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Episode-36- TSP Rewind – The One Year Anniversary Show

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-224- The One Year Anniversary Show and was first broadcast on June 19th, 2009.

Not much for show notes today.  Today’s show is all calls from the audience describing what the last year has been like for them.  I only speak about 90 seconds total today.  Get ready to be inspired!  If you have been looking for a way to get friends and family on board, I think this will be a great show to share with them.

Today we continue with our week of vintage shows.  The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Episode-35- TSP Rewind – The Core Mission of The Survival Podcast

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-223- The Core Mission of The Survival Podcast and was first broadcast on June 18th, 2009.

Today we continue with our week of vintage shows.  This show was one day shy of our one year anniversary episode.  I took this moment to reflect on our first, explain what I was really doing and lay out the future vision for the show and community.  I think after listening to it, you will see that all the way forward into 2017 we are still on track.

The following are the original show notes form this episode.

So what are we really doing every day on TSP?  Is it just about storing food, creating self sufficiency and putting together a more sustainable life?  Of course the show is about those things but it also about a lot more.

Tomorrow we are doing a very special episode in honor of our 1 year anniversary.  So today I wanted to inspire you to really think about how you are living, what your goals are and decide you really can take control.  While I hope today’s show is inspirational I think what you hear from fellow listeners tomorrow will be even more so.

Resources for Today’s Show

Episode-34- TSP Rewind – Survival Lessons from the Aguan River Valley

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-185- Survival Lessons from the Aguan River Valley and was first broadcast on April 22nd, 2009.

Today we continue with our week of vintage shows.  This show chronicles 6 months I spent on deployment to one of the most remote parts of Honduras.  I was part of team building roads in this third world nation.  This time changed my life in many ways, also as I was 19 at this time I did a lot of growing up as a man in this place.

At the time I simply wanted this tour to be over, today looking back it was a great blessing and turning point in my life.  Later it would lead me to my decision after finishing my service to hike about a third of the Appalachian Trail before moving to Texas.

The following are the original show notes from this episode.

In 1991-1992 at the age of 19 I took part in something called “Operation Furetes Caminos” as part of a detachment to the 536th Combat Engineers.  From Dec 91 – June of 92 we worked to carve 10 miles of road into the Honduran interior in one of the harshest environments in the world.  While there I learned a lot about life, survival and I learned how that which seems desolate and harsh can show you some of the most beautiful things the world has to offer.

Join me today on another time travel event back to 1992 as we recall together what the real power of man is all about.  I will tell you lessons I learned and acted on at 19 that I could not articulate or even understand until more then a decade later. Today’ show notes are brief, just tune in the story speaks for itself.

Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-33- TSP Rewind – Five More Lies That Attack Liberty

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-43- Five More Lies that Attack Individual Freedom and Liberty and was first broadcast on August 28, 2008.

Today we continue with our week of vintage shows.  Today’s show builds upon yesterdays.

The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

Today’s show expands on yesterday’s and gives you five more lies that most American’s believe to be true. No conspiracy theories or tin foil hat concepts here. This stuff is all wide open and easy to verify as fact by reading simple history and looking at current realities.

Sorry for the background noise in today’s show, while I think the audio is over all much better my mobile studio seemed to attract every semi truck on the highway today.

Tune in today to get my thoughts on,

  • The lie that the “governments role is to solve the problems of the people”
  • How ridiculous the concept of a “government that would solve individual problems” would be in a discussion among the Founding Fathers
  • The lie that “America is the freest nation in the world”
  • One thing that you can do in many countries that will get you arrested at gun point in America
  • The lie that we need to “spend more on national defense”
  • The fact that the U.S. spends more money on our military then the combined military budgets of every other nation in the world combined
  • The reality that the U.S. economic system is now best defined as fascist
  • The lie that it is “normal for the price of goods and cost of living to continually rise over time”
  • The effect of having a false paper currency backed by nothing and what a 1935 silver quarter still buys today
  • The lie that “politicians should be experienced”
  • How a government of “career politicians” have destroyed our freedom, yet not had to live with the consequences of their decisions as private citizens
  • Why a Kansas farmer, Texas rough necker or Detroit auto worker would all be better as our senators then the people we have in office today

Resources for today’s show

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Episode-32- TSP Rewind – Five Lies That Attack Liberty

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-42- Five Lies that Attack Individual Freedom and Liberty and was first broadcast on August 27, 2008.

