3 days left to order

genesisTSP Gear Shop has been working with MT Knives to bring you another run of the special edition knife featuring the TSP Logo. For a limited time, TSP listeners can purchase an MT Knife of their very own, customized with the TSP logo you love!

TSP Gear will continue taking orders for the next three days. The Genesis, Gen 1 knife will then be etched with the MT Knives logo on one side, and the TSP logo on the other. Visit TSP Gear today to find out additional details and place your order. Remember MSB Members can take 10% Off, and all orders Ship for Free!


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Note from MT Knives owner Patrick Roehrman: “Due to such a high demand for custom knives, and wanting to provide as many people as possible with the best cutting performance that money can buy, I have put together a small, light weight, minimalist design that will give you the best cutting performance for a price all can afford. I chose to use a steel that is rather new and due to its high cost is not used very often by other knife makers. This is the same steel I use in many of my custom knives. If you want to experience an edge that will perform like nothing you have used before, at a fraction of the cost of a custom knife, or if you want something to hold you over while you wait for your custom knife, this is the knife for you! This knife is 100% American made, and its quality is not to be rivaled.”

Episode-1628- Five Financial Landmines to Avoid when Buying Land

Scott Todd - Founder of Landmodo.com

Scott Todd – Founder of Landmodo.com

Scott Todd is a principal at Landmodo.com, a land investment firm that buys and sells land throughout the US. Scott and his wife started the company to help others have a chance of land ownership.

Since 2012, Scott has watched as land owners make the same common repeated problems when it come to buying and owning land and he’s on a mission to help others discover how to avoid common issues with buying and owning land.

Land acquision is one of the most common goals among the TSP audience.  Some want farms, some want homesteads, some want BOLs and others just land for investment.  The smartest among you want all of those in one.

The issue though is land while a great investment is also full of risks.  Worse most people have been lied to and believe that land and home ownership is largely the safest of all investments.  Well purchased smartly it can be, yet their are 5 huge pitfalls you need to avoid to make that happen.

Today We Discuss 5 Major Problems When Buying and Owning Land

  • Buying land without confirming that the deed is transferable
  • Not having an exit strategy
  • Not understanding the 3 deed types
  • Not holding title correctly
  • Not understanding the limitations of the land

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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Group Rate Info for Hotels for the Oct Workshop

For those of you attending the Oct workshop that would prefer a hotel to camping we have set up a group rate for you.  The hotel is the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites in Forth Worth on N.W. Loop 820.  This is only about a 15 minute drive each morning to our homestead.

The rate we have for you is 92 dollars a night.   This is about a 20 dollar a night savings.  We checked with three hotels and this is the best deal we could get you guys for the quality of the hotel in question.

We have a block of ten rooms and yes some are double beds so some of you can choose to share a room and rides if you wish.  To set that up all registered guests have access to the private email list for workshop attendees, so do that there.

To get the room call the hotel at 817-744-7755 and just tell them you want the group rate for your dates in question and that you are with “The Survival Podcast” and they will hook you up.

Note these rooms are NOT held forever and not pre booked.  You must book your own room on or before 9-2-15 to get this rate.  I decided to post this on the blog rather than email all who asked for group rate information, that will avoid any emails lost or what have you.

Here is the hotel’s website, http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/fort-worth/lwwtx/hoteldetail

Many past guests have stated at this hotel and we have had no complaints yet.  If you do have any issues when you call with getting the rate ask to speak to Jennifer Camp who the property manager, we worked directly with her to get this done for you guys.

TSP and Nine Mile Farm Oct Event Sold Out

The TSP Oct Workshop just sold out.  If you want to be notified if we have any cancellations email jack at the survivalpodcast.com with “standby event list” in the subject line.  If any cancellations occur we will offer slots in the order received.

Remember registration for our Nov event will start soon.  I will announce the opening date of enrollment for the Nov. class next week.  For your planning the class will run from Nov. 11 – Nov. 15.

Sorry to anyone that wanted to come that didn’t get in this time around.  Again you can email me if you want to be on stand by as a fill in.

