Mora Classic 2 and Kydex Sheath Combo


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TSP Gear Shop will be running a new batch of the Kydex Sheaths for the Mora Classic #2 but this time around you can also get the knife. TSP Gear Shop is now a MORAKNIV dealer, and able to bring you the Mora Classic #2 made in Sweden combined with the robust Kydex sheath made by a member of the TSP audience.

M2B has been producing sheaths for the Mora Classic Number 2 for the last couple of years. The Mora is loved for bush crafting and for good reason, it is a knife that you just look at and go, how the hell do they sell that for that cheap. One custom knife maker told us flatly, “I can’t buy the raw material in that knife for as low as they sell the finished knife”.

To get a sheath AND knife, place your order at TSP Gear Shop. You can also add any other items from the store, and your whole order will SHIP FOR FREE. MSB Members take 10% off their entire order

Episode-1635- Listener Feedback for 8-31-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on guns, concealed carry, tools, contracting, banking, gun control, employment and more.

Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for jack” or “article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process.

Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air.

I also do put out a lot of information on Facebook from emails that I can’t fit on the program though so keep em coming.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Emails On

  • Tick-tock, August is gone, fall is coming, get busy with life
  • The “scout rifle” concept
  • How to get started building a website, don’t, learn to edit and market instead
  • Thoughts on a “minimum toolkit” for daily needs and for EDC
  • The spouse that opposes concealed carry, what to do about it
  • The concept of “something must be done” syndrome in regard to gun violence
  • Wage theft from contractors, well the state considers it theft from the state
  • The banks don’t like large withdrawals (duh)
  • Getting a job when work history or other issues are preventing it

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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TSP and Nine Mile Farm Homestead Skills Nov. Workshop is now Open for MSB Members

From now until Wednesday morning the Fall Workshop is open for MSB Members to sign up and make their deposit. The workshop runs from Nov. 12-14 with on site camping and set up from Nov. 11-15.

To make your deposit, just go log into your MSB account and you will see a link to register in BOLD RED right at the top, you can’t miss it.

Log Into Your MSB Account Here

To give you a feel for how jam packed this event is, here is the current schedule, subject to revisions due to harsh reality of course.  In this case there absolutely will be revisions to the schedule but at least the subjects on it will be covered, we may cut back on silvo pasture to add more.

You Just Never Know what will Happen at a TSP Event!

What this workshop will cover

  • Silvopasture Establishment in Harsh Environments
  • Irrigation Installation
  • Raising Quail for Meat and Eggs
  • Processing Quail and Cooking Quail
  • Sketch Up Based Design
  • Nine Mile Farm Operational Walk Though
  • Green House Set Up
  • Micro Greens Production and Business Start Up
  • Investing and Financial Management
  • Plant Propagation
  • Honey Bee Management
  • Q&A Sessions
  • Live Music
  • Great Food
  • Barter, Community Building and More

Join us for a fun learning experience. For this event we have a strict limit of 34 people.

Schedule – None of this is set in stone, we will adapt to any weather events and such.

Wednesday Nov. 11thOur Property will be open any time after 2PM. This time is mostly just for setting up campsites. We do always toss some brats or sausage on the grill and have a social gathering with beers and just getting to know each other as well. This is very informal and just hanging out for those who show up early.

Thursday Nov. the 12th Lunch and dinner provided, breakfast is a light continental style on the first day)

  • 8:00 – 9:00 – Coffee and Breakfast Bars, etc. and Property/Safety Briefing
  • 9:00 –12:30 – Class – Installing Silvopasture and Irrigation
  • 12:00 -1:30 – Lunch
  • 1:30 -4:30– Class – Installing Silvopasture and Irrigation
  • 4:30 – 5:00 – Break and Clean Up
  • 5:00 – 6:00 – SketchUp Based Design
  • 6:30 – 7:30 – Dinner
  • 7:30 – ???? – Drinks, Music, Barter, etc.

