Category Archives: Podcasts

Episode-2051- The Future of Housing and Intentional Communities

Since TSP announced the original Permaethos Model, Rob Kish has been working to make it a reality- with a few twists. He is a Manufacturing Engineer Technician for a medical equipment manufacturer and uses Permaculture troubleshooting methodology in an industry dominated by lean manufacturing to reduce costs and labor.

He joins us today to discuss my original vision for PermaEthos, a vision that never was achieved and frankly never attempted.

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Episode-2050- A Current Look at the Great Lie of Dichotomy

Occasionally I mention the “false dichotomy” but I have not done a full episode dedicated to it since Episode-874 back in April of 2012.  That is more than 5 years ago!  Since that time many of my positions have evolved but the basic concept of the false dichotomy remains.

I have been thinking about this a lot lately and nothing more clearly illustrates it than this common scenario.  I will post something on say facebook along with my opinion.  In that ONE SAME post upset people will attack me for my view in the comments.  That alone means nothing but here is where it gets interesting.

In that same set of comments I will be called both a

  1.  Liberal democrat snowflake that needs a safe space
  2.  And a hateful conservative republican that is to stupid and greedy to care about people

Or some such version there of!  Isn’t this ironic?  That two people that literally hate each other, will both hate me and accuse me of being the other side that also hates me?  I ask you does this make any logical sense?  No it doesn’t, until you approach the question from the right angle, when we ask why this happens, vs. simply if it makes sense, it actually makes perfect sense.

Join Me Today To Discuss…

  • The facebook conversation that brought us today’s show
  • How you have been programmed to think this way since birth
  • Why this method of programming is done and why it works so well
  • How we now have the monkeys policing the monkeys but no one even knows why
  • Why most people will never break free of this programming
  • Why breaking free is good but may not seem so at first
  • What good does it do one to break free from the false dichotomy
  • How to spread this type of thinking without making yourself miserable
  • The true freedom that comes from acceptance of this reality
  • Final thoughts on dichotomy and system based control

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-2049- Listener Feedback for 7-24-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on internet technology, automation, ethereum, plant propagation, government stupidity and more.

Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK.

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…

  • Follow up on Net Neutrality objections
  • A new look at universal basic income and work in general
  • Why the latest Ethereum hack is actually a great case for cryptocurrency
  • Propagation of strawberry plants
  • The importance of procedure and protocols
  • When an infestation of a pest isn’t your fault or anything wrong with your property
  • When private citizens fixes something, government destroys it
  • Why civil asset forfeiture is completely unconstitutional

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-2048- Expert Council Q&A for 7-21-17

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 anemia, paleo eating, engineering, invasive species, mining ethereum, bees, home schools 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

  • Preventing and treating anemia – Doc Bones
  • The myths of kidney damage from paleo – Gary Collins
  • What the heck does an engineer actually do day to day – Steven Harris
  • Dealing with a Chinese Tallow Tree invasion – Nick Ferguson
  • All about mining Ether and the ROI behind it – Brandon Todd
  • Dealing with a hive full of drone brood – Michael Jordan
  • The mythology of “socially awkward” adults due to home schooling – Jack

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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-2047- Listener Calls for 7-20-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on soil remediation, blueberries, amaranth, homesteading, cooking, wasp stings, cryptocurrency 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…

  • Cleaning up an old dumpsite on a new homestead
  • Growing blueberries in pots
  • All about Hopi Red Dye Amaranth
  • Prioritizing new homestead projects for initial establishment
  • Storage of bacon grease
  • Dealing with wasp stings
  • In search of a app for podcast note taking
  • How might crypto currency effect the next financial crisis

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-2046- Cryptocurrency in the Real World ~ Who’s Using it and for What

Bailey Reutzel of MoneyTripping.com

Bailey Reutzel of MoneyTripping.com

Bailey Reutzel is an independent freelance journalist covering the intersection of finance, culture and technology. She started writing about bitcoin in early 2013 for American Banker and PaymentsSource and has since become one of the leading journalists covering cryptocurrency, blockchain and everything in between for publications such CoinDesk and Digital Transactions.

Because of her expertise in the area, she has been asked to appear on various YouTube videos and podcasts discussing the industry, most recently on Boulder, Colorado’s local radio station KGNU for the Co-Op Power Hour.

Wanting to explore the interactions everyday people have with money, including this new evolution of money, Bailey headed out on a six-month, 48-state drive blogging project called Moneytripping in the summer of 2015, where she covered bitcoin and blockchain wherever she found it. The blog is currently being turned into a Gonzo-style novel on American politics, economics and culture.

Bailey joins us today to discuss “Cryptocurrency in the Real World: Who’s Using and For What?”

While blockchain hype continues to consume industries of all kinds, real-world applications for the technology have been hard to come by. Blockchain is a complex system that many thought could be stripped of its cryptocurrency feature, but it’s not quite that easy. And so bitcoin still remains the most used cryptocurrency, except only at the edges, in the gray areas where traditional financial services don’t play.

Yet, maybe ethereum could change some of that. Maybe ethereum with it’s more advanced blockchain on which smart contracts ride could democratize more than just payments, starting with more corporate processes than bitcoin’s consumer-facing mechanism seems to benefit.  Today we discuss all of this and more.

