Episode-1792- Listener Feedback for 5-23-16

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 the collapsing education industry, politicians, homeschooling, vehicle recovery, remote properties, herbal medicine, more CDC lies, gun freedom 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

  • College enrollment is down, why I’m not surprised and what it means
  • How politicians view job security, not surprising
  • Taking the “economic plunge” into homeschooling
  • Alternatives to a bumper mounted winch for vehicle mobility
  • Setting up an “outdoor kitchen” on a remote property
  • Some listeners report on Dr. Christopher’s Tissue and Bone Salve
  • The millennial generations view on guns is not good long term for firearm freedom
  • The CDC is actively lying about the cholera outbreak in Haiti and has been for 5 years

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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 that can answer you questions. If you have a question send it to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with TSPC Epert in the subject line. Ask your question in one to two sentences so it is clear then provide any additional details. Make sure to tell me what council member the question is for. You Meet the Expert Council at this Link.

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Episode-1791- Expert Council Q&A for 5-20-16

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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.

Today the expert council answers questions on guns, ponds, permacutlure, cooking fish, batteries, swales, pension funds, gardening and more.

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 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

  • Update on the Granddaddy’s Gun Club – Jack
  • Dealing with poor drainage and water holding areas – Nick Ferguson
  • An over due update on Wheaton Labs in Montana – Paul Wheaton
  • What do do with fish beyond the basics – Keith Snow
  • Why good batteries go bad and ruin electronics – Steven Harris
  • To swale or not to swale – Ben Falk
  • How do pension funds go bankrupt – John Pugliano
  • Help my garden is full of sad plants – Jack

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Bob Wells Plant of The Week Paw Paw Tree – Adaptable from zone 4 to zone 8

Also called “The Custard Apple” because of its delicious taste of vanilla custard. The trees grow to about 25 feet and the fruit is 3-6 inches long. They work best if you plant two for pollination.

Some people refer to the Pawpaw as the “Miracle Fruit” and attribute their good health to it. The tree makes an attractive ornamental tree as well. Pawpaw plants are easy to grow.

Bob Wells specializes in edible landscape, including: Fruit Trees, Berry Plants, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Fruit Trees. Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com

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-1790- Listener Calls for 5-19-16

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 podcasts, RVs, diesel trucks, junk silver, forage crop seed blends, rose hips, the drug war 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…

  • What other podcasts do I listen to personally
  • Thoughts on “stealth RVs” for hiding in plane sight
  • Thoughts on Dodge’s half ton pick up with the 6 cyl diesel motor
  • What is the best source of junk silver
  • Thoughts on pre mixed “forage seed blends” for chicken tractoring
  • What service do I use for bitcoin and why
  • When to pick rose hips and what to do with them

Resources for today’s show…

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Pocket Shot back in stock

pocket shot After a recent video went viral, there was a big spike in demand for The Pocket Shot Sling Shot. After being sold out everywhere, TSP Gear Shop finally has these back in stock. All back orders have been filled.

The Pocket Shot is the evolution of the slingshot. Their patented circular design allows users to load and shoot different projectiles at two to three times the rate of a regular slingshot. Perfect for hunters and recreational use as its tiny size allows you to keep it in your pocket, tackle box, or backpack while storing ammo in its watertight compartment. Up to 350 feet per second, the Pocket Shot is not a toy. Created and built in the USA, their team takes pride in the invention and hopes you enjoy it as much as we do.


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When the Pocket Shot is in use, it measures 5 inches long but the Pocket Shot measures only 2.3 inches by 1.3 inches when it is closed. Pocket Shot includes one standard pouch and one pro-pouch. The cap and rings are made of noryl resins. Strong and durable for your outdoor needs.

When you purchase now through TSP Gear Shop you get Free Shipping. MSB can take another 10% off their purchase.

Episode-1789- Stephen Donahue on Local Opportunities to Influence Policy Toward Freedom

Steven Donahue of StevenDonahue.net

Steven Donahue of StevenDonahue.net

Steve Donahue is a pastor, businessman, homesteader, home schooling father of 5 who has a passion to leave a legacy of freedom to the next generation.

In the fall of 2014 Steve was appointed to his county’s Planning and Zoning commission with a commitment to reduce the amount of violence against property owners in the county.

Steve has been listening to TSP daily since the Jetta days.  He joins us today to discuss local opportunities to influence policy toward freedom.

Join Us Today To Hear…

  • How he got appointed to the county’s planning and zoning commission
  • Why he got involved in local government activities with a philosophy of nonaggression
  • Why target to local planning and zoning boards specifically
  • What difference has he made in his county by serving on the commission
  • What can local residence do to influence the Planning and Zoning commissions

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Poll Posted for June’s Tuesday Shows

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Get on over to the forum and vote, in this election your votes really do count.  I have 8 topics to pick from set up on the form and the top four will be produced on June, 7, 14, 21 and 28.  This time here are your subjects to pick from,

  • Selecting and Understanding Bullet Types for Hunting, Practice and Tactical Use
  • Aquaculture for Protein Production
  • Your First Year on a New Homestead – Taking Actions without Regretting Them
  • Eating like a king on an Below Average Income
  • How to Get Started with Bitcoin – Setting Up Accounts, Sending, Receiving, etc.
  • Building Resilient Children is a World of Wusses
  • The 12 Planks of Modern Survivalism – A Revisit 8 Years After I First Created Them
  • Four Years of Flux – The Rapid Changes Between Now and 2020

Remember that all voting is on the forum, I have turned off the comments on this post to be sure there is no confusion.