Friday Nov. the 13th (three meals provided)

  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Breakfast
  • 10:00 – 12:00 Quail Processing and Cooking Prep
  • 12:00 -1:00 – Open Hour for Work Ins and Arounds
  • 1:00 – 2:30 – Lunch and Break Time
  • 2:30 – 3:30 – MicroGreens Part One
  • 3:30 – 4:30 – Finance and Investing Session One of Two
  • 4:30 – 5:00 – Break
  • 5:00 – 6:00 – Plant Propagation with Nick Ferguson
  • 6:00 – 7:00 – Seed and Plant Exchange
  • 7:30 – 8:30 – Dinner
  • 8:30 – ???? – Drinks, Music, Barter, etc.

Saturday Nov. the 14th (three meals provided)

  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Breakfast
  • 10:00 –12:00 – Beekeeping with Michael Jordan
  • 12:00 -1:00 – Finance and Investing Session Two of Two
  • 1:00 -2:30 – Lunch
  • 2:30 – 3:30 – Greenhouse Set Up Walk Through
  • 3:30 – 4:30 – Microgreens Part 2
  • 5:30 – 6:30 – Q&A With Nick, John, Jon and Jack
  • 6:30 – 7:00 – Break and Clean Up
  • 7:30 – 8:30 – Dinner
  • 8:30 – ???? – Drinks, Music, Barter, etc.

Sunday Nov. the 15th. 

  • 10:00 AM – Coffee, breakfast bars and left overs put out.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Goodbyes please consider helping us pick up before you go. (all guests to depart by 11:00 AM)

 

Accommodations

  • There are local hotels within 15 minutes of our property; we are getting a group rate, details to follow after you reserve space.
  • We have large steel frame buildings with large bay doors that open for a breeze. If you want to bring a cot or such and claim a spot inside for sleeping space is unreserved and first come first serve, no reservations necessary. No charge. We are suggesting our outer building for this as others may be using the TV and such in the 3 Bay Garage attached to the house, but the choice is yours.
  • If you want to tent camp on the property, space is first come first serve, no reservations needed. No charge. We will let you know what areas are open for this though.
  • We have about 8 locations with trees suitable for those that want to hammock camp, first come first served. We have never had a space issue for hammock campers.
  • NO RVS AND NO TRAILERS OF ANY KIND ON PROPERTY AT ALL NO EXCEPTIONS there is a near by RV Park if you want to sleep in your RV.

Frequently Asked Questions about TSP Events.

  • Question – Where is this event?

  • Answer – After you sign up you will get a document with all event details. The address is only given to students who have paid a deposit. But for your planning purposes we are near Azle Texas. That is just north of Fort Worth.

  • Question – What is the best airport to fly into?

  • Answer – The best bet is Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW) it is only about 35 minutes assuming traffic isn’t at peak from our home. The only other viable option is Dallas Love Field (DAL) this may save you money if Southwest Flys direct from your airport but it is a longer drive. I would plan on an 1 hour and 15 minutes or more despite what google maps will tell you if you fly into Love Field.

  • Question – What type of food is served at these events?

  • Answer – The key word is meat but we have other stuff too. Generally we serve eggs (from our own flock) for breakfast with bacon and sausage and tortillas for breakfast with awesome local salsa and fixings. We also include a selection of fruit, breakfast bars, etc. Lunch is deli meats, chicken salad, left overs from dinner the night before and other things. This year we are planning some new things for lunch including awesome shredded chicken from our own birds and Dorothy’s amazing meat balls. Sometimes we have soups or other similar items for lunch. Dinner is usually rotisserie chicken one night, brisket another night and smoked pork shoulder the other night. Generally some awesome sausage finds its way into our menu as well. A full lunch and dinner are provided all three course days. We provide only coffee, fruit and breakfast bars on the first day for breakfast. We provide full breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday we provide coffee, breakfast bars, fruit and left overs.

  • Question – What are the camping conditions like?

  • Answer – The key word is primitive. We allow tent camping on site just about anywhere on our property. We have an outbuilding that we let people put a cot or air mattress in but it usually gets pretty full and it is first come first served. There are plenty of trees for hammock camping as well. Most folks enjoy camping because you can have adult beverages and not worry about driving and the people are just awesome to hang out with. Most nights people end up staying up late talking and having a lot of fun playing pool, darts, spending time at the camp fire etc. November is usually pretty comfortable temperature wise especially at night but it rains often so be prepared for that. And be prepared for some cold nights! Average Nov. Temps are 66 for the High and 43 for the low, but we have seen Nov. Temps in the high 80s and occasionally lows in the 20s or lower!

