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Episode-1442- The Reality And The Hype of Ebola

ebolaToday we will look at the Ebola situation and discuss prepping for epidemic/pandemic in general.  I have received so many emails expressing concern and fear about Ebola, I must do this show.

The reason I have hesitated isn’t because we can’t learn from this situation.  It also isn’t because it poses no threat to the US at all.  Nor is it because Ebola isn’t a terrible disease.  No it is simply that there is so much hype, fear and bullshit going on about Ebola that I don’t want to add to it in anyway!  So perhaps I can mitigate it today.

Ebola is a serious life threatening illness.  It has the potential to do a lot of long term harm, even in the US but not by infecting millions as the hype would lead one to believe.  The reality is the biggest threat Ebola represents to developed nations is economic.

Join Me Today To Discuss

  • How long have we known about the virus called Ebola
  • How is Ebola spread
  • Are we “sending troops to fight Ebola”, yes but this phrase is misleading
  • Some statistics as of 10-3-14
    • Guinea, Liberia & Sierra Leone – 7470 cases
    • Guinea, Liberia & Sierra Leone – 3431 deaths
    • Guinea, Liberia & Sierra Leone – Combined population 22 million
    • Current percent of infection in these three nations .03%
    • Current percent of death in these three nations .0156%
    • Motor vehicle fatalities in the US in 2012 33,000 were .01% of the total population
    • Total deaths from all accidents in the US in 2009 was .04%
    • Malignant Tumors killed .18% of the total population in 2009
  • Why the greatest threat to the US is economic
    • Media hype
    • Over reaction
    • Legitimate concerns
  • Why the threat is minimal
    • Quarantine is very effective for Ebola
    • It must be spread by bodily fluids
    • The disease is not contagious until symptomatic
    • Ebola patients go from well to a little sick to extremely sick, very fast
    • If you have been exposed it is likely that you will know it
  • What to do about this threat
    • The same common sense preps as always
    • Minimum 30 days of food and essentials, 60 days is better
    • Be prepared to work remotely if possible
    • Good storage of essentials for animals as well
    • Be medically prepped, not so much for the disease as for any illness/injury
    • Relax, don’t worry, have a homebrew, seriously.

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Episode-812- My Thoughts on 7 of Our Biggest Global Threats

I try to keep things positive but hey there is a reason we all prep right.  From individual disasters, to regional SHTF events to the reality of some global threats.  Today I am going to take a look at some of the big threats, what I think the probability of them are and what I feel the ramifications would be.

Join Me Today As We Discuss

  • Pandemic
  • Nuclear Disaster/War
  • Global Economic Meltdown
  • Global Conventional War (is it possible?)
  • Long Term Power Grid Failure (solar or EMP)
  • Global Food Shortage
  • Peak Oil

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-584- The Patriot Nurse Joins Us on TSP

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Today we are joined on TSP by The Patriot Nurse.  The Patriot Nurse largely known for her great YouTube Channel where she discusses “No- Nonsense, Straight talk about Medical Prepping for SHTF and everyday stuff too”.

In a major collapse or even a natural event that cuts off access to care such as an ice storm you may be on your own to provide care to yourself of your loved ones.  Today we discuss how you can prepare for these events.

We also discuss the limitations of modern medicine, the importance of nutrition, steps you can take in advance to improve your chances if a collapse occurs.  This episode may be one of the most important episodes of The Survival Podcast we have ever done.

Join us today as we discuss…

  • Beyond the band-aids, building the personal first aid kit (FAK)
  • The two leading causes of death in areas without modern care
  • The biggest emerging health threats
  • Thoughts on drug resistant MSRA and tuberculous
  • Inexpensive over the counter medications you should store
  • Alternative therapies as a first choice for many conditions
  • Limitations of civilian care
  • Limitations of professional care in the field
  • Suggested training for the civilian such as CPR and EMT
  • Why 10-20% of society may be dead with in weeks of a total system collapse
  • The importance of nutrition to our health
  • Storing proper nutrition beyond rice and beans

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-513- Listener Feedback 9-20-10

Back from the BOL and ready to rock on a Monday with another batch of great questions from the audience.  Today we discuss a new super bug, investing in the Iraqi Dinar, wood gasification, a successful lawsuit against Monsanto and more.

Join me today as we answer your emails about….

  • Thoughts on the Iraqi Dinar (dollar)
  • Cuba moves toward capitalism while the U.S. heads to socialism?  Yep!
  • Turning inherited land into a homestead on a budge with limited income
  • A new super bug makes the leap from India to the US and Canada
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the cross bow for SHTF
  • A listener gives us a lesson in wood Gasification 101
  • Field feedback from a listener that got to hang out with Dave Canterbury
  • A lawsuit against Monsanto and the scary part no one is really talking about
  • When the SHTF and you can’t take everything how do you decide what to take and what to leave

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-493- Listener Feedback 8-16-10

It is Monday and I am back with another round of your feedback, suggestions, article and questions.  To send in feedback for a show like this one just email jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com and you might here your question or comment on the air.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Can you make money doing solar “farming” on cheap waste land
  • A real world account on the importance of back up documentation
  • Brought to us by GMO the glow in the dark pig and other wonderful ideas
  • When you build a solar system at home do you think beyond ROI and payback periods
  • Well you can relax the Swine Flu Level Six pandemic is over, IDIOTS!
  • Why do I say no credit cards vs. just don’t carry a balance
  • A new super bug arrives from India, oh wonderful!
  • Homemade pepper spray for garden pest repellent

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-475- What a Few Big Disaster Scenarios Might Be Like

I thought it was time for a bit of a change up today so I am going to go over a group of really big disaters, national/global in scope and tell you what I think the results would be like, the down fall, the response and the rebuilding.

