Monthly Archives: June 2013

Tonight’s Meet Up in Iowa, Same Place, Jimmy’s

A quick reminder my presentation at the Midwest Self Reliance Festival is going to be from 1-3PM today. You can learn more about the Festival at The Midwest Self Reliance Festival Facebook Page.  The event run’s till 7 tonight and then I have a function with the Des Moines Prepper Group until 7:30 on site at the event.

After that there is a come one, come all event at Jimmy’s.  We went there last night and had a minimum turn out of 50, likely quite a bit more folks then that, I lost count.  The staff did a great job and was clearly greatful for all the business and the fact that we treated the servers well.  So we have the same space (a bit more actually) reserved for tonight at 7:30.

The event is at  Jimmy’s Big 10 Restaurant and Bar in West Des Moines.  The address is 1238 8th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265.

Just show up and we have the back patio reserved.  Note this is not the patio you pass on the way in.  Go through to the back and there is a nice covered patio that we have reserved.

Getting there from the Val Air Ballroom where the Self Reliance Festival is going on couldn’t be much easier.  Just take Ashworth west about 4/10ths of a mile and then go North on 8th Street for about 3/10ths and look for Jimmy’s.  There is a round sign, that just says, you guessed it, “Jimmy’s” and it will be on your left as you head north on 8th street.

Update on Tonight’s Meet Up for TSP Folks in Iowa

A quick reminder we have a meet up scheduled to begin right about 6PMish at Jimmy’s Big 10 Restaurant and Bar in West Des Moines.  The address is 1238 8th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265.

Just show up and we have the back patio reserved.  Note this is not the patio you pass on the way in.  Go through to the back and there is a nice covered patio that we have reserved.

Getting there from the Val Air Ballroom where the Self Reliance Festival is going on couldn’t be much easier.  Just take Ashworth west about 4/10ths of a mile and then go North on 8th Street for about 3/10ths and look for Jimmy’s.

If you are wanting to spend some time at the Self Reliance Festival this evening don’t be in a rush to get over to the meet up, I plan on being there at least until 10:30 PM.  So for those that are going to the event after work, take your time coming over, we’ll have a cold one for you when you show up.

Episode-1159- Listener Calls for 6-28-13

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Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on generators, pasture management, permaculture, silver, debt, shooting, solar energy, wells, back up power, rabies, bank regulations 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…

  • Do you have to ground a portable generator, no, but you might want to
  • How do you deal with an abundance of thistles in your pasture
  • Why I am to the current administration of vaccines but not to them in general
  • Should you sell gold to buy silver in the current market
  • Thoughts on a solar back up system for a well pump
  • Using edible greens as a “cover crop”
  • What are the actual financial reporting requirements of a bank for cash transactions
  • Reality and mythology about bows and cross bows
  • How to turn daily fuel consumption into equity value
  • Tips for starting out a new shooter, specifically a spouse
  • How to get your wife to take a day of professional firearms training and BEG to go again
  • Irrigation methods with hugulkulture (yes it is needed at times)
  • How back up power is a great way to share prepping
  • A listener tells us how awesome debt freedom is
  • What is the risk of rabies with wild game like racoons
  • Why it is absolutely imperative that your dogs and cats get the rabies vaccine
  • What would make Jerusalem Artichokes not come back the following 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 (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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Beers With Jack and Other TSP Folks in Des Moines

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Meet me for a Beer at Jimmy’s Big 10

Okay folks on Friday and Saturday I will be at the Self Reliance Festival in Des Moines Iowa, you can learn more about that if you are late to the game here.

While I will be presenting on Saturday from 1-3PM one of the biggest reasons I do these events is to simply meet audience members and also to serve as a way to make sure you guys meet not just me but each other.  So I always try to set up after hours mixers for you guys.

This time we will be meeting Friday night at Jimmy’s Big 10 Restaurant and Bar in West Des Moines.  Their website is here and their Facebook page is here.

Right now we have the patio reserved for about 7:30 but I have asked Robert (Scot’s event coordinator) to try to move that to about 6PM.  I know a lot of folks have to get back home early and what have you so I try not to start these things to late.  Even if we don’t get the reservation moved I will likely head over to the bar about 6-6:30 anyway.

I hope to see a lot of you folks there.  As for Saturday night there is an event being put on by the Des Moines Prepper Group and Scott Valencia.  I am still not sure if there will be any headcount limit but likely there won’t.  If you want to hang out with me on Saturday evening just ask me about it at the event on Saturday and I am sure to have full details by then.  I will also post details on Saturday night here as soon as I have them.

Episode-1158- Matthew Millar on How to Measure Preparedness or Anything for that Matter

Matthew Millar is Manager of Consulting Operations at Hubbard Decision Research. He comes to Hubbard Decision Research from the financial and musical fields. Most recently  he was a Portfolio Manager at the firm Armored Wolf, and a founding member of Millar Futures, LLC.

