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Episode-1615- Survival Podcast Expert Council Q&A for 7-31-15

Get Answers Today From The Expert Council

Get Answers Today From The Expert Council

Today is Friday so it is time for our ask 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.

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 provide 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

  • Jack on the electric canner recently mentioned on air and safety concerns
  • Jack on a new item from Steven Harris (the scout stove)
  • Michael Jordan on a hive off to a slow start
  • Darby Simpson on setting pricing for your farm products
  • Nick Ferguson on dealing with bind weed
  • Gary Collins on how paleo and primal diets lower cholesterol
  • Steven Harris on travel preps
  • John Pugliano on how a dollar EFF works and makes a profit
  • Geoff Lawton on design of a home in cool to hot temperate climates
  • Keith Snow on cooking deer meat
  • Erica Strauss on the ins and outs of home grown garlic

Resources for today’s show…

Websites of the Expert Council Members

Additional Links Provided by the Council

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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Episode-1614- The Danger of Nationwide Riots

Imagine this in 25 Cities at One Time!

Imagine this in 25 Cities at One Time!

You have seen it on TV, riots in Greece and Spain over austerity.  Then right here in cities like Ferguson and Baltimore and frankly many others.  People in the streets looting, vandalizing, harming others, setting fires and worse.

Sadly I don’t think we are done yet.  I think we will see massive riots and I do think they will be racially motivated at least at first.  I realize that is something you are not supposed to say, but it is what I see coming.

I think the first few riots are just the beginning.  I feel the people in power know what is coming and see it as inevitable.   I might not go as far as to say they want it to happen, but I do believe they are already planning on how to use it for their own gains when it happens.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • What causes riots
    • Shortages
    • Feeling hopeless
    • In short anger
  • The 10% scumbag theory and the next 10 follow theory
  • How riots begin, how they grow, it is like a fire in reality
  • The racial fuel to riots in the US
    • Remember the 10%
    • Legitimate abuses of minority communities
    • The mantra of “you are a victim”
    • Frankly in our nation, you have to blame someone
  • What would national riots look like
    • Supply lines choked or closed
    • Over 30 million people live in the top 20 US cities
    • Over 170 million people live in the top 10 US states
    • This includes major ports of call like LA, Seattle, Jacksonville and San Diego
    • Spill over would effect the larger urban areas
    • Martial law would be declared, the local and state PD can’t handle it
    • Even if you are relatively “safe” you will be effected
  • The larger danger
    • Random attacks
    • Reduced LEO active in so called safe areas
    • Prosecution for self defense will happen
    • Reprisal by those being attacked will happen
  • The real losses will come in the after math
    • No good crisis goes to waste
      • Gun and weapons regulations
      • Restrictions on the right to protest
      • A war on so called “hate speech” and symbols
      • Enlargement of the police state
      • The mantra of “domestic terrorism”
      • The blame game
      • Divide and conquer, as though we need more division to be conquered
  • Is it inevitable, may be, but may be not
  • What you need to do for your own protection

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-1613- Food Storage for Modern Living

Biltong - The South African Way to Store Meat Long Term

Biltong – The South African Way to Store Meat Long Term

Food storage is at the fundamental core of the survivalist/prepper movement and with good reason.  Your body is a machine that runs on a fuel we call food.  Run out of nutritional food and you experience things like hunger, lack of energy, illness and eventually death.

The reality though is food storage isn’t just for preppers, it should be for everyone.  One thing I noticed when house shopping in Pennsylvania back in 2001 was pantry size.  We looked at new homes and they had tiny pantries.  We also looked at many homes from 80-120 years old, all had large pantries.  I don’t think it was because our prior generations were survivalists, no rather it was simply that they literally did know where their bread was buttered.

Today we examine the how, what and why of food storage.  We dig into why it isn’t really something for “survivalists” but for anyone who simply values money, convenience and their current life style.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • Why we store food
    • You know you are going to need it
    • It can help you save money
    • Convenience
    • Insurance of your lifestyle
    • To help others
    • Yes for the worst of times as well
  • What we store
    • What we eat
    • What stores well
    • What we can make storable
    • Things that store well and prepare well in volume
  • Holistic Food Storage “The Rules”
    • Rule One – Eat what you store, store what you eat
    • Rule Two – Take advantage of opportunity buys
    • Rule Three – Find local sources of food and partake of them
    • Rule Four – Use commercially prepared long term storables as extenders
    • Rule Five – Become a producer of food and/or storables
    • Rule Six –  Seek a Holistic Solution
    • How storing food empowers you to live a better life

Resources for today’s show…

cherry_lapinsBob Wells Plant of the Week – Lapins Cherry – Highly adaptable zone 5 to zone 9.  This cherry is one of the few truly self-fertile options, making it ideal for small back yard growers with limited space.

