Monthly Archives: July 2012

Episode-949- Listener Feedback for 7-31-12

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

It’s 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  and more solar energy, foreign investors in the US, security, silver, water storage, taxes, community security, the economy, political BS 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

  • Windows that produce solar energy
  • A great deal on solar panels
  • How American Might Sell Its Soul for Foreign Investments
  • Another Option for Window Protection
  • The issues around accepting US silver coins at face value
  • Thoughts on long term water storage
  • Which tax is the “worst tax”
  • The ultimate answer to the question who should pay more taxes
  • Balancing community and personal safety along with right to privacy
  • If the economy is doomed why is Airbus building a huge US Plant
  • A lesson in political BS
  • A quote from Steven Covey, “While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.”

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 to Return Tomorrow

I arrived into the office early today and put together today’s show and began recording it.  However, my voice is completely and totally shot, the more I talk the worse it gets.  As important as it is to me that the show go out daily, especially after a travel break it is equally important that the quality be top notch as well.

The vocal cords simply need a day of rest to recoup.  The number of people I spoke to over two days along with two presentations simply taxed my voice.  It was so amazing to meet so many of you and hear your stories.  It looks like I might be at the North Carolina Expo on Sept. 15th as well.  I will let you know soon.

Again I apologize for not having a show for you guys today but we will be back tomorrow and we will be doing a feedback show.

What Exactly Do You Get as an MSB Member

Now is a Great Time to Join the MSB

Right now the Member’s Support Brigade is on sale for new membes or those who renew by mail until Monday when I return from the Self Reliance Expo. 

You can get your first year for only 35 dollars by using the discount code texas.

That is a great deal and MSB is a great way that you can support the show but did you know MSB is actually bloated with exclusive member benefits.

First the Discounts – There are currently 32 supporting vendors of the MSB.  Many provide discounts that will pay for your first year of MSB even at full price, such as Safecastle Royal who’s 49 dollar lifetime discount club is free to MSB members.   Here is a list of the 32 vendors that support the MSB with exclusive discounts for our members.

  • Alerts USA
  • TSP Copper
  • Paladin Press
  • Safecastle Royal
  • Western Botanicals
  • MURS-Radio.com
  • Survival.com
  • The Berkey Guy
  • Self-Sufficient-Life.com
  • Backwoods Home Magazine
  • High Mowing Organic Seeds
  • Seed Savers Exchange
  • Black Belt Magazine
  • People Powered Machines
  • The Victory Seed Company
  • Honeyville Grains
  • Readymade Resources
  • Sawtooth Tactical
  • KnifeKits.com
  • The Soil Cube
  • Camping Survival
  • Patriotic Items for Sale
  • Survival Gear Bags
  • Dr. Greg Ellis
  • Silver and Gold Shop
  • Bulk Ammo
  • Orion Concepts
  • Safe and Ready Life
  • Lenwood Leather
  • USH2.com
  • ValRiazanov.com
  • BeFoundAlive.com

Second the Free eBooks and Downloads – MSB Members get over 200 dollars’ worth of free eBooks and other great downloads in their private members area.  Here is some of what you will have access to when you become a member of the MSB.  All eBooks are in PDF Format.

  • Hurricane Katrina – A Journey of Hope
  • How to Build Your Own Wind Turbine
  • Planting Trees the Low Cost Easy Way
  • How to Build a Top Bar Bee Hive
  • Game Meats Fish and Foul
  • Basic Sprouting Guide
  • Building an EPAK Kit
  • The Glycation Factor
  • Getting Your Household in Order
  • Aquaponics – The Synaptoman Way
  • Building a Traditional Clay Oven
  • Secrets of Ballistic Striking
  • Squanto’s Garden
  • How to Build Self Watering Containers
  • An Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison

In addition to all of the above you will also get every episode of TSP ever produced in 24 block zip files and 20 videos by me that not available anywhere else.  As you can see MSB isn’t just a way to support TSP, it provides tremendous value back to its members.  The value of the eBooks alone would cover 4 years even at full price.

