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Episode-20- TSP Rewind – Building Your Own Long Term Rations

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-561- Building Your Own Long Term Rations and originally aired on Dec. 1, 2010.  The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

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Last week a listener asked about question about building your own meals for a bug out bag or for back packing etc.  As it was a feed back show I gave the 5 minute answer to the question.  Today we dig deeper, I will give you some methods of creating long term storeable but ready to cook rations to supplement products like Mountain House, etc.  These recipes are more about building bases first and then customizing them to taste.

Join me today to learn…

  • Why create your own rations
    • You know what goes in them
    • Utilize your gardens production
    • Easily scale them up and down (home and away)
    • Save money
    • One day it may be the only choice
  • Recipes
    • The vegetable soup base
    • The chili base
    • The potato/chowder base
  • Tips and Tricks
    • Why you should carry rice/beans separately
    • Dehydrated beans and lentils are your friends
    • Small packets for seasonings and certain items
    • Vac sealers are great but not the only choice
  • Getting meat into the picture
    • Hunt/Trap
    • Canned Meats
    • Dehydrated Meats (biltong and jerkey)
    • Freeze Dried (repackaged)
    • TVP – When all else fails
  • Fruits and Nuts and other Stuffs
    • Dried berries, raisins etc. add flavor sweetness
    • Flour is versatile and lasts a long time vac sealed
    • Sardines and other canned fish (shrimp/clam chowder)
    • Pastas – (think mini and cut spaghetti)

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 and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-18- TSP Rewind – 14 Life Rules of a Modern Survivalist

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-1274 – 14 Life Rules of a Modern Survivalist and originally aired on Jan. 7, 2014.  The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

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I was going to call this show “14 Rules for Being a Modern Survivalist” but I realized that would violate my survival tenet that reads…

“Your personal philosophy is more important for you than mine! You are the master of your own life and if you don’t agree with my views, great, define, understand and implement your own. The biggest thing you can do is understand that you are in control of your life and that what you do matters. Those two factors have the greatest impact on individual survival across every demographic you can imagine.”

For me that is a deep intrinsic belief not just a tenet of modern survival philosophy.  I may come across as fully convinced in my beliefs and passionate about them to the extreme but that doesn’t mean I wish to impose them on any other person.  So I decided I would simply let you guys know today about 10 of the “rules” that I follow in my life.  Some are very old for me, they have guided me since childhood, others I have gained in recent years on my walk as a modern survivalist…

Join Me Today As I Discuss…

  • Ignore politicians, do not however ignore their actions and resulting consequences
  • Truly understand in this order absolute needs, needs, comfort items, luxuries
  • Use anything that works, as long as it is ethical and actually works
  • Solve any problem you see in your head even if you can’t implement the solution
  • Be concerned with the survival of others, not just your own survival
  • Ask what if like a child, answer that question like an adult
  • Be extremely grateful to be alive in this time in history
  • Never violate your personal moral code of ethics
  • Never be led by fear specifically fear of losing something you don’t even have yet
  • Take pride in your phyical abilities but depend on your mental abilities
  • Learn from everything you do, the good, the bad and the failures
  • Never accept that things are simply just the way they are
  • Never feel you have anything coming to you and be grateful for what does
  • Never waste a minute on the past, live in the now and in the tomorrow

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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Episode-1912- Richard Hastings of East Texas Aquaponics on Stepping Off the Cliff

Richard on a Rough Day!

Richard spent 26 years as a software engineer in Austin, TX, before he and his family moved four hours away in the summer of 2015 to an area where they didn’t know anyone. They took their 10’th grade daughter, kicking and screaming, from one of the best Government schools in Texas to a totally unknown (to them) small school in a small community.

Since then, they have built a commercial aquaponics system and started to sell into the market. Richard has his PDC from the online Geoff Lawton program in 2014 and has been a listener to the survival podcast since episode 415 and an MSB member for three years.

This is one of those rare shows were I was proactive in asking the guest to fill out a guest survey form.  I happened to connect with Richard after publishing one of my videos on youtube.  It was a small water garden system I was doing and he gave me a link to his set up, I was blown away!  He then told me how long he had been listening to TSP and that we were partly why he had made this life change, so I asked him right away to please come share his story.  Today you will hear that story.  It is pretty awesome.

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1911- You Have a Duty to Be Prepared

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Preppers, survivalists, call us what you want but the media makes us all out to be tin hat conspiracy theory obsessed loons.  But what if I told you that being prepared is the only responsible action you can take as an adult in the modern world.

If you have a family this should be beyond obvious.   You are responsible for making sure your children are fed, warm and as comfortable as possible in any given circumstances.  If you loved your spouse enough to pledge your life to them, do you owe them the concern for their life long safety and well being as well?

What if you are single, no one to worry about?  Well if you are stranded, stuck, hurt, hungry, fill in the blank in a bad time, you are going to end up using resources that others might need.

The honest truth is we should all see preparedness as a a basic civic responsibility.  I am so sick of hearing how strong America is. It always comes down to our military.  That is like me claiming I am great at football because my favorite team has won 6 Super Bowls, it is just plain stupid.