At Hubbard Research, the quantitatively assess difficult measurements for complex decisions; build models that creatively treat these complex decisions by teasing out and decomposing relevant variables; compute the economic value of information for every variable in the decision and conduct empirical measurements accordingly.

The method they use is called Applied Information Economics and focuses on using well-calibrated methods that have convincing, published evidence of improving forecasts and decisions.

Matthew past experience is in hedge funds and finance including: managing a book for both pure alpha hedge fund strategies and for directional mutual fund products; developing innovative conceptual model of contango and backwardation in commodity strips; developing quantitative models that blend cointegration, momentum indicators, sentiment, and inventory analysis; applying cutting edge estimation and calibration techniques to risk management; writing as a popular commentator at Financial Sense.

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-1157- Rob Gray on the Future of Silver Currencies

Silver is Honest Money

Silver is Honest Money

Today I am joined by my good friend Mr. Rob Gray of AOCS and  Mulligan Mint.  Today our discussion revolves around the future of TSP Silver Medallions and we have some very exciting news about that.  Additionally we really focus more on expanding silver’s role in America and around the world as a true currency of choice.

The entire mission of AOCS for as long as I have known Rob has been  to expand the use and role of complimentary currencies and return individual sovereignty for anyone from towns to Indian nations.  Today for instance we are announcing that the Crow Nation has engaged with Mulligan Mint to produce a new silver medallion with plans to set up a bank for their people.

Rob and I have worked long and hard and have some pretty interesting plants to take the silver market to a new level.  We will soon begin work on a new coin series called “The Six Virtues of Liberty” each of the 6 medallions will feature a virtue that is necessary for a citizen to preserve the liberty of the republic.  While we did not reveal the 6 virtues on air today, I will do that here in today’s show notes.  They are…

  • Honor – The willingness to do what is right even when it isn’t easy
  • Courage – The ability to face fear and stand true in spite of it
  • Strength – The power to resist and fight the good fight
  • Knowledge – The wisdom to know the truth and think independently
  • Vigilance – The commitment to always stand guard over the republic
  • Sovereignty – The understanding that you are a sovereign being

Think about this friends, how much stronger would our nation be if these were the virtues that we were instilling in ourselves, our children and our fellow citizens?  Join Rob and I today as we discuss how we as partners are going to bring this message, the message of honest money and the message of community value to 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 (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

 

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Episode-1156- Woman of Prepping Series Episode 5

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Lori Caraballo is the founder of “Prepper Chicks ~ Preparing for Survival From a  Girl’s Point of View”  She is also a wife and the mother of 5 great kids along with  being a full time business woman and entrepreneur.

Today Lori joins us in our 5th installment of prepping from a woman’s point of view.  We begin with what got her into  into “hardcore prepping” and why she feels prepping is actually a very natural thing for a woman to want to do.   We even discuss alternatives to feminine hygiene, not something most men want to talk about, but a real need of concern in a grid down situation.

We also discuss some of the unquire situations for women when it comes to self defense.  Weapons training for women that acknowledges our phyical differences, or in Lori’s words, “drawing a gun with your boobs in the way”.

We then move on to how she has been able to sneak preparedness into your kids lives and talk to others about it without coming off like a tin foil hatter.  We finish up with how she got her husband mostly on board.

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-1155- Listener Feedback 6-24-13

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Today on The Survival Podcast I take your questions and emails on food preservation, back up power, tactical permaculture, debt, personal defense, Statism and more.

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.

Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air.

I also 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

  • What is “potting” in relation to food preservation
  • My power went out, my food went bad, someone give me a free food card, seriously?
  • Can you combine Army defensive tactics with Permaculture, yep!
  • Why going “all in” for debt freedom isn’t always the best idea
  • Turing your iPhone into a defensive tool with 650,000 volts, yep – NOTE DO NOT BY THIS PRODUCT SEE EPISODE 1160 for Details!
  • To fix the EU Banks, easy just screw over depositors
  • Ron Paul tells us about a way to turn your driver’s license into a national id card
  • A new way to see the ant and grasshopper story
  • If you like it when I get fired up you will love the last 15  minutes today

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-1154- Listener Calls for 6-21-13

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Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on cooking game, fishing, concealed carry, handguns, carbines, shotguns, gardening, mushrooms 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…

  • Why trying to prep specifically for a long term grid down situation is a mistake
  • An example of a real world emergency and why you can’t bet on seasonality
  • Why discouragement from the garden happens to all of us at times
  • Can you use cedar to build a chicken coop, yes but here are some things to be aware of
  • Help for sick bamboo and a sick kiwi
  • Thoughts on fishing for survival, self sufficiency and sustainability
  • Getting rid of ants with boiling water, yep it works
  • A shot gun vs. a Kel-Tec Sub-2000 for a get home kit
  • What I look for in a 1911 for carry
  • Tips for cooking unconventional game like raccoon, opossum and snake
  • Mushrooms growing in your garden, good or bad
  • Open vs. concealed carry, why I think both should be an option
  • The lesson of incremental success and not holding your breath like a child

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 (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to.  If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line.  In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from.  I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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