Monthly Archives: May 2016

Episode-1797- Training Dogs to Fit in on the Homestead

Max is a loyal friend, a family member and a well behaved dog.

Max is a loyal friend, a family member and a well behaved dog.

While I will be covering a lot on dog training today specific to homestead environments, such as interaction with livestock, this show should benefit anyone wanting a better relationship with their canine friends.

I do want to make clear, I am not talking about LGDs, today, that would be livestock guardian dogs.  While my dogs provide some protection to my animals they are not LGDs by a long shot.  That is a highly specialized dog niche, requiring a very unique approach.

I will instead today be talking about how to turn your dog into a good member of your family.  One that doesn’t eat your birds, go into the trash, pee in the house, hurt visitors or let in strangers unchallenged.  I mean no other family member would be expected to behave this way.

Join Me Today To Hear About….

  • Dog psychology 101
    • Dogs live in the now, 2 seconds ago, and 2 seconds from now
    • Disciplining a dog 5 minutes or 5 hours after he does something is abusive
    • Discipline is a means to training it is not training
    • Dogs want to please you, they need to be shown how
    • Dogs communicate 99% with body language not sounds
    • You are the pack leader, unless you ruin that, don’t ruin it
  • The basic training
    • House training – the easy way
    • Sit, stay, come, leave it, take it in one week max
    • Tricks – the good, the bad, the ugly
    • Leash training – it is so about the energy you emit
    • Socializing in public places
  • Training dogs to work with and around stock
    • The best idea is to start with a pup or a docile adult
    • The electric training collar – technique and tactics
    • The message is any and all aggression against stock is not acceptable
  • Where it really all stems from
    • A command is not a request
    • Being phyical does not require pain to be effective
    • You have to expect that the animal will respond to you

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Last Call for MT Knives Special

genesisTSP Gear Shop is giving you one final chance to order your special edition knife featuring the TSP Logo for only $99.00. 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 couple of days, they will still be taking orders for this special knife. The Genesis II 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 3-4 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. 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.”

Please Remember the Real Meaning of Memorial Day

Today We Honor the Fallen

Today We Honor the Fallen

There will be no episode of TSP tomorrow in recognition of Memorial Day. I do want to take a moment to remind everyone today of what Memorial Day is all about. Many well meaning people even get it wrong in a way. My inbox tends to fill up with “thanks for your service” emails around Memorial Day. I appreciate it, there is nothing wrong with thanking a vet today, yet it is not really the day to thank vets many seem to believe it to be.

It seems to me that many think Memorial Day is like Veterans Day Part Two, it isn’t. Again no day is a bad day to thank a vet but if we become convinced that Memorial Day is about those of us that served and came back home, we miss the point. Memorial Day is more somber, it is about those who fell in battle and never again got up, it is about those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, it bluntly is about those who died.

Today at some point just pause and think about that. Think about the 4,400 of our US service members that have fallen in Iraq, the 2,300 in Afghanistan, the 47,000 in Vietnam, 33,000 in Korea, 291,000 in WWII, 53,000 in WWI or perhaps the 212,000 that fell on both sides in the War Between the States.

You don’t have to be for any war past or present to respect men and women who will give their lives for what they believe and fight the wars that politicians initiate. There are days for just about everything now. Days for bosses, secretaries, days for this and that and anything Hallmark can come up with.

What you won’t find in most greeting card stores is a Memorial Day Card, because those who would receive the card can’t open it, read it and feel good that someone cares. All they can hope for is that someone remembers their sacrifice, perhaps a flower or a wreath on their graves (if they even have one) or a comrade who is now living with a zeal for life in their memory.

Memorial day my friends is to remember those who served and died. Enjoy the day off if you have it, just try to remember the cost of this day. Some say you can’t count the cost, sadly you can and the numbers are very large. If you want to put it in perspective, just view the US Military Casualties of War Page on Wikipedia.

Episode-1796- Expert Council Q&A for 5-27-16

Today You Will Hear about Bryan Black's EDC

Today You Will Hear about Bryan Black’s EDC along with Other Great Info

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 depression, EDC, bees, military trailers, high blood pressure, livestock, emergency preparedness 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

  • Dealing with depression – Doc Bones
  • All about functional EDC – Bryan Black
  • The right way to use a bee smoker – Michael Jordan
  • The good, bad and ugly of M105 Military Trailers – Tim Glance
  • Two funny stories of injury involving the M105 – Jack
  • Dealing with high blood pressure naturally – Gary Collins
  • Proper pasture management for pastured poultry – Darby Simpson
  • Stocking up on sanitation items for SHTF – Erica Strauss
  • The rise of the machines has only just begun – Jack

Resources for today’s show…

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Websites of the Expert Council Members

Bob Wells Plant of The Week Paw Paw Tree – Adaptable from zone 4 to zone 8

Also called “The Custard Apple” because of its delicious taste of vanilla custard. The trees grow to about 25 feet and the fruit is 3-6 inches long. They work best if you plant two for pollination.

Some people refer to the Pawpaw as the “Miracle Fruit” and attribute their good health to it. The tree makes an attractive ornamental tree as well. Pawpaw plants are easy to grow.

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

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Episode-1795- Listener Calls for 5-26-16

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 pastured turkeys, emergency equipment, ponds, libertarianism, charity, marketing, quail, security 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 basics of pastured turkeys
  • Another example of use your equipment before you need it
  • Thoughts on pond maintenance
  • Where are things headed with the Libertarian Party this year
  • The best bang for your charity dollars
  • Thoughts on setting up your marketing for a new website
  • The how and when of introducing new quail to an existing flock
  • Thoughts about online privacy and security

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.

