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Episode-85- TSP Rewind – Building a Business to Create Economic Freedom

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-744- Building a Business to Create Economic Freedom and was originally published on September 14, 2011.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

For the last three years all talk in regard to employment and business has been pretty bad. Yet in the depths of this recession many businesses are thriving. These include mega corps, small businesses and what I consider “micro businesses”.

To me a “micro business” is a one or two man show. Such businesses can often end up being nothing more than a hobby unless they are built by the owner with the same passion Henry Ford put into the Model T. Yet for those who really commit, those who really build with unyielding passion there has never been a time better than now to create economic freedom.

In our community many people want more freedom, perhaps a little homestead and most of all the ability to focus on what really matters, their families and communities. This is also the real world though and we have to “keep a roof over head and food on the table”. Join me today as I discuss how building a business can create the freedom to really live the way you choose and above all grant you geographic freedom.

Join Me Today As I Discuss…

  • Why the time is now better than any other
  • Why no matter your business the web is key
  • Social media is simply becoming communications
  • The death of the “gate keepers”
  • The commitment required
  • Why “doing what you love” works
  • Why “doing what you know” also works
  • Why the system is more important than the subject
  • Why poverty is NOT a virtue
  • Three things you need to know about your audience
    • Who are they
    • What do they want
    • How do they want it
  • What your audience most wants today
    • Affinity
    • Authenticity
    • Action Items
  • All products can be classified as one of two types
    • Needed
    • Wanted (focus on these)
  • The golden trifecta of product marketing
    • Entertaining
    • Life Changing
    • Profit Yielding

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-84- TSP Rewind – Cooking With Garden Bounty, Game Meat, Preps And More

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-535- Cooking With Garden Bounty, Game Meat, Preps And More and was first published on Oct. 20th 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

A few weeks back I had Chef Keith Snow on the show and that seemed to be a big hit so I decided to do a show of my own today on cooking.  We will discuss some of my favorite recipes, some traditional base techniques you can use in many aspects of your cooking, some unique things about using really lean meat like many types of game and more.

Join me today to discuss…

  • Cooking is universal and a great way to spread prepping
  • Today what is in our food is more dangerous that what we are eating
  • Techniques that you can use for many dishes
    • Mirepoix
    • The Holly Trinity (not Father, Son and Holly Ghost)
    • Rice that is never sticky
    • Braising “Greens”
    • Bone Stock
  • Some of my favorite recipes using the garden or my preps or game
    • Beer Bread (and many variants)
    • Irish Soda Bread
    • Bruschetta
    • Pasta and Arugula
    • Tortilla Pizza (do as thou wilt with this)
    • Bacon Jalapeno Dove
    • Rabbit/Squirrel/Venison Stew
    • Grilled Roasted Potatoes
    • Baked Summer Squash Casserole
    • Roasted Winter Squash
    • Quick Homemade Chicken Soup
    • Bean Sausage Soup
    • Potato, Sausage and Kale Soup
    • Grilled Deer Heart
    • Bacon Wrapped Deer Back-strap
  • Tricks of the Trade
    • Get pots, pans, gills etc. hot before adding food
    • Allow food to come to room temperature before cooking it
    • Rest beef and most meats at least 10 minutes before cutting it
    • Red meats should never be “well done”
    • Dry age meat if you can
    • Prepare ingredients in advance
    • Add items with great flavor or that cook fast at the very end
    • Gas it the way to go if you have the option, glass top stoves second
    • Parsley isn’t just a garnish, cook with it
    • If something seems like a good idea, try it
    • Watch cooking shows for techniques about recipes
    • Remember traditions exist for a reason

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-83- TSP Rewind – Bugging In vs. Bugging Out – Answering with Logic

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

Today’s episode was originally,  Episode-502- Bugging In vs. Bugging Out – Answering with Logic and was first published on Sept. 1st 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Do I stay or do I go!  Not just a great old song by The Clash but an ongoing debate and topic of discussion everywhere preparedness is discussed.  Some are sure they will bug out, they have a plan to live off the land (good luck with that) and others just know they are going to guard the fort and hunker down.   The reality is this is one of those issues that is very situationally dependent.  The same person (if they act with reason and logic) will choose different answers.  To help me formalize this process I developed 12 questions to ask yourself both in advance of and during a disaster to make this decision with logic vs. emotion.

