Monthly Archives: October 2015

Members Support Brigade T-Shirt


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The Members Support Brigade T-shirt is now available at TSPgear.com. People have often asked for MSB apparel and now the first item has been released. The new artwork from Nicodemus is available on your choice of a Hanes Beefy-T or an American Apparel 100% cotton shirt.

To get in on this batch, place your order at TSP Gear Shop. You can also add any other items from the store, and your whole order will Ship for FREE. MSB members can take 10% off their entire order.

Episode-1669- Expert Council Q&A for 10-30-15

Get Answers Today From The Expert Council

Get Answers Today From The Expert Council

Today is Friday so it is time for our ask expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line.

In the body of your email first tell me the council member your question is for. Second ask your question concisely in one to two sentences maximum. Third any and all details after that. This is the formula to give you the best chance of getting on the air.

I do what I can to get as many of your questions as possible on the air but can’t always get to all of them. Our council is made of a wide variety of experts in everything from the tactical to the practical and everything in between.

To get more information on our Expert Council visit our “Meet the Expert Council Page” to learn more about them and their specific areas of expertise.

Join Me Today As Our Experts Discuss

  • Paul Wheaton on updates from Wheaton Labs and his innovators event
  • Jack on overwintering practices for mint
  • John Pugliano on muni bonds
  • Jack on serious concerns for the economy
  • Jack on storing potatoes
  • Steven Harris on cooling and heating upgrades
  • Jack on dogs for protection
  • Jack on leasing land as a land owner

Resources for today’s show…

Websites of the Expert Council Members

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-1668- Rod Woods on Permaculture on Small Acreage

Thrash Metal and Permaculture!

Thrash Metal and Permaculture!

Rod Woods is practicing regenerative agriculture and permaculture on 2.78 acres in New Braunfels Texas.   I personally love talking about doing permaculture and homesteading on land of this size.  There seems to be a big focus on urban scale and broad scale stuff but not  much on 2-10 acre parcles.

To me this is disappointing because such land parcels are what most homesteaders end up with when they flee HOAs and city life but don’t want to move out to the middle of nowhere at the same time.

Rod Joins Us Today to Discuss…

  • Why he started homesteading
  • Why he has focused on “organic methods”
  • What he sees as the secret to compost tea
  • Why he says that he grows dirt not plants
  • Why he feels permaculture is a “missing link”
  • Lessons from nine years of gardening and raising sheep and chickens
  • Where Rod is now and where he hope to move next on the journey

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.

Join the MSB Today

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Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

Episode-1667- Paul Martin on a Culture of Preparedness

Get Paul's New Book at Amazon.com

Get Paul’s New Book at Amazon.com

A lawyer by training and lobbyist by occupation, Paul T. Martin hardly fits the disaster prepper stereotype. But on his first day of law school at the University of Miami, Hurricane Andrew slammed into the city.

Martin’s experiences in both urban Miami and his childhood home of rural Tennessee convinced him the nation needs to foster a culture of preparedness. A former volunteer firefighter and first responder, Martin is also a general class ham radio operator, a severe storm spotter, and a concealed handgun license instructor in Texas.

Martin is a regular speaker on the need for disaster preparedness. He is the author of Bracing for Impact: A Practical Guide to Preparing for Disasters.

Martin lives in Austin with his wife Kendel and his stepdaughter Delaney. They have two shelter dogs, Meg and Kate, who have their own food storage plan and bug-out bags.  His latest book Pivot Points: Creating A Culture Of Preparedness And Resiliency In America was just released in August of 2015.

Join Us Today As We Discuss Creating A Culture Of Preparedness

  • Has the disaster preparedness movement failed so far
  • What would a culture of preparedness look like
  • Why do you feel that preppers should “spread the word”
  • How does faith and citizenship factor in preparedness
  • How do we dispel the crazy prepper myth
  • Can government be part of the solution, should it, will it
  • How can people create a preparedness project to help others prepare
  • How to alleviate the fear of “being a target” if you talk about prepping
  • Is a culture of preparedness an attainable goal

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.

