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Jack Spirko "The Survival Podcast"

I have selected the best episodes for new preppers

Do a Internet search of the episode title to bring up a link.

Episode-5- Starting From Zero with Emergency Survival

Episode-8- 15 Misconceptions About Surviving Disasters

                         and Understanding Disaster Threats

Episode-10- 15 No Risk Survival Tactics

Episode-11- Can Socialism and Liberty Coexist?

Episode-13- The Individual Benefits of Green Energy

Episode-17- A Libertarian View of our Current Government

Episode-20- From Home to Homestead

Episode-25- Developing Situational Awareness for

                      Modern Survival Living

Episode-29- Setting and Prioritizing Survival Planning Goals

Episode-32- Making the Move from City to Country Living

Episode-33- The Unique Challenges of Economic Collapse               

                      Survival Planning

Episode-34- Seven Highly Underrated Survival Skills You                                                  Should Develop

Episode-35- Considering Your Options When Buying a Home

                      for Self Sufficiency

Episode-40- Is Global Cooling the Next Real Threat?

Episode-41- Thoughts on Flu Pandemic and Survival Planning

                      for Disease Outbreaks

Episode-42- Five Lies that Attack Individual Freedom and Liberty

                      and Economy

Episode-43- Five More Lies that Attack Individual Freedom and Liberty

Episode-47- Why We Prepare – Lesson of the Grasshopper and the Ant

Episode-50- How to Survive – An Overview of Modern Survivalist Philosophy

Episode-59- The Issues Test – Where do you Stand – Does it Matter?

Episode-60- Keeping Your Head in Tough Times

Episode-66- Secondary Income Opportunities for Modern Survival

Episode-70- Stored Food Gives you a High Return on Investment

Episode-71- Watch out for combined threats

Episode-85 What if Nothing Goes Wrong

Episode-91- Survival Prepping is a Good Investment

Episode-102- Modern Survivalism Pulling it all Together – Part 1

Episode-103- Pulling it all Together – Part 2

Episode-116- Making Due With What You Have

Episode-118- Understanding Multiple Systems of Dependence

Episode-123- There is No Downside to the Survival Lifestyle

Episode-125- Mental Simulations of Disaster Scenarios

Episode-127- Why You Must Store Food

Episode-128- Turning a Home into a Homestead

Episode-129- 6 Emergency Heat Options

Episode-131- Making Beer and Mead at Home

Episode-137- Individual Secession from The Systems

Episode-138- What if Climate Change Means Global Cooling?

Episode-144- More on State Sovereignty

Episode-150- Are all Survivalists Right Wing Politically Speaking

Episode-151- Finding The Time To Prep

Episode-152- Dealing With Anti Survivalist Stigma

Episode-172- Developing the Survival Skills Kit   Start 08:00

Episode-173- Do You Hide Who You Are

Episode-174- 12 Simple Steps Toward Modern Survival Living

Episode-175- Planning vs Paranoia.                    Start at 5:35

Episode-178- Six Potential TEOTWAWKI Threats.  Start 4:50

Episode-183- Why Do Preppers Prep?                Start at 4:00

Episode-187- Conspiracy Theories Nonsense and Reality.    Start at 5:05

Episode-190- Is a Global Food Shortage Inevitable?                                                                                            Start at 13:34

Episode-191- Survival Reaction Mentality        Start at 14:27


Episode-193- Debt Elimination is Survivalism 101 Start 5:21

Episode-194 The Modern Survival Philosophy     Start 03:02

Episode-237- Listener Questions 

 A New Lady Prepper asks                                 Start at 07:33

How do you stay positive once you wake up to danger                                                                                       

Episode-239- Starting Out as a Young Survivalist                                                                                               Start at 09:35

Episode-24-Audience Questions                      Start at 08:36


What are the advantages/disadvantages of living in the city, small towns, suburbs, remotely, etc.?

Is cooking an important skill to learn for SHTF and daily survival?

Episode-242- Overlooked Preps for Modern Survivalists                                                                                      Start at 10:28

Episode-245- Dealing With A Job Loss             Start at 10:58

Episode-251- Prepper Mentality vs. Self Sufficient Mentality                                                                                 Start at 8:47

Episode-261- The Debt Prison vs. the Survivalist

Episode-264- The Core Concepts of The Survival Podcast Community

Episode-269- The Issues Test, Where Do you Stand and Why?

