Episode-1565- Listener Feedback for 4-27-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on media bias, cyber security, government abuse of power, chickens, minimum wage, severe weather, sociatial control and more.

Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for jack” or “article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process.

Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air.

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

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  • We all know the media is bias, here is a report on how bias
  • Here comes so called “cyber security”, the real story is bad on all angles
  • How would conflict resolution work with a virtual nation, let’s look at eBay
  • To tractor or to deep litter your chickens, what is gained, what is lost
  • More on what’s in it for the state (WIIFTS) in regard to minimum wage
  • A listener reports on his results with Dr. Steven and Janet Lewis
  • What do you think would happen to you if you did what Gen. Petraeus did
  • Fenced food forest “pods” to avoid deer and blue hairs
  • The new glyphosate test, what do you think about it
  • Thoughts on the “40 hour work week”, the 40 really isn’t the key

Resources for today’s show…

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Swales in North Texas Take on 2.5 inches of Rain and Preform Perfectly

tsp-youtubeThis morning we got 3 hours of pouring rain.  Then this afternoon we got hit with close to an inch in less than 30 minutes and it totally filled the swales and overflowed them all.  To really drive home how passive this water system is, this video was shot only 5 minutes after the storm stopped.

The other storm I mentioned did hit us as well and we got another 30 minutes of hard rain about 30 minutes after this video, everything continued to preform perfectly.

Episode-1564- Listener Calls for 4-24-15

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Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls to 866-65-THINK

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on bird flu, basic prepping, buying plants, raising ducks, battery banks, irrigation, tree propagation, just plant it, quirky facts and more.

Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details.

Also please do your best to call from a 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…

  • What does avian flu really mean to small flock keepers
  • Mundane prepping is often the most important
  • What to do when mail order plants are poor quality or die
  • Dealing with mortality in ducklings
  • 10 ducks on a half acre of pasture, yep, not a problem
  • Steven Harris on home computer battery back up systems
  • The heck with Nike and just do it, instead f-it, just plant it
  • Putting in irrigation in remote locations without power
  • Why do horticulture systems result in higher percentages of male births
  • What to do with tree seedlings in the first year if you are not ready to plant them

Resources for today’s show…

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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PermaEthos Summer Workshop is Now Open for Registrations

Come Learn, Trade, Make Lifelong Friendships and Feast With Us.

Come Learn, Trade, Make Lifelong Friendships and Feast With Us.

From June 12-14 we are running an incredible workshop at the Elisha’s Spring PermaEthos Farm in West Virgina.  With a bonus one day workshop on the 11th.

The cost of the main workshop is 500 dollars.  There is a bonus workshop on the 11th that will cover chicken butchering, hog butchering, rabbit butchering and sausage making on the 11th, if you want to attend that it is an extra 100 dollars.

If you are simply setting up your campsite on the afternoon of the 11th, no need to pay the extra hundred.

Note – Founders your discount of 10% will be given to you at the door when you pay your balance due.

We are only requiring a 100 dollar deposit per ticket to hold your spot, the balance is due on the day you arrive.

Some things this workshop will cover…

This Workshop will include:

  • Feasting on Elisha’s Spring chicken, rabbit, duck and pork!
  • Constructing a segment of swales with the tractor and plow.
    • Laser level usage.
    • A-Frame level usage.
  • Planting annuals in the swales.
  • Grafting instruction from Nick Ferguson
  • Misting system overview and setup
  • Knife sharpening with Patrick Roehrman
  • Mike Vertrees will discuss compost and soils
  • Fishing! Bring your poles—we stocked over 500 fish in our silt trap pond last year
  • Some yet to be announced bonuses!  Some COOL ASS ONES at that!

To get full details and reserve your spot just go to the event page at the PermaEthos Blog.

Episode-1563- Gary Collins on Primal Living and Off Grid BOLs

Gary Collins, Creator of the Primal Power Plan

Gary Collins, Creator of the Primal Power Plan

After an exciting career in military intelligence Collins worked for the U.S. State Department, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Special Agent. His career took him around the world and gave him a unique perspective on not only how the United States, but the world is affected by our food, drug and healthcare policies.

The highlights of his career took him from protecting some of the most powerful people in the world to investigations involving the biggest tainted pet food death case in the U.S. to the intricate dealings of one of the largest counterfeit prescription drug rings in the world. He has often said, “If American’s really knew what was going on in the area of healthcare and nutrition in this country, they would be appalled.”

