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Episode-1161- David Byte of SafeToCarry.com – An App to Defend the 2nd Amendment

Get the app and learn more at SafeToCarry.com

Get the app and learn more at SafeToCarry.com

Today we are joined by David Byte an Oklahoma conservative entrepreneur looking for ways to help protect our constitutional rights though the use of technology and social media.

David is the founder of SafeToCarry a smart phone application and website combo that his team launched in January to help provide the most up to date information about the 2nd amendment friendly status of a location based on “crowd sourced” data.  They are now offering to partner with local and regional 2A organizations as well.

David joins us today to discuss exactly what the SafeToCarry app does and how users can add locations that are both pro and anti second amendment. He also discusses other ways they obtain data on specific locations and regions.

Tune in today to learn how you can get this application and more importantly how you can help as part of one of the largest demographics in America today.  Folks there are 55 million gun owners in America, that is about 1 in every 5 Americans.

You want to make a statement about the preservation of the right that guards all other rights?  Well this is a way to do with with your wallet.  Not just based on where we spend out money, but more importantly where we don’t.

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Episode-948- Matthew Ladd On Cloud Computing for Business and Lifestyle Redundency

Matthew Ladd of FleetingSurvival.com

Matthew Ladd of FleetingSurvival.com

Matthew Ladd is an experienced IT business consultant who provides high level IT audits, analyses and redesign of IT services to determine effective solutions for his clients.

Matthew hold the “Practitioner Level Certification” of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), which provides best practices for delivering high quality IT service and management procedures.  He joins us today to discuss IT for small business and how to move your business and personal IT needs to the cloud to create redundancy and an access from anywhere capability.

We also discuss setting up technology early on to allow for growth of a small business.  Exactly what is “the cloud” and frankly why should a business owner or just an average Joe care?  How we can prepare our IT needs both personal and business to stand through a disaster.

We further discuss setting up a business environment that empowers employees with the ability to work from home.  How smart IT can reduce work load and improve efficiency.  Along with some awesome solutions you can start using today even if you don’t own and never plan to own a business.

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Episode-922- Jeremy Lesniak on Technology Preparedness and Redundancy

Jeremy Lesniak of Vermont Computing

Jeremy Lesniak of Vermont Computing

Jeremy Lesniak is the founder of Vermont Computing and the editor of aNewDomain.net a technology news website.  He is also a long time listener to The Survival Podcast and wanted to give a bit back to the audience today by sharing his view of technology as it relates to preparedness and homesteading.

Jeremy holds a degree in computer science and a black belt in both tae kwon do and karate.  His company, Vermont Computing is a technology consulting company that he founded in 2001.  His company provides simple solutions to complex technical problems for both commercial and residential customers.

Jeremy joins us today to discuss the importance of create technology redundancy for your business or home and how technology can be both a blessing and a curse when it comes to homesteading and prepping.

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Episode-895- Will Bratton and Sam Bagot on Open Source Agriculture

Sam Bagot and Will Bratton are woking togehter on an open source agriculture project called horto domi.   Horto domi is an open hardware raised-bed garden unit with environmental control and monitoring via web-interface thanks to Arduino Ethernet. DIY sensors, such as those collecting moisture and temperature data help monitor the environment within the dome and will eventually be used to automate conditions.

The goal is to grow whatever you want, whenever you want, wherever you are. Horto domi is Latin for ‘Garden at home.’ It’s a statement to healthful food independence, a “neo-renaissance” tip of the hat to Arduino, and it sounds like horticultural dome. Particular consideration was taken in this prototype’s design to maximize the mineral and nutrient value of the beyond-organic produce and minimize environmental contamination risks.

Sam and Will are looking for Kickstarter funding that will satisfy all the elements necessary for an open hardware publication per the definition provided by FreedomDefined.org/OSHW. However, with additional funding they will be able to pursue further open source innovation, development and publication. They hope our community will support their idea for using contemporary open technology to achieve relative food independence so that we may all better address the goal of individual and community self sufficiency.

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Episode-804- Steve Aukstakalnis from Alerts USA and Threat Journal

AlertsUSA.com Keeps You Informed About Threats via Your Mobile Device

AlertsUSA.com Keeps You Informed About Threats via Your Mobile Device

Today I am joined on The Survival Podcast by Steve Aukstakalnis.   Steve is the founder of AlertsUSA, a Miami based risk management firm providing one of the nation’s most widely used terrorism and national security threat alert services for mobile devices. He started the firm in late 2001 out of a two bedroom apartment following the attacks of 9/11.

The company now serves a client base that extends to more than 20 countries, from government agencies all the way down to business travelers and the average guy or gal on the street that wants to keep up on breaking events.

His information sources and contacts provide a unique perspective on national and international events and the potential impact here at home. He is with us today to talk about storm clouds building on a number of fronts.

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Steven’s Links

  • Alerts USA – Special Link to Get the Special Price MSB Members check your private member’s area for an even better deal.
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    • (1) NukAlert Personal Radiation Monitor and Alarm
    • (5) Radsticker Peel and Stick Dosimeters
      (1) Box ThyroSafe Potassium Iodide Tablets (65 mg)
    • These packages are valued around $200 each.

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Game Camera Activity 7-19 & 7-20

Only one buck who seems to be the 8-Point from the last video showed up on 7-19 then on 7-20 we had a lot more activity. In total four bucks are seen two large 8-Points I now call “the brothers” a smaller 8-point and a 6-point.

