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Episode-1391- Designing Your Life for Personal Liberty

Do You Really Want Liberty?

Do You Really Want Liberty?

I have talked a lot about personal liberty lately from the stand point of first you must think for yourself or you have no liberty.  This has prompted some requests such as “fine but once you start doing so what do you do next, what actions does a person no awakening take to be more independently liberated?

One some levels this is what we discuss every single day on TSP.  On another level it is a difficult request to answer.  In someways what a person is saying is YOU tell ME what I should do with MY liberty.  As you can see that in and of itself is a problem.

That said one can be taught how to design a building and then use total freedom in said design as long as they follow certain rules.  In other words the building must have a foundation capable of holding it up, there are engineering laws (natural not man made) that you must follow or the building will fail, etc.

Lifestyle design is much the same.  Your final design is yours, you are free to design it as you see fit.  But there are laws to this.  Debt will erode your wealth.  A soul sucking job will suck your soul.  Belief in a lie will drain your energy from your own needs to the will of others.  We will discuss this and more today.

Join Me Today to Learn…

  • Why you must design your life if you want freedom
  • A brief recap on why independent thought is necessary for personal freedom
  • How I define personal liberty and why you must write your own definition
  • Why the elimination of consumer debt is a non optional step
  • The need for two partners being all in eventually in a two partner relationship
  • Why preparedness (at least basic) must be part of this
  • Why you have to shut off the TV and stop being mad about the wrong things
  • Why some should “write it down” and others should not
  • How this is different from “life coaching” and “motivational speaker” BS

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-1390- Listener Feedback for 7-21-14

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts on liberty, economics, black cherry, air rifles, what is worth making for yourself 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

  • Follow up from last weeks rant on personal liberty
  • We are now  in the third largest stock bubble in history
  • What are uses for black cherry, how best to harvest it
  • Thoughts on air rifles and what to look for in one
  • What you should make at home and what you should buy
  • Thoughts on the traditional roles of male and female

Resources for today’s show…

Today’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

You are bugging out by foot and see a crashed prison bus.  The inmates are stuck and trying to get out.  The bus is on fire and they are begging for help.  Do you use your axe to break the windshield glass and let them out, or do you let them die?

Last Week’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

After the collapse, people start bartering for goods and services.  Illegal drugs have become a hot commodity in your region.  One day while showing off your wares at a local trading post, someone tries to barter with with you by paying you in drugs. 

There are no longer any laws to say what is legal or illegal but you know these substances are harmful and addictive.  Would you take drugs in exchange for your goods and services after the collapse?  Why or why not?

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 you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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Episode-1389- Listener Calls for 7-18-14

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your Calls

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on comfrey, liberty, biltong, tree pruning, politics, idiocy, technologies, global disasters 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…

  • Identifying comfrey
  • Thoughts on personal liberty
  • Making biltong with store bought meat
  • Thoughts on pruning fruit trees specifically peaches
  • Thoughts on high approval for the military and low approval for congress
  • Hay vs. straw for mulching
  • Recording interviews of older parents while they are still around
  • Thoughts on a big disaster like the “Yellowstone Volcano”
  • A really stupid idea, paying people to exist aka UBI (universal base income)
  • What exactly are “tax brackets” and how do they work
  • George Carlin on the big club that you ain’t in
  • Understanding chop and drop, root pruning and more

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.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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Episode-1388- Building Soil, Cover Crops and More

One of the best ways a teacher can understand that he or she isn’t getting a specific component across properly is when he gets the same “wrong question” often.  My most common wrong question must most often be, “what do I plant for a cover crop”?  Why is the a “wrong question”, sometimes it isn’t but often it is, as is so often the case, “it depends”.

One of the biggest reasons it ends up being wrong is people are asking about a true cover crop.  Annual aggressive plants that fix nitrogen, build biomass and choke out weeds and grass, yet trying to establish pasture.  Used this way what you often get is bare dirt at the end of a season.

Today on the show we discuss the appropriate use of “cover crops” and what any people are actually looking to do, “over seed” and many other techniques and ways to build soil and improve soil health.

Join Me Today to Learn…

  • Why I try to not get deeply academic on soil
  • The simple difference between soil and dirt
  • What is a cover crop vs over seeding
  • Why is soil health so important to our society
  • The food web you don’t learn about in school and why it matters
  • The only one thing that builds structure in soil, it is a one word answer
  • The roles of life in soil
    • Bacteria provide glues
    • PH of aerobic bacteria is alkaline
    • Fungi grow in strands and form highways and bind structures
    • Soil with fungi will move to the acidic because soils produce acid
    • We can’t grow any plant we care about without fungi (Dr. Elaine Ingram)
    • Exudates – mostly sugar, a bit of protein and a bit of carbohydrate
  • The simple solutions
    • Keep soil covered
    • Do not compact soil
    • Add organic matter
      • compost
      • compost teas
      • mulches
    • Keep something growing
  • Remember healthy soil = healthy people

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.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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Episode-1387- Survivalist Fantasies vs. Stark Reality

Daily I get at least a few emails from what I call the Hysterics Crowd.  The basics of which are “THE WORLD IS ENDING, THE SKY IS FALLING”.  There are some common memes these folks tend to latch onto as to our impending doom.  No matter the meme de jour though there are some common components to most of them.

The first commonality is they are generally based on facts that have been bent, skewed and twisted to sell an idea.  The second it that it is hard to believe that such people can really believe them as they stray so far from the logical to be ridiculous.  The third being that they feel a substantial need to do something when in reality if what they say is true is true, there is little they can personally do.  Hence they are freaked out and looking for something to do now!  HELP ME!