Additionally it only requires 400-500 chilling hours. It is also one of the few cherry trees that can be planted in full sun, even in zone 9 and handle the extreme summer heat in the south, yet cold hardy enough to handle the extreme cold in zone 5.

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

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-1612- Listener Feedback for 7-27-15

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 TSP’s future, our youth, automation, minimum wage 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

  • An update on Scout’s passing and how you can help his family
  • An update from Jack on TSP’s future and current direction
  • College student blows 90K inheritance and blames her parents for it
  • More on automation, next up, bank tellers – why this one will lag in my view
  • An “unexpected consequence” of Seattle’s 15 dollar and hour minimum wage
  • Final thoughts on our direction as a society

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-1611- Expert Council Questions and Answers for 7-3-15

Get Answers Today From The Expert Council

Get Answers Today From The Expert Council

Today is Friday so it is time for our ask 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.

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 provide 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

  • Jack on the Iran deal, what the TV will never tell you
  • Jack on crypto currency security – why cash/checks/banks can’t compete
  • Michael Jordan on a tree full of bees, hive not a swarm, what to do
  • Steven Harris on charging battery banks from a car
  • Darby Simpson on the first two years as a new farmer
  • Paul Wheaton on the progress of Wheaton Labs
  • John Pugliano on silver prices
  • Gary Collins on legumes and gut flora
  • Erica Strauss on lacto fermentation and more
  • Geoff Lawton on equipment for remote community establishment
  • Tim Glance on LMTV and FMTV trucks
  • Nick Ferguson on cedar apple rust
  • Keith Snow on cookin giblets – um yum or ick, you decide

Resources for today’s show…

Websites of the Expert Council Members

Additional Links Provided by the Council

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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Episode-1610- Toby Hemenway on Developing Self Sustaining Urban Communities

Get a Copy of Toby's New Book on Amazon

Get a Copy of Toby’s New Book on Amazon

Toby Hemenway is the author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, which was awarded the Nautilus Gold Medal in 2011, was named by the Washington Post as one of the ten best gardening books of 2010, and for the last eight years has been the best-selling permaculture book in the world.

Toby has been an adjunct professor at Portland State University, Scholar-in-Residence at Pacific University, and has taught over sixty 72-hour permaculture design courses. He has presented lectures and workshops at major sustainability conferences such as Bioneers, SolFest, and EcoFarm, and at Duke University, Tufts University, University of Minnesota, University of Delaware and many other educational venues.

His writing has appeared in magazines such as Natural Home, Whole Earth Review, and American Gardener. He has contributed book chapters for WorldWatch Institute and to several publications on ecological design.

After obtaining a degree in biology from Tufts University, Toby worked for many years as a researcher in genetics and immunology, first in academic laboratories including Harvard and the University of Washington in Seattle, and then at Immunex, a major medical biotech company. At about the time he was growing dissatisfied with the direction biotechnology was taking, he discovered permaculture, a design approach based on ecological principles that creates sustainable landscapes, homes, and workplaces.

A career change followed, and Toby and his wife, Kiel (key-ell), spent ten years creating a rural permaculture site in southern Oregon. He was the editor of Permaculture Activist, a journal of ecological design and sustainable culture, from 1999 to 2004. He moved to Portland, Oregon in 2004, and spent six years developing urban sustainability resources there. Toby and his wife now live in Sebastopol, California.

Today he comes back to TSP to discuss  urban permaculture, and his new book, “The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience” We will be talking about food, energy, water, shelter, building community, creating livelihoods, and how to use permaculture thinking to arrive at solutions for the challenges of life in towns and cities.

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.

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Episode 1609- Running a Profitable Permaculture Consulting Practice

Phil Williams is a permaculture consultant, designer, and author. He spent a decade in the landscape industry. After selling his business in 2007, he trained as a home energy auditor and building analyst. He began organic gardening in 2008, before learning about permaculture in 2010.

He’s since taken two PDC’s, and built a demonstration site in central PA where he’s installed 4 ponds, a gray water system, 1500 trees and shrubs, 2000 linear foot of swales, 80 linear feet of hugelkultur, and an apiary. Currently, he consults on local and remote projects as well as the business side of permaculture contracting.