Episode-1627- Listener Feedback for 8-18-15

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 martial law, planting trees, business, cooking, irrigation water, pools, patents, inoculation, bullshit soup 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

  • Will “the troops” fire on civilians, yes, and it depends but stop thinking they won’t
  • New home just plant shit or slow down and plan a bit better
  • One great reason to get the F out of California – oh the arrogance!
  • The best squirrel you will ever eat, yep, you won’t believe it
  • How to get chloramine out of your water if you have to irrigate with city water (SO SIMPLE)
  • Using a pool as an asset with grid down
  • What do things like Patented and Trademarked mean on trees and should you care
  • What does it mean to inoculate legumes do you have to or just should you
  • Extending your daylight for layers on the cheap in an off grid coop

Resources for today’s show…

Bob Wells Plant of the WeekPINK LADY APPLE TREE – Adaptable from zone 6 to zone 9.

This is a warm climate apple from Western Australia. Very crisp, sweet tart, distinct flavor, good keeper. Skin reddish pink over green when ripe. White flesh resists browning. Harvest begins late October. Only requires 300-400 chill hours and is self-fruitful.

You can boost your production if you plant a Gala, Fuji or Granny Smith with it.

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.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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TSP and Nine Mile Farm Oct Workshop Almost Sold Out

Jack Teaching Food Forest Design in the fall of 2014.

Jack Teaching Food Forest Design in the fall of 2014.

UPDATE – Since this Posting This Event Has Sold Out.  If you want to be notified if we have any cancellations email jack at the survivalpodcast.com with “standby event list” in the subject line.  If any cancellations occur we will offer slots in the order received.  Remember registration for our Nov event will start soon.

Just a friendly reminder that this workshop is as always first come, first booked and when full it is full.  Yesterday we sold all but 5 spots but we do have 5 remaining for now.  –

If they don’t get sold today I will open them up to any and all on Wednesday morning.  For now they are being held for MSB members only.

This workshop will be one of the coolest we have ever done.  My goal is for people to leave and be on the drive or flight home simply thinking man am I tired, well fed but heck I have shit to get done.  I can’t wait to be home, take a nap and then get fricken started.  Trust me you will need a nap!  I always do.

We are going to help you grow large amounts of food in tiny spaces!  2500 dollars worth of produce a year being conservative from 36 square feet with minimal work, we will show you how to do it with wicking beds and how to never worry about soil quality in them, ever.  Oh and you can water them say once or twice a month, or automate it and just harvest.

Want to make a living we got that covered, Jon Dowie will show you how he runs his micro greens business.  In greens alone in his first year he already has weeks where he is selling over 600 dollars a week in greens.  You can start a business like this for under 1,000 dollars or just add it on to what you are doing now.  Don’t want a business, well how about growing food that sells for 10-50 dollars an ounce and enjoying it at your table daily?

Need help with money?  Investment adviser John Pugliano will tell you the true secrets of blue collar millionaires and how to manage your money so your money doesn’t manage you.  While we are on the subject of money, Jack will tell you exactly how he is making an income from duck eggs.  The simple things he and Dorothy have done to literally have eggs sold before they leave the ducks butt!

Not enough?  Okay then we throw in live music, food to die for, meeting people just like you, networking, relationship building and more.  Along with making biochar, making real fermented Mexican escabeche, making fresh real yogurt, yogurt cheese, dry canning, function stacking, plant propagation and managing honey bees for good measure.  And just for the hell of it we will show you how to build an automated rock solid greenhouse worth about 2,500 dollars for right under 1,000 dollars.   I mean because the rest just wasn’t enough already right?

There are a lot of events but we are pretty sure that nothing and no one competes at the level we put them on.  We jam you full of food and jam you full of education and new incredible friends at the same time, all while empowering you to build a solid income doing what you love.  So while we still have the spots grab yours now for a paradigm shifting experience and come on down to Nine Mile Farm to learn from and party with what I feel are the best people to be with on the planet.

More information on how to sing up is at this link.

Episode-1626- Do It Now – A Special Edition of TSP

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on the Survival Podcast I have a special personal message along with some listener feedback on the need to do things, NOW.

