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Episode-345- An Interview with Christopher Nyerges

Join me today as I interview Christopher Nyerges from the editorial staff of Wilderness Way Magazine.  Christopher is also the author of quite a few books and a wealth of knowledge on gardening, permaculture, botany, alternative energy, wilderness survival skills and more.

Note of Correction – In today’s show I mention a 5000 year old food forest, that was an error it was a 2000 year old forest.  I apologize for the misstatement and a link to the Youtube video is in today’s show notes.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Christopher’s new book, The Self Sufficient Home
  • How to be cost effective with solar, wind and other energy projects
  • Why being part of the effort is key to success with alternative energy projects
  • The parallels between surviving urban/suburban disasters and wilderness survival
  • The importance of caring for others in a survival situation
  • Why political awareness is important for modern survivalism
  • The three illusions of money
  • Why Christopher choose the format for his new book of showing multiple families and communities with real world projects
  • The importance of growing your own food
  • Methods of harvesting water and why it is key to your success
  • Why “resource shortage” is more important that political concepts like global warming

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-339- Listener Feedback for 12-17-09

I am in the home office today please forgive my voice which is strained for some reason today.  We discuss topics today that include tolerance for others, gaining independence, gun ownership in the UK, community supported agriculture and more.

Tune in today as we discuss…

  • Feedback from two listeners on how they are living that better life
  • What is libertarianism – it isn’t really a system of government but self governance
  • Choosing between installing utility lines and living off grid with new construction
  • Should you have a gun safe at a BOL
  • Growing in containers on a boat
  • What is CSA (community supported agriculture) and why should you support it
  • Could something like CSA in 1890 prevented the Federal Reserve – sure might have
  • What can you do with duct tape

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-321- Personal Energy Independence and Gun Rights

I am doing a bit of a change up today, first I am going to read an email from a listener about how his family’s life has changed due to TSP, then an article I wrote many years ago about a gun I have carried for almost three decades and then move on to today’s main topic energy independence.

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Tune in Today to Hear…

  • What TSP has meant to one family
  • My story of an old Marlin 22 and what it can teach us
  • Taking slow steady steps to individual energy independence
  • Why the politics of “climate change” do matter
  • How energy dependence creates an infinite tax web
  • Why we must resist cap and trade
  • Why windmills and solar panels owned by the utility companies won’t ever fix our issues
  • How you can build a back up batter box and use it to move forward
  • What a battery back up and one solar panel can teach you
  • The reason you should own two generators not just one
  • How to think about your own energy needs in a way that will create action
  • Why achieving even 10% independence for yourself changes everything

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-314- Planning to Bug In

So if the SHTF in most instances you plan to bug in, you have your generator, you have your food, you have a means of defense and you are prepared for whatever may come, or are you.  Today we step back a bit from the obvious and from some common thinking that isn’t very realistic to examine how prepared we are for bugging in.  Please note even if you “bug out” you are going to another location and once you get there, guess what you are going to be doing, bugging in of course.

Join in today as we discuss…

  • Two new eBooks free for Support Brigade Members
  • Storing food for everyone possibly even some for neighbors and definitely for your pets and stock
  • The need for personal hygiene products, bigger then you might think it is
  • Back up power sources both short and long term
  • The advantages and failings of generators
  • Why you need to plan to keep the garden growing
  • The need for and functionality of “security protocols” including during increased threat periods
  • Why you need to quickly contact all family/close friends at the beginning of a SHTF especially if you are bugging in
  • The importance of taking an inventory and sorting into needs, good to have and don’t need it at all
  • How inventory and sorting will help you in barter situations
  • Keeping communications up as long as possible including radio, TV, Ham, MURS, etc.
  • The importance of maintaining a sense of normalcy during a bug in
  • How drills are about more then finding weaknesses, they are also about acclamation

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-310- Listener Questions for 11-04-09

So today we are back to another round of great questions from our listeners.  We have questions today on everything from compost, to politics, to kudzu, to books, to silver and more.

Tune in Today to Hear…

  • Could we ever go to a “flat tax”, why and why not?
  • Should you kill Kudzu on your land, eat it or feed it to livestock?
  • Can you compost in very cold weather?
  • Is a Survival Podcast book coming?
  • What are my three must have books for TSHTF?
  • Thoughts on small town vs. rural vs. remote living?
  • Using solar yard lights during a back up, anything to look our for?
  • Snails in the garden, good for dinner?
  • When is a old rifle to old to fire anymore?
  • On silver coins, pre 64s, bullion like eagles or commemorative coins, what to buy and why?