He Joins Us Today To Discuss…

  • Getting a project started right
  • The limits of observation on a client site
  • The important details that need gathering that are often overlooked
  • The actual production of design documentation
  • The limits and value of “artistic ability” as a designer
  • Taking the design though to installation
  • Sourcing labor and remaining profitable
  • Weighing out hiring out labor vs. self provided client labor
  • Sourcing difficult to get or seasonal materials
  • Timing installations and plantings properly
  • The biggest challenges as a consultant and installer
  • Developing maintenance business, niche industries and more

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.

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Episode-1608- The Next Recession or the One that Never Went Away?

This Applies to Many Things Today

This Applies to Many Things Today

Hold on boys and girls multiple recessions are on the way.  Multiple, yep, Canada is in Recession due to the “oil slump”, China is headed into recession as we speak, China’s recession will put Australia into recession and Greece and Spain will likely soon cascade all of Europe into one as well.

I can hear you now, quoting Ron White, “Close, I thought he was talking about me there for a second“.

Well, sorry to break the news to you guys but if you think Canada, Australia, the EU and China can all have recessions and not have a US recession to go with it, it ain’t going to happen.

Want more bad news, officially the recession of 08-09 ended in late 09, or 6 years ago, well, typically we never make it 10 years in the best of times with out at least a minor recession.  The questions at this point are not is a recession coming and will it effect us, they are when will it get here and how badly will it effect us.

Sadly, I don’t know, if I did I would make a few million with hedge bets and not care.  I would even tell you guys how and when to cash in too.  There may be some money to be made but I will leave advice on that to John Pugliano, what I can tell you is personally right now I am moving more and more to a conservative and cash heavy position.

The big question for most preppers is, “Is this the big one”.  My gut is no.  Keep in mind I said “the big one would be after after a false recovery, a marked drop in unemployment and likely to occur in late 2015 to mid 2016″, as long ago as 2009 when many were claiming that recession was “the big one”.  So why do I now disagree with myself, tune in today to find out, and to find out why not the big one, doesn’t really mean, “not so bad”.

Tune in Today to Hear…

  • Today’s show is about my instincts not charts and what economists say
  • What usually happens in a run up to an election after two terms
  • When stocks die, commodities fly and vise verse
  • China’s coming recession will suck likely not as bad as predicted
  • No good crisis will go to waste, more regulations coming
  • Private institutions will ramp up capital controls, no need for the government to do it
  • The trap has been set but we are still seen as dairy vs. beef cattle
  • Because this will be global no one can afford to not keep playing the game
  • Susie Orman will likely say something during this like, “well you will be working till your 75″
  • Immigration touted as saving the day by the time it seems to recover
  • There has been no recovery, there will be no recovery, this is the long slow economic black hole
  • Will they hit the “big red button”, I don’t think so, but who knows

Resources for today’s show…

Bob Wells Plant of the Week

LI JUJUBE TREE – this plant is adaptable from zone 5 to zone 9.

Also called the Chinese date. It is a round shaped fruit, reddish brown, dry and wrinkled, sweet and chewy (like dates) when fully ripe in early fall.

It is attractive, easy to grow tree: hardy, drought resistant, virtually pest and disease free. It is self-fertile, but if you want to boost production, plant a Lang Jujube along with it.

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

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-1607- Listener Feedback for 7-20-15

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 the loss of a great man, comfrey, biltong, hugulkulture, ducks, zoning  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

  • A tribute to Michael Adam “Scout” from Appleseed
  • A listener tell us of great results from comfrey
  • What type of salt to use when making biltong
  • Can you use _____ for hugulkulture – it is almost always a yes
  • Thoughts on “back yard” muscovies
  • Seattle considers removing “single family zoning” what that is all about

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-1606- David Haight on Strategic Relocation

David Haight stated when he asked to do this show that, “once upon a time, I prided myself on my ability to be content anywhere.  Over time though I realized I was lying to myself.  This led to a though and carefully planned and executed strategic relocation.  I am now in a place that I love above all others”.

Today David will tell you his story of how he is transitioning from urban living and a full time job to 40 acres of permaculture promise and self-empjoyment.  He will also share a personal example as to why he feels that TSP style modern survival thinking outweighs the advice of most “experts” on Strategic Relocation.

Join Us Today to Discuss…

  • Davids motivations for relocation
  • Finding the right property
  • The most important factors of enjoyment as to where he moved to
  • What he is doing now and why he feels that shows he made the right choice
  • Internal and external pitfalls that he encountered in his relocation
  • The tenets of modern survival helped him transition
  • His biggest lessons in the process of moving
  • The use of good debts and bad debts to your advantage
  • How has exiting full time employment changed his world view
  • How permaculture thinking applies to developing income streams

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.

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