Gary’s love for all things primal has now led him to begin a new chapter in his life. He recently purchased 20 acres in Washington state, nearly a thousand miles north of his home in California. Today he joins us to discuss finding rural land, the challenges of building off grid and more. We also delve a bit into entrepreneurial topics, the paleo/primal diet and life and more.

Resources for today’s show…

choctawpecanBob Wells Plant of the WeekChoctaw Papershell Pecan Tree – It is adaptable from zone 6 to zone 9.

This pecan tree produces early in the season, and the shell is medium to soft. The Choctaw pecan is perfect as a commercial orchard tree. It is also an exceptional shade tree, and makes an outstanding edible producing yard tree.

These trees produce a very large papershell nut when grown under optimum climate and fertilization conditions. They are loaded with a nutty flavor that is crunchy to the taste. This is the type of Pecan you see sold at stands in the rural areas often purchased by passing tourists when “Pecan country”

Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com Bob Wells Nursery specializes in edible landscape: Fruit Trees, Berry Plants, Vine Fruit, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Trees.

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.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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Episode-1562- On Being a Sovereign Human

Sadly a component of the “sovereign citizen movement” have actually ruined the word, “sovereign citizen”.  While many in the movement are peaceful and tend to operate via turning the state unto itself via the courts, enough idiots have committed acts of violence under the phrase to widely ruin what it was supposed to mean.

However, as so often is the case that which is ruined often leads to that which is better.  In this case I think the term “sovereign human” is a much better term.  Citizen denotes a state, and a state denotes control.  But no matter our state of residence or citizenry we are all humans on a floating island we call earth.

I am not the first person to use the term sovereign human or sovereign individual by a long shot, but I do think it is a better way to understand both the problems in front of us, and the solutions to them.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • One perfect example of why we need to increase sovereignty
  • What exactly is the concept of individual human sovereignty
  • Why this concept is perfectly constitutional and in keeping with the founders views
  • Why this view is more important right now then elections
  • A 1970s flash back with the entire concept summed up in one speech
  • Why being mad is only a good start and the anger must be quickly tempered
  • The mindset of the sovereign human
    • My rights stem from my existence/creation
    • My rights do not trump the rights of others
    • I am responsible for myself, then for my family, only then to others
    • A right is something you have a right to pursue, not to be provided with
    • All systems of theft and coercion are to be resisted intelligently and peacefully
    • An unfair system is not an excuse for inaction
    • I can’t change society but I can change myself
    • I am a human being, my life matters, I won’t waste it
  • Final thoughts

Resources for today’s show…

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.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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The Duck Chronicles Episode Thirty Eight – The Ducks Have Moved Across the Gate

We had a few weeks of no episodes but we have been busy.  The big move has come the ducks are now in a bigger house, with power and have a much larger holding area.

Barbie the adopted duckling now is roaming the grounds free range with he fellow ducklings and the three turkey polts.  They have been interacting with the mother ducks and new hatched ducklings with no drama.

Of course that means mother ducks have started hatching babies, we have a ton of them with more yet to hatch.  They just hatched what appears to be the first muscovy duckling, right at 35 days as projected.

The babies are venturing out already with the various “mothers” but almost all seem to be mostly bonded with the one muscovy girl you see them with in this video.

The girls and the other adults are loving the new paddock especially the wet weather pond, where they have spent most of their time since the move.  Moving them wasn’t easy, they were terrified to go though the gate because they never had done so before, so we pushed them though the much lager double gate on the north end and herded them around.

The new poop free waterer has been improved using an 80 cent rubber stopper from Walmart, I drilled a hole with a hole saw and it works great.

Two New Awesome Partners Added to the MSB

Two New Additions to the MSB

I have just updated the MSB with two great new discounts for all members.  These are both business strait out of the TSP community.

These are American Made products being made by the people that sell them.  They are top quality and highly unique.  Ironically both involve wood work, though both are quite different.

I really do work hard to increase the MSBs value on an ongoing basis.  Rather than just another survival supplier reseller I am trying to find unique and interesting products that will appeal to our members.

If you have a company with such products please email me and let me know what you would be interested in doing.  Please know I don’t take everyone.  I look for top quality and unique attributes that will appeal to self sufficient individuals.  I believe these two new partners are excellent examples of that.

