Monthly Archives: June 2009

Episode-221- Audience Questions for 6-16-09

Today on the Survival Podcast we discuss listener questions about subjects like, gardening, severe weather, survival tools, storing seeds and more.

I would like to continue doing this type of show often so if you want to have a question answered send me an email to jack@thesurvivalpodcast.com with the subject line “question for Jack”

Tune in to hear me answer these questions today…

  • Where did I learn so much about growing food?  What books or resources do I recommend about it?
  • How can you share The Survival Podcast with friends with out the “survivalist stigma”?
  • What are my thoughts on the Gerber knife/hatchet combo?
  • What were the results of last weeks severe weather in DFW?
  • How can you protect tall plants from high winds?
  • How long can you store seeds and what is the best way to do it?
  • Should you make sure you have mineral rights if you buy a BOL?
  • What is really driving up oil prices, oil companies or a weak dollar?

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-220- 9 Underrated Global Threats

Today we take a look at 9 underrated threats, I refer to them as underrated because they don’t really get discussed in main stream media or when they are discussed no deep understanding of them, their historical significance or their interconnected nature.

Today we discuss the following threats and what they might mean to use in the future.

  • China’s move to create a “big ten” and own the global automotive industry
  • Europe’s massive immigration problems
  • The effect of Monsanto and other agricultural giants imposing seed patents in third world nations
  • The fact that China and Russia have been buying up gold this year
  • China’s big move in buying up contracts on exports, natural resources, mining companies, manufacturing facilities and more
  • The depletion of global fossil aquifers
  • China’s move to basically own Africa and why they could very well pull it off
  • The global tax system based on the Global Warming Scam
  • How an economic recovery at the wrong time could long term be a huge threat to the US and Western Europe

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-219- Audience Questions for 6-12-09

Today on the Survival Podcast we discuss listener questions about subjects like, economy, federal reserve, guns, bob, economics, business, solar transportation methods and more.

I would like to continue doing this type of show often so if you want to have a question answered send me an email to jack@thesurvivalpodcast.com with the subject line “question for Jack”

Tune in to hear me answer these questions today…

  • If the Federal Reserve sucks so bad how was the concept sold to the public?
  • Should you store “extra guns” in places other then your safe/cabinet?
  • What are some methods of combating mosquitoes?
  • Advice for a sharpening stone in your BOB?
  • What’s up with the rising cost of gas cans?
  • What should you think about in setting up a business or side business?
  • What would I personally do for income if the shit really hit the fan?
  • Can you totally reduce dependence on gasoline with a normal 5 mile range of travel with kids?
  • Is it a good idea to store real long term storage foods (20-30 years)?

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-218- The Federal Reserves Shell Game

Today’s we take a look at what we can learn from primitative societies that used shells as a form of currency.  Today’s show notes are brief due to massive delays in my morning commute cause by flooding, survival podcasting indeed.

Episode-217- Alternative Investments for the Survivalist

Today we take a look at “alternative investing” from a survivalist view point.  Nope not gold and silver (well ok a bit of gold and silver) and not the stuff most people consider part of an investment portfolio.

Tune in today to learn,

  • The four goals of conventional investing
  • Why do we invest in the first place in some ways is this a trap
  • How do typical investments fulfill those goals
  • What are the “common alternatives”
  • What needs are we looking to fill with work and investing
  • Why my approach only works with debt elimination
  • The value of low taxed land
  • The investment with the biggest dividend, food production
  • Alternative energy not just about carbon footprints
  • Self Defense (security)
  • Investing in chickens and goats?
  • Aquaculture a long term income generation tool
  • Invest in water, without the plastic bottles
  • The last step reduce conventional income

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-216- Survival Podcast Audience Questions 6-09-09

We are continuing a series of listener questions today.   Since it was done from the “mobile studio” there are no call ins or anything.  These are all questions sent in by email, asked in comments, asked on the survival forum, etc.

I would like to continue doing this type of show often so if you want to have a question answered send me an email to jack@thesurvivalpodcast.com with the subject line “question for Jack”

Tune in to hear me answer these questions today…

  • What is an Earthship and what advantages do they offer?
  • Is is safe to use a document shredding company?
  • Are the little compost bins at Home Depot and the like useful?
  • Is it safe to put worms in a compost bin that you “spin”?
  • What can you do to ensure full protein requirements in a post SHTF world?
  • What about hunting if the ammo runs out?
  • What do archers have to think about as well post SHTF?  What about snares?
  • What zero energy tools and appliances should we add to our preps?
  • Is morse code valuable for SHTF or other emergencies?
  • What is a “book code”?
  • How do you provide an acid soil requirement for blueberries?
  • How do you keep providing food during the winter in norther climates via a garden?
  • Is there a difference between sustainable and survival gardening?
  • What do you take into account for a Bug Out Location in a Northern Climate?

