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 Episode-1213- Listener Feedback for 9-24-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:33:24

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your eMails Today on The Survival Podcast I take your questions skill development, gun rights, politics, economics, gardening, permaculture, economic collapse, libertarianism, the constitution 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 Emails On 13Skills Badge Contest is Live, Please Vote 3 spots have opened for the Urban Garden Workshop Dealing with poor pollination issues with squash It is time to change what zero tolerance means and who it applies to What is the right age to introduce air-soft to children as a training tool More on swales and using rototillers to construct small ones Is Texas preparing to be an independent nation, on some levels yes Is the constitution in conflict with libertarian ideas Words written about America from a 24 year old Jack Spirko Resources for today’s show… The Year 1213 Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Shop for TSP Silver TSP Gear Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day) Back Woods Home Magazine – (sponsor of the day) Vote for Your Favorite 13Skills Blogger Badge The 10 Most Threatened State Pension Funds Zero Tolerance Has Gone To Far Texas Actively Preparing for Independence? 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. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Kerry Davis – Dark Angel Medical – Emergency Medicine and Life Saving Care Bryan Black – ITS Tactical – All Things Tactical, E&E, Lock Picking, etc. Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons, Tactics and Security Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture (Specializing in North Eastern Climates) Paul Wheaton – Permies.com – Permaculture (Specializing in North Western Climates) Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Stephen Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking Join the MSB Today 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.   Likes(1)Dislikes(0)

 Episode-1212- All About Grills, Smokers and Outdoor Cooking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:33:24

TweetSide Box Smokers are Extremely Flexible. Today is Monday and that usually means a listener feedback show.  Here is the deal though, I am in a great mood today and additionally off to a late start.  Monday shows take a while so I am moving it till Monday and frankly some of the stuff the clowns are doing this week, will ruin my mood.  So I thought why not a fun subject we have never covered before.  Grilling! The grill is really an incredible piece of daily living equipment and a great piece of prepper gear.  Grilling is actually one of the easiest and most efficient ways to cook, but a little bit of learned skill and a few tricks of the trade will give better results.  I would estimate I cook dinner on a grill or smoker 90% of the time, and I mean year round. Today I will be discussing mostly grills and side box style smokers with a few other options tossed in.  I will tell you what to look for quality wise, how to avoid expensive mistakes, where to never go cheap and how to get the most out of your equipment. Join Me Today As I Discuss… Why everyone should own and know how to use a grill Why I absolutely hate “all in one” style grills The gas grill, why it is so flexible and what to look for “Inferred gas grills”, no it isn’t just marketing, I am sold Why two smaller grills might be better than one big one The basic charcoal grill, more flexible than you might imagine Ceramic style grills like “the big green egg” etc. The Portable Kitchen Grill – great story, great grill Side box smokers, my favorite way to cook when I have time Tower style smokers Tips on cooking various things on various cookers Resources for today’s show… The Year 1212 The Early Fires of London Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Shop for TSP Silver TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day) Harvest Eating – (sponsor of the day) Weber Kettle Grills Weber Performance Grill – This is the one with a propane lighting system for charcoal The Charbroil Grill I Own – Make sure to get cast iron tops! Aussie Walk-A-Bount Grill – The best cheap grill I know of, but it is still cheap. The Portable Kitchen Grill - 1950s stye grill reborn Best Chimney Style Charcoal Starter I’ve Used The EcoZoom Versa A Good Solid Propane Burner A good double burner propane cooker if you do a lot of pots and pans stuff Video of the Old Country BBQ Pit I own, not my video though but it is my exact same model My BBQ Pit with Specs, note the weight, 350 pounds 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. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Kerry Davis – Dark Angel Medical – Emergency Medicine and Life Saving Care Bryan Black – ITS Tactical – All Things Tactical, E&E, Lock Picking, etc. Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons, Tactics and Security Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture (Specializing in North Eastern Climates) Paul Wheaton – Permies.com – Permaculture (Specializing in North Western Climates) Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Stephen Harris – Solar1234 – All things[...]

