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Episode-31- TSP Rewind – Creating Your Vision of Liberty

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-635- Creating Your Vision of Liberty and originally aired on March 30th, 2011.

I chose this show for today because it tells the story of listeners who early on in the history of this show totally transformed their lives.  And it then inspired many more such transformations.  I decided that it was time for these stories to be told once again.  In hopes that it will once again inspire more people to make that positive change in their own lives.

The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

Today we hear from two listeners who have found their own path to individual liberty.  Not in some Utopian sense of some mythical new nation that recognizes the liberty we claim to recognize in America today, rather they have claimed their own personal liberty their own way.

Both of these couples said, screw it and JUST DID IT, and not in the cliche way of the Nike catch phrase.  They took decisive action, they stated their intent, they designed a road map and they acted.  Today my hope is many of our listeners will do the same in their own lives.  Freedom is something no man or woman can define for another, by its very nature it is individualized.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • How a simple post in the forum changed many lives
  • How one listener spent two years and gained back 15
  • How a couple in NJ, changed with out moving far, for now
  • How you begin your path to finding your own vision of liberty
  • You don’t have to be rich to live like a broke ass redneck
  • That broke ass redneck is probably happier then you are
  • Why you must define what you don’t like to find what you do like
  • Why what you think you hate may not actually be what you hate
  • How figuring out what you love can lead you to more of it
  • The moments etched into your soul are your key to personal freedom
  • Why 99.9% of ships reach their ports on time and what it teaches us
  • The difference between simple and easy and why it matters

Additional 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 and you might hear yourself on the air.

Photo Credit Above to Just Us 3 Via Flickr

Episode-1965- Expert Council Q and A for 3-10-17

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 cooking, investing, surplus firearms, gardening, microgreens, grafting trees 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

  • Making and flavoring yogurt cheese – Keith Snow
  • Saving for college beyond the 529 – John Pugliano
  • Staying on top of the surplus firearms market – Tim Glance
  • Dealing with invasive blackberry – Erica Strauss
  • Keeping Microgreens Cool for the market – Steven Harris
  • Harvesting scion wood – Nick Ferguson
  • Getting a new podcast off the ground – Jack

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1964- Listener Calls for 3-9-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on ash borers, canning, food storage, generators, cars, organic food, humor, monetizing content 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…

  • Thoughts on the emerald ash borer
  • Canning meat and following procedure to the letter
  • Food storage in warm and humid climates
  • More on running natural gas to your generator
  • How to choose a car for your needs
  • Is organic food really better for you than conventional
  • An angry man calls in because the zello team banned him – LOL
  • Determining revenue models for your blog/online magazine

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-1963- A LEOs Perspective on Contacts with Law Enforcement

Andrew is a 55 year old graduate of the University of Illinois B.A. Political Science/Economics/Criminolgy.

He also served in the  United States Army, Infantry (MOS 11B1P) but ended up in S2.  He did three years active duty, then five years in the GaANG on the pistol team, and armorer for a Personnel Services Company.

He then dedicated himself to 27 years law enforcement with a wide degree of experience including patrol/drug investigations/supervision/management in a major metro-Atlanta LE agency with +/- 1000 employees and a service population of 700,000.

He is the third generation of LEO in his family and the fourth generation was sworn in two years ago.  He joins us today with a LEOs perspective on dealing with law enforcement contacts and on LEOs that both keep and break their oaths.

Join Us Today As We Discuss…

  • Why people become police officers, and why some make it a career
  • The culture of police officers
  • Police officers and the Constitution
  • How to interact with police officers when
    • “Stopped” perhaps as a suspect of a minor crime
    • As a witness to an incident
    • During a disaster, natural or man made
    • When armed with a firearm
  •  Marijuana why you can be for legalization even if you think it is bad
  • How to be respectful, yet not be grovelling and roll over for the cop
  • Individual officers vs. law enforcement administration
  • Race and law enforcement
  • Effective relationships between law enforcement and people to make better communities
  • Modern Survivalism and LE and how there are many intersections of principles

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-30- TSP Rewind – The Basics of Fishing Gear

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-1341- The Basics of Fishing Gear and originally aired on  May 6th, 2014.

The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

Unlike many rewinds though this show does have about 10 minutes of new content where I discuss some of the things going on at Nine Mile Farm right now.  This topic also fits very nicely with today’s TSP Amazon Item of the Day.

A Small Surf Caught Pompano that became Sashimi

A Small Surf Caught Pompano that became Sashimi

While at Sanibel Island I did a LOT of fishing.  Had a blast as the surf was pretty good to me for the first half of the trip.  About mid way into it, the ocean just got really rough and turbid and it really wasn’t worth the effort at that point.

I always enjoy fishing and frankly the last year was so full of work not much of it got done.  I enjoy fishing in fresh and salt water, in bays, estuaries, the surf, rivers, streams, creeks, hell I would fish a puddle if I thought there was a fish in it.

Surf fishing is hard to beat though, just for pure variety and the “never know what you will catch next” factor.  Over the years I have both caught and watched others catch some really interesting stuff just surf fishing the guts and bars on the beaches.

Here is a list of the species I caught while on vacation in the Sanibel Island Surf…

  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Permit
  • Snook
  • Ladyfish
  • Whiting
  • Gafftop Sail Catfish
  • Hard Head Catfish
  • Jack Cravalle
  • Blue Runner
  • Speckled Sea Trout

It was an absolute blast.  As always though when I am in a place where fishing is popular I see a ton of other fishermen.  Some are really switched on, some are specialists, like the guys fly casting to snook.  But there are always some who are well, just not quite “getting it”.