Join the MSB Today

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Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

 

Sheaffer Select Coins & Collectibles – Joins the MSB -10% Off Silver!

Visit SheafferSelect.com Today for 10% Off All Orders

MSB Members will be offered a 10% off discount on all orders of $300 or more at SheafferSelect.com.  They provide an assortment of bullion, coins, currencies, and rare numismatics. This is to help you hedge against “Inflation” the hidden tax on the American citizen.

MSB Members can just visit SheafferSelect.com and enter the discount code that is now in the benefits section of the MSB to receive your 10% discount.  Again the discount is on orders of 300 dollars or more.

On larger bullion orders please email Sheaffer Select from their website for today’s current market rate.

Oh but I am not done, perhaps you don’t want to buy 300 bucks worth but still want a discount?  As you know margins in the world of silver are small and 10% is a big discount.  But I still worked out something for you on smaller orders with Sheaffer.  On all orders less then $300 there is a second code in the MSB and you can use it to receive free shipping on your order.

Any Questions or Concerns feel free to contact SheafferSelect from their website or at (844)-874-3233

Christmas is on the way, why not get some cool older coins for those kids, nephews, nieces, etc, rather than plastic crap from China?  Oh and remember if you are not a member of the MSB yet, it is on sale for 24 hours only right now for 30 bucks.

Oh look at that math!  Become an MSB member today for 30 bucks, then order some silver from Sheaffer for those kiddos or for your own future, order 300 bucks worth, get 10% off and your membership pays for itself, in one day flat!  Cool huh.

More on the MSB Sale can be found Here.

To Log into Your MSB Account for the Codes Click Here.

24 Hour MSB Sale

Join the MSB Today

Join the MSB Today and Get 20 Dollars Off Your First Year with Discount Code 24hours

The MSB is a great value and this is a great time of year for fall homestead planning. So I decided to make the MSB an even bigger value for the 24 hours only!

To get your first year of the MSB for only 30 dollars just use the discount code

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You can of course use the code to join by mail if you pay by cash, check or silver as well. Those paying by silver will get 14 vs. 12 months of membership per ounce.

You can Join the MSB at the Members Page

If you have been considering the MSB now is a great time to join! There are several benefits that are worth more than the entire first year cost alone. Such as…

  • A free LIFETIME Discount Membership to SafeCastle’s Discount club (value 49 dollars)
  • A free Premium Membership with Western Botanicals (value 50 dollars)

Remember Bob Wells Nursery was Gives 10% on All Trees and Plants to MSB Members

Planning that fall planting? Well fall/winter is the best time to plant trees, bushes and many other perennials. And all MSB Members get 10% off all purchases from Bob Wells Nursery. That means with this one benefit alone a 300 dollar tree order alone would pay for the entire first year.

More is Coming

I can’t say what yet but at least two more very exciting vendors will be added to the MSB in the next few days! I am constantly looking for great companies to get you guys the best deals I can with.

Lastly the premium eBook Collection is worth over 150 dollars alone, it includes…

  • Planting Trees The Low Cost Easy Way (value $6.99 )
  • How to Build Top Bar Behives (value $6.99 )
  • Basics of Sprouting (value $6.95 )
  • Building an EPAK Kit (value $12.95 )
  • Getting Your Household in Order (value $6.95 )
  • Building a Traditional Clay Oven (value $18.00 )
  • Building Aquaponics Systems (value $18.00 )
  • Secrets of Ballistic Striking (value $11.95 )
  • The Glycation Factor (value $49.99 )
  • How to Build Your Own Residential Wind Turbine (value $14.99 )

As you can see I work very hard to insure there is a tremendous value to the MSB and I keep working to increase the value for my members. In the end it is also a way you can help support the show.

At 30 dollars for your first year that works out to only 12.5 cents an episode to support the show.

You can Join the MSB at the Members Page

P.S. – If you order using the mail in form, BE VERY SURE TO PRINT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS CLEARLY on the form it is the one piece of date we absolutely need to set up your membership and make sure you get your log in details.

P.P.S. – This offer is for new and members who currently have an expired account.  If you have an expired account just login to the MSB and when you do you will see a link to renew.  Just select 12 month renew for your membership and use code 24hours.

