Monthly Archives: November 2013

Episode-1256- The Thanksgiving Special for 2013

Note – You can get a full transcript of the original portion of this show here.  Many families read this and the Christmas show as part of their holidays.

Today one day before the great American Holiday we stop and pause to think about what we have to be thankful for.

The beginning of today’s show is new, most of it is rebroadcast of the first year I did this show.

The beauty of this show is I feel it is something you can share with friends and family. The real history of Thanksgiving is actually a lot more interesting and special then many of the myths.

Tune in today to hear…

  • I have found our group of soldiers to sponsor for Christmas this year
  • Why much of what we learn about Thanksgiving is wrong or at least inaccurate
  • How Thanksgiving was at one time considered a “damn yankee holiday”
  • How Thanksgiving became a way for our nation to heal and reunite
  • How the date of Thanksgiving has often been moved around and why
  • The truth about those big buckles the pilgrims wore and all that black clothing
  • What feasting meant 100 years ago to our prior generation that we have forgotten

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 and you might hear yourself on the air.

Photo Credit Above to Vicki’s Nature

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Episode-1255- Keith Snow on Thanksgiving Cooking for 2013

Chef Keith Snow of Harvest Eating

Tune in today for a special edition of The Survival Podcast with Chef Keith Snow. Keith is the creator of HarvestEating.com which focuses on eating seasonally and cooking with food you can grow in your backyard of obtain locally.

He is also a daily listener to our show and shares many common ideals with the Survival Podcast audience.

So I thought who better to bring on the air in preparation for Thanksgiving then Chef Keith.

Whether you are going though having the “in laws” over for the first time or just want to have the best Thanksgiving meal you ever cooked, today’s show is for you.

Resources for today’s show…

Chef Keith’s Links

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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Permaculture Voices – Save Money and Come Meet the Best of the Best

As you all probably know I will be speaking at the Permaculture Voices Conference next March.  I think that this will be one of the most important conferences ever to take place in permaculture.  It will be a gathering of the biggest and brightest minds in one place.

At the conference I will be speaking about two topics that I am very passionate about and that I think are very important to making a big change in our society: How to Take Permaculture Mainstream and Making Permaculture Into a Profitable Business Model.  My presentations will be two of the 50 plus talks at the conference (they have added a lot more talks and speakers since I last spoke about this event).

Starting on November 29th they are offering a $250 discount on the conference ticket price of $960.  The special price is good for three days expiring on December 1st at midnight.   I can’t believe they are doing it, but they are, offering the tickets at $710, a price that I think is easily justifiable.

As an attendee you will get to see over 34 hours of talks during the 4 day of the conference.  Not 34 hours including breaks and meals, but 34 hours of actual talks.  That is a solid 4 days.  The conference lineup is robust with talks from speakers such as Geoff Lawton, Joel Salatin, Toby Hemenway, Mark Shepard, Greg Judy, Allan Savory, and the list goes on.

Geoff Lawton will be giving 4 talks including reading the landscape and permaculture earthworks.  Joel Salatin will be giving an intensive on pastured livestock, as will Greg Judy.  Dr. Elaine Ingham will be giving a 3 hour soils intensive.  There will be a 4 hour SPIN Farming workshop.  Not only will you learn a lot of practical information, you will learn it from world renown experts, people out there on the ground actually doing it.

There just hasn’t been an event like this ever in permaculture.  It is the only conference in the world where you can see this many big name permaculture speakers all in one place.  If you want a chance to learn from the best and network with a bunch of other like-minded people, then this is the event to be at.  Take advantage of the discount, because this is the last one that they are offering, and frankly I think it is too cheap to begin with.  If you are student or beginning farmer you may qualify for a discount beyond this special.

As you all know when I go to conferences I don’t just do my talk and duck out.  I put in a lot of time answer questions and interacting with the attendees and listeners, because I really enjoy it.  From what I hear, there has already been a lot of interest and support from the TSP audience, so I look forward to seeing you all next March at Permaculture Voices.

Info: www.permaculturevoices.com

Remember if you purchase your ticket between Nov. 29 and December 1st you will save 250 dollars.

Episode-1254- Feedback for 11-25-13

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts on bitcoin, litecoin, the earthworks workshop, economics 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.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Emails On

  • CAC is on the move, how you can get involved
  • Cool new stuff in the gear shop
  • AAR of the Earthworks Event
  • How does something like bitcoin derive value
  • Okay so what the hell is litecoin
  • Why virtual currencies matter
  • How money has been used to enslave society

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.

Our Expert Council is Made Up of…

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Citizens Assisting Citizens to Go Live in 2014

Citizens Assisting Citizens, TSP’s disaster response team, is preparing to go active in 2014. We are looking for volunteers to help us fulfill the vision that Jack has given us. We are in need of 3 Board members and 10 Regional Directors.

