Monthly Archives: August 2011

Meet Jack in Denver in Sept or in Salt Lake in Oct

I will be the co keynote speaker along with Dave Canterbury at the Self Reliance Expos coming up in the next few weeks.  The first in Denver CO on Sept. 16 and 17 and the second in Salt Lake City, UT on Oct. 7 and 8.

I will be doing two presentations one each day of both shows.  They will be…

  • Gardening With Out Watering
    and
  • Disaster Probability, Commonality and Impact Scale

The Self Reliance Expo is a show that promotes the education of living a more self reliant lifestyle. This show currently being held in three different cities! The Expo is a family friendly event that teaches visitors different techniques that can help them become a self sufficient household.

Perhaps more than ever before, people are seeking ways to become more self reliant and create a more sustainable living area. It’s great for the environment, and it’s great for the pocketbook. This is the lifestyle that teaches great family values and protects your family during economic downturns. This is the only Expo where you can gain knowledge about every aspect of self reliant living! While Emergency Preparedness is a large part – there is much more.

Being educated, informed, and prepared means you will live a more peaceful and fulfilled life, as well as being able to make the right decisions when the time comes.

This will be a great chance to meet both Dorothy and I along with other folks like of course Dave and many other guests and sponsors of The Survival Podcast.  In any event I hope to see you at one of the events.

You can learn more about the Expo at www.selfrelianceexpo.com

Episode-736- Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy on Collapse Medicine

Today on The Survival Podcast we are joined by Doctor Bones and Nurse Amy to discuss collapse medicine, everything from emergency dental needs, to creative ways to get antibiotics and natural healing.

Dr. Bones was a practicing Board-Certified Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons for many years.

Recently retired, Dr. Bones is drawing from his experience with the many hurricanes that plague his part of the country to put together a medical strategy for those who find themselves in a collapse situation.

Nurse Amy is a Certified Nurse Midwife and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner for many years.  Also recently retired, Nurse Amy has devoted herself to urban homesteading with an emphasis on growing food and the re-learning of skills no longer commonly seen in a modern stetting.

Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy have a number of common interests that are in sync with the TSP Audience:   gardening, aquaculture, medical, world and U.S. history, and the collection of  medical and history books from The 19th century and earlier.  They maintain an extensive library on many subjects.  Both Nurse Amy and Dr. Bones are master gardeners for the state of Florida.  Nurse Amy has succeeded in having her property declared an official Butterfly  Sanctuary and a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

Dr. Bones has taught at local medical and nursing schools and is a member of MENSA.  He has been published in popular preparedness web sites and will have an article in a popular survival magazine later this year.

 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.

Episodes 1-75 of The Early Years Now Fully Restored

As long time listeners know the growth of the show caused the need for quite a few server migrations.  At this point we are rock solid on our dedicated server but somewhere along the way episodes 1-75, the true early years of the show were lost.

Well they were not lost, broken is more accurate of a term.  Fixing this was time consuming but it was a project worth doing.  It required me to manually go through each of the 75 episodes and link them one at a time.  I also reformatted the episodes to the modern formatting we use now such as epi-0001 at the beginning of episode one so they will order nicely on ipods and other players in sequential order.

So if you had been wondering what the really early years were like you can now listen to them by using the archives links in the right column under the tag cloud.  Of course MSB Members get Zip Files of every episode for easy downloads but everyone can now listen to every episode I have ever done if you so desire.  If you do notice any further broken episodes let me know.  Restoring one or two isn’t a big deal and can be done pretty swiftly.

Episode-735- Listener Feedback for 8-30-11

In an effort to cover more of the massive amount of listener feedback I am doubling up on feedback shows this week.  Today we get an update on the harassment of people in the California dessert by LA County, an AAR from a listener who experienced the hurricane, homesteading becoming popular and more.

Join me Today as We Discuss…

  • Homesteading becoming more a main stream topic
  • A listeners AAR on Hurricane Irene
  • Colorado may not be total rain barrel Nazis after all (sort of)
  • Rain water for whole house use
  • MSN says “keep using those credit cards”
  • A simple program that really does solve debt problems
  • A California resident explains why LA County is harassing desert dwellers
  • Another listener tells a self defense story
  • Idiots buy stuff they don’t understand to prepare for a hurricane
  • Great free resources from the USDA
  • No double dip recession says one analyst
  • Natural beer for antibiotic production? Well sort of
  • Insuring vs ensuring and the subtle profound difference

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-734- Listener Feedback 8-29-11

Today is Monday and I have a lot of great positive stuff this week along with a lot of interesting questions and concerns from the audience.  Remember to submit content for a show like this simply send your email to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with the appropriate subject line such as article for jack, comment for jack, question for jack, etc. and I will try to get your material on the air.

Please note I receive over 400 emails (real ones) on an average day, there is no way I can respond to them all or put them all on air, I do read them all though and your thoughts are important to me so keep em coming.

Join Me Today as We Discuss...

