Monthly Archives: March 2009

Episode-169- Calls From The Audience 3-31-09

I am in the home office today so no background noise from the highway as I take a variety of listener calls from the audience.  Remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and be heard on the air.

Join me today as I answer the following questions…

  • If you are using a pool for reserve water how do you keep the water useful with the grid down?
  • What is going on with gas, will the price go back up soon, any shortages coming?
  • Are we going to loose military surplus brass, will a new law require it to be destroyed rather than recycled?
  • Are we about to have reloading shut down with bar coded ammunition, what is the real driving force behind ammunition tracking technologies?
  • What is going on in Mexico and what does it mean to us?  Is our government a bigger problem in how they are spinning things that what is really going on south of the border?

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.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, (866-658-4465) please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-168- Class Warfare and its’ Impact on Survival Thinking

Today’s show covers a topic that is often see as political and unrelated to survivalism.  Today we discuss the topic of class warfare and how it is used by those in power to continue abuse while we fight among ourselves rather than holding them accountable.

Join me today as I discuss…

  • How hyphens before the word American are destroying the core values of our nations
  • The Tea Parties are great!  Take a Democrat to one with you.
  • Understanding the difference between man made and natural disasters
  • Why we must act now with logic, education and integrity rather then anger
  • Following the constitution is not a liberal or conservative ideology
  • What does it really cost to employ a 10 dollar an hour employee
  • The danger of acting in anger and what past results have been – anger is good for motivation only

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.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-167- The Debt Trap vs. The Survivalist

Today’s show cover’s how debt is created at the national level and why in our modern economy money can’t even exist with out debt.

More importantly it discusses what you individually can learn from this mess and apply to your own life.  Today we discuss how to get out of and stay out of debt and why it is as important to survivalism as growing food, learning to use a weapon or storing supplies.

Resources for Today’s Show…

Legislation Discussed in 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.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-166- The Common Need For Food Storage

The discussion of different disaster scenarios is definitely interesting, enlightening and useful however, there is what I call a “commonality of disaster” and no where is it more evident then when we examine the need for food storage as a modern survivalist.

Tune in today to hear…

  • More on the disaster probability matrix
  • More on the disaster impact scale
  • How the commonality of disaster relates to probability and impact
  • From small scale to global how food storage can aid you in most possible disasters
  • How to get started storing food with out a lot of money or special equipment
  • The one shelf to storage tub method of building up reserve food
  • Why storing food is the right thing to do to prepare for anything for a lost job to a major climate shift
  • The fundamental that when you can put food on the table, you think clearly and don’t act irrationally
  • What cancer survivors teach us about the concept of “what you do matters”

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.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-165- Threat Probability and Theat Impacts

Due to ongoing site level issues today’s show notes are brief and will have to be upgraded later. Today’s show covers two main concepts,

The Threat Probability Matrix and The Threat Impact Scale

As one decreases the other increases yet by focusing on the order of probability you can be must more effective in your planning and prepping.

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.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

We Were Hacked Now We Are Back

No show today folks as I spent the morning figuring out why our site and fourm were down.  Fricken Hackers!  Well the site is back up and we will have a new show for you tomorrow.

Sorry for the inconvience to all listeners and forum members but we are back and ready to keep on helping our community to “live a better life, if times get tough or even if they don’t”

~ Jack

Episode-164- Assembling and Using a Survival Fishing Kit

Today I decided to so something more in the realm of “traditional survival skills” or the more typical “wilderness survival skills” that many popular survival shows are based on.  Today we discuss assembling both a very basic bare bones fishing kit and a more advanced better equipped version with complete survival fishing gear included.

Tune in today to hear…

  • Why caring a fishing kit makes so much sense
  • Can you find fish anywhere, well as long as you can find reasonable water supplies, yes
  • Why you need an air/water tight container for your tackle
  • Advice on hook sizes
  • How to make a “frog gig” using large hooks
  • How the spin fishermen can effectively use even the tiniest of dry flys
  • How to find bait in survival situations
  • Bait or food, the choice is yours, a new version of “a bird in the hand”
  • How to make a “hobo reel”
  • Advice on a collapsible fishing rod, get one, carry it, it beats a hobo reel or improvised can pool
  • Why you should carry netting
  • Minnow soup?  It might be “what’s for dinner”
  • Advice on carrying more fishing line then you think you will need

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.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-163- Listener Calls for March 20, 2009

Today’s show gives the answers to six questions asked by our listeners on our toll free call in number of 866-65-THINK, and has a much enhanced audio quality because I am in my home office this morning.

