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 Episode-1093- Michael Jordan Developing a Prepper Group | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:59

TweetMichael Jordan owns “A BEE Friendly Company”, that teaches children beekeeping.  Professionally he is a fuel storage tester in the state of Wyoming for the EPA and DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) and work full time as a custodian and night security for the local school dist. He started IPUG (I’m Prepping Urban Guerrillas) having classing on survival skills, prepping needs and group community awareness. His group is very active and has ongoing activities and support systems such as a barter bank, regular training classes, group construction projects and workshops on everything from canning to brewing beer and making mead. Michael states ” I have changed my whole life style to better my family, friends, and my community. I am now working on a book from an idea that was talked about on Survival Podcast. The book is called the “The Dollar Store Survivalist”. He joins us today to discuss how he started his group and the basic parameters on keeping a group running smoothly.  This includes requiring active involvement for all members and dealing with extremes from pacifists to right wing constitutionalists.  According to Michael the key is mutual acceptance and a pledge of mutual support. Additional Resources for Today’s Show Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-1092- Marjory Wildcraft on Cuba’s Experience During Economic Collapse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:17:31

TweetMarjory WIldcraft of Backyard Food Production Today Marjory Wildcraft of Back Yard Food Production joins us to discuss taking control of your own food supply with home growing, small livestock and community building. Not long ago humans fed themselves, provided for their on needs and were largely self sufficient. They knew how to feed themselves, how to take care of animals, what to plant and what to do when something went wrong. Marjory’s DVD, “Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm” is your guide to recapturing that lost knowledge. Marjory is a nationally recognized expert in organic backyard food production. She is the creator of a widely acclaimed video tutorial titled Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm. Marjory teaches people with no gardening or agricultural experience, how to successfully grow healthy, vibrant, life-giving nutritious food. Her DVD is endorsed and carried by such notables as The Permaculture Activist, Acre’s USA, John Jeavons and Ecology Action’s premier seed and tool company Bountiful Gardens, SurvivalBlog.com and The Weston-Price Nutrition Foundation.  It has now been viewed by over 250,000 people in more then 30 countries. Today she joins us to discuss her recent visit to Cuba to review the results of what can only be called a “forced organic revolution”.  Marjory will give you the good, the bad and the ugly on what happened with the U.S.S.R. fell apart and Russia pulled the plug on all Cuban support.  You will see there is a lot of accuracy in the documentary “The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil” and that the documentary is at the same time, quite, overly optimistic. Join us today as we discuss… What sudden and total economic collapse was like for Cuba The real reason Cuba went all organic, they had to Black market and criminal activity during the collapse Some of the major advantages Cuba had over a nation like the US in a collapse Some of the major disadvantages Cuba faced compared to a nation like the US How many Cubans committed suicide during the collapse The false promise of socialism and how it has disempowered the Cuban people How we can use what the Cuban’s learned prior to a collapse Additional Resources for Today’s Show Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day) Backwoods Home Magazine – (sponsor of the day) Backyard Food Production The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (full film on YouTube) Is Jack Spirko Smoking Crack – (video by a listener who says 13 skills is to many in one year – what say you?  BE NICE if you comment on his video, he isn’t being a jerk) Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.  

 Episode-1091- Listener Feedback for 3-18-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:17:24

