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Episode-57- TSP Rewind – 10 Uncommon Edible Plants for Every Backyard

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-383- 10 Uncommon Edible Plants for Every Backyard and was first published on Feb. 22nd, 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Today we discuss 10 edible plants that are not very common in most backyards or stores and the unique advantages they offer the modern survivalists concerned with producing their own food. Each of these plants offers unique advantages to the backyard and small homestead grower. Advantages such as good nutritional profiles, disease resistance, ease in seed saving, heat tolerance and more.

Note that the seed sources below are comprised of many sources. You can get many of these seeds from multiple providers. I just wanted the opportunity today to expose you today to a variety of solid providers of organic and non GMO seed.

Join me today as we discuss the following unusual edible plants…

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Episode-56- TSP Rewind- Episode-534- Prep? Save Money? Or Enjoy Life?

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-534- Prep? Save Money? Or Enjoy Life? and was first published on Oct. 19, 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

A question I get often is some variation of the following….

  • When do I stop prepping for a while and simply save some of our money?
  • When have I invested enough into prepping and should just start blowing some money once in a while?
  • How do I stay positive in the face of all the problems headed our way?

In essence these folks are asking at the core of things….

  • Is there hope in spite of the danger?
  • Is it okay to just have fun in spite of what might be coming?
  • Is there a such things as a “maintenance mode” as a prepper?

The nice thing is the answer to those last three questions are yes, yes and yes.

Join Me Today as We Discuss…

  • A quick refresher on commonality and probability
  • Exactly what is “money” anyway, why do we have it
  • What is life all about, what are we surviving for?
  • Setting your personal goals, the big ones
    • Time to debt freedom
    • Time forward in self reliance
    • Percentage of self sufficiency
    • Where you will go if you have to leave
    • How you want your daily life to be
    • What you need for basic comfort
    • What you need to be truly happy
    • What level of physical security do you desire
    • What level of financial security do you desire
    • How much redundancy do you want
  • The reasons most people won’t ask these questions
    • They require you to be 100% responsible for yourself
    • The answers are subject to your self imposed limitations
    • We have been conditioned to think focusing on what we want is selfish
    • The resulting answers require massive action
    • We all have a desire to “fit in” on some level, even me
    • Your plan is going to require sacrifice for some period of time
  • Why you can make it happen
    • In the end you make the decisions
    • You have the courage to ask the questions
    • It ain’t as hard as “they” make it out to be
    • We don’t have to prepared for “the end” just change

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Episode-55- TSP Rewind- You Can’t Lose by as a Modern Survivalist

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-305- You Can’t Lose by as a Modern Survivalist and was originally published on Oct. 28th 2009.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.
The number one question I get from non preparedness minded individuals when I tell them about The Survival Podcast is simply, why?

Why takes many forms such as…

  • Why do you worry about so many things you can’t control?
  • Why do I need to do anything different then I am doing now, I got this far OK, right?
  • Why should I spend money on things I may never need or even use?
  • Why should I sacrifice just to be “debt free” because “you’re no one unless you own money in the nation anyway”?
  • Why should I store food?
  • Why do I need a gun, we have a nice town and a great police force?
  • Why do you feel the need to be an alarmist?

Oh and that list of why’s goes on and on, I assure you. Yet I always answer every single why with the same answer, “because the way I do things my life is better even if nothing bad ever happens”.

Tune in today as we discuss this concept and thoughts on how…

  • Living debt free is the only way to have the freedom we all desire
  • Why most people tolerate things in their life they should never allow
  • Why tax is theft and why understanding it creates freedom
  • Why no matter what people say you do need to prepare for bad times
  • How the media and the government create plastic lifestyles that we choose to live within
  • Why storing food will always pay itself back even if you never have to rely on it directly
  • Why a garden is liberating and a financial gain
  • Why so many people that start to prep fail and fall out and how to change that

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-54- TSP Rewind – Threat Probability and Threat Impacts

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

Today’s episode was originally,  Episode-165- Threat Probability and Theat Impacts and was originally published on March 25th 2009.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Due to ongoing site level issues today’s show notes are brief and will have to be upgraded later. Today’s show covers two main concepts,

The Threat Probability Matrix and The Threat Impact Scale

As one decreases the other increases yet by focusing on the order of probability you can be must more effective in your planning and prepping.

