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Episode-1882- Expert Council Q&A for 9-30-16

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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.

Today the expert council answers questions on snake bites, permaculture, canning, insulin storage, natural remedies, homesteading 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 incredible new course by Toby Hemenway – Jack
  • Dealing with venomous snake bite – Doc Bones
  • Thoughts on the old practice of wax sealed canning – Erica Strauss
  • Dealing with insulin storage – Steven Harris
  • Natural remedies for allergies – Doc Bones
  • An update on our aviary and aquaponics projects – Jack

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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-1881- Listener Calls for 9-29-16

A Law is Merely the Threat of Violence at the Point of a Gun.

A Law is Merely the Threat of Violence at the Point of a Gun.

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on universal basic income, autonomous vehicles and their impact on law enforcement, managing debt, ICANN, guns 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…

  • Could a UBI system ever work?  It is socialism isn’t it?
  • What are the economic implications of eliminating DUI and traffic offenses?
  • Should you sell a house to become debt free?
  • Raising quail in an aviary, what are the concerns?
  • What is ICANN and are we turning over the internet to the UN?
  • How practical is a lever action 22?
  • Thoughts on the book Lights Out by Ted Koppel

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-1880- Bob Brown with An Engineers Take on Automation

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Robert G (Bob) Brown has a bachelors degree in chemistry (SUNY Stony Brook) and a masters in computer science (New York Institute of Technology) but considers his pursuit of life long learning far more important than his formal education.

He started out teaching science but has been an embedded computer systems engineer for three decades. As an engineer he is listed as the inventor on several patents and has written over a dozen articles on computer and electronic topics.

He is a knowledgeable investor who has been expanding his investment strategies beyond just the financial for several years now. Born in the middle of the baby boom years, he is also focused on health and wellness so that he can keep pace with his two teenage children and remain an asset for them as he gets older.

This has lead him to study and practice permaculture, which is an ethics based design system for meeting human needs while caring for the planet.  He joins us today with an engineers perspective on how automation is changing the world.

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.

Also remember we have an expert council that can answer you questions. If you have a question send it to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with TSPC Epert in the subject line. Ask your question in one to two sentences so it is clear then provide any additional details. Make sure to tell me what council member the question is for. You Meet the Expert Council at this Link.

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Episode-1879- Remembering Bill Mollison

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Today I am “calling and audible” and dedicating this show to Bill Mollison.  He is to date the greatest mentor I have that I have also never met.   Many are understandably sad at Bill’s passing, but I am less so.  In 2013 I spoke at length to his grandson and even that long ago the family knew Bill would not be here much longer.

His family had come to as peace with it as anyone contemplating the loss of a loved one can.  Bill is the reason I even know what Permaculture is, as its’ creator that is true of everyone, but for me it was this rough old man that made me see Permaculture as something beyond purple breathing hippy stuff.

Part of today’s episode is from Diego Footer’s Permaculture Voices Podcast where he reads a wonderful obituary for Bill, rather than redo that I thought I would just include it today.

This piece was actually written by Graham Bell, you can find the transcript here.

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 that can answer you questions. If you have a question send it to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with TSPC Epert in the subject line. Ask your question in one to two sentences so it is clear then provide any additional details. Make sure to tell me what council member the question is for. You Meet the Expert Council at this Link.

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Episode-1878- Listener Feedback for 9-26-16

jackspirkoToday on the Survival Podcast I respond to your emails on a teachers strike, future proof jobs, dealing with ADD, walking to freedom, training kids to use guns 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

  • What if teachers strike and no one cares
  • What jobs if any are “safe” from automation
  • How to deal with ADD without drugs
  • A walking to freedom story
  • How to begin training a young child in gun use and safety
  • Proper grill care and maintenance
  • Starting chestnuts from seed
  • How we manage our feed rate for our ducks
  • A male officers perspective on female officers (don’t shoot me, I’m just a messenger)
  • Grilling the perfect squirrel – yea really

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.

Also remember we have an expert council that can answer you questions. If you have a question send it to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with TSPC Epert in the subject line. Ask your question in one to two sentences so it is clear then provide any additional details. Make sure to tell me what council member the question is for. You Meet the Expert Council at this Link.

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Episode-1877- Expert Council Q&A for 9-23-16

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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.

Today the expert council answers questions on mil surplus vehicles, ham radio, battery back ups, cooking turkey, riots and protests, automated vehicles 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 military mobile kitchen trailer – Tim Glance
  • No, no, no, no, to used batteries for your battery bank – Steven Harris
  • Dealing with demonstrations and riots – Bryan Black
  • Cooking turkey with the souis vide technique – Keith Snow
  • Building a HAM Radio Antenna and Shack – Tim Glance
  • Perspective on the rise of autonomous vehicles – Jack

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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.

