Monthly Archives: March 2014

Episode-1324- Listener Feedback for 3-31-14

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 survival scenarios, guns, gardening, permaculture, venomous animals and moving to an ethics based society.

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

  • Conflicted Monday – OPSEC after TEOTWAWKI
  • Choosing between the 12 and 20 gauge
  • Picking materials for a raised bed border
  • Thoughts on sheet mulching around mature trees
  • Thoughts on snakes, spiders, etc. attracted to gardens and orchards
  • Can we move to an ethics based society without using violence

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-1323- Listener Calls for 3-28-14

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Join Me Today as I Answer Your Calls

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on home business legal issues, swales, irrigation, plant propagation, government, economics, gardening problems, building soil 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…

  • Thoughts on legal technicalities of small businesses
  • Rain catchment, first flush and drip irrigation
  • Sizing swales in arid climates
  • Can a small government be worse then a large one at times
  • Propagation of a real family heirloom pear tree
  • Can swales cause landslides – it depends
  • Why is the Fed printing money and yet we have so little inflation
  • How would you design a permaculture golf course
  • Why would strawberry, black berry and cucumbers grow well but not produce
  • What is sea kale
  • What is the difference between composting and building top soil

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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Chicks, Ducks and a Goose First Days Out on Pasture

One Spot Open for the Food Forest Workshop

I had a cancellation, the people on the reserve list say it is all too short of a notice now.  I certainly understand that.  That said if anyone wants to come to the Food Forest Planting workshop running from Thursday to Saturday next week the price is 500 dollars and again I have one opening.

UPDATE – I think the spot is sold!

Discount Code for the Geoff Lawton PDC is in the MSB

PLEASE READ THIS POST BEFORE SIGNING UP OR ASKING QUESTIONS 

Yes I have posted the discount code for the Geoff Lawton Permaculture Design Certification course to the MSB but NO YOU CAN’T USE IT JUST YET.  Simply because it isn’t for sale yet.

My contact for Geoff says the PDC goes on sale on at midnight March 29th, US Pacific time.

You can sign up when they launch the course at GeoffLawton.com if you don’t see a sign up option well, they haven’t opened it yet.

Please do not email me and ask me for the code, please don’t expect me to post the code here, please don’t expect me to put it on the air, it is for the MSB only.  This year just like last year I gave up my referral commission on this course and instead set it up for you as a discount of 100 dollars.  This is for my MSB members only by agreement with Geoff personally.

I have promised to only post it in the MSB on the benefits page like all other benefits.  If you sign up without it, then join the MSB and then come to me and ask me to “fix it” I am going to say no.

I highly doubt any regular audience member would do this.  Last year though a few people tried this who I think found out about the discount after buying Geoff’s course.  These were people that were not TSP listeners but heard about it on a forum or something, joined for 5 bucks a month, canceled the MSB immediately, then wanted me to ask Geoff to give them a refund for the discount.

Such is not the point of the MSB discount.  It is a benefit for actual MSB Members to thank you for the support you provide to the show.  Again the code is already on your benefits page but you can’t use it until Geoff Launches his PDC.

Episode-1322- Steven Harris on Radio Preps for the Common Man

Steven Harris – CEO of Knowledge Publications

Special Note – If you don’t get over to Radios1234.com during or after this interview you are cheating yourself out of a HUGE range of resources that Steven Has Made Available to you that go along with an clarify many things in this episode.

Steven Harris returns to TSP this time to discuss radios and I mean everything radios for the common man. As is typical with Steven he did so much research that today’s show may come off like a college short course in emergency radio use.  Rather than say, “become a HAM”, Steven has taken the approach of radios for the rest of us.   Like those of us that don’t want to make radio part of our life, simply part of our preps.

Steven Harris is a consultant and expert in the field of energy. He is the founder and CEO of Knowledge Publications, the largest energy only publishing company in the USA.

Mr. Harris came to his current position to do full time work on the development and implementation of hydrogen, biomass and solar related energy systems after spending 10 years in the Aero-Thermal Dynamics department of the Scientific Labs of Chrysler Corporation.

Steve is always full of great ideas, knowledge and projects we can use to improve our personal energy independence and today is no exception. Today he covers generators with us in part two of a two part series.

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-1321- Bitcoin, PermaEthos, Homestead Updates and Matt Miller on Vehicle Maintenance

Three of out 12 New Baby Ducks

Three of our 12 New Baby Ducks

Time for a four parter, as I said I am making it up to you guys for lost time during recent travel and I suspect at least one show will not happen next week as well with the workshop and all. So today here is what we have on hand.

First I am going to talk about why the “big news” about bitcoin is not big news in any negative way.  Of course I mean the IRS ruling that BTC is property and not currency.  Anyone running a business publicly collecting BTC should have greeted this announcement with a resounding duh, frankly, no shit is more accurate.

Let me break it to you bluntly, the IRS guidance is actually factual, accurate and consistent with all existing code and treatment of property and assets by the IRS.

