Episode-1393- Some of the Greatest Lies Ever Sold

1984 Should Have Been Called 2014.

1984 Should Have Been Called 2014.

I have been on a theme as of late and I think I will leave you with one more show in this vein before I move on to something else.  Do you realize that most people are living their modern lives based on a series of well sold lies?

Everything you hear is largely a lie today.  The TV lies to you.  Your parents though well meaning likely repeat those lies, largely because they believe them.

The radio lies to you while you drive to work, well, unless you listen to TSP or something similar.  Most companies lie very professionally and well thought out to their employees.  The school system is built almost entirely on lies.

This is why so many are miserable today.  One can’t be human, fully human when they are living a life based on lies that lead to largely non human behavior.

Worse yet most of these lies have bits of truth in them.  Understand the most deceptive lies are 90% or more true.  The best way to sell lies is by using the truth.  This is why you will have a hard time likely when you read the list of lies below, accepting that as they are sold to you, they are lies.

PLEASE don’t comment below about these lies until you listen to the episode, I promise you that you will end up defending them out of context.

Join Me Today As We Examine the Following Lies…

  • Responsible adults get good jobs and work hard at them
  • An education is priceless
  • Money can’t buy happiness
  • It will all be worth it when you retire
  • While our political system has problems it is the best we can do
  • It is okay for government to do something that would be a crime if you did it
  • Those people over there are bad, it is okay for us to kill them
  • Your value is based on the opinions of others
  • Government is necessary

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Episode-1392- Woodgas Power for the Home User

This Compact Gasifier Can Provide Lots of Power

This Compact Gasifier Can Provide Lots of Power

After a tour in the Marine Corps Mike Leister completed an electronic engineering degree. He has designs on the International Space Station, the Williams Grand Prix race car suspension, and currently runs a team of engineers that validates the software stack on Windows tablet reference designs.

On the side he is a serial entrepreneur who launched has launched several companies.  One company provided LED taillights for 1940′s street rods, and this year launched Tactical Woodgas Inc that manufactures wood gasifiers scaled for home generators.  He was inspired to do this after reading one of Stephan Harris’ books.

For fun he fabricates Sand Rails and is an active ham radio operator.  He has also been listening to TSP for about 6 years at this point and is a life long prepper.

Join Mike and I Today as we Discuss…

  • What led you to launch a business in gasification
  • What are the design and fabrication challenges  of small gasifiers
  • What components make up a full gasifier system
  • How to produce very clean gas in a gasifier
  • How do you operate a gasifier
  • What is the start up sequence for a gasifier reactor
  • What types of engines can be adapted to woodgas
  • What role do battery banks play in a woodgas system
  • What is the cost of a stand alone system
  • How you can cook with a gasifier

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1391- Designing Your Life for Personal Liberty

Do You Really Want Liberty?

Do You Really Want Liberty?

I have talked a lot about personal liberty lately from the stand point of first you must think for yourself or you have no liberty.  This has prompted some requests such as “fine but once you start doing so what do you do next, what actions does a person no awakening take to be more independently liberated?

One some levels this is what we discuss every single day on TSP.  On another level it is a difficult request to answer.  In someways what a person is saying is YOU tell ME what I should do with MY liberty.  As you can see that in and of itself is a problem.

That said one can be taught how to design a building and then use total freedom in said design as long as they follow certain rules.  In other words the building must have a foundation capable of holding it up, there are engineering laws (natural not man made) that you must follow or the building will fail, etc.

Lifestyle design is much the same.  Your final design is yours, you are free to design it as you see fit.  But there are laws to this.  Debt will erode your wealth.  A soul sucking job will suck your soul.  Belief in a lie will drain your energy from your own needs to the will of others.  We will discuss this and more today.

Join Me Today to Learn…

  • Why you must design your life if you want freedom
  • A brief recap on why independent thought is necessary for personal freedom
  • How I define personal liberty and why you must write your own definition
  • Why the elimination of consumer debt is a non optional step
  • The need for two partners being all in eventually in a two partner relationship
  • Why preparedness (at least basic) must be part of this
  • Why you have to shut off the TV and stop being mad about the wrong things
  • Why some should “write it down” and others should not
  • How this is different from “life coaching” and “motivational speaker” BS

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1390- Listener Feedback for 7-21-14

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Today on the Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts on liberty, economics, black cherry, air rifles, what is worth making for yourself 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

  • Follow up from last weeks rant on personal liberty
  • We are now  in the third largest stock bubble in history
  • What are uses for black cherry, how best to harvest it
  • Thoughts on air rifles and what to look for in one
  • What you should make at home and what you should buy
  • Thoughts on the traditional roles of male and female

Resources for today’s show…

Today’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

You are bugging out by foot and see a crashed prison bus.  The inmates are stuck and trying to get out.  The bus is on fire and they are begging for help.  Do you use your axe to break the windshield glass and let them out, or do you let them die?

Last Week’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

After the collapse, people start bartering for goods and services.  Illegal drugs have become a hot commodity in your region.  One day while showing off your wares at a local trading post, someone tries to barter with with you by paying you in drugs. 

There are no longer any laws to say what is legal or illegal but you know these substances are harmful and addictive.  Would you take drugs in exchange for your goods and services after the collapse?  Why or why not?

