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Episode-2115- Expert Council Q&A for 11-17-17

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 permaculture, SEO, boosting energy, cryptocurrency, diet, tree propagation, nut harvesting, vehicles, cooking, the pharmaceutical industry 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

  • The path to being an agent of change in permaculture – Geoff Lawton
  • The skinny on top level domains and SEO – Nicole Sauce
  • Boosting energy levels – Doc Bones
  • Will ethereum be able to scale to meet future demands – Brandon Todd
  • Is fermented dairy better than standard dairy products – Garry Collins
  • Starting butternut and walnuts from seed – Nick Ferguson
  • Processing black walnuts – Ben Falk
  • Why some vehicles have two batteries – Steven Harris
  • Cooking leg of pork – Keith Snow
  • Why millions of Americans now have “high blood pressure” – 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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Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeier – 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 book Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeier.  Eric is the author of other books such as Paradise Lot and Edible Forest Gardens (which he co wrote with Dave Jackie).  This book though is the most practical for the average homesteader that just wants to grow food without replanting every year.

In this book you will learn about over 100 perennial veggies and what it takes to grow them.  Eric covers more than just a list of plants.  He goes into some plants that are ideal for aquatic systems and others that you can grow in green houses along many that can be grown in most of the United States out doors.

I feel there is a great deal of work to be done with breeding and developing more perennial vegetables but Eric’s book is the most concise guide to where were are right now I know of, that is why I have it on my book shelf.

On that, on this book I highly recommend going for the hard copy over the kindle version.  There are a lot of photos, charts and other visual components that simply work better in hard copy.  Along with the fact that the kindle edition flatly has some editing and lay out problems.

So if you want to up your game with perennial veggies check out Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeier today.

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-2114- Listener Calls for 11-16-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on guns, ammo, reloading, economics, water systems, water storage, taxes 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…

  • Another child of the 30-06 – the 50 BMG
  • Uses for an old septic tank
  • Understanding global debt to global gdp is a 1:1 ratio
  • Thoughts on a lever action 7.62×39
  • Scoping the 450 Bushmaster
  • A great storage option for 2 liter bottles
  • The concept of property tax on cars and the current tax bill

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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Episode-2113- Cat Ellis on Self Reliance though Herbal Medicine

Cat Ellis of HerbalPrepper.com

Cat Ellis is an herbalist and preparedness author from Southeastern, MA.  Cat is the author of Prepper’s Natural Medicine and Prepping for a Pandemic, and teaches evidence-based herbal medicine courses for self-reliance.

Cat is also an urban homesteader, beekeeper, and midwifery student.  In addition to being a long-time fan of TSP, Cat Ellis hosts a weekly online radio show, Herbal Prepper Live, every Sunday evening on www.PrepperBroadcasting.com.

She joins us today to discuss why people need to become more self-reliant by learning herbal medicine.  Our medical system is just as vulnerable as any other of our systems.  The CDC estimates that 1 in every 2 adults in the US have a chronic illness.  A tremendous number of our medications are manufactured in China.

What would happen if shipping or shut down like the recent attack that disabled shipping giant Maersk, but for a longer period?  That’s a lot of sick people without medication.  Herbs, however, can be made into safe and effective medicine. But, the time to learn the skills to do so is now.

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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Episode-2112- Listener Feedback for 11-14-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your questions social media, education, cooking, grinders, processed foods, permaculture, green houses, solar power, guns 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…

  • Maintaining a social media presence without a ton of work
  • More evidence the education industry is in a death spiral
  • What I do when it comes to deep frying
  • Choosing a grinder, adding fat and best grinding practices
  • What specifically makes “processed foods” so bad for you
  • Growing walnuts and the evil substance juglone, that ain’t so evil
  • Will Green House Glass soon double as a PV solar panel
  • Scoping a 30-30 without over spending or over scoping
  • A reminder about Liberty Forum 2018

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-2111- Veteran’s Day Special for 2017

Thank a Vet Today

Today is Veteran’s Day and so it is time yet again for our special Veteran’s Day edition of The Survival Podcast.

I have also removed any time based references so that this version can be timeless. There is no commercial content today as the entire show is dedicated to those that serve our nation.

You will notice more music in today’s show, with songs by Trace Atkins, Tim McGraw or Toby Keith.

Additionally you will hear the song I co wrote with Gregg Yows, “What Have You Done”.

So tune in today for the story of Veteran’s Day, stories about our troops and the real reasons you should never miss a chance to say thank you to a veteran.

