Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Conoy Rolls, Tech Support Closed

The Convoy as we are calling it is about to begin, okay two trucks and a trailer ain’t much of a convoy but the trip is a big one for us.  We are off on the FINAL trip to Arkansas in about an hour.  You can see our loaded up and ready to roll picture on our facebook fanpage here.

Let me say one more time thanks to all of you that helped make this possible by sharing our show, supporting us, listening and being part of the community.  The best days of TSP are yet to come!

That said we will be on the road all day with two cats and two dogs.  It will be a long trip and we have a ton to do when we get there.  Hence there will be no show, no tech support and basically no responses from me until Thursday the 19th.

As you all know timely responses are important to me, I generally answer support email within in an hour of receipt during business hours and often just as fast after hours.  While I wish I could provide support during this move it is simply not possible.  We will be back Thursday though and I will get to all of you then.

Lastly tomorrow when there is no show why not listen to something from our archives?  Here are a few suggestions….

That is all for now, I look forward to many years of serving this community and am honored that so many of you are a part of it, Jack Out!

PS - There is currently an MSB Dicount available that expires Wednesday at midnight central time, the code in on Friday’s, Monday’s and Tuesday’s shows.  You will also find it on the facebook fan page.  Remember active duty and prior service military email me before you join, you have a special discount that is always available.

 

Episode-666- Jack Spirko on Rational Public Radio

Right now most likely I am on the road towing a U-Haul Trailer with Max the dog and Ralf the cat in my truck.  Behind me is my wife Dorothy who has Blackie the other dog and Alice the other cat with her.

We are on our final convoy to the Arkansas homestead.  So today I am re broadcasting an interview I gave to Rational Public Radio a few weeks back.  If you enjoy the interview consider subscribing to the Rational Public Radio Podcast, they have a lot of thought provoking subject matter very much in line with the themes in Atlas Shrugged.

There is also a special thank you at the beginning of today’s show, an MSB discount code for a great discount off your first year of the MSB and a look at what will be coming after the move.

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-665- Listener Feedback for 5-16-11

Today is Monday so it is time for another listener feedback show with our articles, videos, comments, questions and commentary sent to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com.    Today we take a look at a potential new illness, a possible “education bubble”, what it looks like when governments come for your retirement money and more.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Considering debt for solar, there may be better ways
  • What it looks like when governments attack private pensions
  • FEMA says we want our emergency aid back please (face palm)
  • MRSA now in your meat at the local market, YUM
  • Methods of investing in IRA style real estate
  • Real Estate funds paying 10-18% dividends
  • Sovereign Citizens are like NEO Nazis at LEO conference
  • The future of silver is still very bright
  • Gary V says we may be in an “education bubble”
  • A new “aids-like” contagious disease?  May be?

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-664- Listener Feedback 5-13-11

Well another week has come and gone and on Friday’s of course we do a listener call in show.  If you want to ask a question, share a story or make a comment for the air on a show like today’s just call 866-65-THINK.  Today we have great stuff on preps saving the day, doing your own firearm upgrades, dealing with deer in the garden, protecting chickens from dogs and more.

Join me today as I respond to your calls about…

  • The fridge dies on a vacation and preps save the day
  • Trying something new like eating dandelions
  • Dealing with deer in the garden
  • Generators for RVs, 15 amp vs. 30 amp
  • Considering IT and eCommerce career training
  • Learning by doing your own firearm upgrades
  • Protecting chickens from dogs
  • Using a windmill to move water
  • TSP Events in 2011-2012
  • The importance of honor
  • Growing trees from seed

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-663- Modern Survival Ways to Save Money Part Two

Today is the first in a miniseries on saving money and 100% of the tips, suggestions and resources come from you, the audience.  My hope is that with this series the average listener can reclaim 100-300 dollars a month of their hard earned money and then use it to further their individual independence.  Today’s show notes will mostly just be the resources which will include all websites recommend by the audience in the order they are presented.

Due to how awesome this series is becoming I will continue to take submissions for future shows through the rest of this week, just send you tips and resources to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSP Money Saver” in the subject line.

