Monthly Archives: October 2013

Episode-1238- Jenna Woginrich from The One Woman Farm

Jenna Woginrich - Of The One Woman Farm

Jenna Woginrich – Of The One Woman Farm

Jenna Woginrich is an author, homesteader, archer, and falconer-in-training. Two summers ago she left her corporate office gig to focus on the farm full-time and now runs a 6.5 acre homestead by herself south of the Adirondacks in Washington County, NY.

There she grows most of her own food; raises her own meat, dairy, veggies and eggs with the aid of animal power. Horses pull firewood from the forest, a sheepdog manages the livestock, hawks are trained to take small game, and carts and saddles are used as much as her dented pickup truck.

She’s passionate about self-reliance, martial arts, hunting, tracking, horses, and traditional and country skills. She’s also the business owner of Cold Antler Farm, an educational homestead where people travel from all over the world to take classes in everything from beginner fiddle to herbalism.

Her new book, One Woman Farm, has been described as follows by Joel Salatin, “Read this book to learn why farmsteads need to be loved.  Jenna’s One-Woman Farm is a jewel: small and lustrous.”

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TSP Earthworks Workshop Now Open to All

The TSP Earthworks Workshop was opened to MSB Members only for about a week.  In that time 18 of the 24 spots were claimed.  It is now open to any and all.

To sign up use this link, http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/events/eth-sgn.htm

There is a form on that page to fill out.  Once completed it will take you to a page to make your 200 dollar deposit.  Once you complete payment you will see a link that says, “Return to John Spirko” if you click that it will redirect to a full document with all the info you will need for the event.

Full details on this workshop are below.

Our Urban Garden Design workshop was an awesome success and it led us to a basic plan for the area that was the focus of the design seminar. That basic design led us strait into a major component of a zone 4 food forest. For those that understand permaculture yes we are saying a single element (a swale) will become part of both zone one and zone four and the two will transition seamlessly. It won’t seem radical once you see it!

As many of your also know that have been here, we have very good but very shallow soils. The area for these earth works has a foot at best, then some chunk rock then slab limestone. Yep tough to work with. However we now have the plan, we are going to be running three major swales, we would call them mid sized. In the range of 4 feet wide by about 8-10 inches deep depending on the hard pan when we begin to dig.

The awesome part is that two of the three swales will allow us to exploit a major roof run off on a building catching over 44,000 gallons of rain per year. All in all we will be installing about 360 feet of swale. Additionally there are some unique challenges with these shallow soils. Given the swales can only be about 8-10 inches deep the down grade side of them will have fairly small mounds, so we will be trucking in additional mounding material from a local source.

Again the top swale will actually find its genesis right in the middle of a planned zone one urban style permaculture garden and take half of our roof run off to our outer pasture on an initial swale of about 80 – 90 feet in length. At that area we are installing a 2500 gallon poly tank, which will act much like a small dam as it will capture water until it reaches overflow when it will spill into the top swale.

We will be digging the swales with an excavator but once dug we will be shaping the berms and swale bottoms largely by hand. This is again to deal with the unique situation. I learned this manual shaping approach from Ben Falk at Whole Systems Design and it is actually really easy to do with a large group like we will have. The berms will be topped off with the high quality soil we are trucking in, they will then be cover cropped with a winter mix and mulched with a large amount of hay. We will be doing some improvement to the areas between the swales as well (interswale) which will also be cover cropped for use in rotational grazing.

While this workshop won’t include planting trees, it will include planning the eventual tree plantings down to the species and spacings with a ratio of 7 support trees to every one long term productive tree. This planning alone for many will be worth the entire cost of the event.

This course is ideally suited to students that want to perform earth works for food forest establishment on mid sized land tracts of 1-5 acres. Our entire property is about 3 acres and this area we are working is just under one full acre. It is also ideal in that it will teach you massive amounts about function stacking and adaptation to tough environments. Once you learn to work in this environment swaling any location afterwords should be a walk in the park.

The cost of this course will be 425 dollars which covers meals, instruction and if you choose to camp on site, camping. The course requires a 200 dollar deposit via PayPal. You can use a credit card for this with Paypal even if you don’t have a PayPal account by the way. The other 225 is due upon arrival. The basic schedule will be as follows…

  • Wednesday night – you can arrive early to set up camp but nothing official is happening
  • Thursday – Saturday We will begin working about 930 AM, breakfast is not included on day one but we will have coffee, fruit and breakfast bars available. Lunch and Dinner are included on day one and will be awesome as always. On Friday and Saturday we are providing breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Sunday – While the event technically ends Saturday at dinner many students stay over Saturday night to hang out and have fun. Sunday in the morning we serve a light Breakfast about 930 and do a final Q&A with everyone who is still there, everyone to leave the property by 11 AM so we can get back to our normal routine and frankly take a long nap!

