Tag Archives: water

Episode-528- Listener Feedback 10-11-10

Today we have a great show with your questions about privatization of water rights, the growing influence of the BRIC and MAVINS nations, converting from grid tied solar to battery back up and more.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • How long does it take for a crop shortage to effect global pricing
  • 10 Signs the US is losing our influence around the world and at home
  • Can you actually be better off in a city during tough times
  • Now the GMO silk worm, what is next for GMOs
  • A story of how prepping for two teachers held a friend in need
  • Ideas for a living fence and producing food with it
  • Thoughts on privatizing water rights and the hidden dangers
  • How to convert from grid tie only to grid tie with battery back up solar
  • China buys up a 1/3rd stake in a major Texas oil field, the hidden meaning

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-497- Call in Friday 8-20-10

While I am off to Florida (hope the oil ain’t bad for me) to lay my butt on a beach for a few days on a real vacation this time I didn’t want you to be with out a Friday show.  So kick back tune in and listen to some great questions from the audience today.  The last question of the day was difficult to answer and not really a “survival question” in the way we think of but I think many people out there needed to hear it.  I hope it leave you with something special to think of over the weekend.

Join me today as we answer these questions…

  • What are the best ways to store meat
  • How to you store and get surplus medication for emergencies
  • What is Jefferson State and what is it all about
  • A solider tell us how to dechlorinate pool water – Thanks for your service man!
  • Real story about the failure of electric sewers in Florida
  • How you store biltong
  • Lessons from a guy who had his water cut off by a vengeful spouse
  • Why is the inside of my tomatoes white
  • Thoughts on building a storage crawl space
  • Growing cactus fruit
  • Staying mobile with your preps
  • What do I do next with my life

Additional 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-409- The Value of Rural Land

Today we do sort of a two part show.  I start out with a bit of commentary of a few stories, two actually related to land values and dependence on city based economies.  I then move onto todays main subject, the value of rural land.  I will also cover a lot of buying and negociating advice and give you some actual market prices of what is available right now.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • A great post and video on ITS Tactical
  • Marlin Firearms is closing their North Haven, CT plant
  • Detroit is dying and the lesson we learn from it
  • Why rural land has not fallen in value the way most real estate has
  • Really considering the decision to go “off grid”
  • Why rural land offers stability in value (monetary and lifestyle wise as well)
  • Getting quotes and expert advice BEFORE you buy or even make an offer
  • Having “vision” for what a property can become matched to reality of the cost and effort required
  • Seeing solutions where others see problems
  • Some actual prices of land in AR, MO, NM, ME, WA and CO right now
  • Final thoughts on the true wealth of land ownership

Additional 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-373- News Events from Listeners

Rather than a typical listener question show today I decided to bring together 5 news events that were sent in by various listeners.  The first one is not that obvious as to why it applies to the other four but I bring them all together at the end.  We also bring in a recent 5 minute speech from Congressmen Ron Paul today.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Azle Texas is out of water due to a single line breaking and needs help from 15 cities to fix it. – (Link to the source story)
  • Social Security and Medicare are both currently bankrupt according to Gary North – (Link to the source story)
  • Paying off the National Debt is now “mathematically impossible” – (Link to the source story)
  • In 2009 the Federal Reserve bought 80% of its own securities – (Link to the source story)
  • Video warning from Dr. Ron Paul – (Link to the video) – note the audio is very soft in the video, I boosted it and played the audio in today’s show

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Episode-357- Call in Friday 1-15-10

Today we do our second edition of call in Friday where I take listener calls and comments on the air.  To call in an leave your own question for me just dial 866-65-THINK and leave a message and you might hear yourself on the air.

Join me today as we discuss

  • Where to find chickens for your homestead
  • How many eggs does an average hen lay
  • What protection do chickens need in winter
  • What about filtering water during a city water contamination
  • What is a good book for your BOB
  • If you are buying your first two guns, should both be handguns
  • What is the purpose of a handgun
  • What can people in very cold climates do to be able to grow food
  • Is liberty given as a gift not understood and valued the way liberty fought for is
  • What can we learn from the earthquake in Haiti
  • What would Jefferson say if he was around today
  • Why are three Navy Seals in trouble because a terrorist got a bloody lip
  • Is a solar rebate “taking the governments money”
  • How do you store food long term with Mylar, buckets and O2 Absorbers

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-296- Listener Questions for 10-13-09

Because I have a large backlog of questions and failing voice due to some type of common crud going around (I don’t think it is the swine flu, but who knows) I decided to do back to back listener questions shows this week.

Also please help nominate TSP for the Podcast of the Year Awards, learn more here.

