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Episode-639- Ron Hood on Every Day Carry

Ron Hood is one of the nation’s best known survival trainers with experience going back to the ASA (Army Security Agency) and even taught survival courses in colleges such as UCLA and Cal State.  His DVDs are well known in the community and cover all aspects of urban and wilderness survival.  Today Ron joins us to discuss EDC.

Note – There is some static in the first few minutes of the interview, we didn’t notice it during the recording but it only lasts for the first few minutes of the interview and then goes away.  Skype audio is an art not a science.

Join us today as we discuss…

  • Why have EDC in the first place, isn’t a BOB or a vehicle kit good enough
  • Common items everyone should carry
  • Not so common items that Ron and I personally carry
  • Adapting common items for EDC kit use
  • Lethal and non lethal self defense carry items
  • Thoughts on lock picking, it’s not just for criminals
  • Times when EDC, saved the day or made it better

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Episode-452- An Interview with Ron Hood of SurvivalQ

Ron Hood has been training survivalists for more than four decades.  Like many in the industry he stated learning as a child on camping trips.  He later as a young man served in the US Army as part of the ASA (Army Security Agency) around the world in places like Turkey and Vietnam.  After reentering civilian life he started training others in the survival skills he had learned on various deployments.  He established the first survival training in 2 major colleges and taught at both universities for many years.  To date he has produced dozens of educational DVDs, is the owner and force behind Survival.com and recently launched Survival Quarterly Magazine.  He joins us today to discuss his new magazine and a myriad of your common questions to me.

Join Ron and I as we discuss…

  • What is it like to learn from indigenous people
  • What makes SurvivalQ different from other magazines out there
  • Who are the writes behind SurvialQ
  • How important are things like forums to building community
  • Why is it important to actually meet with people beyond the virtual world
  • How you can submit your articles to SurvialQ for consideration
  • Than 5 of your most common questions to me get posed to Ron
    • If you could only have one gun what would it be and why
    • What do you think are the biggest national/global level threats we face
    • What is your view of gold and or silver
    • What 3-4 things should the newly aware person do first
  • Why survival skills are important for everyone not just those who spend time in the wilderness
  • Why people in the survival niche seem to have a servant attitude if they stick around for a long time
  • What is the “Hoodlum blade” and when/how can you get one

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Episode-294- An Interview With Ron Hood

Today the legendary Ron Hood joins us on TSP to wrap up a week of discussing the application of primative skills in urban environments during emergencies and other situations.

Ron Developed his early wilderness interests as a member of the Military Intelligence  Community while in the Army Security Agency (ASA). After training, Ron spent a year  in the Middle East and nearly 18 months in Vietnam. Since the military Ron  taught accredited classes in Wilderness Skills at two Universities for over 20  years, authored numerous articles for National magazines, published a Guidebook to  the Sierra as well as appearing on many TV and Radio Programs. Ron spends much  of his time  learning, practicing and studying wilderness and survival skills  with native populations around the world.

Ron has organized and led month long expeditions to the Andean Cordillera of Chile in search of ancient Inca sites, as well as two long term expeditions to reach, research and film the isolated Chapra/Candoshi tribes of Peru. You can learn more about the Peruvian expeditions in our Woodsmaster video series. Ron was also the Team Captain of “Team Johnny G” during the hyper endurance “Race Across America” (RAAM).

Ron has been featured in dozens of TV programs including special 30 minute programs with Backpacker Magazines “Anyplace Wild”, Myth Busters, Ultimate Survival, Nickelodeon and Japanese Televisions NHK network as well as many others. Ron is also writes a survival column for SWAT magazine.

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