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Episode-1926- Listener Calls for 1-6-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on technology, diesel trucks, hacking, farming, business, taxes, autism, hunting, guns 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…

  • Happy Birthday to Pa Prepper on zello
  • Considerations when buying an older diesel truck
  • On the hacking, who is to blame for the failure
  • The ins and outs of IRS form Schedule F
  • The difference between a partner and an investor
  • Another government revenue generation (theft) scam
  • A listener tells us about his daughters autism cure
  • Thoughts on coon hunting
  • The 40 S&W as a hunting round from a carbine

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1925- A Bunch of Random Stuff

I feel like a change up today, so I am going to talk about a bunch of stuff going on out there and just see where it goes.  Sort of a revibe of the car days when we just took a look around to see what was going down.

Man but there is a lot to talk about too.  The Dems in congress are going all out to save Obamacare and I can tell you the “grand bargain” is on the way.  I have some stuff from a futurist, that I agree with a lot of but not all to talk about.

Your rights to privacy, what’s left of the anyway are on the chopping block today in Senate Armed Services committee hearing.  And so much more!

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • “Make America Sick Again” – Dems can’t even come up with their own slogan!
  • Russia Hacked Podesta by asking for his password and he gave it to them? Really?
  • A young mentally challenged man is beaten, cut and live streamed and the media is all but silent
  • Some predictions from this article
    • Software and Artificial Intelligence
    • Autonomous Vehicles
    • Electric Cars
    • Growth of Solar Power
    • iPhone as a Doctor
    • Business Opportunity and Job Losses
    • Agriculture
    • Digital Currency
    • Life Expectancy
    • Education
  • In the end, we know what is going to happen but not how

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1924- Tim Glance on Restoring Old Jeeps

Tim Glance is owner of Old Grouch’s Military Surplus, a retired US Army Warrant Officer and long time ham radio operator with the call sign W4WTF.

Tim had been collecting and working on old Jeep’s since before he even had a drivers license and he currently owns anywhere from 3-6 Jeep’s depending on what amount of parts you call a full Jeep.

Tim joins us today to discuss finding, restoring and using old jeeps around the homestead.   Of course Tim is no stranger to our audience, he is a member of our expert council where he answers questions on vehicles, military surplus, HAM radio and all radio communications.

Join Tim and I Today as we Discuss…

  • Why Tim likes old Jeep’s for a homestead vehicle
  • What is the biggest difference between old military and civilian equivalents
  • What models are there, and what works best
  • What should you look for when buying an older jeep
  • What modifications are good to do on a old jeep
  • Where can parts be purchased are any really had to find

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1923- Making Homemade Liqueurs and More

I have talked a bit here and there over the years about making home made liqueurs and a few times given out my recipe for Limoncello but I have yet to do a full show on just this subject, today that changes.  I am going to talk about a few different things you can do today when it comes to hand crafting your own higher end alcohol products.

These can often be made with simple low priced vodka or grain alcohol (diluted to proper levels), though some require things like rum or brandy.  Today I am going to go beyond that and discuss how you can take things like neutral spirts and turn them into say rum or whiskey or brandy by using essences and or aging on various forms of wood.

Why would one wish to do this.  First is saving money.  A bottle of something like Frangelico for instance will sell for 25-30 dollars, but you can make it with essences for about 8-10 a bottle with mid grade Vodka like say Takka.  You can also make it with less sugar, a bit higher in alcohol if you like and we can repete that with many other and even more expensive liqueurs.    How about something similar to Gran Marnier for 10-12 bucks a bottle or less, yes we can do that too.

Next think about how valuable this skill would be in a total SHTF break down, anyone can make some “fuel that you drink” but being able to make it into something special well, not just everyone knows how to do that.  I am not one that holds to the total collapse theory but I can see several partial collapse scenarios where this skill has value.

How about something to give as gifts to friends.  Rather than show up to that party with a bottle of wine being regifted for the 13th time how about some home made peppermint schnapps made from your own peppermint.  If you do it that way it will be green instead of clear but trust me it will never be regifted.

