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 Episode-1139- Women of Prepping Series Episode Three | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:21:02

TweetPaula Hradkowsky (rad cow ski) is a 60 year old semi retired former CPA that became a prepper only 5 years ago.  She was raised in a typical middle class household where self reliance was really considered something poor people did. Here parents were both part of the WWII and Depression eras and had tough childhoods.  Like many such individuals they worked hard to make sure their kids had a better life then they did. Fortunately for Paula the experiences of her parents childhood did get planted as a seed inside of her at an early age, though she never realized it until much later in life.  She listened to talk radio discuss problems for years, yet seldom discuss individualized solutions, only political banter.  In 2008 as a woman approaching retirement age she watched the financial recession do a ton of damage.  This woke her up and reconnected her with that seed planted in her by parents who had lived though it all before. In the last five years she has flipped her spouse to the prepping lifestyle.  They now both have concealed carry permits, plenty of stored food and water, stored fuel, two generators and a small garden.  Paula has also been on a paleo style diet for 16 years now and it has been the only thing to help with a chronic health issue she has known as Lupus. She joins us today as the third batter in our Woman of Prepping Series to discuss prepping from an woman’s view, with some amazing insights in how you can get your spouse on board.  Men the way she answers my final question is worth the entire episode three times over, tune in and get some wisdom on how to talk to your wife about prepping that will really hit home. Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear Back Woods Home Magazine – (sponsor of the day) Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day) TheSurvivalChannel.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-1138- Low Input vs. High Input Permaculture Design | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:15:39

TweetContour Based Wood Core Beds from Today’s Episode I figured now would be a good time to discuss this subject as it applies to two major projects underway at the Spirko homestead.  Of course we just recently completed the contour based wood core garden beds at our first workshop.  Those who attended also got to see the area that will be our “showcase urban forest garden”, an area of 2700-3500 square feet depending on what we actually use of it. The work involved in establishment of these two systems is dramatically different.  One required a lot of initial inputs, mulch, wood cores, heavy equipment, fungal and bacterial inoculation, organic fertilizer  and lots of manual labor.  The result is pretty much a turn key system.  While it will take a year to fully mature, it is a long term and very stable system. The new project, the forest garden will be remarkably low input.  We did dig out one hole for a garden pond based out of a stock tank and a short trench to connect it to one upgrade.  But the work could have been done in a day with a shovel by one person. Today I will contrast these two systems and discuss the permaculture concept of an “energy audit” and why it is critical to our long tern sustainability.  Specifically if the SHTF, we will immediately go into a scenario where what comes out must at least equal what we put in.  Today this is measured in money with no concept of the damage done to the system long term.  Tomorrow that likely won’t be an option. Join Me Today to Discuss… Contour based wood core beds Initial materials 12 yards of wood mulch About 5 tons of wood core 30-40 lbs of blood meal 15-20 lbs of bone meal 5 lbs of cover crop seed 4 days of heavy equipment usage 20 gallons of gasoline Work required and system output analysis One man 2 months 110 feet by hand 20 men, one machine 160 feet in 1.5 days in the rain System life time, annuals 10-15 years, perennials infinite Required ongoing inputs, planting, weeding, fertility, mulching Primary attributes, water harvesting, nutrient retention, erosion resistance 3000 Square Foot Forest Garden Initial Materials Landscaping timbers (20-35) Large spikes (40-70) 2 galvanized stock tanks 6 ft by 2 ft (capacity 840 gallons) 1 galvanized oval end tank 2 x 1 x 6 ft (for reed bed) 4 polyethylene barrels for aquaponics system Gravel for the aquaponics system Pumps for the aquaponics system 1 Polyethylene tank, capacity 1,500 gallons PVC pipes and fittings Hardwood mulch (20-25 yards) Rain gutters for out building Electrical wiring Work required and system output analysis 1 Person, time required unknown but work load is easy Aquaponics system is an add on Required ongoing inputs, planting, weeding, fertility, mulching, pruning System life time infinite for most components Primary attributes, water harvesting, nutrient retention, erosion resistance, protein production, energy conserving Final analysis Forest garden will take longer but require less phyical and machine labor Wood core system is more conducive to row crops Both systems require many initial inputs, the list grows Both systems are true long term systems developing their own cycles The forest garden is more energy conserving and easier to maintain On a larger property the two systems provide for each other Planting and plants must be calculated based on final designs and are not really suited to direct comparison Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Mint TSP Gear WalkingToFreedom Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day) Harvest Eating – (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-1137- Listener Feedback for 5-28-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:13