In addition to the raccoons you may also notice a rabbit as it begins to get lighter tward the end of the photos. He starts under the feeder and then ends up off to the right as the deer come back to the feeder. Life is tough for mountain rabbits they are never as big or as fat as field rabbits, may be this little guy will fatten up a bit on the corn?

The game camera is a Bushnell 8MP Trail Camera with Built In Color Viewer I got it at WalMart and here it is on their website.   http://bit.ly/ppp1FJ

I can’t find it anywhere else so I am not sure if this model is perhaps made for WalMart by Bushnell or something to that effect, it isn’t even on Bushnell’s own site. I can tell you based on my experience thus far I think any of the Bushnell cameras are a good investment. Make sure you budget in money for the memory card though.

I just love the way the one big 8 sort of ghosts away at the end. The music playing is “Born Country” by Alabama. I figured that this would make a better youtube video than just a bunch of stills. I run the camera on stills on occasion because it doesn’t provide time stamps when set to video.

New Video Series “Game Camera Footage”

I did a video in the past of the Moultrie Deer Feeder that I have on my property.  Many people liked it but a few made what I consider stereotypical comments about how feeders are akin to shooting fish in a barrel.

As I post videos from the feeder I hope to dispel some of these myths.  Feeders in and off themselves don’t turn deer into highly conditioned trained pets.

That said Deer can become highly conditioned to feeders if…

  • The land owner controls large tracts of land
  • The land owner feeds heavily year round and
  • The land owner maintains a deer density beyond what the land can support with out feeding

In such situations I have seen deer literally run in like dogs to a can opener when the feeder goes off.  In my situation I have 5 acres and only about 3 is dense woodland.  There are thousands of acres of private land around me and I only have access to a neighbors adjoining 5.  My feeder in this environment is nothing but an additional feed source among many others.

In the following video you will see one large buck, this is the only deer that visited the feeder (which has been in operation for months now) in a 24 hour period, he was there in the pitch dark at around 3:15 AM.  Feeders can be effective, but they are not magic and only a tool.  This deer will likely remain largely nocturnal, especially the moment he feels any hunting pressure.

Hopefully this series will be both educational and entertaining.  Who knows what we will see as the series progresses.  I also wonder if the raccoon in this episode knows how fond I am of raccoon stew?

Episode-672- Embracing Technology as a Modern Survivalist

Technology gets a bad rap with some preppers but I find it amusing that they voice their displeasure in places like an internet forum.  To do so they are using electricity, a computer and an internet connection.  I have asked more than one such person if they ride a hose to work each day or drive a car, that usually makes a solid point strait away.

Also please consider that things like bow drill fires, the sun compass, the spear, the atlatl and dead fall traps were at one time, “cutting edge technology”.  So today we discuss some of my favorite technology resources and how I use them as part of my planning, prepping and to create lifestyle redundancy.

Join me today as we discuss the following technologies

  • Emergency Weather Alerts/Radios
  • Google News Alerts
  • Facebook/Twitter
  • Off the shelf back up power
  • Solar/Hand Crank Radio
  • The GPS
  • Thumb Drives – Portable Data
  • Lap Top Computers
  • Digital Camera
  • Ready.gov etc.
  • YouTube (Download Helper)
  • Mobile Apps
    • GPS Drive by MotionX (Link)
    • The Weather Channel App (Link)
    • ShopSavy (Link)
    • Oanda Currency Converter (Link)
    • Wiki How Emergency Survival Kit (Link)
    • Medicinal Herb ID (Link)
    • 5-0 Radio Pro (Link)
    • Kindel App (Link)
    • Around Me (Link)

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Episode-615- Gary Vaynerchuk on Building a Business & Personal Brand

Gary Vaynerchuk – Author of The Thank You Economy

One of my true heroes in modern business is Gary Vaynerchuk of Vaynermedia, GaryVaynerchuk.com and Wine Library TV.  Over the years of building TSP I have had to work many late nights, give up a lot of family time and honestly work harder than at any time in my life.  When I look back today it seems to have been easy but I remember the doubts I had as I worked through the early days, emails telling me I was doing everything wrong and wondering if my initial dream of 1,000 listeners would ever happen.

Along the way I found Gary and the first time was when I heard his presentation at the Web 2.0 Expo in New York back in 2008.  He was so brutally honest and so similar in his thinking to me that his words became a source of inspiration and along with you guys helped TSP grow from a show done by a “wing nut in a car” (in the words of one of my early listeners) into what it has become today.

For a long time I have wanted to bring Gary on TSP because I believe building a business and building personal brand is key in the modern economy for both entrepreneurs and employees alike.  Remember the most common disasters are personal and either owning a business or being well known in your field may be the biggest insurance there is against personal disasters like job loss, salary cuts or physical disability.

As a way to say thank you to Gary for coming on TSP please consider buying a copy of his book, “The Thank You Economy“, available for order now on Amazon.com and soon to be in bookstores everywhere.

Join us today as we discuss…

  • Gary’s story of immigrant to massively successful entrepreneur
  • What is the Thank You Economy and how it changes everything
  • Why all businesses from small to large must embrace the Thank You Economy
  • Why everything you do today will be know by your future generations
  • Why business ownership isn’t for everyone but why anyone can succeed
  • What it means to have entrepreneurial DNA
  • What artists, writers and other creative types can do instead of running a business
  • Why personal brand will be more important than a resume in the future
  • What trends are coming but why it really is less important that what yo do with them
  • Why you should completely and totally ignore your competition

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