Episode-1413- 12 More Herbs Every Survivalist Should Grow

Lemon Balm Growing in My Food Forest Edge

Lemon Balm Growing in My Food Forest Edge

Today we do part two of a series on herbs every survivalist should grow.  Herbs are great because even if have a tiny yard these are 12 plants you can easily find space for even on a postage stamp city lot.

The key is these 12 plants will provide you food, medicine, relaxation and beauty and require very little of you in return. I truly believe that ones quality of life can be improved just by growing and using fresh herbs.

This first show in this series was Episode-1410- 12 Herbs Every Modern Survivalist Should Grow, so if you don’t see your favorite herb here, it may have been covered in that episode.

The truth is I could go on an list 12 more off the top of my head but these 12 will do so much and ask so little of you that is why I chose them for today’s show.  We may in fact do one more show in this series.

Join me Today As I Discuss the Following 18 Herbs You Should be Growing

  1. Lemon Balm
  2. Peppermint
  3. Comfrey
  4. Dill
  5. Sage
  6. Thyme
  7. Calendula
  8. Rosemary
  9. Bee Balm
  10. Roses
  11. Lavender
  12. Marsh Mallow

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Episode-1412- Listener Feedback for 8-25-14

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Today on the Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts on education, gardening, school stupidity, politics, making cider, ebola and more.

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  • A correction to last weeks question on growing butternuts
  • How to best harvest squash and pumpkin seeds
  • More on the evolution of education
  • The seldom discussed real lessons of Ebola
  • Teen arrested and suspended for writing a story about shooting a dinosaur
  • Could concepts like Kickstarter and Crypto currency replace taxation
  • Making apple cider for the newbie

Resources for today’s show…

Today’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

The economic collapse has happened and people are scavenging and starving.  You are prepared and reasonably stocked, how do you keep your supplies safe while you consume them and avoid becoming a target.

Last Week’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

Your family has been without food for quite some time now, and things are beginning to look bleak. You find people willing to trade some food, but the only thing you have they will take is your last firearm. How would you react in this scenario, what would you do?

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-1411- Listener Calls for 8-22-14

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

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Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on poultry, growing trees, AR15 builds, irrigation, canning, elderberries, rock mulching, riots and more.

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Also please do your best to call from a quiet area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard.

While I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get as many of them on as I can.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…

  • Can you cohabitate ducks and chickens
  • Does pasturing Cornish cross make them tough
  • Propagation of Butternut and Chestnut trees
  • 6.8 vs. 300 Blackout for the AR for deer hunting?
  • Thoughts on irrigation for gardens and trees
  • Do canning lids have a shelf life
  • How to propagate elderberries
  • Rock mulching techniques
  • Lessons on Ferguson and who writes history

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How Quickly Some Predictions Come True

On Wednesday I did a show on individual leadership, in that show I pointed out how your anger, passion and energy are misdirected by the TV and the media away from what really matters, at one point I said the following,

“What does this have to do with individual leadership? Okay, I have been teaching you guys this for six years. 

When your energy, when your emotion, when your anger, when your passion is directed at something like some moron, in some desert, that says he wants to put some flag up over your White House.  Which you probably don’t even want to see anymore because you are so fed up with your own government.

And you’re worried about him, who has probably a snowball’s chance in hell of being alive in 30 days from now let alone hoisting a flag over your White House.  You are taking all of that energy, all of that passion, all of that ability and you are directing it to a place where it will do no good.  

You’re liking something that you hate on facebook to make a political statement that no one gives a shit about.”

Today a listener sent me this, ISIS press officer who said jihadists would ‘raise the flag of Allah in the White House’ reported dead in Syria airstrike

That is all.  Please now return to either worrying about pointless bullshit you have no impact over OR building individual liberty in your own life.

The choice is yours, choose wisely!

