Episode-2202- Libertarianism, Anarchism and Resource Conservation

Andrew Anderson is a lifelong musician and songwriter (see andrewanderson.bandcamp.com), a rookie first responder and wild land firefighter, a wannabe helicopter pilot inching ever so slowly toward a private rating, a former corrections officer, a father of two, a husband, and a halfway decent cook.

He has a habit of commenting on politics when he ought to refrain from such activities. He has traveled all over this country more than a few times and has had a lifelong love affair with hunting and fishing, but mostly hunting.

Andrew started his blog the Taking Game Journal in 2016 sharing stories, opinion and information. His libertarian leaning philosophy has felt at odds at times with the conservation programs he supports which has led to some writing on the subject of libertarianism and conservation.

He joins to answer the question, are libertarianism and anarchism compatible with wildlife and resource management.

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Episode-2201- Lyn Ulbricht on Silk Road Going to the Supreme Court

Lyn Ulbricht is a political activist and advocate for individual freedom, privacy and criminal justice reform. She is also the mother of Ross Ulbricht, who was sentenced to double life without parole for all non-violent charges associated with his role in the Silk Road website. This was a “dark web” marketplace designed to protect the privacy of its users.

The site was product agnostic: buyers and sellers determined what was anonymously exchanged using the little-known currency bitcoin. This included both legal and illegal goods, including drugs, although involuntary things that created victims, such as child porn and stolen goods, were prohibited.
Ross has petitioned the Supreme Court to hear his case on important and far-reaching Fourth and Sixth Amendment issues.

Having seen her only son incarcerated for life after a trial riddled with proven corruption, Lyn is dedicated to fighting not only for Ross’ freedom, but for the thousands who have been victimized by our flawed criminal justice system and the drug war. She strives to direct awareness to the important precedents being set with Ross’s high-profile case, issues that will impact the freedom and privacy in the digital age.

Lyn has spoken at numerous events in several countries; appeared on many TV, radio and podcast shows— including Reason TV, CNN, HuffPost Live and Fox; and been interviewed by major and alternative media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Buzzfeed, John Stossel and The Guardian. She is also prominently featured in the documentary Deep Web.

When not working to raise awareness, Lyn focuses on raising funds for Ross’ legal fight through www.freeross.org

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Episode-2200- Bug Out Trailers with Spirko and Harris – Part 5

Just In Case you Thought this was a New Idea

Today Steven Harris and I answer your questions on Bug Out Trailers.  Big trailers, small trailers, what to put in them, what to have as an electrical system. Using cargo trailers as an emergency shelter and camper. Toilets in these trailers, storage and transportation of water for consumption and hygiene.

This is the fith in a multi part series that began with Episode-2117- Steven Harris and Jack Spirko on Bug Out Trailers.  As this is clearly going to become a multi episode series I have created the tag BOT Shows so that all of them can be found at one location.

The response to the first in the series was overwhelming, Steve compiled and sent me 14 pages of questions, I printed it out and it feels like a small book, and these are just questions and a few notes here and there.  So we are going to run about 1 hour and 15 minutes on the interview and break it into pieces parts over all of 2018.

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Leupold VX-1 2-7x33mm Scope – Item of the Day

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IMPORTANT NOTICE – I am bringing this around because it has been marked down to only 180 bucks and they did this because this amazing little scope is being discontinued.  I have no idea what if anything Leupold will replace it with.  This scope in my view is one of the best values ever on the market, well above the cost value ratio in its class for everything else out there.  If you want one get them now before they are gone.

Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Leupold VX-1 2-7x33mm Scope.  I have always considered Leupold to be one of the best optics makers in the world.  So when I found out their VX-1 line was so affordable, I wondered if the quality would remain true.

This scope answered that for me with a definitive yes.  Like all Leupold scopes this one comes with a lifetime warranty.  I own quite a few Leupolds and I have yet to ever use said warranty, but it is nice to know that it is there with anything you are investing over a hundred dollars on.

As to the cost this scope sells for 199 on Amazon.  This fits with my mindset, always be frugal never be cheap!  Up until now I have recommended the Redfield Revolution 2-7x33mm in this class of scope, it comes in at 172 dollars.  It is the scope I have on my hand built 10/22, and it is a very good scope.  But the clarity of the Leupold and their reputation for decades of quality is well worth the extra 27 bucks.

Why a 2×7 when the world is so full of 3x9s, isn’t bigger better?  In this case no, not in scope size or magnification.  When you are scoping something we would call a modest range rifle say stuff good out to 100-200 yards, you just do not need more then 7X.  What you do what is a very wide fast field of view up close, and being able to drop down to 2x gives you that.

Next up with these lighter guns like my Rugger 77 or say a Remington Model 7 or similar, what is great is how light weight they are.  This scope or the Redfield for that matter would also serve well on light weight lever guns like say an 1894 Marlin.  I mean the last thing you want it to take a beautiful little 5.5 pound rifle and slap two pounds of scope and rings on it.

