Monthly Archives: November 2015

Episode-1683- Listener Feedback for 11-30-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

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Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails predator control, basic prepping, tax theft, cider and mead making, public education, water storage, guns, climate extremes, technology, group land buys 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

  • The coyote is dead, long live the ducks
  • The new video series has begun the planning phase – you can help
  • Best estimate on total taxes paid by US citizens is 4.26 trillion
  • Cider and mead are going in 1 gallon batches
  • Others are beginning to see that the death of public education is coming
  • Choosing a lever gun for deer and feral hogs
  • Using 55 gallon drums that have had non food items in them
  • What if the maunder minimum reoccurs, global warming aside
  • Even a degree in coding is being replaced with a free and crowd-sourced model
  • Thoughts on large land buys with multiple people

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 that can answer you questions. If you have a question send it to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with TSPC Expert in the subject line. Ask your question in one to two sentences so it is clear then provide any additional details. Make sure to tell me what council member the question is for. You can Meet the Expert Council at this Link.

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Episode-1682- The Thanksgiving Special for 2015

Note – You can get a full transcript of the original portion of this show here. Many families read this and the Christmas show as part of their holidays.

Today one day before the great American Holiday we stop and pause to think about what we have to be thankful for.

The beginning of today’s show is new, most of it is rebroadcast of the first year I did this show.

The beauty of this show is I feel it is something you can share with friends and family. The real history of Thanksgiving is actually a lot more interesting and special then many of the myths.

Tune in today to hear…

  • How thankful I am for all that has happened so far in 2015
  • Why much of what we learn about Thanksgiving is wrong or at least inaccurate
  • How Thanksgiving was at one time considered a “damn yankee holiday”
  • How Thanksgiving became a way for our nation to heal and reunite
  • How the date of Thanksgiving has often been moved around and why
  • The truth about those big buckles the pilgrims wore and all that black clothing
  • What feasting meant 100 years ago to our prior generation that we have forgotten

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.

Photo Credit Above to Vicki’s Nature

One Dead Coyote and Too Many Dead Ducks – Duck Chronicles Adjunct Nine

Too High a Cost but This Yote is Done Harming My Ducks!

Too High a Cost but This Yote is Done Harming My Ducks!

Warning this Video Shows Graphic Footage of a Dead Coyote and Dead Ducks. Some of the images are bloody and may be disturbing to some viewers.

That said this video is the reality that comes with farming at times. This is what really happens and what must be done to protect animals that depend on you.

Again some of the footage is pretty graphic including decapitated ducks that had to be put down. Viewer discretion is advised.  Parents should watch this and determine for themselves if they want their children to see it.

Sorry for the wind noise at the beginning.  Any PETA types do not bother to comment, this is an example of a rouge predator, one that kills and kills rather than kills and retreats with a meal.  Such predators must be eliminated.

We lost at least 12 young layers in total along with some drakes and two geese, the financial loss alone to our farm there exceeds 3,000 dollars.  This is however one coyote that will do no further damage to anyone or anything.

Big time equal credit to Charlie who bravely confronted the coyote, chased her into the coop and was then smart enough (a challenge for him) to back off and let me shoot it.

Charlie was later seen, pissing on the body!  Good boy Charlie.
Last week I did this post, vowing that I would have this animal dead within a week, http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/tsp-will-return-tomorrow-a-coyote-will-die-asap

The post was on Nov. 16th, 8 days ago, one day late and too high a cost, but let it be known to any predator, if you harm my animals you head goes on a T-Post!

Episode-1681- Chef Keith Snow on Thanksgiving Dinner Survival

Chef Keith Snow of Harvest Eating

Tune in today for a special edition of The Survival Podcast with Chef Keith Snow. Keith is the creator of HarvestEating.com which focuses on eating seasonally and cooking with food you can grow in your backyard of obtain locally.

He is also a daily listener to our show and shares many common ideals with the Survival Podcast audience.

So I thought who better to bring on the air in preparation for Thanksgiving then Chef Keith.

Whether you are going though having the “in laws” over for the first time or just want to have the best Thanksgiving meal you ever cooked, today’s show is for you.

Tune today to learn…

  • Simple steps to a perfect turkey
  • Easy great gravy without the paper envelope
  • Root veggies beyond the potato – parsnips, turnips, etc.
  • Awesome roasted sweet potatoes with special secret ingredient
  • Chef Keith gets stumped on what to do with an Ostrich egg
  • Ideas for vegetarian meals without resorting to Tofurkey
  • Chocolate cake with no flour
  • Baked apples that will be a big hit
  • Keeping appetizers simple and light
  • Making the experience stress free and enjoyable

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

whitemulBob Wells Plant of the WeekWhite Fruiting Mulberry – highly adaptable from zone 6-11.

