Monthly Archives: October 2012

Episode-1010- Saving Money with Couponing with Corey Pie’

Corey Pie’ joins us today to discuss the concept of extreme couponing and how extreme couponing can improve your personal preparedness.  Specifically how it can help families to  save money and get out of debt.

Additionally how it can help to build a great stockpile of food and supplies while creating a surplus to share with others in need.

Join Cory and I Today as we Discuss…

  • How and why did to get started in with couponing
  • How does it work from a practical stand point
  • What’s the difference between couponing and extreme couponing
  • How does extreme couponing improve your personal preparedness
  • How much can you really save
  • Are some of the TV shows somewhat faked on the subject
  • Why you always need to be kind to the check out people
  • Some examples of some really great deals
  • How long it takes per week to save on average how much money
  • How you can actually have fun while doing it
  • How were you live can impact your success
  • The importance of organization and “seasonality”

Resources for Today’s Show…

Corey’s Links

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-1009- Permaculture Lessons and Observations from 2012

Today I want to take a look back at much of what we have learned in regard to permaculture over the mostly now passed year.  In 2012 I attended two major permaculture events, planted over 35 trees, experienced my first full season with hugulkultur beds and more.

I also received huge numbers of questions by email about permaculture that have taught me that many good permaculturists are often lousy at explaining big picture reality, myself included.  To examine that we will discuss the most common question about large scale permaculture I get today.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • What is Permaculture for those new to the concept
  • Why I think we should call most US hugulkultur simply “woody beds”
  • Why I think woody beds work so well and it ain’t what everyone says
  • What we need to start teaching the permaculture youth crowd, reality
  • Why Permaculture courses need the addition of “hard skills”
  • The missed opportunity in small scale urban design
  • Where grain fields fit into the equation
  • How can you practice permaculture/polyculture on a large scale
  • The future of permaculture at the individual level
  • The future of permaculture at the commercial level
  • Why a full working acre may be optimum for small family concerns
  • The animals I see as the “best bets” for working families

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-1008- Listener Feedback for 10-29-12

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, international finance, alternative cooking, buying smart, generators, tires, storing tobacco, gardening and a new EMP like technology .

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

  • Germany orders an audit of its gold reserve, what it means
  • The Jamaican Coal Pot vs. the EcoZoom Rocket Stove
  • Ebay and Craig’s List for Good Deals and Income
  • Do you really “need” a generator and how practical is one
  • The case for good quality tires
  • Storing tobacco for the long haul
  • Wood ash and coffee as fertilizers
  • New in the military tech word, the portable EMP

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-1007- Listener Calls 10-26-12

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 prepping for LEOs, “bio solid compost”, dehydration, fermentation, guns, biogas, electronics, gardening, composting,  community, debt, stupid questions 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…

  • How can LEOs prep to be away from home during a crisis
  • Using compost with biosolids (sewer sludge) as a component of it
  • Using fermentation on previously dehydrated veggies
  • The Hi-Point C9 is it good for anything
  • Using farm waste to produce power
  • Best practices for extending laptop battery life expectancy
  • Using rail road ties for gardens
  • How should young servicemen be investing their money
  • The dumbest idea in all of the prepper world
  • Do HOAs equal “community” or do they equal more government
  • Why do I seem to know so much about so many things

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-THINKand you might hear yourself on the air.

 

Last Call for the Oct. Special from Survival Gear Bags

Survival Gear Bags has just put out a LAST CALL for their TSP October Special deals.  Both are just $125 and include Free Shippping.   Each kit comes in a Medium Transport Pack.

Their “Stuffed with Knowledge” version contains books from Glen Tate, Jason Akers and the Army survival manual and other survival gear. More info here http://survivalgearbags.com/tspspdese20.html

Their “Stuffed with Gear” version, the books come out, and even more gear goes in. More Info here  http://survivalgearbags.com/tspspdese20w.html

These kits are only available until 10/31/12.

Episode-1006- Aaron Batteen on the Economics of Farmland

Today we Examine the Economics of Farmland

Today we Examine the Economics of Farmland

Aaron Batteen is a full time working student studying economics at Boise State University.

He is also the author of a blog called Laymanomics.com where he breaks down complex economic concepts into every day layman terminology.

Aaron has done extensive research into the economic future of farmland and other productive land as an investment.

Today Arron and I examine this concept from several angles including, institutional investor, small time investor, homesteader, gentleman farmer and several others.

