Monthly Archives: July 2009

No Show Today 7-31-09

Due some business commitments I was not able to record a show this morning on my drive in.  The show will return Monday, I am also kicking around the idea of a “weekend edition” this week to make up for today by recording a show on my drive home tonight.  No promises but I will see what I can do.

Episode-247- 10 Methods of Storing Food for Modern Survival

Today we discuss dehydration, canning, prepared items, mres, root cellaring, smoking, in ground storage, freezing and other methods to preserve food long term.  In the intro segment we do an update on the status of “Audit the Fed”.

Methods of Food Storage we Discuss Today…

  • Dehydration
  • Canning
  • Common Storage
  • Long Shelf Life Commodities
  • MREs and Prepper Specialized Foods
  • Making Meads, Beers and Wines
  • Root Cellaring
  • Smoking
  • Freezing and Blanching
  • In Ground Vegetable Storage

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-246- Episode 2 of The Colony and Getting Started Prepping

Today on The Survival Podcast in the intro segment we do a review of episode two of “The Colony” a new disaster based reality show from The Discovery channel.  After that we do our housekeeping and I tell you about a great sale from Safe Castle LLC on Mountain house and we then move into the topic of getting stated with your prepping or taking it to a new level.

On getting started we start out with the three pillars to forming a modern survival plan, threat probability, threat impact and disaster commonality.

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-245- Dealing With A Job Loss

As modern survivalists and preppers we plan in various ways to deal with man disasters.  Yet one disaster almost everyone must deal with sooner or later is the loss of a job.  For a family this can be a disaster, for a well prepped person it is nothing more then an unfortunate occurance and can even be a blessing.

Given we talk about how there is no downside to prepping around here and how we should prepare for “personal disaster” first because it is the most likely I thought it was past time to do a show on specifically what to do once you have lost a job.

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-244- Survival Podcast Audience Questions 7-27-09

Today we do another round of your questions on the air during my morning commute.  Today I answer questions on emergency radios, patio gardening, food storage, credit unions vs banks, dealing with unprepared neighbors and more.

I will also continue my “intro segment” about current events.  Today what the Obama administration is doing right (yes right) about illegal immigration and what I think the eventual endgame is, and to quote Chris Rock, it ain’t right.

Tune in today as I answer these questions…

  • How useful are hand crank radios, what about the units from Kaito?
  • Are the earthtainer, vertical hydro or small scale aquaponics right for the patio garden?
  • How long have I been personally storing and how long did it take to get to 30 days reserve?
  • How do credit unions compare to banks?
  • How do you deal with a neighbor that always borrows stuff when TSHTF and they are in deep trouble because they are so unprepared?
  • What age is good to start teaching a kid to shoot and how do you keep your guns secure from them?
  • If money is tight and you are a renter what preps should you have on hand, what do you do first?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of prepaying utility bills?
  • Where do you find good info on canning veggies?

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-243- 20 Simple Everyday Food Storage Options

In an effort to provide more “what you can do” action items I decided to do a show today on common foods we eat every day and mostly can buy in any supermarket that will store well.  I though in a lot of ideas of what to do with this food day to day so you can eat what you store and store what you eat.  I finish up with how long term storage meats from providers like Mountain House compliment this approach very well.

I am also continuing with a current events intro segment prior to housekeeping again do to positive feedback from yesterday.  You get three rants and three auto rants today.  On the rants we have Susie Orman my favorite useful idiot, The Today Show piece on urban survivalists that I turned down and “Plan C” a plan by the Fed to dump another 3 Trillion Dollars of monopoly money into our economy to bail out commercial real estate.

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-242- Overlooked Preps for Modern Survivalists

Today I go through a variety of items many preppers overlook or even if they have them in place they are not organized as part of their preps.  Some are simple and practical like certain overlooked forms of insurance.  We look at the simple value of spare sets of keys, contact lists, over the counter meds and more.

Don’t forget the pets, we talk about that a bit too today.  I also cover things like practic drills, safety deposit boxes (why you need one, you may not have thought of this), simple cheap AC invertors, simple back up battery power and more.

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-241- Thoughts on The Colony from the Discovery Channel

Today we actually have two topics to discuss, first I will give you my initial thoughts on the new reality television series “The Colony“.  This show was a pleasant surprise so far so tune in to get my thoughts on this show that places 10 folks into a true SHTF scenario.

Then I switch gears and get you thinking about your fall gardening projects.  I know it is mid summer, temps are over 100 in many areas and fall seems miles away.  It isn’t!  Many of us are already 14 weeks or less to our first killing frost and need to start acting now.  Others may not be there yet but we need to start planning.  I will tell you want to plant now and how to plan for the big production you can expect at the end of the season as well.

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.

Farewell to a Friend

There will be no Survival Podcast today as I will be taking my old buddy Lakota to the vet in about an hour to be put down.  Lakota was a good buddy, we spent over a decade together and it is a sad day for me but I know it is time.  He stopped taking food and water last night and can barely stand.  He has had problems for about a year but seemed happy so we just took care of him.

We reached the end of the road last night, after a lifetime of caring for animals a man knows.  While a sad day I am at peace with it, over a decade ago we adopted him as a full grown adult Husky from The American Eskimo Dog rescue society.  He had been abused, his ears mutilated by an arrogant breeder who didn’t think he measured up to a “standard” and was in need of a home.

In those years he escaped numerous times and ran for miles because it was in his blood.  He knew true freedom during our three years in Pennsylvania on his escapes in the farm fields and sleeping in beds he would dig in the snow, the way his breed was designed to do.  I will miss him but his life was better because we were able to care for him and ours was better because he was a part of it.

The show will return tomorrow,

Jack

Episode-240- Audience Questions for 7-20-09

It’s Monday and time for another episode were I answer audience questions.  To day I discuss topics such as composting, debt, a credit card follow up, city vs country living, a total SHTF and more.

Tune in Today as I Answer…

  • If debt is bad what about student loan debt?
  • Are credit cards OK if you always pay your full balance?
  • What are the advantages/disadvantages of living in the city, small towns, suburbs, remotely, etc.?
  • Is a total breakdown possible?  Is it probable?  What could cause it?
  • Is cooking an important skill to learn for SHTF and daily survival?
  • What can you and what can’t you compost?  What can you compost but probably should not?
  • Is complete independence possible?  Is it desirable?

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.