The white mulberry is one of the most amazing trees you can grow.  They grow large or can be pruned into almost any size or dimension of your choosing.  The leaves are also highly palatable as live stock forage.

The berries are white to light pink and do not stain like red or black mulberries, so they are great for areas we ofen consider to close to a building or sidewalks for mullberry.

The berries can be eaten fresh, dried, made into jams, jellies, sauces, syrups, wines or used as adjuncts in meads or beers.  On top of all this they have been called a super food by TVs Dr. Oz and are high in antioxidants, protein along with other nutritional factors.

Bob Wells specializes in edible landscape, including: Fruit Trees, Berry Plants, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Fruit 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 and you might hear yourself on the air

Episode-1680- Listener Feedback for 11-23-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

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Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on BOBs, automation, nano degrees, making sausage, economics, radical shifts 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

  • How many bug out bags does a family need, what must be considered
  • The continuing rise of automation
  • What will hold America together in coming years
  • The rise of the Nano Degree
  • The ins and outs of grinding meat and stuffing sausage
  • CAT Equipment Company shows us way he economy is in real trouble
  • The Demise of Retail and the “new” mom and pop effect
  • The current radical shift “voice to data” and what it means

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 that can answer you questions. If you have a question send it to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with TSPC Epert in the subject line. Ask your question in one to two sentences so it is clear then provide any additional details. Make sure to tell me what council member the question is for. You Meet the Expert Council at this Link.

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Every Citizen a Sentinel T-shirts


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The Every Citizen a Sentinel T-shirt was the first item to appear at TSPgear.com. Now TSP Gear Shop is running a new batch of these.

Printed with “Not on my watch” on the front chest and “Long Live the Republic” on the back. The phrase “Every Citizen a Sentinel” originally appeared on an episode a few years ago after it was realized that not everyone is cut out to be a warrior, but all who embrace personal philosophies of freedom and liberty are surely warriors at heart. Only some will be labeled a soldier, but anyone can deem him or herself a Sentinel.

To get in on this new 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-1679- Expert Council Q&A 11-20-15

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

  • Michael Jordan on 30 minute coffee pot mead
  • Ben Falk on dealing with poison ivy on edges of productive systems
  • John Pugliano on building credit without building debt
  • Gary Collins on eating meat and when/if to trim fat
  • Paul Wheaton with an update from Wheaton Labs in Montana
  • Jack on “moving to cash” in a 401K

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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Special New Product Deal from Old Grouch

Just got the following email for you guys from Tim Glance at Old Grouch.   Seems like a really good idea to add to our kits.

Hey TSP, this is Tim Glance from The Old Grouch’s Military surplus with a special deal for you.

Do you use a chainsaw, power tools, axe or similar tools on the homestead? Do you shoot? Do you do any other activities that have a risk of eye injury? Of course you do- now do you have anything in your first aid preps for treating eye injuries?

A few years ago the US Military started issuing a new style of battle dressing for treating eye wounds, specifically penetrating eye injuries. It uses a ventilated metal shield with a special hydrogel adhesive disk around it to protect the wounded eye from injury without putting any pressure or contact on it that can make the injury worse.

These normally sell for $15-20 each. The ones I got are past the “use-by” date but the sterile wraps are intact and the adhesive is fine, so they are still usable if you don’t mind the date being past- that is something you have to judge for yourself. For my personal use I don’t care! And if anyone gets these and isn’t happy with them I will refund 100%, I am confident you will be pleased.

Because they were past the date I got these from the manufacturer of military kits at a great deal- and just started offering them on the website for $16.95 for 4 kits. Well, I have 100 sets set aside for a special offer for TSP listeners- use the code “tspeye” and get a set of 4 for $10!

Full details and even a video are on our website here http://store.oldgrouch.biz/hhcoeyeshlot.html

Make sure to check your shipping options as you checkout, on these USPS will offer the lowest rates for most people unless you are buying with other items.

~ Tim

Learn More These Kits and Their Use at OldGrouch.com

Learn More These Kits and Their Use at OldGrouch.com

Episode-1678- Listener Calls for 11-19-15

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Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls to 866-65-THINK

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on asset forfeiture, livestock, BOBs, dollar store prepping, chickens, health insurance 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 quiet area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard.

While I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get as many of them on as I can.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…

  • The cops now seize more than buglers steal
  • How would  you care for livestock in a post apocalypse
  • Herbs for your BOB, why I am very minimal on it
  • Is there a bad time to start chickens as a new flock owner
  • Using the “dollar store” as a place to get gear for you BOB, etc.
  • What not to sheet mulch with
  • How to manage health insurance costs as a self employed individual
  • Who should be  your primary health care provider

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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