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In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason unveil a new ITRH concept. It all begins with a question: Can a world survive with only sheep, sheepdogs, and the wolves?

The post E129: Being a Good Shepherd appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: April 20, 2015, 9:45 am

In this episode Aaron and Jason discuss a possible economic collapse in the near future. We detail the world dumping the US dollar as the reserve currency and much more. Listen now...

The post E128: Economic Collapse appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: April 6, 2015, 10:00 am

The new ITRH shop is open and our first ebook is available for sale. Check it out now and help to support the show...

The post The ITRH eBook and New ITRH Shop appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: March 27, 2015, 8:54 pm

In this episode Aaron interviews Gary of Guns Over Texas Radio. They discuss Texas open carry, the attempted M855 ban, and all things guns. Listen now...

The post E127: Texas Hand Gun Open Carry appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: March 23, 2015, 10:00 am

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason discuss survival lessons of The Walking Dead. Listen now...

The post E126: Surviving The Walking Dead appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: March 9, 2015, 10:00 am

Homeschooling Part I was one of our most popular shows. Your host, Aaron, digs deeper in Homeschooling Part II. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 79: Homeschooling Part II appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 20, 2015, 2:00 pm

Your host Aaron is joined by Dr. James Hubbard for a discussion on treating wounds when there are no doctors. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 77: Survival Medicine with The Survival Doctor appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 19, 2015, 2:00 pm

Your host Aaron breaks down building and planning for effective survival partnerships. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 76: How to Form Effective Survival Partnerships appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 18, 2015, 2:00 pm

The 7 Priorities of Survival and the Survival Rule of 3s are often talked about in the survival community. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 75: 7 Major Urban Survival Techniques appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 17, 2015, 2:00 pm

In this episode, hosts Aaron and Jason interview Lauren Wilson author of The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse. Listen now...

The post E125: Interview with author Lauren Wilson appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 16, 2015, 11:00 am

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the essential relationship between liberty and survival. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 74: The Relationship Between Liberty and Survival appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 13, 2015, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the myth of perfect survival solutions. And how the pursuit can damage your preparedness going forward. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 73: The Myth of Perfect Survival Solutions appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 12, 2015, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the differences between preparedness, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency along with why the distinctions are important. Listen now...

The post Video Episode 72: Preparedness, Self-Reliance, & Self-Sufficiency appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 11, 2015, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss survival mindsets for the new survivalist. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 70: How to Start Prepping appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 10, 2015, 2:00 pm

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Scout of Project Appleseed. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 69: Memorial Day and Project Appleseed appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 5, 2015, 2:00 pm

In this episode Aaron discusses Situational Awareness, Normalcy Bias, and introduces Desire Bias. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 68: Situational Awareness & Normalcy Bias appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 4, 2015, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss picking the best survival gear. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 67: How to Pick Survival Gear appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 3, 2015, 2:00 pm

In this esisode hosts Aaron and Jason review a whole lot of survival, gun, and other great. Listen now...

The post E124: Gear Reviews, Tips, and Tricks appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: February 2, 2015, 11:00 am

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss their views on being physically fit, tips, and more. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 66: Survival Fitness appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 30, 2015, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss 6 preparedness mindsets for your mental spring cleaning. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 65: Preparedness Mindsets appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 29, 2015, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonatahn discuss using the concept of spring cleaning as a time to review preppes. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 64: Prepper Spring Cleaning appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 28, 2015, 2:00 pm

In this episode ITRH is joined once more by author John A. Heatherly for the release of his new book, The Cave and The Seas. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 63: John Heatherly Interview appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 27, 2015, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss The Prepper Dip: Answering the question, “Is preparing worth the effort?” Watch now...