Episode-57- TSP Rewind – 10 Uncommon Edible Plants for Every Backyard

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-383- 10 Uncommon Edible Plants for Every Backyard and was first published on Feb. 22nd, 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Today we discuss 10 edible plants that are not very common in most backyards or stores and the unique advantages they offer the modern survivalists concerned with producing their own food. Each of these plants offers unique advantages to the backyard and small homestead grower. Advantages such as good nutritional profiles, disease resistance, ease in seed saving, heat tolerance and more.

Note that the seed sources below are comprised of many sources. You can get many of these seeds from multiple providers. I just wanted the opportunity today to expose you today to a variety of solid providers of organic and non GMO seed.

Join me today as we discuss the following unusual edible plants…

Additional 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.

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Episode-56- TSP Rewind- Episode-534- Prep? Save Money? Or Enjoy Life?

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-534- Prep? Save Money? Or Enjoy Life? and was first published on Oct. 19, 2010.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

A question I get often is some variation of the following….

  • When do I stop prepping for a while and simply save some of our money?
  • When have I invested enough into prepping and should just start blowing some money once in a while?
  • How do I stay positive in the face of all the problems headed our way?

In essence these folks are asking at the core of things….

  • Is there hope in spite of the danger?
  • Is it okay to just have fun in spite of what might be coming?
  • Is there a such things as a “maintenance mode” as a prepper?

The nice thing is the answer to those last three questions are yes, yes and yes.

Join Me Today as We Discuss…

  • A quick refresher on commonality and probability
  • Exactly what is “money” anyway, why do we have it
  • What is life all about, what are we surviving for?
  • Setting your personal goals, the big ones
    • Time to debt freedom
    • Time forward in self reliance
    • Percentage of self sufficiency
    • Where you will go if you have to leave
    • How you want your daily life to be
    • What you need for basic comfort
    • What you need to be truly happy
    • What level of physical security do you desire
    • What level of financial security do you desire
    • How much redundancy do you want
  • The reasons most people won’t ask these questions
    • They require you to be 100% responsible for yourself
    • The answers are subject to your self imposed limitations
    • We have been conditioned to think focusing on what we want is selfish
    • The resulting answers require massive action
    • We all have a desire to “fit in” on some level, even me
    • Your plan is going to require sacrifice for some period of time
  • Why you can make it happen
    • In the end you make the decisions
    • You have the courage to ask the questions
    • It ain’t as hard as “they” make it out to be
    • We don’t have to prepared for “the end” just change

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.

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Episode-55- TSP Rewind- You Can’t Lose by as a Modern Survivalist

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-305- You Can’t Lose by as a Modern Survivalist and was originally published on Oct. 28th 2009.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.
The number one question I get from non preparedness minded individuals when I tell them about The Survival Podcast is simply, why?

Why takes many forms such as…

  • Why do you worry about so many things you can’t control?
  • Why do I need to do anything different then I am doing now, I got this far OK, right?
  • Why should I spend money on things I may never need or even use?
  • Why should I sacrifice just to be “debt free” because “you’re no one unless you own money in the nation anyway”?
  • Why should I store food?
  • Why do I need a gun, we have a nice town and a great police force?
  • Why do you feel the need to be an alarmist?

Oh and that list of why’s goes on and on, I assure you. Yet I always answer every single why with the same answer, “because the way I do things my life is better even if nothing bad ever happens”.

Tune in today as we discuss this concept and thoughts on how…

  • Living debt free is the only way to have the freedom we all desire
  • Why most people tolerate things in their life they should never allow
  • Why tax is theft and why understanding it creates freedom
  • Why no matter what people say you do need to prepare for bad times
  • How the media and the government create plastic lifestyles that we choose to live within
  • Why storing food will always pay itself back even if you never have to rely on it directly
  • Why a garden is liberating and a financial gain
  • Why so many people that start to prep fail and fall out and how to change that

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

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Episode-54- TSP Rewind – Threat Probability and Threat Impacts

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

Today’s episode was originally,  Episode-165- Threat Probability and Theat Impacts and was originally published on March 25th 2009.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Due to ongoing site level issues today’s show notes are brief and will have to be upgraded later. Today’s show covers two main concepts,

The Threat Probability Matrix and The Threat Impact Scale

As one decreases the other increases yet by focusing on the order of probability you can be must more effective in your planning and prepping.

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.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

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