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Episode-49- TSP Rewind – Raising Quail with MoonvalleyPrepper

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-1071- Raising Quail for Eggs and Meat with MoonvalleyPrepper and first published on February 14, 2013.

The following are the original show notes from that episode with additional links mentioned in today’s intro segment.

MonvalleyPrepper (aka Brad Davies) is a long time member of the TSP audience and community.

A few months ago he chimed in on a comments thread here at the TSP Blog about raising quail When I heard the shear volume of production in such a tiny foot print I knew I had to get him on the air.

Coturnix Quail Eggs with a Chicken Egg for Scale.

Coturnix Quail Eggs with a Chicken Egg for Scale.

It got better though! Next, I heard he lived in the suburbs, had neighbors on either side. That inspire of that he was able to produce in the range of 20,000 eggs a year and hundreds of meat animals.

Now get this his neighbors didn’t even know they were there!

Once I heard all that I knew how important this could be for other preppers. I also realized it might be a solution for many of our members that want to homestead in the city or the burbs and not call down the wrath of code enforcement officials or blue hairs running the local HOA.

Join Us Today As We Discuss…

  • The basic process from start to finish
  • Setting up housing and equipment
  • Getting incubation of your eggs right
  • Inputs and outputs of the system
  • Specific suburban issues to consider
  • Using quail tractors or going large scale
  • Breeding to improve stock and culling to curb undesirable traits
  • Avoiding common getting started/first season mistake
  • Some specific equipment and feed recommendations

Links Mentioned in Today’s Intro Segment

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Bird Specific 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 and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-2100- Ben Fitts on Cryptocurrency and Crypto Gulch

Ben Fitts founder of Crypto Gulch joins us today to discuss his new company and cryptocurrency in general.  Ben and I have worked together in various ways since the 1990s on many projects and business ventures.  So when he told me that he was launching a cryptocurrency mining service I was quick to want to learn more.

Over the past few months we have worked together to determine the best path forward for Crypto Gulch from a service and pricing structure.  While I have no official ownership position in Crypto Gulch Ben has been very open to my advice on some tweaks and I feel together we have set things up in a very good way.

Ben is also very tied into cryptocurrency and let me know about a lot of really interesting things going on in the space during this interview.  This includes some thoughts on Dubai’s new currency EM Cash and a potential new Russian coin called the cryptoruble.

We also discuss another pending Bitcoin fork, wallets, exchanges and more.  I am pretty sure this interview will be very informative on cryptocurrency in general and will also give those interested a better understanding of Crypto Gulch at the same time.

To be on our notification list for the Crypto Gulch launch on the 24th next week, just fill out the form at the bottom of this post.

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-2099- Expert Council Q&A for 10-13-17

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 plants, cooking, heating, vehicles, knives, investing, elder care 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

  • Setting up a mist system for plant propagation – Nick Ferguson
  • Choosing the right cookware – Chef Keith Snow
  • Rocket mass heater updates – Paul Wheaton
  • Trouble shooting ABS brake systems – Charles Sanville
  • Heat treating knife blades – Patrick Roehrman
  • Aiming for cash equivalency in a 401K – John Pugliano
  • Tiny houses, electricity and helping the elderly – Steven Harris and Jack

Resources for today’s show…

Websites of the Expert Council Members

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The Thermocube – Item of the Day

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 Farm Innovators Thermocube.  This little gadget is one of the most useful and slick little things you can get your hands on.  It is simply a two plug adapter, meaning you plug it into one outlet and you get two.  But inside is a mercury switch.  This makes it provide power only in a specific temperature range.

There are a lot of options with this device, the most useful to many homesteaders will turn on at 35 and off at 45.  This will keep say a green house on a heater from going below freezing for just one example.

These things also have options at the other end of the spectrum.  For instance on at 78 off at 70.  This could be useful for running say a fan in a chicken coop.  They way they are designed I am not saying they can’t fail, I just have not ever seen one do so.  They are designed with such simplicity there just are not many moving parts.