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your eMails Today on The Survival Podcast we discuss theft by tax, food sovereignty, Lights Out as a movie, the rouge hoe, no till gardens, woody beds, composting and more. Yes it’s Monday so it is time for another round of your feedback, questions and commentary sent to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com. Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for jack” or “article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process. Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air. I also do put out a lot of information on Facebook from emails that I can’t fit on the program though so keep em coming. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Emails On A new kind of “tax” the really is theft!  Coming to American some day? Bankrupt city of Harrisburg bulldozes a garden space that was being leased from them A garden lesson – just because you see a bug doesn’t make him the villain A new TSP video and the Rouge Hoe kicks ass! Follow up on Jessica Hudson’s fight in Michigan Understanding state economies and their unfunded obligations A big announcement from David Crawford author of Lights Out Composting citrus peals, yes it is okay to do it Thoughts on mcorrhizal fungi booster products, jury is out but I like the idea Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Mint TSP Gear WalkingToFreedom Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day) Harvest Eating – (sponsor of the day) RT Video with the Segment on Cyprus Tax Theft in It Basically this is a Property Tax on Money Article on Bulldozing a Community Garden in Harrisburg Harrisburg Bulldozes a Community Garden – With the Video I Played on Air Google Maps View of the Supposed Overgrown Garden Contact Info for the City of Harrisburg Thugs that Blame a Garden for Crime The Rogue Hoe – I LOVE THIS THING! MycoGrow™: Mycorrhizal Fungi for Healthy Gardens – For info only I haven’t tried it yet. Light’s Out by David Crawford  – To Become a Series of Films My Latest Video on Contour Based Wood Core Gardens Help the Hudson Family in Michigan Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-1090- Listener Calls for 3-15-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:54:10

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your Calls Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on liberty, eggshell uses, time management, martial arts, permacutlure, dogs, housing, septic systems and more . Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details. Also please do your best to call from a quite area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard. I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get most of them on. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… Rally the troops, time to back a fellow citizen’s “right to farm” A person with several moves under their belt weighs in on WalkingToFreedom.com Several uses for eggshells Thoughts on time management for preppers and in general A veteran martial artist weighs in on my take on martial arts Do’s and don’ts of cover cropping Why we need to listen to things we don’t like and disagree with Planting weed free and using mulches and seed planting guidelines Building a new house, considerations for the prepper Planting apples and planting near septic systems Dealing with neighborhood dogs peeing on newly planted trees Setting up BOL housing Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) Free State Project – (sponsor of the day) My Plan for Assisting Sweet Peas Farm and Jessica Hudson and Contact Details for the Township Officials The Story of Oppression on Sweet Peas Farm – with a link to donate Direct link to Donate to Help Jessica Hudson of Sweet Peas Farm Lansing State Journal Article on Jessica Hudson Feeding Eggshells to Chickens Vermicomposting Eggshells Starting Seeds in Eggshells Sprinklers vs. Cats – (youtube video, note the audio is a bit childish and annoying but the point is made, it works) Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.  

 Episode-1089- Jacob Nielson on Energy Efficient Housing Options | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:50

TweetJacob Nielson is a home energy consultant.  He helps builders and homeowners build more efficient and effective homes along with improving the efficiency of existing housing. He also consults on designs of Net Zero homes.  Jacob has been a certified HERS rater for more than 6 years.  He also holds several other certifications including NAHB Green Verifier, BPI Building Performance Analyst, BPI Building Shell, and Texas Hero Home Energy Auditor. Jacob is originally from Utah but is now living in Lindale Texas with his wife and 3 kids.  One of their goals is to establish a small permaculture farm in East Texas, a goal they are only about a year away from achieving. Jacob blogs about his families efforts to live a sustainable life at ourprovidentlife.blogspot.com and they also run a Mason Bee Partner Program. Jacob joins us today to discuss various energy efficient housing options such as SIPs, ICFs and other “green technologies”.  We begin with a discussion on energy efficiencies and the importance of an “energy audit”.  We discuss common and also very expensive mistakes that often fail to provide any real results and how to avoid them.  This show will help those planning new construction and living in older homes equally. Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom JM Bullion – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) OurProvidentLife.blogspot.com – Jacob’s blog Mason Bee Partner Program Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-1088- Patrick Barron from DefiningTheMachine.com | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:08

