Monthly Archives: February 2012

Episode-849- Liberty is Alive and Well

I spend a lot of time on “individual liberty”.  I do so because I think the tide to turn government is so deep that it will take decades or longer to really change things.  Until such time I refuse to live in oppression so I have and will always teach that when it comes to liberty like many things, what you do matters is the number one component to success.

However being in New Hampshire for a few days with the crazy, radical, libertarian folks that call themselves the “Free Staters” has given me renewed hope as I watch how they are making progress at the personal level as well as at a systemic level.  Each member does their own thing, some are inside the system, some fully outside and others such as myself are working a bit in both worlds.

Join me Today as I Discuss…

  • Yes I am still a minarchist but have no further need to debate anarchists
  • You really can make a change at the state level
    • Over 12 State Reps are Freestaters
    • Many more backed by the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance
    • Over 1,000 people have moved as part of the FSP
  • Competing Currencies are Alive and Well
    • Lots of AOCS currency was in place
    • I understand bitcoin a lot better now
    • Shire Silver is onto something
    • TSP Copper will be back soon with even more options
  • People are waking up
    • Photography and video are making LEOs accountable
    • The local/real/etc food movement is hitting a critical mass
    • Many Free Staters were really taken in by “modern survivalism”
    • People in the FSP have each others back – BIG TIME
  • The impact on me
    • I likely won’t ever move to NH, but it could happen
    • My determination to fight is stronger than ever
    • My receptiveness to competing ideas is more open than ever
    • My view on currency isn’t different, it has however, expanded
    • The FSP is not “sponsored by” TSP
    • I will be back in NH next year

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.

 

A Long Trip Home Today

Dorothy and I are currently packing up stuff at about 0425 at a hotel just outside Boston Logan Airport.  We spent yesterday in the wonderful White Mountains which was an awesome way to recharge after 4 absolutely awesome days at the Liberty Forum.

There will be no episode of TSP today but we will of course return tomorrow.    Might I suggest one of these three shows as a blast from the past today instead.

Anyway we are hoping to be  home early enough to spring the dogs from “dog jail”.  Please note it isn’t really a jail, it is a nice place for them.  I just call it “jail” due to the exorbitant “bail” that must be paid to secure their release.  See you guys and gals again tomorrow.  As you might imagine I am pretty charged up from this experience so tomorrow’s show should be full of energy.

Episode-848- My Presentation at the 2012 Liberty Forum

Today’s show has no introduction section it is simply the audio from the presentation I gave at the 2012 Liberty Forum in Nashua New Hampshire on Saturday Feb. 25th.  I have had a blast during my time up here with members of the Free State Project and this was one of the most enjoyable presentations I have ever done.

This is actually audio stripped from the video we shot of the performance.  The video itself will be made available later in the week.  This presentation covers the Twelve Tenets of Modern Survival Philosophy.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Prepare for Everything Including Nothing Going Wrong
  • Debt Is Cancer Kill It
  • Grow and Produce Some of Your Own Food
  • Tax Is Theft Pay Only What You Must
  • Stored Food is a Safe Investment
  • Understand Disaster Probability and Commonality
  • Green Energy Is For Independence Not Saving Polar Bears
  • Own Land and Make It Produce
  • Utilize Pragmatic Preparations
  • Have a Means of Defense
  • Have Full Documentation for Any Disaster Need
  • Develop Your Own Plan

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.

 

Jack to Appear on Free Talk Live Tonight at 9PM

I will be on “Free Talk Live” tonight from 9:00 PM Eastern Time until about 9:15 PM.  We will be broadcasting live from the Liberty Forum.  Those who are here with us can actually come down to the amphitheater on the basement level to watch if you want.

You can listen to or watch Free Talk Live in a variety of ways, you can find all the options for that at this link.

Once that is over we will be off to the “Speaker’s Pub” once again to hang out with listeners that are in attendance.