 Episode-1211- Listener Calls for 9-20-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:57:38

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your Calls Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on energy, back up power, propane, business, urban prepping, livestock, cooking, permaculture, wine making, hunting 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. I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get many of them on. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… Kerry Davis officially joins the expert council When does micro hydro make sense Thoughts on chop and drop with annuals Using propane, how safe is it, how awesome is it Thoughts on finding health care coverage when moving to a new state How much fat is enough, how much fat is too much in regard to paleo How to deal with armadillos with out killing them if typical traps are not working How to convince a spouse to plant a useful vs. a useless tree Getting started hunting for a complete newbie Why haven’t I started raising quail yet, and will I Special considerations for urban preppers Advice for a first time wine maker on plum wine Another look at last weeks question on recharging batteries Best options for a temporary grill and why a rocket stove isn’t the way to go Is synthetic oil worth the extra cost Will Google’s encryption aid with hindering NSA monitoring, um no! Resources for today’s show… The Year 1211 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Shop for TSP Silver TSP Gear PermaEthos.com The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) JM Bullion – (sponsor of the day) Weber Kettle Grills Episode-495- The Unique Needs of the Urban and Suburban Prepper Episode-1130- All About Urban Homesteading Battery1234 Everything you need to build battery back up systems like I discussed today. 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. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Kerry Davis – Dark Angel Medical – Emergency Medicine and Life Saving Care Bryan Black – ITS Tactical – All Things Tactical, E&E, Lock Picking, etc. Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons, Tactics and Security Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture (Specializing in North Eastern Climates) Paul Wheaton – Permies.com – Permaculture (Specializing in North Western Climates) Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Stephen Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking Join the MSB Today 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.   Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

 Episode-1210- Lessons in Homesteading by Taking a Big Step Backwards | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:53

TweetLast Year’s Abundance Won’t Be Repeated This Year Last year at this time, the wife and I were cutting up so many jalapenos that it took 3 days just to get them all ready for dehydration.  We had taken bag after bag of produce to the local church all summer long as the abundance was more than the two of us could us. Neighbors who had previously shook their heads in slight mockery at our initial set up now shook their heads in awe at an abundance none had ever seen.  Into a rocky, granite ridden ridge top we had done something no one ever thought could be done. Over 1,000 peppers in one harvest from 24 plants, yea we did that.  25 water melons from one 4×10 foot bed, did that too.  Trees rated to only zones 2-5 surviving in rock and granite in zone 7 with 100 degree days, yep, made it happen. Yet as most of you know my wife was happy and unhappy at the same time.  The place was wonderful and she loved it.  Yet the separation from her family was more then she wanted to deal with.  So we made a decision to come to Texas.  Today a new challenge is unfolding in front of us.  Lots of work has been done, the foundation is largely set for next year but this year, well, it has been tough.  Today is about what that has taught me. Join Me Today As I Discuss… From abundance to starting over, the hash reality is mostly psychological Why it is good for those who have done well to start over, it is called remembering The unique challenges of our property and what they are teaching us Less rain Less soil in some ways Damaged land is harder to work with Everything doesn’t work everywhere Animals are more work then I remember but more productive as well You often don’t know as much as you think you do The plans moving forward Get the food forest main frame established in Spring 2014 Urban garden design in Oct. primary implementation over 6 months 1500 gallon water catchment, done, expand by 1500 more Develop permanent fencing for paddock shift of livestock Develop large scale hugul systems on road frontage Begin classes with better planing on more than just permaculture Increase composting activities on all levels When abundance is reached, don’t forget the reset challenges In the mean time worry less about initial results Resources for today’s show… The Year 1210 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) Permaculture Voices – Conference I Will Be Speaking At The Earthworks Course – With Nick and Nick, now 900 dollars and available with a payment plan 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. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

 Episode-1209- Evan Folds on Composting, BioEnergetics, Hydroponics and More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:22:28

TweetEvan Folds Founder of Progressive Gardens Evan Folds is founder and President of Progressive Gardens, a retail gardening store specializing in organics, BioDynamics, hydroponics, composting, sprouting & much more. He is also the founder of Progress Earth, global distributor of the Vortex Brewer® system, used to brew living, organic compost tea and to create living, energized water. Progress Earth’s mission is to change the way food is grown and empower people to become self-sustainable through growing soil and growing their own nourishment. We grow healthy people, plants & planet! Evan has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Religion from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Evan is a contributing writer for reputable international publications, including Maximum Yield, Garden Culture, Urban Farm and many more. He resides with his wife and two children in Wilmington, NC. Evan Joins me Today to Discuss… What is the significance of vortexing water? What is compost tea, and how & why do you brew it? Who are Viktor Schauberger & Rudolf Steiner? What are GMO’s and how do I avoid them? What is water fluoridation and how do I avoid it? What is the best thing that I can do to become self-sufficient in food production? What is BioEnergetics? What is hydroponics and how do I do it? Resources for today’s show… The Year 1209 Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Shop for TSP Silver TSP Gear Survival Gear Bags – (sponsor of the day) Safe Castle Royal – (sponsor of the day) ProgressiveGardens.com VortexBrewer.com ProgressEarth On Facebook Progressive Gardens on Facebook 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. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Kerry Davis – Dark Angel Medical – Emergency Medicine and Life Saving Care Bryan Black – ITS Tactical – All Things Tactical, E&E, Lock Picking, etc. Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons and Security Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture (Specializing in North Eastern Climates) Paul Wheaton – Permies.com – Permaculture (Specializing in North Western Climates) Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Stephen Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking Join the MSB Today 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.   Likes(2)Dislikes(0)

