Comments for Today's Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Sun, 20 Nov 2016 15:28:32 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 Comment on Episode 289 – Passionate About Prepping, Allison Harris by Ep. 6- Alli’s Hubby Talks About Winter Survival – Passionate About Prepping http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-289-passionate-about-prepping-allison-harris/comment-page-1/#comment-2106 Sun, 20 Nov 2016 15:28:32 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=2276#comment-2106 […] Episode 289 – Passionate About Prepping, Allison Harris […]

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Comment on Episode 289 – Passionate About Prepping, Allison Harris by Ep. 5- More Ways to Become Self Reliant – Passionate About Prepping http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-289-passionate-about-prepping-allison-harris/comment-page-1/#comment-2105 Sun, 13 Nov 2016 14:09:33 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=2276#comment-2105 […] Episode 289 – Passionate About Prepping, Allison Harris […]

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Comment on Episode 251 – Raided by SPP069 The S Just Hit the Fan, Now What? | Living For Longer http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-251-raided/comment-page-1/#comment-2101 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:03:50 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=2112#comment-2101 […] We also talked about a guest that Bob Mayne had on his show that was raided by homeland security because of something he said on a podcast about cleaning up after a disaster. You can listen to that show here. […]

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Comment on Episode 238 – Disaster Clean Up and Mitigation by Weekly Survival Reader: March 17-21 | Prep-Blog.com http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-238-disaster-clean-up-and-mitigation/comment-page-1/#comment-1820 Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:02:10 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=2074#comment-1820 […] 2014 * Organic Gardening: A Best-Practices Guide to Growing Tomatoes * Today’s Survival Show: Episode 238 – Disaster Clean Up and Mitigation * The Truth About Guns: BREAKING: CT State Police Chief: No Plan to Go Door-to-Door Confiscating […]

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Comment on Ep. 211 – Did we temporarily have a police state? by Interview on Today’s Survival Show podcast http://www.todayssurvival.com/ep-211-did-we-temporarily-have-a-police-state/comment-page-1/#comment-1796 Sat, 11 May 2013 19:10:50 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1972#comment-1796 […] Mayne had me on Episode 211 of Today’s Survival Show podcast.  It’s a good one.  We talk about the Boston […]

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Comment on Ep. 209 – The Value of Skills by bigqueue http://www.todayssurvival.com/ep-209-the-value-of-skills/comment-page-1/#comment-1788 Wed, 24 Apr 2013 06:20:19 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1966#comment-1788 Skills are the long term thing we will all “trade”….yup….doing things for people will be big! I agree with repair…..and teaching since people will be in need and needing to get things done themselves….
 
Car repair….snow blower,lawn mower repair…..home carpentry…..even simple stuff like doing things for aging people who need help.
 
BTW: I think the race to the bottom will be a slow sinking one….no bit rush for SHTF stuff…..but a slow slide to hell.

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Comment on Ep. 205 – Bug Out Truck by Zach And Jeff Featured on “Today’s Survival Show” | Bug Out Truck Blog http://www.todayssurvival.com/ep-205-but-out-truck/comment-page-1/#comment-1762 Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:35:19 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1933#comment-1762 […]   http://www.todayssurvival.com/ep-205-but-out-truck/ […]

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Comment on Ep. 194 – Building a Prepping Team by Interview on Today’s Survival Show (Episode 194): How to Form a Prepper Team http://www.todayssurvival.com/ep-194-building-a-prepping-team/comment-page-1/#comment-1752 Sat, 15 Dec 2012 14:43:36 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1885#comment-1752 […] This is a great interview on Today’s Survival Show. […]

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Comment on Ep. 184 – C.R.K.T. Knives (Review) by Ep. 184 – C.R.K.T. Knives (Review) – Today's Survival Show | Survival Knives http://www.todayssurvival.com/ep-184-c-r-k-t-knives-review/comment-page-1/#comment-1743 Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:13:06 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1781#comment-1743 […] Ep. 184 – C.R.K.T. Knives (Review) – Today's Survival Show by Bushcraft Knives on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 | No Comments Ep. 184 – C.R.K.T. Knives (Review) – Today's Survival Show by Bushcraft Knives on Saturday, April 21st, 2012 | No Comments Selecting a survival or defensive …www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1781 […]

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Comment on Ep. 184 – C.R.K.T. Knives (Review) by Ep. 184 – C.R.K.T. Knives (Review) – Today's Survival Show | Survival Knives http://www.todayssurvival.com/ep-184-c-r-k-t-knives-review/comment-page-1/#comment-1742 Sat, 21 Apr 2012 15:22:14 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1781#comment-1742 […] Ep. 184 – C.R.K.T. Knives (Review) – Today's Survival Show by Bushcraft Knives on Saturday, April 21st, 2012 | No Comments Selecting a survival or defensive knife is the subject of this episode. Matt Czosnek and I discuss how to select a defensive or survival knife as we review 4 CRKT …www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1781 […]

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Comment on Episode 155 – Survival Footwear, Survival Tip #1 of the week. by Bryan A. http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-155-survival-footwear-survival-tip-1-of-the-week/comment-page-1/#comment-1631 Sun, 20 Nov 2011 16:53:34 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1655#comment-1631 Bob, Great podcast! You are absolutely correct with the need for proper footwear, regardless of what you are doing. If you don’t take care of your feet, your feet will not take care of you!

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Comment on Episode 155 – Survival Footwear, Survival Tip #1 of the week. by Gene http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-155-survival-footwear-survival-tip-1-of-the-week/comment-page-1/#comment-1628 Mon, 14 Nov 2011 02:07:49 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1655#comment-1628 I make it a habit, that unless i am attending some special function; i am always in a pair of boots that would work as well for survival wear or bug out wear as they do for everyday chores.

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Comment on Ep. 166 – Non Lethal Self Defense Weapons by Joseph Morris http://www.todayssurvival.com/ep-166-non-lethal-self-defense-weapons/comment-page-1/#comment-1625 Fri, 11 Nov 2011 16:49:19 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1703#comment-1625 Bob, great podcast! I could relate when you talked about your family thinking that you are strange, haha. Great points about the knife and pen, like you talked about where you aren’t permitted to have a gun you can always carry those types of products to save your life.

Thanks again for allowing me to guest post, and thank you very much for covering it in so much depth!

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Comment on Ep. 164 – The Prepper’s Podcket Guide by Guns and Shooting Sports http://www.todayssurvival.com/ep-164-the-pocket-preppers-guide/comment-page-1/#comment-1621 Fri, 04 Nov 2011 14:48:25 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1689#comment-1621 Got a pressure canner — am now canning lots of stews and soups.