  • Surviving a fire a listener’s story
  • Bartering is growing in Northwest Arkansas
  • True story of a listener using his right to carry to save his family
  • Capital vs currency and the 8 forms of capital
  • How the Food Price Index predicts global riots and disruption
  • More on military retirement changes
  • Growing plants on films made of material from diapers
  • Chickens in Salem Oregon, wait till you see the permit application
  • Podponics cool but how do you buy it or get the maker to talk to you
  • Groundwater issues and methane gas
  • People living in the middle of the desert kicked off their own land
  • The difference between a degree and an education
  • How many foreclosures can a bank actually afford to make
  • Apparently congressmen can just make rules like a public meeting isn’t public
  • Prefab metal buildings for making a green house (great idea)
  • A retraction on a 13 year olds experiment

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-733- Listener Calls for 8-26-11

So it is Friday and we have some calls today on some great stuff.  Today we hear about more controls for squash vine borers, the seldom discussed Eisenhower warning, building raised beds with old lumber, big brother at work and more.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • More on control of squash vine borers
  • Old treated lumber for raised beds
  • Thoughts on DE use
  • A listener comments on the Norway shootings
  • Silver quarters on the cheap by keeping your ears open
  • The seldom discussed Eisenhower warning about education
  • Do you need swales for hugelkultur
  • Thoughts on monothlic dome homes
  • Uses for old rail road ties
  • Why you need to start a garden in good times
  • A tale of police abuse, perhaps
  • Community gardening brings many rewards
  • Crop rotation for pumpkins
  • Thoughts on cameras in the work place (two sides of the story)

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

Episode-732- Leadership and Its Role for American Survival

No not the leadership of our vaulted elected officials, our military commanders or even your boss at work.  No today I am talking about personal, family and general community level leadership.

Lee Iaccoca wrote a book called “Where Have All The Leaders Gone”, there are some shocking revelations about Cuba and Castro’s multiple attempts to work with the US in it but other than that it is basically a political piece on why we need a new leader in the White House, a real leader who knows what it means to lead.

My thought when I hear this question though, “where have all the leaders gone” turns to the average American male and to a slightly lesser degree the average American female.  Where is leadership in the home, where is leadership in our neighborhoods, where is it at the ground level?

At one time the American man was the epitome of leadership, standing at the front of his family, willing to make any sacrifice and more importantly willing to make any tough decision, this has been largely replaced with an attitude of “whatever”.  So what happened, how do we fix it and what is the payoff if we do.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • It all started when equal rights were mixed up with equal ability
  • Men must again be men and woman must realize they are not men
  • Survival of our nation, culture and family unit is at stake here
  • Every problem we have caused or aggravated by a leadership deficit
  • Leading is not ruling, it is not dictating it is based on action
  • All authority is granted, leaders must earn their authority
  • All good leaders also must know how to be led
  • A good leader can’t do everything and he/she knows it
  • The tale of two communities of shepherds
  • Great leaders must be determined, strong and compassionate

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-731- Preserving the Harvest

Well the time is approaching rapidly that we will be in the full swing of fall harvesting and even planting the fall gardens.  With temps are or near 100 in many parts of the nation today it may seem a long way off, yet it isn’t, cooler weather and the bounty of the garden and the field are just around the corner.

As we turn our focus to harvest both of garden and game it is a good time to discuss what to do with it all.  You can only eat so much fresh, your neighbors will only smile about so many free zucchinis.  You worked hard for it, when it comes to game it is also hard work, time and money, today we talk about making it last.

Join Me Today as we Discuss…

  • What is blanching
  • The easiest method – dehydration
  • The closest to fresh method – flash freezing
  • Canning – pressure and steam
  • Pickling
  • Fermentation
  • Brewing and vinting
  • Making liquor
  • Smoking vs. curing

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.

Win a Free Rock River Arms AR15 Upper Valued at 890 Dollars

Right now and up until Sept. 22nd you can win a Rock River AR15 Upper from Ready Made Resources.  All you have to do is fill out a simple form on the Ready Made Resources website and you are entered to win.

Robert at Ready Made was simply blown away but your response to last months contest for an AR7 Survival Rifle and due to that I managed to get him to offer up a much bigger prize this time around.

Rock River Uppers are made in the USA! RRA is one of the most recognizable names in the industry for tactical rifles, AR-15s and AR accessories. The rifle upper in this contest is one of the finest RRA products ever offered and its now being given away on Survival Podcast in partnership with Ready Made Resources.

Make sure to tell your friends about this contest, post it in your blogs etc.  It is a great chance to win an awesome prize and a great way to expose others to the TSP community. Oh and the best part, as this is only an upper, it is not considered a “firearm” so no FFL is needed, the item will ship directly to the home or office of the winner.

You can Enter the Contest Here

Episode-730- Permaculture Solutions for Water Needs

A Mature Hugelkultur Bed - Photo Credit to RichSoil.com

Today we revisit a topic I covered with the awesome Paul Wheaton on a past episode of TSP.  Paul actually just put out one of the best compilations of photographs and illustrations I have ever seen on hugelkultur which inspired this episode.

We are going to go deeper than that today though.  We are going to talk about multiple concepts with water, I am going to tell those of you in states where they say you can’t capture and store rain water how to do it anyway.

I am going to discuss the water crisis we can’t see and how permaculture provides a solution for it.  I will tell you about millions of acres of lakes that you never see and how they can teach us exactly how to provide water to our plants even in the driest areas with little to no irrigation.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • If water is everywhere how can there be a shortage of it
  • What at the two largest types of lakes that we never see
  • Who waters the forest, who waters the prairies
  • My hugelkultur project so far
  • The rain garden
  • Swales and swale style barriers
  • Self watering gardens – irrigation with maximum efficiency
  • Terracing and how I feel they differ from swales
  • The role of poly culture
  • Selection of hardy varieties
  • Growing from seed, especially trees
  • The Groasis system

 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.