Monthly Archives: February 2010

Episode-377- The Why Behind Concealed Carry

I think a lot of people have misconceptions (both positive and negative) about concealed carry.   It is a bit more limited then many seem to believe in some situations.  Additionally it is far safer than many who are opposed to carrying believe.

I am also running a discount special on the Members Support Brigade from now until midnight Feb. 14th 2010.  For Details Click Here

Join me today as we discuss…

  • The origins of the 2nd Amendment
  • The real story of the how and why of the Bill of Rights they don’t teach in schools
  • If you need to exercise one right then you need to exercise them all
  • About 100,000 women are raped in the US a year, women with guns and training are the solution
  • The main reason you should carry is to protect others, self defense in many situations is limited
  • The person who carries is less likely to be in any altercation than one who does not
  • Why you should carry in your home not just away from it
  • Why carrying improves your life even if nothing ever goes wrong
  • The fact that you are more likely to need a gun than you might believe
  • How “threat probability” plays into the need for concealed carry

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Episode-376- Underrated TEOTWAWKI Skills from the Audience

Today’s show is a follow up on Episode 371 that I did about 10 skills I felt were underrated in a big SHTF scenario.  Well you guys chimed in with a lot of great additional skills so today’s show is all about your ideas for more underrated skills.

I am also running a discount special on the Members Support Brigade from now until midnight Feb. 14th 2010.  For Details Click Here

Tune in today as we discuss skills like…

  • Herbal Medicine
  • Acupuncture and Massage for healing use
  • Leadership and motivation
  • First aid and medical care in general
  • Fire prevention
  • Plumbing and waste management
  • Salt making
  • Salvage Skills
  • Blade making
  • Metal Forging
  • Sewing, leather making and making clothing
  • Yeast making and propagation
  • Charcoal making
  • Plow sharpening
  • Jeweler (more of a goldsmith type to validate the value of gold/silver etc)
  • How arrogance and a belief is being “strong” can harm you
  • 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-375- The Common Factors of Three Different Disasters

Today we examine the commonalities of three very different disasters.   Today we look at a potential major solar storm with a huge coronal mass ejection, a massive ice storm and a global pandemic.  While these disasters seem quite different their impacts are very similar only duration is a major variable.  Last for today we end with a thought, “is the zombie apocalypse already here?”, I say yes it is.  Tune in to find out what I mean and see if you agree.

Tune in today as we examine…

  • Why is a solar storm a big threat
  • What have scientists learned about our magnetosphere that changes everything
  • Is there a hole in the magnetosphere, if so what does that mean
  • What would a pandemic with a 25% infection rate and 10% death rate look like
  • If 7.5 million people need a hospital bed what happens
  • What happens if we have a major ice storm
  • How big can an ice storm be
  • The common needs, food, shelter, energy
  • The advice from The Today Show, you won’t believe this
  • Are you a zombie, do you know zombies, is the apocalypse here
  • Can you be living in the middle of absolute disaster and not know it

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Episode-374- Time to Plan the Spring Garden

We have looked at some dark subjects lately, we will look at more soon but let’s put a positive subject in today that focuses more on what we can do rather than why we need to do it.  It is early Feburary, much of the nation is frozen solid, this may not sound like time to get going with a garden but indeed in most places you may already be late with some seed starting.

Tune in today as we discuss…

  • Starting seeds vs. buying plants
  • What can you grow now in many (not all places)
  • Why you need a green house of some sort
  • Thinking beyond the vegetable beds
  • Winter is a good time to build things
  • Mini green houses of all types
  • Seed Savers Exchange – Join Now
  • Preserving the Harvest
  • How to stack plantings for maximum production

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Episode-373- News Events from Listeners

Rather than a typical listener question show today I decided to bring together 5 news events that were sent in by various listeners.  The first one is not that obvious as to why it applies to the other four but I bring them all together at the end.  We also bring in a recent 5 minute speech from Congressmen Ron Paul today.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Azle Texas is out of water due to a single line breaking and needs help from 15 cities to fix it. – (Link to the source story)
  • Social Security and Medicare are both currently bankrupt according to Gary North – (Link to the source story)
  • Paying off the National Debt is now “mathematically impossible” – (Link to the source story)
  • In 2009 the Federal Reserve bought 80% of its own securities – (Link to the source story)
  • Video warning from Dr. Ron Paul – (Link to the video) – note the audio is very soft in the video, I boosted it and played the audio in today’s show