Join Us Today as We Discuss…

  • What’s going on with farmland from an investment stand point
  • How do we determine the value of farmland
  • Why is it a mistake to just say “farmland” as though it is a single commodity
  • What is the future for farmland from a value perspective
  • What makes farmland different from other real estate
  • How can individuals invest in farmland without millions of dollars
  • How is homesteading actually a “investment in productive land”
  • Are we seeing a return of the “gentleman farmer”
  • What are some of the best areas to acquire land
  • What are some of the worst areas to acquire land
  • Is farmland in a bubble or is that an over simplification

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.

Members Support Brigade Oct Sale

Join the MSB Today

Join the MSB Today and Get 10 Dollars Off Your First Year

Just a quick reminder that you can currently get your first year of TSP Members Brigade this week for only 40 Dollars, which is a savings of 20%.  Use discount code “october12? to get your first year for only 40 dollars.  This sale runs until midnight on Friday the 26th so there are only a few days left.  This will likely be the LAST SALE we run in 2012, so if you have been waiting for a discount the time to act is well, now.

You can learn more and join the MSB Here.  Those who wish to pay by mail can just write the discount code on the mail in form.  Those paying by silver will receive two extra months (14 vs 12) instead of a direct discount.

Yes you can pay for multiple years if you pay by cash, check or silver and apply the discount to every year.

SPECIAL NOTE – Military, LEOs, First Responders and Peace Corps members, prior service or active duty, email me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “service discount” in the subject line before you join, the service discount is better then the sale price and it applies to renewals.

Episode-1005- Steven Harris on Everything Generators Part 2 of 2

Steven Harris – CEO of Knowledge Publications

Special Note – If you don’t get over to Solar1234.com during or after this interview you are cheating yourself out of a HUGE range of resources that Steven Has Made Available to you that go along with an clarify many things in these two episodes.

Steven Harris returns to TSP this time to discuss generators and I mean everything generators. As is typical with Steven he did so much research and prep that we had to break this into two episodes. Today we cover fuel options and multiple ways to set up fueling and tie your generator into your home to power your critical needs.

Steven Harris is a consultant and expert in the field of energy. He is the founder and CEO of Knowledge Publications, the largest energy only publishing company in the USA.

Mr. Harris came to his current position to do full time work on the development and implementation of hydrogen, biomass and solar related energy systems after spending 10 years in the Aero-Thermal Dynamics department of the Scientific Labs of Chrysler Corporation.

Steve is always full of great ideas, knowledge and projects we can use to improve our personal energy independence and today is no exception. Today he covers generators with us in part two of a two part series.

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.

Only One Week Left in the 299 Days Book Contest

Remember you can win a copy of Book One and Book Two of 299 Days jointly autographed by me and author Glen Tate.

To enter you must first buy a copy of both books, then all you need to do is email Glen a scan of your receipt, or the email from Amazon or Nook, showing you ordered both books (yes electronic versions count).  Send them to Glen at glentate123@gmail.com by October 31, 2012.  Glen will pick at random 20 emails and mail out the books to you.

We are giving away 20 Sets of Book One and Two of the series.  You can get copies of the books from many sources at 299Days.com.

You can also hear two interview with the author here…

Remember these sets are autographed by both myself and Glen Tate.  I hand numbered the autographs 1 of 20, 2 of 20, etc.  There will only ever be 20 sets done this way.

Episode-1004- Steven Harris on Everything Generators Part 1 of 2

Steven Harris – CEO of Knowledge Publications

Special Note – If you don’t get over to Solar1234.com during or after this interview you are cheating yourself out of a HUGE range of resources that Steven Has Made Available to you that go along with an clarify many things in these two episodes.

Steven Harris returns to TSP this time to discuss generators and I mean everything generators. As is typical with Steven he did so much research and prep that we had to break this into two episodes.  Today we cover the 7 main types of generators, their uses, determining your needs and where to source generators for the best pricing.

Steven Harris is a consultant and expert in the field of energy. He is the founder and CEO of Knowledge Publications, the largest energy only publishing company in the USA.

Mr. Harris came to his current position to do full time work on the development and implementation of hydrogen, biomass and solar related energy systems after spending 10 years in the Aero-Thermal Dynamics department of the Scientific Labs of Chrysler Corporation.

Steve is always full of great ideas, knowledge and projects we can use to improve our personal energy independence and today is no exception. Today he covers generators with us in part one of a two part series.

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.