These workshops are like nothing else available that I know of in the permaculture world. Our dinners consist of things like pork shoulder and brisket, awesome smoked sausage and if you leave hungry it is your fault. We have a barter blanket exchange that was a massive hit last time. We provide a selection of “adult beverages” for consumption after hours and have a blast in general. We do a seed exchange and I just open up much of my personal seed supply as well on a take what you need basis. Attendees almost become part of a “club” so to speak with relationships that extend beyond the event.

In the words of several attendees now, “If TSP did a seminar on paint drying, I would attend for the experience alone”.

The last event was a bit much with a headcount of 30 so we are scaling back to a head count of 24 on this one. Deposits are refundable IF and only IF I am able to fill your slot if you cancel.

Lastly I am looking for one person who wants to be hired as a full time helper for this event. What we have done until now is take a person or two as a helper in exchange for letting them attend. The problem has been that we then feel bad pulling them out of a part of the class to do work. So instead this time we are paying a helper. While you will get the experience of the event you will likely spend at least half your time doing things for the event from cooking to serving and cleaning up.

This job is therefore a job for pay, you will be reporting to my intern Josiah during this time. The job begins Thursday morning and runs though Saturday night. It will pay 240 dollars cash, which is 80 dollars a day. Again I do want to point out whoever does this will likely have a blast but it is a job and your focus will be on helping run the event. This means you are absolutely going to miss quite a bit of instruction, Q&A, etc. If you are interested in this position please email me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com and put event help in the subject line. Include anything you think is relevant in us choosing you for this position.

PS – Full details are given such as our address and directions along with arrival instructions after the class is full and provided to paying students only.

We generally get a group rate at a hotel for those that want to use that option and for those coming from out of state by air, DFW Airport is the best airport, though Love Field in Dallas is an option a well. While we only provide our address to registered students, we are very close to Azle, Texas so you can use that to see if travel is viable for your needs.

Episode-1237- Michael Evans on the Rising American Police State

Michael Evans is the founder of America’s Voice Now and a syndicated radio host. The AVN show is a hard hitting no-holds-barred look at the current political events and news where Michael delivers truth and critical thinking while exposing mainstream media propaganda.

The program seeks to Educate, Inform, Motivate & Activate the audience to take grassroots actions to return and restore America to a Constitutional Republic and place Washington in it’s correct role of co-equal government to the States.

Mr. Evans is a sought after guest on numerous radio talk shows around the nation as a political commentator on topics ranging Constitutional issues, Legislative Grassroots Action, Firearms / 2nd Amendment, Financial and Judicial issues.

America’s Voice Now stands for microscopic federal government, miniature state government and the principles of free markets and self regulation for the people. They believe the Constitution is the declared law of the land and any migration from it is a usurpation of power.   Michael Joins us today to discuss the REAL reason behind Obamacare and the Data Hub, NSA spying, and the massive buildup of surveillance on all Americans.

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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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Mulligan Mint Open House

Dallas, TX based Mulligan Mint hosts its first open house event

The Sentinel is Now in Copper

The Sentinel is Now in Copper

In 2012, Mulligan Mint set out to be the finest full service production and manufacturing mint in the country.  In less than 2 years, M2 has grown to occupy 20,000 square feet of production space with the all of the equipment necessary to take refined silver from shot to finished, minted product.  In spite of the obstacles we’ve faced as a small business, we have worked diligently to set the standard for both quality and integrity in the precious metals industry and have, quite frankly, become the talk of the silver community and coined as “The Little Mint that Could”. For more information about who we are and what we do, visit our website at www.mulliganmint.com.

This November 5th, 2013 we cordially invite you to see for yourself what all of the fuss is about.  Our doors will be open to you from 3pm to 9pm for our first official open house event.  Please join us as we walk you through the minting process, introduce you to the Mulligan Mint, Inc family and hear, first hand, all the exciting things we have on the horizon for 2014.  Enjoy our keynote speakers: Jeffrey Tucker of Mises Institute renown, Stephen Macaskill of Amagi Metals and FEE, Jack Spirko of The Survival Podcast, and Rob Gray of Open Currency and CEO of Mulligan Mint, Inc.