TweetThe Machine is Why Nothing Changes Pat Barron is a former Independent candidate for congress in 2010,with over 25 years of experience working within both public and private mental health settings. Currently, Pat works for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.  Pat’s experience as a trained clinician, has helped to not only treat the symptoms of a problem, but to identify/understand the complex causes of the problem, and then find the straightest path to both stability and success. In the 2010 congressional election Pat Barron was an Independent candidate in the 3rd district against incumbent James McGovern and Republican Marty Lamb. Pat ran as a true outsider to Washington D.C. and political partisanship. Pat believes reform in Washington DC is the only solution to all our issues ranging from healthcare to infrastructure, to national defense. The current climate of partisanship, gridlock, national debt and congressional approval ratings in the teens substantiate this belief. Since the last election Pat Barron has been hard at work researching and developing a seminar he is now offering called “Defining the Machine”  Join Pat and I Today as We Discuss… Partisanship and political gridlock, why it occurs and how this influences policy and fund-raising The history of congressional committee term limits and does this help The Bipartisan Congressional Reform Act of 2002 The RNC, DNC, what and where is K Street and why this matters The difference between PACs, leadership PACs, and Super PACs Control by the political parties through the Party Dues System. Where your money goes when you donate to a candidate Why change can’t happen with the current system The fact that there is a published price list for committee seats A new congressman’s first job is basically the same as a 9 dollar and hour telemarketers Sponsorships and Co-sponsorships of bills are for sale on the House Floor Congressman can legally bribe each other in their own office based on a law they passed The only solution to this is education Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor of the day) Survival Gear Bags  – (sponsor of the day) Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-1087- Taking “Mob Grazing” to the Small Piece of Land | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:19:19

TweetThe Toulouse Goose, a Great Homestead Grazing Animal. We have discussed at brief quite a bit on “mob grazing” lately, specificlly the work of people like Alan Savory and Greg Judy and the amazing results they have had. This has resulted in a large number of questions to me about  how we can replicate this in smaller permaculture systems. The reality is it isn’t that difficult and simply by using smaller animals and understanding their behaviors we can gain similar results anywhere from a suburban yard to a small holding of a few acres. My hope today is that the entire concept of mob grazing is understood for what it actually is.  Simply animals moving through a system they way they naturally would in nature.  Along with why our current livestock need management to behave “naturally”.  This is based both on land size limitations and the loss of the animals normal instincts due to centuries of domestication. Join Me Today As We Discuss… What is “mob grazing” Why is mob grazing natural Why does mob grazing work Paddock shift and tractoring (advantages and disadvantages of each) Thoughts on different animals and their roles in paddock shift/tractoring Chickens Rabbits Quail Ducks Guineas Goats and Sheep Pigs Geese Understanding animal needs and making husbandry easy Developing systems that others can run for you (when traveling) Thinking differently about your land, it is all a garden Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Mint TSP Gear Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) Safe Castle Royal – (sponsor of the day) Greg Judy Presentation on Mob Grazing in MO Alan Savory Video on Mob Grazing (absolutely amazing before and after photos) Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-1086- More Listener Feedback – 3-11-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:23:03

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your eMails Today on The Survival Podcast we discuss, a walking to freedom update, QE Infinity, garden pests, shortages, the economy, vigilantism and more. Yes this is the type of show generally reserved for a Monday but at times the pure volume of listener questions and comments makes me feel compelled to do an extra feedback show. Today we have some amazing content and a very cool announcement. 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 do generally at least skim 100% of emails sent in this format. If the question is simple I often answer it directly, though this can’t always be done. I also do put out a lot of information on Facebook from emails that I can’t fit on the program though so keep em coming. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Emails On An update on WalkingToFreedom.com Where is all that QE Money, check Europe Mice in a garden, control and what it tells us permaculture wise Why some Atlanta suburbs are cutting ties with the big city officially Can you eat goldfish, well they’re carp which are the most eaten fish in the world How can we encourage investment into beyond organic style ranching and farming Some signs the gun and ammo shortage is abating a bit How Johnny Carson Cased a toilet paper shortage and what it should teach us What happens when law enforcement fails, citizens fill in the gaps Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Mint TSP Gear Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day) Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Fed Injects Record Money into European Banks Suburbs Secede from Atlanta (secede isn’t the right word but it is the title of the article) A New Model for Investing in Farmland – (Podcast I have not seen yet, so I am not saying anything good or bad about this just providing it as it accompanied a question from today. Greg Judy Presentation on Mob Grazing in MO Alan Savory Video on Mob Grazing (absolutely amazing before and after photos) Carson Caused a TP Shortage in 1973 The Rise of Vigilantism in Oakland – I say this is just the beginning Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-1085- Listener Calls for 3-8-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:05:01