  • Question – Is there a good hotel near by?

  • Answer – There is a great holiday inn, we get you a group rate and it varies but it is very nice hotel and we have normally gotten a rate of about 82 dollars in the past plus tax. When you sign up just indicate if you want a hotel so we have a head count for group rate info.

  • Question – Can students share a rental car, a ride to the airport, a hotel room, etc.?

  • Answer – Sure but to be blunt we do not get involved in that. We have way too much work to do so that you guys have a good experience when you get here. I view it this way from the time you get on my land till you leave it is my responsibility to make sure you learn, have fun and are well fed. Off site I leave it to you to deal with things. However, we have a private email list and many students work out things like this between themselves on it. Make sure to join it as soon as you get your instructions packet as their will be information on it.

  • Question – I have a question that isn’t answered here, should I sign up, I don’t want to loose my deposit?

  • Answer – When I send out the instruction document you have 48 hours to review the document, if something is a deal breaker you can cancel with a refund in the first 48 hours. After that this is my refund policy and I think it is as fair as I can be with it. My events always sell out but the closer we get the harder it is to back fill a no show. If I can sell your spot I give you a refund, if I can’t sell your spot due to it being to close to the event date, I don’t refund it.

  • Question – Will you take bitcoin for this event? What about silver?

  • Answer – I have a huge capital outlay on these events so I can’t take silver. I can only take PayPal for the deposit (you can use a credit card without a paypal account) but I will take bitcoin by special arrangement for the balance due but it will have to be at least one week prior to the event. If you want to do this, email me for arrangements.

How I Spent My Sunday

tsp-youtubeMaking food for the coming TSP Event, in addition to everything here I made another 8 lbs of hand made breakfast sausage.  All in all it was about a 12 hour day!  But a ton of work got done, a ton of meat is cooked for the Nine Mile Farm Workshop and about 17 meals worth of meat has been put up in the deep freezer.

A day well spent!

That morning I spent a bit of time talking to the ducks and learning something new about bees as it relates to sorghum.

And last weekend I made another 8 pounds of sausage for the coming event.

PermaEthos Soils Course Now Open

PermaEthos and Mike Vertrees are happy to announce the Soil Restoration Course is now open for enrollment.

This course is more than a series of classes, it is in fact a year long consultancy program designed to help you create your very own Eden.  This means your graduation isn’t only an acknowledgment of passing a series of quizzes followed by a certificate you hang on your wall, but also the successful implementation of this program right in your very own backyard!

First year success is largely due to preparation the previous fall which is why we are beginning this class in the fall of 2015 to benefit the 2016 growing season.  We will begin with a quick start guide to get you immediately actionable information.  Then we continue to make sure you are prepared for seasonal actions all while filling in the gaps with information that will empower you to continue this process after the course has ended.

The Course is 1500 dollars but Founding Members get a great discount you can find in the PermaEthos Founders Forum.  Additionally MSB also get a great discount of 250 dollars.  That discount code is already in the MSB.  Let me add to that though, if you are a Founding Member, your discount as such is better so make sure to get use that code instead.

To Learn More and Sign Up For this Course Visit

 http://learn.permaethos.com/course/soil-restoration-design-course/

 

Episode-1634- Expert Council Q & A for 8-28-15

Get Answers Today From The Expert Council

Get Answers Today From The Expert Council

Today is Friday so it is time for our ask expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line.

In the body of your email first tell me the council member your question is for. Second ask your question concisely in one to two sentences maximum. Third provide any and all details after that. This is the formula to give you the best chance of getting on the air.

I do what I can to get as many of your questions as possible on the air but can’t always get to all of them. Our council is made of a wide variety of experts in everything from the tactical to the practical and everything in between.

To get more information on our Expert Council visit our “Meet the Expert Council Page” to learn more about them and their specific areas of expertise.