And just in case you can’t be there, we will be broadcasting the event live for you and the rest of the silver community so be on the lookout for that information on our Mulligan Mint homepage in the days prior to the event.

For those that have been concerned about ordering silver due to the bankruptcy, it is certainly understandable.  The good news is if you are local you can come to this event and purchase silver cash and carry on site.

For those with pending orders, I discussed the situation with Rob last night.  Basically this is the deal.  The mint is slowly digging out of its hole but as it is in bankruptcy it has to do what it is told to do by its trustee and the court.  Right now that is as follows.

First – all new orders are to be filled and done so as soon as they are placed.

Second – any back orders are to be filled in reverse order, the newest orders first.  I know this doesn’t make sense but it is what the court has ordered.

Third – once all back log of orders are filled the mint should be able to at that time be able to fill “trapped orders” these are orders that were placed before the bankruptcy filing.

Rob told me last night, if he had the choice he would be filling orders based on the oldest first, but he doesn’t have that choice at this time.  I want to point out that I have been up front about this situation from day one.  We all know the cause of this misery and it isn’t worth repeating at this time.  The fact is simple, Rob is doing all he can to stay in the fight and make the mint a success.

For those with trapped orders if there were anything I could do I would.  Frankly right now I am a creditor for about 20,000 dollars in commissions due in the bankruptcy.  That is largely because I took no commissions for the last 90 days in order to help Rob fill orders in this time.   In any event if you are local and have any questions come on down to the mint next Tuesday.

 

MSB Week In Review 005

Here is this weeks MSB insider’s only video of our week in review. We want to make these videos really cool for members of the Support Brigade, so after watching it please be sure to leave questions and comments for what you want to see in next weeks updates.

The purpose of these videos is to give MSB members a behind the scenes look at what we do at the the Spirko homestead and with the operations of the TSP business itself. This will generally be things that we are reserving for our private members only.

All the videos are posted to Vimeo and are password protected. The pass code will be the same for all videos and it is prominently displayed on the main page of your MSB Private Area. You will see it as soon as you log in. You can’t miss it. It is in BOLD RED at the top of the page when you log in.

Sorry this week’s video is a bit late coming out. We have had a flat out brutal October. While it has been fun it has been energy draining to be gone from our homestead for over 15 days in a 31 day month. During this week in review we were in Saline Louisiana at Nick Ferguson’s Earthworks Course where I was a co-instructor along with Nicholas Burtner, Nick Ferguson and my intern Josiah Wallingford.

This Video Covers…

  • The construction of a deep trench hugel bed that is on contour and acts as a swale
  • How to build a comfrey tractor
  • Campfire cooking by me of a rabbit and squirrel that were killed by a Harris Hawk
  • Why Joe didn’t like his piece of rabbit liver
  • Pond construction at Nick Ferguson’s permaculture site
  • Why pine trees dying can be a sign of something very good
  • Back filling hugul trenches with small material to fill in spaces in larger material
  • Why you might make a hugul with wood deep in the ground
  • Dealing with very sandy soil and creation of micro climates
  • Plans for the upcoming TSP workshop on earthworks, a working workshop
  • Finding cell phone signal where there isn’t any signal, using power lines
  • A special guest appearance by Scarlet the Harris Hawk

You can view this weeks video at https://vimeo.com/78121040

Episode-1236- Plans for the TSP Homestead and Upcoming Workshops

I am going to continue with some fun stuff that is informative and not so deep into the world of politics, economics, etc.  Today I am going to line out the planned projects for our 3 acre property and what they will be doing for us long term.

The first principle of permaculture in my mind is “observe and interact” and while interact is part of it, to me on a new property about a year of observation is really ideal for the planning process.  At this point I have been on my property for about 10 months.  I now know it intimately.  I know where the winds blow including when they don’t line up with the “official information” from the weather service.

I know where my soils are a foot deep and where they are only a few inches above the limestone reef that is under this part of north Texas.  I know where water flows and where it pools.  I know the species that do well here on their own in all seasons.  I  have seen the results of my work with my animals an I know it works.  Islands of deep green now exist in pastures that are tired and mostly brown.