 Episode-1208- Important Updates from Rob Gray at Mulligan Mint | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:47

TweetSentinel ParaDIMES are Available at TSPMint Today I am joined by my good friend Mr. Rob Gray of AOCS and Mulligan Mint. Today our discussion revolves around the future of TSP Silver Medallions and we have some very exciting news about that. As I said last week there would be news coming out about Mulligan Mint that some parties would spin as extremely negative.  Said news is that Mulligan has filed Chapter 11 reorganizational bankruptcy protection. This doesn’t mean they are out of business, this means they have set up protections under Federal Court so that they can continue operations and put a halt on some very unreasonable legal actions.  This move actually will allow for additional capital into the business along with some other advantages Rob will tell you about today. The key take aways are… Mulligan Mint is still “in business” and is still filling orders You can order with a credit card and get the consumer protections that go with that if you want to Mulligan Mint is currently shipping orders right now, every customer is being taken care of Mulligan is now in a much stronger position then they have been in for some time There will be counter claim actions soon, when you hear why it will shock you Rob has stood though this battle and hasn’t quit fighting and is ready for what comes next I will continue to fight this battle with my friend and hope many of you will as well Special Notice - I do want to make one point public here that I didn’t make on the air.  I have been accused by some people as “doing this for the money” and worse doing so “at the expense of my community”.  Such slander is baseless in the face of the honor I have shown but let me just state this fact. In August, I told my friend Rob, to “Not to worry about any commissions due to me at that time or any further commissions due to me until such time as he was able to close the current matters.  Further that if he were to lose this fight to insure that anyone from TSP that was owed anything from the mint was ahead of me in line at the end of the road, should that day come.” I will simply say, those of you who speak against my honor can be forgiven, because you clearly know not of what you speak. Any trolling or hateful comments by those that wish to simply lie and slander here shall be deleted.  That said any reasonable questions this interview created will be answered by Rob below as I have time to moderate them and as he has time to answer. Resources for today’s show… The Year 1208 Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint Video Rob Mentioned Telling His Side of the SBSS Story 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.   Likes(0)Dislikes(2)

 Episode-1207- Listener Feedback for 9-16-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:16:20

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your eMails Today on The Survival Podcast I take your questions and emails on business, future guests, tea cuppers, forced loans, health and nutrition, politics, war in Syria, the floods in Colorado  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 Emails On Project 20 – not for preppers per se but cool and covert for now An example of how I often turn down a perspective guest for an interview and why Kerry Davis of Dark Angel Medical joins the Expert Council Why is Generation Y unhappy, they are delusional A business lesson in how I protect the TSP community Plan for our retirements could be called forced loans in today’s history segment Biden warned us if you elect Romney we will go to war with Syria, and today? Obama appointed a to Bain Consultant to a top economic position, duh! Voyager is now in interstellar space, will future generations wonder how we did this Our children now have fatty liver disease due mainly to fructose, him, corn syrup? An open letter (as a video) by Chuck Smith to the world, “We Are Not Your Enemy” Why we must never be silent, why we must never fear, why we must continue to speak! Resources for today’s show… The Year 1207 Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Walking To Freedom Shop for TSP Silver TSP Gear Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) Why Generation Y is Unhappy, They are Delusional! Video from Chuck Smith I Played on the Air Forced Loans Defined, With an Explanation on the Bank of Venice AP Story on the Floods in Colorado Brink of Freedom Article by Curt Linville on Colorado Flooding Biden Saying if you Elect Romney We Will End Up at War With Syria Obama Puts Bain Executive In a Top Economic Role Voyage Has Officially Left the Solar System Fatty Liver Disease Now Rampant in Children!  – Cause Fructose 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. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Kerry Davis – Dark Angel Medical – Emergency Medicine and Life Saving Care Bryan Black – ITS Tactical – All Things Tactical, E&E, Lock Picking, etc. Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons and Security Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture (Specializing in North Eastern Climates) Paul Wheaton – Permies.com – Permaculture (Specializing in North Western Climates) Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Stephen Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking Join the MSB Today 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 [...]

