Monthly Archives: November 2008

Episode-100- A Survivalists View of Thanksgiving

The show notes will be brief today because not much is required.  Today I will talk about the first Thanksgiving and some of the truth and some of the myth that has become part of the holiday.  I will also give you a unique view of Thanksgiving from the eye of early Americans that were truly “ants preparing for winter”.  I will also tell you how Thanksgiving spread across America over time and is not just a tradition but part of the healing our nation did after the Civil War and really lasted up into the 1980s.

We also are giving out more stuff in the listener appreciation contest including

I have three things to ask from my audience today…

  1. Be Thankful and post what you are thankful for in the comments below today
  2. Think of our Soldiers and please get involved on some level with Stockings for Soldiers
  3. Remember that even in the darkest of winters, spring will always be at the end of them

May you and your family find many blessings in this years Thanksgiving,

~ Jack

Episode-99- Container Gardening for the Urban Survivalist

Today’s show covers ideas and options for various forms of container gardening to allow production by urban survivalists that rent, have an apartment or need to garden in winter.

Tune in today to hear…

  • An announcement about the Listener Appreciation Contest
  • Thoughts on some of president Bush’s pardons (a slap in the face)
  • A unique concept for a cinder block based raised bed
  • A growing container is anything that holds enough dirt
  • Unusual options for containers in green houses
  • Using indoor growth lights
  • Using tires to grow potatoes
  • Easy ways to grow onions, garlic and other crops with what you are already doing
  • The first goal, 5% of the produce you use produced at home
  • How to grow one salad a week all year long in only 4 pots
  • Growing pole beans in a greenhouse
  • Thoughts on dwarf (patio) fruit trees (taking them with you)
  • Why we say things like “I have to put food on the table”
  • How growing food can double your stored foods longevity
  • Solving Americas net food importation problem one family at a time
  • Combining a few container grown items with your stored preps
  • The continuing cycle from container, to ground to compost

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.

Episode-98- Revolution with a Garden Trowel

Can you really run a revolution with a “garden trowel”?  Yes, yes you can!  Today I was going to talk about survival gardening with a container gardening method but got deeply into why we all need to be gardening on some level.

Tune in today to hear…

  • More about Stockings for Soldiers, please participate
  • How gardening in containers now may make you a better conventional gardener later
  • New products coming this weekend from Center Of Mass Products
  • Barack Obama’s “The New New Deal” no that isn’t a typo (it’s not even his bill)
  • Why we should not root for President Obama to fail
  • Why we have the government “we deserve” (we is not necessarily us)
  • How The Survival Podcast was conceived
  • The inspiration of the Dervaes Family and how it helped make my show what it is today
  • How a garden trowel may be a better implement for a revolution then a rifle
  • How we have become a net importer of food and dependent on the rest of the world just to eat
  • We only need three things to survive, now one is provided by foreign governments
  • To change your nation, first change yourself
  • More on “it’s for the children” and how gardening is really for the children
  • The lesson that food comes from work, effort and the ground
  • How growing food and being debt free can change the entire country
  • Changing our dependence on the government into independence
  • The real reason people came to American in the 1800s
  • Now is the time to beat your swords into plowshares
  • Sharing is between equals, parasitism is between producers and consumers

Resources for Today’s Show

Episode-97- Gerald Celente Predictions and My Thoughts

Recently a listener put together a promotional video for us here at The Survival Podcast about Gerald Celente with a plug for our show at the end.  After watching it I decided to dedicate today’s show to Mr. Clente’s predictions for the next 4 years and my thoughts about them.

Tune in today to hear

  • This weeks five winners of the Listener Appreciation Contest
  • We now have a place to send our “Stockings for Soldiers”
  • How Gerald Celente predicted things like the fall of the Soviet Union, the dot com crash and more
  • Gerald Celente’s prediction that the US will become an “undeveloped country
  • The prediction that we will face a political rebellion, food riots, a tax revolution and marches in the next 4 years
  • By 2012 the Christmas and other Holidays will be about food on the table not “presents”
  • Why I think we may have a general strike in the near future
  • How government is pissing away our money and people are waking up
  • It isn’t just Washington DC, local governments are out of control too
  • Why the economy may be shut down by choice and circumstances rather then disaster
  • What real conservative values are (most of America has them)
  • How our people might rebel by “doing nothing” and how effective that might be
  • Why you must prepare now, not later, not soon, now
  • We control our earning and spending so we control out taxes
  • 50 Billion dollars in tax short fall just in GAS TAXES in 2008
  • Why the foreign oil producers drove the price of oil down
  • Why now is the time for Green Energy including nuclear
  • Why I hope that Gerald Celente’s prediction in 2012 is chosen by people in 2008
  • The real meaning of Christmas regardless of religion or lack there of
  • The danger of the message “we should all just share”
  • Sharing is between equals, parasitism is between producers and consumers
  • How you save the grasshoppers, you turn them into ants

Resources for Today’s Show

Episode-96- Systema, the Russian Martial Art

Today we have a lot of ground to cover with most of the show focusing on the Russian Martial Art known as “Systema” and the psychology of confrontation as explained by Russian Martial artists.    We also cover some information about the Listener Contest, the Listener Forum and Media Bias.

