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Episode-549- Veteran’s Day Special for 2010

This year while much of the original material from the first veteran’s day show remains this is a new version with no background noise from the days when I broadcasted in the car.

I have also removed any time based references so that this version can be timeless. There is no commercial content today as the entire show is dedicated to those that serve our nation.

You will notice more music in today’s show, hopefully no lawyers for Trace Atkins, Tim McGraw or Toby Keith will come after me for today’s show though I doubt it will be an issue.

So tune in today for the story of Veteran’s Day, stories about our troops and the real reasons you should never miss a chance to say thank you to a veteran.

If you want to really see what are troops are all about, check out this video I put together last year.

Episode-477- Call in Friday 7-16-10

Well I asked for calls last night and boy did you guys deliver, over 67 at this point came in so let me apologize  to the majority that won’t be on the air today but let me say I going to use a lot of them to preload a bunch of shows that will fill in for me when I am on vacation from July 27th – August 6th.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Dealing with perennial native grasses in your raised beds
  • Installing drip irrigation on a budget
  • Getting internet access in remote areas (if you have a better solution please let me know)
  • What do our soldiers get paid, do they get a “bonus” for being shot at
  • What is a spring house and what is a Hydraulic Ram Pump
  • Are those little family stickers on cars a bad idea – probably
  • What is wood gasification and what can you do with it
  • Why is deflation bad, how can it be worse than inflation
  • What to do with 23 acres of raw 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 and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-452- An Interview with Ron Hood of SurvivalQ

Ron Hood has been training survivalists for more than four decades.  Like many in the industry he stated learning as a child on camping trips.  He later as a young man served in the US Army as part of the ASA (Army Security Agency) around the world in places like Turkey and Vietnam.  After reentering civilian life he started training others in the survival skills he had learned on various deployments.  He established the first survival training in 2 major colleges and taught at both universities for many years.  To date he has produced dozens of educational DVDs, is the owner and force behind Survival.com and recently launched Survival Quarterly Magazine.  He joins us today to discuss his new magazine and a myriad of your common questions to me.

Join Ron and I as we discuss…

  • What is it like to learn from indigenous people
  • What makes SurvivalQ different from other magazines out there
  • Who are the writes behind SurvialQ
  • How important are things like forums to building community
  • Why is it important to actually meet with people beyond the virtual world
  • How you can submit your articles to SurvialQ for consideration
  • Than 5 of your most common questions to me get posed to Ron
    • If you could only have one gun what would it be and why
    • What do you think are the biggest national/global level threats we face
    • What is your view of gold and or silver
    • What 3-4 things should the newly aware person do first
  • Why survival skills are important for everyone not just those who spend time in the wilderness
  • Why people in the survival niche seem to have a servant attitude if they stick around for a long time
  • What is the “Hoodlum blade” and when/how can you get one

Additional 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.

Episode-441- Survival Podcast Listener Feedback 5-24-10

Today we discuss something really out there credit card companies are doing to earn your business, a bit on reloading, a new method of fish farming, choosing BOL land and much more.  Join me today for another round of your questions and feedback.

Tune in today to hear…

  • How far are credit card companies willing to go for you (your Monday humor)
  • Thoughts on reloading for the beginner
  • An awesome new method of fish farming, of course regulatory bullshit pushes it out of America
  • What uses are there for a horse if the SHTF other than for transportation
  • What permaculture books do I recommend
  • Can you really learn a lot about permaculture from a webinar
  • Thoughts on planting apple trees and their impact on attracting unwanted wildlife
  • Choosing a BOL that is close to home and accepting its limitations
  • How do you negotiate big ticket purchases like vehicles, boats, real estate and RVs
  • What do I think of “Fall of the Republic” by Alex Jones
  • What can we do to make a real difference
  • How do you share the message of individual liberty with out over doing it

Additional 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.

Episode-436- Listener Feedback 5-17-10

Today we do another listener feedback Monday and discuss your questions about precious metals IRAs, bugging in vs. bugging out, the lie that everyone should go to college, advice for people considering a military career and more.

Join Me Today As We Discuss…

  • What military trades are best for post military careers?
  • What is a “maintenance echelon and why should a perspective solider care?
  • What should a person do that doesn’t want to bug out?
  • Is a college degree necessary, can it be a bad idea for some?
  • Can you hold physical gold and silver in an IRA or just “paper metal”?
  • How do you secure gold and silver in your home?
  • What should you consider before you get a safe deposit box?
  • What permaculture investments can a short term resident make in property?
  • Are organic pesticides safe for your garden?
  • Is the state of Pennsylvania threatening its citizens with thuggery?
  • Does the Federal Reserve use lobbyists?

