Category Archives: Podcasts

Episode-1934- Listener Feedback for 1-19-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on real estate, investing, guns, business, predatory government fees, gardening, law enforcement, aquaponics 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…

  • When and how to sell off property
  • The Areo Survival Rifle – damn now I want one!
  • The new collapse of pensions – and resulting predatory fees
  • Becoming a land lord in an odd way, is there any real tax advantage
  • When to get law enforcement involved with child bullying
  • Dealing with compacted soil, at Guantanamo Bay Cuba, yes really
  • Another TSP listener launches a business
  • Using a “pond” for aquaponics
  • Storing produce in larger quantities

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1933- Austin Martin on Using Digital Business to Build Your Homesteading Life

Austin Martin is a father of 4, small scale farmer, podcaster, Youtuber, and digital entrepreneur (All before turning 30).

Austin spent the first 3 years of his Homesteading life commuting for an hour or more each day, working a job in the construction field. Waking up at 4:30 am to do animal chores, and arriving home after work in the dark, not able to spend time outside with his kids, led him to change his life.

Now he works from his laptop, allowing him the freedom to spend more time with his family and on his homestead.

Today We Discuss…

  • The initial years starting up a farm business while working fulltime
  • Taking advantage of commuting hours
  • Teaching yourself to build websites
  • Growing a side business, a family and a farm all at the same time
  • Making the call in your transition from worker to full time entrepeneur
  • Why a digital business is a great tool to make homesteading dreams come true
  • Multiple digital enterprises you can run digitally to fund your life
  • The base skills you need to become a digital entrepreneur
  • The right starting point as a new digital entepreneur

Resources for today’s show…

Austin’s Links

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-1932- Seed Starting Primer for 2017

Grow Light Tech Has Advanced a Lot Since I Started TSP!

Spring is coming!  Well technically it was spring here in Texas 4 days ago, now it is winter again and it will be spring her on Thursday and Summer for a day on next Tuesday before returning to winter on the following day.

For most of the nation is it actually winter and it may seem spring is a long way off, but it isn’t.  March 21st is the official first day of spring, that is only 63 days.  For much of the country your last frost date is close to that time, perhaps only a few more weeks out.

Many seeds should be started in a protected environment about 6-8 weeks before setting out, translation, it is time to get those seeds ordered and started very soon.

Join me today as we discuss…

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-1931- Listener Feedback for 1-16-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your emails on politics, economics, pellet rifles, student loans, bullying, shifts in society, agriculture, business 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…

  • Trump is about to deliver on Universal Health Care, the writing is now on the wall
  • Should you ever consider a privately held mortgage
  • Proper storage of a multi pump pellet rifle
  • A new demographic hit by student loan debt – Grandmaw
  • Dealing with school bullies, what is a parent to do
  • A lesson from the horseless carriage and the whip and saddle makers
  • Time for gene silencing spray, no I’m not kidding, I wish I was
  • Proof that the brainwashing of farmers starts early, really early
  • Harvesting water from snow melt
  • An interesting way to predict a products success or failure

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?

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.

Episode-1930- Expert Council Q&A for 1-13-17

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 gas storage, meat grinders, rock mass heaters, investing, hydrophobic soils, seed starting, canning, education 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

  • Storing gas outdoors and hiding it from thieves – Steve Harris
  • Choosing a hand cranked meat grinder – Keith Snow
  • Heating a home with russian olive and a rocket stove – Paul Wheaton
  • To invest in retirement or to prep – John Pugliano
  • Dealing with hydrophobic soils – Geoff Lawton
  • Starting seeds indoors – Nick Ferguson
  • The truth about pre sterilizing canning jars – Eric Strauss
  • Building a house by watching youtube – 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.

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.

Episode-1929- Chef Keith Snow on the Food Storage Feast

Chef Keith Snow is the author of The Harvest Eating Cookbook-Running Press 2009, and host of Harvest Eating Radio, which has surpassed 350 episodes and continues to grow a substantial audience of devoted listeners, true friends and fans.

Keith joins us today to discuss his new online storage food cooking course, called Food Storage Feast.   In this course he teaches you to make gourmet meals with your preps, and integrate your food storage plan into your daily menu so you can really “store what you eat and eat what you store.”