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Episode-53- TSP Rewind – Getting Your Spouse On Board with Survival Planning

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-69- Getting Your Spouse On Board with Survival Planning and was originally published on October 8th, 2008.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Today’s show was created by quite a few, “how do I get my spouse” (or girlfriend, boyfriend, fiance) on board with preparing and doing what needs to be done in order to live that better life? Honestly that question has been asked by almost as many women as men, hence if you are on either side of the equation then you are not alone. Rather then typical show notes I will simply provide my 21 rules discussed in today’s show and suggest that you not only use them in conversation but ask you spouse to take 40 minutes to listen to this episode and perhaps some others as well.

The 21 Rules of Getting a Spouse On Board with Survival Planning and Prepping are.

  1. Demand or insist upon nothing.
  2. Ask for help where you are weak and your partner is strong.
  3. Demonstrate a command of the facts and threats, don’t alarm but inform.
  4. Arrive at all decisions as a team, at least if it is in anyway possible.
  5. Don’t put your “pet items” at the top of any proposed priority.
  6. Explain that this is for the good of the family.
  7. Focus on saving money and elimination of debt as step one.
  8. Explain the investment value of food and saving money, leave bullets and band aids for later.
  9. Talk about a “better life style” for less cost and why you want that for both or you.
  10. Discuss the future and not waiting until you are 65-80 to really spend time together.
  11. Do not get over excited; don’t dump too much at one time.Start with a simple vision and a few small steps.
  12. Make the discussion about “us” not you, not them but truly both of us.
  13. Don’t expect a perfect result and a totally on board agreement.
  14. Do have a single small step to suggest and ask if you can do it together.
  15. Try to get your spouse to suggest a second small step and embrace it and do it with them.
  16. Work on creating a common vision of a truly happy and sustainable life.
  17. Don’t focus on what you don’t mean (cammo, militia, communes, etc.) just answer concerns that are offered.
  18. Be positive about the future for your family, compare prepping to life insurance.
  19. Ask “what would we do if” and listen to the answers you get and discuss them.
  20. Talk a little, get them talking and listen as if your life depended on hearing every word, because it does.
  21. Share my show with them along with this particular podcast.

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Episode-52- TSP Rewind – Fun, Cheap and Easy Gun Projects and Tricks

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-1235- Fun, Cheap and Easy Gun Projects and Tricks and was originally published on October 28, 2013.

Okay guys and gals, October has kicked my butt. First 10 days in Colorado, then the seminar at my homestead, then the earthworks course in Louisiana. I need a fun and easy show and I bet with all the crap going on with the government, the economy and other things many of you do too.

m1magtrick

Build Your Own M1 Dummy Mag for the 10/22

Today I am going to discuss some cool gun projects you can do and exactly how to do them. None require any advanced gunsmithing knowledge or master wood working skills to do.

We will also discuss some cool and easy to install accessories and where to get them and why they are actually worth having. A little bit on reloading, including my special 44 Mag “quiet load” and even a tiny bit of airsoft shooting.

This should be a fun show, it won’t be a 100% how to show but it will give you a ton of fun projects, let you know what is possible and get you thinking. It may also give you a few projects for those long winter nights when many of us get a bit of cabin fever in January and February. It sounds crazy but those days are just around the corner.

Join Me Today As We Discuss…

  • The easiest money saver, rehabbing old break action shotguns
  • The “rubber washer trick” with the NEF/H&R break action rifle
  • Conversion of the NEF to 357 max or “k-hornet”
  • Getting started reloading with the “lee loader” it fits in a shirt pocket
  • The 22 LR “flat point” jig
  • Restoration of Military Surplus Arms (without ruining them)
  • Turning a mosin nagant into a “scout rifle”
  • Creating in stock survival kits
  • Starting a fire with a rifle
  • Cut shells for the shot gun (slugs on demand)
  • Convert a 10/22 to an M1 Carbine Clone
  • Build a black powder rifle from a kit
  • Build a “survival sling” from leather or paracord
  • Loads so quite you don’t need a suppressor
  • Build simple “airsoft” reactive targets for cheap or suburban practice

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-50- TSP Rewind – 15 Items for the Prepper Kitchen and How to Use Them

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

Today’s episode was originally, 15 Items for the Prepper Kitchen and How to Use Them and was originally published on July 5th, 2016.

Today we are back after the 4th of July with the number one voted on show for July’s Tuesday “Just Jack” shows. I didn’t really expect this topic to do well, it was just something on a lark, may be people will like it.

One of the Greatest Kitchen Tools You Can Ever Own

One of the Greatest Kitchen Tools You Can Ever Own

Though as I have often said cooking may be the most relevant of all modern survival topics in our daily lives. The benefits are numerous, real, relevant and frankly immediate.