I have had the great fortune to have my intern Josiah Wallingford of Bring of Freedom on property now for 3 months to aid in my planning.  We now have a much deeper understanding of many of our subtle contours.  Then we did an urban design workshop.  30 students received certification in Urban Design and we got amazing ideas for a small space design on the property.  Josiah and I have expanded these plans and it is all coming together.  Today I will do my best to explain our future plans and how this homestead is going to be transformed over the next year into a holistic system that is self supporting and will generate its own fertility.

Join Me Today As We Discuss…

  • The tactical greenhouse with a “climate battery”
  • 6000-7500 gallons of catchment tanks are going in, just for starters
  • Why we will use some pumps in our systems, yet we will not “need” them
  • Taking swales to an extreme level even on land anyone would call flat
  • Road catchment diversion, more water then we could ever need
  • Cell grazing of geese and chickens in our system, perhaps sheep next year
  • Building a 60,000 gallon pond where you can’t go below grade and making it self sustaining
  • Making hugul swales where we can only dig about 2 inches into the soil
  • Building top soil at a massive rate in the interswales
  • Berms, berms and more berms
  • A food forest going in this spring, 40 productive trees, 280 support trees
  • The contour beds are due to become a massive “micro food forest”
  • This is just the beginning!

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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Episode-1235- Fun, Cheap and Easy Gun Projects and Tricks

m1magtrick

Build Your Own M1 Dummy Mag for the 10/22

Okay guys and gals, October has kicked my butt.  First 10 days in Colorado, then the seminar at my homestead, then the earthworks course in Louisiana.  I need a fun and easy show and I bet with all the crap going on with the government, the economy and other things many of you do too.

Today I am going to discuss some cool gun projects you can do and exactly how to do them.  None require any advanced gunsmithing knowledge or master wood working skills to do.

We will also discuss some cool and easy to install accessories and where to get them and why they are actually worth having.  A little bit on reloading, including my special 44 Mag “quiet load” and even a tiny bit of airsoft shooting.

This should be a fun show, it won’t be a 100% how to show but it will give you a ton of fun projects, let you know what is possible and get you thinking.  It may also give you a few projects for those long winter nights when many of us get a bit of cabin fever in January and February.  It sounds crazy but those days are just around the corner.

Join Me Today As We Discuss…

  • The easiest money saver, rehabbing old break action shotguns
  • The “rubber washer trick” with the NEF/H&R break action rifle
  • Conversion of the NEF to 357 max or “k-hornet”
  • Getting started reloading with the “lee loader” it fits in a shirt pocket
  • The 22 LR “flat point” jig
  • Restoration of Military Surplus Arms (without ruining them)
  • Turning a mosin nagant into a “scout rifle”
  • Creating in stock survival kits
  • Starting a fire with a rifle
  • Cut shells for the shot gun (slugs on demand)
  • Convert a 10/22 to an M1 Carbine Clone
  • Build a black powder rifle from a kit
  • Build a “survival sling” from leather or paracord
  • Loads so quite you don’t need a suppressor
  • Build simple “airsoft” reactive targets for cheap or suburban practice

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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No Friday Show This Week

I really wanted to get one more show in this week but it just wasn’t in the cards.  To make up for it Monday will be a call in show.  Right now I am off at zero dark thirty on the way to Louisiana to help Nick and Nick with their ongoing earthworks course.

While I am gone, try the random episode feature for a blast from the past.

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Earthworks Seminar Nov. 21-23 at the Spirko Homestead – Open to MSB Members First

Our Urban Garden Design workshop was an awesome success and it led us to a basic plan for the area that was the focus of the design seminar.  That basic design led us strait into a major component of a zone 4 food forest.  For those that understand permaculture yes we are saying a single element (a swale) will become part of both zone one and zone four and the two will transition seamlessly.  It won’t seem radical once you see it!

As many of your also know that have been here, we have very good but very shallow soils.  The area for these earth works has a foot at best, then some chunk rock then slab limestone.  Yep tough to work with.  However we now have the plan, we are going to be running three major swales, we would call them mid sized.  In the range of 4 feet wide by about 8-10 inches deep depending on the hard pan when we begin to dig.

The awesome part is that two of the three swales will allow us to exploit a major roof run off on a building catching over 44,000 gallons of rain per year.   All in all we will be installing about 360 feet of swale.  Additionally there are some unique challenges with these shallow soils.  Given the swales can only be about 8-10 inches deep the down grade side of them will have fairly small mounds, so we will be trucking in additional mounding material from a local source.

