Monthly Archives: June 2014

Episode-1378- Listener Feedback 6-30-14

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 education, trucks, permaculture, drug laws, nullification, decision making 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

  • The “nanodegree” has been created faster than even I thought it would be
  • Thoughts on buying a used truck and not getting “the shaft”
  • Does a permaculture system produce too much abundance, um no
  • The idiocy of “no guns” signs
  • The DEA has asked the FDA to remove marijuana from the list of schedule 1 drugs
  • A bit of satire from “The Onion” with a very serious really message

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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New Video Series Dedicated to Comfrey – Episode One

The sheer number of questions about comfrey since I did episode 1371 has been pretty amazing.  I haven’t had as much follow up questions on an episode in a LONG TIME so I decided to do a whole series on comfrey.  Here is episode one.  The Basics of Comfrey Propagation with Root Cuttings.

Here is a link to the seller I bought from on eBay but now the huge quantity makes sense, apparently I bought a quantity of 2 packs of 10, there was still a SHIT TON of comfrey there, far more than 20 crowns and cuttings.  This is one of the best deals I have found on Comfrey.

Episode-1377- Listener Calls for 6-27-14

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your Calls

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on DE, sheet mulch, poultry, guns, driving, livestock, equivalency dementia 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…

  • How is it that DE works internally but yet becomes inert after a rain fall
  • The ins and outs of sheet mulch and using or not using cardboard
  • Bryan Black on building your own AR15
  • Building profit quickly with permaculture style livestock
  • When baby geese can go outside and when they can be introduced to an adult flock
  • Who will win the world cup, fastest TSP answer ever, I don’t know and don’t care
  • Thoughts on is a driving a right or a privilege, stop being libnoramuses
  • Rotational grazing for small herds from expert council member Darby Simpson
  • What is a SAHM and what is equivalency dementia
  • Frank Sharpe Jr. on small compact carry guns
  • Non GMO feed is becoming more available and more affordable
  • Thoughts on more “old school” style episodes

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

Join the MSB Today

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.

 

Episode-1376- Life with the Birds and Extending Food Forests

Buddy the Goose during the

Buddy the Goose during the “Ugly Duckling Phase”

I had a snafu with today’s interview so you get another stand alone show today. So I have queued up a two parter today with some updates from around the homestead.

As the ducks move toward maturity, our chicken flock expands and the geese continue to advance the agenda of the “Barnyard Mafia”; its seems that I may beginning to prefer the company of birds to that of many people.  So I thought I might give you some updates on our flocks, what they are teaching us and what I am learning about life with the birds today.

The other thing I am really working on right now is the design of the expansion of our Zone 4 food forest for this fall.  The expansion will actually involve more planting than the initial installation.  I am learning a lot as the area transforms, we have a lot of work to do leading up to Septembers planting but the reality is I am quickly learning once the main frame is in, everything gets easier and the real fun begins!

 

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

Join the MSB Today

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.

Episode-1375- John Bushe’ on Zero Waste Technologies

John Bushe’ is a a Marine corps veteran, entrepreneur, and permaculture designer specializing in Zero waste municipalities. John is the founder of zero waste advocacy firm Adbongo, Inc. which offers market research and sustainable development services to municipalities.

Bushe’ founded Adbongo in 2006 as an advertising firm that beat to a different drum. In 2008, Adbongo expanded focus to become a zero waste advocacy organization. Since that time, we have served clients in over 40 industries and from all four economic sectors (government, business, nonprofit and for-benefit).

John Joins Us To Discuss…

  • What is zero waste
  • What are benefits of zero waste
  • How many cities are zero waste
  • What businesses are zero waste
  • How can a person learn more about it
  • What has been done in several Texas cities
  • How does this relate to permaculture
  • What is the cost/reward analysis for zero waste systems

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

Join the MSB Today

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.

Episode-1374- “Unconventional” Fishing Methods

The first thing you need to know is that some or all of these methods might be illegal in your locality and it is up to you to determine the legality of any of these methods before using them.

Some of these methods are best suited for an actual “survival situation” or at least a bush crafting situation.

Join Me Today As I Discuss…

  • Why leave the rod and reel behind
  • Thoughts  on “unconventional” or whatever you wish to call it
    • Jug fishing
    • Limb lines
    • YoYos
    • Trotlines
    • Noodling
    • Spear Fishing
    • “Trapping”
    • Nets
    • Bow Fishing
    • Gigging
    • Beer Can Fishing (hand lines)
  • Thoughts on why these methods should be considered

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

Join the MSB Today

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.

