Thursday, December 17, 2015

The 7 P's Of Survival Radio Show: Winter Hammock Camping w/ JacksRBetter (12/08/2015)

If you missed my show last week with the guys from Jacks R Better I have enclosed the player below. This was a great show where we talked all things hammock camping and specifically winter camping tips and tricks! Please feel free to comment with any questions you might have!

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This Week on the 7 P’s of Survival Live Show we will be talking all things hammock camping and winter hammock camping with the guys from! I have had the pleasure of using their Mt. Washington and Winter Nest Underquilts recently and these guys put out some of the most high quality gear available on the market today. Just one look at their website and you will know that these guys have a ton of camping experience and I personally look forward to learning from their wealth of knowledge. In just a few short conversations that I have had with these gentlemen I have learned a great deal about how to make a hammock a more enjoyable place to sleep, especially in the winter.

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In this show I hope to discuss the following topics: hammock selection, under and top quilt selection, alternative sleeping methods to under or top quilts, rigging methods, tarp/rain fly options, and best places to hang a hammock. I myself just started trying to hammock camp this past summer as a way to stay cool/elevated and away from the mosquitoes and fell in love with how great of a night’s sleep you get in the hammock, if I could I would replace my bed with one. In that short time of camping I have learned a few lessons that I hope to convey tonight and among those are the following:

1) If you are always hot get a hammock and I guarantee you will be cold when you under estimate the power of heat loss by convection;

2) Under quilt substitutes will work, but they end up being much bulkier and weigh more while providing much less protection from convective heat loss;

3) Wool blankets are great when winter camping, but once again are much heavier and provide much less warmth for the weight;

4) All in one packages are great, but when it comes to winter camping the netting can be in the way;

5) While a small foot print tarp/rain fly are nice for easy packing and deployment a larger 10×10 fly can make all the difference when going on a long-term trip;

6) There are literally hundreds of ways to rig a hammock, but for the a figure 8 follow through on one side coupled with a truckers hitch on the other is hard to beat (I guess that is the old school in me);

7) The size and the type of the tree you hang from matters a great deal, remember soft woods such as pine will bend much easier creating sag in your hammock.

I have no doubt the guys from will be insightful into all things hammocks and will make this a learning experience for campers at any experience level.

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About The 7 P’s Of Survival show!
Join Josh of the 7 P’s Survival Blog in the studio every Tuesday night at 9pm Eastern Time. This is a live show where you can interact and engage with Josh and His guests (Josh often invites his friends from the preparedness community to dig into pertinent topics). You can interact via chat room or by calling into the show (we would love to hear from you!). Each week regardless of whether there is a guest for the show Josh will dig into current events and legal issues which relate to preparedness, update you on what is going on with his blog/survival school and review the happenings of various survival related television programming.

Josh runs the 7p’s Survival Blog, JPS Consulting LLC (Oil & Gas Law, Business Strategy, Emergency Response, Etc.), A Survival School (Coming fall of 2015) and is working on his first survival related book (he has published several books on incident command and legal issues for emergency response agencies). Josh has worked in emergency response since 1999 serving as a fire chief and a variety of other capacities throughout his career. Josh holds a Doctor of Juris Prudence degree from the West Virginia University College of Law along with a BSBAd’s in Marketing and Management from West Virginia University College of Business and Economics. He also holds hundreds of emergency response related certifications many at the national level. He has taught at a wide variety of emergency response conferences and for various state and federal agencies mostly in the area of incident management, technical rescue and hazardous materials mitigation.

This show will explore a wide variety of topics including: legal issues in preparedness, wilderness skills (including a weekly skill challenge- A youtube video will be shared each week demonstrating a skill for listeners to review and post their responses), self reliant skills, gear reviews and interviews with manufactures, current events, Q & A with fellow bloggers and YouTuber’s, emergency response and disaster preparedness and recovery.

So what are the 7 P’s? The 7 P’s concept is derived from the military and emergency response where the pneumonic stands for the following: Prior, Proper, Planning, Prevents, Piss, Poor, Performance. This old adage stuck with Josh since his early days in the fire service and resonated with him so much it became his approach to preparedness and wilderness survival right along with his emergency response career.
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Archived show listed below!

12/1/2015 Penny Pinching Prepper Show
11/24/2015 How to make a knife!
11/17/2015 Fire Craft 101
11/10/2015 SERE or Micro Kits!
11/3/2015 Caving 101
10/28/2015 Pathfinder School/ Pathfinder Knife Shop/ Self-Reliance Outfitters
10/20/2015 Mountaineering 101
10/13/2015 Goats, Axes & Fire!
10/6/2015 Civilian Emergency Response Team Training In A Nutshell!
9/29/2015 DIY Mentality For Self Reliance
9/15/2015 Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life!
9/8/2015 What Does It Mean To Bugout? with special guest Jim Cobb
9/1/15 Natural Medicine with Herbal Prepper!
8/11/2015 Canning, Increasing Self Sufficiency
8/4/2015 Preparedness From A Law Enforcement Perspective
7/28/2015 Todd Walker “The Survival Sherpa”
7/21/2015 Obtaining suitable water!
7/14/2015 The quality of knives an excellent show with James Wahls from Indy Hammered Knives
7/7/2015 The 7 P’s of Survival first live radio show!

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