Episode-1410- 12 Herbs Every Modern Survivalist Should Grow

Lemon Balm Growing in My Food Forest Edge

Lemon Balm Growing in My Food Forest Edge

Okay you don’t want a garden, you don’t want the work I get that.  You don’t want to do permaculture, food forestry, raise chickens, etc.

Well fine, but if you have even a tiny yard these are 18 plants you should consider growing.  If nothing else you will cut less grass.

Now for everyone else this show is right up your alley too!  These plants will blend right into what you are already doing, some may be growing as weeds already on your land!

The key is these 12 plants will provide you food, medicine, relaxation and beauty and require very little of you in return.  I truly believe that ones quality of life can be improved just by growing and using fresh herbs.

Join me Today As I Discuss the Following 18 Herbs You Should be Growing

  1. Blackberry
  2. Elderberry
  3. Garlic
  4. Wolfberry
  5. Plantain
  6. Roman Chamomile
  7. Lemon Grass
  8. Parsley
  9. Basil
  10. Oregano
  11. Sorrel
  12. Burdock

The truth is I could go on an list 12 more off the top of my head but these 18 will do so much and ask so little of you that is why I chose them for today’s show.

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1409- The Failure of Individual Leadership in America

I hear daily about how our leaders have failed us.  From the latest Obama memes on facebook to the fear and loathing of a republican congress and I just sigh.

Yes all of Americas problems are from 435 Representatives, 100 Senators, 1 President and his cabinet.  We get no blame ourselves at all.  Well, wait there are plenty of others to blame, the people on welfare, the liberals or conservatives depending on who we are, the illegal immigrants, the talking heads and the reality TV morons, it is there fault too!

In other words as Homer Simpson puts it below! “This is everybody’s fault by mine”.

This really is how people think, I have seen it over the years.  For instance in 2012 I remember a report that people who had been bailed out of their mortgage problems and then ended up behind a second time were polled as to how responsible they were for their financial problems.  Over 85% said they bore little to no responsibility for their issues.

Said people were attacked on facebook and mocked, etc.  Classic dichotomy, classic class warfare and most people fell for it.  This report didn’t show that underwater home owners were irresponsible, no it showed that WE AS AMERICANS are irresponsible.  Today we take a hard look at individual leadership and how to regain it in a nation that has lost its mind.

 

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Gauging Interest in a BeeDC

Right now we are in discussions with Michael Jordan, AKA “The Bee Whisperer” about developing a course for both experienced and aspiring bee keepers.  The course if produced as planned will occur in 15 chapters over a 15 month period.  We are calling it a BeeDC or Bee Design Course.  A full course on keeping bees the permaculture way.

The course will cover every aspect of bee management from legal issues, marketing products, building hives, setting up hives, dividing hives, trouble shooting problems and more.  Here is the current proposed shooting and release schedule for the course.

  • Chapter One – Laws
  • Chapter Two – History
  • Chapter Three – Getting Started
  • Chapter Four – Build a Bee Hive
  • Chapter Five – Site location and setup
  • Chapter Six – Order bees – prep – build food for spring run
  • Chapter Seven – Bee installation – How to split hives – making queens – install a nuke – install a package
  • Chapter Eight – Building a “bee food forest” – make sure bees have pollen paddy – floral investigation (flowers, apples, etc) – wheel barrels – trailers
  • Chapter Nine – Honey flow – pest control – alternative medications – disease control – alternative food sources
  • Chapter Ten – First honey flow season – see if boxes are getting honey – manipulating bee hive (adjustment of population) – Hive management – Swarm management
  • Chapter Eleven – First honey spin – polin traps – 2 week inspection
  • Chapter Twelve – winterizing – downsizing boxes, spinning all you can get out of the boxes – food creation for october
  • Chapter Thirteen- Beginning of new mentorships
  • Chapter Fourteen- Winterizing – wrap hives for warmth – make powder sugars for emergencies
  • Chapter Fifteen – Maintenance of hives for next year

This course would likely cost about 500 dollars if we produce it as in depth as currently planned.  We would offer it for those that wanted the option for a monthly payment plan during the course at a slightly higher cost.  Likely 15 payments of something like 40 a month if not paid in full.  Though no final pricing has been set or committed to at this time.

