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Episode-1530- David Haight on Alternative Fuel Vehicles

David “DH” Haight is a professional pilot, previously with the airlines, a business jet manufacturer, and now as a contract pilot for customers all over the world. Recently, he obtained a permaculture design certificate from Geoff Lawton, and completed his strategic relocation to Colorado’s Western Slope.

A self-professed technogeek, he investigates a wide range of topics to integrate into his own homestead and permaculture designs for others.

He joins us today to discuss alternative fuel vehicles, pure electrics, plug in hybrids, bio diesel and more.   Including his personal experience as an owner of both bio diesel and plug in hybrid vehicles.

Resources for today’s show…

dolgoBob Wells Plant of the WeekDolgo Crab Apple – The Dolgo Crab Apple is widely adaptable from zone 5-9 and extremely cold hardy so with good solar aspect and heavy mulch it may survive in even colder zones.  This tree originated in Siberia. 

This crab apple was imported from Russia by the plant breeder, Dr. Niels  Hansen of South Dakota, and introduced in 1897. “Dolgo” in Russian means “long” and refers to the shape of the fruit. The highly-flavored crimson fruit is about 1-inch in diameter, is olive-shaped and rich in pectin. The vigorous tree grows upright with spreading willowy branches and has reddish-green, dense foliage.

It is resistant to scab, cedar apple rust, mildew and fireblight. This very hardy apple ripens in late August or early September and is excellent for jellies. It makes a great cider as well either blended or rose toned if used as a single variety.  It has high sugar content of about 18% and will ferment out to about 6.5-7% ABV.

Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com – Bob Wells Nursery specializes in anything edible: Fruit trees, Berry Plants, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Trees.

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-1529- Listener Feedback for 3-2-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on politics, liberty, freedom, education, the passing of Leonerd Nimoy 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.  Today’s show is a bit different then the typical TSP, I hope you enjoy it.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Emails On

  • Some cool stuff going on with PermaEthos and our new client
  • A farewell to Leonard Nimoy and a message he left behind
  • A new understanding of social capital
    • Understanding divisive issue
    • Mutual respect for those we disagree with
    • Why cop block and LEOs need to talk with each other
    • Why education is fundamentally flawed to the obsene
    • Why the destruction of the fabric of social capital makes us slaves
    • Why freedom is only freedom if it applies to everyone

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-1528- Listener Calls for 2-27-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

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

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on cooking, business, permaculture, batteries, agriculture, government, fear, anger, leadership 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 to know how long to pressure can soups
  • Thoughts on branching out as an independent contractor
  • When is a slope to steep to use a swale
  • Steven Harris on C123 and 9VDC batteries
  • Running an ag business, what certifications do you need and when
  • What is up with the AR15 Ammo Ban, first it isn’t an AR15 Ammo ban
  • Dealing with permaculture design and existing mature trees
  • What prepping teaches us about being men and leaders

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-1527- Grafting, Root Stocks and Tree Propagation

Various Types of Grafts, These are Just a Few, There are Many More

Various Types of Grafts, These are Just a Few, There are Many More

Recently I did a show with Kevin Hauser about apples and we discussed that he did all his propagation with “bench grafts” and always uses “M111 Rootstock” which basically caused a listener to say, WHAT DOES ALL THAT MEAN?

Point taken!  Sometimes when you know a subject well you just assume people know what you are talking about.  The truth though is I am still learning about tree propagation myself.  I know a lot about tree care, tree pruning, tree planting, etc. but making new trees I am new to myself.

This might actually make it worse because as I am new myself I am likely worse about using terms and figuring others know what they mean.  So at the request of this listener I am going to talk about making new trees today, the methods of doing so and what some of the terms mean.

Join Me Today As I Discuss…

  • Thee primary ways to propagate trees
    • From seed
    • Via Grafting
    • Via Rooting
      • Softwoods
      • Hardwoods
      • Layering
  • What are root stocks and what do they do
    • Main ways they are created
      • From Seed
      • Stooling
      • Layering
    • Functions
      • Disease resistance
      • Size control
      • Vigor
    • Types of grafting (not individual grafting techniques)
      • “Nursery” grafting
      • Over grafting
        • On grafted trees
        • On in ground root stock

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-1526- Luke Callahan on Building a Micro Greens Business

Luke Callahan of LocalBusinessPlans.com

Luke Callahan of LocalBusinessPlans.com

Luke’s mission is to help you become a successful entrepreneur. He understands that local, value driven businesses are the foundation of resilient communities. In order to create more successful businesses, we need more entrepreneurs like yourself. And, more importantly, we need you to succeed. Luke, is committed to helping you succeed.

Luke is the founder of Nightlight Farms, a purveyor of Microgreens in Portland, Oregon. His hands-on experience of growing and selling Microgreens at local farmer’s markets and restaurants has provided Luke with the knowledge and expertise involved in building a successful business. This success lead Luke to write the book “The Complete Guide to Growing and Selling Microgreens.”

Luke is also the co-founder of SeedWise.com – The marketplace for non-GMO seeds and plants. The mission of SeedWise is to facilitate the exchange of seeds and plants in order to increase our cultivated genetic biodiversity.

To learn more about Luke, check out localbusinessplans.com

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-1525- Listener Feedback for 2-24-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Well I am fresh off a day off and feel pretty good about taking it.  I had pretty much worked full days for about 22 days in a row and just need a reboot.  Since we skipped the feedback show on Monday we will make it up and git er done today.