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Comment on Ep. 164 – The Prepper’s Podcket Guide by Laurie http://www.todayssurvival.com/ep-164-the-pocket-preppers-guide/comment-page-1/#comment-1617 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 16:47:20 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1689#comment-1617 USE coupons, folks. Take a class! ask a friend, contact your local recreation center or food pantry. Everybody is teaching classes these day. I’ve stockpiled a ton of real food because I use coupons. It’s FREE money. How can we seriously ignore FREE money. I save at least 50% a week on every food product I buy. I save 90% on personal products which frees up money for food!!

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Comment on Ep. 164 – The Prepper’s Podcket Guide by Sierra Dave http://www.todayssurvival.com/ep-164-the-pocket-preppers-guide/comment-page-1/#comment-1616 Fri, 28 Oct 2011 11:03:08 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1689#comment-1616 Sam’s club sells 50 pound bags of rice for $17. Throw in two buckets and lids for $6 and you will feel much better about being able to survive. That price is about half of what you would pay if you bought smaller 5 and 10 pound bags at Wallmart.

I know since half my store is in smaller bags until I hit Sam’s and found the big savings.

I sleep well with my 800 pounds of rice. Plus everything else of course.

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Comment on Ep. 164 – The Prepper’s Podcket Guide by Quick Update-Podcasts! | The Apartment Prepper's Blog http://www.todayssurvival.com/ep-164-the-pocket-preppers-guide/comment-page-1/#comment-1615 Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:30:40 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1689#comment-1615 […] Today’s Survival Show Episode #164 with Bob Mayne […]

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Comment on Episode 163 – Home Security (revisited) by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-163-home-security-revisited/comment-page-1/#comment-1614 Thu, 27 Oct 2011 02:00:19 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1686#comment-1614 That’s a good question, I don’t know the answer to that. I do know someone I can talk to about this as a matter of fact. Give me a little time, I’ll let you know. Thanks for the comment.

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Comment on Episode 163 – Home Security (revisited) by Sierra Dave http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-163-home-security-revisited/comment-page-1/#comment-1613 Thu, 27 Oct 2011 00:47:06 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1686#comment-1613 I’m curious about the legality of discussing something that is currently illegal. Do you have to preface a comment with “in a hypothetical situation”.

As I understand it, planning to commit a crime is a crime unto itself.

I want America to resolve it’s financial problems and thrive, but don’t see it happening. How do I safely talk about living in a WROL world talking/planning on how to survive, knowing that current laws will be violated.

I’ve googled and searched some free speech sites but not found anything yet. Maybe you, Mr. Maynes, have a legal representative. One whom you can consult.

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Comment on Episode 163 – Home Security (revisited) by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-163-home-security-revisited/comment-page-1/#comment-1611 Wed, 26 Oct 2011 06:11:29 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1686#comment-1611 Good comment, I agree.

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Comment on Episode 163 – Home Security (revisited) by Sierra Dave http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-163-home-security-revisited/comment-page-1/#comment-1609 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 18:48:04 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1686#comment-1609 How about pre and post SHTF security. Booby traps are illegal now, but post WROL?

Myself personally, after a collapse, would not have anything that I or a farm animal could stumble into. But should bad people be in the act of trying to sneak up or attack me, I have no problem with an activated trap to injure or kill.

If people are trespassing onto your property at night with guns. They have bad intent.

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Comment on Episode 160 – Herbs and edible plants, part 2 by Debra http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-160-herbs-and-edible-plants-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-1595 Fri, 07 Oct 2011 18:14:35 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1678#comment-1595 I have to agree with Wade about the dangers and health benefits of herbs. I am an avid user myself preferring to go to my backyard before going to a doctor. Caution, caution, caution. Know what you are doing before doing it. Great post. I will be back for more.

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Comment on Episode 160 – Herbs and edible plants, part 2 by Sierra Dave http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-160-herbs-and-edible-plants-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-1587 Sat, 01 Oct 2011 22:34:47 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1678#comment-1587 What about Duckweed?
Not an expert here. But from what I have read, it could be a food source until normal veggies come into harvest. Which is easily a month or three.

It can double it’s mass in a day!

Sierra Dave

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Comment on Episode 154 – Herbs and wild edible plants for survival health. by WadeNLA http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-154-herbs-and-wild-edible-plants-for-survival-health/comment-page-1/#comment-1583 Thu, 29 Sep 2011 23:09:40 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1653#comment-1583 Sorry that last link should be…
http://theconsciouslife.com/9-natural-anti-inflammatory-herbs.htm

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Comment on Episode 154 – Herbs and wild edible plants for survival health. by WadeNLA http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-154-herbs-and-wild-edible-plants-for-survival-health/comment-page-1/#comment-1582 Thu, 29 Sep 2011 23:07:20 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1653#comment-1582 I am going to try to cite sources a little bit more to help people out.

I still can not post to the forum but I hope this gets to you mosierm:
In regards to treating basil for arthritis

this will give you a good general idea what a humectrant is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humectant

This will give you some good info on why injesting basil is a good idea.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1216278/How-eating-fresh-basil-help-banish-arthritic-aches-pains.html

if basil is not working… try other herbs listed here.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1216278/How-eating-fresh-basil-help-banish-arthritic-aches-pains.html

Good luck and get back to me and let me know how your doing.

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Comment on Episode 154 – Herbs and wild edible plants for survival health. by WadeNLA http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-154-herbs-and-wild-edible-plants-for-survival-health/comment-page-1/#comment-1581 Thu, 29 Sep 2011 22:53:22 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1653#comment-1581 Sierra Dave
Yes I do know about duckweed and it really awsome stuff. The only drawback I see is that it needs a lot of water and it water might be in short supply in a situation…but for people that have there own pool or can rig up a rain water run off (what I understand of it it it can actually filter the water too as its growing) it would be an “extra” savy type of thing to grow!

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Comment on Episode 160 – Herbs and edible plants, part 2 by WadeNLA http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-160-herbs-and-edible-plants-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-1580 Thu, 29 Sep 2011 22:42:40 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1678#comment-1580 Last but not least… I dont not have a website but if you would like to email me about herbs at wadecgeorge24@yahoo.com. And I would be happy to help you when I can (I have a full time job and I wont be able to respond right away… BUT I WILL GET BACK TO YOU) and point you in the right direction (with references and such) my spam filter is set pretty high so write this in the subject line…. “I HEARD YOU ON TODAYS SURVIVAL SHOW!!!) so I know its a real person and wont send it to the trash. Thanks guys!

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Comment on Episode 160 – Herbs and edible plants, part 2 by WadeNLA http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-160-herbs-and-edible-plants-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-1579 Thu, 29 Sep 2011 22:35:44 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1678#comment-1579 Also VERY WISE decision to be hesitant on not taking herbs before you really understand them. I am very impress that you want to learn before you use. There are plants and herbs out there that if you do not know what you are doing they can hurt and not heal. And I rather have someone sick from the cold or flu than someone who overdosed on echinacea or took the wrong part of the herb surch as the purple coneflower of echinacea. This has happened and will happen again because people think that they know it all or they listened to a “know it all” and think it safe. So I just want to say GOOD JOB on that aspect!!

