Monthly Archives: April 2012

More Hugulkultur Updates and Repurposed Materials from the City Compost Facility

This is a quick video from my iPhone on some of our progress with hugulkultur and swales thus far. It was really cool to get so much great wood so easily and for free from the City Compost Facility.

Create an “If I Wanted to Save America” Video

Friday I did a listener call in show and my final portion was a response to the now famous video “If I Wanted America to Fail”, I called it, “If I wanted to Save America”.  It went over VERY well with you guys and a lot of people have asked for just the audio of that final portion.  Many more have asked me to make that final portion into a Youtube video.

Well next week I am in Montana all week, actually leaving on Friday this week so I just won’t get to it anytime soon.  So I cam up with an idea, why don’t some of you guys do it.

Here is how it works, I will provide the audio of just the speech and a version of just the speech that also includes the ending music so you can use either version.  I will start a forum thread about it, (linked below) where people can post pictures for use by the participants, ideas, etc.  The contest begins now, you can use anything you want to make the video as long as you respect the ownership of copyright material of others, that said you can use ANY of my material for it.

The contest will run until Monday the 14th and we will have a week of voting on the forum for the winner.  Together we will promote the hell out of the winning video and try to make it go viral.  The winner will also win two prizes…

1.  I will send the winner 100 dollars or two free years of MSB (their choice)

2.  I will also donate 100 dollars to Bella Medical Ministries on their behalf.

The forum thread to post pictures, share ideas, get the audio clips, etc, is here.

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=35006.0

When your video is done, email me with a link and put “If I Wanted to Save America” in the Subject line. You can also of course post it on the forum for peer review and amend and edit your final copy right up until midnight on May 14th.

My thoughts on this project are also featured in episode 891 in the first segment of the main part of the show.  If you have questions ask them here or on the forum post so I can answer them one time for everyone.

Episode-891- Listener Feedback for 4-30-12

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

It is Monday and time for another round of you your feedback, questions and commentary sent to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com.

Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for jack” or “article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process.

Today we discuss controlling fear and anger, the safety of a Credit Union vs. a bank, the first public pension fund goes bankrupt, solar power, broke cities and more.

Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air. I do put out a lot of information on Facebook from emails that I can’t fit on the program though so keep em coming.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Emails On

  • How do you control anger at all the malice and assclownery in the world
  • Create a “If I Wanted to Save America” video win money and help BELLA Ministries too
  • Are credit unions safe and what is the NCUA
  • The first ever public pension fund files bankruptcy and why it being tiny is no comfort
  • What is photochemical up-conversion and what does it mean for PV solar
  • Detroit considers letting vacant buildings burn down to cover budget cuts
  • Four meat myths about cooking meat that are exactly myths after all
  • The Dutch government just collapsed over budget cut arguments

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-890- Listener Calls for 4-27-12

Join Me Today as I Answer Your Calls

Join Me Today as I Answer Your Calls

Today I take your calls on snakes, the AR15, solar panels, pepper spray, fruit storage, off site storage, mulching, overseas travel preps, real estate, electronic currency and destroying vs. saving America.

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 please do your best to 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 Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls On…

  • Why I used to breed snakes and why I still keep some
  • Making choices and cutting though hype when buying your first AR15
  • Another real world example of why you should carry pepper spray
  • How do you store surplus fruit from weekly shopping
  • Should you store firearms off site and what should you look for if you do
  • If you get a damaged solar panel for free do you use it as is or “repair it”
  • Getting mulch into a remote area
  • Prepping for overseas travel, specifically to less stable parts of the world
  • Thoughts on investing in real estate right now, especially raw land
  • Is a cashless society on the way, yes, so what do we do about it
  • Biltong from lamb and goat, can you do it, if so whats the good and bad of it
  • Why don’t banks want your change any more and what does it mean
  • A shocking video called If I Wanted America to fail
  • My response to the above video – “If I Wanted to Save America”

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.

Issue with Judson ISD in Converse Texas and Two Little Girls

It was brought to my attention that two little girls got in trouble in  Converse Texas for wearing an American flag shirt with the slogan “Homes for Our Troops” on it you can read the story here.

http://www.khou.com/news/texas-news/148685055.html

Earlier I had mentioned calling the school and the spokes person, upon further reflection PLEASE DON’T DO IT.  I have removed the segment from today’s show and removed the notice from today’s show notes.

If you want to call anyone call the school board, they are elected officials, the spokes person and the principal are working inside the system they were handed.