This week I am tied up all week with the Spring Workshop, so I wanted to do something special with the rewind episodes.  Today is the first of a two part series, and they are from VERY early in the shows history.

You will note in these episodes the problems we discuss are articulated in much the same way as we do today.  What has changed is the solutions have become more evident, both due to our learning in this journey and due to evolution in technology.

Later this week we will take a journey to the Aguan River Valley of Honduras, hear the first SOTPA (state of the podcast address) then on Friday we will hear from listeners who changed their lives in the first year of the podcast.

The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

Today’s podcast covers five lies that have been marketed to people by both industry and government and how they take away individual liberty and national freedom. This show is a long one but these were some things I feel honestly called to speak about and I have a great deal of passion for them.

I know many listeners are more interested in practical preparation but one can not separate survival mentality from individual liberty. Where as the sheeple follow the government and seek solutions from them, the individualist knows that he or she is the master of their own fate.

Today’s podcast may challenge some of your beliefs and might even make you angry at times. That just means is isn’t the same old – same old. Tune in to get my thoughts about,

  • The lie that “its a consumer driven economy and there is nothing wrong with that” and how it is driving people and our nation into the oppression of debt.
  • The lie of “no child left behind” and that “everyone should go to college” and how it is destroying our economy and making us dependent on illegal immigrant labor
  • The noble professions no one goes to college to do and why we need quality people to do them
  • The lie that “The Constitution gives us rights” and how that lie grants government power that it does not and should not have
  • Why The Constitution does not “apply to Americans” and how it actually applies to humans
  • The lie of class warfare and how it convinces you that you don’t have what you want because of some other group
  • The class structure of Europe that we left behind and why it needs to stay there
  • The lie that “you can’t do it” or “you can’t make it” with out government help and how the government is actually the problem that limits individual achievement
  • The lie of being told what you want or told what is a success or a failure or what you need
  • Why no matter who runs Washington we all still have the ability to declare individual liberty
  • How we lost the attitude of “this family doesn’t take charity” and how that is killing us
  • How the individual spirit and personal fortitude is stronger then any law, government or situation
  • How many of the “poor” are really free and many of the most “successful” are enslaved by life and debt
  • How your personal action, personal spirit and determination are your greatest survival asset

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-31- TSP Rewind – Creating Your Vision of Liberty

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-635- Creating Your Vision of Liberty and originally aired on March 30th, 2011.

I chose this show for today because it tells the story of listeners who early on in the history of this show totally transformed their lives.  And it then inspired many more such transformations.  I decided that it was time for these stories to be told once again.  In hopes that it will once again inspire more people to make that positive change in their own lives.

The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

Today we hear from two listeners who have found their own path to individual liberty.  Not in some Utopian sense of some mythical new nation that recognizes the liberty we claim to recognize in America today, rather they have claimed their own personal liberty their own way.

Both of these couples said, screw it and JUST DID IT, and not in the cliche way of the Nike catch phrase.  They took decisive action, they stated their intent, they designed a road map and they acted.  Today my hope is many of our listeners will do the same in their own lives.  Freedom is something no man or woman can define for another, by its very nature it is individualized.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • How a simple post in the forum changed many lives
  • How one listener spent two years and gained back 15
  • How a couple in NJ, changed with out moving far, for now
  • How you begin your path to finding your own vision of liberty
  • You don’t have to be rich to live like a broke ass redneck
  • That broke ass redneck is probably happier then you are
  • Why you must define what you don’t like to find what you do like
  • Why what you think you hate may not actually be what you hate
  • How figuring out what you love can lead you to more of it
  • The moments etched into your soul are your key to personal freedom
  • Why 99.9% of ships reach their ports on time and what it teaches us
  • The difference between simple and easy and why it matters

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-30- TSP Rewind – The Basics of Fishing Gear

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-1341- The Basics of Fishing Gear and originally aired on  May 6th, 2014.