So if you are not already a member now would be a great time to consider becoming one.  Again the discount code is texas.  You can use the discount code online if you pay by PayPal or you can just write it on the printable form if you pay by mail.  Those paying with silver will simply receive 3 extra months per ounce as a discount.

You Can Join The MSB or Get the Mail In Form Here

MSB Sale, No More Shows this Week and Come See Me in Arlington

So we are off to our old hometown of Arlington Texas for the Self Reliance Expo and to do some land shopping as well. So there won’t be any more episodes of TSP this week, however, there are almost 950 prior episodes available so why not listen to one or two from the past.

Additionally whenever I go on the road and leave you guys without a show I generally run a sale on the Members Support Brigade and this time is no exception. From now until Monday the 30th you can get your first year of MSB for only 35 dollars.

Military, LEOs, Peace Corps or First Responders will still be better suited emailing me for the “service discount” but for everyone else this is likely to be the last MSB Sale for quite a while.

This offer is open to new members or those who renew by US Mail using the form only, the form is available at this link. The discount code is texas and again it will give you your first year for only 35 dollars.

If you are paying by mail and choosing to pay by silver we will give you 15 months per ounce during the sale. That is an amazing deal by the way!

Again the discount code is texas just use it at check out if you pay online or write it on the form if you pay by mail.

You can Join the MSB Here.

Please note that while we are away tech support responses will take a bit longer than normal. I will be responding to them every day but it will be once in the mornings and once in the evenings.

I also really hope to see as many TSP members as possible at the Self Reliance Expo in Arlington. Remember there is a special early meet and greet just for you guys.

You can get full details about the special TSP Meet and Greet here.

Important Info Meet and Greet Opportunity for TSP Audience Members

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Meet me In Arlington along with some other really cool people.

On Saturday the 28th I will be presenting the 12 Planks of Modern Survivalism at the Self Reliance Expo in Arlington, TX.   Something really cool though is any TSP Audience Member can get in early on Saturday and meet me, Jacky Clay, Dr. Bones, Nurse Amy, Marjory Wildcraft and some other very cool unannounced guests.

My presentation will be from 9:30-10:30 AM but TSP listeners can get in the door at 8:30 and meet some really cool people, get a great seat for the presentation, etc.

THE IMPORTANT UPDATE PART

Many of you have asked exactly what you need to do to get in early.  It is pretty simple just show up about 8:00-8:15 and go to the ticket area.  Look for a sign that says TSP Meetup and that will be the assembly point.  Once there hang out with other TSP members and at 8:30 either Ron or Scott will escort you in 30 minutes before the expo opens to everyone else.

I have also been asked by a few about how you prove you are a MSB member.  I want to be clear that this is NOT just for MSB it is for all TSP audience members.  You don’t need to prove anything the fact that you are there and know what it is, is all the proof you need.  I can’t wait to meet all you guys this weekend.  I hope many of you can make it.

Full Details Here on Facebook

You can get tickets to the event at the main Self Reliance Expo Site.

PS – Of course I will be part of a special panel discussion on Friday from 12:30 – 2:30 PM along with Dr. Bones and SourtherPrepper1.  I hope to see many of you at that as well, it should be an awesome presentation.

Episode-948- Matthew Ladd On Cloud Computing for Business and Lifestyle Redundency

Matthew Ladd of FleetingSurvival.com

Matthew Ladd of FleetingSurvival.com

Matthew Ladd is an experienced IT business consultant who provides high level IT audits, analyses and redesign of IT services to determine effective solutions for his clients.

Matthew hold the “Practitioner Level Certification” of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), which provides best practices for delivering high quality IT service and management procedures.  He joins us today to discuss IT for small business and how to move your business and personal IT needs to the cloud to create redundancy and an access from anywhere capability.

We also discuss setting up technology early on to allow for growth of a small business.  Exactly what is “the cloud” and frankly why should a business owner or just an average Joe care?  How we can prepare our IT needs both personal and business to stand through a disaster.

We further discuss setting up a business environment that empowers employees with the ability to work from home.  How smart IT can reduce work load and improve efficiency.  Along with some awesome solutions you can start using today even if you don’t own and never plan to own a business.