Let me say that thus far Liberty Forum has been an amazing experience and I am so encouraged by the work being done by the Free State Project.   I really believe in what these folks are doing and will be lending a lot of support from TSP to the Free State Project going forward.  A big announcement will be made tonight about that.

Before you jump the gun, no we are not moving to New Hampshire.  I am not sure that is in our cards but I don’t have to move to support what they are doing.  Tonight on the air I will be making an announcement about how TSP will be putting some of our weight behind the move for liberty in New Hampshire.

So make sure to tune in if you can to hear more about that.

Episode-847- Listener Calls for Friday 2-24-12

So it is Friday and we have some calls today on some great stuff.  Today we hear about ATVs, UTVs, water quality, constructed wetlands for septic systems, urban wildlife for meat, starting plants, a 2 dollar bill movement may have been started, PMCS for small engines and more.

Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK.  The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details.  Also call from a quite area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard.  I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get most of them on.

Join Us Today as we Discuss…

  • ATV/UTVs for Preppers and the Rokon Motorcycle
  • What exactly is KeyHole Gardening
  • Constructed wetlands for a septic tank alternative
  • Using CFLs for starting seedlings
  • A really cool way to create seedling pots
  • Thoughts on the 2 Dollar Bill for Preppers Beyond Starbucks
  • More on the non existent WMDs in Iraq
  • PMCS for chain saws and other small engine items
  • Using “urban wildlife” for meat
  • One more rant on the myth of rabbit starvation
  • How to determine water quality before a well is put in
  • The kindle or similar as a survival library

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-846- Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre Returns to TSP

Surviving the Economic Collapse is a First Hand Account of a Modern Economic Collapse

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is 31 years old and recently relocated from Argentina to Northern Ireland, with his wife and two children. He started writing about urban survivalism after experiencing first hand the socioeconomic collapse of his country in 2001.

The everyday experience of living in Argentina after the collapse provides Fernando a wealth of experience that he shares with his readers through his blog and book.

Fernando is the author of “Surviving the Economic Collapse” which has been a Emergency and Disaster best seller since its release in 2009. He brings a voice of realism to this topic of economic collapse.

Basically Fernando’s message is everything the TV and Hollywood have told you bears very little resemblance to reality.  He joins us today to discuss international relocation and answer audience questions that were gathered on Facebook and Twitter the morning of the interview, I keep telling you guys to hook up with TSP on Facebook and Twitter.  This is one reason why.

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-845- Ben Franklin on Modern Survivalism

Reat Franlin's 8 Tenets at ArtOfManliness.com

Reat Franlin's 8 Tenets at TheArtOfManliness.com

Recently I get a ton of emails on an article called. 8 Personal Finance Lessons from Benjamin Franklin that was published on the very cool blog, The Art of Manliness.

Several dozen of you told me that this article sounded like 8 things I say often on TSP.

So rather than read the article at all I decided to do the show based just on the 8 tenets of Franklin and see how much in sync we really are or are not.  One thing for sure old Ben’s advice seems quite timeless to me.

Join Me Today as we Discuss these 8 Pieces of Advice from one of Our Founders

  • Understand the true value of things
  • Be self-sufficient
  • Invest in yourself
  • Surround yourself with friends who share your values
  • Don’t compromise your integrity for money
  • Steady diligence is the way to wealth
  • Time is money (I have changed this to time is value)
  • The accumulation of money is an means to an end

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-844 – Thoughts on “Take Down” Guns for The Modern Survivalist

One of the many suggestions made for “suggest a show day” was one on take down guns.  A take down gun is exactly what it sounds like, a gun made to be “taken down” so that it becomes smaller, takes up less space and packs easier.   Another advantage is that when it “taken down” form it will be less likely to set off, “hey that bag looks like the guy might have a gun in it alarms”.

The take down gun is often seen in spy or assassin type movies.  Yet it has many other practical applications.  For some people carrying a handgun is out of the question due to laws and regulations.  However in some states you can always carry a rifle if not loaded.  PLEASE CHECK your local regs as in some states an unloaded gun, locked in a trunk can even get you in trouble.

