Episode-79- TSP Rewind – Dealing With Violent Confrontations

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-416- Dealing With Violent Confrontations and was first published on April 14th, 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

After spending a week with Val Riazanov on systema and Russian martial arts and filming the new DVD series I thought it might be a good day to do a show on dealing with potentially violent confrontations.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Real violence vs. movie violence
  • The morals of the criminal, he has none
  • Professional = death when it comes to killing
  • The first rule is avoiding the confrontation
  • If you can’t avoid it focus on deescalation
  • If deescalation fails at times controlled retreat is the best option
  • You should always appear relaxed and “harmless”
  • When you do strike it must be with sufficient force for the situation
  • Pressure points are useless in full speed combat, anatomy points are critical
  • The “systema strike” – misunderstood and highly effective
  • Dealing with an armed opponent takes things to another level
  • The knife is the oldest consistently deadly weapon for a reason
  • In dealing with an opponent with a gun 1.5-2 meters is “critical distance”

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-78- TSP Rewind The Cancer and Slavery of Debt

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally,  Episode-369- The Cancer and Slavery of Debt and was first published on Feb. 22nd, 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Today we back up and take a deeper look at the topic of debt and how it both destroys lives in good times and bad.  Debt is a cancer that is destroying America.  We have been sold a false dream, a false dream that robs the true dream of America’s legacy of freedom.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • The basic rules of survival
  • The false dream of debt vs the real dream that is America
  • Why debt really is cancer and why it will make you act in fear
  • How debt leads to bigger government
  • Why financial management and debt elimination cannot be separated from survivalism
  • The cost of debt must be measured in time, not dollars for the horror to become evident
  • The only way to eliminate debt
  • Why people in debt out spend people who are debt free
  • Why you must at least start eliminating debt if you want to be a modern survivalist
  • The main way to be a survivor is to reduce dependence
  • Inflation punishes savers, save anyway
  • We are forced into risk, debt makes that worse
  • The solution is in your hands

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-77- TSP Rewind – The Missed Lessons of Major Disasters

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally,  Episode-366- The Missed Lessons of Major Disasters and was first published on January 28th, 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

It seems there is always a disaster somewhere in the world.  Right now eyes are on Haiti, over the last two decades we have had many.  The LA Riots, The California Quake, Hurricanes Andrew, Ike, Rita and of course Katrina.  Lesser publicized weather events like the Ft. Worth and Arlington Tornado (which we lived through), the Mississippi floods of the 90s, Tropical Storm Fay in Jacksonville and more.

Each time we hear how we have “learned” from the event and will do better next time, yet a lot of what we learn misses many of the real lessons.  This will be the subject of today’s podcast.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • More first responders per individual
  • Biggest shortages are food, water and shelter
  • Law and order will break down
  • Law abiding citizens often become targets of law enforcement
  • The media loves hardship, blame and is never part of the solution
  • The size and scope of large disasters has actually be quite small
  • Government and your fellow man will help but you may still be on your own
  • Redundancy in your preparations is critical
  • The disaster is not the biggest danger, the aftermath is
  • The cause is less important then the removal of systems of support
  • Money can become worthless, beer can be a currency
  • Free societies are vulnerable
  • What happens elsewhere can and very well may effect you
  • It can happen where you live
  • It is up to you, no matter the intentions of others

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.

Please Be Nice to Western Botanicals

As I said on yesterday’s show a butt hurt person contacted all my sponsors complaining about TSP.  Western Botanicals did reach out and ask about the situation.  Randy (one of the owners) and I had a good conversation about the situation.

My stance was, TSP was this way when you found us 8 years ago and we are not going to change.  They simply did a thoughtful investigation into what occurred and came to the conclusion that our partnership was more valuable than one person complaining.  They are great partners who have supported us and we have supported them for 8 years and I look forward to at least 8 more.

Now Randy told me one of you told them you’d not do business with them again over this, that is NOT helpful.  They are again a great partner who simply cared enough to reach out and investigate the situation.  Please be supportive of them, 8 year sponsorships tend to not exist in the world of podcasting though they seem very common here at TSP.

We deeply value our relationship with Western Botanicals and all our sponsors.  If I ask you guys ever to reach out and let any of them know that you value you them, please do so, but don’t use any sort of threatening language that is never helpful and frankly when people do that to me, I tell them to pound sand or worse.

Again Western Botanicals is a wonderful partner, they made a firm decision to stand with us as they always have.  For that we are grateful and remain their loyal partner.