Episode-1666- The Distinction Between Self Reliance and Self Sufficiency

Mannequin reaching for the hands of time. Metaphor/concept for time management.

So exactly what does it mean to be self-reliant vs. being self-sufficient?  How are the two different and how are they related and how does one interact with the other.  More importantly how do they effect you and you planning both for disaster preparations and independence.

The reality is most people use these two phrases interchangeably, but they are quite different in how you measure them and how you use them in your planning.

Tune in Today as We Ask…

  • What is self reliance
  • What is self sufficiency
  • Why would you want to be self reliant
  • Why would you want to be self sufficient
  • What are degrees of self sufficiency
  • What is healthy interdependence
  • Why are concepts like self sufficiency part of our nation at its core
  • How much self sufficiency do you want
  • How much self reliance do you have, are you deceiving yourself and have you tested yourself
  • How have we lost touch with the innate desire for self sufficiency and reliance
  • How can you apply these concepts to your daily lifestyle

Resources for today’s show…

nectarine_basket_small2Bob Wells Plant of the Week – Red Gold Nectarine – The Red Gold Nectarine is highly adaptable from zone 5 to zone 9. It is a yellow freestone nectarine. It produces large fruit with a beautiful blush red skin covering its firm, juicy flesh.

Although the Red Gold Nectarine is a small tree with a mature height of 12-14 feet it puts on quite a show through the seasons. As with all Nectarine cultivars, the Red Gold does not require a pollinator.

The Red Gold Nectarine will thrive in full sun and you will be amazed by the abundant harvest in mid-summer. Perfect for eating right off the tree and a top choice for desserts. They’re also great for canning and freezing. Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com

Bob Wells Nursery specializes in edible landscape plants and trees including: Fruit Trees, Berry Plants, Vine Fruit, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Trees. Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com

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.

Join the MSB Today

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Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

Special from MT Knives and TSP Gear Shop

genesisTSP Gear Shop has been working with MT Knives to bring you another run of the special edition knife featuring the TSP Logo. This is an amazing opportunity for TSP listeners! Artisinal knife crafters MT Knives produce impeccable, custom-made blades. For a limited time, TSP listeners can purchase a MT Knife of their very own, customized with the TSP logo you love! MT Knives has a limited quantity of knives, made to suit the TSP listener.

For the next week we will be taking orders for this special knife. The Genesis, Gen 1 knife will then be etched with the MT Knives logo on one side, and the TSP logo on the other. Knives should be ready to ship in 4-6 weeks. Visit TSP Gear today to find out additional details and place your order. Remember MSB Members can take 10% Off, and all orders Ship for Free!


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Note from MT Knives owner Patrick Roehrman: “Due to such a high demand for custom knives, and wanting to provide as many people as possible with the best cutting performance that money can buy, I have put together a small, light weight, minimalist design that will give you the best cutting performance for a price all can afford. I chose to use a steel that is rather new and due to its high cost is not used very often by other knife makers. This is the same steel I use in many of my custom knives. If you want to experience an edge that will perform like nothing you have used before, at a fraction of the cost of a custom knife, or if you want something to hold you over while you wait for your custom knife, this is the knife for you! This knife is 100% American made, and its quality is not to be rivaled.”

Episode-1665- Listener Feedback for 10-26-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on air rifles, skipping college, making bacon, starting a business, economics 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

  • Choosing a 22 caliber air rifle
  • Explaining a decision to not go to college to reluctant parents
  • Making bacon without making it too salty
  • Making the break from employment to business owner with a reluctant spouse
  • A listener that goes into business crushes it in the first year at 95K
  • Illinois to delay Pension Payments, “For right now we are out of money”
  • Why you should be building something of your own, despite an uncertain future

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.

Join the MSB Today

Join the MSB Today

Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

GP-002- Guerrilla Podcast with The Zello Crew

This podcast is a raw unedited file of a live Q and A I did on the road with the Zello crew while in route to Nick Ferguson’s Earth Works Course.

You can only hear my side of the conversation so I repeat the questions as I answer them  So you have to forgive the dead air in between segments