Episode-255- Mixed Bag Wednesday for The Survival Podcast

I decided to cover a varitey of subjects today and shake things up a bit.  We will talk today about local currency, the Discovery Channel’s show “The Colony”, a simple man who is a hero, more on home defense long arms and an “attack fox” (no I am not kidding about the fox).

Tune in today to hear…

  • The assclown of the day are the economists that say the recession is over
  • Francisco Reyes – Our Hero of the day, a simple man who saved two lives
  • What can we learn about local currencies or “scripts” like the “Pittsboro Plenty
  • What does it mean that any group can decide that any paper is worth something when backed by nothing say about fiat currency?
  • What would happen if a local currency were backed by gold or silver?
  • A review of the colony and some things we can learn such as protecting food, how to barter, using time and resources wisely and thinking practically
  • More on shotguns and my recant of my previous views on “bird shot” I was wrong
  • Will the 223 / 5.6mm fragment on a wall?  The answer is not a yes or no.
  • Your best defense against over penetration is knowledge of your environment and solid training
  • What is a “non dangerous, dangerous animal”?
  • What do we need to know about underestimated wild animals like foxes, coons and coyotes when we live in or travel to rural areas?  Or more and more in many urban areas as well?

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10 Responses to Episode-255- Mixed Bag Wednesday for The Survival Podcast

  1. Stupid redneck coal miner thats funny Jack.

  2. Modern Survival

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  3. I watched Colony and questioned if the members should even have allowed the truck through the gate. I wondered if they could have conducted their barter outside.

    Another point (positive): While it wasn\\\’t very smart for everyone to leave the safety of the building to barter, at least Mike (?) was wise enough to say something like:\\"Only send out 8 people, the rest of you stay inside\\". At least if the situation was real, the (possible) bad guys wouldn\\\’t necessarily know whether there were more \\"defenders\\" or not.

    They still need to be more organized in everything. Perhaps schedules or something – like: This is what I plan to do today, or, this is what we need to get done today. Who is doing what and when and where, etc.

  4. Very entertaining show today! Some good laughs in there.

    About the Martial Artist Lady, sounds like she belongs to a McDoJo, meaning fake worthless martial arts. I believe the best are considered sports, like boxing, wrestling and Judo, yet still not that great for combat. Rapid Assault Tactics designed by Paul Vunak is more practical. Four moves to master, headbutt, knees, elbows and thumb in the eye, this can be learned in a few hours. Along with that she should have taught strategies like Surprise, Fakes, Deception, and Control. I like your comment on escapes and grappling. To me that falls under control, never to let your opponent gain any, and to break it ASAP.

    Keep up the good work!

  5. Pittsboro is local to me and there are a few things that most of the national media coverage has missed about the Plenty. This is the second go-around with “the plenty” the first one was about 2002. It was created with the idea of keeping local dollars local, encouraging citizens to use the plenty at local farmers markets and establishments who would then use it to purchase supplies locally — it never took off. In 2008 it was revived by the local oil barons and a few like minded others, they wrote an awesome press release and it was picked up by some national news sources. I still don’t think it has taken off. Pittsboro has about 12,000 residents plus another 10,000 in the surrounding areas — $15k spread over 22,000. . . people you do the math. I have never seen one – nor has anybody that I know.

    Yes we have a piggly wiggly – I don’t think it has started taking Plenty. One of the local Cafe’s does take it, so does the oil refinery, the over-priced Co-Op market and most of the vendors at the farmers market. A couple of the shops on main street take it but I don’t have much use for incense, local folk art or used ladies’ clothing. You can exchange Plenty for US dollars at the local bank, 1 plenty will get you $.90 back. So if a merchant accepts a plenty as payment and can not give it back out as change they take a 10% hit on what you bought (crazy to hurt local biz by “helping” them).

    This summer things got a little crazy after an oil-refinery employee who is paid in Plenty attempted to pass one at a barber shop as currency after the service had been performed – the barber shop refused it. The employee then got on a local e-mail bulletin board and called for a boycott of all local merchants that did not take Plenty – chaos ensued.

    Honestly I wish this thing would just die.

  6. Animal attacks: in the tropics, one of the most notorious rabies carrier is the mongoose. Normally they fear humans. We’re taught that if it doesn’t flee immediately after you’ve established eye contact with it, then it might be infected with rabies.

    Perhaps there’s a lesson here for those who live in areas with foxes, raccoons, etc. Play defense if the animal doesn’t move away from you.

  7. I stumbled onto a youtube today where Peter Schiff was trying to explain inflation to one of the people quoted in the WSJ article. This CNBC interview was done in 2006. Once again Schiff was proven correct – he talked about inflating a housing bubble.

  8. See the Box o’ Truth site for all your ammo penetration needs…. http://www.theboxotruth.com/

    Seems like any shot or caliber will easily go through most things we regard as cover.

  9. Chin Lip Kee

    I hope my comment would reach some who care, I live in Asia so rice is our staple. Earlier the article on putting unpolish rice in hot water for 12 hours then another 12 hours in cold water is not eatable. Normally just wash & put the rice under water overnight then just press cook, any longer the rice will start to smell. All meat & bones can be compost, dig about 6\\" below a fruit tree & buried it then we get good & sweet fruit. A cross bow has advantages over the gun when in jungle or wilderness because in riots the best is to retreat into jungle, if there are several enemy crossing into your territory then you can ambush them without them knowing which direction the attack is coming from until all are killed.

  10. Great show Jack. I always appreciate your insights…But slipping in and out of that southern accent is like listening to fingernails on the chalkboard!