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your eMails Today on The Survival Podcast I take your questions and emails on the BRICs, the first TSP Workshop, economic shifts, the Census, permaculture, food storage and more. Yes it’s Monday so it is time for another round of 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. 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 Emails On A brief AAR of the first ever TSP Workshop at the new homestead One very creative way to respond to a long form census request Yes the energy boom is coming, wait till you hear this Long term storage of fresh grapes (lesson from the Victorian Era) Looking for free permaculture training, we have a source The new sentinel proofs are coming tonight Yet another nation to drop the dollar  in trading with China, this time New Zealand My view on real vs. phoney “American Exceptionalism” Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Mint TSP Gear WalkingToFreedom The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) Free State Project – (sponsor of the day) Foreign Companies Invest 7 Billion in the US LNG Market Video on Storing Grapes Long Term (specifically from about 10 minutes in) Free Online Permaculture Course Limited Edition Sentinel Proofs in Display Cases New Zealand and China to nix the Dollar for International Trade Brazil to Write Off about 900 Million in African Debt Video of Beds we Built for the Workshop 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-1136- Livestock Grazing Management with Chris Stelzer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:34:57

TweetChris Stelzer has been working as an intern on ranches for the past year. Chris has completed three internships on two different continents giving him grazing and livestock management experience in three different ecosystems. He is passionate about sustainable agriculture and providing people with positive and real world solutions to agriculture’s problems. Chris also maintains a website devoted to sustainable agriculture with a focus on grazing management called “Agricultural Insights.” Grazing management is an art form that Chris has spent the past two years of his life trying to perfect and he is open to sharing all of his experiences. Chris is currently exploring different grazing enterprises in Colorado. He also has experience with on-farm sales, direct marketing for small farms and commercial livestock marketing. Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Mint TSP Gear WalkingToFreedom Survival Gear Bags – (sponsor of the day) Safe Castle Royal – (sponsor of the day) Chris’ Website, Podcast and Blog Get The Grazing Book by Chris Stelzer 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-1135- Prepping from a Teen’s Point of View with Austyn Lehman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:13

TweetAustyn Lehman is a eighteen year old prepper and self described urban homesteader.  I is also a writer but says it is really a hobby more then a profession.  I has been working with urban preparedness for about 4 years now.  His projects have included gardening, chickens and he is currently completing EMT training. He joins us today to discuss prepping from a teen’s point of view and why he feels other young people should be considering the homestead and prepping lifestyle.  We will discuss how he got interested in preparedness and how young people can get started.  How to get your parents interested and get your friends involved as well. We also discuss school prepping and what you can do to put together a disaster kit that is school friendly.  We will finish up with what it is like to be an aware 18 year old today looking out at our current economic future. Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants – (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-1134- Understanding and Investing in Silver | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:33:10