Again the top swale will actually find its genesis right in the middle of a planned zone one urban style permaculture garden and take half of our roof run off to our outer pasture on an initial swale of about 80 – 90 feet in length.  At that area we are installing a 2500 gallon poly tank, which will act much like a small dam as it will capture water until it reaches overflow when it will spill into the top swale.

We will be digging the swales with an excavator but once dug we will be shaping the berms and swale bottoms largely by hand.  This is again to deal with the unique situation.  I learned this manual shaping approach from Ben Falk at Whole Systems Design and it is actually really easy to do with a large group like we will have.  The berms will be topped off with the high quality soil we are trucking in, they will then be cover cropped with a winter mix and mulched with a large amount of hay.  We will be doing some improvement to the areas between the swales as well (interswale) which will also be cover cropped for use in rotational grazing.

While this workshop won’t include planting trees, it will include planning the eventual tree plantings down to the species and spacings with a ratio of 7 support trees to every one long term productive tree.  This planning alone for many will be worth the entire cost of the event.

This course is ideally suited to students that want to perform earth works for food forest establishment on mid sized land tracts of 1-5 acres.  Our entire property is about 3 acres and this area we are working is just under one full acre.  It is also ideal in that it will teach you massive amounts about function stacking and adaptation to tough environments.  Once you learn to work in this environment swaling any location afterwords should be a walk in the park.

The cost of this course will be 425 dollars which covers meals, instruction and if you choose to camp on site, camping.  The course requires a 200 dollar deposit via PayPal.  You can use a credit card for this with Paypal even if you don’t have a PayPal account by the way.  The other 225 is due upon arrival.  The basic schedule will be as follows…

  • Wednesday night – you can arrive early to set up camp but nothing official is happening
  • Thursday – Saturday We will begin working about 930 AM, breakfast is not included on day one but we will have coffee, fruit and breakfast bars available.  Lunch and Dinner are included on day one and will be awesome as always.  On Friday and Saturday we are providing breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Sunday – While the event technically ends Saturday at dinner many students stay over Saturday night to hang out and have fun.  Sunday in the morning we serve a light Breakfast about 930 and do a final Q&A with everyone who is still there, everyone to leave the property by 11 AM so we can get back to our normal routine and frankly take a long nap!

These workshops are like nothing else available that I know of in the permaculture world.  Our dinners consist of things like pork shoulder and brisket, awesome smoked sausage and if you leave hungry it is your fault.  We have a barter blanket exchange that was a massive hit last time.  We provide a selection of “adult beverages” for consumption after hours and have a blast in general.  We do a seed exchange and I just open up much of my personal seed supply as well on a take what you need basis.  Attendees almost become part of a “club” so to speak with relationships that extend beyond the event.

In the words of several attendees now, “If TSP did a seminar on paint drying, I would attend for the experience alone”.

I am also starting something new with this seminar.  MSB Members get a week to sign up before I open it up to all.  These events have sold out very quickly in the past with no real promotion.  To sign up for this event, just log in to your MSB account.  On the first page there will be a link right at the top for you to sign up.

The last event was a bit much with a headcount of 30 so we are scaling back to a head count of 24 on this one.  Deposits are refundable IF and only IF I am able to fill your slot if you cancel.

Lastly I am looking for one person who wants to be hired as a full time helper for this event.  What we have done until now is take a person or two as a helper in exchange for letting them attend.  The problem has been that we then feel bad pulling them out of a part of the class to do work.  So instead this time we are paying a helper.  While you will get the experience of the event you will likely spend at least half your time doing things for the event from cooking to serving and cleaning up.

This job is therefore a job for pay, you will be reporting to my intern Josiah during this time.  The job begins Thursday morning and runs though Saturday night.  It will pay 240 dollars cash, which is 80 dollars a day.  Again I do want to point out whoever does this will likely have a blast but it is a job and your focus will be on helping run the event.    This means you are absolutely going to miss quite a bit of instruction, Q&A, etc.    If you are interested in this position please email me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com and put event help in the subject line.  Include anything you think is relevant in us choosing you for this position.

Everyone else if you are MSB and want to sign up go log in now and use the link there to do so.  If and that is a big IF any spots remain on Oct. 31st I will make them available to any who wish to take them.

PS – Full details are given such as our address and directions along with arrival instructions after the class is full and provided to paying students only.

We generally get a group rate at a hotel for those that want to use that option and for those coming from out of state by air, DFW Airport is the best airport, though Love Field in Dallas is an option a well.  While we only provide our address to registered students, we are very close to Azle, Texas so you can use that to see if travel is viable for your needs.