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Episode-1794- Benjamin Ellefson on teaching Children the Value of Preparedness

benBenjamin Ellefson is the award-winning author of the prepper themed children’s novel The Land without Color.   In his writing, he enjoys creating magical parables filled with preparedness, self-reliance, and libertarian themes.

He is a father of four daughters who works hard instill the values of self-reliance and self-sufficiency in his children.   Benjamin has been a TSP listener since the days of the mobile podcast.

Ben joins us today to discuss his book, how we can instill the values of preparedness in children and raise our children into self reliant adults.

Resources for today’s show…

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Get a free PDF copy of Ben’s Book or Win a Free Hard Copy – If you want to win a free hard copy of Ben’s book you can simply send an email to author@benjaminellefson.com with “Land Without Color” in the subject line, include where you want the book shipped. 

You have until 5-26-16 to get your entry in.  Ben will select 10 at random to send a book to. 

For a Free Electronic copy log into or join the MSB today, and go to the downloads page and you will find a link to download it in the eBook Publications Section of that page.

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-1793- How to Determine What Business You Should Start

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Today we continue with the shows that won the May voting for just Jack Tuesday shows.  As a reminder voting is still open for another week for Junes shows, you can cast your vote on that here.

Today though we dive into one of my favorite topics, entrepreneurship.  Namely determining what business to start, or more to the point what type of business to start.

There are a seemingly endless array of businesses out there but actually we can break them down into just a few true types.

First the most obvious break is

  • Products
  • Services

Once we do that then we can split those into the following

  • Products
    • Physical Products
    • Non Physical/Electronic Products
  • Services
    • Functional Services – accounting, mechanics, design work, etc
    • Educational Services
    • Entertainment Services

There are some gray areas, if you sell and entertaining video that educates people and also is downloaded as a non phyical product, what is that?  It is a combination of a educational and entertaining service and a non phyical product.  The key is that will dictate how you do the following…

  • Market it
  • Sell it
  • Deliver it
  • Support it
  • Up sell it
  • Develop the next product for your customer base

It will also have a huge impact on where you will have to spend most of your time.  In this case once the product is developed it will all be about the sales, marketing and follow up.

If you were in a product based business and you physically make the product say soap, you have to then add manufacturing, packaging, inventory management to the list.

Next up, we need to look at the driving reasons people buy products, there are only two…

  • They need the product
  • They want the product

Finally we look at the driving motivation for buying wanted vs. needed products, there are only three…

  • Because they are Entertaining
  • Because they are Profitable
  • Because they are Life Changing

When you develop a product that does all three we call it the golden trifecta of marketing.

We can then ask the three most important questions about our perspective customers, these are…

  • Who are they
  • What do they want
  • How do they want it (packaged/delivered/etc)

It is in all of this that you determine what the right business/product/service is right for you and your life style.

We marry the above with the following questions for ourselves…

  • What are you good at
  • What do you love
  • What do you hate
  • What amount of money can you invest
  • What amount of time can you invest
  • What are your biggest weaknesses

This leads us to determine some things about how to proceed such as…

  • What do I need to learn and how can I learn it
    • A small “starter business”
    • Taking a job more what it teaches then pays
    • Self study
    • All the above

Today we examine all of this and begin the path of entrepreneurship, a path not everyone will take but the path that creates more freedom than any other path in our modern world.

Resources for today’s show…

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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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Reminder One Week Left to Vote on Junes Tuesday Shows

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Just a reminder there is only about a week left to vote on June’s Tuesday “Just Jack”, shows.  Get on over to the forum and vote, in this election your votes really do count. I have 8 topics to pick from set up on the form and the top four will be produced on June, 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Here are the topics listed in the order they are currently ranked at.

  1. Four Years of Flux – The Rapid Changes Between Now and 2020
  2. Your First Year on a New Homestead – Taking Actions without Regretting Them
  3. Eating like a king on an Below Average Income
  4. The 12 Planks of Modern Survivalism – A Revisit 8 Years After I First Created Them
  5. Building Resilient Children is a World of Wusses
  6. How to Get Started with Bitcoin – Setting Up Accounts, Sending, Receiving, etc.
  7. Aquaculture for Protein Production
  8. Selecting and Understanding Bullet Types for Hunting, Practice and Tactical Use

Remember that all voting is on the forum, I have turned off the comments on this post to be sure there is no confusion.

To Vote Click This Link

Special from MT Knives – Genesis II

genesisTSP Gear Shop has been working with MT Knives to bring you a special edition knife featuring the TSP Logo for only $99.00. 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 II 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. 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-1792- Listener Feedback for 5-23-16

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 the collapsing education industry, politicians, homeschooling, vehicle recovery, remote properties, herbal medicine, more CDC lies, gun freedom 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

  • College enrollment is down, why I’m not surprised and what it means
  • How politicians view job security, not surprising
  • Taking the “economic plunge” into homeschooling
  • Alternatives to a bumper mounted winch for vehicle mobility
  • Setting up an “outdoor kitchen” on a remote property
  • Some listeners report on Dr. Christopher’s Tissue and Bone Salve
  • The millennial generations view on guns is not good long term for firearm freedom
  • The CDC is actively lying about the cholera outbreak in Haiti and has been for 5 years

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.

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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.