Additional 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.

Episode-329- My Predictions from Oct 2008

On Oct. 30th, 2008 I did a show called 9 Predictions for 2008-2011, today we take a look at those predictions and where I got it right, were I got it wrong and even honestly where it looks like I was right but wasn’t totally right.

Tune in today as we discuss

  • The results of the 08 elections
  • Stimulus Two
  • The proposed assault weapons ban
  • The fairness doctrine
  • Depressions and False Recoveries
  • Violent Crime
  • The Afghan War
  • The Iraq War
  • The Unemployment Rate

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.

Episode-326- Listener Questions 11-30-09

It is Monday and time for another round of listener questions.  Today we have great questions on climate gate, earth sheltered homes, home defense, natural gas, finding land and more.

Tune in today as I discuss these questions…

  • What are my thoughts on climate gate
  • Will the elites create a global tax system via the UN
  • What is the real tragedy about the climate change lies (it isn’t what you think it is)
  • What should you consider if building/buying a earth sheltered home
  • Is gas more reliable then electricity in a disaster
  • What do you do for home defense in a place where guns are not legal
  • What is a good website for shopping for rural land
  • Is smallpox still a risk for global pandemic
  • What is better a vacuum sealer or O2 absorbers or both
  • What do do with a 150K student loan debt and a military career

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.

Episode-323- Listener Questions 11-23-03

It is Monday and time for another round or listener questions.  We have some really great and honestly a few tough ones today.  Today we have questions on gun storage, military life, careers, education, wind and solar, cooking and more.

Tune in to hear my answers to these questions…

  • Should you put guns away in long term storage if so how?
  • Where can you get detailed plans for small scale solar and wind?
  • If I am making biltong in a humid climate do I need one of those boxes with a light bulb?
  • What are the best cuts of meat for making biltong?
  • What is a good recipe for making biltong?
  • How can a military officer discuss prepping with out looking like an “extremist” and becoming a target of higher ups?
  • Have I ever made beer bread in a solar oven?
  • Advice for a 10 year old listener who listens with his dad to TSP?
  • Can I give a shout out to the troops at FOB Sperwan Gar?  (your damn right I can)
  • When looking for land and houses should you consider foreclosures, sheriffs auctions, etc.?
  • What advice do I have for a person considering grad school in today’s economy?

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.

Episode-315- The Real Story of Veterans Day

Much of today’s show is a re-broadcast of last year but there are some new things included.  Take time today and think about all the sacrifices made by our vet, thank a vet and expect something different at the end of today’s show.

I used last years audio only because it said all that needed to be said.  To all vets out there that listen to TSP this show is especially for you, thank you for your service and thank you for the honor you so clearly demonstrate.  Thank you also for listening to TSP, that indeed is an honor for me to know how many vets out there find TSP worth taking time to listen 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

Episode-294- An Interview With Ron Hood

Today the legendary Ron Hood joins us on TSP to wrap up a week of discussing the application of primative skills in urban environments during emergencies and other situations.

Ron Developed his early wilderness interests as a member of the Military Intelligence  Community while in the Army Security Agency (ASA). After training, Ron spent a year  in the Middle East and nearly 18 months in Vietnam. Since the military Ron  taught accredited classes in Wilderness Skills at two Universities for over 20  years, authored numerous articles for National magazines, published a Guidebook to  the Sierra as well as appearing on many TV and Radio Programs. Ron spends much  of his time  learning, practicing and studying wilderness and survival skills  with native populations around the world.

Ron has organized and led month long expeditions to the Andean Cordillera of Chile in search of ancient Inca sites, as well as two long term expeditions to reach, research and film the isolated Chapra/Candoshi tribes of Peru. You can learn more about the Peruvian expeditions in our Woodsmaster video series. Ron was also the Team Captain of “Team Johnny G” during the hyper endurance “Race Across America” (RAAM).

Ron has been featured in dozens of TV programs including special 30 minute programs with Backpacker Magazines “Anyplace Wild”, Myth Busters, Ultimate Survival, Nickelodeon and Japanese Televisions NHK network as well as many others. Ron is also writes a survival column for SWAT magazine.

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.