The post Video Episode 62: Surviving The Prepper Dip appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 23, 2015, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the pitfalls of unbalanced survival planning. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 61: 7 Deadly Sins of Modern Survival Planning appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 22, 2015, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Lisa Bedford (a.k.a. The Survival Mom) to discuss a woman\'s perspective on survival. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 60: Interview with The Survival Mom appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 21, 2015, 2:00 pm

Join Aaron with special guest Ron and Saunna Davis, P.h.D, for a discussion on homeschooling. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 59: Homeschooling Part I appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 20, 2015, 2:00 pm

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason discuss being a bad prepper. Or more appropriately stated, the dangers of being a disorganized survivalist. Listen now...

The post E123: Bad Preppers appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 19, 2015, 11:00 am

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan pose the question: Are you a survival information junkie? Listen now...

The post Video Episode 58: Survival Information Junkie appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 13, 2015, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss survival gear vs survival skill and the place for both.

The post Video Episode 57: Survival Gear vs Survival Skills appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 9, 2015, 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”.

The post Video Episode 56: What is a Bug Out Bag appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 8, 2015, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss planning a survival strategy and give a critique of Doomsday Preppers.

The post Video Episode 55: How to Plan Survival Strategies appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 7, 2015, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the basic gun battery for survival and the benefits of professional training.

The post Video Episode 54: Choosing Guns for Survival appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 6, 2015, 2:00 pm

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason are joined by Author Glen Tate of the 299 Days series of books. Listen now...

The post E122: Interview with Glen Tate appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: January 5, 2015, 11:00 am

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Paramedic Ron Davis for a discussion on the basic items needed for a three week bug in period. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 53: 3 Week Bugging In Supply List appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 26, 2014, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan set your city on fire in a white hot rage with total disregard to point out vulnerabilities. Listen now...

The post Video Episode 52: Surviving Riots appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 25, 2014, 2:00 pm

In this episode hosts Aaron, Jonathan, and Jason discuss lessons learn in the past year of survival. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 51: Lessons in Survival appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss reviewing basic prepps. Plus, an in depth look at on more advanced considerations of survival. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 50: Getting Prepped for the New Year appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan look back at 2011, look forward to 2012, and expectations for the new year. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 49: 2012 New Year Survival appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 19, 2014, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan interview John Heatherly–author of The Survival Template. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 48: John Heatherly Interview appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 18, 2014, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan recap lessons gained from their knife sharpening class with Master Knife Smith Bob Kramer and other knife lessons. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 47: Knives and Their Care appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 17, 2014, 4:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss setting objectives and why it\'s so important to make plans for survival. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 46: Setting Objectives appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 16, 2014, 2:00 pm

In this episode Aaron is joined by Jen Pitino of the Urban Chicken Podcast. She shares with us the pleasures of rubbing down chickens with silk scarves and all things urban chicken. Listen now.

The post E121: Urban Chicken Farming appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 15, 2014, 11:00 am

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the most extreme of survival situations – surviving the holidays.

The post Video Episode 45: Surviving The Holidays appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 12, 2014, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss making decisions. Part II of the multi part series on Survival CHI and what makes it work. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 44: Making Decisions appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 11, 2014, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss Survival CHI and its origins. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 43: Survival CHI Reloaded appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 10, 2014, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss how to build a survival network. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 42: How to Build a Survival Network appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 9, 2014, 2:00 pm

Dark times are just a couple of years away. A special Halloween report too incredible to believe. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 41: The Grand Conspiracy appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 5, 2014, 2:00 pm

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss traveling as a prepper. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 40: Traveling Prepared appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 4, 2014, 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. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 39: Fractures appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 3, 2014, 2:00 pm

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Scout of Project Appleseed. Get the ins and outs of the best traditional marksmanship. Watch now...

The post Video Episode 38: Project Appleseed appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 3, 2014, 12:30 am

In this episode Aaron and Jason run through several hot survival topics and close an open loop from last season. Listen now...

The post E120: Riots, Guns, and Survival Priorities appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

Author: Aaron Frankel
Posted: December 1, 2014, 9:00 am

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

The post Video Episode 37: Gear, POMs, & Survival Voices appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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).

