Alright, so here’s my first product review…
Let me start by giving you a bit of an explanation on why this. I believe that as a “Prepper” our number one tool is Information. Now there is a TON of info out there, but finding quality info is not always easy to do. Beyond that we need to commit to not leaving that info out in the world floating around waiting to be used. It’s absolutely pointless, unless you take it and make it a part of your life.
So, I try to add something new to my informational arsenal every day. My first choice is a website called http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com . Jack Spirko does a great job 5 days a week producing a podcast that that covers topics that are relevant to the survival / prepper community at large, as well as put a spin on it that directly reflects his site’s tag line “Helping You Live the Life You Want, If Times Get Tough, Or Even If They Don’t”.
A few of the things I appreciate about Jack are the fact that he is not afraid to call a spade a spade, he is honest and is willing to share his opinion, along with the facts on whatever topic he covers that day. He has a vast array of topics, and he is willing to go back and rehash a topic from time to time. He will admit when he is wrong, to the world at large, and he will do his best to set things straight as quickly as possible.
Jacks philosophy is very much along the lines of mine and prepper community that I am associated with. I find this very cool since we seem to have arrived at the same conclusion, but have taken very different paths.
Jack also offers “The Member Support Brigade” as a means to finance his venture. I must admit that I am not a member of the brigade yet, but understand what he is doing. He has done a great job at making the Member Support Brigade a profitable investment for all who join, by joining forces with multiple vendors who are willing to offer a discount to the his customers. Mr. Spirko has set a goal to add multiple new vendors to the list this year and is continually giving updates on the status of this project and he always has forward momentum.
There have been a few things with Jack that have made me a bit stand-offish when considering suggesting the website to some friends. Primarily the user of foul language, but I will admit Jack has done a great job of cleaning that up in the last few months, weather it was an intentional effort or not. As of today, I would not hesitate to suggest the podcast to even my most ridged friends, as I believe the content is far more valuable than any negatives one may find. I don’t wish to end on this one sour note so lest continue on.
Jack is always willing to share personal moments on the air, and we can hear him get choked up from time to time when sharing, which adds a depth to the content far beyond the presentation of simple facts and opinions.
So, what has “the podcast”, as it’s known in my house, done for me? Well, I was reflecting on this just the other day as a result of ”Episode-400- Why I Do The Survival Podcast” from 3/17/10. In the last 6 to 12 months I have drastically changed my life style with things ranging from returning to school at the age of 39, returning to a fitness routine that has been absent from my file for 20 years, in addition to numerous steps to improve the life of my family such as gardening, food storage, canning, etc. I credit this, in part to Jack and the podcast.
So today, I would like to say thank you sir for you efforts. The do make a difference.