Our Published Podcasts

Welcome to the Chaotic Navigation archive. Located here are the links to both the audio productions, as well as the excerpts from our weekly shows. Feel free to check them out and let us know if there is anything we can help with.

Show Excerpts

  • Fab Five Series Ep 3: Hydration 101, keeping the body properly liquified. May 25, 2022
    Ah yes, the infamous mail bag. All right, what do we have this week? Q1 – Anthony, Minnesota. “What about using rainwater?” Q2 – Deedra, South Dakota. “How can you ensure your water is safe?” Q3 – Mike, Virginia. “How much is enough water?” Q4 – Susan, Oklahoma. “Can you compare water against Gatorade?” Q5 – Frank, Pennslyvania. “Streams should be good. Right?” Great questions to all those who sent them in. If I didn’t get to your question, sorry about that, but don’t worry, I’m sure we’ll touch on this topic again as its really relevant to a requirement for survival. Alrighty then, we’re back for another exciting adventure here on the Chaotic Navigator podcast. I am the Alaska Outlaw and today I would like to discuss about the third in a series of our “fab five” by discussing the three days without water. In addition, we need to consider the acquisition of usable water for the multiple uses it’s going to have keeping us alive. Before we get after it today, I’d like to make sure that, for those of you who need peace and harmony, or help in making sense of life, be sure to check out the Alaskan Ulfhednar podcast at https://akulfhednar.com. After 30 years of spiritual searching and discovery, he has arrived home. Check out his theories of finding peace and harmony, with a true understanding of co-existence and universal love. Some great stuff for you there.  Each week we look at a different facet of what being prepared looks like in the real world of everyday. It is absolutely ...
  • Fab Five Series Ep 2: Keeping the Fahrenheits up or down enough to sustain a quality of life. May 21, 2022
    Q1 – Robert, Michigan. “I think there are many who acclimatize differently. Does that matter when being prepared.” Q2 – Tracy, Iowa “This seems a little soft for a survival scenario, could some operate just fine without all this prep?” Q3 – Tyler, New Jersey “Three hours might be a little extreme, don’t you think?” Q4 – Lewis, Oregon “Is there a difference between survival and comfort with temperature?” Q5 – Mary, New Hampshire “Are temperatures different by region?” Great questions to all those who sent them in. If I didn’t get to your question, sorry about that, but don’t worry, I’m sure we’ll touch on this topic again as its really relevant to a requirement for survival. Alrighty then, we’re back for another exciting adventure here on the Chaotic Navigator podcast. I am the Alaska Outlaw and today I would like to discuss about the second in a series of our “fab five” by discussing the control of temperature we expose our bodies to during a disaster. As we may recall, the “fab five” is based on the unwritten “rule of three” that most in the survival/preparedness arena have established as the needs for successful survival. Today, I want to continue this series by talking about having some boundaries to the temperature we expose ourselves to, and more specifically combining exposures to amplify the effect.  Before we get after it today, I’d like to make sure that, for those of you who need peace and harmony, or help in making sense of life, be sure to check out the Alaskan Ulfhednar podcast ...
  • Fab Five Series Ep 1: Air to breathe. Let’s talk about keeping the air clear  May 11, 2022
    Podcast episode 051122 Published May 11th, 2022 Fab Five Series Ep 1: Air to breathe. Let’s talk about keeping the air clear. Ah yes, the infamous mail bag. All right, what do we have this week? Q1 – Troy, Montana. “Back up, lets talk about the air, bandanna is all they needed in the old west.” Q2 – Barbie, Minnesota “Could COVID have been prevented?” Q3 – Don, Kentucky “It doesn’t make any sense to wear these masks for COVID protection. Q4 – Dottie, Utah “What did you mean when you said “dual events”” Q5 – Larry, California “Just the whole gas mask thing sets me off.” Great questions to all those who sent them in. If I didn’t get to your question, sorry about that, but don’t worry, I’m sure we’ll touch on this topic again as its really relevant to a requirement for survival. Alrighty then, we’re back for another exciting adventure here on the Chaotic Navigator podcast. I am the Alaska Outlaw and today I would like to discuss about the first in a series of our “fab five” by talking to the air we breathe. As we may recall, the “fab five” is based on the unwritten “rule of three” that most in the survival/preparedness arena have established as the needs for successful survival. Today, I want to open this series by talking about being without clean air for longer than three minutes.  Before we get after it today, I’d like to make sure that, for those of you who need peace and harmony, or help in making sense of life, be sure ...
  • Save the bod. Further discussing our protective equipment to keep unnecessary risks down. April 27, 2022