Resources for today’s show…

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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-263- An Interview with Matt Hundley aka Trioxin

Today while I am off in the San Bernardino National Forest at Dirt Time 09 I am airing an interview with Matt Hundley I did a bit over a week ago.  Matt goes by the forum handle Trioxin on our forum.  Matt is a really great guy and a proud member of our forum and serves on our moderator squad as well.

Join me today as Matt and I discuss things like…

  • The forum hits 3000 real members and the moderators rack up almost 3300 confirmed spammer kills
  • A bit on gardening and an introduction to the ground cherry
  • Using a cheap incubator to sprout seeds (a like duh moment)
  • How to build a small scale back up power box
  • Moving into a small scale solar back up system
  • How to get free solar panels, yes it really works
  • Learning to see what is right in front of your face
  • A shot cut for dehydrating veggies, cheap and no blanching required
  • A bit about small live stock and the symbiosis between chickens, dogs and rabbits
  • Why you may want a rooster even if you don’t want meat chickens right now
  • Lessons from Detroit and New Orleans when there was not disaster in either
  • How to get out of the rat race

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.

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-219- Audience Questions for 6-12-09

Today on the Survival Podcast we discuss listener questions about subjects like, economy, federal reserve, guns, bob, economics, business, solar transportation methods and more.

I would like to continue doing this type of show often so if you want to have a question answered send me an email to jack@thesurvivalpodcast.com with the subject line “question for Jack”

Tune in to hear me answer these questions today…

  • If the Federal Reserve sucks so bad how was the concept sold to the public?
  • Should you store “extra guns” in places other then your safe/cabinet?
  • What are some methods of combating mosquitoes?
  • Advice for a sharpening stone in your BOB?
  • What’s up with the rising cost of gas cans?
  • What should you think about in setting up a business or side business?
  • What would I personally do for income if the shit really hit the fan?
  • Can you totally reduce dependence on gasoline with a normal 5 mile range of travel with kids?
  • Is it a good idea to store real long term storage foods (20-30 years)?

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.

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-189- Peak Oil – Fact? Fiction? Or Both?

Today we discuss the concept of peak oil and what it means in the coming two decades.  Is the oil going to run out?  Will capacity exceed demand, will it create more wars?  Regardless of environmental wackos, global warming hoaxes and carbon credits what does it all actually mean for the individual and what should you be doing about it.

Today we also do a brief update on the Swine Flu (now called the North American Flu), a bit about the truth vs. the myths of what went wrong in 1976 with a different variant of the Swine Flu and an update from a Doctor at Parkland Hospital on the severity or lack there of, of swine flu.

Tune In Today to Hear…

  • Is Tamiflu a government plot to kill us all, NO!
  • What the 1976 Flu screw a conspiracy or incompetence, bet on incompetence
  • What exactly is Peak Oil – perhaps not what you think
  • Do we need to run out of oil before we have peak, no
  • Can we have peak oil even if there is still lots of oil in the ground, yes
  • If we don’t use oil for electricity will peak oil still increase the cost of electricity, yes
  • Understanding the capacity and demand equation in oil
  • How do we know the oil isn’t running out, the government is build a tax system based on it
  • The myth that taxes are designed to change behavior and we we learn by looking at pricing models
  • Why the message is save the earth vs reduce dependence and increase self sufficiency, no foil hat required
  • Why you should increase your ability to produce your own electricity and it has nothing to do with saving the polar bears
  • The inconsistency of the environmentalist claiming peak oil is here
  • What we were told about “climate change” in the 70s and 80s
  • What a school text book had to say about remaining oil in 1985
  • The new battleground over oil is Africa, it is coming sooner then you think
  • Where the environmentalists are right, the US using 25% of the worlds oil is very bad
  • The difference between the end of oil and the end of easy oil

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.

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-20- From Home to Homestead

Today in America despite the mortgage meltdown and other economic problems more people then ever own their own homes. The problem though is we have gone from a nation of Homesteaders to a nation of debt laden home owners, ownership is not even the correct term. Mortgage has turned into long term rental for many. In today’s show we discuss…

  • How to turn your home from a consumer to producer
  • How buying regional can lead to more independence
  • Elimination of debt as part of homesteading
  • The best crops to begin gardening with
  • How growing food can lead to freedom
  • How a mortgage was NOT part of the original homesteading process
  • Making your home provide for you vs. you having to provide for your home
  • How solar and green energy can help you be more independent
  • The salmonella scare and genetically altered plants are yet another reason to “grow your own”
  • How the Internet is helping us all reconnect and inspire each other
  • The “smaller home concept” and even how to adapt it to a large home
  • Tossing a bit of politics in, does the media favor Obama? What do you think?

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