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 Episode-1342- Fishing Rivers and Streams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:41:14

TweetPart of the Susquehanna I Fished Often in my Teens. If I had a blue sky budget I would live on a small to mid sized river, that should tell you how I feel about this subject.  Of all types of fishing I love fishing moving fresh water the best.  Rivers come in many sizes.  I grew up fishing the St. John’s River in Jacksonville Florida.  While I have many fond memories of it, that is not the type of river I most enjoy fishing.  The St. Johns where I fished it was over a mile wide, the water was brackish, tides could easily drown a swimmer, etc.  Rivers like that I see more akin to bays and pier and surf fishing. In 1985 when I was just hitting my teens we moved from Jacksonville, Florida to Pottsville, Pennsylvania.  Soon I wash fishing trout streams from little trickles you could walk across in 2-4 steps all the way up to the mighty Susquehanna north of Harrisburg. Now the Susquehanna where we fished it was wide, like the St. John’s almost a mile wide but in some areas you could almost walk across it!  By wading you could find all sorts of formations, it was almost like finding mini creeks in the rivers.  This is the type of river and stream fishing I will be talking about today.  Bodies of water you can fish from shore, wading or with small boats.  Water that you can “read” and actually understand what going on below the surface by how the water moves. Join Me Today to Discuss… River, steam, brook, creek, crick, call it what you want it is all fun Choosing your gear for moving water Learning to “read” water Deep pools Edies Fast moving deep water Ledges Cut outs and deep banks There is a lot more, you learn to just see it Some of my favorite species to fish moving water for and how I do it Trout of any and all kind Small Mouth Bass – my favorite Catfish Fresh Water Drum – yes I am serious White Bass – like a micro salmon run How to find spots and access points Float fishing with canoes, how to reach spots others never go to Small boats on slow deep swamp like rivers Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade The Year 1338 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) Mother Earth Products – (MSB Discount Vendor of the Day) Magic Worm Food The Type of Worm Cooler I was Talking About 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 Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Steven Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking John Pugliano – Investable Wealth – Investing and Finance Gary Collins – PrimalPowerMethod.com – Health and Nutrition (primal/paleo/etc) Michael Jordan – The Bee Whisper – All Thin[...]

 Episode-1341- The Basics of Fishing Gear | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:50:09

TweetA Small Surf Caught Pompano that became Sashimi While at Sanibel Island I did a LOT of fishing.  Had a blast as the surf was pretty good to me for the first half of the trip.  About mid way into it, the ocean just got really rough and turbid and it really wasn’t worth the effort at that point. I always enjoy fishing and frankly the last year was so full of work not much of it got done.  I enjoy fishing in fresh and salt water, in bays, estuaries, the surf, rivers, streams, creeks, hell I would fish a puddle if I thought there was a fish in it. Surf fishing is hard to beat though, just for pure variety and the “never know what you will catch next” factor.  Over the years I have both caught and watched others catch some really interesting stuff just surf fishing the guts and bars on the beaches. Here is a list of the species I caught while on vacation in the Sanibel Island Surf… Spanish Mackerel Permit Snook Ladyfish Whiting Gafftop Sail Catfish Hard Head Catfish Jack Cravalle Blue Runner Speckled Sea Trout It was an absolute blast.  As always though when I am in a place where fishing is popular I see a ton of other fishermen.  Some are really switched on, some are specialists, like the guys fly casting to snook.  But there are always some who are well, just not quite “getting it”. From rods that are too heavy to giant weights and hooks or God knows what else, you see a lot of things that just don’t work when you go fishing where others are fishing too.  This got me thinking, why not do a TSP fishing series. So we are going to start that today, here is the plan for all the shows in this series… Episode One -The basics of gear, rods, hooks, weights, reels, etc. (Today) Episode Two – Fishing rivers and streams Episode Three – Fishing the surf and bays and piers, etc. Episode Four – Lakes Episode Five – All about boats and hiring guides Episode Six – “Unconventional Methods” – Jugging, Trot Lines, Bank Lines, etc. If there is anything else you would want added to that list, let me know.  I am not going to focus much of artificals today but will pepper thoughts on them into most of the episodes as the situations discussed demand. For Today this is What We Will Cover Rods and reels (bait casting, spinning, fly, cane, etc) Types of fishing line, mono, braided, fluoro Hooks, bait holder, khale, circle, long shank (Aberdeen and Siwash), treble Weights, split shots, casting, slip, rubber core and more Nets and gaffs Bait containers, stringers, coolers, etc Floats, round, stick, slip, fly bubbles, etc. Clippers, pliers, first aid stuff, hand towel, gloves, etc. Some basic tips that always apply Fish relate to structure and edges Use the lightest gear that is suitable If you are getting no action, move, change baits, etc. don’t just wait Talk to others, read “fishing reports” If you are going to fish often in one place keep notes Target species or “go for anything” based on the situation Learn “feel”, “hook set” and “play” (find easy action) Have fun, don’t overdue it Resources for today’s show… Join the MSB The Year 1341 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Gear PermaEthos.com BrinkOfFreedom.net Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Raw Fish at the Beach 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 [...]