Join Me Today As Our Experts Discuss

  • Jack on Stock Choices for a Ruger 10/22
  • Michale Jordan on Conventional Bee Keeping and Lost Hives
  • Tim Glance on Civilian vs. Military Vehicle Variants
  • Geoff Lawton on Managing Non Irrigated Pasture
  • Gary Collins on Withdrawal Management when Converting to Paleo
  • John Pugliano on the Recent Hy-jinks with the Stock Market
  • Nick Ferguson on Dealing with Mastitis in Dairy Goats
  • Erica Strauss on Dealing with Slugs
  • Keith Snow on Abundant Tomatoes
  • Jack with a Report on Erica’s Yogurt
  • Jack with a Big Reason we all Have No Excuses

Resources for today’s show…

Websites of the Expert Council Members

Additional Links Provided by the Council

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-1633- Listener Calls for 8-27-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls to 866-65-THINK

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on Harrison Bergeron, silver, bad financial advice, trademarks and patents, grass management, planting fence and trench lines, and more.

In this episode the expert council is in force. We have eight council members. We are continuing with our new program I have started and a new way questions will be handled for the council. Tune in today to learn more about that.

Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details.

Also please do your best to call from a quiet area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard.

While I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get as many of them on as I can.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…

  • Harrison Bergeron – The most frightening movie you have never seen
  • Can informed advice still be bad advice, sure, a caller proves it with his own bad advice
  • Why you don’t hear me saying much about Puerto Rico for walking to freedom
  • Thoughts on slow growing grass, to keep things low with out lots of mowing
  • Thoughts on trademark, copy write, etc, in small business
  • Choosing proper life insurance and not being ripped off or lied to
  • Using municipal compost, does it make sense
  • What to plant where you put in waterline
  • Planting on fence lines, why I say avoid brambles when you do
  • Thoughts on minimum wage and the effect on inflation

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Harrison Bergeron – The Most Frightening Movie You Likely Have Never Heard Of

Harrison Bergeron is a Movie that is Far Too Accurate for Comfort, and Likely You Have Never Heard of It!

Harrison Bergeron is a Movie that is Far Too Accurate for Comfort, and Likely You Have Never Heard of It!

I mentioned this movie on the air yesterday but forgot to link to it in the show notes.  The movie is a version of the Kurt Vonnegut short story of the same name written in 1961.  The movie was made in 1995 and is loosely based on Vonnegut’s novel. The concept of this movie is after the “Second American Revolution” a decision was made to make everyone equal via “handicapping” the most common form is a band everyone must wear on their heads.  This band will limit your intelligence to the basic level.

A select group of people run the essential functions of society behind the scenes, these people are so intelligent the band doesn’t work on them.  In removing their bands they have freedom but must separate from society.

Here are some of the most chilling lines from the movie as we look at our future, remember this is from a 1960s novel adopted into a 1995 movie.

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John Klaxon – “Television, well, it is the thread that holds together the fabric of our society”.

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John Klaxon “Every time I listen to great music or watch a great film, I know society will never produce another one. 

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Harrison – “I know the [new] constitution says its the responsibility of government to render all people equal”

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John Klaxon [Speaking about Executions on Television] –  Oh majority of those are reruns, we don’t advertise the fact it would hurt the ratings, and we want people to watch, for the deterrent value.

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Harrison’s Teacher – I am going to recommend to your parents that they take you to see Dr. Eisenstock.  You know four years ago when I started teaching, my pupils had the second highest academic scores in the state.  I was very nearly fired, he altered me tremendously.

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And Possibly the most chilling exchange with the year 2018 changed to say 2028, only off by say 10 years. 

Teacher – “What do we call the period after the end of the cold war” –  Harrison –  “The Great Recession” – Teacher – “And what made this recession different from all recessions before itJeanie – “It never really ended, it just kept going“.

Teacher – “Why?” ..Class doesn’t know.. Teacher – “Harrison?”  –  Harrison – “Well in all previous recessions once the economy bottomed out and production increased, unemployment decreased.  Um, but in the great recession because of new and improved technologies, fewer and fewer workers were required in all sectors.  With so many people forced from their jobs, the traditional economic recovery was impossible.

Teacher – Exactly by the year 2018 only 15% of the population had jobs.  America was divided into two camps.  A highly skilled and prosperous elite and an unemployed destitute majority.  What happened next, Garth?”

