular because […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 16, 2011, 2:30 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss Survival CHI and its origins. The foundation of the entire show and blog, Survival CHI is what guides it all. It’s what keeps In The Rabbit Hole all about rational practical preparedness. Eight months have passed since Survival CHI was first unveiled and explained. By popular demand it’s back with […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 14, 2011, 11:00 am

For this Veterans Day I would like to introduce you to one Vet who is hand making some of the most impressive survival knives around. Meet Phil Rose and his PSK (Practical Survival Knife) custom knife series ($300 – $500). Recently I stumbled upon Phil Rose Knives and had the pleasure of spending an hour […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 11, 2011, 1:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss how to build a survival network. Much like dating, building a network of like-minded people is less complicated that it first appears. Often discussed on the show, the community you build around yourself can be the most powerful survival tool you have. However, when it comes to building a network […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 7, 2011, 11:00 am

If radiation has you worried, there’s an App for that. Actually, there is a dongle too. Scoshe recently released their RDTX Portable Radiation Detector and App. Compatible with the iPhone and iPod (no mention of iPad), Scosche states the devise is easy to use and gives detailed radiation measurements that can be shared. Unfortunately, RDTX […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 4, 2011, 2:00 pm

Nearly 8 months ago I embarked on an urban self sufficiency project. While the last few months have been rather quiet, the start was busy. Among the first tasks Jason McConniel and I tackled was building a suspended rabbit hutch complete with automatic watering system. Using a modified version of the plans from Storey’s Guid […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: November 3, 2011, 2:00 pm

A special Halloween report too incredible to believe. Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the master plan behind the fractures discussed in Episode 39 that will lead to the downfall of our society. Dark times are just a couple of years away. The time to prepare is now. YOU are The Rabbit Hole Resistance and the […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 31, 2011, 10:00 am

Selk’bag, the “sleep <-> wear system”, by Musuc  looks like something the folks that brought you the Snuggy would dream up. The sleeping back with arms and legs comes in a Lite ($79-$99), and Extreme Weather (coming 2012). While the home page images might have you thinking someone came up with the idea at Burning […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 28, 2011, 2:00 pm

A Prepper’s Guide to Traveling Safely. Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss traveling as a prepper. At some point in time all of us will have to go from point A to point B. Whether the mode of transportation is trains, planes, or automobiles, it’s not time to let your guard down. However, you will have […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 24, 2011, 10:00 am

If the iPhone Survival App article excited you, your gone to love this. Eton has released an unobtrusively designed solar charger/case just for the iPhone named the Mobius ($79). The Mobius features: A lithium-ion battery Monocrystal solar panel Battery charge indicator and solar charge indicator Wide holes to keep all the buttons, ports, and camera […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 21, 2011, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan diverge from the traditional ITRH format and discuss their thoughts on what’s going on in the world and what to do about it. Several topics are weighing on our minds. For one show Aaron and Jonathan delve into their political and philosophical beliefs to share their thoughts on what’s going on […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 17, 2011, 10:00 am

The Eton Raptor ($99) is a survival gadget with lots personalities to offer, “I’m a solar charger, I’m a compass, I’m an altimeter, I’m – I’m…”. Raptor fills 7 needs in a single ruggedized package: Enhanced monocrystal solar panel LED flashlight Digital Clock with an alarm Compass Altimeter Barometer and thermometer Bottle opener With a […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 14, 2011, 2:00 pm

On Saturday October 8, 2011 I received an email about a limited edition Survival Quarterly issue titled A Tribute To The Woodsmaster.  For those not familiar with Ron Hood, he was one of the most knowledgable and yet humble wise men of our day when it comes to bushcraft and survival topics. I never got the […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 11, 2011, 4:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Scout of Project Appleseed. Scout gives listeners the ins and outs of what we consider the best traditional marksmanship instruction in the country. Whether you are a new shooter, a seasoned hunter, or tactically trained, Appleseed will teach you something and improve your rifle skills. However, Project Appleseeds […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 10, 2011, 10:00 am

Mentioned several times by Ron Davis of EMS Newbie Podcast, the IPOK (Individual Patrol Officer’s Kit) is a kit for dealing with emergency medical situations that involve blood loss. The Individual Patrol Officer Kit (IPOK®) from North American Rescue is designed to provide personnel with a compact and durable individual hemorrhage control kit to treat […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 7, 2011, 2:00 pm

Worried about getting burned by wildfires? As droughts have been on the rise in the South Central and West Coast of the US keeping an eye on wildfires has become a concern for a lot more people this past year. WunderGround.com has produced a wonderfully simple map for seeing weather overlays for some time. They have […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 6, 2011, 4:00 pm

 When The Survival Template first arrived on my desk, I was a little put off by what looked like nothing more than a pamphlet. How can a survival book of any worth be so slim? With little faith I began to read and was quickly astonished. The second thing that struck me about The Survival Templatewas […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 5, 2011, 3:35 pm

Jonathan is out sick and Aaron runs amuck. Taking from listeners’ emails and conversations, Aaron discusses three important survival topics. Gear addictions are something we all suffer from at one point or another. Aaron shares his thoughts on the place for gear, how far you can go without gear, and times when survival can’t be […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: October 3, 2011, 10:00 am

Wood burning camping stoves usually don’t produce a lot of exciting news. However, a reader recently submitted a new piece of gear I had to share. Exquisite form meets exceptional functionality in the Emberlit Stove ($35 Steel – $55 Titanium). Powered by wood or other biomass readily available, the Emberlit camping/backpacking stove is a big […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 30, 2011, 2:00 pm

