Monthly Archives: February 2016

I Am Off Until March 10th

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Come Hang with Me at PV3

We have PV3 coming up and I have only two days to get everything left to be squared away, squared away.   I gave it hell this weekend planting over 50 trees, much thanks to Landen and his son by the way for helping out on Saturday.

That said there is a lot to do and being away from the farm for a week means I got to have things exactly the way I want them before we get out of Dodge on Wednesday.  TSP will return on Thursday the 10th.

Please expect longer than typical customer service response times, but I will do my best to keep up as always.

While I am away consider listening to some of the more than 1700 shows in the archives, hey try the Listen to a Random Episode feature and if you get a blog post by chance or a show you don’t want, just click it again.

Over the next two days I will be putting short videos on Youtube and will be doing the same while at PV3.  If you are not already subscribed to my Youtube Channel please consider doing so.  By the way when you subscribe to any Youtube Channel, you will see a little flower like icon next to subscribed.  If you click that you can ask to get an email when ever that channel posts a new video.

You can also keep up with me on our FaceBook page.  Lastly remember if you are coming to PV3, Get on My PV3 Email List so we can all hook up with each other for TSP meetups.

Episode-1740- Expert Council Q&A for 2-26-16

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.

Today the expert council answers questions on, self defense, cooking, plant propagation, economics, military surplus clothing,  land management, home schooling and anarchism.

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

  • Are you coming to PV3, let me know so we can hook up – Jack
  • The danger of normalcy bias and not taking responsibility for your own defense – Bryan Black
  • Making kick ass fruity Cayenne pepper sauce – Erica Strauss
  • Planting densities for tree seedling beds – Nick Ferguson
  • A thirteen year old educates his teacher on the economic system and gets an A – Anonymous
  • Are there legal and or moral issues when wearing surplus military uniforms – Tim Glance
  • Managing grazing and ranching on clay soils – Darby Simpson
  • How to provide a great social life for home school children -Sue & Michael Laprise
  • Why anarchy is a moral vs. a political decision – Jack

Resources for today’s show…

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Websites of the Expert Council Members

Expert Council and Topic Specific 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 (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-1739- Listener Calls for 2-25-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

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

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on government, dogs, economics, business, employment, the military, medicine, cover crops, herbs 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…

  • How the government got away with flat our murder in Oregon
  • Thoughts on dog tether legislation
  • Oh like a pretty lady while I pull a rabbit out of my hat, the 100 dollar bill nonsense
  • Making the transition from consultant to business owner
  • How can you actually make money online with out falling for rip offs
  • I say follow your passion Mike Rowe says don’t, here is why we are both right
  • Thoughts on Bowe Bergdahl and desertion in the military
  • Thoughts for getting started as a new grad in the medical field
  • Using cover crops and over seeding for a disturbed soil
  • Why the rosa rugosa is the honey badger or roses and why you should grow it

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

 

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.

Episode-1738- Practicing Permaculture and Staying Out of Trouble

Phil Williams' Permaculture Garden

Phil Williams’ Permaculture Garden

In 1997, with one business partner, Phil Williams started and grew a mostly residential landscape construction and maintenance company from $0-$5 million plus in revenue in 8 years.

They sold the company in early 2008′ because Phil felt they were riding the housing bubble, but also because he felt the business model was unsustainable.

After that Phil went to weatherization trade school and became an energy auditor, building analyst, and a weatherization contractor. He learned a lot about efficient building and retrofits, but really he just wanted to spend time in his garden.

Phil got hooked on permaculture in 2011, and obtained his PDC in 2012, and has been working on his own permaculture design site for the past 2 years. Phil has been documenting the process on his site which is FoodProduction101.com

Phil joins us today to discuss how to create and abundant landscape in suburban America while staying out of trouble with “the department of making you sad”, aka government.

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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 can Meet the Expert Council at this Link.

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.

Episode-1737- 10 Businesses You Could Start with Very Small Investments

You Can Get Shit Done or Watch Others Get Shit Done.

You Can Get Shit Done or Watch Others Get Shit Done.

I hear from people all the time how they want to start a business.  Many times the reason they don’t is they are being to complex rather than just getting shit done.  They start off trying to launch a business that looks like it is 5 years old and successful on day one.

Don’t get me wrong I am not talking about marketing here, you absolutely do want to market a business to its vision, vs, looking tiny.  No what I mean is people are trying to find a warehouse before they sell a single product or even figure out if they need one, that sort of thing.