When back packing a small take down rifle or shot gun packs easily and is a better game getter then any handgun.  If you ever were to end up in crisis situation during some sort of mass shooting a rifle is a better tool for the job. Remember that in the Bell Tower shootings in Austin a private citizen with a rifle assisted the officer who stopped the shooter.  Not to mention other armed citizens returned fire and pinned him down.

So the take down gun indeed has many advantages.  As I own a few and have shot a few others I though this would be a great topic to cover.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Take down styles
    • Single shots
    • Double and combo guns
    • Semi auto barrel removal
    • Bolt action barrel removal
    • The AR is a “take down” platform
    • The lever action take down
    • The foldable platforms
    • Pump and semi auto shot guns
  • Thoughts on various models
    • The AR7 (22 LR)
    • Springfield M6 (22LR and 410)
    • The Marlin Papoose (22 LR)
    • The NEF/H&R/Rossi Style Single Shots (mufti caliber and gauge)
    • The KelTec SUB-2000
    • The KelTec SU 16 and 22 Series
    • Browning, Winchester, Savage and Marlin Lever Action Take Downs (various calibers)
    • Pumps like the Remington 870, Mossberg 500 etc.
    • Semi Autos like the Remington 1100
    • All double shot guns and break action combo guns
  • Misunderstandings
    • The 22 is only good for small game
    • Take down guns are only for people that want to “hide a gun”
    • Take down guns are not good for SHTF scenarios
    • Take down guns are more prone to failure
    • Take down guns are not accurate

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-843- Listener Feedback for 2-20-12

It is time for another show based 100% on emails the audience has sent in to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com  Remember to submit content for a show like this.

Please realize I get hundreds of submissions a week and can only get about a dozen on the weekly feedback show.  That said I do read them all and often put out many of them on facebook and twitter even if I don’t put them on the show.

The best way to make sure I read your question or comment is to put “question for jack” or something similar in the subject line of your email.  This will also help to prevent accidental spam sorting.

Join Me Today as We Discuss…

  • Fight depression with dirt, really
  • Thoughts for  when you’re stuck in an “underwater” home
  • Survival sleeping means no snoring think about it
  • Is it really that hard to grow fruit trees
  • If Iceland defaulted and went on why can’t Greece do the same
  • More on downward class migration
  • Will gas hit 5 bucks this summer, will it ever go down much after that
  • Wood mulch and termites
  • Using “gum” species of trees for hugulkulture
  • Is Syria using nerve gas on its own people
  • Is there a place where even a non interventionist should step up to intervene
  • A new way to see the monetary value of a garden
  • Fortune 500 Giant Chesapeake Energy has a massive community garden
  • Should you loose sleep over Fukushima right now, NO!
  • The Starbucks Protest is “ongoing” so my spending of 2 dollar bills we be as well
  • Best southern states for year round growing
  • Why does bottled water have a expiration date, because NJ is run by idiots!
  • Get a job or join the Army or go to College or What?
  • Jefferson County a text book example of municipal bankruptcy and its consequences

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-842- Listener Calls for 2-17-12

So it is Friday and we have some calls today on some great stuff.  Today we hear about permaculture, data encryption, non intervention, the reality of poverty, libertarianism and more.

Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK.  The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details.  Also call from a quite area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard.  I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get most of them on.

Join Us Today as we Discuss…

  • Establishing perennial plantings on remote unoccupied property
  • Some fun rants and practical advice from “Carson from Canada”
  • Protecting chickens while you are away
  • More on what real poverty is like from someone who has seen it
  • When is it time for to declare bankruptcy
  • No you don’t “make money” with credit card programs
  • Prep with food or save cash, making the decision
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano asks, “what if elections don’t matter”
  • A listener tells us how TSP has changed his life and world view
  • Designing a home business based on creating tax write offs

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.