 Episode-1340- Listener Feedback 5-5-14 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:01:45

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your eMails Today on the Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts on, survival scenarios, survival groups,  small farms, public education, GMO food, walking to freedom 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 Conflicted Monday – My take on last week Conflicted Monday – The “ideal” group post collapse Michigan reduces small farm rights while Indiana increases them How do you reform the public education system, you replace it Vermont requires GMO food to be labeled now, so what’s next? Why people want to leave there state and why bureaucrats think they want to Toyota leaves California and heads to Texas, there’s a lot to this story! Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade The Year 1340 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day) Back Woods Home Magazine – (sponsor of the day) Mai Thai Coffee  – (MSB Discounter of the day) Michigan Looses Right to Farm for Small Farms Got the Urge to Leave Your State? Toyota Moving US Base of Operations to Texas There is More Behind Toyota’s Move to Texas than Money Today’s Conflicted Monday Scenario Describe the ideal post-apocalyptic community with less than 30 people.  What key skills would everyone have?  What would the role structure look like and how would you run the camp if you were the leader? Last Week’s Conflicted Monday Scenario Describe how you would approach other survival groups after the collapse. 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 Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Steven Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking John Pugliano – Investable Wealth – Investing and Finance Gary Collins – PrimalPowerMethod.com – Health and Nutrition (primal/paleo/etc) Michael Jordan – The Bee Whisper – All Things Bees 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.   [...]

 Episode-1329- Thoughts on Remote Land, BOLs, etc. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:20:05

TweetA Pre Fab Mini Cabin at a BOL A few of you guys have asked for a few shows that get a bit away from the homesteading/permaculture stuff and a bit deeper into some of the other more typical “survival topics” we have covered before.  Today we do the first of a few shows I have planned to answer that need. Today we discuss remote land/home ownership and the unique advantages and challenges it represents.  Far to many see a BOL solely as a place for when the shit has really hit the fan, like TEOTWAWKI level stuff.  The reality is a BOL serves a variety of functions. In our case we haven’t had a BOL since 2011 when we moved to Arkansas to a place that had been serving as such for about 6 years at that time.  After a shot stint up there of about two years, it was clear my wife’s heart was in Texas.  We decided to sell the remote property and use the gains to improve our new homestead in Texas. Once again now I find myself scouring places like LandsOfTexas.com, LandWatch.com and UnitedCountry.com looking for that perfect get away property.  This time my goals are a bit different, yours may be more like my first property, the one I am looking for now or something entirely different.  The purpose of today’s show is to help you find the right property for your needs.  Further to decide if having such a property is even right for you at all. Join Me Today to Discuss… Why would you want a remote property Fall back location Recreation Investment What I think makes a property desirable Water Access Structure Distance Grid Near a Small Town Secure Good Neighbors No Restrictions Questions to ask yourself Are there other things I really should do first Can I really afford it How often will I really use it What do I most want out of it Thoughts on “Teaming Up” It can work, everyone just needs to be clear going in Look for people with common goals and values Define use and define guests very clearly Decide between common ownership and defined areas going in I would likely only do this if all parties could pay cash going in There are many advantages to teaming up Final thoughts on BOLs Resources for today’s show… Join the MSB The Year 1329 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Gear PermaEthos.com BrinkOfFreedom.net JM Bullion – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants– (sponsor of the day) The Soil Cube – (Discount Vendor 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… 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 Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Steven Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking John Pugliano – Investable Wealth – Investing and Finance Gary Collins – PrimalPowerMethod.com – Health and Nutrition (primal/paleo/etc) Michael Jordan – The Bee Whisper [...]

