Episode-363- Listener Feedback 1-25-10

We have another round of your comments and questions today on subjects such as permaculture, a government grab of 401K money, sharing the prepper mindset with friends and more.

Tune in today as we discuss…

  • Prepping a garden with out digging and not using Round Up
  • Prepping for truckers and others who travel with work
  • Ideas for Zone One planting for a permacultured yard
  • How to share prepping with out the typecast hurting you
  • Truck or car if you can only have one vehicle?
  • The legalities and mechanics of squirrel trapping
  • Spreading prepping by gardening
  • A Texas mom plans all family meals for 1 full year (stealth prepping)
  • A report from a listener who ordered from a few sponsors of TSP
  • A trick from Korea with gas cans and water (you got to hear this one)
  • Is the government coming after our 401ks, it sure looks like they plan to

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.

12 Responses to Episode-363- Listener Feedback 1-25-10

  1. Hey bud, loyal subscriber Scott here. Is there anyway you can increase the audio quality for the podcast for subscribers? Just to tinny for me.
    Great information though.

  2. Thank you Jack for mentioning the Smithwerder.com discount for MSB members. I need to make a correction though, the concealed carry handbags we carry are not custom made. The handbags are manufactured by Roma Leather.

  3. CanadianNomad

    You mentioned how sometimes people in the third world find ways to make things work through adaptation there is at least one site I know (and probably hundreds of others) which covers this sort of adaptation in Africa, called Afrigadget http://www.afrigadget.com/ really neat ideas.

  4. Two Blues Mama

    Jack – I LMAO about your Uncle and the squirrel. I cannot believe there is another man who thinks like my DH. He trapped a squirrel at my Mom’s house which was nesting above the hood vent in her kitchen (using the vent on the roof as it’s way in and out). DH caught it by opening the bottom of the vent and it fell into a trash can which I was holding. I slammed on the lid and he took it outside. Starting the car he attached a vacuum cleaner hose to the tailpipe. Cracking the lid he put the hose into the trashcan and within a minute goodbye squirrel. My mom thought we put the squirrel in a cage in our car and that we were going to take it to the mountains to a new home. She doesn’t know this to this day! Ah you brought back memories and laughter!

    As always another great show filled with the stuff that keeps me hoping, planning and prepping. Listening to your show is like sitting down on the porch with a good friend. Thanks! Barb

  5. Not seeing the last 2 episodes on Zune Marketplace. No big deal I just downloaded them from here but thought you might want to know if you were not already aware

  6. I dont think is sounds tinny at all.

    but to the point, you said you’d put a link to the texas mom thingy… but no link. Any coming?

  7. Michael Sanders

    Hey Jack. I keep seeing you mentioning the 22 rifle book but I haven’t heard you mention the audio version of “Lights Out” in a long time. Is that still a work in progress? I was really looking forward to it. Thanks.

  8. I downloaded an equalizer for my sound card and was able to adjust the sound to my liking. Keep up the good work bud.

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  9. Modern Survival


    DOH! Anyway added it in, check the links section or use this one http://tinyurl.com/1yearmom

    Thanks for the catch there. I guess I was off my game yesterday. To many cups of coffee!

  10. I checked out the “Dinner 365” menu as a PDF file from the link. I didn’t see Breakfast for Dinner on there…. This is a great story!!!

  11. Did the contest and this is how I am introducing TSP to a couple of people that I have only moments of contact during a week but have a very congenial relationship with. I will burn a couple of discs of the podcast and tell them to give it a spin with all the contact info included. Here is another idea I will be doing: you know how when people have their house up for sale and they have a little info box out front with literature in their about the house and a “Take One” sign. I will do that but will have literature that will include contact info on the podcast as well as other pertinent info referencing survival, constitutional, economic, political issues.

  12. Trapping Squirrels: A tip. Using rat traps is common, so is SPRUNG rat traps and no squirrels. Look at what is called a weasel set. Essentially, it is a large victor rat trap enclosed in a box/jug/something, that doesn’t interfere with the trap’s bail. Add a 2.5″-3.5″ entrance hole to the box (depends on your target species) directly in front of the bait pan. The animal enters the trap because it smells the bait. It’s first step is right into the kill-zone. This minimizes empty traps, which is the whole point. The size of the entrance minimizes non-target kills.