TweetCustom Medallions a Just One Option for the Silver Investor. I’ll promise right  up front that this will not be a TSPMint.com infomercial.  In fact I will spend the majority on the show on other types of silver, why silver is a great investment and why many “fears” and “concerns” with buying silver are not worth worrying about. I also want to talk about the real and false reasons behind the recent drop in precious metals pricing.  There are two things going on here, prices should be coming down but not as far and not as fast as they are.  Just as speculation can drive up a commodity (especially when it is going up some via real market forces) so too can speculation drive a commodity down. Additionally I want to really discuss why I suggest only 5-10% of your wealth in silver and gold and why I don’t recommend platinum and palladium in that number.  I will also discuss why I don’t recommend jewels or even really jewelry in that number, though jewelry can be one great way to increase metal holdings. Join Me Today As We Discuss… Why I focus on silver over gold The delta still favors silver Silver has many uses that use it up Silver is the common man’s currency Silver is more widely available and for now incurs less oversight Types of silver and what makes each unique Generic bars and rounds (ounce and fractional) Custom medallions and pieces (ounce and fractional) Collectable silver (numismatic, affinity, etc) Bars (5 ounces and up) American Silver Eagles International Government Issued Silver (Aussie, Canadian, Mexican, etc.) U.S. Pre 65 Silver Coinage (90%) Methods of storing your silver In slab floor safe Fire proof safes Private storage Bank safety deposit box Silver banking (why I don’t like it yet) Paper silver Buried in the ground (don’t do this!) The multi cache method (a little of all) Inventory and audit Don’t think you know, know Don’t think in dollars (it will make you happy and sad about nothing) Do inventory types, not just ounces Do photograph items in type stacks (for insurance) Do update your inventory often Final thoughts If you don’t think you can afford silver right now you can’t Take a balanced approach This is not likely to make you rich, but it might, who knows Selling silver is never as smart as trading it Don’t worry about confiscation, really don’t do it Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Bulk Ammo – (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-1133- Listener Calls for 5-17-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:45:49

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your Calls Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on storing water, basement wells, cooking, African Sumac, gardening, presidential scandals, investing 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… Storing water in used 5 gallon buckets and the many reasons I say not to Ways to make everyday food taste better by Chef Keith Snow What is African Sumac and it is poisonous or allopathic, um, no Putting a well in a basement, Steve Harris tell us why you might want to do it How to get rid of poison ivy, the permaculture way Will America ever adopt the metric system, no, and get over it What ever happened to The Survival Channel, it exists go check it out Grubs in the garden no problem and “nail” the cut worms Why are all these presidential scandals breaking now and what do they mean How do you actually get good financial advice Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear Back Woods Home Magazine – (sponsor of the day) Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day) TheSurvivalChannel.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-1132- Zach and Jeff Aylesworth of BugOutTruck.net | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:54:21

TweetOne of Zach and Jeff’s Custom Built BOVs Zach Aylesworth spent the lat nine years in the automotive industry.  Before that he spent six years in the United States Marines reserve as a Motor Vehicle Operator.  He start prepping shortly after his return from Africa in 2009 and has been a TSP Listener since 2010. Jeff Ayleswroth has worked in the automotive industry for over 20  years now and has been the owner of a dealership for a decade and a performance accessories shop for an equal length of time. Together the father and son team are now building custom Bug Out Truck and run the website BugOutTruck.net.  They specialize in building and outfitting trucks that can take rough treatment and get you though tough situations.  They join us today to discuss what exactly makes a vehicle a “BOV”.  We talk about steps in outfitting your vehicle and what even “non car people” can easily do to improve the value of their vehicles for emergency use. We also discuss why civilian vehicles are often a better choice of vehicle for a BOV.  Choosing between big and scary and blending in and why there is a place for both.  Along with some standard items that are a must in any BOV.  We also discuss just a bit about their new TV Show they just finished a pilot of. Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Mint TSP Gear WalkingToFreedom Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day) Harvest Eating – (sponsor of the day) Video of Our Hail Damage from Last Night’s Storm BugOutTruck.net BugOutTruck.com ToyStorePerformace.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-1131- Melanie Sorrentino on Tiny Houses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:55:57

TweetMelanie’s Husband and Their Tiny House When Melanie Sorrentino and her husband was 26 & and 24 respectively they saved $24,000 in 18 months. This was while her husband was making $10 an hour and she was waitressing in Dallas. They went from spending 100% of our money to saving enough money to buy our tiny house and land.  Amazingly after all that they ended up having to help family with most of that savings. Despite the set back, they pressed on.  They now own 4.7 acres in the Ozarks of Arkansas and live full time in their tine 150sqft home in the woods.  They are now establishing the homestead, adding livestock, creating a small business and live life in a truly free way. Melanie joins us today to discuss  how they live comfortably in a tiny home with no plumbing and have transitioned from city live to life on a homestead. Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) JM Bullion – (sponsor of the day) TinyHouseAndLand.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-1130- All About Urban Homesteading | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:57

TweetKelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen authors of The Urban Homestead and the blog Root Simple Given the announcement I made today about SilverBulletSilverShield.com it seems this is also an appropriate topic, I imagine some will get that aside and some won’t.  Today indeed we will discuss urban homesteading or as is often the more accurate term, suburban homesteading, but I just really feel like calling it urban homesteading today. Today I feel like I am somewhere in the middle, I am certainly not in the urban homestead camp nor even the suburban homestead camp as I sit on 3 acres in a quite rural and unincorporated area.  I did have an urban homestead not long ago in Arlington, TX. From there we went to a true mountain homestead and now we have what is more accurately a mini ranch.  All of this though has taught me a great deal about the advantages that exist in everything from large holdings to small lots.  The entire thing is a system of checks and balances, for everything you gain with one property, you loose the advantages of another. Join Me Today As We Discuss… What really makes an urban homestead “urban”, size, location, what? What are some unique challenges and concerns for the urban homesteader? How much land do you really need to have a true homestead feel? What things must you avoid 100% if you are to have a enjoyable urban homestead? How do animals fit into the equation, how do you pacify neighbors and avoid issues? What are some things you can do to increase self reliance even in the city? What are some real advantages of urban homesteading? How might a group pool resources and buy property with common property lines? Why I feel restoring the homestead in all locations is the solution to many of America’s problems Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) My Video About SilverBulletSilverShield The Urban Farming Guys 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-1129- Listener Feedback for 5-13-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:28:04

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your eMails Today on The Survival Podcast  I take your questions and emails on municipal bankruptcy, spontaneous order, the tea cup generation, retirement, pandemics, scientific news, alternative currency and more. Yes it’s Monday so it is time for another round of 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. 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 Emails On New MSB Vendor Added Mai Thai Coffee Are you a web developer, time for Agritrue to rise and we need a partner Gee when a city goes bankrupt it effects pensions?  Really? Spontaneous order, citizens helping citizens, we can’t have that! Today our kids want more but want to work less, is this really anything new Coming soon Social Security 2.0 but they won’t call it that Kansas tries to pass a law against sustainability (really Kansas turn off Glenn Beck!) H7N9 is going to kill us all, um no, but what do you need to know about Pandemics Flying tractors?  Not really but herbicide drift is about to get a lot worse Has bitcoin caught Amazon’s attention, not really, but may be it should Fungus is amazing, wait till you hear how it helps plants in this story Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Mint TSP Gear WalkingToFreedom Survival Gear Bags – (sponsor of the day) Safe Castle Royal – (sponsor of the day) Mai Thai Coffee – New MSB Supporter (10% off for all members) Stockton’s Bankruptcy MAY Effect Pensions (May, do these people live in Disneyland?) Citizens Fix Problems in Detroit and the Government Doesn’t Like It Mr Fink Says Your Employer Should Fund Your Retirement and the Government Should Make Them Today Kids Want More but Don’t Want to Work for It Kansas Wants to Ban Sustainability Flying Tractors? The Launch of Amazon Coins Fungi Create Communication Networks for Plants 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-1128- Listener Calls for 5-10-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:07:28

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your Calls Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on protesting smartly vs. foolishly, permaculture, debt, politics, martial law, the militia, military service 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… Is an armed march to DC a good idea, um, a, no! Swales and why keeping “earthworks to a minimum” may not be a good idea Roof water harvesting and how to do it safely for drinking water I need someone to make me a model of a swale from PVC Yep I will tell you again where to get cheap eye glasses What might one do with 50 yards of sawdust A really hard debt question Are grubs really a garden problem, or is it cut worms The truth about so called religious discrimination in the military What I think a militia really is, and how it should work When bending a building code doesn’t really make sense Mushroom compost, the good and the cautionary warning with it Can rights be suspended under martial law, yes, should they be, it depends Can you grow your own soap, yes Thoughts on knife carry and lethal force vs. a gun Knives for EDC, self defense and the truth about knives and lethal force Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) Adam Kokesh’s Planned Armed March My Permaculture Video Series Zenni Optical 10 Uses for Sawdust The Cutworm – Likely your villain in many garden losses early on Mark MacYoung on Knives My Primary EDC Folding Knife Folding Knife I Carry When I Want a Smaller Knife (less conspicuous) 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-1127- Risk Assessments and Readiness Audits | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:33:57

