The Duck Chronicles – Episodes One and Two

Watch Us Grow Up on Youtube!

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Today we had 51 White Hybrid 300 Layers from Metzer Farms arrive.  We decided it would be fun to do quick daily updates about them until they are ready from full flock introduction.

In The Duck Chronicles Episode One – Arrival at the Post Office the ducks arrive.  We cover shipping, pick up and why getting them shipped is okay to do.  Picking up your birds before the Post Office is even open is not only okay, they call you and ask you to do it.  You get a sneak peak in the box before we even leave the parking lot and more.


In The Duck Chronicles Episode Two – Into the Brooder With You! We cover the heater, the feeder, the water situation and more.  You can see more about the water system at this link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hd2pc73rFo

To find the heaters we use just go here.  http://amzn.to/1CyQSG6 to get the clip on light fixture you can use this link http://amzn.to/1v6m1QJ but please know that they cost about 7 dollars at Lowes, Home Depot, TSC etc. and are over ten bucks on Amazon.

Episode-1507- Listener Feedback for 1-28-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on teaching children, ducks, self defense, guns, investing 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

  • Something very cool being added to the plant propagation course
  • A bit of an update from my trip with Mark Shepard
  • A new video series “The Duck Chronicles”
  • A quick little fun thing for Steelers Fans
  • Raising ducks in woodlands
  • Of ducks, duck poop and pond water
  • How can we help our children to be more rugged and resilient
  • A plan to though soup cans at school shooters, why is isn’t a bad plan
  • What to do about trees already growing on an old existing dam wall
  • Do you really need to “break in” a gun barrel, um, no
  • Would I recommend that you “invest” in gems as an equivalent to silver and gold, no

Resources for today’s show…

nectarine_basket_small2Bob Wells Plant of the WeekRed Gold Nectarine – The Red Gold Nectarine is highly adaptable from zone 5 to zone 9. It is a yellow freestone nectarine. It produces large fruit with a beautiful blush red skin covering its firm, juicy flesh.

Although the Red Gold Nectarine is a small tree with a mature height of 12-14 feet it puts on quite a show through the seasons. As with all Nectarine cultivars, the Red Gold does not require a pollinator. The Red Gold Nectarine will thrive in full sun and you will be amazed by the abundant harvest in mid-summer.

Perfect for eating right off the tree and a top choice for desserts. They’re also great for canning and freezing.

Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com Bob Wells Nursery specializes in anything edible: Fruit trees, Berry Plants, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Trees.

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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No TSP for Monday and Tuesday this Week

Just a reminder there will be no TSP this Monday or Tuesday.  I am currently doing some consulting for a client with Permaethos along with Mark Shepard’s team.  TSP will return on Wednesday.

Keep an eye on the Twitter and Facebook feeds for some cool pics and perhaps some short videos.

Huge Patch Sale at TSP Gear Shop

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TSP Gear Shop
is holding a major sale on all of their patches. Individual patches are $3.00 off and ship for free. And, when you buy more, the savings increase. 2 patches for $10 and 5 for only $20.

There is also a new 299 Days Patch Set, that has all 4 of the 299 Days patches for only $17.00.

Shipping is Free on all orders! If you are Members Support Brigade, take another 10% off. These are all high quality, durable, Velcro-backed, 3D, PVC patches that are Made in the USA by our friends at Combat Swag.

Get started by visiting TSP Gear Shop today and making your own 5 pack, with the Mix and Match Set

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Episode-1506- Listener Calls for 1-23-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls to 866-65-THINK

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on livestock, economics, investing, guns, energy, plant propagation, permaculture, wells, the millennial generation 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…

  • The Plant Propagation Course is now live
  • Jack is going to Arkansas so no TSP on Monday or Tuesday next week
  • A listener asks why I don’t recommend sheep, here is the full back story
  • Making bone broth with a pressure cooker, yes it works, why I don’t do it
  • Why guns and antiques are commodities and can make you money but not “investments”
  • Steven Harris on AGM batteries
  • What is that weird fungus stuff on the ground near a fruit tree (not sure)
  • Nick Ferguson on potting up nursery trees
  • Planting in an area that used to be planted with spruce and soil PH consideration
  • What to do with a found well
  • Might the Federal Government use “pandemics” to take over hospitals
  • What effect will freezing temps have on properly stored dry goods
  • Thoughts on a moat style pig run to protect chickens
  • A person from the millennial generation who simply feels F’d, what to do?

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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Plant Propagation Technical Issues

techdiffUPDATE – The Issue Has Been Resolved - Joe just let me know he has it squared away now but if anything does pop up, the advice below should solve it.

Hey folks, if you are trying to sign up for the plant propagation course and not getting it done it has to do with a bug Joe is working on right now.