This would be a major undertaking for both PermaEthos and Michael so we want to gauge interest before going any further.  If you would be interested in this course, please fill out the form below.

If for any reason you don’t see the form below you can directly access it at http://bit.ly/bee-dc

Help Me Name a New Chicken Cross

I am working on a new chicken cross hybrid.  The photos below are an F1 Generation Hybrid.  They are of a cross of a pure Rhode Island Red Rooster and a Pure Egyptian Fayoumi Hen.  My hope is to breed more size into the eggs, less well “attitude” into the bird and retain the foraging characteristics and predator evasion of the Fayoumi.

These two birds have the same parents, they are a color sex link (you can tell the sex simply by the color and pattern) in the F1 (first cross), the male is the gray and white bird and the female the red-brown fading into black.  My plan is to see how these birds lay.  I have two hens and one rooster to work with of this cross and half a dozen more eggs of the cross in the incubator.

I plan to breed the hens back to another Rhode Island Red Cockerel (this will be a 66% Rhode Island – 33% Fayoumi cross) and judge the eggs of both the F1 and F2 (second generation cross) generations.

I will be looking for cockerels in both the F1 and F2, which ever cross works better I will directly breed the cross and see what we get with that.  The hope is to create a fast moving, predator evading, highly productive egg layer that isn’t well, a complete a-hole like the pure Fayoumis are.  Frankly I can deal with the attitude just fine, the real issue is how small the birds are and how small the eggs are.

If I can put some size on the eggs, I will call it a win. If the birds get enough size to make culling worth the effort on the meat end, I will call it a bonus.

Now here is the thing, the hens with the red brown to black fade are really pretty.  Pure Fayoumis are well, ugly!  So help me out if this cross proves productive what  would you call the hen as a breed.  How about Fade-Oumi, LOL, seriously what would you call this bird if it proves to be a winner.

Of course when we back cross the hens to a Rhode Island the look could change a great deal.

Male and Female Fayoumi - Rhode Island Red Crosses Side by Side.  Click for full Sized Image

Male and Female Fayoumi – Rhode Island Red Crosses Side by Side. Click for full Sized Image

Male Fayoumi - Rhode Island Red Cross Click for full Sized Image

Male Fayoumi – Rhode Island Red Cross Click for full Sized Image

Female Fayoumi - Rhode Island Red Cross Click for full Sized Image

Female Fayoumi – Rhode Island Red Cross Click for full Sized Image

Episode-1408- Listener Feedback for 8-19-14

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

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Today on the Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts education, economics, politics, bitcoin, class division, future trends and more.

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I also do put out a lot of information on Facebook from emails that I can’t fit on the program though so keep em coming.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Emails On

  • A 15 year old changes education, newscasters remain fing clueless!
  • We have a really cool history segment today, really awesome
  • What if we are about to enter a significant cooling period
  • How to use a huge surplus of cedar mulch
  • More on bitcoin hitting main stream acceptance
  • More on automation, no this isn’t about “15 dollars an hour”, sigh
  • My God America, wake up there was no fast food strike!
  • Stop turning left or right, shift into 4 low and go where you want to

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Today’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

Your family has been without food for quite some time now, and things are beginning to look bleak.  You find people willing to trade some food, but the only thing you have they will take is your last firearm.  How would you react in this scenario, what would you do?

Last Week’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

TIN HAT ALERT FOR LAST MONDAY’S SCENARIO – The US Dollar has been printed out of value. The global economy has collapsed. Now the government has mandated that everyone receive an RFID chip as part of a new digital currency. Everyone who does not receive the implant will be cut off from buying and selling. Would you receive the chip, or what steps would you take in this new world to survive?

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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