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-1389- Listener Calls for 7-18-14

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Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on comfrey, liberty, biltong, tree pruning, politics, idiocy, technologies, global disasters and more.

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…

  • Identifying comfrey
  • Thoughts on personal liberty
  • Making biltong with store bought meat
  • Thoughts on pruning fruit trees specifically peaches
  • Thoughts on high approval for the military and low approval for congress
  • Hay vs. straw for mulching
  • Recording interviews of older parents while they are still around
  • Thoughts on a big disaster like the “Yellowstone Volcano”
  • A really stupid idea, paying people to exist aka UBI (universal base income)
  • What exactly are “tax brackets” and how do they work
  • George Carlin on the big club that you ain’t in
  • Understanding chop and drop, root pruning and more

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1388- Building Soil, Cover Crops and More

One of the best ways a teacher can understand that he or she isn’t getting a specific component across properly is when he gets the same “wrong question” often.  My most common wrong question must most often be, “what do I plant for a cover crop”?  Why is the a “wrong question”, sometimes it isn’t but often it is, as is so often the case, “it depends”.

One of the biggest reasons it ends up being wrong is people are asking about a true cover crop.  Annual aggressive plants that fix nitrogen, build biomass and choke out weeds and grass, yet trying to establish pasture.  Used this way what you often get is bare dirt at the end of a season.

Today on the show we discuss the appropriate use of “cover crops” and what any people are actually looking to do, “over seed” and many other techniques and ways to build soil and improve soil health.

Join Me Today to Learn…

  • Why I try to not get deeply academic on soil
  • The simple difference between soil and dirt
  • What is a cover crop vs over seeding
  • Why is soil health so important to our society
  • The food web you don’t learn about in school and why it matters
  • The only one thing that builds structure in soil, it is a one word answer
  • The roles of life in soil
    • Bacteria provide glues
    • PH of aerobic bacteria is alkaline
    • Fungi grow in strands and form highways and bind structures
    • Soil with fungi will move to the acidic because soils produce acid
    • We can’t grow any plant we care about without fungi (Dr. Elaine Ingram)
    • Exudates – mostly sugar, a bit of protein and a bit of carbohydrate
  • The simple solutions
    • Keep soil covered
    • Do not compact soil
    • Add organic matter
      • compost
      • compost teas
      • mulches
    • Keep something growing
  • Remember healthy soil = healthy people

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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Episode-1387- Survivalist Fantasies vs. Stark Reality

Daily I get at least a few emails from what I call the Hysterics Crowd.  The basics of which are “THE WORLD IS ENDING, THE SKY IS FALLING”.  There are some common memes these folks tend to latch onto as to our impending doom.  No matter the meme de jour though there are some common components to most of them.

The first commonality is they are generally based on facts that have been bent, skewed and twisted to sell an idea.  The second it that it is hard to believe that such people can really believe them as they stray so far from the logical to be ridiculous.  The third being that they feel a substantial need to do something when in reality if what they say is true is true, there is little they can personally do.  Hence they are freaked out and looking for something to do now!  HELP ME!

Okay time for a big blue mental valume and a side does of reality on a ton of this stuff.  The sad part being that the truth is someways is more terrifying then fiction.

Join Me Today to Discuss the Following Survivalist Fantasies…

  • My money isn’t safe, the dollar will be worthless SOON!
  • Soon the government is going to put us all in FEMA camps
  • A solar flare or EMP is going to shut off all the power forever!
  • Peak Oil is real there will be no more oil, um, soon!
  • And the realities of what the real problems are and what can be done about them

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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No Show Again Today

I am sorry guys but I am calling on today’s show I simply need more time to mend from this illness.  I am feeling a lot better but I still can focus well at all.  Simply put if I do a show today I will not do a very good job for you.  I should be fine based on current progress by tomorrow.  Well, at least good enough to do a decent episode for you guys.

Episode-1386- Listener Feedback from Zello Users 7-14-14

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Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Time for a listener feedback show with a new twist.  I will be taking questions today from users of the TSP Zello Channel.  I don’t know if this will become a regular feature but it should be a fun show and save me screening questions on a day when I am still pretty sick.

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts on prepping, permaculture design, guns, fruit harvesting, pest problems, selling eggs, business 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

  • What are some examples of priories between prepping extremes – from Wintyrbourne
  • What to do with an area you can’t make productive for a few years – from Kirtus
  • Brass from a Kel-Tec Sub2000 40 S&W has a crease in it, can you reload it – from Idahoprepper
  • How do you tell when peaches are ready to harvest – from Dustin
  • How to eradicate stink bugs – from MiniMac
  • Special considerations in packaging and selling eggs from Leos.Mike
  • Guilding with blackberries – Lylbird
  • Financing of permaculture farms – from roguelibertarian

Resources for today’s show…

Today’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

After the collapse, people start bartering for goods and services.  Illegal drugs have become a hot commodity in your region.  One day while showing off your wares at a local trading post, someone tries to barter with with you by paying you in drugs. 

There are no longer any laws to say what is legal or illegal but you know these substances are harmful and addictive.  Would you take drugs in exchange for your goods and services after the collapse?  Why or why not?

Last Week’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

In a world post-collapse, supplies that aren’t replenished eventually run out. When things calm down to the point where a local economy can start flourishing, what type of business or venture would you like to pursue in order to help rebuild society and take care of your needs.

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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