    Regardless of whether you’re protecting a dad-bod, bad-bod, or all those bods that make up the human race, you want to make sure that you are keeping it safe. We’ve talked before about avoiding unnecessary risks, and we’re going to look at that today. In addition, during the “fab five”, do y’all remember that? Awww YEAH!! The fab five had that fifth item added to the original rule of three that made up the other items within the list. We need to keep ourselves safe and healthy, particularly during that time of a disaster. Its the little things that are going to bite us in the ass.
  • Rescue Me. Understanding how we can help rescue ourselves and others.  April 20, 2022
    Alrighty then, we’re back for another exciting adventure here on the Chaotic Navigator podcast. I am the Alaska Outlaw and today I would like to discuss the potential need that we may experience where we have to extricate ourselves or a loved one from a collapse of a home or commercial location. In addition, I want to discuss ideas about search operations for locating lost persons.
  • Defensive Posture, sometimes the best defense is a good offense. April 13, 2022
    Each week we look at a different facet of what being prepared looks like in the real world of everyday. It is absolutely awesome to be back with you guys here for another adventure of discovery and obtaining the super power of common sense. Today I want to put a new lens on the old eyeballs and look at the topics with a different perspective. Today, I want us to spend a little time going over being a little more assertive in our defensive planning.
  • Outlaw thoughts: How do I believe it’s going to happen. April 6, 2022
    Podcast episode 040622 Published on April 6th, 2022 Questions Q1 – Brodie from Alabama gets us started today with his question “… with everything going on right now, should we be prepping like crazy?” Q2 – Tim from Iowa is up next with his query “Do you think a nuclear war is in the near future?” Q3 – Susan from Washington is up “Was the pandemic a test run for world-wide domination?” Q4 – Brian from Rhode Island offers us a different perspective with his question “Are we living in the end-of-days?” Q5 – Nancy from Wyoming finishes out the set with her question “… thinking about transitioning from a stores based prep, to growing. Is this a good idea amidst the turmoil of today?” Great questions to all those who sent them in. If I didn’t get to your question, sorry about that, but don’t worry, I’m sure we’ll touch on this topic again as its really relevant to a requirement for survival. Alrighty then, we’re back for another exciting adventure here on the Chaotic Navigator podcast. I am the Alaska Outlaw and today I would like to express my opinion as to a potential exercise in the dismantling of this experiment we call the United States. Explaining the tenuous position our country finds itself in these modern times. A quiet night some day in the future, we are settling down after a crazy day of enjoying the slopes with good friends. The car is unloaded, and gear laid out to dry in the garage. The kids, who are exhausted from a long day of ...
  • Outlaw Thoughts. Defining the Zombie lore. March 30, 2022
    Podcast episode 033022 Published on March 30th, 2022 It’s late in an overcast evening, and you are relaxing after a long day of work. You are enjoying a television show when you hear sounds of someone attempting to force the garage door open from the outside, then more hand trying to beat the garage door down. You locate your sidearm and move to investigate. As you peer out the window in the door you note a large group of people moving around your front yard. The crowd seems to destroying everything in your front yard and moving in the direction of your front door. Their moaning becomes louder as they close in on your front door. A window shatters and arms are reaching through the now open space. While it may seem like a bad B rated zombie flick, the reality is, medical science actually has several documented cases of “zombies” in the real world. It’s go time.  Alrighty then, we’re back for another exciting adventure here on the Chaotic Navigator podcast. I am the Alaska Outlaw and today I got to express my thoughts about the insanity that has ensued throughout an actual pandemic, particularly here in the states. Like you, I tune in every day to news stories and social media circuses and try to play pin the tale on the donkey as to the truth of what actually happened. Everyday I hear comments about the zombie apocalypse, and I wonder if people really have any idea what they’re saying. Today I would like to talk about ...
  • Got ideas? March 25, 2022
    Call for contributing authors who wish to have their articles published, and/or converted to a podcast topic for distribution to our audience.
  • Day late and a dollar short. Prepared for the next big show. March 23, 2022
    I am the Alaska Outlaw and today I hope to be your guide as we shoot the shit about using the opportunity of peacetime, non-emergent focus on our emergency preparedness instead of waiting until it “go time” to try to scrounge up the stuff we need to keep our family, and ourselves safe and healthy. In this episode I’d like us to consider getting after our preparedness operations before the next big disaster hits. For those of you living here in Alaska, we never know when the big one is going to pop up, forcing us to shift to our emergency plans, much like those living in the Midwest as the storms begin to migrate north, bringing those twisters with them. We can start the arrangements for our preparedness now, before its too late, and we can certainly create our plans.