Episode-279- The Foundational Principle of Modern Survivalism

Episode-281- An Interview With Listener Barb Harrington

Episode-283- Emergency Vehicle Preparations ( Bug Out Vehicle )

Episode-284- 20 Simple Steps to More Independence

Episode-285-Listener Questions                       Start at 46:15

What advice do I have on choosing a dog for a family companion and protector

Episode-286- The Homestead Dog                      Start at 5:45

Episode-298- Starting the Journey from Grasshopper to Ant                                                                          Start at 5:32

Episode-303- It is The Systems not The System. Start 06:42

Episode-309- 10 Thoughts on Rural Living

Episode-310- Listener Questions.                     Start at 04:10 


Could we ever go to a “flat tax”, why and why not ?

Episode-313- Audience Questions.                    Start at 38:28

Why am I personally so loose on Operational Security ? 


What advice do I have for others on OPSEC ?

How can you open minds about prepping in 60 seconds ?

Episode-319- Ten Principles of Modern Survivalism.                                                                                           Start at 05:24

​Episode-320- The 5 Rules of Food Storage for Modern Survivalists                                                         Start at 04:28

Episode-324- The Evil Twins of Debt and Taxes  Start 06:10

Episode-327- Listener Questions                      Start at 39:23

Settling a gun argument between a husband and wife, is there a cut and dry answer

Episode-354- Four Rules of Storing Food         Start at 04:50

Episode-359- Can You Feed Yourself                 Start at 06:09

Episode-369- The Cancer and Slavery of Debt     Start 06:54

Episode-370- Situational Awareness vs Normalcy Bias                                                                                         Start at 04:19

Episode-371- 10 Under Rated Post TEOTWAWKI Skills                                                                                         Start at 04:52

Episode-375- The Common Factors of Three Different Disasters                                                               Start at 06:47

Episode-376- Underrated TEOTWAWKI Skills from the Audience                                                              Start at 10:50

Episode-391- Individual Revolution and Freedom  Start 4:02

Episode-401- RVs as a Survival Prep                Start at 06:35

Episode-404- Food Storage for Better Living Today                                                                                              Start at 07:20

Episode-416- Dealing With Violent Confrontations                                                                                               Start at 09:15

Episode-421- How to Develop Your Personal Survival Plan                                                                                 Start at 07:00

Episode-423- Thoughts on the Use of Deadly Force                                                                                              Start at 04:17

Episode-435- The Revolution is You                 Start at 10:12

Episode-437- The Road to Individual Energy Independence                                                                                Start at 07:25

Episode-441- Survival Podcast Listener Feedback                                                                                                Start at 52:33

How do you negotiate big ticket purchases like vehicles, boats, real estate and RVs

Episode-442- Listener Feedback                       Start at 19:50

Thoughts on a carry gun for a Lady and problems with a Bersa 380

Episode-443- Change Your Nation By Changing Yourself                                                                                    Start at 07:50 


Episode-450- The Bridge Between Self Reliance and Self Sufficiency                                                           Start at 08:32


​Episode-454- Listener Feedback                        Start at 44:07

How do you deal with failure in life day to day, not just in a SHTF?

Episode-457- Putting Your House Hold in Order    Start 4:52

Episode-461- Why Survivalism?                        Start at 06:38

Episode-464- Listener Feedback                       Start at 10:36

Getting a worried spouse on board with gun ownership

Episode-465- Technology Based Tools for Preppers

Episode-467- If the World Doesn’t End Won’t You Feel Stupid?                                                                 Start at 09:00

Episode-474- Disaster Probability, Impact and Commonality                                                       Start at 05:58

Episode-475- What a Few Big Disaster Scenarios Might Be Like                                                                       Start at 05:51

Episode-476- Building That Better Life             Start at 04:56 


Episode-483- 20 Simple Steps to Basic Preparedness                                                                                          Start at 05:56


Episode-485- Call In Thursday                           Start at 32:00


Chemical dependency and disaster

Episode-490- Establishing Local Resource Knowledge in Advance of Disaster                                           Start at 06:00

