Episode-1779- John Moody on Farm and Food Freedom

John Moody Executive Director of the Farm To Consumer Legal Defense Fund along His Family

John Moody is a husband, father to four, small farmer, author, and speaker. After serving on the board of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, he was asked to serve as interim Executive Director and now full Executive Director.

John has participated in the small farming and food freedom movement in many ways over the years.  Serving as administrator for one of the largest local food buying clubs in the nation (Whole Life Buying Club).  Standing up with the members of that buying club to unjust enforcement actions to deny people their access to real food.

Protesting the FDAs harassment of farmers and people seeking real food, and speaking across the nation on matters related to food, health, and farming.  In other words fighting for the innate human rights that should be universal for all man kind.

Join John and I Today to Discuss…

  • The most common legal issues farmers and homesteaders are facing
  • How the war on small farms and food freedom changed over the past decade
  • The biggest threats looming on the horizon to people who want food freedom
  • How small farmers and food freedom advocates answer/respond so called safety concerns
  • What are things we can do to reclaim farm and food freedom in our nation
  • The most promising developments in terms of farm and food freedom

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Episode-1778- Finding a Remote Property (BOL)

The Remote, Off Grid, Rustic Cabin. Ideal for Some, Not for All.

The Remote, Off Grid, Rustic Cabin. Ideal for Some, Not for All.

Over the last month you guys voted on the Tuesday Shows for May, today we do the first one.  I had planned to do them in order with the winner first but will need another week to get prepped for that one.  The winners in order were…

  1. 20 Items to Add to Your Preps if You Don’t Have them Already
  2. How to Determine which Business you Should Start
  3. Finding the Right Property to make into a Homestead
  4. Finding a Remote Property (BOL)
  5. Training Dogs to Fit In on the Homestead

I will be posting the choices for June’s shows at the end of this week, while this months voting is now closed, you can still go to that post on the forum and post your requests for next month’s candidates.

So why did I jump to number four today?  Well this is a topic we have not covered in a long time, and I think it will make a good one for the new Youtube TSP Show Segments.

Join Me Today To Discuss…

  • What is a BOL in reality vs. pepper fiction
    • A fall back location
    • A secondary investment
    • A well prepared place of safety
  • What you should look for in a property, likely not what you think
    • First forget about it being a BOL
    • What do you want a property for beyond a BOL
      • Investment
      • Income
      • Recreation (hunting, fishing, camping)
      • Tax Advantages
    • Consider your purchasing options and budget
      • Conventional Loans
      • Owner Financing
      • All Cash Purchase
    • The needs of your family
      • Comfort
      • Buy in
    • Structure, Amenities, Utilities
      • Off gird may or may not be the way to go
      • Raw land is harder to finance
      • A lesson from permaculture, water, access structure
    • Finding a Property
      • Realtor.com, United Country, Lands Of ____, etc.
      • Finding a good agent, good luck
      • The unique challenge of geographic flexability
    • The buyers mindset
      • No emotion, Commander Spock not Dr. Spock
      • There will always be another deal
      • You don’t give a shit about the sellers life
      • See what a property could be, but use math wisely
      • Ignore stupid shit, color of paint, simple repairs, cluter
      • Never wave inspection and appraisal
    • Security
      • Forget SHTF, what about today
      • This is a real weakness of some remote properties
      • Hidden and underground storage works well
      • Gates keep honest people out
      • Signs tend to work well for dishonest people
    • In the end
      • It isn’t about what I want but what you want
      • Keep the goals in mind, BOL is just one of them
      • Real estate does build wealth, building wealth is prepping

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Episode-1777- Listener Feedback for 5-2-16

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

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Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on, bugging out, libertarian nations, LEOs doing the right thing, politics, more muh roads, running out of beer, self watering containers, grilling, economics, business, anarchy 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