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-215- Advantages for the Suburban Survivalist

Typical survival mentality is to be as remote and self sufficient as possible to avoid mob mentality in a SHTF scenario.  There are also however, considering disaster probability, some real advantages for the surburbanite who is both prepared and “plugged in” to his neighborhood.

We also videoed the action inside the car today, that will be published tomorrow.

Tune into today as we discuss some advantages like…

  • Suburbanites have more people to work with if you can organize them
  • They have more “buying power” and will continue to get materials longer in a shortage
  • You can take advantage of “efficiency of distribution”
  • Utility recovery will be given priority in a point of higher population density
  • There are large and more organized police forces available
  • Resources are more accessible by bike or on foot
  • You are also often likely to get priority of support from authorities for any needs
  • It is a lot easier to get by with out gasoline on an individual level
  • There are thousands of pools holding reserve water in most suburbs
  • I also discuss a long list of corresponding disadvantages

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-214- Survival Podcast Audience Questions 6-05-09

We are continuing a series of listener questions today.   Since it was done from the “mobile studio” there are no call ins or anything.  These are all questions sent in by email, asked in comments, asked on the survival forum, etc.

I would like to continue doing this type of show often so if you want to have a question answered send me an email to jack@thesurvivalpodcast.com with the subject line “question for Jack”

Tune in to hear me answer these questions today…

  • Are there advantages to bugging in for surburbanites?
  • What is a cheap way to get into a BOL?
  • Is there a real threat of global government with no foil hats required?
  • Would Texas leave the union if  we signed up for a real global government?
  • What does the “carbon tax” have to do with global government?
  • What are some good options for “natural fencing” that produce food?  (note – I forgot to mention clumping bamboo)
  • If you have made 50% gains on the market this year should you pull out now?
  • Are we looking at a “dead cat bounce” in the stock market?
  • Can you make a useful back up solar system for say 200 bucks?
  • If you miss your planting window is it still a good idea to build beds for next year, this year?
  • What are common mistakes first time buyers make with real estate -land-residential-BOL?
  • How does a bug out bag help you even if times don’t get tough?

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-213- Survival Podcast Audience Questions 6-04-09

We are continuing a series of listener questions today.   Since it was done from the “mobile studio” there are no call ins or anything.  These are all questions sent in by email, asked in comments, asked on the survival forum, etc.

Also I wanted to let you know I gave an interview last night on American Freedom Radio on Karen Kwiatkoski’s show “American Forum“, you can find the recording of the interview here. (Note – My interview is hour two of the two hour show)

I would like to continue doing this type of show often so if you want to have a question answered send me an email to jack@thesurvivalpodcast.com with the subject line “question for Jack”

Tune in to hear me answer these questions today…

  • My final thoughts on not paying your mortgage.
  • Would I join the National Guard and how does that apply to a modern survivalist if TSHTF?
  • What about storage sheds to prep for disaster and to cashe materials?
  • What about underground shelters?
  • What podcasts do I listen to?
  • Can you use supermarket potatoes for seed potatoes?
  • Are solar screens a good investment how useful are they for improving privacy?
  • How do you deal with deer in the garden?
  • What can you do for remote internet?
  • What are some good options for concealed carry holsters?
  • How would gold and silver exchange actually work for a barter economy?
  • Who sings our intro and exit song?

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-212- My Thoughts on Earth 2100

We take a break today from the listener call in shows to do a review of a T.V. show that ran on ABC last night called “Earth 2100″.  This was an interesting look at what was called a “worse case scenario” over the next 91 Years.

Tune in Today to Hear…

  • Wast Earth 2100 a global warming propaganda piece?  Yes and no.
  • Would Lake Mead really run dry is that the real threat to our water supply
  • Can we actually build “self sufficient” sky scrapers?  Yes but it doesn’t mean we will.
  • The left out real potential energy sources (geothermal and tidal)
  • How environmentalism is actually preventing the giant solar farms depicted in 2012
  • What all large scale power generation has in common mechanically
  • A positive outlook about being an armed citizen, will someone at ABC get fired for that?
  • Why New York really could end up “underwater” and what was accurate about that depiction.
  • Could a global pandemic really kill billions?
  • Why global warming is a problem even though I don’t think carbon is the trigger.
  • How the “worse case scenario” may actually be far to optimistic.
  • The fallacy that New York and San Diego will be the “safe places” during the initial breakdown.
  • Why individual action not the fascist cooperation of government and industry.

Resources for Today’s Show

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.