TweetTime to take a real hard look at where you are, where you are going and whether or not progress is being made in your quest to be more self reliant and more self sufficient.  Today we begin with a review of my concepts of the inverse relationship between impact scale and disaster probability.  We then go into a look at assessing your most likely personal risk factors and your individual risk tolerance. From there we examine quite a few potential disasters and how they might effect you, how you would respond to them, where your are really shored up and where you are weak.  We discuss what can be done to plug the holes in your preparedness and how to prioritize what areas you address first. Join Me Today As We Discuss… What is disaster probability What is disaster impact scale Why do impact and probability have inverse relationships What does that even matter Why focusing on the mega disasters gets you hurt by the “little” ones Considering your 6 primary needs for survival Food Water Shelter Energy Security Health and Sanitation Questions to Ask How would we and how long could we feed ourselves How would this effect our shelter (house) What would we do for clean and safe water What health risks would this cause if any How long would “recovery” likely take What specific regional issues exist How would existing health issues effect this disaster Would help be available, how long would it take to come What security risks might pop up beyond the normal How would we care for pets What would the impact be on our children (mental and phyical) How do we think we would respond mentally What phyical injuries might be incurred during the onset How would we get out if we were forced to leave How would we get along if forced to stay Several Disasters You Might Face with Thoughts About Them Loss of employment Local storms A house fire Death of a family member or serious illness of the same Economic recession (more severe then 2008) Economic collapse and shift Flu or other pandemic Nuclear power accidents Any true global disaster with long term total system failure Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Mint TSP Gear WalkingToFreedom Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day) Knife Kits – (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-1126- A Discussion with Greg Carter “The Rural Economist” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:15:58

TweetGreg Carter holds a B. S. degree in Business Management with a minor in Entrepreneurship. He has owned 3 businesses, sold 2 for a profit unfortunately the third was was destroyed by the April 27th, 2011 tornadoes which has given him a unique view into the reality of preparedness. Greg has had an active interest in economics since high school.  Today he not only teaches economic principles, but also teaches self reliance in a baby steps fashion. Member’s of the TSP community will know Greg as Greggcole on the TSP forum and Carterhomestead on 13skills.com  He joins us today to discuss the role of thrift in becoming more self reliant and his baby steps to approach to doing so.  We also discuss the economics of homesteading, including how chickens can explain economics along with some new/old ways to define economics in the first place. Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Mint TSP Gear WalkingToFreedom Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day) Back Woods Home Magazine – (sponsor of the day) The Rural Economist – Greg’s Site 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-1125- Listener Feedback for 5-7-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:25:49

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your eMails Today on The Survival Podcast we start with a brief interview with Rob Gray of AOCS and then I take your questions on economics, politics, the future, personal defense and more. Yes it’s Monday so it is time for another round of 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. 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 Emails On An interview with Rob Gray of AOCS The Sentinel Coin is Coming Want a higher GDP number, make promises part of it, seriously!?? Brazil ups its’ stake in Africa and the BRICS alliance grows stronger How bad is Illinois, wait till you hear this list South Carolina says to the federal government, hell no, not here on Obamacare A story of a tragedy averted that could have gotten worse and lessons learned Resources for Today’s Show… The New Sentinel Production Run Brilliant Uncirculated The New Sentinel Limited Edition Proof with Ant on the Reverse (only 1000 will be made) Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Mint TSP Gear WalkingToFreedom Free State Project – (sponsor of the day) Harvest Eating – (sponsor of the day) Brazil Stakes a Claim in Africa The Latest Contribution to GDP, Promises!  Yes Really! 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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