The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

Unlike many rewinds though this show does have about 10 minutes of new content where I discuss some of the things going on at Nine Mile Farm right now.  This topic also fits very nicely with today’s TSP Amazon Item of the Day.

A Small Surf Caught Pompano that became Sashimi

A Small Surf Caught Pompano that became Sashimi

While at Sanibel Island I did a LOT of fishing.  Had a blast as the surf was pretty good to me for the first half of the trip.  About mid way into it, the ocean just got really rough and turbid and it really wasn’t worth the effort at that point.

I always enjoy fishing and frankly the last year was so full of work not much of it got done.  I enjoy fishing in fresh and salt water, in bays, estuaries, the surf, rivers, streams, creeks, hell I would fish a puddle if I thought there was a fish in it.

Surf fishing is hard to beat though, just for pure variety and the “never know what you will catch next” factor.  Over the years I have both caught and watched others catch some really interesting stuff just surf fishing the guts and bars on the beaches.

Here is a list of the species I caught while on vacation in the Sanibel Island Surf…

  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Permit
  • Snook
  • Ladyfish
  • Whiting
  • Gafftop Sail Catfish
  • Hard Head Catfish
  • Jack Cravalle
  • Blue Runner
  • Speckled Sea Trout

It was an absolute blast.  As always though when I am in a place where fishing is popular I see a ton of other fishermen.  Some are really switched on, some are specialists, like the guys fly casting to snook.  But there are always some who are well, just not quite “getting it”.

From rods that are too heavy to giant weights and hooks or God knows what else, you see a lot of things that just don’t work when you go fishing where others are fishing too.  This got me thinking, why not do a TSP fishing series.

So we are going to start that today, here is the plan for all the shows in this series…

  • Episode One -The basics of gear, rods, hooks, weights, reels, etc. (Today)
  • Episode Two – Fishing rivers and streams
  • Episode Three – Fishing the surf and bays and piers, etc.
  • Episode Four – Lakes
  • Episode Five – All about boats and hiring guides
  • Episode Six – “Unconventional Methods” – Jugging, Trot Lines, Bank Lines, etc.

If there is anything else you would want added to that list, let me know.  I am not going to focus much of artificals today but will pepper thoughts on them into most of the episodes as the situations discussed demand.

For Today this is What We Will Cover

  • Rods and reels (bait casting, spinning, fly, cane, etc)
  • Types of fishing line, mono, braided, fluoro
  • Hooks, bait holder, khale, circle, long shank (Aberdeen and Siwash), treble
  • Weights, split shots, casting, slip, rubber core and more
  • Nets and gaffs
  • Bait containers, stringers, coolers, etc
  • Floats, round, stick, slip, fly bubbles, etc.
  • Clippers, pliers, first aid stuff, hand towel, gloves, etc.
  • Some basic tips that always apply
    • Fish relate to structure and edges
    • Use the lightest gear that is suitable
    • If you are getting no action, move, change baits, etc. don’t just wait
    • Talk to others, read “fishing reports”
    • If you are going to fish often in one place keep notes
    • Target species or “go for anything” based on the situation
    • Learn “feel”, “hook set” and “play” (find easy action)
    • Have fun, don’t overdue it

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-29- TSP Rewind – Lierre Keith on The Vegetarian Myth

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-858- Lierre Keith on The Vegetarian Myth and originally aired on March 13, 2012.

The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

I am doing a rewind episode today because I once again have to drive to Granbury which to and back will take over two hours out of my day.  This was due to incompetence at Tractor Supply!

Additionally we are behind on being ready for the Spring Workshop and I need to get caught up.  We were rained out this weekend on a lot of stuff that needs doing outside.  TSP will return to our usual programming tomorrow.

Lierre Keith Author of The Vegetarian Myth

Lierre Keith Author of The Vegetarian Myth

I first found Lierre Keith on Peak Moment TV being interviewed by Janaia Donaldson.  She is the author of a book highly recommended by Robb Wolf called, “The Vegetarian Myth”.  When I heard her explain many of the roots of why we are told veganism is so good for us I knew I had to bring her on TSP.