 Episode-1206- Listener Calls for 9-13-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:47:11

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your Calls Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on chickens, inverters, batteries, paleo nutrition, insects, winter feed for livestock, irrigation, communications, electronics, ballistics 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. I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get many of them on. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… A formal welcome to new expert council member, Bryan Black of ITS Tactical The paleo article I wrote to clear up a lot of confusion A quick update on Mulligan Mint and Paradimes The benefits of chickens beyond eggs and meat Thoughts on the concept of only taking the breast meat from a goose Thoughts on dealing with black widows and brown recluse spiders Expert council member Ben Falk on livestock feed during cold winters Thoughts on solar powered refrigeration Tim Glance of the council weighs in on vehicle electrical systems and communications Council member Steven Harris on the FEMA wood gasifier and commercial gasifier options Is water too warm for plants at about 100 degrees Why irrigation can never do what rain can do Clearing up confusion on inverter wattage vs. battery wattage Thoughts on shallow wells, manual pumps and windmill pumps Resources for today’s show… The Year 1206 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Shop for TSP Silver TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day) Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day) What is a Paleo Diet – My article at Brink of Freedom Battery1234.com IMakeMyGas.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 (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Bryan Black – ITS Tactical – All Things Tactical, E&E, Lock Picking, etc. Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons, Tactics and Security Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture (Specializing in North Eastern Climates) Paul Wheaton – Permies.com – Permaculture (Specializing in North Western Climates) Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Stephen Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking Join the MSB Today 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.   Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

 Episode-1205- John Fedock on Wood Gasification | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:41

TweetJohn Fedock of PowerItYourself.com John Fedock is a mechanical engineer with a passion for renewable energy systems, sustainable living, and Permaculture.   John’s childhood was dream to become an “Inventor”; now as professional engineer, he has decided to focus his efforts on designing practical renewable energy systems that can be constructed by any handyman. To accomplish his goals, John is utilizing his mechanical design and manufacturing experience to help wood gasification technology become a practical solution for both rural and urban lifestyles.  His goal is to help others sift through the”Energy Scams” to find practical technologies that will actually fulfill their current needs. John joins us to discuss building your own wood gasifier and other practical renewable energy systems today.  We start by asking the question are there any renewable energy technologies are mature enough to replace fossil fuels? We then examine the renewable energy technologies that have the greatest potential to sustain humanity in the future.  From there we discuss John’s gasifier that is currently under construction and why he is taking his own unique approach.  We then discuss some of his other D.I.Y. energy projects and examine the technology behind solar air conditioning, yes it does exist. Resources for Today’s Show… The Year 1204 The Year 1205 Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Shop For TSP Silver TSP Gear WalkingToFreedom The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) Harvest Eating – (sponsor of the day) PowerItYourself.com John’s You Tube Channel Handbook of Biomass Downdraft Gasifiers for Engine Systems Larry Dobson’s Gasifier Plans 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. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

 Episode-1204- An Earthworks Course with Nick and Nick | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:43