Note I am not saying the IRS is fair, that taxes are fair or that taxes are okay and not theft.  What I am saying is based on current IRS code, historical treatment of barter and the trade of goods and the treatment of commodities, the new IRS guidance is fair and consistent in relation to historical IRS guidelines.

Here are several reason this ruling is meaningless…

  • Anyone with a brain taking in lots of bitcoin into a business was likely already doing the accounting as the guidelines state.
  • The IRS still can’t track person to person bitcoin, they don’t have that ability, if they ever acquire it, the system will take it away from them in an “update”.
  • New software to maximize tax advantages of this ruling is likely being coded RIGHT NOW.
  • Likely the IRS is going to have to change their guidance when BTC becomes a recognized currency anyway, it will then function like any currency on the FOREX, this is going to happen.

Second we move one to a bit more on PermaEthos and a few questions that have come up since my big announcement yesterday.  I will also again explain that YES the MSB will get a discount code for Geoff Lawton’s PDC and the code will be in the MSB likely today or tomorrow but definitely before the PDC goes on sale.

The new Ethos model has been extremely well received!  I want to talk just a bit more about it.  I will be updating the PermaEthos site soon to reflect the new model and start creating a true virtual community around it.  It will be important that Ethos function both as an extension of the TSP community and yet function on its own merits to those who have no clue what or who a TSP is.

Then I have some “homestead updates” for you guys.  Yes an MSB only video will come out this week by the way, showing a lot of what I am going to talk about.  There is some cool stuff though, today our homestead population grew by yet another dozen with 12 ridiculously cute ducklings!  I’ll tell you also how they and the geese are going to get some “ponds” that will almost be actual ponds.

Then I am joined by Matthew Miller who is a long time listener to TSP and an MSB member.  . In an effort to continue building resiliency and self-sufficiency in his life he wanted to learn how to maintain his own vehicles. Inheriting his late grandfather’s 94 Ranger was the final push needed. A 20 year old truck with 80k miles on it was a great starter project to get his feet wet.

He has documented all of his repairs and progress on the TSP forums for others to learn and gain encouragement from. Since starting he has gained a basic working knowledge of autos and has no fear when he hears a knock or rattle. Through his desire to do things himself he has inspired friends and family members to do their own work and offers to help when he can.

Matthew loves watching his kids play in and on his truck or car when he’s working on them. They’ll jump in with tools and ‘help’ daddy out. Knowing that he is teaching them positive values, resiliency, and self-reliance is the greatest reward he’s gotten since learning this new skill-set.

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-1320- PermaEthos is Coming and John Bush on Bitcoin

We Now Accept Bitcoin for MSB Payments

We Now Accept Bitcoin for MSB Payments

Today is a two parter, hey I got to make up for missed time right.  The first segment will be the new version of PermaEthos let us call it PermaEthos 3.0.  I think it will blow you away.  Some may be a bit unhappy about the change at first but I believe when you hear the entire concept you will be more excited than ever before.

Then we turn to a conversation with John Bush on the evolutionary value of bitcoin.  With John we will discuss what bitcoin really is and why it is “valuable” at all.  We will also discuss why you would want to us it in your business and how that will benefit your business with no risk.

We also discuss why bitcoin and frankly crypto currency in general is useful in the quest for a free society.  Along with how bitcoin can work for survivalists, using the bitcoin network for things other that just a medium of exchange and more.

John Bush was born and raised in Austin, Texas where he has become a notorious community activist. He lives on a small farmstead with his fiance and fellow rabble rouser, Catherine Bleish, and their daughter, Aliana. Their family raises chickens and maintains a vegetable garden with several friends. John has dedicated over a decade to promoting the ideals of a free society through grassroots mobilization campaigns, speaking on liberty issues across the country, and epic Facebook debates.

John has made his presence known to the city council and state legislature through his consistent dedication to liberty activism and his unique use of street theater to garnish local media attention. Currently he gives speeches on the philosophy of liberty, Agenda 21, and activist strategies.

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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No Show Today but Huge a Announcement Tomorrow

We are still in the Northeast and won’t fly out until late this afternoon.  Josiah, I and some other undisclosed parties had an amazing 4 days, we have a few things to wrap up but PermaEthos is about to become a reality.

Tomorrow I won’t be giving 100% of the details but I will give you more than I ever have before.  Additionally I will start to tell you ways you can help us make PermaEthos a reality and how what started as a dream is becoming a new way to farm and build community in America.

Guerrilla Podcast – My Presentation from Permaculture Voices

So this is kinda sorta a guerrilla podcast.  The majority of the audio in today’s show is from my “run through” of the presentation I gave last week at Permaculture Voices.

It covers many ways to build a business in permaculture, some really sound and basic business concepts that many new entrepreneurs often overlook.

As for myself and Josiah we along with two yet to be named other folks are getting on airplanes today to go see to something that should have us officially launching the first PermaEthos farm and a very cool educational opportunity in about one month’s time.  More on that on Monday!