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 Episode-966- Developing Raw Land into a Homestead or BOL Over the Long Haul | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:31

A Pre Fab Mini Cabin at a BOL One of the more complex questions I was asked at Ben Falk’s PDC course was about a “long term bug out”, which I needed clarification on because it can mean so many things.  What the student meant turned out to be something very relevant for the TSP community so it has become the focus of today’s show. This person found themselves in a situation many of us face.  They have a job, not a super job but one that pays the bills.  Said job requires life in a city/town of some size and they want to be prepared to get out someday (by design or possibly by need).  They can or have already scraped up enough money to buy some raw land, say a few acres or more.  However this land has no house on it, no infrastructure, no utilities, etc. The question was given I have such a piece of land and can only put a few thousand a year into it, what should I be doing first and where should I be heading long term.  I partially answered this question at the evening fire though a proxy who explained all this, the student was apparently beat and went off to catch some sleep in his tent.   As I answered it I realized how much my answer had changed over the past 4 years and how some of it has stayed the same. Join Me Today to Discuss… Selecting a piece of land Distance from your permanent residence The consideration of climate Utility access Size of the property Surrounding community Ability to appear undisturbed The value of water The most critical infrastructure you can set up Ponds and swale structures Storage facilities Shelter Permanent plantings Taking it to a higher level Earth sheltered homes in the south Timber frame homes in the cool climates Water catchment for every roof like structure Island gardens for land locked homesteaders Design the end and work backwards Don’t kid yourself about what can or will be done Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade TSP Copper Join Our Forum Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day) Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Be Part of Episode 1000 Meet Jack at the Hickory, NC Self Reliance Expo 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-965- Listener Feedback for 8-22-12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:21:52

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails It’s time for another round of you your feedback, questions and commentary sent to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com. 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. Today we discuss and more. Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air. I 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 Emails On A Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum TSP Copper Be Part of Episode 1000 Meet Jack at the Hickory, NC Self Reliance Expo Safecastle Royal – (sponsor of the day) Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor 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 and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-964- Ben Falk of Whole Systems Design | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:43

Ben Falk of WholeSystemsDesign.com Ben Falk developed Whole Systems Design, as a land-based response to biological and cultural extinction and the increasing separation between people and elemental things. Life as a designer, builder, ecologist, tree-tender, and back country traveler continually informs Ben’s integrative approach to developing landscapes and buildings. His home landscape and the WSD studio site in Vermont’s Mad River Valley serve as a proving ground for the innovative land developments featured in the projects of Whole Systems Design. Ben has studied architecture and landscape architecture at the graduate level and holds a master’s degree in land-use planning and design. He has taught design courses at the University of Vermont and Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum as well as on permaculture design, microclimate design, and design for climate change. He serves on the Board of Directors and Faculty at the Yestermorrow Design-Build School. Ben joins us today to discuss developing a permaculture homestead and creating a permaculture design business. Additional Resources for Today’s Show Members Support Brigade TSP Copper Harvest Eating – (sponsor of the day) Free State Project – (sponsor of the day) Ben’s Links WholeSystemsDesign.com Photos of Whole Systems Design Site Location Workshops at Whole Systems Design Info on the Whole Systems Design PDC Whole Systems Design on Facebook Whole Systems Design on Twitter Whole Systems Design on YouTube 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-963- Josh Wolf on Algae Based Bio Fuel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:29:39

Josh Wolf and Some of His Soon to be Bio Fuel I first covered the work being done by Josh Wolf (a high school student) in Episode 905 back in May of this year.  Josh is currently a Junior at Elk River High School and he is creating bio-fuel from algae at a low cost that competes with industrial professionals.  His process produces raw oil at a cost as low as 3 cents a gallon and finished fuel at about 2-3 dollars a gallon. Josh is also making bio fuel from waste fry oils this began about a year ago with his idea to reuse waste oil from Elk River High School’s cafeteria to make biodiesel for school buses. His science teacher supported my idea and helped get it off the ground.  Josh then went to work and started collecting oil, turning it into biodiesel with household chemicals.” Josh is also reaching out into new territory with a project through community involvement. He is working with the D.I.V.I.N.E. Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota to create an environmental curriculum that would host a green rooftop.  He hope it will become an excellent learning tool for students to participate in environmentally conscience projects which would reduce pollution levels. Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade TSPCopper.com Join Our Forum The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) Be Part of Episode 1000 Meet Jack at the Hickory, NC Self Reliance Expo Article on Josh’s Projects Josh on FaceBook Wolf Biodiesel 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-962- The Bug Out Bus with “stateofmind” (Paul) From the TSP Forum | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:53:40