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Comment on Episode 160 – Herbs and edible plants, part 2 by WadeNLA http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-160-herbs-and-edible-plants-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-1578 Thu, 29 Sep 2011 22:26:28 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1678#comment-1578 Norris, I need to know what references you need? Are you looking for personall referances for me or some literature about the herbs I talk about? What would constitute a “viable source” and not some one putting random stuff out on the website. Are you looking for F.D.A, EMEA (the European Union’s FDA equivalent) or others. Not meaning to sound brash and that is not how I want to come accross but some people do not belive certin gorvernment agencies publications (In my oppion for good reason) but I want to help you become better informed and not just take my advice on stuf. So if you can be more specific on what your looking for I will help you find it. Also please keep in mind my goal in these podcast is to give people options in longterm/ shortterm/ heathcare emergency situations. I do not think that one herb with solve every medical problem or that only herbs are the answer. My goal is to lay a buffet of info down at peoples “table” and let them pick at what they chose to digest. I am giving people options in a survival situation that they may not have thought about. I am no Doctor nor do I profess to be. So in my first podcast with Bob I told everyone that THEY HAVE TO DO THERE RESEARCH AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THE PLANT/ HERB IS AND HOW IT WORKS IN THE BODY BEFORE USING IT!

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Comment on Episode 160 – Herbs and edible plants, part 2 by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-160-herbs-and-edible-plants-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-1575 Wed, 28 Sep 2011 22:39:12 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1678#comment-1575 I don’t think he does but I will bring him back to site sources.

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Comment on Episode 160 – Herbs and edible plants, part 2 by Norris http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-160-herbs-and-edible-plants-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-1574 Wed, 28 Sep 2011 17:50:32 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1678#comment-1574 Bob,
I really enjoyed listening to Wade. It seems like he has a lot of practical knowledge. Does he have a website? I think it might be good if he could document some of this stuff, and perhaps even back it up with some references, etc. I’m a little hesitant to apply herbals for medicinal purposes, even though Wade sounded like he really knows his stuff. Really looking forward to the next segment.

Thanks!

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Comment on Episode 157 – Making a looting kit, TSS tip #2 of the week. by Sierra Dave http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-157-making-a-looting-kit-tss-tip-2-of-the-week/comment-page-1/#comment-1571 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 23:28:33 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1664#comment-1571 If you get some cameras and an LCD with RCA input that run off of 12 volts. You can recharge during the day and have some cameras with some night vision at night.

Sierra Dave

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Comment on Episode 155 – Survival Footwear, Survival Tip #1 of the week. by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-155-survival-footwear-survival-tip-1-of-the-week/comment-page-1/#comment-1569 Sat, 24 Sep 2011 16:36:21 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1655#comment-1569 Well thanks for your feedback. I didn’t know the statistics which you speak of.

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Comment on Episode 155 – Survival Footwear, Survival Tip #1 of the week. by Scott http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-155-survival-footwear-survival-tip-1-of-the-week/comment-page-1/#comment-1568 Fri, 23 Sep 2011 17:09:09 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1655#comment-1568 Bob,
I’m new to your podcast audience, but so far I’m enjoying it. I might not agree with everything you say, but you provide some very good thinking points and present your material very well. With regard to survival footwear I think you shouldn’t be too quick to disregard the cheapo footwear. A study done on runners found that injury rates go up in correlation with the price of running shoes. In other words runners with more expensive shoes had higher incidences of running injuries. Bargain priced footwear may just be better for our feet. Food for thought. Keep up the good work, I look forward to your future podcasts.

Respectfully,
Scott

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Comment on Episode 157 – Making a looting kit, TSS tip #2 of the week. by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-157-making-a-looting-kit-tss-tip-2-of-the-week/comment-page-1/#comment-1562 Sun, 18 Sep 2011 03:34:18 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1664#comment-1562 Back up generators. Power will not be gone ALL the time, but that’s what back up generators are for.

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Comment on Episode 157 – Making a looting kit, TSS tip #2 of the week. by tom http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-157-making-a-looting-kit-tss-tip-2-of-the-week/comment-page-1/#comment-1559 Sat, 17 Sep 2011 23:00:53 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1664#comment-1559 on this show you said get a security camera but two shows ago you said when it hits the fan all TECH will be gone so how are you going to power up those cameras bob fuel is to precious for that when a human can pull guard duty

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Comment on Episode 156 – Dealing with looters and opportunists. TSS survival tip #1 of the week. by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-156-dealing-with-looters-and-opportunists-tss-survival-tip-1-of-the-week/comment-page-1/#comment-1558 Wed, 14 Sep 2011 23:12:51 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1658#comment-1558 That’s funny!

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Comment on Episode 156 – Dealing with looters and opportunists. TSS survival tip #1 of the week. by Sierra Dave http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-156-dealing-with-looters-and-opportunists-tss-survival-tip-1-of-the-week/comment-page-1/#comment-1557 Wed, 14 Sep 2011 21:48:16 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1658#comment-1557 The crux of the problem is that people are in denial. They don’t want to think about the violence and death that can easily happen. Rainbows and Unicorns are much more pleasant to think about.

How do you find the anti-gun liberal in a room of people. Put a picture of a pistol on the floor. The liberal will jump up and down on it and yell bad gun, bad gun!!!

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Comment on Episode 154 – Herbs and wild edible plants for survival health. by Sierra Dave http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-154-herbs-and-wild-edible-plants-for-survival-health/comment-page-1/#comment-1542 Fri, 02 Sep 2011 22:26:51 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1653#comment-1542 Enjoyable and educational interview. But as you are aware The Internet did not serve you well that day.

Please check into Duckweed. Supposedly has almost as much protein as Soy. People are making shakes out of it and eating it raw. Not sure about its overall nutritional vale, as in can you live off it, but it has tremendous value. AND you can feed it to poultry and some fish.

Catch you next time!

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Comment on Episode 149 – Making your home work for you. by Steve http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-149-making-your-home-work-for-you/comment-page-1/#comment-1530 Fri, 12 Aug 2011 14:16:30 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1641#comment-1530 Great Interview, do you happen to have the link for the Bee Swarm?

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Comment on Episode 144 – Mindset of military vs. civilian survivalism by nathan hougaboom http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-144-mindset-of-military-vs-civilian-survivalism/comment-page-1/#comment-1526 Sun, 07 Aug 2011 03:28:20 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1627#comment-1526 hey bob love the show and have learned a lot from you. but i have to disagree with you on on this one. all the situations you discussed where based on prepping for and planned/known engagement and not a true survival situation like an escape and evade scenario which is more in line with the prepper/survivalist mindset. i would never left the relative safety of the FOB (Forward Operating Base) with out at least 3 bottles of water, 3 MRE’s and a extra uniform on the slight chance the stink would hit the fan. just like i am dong now in my civlian life with the help of you and Jack Spirko from the Survival Podcast. i get the point you where trying to make with the fantasy based survivalists out there but there is a place in a bug out bag for a few mags of ammo even if they (and i hope i never have to use them) are not needed. i would rather have and not need then need and not have.