Okay time for a big blue mental valume and a side does of reality on a ton of this stuff.  The sad part being that the truth is someways is more terrifying then fiction.

Join Me Today to Discuss the Following Survivalist Fantasies…

  • My money isn’t safe, the dollar will be worthless SOON!
  • Soon the government is going to put us all in FEMA camps
  • A solar flare or EMP is going to shut off all the power forever!
  • Peak Oil is real there will be no more oil, um, soon!
  • And the realities of what the real problems are and what can be done about them

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.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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No Show Again Today

I am sorry guys but I am calling on today’s show I simply need more time to mend from this illness.  I am feeling a lot better but I still can focus well at all.  Simply put if I do a show today I will not do a very good job for you.  I should be fine based on current progress by tomorrow.  Well, at least good enough to do a decent episode for you guys.

Episode-1386- Listener Feedback from Zello Users 7-14-14

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Time for a listener feedback show with a new twist.  I will be taking questions today from users of the TSP Zello Channel.  I don’t know if this will become a regular feature but it should be a fun show and save me screening questions on a day when I am still pretty sick.

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts on prepping, permaculture design, guns, fruit harvesting, pest problems, selling eggs, 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 Emails On

  • What are some examples of priories between prepping extremes – from Wintyrbourne
  • What to do with an area you can’t make productive for a few years – from Kirtus
  • Brass from a Kel-Tec Sub2000 40 S&W has a crease in it, can you reload it – from Idahoprepper
  • How do you tell when peaches are ready to harvest – from Dustin
  • How to eradicate stink bugs – from MiniMac
  • Special considerations in packaging and selling eggs from Leos.Mike
  • Guilding with blackberries – Lylbird
  • Financing of permaculture farms – from roguelibertarian

Resources for today’s show…

Today’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

After the collapse, people start bartering for goods and services.  Illegal drugs have become a hot commodity in your region.  One day while showing off your wares at a local trading post, someone tries to barter with with you by paying you in drugs. 

There are no longer any laws to say what is legal or illegal but you know these substances are harmful and addictive.  Would you take drugs in exchange for your goods and services after the collapse?  Why or why not?

Last Week’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

In a world post-collapse, supplies that aren’t replenished eventually run out. When things calm down to the point where a local economy can start flourishing, what type of business or venture would you like to pursue in order to help rebuild society and take care of your needs.

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 you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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AgriTrue Flyers

It appears that other people are just as excited about AgriTrue as we are. As we were working on some promotional flyers for AgriTrue, we had a number of people email us asking if we had any flyers that they could hand out at their local Farmers Markets. We even had a few people already make their own!

Well, we now have a couple of AgriTrue promotional flyers posted on the AgriTrue site. Feel free to print them out and give them away to help spread the word about AgriTrue!

AgriTrue Promotional Material

 

Episode-1385- Fishing with a Air Cannon? Yep!

Reach Out 3 Football Fields with the Sand Blaster

Reach Out 3 Football Fields with the Sand Blaster

An avid shore fisherman, Dan Triano of New Ringgold, PA became frustrated with not being able to get his bait out past the sand bar where the big fish are. One day, he and his buddy were talking about how best to get their bait REALLY out there. That is when the idea for the, Sand Blaster Bait Caster was born.

This is a fishing apparatus that launches bait up to 300 yards out into the ocean from the shore. That’s right….that’s THREE FOOTBALL FIELDS!

I wanted to bring Dan on for a few reasons today.  First I just thought it was a cool and fun topic and unlike anything we have ever really talked about.  I also know many of you enjoyed the fishing series and this is kind of a bonus show for that series.  Lastly this is also the story of a person creating a business with an actual unique product from the ground up.

To be totally blunt, after this episode I want one!  Frankly I am buying one and I am going down to the Texas coast with it and filling up a chest with some awesome blacktip steaks!  Finally adding to it the fact the Dan lives about 15 miles from where I went to high school is just icing on the cake!

Join Dan and I Today as we Discuss…

  • Why did you come up with this idea
  • What is the benefit of this system compared to other systems
  • What is the larger goal of Dan’s company and product
  • Who is using this product and what have the results been
  • What kind of media coverage has this attacked
  • What kinds of fish can be caught with the Sand Blaster
  • Thoughts on tagging, catch and release and reasonable harvest
  • Where can you fish with the Sand Blaster Bait Caster
  • Is the Sand Blaster in bait shops

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.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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Episose-1384- A LEO Tells Us About His Side of Current Issues

Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) have come under a lot of fire recently.  Some deserve it, some deserve to be fired and hell some deserve do do jail time, still I feel most LEOs do their jobs with honor.  Today we have an active LEO who will discuss the view from  his side.  Explain how to interact with police intelligently and frankly admit that what some of his fellow officers have done ranges from wrong to down right criminal.

We will call this officer Tim O’Brian though that isn’t his real name.  He must use a false name to avoid potentially reprisal from his department for speaking candidly.  Given that nothing he said here was really out of line or even harsh to his own department, one must feel that his need to hide his real name is actually part of the problem.

Tim and I have a great discussion that goes almost two hours and I really didn’t realize that during the interview at all until right at the end.  He is a good guy, doing a hard job.  Tune in as we discuss everything from open carry activism to marijuana legalization to lawful vs unlawful detention and more.

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.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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