This wonderful little scope tips the scales at only .62 pounds, keeping the rifle light, well balanced and fast handling.  This is another advantage over the Redfield which comes in at 17 ounces (almost twice the weight) while actually being the same size externally.  Again another reason the Leupold is worth 27 bucks more.

So if you have been looking for a high quality scope that will give you light weight handling and top quality optics without needing to sell a kidney to afford it, check out the Leupold VX-1 2-7x33mm Scope today.  And it this sort of thing is important to you, it is made, right here in the good old USA.

Remember you can always find the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

P.S.  –  This short video will give you a look at the scope mounted on my 77/357.  This is not meant to be a major review just a short video to give you a feel for the scopes dimensions and how it fits nicely onto a small framed rifle.

P.S.S. – It is interesting to note that my old favorite the Redfield 2×7 had major influence on the VX-1 2×7.  In 2008, Leupold purchased Redfield and many of each brands current offerings has influenced the other.  It seems to me that Leupold took the Redfield 2×7, upped the optics in it, and shaved off a lot of weight.  Again the two scopes are almost identical in external dimensions.

 

Episode-2199- Listener Feedback for 4-9-18

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on millennials, government, earthworks, gardening, water storage, careers, chickens 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…

  • 1/3rd of millennials think the earth could be flat, why that’s not all bad, sort of
  • The concept of “republicanism” as it pertains to taxes
  • Using tree slash for hugels and swale berms, the dos and do nots
  • More on gardening and septic leech fields
  • Reusing juice/soda bottles and not over thinking it
  • Choosing a “better job” with lower pay
  • How much feed for your chickens can you grow or let them forage
  • When do I break the rule of “buy once cry once”, well with sun glasses for one

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Kingbo Reflector 45W LED Grow Light – Item of the Day

Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Note – This is an encore item and one I am bringing around for the second time this year the reason is they just dropped the price to under 29 bucks.  Since I first reviewed this item over 700 of them have been purchased by TSP members and I have only had 100% positive feedback on them.  At the time in my view they are the best deal on grow lights you can find.  It is getting later in the season for indoor plant starting but I am still getting questions about it.  After using these for two years for starts I still think they are the best deal on the market.

We are also headed into the fall and winter gardening season, time to get those greens, broccoli, etc plants started before it is too late.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Kingbo Reflector 45W LED Grow Light.  I just discussed this item yesterday on the show but I am so impressed with the value of it I am featuring it for the TspAz item of the day.

To grow well plants need full spectrum lighting and as LED technology has advanced it has become the go to choice of professionals in the indoor farming market.  Not only does it grow plants with greater vigor than florescent lighting it has a massive cost savings in electrical use and LEDs last a long longer so the longer equipment life cycle further drives down total cost.

Still the cost of quality LED grow lights has been quite high and it has held back the small time and hobby gardener for quite a while.  Recently some low cost lights have come along and worked okay but were made so cheaply that they would often fail in 90-180 days for many users.  And with that any savings was gone.

Over the past two years a company called Kingbo began producing some smaller LED grow lights and developed a good reputation with them, but they were two small to be useful to me for starting flats of seeds.  When they came out with the Kingbo Reflector 45W LED Grow Light I was pretty happy but figured I would wait a while and let others try it out and see what kind of reputation it had after some use by the market.

It has now been around about 9 months and seems to have maintained a good reputation.  I also like that they offer a full 12 month warranty and a 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee.

The big thing I like is how well it works, see the video below of one youtuber who tested his on basil and watermelon.  When you hear me talk about healthy and stocky seedlings this is what I am talking about.  I like this light so much that I recently ordered 4 of them for my own seed starting this year.  I’ll be putting together my system and sharing it with you soon.

In any event if you are looking for a great grow light to start your own plants indoors, of do indoor farming with a grow tent, check this one out, at 29 dollars with 4.6 stars with over 160 reviews it is hard to beat on the current market.   I do expect over the years for this technology to continue to improve and become more affordable, but at present time the Kingbo Reflector 45W LED Grow Light is my current top choice of what is available.  I have waited long enough to adopt LED grow light technology.

Remember you can always find the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

P.S. Check out these videos testing testing the Kingbo Reflector 45W LED Grow Light.

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Final Reminder – Last Day to Get MSB at 30 Bucks for Life

The MSB is and always has been a fantastic value, but in 2018 I have really grown the program so far adding ButcherBox, Ridge Wallet, OMG Leather, GunAdapters.com and Eden Brothers Seeds.

And trust me, while we had some challenges early this year in our home and with travel, etc. I ain’t done with 2018 yet.  In fact there are over 70 different companies you get discounts from in the MSB, they are all listed on the MSB Sign Up Page Here.

I hear from members all the time who tell me that the 50 bucks I charge is an incredible value because they get several hundred dollars in total discounts a year in return for it.

Well today that great deal is even better.  We have closed down the first quarter of 2018, time is marching on, this is the time for planting in much of the country or it soon will be.  Just in our seed partners and nursery discounts alone what you can save on planting this year, can easily cover the cost of MSB membership, but man, if you take this deal, getting your money back will be a lay up.