Nathan Hougaboom

ps. Pack the right way 5 rifle mags should take up almost no space in a bug out bag.

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Comment on Episode 142 – Normalcy bias vs. Situational Awareness by RiverRat57 http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-142-normalcy-bias-vs-situational-awareness/comment-page-1/#comment-1523 Thu, 28 Jul 2011 17:48:24 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1619#comment-1523 I am new to your show as of last week, I am almost current on the shows, as I am listening to this episode about the situational awareness, as a truck driver, I see the texting, movie watching, and working on the computer while driving ALL the time.

As a fellow traveler you didn’t mention to watch the big trucks, if they are all getting over in the left lane, it is not a free ticket to pass on the right, there may be an accident or cop on the side that you cannot see from your vantage point.

Also, give the Semi-Trucks the ROOM we need to stop, if you don’t, your little (3000lb) car makes a nice crush zone for my (80,000lb) truck, the Law of Gross Tonnage is in my favor, I will win the battle of steel.

On a different subject, here is a magnetic holster that you can make yourself, for quick access to your weapon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9mPlW6au9c

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Comment on Episode 147 – Will Power by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-147-will-power/comment-page-1/#comment-1522 Wed, 27 Jul 2011 02:58:40 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1634#comment-1522 Congratulations Matt! Doing what you love, that’s great, I’ll call you next time through Austin.

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Comment on Episode 147 – Will Power by Matt Czosnek http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-147-will-power/comment-page-1/#comment-1521 Wed, 27 Jul 2011 01:45:03 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1634#comment-1521 Excellent podcast as usual, it spoke to me on many levels especially on reinventing yourself. And I need to share the news that I have reinvented myself and am now employed full time as a blacksmith. It’s hot, hard work and it tests my willpower every day, but I couldn’t be happier. Hope the move goes well and talk to you soon.

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Comment on Episode 146 – Cooking for survival. by RiverRat57 http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-146-cooking-for-survival/comment-page-1/#comment-1520 Sun, 24 Jul 2011 07:55:33 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1632#comment-1520 I have used the… http://www.cancooker.com/ I was surprised, it worked well. Cooks on any heat source. Real simple, just layer the food in add liquid and throw on the heat.

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Comment on Episode 146 – Cooking for survival. by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-146-cooking-for-survival/comment-page-1/#comment-1518 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:42:52 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1632#comment-1518 You’re right I forgot about that.

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Comment on Episode 146 – Cooking for survival. by Steph in Nova Scotia http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-146-cooking-for-survival/comment-page-1/#comment-1517 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 15:17:37 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1632#comment-1517 Great show! I’d offer that practicing methods of cooking is important. Cooking long and slow and damp (slow cooker, sun oven, dutch oven). Over a flame and so on.

Of course cooking is a survival skill. I’m constantly amazed at the people who have no cooking skill. It’s a little scary.

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Comment on Episode 145 – Fact or fiction? Survival Myths. by GoIntoTheWild http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-145-fact-or-fiction-survival-myths/comment-page-1/#comment-1514 Thu, 07 Jul 2011 02:31:42 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1629#comment-1514 Great podcast! I too am one who likes to keep things simple when it comes to basic survival in the wilderness. But my slant is primarily having to do with camping and hiking rather than true survivalism.

I wrote an article on some basic wilderness survival tips:

http://gointothewild.com/top-5-wilderness-survival-tips/

I would really appreciate you taking a look and seeing if I’m accurate with my advice. My information comes from both personal experience and some Internet research but just wanted to be sure my readers are getting good information.

Thank you for your time and keep up the awesome podcasts!

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Comment on Episode 144 – Mindset of military vs. civilian survivalism by Bob Mayne http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-144-mindset-of-military-vs-civilian-survivalism/comment-page-1/#comment-1513 Tue, 05 Jul 2011 23:03:33 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1627#comment-1513 My primary goal in this show was to point out that many people on the internet over do it in my opinion when encourage newbies to prep. They tend to approach it from a military point of view because that’s their background. As a general rule, I stick to my theory that most civilians will face different types of challenges than will military personnel, after disaster strikes. I carry a Glock because it will hold more round in the same size gun as a comparable revolver. That doesn’t make me an internet commando. As for what to carry in a Bug out Bag? What’s more important, extra food and water or an extra 5 rifle magazines? The likelihood of having to feed yourself or your family or administer first aid, or build a fire and shelter are far more likely than having to shoot someone. That’s my point and was intended to be my primary point in this podcast. Yet so many people encourage bug out bags that can carry several hundred rounds of ammo, when it likely won’t be needed as much as several pounds of food, for example. I understand not all situations are the same, I’m dealing with the odds in this show, primarily.

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Comment on Episode 144 – Mindset of military vs. civilian survivalism by BenWilliams http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-144-mindset-of-military-vs-civilian-survivalism/comment-page-1/#comment-1512 Mon, 04 Jul 2011 20:18:40 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1627#comment-1512 Hey Bob:

I love your show, and usually your logic is well founded, but I have to disagree with you on aspects of this show.

According to a NY times story regarding police shootings ( http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/08/nyregion/08nypd.html?pagewanted=print )
the average number of shots fired by cops in a shooting with bad guys is 4.7.

Given that, we should all be OK with a revolver, right? 6 rounds is what, 16% overkill? But you carry a Glock. That holds way more than 6 rounds. Why? Are you paranoid? Are you a Internet Commando? No. You realize that life -especially your own life- may not be an average one. You know that sometimes, you need just another few rounds. You understand that not all situations are “usually.”

Bob, you can’t guarantee what’s going to happen. No one can. If I want to carry 100 rounds in my bugout bag, it’s really no skin off your nose, is it? Who does it hurt? Nobody but me (and my aching back!), that’s who.

Not all preppers or survivalists come from the same mold. Only time will tell if the “sane” survivalist who carried only one magazine and the “crazy” survivalist who carried 4 magazines plus one in the gun will die.

God willing, they’ll both die of old age in bed with the lights still on.

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Comment on Episode 135- Treating medical problems in an emergency; Getting back to eating REAL foods; 2 great interviews. by Looking for Podcasts, Youtube vids or blogs about first aid? | Prepared Christian http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-135-treating-medical-problems-in-an-emergency-getting-back-to-eating-real-foods-2-great-interviews/comment-page-1/#comment-1511 Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:26:55 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1553#comment-1511 […] Matt Brasik Today’s Survival show- 135 Bob Mayne of “Today’s Survival Show” interviewed Matt Brasik of Midwest Disaster Medical. Matt covers ways to get Red Cross training as well as training from other places. He also recommends building a supply of the prescription medications you take every day […]

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Comment on Episode 140 Coping with traumatic stress and a little bit about springtime preparedness by bushmaster http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-140-coping-with-traumatic-stress-and-a-little-bit-about-springtime-preparedness/comment-page-1/#comment-1508 Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:04:39 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1609#comment-1508 Awesome information.

