Podcast 109 Traveling Safe: Part 1

By on November 20, 2014

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The travel season is here and chances are you are going somewhere at the end of this year.  Are you thinking about your safety?  You should be.  This episode is all about traveling safely.  This is the first half and next week will be the other half.

Topics Include:


  • Anything under half a day you can drive and fly in the same amount of time
  • Check your vehicle
  • Check your tires
  • Get any maintenance that needs to be done before you leave
  • Have tools
  • Have enough clothes, shelter, and food to survive a day or two alone


  • Firearms
  • At the airport
  • Airport security
  • In the terminal
  • Boarding the plane
  • On the plane
  • Landing taxing exiting
  • Getting your luggage
  • Getting a rental car
  • Handling disputes


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Stay Safe,


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  1. j.bradbury
    December 15, 2014

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    Great information as always my friend. Your spot on about people grabbing their luggage during a downed plane. This comes from case studies of past disasters. I came back from New York City and talk about some of these same topics.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 🙂

    • Ben Branam
      December 17, 2014

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      Thanks Jay! All you have to do is look at how long it takes people to get off a plane then think about that happening when the plane is on fire. Some people just think it will never happen to them. Normalcy Biases will get you every time.

  2. Dan
    November 28, 2014

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    Another quick tip for airports, bring a handful of rubber bands. The catalogs behind the seats make for a great club when tightly rolled and rubber banded.

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