Today you can have a business up and going pretty fast, today I am going to just toss out some ideas and try to do it more from a business model stand point than “go into ____ business and sell _____s for ___ dollars each.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • Real business is first the creation of value
  • Follow your passion is the best advice no matter who shits on it
  • Spending about 500-2000 dollars to start a business is a VERY small investment
  • Ten Businesses You Could Start with Very Small Investments
    • The 52 week infomercial – “of the week business”
    • The weekly delivery business – food coop style
    • The niche service business – above ground pools, beekeeping, etc.
    • Pressure wash and stain/paint business
    • Spin Farming – Urban Farming
    • Airsoft based realistic tactical training (this actually needs a warehouse)
    • Nature walk specialist – yes I am absolutely serious
    • Fishing guide – easy because most can’t market for shit
    • Independent Sales Manager – (broker stuff for others)
    • Pet sitting, mobile grooming, etc.
  • Marketing and sales platforms people don’t get
    • Pinterest – pin your ass off
    • Facebook – build a group not a fan page
    • Youtube – market yourself, make them ask for your product
    • Blogging – have consistency or don’t bother
    • Email – boring but the one you have total control over
    • The Phone – yes it still works
    • Cold Calling – works better than it ever has
    • Google Local – the fact that people don’t do this is crazy
    • Basic SEO – simply optimize for your city, town, metro area
  • Final thoughts
    • No one can do it for you
    • It isn’t easy but it is simple
    • You always have to prime a pump
    • When you’re in charge you are also responsible

Bob Wells Nursery “Plant Of The Week” – Santa Rosa Plum – It is adaptable from zone 5 to zone 10 .  Beautiful, large, red fruits with gold flesh. This big producer bears sweet plums that are delicious when eaten fresh, cooked or canned.

The tree is vigorous and easy-to-grow. Originated from Santa Rosa, California in 1906. It is heat-tolerant, ripens in mid-July and is self-fruitful.

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

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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.

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.

 

Patrick Roehrman Has Launched – MT Knives Private Reserve

mtknifMT Knives LLC has launched their private reserve program. Which is in some ways similar to my MSB Program.

MT Knives Private Reserve Members get 20% off MTKnives.net orders (Excludes Limited Edition knives and the Professional Sharpening System), a free digital download of Beyond Razor Sharp (a 21 dollar value), discounts on Trek Lite Gear, various consultations, mushroom spawn, lacto fermentation supplies, Simply Cleansing Soaps and more.

See http://mtknives.net/mtk-private-reserve for details.

Of course I asked him if he might consider discounting the program for my MSB members.  He was gracious indeed, I was thinking like 20% but he did double that, with a 40% discount.

MSB Members will also like the fact that all the discounts Patrick set up are ones I don’t have.  Great stuff too!  Discount codes and further detail are already published in the benefits section of the MSB.

Episode-1736- Listener Feedback for 2-22-16

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 self sufficiency, remote living, water filtering, storing cash, political truth 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

  • Food self sufficiency on the most remote inhabited island, is it possible
  • Another lesson when bad water comes from your tap and one people don’t want to learn
  • Storing cash without putting it in “the mattress”
  • Are Americans more libertarian then reported, sadly no they are not
  • The truth about your nation, politics, elections and the big club you ain’t in

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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.

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.

Episode-1735- Expert Council Q&A for 2-19-16

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.

Today the expert council answers questions on, business, investing, grafting, solar heat, health, diet and more.

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

  • Are you coming to PV3, let me know so we can hook up – Jack
  • Building businesses with small components funding larger initiatives –  Jack
  • When to move from saver to investor – John Pugliano
  • How to build a heater from soda cans – Steven Harris
  • How to graft citrus trees – Nick Ferguson
  • Choosing high quality kitchen knives – Keith Snow and Jack
  • Dealing with arthritis and gout – Doc Bones and Garry Collins
  • Understanding first to be understood by others – Jack

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

Websites of the Expert Council Members

Expert Council and Topic Specific 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 (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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.

Episode-1734- Listener Calls for 2-18-16

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

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

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on aerial images, grey water, addiction, corporate shills, paying help, partridges, real estate 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…

  • Follow up from yesterday on bullying and the true problem
  • Aerial property images
  • Effectively using grey water
  • John from WV is back
  • What is the deal with corporate shills and trolls on forums
  • How to you determine wages for a property sitter
  • Partridges for meat and eggs vs. quails
  • How to think about sharing food with neighbors in a disaster
  • How to rent or sell a house at a profit

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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

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.

Episode -1733- Trevor Grice on Helping Children Deal with Bullying

Let's Trap Children in a Forced Society and See What Happens.

Let’s Trap Children in a Forced Society and See What Happens.

Trevor Grice is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides individual therapy and assessment services through a private practice setting in the Thumb of Michigan. Since starting his voyage on preparedness and sustainability with his wife and two sons.

Trevor has first hand experience on how this lifestyle can reduce anxiety and bring more happiness to one’s life. As a psychologist, he uses this experience to assist his clients on their own personal journeys and works to help his clients add more simplicity to their lives and return more to their roots to achieve desired goals.

Trevor and his wife, Diana, have started Dandelion Hills Farm on their two acre homestead. They raise turkeys, ducks, geese and chickens, manage bee hives and are looking to grow their personal garden into a market garden. Inside, they can and dehydrate food, have some cider bubbling away and will grow their own fodder for their birds.

Today we examine why bullying is such a problem today.  As Trevor puts it, “Bullying – Let’s trap children into a forced society and see what happens!”

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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

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.