The Bug Out Bus is a Canine Friendly Environment Paul better known as “stateofmind” on the TSP Forum has had a huge hit with his thread entitled “Bug Out Bus“, which chronicles his multi-year journey of the transformation of a diesel powered Blue Bird School Bus into one hell of a kick ass RV and BOV. Paul joins us today to discuss a variety of things, such as why he chose to customize a school bus vs. buying an RV.  How much work is required for a project like this and how making it a hobby and taking your time will be a huge help in getting it the way you want it in the end. He also tells us what types of vehicles are good for projects like this based on what the builder is trying to achieve.  How to deal with power requirements including solar power installation and the role of a generator in this type of set up.  We also cover heating with a wood stove and how to do it safely but for operation and stowage during transport.   Of course he gives you some good ideas for where to find a project vehicle to start with.  This was a fun show and I think you guys will really enjoy it. Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum TSP Copper Be Part of Episode 1000 Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) Meet Jack in Hickory NC on Sept 14 and 15 The Bug Out Bus Thread at TSP Forums 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-961- John Kohler of GrowingYourGreens.com | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:41:18

John Kohler – “Start Gardening Yesterday” John Kohler has been growing food for over 12 years.  Just 3 years ago he decided to expand his garden to include his whole front yard in his standard 6000 square foot suburban lot. He has filmed the process of converting his yard from consumer to producer.  He entire property is now dedicated to the production of edible plants. John’s transformation of the property has created what he calls his own “personal grocery store”, where he currently grows 90-95% of the vegetables he consumes.  He feels, “every American should have started growing their own food yesterday.” John Joins Us Today To Discuss… How and why to start growing your own food Why growing our own food is so important The best things preppers can grow to be more sustainable The best thing to use to improve fertility in your garden The most important acts you can take to create food sovereignty Some of his recent successes and learning experiences How he prevents theft in community gardens How to share the gift of gardening with others Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade TSPCopper.com Join Our Forum Be Part of Episode 1000 Meet Jack in Hickory, NC on Sept. 14-15 at the Self Reliance Expo Safecastle Royal– (sponsor of the day) MURS Radio – (sponsor of the day) GrowingYourGreens.com – (YouTube Channel you should subscribe, great stuff) 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-960- Keith Pendlebury on Alternative Cancer Prevention and Treatment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:55:57

Could the Answer be this Simple? Keith Pendlebury lives in British Columbia, Canada and has lived, with his wife and 6 week old daughter in Yukon, over 70 miles from the nearest town. Keith panned for gold, hunted moose and caribou and lived close to wolves, grizzly bears and black bears. With the coming of more children, he moved to civilization while trying to keep the principles of self reliance and independence. Keith has been a small publisher and printer for many years and has focused on learning all he could through health and nutrition research for 40 years with a particular emphasis on what causes and helps your body cure cancer. When his father died in extreme agony from radiation used to treat cancer in 2001, 90 days after his first radiation treatment, Keith swore he would find something that could cure cancer that wouldn’t risk death or cause extreme suffering. Keith has published an eBook he feels is too valuable to sell so he is giving it away on his website onecancercure.com Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum TSP Copper Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) Be Part of Episode 1000 One Cancer Cure eBook OneCancerCure.com 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-959- AAR from Rob Gray about his Testimony on Parallel Currencies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:31:28

Rob Grays telling Congress to Ignore the Fed On August 2nd, 2012 Rob Gray, the Executive Director of the American Open Currency Standard was summoned by Congressman Ron Paul to appear before a House Committee on Parallel Currencies and the role they might play in the future of our economy. Rob did a great job and learned a lot of things behind the scenes of the congressional machine, mainly that it isn’t as big a deal many times as we are led to believe and that it is in fact easier to get into Congress then to get on a plane.  You can read about his experience on the AOCS website here. Today though you can hear about the entire thing from Rob himself as he joins us on TSP for the fourth time.  You will also hear some things about the “legal tender law” that will surprise you, I know it surprised me. Resources for Today’s Show Members Support Brigade TSP Copper Join Our Forum Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day) Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day) OpenCurrency.com The Entire Hearing Rob Was Part of on YouTube 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-958- Listener Feedback for 8-13-12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:18:53