 Episode-1328- Listener Feedback for 4-7-14 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:22:00

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your eMails Today on the Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts on, skills vs. strength, politics, date encryption, shifts in power, the educational system 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 Conflicted Monday – knowledge vs. strength Bees are now on the homestead Obamacare will be sold to you by Republicans as  having been “fixed” To encrypt or not to encrypt – piss off the NSA or become a “target” Television execs can now read the writing on the wall, an interesting observation What student loans are actually used for, the depressing truth You are in the game, but are you a player or a gaming piece Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade The Year 1328 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor of the day) Paladin Press  – (MSB Discount Vendor of the Day) TSP Food Forest Project at Permaculture Global Republicans are Working Behind the Scenes on Obamacare NSA Views Encryption as Evidence of Suspicion (what the F is “evidence of suspicion”) The Conflicted Monday Scenario Do you think physical ability or knowledge will be more valuable to your group in a survival scenario?  Who would you rather team up with?  A 70-year old female who knows how to live off the grid but needs almost every form of phyical assistance, or a 28-year old man who only offers a strong back to your group? 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 Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Steven Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking John Pugliano – Investable Wealth – Investing and Finance Gary Collins – PrimalPowerMethod.com – Health and Nutrition (primal/paleo/etc) Michael Jordan – The Bee Whisper – All Things Bees 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.  

 Episode-1327- Jen Mendez on Permaculture Based Childrens Education | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:16

TweetJen Mendez of PermieKids.com Jen Mendez is a wife, mother, permaculture enthusiast and student, lifelong learner, urban homesteader, and professionally trained, successful educator gone rogue. Her experiences living and working around the world as an active duty military member led to an understanding  of the need for and the impact of education on the future of our world. After her service, she completed a Masters in International Education with a focus on early childhood and elementary education and has been an educator ever since. Between her time as a classroom teacher and now as a homeschooling parent, she has fused her passion for educating and her enthusiasm for permaculture into an ethical, scientific design process to create a comprehensive, project-based inquiry education that empowers in learning and life. The goal is to help children become active, solutions-based thinkers and do-ers. She has created an approach to education that the children, parents, grandparents, teachers, and other mentors can use to collaborate and design an education that meets the needs, goals, and passions of each individual children. Moreover, she is using her knowledge and connections within the educational community to access, integrate, and re-configure resources that already exist so that, in the words of Bill Mollison (Permaculture Designers’ Manual, p.9), “It arranges what was already there in a different way, so that it works to conserve energy or to generate more energy than it consumes.” The idea is that as a community, we can use this commonsense, ethical design system and resources to create an education that empowers in learning and life. Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade The Year 1327 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Survival Gear Bags – (sponsor of the day) Safe Castle Royal – (sponsor of the day) Terroir Seeds – (MSB Discounter of the day, 10% off) PermieKids.com – Jen’s Website Permie Kids on Facebook Jen 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 (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 Steven Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking John Pugliano – Investable Wealth – Investing and Finance Gary Collins – PrimalPowerMethod.com – Health and Nutrition (primal/paleo/etc) Michael Jordan – The Bee Whisper – All Things Bees 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[...]

 Episode-1326- Peter McCoy on Mushroom Cultivation via Radical Mycology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:10

TweetPeter Teaching “Radical Mycology” Peter McCoy is a mushroom cultivation instructor and co-founder of the Radical Mycology project and co-organizer of the Radical Mycology Convergence.   The Radical Mycology Convergence is a weekend long event consisting of workshops, presentations, and various mycoremediation installations. Peter has studied mycology for over 13 years with a focus on the uses of fungi for healing the minds, bodies, and ecosystems of the earth’s inhabitants.  He is pursuing a degree in media and mycology from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and is the author of the upcoming book Radical Mycology. Peter joins us today to discuss mushroom cultivation and answer questions like.  What is Radical Mycology?  How we can learn about mycology without it being complicated?  What is an overview of the mushroom cultivation process? We continue with more in-depth questions such as, how much does it cost to grow mushrooms?  What is one way to grow a ton of mushrooms for about one dollar?  What are the nutritional and medicinal benefits of mushrooms?  Are there other ways mushrooms can be used in survival strategies?  How does mushroom cultivation fit into other aspects of food security such as growing fruits and vegetables? Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade The Year 1326 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day) Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Black Dragon Tactical – (MSB Discount Vendor of the Day) Radical Mycology – Peter’s Website The Radical Mycology Convergence 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 Steven Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking John Pugliano – Investable Wealth – Investing and Finance Gary Collins – PrimalPowerMethod.com – Health and Nutrition (primal/paleo/etc) Michael Jordan – The Bee Whisper – All Things Bees 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.