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Episode-372- CSAs and Modern Survival Philosophy

Today we talk about CSAs, (community supported agriculture) and how they apply to modern survival living.  We will look at both aspects of the CSA today, meaning purchasing from local CSA growers or actually becoming a CSA grower as a business model.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • What exactly is a CSA and how does it work
  • Are CSAs limited to fruits and vegetables
  • How does the CSA concept rank with the first tenet of modern survival philosophy
  • Combining Permaculture with the CSA Model
  • The Greenhouse Based CSA Model
  • Combining Aquaponics with the CSA Model
  • Why buying local matters
  • The new lie about efficiency and local foods (why are they doing this)
  • Self sufficiency at a community level
  • How modern agriculture created the Federal Reserve
  • Why CSAs make farming a profitable business

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Episode-371- 10 Under Rated Post TEOTWAWKI Skills

Today we are going to discuss 10 skills for TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it).  While we generally discuss more likely scenarios on the Survival Podcast then a complete total break down it is useful to consider the potential of “the big one” on occasion.   Additionally while most people would never acquire all of these skills, acquiring 2 or 3 will prove highly useful even if TEOTWAWKI never comes.

Join me today as we discuss the value of  TEOTWAWKI skills like

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Programming and Networking
  • Selling and Negotiating
  • Logistics
  • Navigational Competency
  • Primitive Cooking and Food Storage
  • Permaculture Design
  • Teaching – without a State provided lesson plan
  • Tool making, Welding and Machinist Skills
  • Carpentry and Woodworking Skills

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-370- Situational Awareness vs Normalcy Bias

Today we are going to discuss two mental states.  Situational awareness is a highly desirable state that leads to fast and effective decision making.  In spite of that many people pay little mind to being situationally aware.   Conversely normalcy bias is almost the complete opposite of situational awareness and often leads people to delay important decisions including taking not action at all even in situations that are clearly life threatening.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • What is situational awareness
  • What is normalcy bias
  • How can you improve your awareness
  • Why is it a “survival topic”
  • How do these concepts apply to news, the economy, politics
  • Planning on the fly, what is it, why do it
  • The need to protect other which is sometimes self serving as well
  • What is a threat assessment, how do you do one in seconds
  • The role of situational awareness in your lifestyle and survival planning

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-369- The Cancer and Slavery of Debt

Today we back up and take a deeper look at the topic of debt and how it both destroys lives in good times and bad.  Debt is a cancer that is destroying America.  We have been sold a false dream, a false dream that robs the true dream of America’s legacy of freedom.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • The basic rules of survival
  • The false dream of debt vs the real dream that is America
  • Why debt really is cancer and why it will make you act in fear
  • How debt leads to bigger government
  • Why financial management and debt elimination cannot be separated from survivalism
  • The cost of debt must be measured in time, not dollars for the horror to become evident
  • The only way to eliminate debt
  • Why people in debt out spend people who are debt free
  • Why you must at least start eliminating debt if you want to be a modern survivalist
  • The main way to be a survivor is to reduce dependence
  • Inflation punishes savers, save anyway
  • We are forced into risk, debt makes that worse
  • The solution is in your hands

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- 368- Listener Feedback for 2-1-10

Today on the first day of a new month and a new week we do our regular listener feedback show.  I have a huge back log of questions and comments so I may have to do a few of these this and next week just to catch up.  That said keep your questions, comments and suggestions coming.

Join me today to discuss…

  • Why I on occasion use words considered profane on the air (see my disclaimer here)
  • Advice on choosing a rifle between at Remington, Savage and a Marlin
  • Real estate rental properties as an investment
  • What do you do for mulch in a place like Las Vegas
  • Are mega packages of survival manual pdfs worth the cost
  • How do you wake up to debt cancer before a problem does it for you
  • Will silver and gold be worth anything if TSHTF and what does the bible say about this
  • The trials of owning “Eskimo dogs” and where they fit in a permaculture system
  • Saving pennies and nickels for “copper value” is it worth it

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.