In the end it is just plain fun to do and you can create some really cool stuff and you know that fruit that you over produce that is about to go bad, how about turning it into something amazing that will keep almost forever.  Today we discuss all this and more.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • What is liquor vs. liqueur
  • What are “alcohol essences” and what are their limits
  • Why would use use essences over say fresh ingredients
  • Where is the best place to get essences
  • Aging on wood, why I prefer oak spirals
  • The main types of syrups for liqueurs
    • Simple Syrup
    • Brown Simple Syrup
    • Caramelized Simple Syrup
    • Creamy Simple Syrup
    • Tangy-Creamy Simple Syrup
  • The basic process of making liqueurs
    • Muddle your fruit/herbs/etc with alcohol or alcohol and syrup
    • Age sufficiently to infuse
    • Strain out ingredients
    • Sweeten if you didn’t use sugar out of the gate
    • Bottle and enjoy
  • The basic process of making liquors or liqueurs with essences
    • Select the essence of your choice
    • Add it to the proper amount of neutral spirit
    • Add any other called for ingredients
  • Either of these can also be wood aged, further spiced etc.
  • How to calculate your approximate alcohol in the final product
  • How to use “Everclear” without it being so “expensive”
  • A few recipes I  have made
    • Orange Brandy (like Gran Marnier or Cointreau)
    • Chamomile Angel
    • Poire William
    • Kaluha
  • Some essences I have tried and enjoyed so far
  • Final thoughts
    • These are for sipping not blowing up your liver
    • Recipes are fine the real fun is making them your own

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1922- Listener Feedback for 1-2-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your emails on cooking, guns, skills, green houses, the WWII Generation, false freedom, teaching children about liberty, 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…

  • Over the break Sous Vide cooking has changed my life (just a little bit)
  • The TSP Spring event dates have been chosen, March 23, 24, 25
  • We will be doing a Granddaddy’s Gun Club Shoot about Mid April
  • Do hoop houses and green houses really move you “up in zones”
  • A look at WWII life in America – a history we have forgotten
  • You don’t live in a free nation when you are told you must grow grass but can’t smoke it
  • A TSP Listener is writing some very cool books for your kids
  • What is my favorite duck breed for duck farming
  • A major success milestone for a listener in 2016- will you have yours in 2017

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-25- TSP Rewind – The Profitable Small Acre Homestead

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode 1379- The Profitable Small Acre Homestead and originally aired on July 1st, 2014.

The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

Homesteading is a dream for a lot of people, a some day idea.  Generally it is usually this way.  I need a job, so I need to be close to work, so we can’t afford a  huge place close enough, so ONE DAY I will have enough saved to make the move.

This can and does work, but one day has a way of becoming a moving target, a carrot before the horse that keeps the cart moving yet never is tasted for many.  So my view is for some at least, the homestead can at least in time become a significant income source.

Join Me Today As I Discuss…

  • Our basic plan and why it might not be right for you
    • Start with eggs, build a customer base
    • Sell other nice items, meal worms, candles, etc.
    • Begin selling plants, cuttings, fertilizers
    • Sell produce as it comes into production
    • Possibly at some point sell poultry
  • What I think you can learn from our plan and how you should build your design
    • Specialize in something that builds a customer base
    • Expand slowly over time
    • Develop DEEP relationships with your customers
    • Let them guide your development
  • What I would look for in a property
    • Close to a reasonable population center
    • Decent internet access
    • Good drive buy traffic
    • No restrictions (unincorporated if possible)
    • Deep soils with pond sites
    • Flat to relatively flat
    • As always it comes down to water, access, structure
  • Thoughts on different revenue elements
    • Paddock shift silvopasture poultry (eggs, meat)
    • Market gardening
      • raised beds of fixed length
      • heavy weed blocking
      • designed to the sun or shade by climate
      • Develop a CSA around it fast
    • Small nurseries
    • Small “orchards” for produce
    • Specialty craft products
    • Bees and bee products
    • Dairy
    • Other stock, cattle, sheep, goats, etc
    • Focus on value added products
  • Some final thoughts
    • It takes time, how much is based on how much you have
    • You can’t do everything so don’t even try to, do one thing then another
    • It isn’t for everyone, that is great!
    • It isn’t easy, but in reality it is simple
    • It is hard to do on your own, a multi family approach has a lot to offer
    • Making a living is better than working for a living

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-24- TSP Rewind – You Are Your Only Solution

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally,

Episode-1269- You Are Your Only Solution and originally aired on Dec 13, 2013.