How is this folks, 30 bucks a year, and that DOES APPLY to renewals for life.

Yea you read that right, become a member this week and you get the MSB for 30 bucks and as long as you remain an active member that rate locks in for life.  And if for some reason your renewal fails, (it happens) as long as you contact me soon after that, I will make sure you get your lifetime rate back.

To get this discount just use the discount code tsp18 and select a 12 month term, this sale is for 12 month terms only.  To do so you can sign up online here and pay with any major credit card.

If you want to pay by crytpo currency, you can do that here, just adjust the payment accordingly when you are given an address to send crypto to.

If you want to pay by US Mail and cash, check, money order, etc you can use the mail in form here.  Just write the code on the form and we will honor the rate.

This sale is open to new members or those with expired accounts only.  As always this isn’t me being like Verizon or something, the system we use and payments solution just won’t let us do an early renewal, if we did that it would create double billing to your account.  I hope that makes sense.

In any event this is a great deal with a lifetime discount, so please consider signing up by credit card online, with crypto or by cash, check or silver today.

 

 

Episode-2198- Expert Council Q&A for 4-6-18

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 fencing, green houses, dams, the petro, knives, homeschooling, vehicle maintenance, aquaponics 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…

  • Choosing fence post material – Darby Simpson
  • Considerations with attached green houses and humidity – Ben Falk
  • What can and can’t be grown on a dam wall – Geoff Lawton
  • What is up with the Venezuelan Crypto the “Petro” – Ben Fitts
  • Choosing and fitting handle material as a new knife maker – Patrick Roehrman
  • Making the jump to home schooling with a high school student – Mike and Sue Laprise
  • Vehicle maintenance and “quick stop” oil places – Charles Sanville
  • Doing aquaponics when you have too much water volume – Jack

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Bloody Dock – “Blood Veined Sorrel” – Item of the Day

Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is two sources to get growing a plant called Bloody Dock, also known as “Blood Veined Sorrel”.  I first learned about this plant in doing research for pond plants that are edible.  While sold as a pond plant it is more accurate to say that Bloody Dock needs fertile and moist soil and can be grown in a pond on the edges as well.

Your choices to get started with this plant amount to slow and cheap or fast and expensive.  I went the expensive route but I am now  going to also go the cheap route with seed and try to make a ton of plants that way too.

Side Note – You may really want to check out Ohio Heirloom Seeds full line up of stuff, they have some really cool hard to get things.  And check out the other offerings from Florida Aquatic Nursery as well, again cool stuff you just don’t find everyday.

Okay so back to Bloody Dock and why I love this plant, well because it hits my big four.

  1. Hard to Kill
  2. Tastes Good
  3. Perennial
  4. Looks Good

What else can you ask for?  So when I got my 4 plants they looked great, I planted them and by that evening I was pretty angry, they all looked dead.  The leaves just went flat.  The next day a few perked back up, I cut the other leaves off, kept them moist and in shade.  By the end of that week they were going full on again.  Today about a month later, this is what they look like!

That one plant will produce well over a dozen divisions in early fall making the 20 dollar price tag easier to swallow.  But I like this stuff so much I am going to get some seeds and see how they go, because I would like to plant a ton of this stuff in the margins around my ponds.  Mind you ducks and geese (and I am betting chickens) think this stuff is wonderful, so make sure to provide critter protection for it.

So should you go with seeds or plants?  The choice is yours really, my understanding is propagation from seed is about as easy as seep propagation gets.  I am thinking at 20 bucks a plant I may end up with a nice little cash flow from digging them up around my pond and selling them to our egg customers at half price, 10 bucks a pop!

Using this plant as food is easy as well.  You can use it raw in salads or gently sauteed like spinach or any other green.  While this stuff is good eating like many greens it is a bit sharp on its own, but blend it with a few others and it is just amazing.

It is a spreading perennial so making more plants is easy, dig up a well established plant, separate it into smaller parts (divisions) and replant.  Even if it looks bad, new growth will soon pop up.   Note that this is best done in spring or early fall after the high heat is done for the year.  But you can do this in summer too, the key is do it in pots, and keep it in shade until the shock passes.

Again this stuff is tough to kill, what it needs though is constant moisture, which is why it is so great as a pond plant but it will do great in a well watered garden, on a shady edge that gets morning sun, etc.

So consider picking up some seeds or plants today and again check out both Ohio Heirloom Seeds and Florida Aquatic Nursery as well. I have ordered from both sellers with great results.

Remember you can always find the TSP Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop online you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

Episode-2197- Listener Calls for 4-5-18

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on shooting, grapes, comfrey, wallets, bind weed, debt collections, clothing as a prep, solar power 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…

  • Putting a shooting range in a rocky area
  • Of grapes, comfrey and leach fields
  • Why you shouldn’t carry a wallet in your back pocket
  • Dealing with field bind weed
  • Dealing with debt collections
  • Thoughts on clothing as a prep
  • The simple way to charge a golf cart with solar panels

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