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Comment on Episode 138 – Dog vs. Burglar by Pete http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-138-dog-vs-burglar/comment-page-1/#comment-1502 Thu, 12 May 2011 14:01:09 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1584#comment-1502 Very disappointed with the bias in this episode. It was great that you read a listeners email on something you may have forgot but you really only searched for things that would support your opinion and played them. You did pepper the episode with “he brings up good points” always followed by a “but”. It’s your show and your opinions but you may have done a better job convincing people (even me) if you better showed both sides of the coin.

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Comment on Episode 138 – Dog vs. Burglar by BenWilliams http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-138-dog-vs-burglar/comment-page-1/#comment-1498 Sat, 07 May 2011 00:22:55 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1584#comment-1498 I have a buddy who was on a SWAT team for a couple years. One tidbit that he mentioned that I found interesting:

Guess what happens to the big scary dogs when five guys in body armor wielding MP-5s come pouring into the house shouting at the top of their lungs? That’s right, most put their tails between their legs and hide under the bed.

Apparently it’s even worse when a flash-bang grenade is used.

My dog’s job is warning, not protection, and he’s not even very good at that.

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Comment on Episode 137 – Home Security by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-137-home-security/comment-page-1/#comment-1495 Mon, 25 Apr 2011 21:00:52 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1581#comment-1495 Good comment, I’ll likely do another show on this soon.

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Comment on Episode 137 – Home Security by JGreene http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-137-home-security/comment-page-1/#comment-1494 Mon, 25 Apr 2011 16:14:49 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1581#comment-1494 Given your knowledge on home security, it would be great to do a show on securing your garage and out buildings.

I understand that garage doors can be very east to open, and given the amount of valuables (tools) as well as potential arsonist materials (fuels) that are typically kept there. Also, once a BG is in the garage, if its attached, he’s IN the house.

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Comment on Episode 138 – Dog vs. Burglar by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-138-dog-vs-burglar/comment-page-1/#comment-1486 Mon, 18 Apr 2011 20:56:44 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1584#comment-1486 Good point, but what if you’re not home? In one of the cases I played on the show, the resident was not home and now has a dead dog. If you’re not there to stop the intruders, your dog won’t stop them if they are armed. Something to think about. In that case, an alarm system will help protect your dogs from getting killed too.

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Comment on Episode 138 – Dog vs. Burglar by JGreene http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-138-dog-vs-burglar/comment-page-1/#comment-1485 Mon, 18 Apr 2011 20:03:26 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1584#comment-1485 I have dogs as well as an alarm system. The dog(s) may be an early warning system. Two things from this tragic event. #1 The fatal gunshots would warn me to be able to protect the family. #2 I know for sure he’s armed and has already fired shots. (I probably don’t know the status of the dog at that point). The dog, regardless of the breed or training, has done his job.

The fire alarm interface of my alarm system is to protect the dogs.

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Comment on Episode 136 – Well Rounded Survivalist. by Matt Czosnek http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-136-well-rounded-survivalist/comment-page-1/#comment-1476 Thu, 31 Mar 2011 03:20:40 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1572#comment-1476 Great show Bob, and thank you for the kind words. I love a satisfied customer, but I’m not a Master Blacksmith yet, I do know more than most people but I’ve only been at it for 2 years. My teachers have been doing it for more than 30 in some cases, so give me a couple of more years and I might consider myself a journeyman.

I also feel that you should always look at continuing your education on a subject even if you’re a master. You’ll never know everything but there is always more to learn.

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Comment on Episode 135- Treating medical problems in an emergency; Getting back to eating REAL foods; 2 great interviews. by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-135-treating-medical-problems-in-an-emergency-getting-back-to-eating-real-foods-2-great-interviews/comment-page-1/#comment-1475 Wed, 30 Mar 2011 20:00:54 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1553#comment-1475 Sorry for the problem, I just fixed it. It’s available now and on iTunes.

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Comment on Episode 135- Treating medical problems in an emergency; Getting back to eating REAL foods; 2 great interviews. by Tom Dilley http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-135-treating-medical-problems-in-an-emergency-getting-back-to-eating-real-foods-2-great-interviews/comment-page-1/#comment-1474 Wed, 30 Mar 2011 17:59:51 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1553#comment-1474 Why is this podcast not available here?

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Comment on Episode 133 – Knife and Tool Sharpening by ritche http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-133-knife-and-tool-sharpening/comment-page-1/#comment-1470 Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:40:25 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1536#comment-1470 Thanks for the great podcast. The methods he uses in sharpening and blacksmith can be traced back during medieval times and very useful at this time.

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Comment on Episode 133 – Knife and Tool Sharpening by Matt Czosnek http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-133-knife-and-tool-sharpening/comment-page-1/#comment-1469 Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:28:43 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1536#comment-1469 Thank you Harley. I’m glad you liked the show.

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Comment on Episode 133 – Knife and Tool Sharpening by Harley http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-133-knife-and-tool-sharpening/comment-page-1/#comment-1468 Sun, 13 Mar 2011 02:42:05 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1536#comment-1468 Great podcast, interesting infomation about the oils and back-to-basics good ol’ hand tools one should have available.

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Comment on Episode 131 – Mayhem in Wisconsin (segment 2 is on vehicles) by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-131-mayhem-in-wisconsin-segment-2-is-on-vehicles/comment-page-1/#comment-1457 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 06:13:45 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1523#comment-1457 Matt, thanks for your comment and I really do like it when people post an alternative view like you did. My whole problem with what’s going on in Wisconsin is that those protesters are acting like all of their collective bargaining rights are being stripped. What’s actually being proposed is that they can’t negotiate their salaries anymore, but can still bargain for their benefits and class sizes, etc. At some point, there has to be limits on collective bargaining. The lack of limits is what has brought them to this point and contributed to the problem. Good points though and thanks for posting this.

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Comment on Episode 131 – Mayhem in Wisconsin (segment 2 is on vehicles) by Matt Czosnek http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-131-mayhem-in-wisconsin-segment-2-is-on-vehicles/comment-page-1/#comment-1456 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 00:20:20 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1523#comment-1456 Bob,

I listen to both of your podcasts, love them both for what is presented and how it’s presented. I have been meaning to comment long before now to tell you what a great job you’re doing. Thank you for being “that Yankee behind the mike”.