  • A real world warning about being prepared to evac
  • How might a start up libertarian nation be funded
  • Good cops turn in a bad one, we need more of this
  • Is Trump the “strong man” it is looking more like it daily
  • Is government really doing a good job with road building anyway
  • TSHTF in Venezuela – they are out of beer!
  • An update on my self watering containers, they are banging!
  • A hard lesson, quail will eat horse nettle and it kills them
  • My recommendations on a good gas grill, well, Weber, yes it is expensive, ONCE!
  • Harriot Tubman on the 20, why they often “change the money”
  • When does it make sense to get a tax attorney and a CPA in a business
  • How would “public lands” work in an anarchy, would such a thing exist

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If You Have A Smart Phone These are the Best Charging Cables You Can Get

iphonecableAs a long time iPhone user I have always been frustrated by how quickly the expensive cables that come with them end up damaged.  Worse yet when you buy aftermarket cables they tend to not always work.

So I went on a quest to find a durable iPhone cable that just fricken worked and worked all the time.  What I settled on was this, ISelector Nylon Braided Lightning Charging Cable.  These things are tough!  How tough?  While I don’t recommend this, I took one and folded it half and whipped my desk with it 5 times, no damage, plugged it in and it worked.

They are quite affordable too at 25 bucks for a three pack.  About 8.30 a piece and given an Apple Lightening Cable no where near as durable sells for 19 dollars for one, they are now the only thing I use.

You can find them on Amazon at this link ISelector Nylon Braided Lightning Charging Cable

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androidcableBut what about you folks with Androids and other phones that use micro usb.  While they are not as costly as lightening cables given they are so universal, they do still tend to get damaged.  I also keep two of these in my charging station for friends and visitors, so I went out to find the best value to quality ratio I could find.

The key was I wanted a braided cable and aluminum connectors just like the iPhone cable I found.  And what I came up with is the iSeeker Nylon Braided Tangle-Free Micro USB Cable.

I will be totally honest I have not used these anywhere near as much as the ones for the iPhone because I don’t have a phone or primary device that uses them.  But based on their reviews and my inspection they are the best you can get for the price.  I mean seriously these are three bucks a piece in a bundle of three!

During disasters especially weather related ones communications and info gathering is often vital and smart phones are a key link for that.  For this reason I keep chargers and cables in all my vehicles, with my battery back up systems, in all my bags including my BOB and EDC bag.  I also keep the micro USB ones and a few other form factors like standard USB, because you never know what you may need, especially to help others.

When I stick cable into a bag and know I may not see it again for 6 months, I want to damn well know it is going to work when I need it.  If anyone knows of better cables, tell me and I will try them out.  For now these are my highest recommendations.

Episode-1776- Expert Council Q&A for 4-29-16

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 debt, bees, vaccines, military ration heaters, cooking beef, back up power, liberty 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

  • The ins and outs of HELOCs vs mortgages – John Pugliano
  • Bees invading bird feeders – Michael Jordan
  • Concerns about infant vaccines – Doc Bones
  • Military ration heaters for MREs – Tim Glance
  • Cooking large cuts of beef – Keith Snow
  • Two is one and one is none on back up power – Steven Harris
  • Should voters have the option to vote no confidence on all candidates – Jack

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My Favorite LED Emergency Power Failure Light

Since I published my video using my Steven Harris design mobile battery bank during a recent power outage, I have been asked a lot about the LED Power Failure Light seen in it.

Here is the HD version of that video.

These are by far my favorite Power Failure Lights.

These are by far my favorite Power Failure Lights.

You see the light in the bath room off the hallway.

I have tried dozens of brands of these over the years, they are all useful while they last.  Generally at some point the over charge and stay on even when they should be off.

I have never been happy with any of them long term until I found these from Etekcity.

I have been running these now for over a year with no issues, they work and just keep on working.  The only down side is they take up an entire outlet.  I am going to change a few of my outlets to quads to deal with that, I like them that much.

