Category Archives: Podcasts

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-2236- Expert Council Q&A for 6-12-18

Today its Friday so it’s time for expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line.

Today the expert council answers questions on hyperemesis, 4×4 vehicles, plant propagation, retirement relocation, blood thinners, SEO, coffee and more.

In the body of your email first tell me the council member your question is for. Second ask your question concisely in one to two sentences maximum. Third any and all details after that. This is the formula to give you the best chance of getting on the air.

I do what I can to get as many of your questions as possible on the air but can’t always get to all of them. Our council is made of a wide variety of experts in everything from the tactical to the practical and everything in between.

To get more information on our Expert Council visit our “Meet the Expert Council Page” to learn more about them and their specific areas of expertise.

Join Me Today As Our Experts Discuss…

  • What is lisnopril and how would you deal without it – Doc Bones
  • On stabilizing fuel – Charles Sanville
  • Get shit done life hacks – Nicole Sauce
  • Making awesome stuffed zuchinni – Keith Snow
  • Feeding large numbers of people on paleo for cheap – Gary Collins
  • The latest and greatest in rechargeable batteries – Steven Harris
  • The 10mm lever gun and other options – Jack

Resources for today’s show…

Steve’s Battery Links

Websites of the Expert Council Members

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 (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-2235- Total Freedom Though Honest Personal Branding

I don’t talk about it much but I am told oh 20 times a month on average things like,

  • I am doing it wrong (as in this show)
  • Someone is going to contact my sponsors to tell them I am offensive
  • If I continue to do things this way it will be “the end of TSP”
  • I need to think like Reagan and build a “bigger tent”
  • Get this one, “I have a public responsibility to make TSP more listener friendly”
  • Oh and it just goes on and on and on and on

The real irony is when some dip shit gets offended, tells me off and I tell them to go screw and they say something like, “wow what happened to you, this isn’t like you”.  I am very tempted to ask these people what the hell they are smoking and could I please have some.

Take a look at our disclaimers and policies page, the current version of this page was published on 1-1-11, hey I like numeric patterns.  One of the most recent pathetic mental breakdowns was from Episode 2223, where I used the “F word” about a dozen or so times to drive home the point about how schools are creating these school shootings and the fact that 5,000 youths a year kill themselves and over 30,000 attempt suicide.  Now pardon my view but if there was ever a place for the F word, that is it!

That said I generally don’t use that word on the air, so when I did I did the following…

  1. Marked the episode explicit
  2. Announced on air that it was coming and to skip ahead if you didn’t want to hear it

Now keep in mind in my disclaimers it says among other things, the following and has since January of 2011, which is seven years ago!

“We believe in freedom here, if you choose to listen to our show you do so as a free human being on planet earth and therefore we are not responsible for any “mental anguish”, “mental trauma”, “feeling of being offended” or any other emotional problems that you get from doing so.”

I have to say that is about as honest and clear cut as it can be!  The beauty though of always being yourself is when such assclowns attempt to harm you, all they can really do is build you up, and that is the magic of building honest personal brand.  The key word there is honest!  Anyway since I am going to be gone until the 25th on vacation after today I thought may be we could have a fun show and one that can change your life if you choose to act on it.

Join In Today to Hear…

  • The two recent incidents that inspired today’s show
  • The reason I even use “vulgar words” on the air
  • I am not saying to be like me, or anyone else
  • Understanding what a niche is today vs. in say 1990
  • Why the last thing on want today is a “bigger tent”
  • The 1,000 true fans model is for everyone
  • The difference between true fans and “fanboys”
  • The harsh reality, time not money is the most valuable online commidity
  • Here is everything you really need to know about business
    • There are only two types of products
      • Needed
      • Wanted
    • All products are one of three things for customers
      • Entertaining
      • Profit Yielding
      • Life Changing
      • When you have all three it is the Golden Trifecta
    • Everything you need to know about marketing in two phrases
      • Marketing is telling your story
      • Effective marketing is getting other to tell your story
    • Everything you need to know about sales
      • Make it easy to buy from you
      • You are selling more than products and services
      • You are always selling, whether you think so or not
  • In the end, there has never been a better time or one with more opportunity than today

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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 (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-2234- Expert Council Q&A for 6-8-18

Today its Friday so it’s time for expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line.