 Episode-1325- Taking the TSP Homestead Forward in 2014 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:27

TweetCharlie and Ralph Nap after a Long Day on the Homestead Time for a simple old school style TSP that is basically a chat with Jack.  Today we take a look a what 2014 has in store for life at the TSP homestead.  The first year here was mostly an infrastructure establishment phase.  We installed swales and hugul beds.  We also built facilities for our livestock, systems to move they though the land, etc.  We installed garden ponds and many other systems. The entire first year of establishment is actually available in a 90 minute video we filmed that you can find here.  The key is the first year was like building the roads and bridges, 2014 is going to be more like when the houses, buildings and shops go in, metaphorically of course. This year is going to be awesome, Josiah will be off building the flagship PermaEthos farm which will require at least one trip by me up there for a major earthworks course and installation.  Other than that though Dorothy and I will be back to it just being the two of us and frankly even though we love Joe like family we are looking forward to it. We are moving into a new phase, one of tweaking, edge expansion and management.  Shifting from changing the landscape to working with it.  Dorothy is even considering starting a small homestead business or businesses of her own. Join Me Today As We Discuss… Once we plant 300 plus trees this week then what Plans for more mobile chicken fencing and a mobile coops Charly’s progress and the BS that a dog that kills a chicken must be beaten, etc. The geese “herd” is being expanded Ducks into the system A new “pond” near the big hen house how it will add to our system A new crop in the garden ponds, Chinese water chestnut This year we go big on perennial medicinal herbs Bees are coming, I have no idea what to do with them but I will figure it out Dorothy is considering an egg business, perhaps a plant business too Pasture restoration 2.0, one horse equals a LOT of poop and hay Final decision on the west pasture has yet to be made Plans for our future abundance Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade The Year 1325 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day) Back Woods Home Magazine – (sponsor of the day) Primal Power Method – (MSB Discounter of the day) Source of Water Chestnut Croms 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 Steven Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking John Pugliano – Investable Wealth – Investing and Finance Gary Collins – PrimalPowerMethod.com – Health and Nutritio[...]

 Episode-1324- Listener Feedback for 3-31-14 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:39:13

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your eMails Today on the Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts on survival scenarios, guns, gardening, permaculture, venomous animals and moving to an ethics based society. 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 Conflicted Monday – OPSEC after TEOTWAWKI Choosing between the 12 and 20 gauge Picking materials for a raised bed border Thoughts on sheet mulching around mature trees Thoughts on snakes, spiders, etc. attracted to gardens and orchards Can we move to an ethics based society without using violence Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade The Year 1324 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Harvest Eating  – (sponsor of the day) The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) Mother Earth Products – (MSB Discount Vendor of the Day) TSP Homestead Year in Review 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 Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Steven Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking John Pugliano – Investable Wealth – Investing and Finance Gary Collins – PrimalPowerMethod.com – Health and Nutrition (primal/paleo/etc) Michael Jordan – The Bee Whisper – All Things Bees 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.  

 Episode-1323- Listener Calls for 3-28-14 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:29:41

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your Calls Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on home business legal issues, swales, irrigation, plant propagation, government, economics, gardening problems, building soil and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details. Also please do your best to call from a quiet area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard. While I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get as many of them on as I can. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… Thoughts on legal technicalities of small businesses Rain catchment, first flush and drip irrigation Sizing swales in arid climates Can a small government be worse then a large one at times Propagation of a real family heirloom pear tree Can swales cause landslides – it depends Why is the Fed printing money and yet we have so little inflation How would you design a permaculture golf course Why would strawberry, black berry and cucumbers grow well but not produce What is sea kale What is the difference between composting and building top soil Resources for today’s show… Join the MSB The Year 1323 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Gear PermaEthos.com BrinkOfFreedom.net JM Bullion – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants– (sponsor of the day) TSP Gear – (Discount Vendor 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… 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 Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Steven Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking John Pugliano – Investable Wealth – Investing and Finance Gary Collins – PrimalPowerMethod.com – Health and Nutrition (primal/paleo/etc) Michael Jordan – The Bee Whisper – All Things Bees 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.  