Think about cooking this way, it is the preparation or preservation of food. What is more relevant to our daily survival and long term welfare than that?

Additionally it has both immediate and long term positive impacts on our wallets and our health. Show me a family that eats out 5 times a week and I will show you one bleeding money. Show me a family that eats processed foods 5 times a week and I will show you one destroying their health.

Do you realize that in some households no one ever actually cooks anything. I know of families where 100% of food is restaurant, take out or delivery. Seriously!

The thing with cooking is it can be intimidating. No one wants to mess up and make a bad meal. Want the secret to cooking, GET THE F OVER IT and just drive on. To this day I still occasionally screw something up, over cook something, make it too spicy for my wife, etc. I never even let people tell me something is good when I know I did something wrong. But the way forward is “duly noted, don’t do that again, move on”.

Today we look at 15 items for your kitchen, how to use them and how they fit into making great food at home, storing food for the future and enjoying it all at the same time.

Join Me Today To Discuss…

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Episode-49- TSP Rewind – Raising Quail with MoonvalleyPrepper

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-1071- Raising Quail for Eggs and Meat with MoonvalleyPrepper and first published on February 14, 2013.

The following are the original show notes from that episode with additional links mentioned in today’s intro segment.

MonvalleyPrepper (aka Brad Davies) is a long time member of the TSP audience and community.

A few months ago he chimed in on a comments thread here at the TSP Blog about raising quail When I heard the shear volume of production in such a tiny foot print I knew I had to get him on the air.

Coturnix Quail Eggs with a Chicken Egg for Scale.

Coturnix Quail Eggs with a Chicken Egg for Scale.

It got better though! Next, I heard he lived in the suburbs, had neighbors on either side. That inspire of that he was able to produce in the range of 20,000 eggs a year and hundreds of meat animals.

Now get this his neighbors didn’t even know they were there!

Once I heard all that I knew how important this could be for other preppers. I also realized it might be a solution for many of our members that want to homestead in the city or the burbs and not call down the wrath of code enforcement officials or blue hairs running the local HOA.

Join Us Today As We Discuss…

  • The basic process from start to finish
  • Setting up housing and equipment
  • Getting incubation of your eggs right
  • Inputs and outputs of the system
  • Specific suburban issues to consider
  • Using quail tractors or going large scale
  • Breeding to improve stock and culling to curb undesirable traits
  • Avoiding common getting started/first season mistake
  • Some specific equipment and feed recommendations

Links Mentioned in Today’s Intro Segment

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Bird Specific Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-48- TSP Rewind – Steven Harris on Dealing with a Large Scale Blackout – Part 2

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-940- Steven Harris on Dealing with a Large Scale Blackout – Part 2 and was originally published on July 12th, 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Steven Harris – CEO of Knowledge Publications

Steven Harris returns to TSP for his 9th visit. Today he joins to further discuss how to deal with a large scale black out like the North Eastern United States is currently dealing with. Today we continue on yesterday’s topic and focus on recharging batteries, keeping cell phones and computers running, keeping the TV set operating and more.

Steven Harris is a consultant and expert in the field of energy. He is the founder and CEO of Knowledge Publications, the largest energy only publishing company in the USA.

Mr. Harris came to his current position to do full time work on the development and implementation of hydrogen, biomass and solar related energy systems after spending 10 years in the Aero-Thermal Dynamics department of the Scientific Labs of Chrysler Corporation.

Steve is always full of great ideas, knowledge and projects we can use to improve our personal energy independence and today is no exception. Once again we ate up the entire hour with out covering Steve’s entire outline so he will be back for Part 3 in this series soon.

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Episode-47- TSP Rewind – Steven Harris on Dealing with a Large Scale Blackout – Part 1

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-939- Steven Harris on Dealing with a Large Scale Blackout – Part 1 and was originally published on July 11th, 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Steven Harris – CEO of Knowledge Publications

Steven Harris returns to TSP for his 9th visit. Today he joins us to discuss how to deal with a large scale black out like the North Eastern United States is currently dealing with.

Steven Harris is a consultant and expert in the field of energy. He is the founder and CEO of Knowledge Publications, the largest energy only publishing company in the USA.

Mr. Harris came to his current position to do full time work on the development and implementation of hydrogen, biomass and solar related energy systems after spending 10 years in the Aero-Thermal Dynamics department of the Scientific Labs of Chrysler Corporation.

Steve is always full of great ideas, knowledge and projects we can use to improve our personal energy independence and today is no exception. Once again we ate up the entire hour with out covering Steve’s entire outline so he will be back for Part 2 in this series soon.

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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