Tune in today to hear…

  • What happened to yesterday’s show
  • Our forum has crossed over 10,000 posts in about two months
  • New prizes are coming from Center of Mass and SOE Tactical Gear
  • Another chance to win today
  • How can a win by 64% be both a narrow victory and a landslide (only with our fricken biased media)
  • The physics behind the “systema strike”
  • The KGBs view on the “psychology of confrontation”
  • Why children are born with an innate knowledge of self defense and loose it
  • Why Russian Martial Artists don’t break boards or bricks (fascinating)
  • Learning to hear your inner voice (both when to take action and when to retreat)
  • No weapon (even a fist) should be seen before it is deployed
  • Disarming an opponent by not confronting them with force or aggression

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.

Episode-95- Finding Homes in the Country in Foreclosure

Right now more homes are in foreclosure then any other time in history.  For many Americans this is a disaster but for those who have lived within their means this is one of the greatest times in history to buy real estate and the opportunity will get even better over the next 6-12 months.

Tune in today to hear

  • The golden rule of the real estate deal, always be willing to walk away
  • How to find foreclosures with out buying a list – just ask
  • Several banks that list their current foreclosures online
  • How to work with an agent when looking for remote and secondary properties
  • Gotchas to watch out for when searching for real estate
  • How to use Google Maps Satellite View to estimate property size of listed home that don’t provide lot sizes
  • Using Google’s Map Satellite view to determine what is around a property
  • Making a visit to a potential new home town productive, how to start conversations with the locals
  • Thoughts on finding a remote “care taker” before you buy that home in the country

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.

Episode-94- Rebuilding the Economy – Darkness Before the Dawn

Today we will take a look at what we can learn about what is coming from the bail out requests by Ford, Chevy and Chrysler.  We also are giving away another group of tactical Christmas Stockings from John Willis at SOE Tactical Gear.

Tune in today to hear…

  • Why bailing out the big three automakers on some levels makes sense
  • Why actually doing it will make a bad problem worse in the long run
  • The real threat that GM, Ford and Chrysler will become foreign owned entities
  • Why bankruptcy is not the “end” of the road and might be a good idea
  • What the darkness might just be our friend
  • How being called lower then maggot dung makes men proud and what that can teach us
  • Why a pay cut might be in your future and why you might have to agree to it
  • You are the real reason recovery will occur
  • The legacy of the veterans of the CCC, World War II and other dark times
  • A simple message of hope and a reason to believe in our long term success

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.

Episode-93- Training the mind, the body and with firearms

Today’s show is a bit of a change up with some thoughts on training to be a better rife and pistol shot in the field (hunting) and my thoughts on simple physical conditioning and mental exercise and mental rest as well.

Tune in today to hear…

  • We are giving away 5 of SOE Tactical’s tactical stockings today a 25 dollar value each.  Get the code word and see if you can win our Listener Appreciation Contest.
  • My preferred method for solo training with rifle and pistol
  • The importance of firearms training in a real world environment is not just for the tactical shooter
  • Why you must exercise you mind daily and why you must unplug as well
  • 4 Simple Exercises that will get you into excellent physical condition
  • How to build dip and pull up bars that will give you a much better workout then standard equipment, cheap and easy!

A Special Thank You to John Willis at SOE Tactical Gear for Sponsoring 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.

Episode-92- Gas Prices Fall – So Does the Economy

I decided after doing a bit of checking into some of the latest economic news that it was time for another show on the future of our economy.  Yes gas prices are down but the reason behind it and the reality of most other economic indicators is quite troubling.

Tune in today to hear…

  • Why gas will soon be 1.40-1.50 a gallon but that really isn’t good news
  • The reality for the global economy such as Germany is in the worst recession in the last 12 years
  • The real reason GM, Ford and Chrysler are in trouble, it ain’t bad loan, well not just bad loans
  • The 586 Billion yuan (The Chinese Dollar) bail out in China, is it a better deal then our our own, YES IT IS!
  • While we bail out the banks and raise taxes the Chinese are cutting taxes and building roads like Dwight Eisenhower, really its’ true!
  • The staggering real cost of bail outs this year alon
    • The big bail out the congress approved is really 850 billion not 700 billion
    • The Bear Sterns bail out was 30 billion
    • The AIG take over has now doubled to 150 billion
    • Freddy and Fannie combined for another 200 billion
    • The fed pumped in 245 billion to “unstick” the commerical paper market
    • The fed then pumped in another 540 billion to “unstick” the money markets
    • 2008 Bail out total 2.15 TRILLION and Counting, 25 Billion to the auto industry, etc, etc.
  • The congress is now discussing tax increases for all of us not just “the rich”
  • No Obama being elected is NOT why gas prices are dropping, DOLTS!

Resources for Today’s Show

Episode-91- Survival Prepping is a Good Investment

Warning today’ show had a technical error and has bad background noise for the first 30 minutes.  I apologize and have taken measures to prevent it in the future.

Today’s show explains how things like gardening, permaculture, reloading and other “preps” should be viewed as long term investments.  We also cover some things that have been brought up lately by email and on the forum.

Tune in today to hear…

  • Get your free Survival Podcast Stickers
  • My request to comment on the Veterans Day Show
  • Why I am not talking much about the economy right now
  • An update on “Stockings for Soldiers”
  • Thoughts on having a great Christmas without more debt
  • How it takes several seasons to get an ROI (return of investment) on a garden
  • Why once you do get a return on a garden it is better then anything from a bank or a stock
  • Thoughts about Appleseed – An organization dedicated to preserving the American Rifleman
  • The time to ROI on trees, shrubs and other self reproducing permaculture crops
  • How the ROI on reloading is going to continue to increase
  • How stored food returned a 37% gain in 2008 while the market crashed
  • The ROI once you start saving seeds season to season
  • The investments of Permaculture survive for generations long after you are gone

Resources for Today’s Show