Tune in today as we consider the following…

  • Logic vs. emotion
  • Which choice gives you the best chance of survival for the scenario at hand? (this is not always clear)
  • How well prepared are you to bug in?
  • What exactly are you prepared for? (a forest fire is far different from local rioting)
  • Have evacuation orders been given?
  • What is the nature and probable duration of the threat?
  • Well staying put change anything as far as “saving your home”?
  • Where will you go and how will you get there?
  • Do you own a bug out location or have double up plans or no place to go at all?
  • Will you be able to help your community if you stay?
  • What will the impact of staying or going be on your family, can they handle what you can?
  • What can you take with you and what must you leave behind?
  • If you leave what exactly is waiting for you at your destination?

The time to answer these questions is not in the middle of a disaster but right now.  At this point you can plan, form contingencies and be prepared for a variety of outcomes. That way if the day comes your mind is ready to act and you can make the best use of the resources you have.  As always how you act and how you think is more important then your resources.

Episode-82-TSP Rewind – Urban and Suburban Homesteading

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

Today’s episode was originally,  Episode-494- Urban and Suburban Homesteading and was first published on Aug. 17th, 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Here are two things I know about my audience.  The majority, over 70% live in urban and suburban areas.    The second is that a major majority of those would like to get out of the city some day even if the shit never hits the fan.  There is also the reality that many at least for the short term are held by job, family obligations and other factors.  So I thought today would be a good day to discuss urban homesteading and tomorrow we can discuss urban prepping.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • What exactly makes a home a homestead anyway
  • Why homesteading on some level makes sense for everyone
  • Start out by assessing what you have
  • Sketching your land and determining energy flows
  • Gardening is hard work and may not be for you large scale
  • Perennials take more time but pay far larger rewards
  • Drip irrigation and automated watering systems
  • Small live stock – Chickens, Rabbits and Ducks
  • Considering – Hydro and Aquaponics
  • The Greenhouse is your Friend
  • Think about property value increasing activities
  • Understand your advantages

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-81- TSP Rewind – Putting Your House Hold in Order

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

Today’s episode was originally,  Episode-457- Putting Your House Hold in Order and was first published on June 17th, 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Today I though I would give sort of a mile high view of taking your home from grass hopper fields of green to organized ant hill.  Or if you are on the journey already from disorganized ant hill to  organized ant fortification.   Getting prepared seems tough, it seems beyond reach and on some levels it is.   One can never be fully prepared for everything but getting to well prepared for most things is doable in steps.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Another look at the old story, The Grasshopper and the Ant
  • Taking an inventory
  • Journaling items used on a regular basis
  • Committing to copy canning
  • Develop a black out kit
  • Install emergency lighting
  • Set up some sort or back up power
  • Develop a documentation package
  • Set up at least 2 weeks to 1 month of long term storables
  • Install a back flow preventer on your water heater
  • Store at least 25 gallons of water, more is better
  • Journal your spending – EVERY PENNY
  • Form a debt elimination plan and DO IT
  • Define your lifestyle vision and WORK ON IT
  • Create a get out – get home plan
  • Own and know how to use a grill
  • Teach yourself at least 2 food preservation methods
  • Visit farmers markets
  • Talk to your neighbors
  • Believe you can get it done, because you can
  • Focus on the results, not the battle

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-80- TSP Rewind – What Debt Freedom Means

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-438- What Debt Freedom Means and was first published on May 19th 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Yesterday I made my second large purchase of the year, a 2005 F-350 Diesel Super Duty I got for 30% under its Kelly Blue Book Value, I paid cash.  Earlier this year I bought a new RV (a Shamrock 21ss) I also paid cash.  I almost feel guilty about this but it got me thinking, 8 years ago my wife and I sate down face in hands looking at over 25K in credit card debt, medical bills (which grew before they shrank) and more.

We thought “how did we let this happen”, we thought about just letting things keep going and paying a “little bit more” on a few debts.  Our income was great, our house payment was low, it would all be okay, a meeting with a “financial liar” confirmed it wold be fine.  The liar even suggested we take out some home equity since we had so much if we were worried about low cash reserves.