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails It’s Monday and time for another round of you your feedback, questions and commentary sent to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com. 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. Today we discuss the economy from a variety of sources that have been sent into me over the last few days.  I know the economy isn’t everyone’s favorite subject but today we discuss some dangerous mental corners that have been turned and the future they point to. Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air. I 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 Emails On A look back at hype and reality and what it teaches us Stockton is Broke but Is Your City Next? The dangerous corner we have turned where people know the crash is coming More lies that are not lies about retired police officers The blame game and why it won’t do any good The Hundred Million Dollar Penny Why am I proud to be an American Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum TSP Copper Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) Be Part of Episode 1000 My Coverage of the Food Safety and Modernization Act My Coverage of the Tester Amendment Stockton is Broke, Your City May Be Next Social Security ROI Negative for Current Generations QEP – A Great Way to Destroy the Republic The 100 Million Dollar Penny 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-957- Glen Tate – Author of the New Book Series “299 Days” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:15:09

Glen Tate is the author of the ten-book prepper novel series “299 Days” published by Prepper Press.  The books describe an average guy who prepares for, and lives through, a partial collapse of the United States. The story line of this new series is as follows, In it, the main character, Grant Matson, has a job that allows him to see what’s wrong with government.  He realizes he needs to prepare for what’s coming and he does so.  His wife, Lisa, is reluctant to prepare because she thinks things are just fine.  When the civil unrest and political collapse hit in a dramatic way, it is undeniable that they need to leave their Olympia, Washington home and head to their cabin.  But, Lisa is still reluctant; she desperately wants things to remain “normal.” Out at the cabin, a collection of amazing–yet real–people assemble.  They create their own community because the government isn’t functioning in their area.  They have to work together and, as a community, they manage to achieve some impressive results.  Unlike most prepper stories, in 299 Days America suffers a partial collapse.  The utilities stay one (due to a spell-binding plot twist) and the government functions in larger cities.  People in rural areas still get some food and services from the government, but must increasingly rely on themselves.  There are no zombies or cannibalism; 299 Days describes a much more likely partial collapse scenario. Grant’s friends, who work in government, describe how things continue to go down hill in the city and how the government is trying to maintain control.  They describe exactly why the government, as big and powerful as it once was, cannot control things.  Many in the military and law enforcement step in to stop the bad things; others in the military and law enforcement perpetuate the bad things. After a while out at the cabin, some important visitors arrive and present Grant with a difficult choice.  Eventually, the Patriots–the side Grant is on–are forced to take on what’s left of the former government.  There is a huge battle.  In the end, Grant has an important job at the beginning of the rebuilding. Glen is a moderator on the TSP forum under the name “Heavy G.”  He lives and works in Olympia, Washington where he has a front row seat to the corruption in government.  Much like the main character in the series, the author is a forty-something resident of the capitol of Washington State, Olympia, and is a very active prepper.  He grew up in the remote logging town of Forks, Washington. “Glen” keeps his identity a secret so he won’t lose his job because, in his line of work, being a prepper and questioning the motives of government is not appreciated. Additional Resources for Today’s Show Members Support Brigade TSP Copper Join Our Forum ShelfReliance.com – (sponsor of the day) Silver and Gold Shop – (sponsor of the day) 299Days.com 299 Days on Facebook 299 Days on Twitter

 Episode-956- Mike Hughes on High Volume, Self Diagnostic Firearms Training | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:35

Mike with a SIRT Training System Special Note – I have negotiated a huge discount on the SIRT™(Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger) products available from Next Level Training for all MSB Members.  The discount code is already on the “Benefits” page in the MSB. Mike Hughes is a competitive USPSA shooter,  concealed carry instructor and was a finalist on Season 3 of the Hit TV Show Top Shot.  He is also the founder and owner of Next Level Training and the creator of the the SIRT™(Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger) which is used for what Mike has termed “high volume, self diagnostic firearms training”. Mike Hughes is changing the way shooters train with the SIRT system. SIRT Training Pistols are replica guns that emit a laser when breaking the auto resetting trigger (no need to rack the slide). Training is the foundation for excelling in pistol and rifle craft.  A majority of training involves gun handling.  SIRT Training Systems are designed for simplicity.  These inert training systems lower barriers to entry allowing  training to happen virtually anywhere. Low reoccurring cost and quick set-up make training rewarding. Join Mike and I Today as we Discuss… How Mike got into competitive shooting What is high volume, self diagnostic training SIRT (Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger) What is a Why Mike started NextLevel Training What its like to compete on a show like Top Shot Where is the firearm community going in the near future Why is important to support all shooting sports not just our personal favorites The best way we can support and protect the 2nd amendment How you can integrate SIRT training into all your daily life Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum TSP Copper Be Part of Episode 1000 The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) Next Level Training – Mikes Website Free Training Videos from NLT and Mike Mike on Facebook Mike and NLT on YouTube 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-955- Matt Reed on Natural Beekeeping | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:56:38