What you can do to get around it is click on Log In.  When you do log in if you have an account or create one if you don’t.  After that everything will work just fine.

Sorry for the inconvenience.  We worked all week, ran test purchases, etc.  This issue didn’t pop up of course until this AM as always.

 

The Permaethos Plant Propagation Course is Now Live

The PPC is Now Live at PermaEthos.com

The PPC is Now Live at PermaEthos.com

The long awaited Plant Propagation Course taught by Nick Ferguson is now live.  You can learn more about it at the PermaEthos Website.

We have made a few chapters free so you can get a feel for the course and Nick’s teaching style.  We feel this course will empower many to set up small to even large scale nurseries.

Nick is a passionate teacher with about 20 years of plant propagation experience behind him.  In the course he covers layering, division, grafting, rooting with mist systems and many other ways to produce plants of top quality and unique varieties.

Personally after buying over 500 trees and plants in the last two years I consider the ability to propagate plants akin to printing money.  Even without selling any plants, had I had access to this knowledge in the past I could have produced the majority of those 500 plants for myself at little to no cost.  At an average cost of 20 dollars a plant, that is about 10,000 dollars of plant stock I could have produced for myself.

To learn more about the course visit this link http://learn.permaethos.com/course/plant-propagation/

PS – THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.  If you pre registered an email just went out with how to get your discount on this course.  PLEASE use the information in that email.  If you didn’t get it email me and I will make sure you do.  You have 30 days to get that discount if you are in the group that preregistered.

If you jump the gun and pay full price we will not go though the administrative hassle to refund the difference.  You have a full 30 days to get the discount so please be patient if it appears that the spam monster ate your email with the code in it.

To email me any questions about signing up, etc. just email jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com and put “plants tspc” in the subject line.

Episode-1505- The Bee Whisperer on Building Income with Bees and More

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Michael Jordan, Yes The Bee Whisperer, is more then a beekeeper. for the last 15 years he has been an educator of bees, beekeeping, and there products to the youth of the world.  He is also an innovative homesteader, entrepreneur and experimenter with natural systems.

Michael has .3 acre urban property just 12 blocks from the Wyoming State Capital that he has changed into a working homestead. Showing people that you can have thriving business that can be ran from your home in a way that feeds your family and builds a large community.

Michael considers his homestead an inner city working Farm.  Today he joins us to discuss what he has done to build a homestead in the inner city. What battles he had to over come, and how building a community helped him. How he went broke, DEAD AND BROKE, to now living the American dream the right way.

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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Just Because it Comes From Alternative Media Doesn’t Make it Trustworthy

The following is my personal opinion, backed with links to various sources to back it up.  Please use your own judgement and do you own research in all such matters.  – Jack

My favorite yellow journalist Mike Adams of Natural News is at it again.  He has now apparently gone from misleading headlines with semi accurate reporting to full on bullshit.  What I am about to explain is exactly why I refuse to use Natural News as a source site, even when I find them to be accurate on a specific subject from time to time.

Mike has published a lot of misleading crap in the past like his article claiming that “Oregon Criminalized Permaculture“, which was actually over water rights.  In that case the land owner didn’t have rights to impound the water and KNEW SO when he bought the land because it was in a federal water shed.  Again he knew this when he bought it.  You guys know me, I feel it is your land so it is your water but when you buy land without water rights, well, you can’t just do as you please and not expect the man to come down on you.

If you follow the link to the story above you will see Mike’s subtitle for the story delved into even bigger bullshit.  At least though the article that followed while misleading was technically accurate.

Now though the so called “Health Ranger” has gone from simple sensational headlines and misleading images with basically accurate reporting about the actual issue to full on steaming bullshit.

Making the rounds right now is a new article titled

600 strains of an aerosolized thought control vaccine already tested on humans; deployed via air, food and water

When this was sent to me today by a listener who knew it was bullshit I decided to at least see if there were any facts behind it.  Again often when Adams reports on something the underlying components can be researched and vetted via other sources.  So I decided to give this a fair shake.  I went to the above linked article and on and on Mike goes about two things,

1.  A Video that is Supposed to be a Leaked Pentagon Video

2.  A Secrete Leaked Document

I hit play on the video and then opened this super secrete leaked document that you can see here while the video played in the background.  The document is titled simply “Quarterly Funvax Review”.  Seems to be quite official as a few names and places are redacted with a sharpie marker (we all know that is how government redacts a document right).

Anyway as I am listening to the guy in the video drone on about how this FunVax is a “fundamentalist vaccine” designed I shit you not to cure you overly religious types from your attachment to your faith and correct your wacky god gene (called V-Mat2).  Yep see they are going to spray this crap on you and cure you of your Jesus, Allah, God addiction.  The thing is I can’t help but notice this leaked document, ain’t quite so official looking.