  • Two Timbers Display Cases  – Hand make awesome cases to display your knives, arrowheads, fossils, medals, pins, military items, and more!! Two Timbers, LLC is a family business. Each of  their display cases are built by hand in our Father-Son shop in Southern Indiana. They strive to source our materials from other local businesses and are proud to produce a product that is truly made in America. They now offer 5% off all orders for all MSB members.  Visit TwoTimbers.com to learn more

We now have a total of 59 supporting vendors in the MSB, many pay for an annual membership for themselves because they personally see the value in it.  If you are buying items in the self sufficiency space every year the MSB more then pays for itself, with discounts on everything from herbal supplements to long term storage foods to tactical items and as listed above even gardening supplies.

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Episode-1561- Another Look at the Future of Crypto Currency and Virtual Nations

What Would a Virtual Nation be Like

Could We Create a True Cloud City?  May Be!

Today I received a question about something called BitNation you can learn more at bitnation.co. The crux of the question was, “what do you think of the concept”?  My view of the concept is extremely positive, so far though my view of the execution of BitNation is pretty much summed up with a meh.

It seems the execution has not quite lived up to the story and well three of their critical founders quit right before they went to funding.

There is a story there too though.  Many would look at this and say, see it doesn’t work, they failed.  Well, first they haven’t failed, they really haven’t done much of anything.  Secondly even if they and say ten others had failed by now, that doesn’t negate the concept, only the method.

Imagine if the first time their aircraft failed, the Wright brothers quit trying?  Indeed I think it is the younger generation that should be leading the way with this concept and the problem is they don’t know a world where failure is acceptable.  Perhaps they should all take a look at this video of early attempts by the US to launch rockets?

I think virtual nations and crypto currencies and the technology behind them will be critical to what we call in Permaculture, an alternative global nation, which isn’t anything it really sounds like.  Smacks of evil “global government” right?  No way, an alternative global nation, is about decentralizing everything, a new tribalism, local control, seems like a great way to run things to me.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • BitNation – what it has failed in my view
    • Seemed more about funding then function
    • Incomplete documentation let alone platform
    • One personality trying to fully control it
    • Profit motive vs. the motivations of profits
  • What we can learn
    • A virtual nation must be open source
    • Any founder will have to be willing to step aside at anytime
    • The technology must be developed first
    • The idea still needs time to be accepted
  • How a Virtual Nation could be a Literal Cloud City
    • Uber has shown you can be in two places at once
    • Blockchain tech can make anything public or private by design
    • Education is the critical way to control or free a people
    • Imagine “liberation permaculture” where you have virtual LETs
    • State based contracts and conflict resolution are divisive
    • What we can’t take back yet should not be an excuse for inaction
    • Of course they will try to stop it, dude, its and insurrection
  • How it could work
    • Anarchism leadership, no “rulers”
    • Profit is in using the platform not owning/controlling it
    • To be blunt it must be built before they will come
  • Final Thoughts

Resources for today’s show…

choctawpecanBob Wells Plant of the Week –  Choctaw Papershell Pecan Tree – It is adaptable from zone 6 to zone 9.

This pecan tree produces early in the season, and the shell is medium to soft. The Choctaw pecan is perfect as a commercial orchard tree.  It is also an exceptional shade tree, and makes an outstanding edible producing yard tree.

These trees produce a very large papershell nut when grown under optimum climate and fertilization conditions.  They are loaded with a nutty flavor that is crunchy to the taste.  This is the type of Pecan you see sold at stands in the rural areas often purchased by passing tourists when “Pecan country”

Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com Bob Wells Nursery specializes in edible landscape: Fruit Trees, Berry Plants, Vine Fruit, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Trees.

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.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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Episode-1560- Listener Feedback for 4-20-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on politics, mesquite wood, gardening, permaculture, Tesla’s new battery, social justice, the bullshit of Alex Jones, business, self defense and more.

Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for jack” or “article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process.

Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air.

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

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  • But this election will be important, the supreme court justice objection
  • Used for mesquite trees once cut
  • Shredded paper in the garden, how to use it without typical composting
  • Is the new Tesla stationary battery a game changer, may be
  • What exactly is so called “social justice”
  • The final straw for me in giving Alex Jones any creditability
  • How one user got though frozen plumbing in regard to dealing with human waste
  • Can you really get a micro greens business up and profitable fast, Jon Dowie has!
  • Sometimes you don’t really know you have been helped out, an example
  • I have been vindicated on my 7 year old comments about a samurai sword for home defense

Resources for today’s show…

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.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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