Like you I am a native son of Wisconsin, born in Ft. Atkinson and grew up in the “big city” of Milwaukee and I now live in Austin TX. And I too often miss home but don’t miss the winters. But, I disagree with you on the Madison protests. I have many friends who are on that line, no they haven’t called in sick some have taken time off owed to them and some are showing up after work or as school districts have closed due to sick outs. These demonstrations have been nothing but peaceful and lawful acts of civil disobedience, the protesters are cleaning up after themselves and making sure that the halls of the people are left in good order for all to use. These protesters aren’t there about money, they are there about collective bargaining being taken away and that Gov. Walker is trying to break the Unions. All the people I know on that line are fine with the cuts and increases in contributions, they see it as fair and as doing their part to help ease the debt crisis. The other objection that many of us have is the way that the Governor is trying to ram these through without either public hearings or debate. If the people or their elected officials aren’t allowed a say in the process then this is just like the Health Care Bill which the Democrats stuck us with. This is now how our government should work and all that it does is divide the people. There was a time, not so long ago, when we all could have civil discussions about issues like this and things would be resolved, not always the way we wanted but in ways we felt were fair and just. Those teachers who staged sick outs, have give their students an excellent lesson about civics and some of the most basic principles this country was founded on, The right to peacefully assemble, the right to free speech, the right of peaceful civil disobedience. These are lessons that we can all learn and perhaps come together and begin to be civil with one another again.

And NO Bob, I haven’t stopped listening to either of your podcasts. We all have the right to our opinions and the right to express them. The system isn’t perfect but it’s the best one out there and we all need to use it. Keep on podcasting and I’ll keep on listening.

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Comment on Episode 129 – Interview on Survival Guns with Chip Monk by Dustin ( D and D ) http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-129-interview-on-survival-guns-with-chip-monk/comment-page-1/#comment-1453 Tue, 08 Feb 2011 01:29:15 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1516#comment-1453 Great show !

We discovered his show last month, The ONE ( an in my opinion ) only great thing about the judge revolver is:

FINALLY 410 in buckshot is readily available ( although still pricey ).

The fact that all this “.410 handgun ammo” is easy to find has allowed me to keep a neat 500 Mossberg in 410 that would have been sold/traded otherwise. I agree the judge is a novelty gun ( and in my opinion way overpriced ), However, the bond arms derringer in .410 .45 LC is in the same category but, less than 1/3 the price ( and you can drive west of Fort Worth and pick them up at the factory ).

Let us not forget about “gauge mate” type adapters for single and double barrel ( to use smaller gauges as well as the what it was designed to shoot )

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Comment on Episode 119 – 10 danger signs the US economy is headed for disaster and how to handle it. by Sierra Dave http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-119-10-danger-signs-the-us-economy-is-headed-for-disaster-and-how-to-handle-it/comment-page-1/#comment-1422 Mon, 29 Nov 2010 06:48:10 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1453#comment-1422 Just listened to “10 Danger Signs”, many very good points. I think you missed something though. Due to the fact of a JIT society. (Just In Time) Once these financial time bombs start going off, that’s it.

There’s this old kids game where you tap out plastic ice cubes. After a while you are left with a bunch of holes and then it eventually collapses.

Our financial situation is like that. With many different vectors that will cause the Dollar to become valueless. The food stores and gas stations will be emptied in a day. There will be no resupplies. Maybe cash and carry for a day unless the stores are looted in riots.

Prep up for a year and plan on self sufficiency for after-wards.

Sierra Dave

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Comment on Episode 119 – 10 danger signs the US economy is headed for disaster and how to handle it. by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-119-10-danger-signs-the-us-economy-is-headed-for-disaster-and-how-to-handle-it/comment-page-1/#comment-1420 Thu, 25 Nov 2010 20:51:56 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1453#comment-1420 Very good points. I fear that American’s standing in the world will continue to decline.

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Comment on Episode 119 – 10 danger signs the US economy is headed for disaster and how to handle it. by Jim http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-119-10-danger-signs-the-us-economy-is-headed-for-disaster-and-how-to-handle-it/comment-page-1/#comment-1419 Thu, 25 Nov 2010 17:58:07 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1453#comment-1419 That was a sobering show. When you line the problems up and look at them collectively, your conclusions are realistic and troubling.

We will all experience a new reality. Our children will live in a world where their country is not “master of all.”

We need to address our problems and stop acting like “Team America World Police.”

I’m tired, for example, of benevolent war where we take over an enemy nation and spend (waste) our treasure trying to remake them in our own image. If the country is attacked, the offending nation should be put to the sword, reduced to rubble and left to smolder. If they come back for more – they get it double. As for Korea, it isn’t our business if they want to kill each other. Not one American soldier should die in that mess.

Watch a movie of how our grandparents lived in the 20’s and 30’s and you’ll know what life will be life in 10 years.

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Comment on Episode 118 – Reinvent Yourself by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-118-reinvent-yourself/comment-page-1/#comment-1413 Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:09:16 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1451#comment-1413 When I was diagnosed with Celiac disease about 2 years ago, I had to reinvent myself from an eating standpoint, so I know what you mean. I’ve stayed in the same industry (security products) but switched from residential security to commercial security. I work for a major manufacturer. Thanks for listening and for the compliment!

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Comment on Episode 118 – Reinvent Yourself by Arnica http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-118-reinvent-yourself/comment-page-1/#comment-1412 Mon, 15 Nov 2010 17:23:59 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1451#comment-1412 Congrats on the new job! Hope it does work out in the long run. What will you be selling now?

As for reinventing yourself, reminded me of a few times we’ve had to “re-invent ourselves”. Changed eating habits a few times due to food allergies and health issues. Also when you move at all and your home spaces changes that would be a form of re-invention.

Great show. Thanks for all you do!

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Comment on Episode 115 – Anatomy of Ending a Fight by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-115-anatomy-of-ending-a-fight/comment-page-1/#comment-1395 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 23:10:42 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1381#comment-1395 You should now see a download button. Just click it and download to your .mp3 player. Sorry for the confusion and thanks for listening.

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Comment on Episode 115 – Anatomy of Ending a Fight by sclindah http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-115-anatomy-of-ending-a-fight/comment-page-1/#comment-1394 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 16:49:00 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1381#comment-1394 Do you have any way to download the show for listening on an mp3?

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Comment on Episode 109 – Survival Skill: Learning to shoot by Frazer http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-109-survival-skill-learning-to-shoot/comment-page-1/#comment-1362 Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:32:21 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1345#comment-1362 I loved this podcast! I live in Canada where I can own a handgun while it is very difficult to get the licences and then acquire the gun. However I have been reading ferfals blog and I think I will go after getting the prohibited weapons permit which will allow higher capacity handguns and smaller barrel handguns. I like ferfals idea of using a magnet to mount a loaded handgun to the top of a safe for if your home is invaded and they tell you to open the safe! Even if you can’t carry a handgun day to day just having one can be helpful in a collapse.

I also agree with Bob and thank him for encouraging people to become proficient with their firearms. I just joined the local marksmanship club where I can practice my riffle shots and shotgun shooting until I get the prohibited weapons permit. Whether it’s home defence in a collapse or hunting for food in a full on hyperinflation depression situation being a better shot will never hurt!