Our nation is dramatically weak right now.  If we were ever to experience terrorism say the way it was in Northern Ireland during “the troubles”, we would literally shut down.  During super storm Sandy, people in good neighborhoods were dumpster diving for food only 48 hours into the disaster, 48 hours and willing to eat garbage.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • Yes you have rights, you also have responsibilities
  • How weak is America today
    • A lesson from the shooting of an Ohio firefighter yesterday
    • What would happen if 2 guys just began starting fires here and there
    • What will our nation look like if 20 million people lose their jobs
    • Imagine how much damage could be done with phyical attacks on the grid
  • The Basics of being prepared…
    • It all starts with a specific mindset
    • Emergency fund, 1000 dollars, 30 days, 60 days, 90 days
    • Black Out Kits and Bug Out Kits
    • A pantry at least 30 Days Deep
    • Water storage
    • Basic first aid kits (home and car) and basic training
    • Some form of back up power and lighting
    • Reserve fuel
    • Emergency Heating Options
    • Documentation and Evacuation Folders
    • Security Protocol and Procedures in Place
    • A Health and Sanitation Plan
    • Materials and Tools for Basic and Emergency Repairs
    • Knowledge and Skills – the most important of them all
  • Final Thoughts

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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Episode-1910- Listener Feedback for 12-5-16

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your emails on automation and job loss, more on emergencies and ambulance service, over reliance on your preps 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 Calls and Discuss…

  • The grocery store I predicted is here, by Amazon
  • A guy in North Texas is looking for someone to split a pallet of barley for fodder
  • An update on our prior segment on emergencies, hospitals and ambulance service
  • How over reliance on your preps can bite you in the ass
  • Thoughts on General Mattis for Secretary of Defense
  • Another take on a remote cow/calf operation
  • What to do when your gun doesn’t have a GBB airsoft clone
  • Various listeners thoughts on UBI if it ever 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.

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Episode-1909- Expert Council Q&A for 12-2-16

jackspirko

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 cattle, gardening, sheep and goats, travel trailers, bee keeping, philosophy 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

  • Running a remote cow/calf operation – Geoff Lawton
  • Dealing with wilt, blight and fungus – Nick Ferguson
  • Dealing with parasites in sheep and goats – Ben Falk
  • Living in a travel trailer – Gary Collins
  • Mites vs. bees – Michael Jordan
  • Would a UBI create a migration away from  cities – Jack

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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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Episode-1908- Listener Calls for 12-1-16

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on zello, medical emergencies, sociatial collapse, leaving the military, gardening, prescription drugs 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…

  • A Zello primer from one of our mods
  • An important survival lesson about hospitals and emergencies
  • Is “the fall of Rome” the future of the US, no and here is why
  • The eye dominance question yet again, the answer will never change
  • Thoughts on transitioning from the military to civilian life
  • A new rule, no more taunting “the Harris”, except this time
  • Using cedar mulch, no it won’t kill  your plants, well it might, but well, tune in
  • Thoughts on eating meat of “suburban” game like raccoons
  • What are the effects of the over medication of America

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?

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Episode-1907-Jeff Yago On His New Book “Lights On”

Author and Consultant Jeff Yago

Author and Consultant Jeff Yago

Jeff Yago is a well known writer for Backwoods Home Magazine, Mother Earth News, Self-Reliance Magazine, Homepower Magazine, and others.

His articles cover all areas of solar power, emergency backup power, battery power, and energy conservation.

I have asked Jeff back today to discuss his new book titled: Lights On, which was just released on Nov 1 and is now available from all bookstores, Amazon, and World Net Daily bookstore.

Jeff believes most preppers are limiting their backup power preparations to only generators, and power outages are becoming more often and lasting longer, which will easily exceed your stored fuel supplies, then what?

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-1906- Cooking Venison

deersteak

A perfectly cooked deer steak, you can go to medium but if you go to well done, you are evil and do not deserve to touch venison.

Okay right out of the gate if you are not into or do not have access to game, this podcast will still be advantageous to you, every technique I cover can be applied to any red meat like say beef or lamb.

Cooking really is all about technique, and red meat is red meat, pork is pork, etc.  There are some differences due to fat content we will address but on that, the number one way people ruin any meat, especially wild game is OVER COOKING IT.

It staggers the mind, a person will eat a steak from a cow, raised in a CAFO, that stood in its own crap and cooking it to medium is okay.  But give them a deer that lived in the wild, never was confined, lived on the most natural diet in the world and they cook it to oblivion to be “safe”.

Join Me Today To Discuss…

  • The question that spawned this episode
  • A few thoughts on self processed vs. professional processing
  • Cooking Venison by the Cut/Product
    • Steaks
    • Stew meat
    • Ground meat
    • Sausage
    • Chops
    • Roasts
    • Back straps
    • Tenderloins
    • Heart
    • Liver
  • Final Thoughts

Resources for today’s show…

Cooking Tools From 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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Episode-1905- Listener Feedback for 11-28-16

jackspirkoToday on the Survival Podcast I respond to your emails on zello, doomsday idiocy, work ethics, business, the alt right, GMOs 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 to Discuss…

  • A call out to a member of the Zello crew and why you should use zello
  • Doomsday preppers get robbed, don’t even know what kind of guns they owned
  • Can you really make money with “just a blog” and a bigger lesson
  • Thoughts on Mike Rowe’s S.W.E.A.T. pledge
  • The “Alt Right” why I just don’t care and you shouldn’t either
  • GMO crops are simply failing to meet their promise, why soil is the only solution

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.