They also have motion sensors so when you walk by them in the dark they turn on and go back off after no motion is detected for 30 seconds. This prevent stubbed toes in dark hallway, great for night bathroom trips too, with out lighting up the entire house.

They are plug and play, you don’t have to configure anything. You an pick them up and take them with you like a flashlight.

You can find them on Amazon they are called, Etekcity LED Night Light / Flashlight: Rechargeable Emergency Light 

 

Episode-1775- Listener Calls for 4-28-16

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 herbs, BOLs, ducks, anarchism, business, politics, gardening, organic corruption, automation, soil 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…

  • Your last chance to get the PPC from Permaethos at 250 Dollars
  • Herb water for your health
  • How far is too far when setting up a BOL
  • A small duck flock on a small property the good, bad and ugly
  • Another look at the Muh Roads objection – easement without government
  • As a new grad who wants a business should you take a job first
  • Children prevented from singing the anthem at a memorial but was that wrong
  • How long should property be “chemical free” before it is safe to eat food from it
  • Thoughts on corruption and the “organic label”
  • Automation is taking over an airport, really
  • Amending soil when that soil is actually sand

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French Press Mugs still available


mug

TSP Gear Shop ran the new batch of “A Revolution is Brewing” French Press Travel mugs. This will likely be the only batch for 2016. All pre-orders were filled a few weeks ago and they still have mugs left in stock.

These are the Double Shot 2.1 French Press Mugs by Planetary Designs. They also come with a second lid if you want to just use it as a regular travel mug.

  • Nearly indestructible handle
  • Caribiner friendly
  • Constructed of double-walled, 18/8 restaurant-grade stainless steel
  • BPA-free
  • Storage compartment in the base for additional ground coffee, keys etc.
  • 14 oz. capacity, 6 3/4″H.

To get in on these remaining mugs visit TSP Gear Shop today. MSB can take 10% off their entire order. Free Shipping in the US. Also be sure to check out the Special Deals section.

Episode-1774- Terry Mulville on Off Grid Space Heating

Unlike Traditional Masonry Heaters, Silicone Dioxide Heaters can be Retrofitted into any Home.

Unlike Traditional Masonry Heaters, Silicone Carbide Heaters can be Retrofitted into any Home.

Terry Mulville joins us today to discuss masonry and silicone carbide heaters.  This old world technology is still employed throughout Europe and Russia.

Terry Joins us Today to Discuss…

  • What is a masonry heater
  • How is it different from a wood stove or fireplace
  • How long have masonry heaters been around
  • How does a silicone carbide heater differ from a masonry heater
  • What are the benefits of silicone carbide and masonry heaters
  • What is the cost of a system like this
  • Where can you learn more about these type of heaters

To contact Terry for assistance with masonry or silicone dioxide heaters, call 920-354-6260 or email him at terry at sunnysolutions.us

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Get Your Limited Edition TSP Top Bar Hive While You Can

Get Your TSP Top Bar Limited Edition Hive Before they Sell Out

Get Your TSP Top Bar Limited Edition Hive Before they Sell Out

Okay guys now this is cool for all you beekeepers and soon to be beekeepers out there and just in time to still be able to get bees this year.

These are a top bar hive open source design modified to be a bit better by our own William “Peanut” Turner.  This version will only have 50 made, it is custom routed with the TSP logo and ants and will be individually serial numbed in the order received 1-50, I have unit 00.

I did make one mistake in the video saying you could choose your type of plywood.  Kevin Keagen and Peanut made a command decision to make these only in the higher quality CARB compliant 13 layer plywood.

The price on these is 344 including shipping in the US.  Yes shipping is included, no discount codes required, one price for the top notch version of this hive

To get this hive while you can go to http://elishasspring.com/shop/tsp-serial-number-top-bar-hive/

Here is a short video of my hive.  Please note that again I said you could choose your plywood but the guys decided to include the upgrade to CARB compliant 13 layer plywood on all of them.