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your Calls Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on building wealth, cold climate permacutlure, rocket stoves, persistent herbicides, making sausage, herbology, fuel forests, libertarianism  and more . Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details. Also please do your best to call from a quite area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard. I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get most of them on. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… Wealth Management for the 90% that isn’t silver or gold Permaculture in cold zones such a USDA 4A How to optimize rocket stoves for efficiency Using bluetooth for emergency communications Making your own breakfast sausage Yet another use for the amazing aloe plant Growing fuel wood and getting additional yields as well Prepping for apartment dwellers Are we now in an arm’s race with our own government Is there room for a Public Libraries in a libertarian system Thoughts on Alan Savory’s Ted Talk on high density grazing Sealing up an old failed pond Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day) Backwoods Home Magazine – (sponsor of the day) USDA Zones with Number of Growing Days for Each Paul Wheaton’s Rocket Stove Kickstarter La Mera, Mera, a Rocket Stove for Indoor Use Firewood Crops at Steven Harris’ Site – scroll down to Energy from Wood Waste / Wood Chips Alan Savory Video on Mob Grazing (absolutely amazing before and after photos) Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.  

 Episode-1084- Follow Up on Martial Arts and Simple Burials with Caroline Vuyadinov | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:34

TweetToday we have a two parter.  First some comments on the martial arts show yesterday have shown what I always see to be the biggest problem in martial arts to be a constant and chronic problem.  I am going to cover some real world facts about violence and what martial arts can and cannot do to abate them.  I am going to explain why there is no such thing a “the best martial art” in a way that all but those who don’t want to understand will understand. We are then going to have about a 30 minute interview with Caroline Vuyadinov of Chicago Land Green Burials.  Death is a subject we never really want to discuss but it is the fate that awaits us all.  Today one of the most expensive things you can do is die and I am not talking about the medical care leading up to it, I am talking about what is called “final expenses”.  It doesn’t have to be that way though. Personally I feel the death care industry is a scam that preys on people when they are at their very weakest.  That is why I am so excited to have Caroline on today to discuss the facts about dealing with death and the real need we all have to make what we want done with our remains known to those we will leave behind. Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Mint TSP Gear Walking to Freedom Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day) Harvest Eating – (sponsor of the day) Caroline’s Site Final Rights – (book Caroline Recommended) Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-1083- Young Smith on Martial Arts Training and Home Made Training Aids | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:15:13

TweetMuk Jong Dummies are Expensive but you can Build Your Own. Young Smith has studied and taught Martial Arts for 35 years.  He has also served as a Prison Chaplain, Massage Therapist,  Youth Minister and trained Multi-handicap persons to work regular jobs. Young  holds multiple Black Belt rankings but says of himself, “I’m not a ‘famous’ martial artist, or probably even that skilled – I have just been ‘beat up’ by some pretty incredible highly respected martial artists”. His is also CERT and CPR certified and has been a  TSP listener for about a year now. Today we discuss concepts like what does martial arts have to do with prepping, why not just own and know how to use a gun.   Why you should consider some martial arts even if you have a gun, a backup gun, a Tazer, a knife, a boot knife a wallet and a throw away wallet. How to determine the best martial art for yourself and what to look for in an instructor.  The often overlooked components at the student level, such as body type, age, phyical conditioning and the individual students true goals in life. How you can train without going to a martial arts class including some unique and somewhat seemingly unrelated options.  Thoughts on the value of “soft styles” such as Tai Chi and how they are often mistaught or misunderstood and why training “slow” can be just as effective as training fast. Thoughts on some useful homemade training tools like duffle bag punching bags, Makiwara-striking posts, Muk Jong-wooden dummies, swinging targets, juggling, balance posts and gardening-swinging a “weapon”/garden tool.  We finish up on thoughts of some non projectile weapons such as knives, rope darts and other improvised weapons. Additional Resources for Today’s Show Members Support Brigade TSP Gear Shop TSP Mint.com 13Skills.com Join Our Forum The Berkey Guy  – (sponsor of the day) Free State Project – (sponsor of the day) Walking to Freedom Young Smith’s Personal Blog Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-1082- Why the Economy Will Boom then Bust | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:25:19