Why North Korea will Denuclearize

While I am officially now on vacation I could not leave without going on record about this.  The T.V. keeps telling us that North Korea won’t give up its nukes, because they prevent regime change, etc.   I mean if “little rocket man” didn’t have his nukes we could just waltz in and topple him.  This is the view the media has been presenting for years.  The problem is, as usual with our media it is complete and total fake news.  Of course as Adolph Hitler said, “tell a lie loud enough and long enough and people will believe it”.

But let’s examine simple facts, the Korean War ended in a cease fire on July 27th, 1953.  North Korea tested its first claimed successful nuke on May 25th, 2009.  They did an earlier test in 2006 which even they admitted failed.   This means from 1953-2009 North Korea had exactly ZERO nuclear capability and yet the US never invaded them or effected any sort of regime change.

One reason of many is very simple, with zero nuclear weapons North Korea has enough conventional long range weapons turned on Seoul South Korea to literally level it in about 45 minutes.   Yes US air power, smart weapons and counter artillery could take a lot of it out but by then the damage would be done into the trillions of dollars and at the cost of 10s of thousands of lives, perhaps even hundreds of thousands of lives.   Additionally North Korea is aligned with China and they know we won’t risk war with China unless it is absolutely necessary.  This stand off kept the Kim regime in power for exactly 55 years, 9 months and 28 days without having any nuclear capability.

So shocking I know but the media is once again LYING to you in complete denial of the facts.  So this leads to an obvious question why would North Korea provoke the west by acquiring nuclear weapons in the first place?  We are told at a minimum it further protects them from US aggression.  But Asian nations including North Korea are always far more strategic.

So simply let me ask you, what does North Korea want?  They want what they have wanted since the death of Kim II-sung, normalized relations with the world.  The problem was before that, what did the world want in return?  Two things mainly!  One get rid of the prison camps.  Two stop pointing enough artillery at Seoul to level it.

Okay well either of those things really do threaten the regime.  North Korea can’t exist with out the camps, the regime would end up dragged into the streets and murdered Gaddifi style in a year at most once the threat of the camps was gone.  Leading to a refuge crisis and likely a new military dictatorship, also not friendly to the US.  History shows this to be how most dictators fall only to be replaced by a new dictator.  Also taking the guns off Seoul and standing down their posture could potentially open them to attack by the vastly superior forces of the US and its allies.  So both of those requests are no gos.

I also want to say I am not defending the horrible prison camps in North Korea but the truth is Kim Jong Un was born into this reality, he can’t just close them, he would be toppled by his own military, he wants to survive and stay in power like all tyrants.  He will do whatever makes that happen.  So why get nukes?

Simple, to have something you can use to cut a deal!  The nukes North Korea has are barely functional, they can’t launch a creditable attack on the US, despite what the TV says, and yes I do have confidential sources that back that up.  They could perhaps nuke Japan, etc.  This would result in the instant annihilation of North Korea with the “fire and fury” Trump threatened.  It doens’t give Kim what he wants.

So what does Kim Jong Un want, he wants his nation to be modernized, he wants his nation to have trade with the world.  So how do you get it.  You develop something you don’t really need that shocks the world, then you make a deal to give it up in return for what you actually want.  In other words the entire nuclear program was designed to get the US to negotiate with them for something they could afford to give up and still keep their power.   And that is why they will denuclearize, it was always the plan.

I know that sounds crazy but consider the alternative.  Imagine that North Korea had never developed nukes and wanted negotiations today.  What would they be asked to do?  Take the guns off Seoul and close the camps is the only answer there is.  Again they can’t do that, even if Kim wants to close the camps to stay in control it will have to be done in a series of reforms over time.  I am not saying that is moral or ethical, I am saying it is necessary for the regime to stay in power.

Next for the guns to come off Seoul will require North Korea feeling that the threat of US invasion is not really there anymore.  In denuclearizing they effectively neuter the rhetoric of the west.  In other words giving up those few, pathetic, sad, nukes that are truly useless in reality to them, strengthens their position.

They then still have their camps which they can scale back as people become happier with a new North Korea with more “stuff” and above all more food.  Even the most modest reforms will be praised by the west, especially South Korea, Japan and E.U. Nations.  They can then begin to redirect military assets while maintaining a very strong though less directly threatening military.  Each tiny bit they give from this point forward seriously weakens US ability to marshal other nations to oppose a new North Korea.