The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

Day in and day out I get emails from listeners that mean well, but frankly most don’t get it.  They are emails about passing a law for this or that, as if that would really fix anything.  Franky I am at a point where the only laws that need be passed would be a law undoing an existing law.

Government and restrictions on liberty are the problems, hence stop looking for solutions from the people causing the problem.

Like It Or Not, You Are Your Own Answer!

Like It Or Not, You Are Your Own Answer!

Some sound good, such as, people that want to amend the constitution to say, “Congress shall make now law that “all laws made by Congress applying to citizens of the United States apply equally to members of Congress themselves”.

Sure that sounds good but you are saying, please let us ask the wolf and the fox to pass a law that says they can’t raid the hen house.  How likely is that to work?

It doesn’t help that this myth is attributed to Warren Buffet who first never said it and secondly shouldn’t be trusted any more then Barack Obama or George Bush, in other words not at all.  The government has created every single major problem it is currently trying to supposedly solve.

Let me be blunt you are NEVER EVER NEVER, going to see a world where our government becomes “good” or “smaller” or “less corrupt” unless it simply fails and even that is no guarantee of anything.  Sorry to tell you folks but you are your ONLY solution to any and all real problems that you and your family will face.

Join Me Today As We Discuss…

  • Stop worrying about the next disaster and see the one you are in right now
  • Stop being so pissed off about “rounding errors”
  • Why government not only won’t but can’t and never will fix our problems
  • Why you would not government to fix things even if it could
  • The lesson of your destitute, drunken, dope addicted “Uncle Sam”
  • What you must do to thrive in coming years
    • You are your own answer
    • You have to learn from boxers and MMA fighters, train before a fight!
    • But what about community, it isn’t just me is it
    • Take responsibility for your food
    • Take responsibility for your health
    • Take responsibility for your education
    • Take responsibility for your own waste
    • Take responsibility for your own energy
    • Do shit and never apologize for doing good shit!
    • Act because you want to, not due to fear

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-23- TSP Rewind – Listener Feedback on Genetically Modified Organisms

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally,

Episode-613- Listener Feedback on Generically Modified Organisms and originally aired on Feb. 28th, 2011.

The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

GMO Food is Far More Sinister Than Most Realize

The concept of GMO’s (generically modified organisms) is largely misunderstood and I feel somewhat hyped as both overly safe and overly dangerous by both sides of the debate.

Today we dig deeply into this issue to fully understand the dangers of GMO’s including the often missed larger implications and impact on the biosphere and system level life webs.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Is GMO the issue or is what they are spraying on the GMO’s the answer
  • How is a GMO different from a natural hybrid
  • Are GMO’s chemically different from non GMO’s
  • Is there a new micro pathogen connected to GMO’s (I am not sure yet)
  • Are GMOs and their related herbicides linked to breast cancer (a top oncologist thinks so)
  • Will GMO alfalfa cross pollinate and infect other fields, experts say it is a certainty
  • Why may our farmers not be able to ever stop growing GMOs now (anyone else think about this yet)
  • What is “bent grass” why should you care
  • Should we require an IQ test to be a politician (wait till you hear this)
  • Why GMOs threaten us even when they are not “food crops”
  • What is bioaccumulation and how does it move through “trophic” levels
  • How GMOs have an unexpected effect on our ground water, rivers and oceans
  • What the gulf dead zone and why it is expanding

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Episode-22- TSP Rewind – Massad Ayoob on Lethal Force Aftermath

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-1094- Massad Ayoob on Lethal Force Aftermath and it originally aired on March 21, 2013.  The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

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Massad Ayoob has been handgun editor of GUNS magazine and law enforcement editor of AMERICAN HANDGUNNER since the 1970s, and has published thousands of articles in gun magazines, martial arts publications, and law enforcement journals.

