Monthly Archives: June 2017

Episode-2035- Expert Council Q&A for 6-30-17

Today its Friday so it’s time for expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line.

Today the expert council answers questions on business, coffee, vehicles, plant propagation, ponds, cryptocurrency, cats and more.

In the body of your email first tell me the council member your question is for. Second ask your question concisely in one to two sentences maximum. Third any and all details after that. This is the formula to give you the best chance of getting on the air.

I do what I can to get as many of your questions as possible on the air but can’t always get to all of them. Our council is made of a wide variety of experts in everything from the tactical to the practical and everything in between.

To get more information on our Expert Council visit our “Meet the Expert Council Page” to learn more about them and their specific areas of expertise.

Join Me Today As Our Experts Discuss

  • Building your own coffee roaster – Nicole Sauce
  • Buying vehicles online out of state – Steven Harris and Charles Sandville
  • Propagation of grape vines – Nick Ferguson
  • Cleaning up an established pond – Geoff Lawton
  • The ins an out of hardware wallets – Brandon Todd
  • Selecting, caring for and training the homestead cat – Jack

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1400 Gallon Timber Frame Tank Aquatic System Build

This project was a long time coming, I transformed a platform we had built for a water catchment tank into a 1400ish gallon fish tank using a EDPM liner.

The system currently has 4 ebb and flow beds but this is not true aquaponics but rather an aquatic system using a aquaponics component as a bio filtration system.

The body of this is built with 4×4 pressure treated lumber designed for ground contact.  The first layer is 4 inches below grade and held into the limestone with 12 inch hot dipped galvanized spikes, which were aided in penetration by hammer drilling into the limestone layer.  The other layers are each attached with 20, 6-inch galvanized spikes per course (5 per piece of lumber).  Translation it isn’t going anyway.

Plans now include creating a floating plant island to prevent floating plants from being pummeled by the overflows and aeration wand.    Adding cinder block towers and benches for emergent vegetation and of course adding a lot more fish.  We also need to do some plain old landscaping around the area to make things look better now that the heavy part of the project is done.

Episode-2034- Listener Calls for 6-29-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on cryptocurrency, vaccines, land restoration, dogs, electric fencing, garden problems, vehicles, wicking beds, business 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…

  • Spending crypto currency with a “debit card”
  • Why vaccine side effects are under reported – real world evidence
  • More on repair of damaged land – this time from storm damage
  • Why do some pros train dogs in German vs English
  • Dealing with weeds on your electric fence
  • Dealing with blight and cucumber mosaic virus
  • To lease or to buy a vehicle or is there a third option
  • All about my wicking beds
  • The difference between business owner and self employed

Resources for today’s show…

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Pickerel Rush an Edible and Beautiful Plant for Your Water Garden

Big thanks to Nick Burtner at School of Permaculture (https://schoolofpermaculture.com) for posting about this plant being edible on Facebook.

Been growing it for years and never knew it was that type of resource.  The seeds are pretty good raw, I would say adding them to salads would be a good use, I am going to try toasting them gently to crisp them up a bit and bring out more flavor, when I do I will report back to you guys on the results.

Also here is a video by Green Dean on using this plant for edible purposes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKy6Ivh0HaE

Episode-2033- Benjamin Page on The Pillars of Wellness

Ben Page starting listening to the survival podcast in July 2008 while going to chiropractic college in Davenport, Iowa. He lived 5 miles from college rode his bike to collage. It took him depending on the season between 15 and 45 minutes to get to college. He used that time to listen to the survival podcast and learn about modern survivalism and now considers himself to be a modern survivalist.

There is where his thought process went back to its roots and is why he is doing what he is doing know. Ben Page is a chiropractic physician where he focuses on what he calls the 4 vital points to wellness and how all 4 have to be in harmony to truly find wellness in ones life. He started a small family farm called Pastos Verdes Farm in southern Utah more then anything to provide for his family nutritious food that tastes good.

He farms using permaculture and regenerative methods. He uses Joel Salitin’s method to raise the meat birds. He also started a podcast in english called “The Wellness Farmer Podcast” and in Spanish called “El podcast la salud integral” where he podcasts once a week about the 4 pillars to health, which are adequate movement, nutrient dense food that is grown on fertile soil without chemicals, natural internal dialogue and chiropractic care.

After working with another chiropractor for 5 years he realized that he needed to move on and with the information he obtained listening to the survival podcast he started a new adventure. Ben now resides in Rosario, Argentina where he continues to serve the public as a chiropractic physician and continues to podcast about health and wellness. You could say that his business like many others was pushed forward and came into existence because of the Survival podcast.

Join Us Today as we Discuss…

  • How does modern survivalism enter into the pillars of wellness
  • What are the four pillars to health and wellness
  • What can we do to achieve adequate movement and proper posture
  • What is adequate movement in wellness
  • What does a diet in wellness consist of
  • How do we achieve wellness in our diet
  • What is natural internal dialogue
  • How do we achieve it
  • Why is chiropractic care one of the 4 pillars
  • Are there any examples that provide a template to achieve wellness

Resources for today’s show…

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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.

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PDC in North Texas with Nicholas Burtner

Guys I just heard from Nicholas Burtner, who runs the School of Permaculture not too far from me here in North Texas, that they are now enrolling for their 2017 fall permaculture design course that start on July 8th. It is cool because first off it is local, and the team at SOP has extensive experience, locally, and in more 7 countries with a myriad of climate regions and design challenges.