Good work Bob!

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Comment on Episode 96 – Bug Out Bags and Bug Out Plans, how often are they needed? by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-96-bug-out-bags-and-bug-out-plans-how-often-are-they-needed/comment-page-1/#comment-1344 Wed, 01 Sep 2010 15:55:45 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1205#comment-1344 Yes, very well done, I agree with 99% of it and that’s why I referred to it. Grabbing just my B.O.B and running for the hills is definitely no my ultimate survival plan.

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Comment on Episode 96 – Bug Out Bags and Bug Out Plans, how often are they needed? by James G http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-96-bug-out-bags-and-bug-out-plans-how-often-are-they-needed/comment-page-1/#comment-1343 Wed, 01 Sep 2010 13:59:29 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1205#comment-1343 Glad you liked my article on BOB’s

~James G

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Comment on Episode 96 – Bug Out Bags and Bug Out Plans, how often are they needed? by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-96-bug-out-bags-and-bug-out-plans-how-often-are-they-needed/comment-page-1/#comment-1333 Mon, 23 Aug 2010 14:41:51 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1205#comment-1333 Thank you! Glad to have you as a listener and thanks for your service to our country!

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Comment on Episode 96 – Bug Out Bags and Bug Out Plans, how often are they needed? by 1marinsthoughs http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-96-bug-out-bags-and-bug-out-plans-how-often-are-they-needed/comment-page-1/#comment-1331 Fri, 20 Aug 2010 18:52:14 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1205#comment-1331 As a Former United Stated Marine I agreed with every thing you stated in this POD cast looking forward to reading a listening to more.

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Comment on Episode 100 – The 16 Founding Principles of Practical Survivalism on TSS. by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-100-the-16-founding-principles-of-practical-survivalism-on-tss/comment-page-1/#comment-1327 Mon, 16 Aug 2010 14:46:49 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1248#comment-1327 Agreed! Good response and thanks for your insight, we are responsible for our own actions. That’s survivalism.

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Comment on Episode 100 – The 16 Founding Principles of Practical Survivalism on TSS. by YearZero http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-100-the-16-founding-principles-of-practical-survivalism-on-tss/comment-page-1/#comment-1325 Sun, 15 Aug 2010 16:13:09 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1248#comment-1325 I do agree that video games are great simulators. The military is using them for a wide range of applications. Maybe it is my bias having heard so many times that video games/tv/music made someone kill but to me the clip did come off as the video game made him do it. The video game just made him do it better. I would say that the failure in this specific instance of Carneal is parental failure and the increasing tendency of people to get away from personal responsibility. I find the opposite in terms of responsibility from this podcast and becoming/being a survivalist or a prepper. I see being a survivalist/prepper as being responsible for myself and not depending on others for what I can do for myself.

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Comment on Episode 100 – The 16 Founding Principles of Practical Survivalism on TSS. by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-100-the-16-founding-principles-of-practical-survivalism-on-tss/comment-page-1/#comment-1324 Sun, 15 Aug 2010 14:34:54 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1248#comment-1324 I think you may have gotten the wrong message. Perhaps it’s my fault. Neither me, nor Dave Grossman were trying to make the point that video games cause crime. In fact, if you listen to his entire series of the Bullet Proof Mind, you’ll probably figure out that’s not what he was trying to say, in my opinion.

The point, is that…using the example of Michael Carneal who committed the school shooting in Paducah, KY., he was able to do things with a gun that most people who don’t play shooting, arcade style video games…do. His skill level was far beyond the average kid his age, and it’s an easy argument that it’s because of the experience and repetition of those games. That’s the point. So the reason I put it…”are video games firearms trainers” is because I think there are certain skills you can learn from the realistic shooting style games. Now, I agree people kill people, not guns, nor video games, nor anything else. But an already unstable person like Michael Carneal can become even more of a danger by being exposed to such games, in my humble opinion.

Thanks very much for your comment and your contribution to my show!

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Comment on Episode 100 – The 16 Founding Principles of Practical Survivalism on TSS. by YearZero http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-100-the-16-founding-principles-of-practical-survivalism-on-tss/comment-page-1/#comment-1323 Sun, 15 Aug 2010 13:32:10 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1248#comment-1323 I can’t disagree more with the comments from Lt. Commander Grossman (I think I got that right, if not my apologies). TV, video games, and music do not kill. People kill people. Correlation is NOT causality. I grew up starting with the original Nintendo. I would venture that 85% of my generation have played a video game. One of the first was Duck Hunt with a pistol and if the argument that video games increased the homicide rate then there should be an exponential explosion in the murder rate since the late 1980s. I am also not convinced by pure numbers. There are more car accidents today than in the past but there are also more cars. So by simply stating a number, yes it seems like a lot. But if you look at accidents per vehicles owned you would have a better idea of the trend.

To make my point — Since the time Gatorade has been created, the crime rate has increased by as much as 350%. So Gatorade should be removed from the market as it is the cause of increased crime.

I got these numbers doing a quick Google search for the date Gatorade was created and then the crime rate increase since then. Gatorade was created around 1965 and according to this wiki page you get the crime rate:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_the_United_States
(second paragraph under ‘Crime over Time’)

Have video games had an impact on my ability to handle a weapon and shoot accurately — I would say yes. About the only thing missing is the recoil and the loud noise when a round is fired. Have they contributed to me or the majority of my generation grabbing a pistol and killing – NO! Those who have done what the audio clip claimed are called outliers. As in, that is not normal, and statistically is not in the standard deviations of what is normal.

Then again having to state that the vast majority of gun owners are law abiding citizens doesn’t make a good news story. The random postal worker that shoots up a post office cause of being fired makes a much better story when the headline can be “Going Postal”.

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Comment on Episode 103 – How to start preparing and avoid “beginning prepper stress.” by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-103-how-to-start-preparing-and-avoid-beginning-prepper-stress/comment-page-1/#comment-1314 Wed, 11 Aug 2010 01:50:13 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1266#comment-1314 No I have not considered that! Great suggestion! I don’t know much about sign language, but I will mention this on the next podcast as a reminder for people to consider using, especially in a SHTF aftermath. Thanks for the comment!

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Comment on Episode 103 – How to start preparing and avoid “beginning prepper stress.” by MOP3.0 http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-103-how-to-start-preparing-and-avoid-beginning-prepper-stress/comment-page-1/#comment-1313 Tue, 10 Aug 2010 16:10:05 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1266#comment-1313 My husband and I have been fans of your handgun show pod cast for the past month and this was our first time we listend to one of your survivla shows and found it as intersting as your other pod cast show. We loved the fact that your brought up survive in place being more important then the whole bug out survival situations.

I was wondering if you had ever contimplated the art of sign language as part of the survival scene? We use it with in our own family to communicate with our children at the park and in other situations where we might want to ask each other a question, or make a comment with out raising everyone elses attention.

Great show, and we look forward to listening to more of your pod casts on both survival and handguns.