TweetThe Nick and Nick in the title would be Nick Ferguson and Nick Burtner.  The two are joining forces to put together an incredible earth works course.  Today they both join us to discuss the coming course and earthworks and permaculture in general. Nick Burtner of Working With Nature Nicholas Burtner is a permaculture practitioner, advocate, consultant, and teacher. After a greater calling in 2011, permaculture found Nick and infused him with an endless passion that has led him to travel many places learning, spreading, and practicing permaculture and natural living and healing ever since. Nick has attended internships at the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia under the leadership of Geoff and Nadia Lawton as well as obtaining a permaculture design certification from Geoff Lawton and Bill Mollison. He has also attended the Earthship Academy for natural and recycled building techniques in Toas, New Mexico, under the guidance of Michael Reynolds.  After very worthwhile learning and on-the-ground experiences, Nick opened Working With Nature Learning, Research, and Healing Center in late 2012. The center has both an urban and a rural demonstration/educational site which offers hands on experiences as well as class room learning. He teaches classes and speaks about permaculture and sustainable living all over Texas and is open to travel for out of town classes and/or consultancies. You can see Nick’s list of permaculture credentials at the Worldwide Permaculture Network.  His website is WorkingWithNature Nick Ferguson of Permaculture Classroom Nick Ferguson is a passionate and active permaculturist who is currently building his property into a Permaculture school called Permaculture Classroom.  Before earning his PDC and Earthworks Course certification  from Geoff Lawton, Nicholas grew up gardening, and his extended family was heavily into alternative agriculture. His grandfather Jerry Fridenstine was a teacher at many Acres USA conferences and worked closely with icons of sustainability like Charles Walters (Acres USA), Dr. Arden Anderson, Dr. Phil Callahan (Secret of the Ghost Moth), Dr. Reams (soil health & radionics), Dan Skow (Reams soil analysis), Dr. Christopher Bird (The Secret Life of plants, and The Secret Life of Soil) and many others. Nick was home educated with a heavy emphasis on biological systems and ecology.  He then went on to college where he studied Biology, Ecology, and Genetics, but with the state of the economy in ’08 and the dwindling job market, he decided to cut bait and get out before getting too far into debt. He went on to develop valuable real life skills while he worked in urban landscaping and horticulture for several years. Nick now manages and cares for a multi-million dollar estate  outside of a nearby metropolitan area. Nicholas’ real passion is teaching sustainable living systems and design, and for this reason he is building a Permaculture demonstration site, school, and sustainable farm. Resources for today’s show… The Year 1204 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) Permaculture Voices – Conference I Will Be Speaking At Working With Nature – Nick Burtner’s Site Permaculture Classroom – Nick Ferguson’s Site The Earthworks Course – Remember MSB Members Get 200 Dollars Off, login to the MSB and go to the benefits page to get the discount. 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. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

 Episode-1203- Listener Feedback for 9-9-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:38:58

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your eMails Today on The Survival Podcast I take your questions and emails on economics, retirement, the student loan bubble, solar cooking, electric chain saws, curing meats 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 Emails On 13Skills relaunch, it is now what is should have been all along Poland “nationalizes” retirement accounts The student loan bubble I told you about, yea, um look out A very cool new “sun oven” on kickstarter, I’m in on this one A new fascination for me, cured meats, who wants to be a guest on the subject Why Steven Harris and I both like “electric chain saws” 50% of all births in the US, now covered by medicaid An expert clears up financial reporting and SARs at the banking level Almost all pension funds are screwed even the ones that look okay I saved it for the end, yep they are targeting your retirement for their “help” Resources for today’s show… The Year 1203 Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Shop for TSP Silver TSP Gear Survival Gear Bags – (sponsor of the day) Safe Castle Royal – (sponsor of the day) Poland Nationalizes Retirement Accounts The Rats are Jumping off the Student Loan Ship Tax Fund the Birth of 50% of Children in the US The Cost of Child Birth in the US KickStarter for the GoSun Solar Cooker Pensions are Still Making Ludicrous ROI Assumptions 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. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons and Security Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture (Specializing in North Eastern Climates) Paul Wheaton – Permies.com – Permaculture (Specializing in North Western Climates) Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Stephen Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking Join the MSB Today 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.   Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

 Episode-1202- Listener Calls for 9-6-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:00:28

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your Calls Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on real estate, walking to freedom, permaculture, energy, money, cooking, knives, guns, water 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. I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get many of them on. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… What is up with housing prices in Texas TSP Member Top Kone talks about his families progress Ben Falk on natural swimming pools and planting black locust Are pro gun stickers a security risk  The G-Mag Salt Water Battery System – Steve Harris weighs in Propane storage guidelines for the suburbs How is the concept of PermaEthos different then an HOA Cooking chard and preparing sea food with Chef Keith Snow Never and I mean never drink water from a dehumidifier or an air conditioner Advice on saving money cash, banks, IRAs etc, where and what percentages John in WV asks what kind of man doesn’t at least carry a pocket knife Resources for today’s show… The Year 1202 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Shop for TSP Silver TSP Gear PermaEthos.com 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 (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons, Tactics and Security Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture (Specializing in North Eastern Climates) Paul Wheaton – Permies.com – Permaculture (Specializing in North Western Climates) Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Stephen Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking Join the MSB Today 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.   Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

 Episode-1201- Peter Hartman on Winter Gardening | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:12:27