Today the expert council answers questions on hyperemesis, 4×4 vehicles, plant propagation, retirement relocation, blood thinners, SEO, coffee and more.

In the body of your email first tell me the council member your question is for. Second ask your question concisely in one to two sentences maximum. Third any and all details after that. This is the formula to give you the best chance of getting on the air.

I do what I can to get as many of your questions as possible on the air but can’t always get to all of them. Our council is made of a wide variety of experts in everything from the tactical to the practical and everything in between.

To get more information on our Expert Council visit our “Meet the Expert Council Page” to learn more about them and their specific areas of expertise.

Join Me Today As Our Experts Discuss…

  • What is hyperemesis and what can you do about it – Doc Bones
  • Conversion of a 4×4 vehicle into a side-by-side UTV type of thing – Charles Sanville
  • All about tap roots and root cuttings – Nick Ferguson
  • Thoughts on relocation for retirement – John Pugliano
  • Special blood clotting products for those on blood thinners – Doc Bones
  • SEO Basics and Coffee as medicine – Nicole Sauce
  • More on website SEO and site marketing – Jack

Resources for today’s show…

Websites of the Expert Council Members

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 (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-2233- Listener Calls for 6-7-18

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on snakes, indoor growing, my gardens, freedom, lawns, brewing, distilling, sunscreen, guns and more.

Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK.

The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details.

Also please do your best to call from a quiet area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard.

While I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get as many of them on as I can.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…

  • Follow up on my snake question from Tuesday
  • Growing something in your office
  • Some updates on what I am growing this year
  • One of the best “you’re a jerk” calls ever
  • Of weed eaters and organic lawn care
  • What is Jack brewing and what still would I recommend
  • Thoughts on sunscreen
  • A heads up on LEO trade in glocks

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 (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-2232- Gary Collins on The Simple Life Series

Gary Collins, MS was raised in the High Desert at the basin of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in a remote part of California. Gary enjoyed, and considers himself lucky to have grown up in a very small town experiencing fishing, hunting, and anything outdoors from a very young age.

He has been involved in organized sports, nutrition, and fitness for almost four decades. He is also an active follower and teacher of the self-reliant/survivalist/off the grid lifestyle.

After an exciting career in military intelligence Collins worked for the U.S. State Department, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Special Agent.

His career took him around the world and gave him a unique perspective on not only how the United States, but the world is affected by our food, drug and healthcare policies.

It can be safely said no one in the health and fitness industry has the inside knowledge and background that Collins has. He is a hybrid of a high intensity health expert, self sufficiency advocate and an investigator rolled into one.

Gary now lives off-the-grid part of the year in a remote area of NE Washington State, and the other part of year exploring in his travel trailer with his trusty black lab Barney.

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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 (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-2231- Listener Feedback for 6-5-18

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on dehydration, government list making, nuclear power, snakes, careers, taxes, chickens and more.

Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for jack” or “article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process.

Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air.

I also do put out a lot of information on Facebook from emails that I can’t fit on the program though so keep em coming.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…

  • What is cumulative dehydration and how it put me down hard
  • DHS is building another list, pretty sure TSP will be on it
  • How close would I live to a nuclear power plant, well, it depends
  • On snake repellent and why it doesn’t work and why you should mostly just relax
  • More on the tenth anniversary get together
  • Making a career switch that drastically reduces “security”
  • The state is like Upgrayedd – he gonna get his money
  • People are keeping chickens so there are cries for government to be involved

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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 (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

Join the MSB Today

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Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.