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Episode-1417- The Amazing NEF/H&R Handi Rifle

265 Pound Boar Taken with a NEF Handi Rifle in 45-70

265 Pound Boar Taken in 2002 with a NEF Handi Rifle in 45-70

On Friday I answered a question about the Rossi Combo guns and steered the caller toward the NEF/H&R Handi Rifle mostly due to the options with the Barrel Accessory Program, that would allow his kids a lot of options as they got older.

Personally I have been an NEF fan for a long time.  In fact I have been a member of the NEF/H&R Yahoo email list since 2001.  That list is a treasure trove of information on the Handi Rifle.  It isn’t very active anymore but that is mostly because you can find an answer to almost any question in its archives.

I decided to dedicate today’s show to the NEF Handi Rifle and the huge number of options that are available in it.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • The basics on the handi rifle
    • Cost
    • Action
    • Advantages
    • Disadvantages
  • How the barrel accessory program works
  • Some of my favorite rifle options available
    • 22 Hornet
    • 223 Remington
    • 243 Winchester
    • 7mm-08 Remington
    • 30-30 Winchester
    • 30-06 Springfield
    • 35 Whelen
    • 357 Magnum
    • 44 Magnum
    • 45-70 Govt
  • Some Cool Shot Gun Options
    • 24″ 12 Gauge with 3.5 inch chamber and screw in chokes
    • 12 Ga 24” Fully Rifled, Rifled Sights
    • 20 Ga 24” Fully-Rifled, w/Scope Rail
    • 20 Ga 26” Mod
    • 28 Ga 22″ and 26″
    • 410 bore 22″ and 26″
  • My thoughts on the Ultimate Combo Kit
    • 22 Hornet
    • 7mm-08
    • 35 Whelen
    • 357 Mag 22”
    • 12 Ga 28” Mod
    • 20 Ga 26” Mod
  • 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.

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-1416- Listener Calls for 8-29-14

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Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls t0 866-65-THINK

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on permaculture, bees, honey, water, guns, amaranth, livestock, life 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…

  • Putting a fence style hedge in a wooded area
  • Thoughts on Osage Orange and dairy goats
  • Michael Jordan on bee care and antibiotics use and smoke
  • Ethical use of well water
  • Steve Harris on getting water from one place to another
  • The 243 as a deer round
  • Why I recommend the NEF/HR Handi Rifle over the Rossi SSR
  • Keith Snow on cooking with honey
  • Dealing with Alkaline Soil and Water
  • More on Ferguson MO
  • How to pay for the MSB with silver
  • Thoughts on planting trees from seed
  • Using Amaranth for Chicken and Quail Feed
  • Why you should do it YOUR way

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-1415- Stefan Sobkowiak on the Permaculture Orchard

Stefan Sobkowiak  of Miracle Farms

Stefan Sobkowiak of Miracle Farms

Twenty years ago, Stefan Sobkowiak bought a commercial apple orchard with the intention of converting it to an organic orchard. He did just that, but eventually understood the limitations of the organic model originating from monoculture.

He then decided to tear out most of the trees and replant in a way that would maximize biodiversity and yield while minimizing the amount of maintenance required. Inspired by permaculture principles, the orchard now counts over 100 cultivars of apples, plums, pears, cherries, and countless other fruits and vegetables.

Today’s interview was like meeting a kindred spirit.  Stefan and I spoke for almost two hours and barely covered half of what I wanted to discuss with him.

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-1414- Windmills for Water Self Sufficiency

Walter Crowell and crew in 1902

Walter Crowell and crew in 1902

Douglas Crowell is a 4th Generation Windmiller and Water Well Driller. His Family has Been Installing Windmills Since 1896. His family business is currently the largest installer of Aermotor Windmills in the Country.

They also install over 150 solar pump systems a year on the largest and remote cattle ranches in the Texas Panhandle. Douglas Crowell is a Medically retired Combat Veteran from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. And because of his disabilities he has created HomesteadWaterPro.com

Windmills played one of the most important roles in the lives of the early settlers of the West. Without the Windmill, the pioneers who forded the rivers and staked out claims for land would surely have wound up in a nomadic existence as the Indians of the period did.

Land shortages forced early settlers to move away from the more populated rivers and streams so they could claim enough land for farming and a place to pasture cattle. The lack of water on most of the Great Plains and southwestern United States posed a life or death situation.

The pioneers moving into the West found only occasional water holes, playa lakes, seeps, and rarely, a spring. Generally the stagnant water from these seeps and bogs contained insects, snakes, dead animals and disease-causing bacteria. Numerous pools of water were brackish and even poisonous.  It was the windmill that allowed such harsh lands to be settled.  Today the windmill is still a great tool for water self sufficiency.

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-1413- 12 More Herbs Every Survivalist Should Grow

Lemon Balm Growing in My Food Forest Edge

Lemon Balm Growing in My Food Forest Edge

Today we do part two of a series on herbs every survivalist should grow.  Herbs are great because even if have a tiny yard these are 12 plants you can easily find space for even on a postage stamp city lot.

The key is these 12 plants will provide you food, medicine, relaxation and beauty and require very little of you in return. I truly believe that ones quality of life can be improved just by growing and using fresh herbs.

This first show in this series was Episode-1410- 12 Herbs Every Modern Survivalist Should Grow, so if you don’t see your favorite herb here, it may have been covered in that episode.

