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Episode-2069- Listener Feedback for 8-21-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on white nationalism, real estate, pasture management, aquaponics, gardening, springs, power inverters 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…

  • More on how good people can be seduced into things like white nationalism
  • To sell a property or to become a land lord
  • Another way to deal with thistles
  • Benefits and limitations of indoor aquaponics systems
  • Understanding raised beds and soil depth issues
  • How a wild fire could cause a spring to dry up, may be
  • Why Steve Harris and I often recommend inverters in the 400-800 watt range
  • Another cop that doesn’t believe the law applies equally to him
  • Chopping and Dropping and Planting Comfrey

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-2068- Expert Council Q&A for 8-18-17

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 farming, first aid, bitcoin, home school, health share programs, wild edibles 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

  • Dealing with thistles – Darby Simpson
  • A FAK for motorcycle riders – Nurse Amy
  • From Paper Wallet back to coin base – Brandon Todd
  • Why tax vouchers are bad news for home school – Mike and Sue Laprise
  • How health share programs work – John Pugliano
  • Cooking and using stinging nettles – Nicole Sauce
  • If “culinary intuition” is a thing, what is is a thing – Jack

Resources for today’s show…

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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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Nicole Sauce’s nettle recipies.

Presto Nettle Pesto

  • 6 cups nettle
  • 8 large garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Boil nettles in pot of salted water to deactivate the sting. Drain and set aside. Puree all ingredients into a sauce and serve over pasta with a dash of extra parmesan.

Spellbreaking Nettle Soup

  • ¼ bushel fresh nettle tops
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 4 peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1 diced onion
  • 4 cloves diced garlic
  • ? cup heavy cream
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Boil nettles in a stockpot of salted water to deactivate the sting. Drain. In the same stock pot, combine stock, onion, nettles, garlic and simmer for 60 minutes. (Add water if it boils down too much). Puree the soup and add the cream. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and sprig of sage.

Episode-2067- Listener Calls for 8-17-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on canning, skills, gardening, fishing, business, water, investing, automation 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…

  • Proper use of the Chard/Carey Pressure Canner
  • Another reason for lost skills, showing vs. teaching by doing
  • All about transplanting seedlings
  • Kayak fishing gear and set up
  • Building a financial planning business
  • A Berkey water filter success story
  • What about the “shoe shine boy” warning in crypto
  • Of radical chaos and automation

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-2066- Joel Salatin with War Stories from the Local Food Front

Joel Salatin and his family own Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Featured in the iconic foodie book Omnivore’s Dilemma and award-winning film FOOD INC., the farm’s moniker is “healing the land one bite at a time.” A prolific author (12 books to date) and speaker, he promotes local food systems, freedom of food choice, and farming systems that build the commons.

Joel joins us today to discuss his book, “Everything I Want to do Is Illegal” and what he calls, “War Stories from the Local Food Front”, also one of his books.

We will discuss what Joel’s farm produces and how he produces it.  The biggest impediment to the success of small farms and how to balance concerns about food safety with common sense.  What is missing in food choice for consumers today, the issue of “food sovereignty” and more.

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-2065- There is a Shit Storm Brewing

Today we are going to look at the radicalization of America, and I won’t say to both the left and the right, because those connotations are largely irrelevant to the subject of radicalization.

I posted a meme on facebook today, you can see it above, the assertion being that both antifa and the new Nazi movement amount to cockroaches.  There is a lesson to learn from the roach however, when there are but a few they are easily exterminated, yet once they colonize a structure you either have to bomb it or burn it down to get rid of them.

Join Me Today to Discuss….

  • Why I am even taking a day to discuss this
  • Why I say these people want mostly the same thing
    • Total control for their side
    • Violence to all that oppose them
    • Both use race as a divisive point
    • Both are socialists
    • Neither really understand what they are doing
  • How this helps the people in power
    • Divide and conquer – step one, divide
    • A person is run over, cries go out for what, gun control
    • But it could all back fire
  • How this could all get really bad, I mean really really bad
    • Attacking either side to the exclusion of the other grows both sides
    • Americans are trained to obey dichotomic rules
    • As both sides grow the middle becomes weaker and weaker
    • If either side wins, everyone loses
  • The best we can hope for
  • The most likely outcome
  • The worst possible result
  • What we should do to be prepared for all of it

Resources for today’s show…

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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-2064- Listener Feedback for 8-14-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on racism, obedience to technology, alligators, gold, silver, shortages of resources, gardening 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…

