Monthly Archives: November 2009

Episode-326- Listener Questions 11-30-09

It is Monday and time for another round of listener questions.  Today we have great questions on climate gate, earth sheltered homes, home defense, natural gas, finding land and more.

Tune in today as I discuss these questions…

  • What are my thoughts on climate gate
  • Will the elites create a global tax system via the UN
  • What is the real tragedy about the climate change lies (it isn’t what you think it is)
  • What should you consider if building/buying a earth sheltered home
  • Is gas more reliable then electricity in a disaster
  • What do you do for home defense in a place where guns are not legal
  • What is a good website for shopping for rural land
  • Is smallpox still a risk for global pandemic
  • What is better a vacuum sealer or O2 absorbers or both
  • What do do with a 150K student loan debt and a military career

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.  Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Happy Thanksgiving

I am just about to put the bird in the oven and begin getting ready for family to arrive later and I realized this day would not be right with out a moment shared with my family at TSP.  The last 18 months have been amazing, never in my life have I been as blessed as I have been since creating this podcast.  Everything just worked, there have been some trials but mostly it has been almost too easy.

Opportunities have honestly fallen in my lap, the audience just keeps getting more awesome and in January I will be dedicating 90% of my professional efforts to TSP.  What this has taught me is that when you are doing your real work, everything flows.

Well even when a man is doing is real work needs downtime so from now until Monday I will sign off and will be spending the time with my family.  I would ask that you do the same and be thankful for everything beautiful that touches your life.  In closing today let me say that I am thankful for all of you, you make all the work worth doing, you touch me in ways you can’t imagine with emails, calls, comments and actions.  Thank you so much for making TSP part of your life.

Remember also to take time to reach out to those who are not with their families right now especially our men and women in uniform.  Be thankful and be blessed,

Jack

Episode-325- A Survivalists View of Thanksgiving

Today one day before the great American Holiday we stop and pause to think about what we have to be thankful for.  The beginning of today’s show is new, most of it is  rebroadcast of last years show.

Tune in today to hear…

  • I have found our group of soldiers to sponsor for Christmas this year
  • Why much of what we learn about Thanksgiving is wrong or at least inaccurate
  • How Thanksgiving was at one time considered a “damn yankee holiday”
  • How Thanksgiving became a way for our nation to heal and reunite
  • How the date of Thanksgiving has often been moved around and why
  • The truth about those big buckles the pilgrims wore and all that black clothing
  • What feasting meant 100 years ago to our prior generation that we have forgotten

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.  Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-324- The Evil Twins of Debt and Taxes

Today we discuss the two most destructive forces in our nation today, debt and taxation and how they effect our nation and our individual lives.  Nothing in our nation today breaks up more families than debt and nothing is more errosive to our freedoms than taxation.

Tune in today as we discuss…

  • Why debt is a survival topic
  • Why debt was created in America in the first place
  • Why we have a so called “progressive tax”
  • Who owes the money is anyone ever really debt free in America
  • Why you must kill your personal debt
  • How to defend yourself against public debt
  • Why you should minimize your taxes every where you can
  • What diversification of investments really is and how we are bullshitted about it
  • Why you must ignore the so called “experts”
  • Why most investment advisers are the last people you want advising you on money
  • Why these things do matter to you even if you are debt free

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.  Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-323- Listener Questions 11-23-03

It is Monday and time for another round or listener questions.  We have some really great and honestly a few tough ones today.  Today we have questions on gun storage, military life, careers, education, wind and solar, cooking and more.

Tune in to hear my answers to these questions…

  • Should you put guns away in long term storage if so how?
  • Where can you get detailed plans for small scale solar and wind?
  • If I am making biltong in a humid climate do I need one of those boxes with a light bulb?
  • What are the best cuts of meat for making biltong?
  • What is a good recipe for making biltong?
  • How can a military officer discuss prepping with out looking like an “extremist” and becoming a target of higher ups?
  • Have I ever made beer bread in a solar oven?
  • Advice for a 10 year old listener who listens with his dad to TSP?
  • Can I give a shout out to the troops at FOB Sperwan Gar?  (your damn right I can)
  • When looking for land and houses should you consider foreclosures, sheriffs auctions, etc.?
  • What advice do I have for a person considering grad school in today’s economy?