Tune in to get the answer to the following questions,

  • How can you leave coded signals for your family at rally points if you have to leave and move on
  • What do you do if you have trouble signing up for our survival forum
  • Which seeds and plants should you choose for your new gardener as a beginner
  • Will we do a video on reloading for the Members Support Brigade
  • Where and how do we get all our info on news, politics and current events and where can you do the same

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.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-162- HR 875 Targets Small Farms and More

Today we take a look at a new proposed bill currently in committee in the House called HR 875.  There is a lot of resistance to this bill (with good reason) but there is some hype as well.

Does HR 875 really say a home gardener can’t grow an organic tomato in their back yard?  Does it say that home gardeners are subject to inspection by Federal Agents?  The answer to both of these questions is a big no.  That said there is still a LOT wrong with this proposed legislation, not the least of which is that the sponsor of the bill, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, is married to a lobbyist for Monsanto!

This bill places huge government power into a single agency, creates a huge bureaucracy for small and micro farms and small scale livestock producers.  It clearly steps on states rights and further it consolidates power and hence the potential for mistakes, abuse and incompetence into a single orginazation.

Further it is being championed by Monsanto and other big agriculture companies that stand to profit hugely but requirements to use specific chemicals, pesticides, etc.

However the opposition is hyping some other aspects that are not in the bill such as shutting down the home gardener and ignoring the exemption for growers selling “direct to the consumer”.  This is a bad bill, we should try to kill it but if we hype it that is a big mistake.  There is enough bad here that we don’t need to be hypesters of alarmists.

Resources for Today’s Show

Episode-161- The AIG Bonuses Don’t Matter – Fine Tune Your BS Detector

Yes you read the title correct, that 120+ Million in bonuses for AIG executives really don’t matter. What we should be more concerned with is the 170+ billion that went to AIG in total, where did it go? What about the 13 Billion that AIG handed to Goldman Sachs with no strings attached? Oh and we are covering a LOT more today!

Today is the day to start fine tuning your bullshit detector! Hence I am serving up a multi-course steaming buffet of government lies, bullshit and misdirection, even a little bit from Alex Jones!

Tune in today to hear…

  • Are you a terrorist?  According to the State of Missouri you might be! Read the Report Here.
  • If you voted for Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin or Bob Barr you might be a militia terrorist
  • If you ever mention the constitution to a law enforcement officer you might be a terrorist
  • If you volunteer to help local law enforcement during a disaster, show up when it happens and help them render aid, you might be a terrorist (really you can’t make this up folks!)
  • If you believe in your sovereignty as a citizen you might be a terrorist
  • Do we in the survival community need to launch a PR Campaign?
  • AIG was purchased by the government not “bailed out”
  • As the buyer we also own the debt on AIG including the bonuses
  • The Congress knew it when they did the deal and spent our money
  • When everyone in government that usually fight with each other gangs up on an issue, your Bull Shit detector should peg to 9
  • AIG is in debt because they insured the stupidity of other companies such as Goldman Sachs that got 13 Billion dollars with no strings attached via the AIG buy out
  • We can’t even get it right in Texas folks
  • Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert says the voice of 67,000 Dallas citizens don’t matter, “This idea that everybody votes for everything – it sounds great back in New England in the 1700s.
  • City of Mesquite Managers piss away 84,000 dollars of tax payer money taking their family on vacations and then blame the guy that made the “travel pollicy hard to understand”
  • A Dallas judge says, “black folks have been cleaning up white folks’ messes for hundreds of years, so why should we expect any different now?” and does it in print, why is this guy still a judge?
  • In the stimulus debate President Obama said “the debate is over, everyone agrees we must take action”, doesn’t that sound like Al Gore and Global Warming
  • After Screwing up K-12 the Government wants “Universal Pre K”
  • A young man proves you can make it in America today – Salute of the Week!

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.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.