The Forward of The Vegetarian Myth explains, “We’ve been told that a vegetarian diet can feed the hungry, honor the animals, and save the planet. Lierre Keith believed in that plant-based diet and spent twenty years as a vegan. But in The Vegetarian Myth, she argues that we’ve been led astray–not by our longings for a just and sustainable world, but by our ignorance.

The truth is that agriculture is a relentless assault against the planet, and more of the same won’t save us. In service to annual grains, humans have devastated prairies and forests, driven countless species extinct, altered the climate, and destroyed the topsoil–the basis of life itself. Keith argues that if we are to save this planet, our food must be an act of profound and abiding repair: it must come from inside living communities, not be imposed across them.

Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-28- TSP Rewind – Ben Franklin on Modern Survivalism

rewindNote – I am running a rewind today for a few reasons.  One is that the new ducks are coming in either tomorrow or Thursday and I need to get everything ready.

Additionally  I have to go out to Granburry to buy some stock tanks to plumb into our aquaponics system this weekend.  Normally this is a much shorter trip but someone out there bought all the 100 gallon tanks at my Tractor Supply, and you know who you are LOL.

I also need to get all the new stands built for that system this week and need some more lumber to get that done.

Lastly my voice is a wreck from this current cold or flu or whatever it is, I barely got though yesterdays show, so it seems like a good day to rest my vocal cords and get shit done!

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-845- Ben Franklin on Modern Survivalism and originally aired on Feb 22, 2012.

The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

Reat Franlin's 8 Tenets at ArtOfManliness.com

Reat Franlin’s 8 Tenets at TheArtOfManliness.com

Recently I get a ton of emails on an article called. 8 Personal Finance Lessons from Benjamin Franklin that was published on the very cool blog, The Art of Manliness.

Several dozen of you told me that this article sounded like 8 things I say often on TSP.

So rather than read the article at all I decided to do the show based just on the 8 tenets of Franklin and see how much in sync we really are or are not.  One thing for sure old Ben’s advice seems quite timeless to me.

Join Me Today as we Discuss these 8 Pieces of Advice from one of Our Founders

  • Understand the true value of things
  • Be self-sufficient
  • Invest in yourself
  • Surround yourself with friends who share your values
  • Don’t compromise your integrity for money
  • Steady diligence is the way to wealth
  • Time is money (I have changed this to time is value)
  • The accumulation of money is an means to an end

Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-27- TSP Rewind – The Why, What and How of Modern Homesteading

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-1002- The Why, What and How of Modern Homesteading and originally aired on Oct 19, 2012.

The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

There is an old saying, “what’s old is new again”.  While a fashion minded yuppie may be referring to something like a brief return of the awful concept of bell bottom jeans or some such nonsense, there is a real meaningful component to the statement.

The Classic View of "Homestead" is not the Only Option

The Classic View of “Homestead” is not the Only Option

When we are unhappy, when we know something is wrong we try to think back to happier times and make part of what they had part of what we have today.  Why do you think “I Love Lucy”, “Andy Griffith” and even “The Three Stooges” enjoyed a lot of rebirth after 911? Why do you think one network plays “A Christmas Story” for 24 hours strait every Christmas?

This is particularly playing out today in the homesteading and back to the land movements.  Something is different this time though, people seem to be doing it for a new reason, while seeking the lessons of the past, they are actually looking to the future.  Rather then nostalgia driving a quaint idea, we seem to have realized, there is “a better way to do things”.

Join Me Today as We Discuss….

  • The Why of Modern Homesteading
    • Saving Money
    • Improving Health (mental and phyical)
    • Taking Control
    • Building Value in our Homes and Communities
  • The What of Modern Homesteading
    • Food Production
    • Animals That Have Jobs
    • Creation of Income
    • Development of Skills
    • Energy Independence (even by percentage)
    • Resource Identification
  • The How of Modern Homesteading
    • Gardening/Permaculture and Irrigation
    • Food Preservation Methods
      • Fermentation
      • Dehydration
      • Canning
      • Flash Freezing
      • Jerky/Biltong
      • Brewing/Vinting
    • Foraging
    • Barter and Buying from the Local Economy
    • Animal Husbandry
    • Tool Maintenance
    • Planning/Scheduling Activities and Upkeep
    • Record Keeping
    • Community Development

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.