So there you go, North Korea will denuclearize and will change dramatically from at minimum an economic stand point and it is going to happen fast.  Kim knows Trump could lose reelection in just a few years and this opportunity could pass, the next guy likely won’t be a deal maker.  He also knows he can make this deal, cement his power and likely this deal will guarantee that he will be dealing with Trump until 2024 as it will cement Trump’s reelection.

My Prediction – By the end of 2018, the Korean War will officially end and North Korea will either be fully denuclearized or have 100% agreed to it and the process will be well into motion.  Frankly the North Korean nuclear program is a lot like Regan’s Star Wars Program.   There is something there but most of it doesn’t work, most of it will never work but it makes a hell of a negotiating tactic.  Doubt me if you wish but an actual logical analysis that stops assuming Kim is “insane” makes all of this most likely scenario.

Note – this article is a logical evaluation of the reality we are observing.  It is free from my personal political opinions.  It has nothing to do with support or opposition to Trump, just a logical and factual analysis.  The main stream media should give that a try sometime.

Episode-2236- Expert Council Q&A for 6-12-18

Today its Friday so it’s time for 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 hyperemesis, 4×4 vehicles, plant propagation, retirement relocation, blood thinners, SEO, coffee 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…

  • What is lisnopril and how would you deal without it – Doc Bones
  • On stabilizing fuel – Charles Sanville
  • Get shit done life hacks – Nicole Sauce
  • Making awesome stuffed zuchinni – Keith Snow
  • Feeding large numbers of people on paleo for cheap – Gary Collins
  • The latest and greatest in rechargeable batteries – Steven Harris
  • The 10mm lever gun and other options – Jack

Resources for today’s show…

Steve’s Battery Links

Websites of the Expert Council Members

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Episode-2235- Total Freedom Though Honest Personal Branding

I don’t talk about it much but I am told oh 20 times a month on average things like,

  • I am doing it wrong (as in this show)
  • Someone is going to contact my sponsors to tell them I am offensive
  • If I continue to do things this way it will be “the end of TSP”
  • I need to think like Reagan and build a “bigger tent”
  • Get this one, “I have a public responsibility to make TSP more listener friendly”
  • Oh and it just goes on and on and on and on

The real irony is when some dip shit gets offended, tells me off and I tell them to go screw and they say something like, “wow what happened to you, this isn’t like you”.  I am very tempted to ask these people what the hell they are smoking and could I please have some.

Take a look at our disclaimers and policies page, the current version of this page was published on 1-1-11, hey I like numeric patterns.  One of the most recent pathetic mental breakdowns was from Episode 2223, where I used the “F word” about a dozen or so times to drive home the point about how schools are creating these school shootings and the fact that 5,000 youths a year kill themselves and over 30,000 attempt suicide.  Now pardon my view but if there was ever a place for the F word, that is it!

That said I generally don’t use that word on the air, so when I did I did the following…

  1. Marked the episode explicit
  2. Announced on air that it was coming and to skip ahead if you didn’t want to hear it

Now keep in mind in my disclaimers it says among other things, the following and has since January of 2011, which is seven years ago!

“We believe in freedom here, if you choose to listen to our show you do so as a free human being on planet earth and therefore we are not responsible for any “mental anguish”, “mental trauma”, “feeling of being offended” or any other emotional problems that you get from doing so.”

I have to say that is about as honest and clear cut as it can be!  The beauty though of always being yourself is when such assclowns attempt to harm you, all they can really do is build you up, and that is the magic of building honest personal brand.  The key word there is honest!  Anyway since I am going to be gone until the 25th on vacation after today I thought may be we could have a fun show and one that can change your life if you choose to act on it.

Join In Today to Hear…

  • The two recent incidents that inspired today’s show
  • The reason I even use “vulgar words” on the air
  • I am not saying to be like me, or anyone else
  • Understanding what a niche is today vs. in say 1990
  • Why the last thing on want today is a “bigger tent”
  • The 1,000 true fans model is for everyone
  • The difference between true fans and “fanboys”
  • The harsh reality, time not money is the most valuable online commidity
  • Here is everything you really need to know about business
    • There are only two types of products
      • Needed
      • Wanted
    • All products are one of three things for customers
      • Entertaining
      • Profit Yielding
      • Life Changing
      • When you have all three it is the Golden Trifecta
    • Everything you need to know about marketing in two phrases
      • Marketing is telling your story
      • Effective marketing is getting other to tell your story
    • Everything you need to know about sales
      • Make it easy to buy from you
      • You are selling more than products and services
      • You are always selling, whether you think so or not
  • In the end, there has never been a better time or one with more opportunity than today

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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Gerber Dime Multi-Tool – TSP Item of the Day

dimeEvery day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Gerber Dime Multi- Tool.  To me everyone should have a mini multi-tool on their key chain.