The temperature either causes the switch to be on or to be off, that is all, nothing more.

One little extra you may want to consider when using these is a Water-Tight Cord Lock.  To be clear this will not go over the Thermocube, you would plug that in at the outlet.  What this does is go over where your extension cord plugs into your device or where two extension cords are joined.  These are a great tool in their own right and I will review them stand alone on another day.

Another great little tip is consider using one of these slick little 1-foot extension cords if outlet space is an issue.

In any event the Farm Innovators Thermocube varies in price based on option and please note that some options are like for a 6 pack when making your buying decisions.  The on at 35 off at 45 is under 12 bucks and that is a great price given what it does.

When I had a small greenhouse one of these and a simple small electric heater was sufficient to get through the coldest nights with no losses.    Sure beats complex wiring, expensive thermostats, etc.

Remember you can always find the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

Episode-2098- Listener Calls for 10-12-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on compost, humor, fuel, cars, technology, hunting, guns, 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…

  • Using leaves from a landscaper for composting and mulch
  • What is smarttarded
  • More on emergency gas for newer cars
  • Finding an investor for your business
  • Are apps now listening to what you say for “marketing”
  • Choosing ammo for a 270 deer hunt in heavy woods
  • An update about Walking to Freedom
  • Status of our Aquaponics and Aquatics Systems
  • The truth about the Boy Scouts letting in Girls (Ze Scouts)

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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Episode-2097- Tatiana Moroz on Cryptocurrency, Activism and Cultural Revolution

Tatiana Moroz is a soulful and outspoken singer-songwriter, and the premier artist in the Bitcoin and Liberty activist communities. Following the release of several independently produced LPs, EPs and singles, Tatiana’s album Keep The Faith was released in 2017 having been funded with cryptocurrency. Her music is a fresh take on the folk style of the revolutionary 60’s and 70’s, an original blend of pop, rock, blues, and alt country.

Tatiana is the creator of TatianaCoin, the first ever artist cryptocurrency. Tatiana Coin and other artists coins allow for connecting fans directly to artists in many ways. A driving force in the industry, she is also the Founder of Crypto Media Hub, a PR, marketing and advertising agency for the Bitcoin space. “The Tatiana Moroz Show” podcast streams on several outlets including the Let’s Talk Bitcoin network and is quickly growing.

Tatiana performs and speaks at blockchain technology and liberty conferences all over the world including SXSW, Harvard University, the National Libertarian Party Convention, Freedom Fest, Berklee College of Music and Inside Bitcoins. She has appeared on NASDAQ, Yahoo Finance, Fox’s Stossel, RT, Infowars, Bitcoin Magazine and many more.

During her talks, Tatiana shares her journey as an artist and the many uses of Bitcoin. Topics range from Blockchain technology, to the Silk Road and Ross Ulbricht, the drug war, and prison reform. She inspires people to be enthusiastic about the power of cryptocurrencies, and teaches how Tatiana Coin can be adapted for other artists. Her talks are usually rounded out with a musical performance, relating back to the causes that drive her passion.

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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Episode-2096- Decision Making with Logic and Reason

Here is a fact, whether you like this fact or not won’t change that it is indeed a fact.  The American people have been systematically programmed to be unable to make rational and logical decisions over many generations.

Here are the key tenets that contributed to this…

  • The State/Education System – Children are taught to learn a thing, repeat a thing and defend a thing, but never to determine a thing.  Every concept in our education system is based on a single correct answer, the student never determines anything.
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  • Industry/Media – Marketing itself is telling a story and not much more.  But modern marketing has become the epitome of dichotomy.  Everything is boiled down to an A vs B choice.  This is done in direct marketing, online, in entertainment, etc.

Long time listeners should be on full patter recognition alert right now, when they see the combination of a common goal between The State and Industry, and recognize the component here of neofascism.