He is the author of more than a dozen books on firearms, self-defense, and related topics, including “In the Gravest Extreme,” widely considered to be the authoritative text on the topic of the use of lethal force.

Massad Ayoob

Massad Ayoob – Joins Us To Discuss Lethal Force Aftermath

The winner of the Outstanding American Handgunner of the Year Award in 1998, Mas has won several state and regional handgun shooting championships. Ayoob is one of the very few Five Gun Masters among the 10,000-member International Defensive Pistol Association, and was the first to earn that title.

He served 19 years as chair of the Firearms Committee of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, and several years as a member of the Advisory Board of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association. In addition to teaching for those groups, he has also taught for the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors and the International Homicide Investigators seminars.

Massad has received judicial recognition as an expert witness for the courts in weapons and shooting cases since 1979, and has been a fully sworn and empowered, part time police officer for decades. Ayoob founded the Lethal Force Institute in 1981 and served as its director until 2009, and now trains through Massad Ayoob Group.

Massad has appeared on CLE-TV delivering continuing legal education for attorneys, through the American Law Institute and American Bar Association, and has been retained to train attorneys to handle deadly force cases through the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network. Ayoob served for two years as co-vice chair of the Forensic Evidence Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also appears in each episode of Personal Defense TV (Sportsman’s Channel).

Massad joins us today to discuss protecting yourself as an armed citizen from the threat we seldom consider, our own legal system.  How to make sure you are not in violation of the law, what constitutes justification for the use of deadly force and having a “prep kit” for after a deadly force incident.

Join Us Today As We Discuss…

  • What is the biggest thing most armed citizens fail to plan for
  • What happens in most cases immediately after a “justified shooting”
  • What plans should you have in place in case you ever have to use deadly force
  • How does a deadly force incident differ when it is in your home vs. away
  • What about the castle doctrine, how much protection does it really provide
  • Can a shooting legally justified in one state and not another with the same facts
  • What is the absolute worst thing you can do after a shooting
  • When the police arrive how should you greet them
  • Is there anything you should never say or do in from of first responders to an incident
  • Defense of life vs. defense of property
  • Can the appearance of a weapon influence the outcome of a trial
  • How can ammo selection be used against you

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Episode-21- TSP Rewind – Toby Hemenway on Developing Self Sustaining Urban Communities

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-1610- Toby Hemenway on Developing Self Sustaining Urban Communities and originally aired on July 23rd, 2015. The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

Toby Hemenway is the author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, which was awarded the Nautilus Gold Medal in 2011, was named by the Washington Post as one of the ten best gardening books of 2010, and for the last eight years has been the best-selling permaculture book in the world.

Toby has been an adjunct professor at Portland State University, Scholar-in-Residence at Pacific University, and has taught over sixty 72-hour permaculture design courses. He has presented lectures and workshops at major sustainability conferences such as Bioneers, SolFest, and EcoFarm, and at Duke University, Tufts University, University of Minnesota, University of Delaware and many other educational venues.

Get a Copy of Toby's New Book on Amazon

Get a Copy of Toby’s New Book on Amazon

His writing has appeared in magazines such as Natural Home, Whole Earth Review, and American Gardener. He has contributed book chapters for WorldWatch Institute and to several publications on ecological design.

After obtaining a degree in biology from Tufts University, Toby worked for many years as a researcher in genetics and immunology, first in academic laboratories including Harvard and the University of Washington in Seattle, and then at Immunex, a major medical biotech company. At about the time he was growing dissatisfied with the direction biotechnology was taking, he discovered permaculture, a design approach based on ecological principles that creates sustainable landscapes, homes, and workplaces.

A career change followed, and Toby and his wife, Kiel (key-ell), spent ten years creating a rural permaculture site in southern Oregon. He was the editor of Permaculture Activist, a journal of ecological design and sustainable culture, from 1999 to 2004. He moved to Portland, Oregon in 2004, and spent six years developing urban sustainability resources there. Toby and his wife now live in Sebastopol, California.

Today he comes back to TSP to discuss  urban permaculture, and his new book, “The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience” We will be talking about food, energy, water, shelter, building community, creating livelihoods, and how to use permaculture thinking to arrive at solutions for the challenges of life in towns and cities.

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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