Monthly Archives: January 2010

Episode-367 An Interview with Tammy Gangloff of Dehydrate2Store

Today Tammy Gangloff of Dehydrate2Store joins us on The Survival Podcast to discuss dehydrating foods for long term storage needs.  Join us today to learn how to easily and inexpensively build out your pantry by combining dehydrating with selective commercial long term storables.

Join Us Today As We Discuss…

  • The advantages of dehydration over canning and freezing
  • Why Tammy got into prepping and puts so much effort into spreading the word
  • Common mistakes new people make with dehydration and how to avoid them
  • The best vegetables and fruits to dehydrate for long term storage
  • The shelf life you can get from properly dehydrated and stored food
  • What is the best dehydrator and what to look for when you buy one
  • All about dehydrating frozen veggies and fruit from the super market
  • Where to get the best deals on vacuum sealer bags, O2 absorbers, mylar bags and more
  • How dehydrating fits into eat what you store and store what you eat
  • Why you are better off just buying some things like egg and milk power and a few others
  • The awesome resources at Dehydrate2Store.com and how you can help build them up even more

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-366- The Missed Lessons of Major Disasters

It seems there is always a disaster somewhere in the world.  Right now eyes are on Haiti, over the last two decades we have had many.  The LA Riots, The California Quake, Hurricanes Andrew, Ike, Rita and of course Katrina.  Lesser publicized weather events like the Ft. Worth and Arlington Tornado (which we lived through), the Mississippi floods of the 90s, Tropical Storm Fay in Jacksonville and more.

Each time we hear how we have “learned” from the event and will do better next time, yet a lot of what we learn misses many of the real lessons.  This will be the subject of today’s podcast.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • More first responders per individual
  • Biggest shortages are food, water and shelter
  • Law and order will break down
  • Law abiding citizens often become targets of law enforcement
  • The media loves hardship, blame and is never part of the solution
  • The size and scope of large disasters has actually be quite small
  • Government and your fellow man will help but you may still be on your own
  • Redundancy in your preparations is critical
  • The disaster is not the biggest danger, the aftermath is
  • The cause is less important then the removal of systems of support
  • Money can become worthless, beer can be a currency
  • Free societies are vulnerable
  • What happens elsewhere can and very well may effect you
  • It can happen where you live
  • It is up to you, no matter the intentions of others
  • Additional 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-365- An Interview with Cam Mather

    Today on the Survival Podcast I interview Cam Mather.  Cam is a great guy and a wealth of knowledge. Living on 150 acres of forests and ponds, north of Napanee and northwest of Kingston, Ontario Canada and being as independent as he can. He has channeled his real world knowledge into a book called, “Thriving During Challenging Times: The Energy, Food and Financial Independence Handbook

    Join Cam and I today as we discuss…

    • The reasons we need to focus on energy independence today
    • What you can do to become more financially independent even on a less then median wage
    • The problems with how so many of us get our food today
    • Advice for growers in northern climates
    • The advantages of country living
    • The challenges and rewards of living off grid
    • The potential effects of peak oil and peak water
    • Some of the biggest pending threats including pandemic and food shortages
    • Advice on freedom and making it happen for yourself

    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-364- Follow Up on the 22 vs. the Shotgun

    Today’s show is a follow up on Episode 360 so the show notes and links will be quite brief.  We are going to discuss your comments, objections and thoughts on the 22 vs. the Shotgun for survival needs.

    Join me today as we discuss…

    • Why even debate a one gun solution
    • What about the 22 Hornet
    • What about the 44 Magnum
    • What about the 22 Magnum
    • What limitations do certain actions have
    • What can we do to reduce noise beyond even the 22 low report
    • What about break down weapons like the AR7
    • 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. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

    Episode-363- Listener Feedback 1-25-10

    We have another round of your comments and questions today on subjects such as permaculture, a government grab of 401K money, sharing the prepper mindset with friends and more.

