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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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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.

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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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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…

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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.

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-1791- Expert Council Q&A for 5-20-16

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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 guns, ponds, permacutlure, cooking fish, batteries, swales, pension funds, gardening 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

  • Update on the Granddaddy’s Gun Club – Jack
  • Dealing with poor drainage and water holding areas – Nick Ferguson
  • An over due update on Wheaton Labs in Montana – Paul Wheaton
  • What do do with fish beyond the basics – Keith Snow
  • Why good batteries go bad and ruin electronics – Steven Harris
  • To swale or not to swale – Ben Falk
  • How do pension funds go bankrupt – John Pugliano
  • Help my garden is full of sad plants – Jack

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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.

Join the MSB Today

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Episode-1790- Listener Calls for 5-19-16

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 podcasts, RVs, diesel trucks, junk silver, forage crop seed blends, rose hips, the drug war 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…

  • What other podcasts do I listen to personally
  • Thoughts on “stealth RVs” for hiding in plane sight
  • Thoughts on Dodge’s half ton pick up with the 6 cyl diesel motor
  • What is the best source of junk silver
  • Thoughts on pre mixed “forage seed blends” for chicken tractoring
  • What service do I use for bitcoin and why
  • When to pick rose hips and what to do with them

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-1789- Stephen Donahue on Local Opportunities to Influence Policy Toward Freedom

Steven Donahue of StevenDonahue.net

Steven Donahue of StevenDonahue.net

Steve Donahue is a pastor, businessman, homesteader, home schooling father of 5 who has a passion to leave a legacy of freedom to the next generation.

In the fall of 2014 Steve was appointed to his county’s Planning and Zoning commission with a commitment to reduce the amount of violence against property owners in the county.

Steve has been listening to TSP daily since the Jetta days.  He joins us today to discuss local opportunities to influence policy toward freedom.

Join Us Today To Hear…

  • How he got appointed to the county’s planning and zoning commission
  • Why he got involved in local government activities with a philosophy of nonaggression
  • Why target to local planning and zoning boards specifically
  • What difference has he made in his county by serving on the commission
  • What can local residence do to influence the Planning and Zoning commissions

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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Episode-1788- Finding the Right Property to Turn Into a Homestead

The Urban Rural Fringe is Often a Homesteading Sweetspot

The Urban Rural Fringe is Often a Homesteading Sweetspot

In case you have not be paying attention for the last 15 years, news flash, homesteading is once again very popular.  From tiny urban homesteads (sue me Dervaes family go for it!) to mid sized small acreages to properties with a “back 40” and everything in between.

Why?  America and much of the modern world is starting to realize how hollow what we call “progress” really is.  They are realizing that a house that eats up 30% or more of monthly income while giving nothing back as a status symbol, doesn’t really make your life better.

Our nation was founded as a nation of homesteaders, again from big to small properties but almost every American not so long ago was using their land to provide for them.  I feel we are returning to that mind set, at least a large number of us are.  Today we look at finding that right property, what to look for, how to evaluate it, how to approach things so you don’t get in over your head or make costly type one errors.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • Everything I said about buying property in the BOL episode applies here
  • A quick update on a listener who was willing to walk away and what happened
  • What is the difference between a home and a homestead
    • Homesteads produce vs. consume your resources
    • Homesteads are multi functional
    • Homesteads are generally planned for long term ownership
    • Homesteads are created by their owners, not a “builder”
  • What to look for in a homestead
    • Size, its up to you but think hard about this
    • Locations
      • Urban/Suburban
      • Urban Rural Fringe (sweet spot)
      • Rural
      • Remote
    • Thinking about food production
      • Don’t be married to large numbers of livestock
      • Consider home scale animal solutions
        • Quail
        • Rabbits
        • Chickens
        • Ducks
      • Food production from plant sources
        • Annual gardens
        • Perennial plantings
        • Mushroom production
      • Consider your lifestyle
        • Working a job
        • Working from home
        • Home based business
        • Full time homesteader/homestead business
    • If you want freedom, define it
      • No HOAs
      • Check, double check, codes, zoning, laws
      • Evaluate the neighborhood with a critical eye
    • Economics
      • Things you almost always pay less for if they are already there
        • Outbuildings
        • Ponds
        • Fencing
        • Roofing
        • Almost all infrastructure
      • Things  you tend to pay more for if they are already done
        • Carpet
        • Paint
        • Kitchens
        • Bathrooms
      • Things you should usually not get into your head
        • Additions
        • Removing walls
    • In the end, you can do this almost anywhere, define your dream

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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Episode-1787- Doc Bones Joins Me for Listener Feedback 5-16-16

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

Yes this is a listener feedback show but it is atypical in that our good friends Doc Bones and Nurse Amy are staying with us for a couple days after wrapping up a local preparedness convention.

So I have both some topical content from Doc along with some of your questions and feedback that are specifically suited to Doc chiming in with me on them.

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 Doc Bones and I Today To Discuss…

  • Is the Zika Virus anything to really be concerned about
  • Is there any truth to the fact that vaccines may have caused the outbreak in South America
  • What are some good Items for a pandemic kit
  • What are some good considerations for basic pandemic preparedness
  • When does an epidemic become a pandemic, what is the true difference
  • Making FAK decision between highly mobile and a vehicle kit
  • All about the CRF foods recall, what you need to know

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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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.