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Our Esteemed Guests

By drawing on the community of years of experience, we invite specialists in the many different aspects of emergency management to bring a different perspective and provide some additional concepts for us to consider.
Mark Booher of Barritus Defense Mark is the Founder and Senior Instructor for Barritus Defense. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mark spent almost 10 years conducting  infantry, intelligence, and security operations. Mark has studied both the U.S. and British interrogation and debriefing methods and has deployed or trained with every branch of the US military and several multi-national forces. Mark is a Certified Close Protection Specialist and has trained in Israel’s West Bank, with members of the Israeli Defense Force in counter-terrorism and security methods. Following his military service, he studied law at the University of Arkansas and spent 6 years as a deputy district attorney.  During that time, he prosecuted numerous cases involving homicide, shootings, assaults, and other crimes of violence. Mark has trained military units at Fort Bragg, personnel from the Department of Justice, Fortune 500, and law enforcement officers from over 60 departments from around the country.  He is also a contributor to The Counter Terrorist Magazine and has appeared on Fit’n Fire, the Ever Vigilant, Stand Firm, and other podcasts. Check out more about Mark, and Barritus Defense at their site.
Joshua Cropper of HPR Working Dogs Joshua Cropper is a dog trainer based in Wasilla, Alaska. He has been training animals for 10 years now. Currently, Joshua & his business partner, Kelsey Carroll, are the owners & operators of their training company, HPR Working Dogs, where their focus is centered on the working canine.  Joshua is enthusiastic about all forms of motivation, canine nutrition, & mental stability, all in the quest of producing functional canines for any job.  Josh’s professional career started in what is often called animal rescue but he quickly changed gears to training and working hunting dogs. In 2012, Josh lost his best friend that he served within the United States Marines Corps to PTSD. Shortly afterward, Josh began training service dogs.  He now trains service dogs for all disabilities other than blindness. When training for clients in Alaska, Josh and Kelsey are most often contacted about aggression cases for behavior modification training.  Josh’s approach in dealing with aggressive behavior in dogs is the same approach used with training working dogs: create motivation, capitalize on motivation, and increase motivation by using prey and social drives. Check out more about Joshua and HPR Working Dogs at their site.
Anne Zink, MD, FACEP and Chief Medical Officer for the State of Alaska Anne grew up in Colorado and moved through her training from College in Philadelphia to Medical School at Stanford and then Residency at University at Utah. As a mountaineering guide she had fallen in love with Alaska and after residency in Emergency Medicine became lucky enough to call Alaska home. Not only does she love people and the place, but also the medicine. Alaska is a small, isolated microcosm on the US health care where certain forces like the distance, lack of referral centers, and community involvement help create better systems of care that are directly related to bedside care. She quickly became involved in helping improve systems of care as the medical director of her group, then in her hospital and with state and federal legislation, including state legislation to improve care coordination, opioid addiction treatment option, integration between private systems and the VA, DOD, and IHS facilities and more. Dr. Zink had the honor of becoming the State of Alaska Chief Medical Officer in July 2019. In all the work she does, she strives to create work environments, policies, and practices that are data-driven, foster collaboration, and build system efficiencies that put patients first. To find out more about Dr. Zink, please visit the State of Alaska Division of Health Director’s Office