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Comment on Episode 103 – How to start preparing and avoid “beginning prepper stress.” by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-103-how-to-start-preparing-and-avoid-beginning-prepper-stress/comment-page-1/#comment-1310 Sun, 08 Aug 2010 15:47:32 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1266#comment-1310 Thanks. Organizing has always been one of my weak points, so doing this podcast also got me thinking about how to get better at it. Being organized and actually compartmentalizing your belongings does cut down prepping stress. Thanks for the comment mbarnatl.

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Comment on Episode 103 – How to start preparing and avoid “beginning prepper stress.” by mbarnatl http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-103-how-to-start-preparing-and-avoid-beginning-prepper-stress/comment-page-1/#comment-1309 Sat, 07 Aug 2010 16:16:04 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1266#comment-1309 Good episode Bob! This one made me sit and think about people beginning prepping. Physical fitness is not talked about much nor is one of the most important thing to do… organize. To start out it should be the first thing you do for prepping. Only a couple survival of books cover this, if you start out by organizing your home, you will cut a lot of stress out in the beginning. Orginzing will help you gain more time, less stress, greater productivity, save money, space to live, work and breathe. Once you organize, you have a baseline where you are at and where to start.

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Comment on Episode 98 – You Get What You Negotiate by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-98-you-get-what-you-negotiate/comment-page-1/#comment-1286 Wed, 21 Jul 2010 17:04:47 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1225#comment-1286 You’re right. I watch that show too. Rick is a good negotiator. He uses “silence” very well.

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Comment on Episode 98 – You Get What You Negotiate by Knives and Gear http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-98-you-get-what-you-negotiate/comment-page-1/#comment-1282 Wed, 21 Jul 2010 14:31:02 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1225#comment-1282 Hey Bob, I just wanted to say that one of my favorite shows I learn from (besides yours! 😉 ) is ‘Pawn Stars’ on the History Channel. Watching ‘Rick’ on that show negotiate is amazing. He’s very good, and I agree with your ‘silence’ theory 100%. Thanks for another great podcast!

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Comment on Episode 99 continued – “It’s About Freedom” by Frazer http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-99-continued-its-about-freedom/comment-page-1/#comment-1277 Sat, 17 Jul 2010 13:16:39 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1241#comment-1277 This didn’t make it to itunes Bob, just thought I’d let you know.

I’m gonna listen through the website.

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Comment on Episode 98 – You Get What You Negotiate by Albert http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-98-you-get-what-you-negotiate/comment-page-1/#comment-1271 Thu, 08 Jul 2010 23:06:15 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1225#comment-1271 Hi there,

Talking about negotitation, do you want to know 11 tips to negotiate a salary raise? Well may be you can find this articly useful: http://incomejunkie.com/2010/07/negotiation-tips-11-easy-steps-to-negotiating-your-salary/

Cheers,
Albert

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Comment on Episode 96 – Bug Out Bags and Bug Out Plans, how often are they needed? by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-96-bug-out-bags-and-bug-out-plans-how-often-are-they-needed/comment-page-1/#comment-1261 Wed, 30 Jun 2010 06:36:39 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1205#comment-1261 Very true. I must say, with the exception of convenience, I’ve never had to use my But Out Bag. But as you state, mbarnatl going from point A to point B or your BOL is the primary benefit.

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Comment on Episode 96 – Bug Out Bags and Bug Out Plans, how often are they needed? by mbarnatl http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-96-bug-out-bags-and-bug-out-plans-how-often-are-they-needed/comment-page-1/#comment-1260 Wed, 30 Jun 2010 00:28:12 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1205#comment-1260 I have had to bug out 3 times. Twice for forest fires and once for a train derailment that had been transporting chemical tankers. Mainly it gives you tools for emergencies, a change of clothes and some food til you get to your BOL. I would prefer to stay in place than having to bug out. But at times you may have to.

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Comment on Episode 95 – Survival Clothing and Hot Weather Survival by Todays Survival Show http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-95-survival-clothing-and-hot-weather-survival/comment-page-1/#comment-1255 Wed, 23 Jun 2010 17:17:19 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1197#comment-1255 Thanks MB!

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Comment on Episode 95 – Survival Clothing and Hot Weather Survival by mbarnatl http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-95-survival-clothing-and-hot-weather-survival/comment-page-1/#comment-1254 Wed, 23 Jun 2010 01:20:06 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1197#comment-1254 Just got a chance to listen to this episode. Good podcast Bob!

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Comment on Episode 91- Stereotypes and Myths about Preppers and Survivalists by wolfracer http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-91-stereotypes-and-myths-about-preppers/comment-page-1/#comment-1237 Thu, 20 May 2010 20:15:54 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1178#comment-1237 Great Show, I think the items you discussed needed to be brought to light. To many people hide behind OPSEC and this casts a shadow onto what we do. Thanks!

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Comment on Episode 87 – Survival is like a game of chess…and neo-survivalism concepts by Todays Survival Host http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-87-survival-is-like-a-game-of-chess-and-neo-survivalism-concepts/comment-page-1/#comment-1227 Wed, 05 May 2010 21:45:39 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1166#comment-1227 Good comment, I am completely all about helping each other and caring enough about each other to help out. That’s what my faith teaches me. I do however feel that competition is healthy and without it, the consumer actually gets screwed in the long run. Thanks for listening to the show and all opinions are welcome, thanks for sending in yours!

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Comment on Episode 87 – Survival is like a game of chess…and neo-survivalism concepts by joe bageant http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-87-survival-is-like-a-game-of-chess-and-neo-survivalism-concepts/comment-page-1/#comment-1226 Wed, 05 May 2010 21:03:43 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1166#comment-1226 We have all been so brainwashed by capitalism to believe the name of the game is competition. About doing it on our own, being smarter than the rest. It’s about cooperation, the stuff that actually built civilization. And it is much harder to do for brainwashed Americans, this business of living inside our heads and figuring out how to beat some other poor schmuck who is just as fucked as we are, than figuring out why you should love your brothers and sisters and work together. Have some guts. As long as the powers in charge can keep us thinking that wehey will be fat.

joe

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Comment on Episode 86 – Burden of Proof and the 4 Boundaries of Self Defense by Connie-ToughTimes http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-86-burden-of-proof-and-the-4-boundaries-of-self-defense/comment-page-1/#comment-1224 Sun, 02 May 2010 20:26:24 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1164#comment-1224 Another Great Podcast…

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Comment on Episode 78 – Baby Steps to Financial Freedom by Zoe Ali http://www.todayssurvival.com/episode-78-baby-steps-to-financial-freedom/comment-page-1/#comment-1221 Fri, 30 Apr 2010 18:22:02 +0000 http://www.todayssurvival.com/?p=1132#comment-1221 i am hopping that with very hard work on Affiliate marketing, maybe i would be able to achieve Financial Freedom in 2 years time.~-~

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