Join the MSB Today

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Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

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Episode-1876- Listener Calls for 9-22-16

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Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on bombings, shootings, sick trees, life balance, planting trees, economics 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…

  • Work with Jack Weekend Sign Up by Noon Friday
  • A speak pipe update
  • Fall has begun, tick-tock, the clock ticks for us all
  • My take on the Oklahoma shooting
  • Dealing with sick trees
  • Balancing family prepping with community living
  • Responding during a bombing if you are near it
  • Prepping the ground for tree planting
  • The current long term economic outlook
  • Function stacking grapes and dogs, yea really
  • Bottling wine the easy way, aka the Spirko way

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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Last Chance to Sign Up for the Work With Jack Weekend this Saturday

We are running a short one day workshop on Saturday the 24th of September from 11AM to 730PM. In this workshop we will be doing the following.

  • Raising the back wall of the Aviary to about 9 feet to make more head room.
  • Putting in water and power to the green house
  • Tying in the new aquaponics systems
  • Having a lot of fun

I am allowing parents to bring children but setting the cut off age at 12. I am also stating flatly that kids that come should want to come and be part of the event. I do not want unsupervised kids running around the property chasing animals, breaking stuff etc.

To make this clear last time we had a group of kids here they took the floating ball that releases chlorine out of our pool and used it as a kick ball breaking it. Several also stressed out our animals by chasing them. Such activity will be met with an immediate dismissal from the farm. We expect you to know your kids and what they can and can’t handle.

Cost of the workshop is 25 dollars, as always we are going to feed the hell out of you, we will have a great assortment of micro brew on hand.

For many of you who are local and could not attend the fall event for any reason this is a great chance to see the aquaponics system as it is put into full function and learn from our instructor (David) during the install.

To sign up complete the form below. Please understand that your reservation is not complete until you complete payment which you will do after filling out the form. If for any reason the form fails to display for you on this page you can directly access it here.

Fill out my online form.

Episode-1875- Dealing with Rodent the Natural Way – With Dogs

jreedlogoToday we are joined by Jordan Reed to discuss using dogs to control rodents.  Jordan hopes to educate and support organic and small scale farmers. His message is that a certified organic farm cannot use poisons in a food production area; A chicken coop is an egg or food production area.

The most commonly used poisons are anti-coagulants, which causes the rodents’ blood to thin, resulting in bleeding from the eyes and internal organs. As no immediate effect is felt, a rodent may consume many times the mortal dose. A dosed rodent often suffers extreme thirst, and can be found wandering aimlessly from day 3-5, which is usually how long it takes for the animal to die.

These poisons are considered one bite, one kill. As a dosed rodent wanders the landscape bleeding, what might happen? For a start, all predators prey on the sick and wounded, including owls and raptors, other land mammals follow. Bobcats are the only animal to exhibit any natural resistance to these types of poisons, and that is resistance not immunity. In short, to poison rats, you also inadvertently poison all natural and native predators along with your pets as well.

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.

Also remember we have an expert council that can answer you questions. If you have a question send it to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with TSPC Epert in the subject line. Ask your question in one to two sentences so it is clear then provide any additional details. Make sure to tell me what council member the question is for. You Meet the Expert Council at this Link.

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Episode-1874- You Might Be an Anarchist If

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Despite this phraseology today’s show isn’t a play on Jeff Foxworthy’s you might be a red neck if.  Today we won’t be either poking fun at anarchists or talking about the things they do and say, as such.  Rather we are going to talk about the core of anarchism and reveal to many who thing anarchism is radical, dangerous, won’t work, etc, that they in fact are at their core already anarchists.

How is this possible?  Well anarchism isn’t a way you vote like democrat, republican or even libertarian, it is a philosophy of morality at its core.  It actually comes down to core beliefs of right and wrong.  Such at taking the legitimate property of another is wrong.  Using force or coercion is wrong, period.

It is a belief that you own yourself, and an acknowledgement that others also own themselves.  My hope is this show will reach many that are currently closed minded to anarchism.  Those who think “that can’t work” or “its never been done”, because frankly it has, you can read about it here.

Beyond that though, humans have been on this planet for a long time.  The oldest human tools date to about 2.4 million years ago and were found in a cave in China.  Even if we shrunk that down to say 200,000 years, the state as a form of control is only about 5000 years old and it wasn’t everywhere at once.  Franky humans have lived as anarchists far longer as a species than we have lived as statists.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • Why you might be an anarchist and not know it
  • The core beliefs of anarchists
    • Theft is wrong no matter who does it
    • Force is wrong unless it is used in defense
    • People own themselves
    • No person should be forced to participate in anything they don’t want to be part of
  • The pragmatism of the modern anarchist
    • It isn’t going to happen today or next week, or next decade
    • The way you live is what you control
    • Only a goal of no state can ever shrink the state
    • Voluntary associations can exist now, so lets do that
    • If you can solve a problem without the state, do so
    • Technology is our greatest tool for human evolution
  • How becoming an anarchist by choice changes your world view
    • Might no longer makes right
    • War becomes an absolute last resort
    • You stop focusing on things outside of your control
    • You find an “inner peace” not too dissimilar from some religions
    • Your obligations increase they do not decrease
    • You become a systems thinker and solutions orentied
  • Final Thoughts

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.

Also remember we have an expert council that can answer you questions. If you have a question send it to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with TSPC Epert in the subject line. Ask your question in one to two sentences so it is clear then provide any additional details. Make sure to tell me what council member the question is for. You Meet the Expert Council at this Link.

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Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.