This is one of my absolute favorites due to how small and useful it is. There are so many times in our lives we could use a screw driver or a pair of pliers or even a good pair of tweezers.  I spent a lot of time checking into small key chain sized multi tools and the Gerber Dime was the one I settled on.

With this little gadget on my key chain I have the following tools everywhere I go, all the time.

  • Needle nose pliers
  • Wire cutter
  • Fine edge blade
  • Retail package opener
  • Scissors
  • Flat Screw Driver
  • Crosshead Screw Driver
  • Bottle opener
  • Tweezers
  • File

For many years I carried a Leatherman Wave, in fact I often still do.  Frankly I think it is the best full sized multi-tool out there.   But it is a rather large item on your belt and just not practical for every day and all the time.  To much EDC makes one look like a pathetic version of Batman you know.

So at times I would need pliers, a driver, etc, and just not have it with me.  Well pretty much anywhere I go I have my keys.  To drive home how small this item is when folded here is mine on my key chain below.  As you can see it takes up less space than the key to my 4-Runner.

gerberdime

The Gerber Dime Multi- Tool is also a great deal at under 14 bucks with free shipping on Prime.  It absolutely will not do everything a full sized tool does but it is small enough to always be there when you need it.  To me that is the key with mini multi-tools, better a small set of pliers then none at all!

Remember you can always find all TSPAZ Items of the day by just going to TspAz.com along with a link to Amazon’s top deals of the day.

 

Episode-2234- Expert Council Q&A for 6-8-18

Today its Friday so it’s time for 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 hyperemesis, 4×4 vehicles, plant propagation, retirement relocation, blood thinners, SEO, coffee 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…

  • What is hyperemesis and what can you do about it – Doc Bones
  • Conversion of a 4×4 vehicle into a side-by-side UTV type of thing – Charles Sanville
  • All about tap roots and root cuttings – Nick Ferguson
  • Thoughts on relocation for retirement – John Pugliano
  • Special blood clotting products for those on blood thinners – Doc Bones
  • SEO Basics and Coffee as medicine – Nicole Sauce
  • More on website SEO and site marketing – Jack

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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Zymox Pet Spray with Hydrocortisone – TSP Item of the Day

zymoxEvery day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is Zymox Pet Spray with Hydrocortisone.  As  you may remember my buddy Charlie the Pitbull-Pointer had some issues with his back paws.  We are pretty sure that evil fire ants started the issue and caused him to chew both his paws pretty raw.

Well as I reported in another review we used a combination of comfrey ointment and bitter apple spray to deal with it.  It healed very well over all, but one spot high up on his back paw seemed fine one day then was bloody red the next.

Time to up the game.  So I applied Zymox Pet Spray with Hydrocortisone and in a single day the improvement was marked.  It must taste like crap so over spraying with bitter apple has not been necessary.  After 3 days on it the sore was basically just a spot with hair missing, hair which rapidly grew back.

Comfrey was able to do the job here but a dog is not a person and sometimes a pup can’t resist the urge to chew, even though bitter apple spray.  Then it is time for something with Hydrocortisone in it.  This spray also has a three enzyme blend of lactoperoxidose, lysozyme and lactoferrin that effectively destroys bacterial, viral and fungal microorganisms. These enzymes are derived from natural milk protein peroxidases according to the manufacturer.

If you check the reviews on Amazon you will find many dog and cat owners consider this stuff a God send.  That is why it sits with 4.5 out of 5 stars with over 800 reviews.  So this is another item that belongs in your “Dogie First Aid Kit” (aka DFAK) because it works so well.

The key with hot spots and the like is get them treated before they become chronic and spread.  I like to rely on herbals but as soon as he made the sore bloody it was either this or the “cone of shame” and I just didn’t want my buddy in the cone.

Remember you can always find the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

P.S. – This is not medical advice just personal experience.  Since starting using this we have several times used it for ourselves.  Last fall I got a small mark on my hand and assumed it was a scratch from some hardware cloth, it was to small poke marks, yea it ended up being a spider bite, what type I don’t know.

While it wasn’t something dangerous it started getting worse and worse, with some necrosis spreading, comfrey was no help, this stopped it cold.  Another time I got tore up moving some wood by fire ants, I sprayed the areas of my hands with this before the bites broke out, and they never did.  Again this IS NOT advice just a personal experience.

I would however like Doc. Bones opinion on this stuff.  Bones?