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on bees, food preservation, permaculture, investing, libertarianism, taxes, the media 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

  • Michael Jordan on the bee hive honey tap
  • Natural fermented pickling vs. vinegar hot pickling
  • What is a swale, hint first is isn’t a swell, and when do you combine it with hugulkultur
  • How do you put gold and silver into an IRA, well first may be you should not
  • Is there a conflict in libertarianism between defending the week and non intervention
  • Understanding the “marriage penalty tax”
  • How I know what I know about what they will scare you with next

Resources for today’s show…

flavorkingBob Wells Nursery “Plant Of The Week”Flavor King Pluot – It is adaptable from zone 6 to zone 10.

It is a cross between a Plum and an Apricot. It only requires 400 chill hours and ripens late July. It has sensational sweet flavor with reddish-purple skin and crimson flesh.

It will provide you with fruit in late to mid season for your region, extending the stone fruit season for a few extra weeks for many.  While the Flavor King name is a registered trademark the tree itself has been off patent since 2009, so it may be reproduced but not sold or marketed under the name “Flavor King” without agreement with the trademark holder.

Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com – Bob Wells Nursery specializes in anything edible: Fruit trees, Berry Plants, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Trees.

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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Just a Quick Reminder that the current Sale on The MSB ends Midnight Sunday, Central Standard time.  Again here are the details.

The MSB is a great value and this is a great time of year for spring homestead planning. So I decided to make the MSB an even bigger value for the next week.

Spring officially begins in just over a months time. So indeed now is the time to plan. To get you guy on board or back on board wit the MSB you can now get your first year of MSB for only 30 dollars. This sale is open to new members or members who’s prior membership has expired.

To get your first year of the MSB for only 30 dollars just use the discount code

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You can of course use the code to join by mail if you pay by cash, check or silver as well. Those paying by silver will get 14 vs. 12 months of membership per 2 ounces. Those that wish to pay with bitcoin should email me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com to make arrangements to get the discount.

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If you have been considering the MSB now is a great time to join! There are several benefits that are worth more than the entire first year cost alone. Such as…

  • A free LIFETIME Discount Membership to SafeCastle’s Discount club (value 49 dollars)
  • A free Premium Membership with Western Botanicals (value 50 dollars)

Remember Bob Wells Nursery was Added to the MSB Last Year

Planning that spring planting? Well spring is a great time to plant trees, bushes and many other perennials. Now all MSB Members get 10% off all purchases from Bob Wells Nursery. That means with this one benefit alone a 300 dollar tree order alone would pay for the entire first year at the discounted price.

And if you are getting that spring planting bug remember we have many other great discounts from companies like

Lastly the premium eBook Collection is worth over 150 dollars alone, it includes…

  • Planting Trees The Low Cost Easy Way (value $6.99 )
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  • Building an EPAK Kit (value $12.95 )
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  • Building Aquaponics Systems (value $18.00 )
  • Secrets of Ballistic Striking (value $11.95 )
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  • How to Build Your Own Residential Wind Turbine (value $14.99 )

As you can see I work very hard to insure there is a tremendous value to the MSB and I keep working to increase the value for my members. In the end it is also a way you can help support the show.

At 30 dollars for your first year that works out to only 12.5 cents an episode to support the show.

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Episode-1524- Keith Snow on Old School Food Preserving Cooking Techniques

Check Out Harvest Eating for More Great Stuff from Chef Keith Snow.

Check Out Harvest Eating for More Great Stuff from Chef Keith Snow.

Chef Keith Snow left a multi 6 figure income in one of Aspen’s most exclusive restaurants to follow his passion of health eating, seasonal cooking, country living, gardening and preparedness.

Today he joins us to discuss cooking with your preps including using your whole grains, legumes like beans and lentils, pastas, canned foods and more.

Armed with a complete set of resources to make the locavore movement inviting, accessible and easy for the home cook, Chef Keith Snow has spent the last four years using web 2.0 to propel his mission. In 2006, Keith developed and launched Harvest Eating, a unique social network dedicated to seasonal cooking.

Subscribers to his website receive weekly newsletters and visitors to the website gain access to an ever-growing library of over 325 cooking demonstration videos and over 800 categorized recipes.

Today he joins us to discuss old methods of food preparation that were used before the dawn of refrigeration, freezing and even canning.

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-1523- Kevin Hauser on Growing Apples in Hot Climates

Kevin and Marty Hauser of Kuffle Creek.

Kevin and Marty Hauser of Kuffle Creek.

Kevin Hauser is an amateur Pomologist who specializes in growing apples in hot climates and the tropics. He grows over 100 varieties of apples at his home in Riverside, California and is the author of “Growing Apples in the City: Growing Apples in a Warm Climate.”

He is the proprietor of Kuffel Creek Apple Nursery, a mail order nursery that ships apple benchgrafts to hot climates in Southern California, Arizona to Hawaii of the United States, and Bangkok to Dubai internationally. He has lectured to garden groups in Southern California and Arizona, as well as New England.

Last year Kevin opened a branch of Kuffel Creek Apple Nursery in Uganda, East Africa, to better serve the rural tropic apple farmer. In conjunction with this, Kevin also released his second book, “Growing Apples in the Tropics: Growing Apples Where They’re Not Supposed To.”

His training materials are used to teach apple culture to farmers and government agriculture official throughout East Africa.

Kevin will be lecturing on apple culture for a warm climate, including suitable varieties, planting, training, fertilizing, thinning, and harvesting, as well as culinary uses of different varieties.

He will also provide an informative look into the world of how apples are grown in the tropics, with zero chilling hours and seasons governed by rainfall, not temperature or day length.

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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