 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-947- Listener Feedback for 7-23-12

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

It’s 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 Colorado shootings, taxation, home security, energy efficiency, audit the fed, mileage taxes,  illegal immigrants taking flying lessons 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

  • Thoughts on the Colorado theater shooting
  • One way America is certainly NOT the freest nation in the world
  • More on 3M window film for safety, security and energy efficiency
  • The coming “mileage tax” and the intrusion that comes with it
  • The TSA allowed illegal aliens to take flight training – and it gets worse!
  • The government suggests cutting the pay of Guard and Reservists to be “fair”
  • Ben Bernanke doesn’t like the idea of “audit the fed”, shocking!

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-946- Listener Calls for 7-20-12

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your Calls to 866-65-THINK

Today I take your calls on eating insects, indoor gardens, where to ride out a collapse, seeds,  silver, mobile homes, sharing TSP via technology,  carry guns, lacto fermentation 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 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 and Discuss…

  • Meet me and other TSP members in Arlington
  • Thoughts on using insects as a protein source
  • Vinyl protection for your windows
  • Is there a safe haven nation if the US Economy Collapses
  • Thoughts on seeds from grocery produce
  • Bugging out to Hawaii
  • Buying pre 65 silver coins by the bag or roll
  • Thoughts on buying and living in a mobile home
  • How can I make it easier for you to share TSP with others
  • Carrying a gun is more important then what you carry
  • John from WV reports on hotpocalypse
  • Some follow up on fermentation of veggies

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-945- Weeds that aren’t Weeds and Other Unusal Edibles

Nope it isn't Lambsquarters it is Huauzontle (Wah-Zont-Lay)

Nope it isn’t Lambsquarters it is Huauzontle (Wah-Zont-Lay)

Recently I posted a photo on facebook included here in the show notes.  The photo is of a plant called huauzontle (pronounced wah-zont-lay), a relative of lambsquarters.  While only one person guessing the plant species got it right what actually surprised me was they crescendo of the use of the word “weed”.

Sometimes I sit and wonder if tomatoes and peppers and lettuce just grew in large swaths on their own would we call them weed too?  For example this so called weed huauzontle has actually been cultivated for centuries and is currently “en vogue” with many Mexican gardeners in LA.

I find it interesting that many of the plants I purposely plant in my garden like lambsquartes, huauzontle and purslane are classified as weeds by so many others.  Am I just so weirdo that likes “weeds” or is there something more to it?  Many of these plants are great eating, easy to cultivate and pack a great nutritional punch.  Many are also great for livestock, wildlife support, predator habitat and still others do all of the above.

Join Me Today As We Discuss the Merits of These Unusual Edible Plants

Resources for Today’s Show

Some of My Favorite Small Seed Suppliers to Find Unusual StuffThese are a group of small seed houses where I have found many unusual and all but lost to time seed varieties and species.

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-944- Phil Chandler “The Barefoot Beekeeper”

Phil Chandler the Barefoot Bee Keeper

Phil Chandler the Barefoot Bee Keeper

Phil Chandler got his “wake-up call” in 1971 when he met Edward Goldsmith who was about to launch The Ecologist magazine.  Phil lived for several years in the 1970s a hut in the hills in northern England, learning to fend for himself by hunting, growing, learning about farming.

Along the way he started own printing business, published local magazines, and later progressed to data processing when computers became available. He even taught IT for a while, then ran rehab project for people with disabilities, many ex-military.

Phil heavily campaigned against GM crops in 1990s, during which time he came to realize the real importance of bees and other pollinators. It was at that time that he took up beekeeping in 2000.  His research on modern methods led him to conclude that things needed to change.  So he experimented with hives and settled on top bar hive.  A few years ago he wrote “The Barefoot Beekeeper”  which has now sold over 15,000 copies worldwide .

Tim joins us today to discuss natural beekeeping for homesteaders and survivalists and answers questions like,  Why are bee so important?, What’s wrong with modern beekeeping? What needs to change with modern agriculture? What can the average non-beekeeper do to help the bees? and What is special about “natural beekeeping”?

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.