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-662- Modern Survival Ways to Save Money Part One

Today is the first in a miniseries on saving money and 100% of the tips, suggestions and resources come from you, the audience.  My hope is that with this series the average listener can reclaim 100-300 dollars a month of their hard earned money and then use it to further their individual independence.  Today’s show notes will mostly just be the resources which will include all websites recommend by the audience in the order they are presented.

Due to how awesome this series is becoming I will continue to take submissions for future shows through the rest of this week, just send you tips and resources to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSP Money Saver” in the subject line.

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-661- The Future for Silver as an Investment

Silver is up, now it is down, record high, another record high, drops, now to the moon, then a massive drop, a minor recovery.  So what in the world is going on with the “white medal” the little sister of gold?  Today I will try to get past the hype, dig deeper into the reality and the reasons we hold metals like gold and silver in physical holdings in the first place along with answering a few of your emailed in questions along the way.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • A little price history about silver
  • The concept of a floor
  • Silver’s relationship to gold
  • If silver goes to 25 dollars it is actually “down”
  • What is a moving average and what it tells us as
  • Where does silver go next
  • George Soros is selling metal, what does that mean
  • Was the silver margin increase a conspiracy
  • What a naysayer has to say about silver
  • Evaluation of profit, loss and perceived loss

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-660- Listener Feedback Economics Edition for 5-9-11

So it is Monday and I am back up in Hot Springs at TSPN (The Survival Podcast Network HQ).  This week we are doing a series of shows with an economic flair.  Tomorrow we will look at the silver and gold markets and much of the recent “drop” in silver prices.  Wednesday we are going to do a show all about ways our listeners save money and today we are going to look at a variety of economic issues and questions sent in by the audience.

Join Me today as we discuss…

  • Saving Money show submissions still being taking
  • A chance to win free seeds – see link in show notes and INSTRUCTIONS
  • Going to “cash” inside a 401k
  • Is austerity headed to America, I wish!
  • IMF says the “Age of America” is near an end
  • Protecting a paid for property if you default on another
  • How do I verify sources and analyzed information
  • Obama floats a plan to tax mileage
  • Experts say the US “can’t default as the global currency”, really?
  • Hillary Clinton warns of coming food shortages
  • Made in the USA making a comeback, not all good news.

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-659- Listener Calls 5-6-11

It’s Friday and time for another round of your calls to 866-65-THINK, today we have calls on pest control, organic gardening, dogs as a survival asset, water storage, saving money, aquaponics and more.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Two parts to the concept of GMO infected organic foods
  • Ways to repel pests and attract beneficials to your garden
  • Thoughts on drums that used to contain chemicals
  • Aquaponics ideas on a commerical level
  • Thoughts on a career in corrections of social working
  • Straw bale gardening
  • Don’t over think storing water
  • How herbicides get into your compost
  • Different ways of seeing dogs as defense
  • Evaluation of water safety for consuming fish
  • Evacuation planning
  • Ants as an asset in the garden
  • Free stuff on bulk pick up trash day

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-658- Converting Raw Land into Fertile Land

So yesterday we discussed finding a remote piece of land as a get away retreat/BOL or even as a low cost place to live full time.  Whether you are working with such a piece of land or even a larger homestead most affordable land isn’t ideal for agricultural pursuits.

So today we discuss how to take arid, rocky, steep or any otherwise non agricultural land and convert into a fertile and productive landscape.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Okay I screwed up the military discount it is now fixed
  • We made the first of two server moves all is well
  • The initial land assessment is all about slope and sun
  • The secondary assessment is what is already there and doing well
  • “Hardscaping comes first” applied to permaculture
  • Permaculture’s key with water is make it take the longest and slowest path
  • Design in totality and a foot at a time
  • Think in guilds vs. crops
  • Consider the Permaculture layers
    • Canopy
    • Sub Canopy
    • Shrub
    • Herbaceous
    • Soil Surface
    • Vertical Climbers
    • Rhizosphere
  • Think natural growing systems not “organic”
  • Don’t force round pegs into square holes
  • Naturalist vs. Monoculturist vs. Permaculturist

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.

Photo Credit Above to planet a.