Garth – “Well the people who didn’t have jobs were very unhappy.  And they started making trouble.  Like they bombed buildings and had riots and killed people and stuff. 

Teacher “Right and that was the beginning of what we now know as?” –  Class – “The Second American Revolution” 

Teacher – “Right and we’ll stop there for today”.

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Here is the Movie On YouTube along with a Direct Link to it.

The cast of this movie includes actors like Sean Austin (Rudy and Lord of the Rings), Howie Mandel, Christopher Plummer (National Treasure and A Beautiful Mind) and Emmanuelle Chriqui.  Now we are not talking Tom Cruise or Mel Gibson but these are not second tier B movie folks. These are well known talented actors with long credits lists.

This movie also won multiple Gemini Awards including Best Direction, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, and Best Production Design or Art Direction.  Yet almost no one seems to have even seen it?

Want to buy it on DVD?  Well, isn’t available any more, you may find used versions, I was able to order a used copy today.  Want to download it on Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video, no shock it isn’t available.

It has been uploaded to Youtube and taken down several times.  Supposedly due to copy write but no one seems to care about selling it.  I can’t imagine Show Time that produced it is complaining.

What I think happened here is this movie hit too close to home, it is too accurate, it is one of those clever movies that slips by.  Then the industry realizes what they have done and it just fades away.  They don’t ban it, the just make sure it never pops up on TVs secondary market, no DVDs are produced, no download services offer it and it is never again referenced in future movies and TV Shows.

Some new versions have been made but they are weird, nonsensical and don’t convey any of the story of the 95 version.  Gee, I wonder why.  Replace it with something stupid and the original fades away.

Watch this movie and as you do remember that everything in movies and stories must be adapted symbolically to modern times.  With that in mind, as you watch consider…

  • The bands we have today, are not phyical but “information bands”, radio, TV, wifi.  Pop culture has dropped the intelligence of the average person while more information is available then ever.
  • The goal in schools in the movie is to make every student equal.  We call it common core today.  In fact the architects of common core have said it is intended to “remove the advantage” some children have due to things like stable families.
  • When people in this movie, specifically children are considered to “not fit in” they are sent to the doctor for help.
  • The name of the recession following the cold war that NEVER REALLY ENDS is called THE GREAT RECESSION, which was the name given to the recession of 2008, which I say hasn’t ended, again the movie was made in 1995.

Personally I feel this movie should be seen by every American, uploaded to every and any video site, etc.  Sure many have their bands adjusted way too high to comprehend it, but perhaps what we need are some modern day “head houses” to inspire a positive insurrection vs. the disastrous revolution predicted in this movie.

What is a head house you ask?  Watch the movie or tune into today’s podcast to find out.

Free Live Soil Restoration Webinar

PermaEthos and Mike Vertrees are hosting a special one hour webinar to discuss the Soil Restoration course and give you a free sneak peak of what the course will be like.

This is a free webinar for all those interested in what we have in store for the course. The webinar will be hosted on Google Hangouts tomorrow evening.

More Information Is Available at this Link on the PermaEthos Blog

Additionally the first lesson is now available for free for everyone.  It is at this link, http://learn.permaethos.com/course/soil-restoration-design-course/

This gives you a chance to actually experience a bit of Mike’s teaching.

Episode-1632- Matt Powers on a New Educational Model

permschoolMatt Powers is an author, educator, permaculturist, seed saver, innovator & family guy from California working on creating a new paradigm in education aligned to real life: permaculture + nature + small business while including families and mixed age groups.

Matt is starting a new kind of school: Permaculture Life School. It’s a school focused on real life skills – farming sustainably, running a small business ethically and profitably and enjoying nature as students develop the ability to read the landscape.

He joins us today to discuss the reasons why he is starting this school.  What’s wrong, why we need to change it, how we could change it & how we could do it best to achieve our goals – build with the end in mind.

There is no doubt modern education needs a re tooling.  I feel that Matt’s focus is one of many ways to do just that.  We need a new educational model that leverages 2015s technology.

There are fundamentals of reading, writing, math and science all children should learn, but we should have dozens or even hundreds of choices in a world were we already have over 10,000 options for how we dress up a smart phone in a colorful case.

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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