The post Video Episode 36: CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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 farm, and talk about what went on during the summer break. Listen now...

The post E118: 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. Listen now...

The post E117: 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 E19: 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 E18: 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 E17: 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...

The post The Video Project appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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 E16: 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 episode dedicated to flashlights. Listen now...

The post E116: Flashlights — Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know 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...

The post ITRH “Grey” Sticker appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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 E115: 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. Listen now...

The post E114: 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. Listen now...

The post E113: James Price of Death Valley Magazine appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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

Join us for an interview with the great Paul Wheaton for a discussion on all things permaculture. Listen now...

The post E112: Paul Wheaton appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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. Listen now...

The post E111: 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 Spirko. Listen now...

The post E110: The Basics of Beekeeping appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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

Join us as we remind ourselves to find balance in not only our preps, but also our lives. Listen now...

The post E109: 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. Listen now...

The post E108: 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 […]

The post Explosive Arrowheads appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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 […]

The post Carbon Fiber Kydex Holster appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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. Listen now...

The post E107: 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.) […]

The post Prepper Handgun Case appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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, […]

The post Tactical Poncho appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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

In this episode Aaron interviews a listener about sailing. Listen now...

The post E106: 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 […]

The post Gerber Downrange Tomahawk appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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 […]

The post Streamlight TLR-1 appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason discuss Aquaponics for survivalists with Rex from South Texas Aquaponics. Listen now...

The post E105: Aquaponics appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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 […]

The post Video Review: Deep Concealment Universal Harness appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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. Listen now...

The post E104: Farm Update and Sailing appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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. Listen now...

The post E103: Road Trip to Austin! appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason catch everyone up since the Season II finale. Listen now...

The post E102: 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 […]

The post Friday Gear Report: The Sticky Holster appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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. Don't miss the special announcement. Listen now...

The post E101: The ITRH Season II Finale appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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…,) […]

The post Friday Gear Report: The Sawyer Point Zero Two Viral Water Purifier appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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, […]

The post Friday Gear Report: A Legendary Dutch Oven Combination appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan explain and discuss digital currency--Bitcoin. And watching its future is going to be one heck of a roller coster ride. Listen now...

The post E100: Bitcoins Explained (maybe) appeared first on In The Rabbit Hole.

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. Listen now...

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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 prepper questions. Listen now...

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

In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason share their single biggest mistake on the farm. Listen now...

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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. Listen now...

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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. Listen now...

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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. Listen now...

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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. Listen now...

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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 and some topics guaranteed to piss some of you off. Listen now...

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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. Listen now...

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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 - survival hypotheticals. Listen now...

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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. Listen now...

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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. Listen now...

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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 to get prepared quickly, how fast is too fast to prepare, common mistakes, and the lessons from experience. Listen now...

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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. Listen now...

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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. Listen now...

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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. Listen now...

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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. A valuable tool for survivalists overlooked. Listen now...

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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. Listen now.

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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. Listen now...

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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. Listen now...

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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; the core foundations of effective survival. Listen now...

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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

Host Aaron is joined by Dr. James Hubbard for a discussion on treating wounds when there are no doctors. Listen now...

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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

Your host Aaron breaks down building and planning for effective survival partnerships. Listen now...

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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

7 Priorities of Survival and the Survival Rule of 3s. They're like chocolate and peanut butter--good alone, but amazing together. Listen now...

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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? Listen now...

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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. Listen now...

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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. Listen now...

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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. Listen now...

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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? Listen now to find out...

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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

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Scout of Project Appleseed. Scout gives listeners the ins and outs traditional rifle marksmanship and more. Listen now...

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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.

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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. Listen now...

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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. Listen now...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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?"

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

The time to act is now. The begging of the year is a perfect time to go over the basics of preparing and advanced survival topics. Listen now...

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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. Watch now...

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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.

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




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