Para-cord bracelets are pretty popular in the survival community. Safe to say, they are one of the top 5 survival fashion accessories. But like most, if not all things in survival they are very useful as well. After fire and a knife, cordage ranks as one of the most important items in your survival kit. […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 29, 2011, 2:00 pm

Contagion is a new movie with a high powered cast about the spread of a viral pandemic. It shows the expanding viral epidemic from a number of perspectives and will make any prepper think. A pandemic is something preppers should be thinking about. In the disaster matrix, it is probably the most devastating thing that […]

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Author: Ron Davis
Posted: September 28, 2011, 1:14 pm

“Doing the most amount of good for the most people.” Hosts Aaron and Jonathan interview Marni Rosen and Ben Gillis about CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). A few years ago we went through the CERT program with a group of friends after reading about it in Emergency. After completion, the consensus was everyone should do […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 26, 2011, 10:00 am

Kitanica, makers of the famous Mark I and Mark IV Jacket (not sure what happened to Mark II – III), just released their first shirt. Named creatively “The Shirt”, Kitanica’s The Shirt is in keeping with their distinctive high tacitcool fashion style. From Kitanica’s Website: The Shirt Now available in five sizes: S,M,L,XL,XXL Heavy-duty construction […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 23, 2011, 2:00 pm

They’re not just pretty, sleek fashion statements of glass and metal to txt friends, play games, and update your Facebook status. Your iPhone and iPad devices are potentially powerful survival tools. Providing that you have the means to keep them powered, dry and free from impact damage, they can perform several vital functions in an […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 22, 2011, 1:10 pm

Like so many others, putting together my first BOB became an obsession. I chewed through forum threads, books and articles, consuming people’s load-out lists. What I found was that they range from down and dirty to Armageddon ready. One of the items I ended up focusing on the most was the bag itself. I agonized […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 21, 2011, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the basics of camping and camping gear. Camping is an excellent opportunity to test gear, skills, and be reminded of life without most modern conveniences. Owning the gear isn’t enough. Getting out and actually using it is a must if you foresee an instance where you may be dependent on […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 19, 2011, 10:00 am

Like the ITRH Urban Survival Podcast? Vote for us and tell the world you thing this show is awesome! For the past nine months hosts and Aaron and Jonathan have brought you weekly episodes focusing on practical preparedness in an urban environment. Show your support and help grow the show by voting for us in […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 16, 2011, 10:23 pm

Fire is one of the primary 4 survival needs. With it you can cook food, ward off predatory animals, sanitize water, warm your body, and warm you mind. For those looking for a backup lighter or for those that do not smoke and find carrying a lighter a pain, you’re in luck. Meet the Split […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 16, 2011, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined once again by Ron Davis of Confessions Of An EMS Newbie Podcast. Ron answers questions about CRP, First Aid, and what actions you need to take in the first few moments of a medical emergency. CRP can mean the difference between life or death. You own it to yourself […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 12, 2011, 10:00 am

The movie Contagion premiers on Friday September 9th. It’s an action/thriller that focuses on the threat of a modern disease pandemic. The movie features a star-studded cast and a spokes person for the film claims the movie will realistically depict a pandemic as closely as possible. With its release, a new wave of concerns and […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 8, 2011, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan take principles from 7 Habits of Highly People and apply them to Survival CHI. To just survive is rather pointless. For listeners that have been with us through all 32 previous episodes hopefully we have gotten across that we do not believe in focusing on simply surviving, but living a happier […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 5, 2011, 10:00 am

Smoke alarms just became outdated. Sure, the ones you have at home will sound an audible alert and warn you of fire. What if you are not home? How about a smoke alarm that can send you a text message when it detects fire. The Firetext works like most modern smoke alarm. You install it and […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: September 2, 2011, 2:00 pm

Patriots is a novel by Former U.S. Army intelligence officer and lifelong survivalist James Wesley Rawles. The story has existed in various forms and delivery methods since roughly 1995. It is probably one of the top five most discussed books within the Survivalist Community today. It’s by far the most hotly debated book on the […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: August 31, 2011, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss EDC also known as Everyday Cary. Not just the gear, but in true Jonathan and Aaron fashion, the discussion starts with the space between your ears. EDC for Urban Survival is only slightly different from rural or wilderness EDC in that space and being “Grey” are more of a concern. […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: August 29, 2011, 10:00 am

To go along with your grappling hook launcher from yesterday, you may want a pocket grappling hook. CountyComm, purveyor of random military/survival items, often showcases products that appeal to the adolescent would be ninja in all of us. Although the EOD Robotics pocket (must be a big pocket) grappling hook was not intended for this […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: August 26, 2011, 1:15 pm

Have you ever thought, “What’s really missing from my survival tools is a grappling hook launcher!” Until recently, the web was devoid of decent instructions on how to build a grappling hook launcher. Well aspiring Macgyvers, someone  has finally come out with a design and it is based on the popular Spud Gun. This Instrucables guide […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: August 25, 2011, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan interview Tony and Maripat Kidd. .22s rimfire guns have seen a surge in popularity over the last 4 years as ammo prices have soured and Project Appleseed grows – especially the Ruger 10/22. With that growth people have looked for higher quality Ruger 10/22 parts. However, not all after market parts […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: August 22, 2011, 10:00 am

In a Friday Gear Report from October of last year we introduced you to the BioLite Camping Stove. Seems those busy beavers at BioLite have already announced yet another creative stove design called the BioLite HomeStove. Both stoves are slated for release April 2012. Typically startups try to get their first product off the line and […]

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Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: August 19, 2011, 2:00 pm




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