We are all mortal beings, that is a nice way of saying we are all sick with a terminal illness called life.

Every day what can be done by the days end for ourselves and for others is finite.  There is only so much one person can do per day.  Only so much we can do, influence, acomplish, only so many people we can help, inspire and teach.

There is cap on that, a limit and at the end of the day, any bit we didn’t use is discarded forever to the trash heap of time’s past.  Then we start anew, a new day, a new finite limit to what we can do.  Sadly most of this time in the modern world by modern people is squandered.  Fighting simply to survive, to stay above the tide of modern life.

Only you can break this cycle for yourself, only you can decide to live vs exist.  Today I take time to share my thoughts on this with you, today’s show is short, spend the time after it wisely.

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.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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TSP and Nine Mile Farm October Workshop is Now Open for MSB Members

UPDATE – Since this Posting This Event Has Sold Out.  If you want to be notified if we have any cancellations email jack at the survivalpodcast.com with “standby event list” in the subject line.  If any cancellations occur we will offer slots in the order received.  Remember registration for our Nov event will start soon.

From now until Wednesday morning the Fall Workshop is open for MSB Members to sign up and make their deposit.  The workshop runs from Oct 1-3 with on site camping and set up from Sept 30 – Oct 4.

To make your deposit, just go log into your MSB account and you will see a link to register in BOLD RED right at the top, you can’t miss it.

Log Into Your MSB Account Here

To give you a feel for how jam packed this event is, here is the current schedule, subject to revisions due to harsh reality of course.

You Just Never Know what will Happen at a TSP Event!

What this workshop will cover

  • Function Stacking in Homestead Design
  • Nine Mile Farm Operational Walk Though
  • Self-Watering Stock Tank Container Gardens
  • Worm Farming and Composting
  • Green House Construction and Set Up
  • Micro Greens Production and Business Start Up
  • Fermented Foods and Dry Canning
  • Investing and Financial Management
  • Plant Propagation
  • Honey Bee Management
  • Managing a Property with Ducks
  • Q&A Sessions
  • Live Music
  • Great Food
  • Barter, Community Building and More

Join us for a fun learning experience. For this event we have a strict limit of 34 people.

Schedule – None of this is set in stone, we will adapt to any weather events and such.

Wednesday Sept. the 30th – Our Property will be open any time after 2PM. This time is mostly just for setting up campsites. We do always toss some brats or sausage on the grill and have a social gathering with beers and just getting to know each other as well. This is very informal and just hanging out for those who show up early.

Thursday Oct 1st – (lunch and dinner provided, breakfast is a light continental style on the first day)

  • 8:00 – 9:00 – Coffee and Breakfast Bars, etc. and Property/Safety Briefing
  • 9:00 –10:30 – Class – Microgreens Part One – With Jon Dowie
  • 10:30 – 12:00 – Class – Building Self Watering Container Gardens with Jack Spirko
  • 12:00 -1:30 – Lunch
  • 1:30 -3:00– Class – Finish Container Gardens Green House Project Updates with Jack Spirko
  • 3:00 – 3:30 – Break
  • 3:30 – 4:30 – Function Stacking with Nick Ferguson
  • 4:30 – 5:30 – Property Walk – Duck Management with Jack Spirko
  • 5:30 – 6:30 – Seed and Plant Exchange (First Day Happy Hour)
  • 6:30 – 7:30 – Dinner
  • 7:30 – ???? – Drinks, Music, Barter, etc.

Friday (three meals provided)

  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Breakfast
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Microgreens Part 2 – With Jon Dowie
  • 11:00 – 12:00 – Dry Canning and Fermented Foods – With Jack Spirko
  • 12:00 -1:00 – Open Hour for Work Ins and Arounds
  • 1:00 – 2:30 – Lunch and Break Time
  • 2:30 – 4:30 – Making Biochar with a Cone Kiln – with Jack Spirko
  • 4:30 – 5:30 – The Middle Class Guide to Wealth with John Pugliano
  • 5:30 – 6:30 – Plant Propagation with Nick Ferguson
  • 6:30 – 7:00 – Break for Clean Up
  • 7:30 – 8:30 – Dinner
  • 8:30 – ???? – Drinks, Music, Barter, etc.