In my head the wisdom of my grandmother screamed out over the words of this clown who had the arrogance to claim he understood money.  My wife and I began a journey, one many of you have followed as well.  I have discussed he journey and the how and why behind it, yet until today I have never discussed the freedom that lies on the other side.

In January I walked away from a six figure salary to do TSP full time.  It was a hard choice but we had paid all debt by that point and began saving money heavily.  We jumped from stocks before the crash and had not taken the hit.  Something totally unexpected occurred though, despite a massive reduction in my income, we actually seem to now have more money.

I have started to really understand why this is the case and a lot of your “post debt” emails took on a new meaning for me as of yesterday.  So today while I will talk a bit about debt, I am going to talk far more about what completing the journey will mean.  If you are going fight a difficult battle you need to realize what victory will mean.

Episode-79- TSP Rewind – Dealing With Violent Confrontations

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-416- Dealing With Violent Confrontations and was first published on April 14th, 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

After spending a week with Val Riazanov on systema and Russian martial arts and filming the new DVD series I thought it might be a good day to do a show on dealing with potentially violent confrontations.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Real violence vs. movie violence
  • The morals of the criminal, he has none
  • Professional = death when it comes to killing
  • The first rule is avoiding the confrontation
  • If you can’t avoid it focus on deescalation
  • If deescalation fails at times controlled retreat is the best option
  • You should always appear relaxed and “harmless”
  • When you do strike it must be with sufficient force for the situation
  • Pressure points are useless in full speed combat, anatomy points are critical
  • The “systema strike” – misunderstood and highly effective
  • Dealing with an armed opponent takes things to another level
  • The knife is the oldest consistently deadly weapon for a reason
  • In dealing with an opponent with a gun 1.5-2 meters is “critical distance”

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-78- TSP Rewind The Cancer and Slavery of Debt

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

Today’s episode was originally,  Episode-369- The Cancer and Slavery of Debt and was first published on Feb. 22nd, 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Today we back up and take a deeper look at the topic of debt and how it both destroys lives in good times and bad.  Debt is a cancer that is destroying America.  We have been sold a false dream, a false dream that robs the true dream of America’s legacy of freedom.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • The basic rules of survival
  • The false dream of debt vs the real dream that is America
  • Why debt really is cancer and why it will make you act in fear
  • How debt leads to bigger government
  • Why financial management and debt elimination cannot be separated from survivalism
  • The cost of debt must be measured in time, not dollars for the horror to become evident
  • The only way to eliminate debt
  • Why people in debt out spend people who are debt free
  • Why you must at least start eliminating debt if you want to be a modern survivalist
  • The main way to be a survivor is to reduce dependence
  • Inflation punishes savers, save anyway
  • We are forced into risk, debt makes that worse
  • The solution is in your hands

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-77- TSP Rewind – The Missed Lessons of Major Disasters

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

Today’s episode was originally,  Episode-366- The Missed Lessons of Major Disasters and was first published on January 28th, 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

It seems there is always a disaster somewhere in the world.  Right now eyes are on Haiti, over the last two decades we have had many.  The LA Riots, The California Quake, Hurricanes Andrew, Ike, Rita and of course Katrina.  Lesser publicized weather events like the Ft. Worth and Arlington Tornado (which we lived through), the Mississippi floods of the 90s, Tropical Storm Fay in Jacksonville and more.

Each time we hear how we have “learned” from the event and will do better next time, yet a lot of what we learn misses many of the real lessons.  This will be the subject of today’s podcast.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • More first responders per individual
  • Biggest shortages are food, water and shelter
  • Law and order will break down
  • Law abiding citizens often become targets of law enforcement
  • The media loves hardship, blame and is never part of the solution
  • The size and scope of large disasters has actually be quite small
  • Government and your fellow man will help but you may still be on your own
  • Redundancy in your preparations is critical
  • The disaster is not the biggest danger, the aftermath is
  • The cause is less important then the removal of systems of support
  • Money can become worthless, beer can be a currency
  • Free societies are vulnerable
  • What happens elsewhere can and very well may effect you
  • It can happen where you live
  • It is up to you, no matter the intentions of others

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-76- TSP Rewind – What Might a Free Market Education System Look Like

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

Today’s episode was originally,  Episode-1480- What Might a Free Market Education System Look Like and was first published on Dec. 9th, 2014.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Perhaps Not Such a Bad Idea

Perhaps Not Such a Bad Idea

Note – There will be ZERO teacher bashing in this show.   Well zero teacher bashing as a wholesale group anyway, I promise.

