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Episode-1815- Expert Council Q&A for 6-24-16

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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 terror plots, home schooling, solar hot water, history 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

  • So I am a conspiracy loon, oh really, what if I am proven right? – Jack
  • I yanked my kid out of government schools, now what?  Sue and Mike Laprise
  • A dumb ass question on solar hot water – Steven Harris
  • Help I jacked up my knee what if this happens during a SHTF – Doc Bones
  • The ins and outs of using waste fuel oil in a diesel engine – Tim Glance
  • Fish antibiotics other than amoxicillin for SHTF storage – Doc Bones
  • Testing your battery bank and preps before your need it – Steven Harris

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fuyu1smallBob Wells Plant of The Week Fuyu Persimmon – The Fuyu Persimmon tree is highly adaptable from zone 6 to zone 10.

Medium size, flat shape, still crunchy when ripe, non-astringent. Cool or hot climate. Hardy, attractive tree that is practically pest free. It ripens in the fall and is Self-fruitful.

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-1814- Listener Calls for 6-23-16

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 energy, old guns, investing, fuel, bone stock, water filters, insect bites, trucks 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 would happen to America in an energy decent
  • Options when you own a gun with an obsolete caliber
  • What should you do with a 401K right now
  • Is higher octane gas worth buying
  • Has removing bones, cartridge and connective tissue from our diets effected our health
  • How to choose a water filter and why I use a berkey
  • A warning for new car buyers, there may be no spare or jack with your expensive car
  • Dealing with bug bites the natural way
  • Thoughts for the first time truck owner

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-1813- Make Mead Like a Viking with Jereme Zimmerman

Making Mead Like A Viking

Making Mead Like A Viking

Jereme Zimmerman is a writer who lives in Berea, Kentucky. He was raised and home schooled in northern Kentucky on Twin Meadows Nubian Goat Farm. He spent more than seven years living and traveling throughout the Pacific Northwest, where he returns regularly.

After brewing beer using conventional modern methods for several years he became fascinated with emulating ancient brewing practices, which in-turn led to his interest in learning how to brew with local, organic, and wild-foraged ingredients.

Jereme documents his research into ancient brewing and muses on the homesteading life at Earthineer.com (as RedHeadedYeti), and through articles with magazines such as Backwoods Home, New Pioneer, American Frontiersman and Hobby Farms.

He is the author of the book Make Mead Like a Viking, published by Chelsea Green Publishing in November 2015. He is a popular workshop facilitator and presents regularly at Mother Earth News Fairs.

Jereme joins us today to discuss his methods of making mead, his book, using natural and wild crafted ingredients, open fermentation and more.

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-1812- The Twelve Planks of Modern Survivalism – 8 Years Later

Just Because You're A Prepper Doesn't Mean You Can't Enjoy Life

Just Because You’re A Prepper Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Enjoy Life

In 2008 when I founded TSP I wanted to be able to hang my hat on something truly original, rather than be another also ran.

The goal was to build an audience not to siphon it from the markets of others.

I thought about my personal philosophy and drilled it down to 12 tenets.  These tenets have driven the podcast and our topics now for eight years.

Some of these tenets were common to prepping and some were far more universal, the most universal being tenet one,

“Everything you do to “prepare” for emergencies, disasters or economic turmoil should be blended into your life in a way that improves your life even if nothing disastrous ever occurs.”

It was upon this foundation that 8 years and one day ago I started The Survival Podcast.  Rather than discuss any differences in how I perceive the 12 tenets today, instead I will simply present them with no notes or plans, off the cuff and let you decide if they have evolved, changed or remained mostly constant over 8 years.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • Prepare for Everything Including Nothing Going Wrong
  • Debt Is Cancer Kill It
  • Grow and Produce Some of Your Own Food
  • Tax Is Theft Pay Only What You Must
  • Stored Food is a Safe Investment
  • Understand Disaster Probability and Commonality
  • Green Energy Is For Independence Not Saving Polar Bears
  • Own Land and Make It Produce
  • Utilize Pragmatic Preparations
  • Have a Means of Defense
  • Have Full Documentation for Any Disaster Need
  • Develop Your Own Plan

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-1811- Listener Feedback for 6-20-16

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 Orlando shootings, real estate, education, exercising, knives, grilling, moving, automation, guns 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

  • Does asking questions about the Orlando Shooting make you a conspiracy nut
  • Commercial real estate prices set to fall by 5% or more this year
  • What is empty lung exercise and how does it work
  • First MT Knives Stakeholder to Action his position gets a 409% ROI
  • Watch out for a gotcha with the Weber Spirit Grill
  • Moving and dealing with guns and stored food
  • The arrival of the self driving bus is soon at hand
  • Determining your price point on real estate as an investment
  • Chicago ISD is in danger of collapse
  • LinkedIn owner states “millions of workers would be displaced from their jobs”
  • Why I absolutely LOATHE and HATE 529A plans
  • The dying mall industry and its billions of debt coming due
  • A story that drives home why we need the Grandaddys Gun Club

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-1810- Expert Council Q&A for 6-17-16

Could You Turn This into a House?

Could You Turn This into a House?