Episode-492- Survival Podcast Call In             Start at 23:22

How do you get a resistant spouse to be okay with prepping

Episode-495- The Unique Needs of the Urban and Suburban Prepper

Episode-502- Bugging In vs. Bugging Out – Answering with Logic

​Episode-506- Why We Prep – The Real Reasons  Start 04:59

Episode-521- Why I Think The Way I Do            Start at 05:08

Episode-528- Listener Feedback                        Start at 35:12

A story of how prepping for two teachers held a friend in need

Episode-531- Life On Your Own Terms              Start at 06:45

Episode-534- Prep? Save Money? Or Enjoy Life?  Start 5:18

Episode-536- Call In Friday                                Start at 04:58

How can a house hold of women deal with danger during a breakdown if unarmed

Episode-553- Ten Ways to Test Your Preps      Start at 06:34

Episode-554- Listener Calls                               Start at 06:28

A listener relays his experience with a rural black out

Back up heating options

Using motorcycles in an emergency or during an energy crisis


Episode-564- Listener Feedback.                      Start at 27:00

Dealing with stigma, bias and “fringe groups” calling themselves survivalists

Episode-610- Staying Positive in a World Full of Disaster                                                                                    Start at 06:10

Episode-620- Frank Sharpe Jr. on Armed and Unarmed    Self Defense                                                        Start at 04:55

Episode-625- Keeping Your Wits When Others are Losing Their’s                                                                  Start at 05:38

Episode-626- Prepping from Starting Out to Advanced Tactics                                                                  Start at 05:40

Episode-632- Listener Calls.                              Start at 30:34

The real source of bias against preppers by media and the sheeple

Episode-635- Creating Your Vision of Liberty      Start 06:23

Episode-637- Listener Call.  Dealing with drug addicts during a SHTF

Episode-648- Reaching the Unreachable          Start at 06:06

Episode-649- Listener Calls                               Start at 05:34

Self defense on vacation and situational awareness

Self defense tools for woman where a gun isn’t an option     


Episode-653- Thirteen Interesting Facts About Liberty.                                                                                        Start at 05:07

Episode-670- The Power of Redundancy          Start at 05:40 

Episode-672- Embracing Technology as a Modern Survivalist

Episode-673- Listener Calls.                               Start at 11:44

How do you deal with the dead in a SHTF scenario

Episode-677- Listener Calls.                               Start at 41:09

Using high profile disasters to evangelize preparedness

Episode-680- 14 Steps to the Personal Libertarian Lifestyle.                                                              Start at 05:40

Episode-687- Listener Calls.                              Start at 25:57

What can be done to get more women into survival living

Episode-689- Dr. Kyle Christensen on Herbal and Alternative Remedies

Episode-691- Listener Call.                               Start at 05:54  

 Is it getting easier to share prepping and if so why

Episode-704- Listener Feedback.                     Start at 50:40

Dealing with deniers, the easy way.

Episode-707- Steven Harris on Bio Fuels for Personal Energy Independence.                                       Start at 05:33

Episode-712- Listener Calls.                              Start at 50:54

Keeping ( and Being an ) Every Day Carry Minimalist

Episode-732- Leadership and Its Role for American Survival                                                                Start at 04:49

Episode-743- Paul Seyfried on Nuclear Biological Chemical ( NBC ) Underground Shelter Construction.     Start at 04:45

Episode-755- Steven Harris on Making Alcohol Based Fuels at Home

Episode-782- James Sellars on Dealing With Anxiety  04:40

Episode-794- Chad Kuntz on Back Up Generators       07:52

Episode-797- Avoiding Prepper Burn Out         Start at 05:49

Great episode for first year preppers who are overwhelmed

Episode-798- Steven Harris on Solar Heating Systems                                                                                         Start at 06:24

Episode-806- Freedom and Liberty in a World of Tyranny                                                                                     Start at 06:28

Episode-809- Passion, Persistence and Planning Always Beat Paranoia

Episode-830- Listener Feedback                       Start at 23:40 

Thoughts on portable back up heat

How to get a husband on board with the self sufficiency component of prepping

Moving from hobby farm to profitable business

Episode-834- Listener Calls                               Start at 32:14

A listeners story on lots of production from a tiny urban garden

Episode-836- Understanding Multi System Dependence

                                                                              Start at 5:40

Episode-840- Steven Harris on Alternative Energy Technologies Part 1                                            Start at 5:25

Episode-845- Ben Franklin on Modern Survivalism Star 5:45

Episode-861- Listener Feedback                   Start at 1:02:04

One listener shares his transformation story it should inspire us all.

