Archive of Aaron Frankel

Aaron is also the Survival contributing editor for NeilStrauss.com and IIT for Project Appleseed. In his free time, Aaron enjoys hogging the remote, vodka, mental masturbation and debate over philosophical topics, and “shootin’ stuff” – usually not all at the same time.

Aaron has written 286 article(s).


Episode 114: Alana Barfield Naked & Afraid

March 30, 2014
Episode 114: Alana Barfield Naked & Afraid

In this episode Alana Barfiend 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. […]

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Episode 113: James Price of Death Valley Magazine

March 11, 2014
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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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Episode 112: Paul Wheaton

February 25, 2014
Episode 112: Paul Wheaton

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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Episode 111: Landscaping for the Zombie Apocalypse

February 3, 2014
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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 […]

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Episode 110: The Basics of Beekeeping

January 20, 2014
Episode 110: Beekeeping

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 […]

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Episode 109: Finding Balance in the New Year

January 6, 2014
Episode 109

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 […]

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K&M Match Cases

December 29, 2013
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For some, a simple plastic $2 match case will do. But for those of us that understand the importance of being able to start a fire, plastic just won’t cut it. Meet the newest edition to our little gear shop here at ITRH: K&M Match Cases. And some of you may remember our match case […]

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Episode 108: Women in Survival

December 23, 2013
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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 […]

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Explosive Arrowheads

December 20, 2013
Bow Mag

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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Carbon Fiber Kydex Holster

December 13, 2013
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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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