TweetThere are two schools of thought that seem to exist about our economy right now.  The first seems to be we are screwed and very soon.  The second seems to be there is nothing to worry about, the economy will have ups and downs just like always but long term we will continue to grow and move forward. Both of these are short sighted.  The first view is like being told you have a treatable but eventually fatal cancer and assuming that means you will be dead by next week.  So you blow all your money on a big party and a trip around the world.  The second view is like just ignoring the cancer since it is slow moving and likely won’t kill you for a couple years, who knows you might survive 5 years or more so don’t worry about it. In both these scenarios the patient is harmed more then they should be.  The smart decision would be to evaluate and pursue the most common sense and reasonable treatment available while attempting to continuing living your life, hopefully valuing each day more and doing what you can to beat the odds and become an odds breaking survivor.  Well, in the case of our economy it isn’t you that has cancer, it is someone you care about.  Put into this context we understand why we need to take a sobering look at out economic future. Join Me Today As We Discuss… The Cancer The real lesson of “Walmart’s February Sales Disaster” The demographic bomb just around the corner replacement rate is 2.1 The cost of Social Security by 2017 – 1 Trillion Plus Annually (source DebtClock.org) Cost of Medicare/Medicaid by 2017 – 1 Trillion Plus Annually (source DebtClock.org) Interest Payments on Debt by 2020 – 800 Billion (source CBO) National Debt by 2017 – 22.6 Trillion (source DebtClock.org) How the hype around the sequester shows our pending doom Economic expert trump card?  It doesn’t mater because we print our own money! The Pre Cancer Party Printing money will work as long as your currency is exchangeable The natural gas boom is real, nothing creates prosperity like cheap energy The coming medical care disaster will have its on pre disaster boom The US will gain a large influx of international money Some sort of “amnesty” will pass and bring in a lot of tax dollars The Cancer Metastasizes and the Patient Goes Critical The boom creates steady inflation, said inflation gains steam Rates must be raised to quell inflation but it is a trap on existing debt Cheap energy isn’t so cheap as inflation eats away at affordability The tea cup and entitlement generations are becoming our main workforce Boomer retirement hits critical mass, most are working past 65 The real cost of Obamacare is realized in 2016-2020 Rising economies are better able to compete for investor confidence Many crises around the globe are not wasted and the dollar looses reserve status China becomes the largest economy in the world Commodities become the backer of currency, the US is bankrupt Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom JM Bullion – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) Simple Sequester Math A-Z Index of Government Departments US Debt Clock CBO Projections of US Debt Interest Payments by 2020 Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-1081- Listener Calls for 3-4-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:58:12

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your Calls Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on the ammo shortage, sports, permaculture, the Survival Podcast vision and more . Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details. Also please do your best to call from a quite area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard. I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get most of them on. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… How long before the gun and ammo shortage abates Why am I a Steelers fan, nothing to do with prepping, well sort of Thoughts and concerns with large scale swales in semi established forests What is the larger vision of TSP Why Steven Harris and I disagree on products like the PowerDome EX Identifying weeds and what they tell you about your property Ducks, the good, the bad, the ugly and the great Is there a perfect “first” small livestock animal Dealing with compacted soil the permaculture way Is there any benefit in tilling long term, no Dealing with cross pollination Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor of the day) Survival Gear Bags  – (sponsor of the day) Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.  