A young listener shows up what self reliance looks like.

What I want every listener and member of the TSP community to never forget.

Episode-873- Steven Harris on Alternative Energy Technologies Part 2                                             Start at 9:19

Episode-876- Listener Calls                               

What might martial law be like and what might cause it

Pandemic ?                                                         Start at 22:21                                                                     

How I now describe a vote, “my endorsement as a citizen”

                                                                              Start at 37:25

Healthy and Unhealthy Fear in Prepping          Start at 46:46                     

Thoughts on a libertarian view of zoning laws and deprogramming                                               Start at 1:18:32                                                                        

Episode-877- CB Radio as a Practical Prep with Clay Vitis

                                                                               Start at 6:48

Episode-887- How to Talk to Others About Prepping    7:10

Episode-889- Xavier Hawk on the Transition from Urban to Rural Living                                                          Start at 4:20

Episode-891- Listener Feedback

How do you control anger at all the malice and assclownery in the world                                                          Start at 7:55

Episode-893- Why Being a Lone Wolf Won’t Work for 99% or More of Disasters                                           Start at 6:54

Episode-897- Steven Harris on Alternative Energy Technologies Part 3                                            Start at 5:06

Episode-899- Security During a Break Down   Start at 6:13

Episode-905- Listener Feedback                       Start at 14:15

One listener tells us how TSP won her over and I tell you the lesson for all of us in it

Episode-913- Listener Calls                               

Questions on rural property and issues like wells, septic tanks, garbage, etc                                            Start at 17:16

Episode-917- 11 Common Gardening, Permaculture and Homesteading Questions                                 Start at 6:55

Episode-918- Listener Calls

How we can encourage self sufficiency in children especially our daughters                                   Start at 15:35

Episode-920- Building Self Reliance in Our Children    5:24

Episode-928- Amateur Radio and Scanners with Tim Glance

                                                                              Start at 7:09

Episode-931- 15 Questions and Answers on Preparedness

                                                                              Start at 6:18

Episode-939- Steven Harris on Dealing with a Large Scale Blackout – Part 1                                                 Start at 6:30

Episode-940- Steven Harris on Dealing with a Large Scale Blackout – Part 2                                                 Start at 7:24

Episode-941- Listener Calls                               Start at 22:55

Thoughts on the danger of gangs in a break down

Episode-949- Listener Feedback

Balancing community and personal safety along with right to privacy                                                            Start at 57:40

Episode-972- Listener Feedback                   Start at 1:31:04

Why mind set is more important than stuff


The way to have the nation of our past in the here and now

Episode-976- Listener Calls


What can young children do to be more involved with prepping                                                             Start at  23:55                                                        

How much stock should we put into canned food expiry dates                                                                   Start at 46:00

Episode-980- Steven Harris on Long Term Fuel Storage

                                                                            Start at 6:37

Episode-1002- The Why, What and How of Modern Homesteading                                                     Start at 10:15

Episode-1004- Steven Harris on Everything Generators  Part 1 of 2                                                            Start at 5:30


Episode-1004- Steven Harris on Everything Generators  Part 2 of 2                                                            Start at 3:55

Episode-1007- Listener Calls                          Start at 1:38:39


Why do I seem to know so much about so many things 

Episode-1008- Listener Feedback                     Start at 30:25

Ebay and Craig’s List for Good Deals and Income

Episode-1011- What is Modern Survivalism Really All About

                                                                             Start at 10:10

Episode-1012- Listener Calls

Advantages and disadvantages of eBooks     Start at 10:30

Generator terms explained and what to inspect when buying a used generator                                 Start at 1:21:48