From rods that are too heavy to giant weights and hooks or God knows what else, you see a lot of things that just don’t work when you go fishing where others are fishing too.  This got me thinking, why not do a TSP fishing series.

So we are going to start that today, here is the plan for all the shows in this series…

  • Episode One -The basics of gear, rods, hooks, weights, reels, etc. (Today)
  • Episode Two – Fishing rivers and streams
  • Episode Three – Fishing the surf and bays and piers, etc.
  • Episode Four – Lakes
  • Episode Five – All about boats and hiring guides
  • Episode Six – “Unconventional Methods” – Jugging, Trot Lines, Bank Lines, etc.

If there is anything else you would want added to that list, let me know.  I am not going to focus much of artificals today but will pepper thoughts on them into most of the episodes as the situations discussed demand.

For Today this is What We Will Cover

  • Rods and reels (bait casting, spinning, fly, cane, etc)
  • Types of fishing line, mono, braided, fluoro
  • Hooks, bait holder, khale, circle, long shank (Aberdeen and Siwash), treble
  • Weights, split shots, casting, slip, rubber core and more
  • Nets and gaffs
  • Bait containers, stringers, coolers, etc
  • Floats, round, stick, slip, fly bubbles, etc.
  • Clippers, pliers, first aid stuff, hand towel, gloves, etc.
  • Some basic tips that always apply
    • Fish relate to structure and edges
    • Use the lightest gear that is suitable
    • If you are getting no action, move, change baits, etc. don’t just wait
    • Talk to others, read “fishing reports”
    • If you are going to fish often in one place keep notes
    • Target species or “go for anything” based on the situation
    • Learn “feel”, “hook set” and “play” (find easy action)
    • Have fun, don’t overdue it

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 Six of The Duck Chronicles – Time for a Spinach Fix

Today we visit the baby ducks and check out their response to spinach, they seem to like it.  We also get a good laugh, tune in to see why.  To see all episodes of all seasons visit, www.duckchronicles.com

Episode-29- TSP Rewind – Lierre Keith on The Vegetarian Myth

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-858- Lierre Keith on The Vegetarian Myth and originally aired on March 13, 2012.

The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

I am doing a rewind episode today because I once again have to drive to Granbury which to and back will take over two hours out of my day.  This was due to incompetence at Tractor Supply!

Additionally we are behind on being ready for the Spring Workshop and I need to get caught up.  We were rained out this weekend on a lot of stuff that needs doing outside.  TSP will return to our usual programming tomorrow.

Lierre Keith Author of The Vegetarian Myth

Lierre Keith Author of The Vegetarian Myth

I first found Lierre Keith on Peak Moment TV being interviewed by Janaia Donaldson.  She is the author of a book highly recommended by Robb Wolf called, “The Vegetarian Myth”.  When I heard her explain many of the roots of why we are told veganism is so good for us I knew I had to bring her on TSP.

The Forward of The Vegetarian Myth explains, “We’ve been told that a vegetarian diet can feed the hungry, honor the animals, and save the planet. Lierre Keith believed in that plant-based diet and spent twenty years as a vegan. But in The Vegetarian Myth, she argues that we’ve been led astray–not by our longings for a just and sustainable world, but by our ignorance.

The truth is that agriculture is a relentless assault against the planet, and more of the same won’t save us. In service to annual grains, humans have devastated prairies and forests, driven countless species extinct, altered the climate, and destroyed the topsoil–the basis of life itself. Keith argues that if we are to save this planet, our food must be an act of profound and abiding repair: it must come from inside living communities, not be imposed across 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 and you might hear yourself on the air.

 

Episode-1962- Listener Calls for 3-3-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on ducks, probiotics, livestock trailers, planting trees, chickens, homeschooling, building a refrigerated trailer 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…

  • Ducks in extreme cold climates – Ben Falk
  • The ins and outs of probiotics – Garry Collins
  • Loading stock into trailers – Darby Simpson
  • Establishing trees and preventing deer damage – Ben Falk
  • Alternatives to the Cornish Cross Chicken – Darby Simpson
  • Defending homeschooling and spreading the word – Mike and Sue
  • Keeping produce cool – Steven Harris
  • Is freedom possible via preemptive executive pardon – Jack

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-1961- Listener Calls for 3-2-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on zoning, investing, cold frames, pension funds, Trump’s economy, plant propagation 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…

  • How to have the best impact on “zoning regulations” possible
  • Thoughts on automated intelligence driven investing (robo advisers)
  • The use of windo UV film on cold frames, nope not a good idea at all
  • Deciding if and if so how to cash out early on a pension
  • Can Trump “turn around the economy” is that was presidents even do
  • Propagation of black locusts from suckers and cuttings

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-1960- Mathias Rieske on Dutch Oven Cooking

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Mathias Rieske grew up in the mountains of Utah, but despite that, he teases his wife that he is still Texan by birth. Growing up in Utah he gained a love of camping and the outdoors, and grew up in a preparedness minded family.

He also was involved in Boy Scouts, having earned the rank of Eagle Scout, worked at Scout Camps for a combined seven years, and is currently the Scoutmaster for his local troop.

Mathias also was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for two years. He worked in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami areas of South Florida where he learned Spanish. He has worked professionally as a Custodian, Police Officer, and Caretaker.

His wife calls him a ‘Food Network Junkie’ and ‘a huge goofball’, and he is often found in the kitchen making old favorites and experimenting new ideas. He has been married for almost eight years and is the happy father of two children.

Today Mathias joins us to discuss dutch oven cooking including tools, techniques, recipes, cast iron care, keeping costs down 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.

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