 Episode-1322- Steven Harris on Radio Preps for the Common Man | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:48:38

TweetSteven Harris – CEO of Knowledge Publications Special Note – If you don’t get over to Radios1234.com during or after this interview you are cheating yourself out of a HUGE range of resources that Steven Has Made Available to you that go along with an clarify many things in this episode. Steven Harris returns to TSP this time to discuss radios and I mean everything radios for the common man. As is typical with Steven he did so much research that today’s show may come off like a college short course in emergency radio use.  Rather than say, “become a HAM”, Steven has taken the approach of radios for the rest of us.   Like those of us that don’t want to make radio part of our life, simply part of our preps. Steven Harris is a consultant and expert in the field of energy. He is the founder and CEO of Knowledge Publications, the largest energy only publishing company in the USA. Mr. Harris came to his current position to do full time work on the development and implementation of hydrogen, biomass and solar related energy systems after spending 10 years in the Aero-Thermal Dynamics department of the Scientific Labs of Chrysler Corporation. Steve is always full of great ideas, knowledge and projects we can use to improve our personal energy independence and today is no exception. Today he covers generators with us in part two of a two part series. Resources for today’s show… Join the MSB The Year 1322 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Gear PermaEthos.com BrinkOfFreedom.net Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor of the day) Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine – (MSB Discounter of the day) Radios1234.com – The Go To Resource for Today’s Show Steven1234.com – Find all of Steve’s Sites Here Setting Up the Baofeng UV-5 Radio – Video Steve Mentioned 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 Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Steven Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking John Pugliano – Investable Wealth – Investing and Finance Gary Collins – PrimalPowerMethod.com – Health and Nutrition (primal/paleo/etc) Michael Jordan – The Bee Whisper – All Things Bees 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.  

 Episode-1321- Bitcoin, PermaEthos, Homestead Updates and Matt Miller on Vehicle Maintenance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:32:45

TweetThree of our 12 New Baby Ducks Time for a four parter, as I said I am making it up to you guys for lost time during recent travel and I suspect at least one show will not happen next week as well with the workshop and all. So today here is what we have on hand. First I am going to talk about why the “big news” about bitcoin is not big news in any negative way.  Of course I mean the IRS ruling that BTC is property and not currency.  Anyone running a business publicly collecting BTC should have greeted this announcement with a resounding duh, frankly, no shit is more accurate. Let me break it to you bluntly, the IRS guidance is actually factual, accurate and consistent with all existing code and treatment of property and assets by the IRS. Note I am not saying the IRS is fair, that taxes are fair or that taxes are okay and not theft.  What I am saying is based on current IRS code, historical treatment of barter and the trade of goods and the treatment of commodities, the new IRS guidance is fair and consistent in relation to historical IRS guidelines. Here are several reason this ruling is meaningless… Anyone with a brain taking in lots of bitcoin into a business was likely already doing the accounting as the guidelines state. The IRS still can’t track person to person bitcoin, they don’t have that ability, if they ever acquire it, the system will take it away from them in an “update”. New software to maximize tax advantages of this ruling is likely being coded RIGHT NOW. Likely the IRS is going to have to change their guidance when BTC becomes a recognized currency anyway, it will then function like any currency on the FOREX, this is going to happen. Second we move one to a bit more on PermaEthos and a few questions that have come up since my big announcement yesterday.  I will also again explain that YES the MSB will get a discount code for Geoff Lawton’s PDC and the code will be in the MSB likely today or tomorrow but definitely before the PDC goes on sale. The new Ethos model has been extremely well received!  I want to talk just a bit more about it.  I will be updating the PermaEthos site soon to reflect the new model and start creating a true virtual community around it.  It will be important that Ethos function both as an extension of the TSP community and yet function on its own merits to those who have no clue what or who a TSP is. Then I have some “homestead updates” for you guys.  Yes an MSB only video will come out this week by the way, showing a lot of what I am going to talk about.  There is some cool stuff though, today our homestead population grew by yet another dozen with 12 ridiculously cute ducklings!  I’ll tell you also how they and the geese are going to get some “ponds” that will almost be actual ponds. Then I am joined by Matthew Miller who is a long time listener to TSP and an MSB member.  . In an effort to continue building resiliency and self-sufficiency in his life he wanted to learn how to maintain his own vehicles. Inheriting his late grandfather’s 94 Ranger was the final push needed. A 20 year old truck with 80k miles on it was a great starter project to get his feet wet. He has documented all of his repairs and progress on the TSP forums for others to learn and gain encouragement from. Since starting he has gained a basic working knowledge of autos and has no fear when he hears a knock or rattle. Through his desire to do things himself he has inspired friends and family members to do their own work and offers to help when he can. Matthew loves watching his kids play in and on his truck or car when he’s working on them. They’ll jump in with tools and ‘help’ daddy out. Knowing that he is teaching them positive values, resiliency, and self-reliance is the greatest reward he’s gotten since learning this new skill-set. Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade The Year 1321 Join Our Forum 13Skill[...]