Why boiling DOSE NOT make all water safe to drink 1:42:45

Episode-1022- Listener Calls 

Thoughts on moving and weighing options     Start 1:06:03

Episode-1023- Listener Feedback 

The real reason people say “screw others” during a disaster – FEAR                                                  Start at 16:02

Episode-1026- Building Resiliency in our Children        7:10

Episode-1031- Listener Calls


How to increase situational awareness            Start at 44:18

Prepping for those that wear glasses and contacts  1:14:02

Episode-1032- Listener Feedback

How to build community by letting go of an agenda    41:44

Episode-1036- Listener Calls                             

Bugging out may be harder then you think, for a different reason then you think                                        Start at 45:10

Thoughts on martial arts & self defense in general  1:06:22

Episode-1044- Meals in Jars with Jennifer Ess and Starting Out as a Prepper                                                Start at 33:36

Episode-1045- Every Day “Disasters” and DIY Prepping and The Criminal Mindset with David Nash            17:54

Episode-1050- Listener Calls                          Start at 1:28:05

Bringing the warrior mindset into your financial life 


Episode-1052- The Need for Skill Set Development in a Changing World                                                    Start at 7:00                         

Episode-1055- Listener Calls

Increasing security in and around your home     Start 28:30

If you want to serve become a leader            Start at 1:12:35

Home remedies and why to avoid replacement  methodology                                                    Start at 1:35:44

Episode-1056- Zero to Prepared – Fast, Simple and Low Cost – Part 1                                                     Start at 4:49


Episode-1057- Zero to Prepared – Fast, Simple and Low Cost- Part 2 


Episode-1058- Listener Feedback


Why moving to the middle of no where isn’t necessarily a great idea                                                            Start at 32:30


Episode-1059- The Evolving Meaning of a Self Sufficient Lifestyle                                                               Start at 7:10

Episode-1062- Listener Calls

A listener gives GREAT prepping tips from a female perspective                                             Start at 17:43


Prepping for Aging Parents                           Start at 1:16:03

Episode-1067- Listener Calls                         Start at 58:35

The importance of friends and community in a breakdown

Episode-1072- Listener Calls                           

If I only had 200 dollars how would I prep         Start at 6:09

Micro hydro for electrical production on the homestead

Firearms training when ammo is scarce and/or expensive

A new way of seeing “prepper groups”           Start at 48:18

Thoughts on smug attitudes toward the unprepared 1:17:26

Episode-1073- Listener Feedback 

A pharmacist weighs in on how to stock pile 90 days of any maintenance medication                                   Start at 12:47

Episode-1077- Listener Feedback

Cooking in a crock pot while driving down the road, simple and easy use of a prep                                   Start at 1:27:50

Episode-1078- More Listener Feedback           Start at 57:57

The most compelling case I can give you for self sufficiency

Episode-1086- More Listener Feedback

How Johnny Carson Cased a toilet paper shortage and what it should teach us                                  Start at 1:09:02

What happens when law enforcement fails, citizens fill in the gaps                                                           Start at 1:12:24

Episode-1090- Listener Calls                            Start at 39:37

Thoughts on time management for preppers and in general

Why we need to listen to things we don’t like and disagree with                                                                  Start at 1:04:19

Building a new house, considerations for the prepper                                                                                     Start at 1:35:40

Setting up BOL housing                                Start at 1:42:51

Episode-1093- Michael Jordan Developing a Prepper Group

                                                                               Start at 6:14

Episode-1095- Listener Calls                             

Prepping works when the SHTF for you personally    51:07

Race considerations for the prepper community     1:12:45

Why I work when I am sick & think it's a great idea  1:44:20

Episode-1101- Listener Feedback

Is it ever appropriate to criticize religious ideas, if so when

                                                                          Start at 1:28:12

Episode-1105- Listener Calls

Getting started with making alcohol beer, wine, mead and distillation                                                        Start at 1:20:56

Episode-1106- Listener Feedback 

A very interesting SHTF barter risk question, one I have never heard before                                            Start at 23:15

​The basic definition of things like liberal, conservative and lobbyist                                                       Start at 52:01