Tune in today as I answer…

  • What is UNA and how can it save you money on prescription drugs
  • What knots should you make part of your basic skill set
  • Buying a first shotgun, Remington 870 or Benneli Vinci -”back problems” are part of the equation
  • Thoughts about a private mortgage among family members
  • How do you find what arms are currently being surplused in the mil surplus market
  • What is a C&R license and why might you want one
  • Should you store vinegar and is it easy to make your own
  • Should you store more fuel then you need for extended range based on things like being fully loaded, stuck in traffic or pulling a trailer
  • What about those cool stainless steel water bottles
  • If I can only afford one gun what should I buy
  • What is that beer bread recipe again

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-295- Listener Questions for 10-12-09

Back to our Monday tradition of listen questions.  I have a pretty big question back log at this point so if you question isn’t answered hold tight I will get to you eventually.    Tune in today as we dissect a lot of questions on debt, look at vehicle choices and talk more about civil unrest and its’ consequences.

Tune in today as I answer…

  • Is back yard desalination a feasible solution for irrigation
  • What are the odds of gold and silver ever being confiscated
  • Would LEOs be likely to follow orders in a gun grab or would they “keep their oath”
  • How can you incorporate Self Sufficiency into groups like people in the 9-12 project
  • What advice do I have for a 19 year old that is excited about a pre-approved credit card offer
  • Is it wise to go into debt for lasik eye surgery
  • When buying a 2003-2007 GMC 3/4 ton truck, should I go with gas or diesel
  • Doing the math when buying a second home, how much debt is to much

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-233- Listener Questions 7-08-09

Today I am broadcasting live from the BOL and will answer questions about I answer questions about water storage and harvesting, storing diesel fuel, raising bees, bugging out, indoor gardening, power outages and more with an upload and posting assist from Starbucks and their awesome wireless hot spots.

As you may already know we were delayed in our return from Arkansas due to a break down.  When I got to the hot spot last night to update everyone and get all my mail there were a ton of new questions.  So not having the time to do any research I decided to do a listener question show today.

I will also fill you in on our break down and what it taught us about common sense preps, a little video we shot and some other tails from the road.

Tune in to hear…

  • Why a AAA Card may be one of the best preps you can have
  • Why a tool kit and mechanical knowledge won’t always get your vehicle moving
  • My thoughts on Bee Keeping and allergy control with “local honey”
  • Storing water in BPA plastic in a truck and preventing negative effects on the water
  • What productive plants can you grow indoors that won’t bring in bugs
  • Are there any issues with using a cave as part of a structure
  • Will refugees stop at the first big forest they come to
  • How do you extend the storage life of diesel fuel
  • How do specialization and division of labor effect survivalists
  • What about using dry ice during an outage to keep the freezer cold
  • What are the proper dimensions and methods for installing swales

Resources for today’s sow

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-199- Methods of Rain Water Harvesting

Today’s show expands on last weeks first show about Permaculture Zones and Layers (Episode 196)  by discussing different methods to harvest and conserve water.  Today’s link section includes some of the best resources i have ever featured on a shows subject matter, I encourage you to check them all out.

Tune in today to hear,

  • Why you don’t have to want to save the planet to benifit highly from water conservation
  • Thoughts on rain barrels and getting water closer to where you plan to use it
  • Thoughts on moving from barrels to underground cisterns or tanks
  • Rain chains a much more attractive way to get water to where you want it than a down spout
  • Harvesting water from outbuildings and greenhouses
  • Converting garbage cans to low cost rain catch barrels
  • The swale and how it can create an oasis even in a salted desert
  • Following contour lines is what makes a swale effective
  • The pond the right way as part of an ecosystem not a hot puddle in the middle of a field
  • Micro ponds and micro swales
  • Intensive mulching actually creates a 1 inch deep lake within the entire surface area of a food forest

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 be

Episode-198- Thoughts on Selecting a Bug Out Location

Today’s broadcast discusses options for setting up, finding and selection of a bug out location,  (also called a BOL or fall back location).   There is also a bit of follow up on yesterdays show about the swine flu and some other little pieces of advice.

Tune in today to hear about…

  • How far is far enough away, how close is to close
  • Does a BOL have to be remote, think about Hurricane Katrina
  • Why a bug out location is a highly personal choice and what you want is most important
  • Hidden gotchas to watch out for in buying a second piece of property
  • Why tent camping is not a good idea for your BOL and why you really need a structure ASAP
  • Starting with an outbuilding is a good option
  • Thoughts on over looked benefits of mountain land
  • My personal big 4, (water on property, guns are acceptable, land is good for growing food and livestock are welcome in the community)
  • Is the Northwest the most ideal place, thoughts on rough winters and possible global cooling
  • Watch out for potential annexation by surrounding towns/cities
  • Buyers covenants are good, home owners associations are evil!
  • If you move permanently to your BOL you no longer have a fall back position
  • Stay away from major roads, roving hordes are not the only reason
  • Know the community you have chosen before you buy
  • The hidden danger on land that borders “National Forest”, etc.
  • Have redundancy options for your well, (manual, solar, something not grid dependent)
  • Using slope to your advantage with water harvesting

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.