Monthly Archives: July 2009

Episode-239- Starting Out as a Young Survivalist

I have been asked quite a bit lately by email what advice I have to the young folks out there that are just starting out.  What should the youngest adult demographic (18-25) be doing right now if they have awaken to reality and want to start builiding a better life right from the start.

Tune in today to hear what I would tell myself when I was 21 right out of the Army if I could go back in time and talk to that young man about his future.

If you are an older person make no mistake about it, today’s message is as much for you as it is for younger folks.

Resources for today’s show…

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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-238- Considering Alternative Investments for Modern Survialism

One of the things that really bothers me in this day and age is the typical financial adviser and their load of complete bullshit.  I have come to determine the vast majority may not be worth their weight in raw sewage.  Anyone who disagrees should first consider the fact that the average middle class American lost no less then 50% of their net worth under the guidance of these so called “advisers”.  I am sorry but I ain’t paying for much less taking that type of advice going forward.

Tune in today as I discuss how to think about investing in a new way with thoughts on….

  • Gold and Silver are NOT a place for all or the majority of your money but we should all own some
  • Land may be the best investment in coming years, especially paid for land
  • The ROI on planting a permanent crop is astronomical, wait till you hear me lay this out
  • Your garden is an asset, that makes it an investment, don’t forget that
  • Are bees an investment, you bet!
  • Guns and ammo are indeed an investment, that doesn’t make it an excuse to over spend on them guys!
  • Stocks, bonds, funds, yes you should own some, at certain times my thoughts tell you how to make decisions about them
  • Is cash a suckers play because of inflation?  No, wait until I pose two questions to you today.

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.

No Show for 7-15-09

We had some technical difficulties today and there won’t be a show, the show will return tomorrow.  I apologize for not publishing one today but it is simply not possible.

I did want to let everyone know that one of our sponsors, Ready Made Resources is running a sale on most Mountain House products for about two weeks.  So if you have been condering doing some stocking up, today might be a good day to put an order in on some long term storage food supplies.

Episode-237- Listener Questions 7-14-09

Today on The Survival Podcast I answer listener questions about subjects such as peak oil, global currencies, Obama’s Czars, spare parts for weapons, ammo for the BOL 12 gauge, California’s budget crisis and more.

Tune in as I answer questions like…

  • How do you stay positive once you wake up to danger
  • Is peak oil a threat to worry about right now
  • What is the deal with all these Czars appointed by Obama
  • What extra parts should you keep on hand for your weapons
  • What should California do about its’ debt
  • How can we make prepping more main stream?
  • What is a good out lay  of ammo for a 12 gauge if it is your BOL gun?

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-236- Listener Questions 7-13-09

Today on TSP I answer questions about debt in a business, yurts for a BOL, my podcast set up, selecting suburban land and more.  I have my co piolet back today driving the car so I can focus 100% on doing the show so it will be an easier day then normal for me and probabally no auto rants.

Tune in as I answer questions like…

  • If consumer debt is bad does that mean business debt is bad too?
  • Are Yurts good for a BOL?
  • What is my podcast set up like?
  • How do you select property if you have to live in suburbia?
  • Are state parks or camping areas ever good for bugging out?
  • Will we see mandatory vaccines for swine flu this fall?
  • How can you get rid of a pool but still use it to store water?
  • Will there be a big prep sell of after 2012 sort of like Y2K?
  • How do you not “store all in one place” if you have only a one story home?
  • Is saving cash for fools?

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-235- Threats From Severe Weather

Today I want to take a moment to discuss severe weather events with you and some ways you can prepare to deal with them.

Tune in to hear…

  • Severe weather is a universal problem only the type of event changes
  • Remember disaster commonality it is your ally in prepping
  • Thunderstorms, hurricanes, drought, winter weather and more
  • The ice storm of 2008
  • The strait line wind damage of 2004 in north texas
  • The blizzard of 87 in the North East
  • Hurricanes Rita, Katrina, Ike, Andrew
  • Tropical Storm Fay
  • Major needs food, back up power, water, shelter, cash, evac plans

Resources for Today’s Show

Episode-234- 5 News Events Effecting Modern Survivalists

I am finally back in the car, tune in today to hear me discuss some current events such as California is sending out IOUs, Peter Schiff on gold, the G8/G5 Summits, food shortages coming in 09/10 and more.

Tune in today and get more about

  • California is bankrupt (seriously) what can we learn from this and what will happen next?
  • Peter Schiff says buy gold now, what I agree with and disagree with
  • IMF says the recession will end in 2009 after they said it would not, which is correct?
  • G8/G5 Summits say we will limit global warming to only 2 degrees C by 2050, but not how or who is going to pay for it
  • Climate change is threatening global food productions but it is too cold not to warm

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-233- Listener Questions 7-08-09

Today I am broadcasting live from the BOL and will answer questions about I answer questions about water storage and harvesting, storing diesel fuel, raising bees, bugging out, indoor gardening, power outages and more with an upload and posting assist from Starbucks and their awesome wireless hot spots.

As you may already know we were delayed in our return from Arkansas due to a break down.  When I got to the hot spot last night to update everyone and get all my mail there were a ton of new questions.  So not having the time to do any research I decided to do a listener question show today.

I will also fill you in on our break down and what it taught us about common sense preps, a little video we shot and some other tails from the road.

Tune in to hear…

  • Why a AAA Card may be one of the best preps you can have
  • Why a tool kit and mechanical knowledge won’t always get your vehicle moving
  • My thoughts on Bee Keeping and allergy control with “local honey”
  • Storing water in BPA plastic in a truck and preventing negative effects on the water
  • What productive plants can you grow indoors that won’t bring in bugs
  • Are there any issues with using a cave as part of a structure
  • Will refugees stop at the first big forest they come to
  • How do you extend the storage life of diesel fuel
  • How do specialization and division of labor effect survivalists
  • What about using dry ice during an outage to keep the freezer cold
  • What are the proper dimensions and methods for installing swales

Resources for today’s sow

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.

No Show Today

We had a minor problem during our vacation!  Transmission went flop about 3 miles from the BOL and 3 miles from the main road.  AAA to the rescue but it happened on the 4th, everything was closed as far as repair or rental.  Just got the truck repaired and will be heading back tomorrow.  I should still be able to upload a show on the way back tomorrow thanks to those wonderful hot spots at Starbucks (where this post is being made from).

We even shot a cool little video of us being stranded!  That should be on the YouTube channel some time tonight!

Episode-232- Listener Call In Questions 7-1-09

I was in the home office/recording studio today so I decided to do a call in show today and let the audience be heard.  Remember we are on vacation from July 2- July 6 so there will be no shows Thursday and Friday this week or on Monday next week.

Tune in to hear these questions asked and answered today…

  • How do you keep your morale high in a tough situation?
  • How do you use a compass or primitive forms of navigation?
  • What about dental health post SHTF?
  • Why do I insist on calling many people sheeple?
  • How do you prevent cross pollination if you want to save seeds of two varieties of one species?
  • What are some ways to prepare for and deal with stress?
  • What is the proper way to water your garden?
  • What do you do for square foot gardening if you can’t get vermiculite?
  • Are chickens the perfect small livestock animal?
  • How do you create a rationing plan if you get to a point where you need your preps?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of a manufactured home for a BOL?
  • Are grain production and permaculture compatible?

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.