The CACTEAM.com website is nearing operational status and we are waiting to hear back from the IRS about our non-profit status. Our Executive Director Tom Patterson has been laying the ground work so that we can go active as soon as practical. The serious events so far this year, massive flooding and the late outbreaks of tornadoes, continue to emphasize the need for our organization.

You can make a difference even if you don’t have a lot of excess time or cash. If you have skills, knowledge, time, money or equipment that you want to volunteer to help your fellow citizens please contact us at volunteers@cacteam.com.

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Videos of Installed Swales – No Show Today and Some Announcements

So we had planned to do recorded Q&A last night but it didn’t happen.  It will happen, and it will be released to the audience, it just won’t be a show today.  Yesterday the students at my homestead worked really hard.  We installed over 500 feet of swale in a very rocky environment.

We didn’t just install it though, we installed it, dressed it, seeded it and mulched it.  We did in one day what we had planned to do in about 3 days.  Why?  Rain was coming, big rain and if we didn’t get it done, we simply would not have been able to continue.   Oh I forgot to mention at about 3PM the excavator blew a hose, our operator and Josiah put it on a trailer, took it back to the rental company, swapped it out, came back and we still finished the job.

So for the next two days we will be doing some classroom work, as long as we can find a dry spot we will be letting students learn to use the excavator a bit and just having some fun which is a lot of what are events are all about.  Of course tonight we will do a recorded QandA as promised.

Below is some rough video of the swales.  Shaky iPhone stuff but I wanted to get this for you while they are full.  I think we got almost 1.5 inches of rain in about 1 hour last night.  Before the project all of it would have simply eroded the land, took away top soil and went into the bar ditch on the road.

A few quick additional announcements.  The MSB Lifetime sale as sold out as expected.  If you completed payment all is well, I am working though the conversions as I have the time.  With all the little things you have to do they take me about 20 minutes each to process.  So I am doing 3-4  a day, I should have all of them done by Monday.  If you signed up and don’t get an email from me by Monday, check your spam filter then email me and I will get you squared away.

Please understand that if you filled out the form but didn’t complete payment that your spot likely went to someone else.  I am not sure how many but it is clear more people filled out the form then paid for a Lifetime Membership.  If you had a problem paying due to PayPal, email me and I will try to work something out with you.

Lastly next week will be short. 

  • Monday – Listener Feedback
  • Tuesday – Keith Snow on making Thanksgiving awesome!
  • Wednesday – The Thanksgiving Special Edition of TSP

The following week, we will return to our regular schedule.  Now enjoy the shaky video of our swales.  Again better video will follow.

Episode-1253- Brandon Sheard the Farmstead Meatsmith on Curing Meats

Brandon Sheard came into traditional slaughter, butchery and curing right after finishing his graduate work in Renaissance English Literature. After marrying Lauren, he quit his job at Whole Foods in the supplement department and started work on a small, multi-species and pasture-based farm on Vashon Island.

After two years of working on the farm and managing the butcher shop, Brandon left and started Farmstead Meatsmith with Lauren. Largely self-taught in the art of traditional animal harvesting, Brandon and Lauren continue to provide the services of livestock processing and classes through Farmstead Meatsmith with a little help from 4 year-old Wallace, 2 year-old John Luke and 6 month-old Simon.

Their home and business is on Vashon Island, Washington and they join us today to discuss Fermented/Cured Meats.  I first heard of Brandon from our good friend and expert council member Paul Wheaton of Permies.com.  Brandon comes with Paul’s highest recommendation.

Join Us Today As We Discuss…

  • What is curing? How does the traditional approach differ from the conventional approach?
  • How has Bacon been commodified
  • How does what you do on slaughter-day affect what you can do with meat when you cure it
  • How will cured meats influence your kitchen
  • How has modern practices of butchery influenced grass-fed beef in our country
  • Why is most grass-fed beef trimmed of its fat
  • What are some resources to help people regain a traditional approach?
  • What is charcuterie
  • How do you make a ham
  • What should you do with venison

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.

Our Expert Council is Made Up of…

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Episode-1252- Doctor Steven Lewis and Janet Lewis on Supplemental Support

Dr. and Janet Lewis of drsnutrition.org

Dr. and Janet Lewis of drsnutrition.org

The professional staff at Doctor’s Nutrition relies on facts about your health needs based on low cost detailed lab work. Instead of you guessing at what is missing with your nutritional needs, and selecting vitamins or minerals over the counter that may or may not work.

Doctor’s Nutrition delivers free consultations based on lab work results to help get your health back to optimal. They do this with pharmaceutical grade vitamins and minerals sold only to doctor’s. What that means to you, is that their products are generally 3 to 4 times stronger than anything you can buy over the counter.

Their products are actually strong enough to move the numbers on lab work just like prescription medications without the side effects. They use LabCorp for their lab testing because it is the gold standard of labs and they have labs available throughout the United States, so there is generally one local to you in any state. So, if you are ti red of “Guessing” at why don’t I feel good, let us answer that question for you and get you back to health so you can have a life worth living.

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.

Our Expert Council is Made Up of…

Join the MSB Today

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Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.