    Tune in today as we discuss…

    • Prepping a garden with out digging and not using Round Up
    • Prepping for truckers and others who travel with work
    • Ideas for Zone One planting for a permacultured yard
    • How to share prepping with out the typecast hurting you
    • Truck or car if you can only have one vehicle?
    • The legalities and mechanics of squirrel trapping
    • Spreading prepping by gardening
    • A Texas mom plans all family meals for 1 full year (stealth prepping)
    • A report from a listener who ordered from a few sponsors of TSP
    • A trick from Korea with gas cans and water (you got to hear this one)
    • Is the government coming after our 401ks, it sure looks like they plan to

    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-362- Call In Friday 1-22-10

    This is the third official call in Friday.  I have your calls and comments today about subjects like gardening, 22 rifles, high energy biscuits, the Haitian earthquake and more.

    Tune in today as we answer listener calls and questions such as…

    • How do you get rid of squirrels in your attic
    • What is and where do you get a high energy biscuit
    • What trees are productive and OK to plant near a house
    • How do you deal with clay soil with out building typical raised beds
    • How to you get and store prescription meds for long term SHTF needs
    • Will we ever have a silver Survival Podcast coin
    • How can you start your own plants if you don’t have a greenhouse
    • Is 22 dust shot good for anything or is it worthless
    • More thoughts on the Haitian earthquake and what we can learn from it

    Additional 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-361- 7 Events to Keep an Eye On

    We are going to shift gears a bit today and discuss 7 economic and political events.  These events are being discussed in varying degrees by the main stream at this time.  What I want to do today is discuss how they effect us from a self sufficiency, prepper and liberty oriented community both short and long term.

    Additional 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-360- The 22 Rifle vs. The Shotgun for Survival Needs

    Today we examine one of the main questions discussed in forums and news groups, which is a better survival tool, the 22 or the shotgun.  Both have advantages and disadvantages join me today as we discuss some of them.

    Join me today as we discuss…

    • Why I hate the term “survival situation”
    • What are you most likely to need a firearm for, food or defense
    • How much weight and bulk are represented by 75 shot gun shells
    • Which has greater “flexibility” the 22 or the shotgun, is that question relative to the situation
    • Why the right tool for the right job is not always possible
    • Which 22 rifle would I choose for a wilderness or defensive situation
    • Why I still say to choose a bolt action for training
    • Which shotguns top my list as the best utility tool for the job
    • The real advantage of the semi auto shotgun and why it may never matter

    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-359- Can You Feed Yourself

    I don’t mean can you cook, do you have preps stored or are you sitting on a pile of beans and rice.  I mean do you have the knowledge, skills and tools to produce food.  Just two generations ago America was a nation of farmers.  Much of that knowledge has been lost.  Today’s show is designed to do a few things.

    Tune in today to hear…

    • Why you should have a green house
    • How much a green house can do beyond starting some plants and growing lettuce
    • Chickens and fish in your greenhouse
    • Rotating some items in and out of a greenhouse seasonally
    • You can grow strawberries in Zone 3 and Passion Fruit in Zone 5
    • Peppers can be a perennial
    • What is a Cornelian Cherry
    • Why food is freedom
    • Effective vs ineffective non conformity
    • Planning your life vs having it planned for you
    • Why liberty starts in a garden

    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-358- Listener Feedback 1-18-10

    Join me today for another round of listener questions on a Monday.  We discuss the importance of a positive atude when prepping, controlling fire ants, the Haitian earthquake, the recent California earthquake and more.

    Tune in today as we discuss…

    • How do you stay positive when prepping for disaster
    • How do you convey the positive aspects of prepping to a no on board spouse
    • Were we really told by the media to prepare for an ice age in the past
    • A TSP listener heads to Haiti to help with the relief effort
    • Where and how do you store extra propane tanks
    • Ways to keep extra gasoline on hand that are simple and require little effort
    • Conversion units to run generators on propane and natural gas
    • What the forum has mean to one listener
    • How to deal with fire ants
    • Is organic food worth the cost, is there another answer
    • Should we take a break from news and politics at times
    • How can we make prepping have only positive impact our lives

    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.