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 retirement, healing skin issues, recovering from injuries, night vision gear, kombucha, off grid living 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

  • Leaving a job and dealing with a legacy pension – John Pugliano
  • Dealing with slow healing and easily wounded skin – Doc Bones
  • Thoughts on night vision gear – Bryan Black and Tim Glance
  • Dealing with an avalanche of peaches – Keith Snow
  • The ins and outs of seaberry cultivars – Ben Falk
  • Training after an injury – Gary Collins
  • Making the most of kombucha – Erica Strauss
  • Living in a shed as a path to freedom – Jack

Resources for today’s show…

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pear_1Bob Wells Plant of The Week Warren Pear – The Warren Pear tree is highly adaptable from zone 5 to zone 9.

Excellent quality pear, tree is highly resistant to fire blight. Medium to large, long-necked fruit with pale green skin, sometimes blushed red. Smooth flesh with no grit cells. It is juicy and buttery with superb flavor. Cold hardy down to -20 degrees F and ripens early August. It is a good keeper, requires only 600 chill hours and is self-fruitful.

This is Bob Wells personal favorite when it comes to peaches. 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-1809- Listener Calls for 6-16-16

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 normalcy bias, teaching children, shipping containers, local honey, making mead, real estate, nuisance animals 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…

  • On normalcy bias, the new economy and automation
  • Teaching children by building a fire
  • Thoughts on anchoring a shipping container as a shed
  • How far away is to far away for local honey
  • What if you wait to long to rack your mead
  • More on land and construction loans
  • Considering nuisance animals and their ecological role

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-1808- Darin Ward and Establishing a Business

destDarin Ward is founder of brand new company called Kids Double Desk, located in midwest Missouri.  Darin Ward, a telecommunications engineer by trade working a traditional 9-5 job for a large corporation. Prior to that, he service in the Navy for 5 years in the meteorology field. He is blessed with a wife of 14 years and 3 busy boys.

In his spare time, Darin coaches soccer and shuttles his boys to sports. He also enjoys hunting, shooting, gardening and building his new business.

Following a deep-rooted desire for more liberty, Darin has ventured out into the world of entrepreneurship to bring a family invention to the marketplace for the first time. Invented in the 1950s by his grandfather, this product is unique, fun and loved by kids and parents. It becomes a conversation piece whenever anyone sees it. Today, Darin joins us to discuss launching a business and bringing this physical product to the marketplace.

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-1807- Four Years of Flux – Rapid Changes Between Now and 2020

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Today I will take a look into the next 3.5 years, yea half of 2016 is already gone and tell you the good, the bad and the ugly of what I see coming.  They world is not on “a tipping point” it is teetering on dozens of them, some good, some bad and again some ugly.

Understand I am not someone who claims to be a futurist or a profit, just a person that pays attention and isn’t willing to let others tell me what will or won’t happen.  Over the years I racked up a lot of spot on predictions and a few misses to boot, keep that in mind today.

We are at a very unique point in history though, there has never been a time like this, ever.  Every generation seems to think that but this time really is different.

Consider that in 1995 almost no one was online.  It was going to be 3 years before google was even founded, but yahoo was born in that year, as a simple directory.  There was no such thing as a smart phone, no Facebook, Twitter, Slack or any social media at all.  I was using a pager for work, only senior managers had mobile phones.  We still had tape players and frankly CD players in cars.  It would not be till 2001 that the first iPod would let you keep a measly 1000 songs on it.

In 1995 a 1 gig hard drive was huge, now we have 256 gig usb drives that hang on a key chain.  That is only 20 years ago folks.  And nothing has slowed down, in fact tech is speeding up rapidly.

In those same 20 years China’s GDP doubled making second only to the US as a global economic super power.  Russia rebuilt itself after the fall of the USSR into a new military and economic superpower.  In the last 5 years the middle east has turned into a complete quagmire.  You know what though, all that stuff is typical, it is what happens when you marry technology to the standard global flux that thing really start to change.

Tune in today to discuss…

  • Things that will clearly be on their way out by 2020
    • Conventional education
    • Most manufacturing jobs
    • Most agricultural jobs
    • The general practitioner doctor
    • A tremendous number of low level and service jobs
    • The current IPR paradigm
  • Things we will see available by 2020 in mass
    • 3D printers – in a way you can’t yet imagine
    • Self driving cars will start to be on regular roads
    • Virtual reality will be on the way to becoming a mega industry
  • Bad things likely to happen by 2020 or very soon there after
    • The student loan bubble won’t pop, it will explode
    • Commercial real estate will crash in a way that makes 2008 look like a day at Disneyland
    • The government is going to take over health care, people will beg them to
    • The stock market will crash, hard
    • The government will take over everything it can (survival mode)
    • Dozens even hundreds of pension funds will fail
    • Domestic terrorism will get worse
  • The solution
    • There is no one solution
    • Work hard, save, protect your wealth
    • Develop hard and soft skills
    • Stay up to date on technology (yes social media)
    • Create groups, community, relationships
    • There has never been a time more suited to basic prepping
    • Don’t be afraid, when you fear you capitulate to tyranny
    • Be open to radical change at the systems level
    • Be a willow not an oak

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-1806- Listener Feedback for 6-13-16

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 guns, knives, mulch crops, technology, paleo prepping, automation, politics, party dues, real estate, air travel 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

  • Why no one was armed at the Orlando Night Club
  • A chance to become an MT Knives Stake Holder is here
  • Quick growing crops for mulch
  • Hiking follow up, consider the glympse app
  • Food storage once you are on the paleo lifestyle
  • Do people have their heads in the sand about automation
  • If I lived in the UK would I vote to leave the EU
  • Real life feedback on the “party dues system”
  • Transporting guns on a plane
  • Borrowing for both land and home building
  • How would one find “unincorporated areas”

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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