  • My take on Charlottesville and what you need to really consider about our country
  • The new Unabomber series and what does it say that we obey technology
  • Of canoes and alligators
  • Of silver, gold and crypto in Venezuela
  • What I would do with an old “hay and soy field”
  • An update on my stance on “unboxing videos”
  • Is there any use for “sub soil” in large containers
  • Probably the best article on weight loss ever
  • Thoughts on storing water safely
  • Knife sharpening as a side hustle and why side hustles are awesome

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-2063- Expert Council Q&A for 8-11-17

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 wells, medical issues, cryptocurrency, debt, homeschooling, battery back up, permaculture, marketing 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

  • Spring development and shallow wells – Ben Falk
  • Management of leg cramps – Doc Bones
  • Developing a USB drive into a crypto wallet – Brandon Todd – Detailed Instructions
  • Dealing with debt and potential bankruptcy – John Pugliano
  • Mobile homeschooling and special ed needs – Mike and Sue Laprise
  • Battery bank considerations for a van – Charles Sanville
  • Becoming a professional permaculture designer – Nick Ferguson
  • Marketing yourself to an uninformed market – 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-2062- Listener Calls for 8-10-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on real estate, teaching, guns, prepping, investing, earthworks, bugging out, careers, dogs 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…

  • Buying a home with an existing farm/enterprise on it
  • How should teachers prepare for coming shifts in education
  • The RONI Pistol Conversion and the Copper Scout Rifle Concept
  • Getting started prepping for 100 bucks
  • To key line or to swale, that is the question
  • Bugging out with small children
  • More on pursuing a career in engineering
  • More on training dogs in a foreign language
  • Uses for China-berry wood

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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Dan Ohmann – Former LEO – Added to the Expert Council

I am excited to announce adding Dan Ohmann to the expert council.  I have considered a few different Law Enforcement Officers for this position, all were STELLAR.  It was a hard choice in the end I chose Dan because he is no longer serving.  I feel this leaves him the ability to be 100% honest and up front with his opinions and responses.

He is also free to be himself and not have to be anonymous so you know exactly who you are dealing with.  Please welcome Dan to TSP and remember to send questions for him to me with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line, below is his bio that was just added to the Meet the Expert Council Page.

Dan Ohmann – Retired Law Enforcement Officer – Dan can answer your questions on all matters concerning law enforcement: officer-citizen interactions, constitutional rights, criminal investigations, traffic stops, internal police policy and politics, the criminal justice system (courts, prosectors, defense attorneys), and more.

Dan served as a law enforcement officer for 10 years in metro-Atlanta. Prior to being a certified peace officer, Dan was an intern at a municipal police department while finishing his bachelor’s degree in political science. The police department recruited Dan in 2004. After completing the police academy and being sworn-in, Dan was assigned to evening watch of the Uniform Patrol Division where he responded to every kind of 911 call from traffic-related incidents to shootings, stabbings, burglaries, and rapes.

In 2009, Dan was promoted to detective and was assigned to the persons crimes division focusing primarily on robbery/homicide. Dan later came to specialize in crimes against children investigation as well as crimes against the elderly. Dan was a court-recognized forensic interviewer for child abuse cases and also one of few experts in elder abuse cases in the state of Georgia.

Dan also has experience working with federal agencies such as the FBI, Secret Service, and the Office of Inspector General. Part of Dan’s work investigating crimes against the elderly also involved white collar financial exploitation cases which involved the Social Security Administration.

After receiving the “Distinguished Service Award” in late 2013 and the “Chief’s Special Award” in early 2014 for excellence in major crime investigations, Dan resigned in February of 2014 in good standing to pursue homesteading and homeschooling his son. Dan now practices permaculture while raising sheep, pigs, chickens, and rabbits on his 10 acre homestead. You can learn more about his current projects at GrassFedHomestead.com

Episode-2061- Homesteading Later in Life

Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Thecia lived, as a child in various Oklahoma towns and briefly in Venezuela.

She married a military man and moved to Alaska, then Texas, remarried and moved to California before finally returning to northeast Oklahoma.

Thecia has two grown boys and two grandchildren. She now lives with her last husband on forty acres of reclaimed coal pits that were strip mined in the eighties.

Thecia and Tom are now trying to learn the art of homesteading while they are now in their fifties.  Thecia joins us today to discuss starting to homestead later in life and what it is like to be the prepper in the family as a woman.

Resources for today’s show…

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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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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.