Its flexible as it runs one weekend a month for a span of 6 months so you actually get to know your instructors and peers. There is nothing quite like the dynamics of an in person pdc. I do not even want to tell you the price because almost everywhere the course goes from anywhere 1700 to 2500 bucks, and they just really hook you up and thats all I’ll say.  Use this link to register:

https://schoolofpermaculture.com/events/monthly-permaculture-design-course-fall-2017-july-to-december-plano-tx/

P.S. – Nick is a good friend and a great teacher, he not only traveled to Australia to get his PDC directly from Geoff Lawton, he also interned under Geoff, so you know you will be in good hands.

Episode-2032- Planning Your Future When the Future is Uncertain

We talk a lot about what I call “lifestyle design” around here.  When people hear that term they get the general idea, because the words are common.

  • Lifestyle – The way in which a person lives.
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  • Design – Purpose, planning, intention and thought behind an action.

So lifestyle design means to put purpose, planning, intention and thought into how you live your life.  So yep people generally get the basic concept, what people usually struggle with though is designing a lifestyle for today that is resilient for tomorrow.

I think we have all had those moments, we are happy, really happy with our life as it is, then one or two things change and we are off the rails.  Sometimes these are external factors like a job loss.  Other times they are internal factors sticking with employment perhaps we realize we hate our jobs but hey it pays the bills.

Those are only two examples, and no one can plan for everything but today things are even more complicated.  We all know the next few decades will have more flux in them than anything man kind has yet to experience.  AI and automation will replace thousands of jobs, economic reality will be hitting hard for many governments and technology gaps will make finding jobs harder than ever.

Join Me Today to Discuss How to Plan For an Uncertain Future

  • Major shifts are coming in
    • Education
    • Technology
    • Manufacturing
    • Transportation
    • Everything
  • What has always worked will still likely work
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Adaptability and Flexibility
    • Hunting/Gathering/Growing
    • A solid conservative to risk balance
    • Saving
  • The basics of lifestyle design
    • Define the goals
    • Define the steps to get there honestly with yourself
    • Prioritize the steps
    • Begin taking action
  • If it is that simple, why don’t more people do it
    • It requires sacrifice
    • It requires honest with yourself
    • It requires taking responsibility for where you are
    • It requires the courage to do what most wont
  • Final thoughts;

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S3 – Duck Chronicles 24 – 12 Turkeys Out The Door

Well it has been long enough in the chicken tractor for the turkey polts so today they have freedom. Unlike chickens and ducks they really bond with people and have no real fear, so the biggest danger right now is accidentally stepping on one of them.

P.S. – Product I mentioned for cracked heals, I love this stuff http://amzn.to/2sXk3mF

Episode-2031- Listener Feedback for 6-26-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on bitcoin, economics, debt, cooking, plant propagation, UBI, gardening, new technology and more.

Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK.

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 Calls and Discuss…

  • Why I have for the time exited most of my bitcoin position
  • A listener discusses a prior question about endangered species
  • Is Illinois soon to go down for the count, if so what does it mean for you
  • Is debt necessary at this point to maintain credit
  • A free recipe form Chef Keith Snow’s new cooking course
  • Propagation of lemon balm
  • Cadillac is bring subscription service to the luxury car market
  • Too much lettuce but my pumpkins and melons won’t grow, help
  • A listener reports back on the Work Sharp and customer service
  • Could crypto’s success move us more quickly to a “cashless society”
  • Motorcycles as a back up vehicle
  • How to be a disciplined saver, vs. looking for a trick to save money
  • What exactly happened with the USS Fitzgerald
  • Hawaii passes a law to “start a conversation on UBI” in other words they did nothing
  • Coming soon, a death star level “bug zapper”
  • Homesteading and permaculture on property you won’t own for the long haul

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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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Streamlight Stylus Pro USB Rechargeable Light – Item of the Day

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Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Remember you can always find the Streamlight Stylus Pro USB Rechargeable Light.  Any long term follower of my podcast and blog will know I am a huge fan of the original Streamlight Stylus Pro.  I have been recommending that model for more than 5 years.

Well during our recent workshop a guy walks up to me and shows me this one.  It is basically everything that is wonderful about the original but it is rechargeable with any USB port.  It does cost more, coming in at about 41 dollars vs. the original at about 21 dollars.  So the question is, is the convenience of rechargeable and savings on batteries worth the difference in cost?

The lithium ion battery will give you 3.5 hours of light on one charge where as the original will give you 6.5 hours on one set of alkaline batteries.  Call that half as good, but, the lithium battery will have a life span of about 300 recharges, or 150 sets of AAA alkaline batteries.  That would be about 75 dollars in AAA based on bulk pricing of Duracell AAAs.

That gives us a cost of 96 dollars on the original compared to 42 on the rechargeable.  A 54 dollar savings.  If you do wear it out you have a few options.

The best is to buy the replacement lithium ion battery that Streamlight offers for this, it runs 15 bucks.  The battery pack though is essentially two lithium ion AAAs in a solid pack, this means yes you could just drop some rechargeable AAAs in it and rock on.  Or you can drop in any AAAs as a stop gap.  Yes while you can’t recharge it with regular old alkaline batteries, they will run it just fine.  This means you have multiple options and I love that.

So which one do I recommend now?  Frankly the one you prefer, they are both outstanding lights and represent outstanding value.  So check out the Streamlight Stylus Pro USB Rechargeable Light or the original Streamlight Stylus Pro today.

Remember you can always find all of our reviews at TspAz.com