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.  Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-322- The True Wealth of Land Ownership

Today we discuss another tenet of modern survival philosophy, that of “owning land it true wealth”.  My view is that many simply do not truly understand what that means and how special it is that the U.S. still has and was built on the right to own private property, for all, not just “nobles”.

Tune in today as we discuss…

  • How private property in America was seen vs. the feudal system that was in place in much of the world all the way up to and in some cases past 1900
  • It was land that brought early settlers to America
  • Why land is the real “store of value” for all time far more so then gold, etc.
  • The attack on land ownership and why governments love cities and suburbs
  • The Ag Zoning trap and how it kills small farms and creates mega commerical farming that destroys land
  • Why you should own land out of the city limits and own more then one piece
  • The value of livestock even just a few smaller animals
  • What owning your lands production means
  • How to use land to build a local barter economy
  • Bartering production for skills and learning skills so we don’t loose them to the ravages of time
  • Learning to do more with smaller tracts of land to truly beat the system
  • How to make it happen and become a land owner

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.  Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-321- Personal Energy Independence and Gun Rights

I am doing a bit of a change up today, first I am going to read an email from a listener about how his family’s life has changed due to TSP, then an article I wrote many years ago about a gun I have carried for almost three decades and then move on to today’s main topic energy independence.

PLEASE REMEMBER to vote for us in the General Category of the Podcast Awards, you can vote once a day until Nov. 31st.

Tune in Today to Hear…

  • What TSP has meant to one family
  • My story of an old Marlin 22 and what it can teach us
  • Taking slow steady steps to individual energy independence
  • Why the politics of “climate change” do matter
  • How energy dependence creates an infinite tax web
  • Why we must resist cap and trade
  • Why windmills and solar panels owned by the utility companies won’t ever fix our issues
  • How you can build a back up batter box and use it to move forward
  • What a battery back up and one solar panel can teach you
  • The reason you should own two generators not just one
  • How to think about your own energy needs in a way that will create action
  • Why achieving even 10% independence for yourself changes everything

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.  Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-320- The 5 Rules of Food Storage for Modern Survivalists

For a few shows we are going to backing up and working on some fundamentals.  Today we do that with developing and utilizing your food storage program.  Storing food makes financial and lifestyle sense in addition to helping you be ready for disasters if done properly.

Also make sure to check out the TSP Gear Shop and get your orders in, in time for Christmas.

Tune in today as we discuss the five rules…

  • Store what you eat and eat what you store
  • Take advantage of opportunity buys
  • Integrate long term storage items as extenders and adjuncts
  • Become a producer
  • Seek a holistic solution

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.  Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-319- Ten Principles of Modern Survivalism

I decided to pause for a step back today to go over the 10 primay concepts that drive The Survival Podcast and all that we try to do as a community.  These are the founational principls that I built TSP around from day one, tune in to hear not just the what but the why behind them.

Tune in today as we discuss…

  • Everything we do must improve our lives even if nothing goes wrong
  • Debt is cancer
  • Become a producer of some portion of your own food
  • Tax is theft in more ways then one
  • Stored food is an investment
  • Disaster probability and commonality
  • Produce energy and own the means of production
  • Owning land is true wealth
  • Include pragmatic preps as well like life insurance and asset protection
  • Write and own you plan for you life, I provide information not commandments

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-318- Listener Questions for 11-16-09

I am in the home office today as I take the typical round of Monday listener questions so you will get improved audio quality.  There is also a listener appreciation contest going on today and you can win a free copy of James Stevens’ book, Making the Best of Basics.  Also make sure to tune in and join me LIVE tonight on James’s Stevens show on Blog Talk Radio.

Tune in today as I answer some great questions like…

  • What are some good “prepper” vacations for kids other then camping
  • Should new gardeners go with square foot or conventional gardening
  • What is a postage stamp orchard
  • Is the swine flu a “manufactured virus” (um, no, not in the way foil hatters mean anyway)
  • Is the 30 Carbine adequate for self defense
  • How can you get the best benefits from garlic and still enjoy eating it without cooking
  • Is it perhaps better to focus on permanent plantings then typical gardens
  • How about advertising to buy silver coins, what is the best way to do it
  • Why is a trip to Washington DC, one parents should take with their children

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