Episode-1107- Women of Prepping Series Episode 1  11:34

Episode-1117- Women of Prepping Series Episode 2    8:24

Episode-1139- Women of Prepping Series Episode 3   

Episode-1140- Women of Prepping Series Episode 4    8:50

Episode-1156- Woman of Prepping Series Episode 5  10:50

Episode-1162- Women of Prepping Series Episode 6    8:05

Episode-1234- Women of Prepping Series Episode 8  15:54

Episode-1238- Jenna Woginrich from The One Woman Farm

                                                                               Start at 7:54

Episode-1265- Christine Faith on Backyard and Urban Farming                                                               Start at 10:01

Episode-1276- Beth Warford of PrettyLoaded.Org       10:04

Episode-1113- Fodder Systems and Small Scale Farming

with Teresa Hord                                                  Start at 5:25

Episode-1300- Lisa Haywood on Prepping from a Legal Stand Point                                                         Start at 34:13

Episode-1346- Demetria Clark on Herbs for Living and Healing                                                                Start at 14:05

Episode-1846- Jessica Mills on Light Weight Back Packing and Rebooting in Nature                                     Start at 6:50

Episode-2010- Nicole Sauce on Building Local Demand in a Niche Market                                                      Start at 12:53

Episode-2104- Nicole Sauce on the Prepping Mindset in Business                                                               Start at 7:00

Episode-2113- Cat Ellis on Self Reliance though Herbal Medicine                                                                Start at 8:55

Episode-2257- Nicole Sauce on From Side Hustle to Full Time Gig

Episode-2262- Sara Chana Silverstein on Herbal Medicine

Episode-2326- Teri Page on Homesteading with Children

Episode-2502- Nicole Sauce on Making Community Count

Episode-2551- Morgan Rogue on Prepping with Kids

Episode-2639- Urban Gardening and 130 Varieties of Tomatoes with Emma Biggs

Episode-2648- Raising Meat Chickens with Shelby DeVore

Episode-1108- Saunas for Health, Sanitation and Grid Down Resiliency                                                             Start at 7:01

Episode-1114- Jeremy Lesniak on Martial Arts, Conflict Avoidance and Fitness                                      Start at 11:25

Episode-1118- Lou Hayes on 6 Core Tactical Skills       6:55

Episode-1125- Listener Feedback

A story of a tragedy averted that could have gotten worse and lessons learned                                       Start at 1:12:46

Episode-1127- Risk Assessments and Readiness Audits

                                                                          Start at 17:23

Episode-1128- Listener Calls

Roof water harvesting and how to do it safely for drinking water                                                                 Start at 26:20


Can rights be suspended under martial law, yes, should they be, it depends                                         Start at 1:36:29

Episode-1130- All About Urban Homesteading              9:54

Episode-1131- Melanie Sorrentino on Tiny Houses       7:34

Episode-1135- Prepping from a Teen’s Point of View with Austyn Lehman                                                  Start at 5:42

Episode-1143- The Patriot Nurse on Medical Prep and Medical Myths                                                    Start at 6:35

Episode-1145- Listener Calls                           Start at 45:45

How much cash at minimum should you keep on hand

What career paths will be valuable after a major economic shift                                                                     Start at 54:32

Episode-1149- William Golightly on Buying Rural Land  5:32

Episode-1151- Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy on The Survival Medicine Handbook                                            Start at 8:20

Episode-1154- Listener Calls

Why trying to prep specifically for a long term grid down situation is a mistake                                         Start at 5:49

An example of a real world emergency and why you can’t bet on seasonality                                             Start at 19:15

Why discouragement from the garden happens to all of us at times                                                              Start at 28:37

Episode-1159- Listener Calls

Tips for starting out a new shooter, specifically a spouse

                                                                        Start at 1:34:22

How to get your wife to take a day of professional firearms training and want to go again                      Start at 1:38:39

How back up power is a great way to share prepping                                                                                    Start at 1:50:16

A listener tells us how awesome debt freedom is   1:51:02

Episode-1164- Curt Linville on the Power of a Prepared Community                                                           Start at 8:40

Episode-1166- The Fundamental Mentality of Modern Survivalism                                                           Start at 5:45

Episode-1168- Survival Podcast Listener Calls

How do you prepare and store up resources and still be a generous person                                             Start at 1:44:08


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