The Warre Hive – A Different Take on Top Bar Bee Keeping Special Note -  For the next two weeks get 8% off of all hives at Matt’s site, Bee Thinking with the discount code “survival”. Matt Reed founded “Bee Thinking” in 2008 as an internet resource for beekeepers throughout the world. At the same time he began mass-producing foundationless Top Bar and Warre hives for his own apiary. Soon he had a great deal of interest from many people who were getting involved in foundationless beekeeping so he began selling the same hives he uses to those in the bee keeping community. Today he sells these hives to people all over the world. Matt’s philosophy is simple.  The chief end of beekeeping should be to provide the bees with the ideal environment in which to thrive. To do this, the beekeeper must engross his or her mind with a wide range of bee-related information detailing the bee life cycle, history, hive design, management and innumerable other topics of importance. Without this knowledge, it is unlikely that the bees or the keeper will have success in their endeavors. Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum TSP Copper Be Part of Episode 1000 Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) BeeThinking.com Bee Thinking On Facebook Bee Thinking On Twitter 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-954- A Two Parter, Yellow Journalism and Archery with Caleb Runnels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:02

Get ready for a two part episode.  Yesterday I didn’t get to cover the complete yellow journalism committed by Mike Adams of Natural News in regard to a case about Oregon and water rights.  While I agree with Mr. Adams about the oppression of the state in this issue his coverage and specifically his headline are so utterly misleading I must speak about it today. From there we move onto more enjoyable things and discuss archery as a prepper skill with Caleb Runnels.  Join Caleb and I as we discuss the different types of bows available today.  What style of bow to consider for general prepping.  The different types of arrows and tips for everything from big game to small game to target shooting.  The important things to do to maintain a bow in top condition.  Along with the best way to get started developing your skill as an archer. Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade TSPCopper.com Join Our Forum Be Part of Episode 1000 Safecastle Royal– (sponsor of the day) MURS Radio – (sponsor of the day) Natural News Coverage of the Oregon Water Rights Case Actual Journalism about the Water Rights Case 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-953- Listener Feedback for 8-6-12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:45

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails It’s Monday and time for another round of you your feedback, questions and commentary sent to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com. 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. Today we discuss dichotomies, power outages, charity, community, gardening, guns,  primitive weapons and more. Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air. I 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 Emails On Lights out in Arkansas – the generator is running and we are kicking back Chik-fil-A and an opportunity to break a dichotomy squandered Choosing a hand gun specifically a revolver Thoughts on primitive weapons and hunting tools Thoughts on charity, community deserts and helping others Cooking with green pumpkins or green winter squashes Planting container grown trees and avoiding circling root syndrome What does the passage of audit the fed by the house mean – not much yet Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum TSP Copper Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) Be Part of Episode 1000 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-952- Listener Calls for 8-3-12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:39:31

Join Me Today as I Answer Your Calls to 866-65-THINK Today I take your calls on mortgage payoffs,  bulk food storage, the TSP community, garden trouble shooting, urban homesteads,  gold and silver, air guns, ammo cans 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 quite area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard. I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get most of them on. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… What is the best way to pay off a mortgage early Bulk food storage in buckets with mylar and O2 absorbers What to grow instead of grass for a useful “lawn” Want to meet some TSP people, go to a gun show Healthy but unproductive garden plants and getting them producing Building community and homesteading with BBQs and garden tours Choosing a gold vs silver ratio for your precious metal holdings Thoughts on high vs low end air guns Storing gear in ammo cans and why O2 absorbers are not a good idea The difference between the 308 an the 7.62 Nato A lesson from the NH system of government and the Free State Project Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum TSP Copper Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day) Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day) Be Part of Episode 1000 Texas Legislators Committing Voter Fraud Peaceful Valley Farms 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.  

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