 Episode-1080- Glen Tate on Book 5 of the 299 Days Series | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:31:18

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 discuss a bit of the plot line for book five in the 299 Days book series. Today we discuss how and ongoing collapse will play out, how it will both divide and unite citizens and human nature during the worst of times.  We also discuss the problems creating the collapse at their core, some solutions, and why some components of the “union” may ball apart. 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. The story line of 299 Days is as follows, In it, the main character, Grant Matson, has a job that allows him to see what’s wrong with government. He realizes he needs to prepare for what’s coming and he does so. His wife, Lisa, is reluctant to prepare because she thinks things are just fine. When the civil unrest and political collapse hit in a dramatic way, it is undeniable that they need to leave their Olympia, Washington home and head to their cabin. But, Lisa is still reluctant; she desperately wants things to remain “normal.” Out at the cabin, a collection of amazing–yet real–people assemble. They create their own community because the government isn’t functioning in their area. They have to work together and, as a community, they manage to achieve some impressive results. Unlike most prepper stories, in 299 Days America suffers a partial collapse. The utilities stay one (due to a spell-binding plot twist) and the government functions in larger cities. People in rural areas still get some food and services from the government, but must increasingly rely on themselves. There are no zombies or cannibalism; 299 Days describes a much more likely partial collapse scenario. Grant’s friends, who work in government, describe how things continue to go down hill in the city and how the government is trying to maintain control. They describe exactly why the government, as big and powerful as it once was, cannot control things. Many in the military and law enforcement step in to stop the bad things; others in the military and law enforcement perpetuate the bad things. After a while out at the cabin, some important visitors arrive and present Grant with a difficult choice. Eventually, the Patriots–the side Grant is on–are forced to take on what’s left of the former government. There is a huge battle. In the end, Grant has an important job at the beginning of the rebuilding.   Additional Resources for Today’s Show Members Support Brigade TSP Mint TSP Gear 13 Skills Walking to Freedom Join Our Forum Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) Safe Castle Royal – (sponsor of the day) 299Days.com 299 Days on Facebook 299 Days on Twitter 299 Days on Amazon    

 Episode-1079- Jim Navarro on Hackerspaces and Makerspaces | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:23:50

TweetJim Navarro is a founder and Director of the board of Bridgewire Makerspace in Reno/Sparks NV.   His group is a community workshop that is member driven and is a non profit.  They have been around for 18 months and are growing daily. He joins us to explain the fundamental of the process they used in setting up their workshop and the hurdles along the way.  Plus how they run it during day to day ongoing operations. Professionally Jim is the Director of Security for one of the Forbes 400 and an NFA consultant and Armorer for a title 2 manufacturer in Reno.  Which Jim calls his “fun hobby job”. Today we discuss how to start a makerspace/hackerspace/community workshop.   The hurdles the problems and the positive results.   Then after how to run them and handle problems including why anyone should do this in the first place. We also discuss the entrepreneual spirit within the Makerspace community and how combined with systems like Kickstarter it is chaining the playing field for small businesses in America today.  Why be in hock to a venture capitalists (I call them vulture capitalists) when you can be privately funded by people that support your mission?  Why spend a fortune on prototyping when you can join a community, spend a few hundred dollars on some classes and dues and produce it yourself?  Heck why spend a fortune in bank loans for initial production equipment when you can ramp up using community based equipment? Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade TSPMint.com 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Gear Shop Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day) Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Jim’s Maker Space Facebook Page Jim’s Maker Space Website News Story on Jim’s Maker Space The Pinoccio – Too technical for me but many of you will love it The New Walking to Freedom Forum Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

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