The truth is I could go on an list 12 more off the top of my head but these 12 will do so much and ask so little of you that is why I chose them for today’s show.  We may in fact do one more show in this series.

Join me Today As I Discuss the Following 18 Herbs You Should be Growing

  1. Lemon Balm
  2. Peppermint
  3. Comfrey
  4. Dill
  5. Sage
  6. Thyme
  7. Calendula
  8. Rosemary
  9. Bee Balm
  10. Roses
  11. Lavender
  12. Marsh Mallow

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-1412- Listener Feedback for 8-25-14

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

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Today on the Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts on education, gardening, school stupidity, politics, making cider, ebola 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 correction to last weeks question on growing butternuts
  • How to best harvest squash and pumpkin seeds
  • More on the evolution of education
  • The seldom discussed real lessons of Ebola
  • Teen arrested and suspended for writing a story about shooting a dinosaur
  • Could concepts like Kickstarter and Crypto currency replace taxation
  • Making apple cider for the newbie

Resources for today’s show…

Today’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

The economic collapse has happened and people are scavenging and starving.  You are prepared and reasonably stocked, how do you keep your supplies safe while you consume them and avoid becoming a target.

Last Week’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

Your family has been without food for quite some time now, and things are beginning to look bleak. You find people willing to trade some food, but the only thing you have they will take is your last firearm. How would you react in this scenario, what would you do?

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-1411- Listener Calls for 8-22-14

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Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on poultry, growing trees, AR15 builds, irrigation, canning, elderberries, rock mulching, riots 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…

  • Can you cohabitate ducks and chickens
  • Does pasturing Cornish cross make them tough
  • Propagation of Butternut and Chestnut trees
  • 6.8 vs. 300 Blackout for the AR for deer hunting?
  • Thoughts on irrigation for gardens and trees
  • Do canning lids have a shelf life
  • How to propagate elderberries
  • Rock mulching techniques
  • Lessons on Ferguson and who writes history

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.

Our Expert Council is Made Up of…

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Episode-1410- 12 Herbs Every Modern Survivalist Should Grow

Lemon Balm Growing in My Food Forest Edge

Lemon Balm Growing in My Food Forest Edge

Okay you don’t want a garden, you don’t want the work I get that.  You don’t want to do permaculture, food forestry, raise chickens, etc.

Well fine, but if you have even a tiny yard these are 18 plants you should consider growing.  If nothing else you will cut less grass.

Now for everyone else this show is right up your alley too!  These plants will blend right into what you are already doing, some may be growing as weeds already on your land!

The key is these 12 plants will provide you food, medicine, relaxation and beauty and require very little of you in return.  I truly believe that ones quality of life can be improved just by growing and using fresh herbs.

Join me Today As I Discuss the Following 18 Herbs You Should be Growing

  1. Blackberry
  2. Elderberry
  3. Garlic
  4. Wolfberry
  5. Plantain
  6. Roman Chamomile
  7. Lemon Grass
  8. Parsley
  9. Basil
  10. Oregano
  11. Sorrel
  12. Burdock

The truth is I could go on an list 12 more off the top of my head but these 18 will do so much and ask so little of you that is why I chose them for today’s show.

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-1409- The Failure of Individual Leadership in America

I hear daily about how our leaders have failed us.  From the latest Obama memes on facebook to the fear and loathing of a republican congress and I just sigh.

Yes all of Americas problems are from 435 Representatives, 100 Senators, 1 President and his cabinet.  We get no blame ourselves at all.  Well, wait there are plenty of others to blame, the people on welfare, the liberals or conservatives depending on who we are, the illegal immigrants, the talking heads and the reality TV morons, it is there fault too!

In other words as Homer Simpson puts it below! “This is everybody’s fault by mine”.

This really is how people think, I have seen it over the years.  For instance in 2012 I remember a report that people who had been bailed out of their mortgage problems and then ended up behind a second time were polled as to how responsible they were for their financial problems.  Over 85% said they bore little to no responsibility for their issues.

Said people were attacked on facebook and mocked, etc.  Classic dichotomy, classic class warfare and most people fell for it.  This report didn’t show that underwater home owners were irresponsible, no it showed that WE AS AMERICANS are irresponsible.  Today we take a hard look at individual leadership and how to regain it in a nation that has lost its mind.

 

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-1408- Listener Feedback for 8-19-14

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts education, economics, politics, bitcoin, class division, future trends 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 15 year old changes education, newscasters remain fing clueless!
  • We have a really cool history segment today, really awesome
  • What if we are about to enter a significant cooling period
  • How to use a huge surplus of cedar mulch
  • More on bitcoin hitting main stream acceptance
  • More on automation, no this isn’t about “15 dollars an hour”, sigh
  • My God America, wake up there was no fast food strike!
  • Stop turning left or right, shift into 4 low and go where you want to

Resources for today’s show…

Today’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

Your family has been without food for quite some time now, and things are beginning to look bleak.  You find people willing to trade some food, but the only thing you have they will take is your last firearm.  How would you react in this scenario, what would you do?

Last Week’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

TIN HAT ALERT FOR LAST MONDAY’S SCENARIO – The US Dollar has been printed out of value. The global economy has collapsed. Now the government has mandated that everyone receive an RFID chip as part of a new digital currency. Everyone who does not receive the implant will be cut off from buying and selling. Would you receive the chip, or what steps would you take in this new world to survive?

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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