 Episode-1320- PermaEthos is Coming and John Bush on Bitcoin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:46:36

TweetWe Now Accept Bitcoin for MSB Payments Today is a two parter, hey I got to make up for missed time right.  The first segment will be the new version of PermaEthos let us call it PermaEthos 3.0.  I think it will blow you away.  Some may be a bit unhappy about the change at first but I believe when you hear the entire concept you will be more excited than ever before. Then we turn to a conversation with John Bush on the evolutionary value of bitcoin.  With John we will discuss what bitcoin really is and why it is “valuable” at all.  We will also discuss why you would want to us it in your business and how that will benefit your business with no risk. We also discuss why bitcoin and frankly crypto currency in general is useful in the quest for a free society.  Along with how bitcoin can work for survivalists, using the bitcoin network for things other that just a medium of exchange and more. John Bush was born and raised in Austin, Texas where he has become a notorious community activist. He lives on a small farmstead with his fiance and fellow rabble rouser, Catherine Bleish, and their daughter, Aliana. Their family raises chickens and maintains a vegetable garden with several friends. John has dedicated over a decade to promoting the ideals of a free society through grassroots mobilization campaigns, speaking on liberty issues across the country, and epic Facebook debates. John has made his presence known to the city council and state legislature through his consistent dedication to liberty activism and his unique use of street theater to garnish local media attention. Currently he gives speeches on the philosophy of liberty, Agenda 21, and activist strategies. Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade The Year 1320 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day) Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) TN Tactical Supply – (MSB Discount Vendor of the Day) Sovereign BTC – John’s website LocalBitcoin.com WeUseCoins.com CoinBase.com Gyft.com CoinMap.org Kelly Herrin on IMDb – the Video Producer for PermaEthos Brink of Freedom – Josiah Wallingford’s site Permaculture Classroom – Nick Ferguson’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 (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 Steven Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking John Pugliano – Investable Wealth – Investing and Finance Gary Collins – PrimalPowerMethod.com – Health and Nutrition (primal/paleo/etc) Michael Jordan – The Bee Whisper – All Things Bees Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP E[...]

 Guerrilla Podcast – My Presentation from Permaculture Voices | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:11:29

TweetSo this is kinda sorta a guerrilla podcast.  The majority of the audio in today’s show is from my “run through” of the presentation I gave last week at Permaculture Voices. It covers many ways to build a business in permaculture, some really sound and basic business concepts that many new entrepreneurs often overlook. As for myself and Josiah we along with two yet to be named other folks are getting on airplanes today to go see to something that should have us officially launching the first PermaEthos farm and a very cool educational opportunity in about one month’s time.  More on that on Monday!

 Episode-1319- Glen Tate on the 299 Days Movie Kickstarter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:27:40

TweetBook 4 in the 299 Days Series 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. Glen joins us today to his current efforts to turn his book into a movie. 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. You can submit your pledge here for the 299 Days Movie. Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade The Year 1319 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day) Back Woods Home Magazine – (sponsor of the day) Primal Power Method – (MSB Discounter of the day) 299 Days 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 Steven Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking John Pugliano – Investable Wealth – Investing and Finance Gary Collins – PrimalPowerMethod.com – Health and Nutrition (primal/paleo/etc) Michael Jordan – The Bee Whisper – All Things Bees 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.  

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