Yesterday I pointed out how many problems and divisions in society would not even exist if the state were not involved in key issues.  Once again I dared touch the sacred cow of pubic education.  Once again my inbox is crammed full of hate mail because I am “bashing teachers” when the truth is the word teacher wasn’t even used in yesterday’s show.

Why this reaction?  Because logical and other wise intelligent and sane people become irrational even to the state of temporary insanity when something they see is necessary is called unnecessary.  They may not know why they even believe it to be necessary, they just do and that alone causes at times even a violent response when anyone even infers that they are wrong.

School is important and an education is priceless.  Every child has a fundamental right to an education, everyone knows that right?  There are both truths and inaccuracies in those statements and combined they create what we call a logical fallacy.  What is a logical fallacy?  Logical fallacies are unsubstantiated assertions that are often delivered with a conviction that makes them sound as though they are proven facts.  This is often done by taking true facts and combing them with total fabrication or unsubstantiated conclusions based on some of the actual facts.

In this case “school is important”, well no, education is important, but school is only one form of education.  School is not required for education to even occur.

Every child has a right to an education is another one.  We must first understand that a right as used above means the following…

A moral or legal entitlement to have or obtain something or to act in a certain way.

This means that there is a moral and legal obligation to provide everyone with an education.  Is that actually the case?   I don’t believe it is, not in the way we are led to believe anyway.

This also omits a critical reality, that every right comes with corresponding responsibilities.  Further that the State is to ensure rights primary by not oppressing them or allowing others to oppress them.

For instance your right to free speech comes with responsibility to not say incite violence or yell fire in a crowded theater.  More over, the state isn’t responsible to provide you a venue for your free speech nor to force people to listen to you, only to ensure your rights are not trampled on, nor are they permitted to impede them.  This brings us to yet another fallacy, the “fallacy of omission” which is…

Errors occur because the logician leaves out necessary material in an argument or misdirects others from missing information.

The reality is there are hundreds of fallacies and almost all of them at one point or another could be applied to most things we hold sacred such as public education.

Today I would like to examine what a true free market education system might look like.  Once we do I ask that you use logic and reason to determine for yourself not if such a system would be perfect, only would it be better than what we have.  Every system is flawed, this doesn’t mean a system with flaws can’t be better than a system with even greater flaws.  To assert that a flawed system isn’t a better system simply because it has some flaw, when the underlying system itself has greater flaws, is also a fallacy, can anyone name that fallacy?

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • Is every child entitled to a good education
  • Does the current system provide a good education to every child
  • Who’s children are they anyway
  • Why teachers are not to blame
  • Why teachers can’t fix the system and why many would not if they could
  • Answering the big but what if style questions…
    • But who decides if an education is valid
    • How would we ensure standards are met or that standards are valid
    • What about children that can’t afford a “good education”
    • Then how would we insure access to education if not provision of education
    • But students with wealthier parents get a better education this way
    • But every other modern nation provides public education
    • But children need school for social skills, to meet other people, etc.
    • This system will create an unfair advantage for many
    • But we have to at least make sure that the average person can read, write and do math
  • Why we must abolish compulsory public education to solve most of our current problems
  • The system I would institute to wean society off the current system
    • No child can be compelled to go to any school ever, the end
    • The state can continue to offer education but not compel attendance
    • A taxes funding education are to be lowered in an evenly apportioned manner as students exit the system
    • Any person or entity may set up any form of education as longs as the activities conducted are other wise legal
    • Any group or entity may set up a standards body, publish its own standards and issue certifications
    • The only state over sight is contract resolution criminal police enforcement
    • The contract resolution component must be voluntary
  • Why a free market system would work better even if it has flaws

Resources for today’s show…

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