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-2045- The Ins and Outs of Jug Fishing

I grew up in my teen years where I had total freedom to hunt and fish in Pennsylvania, and in Pennsylvania jug fishing is illegal (many things are illegal in Pennsylvania that don’t make sense by the way).

In any event when you grow up where something is illegal you often form a negative image of it.  So growing up I came to believe that jug fishing was akin to gill netting, which I am pretty sure the folks at PA Fish and Game actually do believe.

When I moved to Texas I saw jug fishing gear on the shelves at stores and started asking about it.  I learned it was a very productive way to fish but certainly not some indiscriminate method of killing millions of fish or fishing a lake to extinction.

The primary fish targeted (and legal by the way) with jug are catfish and rough fish.  Rough fish include things like drum, carp and gar.  In most states where jugs are legal gear anything else must be released and there are regulations about how often your jugs must be checked, additionally in most states all jugs must labeled with your name and contact information.

Before engaging in any activity covered in this podcast check your local and state regulations.  Any specific law I mention in this podcast will be a Texas law and you should not assume that it applies to you.

Additionally, even in states were jug fishing is legal, some bodies of water have specific regulations.  Such as size or bag limits that are different from the state normal regs, and this can at times apply to jug fishing.  I also know some lakes in my area where jug fishing is legal but it isn’t legal in certain areas of the lake.

As best I can tell at least 20 of our 50 states allow jug fishing in some way, shape or form.  Most, not all southern states do.  And to be fair our catfish populations in the south grow and reproduce faster than in many northern states.

I want to also add something many people fail to realize, in many states what is illegal on public land is totally legal on private land, you do need to confirm this first.  Additionally though, if you own or your buddy owns 30 acres with a 2 acre pond surrounded by woods, how often do you expect to be checked by a fish warden said pond?  I am not suggesting anyone do anything illegal, I am though pointing out that jug fishing is not like “fishing in a barrel” it isn’t magic and it is definitely a survival skill, one that may be needed some day, so if there is a way to learn it, you may wish to.

Lastly much as in about 90% of what I will cover today also applies with some adaptation to trot lines and limb lines, and in many states were jugs are illegal, trot or limb lines or both are legal, again check your local and state regs before doing any of this.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • What types of jug fishing are there and why do we use them
    • Anchored jugs
    • Drifting jugs
  • The basic components of a jug line
    • The jug – swim noodles, plastic bottles, etc.
    • The main line – tarred bank line is best
    • The fishing line – go heavy with mono
    • The hooks – some use octopus hook or circles, I prefer O’Shaughnessy for holding power
    • Swivels – if you don’t have them you will hate your life
    • Anchor – should not be heavy enough to sink the jug, use half brick or one pound dumbbell
  • The basics of constructing a jugline
    • Dropper loops
    • I recommend one hook per jug for a very good reason
  • Constructing a flagging jug line
  • Bait choices for catfish
    • Prepared bait
    • Shad
    • Cut Bait – sunfish is great
    • Live Bait
    • Shrimp
    • Hot Dogs
  • Primary jugging methods
    • Long unmonitored sets
    • Short unmonitored sets
    • Actively watched sets
    • Drifting with your jugs
  • My process for setting, checking and running a jug set
    • Have at least 2x the number of hooks/leaders as you do jugs, 2.5 is better
    • One driver one setter/retriever in a boat
    • Get enough leaders set with bait for all jugs (exception for live baits)
    • Deploy jugs, decide on depth from bottom, use rubber band trick for excess line
    • Let jugs set
    • Bait your next set of leaders before running your line
    • On the “run” your setter, pulls in line, removes leader, adds new leader, drops anchor
    • Wash rinse repeat until you are done or want to try a new spot
  • Why I love this sport

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-2044- Listener Feedback for 7-17-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on moving to other nations, black out kits, making wine, retirement, entrepreneurship, aquaponics and more.

Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK.

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…

  • A listener follow up on homesteading abroad especially in South America
  • A listeners has created a resource on developing the “black out kit”
  • Making wine post shtf without added sugar
  • Deciding when to retire and should we redefine the word
  • Another listener makes the jump from employee to entrepreneur
  • A better way to bell siphon?
  • Visa declares open warfare on cash

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-2043- Expert Council Q&A for 7-14-17

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 home schooling, investing, cryptocurrency, medicine, knives 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

  • How to actually get it all done as a home school parent – Mike and Sue Laprise
  • Understanding the true concept of value – John Pugliano
  • Determining the use case for an alt coin – Brandon Todd
  • Finding a doctor you can trust – Garry Collins
  • Knowing a good value in kitchen knives – Patrick Roehrman
  • Understanding glaucoma – Doc Bones
  • CB Radio in remote areas with lot of trucker traffic – Old Grouch
  • Considerations between gold and silver and cryptocurrency – 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-2042- Listener Calls for 7-13-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on net neutrality, plant id, crab apples, entrepreneurship, homesteading overseas, tolls, cats, back up power 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 truth about net neutrality
  • Learning plant ID, design techniques for permaculture etc.
  • Uses for crab apples
  • Avoiding the self employment trap as an entrepreneur
  • Thoughts on “homesteading abroad”
  • A troll calls in, I play his call for humor
  • More on outdoor cats
  • The best solution for back up power for a freezer

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.