Episode-889- Xavier Hawk on the Transition from Urban to Rural Living

The Hawk Clan Building a Yurt

The Hawk Clan Building a Yurt

Xavier Hawk is a homesteading volunteer firefighter/EMT who is semi retired  from the not so glamorous world of business consulting. He is also a prepper who has gone from living in suburbia to the rural mountains of Western North Carolina.

Xavier has been keeping a bug out bag since the age of 14,  he leads wilderness trips as a guide for Outward Bound and others, and teaches and practices primitive wilderness skills.  He has recorded 8 albums of music, performed all around the country at big festivals, has had his paintings hang in a number of high end galleries,  and walks the talk in community preparedness and planning.

A few years ago he moved his family from a heavily surburban area of south Florida to the mountains of North Carolina and started building up a true homestead from the ground up.  He joins us today to discuss the transition from suburbia to rural self reliance with a family.

 Join Us today As We Discuss…

  • Expectations vs. reality after a move
  • Dealing with culture shock for the kids
  • The dramatic difference his move made and then vs. now
  • How Xavier is working to build a prepared community around him
  • Finding like minded where you live
  • Hosting a CERT training
  • Farming and permaculture
  • The role of servant leadership as a father and husband

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-888- Carla Gericke from the Free State Project

Carla Gericke - AKA Queen Quill at Porc Fest 2011

Carla Gericke - "Queen Quill" at Porc Fest 2011

Carla Gericke is also known as “Queen Quill” was born in the in the police state of South Africa and immigrated to California after winning a green card in a lottery.  She practiced law as in-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies in Silicon valley before redirecting her efforts to liberty activism and writing.

In 2008, Carla moved with her husband from New york City to New Hampshire.  In 2009-2012, Carla was the organizer of the Porcupine Freedom Festival, which grew significantly under her leadership.

When not wearing her Porcupine Crown, (in other words her day job), Carla is a Program Director for a NH based arts non profit company, where she also teaches writing.  Carla speaks and writes on liberty topics, and she is currently working on a book about the Free State Project.

She like cooking, traveling (less now that the TSA exists), yoga, keeping law enforcement accountable, voluntary monarchies and killing the occasional turkey with her bare hands.  We call her the Quill Queen because in addition to all of the above she is also the currently serving president of the Free State Project.

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-887- How to Talk to Others About Prepping

Today’s show is going to be very cool.  I actually got feedback for it on Zello this morning during my drive in and I am going to play part of that feedback for you in the lead off portion of the show today.  Remember anyone with a Android phone, an iPhone or a Mac or PC with speakers and a mic can join us at Zello.

Join Me Today As I Discuss…

  • Using Zello itself to get people thinking about possible disasters
  • Real feedback on Zello about talking to others about prepping form other TSP members
  • Use existing interests
  • Don’t use language like “when X happen Y will be the result”, use could and might
  • Use low resistance events as examples
  • Ask questions like do you think and what would you do if
  • Use follow up questions like, how long do you think that would work
  • If “non reality TV” comes up explain the truth about it
  • Why informing others is so important at this time in history

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-886- Listener Feedback for 4-23-12

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

It is Monday and time for another round of you your feedback, questions and commentary sent to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com.

Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for jack” or “article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process.

Today we discuss the lawnmower boys, the DNR of MI lies, sexy vegans on firetrucks, an update on BELLA ministries, the effects of a US depression on Canada, Doomsday Singles, is meat sustainable and more.

Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air.  I do put out a lot of information on Facebook from emails that I can’t fit on the program though so keep em coming.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Emails On

  • The Lawnmower Boys and the Superintendent
  • The DNR of MI responds about the feral hog ban with lies
  • If your city is broke just put a picture vegan chick in a bikini on a firetruck
  • Some good news for a change, status update on BELLA Ministries
  • The next depression will be global, not Europe or North America
  • Another way to make us look like morons “Doomsday Singles”
  • Is meat sustainable, if not well we are screwed, my question is corn sustainable
  • Main steam media is finally taking an honest look at municipal defaults, look out!
  • If you use BOA here is another reason to cancel and move to another bank
  • Speaking of banks what is up with large cash deposits lately

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.

TSP is on Zello – Check in and Say Hello

Join TSP on Zello

Join TSP on Zello

Today a called called in about a cool new technology called Zello, well I installed it and it is really cool.  If you remember Nextel it is a lot like the old Nextel radio and you can install it on any Android or iPhone for free.

If you install it this weekend click on the + sign and select add a channel, then search for “The Survival Podcast Network” and I will be on during the day and though the weekend and you guys can talk to each other as well.  Many thanks to LostAirplane for telling us about Zello.

Oh and for people that don’t have an Android or iPhone you can run it on your PC or Mac as well.