Join Us Today to Discuss…

  • Why do people’s food storage plans fail
  • How to use grains and basics but not have meals end up like “prison gruel”
  • How cooking regularly from your storage food slash your grocery bill
  • Why learning to cook gourmet meals from storage food is a win-win survival skill
  • Why you should not rely on ready-made, freeze-dried, just-add-water meals
  • How Chef Keith’s course will work and how he interacts with his students

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?

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.

Show Delayed Today

Due to an internet outage TSP will be delayed significantly today. Just a friendly PSA.

Posted from my iPhone

MSB Updates 1-10-17

I have made some updates to the MSB that I wanted everyone to be aware of.

First – The High Mowing Organic Seeds code had expired.  The new code is now in the MSB, and High Mowing is a great long term supporter.  This is the time of year to be ordering seeds for the coming season, so check out High Mowing and remember to get your MSB discount visit the Benefits Section of the MSB before you make your purchase.

Second – Chef Keith Snow has an awesome new course on cooking with your preps called Food Storage Feast.  It is 199 dollars and that is a good deal but I got him to do a HUGE discount of 70 dollars for MSB Members.  To get the discount just use the special link for Chef Keith in the benefits section of the MSB.  By the way Chef Keith will be on air tomorrow to talk about this new course so tune in.

Third – I got with Dave Duffy and his team at Back Woods Home and said, hey man, do you guys want to do a discount for MSB for your new Self Reliance Magazine?  His answer was you bet, so I now have that code in the benefits section of the MSB as well.  So check out Self-Reliance.com today and if you sign up you get a great discount as an MSB Member.

Fourth – Just a quick reminder that all the videos form the TSP Fall 2016 class are now uploaded to the Downloads Page of the MSB Website.  They are hosted on Vimeo with a password because they are for MSB only.  The pass word is provided with the links to them.  There is over 10 hours of high quality instruction in these videos from 20 different classes.

To join the MSB and get all of the great benefits just click here.

To log into your MSB account just click here.

Episode-1928- Do People Really Want Freedom

Most People Willing Put On Their Own Chains

The word freedom has almost been risen to holy status in our society.  You see people absolutely lose their minds if someone say burns a dime store flag that they personally paid for, because, “that flag symbolizes our freedom”, etc.

Our nation is touted as “the freest nation in the world” and anyone questioning the claim is shouted down and told nonsense like, “well then move to Somalia”.  I am sorry but a person point out discrepancies and concerns about liberty is not told to just move to Somalia in a society that actually loves freedom.

In the end I don’t think the question is so easy to answer.  On the surface, sure everyone yearns to be free, but do they really and how is freedom defined by those answering the question.  We will examine this today and more.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • First let us acknowledge the places where we do tend to have more freedom
    • Speech
    • The Right to Bare Arms
    • Ability to Build a Business
    • To Practice or Abstain from Religion
  • Now let us define freedom
    • What is pure freedom
    • How do most people actually internally define freedom
    • Understanding the conflict
  • What real freedom means
    • You have no right to anything rightfully acquired by another person
    • No one should ever take away anything from anyone against their will
    • You are solely responsible for your own needs
    • You have no right to interfere with others actions unless they harm another
    • So do you really want freedom?
  • Proof that most people do not want freedom
    • HOAs
    • Legislation of subjective morality
    • The most tyranny happens at low levels of government
    • Massive support for compulsory education
    • Over reaction to every tragedy
    • How people act when you say, “I am not going to vote”
    • Violent defense of the system they claim to hate
    • The absolute rejection of Ron Paul
  • 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.

Join the MSB Today

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Episode-1927- Listener Feedback for 1-9-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your emails on automation, gardening, guns, building wealth, term limits, everyday disasters, minimalism, running events, vermicomposting 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…

  • Automation is hitting jobs in the solar industry too
  • Can the US ever have a “good relationship” with Russia
  • Thoughts on salt for snow and ice and how it effects your soil
  • Thoughts on the 6.5 grendel
  • Turning CO2 into baking soda, a free market solution
  • Thoughts on building wealth the smart way
  • A term limits amendment bill has been introduced and guess what’s in it
  • Prepping pays off in a “everyday” disaster for a TSP listener
  • Balancing prepping with minimalism
  • Thoughts on organizing TSP style events
  • Vermicomposting under quail cages

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

Join the MSB Today

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.