Join me today as we look at scenarios like…

  • A real pandemic with a high mortality and morbidity rate
  • A second great depression
  • A solar storm that takes out the electrical grid
  • A global food shortage due to crop failures and other factors
  • The realization of true “Peak Oil”

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-467- If the World Doesn’t End Won’t You Feel Stupid?

I see and hear versions of this admittedly extreme version of why survivalists are nuts all the time. I just talked to a guy that pointed out how “we were all gonna die from swine flu” and it turned out to be nothing but “a bunch of bullshit”. I guess he hadn’t listened to my show called, “Lessons From the Non Event of Swine Flu“.

It is really common though for the average person to look at a “prepper” or “survivalist” and wonder why we in their minds waste money and resources. The reality is we actually save money and maximize resources it all depends on how you look at things. As I said from day one, modern survivalism is about “living a better life if times get tough, or even if they don’t”. Is it really possible though, you bet.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • The myth, the world must end as we know it for preparedness to pay off
  • The well it won’t happen to me bias, the why and dangers behind it
  • Why debt elimination must be part of the plan or the naysayers may be right about you
  • Why you never lose money storing food if you do it with sanity
  • The value of “alternative energy” even just at the property value level
  • Gun ownership is like voting, exercise the right or you may very well lose it
  • Having some gold and silver is something every rich guy I know does, so why not you too
  • A garden improves physical health, improves mental health and can increase property values
  • Only the ignorant would say being informed is a bad idea
  • Help me out, what is the “down side” in this survivalist thing

Resources for Today’s Show

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You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, (866-658-4465) please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-430- The Core Concepts of Modern Survivalism

thought it might be a good time to just back up a bit and talk about some the unique concepts that we have developed together at The Survival Podcast.  Notice I said we not I because from day one the audience has been a huge part of not just the show but its’ development, direction and evolution.

Tune in today as I discuss…

  • Why made “The Grasshopper and the Ant” part of modern survivalism
  • A quick retelling of the original story of the Grasshopper and the Ant”
  • How disaster commonality can eliminate worrying about exactly “what” we prepare for
  • What must we accept if we are to become prepared
  • Why the media shows us horrors but always then says, “everything is just fine”
  • Why and how the abundance in our stores isn’t abundant at all
  • Why we can’t rely on government during a disaster even though they do try to help
  • Why the economy can’t recover long term with out a complete overhaul (crash)
  • Why conspiracy theorists are not always wrong even when they aren’t right either
  • Three questions that open the door to discuss prepping with others
    • Do you think we could ever have a real pandemic?
    • Do you think that if we did they would quarantine people?
    • If that happened how long could you stay well fed and comfortable?
  • Why debt and survivalism are mutually exclusive
  • Why preparing for a specific event, eventually leads to failure
  • Why preparing for nothing to go wrong is the way to prepare for anything that goes wrong
  • What do you want, what do you really want, what if God asked you to be happy?

Resources for today’s show…

Episode-429- Listener Feedback 5-3-10

Today we have your feedback and questions on covert gardening with permaculture, a huge cap and trade scam involving Fannie Mae, a new killer fungus, a huge unknown identity theft risk, economic collapse and more.

Tune in today as we discuss…

  • If the dollar and euro collapse what currency is safe for your money
  • Congressman Ron Paul’s answer to the above question
  • A new bill that will allow unlimited detention of U.S. citizens with out any charges or Miranda rights
  • What’s up with all the packaging, the deeper story about dependence
  • Can a permaculture garden not even look like a garden
  • Advice for young people joining the military
  • A tax on tanning is in the health care bill, YES, really
  • A success story on reducing your tax footprint
  • How deadly is the new “killer fungus” that has shown up in Northwest North America
  • Fannie Mae owns the trading scheme for the residential part of cap and trade
  • The secrets about you that may be on their way to other parts of the world on used copiers

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-402- The Startling Reality of Pandemic Threats

The real threat of pandemic disease if honestly startling.  In spite of the recent H1N1 (swine flu) no event the pandemic threat is always with us.  Today’s show has a mountain of scientific facts and figures that should drive home the reality of how ominous this threat to survival really is.

Join us today as we discuss…

  • Pandemic vs. Epidemic
  • The probability, impact and commonality of pandemic and epidemic
  • How real the threat is
  • A true scientific consensus
  • Why the Spanish flu in 1918 seems to have killed so many healthy people
  • The speed of mutation at the viral level
  • What the infection and death rates from the 1918 pandemic would look like with a population of 6.7 billion – 2.4 billion infected – 60 million dead
  • The total number of hospital beds in the US and the harsh reality of what that means
  • Two lesser pandemics that killed 1.9 million people globally
  • 5 emerging threats that have nothing to do with the flu
  • The monetary cost of infectious disease
  • Nipah – a disease unknown until 1999 with an 80% death rate

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.