If you are new to TSP understand this has nothing to do with a “Neo Nazi”.   No that is old neo fascism and hence no longer neo.  You see my friends to understand a word you must define it, so what does neo mean?

  • neo – a combining form meaning “new,” “recent,” “revived,” “modified,” used in the formation of compound words.

So just gonna say WWII was ended 72 years ago, there is nothing new about the fascism of Hitler.  No today’s new fascism is right here in America.

Fascism is simply a form or government where industry and government work together and see themselves as “mediators between the classes” and feel that “the differences between the classes are to be used as an advantage” in “achieving the goals of both the state and industry”.

We won’t go deep into this concept today but in our “new fascism” we have the largest per capita prison population on the planet but no concentration camps and an oligarchy standing in for a totalitarian dictator.   Which is the true neo here, instead of the government running industry, industry runs government.

With such a system it is inevitable that all decision making will end up dumbed down to a dichotomy where the side you are not on, is, always wrong.  Such a people can’t be expected to form original opinions and frankly for those in charge such a thing is highly undesirable.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • How and why modern people were taught not to think
  • What is a dichotomy vs. a false dichotomy
  • Questions to ask about any problem or issue….
    • Is this really important to me, if so why
    • How did this even come to my attention
    • Can I actually take any meaningful action as to this issue, if so what
    • What is the source of my knowledge on this issue
      • What is this sources agenda
      • What is their track record
      • What do other sources say
    • Is this something I want or that I need in my life/business, etc.
    • If this has never been an issue for me before does it really matter now
    • On “problems”, “needs” and “wants”
      • What happens if we do nothing
      • Do we already have something to deal with this
      • Is it really a problem
      • Is it a need or a want, and how bad do I want it
      • How much of my bias is at play here
    • On knowledge vs. belief
      • Do I know the truth or do I believe I know the truth
      • What if anything would change my mind on this thing
      • Is this something I was trained to believe or a decision I made
    • Final thoughts

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-2095- Listener Feedback for 10-9-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on quail, humor, mead, LEOs, cooking, freedom, homesteading, real estate 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…

  • The QuailTrackr is Coming Soon
  • Having fun with telemarketers (just some laughs to lead off with today)
  • An update on cannabis mead and some alternatives that are legal
  • An example of a “LEO shakedown” that ended well but is NOT okay
  • Thoughts on new styles of non stick cookware
  • Some big libertarian/anarcho what ifs and why they are not valid in reality
  • Has my buddy Vin Armani lost his mind on the Vegas shooting
  • Thoughts on wicking beds and setting levels etc.
  • Choosing to work with or take out trees
  • Tiny houses verses small houses, BIG difference

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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Episode-2094- Expert Council Q&A for 10-6-17

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 crypto currency, farming, permaculture, childbirth, coffee, road rage 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

  • An update on Crypto Gulch – Jack
  • Considerations when raising heirloom hogs – Darby Simpson
  • Putting together a “birthing kit” – Nurse Amy
  • Dealing with road rage – Dan Ohmann
  • Improving soil on a large permaculture property – Geoff Lawton
  • How fees are kept low on a shift debit card for BTC – Brandon Todd
  • Making the perfect cup of coffee at home – Nicole Sauce
  • Did John Rich giving his gun to a cop at the Vegas shooting make sense – Jack

Resources for today’s show…

Websites of the Expert Council Members

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-2093- Listener Calls for 10-5-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on lumber, equifax hacking, mead, composting, guns, BOLs, economics, fuel 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 long can felled trees sit until you saw them into lumber
  • Thoughts on the equifax hacks
  • Making mead metheglin with that “special herb”
  • Composting with worms
  • Choosing a small game rifle
  • Has my stance on BOLs changed over the years, um, no
  • Is all money debt, and can your access your “bonds” money
  • How new cars make gas cans even worse then they already are

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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