 Saturday (three meals provided)

  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Breakfast
  • 10:00 –12:00 – Beekeeping with Jason Smith of JC’s Honey Bees
  • 12:00 -1:00 – Making the Most of a Worthless Currency with John Pugliano
  • 1:00 -2:30 – Lunch
  • 2:30 – 3:30 – Greenhouse Set Up Walk Through with Jack, Jon and Nick
  • 3:30 – 5:30 – Microgreens Part 3 – With Jon Dowie
  • 5:30 – 6:30 – Q&A With Nick, John, Jon and Jack
  • 6:30 – 7:00 – Break and Clean Up
  • 7:30 – 8:30 – Dinner
  • 8:30 – ???? – Drinks, Music, Barter, etc.

Sunday

  • 10:00 AM – Coffee, breakfast bars and left overs put out.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Goodbyes please consider helping us pick up before you go. (all guests to depart by 11:00 AM)

Accommodations

  • There are local hotels within 15 minutes of our property; we are getting a group rate, details to follow after you reserve space.
  • We have large steel frame buildings with large bay doors that open for a breeze. If you want to bring a cot or such and claim a spot inside for sleeping space is unreserved and first come first serve, no reservations necessary. No charge. We are suggesting our outer building for this as others may be using the TV and such in the 3 Bay Garage attached to the house, but the choice is yours.
  • If you want to tent camp on the property, space is first come first serve, no reservations needed. No charge. We will let you know what areas are open for this though.
  • We have about 8 locations with trees suitable for those that want to hammock camp, first come first served. We have never had a space issue for hammock campers.
  • NO RVS AND NO TRAILERS OF ANY KIND ON PROPERTY AT ALL NO EXCEPTIONS there is a near by RV Park if you want to sleep in your RV.

Frequently Asked Questions about TSP Events.

  • Question – Where is this event?

  • Answer – After you sign up you will get a document with all event details.  The address is only given to students who have paid a deposit.  But for your planning purposes we are near Azle Texas.  That is just north of Fort Worth.

  • Question – What is the best airport to fly into?

  • Answer – The best bet is Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW) it is only about 35 minutes assuming traffic isn’t at peak from our home.  The only other viable option is Dallas Love Field (DAL) this may save you money if Southwest Flys direct from your airport but it is a longer drive.  I would plan on an 1 hour and 15 minutes or more despite what google maps will tell you if you fly into Love Field.

  • Question – What type of food is served at these events?

  • Answer  –  The key word is meat but we have other stuff too.  Generally we serve eggs (from our own flock) for breakfast with bacon and sausage and tortillas for breakfast with awesome local salsa and fixings.  We also include a selection of fruit, breakfast bars, etc.  Lunch is deli meats, chicken salad, left overs from dinner the night before and other things.  This year we are planning some new things for lunch including awesome shredded chicken from our own birds and Dorothy’s amazing meat balls.  Sometimes we have soups or other similar items for lunch.  Dinner is usually rotisserie chicken one night, brisket another night and smoked pork shoulder the other night.  Generally some awesome sausage finds its way into our menu as well.  A full lunch and dinner are provided all three course days.  We provide only coffee, fruit and breakfast bars on the first day for breakfast.  We provide full breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday we provide coffee, breakfast bars, fruit and left overs.

  • Question – What are the camping conditions like?

  • Answer  – The key word is primitive.  We allow tent camping on site just about anywhere on our property.  We have an outbuilding that we let people put a cot or air mattress in but it usually gets pretty full and it is first come first served.  There are plenty of trees for hammock camping as well.  Most folks enjoy camping because you can have adult beverages and not worry about driving and the people are just awesome to hang out with.  Most nights people end up staying up late talking and having a lot of fun playing pool, darts, spending time at the camp fire etc.  November is usually pretty comfortable temperature wise especially at night but it rains often so be prepared for that. And be prepared for some cold nights!  Average Nov. Temps are 66 for the High and 43 for the low, but we have seen Nov. Temps in the high 80s and occasionally lows in the 20s or lower!