Like many of you I have seen my share of leaked documents.  Also as a solider and later as a contractor working for a company that built things for the government I saw my share of official documents that were not leaked.  There are always symbols of authority, threats as to what happens if you do leak them, (better not or else type stuff), department names, etc.  Not this super secrete pentagon document, hell no, not a department, not a single confidential notice, nadda, nothing.  Looks like something I just typed up myself and printed on my home computer.

At this point I already know this is a scam so back to the video.  You can see the video here.  I rewound it to be sure in my distracted scanning of the document that I was hearing it right.  Yep according to this video you God people have a wacky gene and they have a virus to cure you of your nuttiness and they are going to spray it all over the place, likely in contrails from 747s flying your grandma to Seattle.  Though the main focus at this time is spraying the crazy Arab terrorists in the middle east.  You know peace though chem-trails type of thing.

Despite how stupid this sounds what really gets me is FunVax, really this super secrete pentagon thing isn’t called something cool like DUFUS359, no they call it FunVax.  But hey it has to be official it has a capital letter in the middle right?  So I muster the maximum capability of my googlefu (I guess Mike just isn’t as skilled a researcher as I am) and type dun dun dunnnn…., FunVax into goggle, making sure to use a capital F and V of course.  And I find this article debunking the entire thing a few years ago. Like as in from 2011!

Turns out those scary brain scans in the video that is supposed to be from 2005 are actually from an article in Neurology.com from 2010, (little problem with the time line there don’t ya think) and get this they are of a 43 year old METH ADDICT.  Yep, ya just can’t make shit like this up, or I guess in the case of Natural News, ya can.

Now look I have made mistakes myself in reporting some stuff in the past but I also fix them, admit them and don’t claim to be a journalist, just a podcaster.  I am sorry but I don’t think if you are doing an article on FunVax you don’t at least drop it into Google and check it out!  The article debunking it by the way is the FIRST result.

Now do I believe that our government would poison us, hell yes, in fact I believe they do.  Do I think they are doing any actual aerial spraying anywhere in the world, sure.  Hell we have admissions by government that they have done so.  But let me tell you, it isn’t being done with passenger planes taking your aunt Sue to Philadelphia and most of the pictures posted as so called proof, are nothing but contrails.  In any event when it comes to the real problems in the world sensationalist crap like this, doesn’t help those of us truly trying to inform others.

Additionally I want to close with two things.  The above gives me no pleasure.  I wish Adams would do the hard hitting, accurate and non sensationalized journalism I know he is capable of.  But I guess selling to the bottom level is too tempting.  I don’t regularly make a habit of writing articles like this and pointing out the outright bullshit by other members of alternative media, but here, it did need to be done.  Mike has been informed of the debunking in his comments and has not responded.  I expect those comments to be deleted soon, that does seem to be their M.O. after all.

The last thing is please vet stuff when it just sounds a bit too nutty.  95% of the memes about everyone from George Bush to Barack Obama I see on facebook never pass 30 seconds of googling to be found as fake.

While I have no love for our current president, the last one I saw on him was supposedly him along with Michelle at a black panther rally.  I did a reverse image search and it turned out to be a photo from the presidents own inauguration.  When I pointed this out to the commenters on the photo who were just going ape about how terrible it was, I was attacked and told it didn’t matter, Obama must still be a black panther, the picture says so.

The truth is we now live in a world where anyone can publish anything and make it look real.  That is great in a way, I believe we now know more of the truth than anytime in history. Yet please understand with all freedoms, powers and rights come corresponding responsibilities.  And the responsibility is not just with those of us who publish the information, it also lies with those of us who consume and distribute it.

 

 

Episode-1504- Geoff Lawton on New Ideas in Permaculture

Geoff Lawton - Permaculture Artist

Geoff Lawton – Permaculture Artist

It is always and extreme pleasure to have Geoff Lawton on the show.  Geoff is who I received my PDC certification from, he is also my biggest mentor.  It is my firm belief that like attracts like.  The common bond Geoff and I share isn’t really permaculture it is a fundamental desire to help others and to do so mostly by teaching.

Today I who am often the teacher becomes the student.  You will one particular time in today’s show during our discussion on duck management where I literally have to pull myself back into the interview.  Geoff simply drops an amazingly simple concept on me and my mind at once begins to design a new system of soil building, food production, microbe cultivation and duck management.

We also discuss many other permaculture concepts including Geoff’s coming PDC, his work in Africa, hacks to his chicken tractor on steroids system and a new concept he calls “plugins”.

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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