TweetPeter Hartman is a long time listener to the show, so long in fact that he has been listening since the “Jetta Days”.  Today he joins us to discuss winter gardening with some really interesting concepts.  We discuss making cold frames, low tunnels and green houses. We also get into the concept that often winter gardening is about getting plants to or very close to size by winter and from there it is more like a form of “live storage”. Join Us Today as We Discuss… Equipment specific to the winter garden What species do best in winter What species to avoid in winter When to start planting for winter How much work goes into winter gardens vs. spring, fall and summer What specific problems are there with winter gardens What resources are available to learn more about winter gardening Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Shop for TSP Silver TSP Gear Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day) Back Woods Home Magazine – (sponsor of the day) OneSojourner.com Price Pottenger Foundation – (The official organization that has continued Dr. Price’s work) Price Pottenger Foundation Dietary Guidelines – Note; “Animal proteins from pastured animals: poultry, beef, lamb, game, organ meats, eggs; wild fish and seafood.” The Year 1201 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. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons and Security Joe Nobody – Holding Your Ground – Bug-out and Societal Breakdown Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture (Specializing in North Eastern Climates) Paul Wheaton – Permies.com – Permaculture (Specializing in North Western Climates) Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Stephen Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking Join the MSB Today 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.   Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

 Episode-1200- Sally Fallon of the Weston A Price Foundation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:11:15

TweetSally Fallon CoFounder of the Weston A Price Foundation. Journalist, chef, nutrition researcher, homemaker and community activist, Sally Fallon is the author of Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. This well-researched, though-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. Ms. Fallon’s lifelong interest in the subject of nutrition began in the early 1970s when she read Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price. Called the “Charles Darwin of Nutrition,” Price traveled the world over studying healthy primitive populations and their diets. The unforgettable photographs contained in his book document the beautiful facial structure and superb physiques of isolated groups consuming only whole, natural foods. Price noted that all of these diets contained a source of good quality animal fat, which provided numerous factors necessary for the full expression of our genetic potential and optimum health. Ms. Fallon applied the principles of the Price research to the feeding of her own children, and proved for herself that a diet rich in animal fats, and containing the protective factors in old fashioned foodstuffs like cod liver oil, liver and eggs, make for sturdy cheerful children with a high immunity to illness. Resources for today’s show… Become a stake holder in MT Knives Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Shop for TSP Silver TSP Gear Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day) Harvest Eating – (sponsor of the day) Weston A Price Foundation Sally’s Books on Amazon New Trends Publishing The Year 1200 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. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons and Security Joe Nobody – Holding Your Ground – Bug-out and Societal Breakdown Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture (Specializing in North Eastern Climates) Paul Wheaton – Permies.com – Permaculture (Specializing in North Western Climates) Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Stephen Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking Join the MSB Today 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.   Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

 Episode-1199- Personal Libertarian Living Can it be Done | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:30:51

TweetMany Are Actually Terrified of Freedom! I call myself a personal libertarian.  What do I mean by that?  I mean that I simply accept society isn’t ready for some of the changes I have experienced in my life, they are not ready to be responsible for themselves.  Many people do want the governmetn to solve their problems. I have seen it and not just from people living on welfare and off government jobs.  I have had intelligent and fairly successful people look me strait in the eye and say things like, “well if the government isn’t there to pass laws and solve our problems why are they there”.  That is indeed a great question, one we will answer today. We will quickly though move from looking at how things should be to understanding how they are, from there we can determine how we can carve our own piece of libertarianism into our own lives. Some might ask, “is this a survival topic”, I would say indeed.  Firstly, it is a fact that many of us know what lies ahead, many of the things provided by government are going to fail in time, math says it is invertible.  The middle class is being systematically slaughtered.   At some point much of what we take for granted will not be available. When this happens a year of rice, beans and freeze dried food is a great asset but a finite one.  The reality is we all must begin a path to self sufficiency now, not wait for failure and then hope we have enough stuff stored up to make it until things return to normal.  There have been countless shifts in society, stabilization always follows eventually but thing never “return to normal” as that would mean returning to the way they were. There is no philosophy that leads faster to self reliance than libertarianism.  There is no time to wait for others on it either, the time is now, today’s episode discusses my steps to attaining a personal libertarian life. The Personal Libertarian Lifestyle Believe and do as you please (with in the law) Spread your belief by example, never with force Create independence from the systems Solve your own problems when ever you can, especially with neighbors If you vote, vote for what you believe in, not who you think can win Know why you believe what you believe Accept challenges to what you believe but require facts Never submit to government authority voluntarily (legally resist) Create your own systems, your own networks, etc. Value education and be a self directed learner at all times Let no man speak for you or put words in your mouth Accept that others many ignore, demean or attack you Debate ideas, do not ague the validity of the individual Remember no matter what anyone says, what you do matters Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Get TSP Silver TSP Gear The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) Win a Free Berkey Free State Project – (sponsor of the day) The Year 1199 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. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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