  • Question – Is there a good hotel near by?

  • Answer  –  There is a great holiday inn, we get you a group rate and it varies but it is very nice hotel and we have normally gotten a rate of about 82 dollars in the past plus tax. When you sign up just indicate if you want a hotel so we have a head count for group rate info.

  • Question – Can students share a rental car, a ride to the airport, a hotel room, etc.?

  • Answer  – Sure but to be blunt we do not get involved in that.  We have way too much work to do so that you guys have a good experience when you get here.  I view it this way from the time you get on my land till you leave it is my responsibility to make sure you learn, have fun and are well fed.  Off site I leave it to you to deal with things.  However, we have a private email list and many students work out things like this between themselves on it.  Make sure to join it as soon as you get your instructions packet as their will be information on it.

  • Question – I have a question that isn’t answered here, should I sign up, I don’t want to loose my deposit?

  • Answer  – When I send out the instruction document you have 48 hours to review the document, if something is a deal breaker you can cancel with a refund in the first 48 hours.  After that this is my refund policy and I think it is as fair as I can be with it.  My events always sell out but the closer we get the harder it is to back fill a no show.  If I can sell your spot I give you a refund, if I can’t sell your spot due to it being to close to the event date, I don’t refund it.

  • Question – Will you take bitcoin for this event?  What about silver?

  • Answer  – I have a huge capital outlay on these events so I can’t take silver.  I can only take PayPal for the deposit (you can use a credit card without a paypal account) but I will take bitcoin by special arrangement for the balance due but it will have to be at least one week prior to the event.  If you want to do this, email me for arrangements.

Special from MT Knives

genesisTSP Gear Shop has been working with MT Knives to bring you another run of the special edition knife featuring the TSP Logo. This is an amazing opportunity for TSP listeners! Artisinal knife crafters MT Knives produce impeccable, custom-made blades. For a limited time, TSP listeners can purchase a MT Knife of their very own, customized with the TSP logo you love! MT Knives has a limited quantity of knives, made to suit the TSP listener.

For the next week we will be taking orders for this special knife. The Genesis, Gen 1 knife will then be etched with the MT Knives logo on one side, and the TSP logo on the other. Knives should be ready to ship in 4-6 weeks. Visit TSP Gear today to find out additional details and place your order. Remember MSB Members can take 10% Off, and all orders Ship for Free!


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Note from MT Knives owner Patrick Roehrman: “Due to such a high demand for custom knives, and wanting to provide as many people as possible with the best cutting performance that money can buy, I have put together a small, light weight, minimalist design that will give you the best cutting performance for a price all can afford. I chose to use a steel that is rather new and due to its high cost is not used very often by other knife makers. This is the same steel I use in many of my custom knives. If you want to experience an edge that will perform like nothing you have used before, at a fraction of the cost of a custom knife, or if you want something to hold you over while you wait for your custom knife, this is the knife for you! This knife is 100% American made, and its quality is not to be rivaled.”

Episode-1625- Expert Council Q&A for 8-14-15

Get Answers Today From The Expert Council

Get Answers Today From The Expert Council

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.

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 provide 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

  • Jack on creating a business, something cool on the way and more
  • Jack on the coming TSP fall events, this time we are blowing it out!
  • Bryan Black on concealed carry
  • Darby Simpson on small scale pig production
  • Nick Ferguson on fall planting of trees and other perennials
  • John  Pugliano on the ups and downs of independent contracting
  • Michael Jordan on the actual work of bee keeping
  • Erica Strauss on sun dried tomatoes and storage thereof
  • Gary Collins on organic vs. raw milk cheese for those on paleo
  • Ben Falk on cultivation of black locust
  • Keith Snow on cooking lamb
  • Jack’s send off to a great weekend, get something done!

Resources for today’s show…

Websites of the Expert Council Members

Additional Links Provided by the Council

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.

Join the MSB Today

Join the MSB Today

Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.