To Vote Click This Link

Episode-1788- Finding the Right Property to Turn Into a Homestead

The Urban Rural Fringe is Often a Homesteading Sweetspot

The Urban Rural Fringe is Often a Homesteading Sweetspot

In case you have not be paying attention for the last 15 years, news flash, homesteading is once again very popular.  From tiny urban homesteads (sue me Dervaes family go for it!) to mid sized small acreages to properties with a “back 40” and everything in between.

Why?  America and much of the modern world is starting to realize how hollow what we call “progress” really is.  They are realizing that a house that eats up 30% or more of monthly income while giving nothing back as a status symbol, doesn’t really make your life better.

Our nation was founded as a nation of homesteaders, again from big to small properties but almost every American not so long ago was using their land to provide for them.  I feel we are returning to that mind set, at least a large number of us are.  Today we look at finding that right property, what to look for, how to evaluate it, how to approach things so you don’t get in over your head or make costly type one errors.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • Everything I said about buying property in the BOL episode applies here
  • A quick update on a listener who was willing to walk away and what happened
  • What is the difference between a home and a homestead
    • Homesteads produce vs. consume your resources
    • Homesteads are multi functional
    • Homesteads are generally planned for long term ownership
    • Homesteads are created by their owners, not a “builder”
  • What to look for in a homestead
    • Size, its up to you but think hard about this
    • Locations
      • Urban/Suburban
      • Urban Rural Fringe (sweet spot)
      • Rural
      • Remote
    • Thinking about food production
      • Don’t be married to large numbers of livestock
      • Consider home scale animal solutions
        • Quail
        • Rabbits
        • Chickens
        • Ducks
      • Food production from plant sources
        • Annual gardens
        • Perennial plantings
        • Mushroom production
      • Consider your lifestyle
        • Working a job
        • Working from home
        • Home based business
        • Full time homesteader/homestead business
    • If you want freedom, define it
      • No HOAs
      • Check, double check, codes, zoning, laws
      • Evaluate the neighborhood with a critical eye
    • Economics
      • Things you almost always pay less for if they are already there
        • Outbuildings
        • Ponds
        • Fencing
        • Roofing
        • Almost all infrastructure
      • Things  you tend to pay more for if they are already done
        • Carpet
        • Paint
        • Kitchens
        • Bathrooms
      • Things you should usually not get into your head
        • Additions
        • Removing walls
    • In the end, you can do this almost anywhere, define your dream

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Episode-1787- Doc Bones Joins Me for Listener Feedback 5-16-16

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

Yes this is a listener feedback show but it is atypical in that our good friends Doc Bones and Nurse Amy are staying with us for a couple days after wrapping up a local preparedness convention.

So I have both some topical content from Doc along with some of your questions and feedback that are specifically suited to Doc chiming in with me on them.

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 Doc Bones and I Today To Discuss…

  • Is the Zika Virus anything to really be concerned about
  • Is there any truth to the fact that vaccines may have caused the outbreak in South America
  • What are some good Items for a pandemic kit
  • What are some good considerations for basic pandemic preparedness
  • When does an epidemic become a pandemic, what is the true difference
  • Making FAK decision between highly mobile and a vehicle kit
  • All about the CRF foods recall, what you need to know

Resources for today’s show…

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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-1786- Expert Council Q&A for 5-13-16

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Expert Council Questions and Answers for Friday the 13th!

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.

Today the expert council answers questions on plant cuttings, alternative energy, fencing, homestead, livestock, snakes and more.

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 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

  • The right way to cut everything vegetative – Nick Ferguson
  • Busting alternative energy mythology vs. reality – Steven Harris
  • Fencing for riparian areas – Darby Simpson
  • Setting realistic small homestead stocking densities – Nick Ferguson
  • Handling and relocating non venomous snakes without getting bitten – Jack

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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-1785- Listener Calls for 5-12-16

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 vaccines, terracing land, guns, hunting, mentoring, permaculture, government, anarchy, GMOs 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…

  • An interview you should listen to about the movie Vaxxed
  • Terracing sloped land on the cheap vs. the expensive
  • Off the shelf 308 ammo for Elk sized game
  • More on securing remote shipping containers
  • A possible mentorship program for the Granddaddy’s Gun Club
  • If you don’t till soil what is the alternative
  • Choosing between Non GMO and Organic why it isn’t that simple
  • Evac route planning in high density urban areas
  • Building public food forests, the good, bad and ugly
  • Parenting as an anarchist, no rulers does not mean no rules

Resources for today’s show…

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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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