The Duck Chronicles Episode Four – Rapid Growth in Store

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Watch Us Grow Up on Youtube!

Today on The Duck Chronicles Episode Four – Rapid Growth in Store  we have our first weight gain information.  The birds weighed an average of 1.81 ounces and 24 hours later we are at 2.33 ounces a gain of 28.7%!

The water drain system is working great and we can go 2 days per brooder clean out but need to clean the drain pan likely twice a day.

We have one bird who is failing to thrive and not eating.  She likely won’t make it another day, we have put her in a hospital tank but since she won’t eat, she likely won’t make it.  This is part of raising animals.  Ducklings tend to have a 1.5-3% mortality rate.  So when you raise 50 you are likely to lose at least one.

PS – For those asking here is a video on how I built the drain system for the water.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hd2pc73rFo

Episode-1508- Building with Shipping Containers

Learn More about Chuck's Cabin at the TSP Forum

Learn More about Chuck’s Cabin at the TSP Forum

Chuck (Uzi4U2 on the TSP forum) has built a cabin from shipping containers in the northern Ozarks of Missouri. He spent 15 years in the Marine Corps as an NBC specialist and then Chief Warrant Officer.

Chuck served in Dessert Storm, the beginning stages of OIF and has spent considerable time on and near sea ports.

He has an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s in Information System Management. He shoots as often as he can get away, and reloads and casts his own bullets to feed his hobby. Lastly, he is an Eagle Scout, which really began his interest in “Being Prepared”.

One day he decided to make a go of building a cabin from shipping containers.  He also started a thread at the TSP forum chronicling his adventure that has become very popular.  So he is joining us today to discuss how his project has gone, what worked well, what didn’t and how you can use shipping containers for your own projects.

He Joins Us Today to Discuss Building with Shipping Containers and Answer Questions Like…

  • What exactly is a shipping container
  • What is their history / how did they originate
  • What are the dimensions of a basic shipping container
  • What types are there, and what features do they share
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses a container
  • What are the pro’s and con’s of using a shipping container for construction
  • What things go into the design criteria for a good shipping container structure
  • How did you build yours
  • What are some basic designs that would be simple to put together
  • Can I bury a shipping container more importantly should you

Resources for today’s show…

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The Duck Chronicles Episode Three – A Dry Brooder for Me

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Watch Us Grow Up on Youtube!

In Episode Three of The Duck Chronicles – A Dry Brooder for Me.  The water system is working perfectly as it the ceramic heater.  Amazon however jacked up the heaters to 18 bucks from 7.  The ducks have an average weight of 1.81 ounces.  Each group consumed about a cup of food.

Make sure to ask any questions you have about our ducks and their systems and I will include answers on a future update.

The Duck Chronicles – Episodes One and Two

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Watch Us Grow Up on Youtube!

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.

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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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.