Tag Archives: barter

Episode-951- AOCS in Washington and the Future of Private Monetary Systems

Ignore the Fed

Rob Gray to Congress “Leave Us Alone!”

Last night I posted that my good friend Rob Gray would today be testifying before congress about “competing currencies” at the request of Representative Ron Paul.  Rob may have already completed his remarks, I really don’t know for sure as my provider doesn’t have CSPAN-3 and I was on the road at his appointed time so the internet feed does me no good.

Today I want to read his speech to you and tell you my thoughts on how we the people can fix this problem with money, not inside the system, not even in opposition to the system but simply along side and out side of it.

To me Rob’s message to the congress is the work of a true patriot and one that makes me proud to be living in a time such as today.  Not long ago such words would be ridiculed or ignored, today they still fall on many deaf ears but many are also now listening.  When I get a video or audio on Rob’s testimony you can bet I will be sharing it with you.

Additionally today I will share with you my thoughts on how batter currencies can and likely will evolve over time.  I will even share with you how the concept could be used to create an effective and honest national currency.

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Episode-479- Listener Feedback 7-21-10

So since I was out in the field on Monday I figured we would do a listener call in show for today, I have some great questions, please understand if you have asked a question or even a few questions and have not had it answered on the air that my volume of email at this point is barring on the insane.   On any given day 200-300 emails that are either questions, show comment materiel or references to relevant articles are sent in to me, that ammounts to 1400-2100 a week.  I can’t get to everyone but I work hard to get a good snapshot into each show like this.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Fun with the Border Patrol and Park Rangers at Big Bend (apparently camo on a manikin is “highly suspicious but not illegal”)
  • Here is an idea a GMO “super mosquito”  but at least it won’t carry malaria
  • The Colony Season Two will begin soon but what is the deal with their invasive facebook application?
  • Is investing in a 401k, 403b, IRA, etc . a good idea right now – this isn’t a yes or no question
  • Can a state legally nullify a federal law, under what circumstances, etc.
  • What can you trade a paperclip for, how about a house
  • Is prepping an enjoyable activity, I think so what about you
  • You can get your investment principle out of a ROTH investment penalty free, I was wrong on this one
  • When making jerky what are you looking for in a cut of meat

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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 and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-407- Ten Permaculture Projects for Modern Survival

We have talked a lot about permaculture principles, design strategy and even problem solving in the past.  Today though I want to get down to decisive action with ten simple projects you can get started on right away.  These projects will improve your sustainability, self reliance and ability to feed yourself if times get tough, or even if they don’t.

Tune in Today as we Discuss…

  • Drawing a “zone map” and “energy map” of your property
  • Building a herb spiral
  • Building a rain garden
  • Installing a rain harvesting system
  • Create bird habitat
  • Build a worm bin
  • Keep a wildlife journal of back yard activity (with photos)
  • Build a mason bee habitat
  • Build a trellis or arbor and plant edible vines
  • Barter for seeds

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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 and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-395- An Interview with Rob Gray of the AOCS

Today we welcome Rob Gray of the American Open Currency Standard and the AG Trading Center in Farmers Branch Texas.  Tune in today to learn about putting real value back into an honest currency standard and about Rob’s other projects.

By participating in the AOCS, you have immediate access to the thousands of participating merchants across the country, as well as the approved Mints that will craft your private currency. AOCS Merchants are enrolled to accept any AOCS-approved currency.

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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 and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-297- Listener Calls Answered 10-14-09

OK I am at home in my home office dealing with some sort of crud the wife brought home from her doctors office.  So I dove into the massive caller question backlog.

Tune in today as I answer…

  • Thoughts on creating your own guaranteed investments (sort of like an annuity)
  • Thoughts about setting up and running a home based business
  • Where silver fits in a barter economy, the phases of civil break down and why cash will be king at first
  • Why talk show host Dave Ramsey is right about debt but dead wrong about silver and gold
  • What to do when you have to evac your home before you leave
  • Thoughts on buying a home with a well and a septic tank what to look out for
  • What works and doesn’t work for long term food storage
  • Thoughts on the EMP threat and how to harden electronics

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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.

Episode-292- Listener Questions 10-07-09

After a break from mobile casting and two awesome interviews it is time to do another round of listener questions.  Today I answer questions about military vehicles, gardening, barter and rmore.

Tune in today as I aswer questions like…

  • What to look out for with a 1985 Mil Spec Chevy Blazer or CUCV
  • If the government ever choose to try to confiscate firearms how would they most likely do it
  • If you own a shot gun and want accessories should you buy them first or invest in ammo
  • What do I think of buying 22 long rifle ammo for barter in a SHTF even if you don’t own a weapon to use them in
  • Do I have any tips for growing tobacco and finding seed stock
  • What about a time share as a BOL
  • If I bug out what happens to my business and employees
  • Why do plants die or taste bitter if planted in “new” compost, what can you do about it
  • Will concealed carry training in Michigan allow you to get your permit in Texas (not totally sure on this one and we are not talking about reciprocity carry, tune in for details)
  • Do Texans actually drive around with rifles and shotguns in gun racks on a daily basis like the legends say?

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Episode-209- Survival Podcast Audience Questions 5-29-09

We are continuing a series of listener questions today.   Since it was done from the “mobile studio” there are no call ins or anything.  These are all questions sent in by email, asked in comments, asked on the survival forum, etc.

I would like to do this type of show for the rest of the week so if you want to have a question answered send me an email to jack@thesurvivalpodcast.com with the subject line “question for Jack”

Tune in to hear me answer these questions today…

  • Are ants a problem in the garden or in the compost bin?
  • How often should you water your garden in what type of pattern and volume?
  • How important is physical fitness to survivalism, what are some good ways to stay fit?
  • What advice do I have for the single woman who wants to be a good prepper?
  • If you carry a handgun do you need a back up gun, a “third gun”?
  • Am I still happy with my Springhouse Greenhouse? – Short answer no.
  • Are alcohol and cigarettes good barter items?
  • What is the probability of a North Korean EMP attack?
  • What is the best way to stake up your tomato plants?
  • How do you use willow tips to create rooting horomone?
  • If I move to my BOL permanently will the Podcast continue?  – YES IT WILL!

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