 

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Episode-1373- Listener Feedback for 6-23-14

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 chickens, GMOs, drugs, government, economics, taxes, personal debt 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

  • How can you profitably raise Non GMO meat birds
  • As part of the above, why don’t you see more “non GMO labels” in stores
  • Marijuana proves your government lies, period, no way can your refute this
  • What incubator we use and why
  • More from the Jack was right files, mileage taxes are coming
  • FACTA money grab and capital control yes, the death of the dollar, sigh, no!
  • Dealing with collections agents

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

Join the MSB Today

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.

 

Some Videos About Comfrey

Comfrey - A Proven Medicinal Herb, With a Undeserved Bad Reputation.

Comfrey is an Amazing Plant.

Did you know that TSP Workshops has its own Flickr and YouTube channels?  The fact is there are thousands of photos and hundreds of videos on them all from students of workshops at the TSP homestead.

I figured I would share a few videos with you about comfrey to help answer some questions that have come in since I did my episode on Comfrey.  These are all from the most recent workshop.  If you like these consider coming to our Food Forest Extension workshop this fall.

The first one covers the comfrey tractor concept that I have pretty much given up on and also covers stuff other than comfrey.  The next two are better videos for those specifically interested in just comfrey but I included this one because it shows the pots the comfrey cuttings you see in the other videos were grown in.  The reason I want to move fast with the pot is it had been colonized with fire ants and was absolutely full of them!

The plant in this video was one of the ones from the fire ant pot.  Just one of the three.

In the last video I show some other root cutting I got from a similar part earlier in the year and show some of the plants and crowns I bought from Coe’s Comfrey and how I take additional root cuttings from his plants before planting them.

Episode-1372- 6 Years of TSP

A fun night at the TSP Barter Blanket, Just One Amazing Part of this Community.

A fun night at the TSP Barter Blanket, Just One Amazing Part of this Community.

Yes guys I am preempting the call in show today in celebration of our 6 year anniversary.  On today’s show I am just going to have an old school “Jack Chat” with you guys about where we have come from, what we have been though and where we are going.

On June 20th, 2008 I got into my 2006.5 Jetta Diesel TDI and left my home in Arlington and headed for my office in Frisco, Texas.  In my lap sat a cheap video camera that also recorded in MP3, the result was episode one of TSP.  It was pretty bad but the vision was already there, and people listened.

Over the next few weeks I found some decent bumper music and Another Day Another Dollar by Bob Maus played on TSP as it was fitting open source pod safe music.  I got a Sony MP3 recorder and found an old honest to god taped together Panasonic headset and while not studio quality my audio got a LOT better.  I told people to bail out of the stock market and some did, some wrote letters saying they had tears in their eyes of gratitude two months later for not going down with the market.

The show has evolved a lot over the years but the reality is the core is and will always be the same.  My objective was always to empower people to actually get out of the trap described by Bob’ song.  The song you hear now on the air, “The Revolution is You was later co written by myself and Greg Yows who also preforms it.  Today you will hear both songs and the story of TSPs past and my vision for our future.

Join Me Today As I Discuss…

  • The first few weeks
  • The vision
  • Bob Maus and Another Day Another Dollar, I didn’t pick it for the reason most think
  • Freedom in 2.5 years, thanks to all of you
  • Some big moments
    • Launch of the MSB
    • The Revolution is You
    • Walking Away from Corporate America
    • The Move to Arkansas and Back
    • The TSP Workshops
    • M.T. Knives Launch
    • PermaEthos
  • Some Tough Times
    • Mulligan Mint
    • Loosing Four Friends, 2 Men and 2 Dogs
    • Watching the Loss of Liberty Continue
  • Where we from here
    • Well, the accelerator is going to the floor!
    • The show will continue and I will do my best to make it better everyday
    • I may hire a “part time” local intern or element partner
    • Dorothy is setting up her own business
    • PermaEthos will take Permaculture to the main stream in a big way
    • New format to get more value from the expert council
    • Perhaps less interviews, 2 one week, 1 the next
    • Broader scope of interviewers, a canon that casts fishing baits for instance
    • Fewer TSP workshops, likely 2-3 a year at most
    • I will be speaking at PermaCulture Voices 2 in 2015
    • Tell me what you want, that is how we got here
  • Thank you, more than you can ever know, I owe all of you what we have today

Parts 6-12 of the TSP Homestead Summer Review Have been Posted to Youtube

I just posted 7 more videos updating you guys on the TSP Homestead.  In part 12 I say we are done, but I now realize we are not done, likely 3-4 more videos at least will come in this series.